Featured Irish Golf Course
Cork Golf Club is an 18-hole championship golf course located in Little Island near Cork city. Designed by Joe Carr & Ron Kirby originally, the course was redesigned by famous architect Alister MacKen\ie in 1925. MacKensie is famous for designing the home of the Masters Golf Tournament, Augusta National Golf Cl
The beauty of the surrounding Cork Harbour and Lough Mahon will inspire you, while the exciting diversity presents a thrilling challenge for any golfer and requires creative and energetic playing.
Founded on free-draining limestone, this championship course at Cork Golf Club presents a crisp playing surface, not unlike links.
This also lends itself well to the challenge of navigating such a unique course. For example, players will discover a variety of unusual features, including a series of holes set in a disused limestone quarry.
The particularly ‘old-world’ atmosphere of the Clubhouse is no doubt drawn from the rich history and elegance of Cork Golf Club.
Catering to all needs, guests can enjoy a full meal, a light snack in the clubhouse dining room, or follow a round of golf with a round of drinks in the comfortable bar and lounge area.
For such a large, popular city, quality accommodation options in Cork are quite limited. For 4* accommodation, we would recommend looking no further than the River Lee, located on the bank of the River Lee which flows through the city and only a 10-minute walk from the city centre.
If you would prefer a more central location, the Clarion Hotel would be your top option. For 5* accommodation, the Hayfield Manor Hotel would be your best choice. Located on the outskirts of Cork city Hayfield Manor is an oasis of luxury only a short drive from the city centre.
Local Bars & Restaurants
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.
Cork City is one of the oldest cities in Ireland and has a rich archaeological record. Its unique character derives from the combination of its plan, topography, built fabric and its location on the River Lee at a point where it formed a number of waterways. Cork was built on estuarine islands in the marshy valley and gradually developed up against the steep hills rising to the north and south. Even the name Cork is derived from the word marsh. (Corcaigh in Irish)
View the Cork Golf Club Website.