What we say
A great example of effective modernisation by Hawtree – retaining the charm and best of the original while adding some splendid new holes. A magnificent location and a fun course that tests every club in your bag. The re-design re-discovered the original course big style.
Phil Mickelson rates Lahinch among his all-time favourite links layouts though that's what you'd expect from a golf course touched by the magical hands of Old Tom Morris and Alister Mackenzie. Lahinch is a traditional, out-and-back links and is a true classic and you'll relish every moment, specially the unique challenges of the par 5 4th followed by a blinding par 3 amidst the dunes.
Both Old Tom Morris and Alister Mackenzie have left their mark on the magnificent championship golf course at Lahinch, but you'll need to book early to get a round here as it's very popular during the summer, specially with Irish societies. Lahinch is one of the world's greats with blind shots aplenty and stunning coastal views.
Lahinch's first layout (in 1892), was redesigned by Old Tom Morris of St. Andrews in 1894. A remaining example of his work is the present 5th hole "The Dell". In 1907 George Gibson the Westward Ho Professional was invited to modernise the links to cope with the newly developed rubber cored golf ball. He brought all but five of the holes to the seaward side of the road. In 1927 Alister MacKenzie arrived at Lahinch to make his own mark on the layout before going to America to create Augusta National, Pebble Beach and Cypress Point. Lahinch is also the home of the splendid 18 par 70 Castle Course where it'll set you back just 50 Euros to tee it up.
Stay & Play: Lahinch Golf and Leisure Hotel, Lahinch Golf Hotel, Sancta Maria Hotel and Vaughan Lodge.
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- Address Lahinch Golf Club, Liscannor Road, Lahinch, County Clare , , Lahinch
- Tel +353 65 708 1003
- Website www.lahinchgolf.com/
|Green Fees||High season weekdays €135, weekend €150|
|Course Length||6,950 yards (6,355 metres)|
- Course has: Bar
- Course does not have: Buggy Hire
- Course does not have: Driving Range
- Course does not have: Practice Green
- Course has: Pro Shop
- Course has: Restaurant
- Course has: Trolley Hire
- Course does not have: Dress Code
- Course has: Club Hire
- Course has: Handicap
This is a real golf course in every sense of the word - almost got blown off it by the wind but what a test and beautiful too