Ballyliffin Golf Club
County Donegal, Ireland
A classic, naturally undulating golf links
Faldo Design undertook the renovation of the Old Links at Ballyliffin Golf Club in 2004 and completed the project in June 2006. Sir Nick Faldo has had strong ties with the club for a number of years and Faldo Design was perhaps the obvious choice when the club decided to enhance and generally upgrade its layout.
When I first visited Ballyliffin back in the nineties, I had intended to play just nine holes, but I liked the course so much that I had to stay for the full eighteen. I really believe that we have succeeded in fully realising the potential of the Old Links and that this is now a genuinely world class golf course. Essentially, we wanted to improve the course’s strategic qualities by way of a complete re-bunkering programme and have also created some new oceanside tees to better emphasise the natural beauty that the course already had in abundance. The existing course at Ballyliffin has always been an absolute joy to play, but I do feel that our renovation has allowed for some exciting new challenges to emerge.
— Sir Nick Faldo