I played 7 rounds in southwest Ireland in August 2004 and I found the Old Course at Ballybunion to be the most interesting, strategic layout of the bunch. The Old has great variety in its layout and I believe you will have great respect for this course once you have played it. Be prepared to be challenged on every approach to greens that are difficult to hit. The Old Course is not to be missed and don't listen to those who detract because the grass is not plush. This is links golf at its best.
Date: August 22, 2004