Lahinch (Old)

LC Lambrecht
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Lahinch (Old)

  • Course Type

  • GOLF Top 100 World Rank (2023-24)

  • Year

  • Architects

    Old Tom Morris, 1893 / Alister MacKenzie, 1927 / Martin Hawtree, 2003
  • Par

  • Yardage


Course Overview

Old Tom Morris’ 1893 design, coupled with Alister MacKenzie’s 1927 enhancements, including the 9th green, and Martin Hawtree’s 2003 push into the big dunes, delivers an irresistible combination of beauty, challenge and fun. The course is a poster child for Irish tourism, what with its tumbling dunes and the Cliffs of Mohr just to the north. Amazingly, the golf is every bit as good as its setting, headlined by a sterling set of two-shot holes that fall across the land in every conceivable manner. (Photo: LC Lambrecht)

3 things to know

  • Hole everyone talks about

    No. 5, par-3, 154 yards: Set in the middle of a sand dune, players are tasked with hitting a blind shot to the green. Your only aim-point? A white rock on the top of the dune is repositioned each day to provide an accurate line to the flagstick.
  • Best non-golf amenity

    Players are gifted with a Lahinch-logoed water bottle at the start of the round — handy for hydration, and also as an environmentally savvy souvenir.
  • Insider tip

    While the summer months of June, July and August are a popular time to visit Ireland, September is the most ideal for dry conditions and fewer crowds.