James and Mary have worked diligently to ensure the
new re-built house which opens its door this month
June 03, allows all the guest the opportunity of enjoying
the relaxed and beautiful surroundings of Ballybunion
golf. No stone has been left unturned to ensure that
the 19th Golf Lodge is one of the most relaxing and
accommodating properties offering guest house accommodation, not only in Kerry but in Ireland.
James and Mary have three Children, Gavin, Cillian and
Muireann, both boys boast handicaps of 6 and 7 respectively.
Cillian although only 17, hopes some day to turn pro,
and has already played on some of the world's most famous
course including Augusta in 2001 where he shot a round
History of the land
An English lord called Hewson owned the property until
the early 19th Century. It was then divided amongst
the local tenants and James Great Grandfather received
his share of the allotted property. He worked a dairy
farm off the land and this is still continued to the
James inherited the land from his parents, and this
is where the present property is situated today.
If you have any questions about the history of Ballybunion
,please feel free to email
Located just half a mile from the village of Ballybunion
, lies this world famous golf
links. The legendary Majors champion Tom Watson,
and the renowned course architect Robert Trent Jones,
are prominent among the many admirers. "Playing
Ballybunion is similar in many respects to playing Cypress
Point in America, and I like that style of golf. There
appear to be no man-made influences and Ballybunion
is a course on which many golf architects should live
and play before they build golf courses".
who said this was none other than Tom Watson and Herbert
Warren Wynd added that "this is the most beautiful
coastal golf course I have ever seen..." Ballybunion,
lying directly on the spectacular North Kerry coast,
between the Mouth of the Shannon and Kerry Head, can
hardly be surpassed with regard to its scenic beauty,
the tranquillity of its surroundings, the excellent
condition of the course and the variety of challenge
presented by its 36 championship holes.
The visitor is faced with the difficult choice between
the picturesque, 'Old' course, with its fairways winding
through colossal dunes, and the new creation by Robert
Trent Jones. On the Old Course, the visitor's confidence
crumbles very quickly when, after the first five relatively
comfortable holes, he catches sight of the sixth. This
is without a doubt one of the prettiest in Ballybunion,
but it is equally obvious that it is extremely tricky
to play. And for the 'diabolical' 8th and the rather
long 15th, he will surely need every club his bag has
to offer. The New Course, with its succession
Welcome to the 19th Lodge Ballybunion, home of the famous
Golf Links of Ballybunion Ireland. The 19th Lodge is
run by the Beasley family who originate from Ballybunion.
Mary and James have three children, Gavin and Cillian
who are both serious golfers, Cillian at 17 years of
age plays off a handicap of 6, so what questions you
may have, ensure that you ask the expert.
James (father) inherited the land from his late parents
where the re built propery is situated today.
The new property will have 12 bedrooms all ensuite,
plus a lounge area where all guests can enjoy a glass
of wine, and watch golfers Tee off.
Of formidable par fives and breathtaking beauty amply
qualifies as one of the world's masterpieces.