A Very Warm Welcome
We extend a warm welcome to all members and visitors as we celebrate the 125th anniversary of the founding of our Club. We hope you get the opportunity to join us for some of the planned activities scheduled during the year.
Lahinch has been described as “The St. Andrews of Ireland” and many other complimentary titles, but those who know and love the place firmly believe that Lahinch Golf Club doesn’t need comparison with any of the game’s other world class venues. From the infant days back in 1892, the Club has stood out on its own merits as a golfing institution like none other.
The Old Course is a true championship links developed from the outset by Old Tom Morris and followed by Charles “Mo” Gibson, Dr. Alister McKenzie and in more recent times, Dr. Martin Hawtree. It is home to Ireland’s oldest amateur championship, The South of Ireland, which was first played in 1895. The Old Course is consistently ranked in the Top 50 Golf Courses of the World and is No. 4 in Ireland’s Top 100 Golf Courses.
The challenges presented by the course depend on the diverse weather conditions of the Atlantic Ocean. Many of the world’s greatest golfers visit Lahinch in preparation for The Open Championship and some have gone on to raise the Claret Jug.
There are many other high points to golfing at Lahinch in the 21st century and chief among them is the Castle Course, a major attraction for members and visitors alike and a much more testing challenge than might, at first, appear.
We are delighted that our magnificent Short Game Academy, located on the site of the old Army Barracks, is now fully operational. We hope you enjoy it to the full and whether you are a member or guest, you are welcome to take the time to hone your short game skills in advance of taking on the challenges of either course!
The Golf Links is unique in its proximity to the village with its long sandy beach, world class surfing, bathing, glorious views, atmospheric pubs and restaurants and the warm welcome extended by the townspeople. Lahinch is also a key destination on the Wild Atlantic Way, on the edge of the Burren National Park (UNESCO recognised Global and European Geopark) and only 10km from one of the world’s natural wonders, the Cliffs of Moher.
We hope you will enjoy our course and clubhouse hospitality and whatever brings you here, be it family, friends, a golfing challenge or holiday, we want you to have a memorable visit and one you will repeat.
A warm welcome awaits all members and visitors all year round at Lahinch Golf Club.
Padraig Slattery & Jacqueline Joyce
2017 Club Captains