Old Head Golf Links Hotel

Ireland, South, Kinsale, Cork


    Old Head Golf Links

  • Unrivalled in terms of the magnificent beauty and setting of the site, Old Head Golf Links continues to take the golfing world by storm. The brainchild of John and Patrick O’Connor, the Club has developed into one of the most recognised and sought after golf experiences anywhere on earth.

    In keeping with the timeless traditions of Old Head, our objectives are to develop as a Private International Members' Club, which will be a haven for golfers around the world.

    We look forward to welcoming you to the ‘Old Head Experience’ in the very near future.

    Course Highlights
      • Links course
      • 220 acres
      • Juts 2 mile into Atlantic Ocean

The Hotel

Old Head Golf Links is built on a 220-acre diamond of land, jutting out over two miles into the Atlantic Ocean. The promontory is almost an island with numerous caves running beneath your feet as you play the course. The links and practice area occupy 180 acres and the remaining 40 acres of unspoilt cliff (rising in places to over 300 feet) frame the course.
Designed and constructed by a unique team, Ron Kirby - former designer at Jack Nicklaus’s Golf Design Services, Paddy Merrigan - Australian course architect and agronomist, Liam Higgins - one of Ireland’s best known golf professionals currently on the Seniors Tour, the late Eddie Hackett - former Irish golf professional and golf course designer, the late Dr. Joe Carr - Ireland’s most successful international amateur golfer and finally, Haulie O’Shea – building contractor.

Old Head, par 72, comprises five Par 5s, five Par 3s and eight Par 4s – stretching to over 7,200 yards from the tips, with a minimum of six tees per hole. Nine holes play along the cliff tops, and all eighteen holes provide stunning ocean views. With the ever-changing sea breezes, the course provides a stern test to the touring pro and the high handicapper alike. 

Old Head Golf Links is designed as a walking course where Members and Guests are encouraged to walk the links with a Caddie. Old Head's Caddie Programme is among one of the most extensive and professional worldwide. 

The course is set up, depending on conditions, on a daily basis. Facilities include a warm up range with complimentary golf balls and a short game practice area. Old Head has a team of fully trained outside services staff to cater for your every need.


The Clubhouse includes 15 Luxurious Suites, the Old Head Spa, Fitness Suite and Beauty Treatment Rooms
which complement the outstanding beauty and setting of the site.
The Old Head
Seaview Suites
feature the perfect blend of opulence and comfort. Offering magnificent
views, all Suites are adorned in a style that evokes a feeling of pure indulgence, stunningly furnished and
spaciously created.
The stylishly appointed
Presidential Suite
features a separate living room, master bedroom and dressing
room. The spacious marble bathroom ensures that guests will enjoy the finest comforts and the ultimate in
relaxation. The exquisite Suite surveys the historical lighthouse and 18th green with breathtaking views of
the Atlantic Ocean.


Dine at our five-star A La Carte
de Courcey Restaurant
with its magnificent views. It provides
spectacular culinary delights bearing testament to the skills of our in-house chefs. Dine on lobster from the
tank, freshly caught fish, poultry, game, meats and local produce together with our extensive wine list
chosen from the Old and New worlds' vineyards. Old Head can also accommodate private parties in an
exclusive dining area.
A leisurely breakfast, brunch, lunch and early evening food can be enjoyed in an informal environment in
Lusitania Bar
. Enjoy a pint of the best and experience our local brews.
Take pleasure in our on-course dining service with specialties "to go", or enjoy a break at The Turn before setting out on the b

  • Links course 
  • Small Hotel
  • Restaurant

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