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Striking out into the Atlantic Ocean, and resting on a few hundred feet of cliffs, the Old Head of Kinsale sets the standards for play in Ireland. Even if you take away the unmatched beauty and rugged landscape, this course will give you new challenges on a daily basis.

Six sets of tees on every hole are changed every morning, and nine holes run along cliff tops. This course is simply an incredible blend of ancient Irish spirit and design genius.


20 minutes south of Kinsale, County Cork.

Facts and Details

  • Closed from November to late April
  • Holes: 18 Length: 7,121 yards Par: 72
  • Architect: Ron Kirby, Joe Carr
  • Type of Course: Clifftop

Green Fees: N/A

Grading: *****

Recommended accommodation


Old Head is a natural monument, and the only location that historians can directly link to the Celtic tribe the Eireann's. It is from this tribe that Ireland is thought to get its name. (Eireann is Gaelic for Ireland)

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