Old Head Golf Links

Kinsale, County Cork

Built on a 220-acre diamond of land, jutting two miles into the Atlantic, Old Head Golf Links commands one of the most fabulous settings for golf in the world. Though established less than a decade ago, Old Head is widely heralded among the finest courses in Ireland and the world. Superlatives abound for Old Head Golf Links. Much of this owes to its spectacular setting. The Old Head is a remarkably dramatic piece of Ireland, protruding over two miles into the Atlantic Ocean.

The Old Head of Kinsale is an ancient royal site, fortified by a castle at the narrowest point of the promontory. It is a place of outstanding historical, archaeological and scientific interest. Ecological values of the Old Head are as superb as the scenery. it is as much a wildlife sanctuary as it is a golf course. And the historic Lighthouse on the extreme Southern point of the peninsula, has become a hallmark for this most famous of courses.

Each of the eighteen holes provides stunning views of the Atlantic. Comprising of five par 5's, five par 3's and eight par 4's, the links stretches to over 7,200 yards from the tips and with a minimum of six tees on every hole, the course provides a stern test to the touring pro and high handicapper alike. Ever-changing sea breezes provide added challenge.

This Golf Course is featured on the following Tours

At a Glance

  • 18 Hole Championship Links.
  • One of the remarkably dramatic settings for golf in the world.
  • Sea views on each of the eighteen holes.

Our Take

That the Old Head of Kinsale was even built on this site at all is a marvel. So many people felt passionately for this tremendous piece of land in West Cork. And with good reason. The site possesses immense historical, ecological, and recreational amenities. While locals and environmentalists were loath to see it developed, the project moved forward with requisite care toward conserving natural amenities. And the Old Head Golf Links has arisen from the embers of controversy to take flight as one of the most sought after golfing destinations in the world. To fully appreciate the spectacular landscape, you must now pony up lavish green fees and play a round of golf. Reason alone for an unforgettable round of golf!