Cork Golf

Ballinamona Golf Course
Ballinamona Golf Course opened in August 2000. It is aimed at the visiting golfer and will also be of interest to the many golfers in the greater Cork City area. All greens are constructed to USGA standards with a sand/peat mix and can be played in adverse weather conditions.
The course is located just off the main Cork/Mallow road and is easily accessible. It is situated in an attractive area of undulating landscape with panoramic views, in an area of historical interest.
The course has many interesting features including lakes and water hazards, and is surrounded by wooded and green belt area.
“”Unique – spectacular creation, seeing is believing.

Bandon Golf Club
Bandon Golf Club is a testing parkland course in a beautiful sylvan setting with natural hazards abounding. Set on the undulating slopes of the Bandon Valley the course meanders around the ruins of the stately old Castle Bernard. It was founded in 1909.

Bantry Bay Golf Club
Bantry Bay Golf Club’s 18-hole, championship, cliff top, parkland course, towers above the head of Bantry Bay in the far west of County Cork. Fourteen holes immediately overlook the shore where the warm Gulf Stream first touches land on this side of the Atlantic. There are splendid panoramic views across the sea and islands to the Beara Mountains, Sheeps Head and Mizen Head peninsulas.
The course follows the natural contours of the countryside that results in some breathtaking holes in the picturesquely undulating scenery – even the six lakes and other hazards would charm a landscape artist.

Berehaven Golf and Amenity Park
This course is located in one of the most scenic areas of West Cork, on the shores of Bantry Bay, with the Caha Mountains in the background. It is a very testing 9-hole course, with different tee positions for the back nine. Water is a dominant feature and comes into play at every hole. The seventh, eighth and ninth holes are all over inlets of water. Food is served all day in the beautifully located bar and restaurant, which is family run.

Blarney Golf Resort
The Blarney Golf Resort offers a challenging and enthralling experience to any golfer, no matter what their level of skill. Co-designed by one of the game’s most colourful and best-loved characters, two time Major winner and infamous ‘big hitter’ John Daly, you can be sure there will be some unique holes to play along the way. Take the 601yd par five that has John Daly’s signature written all over it.
You will come across some of the best greens in Ireland as you wind your way along this 6,712yd, par-71 course. Its location, nestled in the stunning Shournagh Valley, creates the most wonderful atmosphere and breathtaking views where you can’t help but feel at one with your natural surroundings. The fact that John Daly singled out Blarney as his only project in Europe just shows how strongly he felt about his involvement with this particular course.
At the end of the day, re-invigorate your weary bones in one of the saunas located in both the ladies and gents locker rooms before retiring for refreshments to the Lions Den bar. As you look out over the fountain by the 18th green you can recap on the day’s exhilarating round while enjoying a variety of culinary delights, ranging from light lunches to à la carte dining.
The Blarney Golf Resort is ideal for golf society outings and events. With its full service clubhouse, fully equipped professional shop, restaurant and private function rooms, your group’s every request can be catered for by our professional golf team.
Blarney Golf Resort like to think that Ireland’s reputation as one of the most spectacular golfing locations in the world is certainly reinforced by the addition of the resort.

Charleville Golf Club
Not overly long by modern standards the main hazards and attraction on this wonderfully maintained 27-hole course are its trees.
Established in 1941 and first opened for play in 1946, the course was extended to 12 holes in 1965, 18 holes in 1981 and 27 holes in 1995. A most enjoyable test of golf that caters for golfers of all abilities. Course record 64. Highly recommended.

Cobh Golf Club
Cobh Golf Club opened for full play in June 2009. The course is set in 116 acres of parkland with panoramic views over the inner Cork harbour.

Water also features on the course with two stunning lakes, including the magnificent par three 10th hole, a 170 metres shot to an island green with the River Lee forming a backdrop. Cobh Golf Club is a members owned club affiliated to the G.U.I and I.L.G.U. The course is an 18-hole, 6,618 yard, par-72 (73 for ladies) layout designed by world renowned course architects Hawtree Limited.

