Cashen Course at Ballybunion Golf Club

Ballybunion, Ireland

 This is not the links you’re looking for. But it’s one you should play.


The Cashen course is fascinating. Robert Trent Jones, the preeminent architect of the 20th century, was set loose on a classic Irish links dunescape. And what resulted was….weird, interesting and different! It’s a mash-up of authentic links and target golf that doesn’t really exist elsewhere. Does it work? Sometimes – if the wind is up, it’s best to leave the scorecard in the bag and enjoy the experience. But this target golf take on links means you get to play through some of the most interesting and dramatic dunes in Ireland (and thus anywhere). If you’re the type who wants your golf fair and straightforward, the Cashen course is probably not going to be your cup of tea. But if you’re open to something different, something interesting, the Cashen course is absolutely worth your time.

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Course Layout

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What To Know

Yardage & Tees

When to Play
Ballybunion is open early April to early October.

April through July are the driest months, while the warmest temperatures can be found May through October. Winds will be a little calmer during the summer. Any time the course is open is a fine time to play Ballybunion, with May-July giving you the best odds for nice weather. 





Greens Fees



Greens Fees

January closed
February closed
March closed
April 1-7 closed
April 8-30 €80
May €80
June €80
July €80
August €80
September €80
October 1-4 €80
October 5-31 closed
November closed
December closed

Greens fees last verified January 2020. View them on

Visitor Tee Times

Visitors may play the Cashen Course at Ballybunion Monday through Friday.

Book a tee time.

Rentals & Caddies

Senior caddies are available for €60 plus gratuity and junior caddies are €40 plus gratuity. Forecaddies are €70 per groups with 1 to 3 golfers and €80 for foursomes. Please request all caddies in advance. Every group must take at least one caddie or forecaddie.

Clubs are available to rent for €45.

Electric pull carts are available for €15.

Practice Facilities

Ballybunion has a driving range and several putting greens, including one by the 1st tee of the Cashen Course.

Other Things To Know
Course Website

Year Built: 1984

Architects: Robert Trent Jones

Course guide: Ballybunion has an online course guide here.

Playing ability: Men should have a handicap of 24 or
less (men) or 36 or less (ladies).