Why golf in Cork, Ireland?
Cork City is a small and wonderful city for people all over the world to visit. There are plenty of historical places to visit with very interesting stories to match, such as Blarney Castle and visit Spike Island. There is also the Jameson experience located in Middleton, Cork Gaol (an old jail), lunch in the English Market, visit Crawford Art Gallery and the list of great things to do is long! However, this blog post is about three great hotels to visit and three golf course to play while visiting Cork City!
Hospitality in Cork City.
I picked out three hotels that are unique and offer great services over three hotel standards. Hayfield Manor is a five-star hotel located in Cork City, its a manor style property, opened in 1996 and remains a family run business. As you would expect, the restaurant and SPA are excellent and the one-hour deep tissue massage is a lovely treatment to book.
The second hotel is the Montenotte four-star hotel. Notably, since 2016 the hotel has made a significant investment into the hotel rooms and hotel apartments. What I find unique and fun about the hotel is the type of experience available. My example is to arrive at the hotel, enjoy a coffee and as you walk around the Victorian sunken garden. Followed a really nice meal at the terrace restaurant and a movie at the Cameo Cinema after dinner.
The third hotel is the three-star Metropole Hotel. The Met is located in the middle of Victorian Cork and minutes away from all the Cork nightlife. Also, in 2017 the hotel invested a significant amount into their 108 hotel guest rooms and interior decor. Also, the concierge service at the Metropole hotel is one of the best in town. The head concierge, Mr John Coleman and his team provide all sorts of information and guidance for the hotel guests. Essentially, the concierge team is so enthusiastic that the hotel guests comment on how much better they enjoyed Cork City from John’s advises.
The following is a video created by Concierge Golf about three hotels recommended for Cork City.
Golfing in Cork.
Namely, there are fourteen parkland golf courses to play within forty minutes drive from Cork City. The three most notable golf courses to play are Old Head Golf Links, Cork Golf Club and Fota Island Golf Resort.
Old Head Golf Links is known as one of the most scenic golf courses in the world. Whereas, Cork Golf Club was redesigned by Allister MacKenzie and Fota Island Golf Resort has hosted the European Tour’s Irish Open on a number of occasions. Each course is unique and they are all a must play golf courses whilst visiting Cork, Ireland.
John Dooley created this video talking about three of the best golf courses to play in Cork, Ireland.
Dooley Noted Oh Cork!
Finally, the tips! Book Old Head Golf Links eight months to a year in advance of playing. Old Head is a very busy golf course and yes indeed, Old Head is the number one course to play in Cork, Ireland. Notably, Cork Golf Club is accessible on most days except, Thursdays, Saturday and Sunday mornings. Golfers can book golf tee times Fota Island from the main website. CLICK and read on to view an itinerary for golf and travel at Old Head Golf Links.
Hotels are easy to book, but sometimes hotel rates can rise quickly. Please, book early to secure good rates and avoid been caught out by seasonal events that can be hosted in Cork City. Which will add to the cost of rooms, so, don’t delay and book today!
Lastly, transportation. There are the usual car rental brands (Avis, Hertz) located in Cork City and Cork Airport. Also, there are a number of private transport providers that can transfer the golf groups from the golf courses to hotels daily.
Essentially, Concierge Golf Ireland offers a service to book and manage tee times, hotels, transportation, restaurants and things to do. Also, Concierge Golf will manage the payment process for each service selected. The hard part is to select what golf courses to play, hotels, things to do. Then, Concierge Golf will take care of the rest of the details and providing the best customer support services available. Feel free to contact us for more information about golfing and more snippets about Cork, Ireland. Golfing Cork Ireland.