The Course

The Old Head of Kinsale is located in County Cork and home to a World-Class Golf Course on the Southwest Coast of Ireland. Created by the late John O’Connor and his brother Patrick, the Club has become one of the most recognized and sought after golf experiences anywhere on earth.

Old Head Golf Links is built on a 220-acre diamond of land, jutting out over two miles into the Atlantic Ocean. The promontory is almost an island with numerous caves running beneath your feet as you play the course. The links and practice area occupy 180 acres and the remaining 40 acres of unspoiled cliff frame the course, rising in places to over 300 feet.

Designed and constructed by a unique team: Ron Kirby – former designer at Jack Nicklaus’s Golf Design Services, Paddy Merrigan – Australian course architect and agronomist, Liam Higgins – one of Ireland’s best known golf professionals currently on the Seniors Tour, the late Eddie Hackett – former Irish golf professional and golf course designer, the late Dr. Joe Carr – Ireland’s most successful international amateur golfer and finally, Haulie O’Shea – building contractor.