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Lahinch Golf Club

Old Tom Morris, Dr. Alistair MacKenzie






Old Tom Morris, Dr. Alistair MacKenzie






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Lahinch Golf Club, located in Co. Clare on the West Coast of Ireland, is a hotspot for visiting golfers and is known as the St. Andrews of Ireland.

Lahinch Golf Club, which is located in Co. Clare on the West Coast of Ireland is a hotspot for visiting golfers. Over the years this picturesque course has welcomed tour professionals such as Luke Donald, Davis Love and Jim Furyk. Phil Mickelson also happens to be an Honorary lifetime member.

Lahinch Old Course

The Old Course is home to the South of Ireland Amateur Championship which attracts the best up-and-coming golfers Ireland has to offer. Winners of note would be Darren Clarke who won in 1990, Paul McGinley in ’91 and Graeme McDowell winning in 2000. Padraig Harrington has also finished runner-up on two occasions.

Lahinch Old Course was designed by Old Tom Morris and Dr. Alistair MacKenzie who said:

Lahinch is the finest and most popular course that I or I believe anyone else, ever constructedAlister MacKenzie

Ranked no.5 on Golf Digest’s “Top 100 golf courses in Ireland”, the old course offers up a unique challenge with towering sand dunes that call for frequent blind shots and the unpredictable Atlantic breeze. This combines to keep even the most experienced of golfers on their toes. This course will really challenge your game as the terrain, weather and bunkers can force some shots you may not have thought possible.

Lahinch Castle Course

The Old Course at Lahinch will not fail to impress and is an absolute must for any visiting golfer. The Castle Course is a slightly less formidable challenge than the Old Course, though equally as interesting a prospect.


Par 5 4th: Klondyke

Par 3 5th : The Dell


The Academy consists of the Short Game Academy and the Indoor Performance Centre.

Short Game Academy

The 5 acre Martin Hawtree designed short-game area consists of a Short Game Range with a large undulating grass tee. This simulates the rolling links experience with three target greens ranging from 40 to 100 yards. There are also two purpose built short game greens to simulate chipping, lob shots, chip and run shots, and greenside bunker shots that you will find on the course.

In total there are seven greens for practice within 100 yards of the first tee. All areas are maintained to the highest standards, and reflective of the greens you will find on the courses.

Indoor Performance Centre

The New Indoor Performance Centre opened in June 2019 and is a unique, 3000 sq feet state-of-the-art indoor golf facility, delivering a premium practice, coaching, club fitting and club repair experience.

The Performance Centre consists of three main areas, the Teaching & Custom Fitting Studio equipped with a Trackman4 launch monitor, Sam Balance Lab, Sam Putt Lab and high-speed cameras. All of designed to enhance the coaching and custom fitting experience. Have your swing videos and a full Trackman report emailed to you afterwards to help you remember the important aspects of your session.

Food & Drink

Lahinch Clubhouse has been recently renovated with brand new locker rooms and pro shop facilities available. The Pro Shop is fully stocked with all of the essentials for your round, along with a fine selection of Lahinch branded clothing and equipment. There is a fantastic restaurant upstairs which provides stunning views of the course.


In July 2019, Lahinch hosted the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open which showcased this magnificent course to an audience the world over. The tournament was won by Spain’s John Rahm.


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aerial view of entire lahinch golf club
Golf course beside the sea in Ireland
Seaside golf in Ireland
aerial view of entire lahinch golf club
Golf course beside the sea in Ireland
Seaside golf in Ireland

The local area

liscanor castle beside the sea
o looneys bar and restaurant facing the sea
aerial view of the burren
aerial view of the cliffs of moher

Things to do

For those looking for activities and sightseeing trips to fit around their golfing schedule, Lahinch is the perfect base of operations.

The famous Cliffs of Moher are a short drive from the town and offer breathtaking views of the wild Atlantic Ocean. The Burren is also easily accessible by car. Should you be looking to island hop, tours of the Aran Islands can be taken from nearby Doolin – an area of stark beauty.

The Irish traditional music scene is thriving in the town, and paying a trip to one of the local pubs will allow you to immerse yourself fully in the best of the West Coast’s cultural offerings.

Lahinch is a small seaside resort with a deep history. The area has been inhabited since ancient times, and local earth forts stand testament to this, the most impressive of which is situated to the north of the village and is believed to have been created by the Vikings. The local Liscannor Castle and Dough Castle lie nearby too, relics of the Middle Ages.

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