The links land at Ballybunion is home to two tremendous courses, and while the Cashen Course is a links classic in its own right, it’s the Old Course that has turned heads around the golfing world since it took its form as an 18 hole championship test in 1926. For many, just the name Ballybunion conjures up images of a wild links course, shaped by nature and the sands of time, and the finished article certainly doesn’t disappoint.

This is a bona fide links classic and one that all serious golfers should tick off their bucket list and what’s more, it’s located within easy driving distance of plenty of other top Irish courses, not to mention plenty of suitable accommodation options, making it an ideal inclusion on any golf tour of South West Ireland.