Ballybunion Golf Club

Ballybunion Golf Club, Kerry is

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Sandhill Road, Ballybunion, Kerry, Eire Ireland

Tel: 068 27146

Website: http://www.ballybuniongolfclub.ie/
 

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  • Midweek Guide: The Old Course €180; Cashen Course €65 (High Season) *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

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Driving rangeGolf club hireBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood AccommodationHandicap required

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Visitors: Bank Holiday Weekends – Members Only on Saturday/Sunday/Monday
Last two Saturdays in July / every Saturday in August are closed for Members Only
All Sundays are closed for Members Only


Ballybunion Golf Club Reviews & Information


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  4.82

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 26
Average Ratings
4.85 ... Overall Rating
4.85 ... The Course
4.88 ... Course Cond.
4.44 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.30 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.75 ... Pace of play
4.88 ... Hospitality.
4.25 ... Prac. Facil.
4.25 ... Food + Drink
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26 ratings & 26 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 39 out of 2122.

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What the club says: It is a course that will test your patience. It is not a course that favours one particular style of play over another, but one that simply rewards good play and good shots. For example, the 8th is only 155 yards and plays almost straight downhill, yet you must hit your shots within a 10 to 12 yard area or face a bogey.., or double-bogey. In a wind, it’s one of the most demanding shots I’ve ever faced. And that’s the character of the course. The 11th, a 446-yard par 4 perched right on the seaside cliffs, is one of the toughest holes in the world.


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Reviewed Sep 25 2019 by Seán H - rated 5 out of 5

Brilliant Course

This course is one of Gods greatest creation marginally assisted by man. The natural fairways, super sand dunes and water features (Atlantic is on your right for many of the holes) makes this a special treat for local and tourist. Add it to your bucket list and if you're a golfer play here make sure you before you die......it will ably prepare you for what God has in store fro golfers in Heaven!!!

(Round played: Sep 2019 - Score: 109 Handicap: 22)
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Reviewed May 31 2019 by Seán H - rated 5 out of 5

Ballyb back to its best

The Old Course in BB is back to its best after being reopened on St Patrick’s day following its 3month+ Winter sojourn. The fairways are immaculate, the greens are wonderful and slick and it’s playing tough. Enjoy if you get the chance to play it........you will be challenged on any given day depending on the elements.

(Round played: May 2019 - Score: 106 Handicap: 22.8)
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Reviewed Oct 1 2018 by Dave O - rated 4 out of 5
Incredible scenery. Fairways were in dry, hard condition due to the lack of rainfall

(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 94 Handicap: 15.3)
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Reviewed Sep 9 2018 by Seán H - rated 5 out of 5

Ballybunion second course a real challenge

The cashen course, Ballybunion second course, is a real treat and a real test of golf. Distance off the tee in this course is not the he key challenge but a few blind holes ensures that positioning on fairways gives you a real chance of a good score. Greens are superb and scenery as you play this course gets better with every hole, culminating with great views on the 16th and 17th and then an interesting 18th back to the clubhouse. Make sure it’s o; your itinerary when you visit the great Kerry links courses.

(Round played: Sep 2018 - Score: 92 Handicap: 21.1)
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Reviewed Jun 2 2018 by Seán H - rated 5 out of 5

Wonderful Links

Ballybunion was at its most beautiful this morning in lovely sunny conditions. This course is exceptional and it's more of a golfing experience that a simple game of golf. The beauty of ten waves crashing below the 7th tee box and again along the 11th tee box is something that we can all enjoy no matter how many times you play this course. The greens are in great condition albeit surprisingly a bit slow. Te rough gives everyone a challenge visitor and member alike.......
Ten best thing is to avoid it.

(Round played: Jun 2018 - Score: 103 Handicap: 22.4)
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Reviewed Jan 17 2018 by Seán H - rated 5 out of 5

Ballybunion Jewel

The Cashen Course in Ballybunion is in superb condition despite the adverse weather conditions in recent weeks. The greeens are in superb condition and this course is a fantastic test of golf, often forgotten because it is located alongside The Old Course. The impact of a strong wind on the day that we played ensured that we got to play some holes in birdies and others in bogies, double bogies and often worse. An enjoyable experience on a lovely typical windy Kerry day.

