Course Review and Comments
Excluding number 2, the first inland six holes and are relatively flat and easy. The thrill ride begins on the seventh hole, where the course meets the sea for the first time and begins to weave its way though rugged dunes that are covered with deep natural grasses. Holes 7,11,15, and 16 are all extremely memorable, and may be considered some of the best in the world.
The course is not long, and the fairways offer generous landing areas. Approach shots, however, are very demanding. The dramatic shaping around the greens requires a high level of skill in the short game. Low scores are attainable on this famous course if you can control your shots, and the wind is not blowing too hard.
Overall, it is a great course that offers incredible variety and natural beauty. This is one rare course that I could play every day, and never get bored.
More user reviews for Old Course at Ballybunion Golf Club
December 08th, 2015 06:21
The Old Course is disappointing considering the hype. Very poor front 9 (bar maybe the 2nd and 6th). You get a glimmer of hope as you walk down 10 but then the famous 11th is underwhelming. 12th, 13th
November 01st, 2015 13:10
Few courses receive as many accolades as the "Old Course" at Ballybunion. A real treat to play, a real bonus to play well as the Old Course will demand your full attention.
October 16th, 2014 02:44
Just Superb what a Gem this is how nature meant Golf to be played and enjoyed afterwards in good clubhouse company where you are made feel very welcome by the members
December 09th, 2009 21:05
One of the great 19th century links of Ireland, whether its better than Royal County Down or Lahinch will depend on a matter of taste. The club facilities are outstanding, clearly they've put in some
December 09th, 2009 21:00
amazing venue, played twice along with the cashen course and hope to go back again. the back 9 is one of the most amazing layouts i have ever played. it was sometimes difficult to keep our "min
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