Golfers Guide to Ireland Award for Ballyliffin.
Ballyliffin awarded best Links in Ulster at recent Golfers Guide to Ireland Awards. Below Alan Doherty accepted the award from Minister Michael Ring.
Also 'Top 100 Golf Courses', the most informed and dedicated ranking website presented its 2012 golf course rankings. Glashedy Links moves to No. 9 in Top100 and the Old Links to No 20.
Also it is expected for Ballyliffin to bounce with the arrival of the Irish Open to neighbour Royal Portrush
The announcement that the Irish Open was again returning North of the Pale has been greeted with overwhelming enthusiasm from most in Irish golf and in particular the links courses along the North Coast.
There is no doubt that Royal Portrush is one of this island’s most prestigious assets and the hosting of the Irish Open... will showcase this to the world.
The spirit of Ulster as evidenced in recent rugby performances is already uniting behind the event with offers of support and assistance from courses on both sides of the border.
Royal Portrush is part of a cross border family of clubs which have come together and pooled resources to market their 11 links courses internationally.
North & West Coast Links is a Galway based marketing company which represents the 11 clubs – Connemara, Carne, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo, Donegal, Narin & Portnoo, Rosapenna, Ballyliffin, Portstewart, Royal Portrush and Ardglass.
With a partnership like this Portrush will have no shortage of support in staging the event and many of her closest neighbours will benefit from the influx of golf fans to the region around the Irish Open. Ballyliffin has already seen a surge in bookings around the event and is ideally positioned on the Inishowen Peninsula just over an hour fm the dunes of Dunluce with the connecting Foyle Ferry.
Ballyliffin’s Open Week starts on July 1st – the last day of the Irish Open and with accommodation from just €40 pps and top class links golf from only €40 per round during Open Week, many golfers are intent on combining a golf break in Ballyliffin with attending the Irish Open.
It is expected that the members of Royal Portrush will be spoilt for choice for alternative golfing facilities in the weeks prior to the Irish Open with sister clubs offering courtesy playing rights to Portrush members when the Dunluce Links is closed in preparation for the event.