Ballyliffen Golf Club
Ballyliffen
BALLYLIFFIN GOLF CLUB, CARDONAGH, CO. DONEGAL.

DESIGNER: Tom Craddock/Pat Ruddy

YARDAGE: 6,837 Yards

PAR: 72

SSS: 73


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 Donegal’s 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.

The views from the course are stunning. Measuring over 7,000 yards from the Championship tees with vast undulating greens, cavernous bunkers and fairways that twist and roll beneath towering dunes, the challenge presented by the Glashedy Links is almost as formidable as it is exhilarating.

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.

 


LINKS
BALLYBUNIONBALTRAYCONNEMARA • DONEGAL
EUROPEANTHE ISLANDLAHINCHOLD HEAD
PORTMARNOCK GOLF CLUBPORTMARNOCK GOLF LINKSPORTSTEWARTROSSES POINTROYAL COUNTY DOWNROYAL DUBLINROYAL PORTRUSHTRALEEWATERVILLE
 
PARKLAND
ADARECARLOWDRUID'S GLEN GALWAY BAYK CLUB KILLARNEY
MALONEMOUNT JULIETRATHSALLAGH