The Courses At Ballybunion

Located by the Atlantic Ocean, Ballybunion Golf Club has two traditional links golf courses. They are both unique in character, testing all aspects of shot making.

The Old Course (Est. 1893)

The Old Course (Est. 1893)

Length: Blue Tees 6,802 yards / White Tees 6,366 yards / Ladies Tees 5,475

Par: 71 Men / 74 Ladies

Hole by Hole Guide

The Cashen Course (Est. 1984)

The Old Course (Est. 1893)

Designer: Robert Trent Jones Senior

Length: Blue Tees 6,318 / White Tees 5,945 / Ladies Tees 5,055 yards

Par: 72 Men & Ladies

Hole by Hole Guide


Ballybunion was created for the pure enjoyment of golf. In order to help you prepare or warm up, we have a practice facility which incorporates:

A Driving Range –

Chipping Green with Bunkers

Two Putting Greens located beside the clubhouse and a third putting green which is located near the 1st tee on the Cashen Course

Opening Hours

April, May & October: Open until 7.30pm daily

June – September: Open until 8.00pm daily

November – MarchThe Ball Dispenser at the Practice Facility is closed. Members may use the facility using their own golf balls.

Our Golf Professional, Brian O’Callaghan, is available for lessons. Learn the art of shot making – chipping, bump and run, bunkers, playing in the wind and putting. To enquire, please call 068 27146.

Course Rankings

See how our two classic links courses have been ranked among the worlds and Ireland golf courses in recent years by Golf Magazine, Golf Digest, Golf World, Golf Architects ........

  • 2007/8Golf Monthly's UK & Ireland Top 100 Course Ratings: No. 6 The Old Course
  • 2009Golf Digest Magazine, 100 Best Courses outside the US: No. 7 The Old Course
  • 2010Golfweek's Best Modern Courses GB&I built since 1960: No. 39 The Cashen Course
  • 2010Golfweek's Best Classic Courses GB&I: No. 5 The Old Course
  • 2010Golf World Magazine - Top 100 Courses in Britain & Ireland: No 14 The Old Course
  • 2010Golf Digest Ireland Magazine - Top Irish Courses: No. 5 The Old Course
  • 2010Winner of the "Golf Course of the Year" Award by the Irish Golf Tour Operators Association
  • - Ballybunion Old No. 1 in Ireland / Ballybunion Cashen No. 46 in Ireland
  • 2011Golf World Magazine - Top 100 Irish Courses: No 3 Old Course, No. 36 Cashen Course
  • 2011Golf Magazine's Top 100 Courses in the World: No. 17 - The Old Course
  • 2013Golf Course Architecture - Architect's Choice Top 100 Courses in the World - Ballybunion Old Course No. 13
  • 2014Golf Digest US World 100 Greatest Courses - No. 27 - Ballybunion Old Course
  • 2014Golf World Magazine - Top 100 Courses in Britain & Ireland: No. 14 The Old Course
  • 2015Golfing Magazine - The Old Course, voted No. 1 Links Course in Ireland
  • 2015Golf World Magazine, Ireland's Top Courses 2015, The Old Course No. 4, Cashen Course No. 28
  • 2015World Golf Awards 2015 - Ireland's Best Golf Course - The Old Course, Ballybunion
  • 2016Top 100 Golf Courses of the World 2016 - No. 20, Old Course, Ballybunion Golf Club
  • - Top 100 golf courses in the world, No. 17 The Old Course at Ballybunion