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Old Head Golf Links

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Address: Kinsale, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 21 477 8444

Ruggedly beautiful golf course overlooking the Celtic Sea.

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Amazing Panorama

I always bring my family to the place when they visit Ireland. It's just an amazing spot you have to see in the Kinsale area. The ocean meeting the cliffs is just wonderful.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Pierre L
Cork, Ireland
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Cork, Ireland
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I always bring my family to the place when they visit Ireland. It's just an amazing spot you have to see in the Kinsale area. The ocean meeting the cliffs is just wonderful.

Thank Pierre L
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My golf buddy and I played the Old Head golf course on our golf trip to Ireland. This was the fourth course we had played that were rated high in the top 100 golf courses outside the U.S.A and by far the most visually spectactular. It is situated on a small penninsula ~ 30 miles south of Cork. The facilities... More 

Thank Larry W
Kinsale, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been around the world playing golf, from Hawaii, all through the continental USA, Mexico and Canada, and throughout Europe. The Old Head offers superb, friendly, hospitality, on par with the best. The staff are so accommodating and proactive...it is rare to get that 5-star resort course hospitality that delights the worldly golfer! The course is the most magnificent location... More 

Thank Jim B
Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Incredible golf course jutting out into the ocean. One of the best golfing experiences you are ever going to have. We got lucky with the weather and it was flat calm which I'd imagine rarely happens. As good as I've ever played it having been there 4 times between 2011 and this year. Greens perfect even in October. Not a... More 

Thank Alan D
Killarney, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Golf at Old Head is such a treat , what a course and what a location . Up there with the great links courses of Ireland . We had a day to remember with stunning views and a testing breeze . The greens were magnificent also .

Thank djwhyte1
Cleveland, Ohio
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Playing golf at Old Head is like playing golf at Pebble Beach on "steroids". The golf course is a terrific design and in excellent condition. The staff is very service oriented and fun to be around. The caddies were excellent. Food and beverage is terrific and Old Head is a must for any golf in Southwest Ireland.

2 Thank Michael K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

From the initial drive up to the clubhouse until the final cocktail after the round, this place is awesome. The views are nothing that you'd expect to see. And the terrain is nothing that was comparable to any of the other courses we played that week. It's an absolute MUST round to play while in Ireland.

Thank Kenny S
Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Although expensive, this private club offered unparalleled views of the ocean and lighthouse. I did not play golf, but will definitely go back to do so. The staff and food was outstanding. With a short trip to Kinsale for shopping and more gourmet food, this was a dream weekend. If you are looking for luxury accommodations, this is the place.

Thank TLam22
New York
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

This was the most exotic golf course I've ever played. Definitely a MUST play. The restaurant there is good and the views are incredible. Bring a camera and a lot of balls if you aren't straight off the tee. Closest town is kinsale which is great to shop and walk around in but about a 15 minute drive from course.

Thank Kapricca
Briantree, MA
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138 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Although the course was not the best I've played it was fun to play. What sets this place apart are the stunning views on better than 1/2 the holes. Our caddies were okay, we had to carry for two holes as they didn't have enough caddies even though they were supposedly reserved. A must play if your in the area.

Thank eddier02184

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