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Old Head Golf Links

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Address: Kinsale, Ireland
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+353 21 477 8444
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Ruggedly beautiful golf course overlooking the Celtic Sea.

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Stunning scenery

We visited in January 2017 t o find the entrance to this stunning attraction and walk closed until April. Can anyone explain why? So disappointed, but we found a walk that kind... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
746sheilao
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited in January 2017 t o find the entrance to this stunning attraction and walk closed until April. Can anyone explain why? So disappointed, but we found a walk that kind of paralleled it and enjoyed it.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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241 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For golf this is a must. Very challenging due to weather conditions but the setting is great and cannot be beaten

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Thank Evelyn M
Cork, Ireland
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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.

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Thank Pierre L
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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 

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Thank Larry W
Kinsale, Ireland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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 

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Thank Jim B
Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
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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 

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Thank Alan D
Killarney, Ireland
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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 .

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Cleveland, Ohio
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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.

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2 Thank Michael K
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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.

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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.

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