One of Ireland’s oldest golf courses, the Cork Golf Club has a suitably illustrious past. Founded in 1888, it has attained the grace and maturity that one would expect. Cork Golf Club has provided the stage for numerous significant moments in Irish golfing history, having hosted the Irish Open, Irish Professional Championships, Irish Close Championships and the National Finals.
Lying in situ in Cork Harbour, the course provides its players with a variety of heavenly views. Whether it be admiring the harbour views as the course meets the River Lee, or perhaps just taking note of the golden sandy bunkers, Cork Golf Club allows you to bask in its glorious surrounds as you play your round. Try not to succumb to the distractions though; this course is no walk in the park.
This parkland course has been laid out with great care, ensuring no easy holes are to be found. The wily strategists will be able to manoeuvre successfully, as long as they maintain their precision. Each bunker has been laid down with a specific purpose in mind, and landing in one will be detrimental to your success. The stretch of holes between the tee at six and the eleventh green will be a journey through an old quarry, another unusual background which adds charm to this old beauty. The final third is a return to classic parkland, but accuracy will still be the hallmark of any good round.