Cork Golf Club – A Warm Welcome Awaits
Ireland’s golf courses have been receiving many accolades in the past few years and have even been regarded as one of the five best countries in the word to play golf. Offering a variety of parkland and traditional links courses, you can pick blindly among the courses that dot the whole country and still make a great choice.
Many of these amazing golf courses have hosted international professional tournaments with their championship courses and great accommodations. The warm Irish welcome alone would make anyone feel right at home.
Irish heritage in golf is unquestioned as a number of golf courses are “mature” dating back to the late 1800′s. One of these is the Cork Golf Club in Little Island, County Cork. Established in 1888, the Cork Golf Club was redesigned in 1927 by that renowned golf course designer Dr. Alexander Mackenzie, who also designed other famous golf courses like the Augusta National, Royal Melbourne and the Cypress point to name a few.
Throughout the course you will see many well established trees and various patches of well grown gorse making the course look more natural. The estuary of the River Lee, Lough Mahon provides the scenic background that stretches almost the entire course. Cork’s limestone quarry provides a crisp heath like playing surface.
As with wine, the age of the Cork Golf Club has made it more palatable and more enticing to golfers. With finely manicured greens carpeting the par 72, 6,731 yards championship course, the Cork Golf Club course offers an experience equal to, or better than, any other premier golf course in Ireland and even the world.
But it’s not only the golf course that makes the Cork Golf Club a success and a firm favorite. The clubhouse and other facilities also come into the world class category and have been handed accolades by numerous golf enthusiasts and experts.
In 2004 alone, the prestigious All Ireland Award for Clubhouse presentation was given to the Cork Golf Club. Its deluxe top quality restaurant, renowned for excellent service, has a full bar and top notch dining facilities and offers fantastic food. Open seven days a week, it offers a great way to end a day after playing a round of golf. In the clubhouse itself you will find their roomy and well-designed changing rooms that have incredible facilities for both members and visitors.
No Better Place Than Cork Golf Club
How about a bit of stretching, practice and warm up before the game? The Cork Golf Club also provides excellent practice facilities like their perfectly maintained and manicured putting green and a practice area for your swing exercises. You will also have the chance to hire some clubs a caddy and golf carts if required.
If that’s not enough then you can go the Pro Shop and buy some souvenir shirts, caps, bags with the ‘Clubs’ logo on them. You may also purchase any equipment you may need to play your game. You will also be able to talk to the club pro for some pointers or enroll in some short tuition classes to get some tips on improving your game.
Many, many people have grown a passion for golf. This passion has led them to develop a need to play challenging golf courses to test themselves – there is no better place to face that challenge at the Cork Golf Club.