Glin Castle is the ideal base from which to enjoy five world-class golf courses. We are the closest premium accommodation to Ballybunion, with two of the world’s greatest links courses, old and new, that afford two days of unrivalled playing.
Doonbeg, Lahinch and Tralee are all within an hours drive and Adare, with its new Tom Fazio – designed, Ryder Cup course is 35 minutes away.
Located on the north west coast of County Kerry, on a beautiful stretch of sand dunes overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, you’ll find two wonderfully challenging and unique links golf courses at Ballybunion – the Old Course and the Trent Jones Cashen Course.
Recognised among the best championship Links Courses in the world and named best Golf Resort in Ireland 2017 (Golfers Guide to Ireland). Recently redesigned, under the supervision of renowned designer Dr. Hawtree. Now 18 majestic golf holes, 16 of which have Ocean Views, have soft underfoot grass pathways leading to large tee boxes facing beautiful rolling fairways that approach gentle contoured greens.
It has been described as ‘The St Andrews of Ireland’ and many other complimentary titles. Those who know and love the place firmly believe that Lahinch Golf Club doesn’t need comparison with any of the game’s other world-class venues.
Designed and built by Arnold Palmer, this stunning course and surroundings represent a true paradise for those willing to challenge what is widely acclaimed as one of the finest links courses in the world.
Every bit as strategic as it is scenic, this is a course which demands precision but rewards risk and courage. Whether you are new to the game or a passionate lifelong devotee, golfers of every level will encounter something to inspire, challenge, and improve their game every time they play through.
Dooks Golf Club
Dooks Golf Club in Kerry is one of Ireland’s oldest golf courses set amid the waters of Dingle Bay and the McGillycuddy Reeks mountains on the Ring of Kerry. With majestic views of the Wild Atlantic Ocean and the nearby Reeks mountain range, Dooks Golf Links offers a visual feast of scenery at the edge of Dingle Bay as well as a technical challenge for all golfers. This golf course is approximately 1.5 hour’s drive from Glin Castle.
Waterville Golf Links
Located on the south-west coast of Ireland in County Kerry, the famous Waterville Links golf course is one of Ireland’s top golf destinations. Golf at Waterville is a mystical experience – the beauty of classic links land, surrounded by the sea, yet forever challenged and shaped by the elements. Over 100 years old, Waterville is rated among the top 20 links courses in the world and is only 2 hour’s drive from Glin Castle.