Old Head Golf Links, Kinsale

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#1 of 147 in Golf in Ireland
Old Head Golf Links offers a luxury golfing experience on a promontory of emerald green hills that look out into the Atlantic Ocean. The course is a walking course of 18 holes with a par 72. Stroll the green as a member or a visitor and experience the complexities of the course caused by the winds from different directions across the promontory. At the 18th hole, visit the clubhouse where you can have a drink at the bar and enjoy a five-star meal. Advanced bookings are essential, visit the website for details. Using our world travel planner, Kinsale attractions like Old Head Golf Links can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It's ridiculous that a golf club has taken over such a beautiful place and does not allow public access to the head. As a nature lover I feel this is not right and denying us seeing more of this beaut...  more »
  • Without a doubt there isn't even a close second for views from a golf course. Have played Pebble Beach which is beautiful but nothing like Old Head. Course touted as a links course and perhaps it is b...  more »
  • Clearly one of the best golf experiences ever! Every hole is an interesting golfing challenge, and at the same time a real Kodak-moment. Fantastic scenery and views, great condition of fairways and gr...  more »
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  • The place has been wonderful on both sides of head. Pls be warned that normal tourists are not allowed towards light head as its a private property which opens once in a year for public access. You have to be member of golf club for unrestricted restricted access.
  • Beautiful scenery. Pro-tip: even if you aren't a golfer, the clubhouse has a pub license, which means that they are legally required to let you in. Just tell the guard at the gate that you're going in for a pint at the clubhouse, and they can't refuse, even though all the signage tries to indicate that it is members only. From there, you can get some amazing views of the lighthouse and cliffs.
  • If I say and believe "Old Head has the greatest golf course views in the world on a nice day". That is a big statement. However, I believe this to be true and I believe the Old Head Golf experience is worth adding to your next Irish golf tour to the South Of Ireland
  • Literally the finest Links Golf course in the world (ask links magazine) The Old Head must be on your bucket list if you have not played it yet! Fine dining and five star accommodation coupled with 18 holes of pure challenge and exhilarating views of the sea. Olde Head is set on the Wild Atlantic Way and actually built atop an isthmus. Every hole has am amazing coastal atlantic view and the course is kept in tournament condition during the season which spans late spring to early autumn / fall. (closed during the winter) a life changing experience for any golfer. The lobster salad int he spike bar is also simply amazing. The staff are the most lovely people as well!
  • Great views, good services at the clubhouse, notably the course is maintained to a high standard for playing and presentation. Tough day for golfers when the wind blows and not so nice when the weather is foggy. However, on a summers day, Old Head Golf Links is one of the best places in the world to play golf.

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If you visit the charming fishing village of Kinsale, opt for a place by the water rather than the center. It should be easy to find accommodations along the picturesque harbor, where a majority of the village's hotels are located. From here you will enjoy scenic views of the coast and easily be able to walk to the town's center. Budget travelers can find affordable guest homes away from the shoreline or outside of the town center. Visitors wanting more luxury will be able to find a few beautiful spa or upscale hotels.
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