Ireland Golf Vacations

Ballybunion Village

Ballybunion (Irish name: Baile an Bhuinneánaigh) is a town and seaside resort off the coast of County Kerry, Ireland, approximately 30 Kilometres (19 miles) away from Tralee.

For many families and young people, Ballybunion is their Summer haven where they enjoy the lovely beaches, the warm Atlantic waters, and the thriving traditional pubs along streets of Ballybunion. One of the many attractions Ballybunion has on offer are the sandy beaches which are extremely popular among locals and tourists alike for surfing. If you happen to be in Ballybunion at the right time, not only can surfers be seen in the waters but dolphins too!

The village of Ballybunion has no shortage of character, the bustling pubs and the traditional restaurants along with the amusement arcades and playgrounds for the children make it a very popular destination for families throughout the Summer.  Outside the Ballybunion Garda station is a statue of Bill Clinton, erected following his visit to the village on a golfing holiday to play on our very own golf course, which he later named as his favourite golf course.

 

Ballybunion Beaches

There are two main beaches that make up the coast off Ballybunion. The two beaches are separated by a steep cliff where on top lies the ruins of a castle.  The beach on the left is known as the Gent’s Beach and the beach to the right is the Ladies beach.  The separate beaches accommodated men who wanted to bathe on their own away from the women and children. This tradition has not been in place for several years now, so no need to worry! One of the main attractions on the women’s beach are the seaweed baths where many people come to enjoy some relaxing therapeutic downtime. A path runs along the two beaches which leads you on the 20 minute walk to a beach overlooked by a convent known as the nun’s beach.

County Kerry

County Kerry (Irish name: Contae Ciarraí) is located in the South-West of Ireland in the southern province of Munster. The main town in Kerry is Tralee which is a short drive from Ballybunion. Kerry is bordered by counties Cork and Limerick. Known for its beautiful scenery, Kerry is one of the top tourist destinations in Ireland which is no surprise! On the west of the county is the Atlantic Ocean and on the North is the Shannon river which is the longest river in Ireland.

Off the coast of Kerry, there are a number of Islands including Valentia Island and the Blasket islands which can both be accessed by ferry from the mainland. Along with the scenic coastline, Kerry also boast the highest mountain range in Ireland called the McGillycuddy’s Reeks which attracts walkers from all over the world. The distinct landscape along with everything else County Kerry has to offer makes it a unique place to visit.

Golf Vacation at Ballybunion

Along with the amazing mountainscape and the attractive coastline, Kerry boasts some of the best golf courses in the UK and Ireland. At Ballybunion, you’ll find two wonderfully challenging and unique links golf courses; the Old Course and the Trent Cashen designed Cashen Course. These two are one of a kind golf courses that overlook the Atlantic ocean and make Ballybunion the perfect place for your golf vacation in Ireland. Ballybunion also has a wonderful selection of accommodation to suit all budgets – self catering, guesthouse and hotels. A golf vacation in Ballybunion is an experience like no other and once you play here you will want to return.

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Places to Stay

Cliff House Hotel – 3 Star Hotel
T : 00 353 68 27777
E : info@cliffhousehotel.com
W : www.cliffhousehotel.com
Proprietor : Kevin O Callaghan
Hotel with Sea View / Restaurant / Bar

Golf Holiday Homes – 4 Star Self Catering
T : 00 353 68 27882
E : info@ballybunionhomes.com
W : www.ballybunionhomes.com
Proprietor : Padraig Hanrahan
Self Catering House 1 minute from Club House

Harty Costello’s – 4 Star Guesthouse
T : 00 353 68 27129
E : hartycostello@eircom.net
W : www.hartycostellos.com
Proprietor : Davnet Hourigan
Town Centre Accommodation / Seafood Restaurant / Bar

Teach De Brock – 4 Star Guesthouse
T : 00 353 68 27581
E : info@ballybuniongolf.com
W : www.ballybuniongolf.com
Proprietor : Aoife Brock
50 yards from Club House

The Tides – 5 Star B&B
T : 00 353 68 27980
E : info@ballybunionbandb.ie
W : www.ballybunionbandb.ie
Proprietor : David & Doreen Walsh
TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award Winner

Seanor House

T : 00 353 68 27055
E : bed@eircom.net
W : www.seanorhouse.com
Proprietor : Nora & Sean Stack
Just 1km from Ballybunions world famous links

The Marine Links Hotel
T : 00 353 68 27139
E : marinelinksbookings@gmail.com
W : www.marinelinkshotel.ie
Proprietor : Elaine Bennett
Sandhill Road Just 1km from Golf Course

McMunns of Ballybunion
T : 00 353 68 28845
E : una@mcmunns.com
W : www.mcmunns.com
Proprietor : Una O Connor
Town Centre Sea views / Restaurant / Bar