The Old Head Golf Links near Kinsale, is rated in the world top 100 courses and steeped in Irish history and built on 216 acre headland jutting out into the Atlantic ocean opened as a golf course in the summer of 1977. So sensitive and challenging was the site it took no less than four renowned course architects to get it right. The team of Ron Kirby, Paddy Merrigan, J. B. Carr and the late Eddie Hackett sure did get it right. They tried 41 different routings before they were satisfied that they had done justice to this magnificent setting, which is arguably the most dramatic golf course in the world. The Course is on 180 acres with nine of the holes are played along the 300-feet rugged cliff-face giving a testing par-72, SSS 74 7,215 yards off the back tees.
Overhead cormorants, peregrine falcons, guillemots among other birds swoop along the cliff face. Golfers from all over the world flock to the Old Head to play a round of golf they will never forget at this awe inspiring setting. The most distinguished golfing visitors were, the sextet of Tiger Woods, Mark O’Meara, Lee Janzen, David Duval, Stuart Appleby and the late Payne Stewart prior to the 1999 Open at Carnoustie. The Old Head is a must the only words I could find for it was "awesome".
Architecturally and environmentally the clubhouse is a credit to the two brothers that undertook this wonderful development. Voted the No. 24 ranked golf course in Ireland, by “Golf Digest Ireland” in 2008. The Old Head was voted No. 20 Links/Shoreline Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2008, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland.
Golf PackagesAlbrecht Golf Travel
|Black (Men)||72||74||7159 yards|
|Blue (Men)||72||72||6860 yards|
|White (Men)||72||72||6508 yards|
|Yellow (Men)||72||67||5763 yards|
|Red (Women)||72||72||5150 yards|
- Driving Range (12 tees)
- Putting Green
- Pitching Green
- Chipping Green
- Practise bunker
Visitors are welcome every day.
Advance booking is essential.
A valid handicap certificate from player’s home club is required.
Handicap limit: men 24, women 36
No dogs allowed.
GPS devices approved.
|Green Fee||Mon - Fri||Sat, Sun, Holidays|
|18 Holes||200 €||200 €|
|Day ticket||300 €||300 €|
|Monday - Sunday|
- Locker rooms
- Club accepts credit cards
- Beverage Cart
de Courcey Restaurant
Phone: (+353) (0)21 4778938, Fax: (+353) (0)21 4778022
Credit cards accepted.
Closed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Old Head Golf Shop
Phone: (+353) (0)21 4778444, Fax: (+353) (0)21 4778022
- Clubs for hire
- Electro-cart for hire
|Managing Director||Jim O'Brien|
|Club Manager||Lhara O'Connor|
|Pro-Shop Manager||Rose Barry|
|Head Greenkeeper||Neil Deasy|
|Restaurant Manager||Jackie Mutter|
Most Recent Reviews
A must for every golfer
Reviewed May 4, 2013via iPhone app
What we experienced there was simply awesome. Early morning are driven by K Club by car to Cork... 3 hours, but it was all worth. 500 km would even accept purchase.
The staff is very friendly and helpful... how the would like to have. When first Discount moch was cool and foggy, but after the sun came out and heitzte on.
The place is a dream... only the backdrop of the cliffs is worth a trip. Very good condition brilliant greens and the fairways optimal. Each track is a highlight... a must for any golfer. Very nice clubhouse and good food.
We will definitely play again at this place. Spent 5 days in Ireland and almost always sun up to 30 minutes.
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A dream for every golfer
Reviewed May 10, 2011
I've played about 200 places over the world in the last twenty years, but none comes even close to "Old Head of Kinsale." My girlfriend and I played two rounds in July 2009 in glorious sunshine but perceived wind force seven. The results were disastrous, but here it was easy to enjoy the spectacular space. A beautiful view of the sea from almost any location, discounts and greens right on the cliffs, grass fairways surrounded by dunes, nestled in the unspoilt countryside, and again the view of the lighthouse, the symbol of the peninsula. It feels as if the golf course planted directly into the ancient world of the Celts. The club house is hidden behind dunes and can be seen only from the eighteenth track of in its full glory. On all other tracks you are alone with nature and his flight. This system also brings to the swarming golfers who think they have seen it all.
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