A Very Warm Welcome
We look forward to welcoming all of our members and visiting guests to our great Club during 2018 for what promises to be another very enjoyable year at Lahinch.
We hope to get the opportunity to meet you during your visit during the year. The Old Course is the No. 4 Ranked Golf Course in Ireland and No. 2 Ranked Golf Course in the South of Ireland and we have just hosted a most memorable celebration of 125 Years of Golf at Lahinch in 2017.
From its founding days back in 1892, Lahinch Golf Club has stood out as a golfing institution especially with its unique flavour of linking the golf course with the village.
The Old Course, originally designed by Old Tom Morris and further enhanced by the world renowned architect, Dr Alister MacKenzie, in 1926, was returned to its natural beauty in more recent times by Dr Martin Hawtree and remains home to Ireland’s oldest Amateur Championship, The South of Ireland, which was first played in 1895. It has rightly, over the past few years, regained its status as the premier Amateur Open Championship in Ireland.
The “South” has been won by Major Champions Graeme McDowell, Darren Clarke and, Ryder Cup Captain, Paul McGinley while the Irish Amateur Close Championship, when played at Lahinch, was won by three times Major Champion, Padraig Harrington.
Many of the world’s greatest golfers have visited Lahinch in preparation for the Open Championship and some of our Overseas Life Members such as Phil Mickelson and Stewart Cink have raised the Claret Jug.
The uniqueness of the Old Course depends on the diverse weather conditions off the Atlantic Ocean.
Not only do we have the beauty and challenge of the Old Course but we are also served by the wonderfully conditioned Castle Course, a major attraction for members and visitors alike and quite a testing challenge.
We are thrilled that our New Short Game Academy has been in operation for a full season and has been used extensively used by members and guests. Its proximity to both courses in a huge advantage to hone the short game skills in advance of taking on the challenges of our two courses.
We welcome you, not only to the Golf Club, but also to a vibrant village, a place with something for everyone and a great starting point for your adventure on the West Coast or even an unmissable location to finish or commence your journey on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Lahinch Golf Club is honoured to host the Home International Championships in 2019 and the Palmer Cup in 2020 and plans are already in place for both prestigious events.
Our members and visitors continue to enjoy the long sandy beach, world class surfing facilities, a great range of pubs and restaurants and the warm welcome extended by the local community.
Lahinch Golf Club is located less than 10Km from one of the world’s natural wonders – the Cliffs of Moher.
Whilst last year was a big occasion for the Club as we celebrated our 125th anniversary at this great venue, our hope and wish for the year ahead is that the Club and all of its members and visitors continue to thrive and, once again, we would like to extend a warm welcome to Lahinch Golf Club during 2018.
Kevin O’Keeffe & Rose Doyle
2018 Club Captains