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Cork Golf Club

Founded: 1898
Designer: Tom Dunne and Alister MacKenzie
Championship Length: 6,771 yards
PAR: 72
Type: Parkland
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Who this course is best for:

A golfer who would enjoy playing a championship parkland course, a scenic course, a course over a century old that was redesigned by the Augusta National designer, Alister MacKenzie in the late 1920’s.

Overview:

Cork Golf Club is located at Little Island close to Cork City, this championship golf course is routed through exceptional golfing terrain, incorporating an old limestone quarry and the inner reaches of Cork Harbour and Lough Mahon. The resulting effect of these features gives golfers a unique opportunity to experience a challenging and rewarding round of golf on one of the finest parkland courses in Ireland.

A world class golf course, Cork Golf Club was Founded in 1888. In 1927 the course was redesigned by the Augusta National designer, Alister MacKenzie.

Cork Golf Club maximizes on its varied landscape offering a distinct course layout. The underlying limestone creates excellent natural drainage and a ‘links’ type environment on some holes, with alternate lush parkland on others. The river, with its ebb and flow, plays a major role on the 3rd, 4th and 5th holes. Spectacularly, the steep chasms within the old quarry present an unforgettable golfing experience that will thrill and surprise you.

An Irish golf course that has been played by world famous golfing professionals – Cork has hosted several major Amateur and Professional Championships over the years, including the Irish Open, Irish Professional Championships, Irish Close Championships and the National Finals. Notable players who have played here include Harry Vardon, Henry Cotton and Seve Ballesteros. The Club continues to be at the fore of the Irish Championship Golfing Calendar.

Overview courtesy of Cork Golf Club

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