Stretching over 7,200 yards from the tips, the par 72 course, is comprised of five par fives, five par threes and eight par fours with six tees per hole.
With an ever-changing sea breeze, the Old Head provides a stern test to the touring pro and high handicapper alike. It is surrounded by the ocean on all sides and commands the most spectacular and stunning views.
It is designed as a walking course where members and guests are encouraged to walk the links with a caddie. Old Head boasts the largest group of professional caddies in the country.
It was not our first time playing there but the magnificent views from the holes that are played along the cliff tops still take the breath away. It has to be a case of letting your score here taking a back seat to the total unique setting for this golf course. Make sure and enjoy all these truly one of a kind golf course views!
After the round, the Lusitania Bar at Old Head offers stunning views of the Atlantic and the Old Head Lighthouse especially from its beautiful outdoor terrace. There also are 15 luxurious suites there, available for rent, all beautifully furnished with unbelievable sea views. An overnight stay will also grant you access to the fitness suite and the Old Head thermal spa which offers a place for members and residents to unwind and restore.
The many historic restaurant bars in nearby Kinsale such as the Spaniard, Bullman and Whitelady are just a small sample of the après golf possibilities there.
For more information on the Old Head golf course visit www.oldhead.com.