Coosheen Golf Club
This delightful 9-hole links course, with its narrow fairways and tight green, is a challenge for any golfer. Because of its location beside the sea, the weather plays a huge part in the course all year round. If the nine holes were not hard enough they sure are when the winds blow at Coosheen.

Cork Golf Club
Founded in 1888, this championship parkland course, is as graceful and mature as its age would suggest. Scenically situated in Cork Harbour, the club has played host to major amateur and professional championships over the years.
The one major problem with Little Island, as Cork Golf Club is known, is that after playing it, you will need rose tinted spectacles to go anywhere else.
For the club golfer, Cork Golf Club comes as close to perfection as makes no difference. It has beauty, variety and challenge in equally generous scoops.
Consider the variety first, as 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. They lead to a series of holes played through and around an ancient quarry. What’s more, its pedigree matches the setting. The present course was designed by Alister Mackenzie in 1927 and the maestro produced a masterpiece, still largely extant, although lengthened a touch over the years. Hence the degree of challenge to the scratch men I watched.

Douglas Golf Club
Douglas Golf Club is a very flat, parkland course. The views from the clubhouse are some of the most panoramic in the country.
The course was redesigned in 1997 by Peter McEvoy with the intention of utilising land and of making the course more challenging for all and to allow it to be set up to seriously challenge top players at all times. Consideration was also given to testing all handicap ranges and these objectives have been well and truly achieved.
All greens and tees have been built to USGA specification (on sand/peat medium) and the construction method has produced excellent putting surfaces with 12-month playing conditions.
Douglas Golf Club has a reputation for being a very friendly club and visitors can be assured of a Céad Míle Fáilte – however bookings should be made in advance. Douglas is a non-metal spikes course.

Dunmore Golf Club
Though relatively short at 4,500yd, Dunmore golf course is a very challenging test of golf, no matter what your handicap. Built on a wonderfully scenic site overlooking the Atlantic, it is a treat at any time. The course is adjacent to Dunmore House Hotel, where meals and club/caddy car hire can be arranged if the clubhouse is not open. The clubhouse is attended during the summer months only.

East Cork Golf Club
In May 1968, East Cork Golf Club was founded when Eamonn Moloney and his wife Peg decided to evict their prize dairy herd and convert their farm into a golf course. Situated on the outskirts of Midelton and bordered by two rivers, the farm was an ideal location for a parklands course. On 10 November 1969 the course was officially opened. Over the years, it has matured into one of the most attractive and challenging parklands in the country. Hospitality and courtesy to all have become legendary features of East Cork Golf Club.

Farrangalway Golf Course
Designed by architect Jack Kenneally and recently constructed, this challenging 18-hole course is beautifully situated in the meadowlands of the Bandon River valley, just 2 miles north of Kinsale. The course is 6,609yd long and consists of two loops. The course starts and finishes at the clubhouse, which is situated on the highest point of the course.

Fermoy Golf Club
Situated on the sunny, south-facing slopes of Corrin Hill and set in a glorious profusion of natural heather and gorse, this course offers a varied and interesting challenge to experienced and occasional golfers alike. It commands a breathtaking panoramic view over the vast plains of east Cork. Fermoy Golf Club was formed in 1893 and golf was played at the Aerodrome in Fermoy. In 1972, the club moved to its present location in Corrin Hill. This mature, 18-hole, par-70 heathland course was designed by John Harris and is 5,831m in length. The club professional is Mr Brian Moriarty and his shop is well stocked with the latest equipment. Golf trollies are available for hire. The clubhouse, with its bar and restaurants, offers comfort and relaxation to all visitors in an atmosphere of the warmest hospitality.

Fernhill Golf & Country Club
Fernhill has an 18-hole parkland golf course with full bar and restaurant facilities as well as on-site accommodation. Situated only 15 minutes from Cork city and airport, and five minutes from Ringaskiddy ferryport, it is an ideal location for a golfing break in Cork. The parkland course has large undulating greens and tree-linked fairways offering an exciting challenge to golfers of all levels. A fully stocked golf shop is located in the clubhouse, where buggys and trolleys may be rented or clubs, tees, balls and clothing can be purchased.

