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The Course

The Old Head of Kinsale is 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.

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.

The Clubhouse

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.

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 partake in light bites and a drink in the Lusitania Bar.

Another option enjoyed by Old Head visitors is Course Dining; 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.

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  • FOUNDED 1997
  • DESIGNED Ron Kirby, Paddy Merrigan, Liam Higgins, Eddie Hackett, Joe Carr
  • TYPE Links
  • PAR 72
  • LENGTH 7,200 yards
  • HOLES 18

Where to Stay

The Clubhouse now includes 15 Luxurious Suites which complement the magnificent beauty and setting of the site. There are 14 Seaview Suites and 1 Presidential Suite.

The Old Head Seaview Suites feature the perfect blend of opulence and comfort. Offering magnificent balcony views, all Suites are adorned in a style that evokes a feeling of pure indulgence, stunningly furnished and spaciously created.

The stylishly appointed Presidential Suite features a separate living room, master bedroom and dressing room. The spacious marble bathroom ensures that guests will enjoy the finest comforts and the ultimate in relaxation. The exquisite Suite surveys the historical lighthouse and 18th green with breathtaking views of the Atlantic.

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Alternative options in the Kinsale region include the 4*Trident Hotel, the 4* Acton’s Hotel or Perryville Guest House.


Where to Eat and Drink

This fashionable resort town is also home to twelve internationally-recognised Good Food Circle gourmet restaurants along with a myriad of welcoming pubs, bars and cafés, making Kinsale and its unique golf course a firm favourite on the golf tour circuit!

Top Choices in the region would be Fishy Fishy and Man Friday. There is nowhere on earth where you will find seafood to rival Kinsale seafood restaurants!!

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What to See and Do

The picturesque town of Kinsale in Co. Cork 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.

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After your round you could 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.