Golf and things to do in West Cork
The 170 acre Bantry Bay Golf Club is a Christy O’Connor Junior and Eddie Hackett designed USGA standard course, located, a short drive outside Bantry town in West Cork, Ireland.
Bantry Bay features… an 18 hole Championship golf course, which is open year round. It is situated in a very scenic setting with 14 holes overlooking the bay. There are lovely sea views to the Islands and the Beara mountains.
The Bantry Bay golf course serves up a nice challenge to the scratch and handicap golfer alike, from the 126 meter par 3 to the long 487 meter par 5.
Although a relatively new course, it has attracted over 100 overseas members, perhaps enticed by lifetime overseas membership.
You can make your reservation on ++ 353 27 50579.
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 (rising in places to over 300 feet) frame the course.
Designed and constructed by a unique team, Ron Kirby - former designer at Jack Nicklaus’s Golf Design Services, Paddy Merrigan - Australian course architect and agronomist, Liam Higgins - one of Ireland’s best known golf professionals currently on the Seniors Tour, the late Eddie Hackett - former Irish golf professional and golf course designer, the late Dr. Joe Carr - Ireland’s most successful international amateur golfer and finally, Haulie O’Shea – building contractor.Old Head, par 72, comprises five Par 5s, five Par 3s and eight Par 4s – stretching to over 7,200 yards from the tips, with a minimum of six tees per hole. Nine holes play along the cliff tops, and all eighteen holes provide stunning ocean views. With the ever-changing sea breezes, the course provides a stern test to the touring pro and the high handicapper alike. Old Head Golf Links is designed as a walking course where Members and Guests are encouraged to walk the links with a Caddie. Old Head's Caddie Programme is among one of the most extensive and professional worldwide. The course is set up, depending on conditions, on a daily basis. Facilities include a warm up range with complimentary golf balls and a short game practice area. Old Head has a team of fully trained outside services staff to cater for your every need.
Skibbereen and West Carbery Golf Club has a pleasant 18 hole course situated on the outskirts of Skibbereen town 6Km from Baltimore in South - West Cork.
Tourism is a thriving industry in West Cork. The absence of industrialisation has kept the environment unspoilt and unpolluted and the region has striven to develop its infrastructure to cater for the many varied tourist requirements.
The course (almost 6000 yards long) has 3 par fives, 4 par threes and 11 par fours. Particularly interesting are the two par 3's one with a concealed green, the other with an elevated one. There is also a scenic lake (half hidden on approach to 5th. green) and well positioned to trap wayward shots on another three holes. The Skibbereen course is normally uncrowded especially off peak tourist months. It extended (across Baltimore Road) to 18 holes in mid 1993.
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Full bar and restaurant services, Caddy cars for hire.
Skibbereen Golf Club have agreed a special green fee of €25 to be made available to guests of Casey's of Baltimore Hotel.
The green fees are to be paid at the clubhouse in advance for which a voucher/ receipt will be issued and visitors are advised to reserve the tee times in advance.
Directions-6 Km from Baltimore on the Skibbereen Road (R595).
As well as sampling the golf courses and greens, there are also many more
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