Play at County Cork's Premier Courses
* Courses Include:
* Old Head Golf Links
* Cork Golf Club
3 nights 5* accommodation in Castlemartyr Special Offer valid April- October
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.
Length: 6,770 yards
Upgraded by Augusta National designer Alister MacKensie, Cork Golf Club 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.
Recognising this and the progression in golf technology, in 2010 an up-grading proposal presented by the well-regarded architects Hawtree Ltd, was sanctioned. This included remodeling all tees to American PGA standards, re-landscaping and more significantly re-bunkering to more faithfully reflect the original MacKenzie design concept. The ambitious program was successfully completed in 2013. The revamped course is now a worthy challenge for players of all standards.
Length: 6,790 yards
Set in an old manor estate in East Cork, The Castlemartyr Golf Resort is an 18 hole, 6,790 yd, Par 72, inland links style course, only 15 minutes from Cork City.
It is the creation of renowned golf course designer Ron Kirby, whose credentials were honed on such Irish masterpieces as the Old Head, and Mount Juliet, as well as Gleneagles in Scotland. In Castlemartyr Mr. Kirby has developed an inland links style course that creates a visually pleasing yet testing experience. 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 Shop.
3 nights stay in the 5* Castlemartyr Resort
Adjacent to the ruins of a 13th-century castle, this upscale country resort on 220 acres of parkland is 8.9 km from the Jameson Distillery.
Sophisticated rooms in the 18th-century manor house and an adjoining annexe feature free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and marble bathrooms with rainfall showerheads, plus mini fridges and Nespresso coffeemakers. Suites (some with balconies) add separate sitting rooms.
Facilities at the plush spa include an indoor pool, a fitness centre and a cafe, as well as a sauna and a steam room. There’s also a golf course and 4 dining options, including an elegant restaurant with modern Irish cuisine.
Cost per person starting from €500
– Valid for 14 April – 31 Oct 2017 at different rates. Exchange rates are only an approximate and will be subject to change at the time of booking.
– Promotion available through the SWING office only. – Additional Supplement will be required for bookings over weekend dates.
– All courses above must be booked to avail of the rate.
– Additional courses are charged at the normal rate.
– All courses subject to availability at the time of booking.
– Terms & Conditions apply.
Other courses & services (accommodation/transport) can be added to the above on request