Ballyliffin Golf Club (Glashedy Links)


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Ballyliffin Golf Club (Glashedy Links) Est. 1995

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Ballyliffin Golf Club (Glashedy Links): Far from the madding crowd in the most northerly part of Ireland (Inishowen), Ballyliffin is home to two superb championship golf courses, both set in a vast area of natural sand dunes. The Glashedy Links takes its name from the Glashedy Rock that sits 2 km offshore. The longer and sterner test of the two layouts, the Glashedy is laid out amongst towering dunes with sea and mountain views from most holes.

As with many of the great courses played on linksland (land which provides the "link" between usable farmland and the seashore), the Glashedy is defined by crisp fairways, fabulous revetted bunkering and fast true greens. Deep rough lies in wait for wayward drives, not too easy to avoid when the wind is blowing, or when playing some of the layout's tighter and more undulating holes. Without doubt one of the best examples of links golf in Ireland, and not as far off the beaten trail as a casual glance at the road map may have you think.
To tour Glashedy Links click on the video below.

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Making Contact

Ballyliffin Golf Club
Ballyliffin,
Inishowen, Co. Donegal 
Ireland
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Office   +353 (0)74 9376 119
Pro Shop   +353 (0)74 9378 100
Fax

  +353 (0)74 9376 672

Email   info@ballyliffingolfclub.com
Website   www.ballyliffingolfclub.com
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Golf Pro
 
Gareth McCausland
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Seaside links.
Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk.
 
Surroundings: Coastal duneland.
 
Designer: Pat Ruddy & Tom Craddock
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7220 6327 5642
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 74 71 74
 
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-71 Old Course (6,612 yds).
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How2Get There?

40 km N of Derry (Londonderry)
From Derry (Londonderry) take the A2 direction Newtown Cunningham / Letterkenny and then the R238 direction Burnfoot / Buncrana. From Buncrana (still on the R238) follow direction Drumfree / Cardonagh. After 8 km in Drumfree, follow the R238 direction Clonmany. After 8.4 km (at pink church) turn right direction Ballyliffin GC. After 4 km turn left into entrance to Ballyliffin GC.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in summer season: €100 (all days). [Contact club for full details, early-bird and twilight discounts, combination tickets, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Ballyliffin is just a few miles from the most northerly tip of Ireland - Malin Head (well-known from shipping weather forecasts).

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf World rating: 55th best course in Britain & Ireland.
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Location

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Latitude: (55.289283)
Longitude: (-7.381611)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

The Strand Hotel 
Ballyliffin, Inishowen, Co. Donegal
+353 (0)74 937 6107
www.ballyliffin.com

The Strand Hotel is situated amid an Irish paradise of golden sandy beaches, beautiful hillsides, world class golf courses, a plethora of cheerful watering holes and a warm friendly face at every turn.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Ballyliffin (Glashedy Links and Old Links)
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Golf within 30 km No
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Ballyliffin Lodge Hotel 4-star
Ballyliffin, Inishowen, Co. Donegal
+353 (0)74 937 8200
www.ballyliffinlodge.com

The Ballyliffin Lodge Hotel & Spa offers spectacular panoramic views of Malin Head and the Inishowen coastline taking in the world famous Ballyliffin Golf Club, the golden sands of Pollan Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Ballyliffin (Glashedy Links and Old Links)
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Golf within 30 km No
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