Ballybunion links golf course was founded in 1893 and is a private members club. The club allow visitors to play both championship courses throughout the year.
The Old Ballybunion golf course is over one hundred years old, was designed by James McKenna, and is still played today. Robert Trent Jones was called upon to design the newer Cashen course, it’s name due to it’s location at the mouth of Cashen of the river Feale.
The course was rated 10th in the world and has been host to many world-class golf tournaments including 2000 Murphy’s Irish Open, The Home Internationals in 2003 and the Palmer Cup in 2004.
A host of famous people and celebrities have played the course over the years including the then Predistent of Ameraica Bill Clinton. There is a statue of Bill in front of the Garda station in Ballybunion town.
Ballybunion golf links course is not for beginners as it offers many challenges to even the experienced player.
Ballybunion Golf Club
Designed by architects Robert Trent Jones, the Cashen links course in this stunning setting represents a true paradise for those golfers willing to challenge what is widely commended as one of the most superb links golf courses in Ireland.
You will likely be besotted at first sight of the beautiful seaside Cashen golf course. It comes as no surprise to learn that, due to the majestic beauty of this setting, and it’s playability, many famous people including:
Tiger Woods, Bill Clinton, Nick Faldo, Vijay Singh, Greg Norman, Ernie Els, Mark Calcavecchia, Byron Nelson, Lee Trevino, Jack Nicklaus, Cohn Montgomery, Larry Mize, Steve Jones, Wayne Grady, Ian Woosnam, Bob Murphy, Jerry Pate, Peter Thompson, Peter Alliss, Deane Beman, Ken Venturi, Ben Wright, Pat Bradley, Val Skinner, Cindy Rarick and many more…
About Ballybunion GC
The Ballybunion Cashen golf course, in addition to boasting impressive seascapes and surrounding landscape scenery, has a professional staff on hand, a fully stocked Pro Shop, a spacious and comfortable clubhouse restaurant and bar and it has earned a status for having a most friendly and relaxed atmosphere, where visitors are made feel more than welcome. Don’t forget the ‘Old Course’ at Ballybunion too, a woundrful links course established in 1893.
A trip to Ballybunion (or indeed Ireland!) would not be complete without playing this most prized and scenic of Kerry’s golfing jewels.