|BALLYLIFFIN GOLF CLUB, CARDONAGH, CO. DONEGAL. |
DESIGNER: Tom Craddock/Pat Ruddy
YARDAGE: 6,837 Yards
|It was once the best kept secret in golf, but Ballyliffin has recently been described as the Ballybunion of the North. Situated close to Malin Head on Donegals Inishowen Peninsula, Ireland's most northerly links comprises 365 acres of spectacular duneland and is practically surrounded by rolling hills and mountains - the only other boundary is the Atlantic Ocean. |
Ballyliffin Golf Club has two 18 hole courses - the classic Old Links and the magnificent new Glashedy Links which opened for play in August 1995. The Glashedy Links makes the most of a genuinely dramatic location. Designed by Pat Ruddy and Tom Craddock, it has been laid out on predominantly higher ground above and beyond the Old Links.
Nick Faldo visited Ballyliffin in June 1993 and described The Old Links as the most natural golf course he had ever seen. The Old Links is a classically old fashioned links. It oozes charm, character and curiosity. More than anything, it is the extraordinary terrain that makes a game on the Old Links such a unique experience: stand on any tee and the fairway ripples and tumbles in each and every direction. The principal architect of the links was of course, Mother Nature.
|BALLYBUNION BALTRAY CONNEMARA DONEGAL |
EUROPEAN THE ISLAND LAHINCH OLD HEAD
PORTMARNOCK GOLF CLUB PORTMARNOCK GOLF LINKS PORTSTEWART ROSSES POINT ROYAL COUNTY DOWN ROYAL DUBLIN ROYAL PORTRUSH TRALEE WATERVILLE
|ADARE CARLOW DRUID'S GLEN GALWAY BAY K CLUB KILLARNEY |
MALONE MOUNT JULIET RATHSALLAGH