Ballybunion – Old Course

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  • Holes of Merit:
    1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17
  • NCG Rank:
    20/100 in GB&I
  • Golf.com Rank:
    20/100 in the World

At A Glance

  • The routing uses the dunes-land to create triangles and variable wind conditions.
  • Wider fairways would seem to favour a longer hitter but greens need to be respected and played to the right side in order to score.
  • Greenside touch can level the playing field.
  • Variety of the greens! They vary in size, shape and preferred style of approach.

Tom Doak recommends golf architecture students pay special attention to the green contouring and routing.


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