Great Golf Getaways – Old Head Golf Links

LAST UPDATED: 7/28/23 – Old Head Golf Links Review

Old Head Golf Links Review
The Lighthouse at Old Head Golf Links is stunningly beautiful and really adds to the beauty of the course.

Old Head Golf Links is an experience, unlike anything we have had the pleasure to play. The course offers stunning views and fantastic hole designs that will leave you wanting more. Be prepared for windy conditions and practice your bump and run!

Course Info

  • Location:  Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland
  • Number of Holes:  18
  • Designer:  John O’Connor & Patrick O’Connor
  • Cost:  $213-$356

Par and Rating

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Our Thoughts

Located in County Cork on the South West Coast of Ireland, Old Head Golf Course is simply a must-play if you are planning a golf trip to Ireland. The stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean crashing against the cliffs can be seen on all eighteen holes, and nine of the holes play along the cliff tops.

The sea breeze definitely plays a factor and it changes directions frequently.  The course will challenge even the best players, but the multiple tee options allow the course to be fun for all.

Old Head Golf Links Review
The ocean can be seen on all 18 holes of the course, and 9 of the holes play along the cliff-side.  The winds coming off the ocean make this course quite difficult, so be prepared to play a lot of bump-and-run golf.

Signature Hole – Hole 12

One of the most jaw-dropping holes on the planet! This par five plays 564 yards from the back three tees.  On this hole, you get a very real, and intimidating, sense of the magnitude of your surroundings as you gaze at an uphill tee shot to a fairway draped on Old Head’s cliffs with the ocean crashing on either side.

Old Head Golf Links Review
The 12th hole is Old Head Golf Link’s signature hole.

Other Courses We’ve Reviewed

If you would like to check out some of the other golf course reviews that we have done, I have linked to some of the other reviews for you to check out in my Old Head golf links review below.

Here are some of the other photos we took of this gorgeous golf course.  We hope this inspires you when planning your next great golf getaway!

If you would like to view some more of my top photos from this trip, as well as photos from some of my many other travel adventures, make sure you are following me on Instagram as well!


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