Golf course with castle ruins beside the sea in Ireland's southwest

Old Head of Kinsale Golf Club

Ron Kirby, Paddy Merrigan, Liam Higgins, Eddie Hackett, Joe Carr

1997

18

72

7,200

Links

Ron Kirby, Paddy Merrigan, Liam Higgins, Eddie Hackett, Joe Carr

1997

18

72

7,200

Links

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The Old Head of Kinsale Golf Club offers one of the world’s most majestic golf courses.

Perched on the rugged cliffs of southern Ireland, Old Head is regarded as a bucket list golf course for every golfer to play. As you play you will take in spectacular views of the historical lighthouse and Atlantic Ocean.

The course itself comprises of five par 5s, five par 3s and eight par 4s with a minimum of six tees per hole. With a maze of natural caves and cliffs underfoot, you’ll play nine holes along the cliff tops, with all eighteen holes providing stunning sea views.

Highlights

Hole 12 Par 5 COURCEAN STAGE

One of the most intimidating holes in golf. Keep your drive down the right side of the fairway. Proceed with caution as the fairway narrows on the approach to the green.

Facilities

Facilities at Old Head Golf Club include a warm up range, a putting green and a short game practice area. Relax after your game and soak your sore muscles in one of the spa showers.

Food & Drink

Old Head prides itself on offering visitors the best in service, blending the comfort of Irish hospitality with the professionalism expected from a world-class golf club.

The Clubhouse

Guests can dine in the five-star Courcey Dining Room while gazing on the picturesque lighthouse, enjoy an al fresco option at The Terrace, or order light bites and a drink in the Lusitania Bar.

Course dining

Another option enjoyed by Old Head visitors is Course Dining. You can choose tasty ‘to go’ bites like oysters and champagne on their unique turn-around buffet, or arrange for the mobile Food Cart to provide you with beverages, light snacks and cigars as you make your way around the course.

Map

Image gallery

old head of kinsale with lighthouse and waves
old head of kinsale view of golf course adjacent to sea
old head of kinsale lighthouse facing the sea
seafront golf course in southwestern Ireland
Coastal golf course in Ireland's southwest region
old head of kinsale view of golf course adjacent to sea
old head of kinsale lighthouse facing the sea
seafront golf course in southwestern Ireland
Coastal golf course in Ireland's southwest region

The local area

brightly coloured houses in kinsale town
kinsale harbour on a sunny day
fishy fishy restaurant in kinsale
aerial view of charles fort in kinsale

Things to do

Kinsale is a fashionable resort town that is home to twelve internationally-recognized Good Food Circle gourmet restaurants along with a myriad of welcoming pubs, bars and cafés. This makes visiting Kinsale and its unique golf course a firm favorite on the golf tour circuit!

The picturesque town of Kinsale offers visitors a mix of the sophisticated and the quaint; you’ll find narrow, flower-adorned streets playing host to everything from antique curio shops to high-end restaurants and wine bars, while the yacht marina welcomes tourists from around the world.

Visit Charles Fort, a garrisoned fort built in 1682 which provides breathtaking views of Kinsale town and harbour, take a stroll around Kinsale Garden of Remembrance, hire a boat and sail out into the harbour, or, for the more energetic, go for a cycle along one of the many bike trails in the region.

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