Golf Courses in Cork
Essentially, three of the best golf courses to play in Cork, Ireland. Old Head Golf Links, Cork Golf Club and Fota Island Golf Resort. Indeed, County Cork is missing a true links course and the nearest golf links courses to Cork City are Dooks, Ballybunion and Tralee Golf Courses. However, playing Cork, Old Head and Fota are enjoyable golf courses to play.
For a number of reasons, the Cork courses play softer than the brutal links courses. Yes, it’s likely to find the golf ball from wayward shots. Notably, golfers are likely to post better scores and feel good about playing golf. Finally, the turf is not as firm as the links and should be easier to chip around the greens.
Indeed, Old Head is one of the most spectacular golf courses to play in the world. Cork Golf Club is Alistar MacKenzie designed golf course that requires a lot of good shots to score well. Whereas Fota Island is a parkland course plays longer than both courses and tighter off the tee in places. Equally an excellent challenge awaits.
More Golf Courses to play in Cork, Ireland.
Cork City and the surrounding county is packed with fun golf courses to play and for golfers to enjoy a unique golfing experience.
- East Cork Golf Club
- Blarney Golf Resort
- Cobh Golf Club
- Fermoy Golf Club
- Monkstown Golf Club
- Macroom Golf Club
- Mitchelstown Golf Club
- Mahon Golf Club
- Muskerry Golf Club
- Waterrock Golf Club
Things to Do in Ireland
Indeed, there is more to discover in Cork than just golf! Cork has several excellent restaurants to visit in Cork City, County Cork and in the fishing village of Kinsale. Such as Fishy Fish, Greens Restaurant, and Market Lane.
Not alone are the fun places to see in Cork, such as the Cork Gaol, visit Cobh Harbor, enjoy the Titanic Tour, a walking tour and a Spike Island Tour. Spike Island is the most interesting historical tour and recommended by Concierge Golf Golf.
Also, visit Blarney Castle, and I dare you to kiss the famous Blarney Stone. Indeed, enjoy a tour of Spike Island, which is one of the best historical tours in Cork. Notably, there is the Jameson experience for those that enjoy a drop of whiskey! Another article that can be of interested in golf tour operators, please on the best golf tour operators link to read more.
Summary of a Golf Trip to Cork
Mostly, the best golf trip to Cork is a mix of golfing and things to do. Mainly, arrive play golf at Fota Island, followed by Cork Golf Club and Old Head on the last day. Or a mix of the 3 courses depending on tee time availability.
Indeed, I would suggest staying in Cork City as Cork is central to all three golf courses. Moreso than staying in Kinsale as that location can add 40 minutes to driving time to Cork and Fota Island golf courses. Also, I would suggest using private transport than a hire car as there is not one worry about parking or enjoying a pint after the round.
Notably, Cork City has plenty of food and pub options for all the age groups to enjoy. Such as dining at Greens and enjoy a few pints and music at the Crane Lane. Certainly, Concierge Golf will arrange all the fun things to do and manage those dining reservations so you can sit back and enjoy playing golf.
Finally, there is always a few things to do and see. Should you like the historical Cork, I would suggest the Spike Island tour and a walking tour around Cobh town. Notably, people can take the train from Cork City to Cobh. The train station is attached to Cobh heritage centre, and the pier for the boat trip to Spike Island is a 400-yard walk from the train station.
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