Here at Epic Golf Memories, our mission is to better capture and document bucket list rounds. When we're asked to photograph golfers at a course we've never been, it's always an exciting proposition. That feeling of excitement came over us again when we were tasked with a photoshoot at The Old Course at Ballybunion Golf Club, ranked No. 24 in the world by Golf Magazine. Founded in 1893, the course as it's known today dates to 1936, when the previous links underwent changes to improve the course. It was extended to 18 holes a few years later and has received accolades from visitors like Herbert Warren Wind and Tom Watson ever since.
What has always impressed us about Irish links golf is the boldness of the dunes that often line these courses, providing playing corridors, views of the ocean, and varied green sites. A routing that incorporates these elements is crucial to the character of the golf course. Ballybunion has all these elements, which befits a course that consistently ranks among the world's best. Our crack EGM photographer Keith once again captured the beauty and playing features of the course, with the fun our clients had that day. After seeing the samples below, we think you'll agree with the aforementioned Mr. Wind, who in 1971 wrote that Ballybunion was "nothing less than the finest seaside links I have ever seen".