Occupying a stunning and unique headland reaching out over two miles into the Atlantic Ocean, the Old Head of Kinsale is home to the most spectacular world-class golf course and luxury members' accommodation.
Located in County Cork on the South West Coast of Ireland, as the incredible brainchild of the late John O'Connor together with his brother Patrick, the Club has developed into one of the most recognised and sought after golf experiences anywhere on earth. It is a sanctuary for those seeking the finest in personalized service.
Old Head Golf Links is built on a 220-acre diamond of land jutting out over two miles into the Atlantic Ocean. The promontory is almost an island with numerous caves running beneath your feet as you play the course. The links and practice area occupy 180 acres and the remaining 40 acres of unspoilt cliff frame the course. It is a piece of golf real estate like no other, that causes many a golfer and visitor to pinch themselves as they drive through the ancient gateway with the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean some 300 feet below.
The sensory overload does not stop there with the journey along the fragrant Hydrangea and Rosa Rugosa lining the Old Head driveway providing stunning vistas across the superbly manicured golf course, with the powerful ocean on both sides and beyond the famous lighthouse that lies in front.
Old Head, par 72, comprises five Par 5s, five Par 3s and eight Par 4s - stretches from the ladies' tees at 5,413 yards to over 7,100 yards from the tips, with a minimum of six tees per hole making it suitable for golfers of all handicap abilities. Nine holes play along the cliff tops with all eighteen holes providing unsurpassed ocean views. With the ever-changing sea breezes, the course provides a stern but fair test to the touring pro and the high handicapper alike.
The course is set up on a daily basis depending on the prevailing weather conditions. Facilities include a warm up range, a putting green and a short game practice area. From the incredible Clubhouse, Old Head has a team of exceptional and friendly service staff to cater for the golfers and residents every need. With superbly furnished and attended, Oak lined locker rooms complete with spa showers, the attention to detail is as exemplary as our welcome is warm.
THE SUITES AT OLD HEAD GOLF LINKS
The Suites at Old Head Golf Links complement the magnificent beauty and setting of the site, a harmonious blend of luxury and nature, with each one offering incredible views across the golf course to the Old Head Lighthouse and Atlantic Ocean beyond.
Individually designed and beautifully furnished, all suites provide spacious comfort, adorned in a style that evokes a feeling of pure opulence. Rich in expertly crafted Irish materials including the finest Oak, Connemara marble and linen, every detail and feature is carefully considered for your wellbeing. Your own private terrace provides the perfect place to repose following a day on the course or discovering the local area. Or avail of a treatment in The Spa at Old Head before heading upstairs for cocktails and a beautiful dinner in the de Courcey Restaurant. Handmade sprung mattresses make for the most inviting of beds, and with marble en-suite bathrooms, each suite has been created to provide the perfect escape to indulgence and relaxation.
DE COURCEY RESTAURANT
Taking its name from the de Courcey family who you can read of in the history section and on the sample menu, the five-star a la carte restaurant, with magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean and Lighthouse, provides spectacular culinary delights bearing testament to the skills of the team of in-house chefs.
Dine on lobster, scallops or oysters from the tank, freshly caught fish, poultry, game, and the finest cuts of meat with our extensive wine list chosen from the Old and New Worlds’ Vineyards.