Ballyliffin Golf Club - Old

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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6937
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
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Ballyliffin - Old Links
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6937 yards
White 71 6450 yards
Yellow 71 6261 yards
Red (W) 71 5414 yards
Scorecard for Old Links
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 72.1/121 397 428 383 558 179 376 185 382 403 3291 341 392 217 454 565 480 439 172 586 3646 6937
White M: 69.7/119 388 423 348 499 153 365 174 366 385 3101 336 372 206 412 530 412 377 154 550 3349 6450
Yellow M: 69.0/117 W: 70.7/121 378 412 342 484 143 355 164 356 379 3013 330 364 200 368 521 407 372 146 540 3248 6261
Red W: 66.1/111 334 373 306 426 130 316 146 288 322 2641 273 315 143 342 464 375 310 111 440 2773 5414
Handicap 16 14 8 18 2 10 6 4 12 15 13 7 17 1 9 5 3 11
Par 4 4 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 35 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 5 36 71

Course Details

Year Built 1920
Architect Eddie Hackett (1973) Nick Faldo (2006)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Bunker Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Delta, Mastercard
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Smart dress essential

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4.9
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Handicap 5-9
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Glashedy Links is beautiful, playable and fun

There are two courses at Ballyliffin, and both of them are stunning, including the newer of the two, Glashedy Links. There is so much to like about this course, which is slated to host the 2018 Irish Open: It's in superb condition, it's interesting, it's very playable and the views from the high points of the course are terrific. My favorite might be on the par 3 fifth hole, which plays down to a green guarded by four pot bunkers. Best of all, you can see Pollan Bay in the background, including Glashedy Rock Island. Two holes later, there's another dramatic par 3, but this one is entirely different as it plays down around 150 feet to a green flanked by a pond. Although I didn't get to play the other 18 holes at Ballyliffin, the Old Course, it seems like Ballyliffin has a great one-two punch, well worth the drive to the northern most part of Ireland.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather

What a surpise

Our group played the Old Links course as our second of the day and last of our trip. Honestly we were expecting a tired and ordinary tract to finish our trip playing it as a scramble. Were we surprised. Unlike the Glashedy course this has moguls running down every fairway which push balls in every direction.

The greens were in excellent shape and large for what we had come to expect from this old links courses. The whole complex is situated in an ocean of grasses and moss. I didn't see a tree or even a bush anywhere near play.

Getting to Ballyliffin is a hike but well worthwhile. Plan to play both courses. You wont be disappointed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather

A perfect compliment to the Old Course

A stunning sister course to the Old Course at Ballyliffin is the (newish) Glashedy Links. Appropriately named as the view of Glashedy Rock Island rarely leaves your sight, the Glashedy course has much more drama than the Old Course, but is an equally-easy walk. The Par-3's (there are only three of them) are standouts, with each a dramatic downhill approaches to well-guarded greens. The course winds its way through sweeping dunes with idyllic green sites. Glashedy and the Old Course are a perfect pairing (and for only 150 Euros to play both, it seems like a no-brainer!)

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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