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Golf in West Cork Ireland

Golf and Garden in West Cork

Choose from a number of excellent courses in the area; Stand back and admire the breathtaking views for the Old Head Golf Course in nearby Kinsale or relax in the surroundings of Lisselan or Dunmore golf courses.

Lisselan Golf and Gardens

Lisselan Golf Club is one of the most challenging and picturesque course. It was opened to the public in 1994 by Christy O’Connor Snr with a new extension opened for play in 2004. For the first ten years the course was available exclusively for green fees and gained much international acclaim with golf travel writers, sporting personalities and the general golf playing public. In 2004, Lisselan Golf Club was formed with the course open to green fees and members seven days a week. The par 72 layout for Ladies consists of 4 par 5, 4 par 3 and 10 par 4. The par 73 layout for Gents consists of 5 par 5, 4 par 3 and 9 par 4 holes.

The Fuchsia species garden at Lisselan was first thought of in 1999, as a way to extend the flowering season in the gardens. Planting commenced in 2002 with 19 species plants received from nurseries in the U.K, as there are no Fuchsia nurseries in Ireland. All Fuchsia species chosen were to keep with the ethos of Robinsonian theme of Lisselan Gardens, a natural mixture of native and exotic species.

Over the last decade Lisselan have extended the collection to over 30 species in the garden with more species to be added as they become more sizable. Some species are too delicate and are on pot display.

Lisselan Gardens in West Cork are the only centre in Ireland fully supported by the European Fuschia Society. The Society supplies Lisselan in Clonakilty with fuchsia cuttings and recognize that Lisselan are the only centre in Ireland that have their fuchsia outdoors. Lisselan is also a proud member of the Irish Fuchsia Society. The Irish Fuchsia Society ordered 1st Prize exhibited to the Lisselan Fuchsia Fulgens "Minata" on 16th July 2006.

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Old Head Golf Course

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 links and practice area occupy 180 acres and the remaining 40 acres of unspoilt cliff (rising in places to over 300 feet) frame the course. Old Head, par 72, comprises five Par 5s, five Par 3s and eight Par 4s – stretching to over 7,200 yards from the tips with a minimum of six tees per hole.

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Dunmore Golf Course

Dunmore Golf Course will test all levels of golfer. Measuring 4500 yards from the back tees this challenging 9 hole Parkland Course enjoys breathtaking views of the Atlantic. Club hire can be arranged if the clubhouse is not open. Please note that the Clubhouse attended to for summer months only.

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