ABOUT THE COURSES
Situated on the northern most tip of Ireland, at the start of the Wild Atlantic Way, Ballyliffin is now firmly on the itinerary of every discerning golfer visiting this island. Home to two Championship links – Glashedy Links and The Old Links, Ballyliffin is unique in the quality and contrasting excellence of both courses on site.
The Glashedy Links, opened in 1995, is a Pat Ruddy and Tom Craddock masterpiece fashioned around the incredible dunes of Ballyliffin and Ruddy has returned on many occasions to fine tune and oversee the constant improvements to the links.
Pat Ruddy is the owner of The European Club and is regarded as one of the greatest golf architects of modern times.
The Old Links was opened in 1973 following the clubs move from rented lands nearby and was originally designed with contributions from Eddie Hackett, Lawrie and Pennick and members. Ruddy and Craddock made considerable changes whilst routing the Glashedy Links and Nick Faldo upgraded the links in 2005/6.