Overview of golf course named Old Head Golf Links

Old Head Golf Links

Kinsale, Ireland

Details

Holes

18

Par

72

Built

1997

Type

n/a

Architect

Eddie Hackett, Ron Kirby, Patrick Merrigan, Joe Carr

Access

Yes - every day.

The setting for the Old Head Golf Links is spectacular and historic, a narrow peninsula, connected by a thin strip of land to the southern Irish coast that projects into the Atlantic. In this area countless ships have foundered, including the Lusitania, a passenger liner that sank in 1915 after a German U-boat hit it with a torpedo and in so doing helped to galvanize support for the entry of the US into World War I. The course plays out among the cliffs along the coastline, and so is not suited to those who are afraid of heights. And while a good score is definitely possible when the wind dies down, errant balls are apt to be lost forever to the sea. Nearly every hole along this remarkable course makes excellent use of the landscape; of particular note is the par 5 17th, set in the shadow of a lighthouse.

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Bearwood Lakes Golf Club
Hcp 12 76 courses played
Fabulous
30 August
Utterly spectacular and a very very special place high up on the Kinsale cliffs. Hard to stop grinning the whole time you’re at Old Head. Stunning on and off the course. I can’t believe there is anyone who wouldn’t enjoy a day here. Not found many other golf clubs that have a live lobster tank either! A opening hole warms you up for some of the most spectacular golf surely in the world. Played it in sunny benign conditions and also played it in a gale and heavy rain. Even when nearly unplayable in a game it was fun, fun, fun!! Service on and off the course is second to none.
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Golf and Country Club de Bossey
Hcp 12 110 courses played
Fabulous
January 10, 2018
I really had high expectations while heading to Old Head, and they have been all easily exceeded since I enjoyed an unforgettable round : sunny and virtually windless conditions, beautiful clubhouse, efficient and friendly staff, valuable caddie, stunning seaside landscape, breathtaking shots over cliffs, manicured and beautifully designed layout, Old Head offers a once in a lifetime golf adventure. Is it best course I’ve ever played ? It’s not. Is it my favorite golf experience ever : Sir Yes Sir ! Expensive but highly recommended.
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27 Jul 2016
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Events

Hosting golf course for the event: USA to Ireland  Open to anyone.  ***** September 2018*****
16 Mar - 19 Sep 2017
USA to Ireland Open to anyone. ***** September 2018*****
Old Head Golf Links
Hosting golf course for the event: USA to Ireland  Open to anyone.  ***** September 2018*****
16 Mar - 19 Sep 2017
USA to Ireland Open to anyone. ***** September 2018*****
Old Head Golf Links

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