Cashen Course at Ballybunion Golf Club

4.5000000000 4.5 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6306 yards
  • Layout

  • Sandhill Road, Ballybunion, County Kerry, Ireland
  • +353 (0) 68 27146
  • +353 (0) 68 27387
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Year built: 1984
Architect(s): Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1984)
Type: Private
Style: Traditional/Links
Golf Season: Year round


Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes


Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6306 yards 0.0 0
White 72 5997 yards 0.0 0
Green 72 5680 yards 0.0 0
Red (W) 72 5031 yards 0.0 0

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 2 Reviews
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recommend this course

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Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Delightful course greens were pretty poor."

stickybunn's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather

Reviewed on

All of our party agreed this course was better than The Old. But it seems there is little attention paid to this course. The greens were probably 7 on the stimpmeter.
This is as hard as golf gets. Some truly breathtaking holes but if the greens are poor.....
I always carry my clubs but on this course a buggy is almost an essential.
Get the feeling they are happy to let club owning non players loose on The Cashen which is a great pity.
would like to play the Cashen again but not in this condition. To put this in context we paid just shy of 1000 Euros to play 2 courses with Scratchy tees (OLD and Cashen) lovely greens (Old not Cashen ))and lots of bare areas with hundreds of divots (Old). The Old's ranking is laughable.

Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging

I don't recommend this course

"Wonderful setting"

dosullivangc's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2013
First time playing Used cart

Reviewed on

This is a great course to play, especially if you cant get out on the Old Course. It does not have the history of the old course, but the setting is great and the course is in great condition.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

I recommend this course

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