18 holes - 6,650 yards - SSS 72

Old Head of Kinsale

Although only opened in 1997, the Old Head of Kinsale Golf Links is quite simply one of the most remarkable developments ever conceived in the history of golf and already, should be on every golfers list of "must play" courses!

The course, designed by a combination of Ireland's golfing heroes and design experts, is set on an Atlantic promontory that can hardly be rivalled in terms of drama and beauty. Rising hundreds of feet above dramatic cliffs, and surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on all sides it commands the most spectacular views from almost every part of the course. It is a national monument and an ancient royal site, fortified by a castle at the narrowest part of the promontory, with history traceable back to several centuries before Christ. Eight of the holes play directly along the cliff tops, providing an exhilarating test of golf and concentration for players of all standards. On a mild day it is possible to shoot a respectable score, but rest assured that the ever changing Atlantic winds ensure that the course offers a different challenge every day. Golfers will also be pleased to know that Kinsale is renowned as Ireland's Gourmet capital where visitors can choose from a wide variety of top class restaurants and hotels.