Nestled into a wild, romantic coastline, close to Malin Head on Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula and positioned as Ireland's most northerly golf course, The Old Links at Ballyliffin Golf Club is affectionately referred to as the "Dornoch of Ireland" and ultimate hidden gem of Irish golf. Its expansive ocean views, panoramic vistas of the surrounding countryside, wonderfully undulating bumpy fairways and its rich history make Ballyliffin's Old Course a truly special place, one which embodies all that is best about Irish golf.
From the 1st tee, golfers are amazed by how the course twists and turns in every possible direction. Players are also overwhelmed with the incredible beauty of the scenery, as at the elevated 2nd green, where there is a gorgeously sweeping ocean views of the Pollan Bay. Several holes, most notably, 14 through to 16 run completely out along the coast. Though the original design remains untainted, some recent adjustments were made by no-less an authority than Nick Faldo, apart from minor touch ups by Pat Ruddy and Tom Craddock, the co-designers of the sibling Glashedy Links.
- Year of Opening - 1947
- Designer - Members & Nick Faldo
- Par - 72
- Holes - 18
- Length - 6937 Yards