Course Description of Cork Golf Club
Cork Golf Club is a championship Irish course, as graceful and mature as its age would suggest.
Scenically situated in Cork Harbour, the Club has hosted many major amateur and professional Championships over the years including the Irish Open. Built on free-draining limestone, the course presents a crisp heath-like playing surface similar to links. Cork Golf Club has many unusual features, not least holes 6-10 which are set in a disused limestone quarry. The scenery and variety are an added bonus and they all combine to make Cork Golf Club a true golfing challenge.
The diversity of the landscape at Cork Golf Club offers players a unique golfing experience
Classic parkland, studded with strategically located bunkers greets visitors on the first hole, this changes dramatically by the third when the course meets the River Lee. The next two holes are among the most challenging and take players along the river bank, with spectacular views of the inner harbour heading east. This section of the course is rich in gorse with a distinct ‘links-type’ feel.
At the sixth tee box, golfers will commence a fascinating journey through an old quarry which plays as a major feature of the next 6 holes, right up to the eleventh green. The eleventh is where the course begins to wind its way back inland to re-join the rich parkland setting that greeted visitors on the first hole.
For golfers, accuracy off the tee is vital at Cork Golf Club with several ‘carries’ over a variety of obstacles. It may be a drive over a cliff face, gorse cover, or a deep chasm – but it is sure inspire all golfers and bring them back another day to face the challenge!