Old Head Golf LinksTop 100 UK & Ireland
Old Head is quite possibly the most dramatic setting for a golf course anywhere in the world. The promontory that juts out 2 miles into the Atlantic is accessible by a single thoroughfare, and the sandstone below was formed some 350 million years ago.
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Old Head Golf Links - Par 72 - 7,212 Yards
The remarkable golf course is the creation of a team of divergent experts, including Ron Kirby, Liam Higgins, Dr. Joe Carr, and the late Eddie Hackett. Every single hole at Old Head is an absolutely remarkable experience, and has incredible views of the iconic lighthouse and the surrounding Atlantic.
There cannot really be a signature hole at Old Head, but it is absolutely guaranteed to strike awe into those fortunate enough to visit.
The land itself boasts an amazing history, but for now its main attraction is the golf course, which is quickly establishing itself among the world's elite. Playing Old Head as part of a Cork Tour will be an unforgettable experience.
For many the course starts off a little slowly with the par-4 1st hole a relatively simple two shot hole which plays away from the sea but you don’t have to wait long before finding a stunning view with the 2nd hole lined by the Atlantic Ocean just to your left. Many will argue that the 3rd and 7th holes are two of the finest par-3’s you’ll experience anywhere in the world, with the newly designed 13th hole offering yet another memorable short hole experience. All in all you’ll struggle not to enjoy Old Head, the course offers unforgettable holes throughout and if you get it on a calm, sunny day you’ll be in for a treat that can challenge any golf course in the world.
At over 7,100 yards off the championship markers, the course is certainly a challenging one off the tee but for those seeking a slightly easier experience you can enjoy the Blues at 6,860 yards, the Whites at 6,508 yards or the Yellows at 6,763 yards. The Red tees measure 5,150 yards.
Golfers heading to the 19th Hole will find themselves enjoying panoramic views across the course with a host of fantastic food ranging from fine dining within the de Courcey Dining Room to the popular Lusitania Bar.
One of the world's most spectacular golf courses is now complemented by 15 luxurious suites that combine the legendary Irish hospitality with a refined and relaxed atmosphere.
The Seaview Suites are opulence and elegance defined, and are bedecked in the finest furnishings and fittings. In addition to the space and comfort, the suites all benefit from balcony views of the famous Old Head landscape.
For the ultimate experience, indulge in the Presidential Suite, which boasts a separate living room and master bedroom. In addition to the exquisite marble bathroom, guests will also enjoy panoramic views of the iconic lighthouse.
The Old Head Thermal Suite and Spa offers the ideal chance to unwind and restore, where all the stresses and strains of every day life are gently washed away. The complex also offers a range of superb health and beauty treatments designed specifically for both men and women. Members and residents both have the chance of a serious work-out in Old Head's first class gym.
- Beauty Salon