Ballyliffin Golf Club - Golfers find Ireland`s northernmost links is well worth the trek
Released on = April 10, 2007, 1:02 pm
Press Release Author = GolfPublisher Syndications
Industry = Media
Press Release Summary = Remote Ballyliffin Golf Club is well worth the trek. Top Ireland links at GolfEurope.com
Press Release Body = By Brandon Tucker, Staff Writer, Golf Publisher Syndications
BALLYLIFFIN, Ireland (April 9, 2007) - Getting to Ireland\'s northernmost golf club isn\'t easy.
By land you must navigate tiny two-lane roads through little coastal villages, as far north as they\'ll take you. The Foyle ferry is more direct, but it can close in a heartbeat when the waters are choppy.
But those who make it to Ballyliffin Golf Club are amply compensated. Its two golf courses, the Old Links and Glashedy Links, are as rewarding as they are remote.
This is links golf as pure as you\'ll find anywhere, laid out over sweeping dunes, guarded by rocky terrain, overseen by looming peaks.
Glashedy rock, Ballyliffin\'s own little Ailsa Craig (of Turnberry fame) broods just offshore. Mountains wrap around the coast. When the afternoon clouds diffuse the sunshine, the club takes on an eerie, almost lunar feel.
This is Irish golf at its most otherworldly, and it\'s worth the trek. Here\'s a look at Ballyliffin Golf Club\'s two courses.
The Old Links The Old Links has been in steady transformation since the club was officially established after World War II (golf has been played on the site since the early 20th century). Architect Eddie Hackett oversaw a complete 18-hole upgrade in 1973. A striking new clubhouse was added in 1987.
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April 9, 2007 Any opinions expressed above are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the views of the management.