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I visited Ballyliffin in September of 2000.I had the opportunity to play both courses. The Old Course and Glashedy Links. Both were wonderful links golf courses. The town of Ballyliffin revolves around the golf courses. There are a few nice hotels and guesthouses that cater to golfers. It is a great place for a getaway weekend golf trip because both courses are challenging and in excellent condition.
Prior to visiting Ballyliffin I had heard it referred to as 'The Ballybunion of the North'. It fit the bill. The Old Course is rugged with undulating fairways, hidden pot bunkers and some great par 4's.The challenge is a combination of course and conditions as the wind always blows.
Glasheedy Links is truly a championship course. It plays to 7300 yards from the tips. From the first hole a demanding dogleg right to a well protected green right through the last, there is not a weak hole in the mix. My favourite hole is the par 3 Eight. A tee shot from an elevated tee some 150 feet above the green to a well-protected green surrounded by a lake and many bunkers, par is a great score.
Perhaps the most important part of the Ballyliffin experience is the people. We were very impressed by the people of the town and the members of the courses. We plan on returning very soon.
Dennis Durkin, Philadelphia, PA USA (Dennis.Durkin@iesg.com) 08/01