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Ballybunion Golf Club

4.9   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 29 reviews | Post Review | Website
| HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Course Information

Ballybunion Golf Club, Kerry is


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Address: Sandhill Road, Ballybunion, Kerry, Eire Ireland

Tel: 068 27146

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


Golf Club Facilities

Driving range  Range
Golf club hire  Club Hire
Buggy Hire  Buggy Hire
Golf shop  Golf Shop
Changing rooms  Changing
Clubhouse  Clubhouse
Bar  Bar
Food  Dining
Accommodation  Accommodation

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

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.

Tee Time Information

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.


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

4.89

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 4.9
(based on 29 reviews)

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HIGHLY RATED

100%

would play again or recommend


4.8

The Course

4.9

Course Conditions

4.3

Value For Money

4.8

Pace of Play

4.5

Facilities & Service

4.8

Hospitality

4.2

Practice Facilities

4.4

Food & Drink

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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Seán H rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Dec 31 2020

The jewel in the crown!!

Ballybunion Golf Club is the ?jewel in the crown? of Ireland?s golf courses and is definitely worth a visit. It should be on every golfers bucket list and every time you visit you just can't wait to come back. Every day, every game, every hole and indeed every shot is different in Ballybunion and no two rounds will be similar.

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Seán H rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 24 2020

Cashen in Superb Condition

The Cashen course is in superb condition after its 3 months enforced closure due to Covid 19. The rough has grown considerably which adds to the challenge but the fairways and greens are in superb condition. The Greenkeeper and his team is due huge credit to have the Cashen Course back in ‘fine fettle’ after such a rough winter.

(Round played: Jun 2020 - Score: 94 Handicap: 22.6)

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Seán H rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 25 2019

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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Seán H rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed May 31 2019

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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Dave O rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 1 2018

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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Seán H rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 9 2018

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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Seán H rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 2 2018

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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Seán H rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jan 17 2018

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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Seán H rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 16 2017

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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Seán H rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 18 2017

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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Seán H rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Mar 12 2017


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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Gary O rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Nov 15 2016

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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John H rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Nov 7 2016


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Seán H rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 28 2016

A fantastic course on a beautiful day. Greens superb

(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 98 Handicap: 19.9)

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Seán H rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 23 2016

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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