Golf in Cork

Golf in Cork

Cork is the perfect destination for your next golfing holiday in Ireland, with over 40 golf courses in the county with many of them within an hour from Clayton Hotel Silver Springs.
We have put together a list of our top 5 superb Golf courses, all less than an hour from our hotel.


1. Cork Golf Club

Less than 10 minutes’ drive from Clayton Hotel Silver Springs
Cork Golf Club was founded in 1888, and has been located in its present location since 1897. This former Irish Open course was designed by Augusta’s genius Alister MacKenzie and has recently been enhanced for the modern golfer, with its historic limestone quarries and its scenic location right beside Cork’s inner harbour.


2. Fota Island Golf Resort

Less than 15 minutes’ drive from Clayton Hotel Silver Springs
Fota Island Golf resort is a championship golf club with 3 amazing courses to hone your skills on; the 71 par Deerpark Course, the 72 par Belvelly Course and the 73 par Barryscourt Course. Located on the scenic Fota Island, you’ll enjoy coastal panoramic views of Cork Harbour while playing on this 3 time host of the Irish Open.


3. Cobh Golf Club

Less than 20 minutes’ drive from Clayton Hotel Silver Springs
Cobh Golf Club was founded in 1986 as a 9 hole course and became Cork’s newest 18 hole golf club, when they were opened by Shane Lowry in 2010, in their new Location at Marino Point. This Hawtree design course over looks the inner Cork Harbour with views of Cobh and Fota.


4. Lee Valley Golf Club & Country Club

Less than 30 minutes’ from Clayton Hotel Silver Springs
Located in Ovens, Lee Valley Golf & Country Club is a 18-hole championship golf course, has been a huge attraction and a must visit whenever you are around Cork looking for an enjoyable golfing experience. Ranked among the best courses in Munster, this family run course offers a friendly atmosphere and is a haven for golfers visiting the Cork city.


5. Old Head Golf Links

Less than 1 hour’s drive from Clayton Hotel Silver Springs
If you love golf, you got to visit the Old Head Golf Links Located on its own peninsula, this 220 acre golf course, offers terrific views of the Celtic Sea, with challenges for golfers of every skill level. The Old Head offers an experience like no other and is well worth the drive to beautiful Kinsale, the start of the Wild Atlantic Way.


This is our list of the best 5 golf courses in Cork, but there are many more to choose from around the county, that will not disappoint. So start planning your next golf trip to Cork and book your ideal stay in Clayton Hotel Silver Springs. Book Now.

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