Fota Island Resort
Fota Island Resort, twice host to the Irish Open, has championship golf courses set amongst beautiful parkland scenery, which are maintained to the very highest of standards to ensure year-round golfing enjoyment. The Deerpark, with its receptive greens and strategic bunkering, impresses even the most experienced professionals. It hosted the Irish Open in 2001 and 2002. The Belvelly is a par-72 course, stretching over 7,121yd from the championship tees and includes the new 9-hole layout, developed by Jeff Howes. While remaining perfectly loyal to the traditional style, values and playability that characterise Fota Island Golf Club, the Belvelly incorporates challenges such as the 16th hole – a 435yd par four that requires an accurately placed tee shot and where finding the fairway is at a premium – allowing those without the burden of a faint heart to take on the daunting approach over an old quarry to a very small target. The Barryscourt par-73 course also incorporates the new 9-hole layout. With 7,362yd to be negotiated, this course is characterised by gently undulating greens designed to thoroughly test a golfer’s putting game. The newly designed par-three eighth hole, cleverly guarded by a variety of hazards, will reward those who possess the advantage of an accurate tee shot.

Frankfield Golf Club

Glengarriff Golf Club
This short but challenging course is always maintained to a very high standard. The course has been voted among the most picturesque in the country, with views over Bantry Bay, Glengarriff Harbour and the Caha Mountains. In Glengarriff, a visitor will feel as welcome as at their home club. Enjoy a round of golf on this scenic course, located at the beginning of the Ring of Beara.

Kanturk Golf Club
The course is set in a scenic area with splendid views of Mount Hilary and the surrounding countryside. It is a challenging 5,721m, par-72 layout that demands accuracy from the tee and good iron play. It provides a good test for all levels of golfing ability.

Kinsale Golf Club, Ringenane
Kinsale Golf Club has a long and distinguished history. It is situated in the townland of Farrangalway, located on the south-west coast of Ireland, alongside the historic and picturesque town of Kinsale. The course measures 6,935yd long from the championship markers and consists of two loops. It starts and finishes at the clubhouse, which overlooks the ninth and 18th greens. The course is a stiff yet fair challenge to all standards of golfers. The clubhouse has been tastefully designed, incorporating extensive locker-room facilities, bar and restaurant. The onsite pro-shop displays an extensive range of club-crested golf clothing and equipment, and the new practice facility is available for members and visitors alike.

Lee Valley Golf & Country Club
This 18-hole, parkland course was designed by Christy O’Connor Jnr. Enjoyable to golfers of all abilities, it has great par threes, tempting par fours and challenging par fives. Green fees, societies and corporate bookings welcome all year round. Play-and-stay packages available for the four-star self-catering Farran Lee Holiday Cottages, which overlook the golf course. Lee Valley bus service is also available to groups to take care of all your transport needs.

Lisselan Golf Club
Lisselan Golf Club was formed in 2004. The golf course is one of the most challenging and picturesque courses in the world (rated in the top 10 courses played by Fore Magazine writer). “”If Hans Christian Anderson ever built a golf course, this is where he would have set it.”” Play a round of golf on this very unique course with usual forms of transport. It is open 7 days a week for both membership and green fees.

Macroom Golf Club
Macroom Golf Club is a parkland course, situated on the winding banks of the Sullane river and within the grounds of Macroom Castle demesne. With the Kerry mountains creating a backdrop to the west, golfers can enjoy the peaceful beauty that surrounds them. Macroom Golf Club has recently re-designed and re-built its front nine greens, as well as building three new tee boxes.

Mahon Golf Club
Mahon Golf Club is located on the Ted McCarthy Municipal Course. It is set between Clover Hill and the estuary of the Douglas River and commands a delightful view of Lough Mahon and the gently sloping hills of Rochestown. In 1978, Cork City Council commissioned Eddie Hackett to design an 18-hole golf course on the Mahon Peninsula. This was to Ireland’s first purpose-made municipal golf course and was financially assisted by the Golfing Union of Ireland. The course was officially opened on 3 September 1980. As it is now constituted, the course proves a very challenging test to all grades of golfers. The rolling terrain offers golfers of all abilities an entertaining round of golf and an enjoyable day out. Visitors are more than welcome at this course, which is close to Cork city.

