A golf break in the Rebel County
Old Head Golf Links
Course Type: Links
Length: 7,200 yards
Old Head Golf Club located 7 miles from Kinsale town is a links Course built on a 220-acre diamond of land. It is a remarkably dramatic piece of Ireland, protruding over two miles into the Atlantic Ocean. From the tips, the course stretches to over 7,000 yards with a minimum of five tees per hole. The 220 acre site of five par 3’s, five par 5’s and eight par 4’s is configured as two returning loops of nine holes. Eight of the holes play directly along the cliff tops, and all eighteen holes provide stunning ocean views. With the ever-changing sea breezes, the course provides a stern test to the touring pro and the high handicapper alike.
The course has been described as “the most spectacular course on earth” and since its creation in 1997, has become a “must play” for all discerning golfers the world over.
Cork Golf Club
Course Type: Parkland/Heathland
Length: 6,700 yards
Cork Golf Club is a parkland/heathland course, which is located five miles east of Cork City on Little Island and only 30 minutes from Cork International Airport. The course opens with several holes of classic parkland, broad rolling acres of emerald turf studded with stands of ancient trees, rising gently to an escarpment overlooking the River Lee. From there comes an easy descent to two holes hugging the river bank over country rich in gorse and with a distinct touch of heathland. The final holes are played in an area known as ‘The Park’ and the requirement for accuracy from the tee does not diminish. More intimidation awaits on the elevated 17th tee with out-of-bounds down the left it takes a strong nerve to keep a score going at this hole.
At 426 yards the final hole is also demanding – straight and long is the only means of securing a safe par. This course has beauty, variety and challenge in equally generous scoops.
Castlemartyr Resort Golf Club
Course Type: Parkland/Inland Links
Set on an old manor estate in East Cork, Castlemartyr Golf Club is an 18 hole, championship, inland links, a 6,829 yd, Par 72 course that is part of the Castlemartyr Resort development. Castlemartyr Golf Club is the creation of renowned golf course designer Ron Kirby, whose credentials were honed on such Irish masterpieces as Dromoland Castle, the Old Head, and Mount Juliet. The course is designed to be challenging and pleasurable for players of any calibre.
Castlemartyr Golf Club provides first class service across all aspects of the golf spectrum, from the course, to the Club House and Pro Sho.
The luxury Castlemartyr Resort consists of a grand 17th century country manor house that sits adjacent to the ruins of an 800-year-old-castle. The hotel offers 103 guest rooms, suites and self catering accommodation. The spacious rooms feature free Wi-Fi, an en suite bathroom, luxurious furniture, flat-screen TV, and stunning views of the luxury 5 star hotel & grounds.
The hotel offers four dining options: the Bell Tower Restaurant serving modern Irish cuisine with a twist, our Italian casual dining restaurant, Franchini’s, the relaxed yet elegant Knights Bar, and our informal Clubhouse offering a lighter dining option.
- Old Head Golf Links
- Cork Golf Club
- 3 nights 5* accommodation at Castlemartyr Resort
FROM € 720/ PERSON
This was our best golf trip ever in 8 years. The weather was 100%, it was perfect.
The hotels were mind blowing at Rosapenna and RCD. Everyone thought it was quite a step up for us – Great Hotels.
All the courses were superb and the staff at Ballyliffin was so organized and very polite and friendly.
Everything went well and Kevin our driver was a great lad.
Thanks for all your help.
Trip was outstanding. Much better than we even expected. Weather, of course, was a major factor
but the golf courses were all in great shape and had spectacular views and scenery especially Old
Head. That one was really unbelievable. Hotels were top notch particularly The Great Southern.
Rooms were beautiful and staff was very accommodating. All the boys are looking for a return
trip, just not sure when the budget and wives will allow. Thanks very much for all your work in
putting this together.
We had an amazing time thank you. we had some pretty strong winds at lahinch (40 mph) and it hailed for a few holes at Ballybunion but apart from that the weather was amazing. I think everyone thought that Ballybunion was the best course, with Lahinch a close second. Tralee was the most beautiful, especially as we played it in bright sunshine without a ripple on the water with the beautiful surrounding hills, beach and river inlets – it was at times like playing golf on the set of ‘lord of the rings’!! the set-up at Doonbeg is spot on with everything on site – good restaurant, accommodation, practice facilities, etc. a very easy place to play and the golf course was in great condition with a number of memorable holes.
Castlemartyr Resort is located only 30 minutes drive for the heart of Cork City
As Irelands “second city” there is a vast array of restaurants in Cork to suit all tastes. Anything from casual bar food to fine dining options. Top choices in the city centre would be Market Lane, a popular bistro, The Cornstore, an upscale bar/restaurant, Coqbull, a Steak House and Milano’s Italian Restaurant.
Oliver Plunkett Street has recently been voted the No.1 Street in Ireland and this is where you will find some of the cities top pubs, such as The Oliver Plunkett, The Bróg, The Old Oak and Clancy’s Bar. Other excellent options are found along Washington Street, which houses The Bailey, The Courthouse, Reardens and Preachers, to name a few.
Local Sights & Attractions
Immediately adjacent to the vibrant city of Cork is the city’s beloved Little Island, home to Cork Golf Club. No longer an island, this patch of land is accessible by road and sits less than ten minutes’ drive from central Cork.
The city itself is a vibrant urban space offering visitors everything they could need. Make sure to visit the elaborate English Market and marvel at the wide selection of unusual food, followed by a tour of the nearby high streets, including the recently redeveloped Saint Patrick’s Street.
And for those wishing to absorb the culture of County Cork, make sure to take a trip to the Blarney Castle where you can gain the gift of the gab with a simple kiss upon the Blarney Stone! Animal lovers can also get their fill at the huge Fota Wildlife Park, while history enthusiasts can get lost in the wonder of Cobh Heritage Centre.
One of the most popular attractions in Cork city is Cork City Gaol (Jail), now a unique visitors attraction, this magnificent castle-like building once housed 19th-century prisoners. Visitors get a fascinating insight into day-to-day prison life at a time when the high walls ensured no escape and denied law-abiding citizens the opportunity to see one of the finest examples of Ireland’s architectural heritage.
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