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Old Head of Kinsale

A perennial favourite with Irish and international golfers alike, Old Head is surely laid out on one of the most dramatic landscapes in Ireland. Located on a narrow peninsula in Co Cork, Old Head is almost completely surrounded by water and thus has some of the most stunning vistas found on a golf course anywhere in the world.

The course, which is set up on a daily basis, was designed by an impeccable team of golf professionals, including Australian course architect Paddy Merrigan, building contractor Haulie O'Shea, and former Irish golf professionals, the late Dr. Joe Carr and Eddie Hackett.

The Old Head is designed as a walking course that encourages all visitors to walk the links with their Caddie.

Stretching more than three kilometres into the ocean, the course is relatively new, but does not feel manufactured at all, instead feeling like it's woven seamlessly into the natural environment. Standing on the 2nd tee box, for example, golfers will meet the edge of a cliff that will undoubtedly cause every player’s jaw to drop.

Even though inner holes lack the same excitement of holes that follow the cliff’s edge, fairways still moves gracefully between ancient runes, rocks and pampas grass.

Technical data

Founded
1997
Type
Links
Architect
Ron Kirby, Paddy Merrigan, Liam Higgins, Eddie Hackett, Dr. Joe Carr
Holes
18
Par
72
Length back
7159
Length mid
6508
Length front
5763
Length ladies
5150

Facilities

South

Ballybunion, Lahinch, Waterville, Tralee, Old Head, Doonbeg, Dooks, Adare, Killarney, Fota, Mount Juliet

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North

Royal County Down, Royal Portrush, Ballyliffin, Portstewart, Castlerock, Donegal, Rosapenna

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East

Portmarnock Old, The European, The Island, Royal Dublin, Baltray, The K Club, Druids Glen, Killeen Castle

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West

County Sligo Rosses Point, Carne, Strandhill, Westport, Narin and Portnoo, Enniscrone, Connemara

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