Old Course at Ballybunion Golf Club

Ballybunion, Ireland

 A singular links, spectacular in every way.

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There are courses you want to play — you undoubtedly have a list and it’s probably long. Then there are courses you must play; without experiencing them, your’re incomplete as a golfer. There are only a handful of these around the world, and Ballybunion is without question one of them. Why? It’s unsurpassed in it’s mix of fun, challenge, and majesty. Unique holes that skirt towering dunes and the awesome, crashing sea below. It’s hard, but it’s a rewarding punishment. If you had one round left in your life, you couldn’t do much better than to play it at Ballybunion.

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Course Layout

Course Flyover

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 €230
May €230
June €230
July €230
August €230
September €230
October 1-4 €230
October 5-31 closed
November closed
December closed

Greens fees last verified January 2020. View them on ballybuniongolfclub.com

Visitor Tee Times
Visitors may play the Old Course at Ballybunion weekday mornings. Weekend tee times are reserved for members.

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.

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.
Other Things To Know

Course Website

Year Built: 1893 (but the course has evolved significantly over the decades)

Architects: Tom Simpson had the largest impact in 1936, but the course has evolved before and after Tom’s work .

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).