First off, a couple of words about the location, it's arresting, wild, charming and stunningly beautiful. And the course is not bad either. You can certainly tell that it's a new course, but that really doesn't matter. The holes are laid out intelligently, making good use of the natural lie of the land (although I'm sure the earth moved here). We played on a calm day (two club wind) from the gold markers (6,897 yards) and we found the Glashedy a manageable test...play off the black tees only if you're feeling masochistic! I think there's 17 excellent/good holes here and one (the 7th) which seems out if place. Fantastic clubhouse and a genuine warm Irish welcome. Ballyliffin is not to be missed.
Date: February 09, 2005