Ballyliffin Golf Clubwww.ballyliffingolfclub.com
"Two brilliant golf courses and a spectacular piece of land. So if anyone has the chance to go up to northwest of Ireland, I think Ballyliffin should be on everones list"
Ballyliffin is Ireland’s most northerly golf club and boasts the finest links complex in the world with two Championship Links Courses- The Old Link and Glashedy Links.
The Old Links was recently rebunkered by Sir Nick Faldo and hosted the European Seniors Tour in 2008. The Glashedy Links is the pride of the north west and at 7200 yards is a modern championship links designed by Pat Ruddy and Tom Craddock.
Ballyliffin is renowned for the quality of its playing surfaces and the warmth of its welcome.
Location: Inishowen, County Donegal, Ireland
Year founded: 1947
Courses: Glashedy Links (7220 yards) & Old Links (6937 yards)
Architect: Glashedy Links: Pat Ruddy & Tom Craddock. Old Links: Charles Lawrie (1973), Frank Pennink (1973), Martin Hopkins (1973), Nick Faldo (2006)
Hole #7 - 183 yards par 3
A dramatic downhill par 3 to a lakeside green with panoramic views of the courses from the tee.
Hole #13 - 571 yards par 5
This uphill par 5 will normally require 3 shots and it is important to hit fairway form the tee and take an extra club on approach to avoid the cavernous revetted bunker front left of the green. The majestic Glashedy Rock- Ballyliffin’s Ailsa Craig sits in Pollan Bay- a spectacular setting.
Course played: Glashedy Links
Date played: 14th September, 2011