Ballyliffin Golf Club - Glashedy Links

Ballyliffin Golf Club consists of two outstanding, contrasting links courses and 36 wonderful holes make up one of the finest golf resorts to be found anywhere in the world. Ballyliffin is Ireland's most northerly Golf Club - exactly 10 miles due South of Malin Head (Ireland's most northerly point!).

In 1991 a committee within the club agreed that adjacent land owned by the club could be utilised to incorporate a new course. In early summer of 1992 members of the committee at Ballyliffin Golf Club met with Pat Ruddy and Tom Craddock, golf course architects from Dublin. Messrs. Ruddy & Craddock stated that the land was probably the finest piece of links golfing terrain that they had ever seen and the possibilities for developing it as a golf links were mind-boggling. Construction of the course began on 7th May 1993 and was completed in record time with the opening taking place on 3rd August, 1995. Even Ruddy & Craddock were surprised at the speed of construction.

The Glashedy Links is fashioned around the incredible dunes, and is already notorious for its peat riveted bunkers and its opening three challenging par fours. The expansive panoramic views of countryside, coastline and ocean savoured by these magnificent links course will not easily be forgotten. The Glashedy Links has hosted the Irish Inter-provincial Championships in 2006, the European Tour, North West of Ireland Open in 2002 and the Ladies European Tour, Ladies Irish Open in 1998.

The Glashedy Links forms one of the chosen courses for the annual Great North Links Challenge Amateur Golf Tournament held in the first week of October. Also, local champions from Northern Ireland in the form of Rory McIlroy and Darren Clarke can be found practicing on the Glashedy Links throughout the year when they are not on tour. Being the home to two championship links courses and one of the warmest welcomes in golf – this is a must when putting together an Ireland golf package with your friends.

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