When the announcement was made towards the end of the 2017 Irish Open at Portstewart that the 2018 event would be moving along the north coast to Ballyliffin, golfers in Donegal knew that it was the end of an era! For decades now, the North West of Ireland has been the well kept secret of adventurous golfers looking for the perfect golf experience without the inflated green fees or overcrowded courses. Once the European Tour machine roll into Ballyliffin in early July 2018, this secret will be no more.
With the Irish Open now set for the 5th – 8th July 2018, it is now settled as one of the key events on the European Tour. As part of the Rolex series, the field for this event is certain to be one of the strongest of the year. Just 2 weeks before the British Open, the best golfers in the world will be battling to take the crown from John Rahm in what is sure to be the biggest sporting event ever seen in Donegal.
Our location as the gateway hotel to Letterkenny makes the Clanree the ideal location from which to base your Irish Open 2018 experience. The drive to Ballyliffin is less than an hour and you will not be short of options for evening entertainment in Letterkenny with numerous restaurants and pubs as well as our own McGettigans bar ideal for winding down after a day of watching the worlds best.
If you want to try this track before the pros, check out our stay and play packages here to play at Ballyliffin while staying with us at the Clanree.
Early bird tickets are now on sale so get yours now before booking your room at the Clanree for what could be the best Irish Open ever in 2018.