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peter CH 139 Reviews

way overpriced and overrated

yes, tricky to play and some beautiful views but the standard is not there, where the price tag is. at ballybunion i have first time seen a t-box 10 meters behind a short par-3-green, without a protection of any kind. one is basically "on target". also starting management was a desaster, because the "official starting watch" was about 10 minutes delaied... result: we were late...
while mentioning this problem, answer was: "happens regularly, but who cares..."
well golfers care, especially on a fully booked golf course.

Berlin Golf Bear 62 Reviews
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Left at its best

Played on the 6th (Cashen) and 7th (Old Course) 6,2019, HCP 11

In a nutshell: the dream of every links golf enthusiast that has become a reality - two hammer courts of the very finest!
Dunes, tall grass, views of the wild Atlantic. Hidden Par3s - blind blows between the high, overgrown hills, ... Wonderful neat, very fast, badly bent greens. Golferherz, what do you want more!?

As so often in the Irish squares, greets - right at the beginning - a small cemetery from the fairway edge of the "Old Course". Unfortunately, a few of its railways also run along a low but quite ugly terraced housing estate. Therefore - tradition or not - I liked the "Cashen" course a little better than the "Old".

For the "Cashen" a cart is recommended to all those who do not want to ruin their joints on these hardy, hilly places - on the "Old" no carts are allowed, so you have to "crawl" ...

Conclusion: Yes, I give 5 times! The concentrated charge top left is simply overwhelming. Definitely play, even if the seats are not really cheap (according to website currently EUR 230, - for the "Old" and 80, - for the "Cashen" - in the package it's a little cheaper). For this, on the "Old Course" still a compulsory caddy per flight is due, which costs another 80, - plus tip. But that's also worth it - we would have lost without "Willie" for well over 80, - balls. (In the "Golf Bear Ranking": 9 out of 10 points for the "Cashen" and 8 for the "Old Course".)

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Pinseeker 18 Reviews
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Bally

Golfers, no matter what it costs. No matter how far your way. Golfers, no matter what and how often you played. At the first tee down to the cemetery begins the legend. The legend Ballybunion!

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Slicegolfer;-) 17 Reviews
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High demands

Played Cashen- place on 08.26.2016, had to fight so hard, all the senses and the body were demanded; Course in great condition; without space knowledge very difficult; heavily undulating greens, but not too fast; fantastic views of the Atlantic; Space for high handicaps unsuitable for me (-17.9)

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Ben Wood 8 Reviews
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One of the best in the world

I do not know where the two previous speakers have played, but it was not well in Ballybunion. The place is a real hammer especially wind (as always with links courses). He begins to relatively harmless, but that is just like a play in several acts or music of Beethoven. One has to understand a piece far. Thats it.

Tom Watson 5 time British Open Champion says: Every golf course architect should play three weeks before his Ballybunion 1 Platzbau. The best players in the world are preparing here to open it: Tiger, Michelson, Norman, Langer complete Rydercupmannschaften were already there. The place served for many places as a template as Whistling Straits, where Kaymer won 2010 trip again back and looks at it closely...

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kalle 417 Reviews
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Not as good as expected

... was the Oldcourse! I give my speakers right, the Old Course is on the first hole of a disappointment and not what you expected! The second 9 are super! The RTJ Course is very strong what, who loves dunes spaces and sea views is on 27Löchern in Ballybunion not be disappointed! But it is true, the anticipation for what comes to big!
Tralee, Dooks and especially Doonbeg are better than Ballybunion!

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Pokergolfer 9 Reviews
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Unfortunately just average

The round of golf in Ballybunion was supposed to belong to the highlight of my golf trip in Ireland, but unfortunately was the highly acclaimed Golf Club not meet rudimentary the high expectations. I have no idea why this golf course appears in various lists of the best golf courses in the world.
On the Range can only be cut off from the mats and the first 9 holes are more reminiscent of a traditional village golf club. From the left is not much to feel.
The second 9 holes are clearly exciting and some holes have it in them. Both visually and the degree of difficulty.
But all in all I was very disappointed after the round. Both the place and everything around it was not worth 180 euros!
At the top links courses in Ireland Ballybunion comes not ran, except for the green fee.

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