Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Play Ballybunion Old for Free, on April 15th

Views over Ballybunion from the 2nd green.

I have a tee time booked for 12pm on Monday 15th April, for Ballybunion Old, on the coastline of Co. Kerry. It is one of Ireland's and the world's top golf courses. I think so, and so does Tom Watson... and between us we have 8 Majors, so we know what we're talking about!

If you want to play and you're happy to join three golfers you don't know (including me) then leave a comment on this blog and be ABSOLUTELY SURE to check back at 1pm on April 3rd to see if your name has been picked. Alternatively, leave an email address, although it will be 'public' on this blog.

So, if you're:
a. available
b. interested in playing (your Handicap is irrelevant)
c. haven't played the course before
d. capable of filling in a form in the bar afterwards and
e. prepared to appear on my blog (as well as Golfing Weekly ezine)...

... then enter your name in the Comment section below. Some folks have been having trouble leaving a Comment, so if you're entering, be sure to scroll down in the box when you fill in your details and type out the two words in the box.

Ballybunion Old's brilliant, long and terrifying par three 15th.
Please note, it's a 3 hour drive from the M50/N7 Junction, but a journey well worth making if you want to play one of Ireland's best golf courses. Practice facilities are excellent too, and so is the breakfast if you fancy arriving early and lapping up the atmosphere.

Irish golf doesn't get better than this.


  1. Trevor Kelly
    18 handicap
    would love to tee it up there

  2. why have I played there already.........


  3. Pa Custy 18.5 HC
    Ballybunion is on the top of my bucket list and I would love to give it a lash sooner than I would have had expected to.

  4. I would love to play, what an amazing course.

  5. Karl Horan 13 HC
    Put my name in the hat. I've heard great things, would love to play it.

  6. Would love to get the sticks out on to Ballybunion. Be great to finally get the chance to play such a great track. I'm very good at filling out forms.....especially in pubs

  7. Andy Dunne, HC 14, distance not a problem if I am lucky enough to be picked :-)

  8. I would love to play! John Dooley...

  9. Yes please, Would love to. Haven't played there yet, but its on the list.

  10. Chris Williams is the name you are looking for ;)

  11. great track .... must get back there soon
    jude o reilly

  12. The Ballybunion Golf Club is one of the favorite Practice course for the elite golfer who come from around the world here.