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Last updated: 21 March, 2024
Expert travel writer: Fionn Davenport

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.

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Price from: £160
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 13+
When: All year around
Duration: -

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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