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Best Of Cork Golf Courses...

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Discover Corks rich golfing heritage with a golf break in Ireland!

We have compiled a list of the best golf courses in Cork below, which are all within a short drive from the Carrigaline Court Hotel.

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Monkstown Golf Course 

Monkstown Golf Club rejoices in its distinguished history and its unique setting overlooking Cork’s glorious harbour.

The Club, which was founded in 1908, has evolved into a mature parkland layout with a challenging course and excMonkstown Golf Clubellent clubhouse facilities. The facilities are much sought after by both members and visitors alike. It has a strong and vibrant membership and for visitors planning a golfing trip to the Cork area, a visit to Monkstown is a must.

Monkstown Golf Club is conveniently situated just ten minutes drive from Carrigaline Court Hotel! For more information, visit their website 

Lee Valley Golf and Country Club 

Located only 25 minutes from Carrigaline Court Hotel, Lee Valley Golf & Country Club is situated in one of the most beautiful parts of Cork. Enjoy a game of golf around their 18 -hole Championship golf course.

The Lee Valley Golf club has been recognized as one of the top golf courses in the country over and over again, which is evident by its inclusion in the Top 100 golf courses in Ireland!

The distance between the Carrigaline Court Hotel and Lee Valley Golf and Country Club is 30km!

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Mahon Golf Course 

Mahon Golf Course is located on Ireland’s first purpose-made Municipal Golf Course. In 1978 Cork City Council commissioned Mr. Eddie Hackett to design an 18-hole golf course on the Mahon Peninsula. This was to be Ireland’s first purpose made Municipal Golf Course and was Mahon Golf Course financially assisted by the Golfing Union of Ireland. The Course was officially opened on the 3rd September 1980 and is called the Ted McCarthy Municipal Golf Course. The course as it is now constituted proves a very challenging test to all grades of Golfers.

The distance between the Carrigaline Court Hotel and Mahon Golf Course is 13km!

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Douglas Golf Course

A warm welcome awaits the visiting golfer at Douglas Golf Club – a club famous for its challenging and enjoyable golf course with stunning views over Cork City and Cork Inner Harbour.

Douglas Golf Club was founded in 1909, with the original course being designed by golfing legend and six-time British Open winner, Harry Vardon. The course was then extended and altered by celebrated course architect of Augusta National, Alister MacKenzie, in 1924.

The course is kept in immaculate condition all year round and is widely renowned for having some of the best-kept greens in Ireland. Set on a plateau overlooking Cork City and Inner Harbour, Douglas Golf Club offers spectacular views from both the golf course and the Douglas Golf Courseclubhouse. The surrounding 115 acres of century-old woodland provide the course with a secluded and relaxing atmosphere that is rare for its central location.

In addition to playing the course, visitors can enjoy full use of the clubhouse facilities. The golf shop also provides a wide range of golf clothing and equipment.

Situated a mere 5-minute drive from both Cork City centre and Cork airport, Douglas Golf Club is the perfect venue for your next golf outing.

The distance between the Carrigaline Court Hotel and Douglas Golf Club is 7km!

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Raffeencreek Golf Club

Set on the shores of Cork harbour Raffeen Creek Golf Club is a 9-hole course that enjoys a wonderful setting on the shores of Cork harbour with beautiful views of the harbour and surrounding area. The natural lake which is a feature of holes 8 and 9 is a very picturesque bird sanctuary.

Raffeencreek Golf ClubThe Course was designed by the renowned Irish golf course architect Eddie Hackett and the members commenced play in March 1989. The Club was officially opened by the President of the Golfing Union of Ireland in June 1989 followed by an exhibition fourball featuring professionals Christy O’Connor Snr, Batt Murphy (Monkstown GC), and Irish International Amateurs Tom Cleary and Denis O’Sullivan.

The distance between the Carrigaline Court Hotel and Faffeencreek Golf Club is 5.9km!

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Cork Golf Club

Cork Golf Club is located at Little Island close to Cork City. The club is a proud member of the established Alister Mackenzie society. Cork Golf Club was formed in 1888 by prominent Cork businessmen. The first location was at Rathcooney Hill above Glanmire village. Thereafter a number of moves were made while searching for a better site. Scenically situated in Cork Harbour, the Club has hosted many major amateur and professional Championships over the years including the Irish Open.

The distance between the Carrigaline Court Hotel and Cork Golf Club is 16km!

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