(Round played: Jan 2018 - Score: 92 Handicap: 22.7)
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Reviewed Oct 16 2017 by Seán H - rated 5 out of 5

Hidden beauty in Kerry

Ballybunion Cashen Course is the second course in this complex but what a course. Fantastic views from tee boxes and greens. Fairways a challenge to find for some of us but when you do getting on in regulation not too bad. Secret is to put away the driver and use a fairway wood or a Rescue .........make sure you add this to your itinerary when you visit the South West of Ireland. You won't regret it.

(Round played: Oct 2017 - Score: 100 Handicap: 21.8)
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Reviewed Jun 18 2017 by Seán H - rated 5 out of 5

The South West Jewel

This majestic course in the South West should be played by everyone at least once in their lifetime. The weather conditions can have a real impact on the quality of the golf and the level of enjoyment that you will get from this experience. The course is tough with the rough being extremely severe and T makes sense just to take your punishment when you go off the fairways. The greens have recently been re-done for the first time since the course was originally established in 1893. Pure class although still a little slow.

(Round played: Jun 2017 - Score: 101 Handicap: 21.1)
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Reviewed Mar 12 2017 by Seán H - rated 5 out of 5

A fantastic day on the Cashen Course in Ballybunion left us with loads of challenging second shots either into the wind or else with the gale force helping you and requiring a club or 2below what we would normally use. Greens in good condition and mats being used for the winter months were often of significant help. .
(Round played: Mar 2017 - Score: 100 Handicap: 18.5)
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Reviewed Nov 15 2016 by Gary O - rated 5 out of 5
Was really looking forward to this course and it didn't disappoint, although up to the 6th hole I was wondering what all the fuss was about. The par 5 4th and 5th were particularly disappointing, bland, long holes played against a background of caravans. However, once the route moves alongside the sea, the character and fun element ramps up hugely. From this point on, it's a fantastic course, routed through huge dunes with rolling, falling fairways. The course is extremely manicured for a links course and some of this felt a bit artificial, but I can't honestly say that it affected the round adversely. The clubhouse is excellent and very welcoming.
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Reviewed Nov 7 2016 by John H - rated 5 out of 5

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Reviewed Sep 28 2016 by Seán H - rated 5 out of 5
A fantastic course on a beautiful day. Greens superb

(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 98 Handicap: 19.9)
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Reviewed Jun 23 2016 by Seán H - rated 5 out of 5
A superb course often called the new course. Excellent views and fairways/greens in good shape. Putt a lit stronger as greens are slow at the moment.

(Round played: Jun 2016 - Score: 98 Handicap: 21.1)
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Reviewed Mar 18 2016 by Seán H - rated 5 out of 5
Fantastic course in beautiful conditions albeit using mats is a pain but understandable to protect the course. Always hard to score well here even in beautiful weather......maybe it's just me!


(Round played: Mar 2016 - Score: 100 Handicap: 20.2)
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Reviewed Sep 11 2015 by Seán H - rated 5 out of 5
Another fine experience in Ballybunion with golf course in excellent condition. Take any chance you get to play this course.....the views are gorgeous.

(Round played: Aug 2015 - Score: 100 Handicap: 22.2)
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Reviewed Apr 5 2015 by Seán H - rated 4 out of 5
Cashen course is tej second course in Ballybunion but is in excellent condition. Greens are in good shape. Temporary green on the second. Windy conditions on the day made it very testing.

(Round played: Apr 2015 - Score: 105 Handicap: 21.3)
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Reviewed Oct 1 2014 by Thomas M - rated 4 out of 5
Beautiful course very well maintained. Well organised and good caddies. would play again.

(Round played: Sep 2014 - Score: 95 Handicap: 20.3)
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Reviewed Aug 13 2014 by Brian N - rated 5 out of 5
Brilliant course, amazing views can't wait to go back!

(Round played: Aug 2014 - Score: 95 Handicap: 18.1)
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Reviewed Aug 10 2014 by Seán H - rated 5 out of 5
A superb course which I always enjoy playing even with the tough conditions yesterday in a south westerly prevailing wind. I enjoyed great company.

(Round played: Aug 2014 - Score: 107 Handicap: 18.7)
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Reviewed Apr 20 2014 by Seán H - rated 5 out of 5
Excellent course in superb shape just after re-opening after the three month winter break.

(Round played: Apr 2014 - Score: 102 Handicap: 17)
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