Ballyliffin Golf Club
Ballyliffin Golf Club hosted the Irish Open in 2018. It was a great opportunity to showcase not just golf but the whole region, the scenery and everything we have to offer in this area. It was also a huge economic boost to the whole area. The weather was fabulous during the whole tournament and Sky Tv even got an opportunity to show live coverage of the dolphins swimming off the coast on the final day as never seen before to millions of viewers.
In terms of the economic impact, the week matched attendance records of previous years. The final day crowd of over 27,000 took the week’s total to just shy of 95,000. It was a great boost not just for golf but for tourism and in general for confidence in the whole county.
The Irish Open was described as “This place is world-class in everything it offers. It now has an incredible locker room facility, an incredible pro shop, fantastic catering, amazing space and God’s great green out there is something you can’t buy.“We’re delighted and confident that all will leave here with a very lasting and positive impression of Ballyliffin.” It was also a great opportunity to put the whole area on the map and encourage lots of the visitors to return.