Golf Clubs in Cork
Bordered by four other counties – Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford – in the province of Munster, Cork is Ireland’s largest county by area, with a coastline that extends to an incredible 680 miles.
More than thirty County Cork clubs are affiliated to the GUI through its Munster branch and the most senior club,Cork, dates back to the 1880s, to a time when there were fewer than a dozen clubs in all of Ireland. The club has hosted the National Finals week twice, the last time in 1988 and its gents teams have won four of the five major Irish trophies – ironically, the only major piece of silverware that has eluded Cork is the Jimmy Bruen Shield, inaugurated in 1978 and named after one of the club’s finest players and administrators.
The top ranked course in the county is Old Head and it’s a GB&I Top 100 ranked course that will get the golfing juices flowing like hardly any other. For the sheer excitement and visual drama of its location, there are not many courses in the world (never mind Ireland) that can match it. Truly, it’s a must-play venue for any serious golfer.
Founded in 1909, Bandon was the first West Cork Club to extend to 18 holes. The clubhouse has recently been refurbished providing excellent facilities for both members and visitors. The course which is located 2 miles west of Bandon boasts a wonderful variety.
Once you visit Charleville Golf Club we hope you will be delighted with the friendly welcome of our staff and members, enjoy the views of the Ballyhouras mountain range, the lush tree-lined fairways, well-maintained greens and challenging course layout.
Overlooking Bantry Bay, deep in the beautiful West Cork countryside, is where course architects Eddie Hackett and Christy O’Connor Jnr. took 170 acres of picturesquely stunning coastal scenery, and created the jewel that is Bantry Bay Golf Club!
Cork Golf Club was founded in 1888 and redesigned in 1927 by Alister Mackenzie. Cork Golf Club has matured to become one of the finest inland courses in Ireland. The Club has hosted many amateur and professional Championships. The course is always in excellent condition, and is playable all year round. Club offers full bar and catering facilities. There is a Pro-shop; Club and caddy-car hire.