The Gem of the South
Cork is a fantastic choice for your next vacation to the Emerald Isle. Located in the south, Ireland’s second largest city has become synonymous with providing golfers not only a top-notch golf trip, but also a memorable all-round experience, with its extensive choice of accommodations, lively pubs and nightlife, and renowned 'Craic' all working in unison to deliver the ultimate golf package.
What makes a Cork golf vacation so special?
- Play the breath-taking Old Head Golf Links
- Great cuisine and lively pubs
- Easy access with direct flights from North America
- Kiss the Blarney Stone
- Explore the Ring of Kerry
- Nearby Kinsale is the culinary capital of Ireland
Why play golf in Cork?
Tremendous golf can be found across all corners of the South West, with Cork being a good access point. Being Ireland's second largest city there are multiple direct flights from North America.
Old Head Golf Links is located less than an hour south of Cork and is undoubtedly the flagship course in the area. This stunning cliff top layout occupies a stunning headland reaching out over two miles into the Atlantic Ocean and is arguably the most spectacular course in Ireland. For something completely different, the five-star Fota Island Resort offers three pristine parkland courses and has been three-time host to the Irish Open.
The beauty of South West Ireland is that you don’t have to travel too far to find world-class courses. We’d highly recommend packaging a trip to Cork with some of the other renowned courses in the area, with Ballybunion, Waterville, Tralee and Dooks all within reasonable driving distance.
Ireland's second largest city
With direct fights from North America and being Ireland's second largest city, Cork is a great base for a golf tour of the Emerald Isle's south region.
A fun and lively city with great pubs and restaurants, there is no shortage of things to do in the evenings. Kinsale is just a short drive away and regarded as the culinary capital of Ireland, making it the prefect stop after playing the majestic Old Head of Kinsale Golf Links. On those non-golfing days (if any!) we recommend visiting Blarney Castle and kissing the famous Blarney Stone, or taking a day trip around the spectacular Ring of Kerry.
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There's plenty to see and do around Cork
From the delicious cuisine, quaint pubs, live music and colorful cottages, golfers are guaranteed an absolutely incredible experience off the course. Cork itself is widely regarded as one of the most entertaining in Ireland, especially in the evening.
Discover natural wonders and monuments belonging to ancient eras through to impressive museums and galleries. Some top attractions include the baronial Blarney Castle, Fota wildlife park, the Cork City Gaol, Jameson Distillery tour and the Titanic Experience. If it's fresh air and breath-taking scenery that you want, then a day trip out to the Ring of Kerry is a must.