I have yet to play Lahinch, but it’s definitely on my to do list. One of my golfing buddies at WFGC, Brian M is a member.
The history dates back to the 19th century: This from the club’s website: https://www.lahinchgolf.com
In March 1892 Alexander Shaw, Richard Plummer and a number of officers from the Black Watch Regiment of the British Army went to the west coast of Clare in search of sand dunes that would be suitable for the development of a golf course. They discovered Lahinch and during a second visit in early April, laid out a links golf course. The first game of golf was played at Lahinch on Good Friday 15th April 1892 between Lieutenant William McFarlane of the Black Watch Regiment and William F. McDonnell, a Limerick businessman. Feathers and sticks were used to mark out the course.
Here’s a brilliant video…
There are two courses: The Old Course
…and the Castle course -
The place looks magnificent: