Ballyliffin Golf Club

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Ballyliffin Golf Club

Ballyliffin, Inishowen, County Donegal, Ireland

Golf Packages

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North of Ireland Golf Trip

North of Ireland Golf Trip

Northern Ireland, UK

Round Trip, 6 Nights and 5 green fees, Date of your choice

from 1530,- per person Learn more
Donegal Links Golf Trip

Donegal Links Golf Trip

Ireland

Round Trip, 6 Nights and 5 green fees, Date of your choice

from 1075,- per person Learn more
Lough Eske Castle Hotel & Spa

Lough Eske Castle Hotel & Spa 5 stars

Ireland

7 Nights B&B and 5 green fees

Also includes: Donegal GC and Narin And Portnoo GC

from 1381,- per person Learn more

Characteristics

The exact date of origin of the game of Golf in the Ballyliffin area is difficult to pinpoint. Clubs in Greencastle (1893), North West (1890) and the City of Derry (1912) were already well established by the 1940's and supposedly their success acted as a reassuring prompt to the formal establishment of a Club in Ballyliffin. The game had been played spasmodically at Pollen Green (Gerard Grants Land) by members of the British Army, stationed at Leenan Fort and later in the 1920's and 1930's by Carndonagh Bankers and others who could afford the time. In any case by the middle to late 1940's after the end of World War ll the concept of establishing a Club in the area gained momentum. A meeting of those interested in the formation of the Golf Club at Ballyliffin was held in Ballyliffin Hall on 2nd April, 1947. It was formally proposed by Dr. F. C. Friel, seconded by P.J. McCarroll and passed unanimously that the Ballyliffin Golf Club be established.

By the 8th August 1947, a lease of all the necessary rights for a period of ten years was granted by the ten landowners concerned to the newly elected trustees of the Club, namely; Rev. J. Gallagher, M.D. White, Patrick J. O'Doherty, Patrick Gallen and Bernard Harkin, for an initial annual sum of £1 per year per landowner. The course was unofficially declared open for play to Members in June, but because the newly laid greens were still quite rough it was decided to postpone the official opening until their condition improved. At the A.G.M. of this historic year, the Honorary Secretary Mr Patrick J. O'Doherty recorded the following prophetic assessment.."In the opinion of the Committee, the prospects for the Club in the coming years are bright. The initial work is now over and a course is in existence and although perhaps not up to the standard of other 9-hole courses, it is capable of great development, and has the advantages of being ideally situated and free from major obstructions...". May 2nd, 1948 was the date eventually chosen to mark the official opening of the Club.

Courses

18-Hole Old Links Course

Design: Sir Nick Faldo & Pat Ruddy. Style: Links.

Scorecard
TeeParCRSlopeLength
Yellow (Men)70--6612 yards
Red (Women)70--5201 yards

18-Hole Glashedy Course

Style: Links

Scorecard
TeeParCRSlopeLength
Yellow (Men)72--7135 yards
Red (Women)72--5862 yards

Practice Facilities

  • Driving Range
  • Practice Area
  • Putting Green

Visitors

18-Hole Old Links Course

Visitors are welcome every day.

18-Hole Glashedy Course

Visitors - on request.

Etiquette

Softspikes required.

Green Fees

18-Hole Old Links Course

Green FeeMon - FriSat, Sun, Holidays
18 Holes75 €80 €

18-Hole Glashedy Course

Green FeeMon - FriSat, Sun, Holidays
18 Holes80 €90 €

Amenities

Club Amenities

  • Clubhouse
  • Conference room
  • Locker rooms
  • Club accepts credit cards
  • Bar

Restaurant

Linx Restaurant
Credit cards accepted.

Pro Shop

Ballyliffin Golf Club
Phone: 0749378100
proshop@ballyliffingolfclub.com

Rentals

  • Clubs for hire
  • Trolley for hire
  • Electro-trolley for hire
  • Electro-cart for hire
  • Caddy

The Club

General Information

Founded: 1948

Personnel

TitleName
ProGareth McCausland

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mikega 5 Reviews
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July 2018

Old left bad, unfair layout. Glashedy for top class!!

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kertina 23 Reviews
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Beautiful links course-definitely with schedule

The third day of the Donegal Links Classic Open 2018 took us to Ballyliffin. Everything was already in preparation for the Irish Open 2018. Even the journey from Rosapenna to Ballyliffin was great. The landscape just amazing impressive. We played the Glashedy course. I found him beautiful and really challenging. The greens are quite heavy and the raff - oh dear, you need teammates with good eyes. The views of the sea are breathtaking and make you stop more often. As always in Ireland - also here so lovable people. A great experience.

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us1111 7 Reviews
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Perfect

Have played the Old Course in June 2017 and had luck with the weather - think, this is already a lot of...
A great washy left, which was a lot of fun. Good holes, beautiful layout, great views of the sea - for me quite definitely a place, which one must necessarily have played, if one loves left-golf.
Very nice clubhouse with a great view of both places, very nice people everywhere.
Even if the place is "in the middle of nowhere" - the way is worth it!
Especially since the second place is also great!
In one day I became a big fan of Ballyliffin.
The course is also played as part of the tournament series "Causeway Coast Golf Tournament" - see page.
Drive to!!!

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