Paul McGinley, the host of this season's Irish Open, pictured at Lahinch GC
AS Lahinch prepares to host the Irish Open for the first time, figures just released showed they made a record €2.3 million in green fees last year. This is an increase of over €300,000 on the previous year.
"It has been another positive year on the financial front with our essential Green Fee income rising by 15%.This continues to be the key element of our revenue stream and is directly related to our international reputation," Jim Nolan, chairman of the club, said in a document prepared for this years AGM to be held on Good Friday.
The Championship Course remains as the fourth ranked course in Ireland and in the Top 50 on the World rankings.
Thousands of people from the Mid-West are expected to attend the Irish Open in July at the course which has a very high membership from the Limerick area.
Described as the “St Andrews of Ireland,” Lahinch Golf Club needs no introduction for those who have played golf in County Clare and it comes as no surprise that it will play host to some of the world’s biggest stars at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.
This year’s event promises to be a memorable week when fans can enjoy world-class golf, music and entertainment, making for a special festival atmosphere in the majestic surroundings of Lahinch – a lively town nestled at the head of Liscannor Bay, beside a 2km long beach of golden sands.
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