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A brief guide to golfing in and around the City of Cork, Ireland:
golf travel and general golf holiday information.

Fishing smacks at rest in Cobh's pretty harbour

Golf holidays - Cork and Kinsale

Cork is Ireland's second city and quite a bustling metropolis, but hasn't lost any of its Irishness or its unique sing-song accent, which can be a little hard to comprehend - until you are in tune too!

Cork doesn't really have a "season" therefore with plenty going on all year round.  Being close to the coast it hardly ever freezes and the courses are used to dispelling water, so it's a bad day indeed when you can't play golf in County Cork.

Just one of many...

Cork is also a superb base for golf holidays with so many of Ireland's finest golf courses within range including: Old Head of Kinsale, Cork, Fota Island and even Killarney can be played in a day trip.  Plus there are so many friendly little local's golf clubs that you have probably never heard of but where you will experience real Irish Member's and their golf, such as Monkstown, Kinsale, Muskerry, Bantry Bay and many more...

Every evening on returning to Cork from the golf courses you will find a huge choice of places to eat and drink, both traditional and trendy.  Down in Kinsale it is more traditional Irish bars serving Stout and food, the fish has to be amongst the finest in the world - no exaggeration.

Cobh Cathedral

Getting to County Cork

Cork Cathedral

There are plenty of direct flights to Cork from all across Europe.  If you are heading down to Kinsale the airport is on the south side of town so it will only take half-an-hour to get there.

Of course, you can also travel over with your own vehicle via the Fastnetline from Swansea to Cork, or P&O and Stenaline from Fishguard to Rosslare.  We can of course include any of these crossings in your golf holiday at our reduced rates.

Jacob's on the Mall - Fine dining in Cork City.


Kinsale is a picturesque little fishing port almost jutting out into the Irish Sea.  Over the years it has become the haunt of well off citizens off Cork and has attained a very relaxed residential atmosphere.  The narrow streets are lined with bars, restaurants and boutiques - a very nice place to stroll away a carefree hour or two.

If you enjoy fish and seafood you are in for a real treat when it comes to dinner time.  Kinsale crab, lobster and langoustine (not to mention all varieties of fish) are served in the best restaurants all over Ireland: so why not enjoy it as fresh as possible close to the dockside where it was landed?

The tiny An Teach Beag in Clonakilty
The City of Cork - River Lee
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