Ideally situated literally a stone’s throw from the town from which its name is derived, Lahinch is home to two amazing golf courses, as well as ample practice facilities and a fantastic clubhouse, but it’s the Old Course that really gets golfer’s blood pumping. Like Ballybunion, which is located further south on the other side of the Shannon estuary, Lahinch is set amongst the dunes that dominate this stretch of the south west coast and with famous names including the likes of Dr Alister MacKenzie having sprinkled his magic dust on its fairways, you’re assured a world class test of golf at Lahinch.

Dr Alister MacKenzie on Lahinch

It will make the finest and most popular course that I, or I believe anyone else, ever constructed.

Quick facts about Lahinch
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  • Home to wild goats who enjoy watching you toiling on the course while they keep the rough in check!
  • Phil Mickelson loves the course so much he’s actually a Lahinch member
  • Originally laid out by Old Tom Morris
  • Annual host of the South of Ireland Championship since 1895

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The resident golf geek at Your Golf Travel. Have been lucky enough to have travelled far and wide playing golf and if I’m not writing about it at work, you will probably find me hacking it around my local course. Owner of 2 holes in one and some of the most crooked drives you have ever seen!

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