Old Head golf club Cork

Old Head golf course Cork

Old Head Golf Course

Old Head Club Crest

The Old Head Golf Links near Kinsale, is rated in the World Top 100 courses and steeped in Irish History and built on 216-acre headland jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean opened as a golf course in the summer of 1977. So sensitive and challenging was the site it took no less than four renowned course architects to get it right. The team of Ron Kirby, Paddy Merrigan, J. B. Carr and the late Eddie Hackett sure did get it right. They tried 41 different routings before they were satisfied that they had done justice to this magnificent setting, which is arguably the most dramatic golf course in the world.

the Course is on 180-acres with nine of the holes are played along the 300-feet rugged cliff-face giving a testing par-72, SSS 74  7,215 yards off the back tees. Overhead Cormorants, peregrine falcons, guillemots among other rear birds swoop along the cliff face.

Golfers from all over the world flock to the Old Head to play a round of golf they will never forget at this awe-inspiring setting. The most distinguished golfing visitors were, the sextet of Tiger Woods, Mark O’Meara, Lee Janzen, David Duval, Stuart Appleby and the late Payne Stewart prior to the 1999 Open at Carnoustie. The Old Head is a must the only words I could find for it was "awesome". Architecturally and environmentally the clubhouse is a credit to the two brothers that undertook this wonderful development.

Old Head was voted the No. 12-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Up-2);

Old Head was voted the No. 14-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Same);

Old Head was voted the No. 14-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Up-4);

Old Head was voted the No. 18-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Up-4);

Old Head was voted the No. 22-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Up-2);

Old Head was voted the No. 24-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

Old Head was voted the No. 47-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;

Old Head was voted the No. 17 Links/Shoreline Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2010, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

Old Head was voted the No. 29-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;

The Old Head was voted No. 17 Links/Shoreline Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2009, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

Old Head was voted the  No. 24-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;

Old Head was voted No. 20 Links/Shoreline Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2008, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

Green Fees Low Season: €160
Green Fees High Season: €230
Green Fees 36-Holes Low Season:
€260
Green Fees 36-Holes High Season: €325
Green Fees Twilight GUI Members Low Season: €95
Green Fees Twilight GUI Members High Season: €115
Green Fees Twliight Low Season: €135
Green Fees Twilight High Season: €180
Practice Area: Yes
Caddy per Bag: €25 Yes
Club Hire: €45 Yes
Buggy Hire: €60 Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Course Type Links
No Holes 18
Members 400
Designer J. B. Carr, R. Kirby, Paddy Merrigan & Eddie Hackett
Founded 1997
Address

Kinsale,
Co. Cork

Telephone 021-4778444
Email info@oldhead.com
Website Old Head golf club website
Director of Golf: Danny Brassil
Captain:
Lady Captain: None
President: John O'Connor
Vice-Captain: None
Hon. Secretary: None
Club Pro: Danny Brassil
Hon. Treasurer: None
Old Head Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:51.612125
Long:-8.538730
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General Facts & Information

Course opening times: Open from April to November, Daylight hours. Clubhouse opening hours: 7.00am to 11.30pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: None (phone in advance)
Green Fees Welcome: Midweek & Weekends Pre-booking for open Tournaments: N/A

Old Head Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*


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Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 70 6,523 yd's
Yellow Par 72 SSS 67 5,786 yd's
Red Par 72 SSS 72 5,334 yd's
Green Par 72 SSS 74 7,137 yd's
Blue Par 72 SSS 72 6,861 yd's

Card

Name Hole Black Blue White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
Sli Na Firinne 1 446 418 390 360 4 12
360 4 6
Gun Hole 2 402 388 376 329 4 10 297 4 12
Bream Rock 3 178 176 163 152 3 16 134 3 14
The Razor's Edge 4 427 423 415 388 4 4 357 4 2
Hake Head 5 430 409 385 365 4 6
330 4 8
Choughs Corner 6 554
546
536
475 5 8 441
5 10
Legal Eagle 7 192 179 163 160 3 14
118 3 16
God's Acre 8 549 520 495 406 5 18 406
5 18
The Dolmen 9 465 451 431 410 4 2 360 4 4
  Out 3,643 3,510 3,354 3,045
36   2,803 36  
Dún Carmha 10 518 494 485 457 5 15 403 5 9
Galley Head 11 207 198 184 164 3 13 140 3 11
Courcean Stage 12 564 554 537 425 5 3
403 5 3
Oyster Catcher 13 168
160
145
121
3 11
121 3 13
Raven's Run 14 452 428 411 383 4 1 370 4 1
Haulie's Leap 15 342 328 284 264 4 17 264 4 17
Coosgorm 16 186 178 163 160 3 9
120 3 15
Lighthouse 17 623 600 575 458 5 5
464 5 5
The Sanctuary 18 434 411 385 309 4 7
246 4 7
  In 3,494 3,351 3,169 2,741 36   2,531 36  
  Total 7,137 6,861 6,523 5,786 72   5,334 72  
  SSS 74 72 72 67     72    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 64 Peter O'Keeffe (off the Blue Stakes)

Members Achievements

History of Old Head

Roll of Honour

Holes in One at Old Head

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Gerard O'Mahoney 23 August 1997 3rd   135 yd’s
Graham Day 30 September 2009 15th Albatross   296 yd’s