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"Lahinch will make the finest and most popular that I, or I believe anyone else, ever constructed"
Playing the Old Course at Lahinch just a week before winning the 2009 Open Championship, Stewart Cink came away smitten with the club. The "first 10 holes at Lahinch are some of the coolest links holes I've ever played," Cink said.
His comments only solidify Lahinch's status among the top links golf courses, not only in Ireland, but in the world. A golf course touched by the magical hands of Old Tom Morris and Alister Mackenzie. Lahinch is a traditional, out-and-back links and is a true classic and you'll relish every moment, specially the unique challenges of the par 5 4th followed by a blinding par 3 amidst the dunes.
Location: Lahinch, County Clare, Ireland
Year founded: 1892
Courses: Old Course (6950 yards), Castle Course (5595 yards)
Architect: Old Course: Old Tom Morris (1893), Charles Gibson (1906), Alister MacKenzie (1927), Martin Hawtree (1999)
Hole #4 - 475 yards par 5
The Klondyke. Drive to a long narrow fairway. The second shot is blind , over the hill called the Klondyke. Ladies are inclined to go around he hill on the right. Over the green is out of bounds.
Hole #5 - 154 yards par 3
A very unusual par 3. The white stone on the hill marks the position of the pin. Play enough club to get over the hill.
Course played: Old Course
Date played: 7th September, 2011