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2019 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open

Lahinch Golf Club, Co. Clare

4th - 7th July 2019

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Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Tickets, Golf & Accommodation Experiences
Lahinch Golf Club, Co. Clare, Ireland

The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open will be played at Lahinch in 2019. The Old Course at Lahinch has never staged the Irish Open before but has previously hosted the Irish Professional Championship in 1961, the Home International Amateur Championship in 1987 and the annual South of Ireland Championship.

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About the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open

The Irish Open was established in 1927 and after fading from the calendar in the 1950s, was revived in 1975 and has since become one of the standout fixtures on the European Tour calendar. The event was first played at Portmarnock Golf Club and since then, has traveled the Emerald Isle, visiting countless world class links courses such as Royal Dublin, Royal County Down and Royal Portrush, as well as some spectacular inland layouts at venues including Druids Glen, Carton House and Fota Island. Today, the Irish Open is one of the European Tour's biggest tournaments. In 2010 it was hosted at Royal Portrush and was the 1st European Tour event in history to completely sell out and in 2016, at Royal County Down, Rory McIlroy hosted the event, and attracted one of the strongest fields in the event's history.

Tournament Stats

2018 Winner: Russell Knox (-14, €998,425 Prize Money)
Youngest Winner: Sergio Garcia (19 Years and 176 Days, 1999)
Oldest Winner: Sam Torrance (41 Years and 319 Days, 1995)
Lowest 18 Hole Score: -11 (Graeme McDowell, 2009)
Lowest 72 Hole Score: -24 (Jon Rahm, 2017)
Most Wins: 3 (Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo, Bernhard Langer, Colin Montgomerie)

Irish Open past winners

Year Winner Country Score Prize
2018 Russell Knox Scotland -14 €998,425
2017 Jon Rahm Spain -24 €1,019,362
2016 Rory McIlroy Northern Ireland -12 €666,660
2015 Soren Kjeldsen Denmark -2 €416,660
2014 Mikko Ilonen Finland -13 €333,330
2013 Paul Casey England -14 €333,330
2012 Jamie Donaldson Wales -18 €333,330
2011 Simon Dyson England -15 €250,000
2010 Ross Fisher England -18 €500,000
2009 Shane Lowry Ireland -17 €500,000
2008 Richard Finch England -10 €416,600
2007 Padraig Harrington Ireland -5 €416,600
2006 Thmoas Bjorn Denmark -5 €366,660
2005 Stephen Dodd Wales -9 €333,330
2004 Brett Rumford Australia -14 €316,660

Tournmament Schedule

Irish Open Practice Monday


Practice Day - exact tee-times of those playing are released on the day
Gates Open:
Mon, 01/07/2019 at 9:00 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Mon, 01/07/2019 6:00 p.m.
Old Course
Lahinch Golf Club, Co. Clare

Irish Open Practice Tuesday


Practice Day - exact tee-times of those playing are released on the day
Gates Open:
Tue, 02/07/2019 at 7:00 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Tue, 02/07/2019 6:00 p.m.
Old Course
Lahinch Golf Club, Co. Clare

Irish Open Pro-AM


Irish Pro-Am competition
Gates Open:
Weds, 03/07/2019 at 7:00 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Weds, 03/07/2019 6:00 p.m.
Old Course
Lahinch Golf Club, Co. Clare


Opening round of the Irish Open at Lahinch Golf Club
Gates Open:
Thu, 04/07/2019 at 7:00 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Thu, 04/07/2019 6:00 p.m.
Lahinch Golf Club, Co. Clare
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Second round of the Irish Open, a cut is made at the end of play
Gates Open:
Fri, 05/07/20189at 7:00 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Fri, 05/07/2019 6:00 p.m.
Lahinch Golf Club, Co. Clare
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Third round of the Irish Open, "moving day"
Gates Open:
Sat, 06/07/2019 at 7:00 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Sat, 06/07/2019 6:00 p.m.
Lahinch Golf Club, Co. Clare
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Final round of the Irish Open at Lahinch Golf Club
Gates Open:
Sun, 07/07/2019 at 7:00 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Sun, 07/07/2019 6:00 p.m.
Lahinch Golf Club, Co. Clare
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About Lahinch Golf Club

The Stats

Yardage: 6,950
Par: 72
Designer: Old Tom Morris, Dr Alistair Mackenzie & Dr Martin Hawtree
Course Opened: 1892

The Climate

In the month of July, the average temperature is 15 C, with lows of 10 C and highs of 20 C. Sunshine duration averages at 6 hours everyday, enough to pack the shades. There is a 68% chance of rain and 49% chance of a windy day, so best take the waterproofs and windbreaker just in case.

Getting There

Lahinch a small seaside village on the West side of Ireland on the Atlantic coast in Co. Clare.

By Car
Travelling from Shannon the quickest route is along the M18 then onto the N85, joining the N67 at Ennistimon which will take you into Lahinch. If travelling from Dublin take the M4 and M6 West then South on the M18.

By Air
There are daily flights from London, Manchester, Birmingham & Edinburgh to Shannon airport (45 mins drive) and daily flights from most major Cities to Dublin Airport (3 hours drive)

Golf in Ireland

Fancy some more golf while at the Emerald Isle? Here are some recommendations...

Royal Portrush

Royal Portrush

Distance from Tournament:
5 hour drive

STATS
Par: 72
Designed By: Harry S. Colt
Year of Opening: 1888

TEES
White: 7,143 Yards
Yellow: 6,658 Yards
Ladies: 6,442 Yards

Home to two fantastic courses, the Dunluce which has hosted the Open Championship (1951) and the Valley Links with its undulating fairways and well protected greens.

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Trump International Golf Links

Trump International Golf Links

Distance from Tournament:
35 minute drive

STATS
Par: 72
Designed By: Greg Norman
Year of Opening: 2002

TEES
Gold: 6,735 Yards
Black: 6,263 Yards
White: 5,643 Yards

Set along a delightful stretch of coastline the course utilises the incredible dunes that characterise the majestic site giving views of the ocean from 16 of the 18 holes.

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Ballybunion Golf Club

Ballybunion Golf Club

Distance from Tournament:
2 hour drive

STATS
Par: 71
Designed By: Tom Simpson
Year of Opening: 1893

TEES
Blue: 6,802 Yards
White: 6,350 Yards
Red: 5,475 Yards

This is a bona fide links classic and one that all serious golfers should tick off their bucketlist, Tom Watson once described Ballybunion as one of the best and most beautiful tests of links anywhere in the world.

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Adare Manor

Adare Manor

Distance from Tournament:
1 hour drive

STATS
Par: 73
Designed By: Robert Trent Jones / Tom Fazio
Year of Opening: 1995

TEES
White: 5,807 yards
Yellow: 5,553 yards
Red: 5,053 yards

Every bit as strategic as it is scenic, this is a course which demands precision but rewards risk and courage, Adare Manor thoughtfully explores the true character of the terrain.

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