Playing the Course
Lahinch golf course is located in a small village on the west coast of Ireland and is undoubtedly one of the finest links courses in the world.
It has been described as ‘The St Andrews of Ireland’ and many other complimentary titles. Those who know and love the place firmly believe that Lahinch Golf Club doesn’t need comparison with any of the game’s other world class venues.
The legendary Old Tom Morris set the highest standards for the course from the outset. He was followed by equally celebrated architects Charles ‘Mo’ Gibson and Dr Alister MacKenzie. In more recent times, the expertise of Dr Martin Hawtree ensures its place in the higher echelons of all golf rankings.
Lahinch, Old Course
Over the years Lahinch Golf Club has welcomed many of the greatest players in the world. Phil Mickelson is an Honorary Overseas Life Member at Lahinch.
He played the Old Course at Lahinch for the 1st time with the other members of the United States Walker Cup team including David Duval in September 1991. He also played at Lahinch prior to the British Open in 2001.
Phil has described Lahinch and Augusta as his two favourite golf courses. ”I’m a member at Lahinch which is one of my favourite courses”