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Old Head Golf Links

Kinsale, Ireland
+353 21 477 8444
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Amazing! Up there with Pebble Beach, Whistling Straits, Ballybunion, & Bandon Dunes

I was conditioned to set my expectations low for the actual golf course at Old Head because I had... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jay M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
As good as it gets

Everything about this place is spectacular. The course views are unmatched. Every hole has a view... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dale H
Sarasota, Florida
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Ruggedly beautiful golf course overlooking the Celtic Sea.
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Kinsale, Ireland
+353 21 477 8444
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was conditioned to set my expectations low for the actual golf course at Old Head because I had heard it was a bit over-rated. I figured the views had to be amazing - and they really were (!!) - but I was also VERY...More

Thank Jay M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about this place is spectacular. The course views are unmatched. Every hole has a view of the ocean. The greens were good, the staff both inside and out were attentive. I cannot say enough good about 'this experience.

Thank Dale H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful first time experience at this course. We dined on the patio at lunch which offers spectacular views! Food was very good. We did some damage in the pro shop and the ladies there were exceedingly helpful. The course experience was outstanding...More

Thank Judge_Smails-BR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very intimidating, but gorgeous. The course is very well designed and very playable. Every hole had a great view of the magnificent scenery. Caddy was helpful. Great experience. Also enjoyed cocktails and dinner there, beautiful and relaxing.

Thank Diane S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very high level golf experience during all the journey. The location is amazing as we are always playing overlooking the sea. I recomand the crab on toast at the end of the Game...

Thank AL_73620
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

What a golf course. Easily surpasses the superlatives written about it. We had a windy partly cloudy day. Beautiful scenery in every direction. A really tough, but fair challenge. You need to be straight and reasonably long off the tee. The course was in wonderful...More

Thank Rodney D
Reviewed 22 May 2017

While we didn't play golf as it was pouring rain with high winds, we enjoyed a meal at the clubhouse. This is an difficult but awesome golf course .

Thank TOM L
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

A must for any serious golfer....the town of Kinsale is an absolute gem. The serenity of this of course and the views are mind blowing.

Thank Cedric G
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Was lucky enough to play consecutive days, I am a high handicap golfer so the second day was a huge improvements or me. Micky the caddie was great, bar service also great. Just an amazing experience hitting balls out into the ocean & trusting the...More

Thank eddiefitzinoz
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

The Old Head has the reputation of being a very tough course. It is also one of the most beautiful in the world it being situated on a peninsula out into the Atlantic. We played on a Sunday full sunshine and not a breath of...More

Thank 420Jack
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Holly O
Are there accommodations at Old Head... or where would a family stay to be close to the course? Also do you offer any packages for lodging and golf? Please advise ~ thanks Holly
23 February 2017|
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Response from Andy L | Reviewed this property |
It has 15 rooms of a Hyatt quality. It is not a family place but rather a golfer's paradise. Kinsale, which is an awesome fishing village has a number of B and B's and hotels of various quality. Cork is about 35-40 minutes... More
Tess C
Is it relatively flat?
17 September 2016|
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Response from Rockids | Reviewed this property |
No, not really. It's typical terrain for Ireland and the elevation change between some greens to the next tee can be significant.
Should we get caddies if we are first time players at this course? We are mid to high handicappers.
28 June 2016|
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Response from Greatfoodloves | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. You need their advice and knowledge to enjoy the course. Also, it is not obvious where you should aim, etc.