Old Head Golf Links

About the course

Set on the cliffs above the Atlantic Ocean in County Cork, Ireland, Old Head Golf Links is one of the most picturesque and exclusive golf courses in the world.

Spectacular location: Old Head Golf Links is situated on a small peninsula surrounded by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. This magnificent peninsula provides breathtaking views of the sea on all sides, creating an unforgettable experience for every golfer.

Architecture: The course was designed by Ron Kirby and Paddy Merrigan and opened in 1997. Their design utilised the terrain of the peninsula to create a challenging yet beautiful golf course that blended in with the surrounding countryside.

Variety: Old Head Golf Links offers golfers a variety of playing conditions, with parts of the course situated on cliffs overlooking the ocean and other parts skirting shallow bays and beaches. This variety ensures that every game on this course is unique.

Historical Background: The peninsula on which the course is located has a rich history. Old Head is home to an old light tower that was built in 1804 and served as a navigational point for ships sailing around the reefs. This historic structure adds another dimension to the playing experience.

Exclusivity: Old Head Golf Links is known for its exclusivity and luxury. It has a limited number of members and access to the course is by reservation only. This gives the course a special atmosphere and makes it a destination for golfers looking for a unique experience.

Movie fame: The Old Head course was also featured in the movie “The Legend of Bagger Vance” (2000), which showcases the breathtaking landscape and beauty of the location.

The Old Head Golf Links is not only a place to play, but also a unique blend of golf, nature and history that attracts golfers from all over the world.

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Ranking Ireland 17
Architect Ron Kirby
Year of foundation 1997
Par Course 72
Number of holes 18
Official website: https://www.oldhead.com
Where is the course located? https://maps.app.goo.gl/aWJExFFGpghagwiPA


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