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Cork Golf Club

Little Island,

Cork, Co. Cork

  • Office

    +353 (0)21 435 3451
  • Pro shop

    +353 (0)21 435 3451
  • Fax

    +353 (0)21 435 3410
  • Golf pro

    Peter Hickey

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    River estuary

  • Designer:

    Dr Alister MacKenzie redesigned the course, extending it to 18-holes in 1927.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6119
5684
5185
Par
72
72
74
SSS or slope
72
68
73

Location

Latitude:

51.901262

Longitude:

-8.353621

How to get there:

8 km E of Cork

Leave the N25 Cork - Waterford road, to the east of Cork, at the R623 exit. Follow R623 direction Little Island. After 500 metres turn right direction Cork GC. After 160 m turn left and golf club is on your right opposite St Lappan's church.

Cork Golf Club

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1888

Cork Golf Club: based on a rather varied layout and landscape, Cork is a rather tough course to describe, and at times even tougher to play. During the 1920s, world renowned designer Alister Mackenzie created a sense of cohesion and quality to the layout, which has stood the test of time through to the present day.

Wrapped up in its scenic and varied layout, you'll find many tree-lined parkland holes, while others, more open in character, are played alongside expansive Lough Mahon. And then there's others played around, over and through a former stone quarry - very much in evidence from the short par-4 6th to the short par-5 11th.

From many parts of the course there are wonderful views onto Lough Mahon. Definitely one to add to your itinerary if your making a trip to celebrated County Cork.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends (after 2.00 pm).

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays €100; weekends €125.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

A Spanish Chestnut tree on the 11th hole commemorates Seve Ballesteros's 323 metre uphill drive at this hole during an exhibition match in 1983 - one imagines it was not into a stiff breeze!

Published ranking

Ireland: 43rd best course in Ireland (Golf World, 2019).

Where2Stay

  • Ballymaloe House4-star

    Shanagarry, Midleton, Co. Cork

    +353 (0)21 465 2531

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Fota Island; Cork.

  • The Maryborough Hotel & Spa4-star

    Maryborough Hill, Douglas, Cork.

    +353 (0)21 436 5555

    Visit website

    Nestled in the leafy suburbs of Cork, the Maryborough Hotel and Spa combines the charm and grandeur of a country residence with the luxury of an internationally acclaimed hotel.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Cork

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Fota Island; Old Head of Kinsale (40 km)

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