The Republic of Ireland is one of the world’s most popular destinations when it comes to golfing holidays, with players of all abilities attracted by its challenging courses in fabulous locations. Ballyliffin is home to one of the best clubs in the country, offering 36 holes of outstanding links action.
Anyone wanting to play its two courses will have plenty of choice when it comes to choosing somewhere to stay. If you want to enjoy a spot of luxury during your golfing holiday you could opt for a few days in a four star hotel where you’ll be able to make the most of restaurants offering high quality food along with leisure, fitness, sauna and spa facilities.
Located against the backdrop of the Inishowen Peninsula, visitors to Ballyliffin can revel in some fabulous views of Glashedy Island and the Atlantic Ocean. It’s a popular tourist hotspot and has plenty of options when it comes to accommodation. Many of its hotels, guesthouses and bed and breakfasts are just a short drive away from the golf club.
Ireland’s leading links complex, Ballyliffin Golf Club boasts not one but two championship standard courses. Set against the spectacular backdrop of the wild Atlantic, offering panoramic views of sea, coast and countryside, it is the country’s most northerly club and is renowned for its warm hospitality.
The Old Links revels in the natural beauty of its terrain, with recent work undertaken by the legendary Nick Faldo further enhancing its already enviable reputation. The new Glashedy Course, created around some amazing sand dunes by renowned golf architects Pat Ruddy and Tom Craddock, is rated among the best links tracks in the world.
In the Swing
Ballyliffin’s luxurious clubhouse has everything the discerning golfer could wish to find, including a pro shop where you can book your round, hire a buggy or trolley and pay your fees.
You can book lessons or clinics with the club’s resident professional or take advantage of a comprehensive custom fitting service designed to match your clubs to your swing. Equipment repairs can also be carried out and you can browse an impressive array of clubs, bags, balls, trolleys and other accessories, along with a wide range of casual and waterproof clothing for men and women.
Opened in May 2000 at a cost of €2million, the 25,000 square foot clubhouse boasts some truly breathtaking views. The Links Restaurant and Bar on the top floor overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and offers a full range of culinary delights designed to appeal to all ages and taste. It’s the perfect place to enjoy dinner while watching the spectacular sunsets over Pollan Bay.
As one of Ireland’s top clubs, Ballyliffin attracts visitors throughout the year but the wide range of accommodation available in the locality and further afield in places like Buncrana, Culdaff, Malin, Moville, Redcastle, Derry and Portrush should ensure that you find a great place to stay no matter what time you decide to visit.