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Castle Martyr Resort

Ireland, South, County Cork


The Hotel

Castlemartyr Resort offers luxury 5 Star hotel accommodation within easy reach of Cork Airport and is on the doorstep of Cork City.The 18th century classic manor house lies adjacent to the ruins of an 800 year old castle originally built by The Knights Templar under Richard Earl de Clare, known as Strongbow. The Resort is nestled in 220 acres of mature landscape, with meandering streams, parklands and a tranquil lake that is abundant with wildlife and gardens that include a reconstruction of the historical, classicalparterre beds.Castlemartyr Resort offers the best of today’s sporting, leisure and entertaining facilities. There is a myriad of possibilities for outdoor pursuits and activities including, archery, croquet on the lawn, clay pigeon shooting, or a game of hurling. Guests can also choose to take a stroll around the beautiful formal gardens or a walk through the adjacent Castlemartyr Wood. All guests enjoy complimentary use of the Health Club, offering a state of-the-art gymnasium with fitness studio hosting up to 20 classes a week.Be transported to a different world when entering the spacious and contemporary Spa at Castlemartyr. With 10 individual treatment rooms and a Couples Suite, vitality lounges, heated indoor pool, steam room, sauna and jet pool, relaxation and rejuvenation are high on the agenda, whilst enjoying soothing therapies and treatments. Work out on the light filled state of the art gym overlooking the formal gardens.Golfers will be challenged when playing the 18-hole Ron Kirby designed inland links-style golf course.At the Castlemartyr Resort we are family friendly, and children can enjoy the exciting activities in our Kids Zone, enjoy their own splash times in the indoor pool or even take Earl and Countess (our resident Irish Setters) for a walk. Children can choose from their own menu in the Bell Tower. Our convenient location means that families also have the option of a fun-filled day out in nearby locations including Fota Wild Life Park, and Leahy’s Open Farm.


Each of our 103 bedrooms and suites (11 in The Manor House and 92 in the new wing) is individually appointed with the finest in interior design and comfort. Many of the manor house suites have sweeping views of the 18th century parkland and lakes.The bedrooms and suites, located in the new wing, have a luxurious contemporary feel and contain all the facilities for today’s traveller.


Our 5 Star hotel offers three dining options: the 2 AA Rosette-awarded Bell Tower Restaurant serving modern Irish cuisine with a twist, our casual dining Italian experience, Franchini’s, and the relaxed yet elegant Knights Bar.

  • 18 Hole inland links style course
  • Spa & Healthclub
  • Good for families


Set in an old manor estate in East Cork, The Castlemartyr Golf Resort is an 18 hole, 6,790 yd, Par 72, inland links style course. It is the creation of renowned golf course designer Ron Kirby, whose credentials were honed on such Irish masterpieces as Dromoland Castle, the Old Head, and Mount Juliet, as well as Gleneagles in Scotland. In Castlemartyr Mr. Kirby has developed an inland links style course that creates a visually pleasing yet testing experience. The course is designed to be challenging and pleasurable for players of any calibre. Castlemartyr Golf Club provides first class service across all aspects of the golf spectrum, from the course, to the Club House and Pro Shop

Course Highlights

  • Practice chipping area, Putting Green and Practice Nets
  • Inland Links Style Course
  • 18 Hole Par 72
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

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