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Ballybunion Golf Club

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Address: Sandhill Road, Ballybunion, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 68 27146
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Breathtaking views and natural design make this one of the few...

Breathtaking views and natural design make this one of the few "timeless" courses found throughout the world.

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Golfing paradise and pur escapism.

I'm off 4 and thoroughly enjoyed the courses ...especially THE COURSE . It is undergoing a make over but in keeping with the dune protection scheme . Great challenge and a must... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
Jaza1967
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I'm off 4 and thoroughly enjoyed the courses ...especially THE COURSE . It is undergoing a make over but in keeping with the dune protection scheme . Great challenge and a must if you are a links lover.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This is one course that was a bucket list course and did not fail to live up to the experience and expectation..great day..great course..and great golf

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I was able to play this course under great conditions - 65 degrees and a 2 club wind! The course was in good condition, not great condition. Greens were in good condition, but the majesty and design is what makes this place exceptional. We used a forecaddie who was knowledgeable and fairly accurate with the reads. Play was quick enough,... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Ballybunion has to be our favored family golf course - have been going there for years, grand parents, parents , uncles and aunts , grand children - need I say more!

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Briantree, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

For the first 5 or so holes I wasn't impressed as I had heard so much about this wonderful course. Just wait for it, by the 7th hole things got much better. I really enjoyed the layout and the challenging holes we encountered. Our caddie David was decent guided us around the course but misread many putts. I really shouldn't... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Stopped by for a drink. Nice public bar. Good service. The reason I give four stars only, the ladies bathroom was in poor shape. Very untidy, no toilet tissue in either bathroom. Looked liked it wasn't services by an attendant all day. Disappointing. Enjoyed our drinks though and views are terrific.

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Lakeway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

I arrived late in the day, with no equipment, and was surprised that I was able to get on the course in peak summer season with no tee time. I had to rent clubs there but was provided with the latest M2 clubs from Taylormade; great clubs BTW. I played the Cashen course since it was immediately available and quite... More 

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Baldock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Much has been written about The Old Course. There's little anyone can add. It's an amazing layout with an extraordinary variety of holes. And well worth playing... However, compared to it's nearby neighbours of Doonbeg, Lahinch and Tralee which we also played, Ballybunion missed the mark slightly in terms of overall experience. These minor points would never put us off... More 

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Visalia, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Really liked playing at Ballybunion. Was looking forward to one of the 'old three' on our SW Ireland golf tour. Left with a mixed feeling - great links layout...but felt like they had tweaked it a bit too much inthe recent 'upgrade'. Unlike Waterville or Lahinch, this old links has a 'fresh' feel...a bit of a resort feel (like Doonbeg).... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Played ballybunion old course and found it to be in good shape. Greens are slow because they have been relayed recently. Worth a visit.

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