Old Tom Morris, Alistair Mackenzie and nature’s own genius combined to carve out this exceptional links in southwestern Clare, along Ireland’s picture-postcard west coast.
Beautifully trapped between the Inagh River and the Atlantic’s own roar, the old course at Lahinch is unquestionably a stern test of golf – it has its fair share of blind shots and requires power and guile in equal measure – but its standout feature is the beauty of the landscape.
When to do it
Visitors are welcome all year round, seven days a week. Shoulder seasons are the best times to play – April to May or September to October; it’s not as busy as the height of summer and you can play the course as the designers intended, without temporary greens or fairway mats.
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