In 1892, the Black Watch Regiment, whose hardy souls were stationed nearby, came across this wilderness of dunes, and being good Scotsmen they instantly realised that this godsend was meant to host a golf course.

These days Lahinch is home to two fantastic golf courses, the Old and the Castle, both of which thrill visiting golfers with a soft spot for traditional links golf. Ideally situated literally a stone’s throw from the town from which its name is derived, Lahinch also boasts ample practice facilities and a fantastic clubhouse, not to mention a friendly membership who are more than accommodating to visiting golfers.

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 of Co. Clare, and golfers including Lahinch on their golf tour itineraries are assured one of the best links golf experiences in the country.