16 Lahinch Old

Lahinch Old in Ireland has been ranked number 16 in Golf Monthly's 2010 Top 100 golf courses in the UK and Ireland

Lahinch Old

16 Lahinch Old

Architect: T Morris Stats: 6,613 yds, par 72, SSS 73 GF: €75-€125 Visitor information: Visitors welcome any day of the week from yellow, green or white tees W: lahinchgolf.com 2008 Ranking: 11 (Down 5) Improvements since 2008 Rankings: Course: No Old course changes since November 2008 Clubhouse: Upstairs toilets have been upgraded as has the balcony outside the bar

Golf at Lahinch began in 1894. Old Tom Morris made improvements in 1897 but it was Alister MacKenzie who created the course largely still in play today. Between 1999 and 2003 Martin Hawtree completed a renovation project to bring the rugged and imposing links into line with the modern game. There are still plenty of idiosyncrasies, but that's half its appeal.

Panellists' comments: "A special links experience, set in a beautifully remote part of Ireland"; "Unconventional to say the least"

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