In 2002 my favorite course was Lahinch and it was up there this time but Doonbeg has made such great improvements and softened the course a little for us high handicappers that it we had our best time there.
We also had the best caddie of the week there. We had a great caddie at Ballybunion also. But then, nothing beats Old Head for the view. One should go there every year to clean out their golf bag of old balls.
The Hotel was the best accommodation. They have a reception person there, who was wonderful. We also took advantage of the free admission to the water park down the street. Tralee was a pleasant change from Killarney.
My favorite hotel for the view was in Spanish Point near Lahinch. It wasn’t new but it was like a fine old lady sitting on the point of the bay. Nice people there too. They gave me a piece of cake with a candle for my birthday.
Of course, SWING was the best agent.
Michael Farrell, US, Oct 2010