Ballybunion

Ballybunion

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Sandhill Rd., Ballybunion, , Ireland
Description:
If Ireland can be said to have rocked the game out of its cradle and raised it on creamy stout, the brawniest of its brood is Ballybunion, named after the adjacent seaside town in rural County Kerry.
Where to Play:
The legendary Old course weaves through towering sandhills on the shores of the Shannon Estuary, the holes playing to and from lofty cliffs. Play it at least twice, with a freckle-faced caddie. The newer Cashen course, a Robert Trent Jones Sr. design, is a roller-coaster ride over and through the dunes. Tremendous but severe. Play it once. With a resolute caddie.
When to Go:
April through October. June and July are the driest months of the year.
Where to Stay:
Many local inns and guesthouses offer stay-and-play packages with guaranteed tee times. For deluxe accommodations, travel an hour to Adare Manor, a regal nineteenth-century estate overlooking French gardens, the River Maigue and its own Trent Jones course.
Don't Miss:
Dinner at the Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge in Ballingarry near Adare, for contemporary and gourmet Irish cuisine ... A pint of Guinness in the airy, window-walled Ballybunion clubhouse ... A hot seaweed bath in town after a wind-whipped round.
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