Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Ballybunion Golf Club

Ballybunion Golf Club

Executive summary by darmansjah

A warm welcome to the South West Coast of Ireland, home to two worldclass links golf courses! - See more at: http://www.ballybuniongolfclub.ie

Located on the north west coast of County Kerry, on a beautiful stretch of sand dunes overlooking the Atlantic Ocean - See more at: http://www.ballybuniongolfclub.ie

The perfect place for your golf vacation in Ireland - See more at: http://www.ballybuniongolfclub.ie

The Old Course exudes a majestic feel that simply cannot be compared to any other course on earth. - See more at: http://www.ballybuniongolfclub.ie

The Courses

The Trent Jones Cashen Course, located along the sweeping, undisturbed shoreline, offers breathtaking views throughout. There is a wild look to the place. Long grass covers the dunes that pitch and roll throughout the course.

Whatever your choice, every hole, every hazard and every shot is defined by nature's infinite presence. Enjoy. - See more at: http://www.ballybuniongolfclub.ie

The Ballybunion Golf Club in County Kerry, Ireland (founded in 1893) had barely opened its doors before experiencing financial problems. An investment from Colonel Bartholomew saved the club in 1906, and nine new holes were promptly laid out. By 1927 the course had been expanded to 18 holes.

Considered one of the finest links courses in the world, Ballybunion's reputation grew over time. Unfortunately, its remote locale on the Irish coast has prevented the course from being selected for many top championship events. Still, a number of the world's best players have found their way to the famed course. One, in particular, has had a lasting impact. Tom Watson first visited Ballybunion in 1981 and has returned often. In 1995, he remodeled Ballybunion into the course that exists today. In 2005 Ballybunion was ranked by Golf Digest as the seventh best course in the world outside the United States. Ballybunion's success has led to new visitors from around the world booking tours of this and many other golfing jewel locations. However, Ballybunion houses not one but two courses; those being The Old Course and The Cashen Course.

The old course has a length of 6,802 yards (Blue Tees) and 6,350 yards (White Tees). Ladies Tees are 5,459 yards. Par: 71 Men / 74 Ladies.

The Cashen Course has a length of 6,306 yards (Blue Tees) and 5,997 (White Tees). Ladies Tees are 5,031 yards. Par: 72 Men & Ladies. Course Designer: Robert Trent Jones Senior in 1984

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