Mallow Golf Club
Mallow Golf Club is a magnificent championship course set in the heart of the Blackwater Valley. Renowned as the “undiscovered gem of parkland courses in Munster”, Mallow is a course that golfers of all abilities will wish to play. Mallow Golf Club provides an opportunity for an invigorating and picturesque round of golf. Long, undulating fairways bordered by pine, beech and oak trees will transport the golfer from tee to green. After a round, a warm welcome will await in the clubhouse bar and restaurant. An added attraction is the four floodlit, all-weather tennis courts and two squash courts.

Mitchelstown Golf Club
The parkland course is within the demesne boundary walls of the old Kingston Estate, which is set in a valley of the Galtee Mountains. It offers the golfer a gentle undulating walk. The course rewards straight hitters but, be warned, strategically placed bunkers and water hazards await you. The quality of the fairways and greens are among the best in Munster. The club extends a warm welcome to golfers, be they individual, society or corporate. Discounts may apply to groups of more than 12 persons. Contact the clubhouse for further information.

Monkstown Golf Club
Monkstown Golf Club rejoices in its distinguished history and its unique setting overlooking Cork’s glorious harbour. The antiquity of the site is evoked by the ruins of the old castle, which provided the members with a distinctive clubhouse before the ravages of time turned the grand old building into an un-inhabitable place. The shell that remains is a poignant reminder of past glories and of the once-proud building that enhanced such a glorious and significant site when it was built in 1636. It is fitting that its outline should form the crest of a club that was founded in 1908. The course was extended in 1971 and the back nine, where several water features provide a nice contrasting challenge, help to complete a layout that demands subtlety and courage in equal measure. It offers golfers of all levels a challenge that is stimulating and interesting and one that requires the use of every club in the bag.

Muskerry Golf Club
Muskerry Golf club celebrated its centenary in 2007. This mature parkland course has certainly stood the test of time and has one of the finest finishing stretches in Munster. Reflection on a round in Muskerry will reveal that no two holes are even remotely alike. Nestling in the valley close to the village of Tower and Blarney, this course gives golfers the opportunity to play golf over natural terrain.

Old Head Golf Links
Old Head is a remarkably dramatic piece of Ireland, protruding more than two miles into the Atlantic Ocean. Located in County Cork on the South West coast, The Old Head of Kinsale is home to a world-class, 18-hole golf course and luxury accommodation. From the tips, the course stretches more than 7,000yd, with a minimum of five tees per hole. Nine holes play along the cliff tops and all 18 holes provide stunning ocean views. Facilities include a warm-up range and a short-game practice area.

Raffeen Creek Golf Club
Raffeen Creek enjoys a wonderful setting on the shores of Cork Harbour. The course is approximately 15 minutes drive south of Cork city, the Republic of Ireland’s second-largest city.

Skibbereen & West Carberry Golf Club
Skibbereen Golf Course is an open 18-hole parkland course. The first nine holes contain five mature par four holes, two par fives and two par threes. The back nine contain six rugged par fours, two par threes and one par five. There is a stunning panoramic view of the surrounding countryside from all back nine holes.

Water Rock Golf Course
Water Rock Golf Course, a championship, parkland course on the banks of the Owencurra River and commanding spectacular views of east Cork, opened for play in September 1994. It was a new concept – a course of extreme quality, without members and operating on a green-fee-only basis. A family-run business, Water Rock golf course has developed into one of the most popular golf courses in southern Ireland. Designed by renowned golf course architect Mr Patrick Merrigan, it employs international standards and construction specifications, including mildly contoured, sand-based greens and alternative tees to accommodate all categories of players. This 18-hole, par-70, 6,223yd course comprises five par threes and three par fives in two loops. The course also offers club and buggy hire. A semi pro shop and practice green are present on the premises.

Youghal Golf Club
Youghal Golf Club offers a scenic, challenging and enjoyable 18-hole parkland course that is worthy of any golfers respect. Our lush members-owned course is always a pleasurable experience.
The course has a magnificent par three surrounded by water and bunkers that would test the skill of any golfer. The excellently maintained greens and fairways at Youghal Golf Club are nurtured by a professional course staff.