Golfing in West Cork
Bantry Golf Club
You have many options when Golfing in West Cork. Overlooking Bantry Bay, deep in the beautiful West Cork countryside, is where course architects Eddie Hackett and Christy O’Connor Jnr. took 170 acres of picturesquely stunning coastal scenery and created the jewel that is Bantry Bay Golf Club. This fabulous golf course is certain to provide one of the most memorable rounds of golf you will ever experience.
The Golf Course has 14 holes immediately overlooking Bantry Bay where the warm waters of the Gulf Stream first touches land on this side of the Atlantic. Out of the 50+ Golf Courses in Cork, Bantry Bay is always voted in the Top 4, which is not hard to understand when you’ve visited or played. The large modern clubhouse offers unparalleled views over the broad sweep of Bantry Bay from the clubhouse balcony.
Visit www.BantryGolf.com for more information about Bantry Golf Club, one of the most beautiful and challenging golf courses in Ireland.
Glengarriff Golf Club
Within a short 20min drive from Bantry wou will discover Glengarriff’s nine holes that are in one of the loveliest settings in Ireland, with scenic views abounding – the one from the fifth tee is exceptionally beautiful. The grassy lane between the second and third holes is part of the historic ancient road between Adrigole and Bantry, which also comes up by the trees which run across the course near the eight and ninth holes.
The Clubhouse was opened in 1989 by the Club’s Honorary President, Dr Maureen O’Hara-Blair, the famous film star. Visitors are always welcome, and generally may play all day. The course is set amid mountain scenery of breath-taking beauty, overlooking the world renowned Garnish Island and Bantry Bay. Nine holes, with a par thirty three, Glengarriff provides a full range of shot making, from the demands of the par fours to the precision required for the challenging par 3s.
Visit www.glengarriffgolfclub.com for more information.
Skibbereen and West Carberry Golf Club
Within 30mins drive from Bantry, Skibbereen and West Carbery Golf Club is an 18 hole, 5,967 yard course. The course’s ‘’Amen Corner’’ is famously challenging and has outfoxed many visitors.
It is an 18-hole parkland course set against the backdrop of renowned Lough Hyne, Ireland’s first marine nature reserve, the beautiful sailing and fishing village of Baltimore and its surrounding islands. The first 9 holes contain 5 mature par four holes, two par fives and two par threes. The back 9 contain 6 rugged par fours, 2 par threes and 1 par five. There is a stunning panoramic view of the surrounding countryside from all back 9 holes.
Visit www.skibbgolf.com for further information.