|THE OLD HEAD OF KINSALE, KINSALE,
DESIGNER: Joe Carr, Paddy Merrigan, Ron Kirby, Liam Higgins
YARDAGE: 6,650 yards
|The Old Head Golf Links
is one of the most remarkable developments ever conceived in the history
of golf - an Atlantic promontory that will never be rivalled in terms of
drama and beauty. The course rises hundreds of feet high above dramatic
cliffs, surrounded by the ocean on all sides and commanding the most spectacular
views from virtually every part.
The Old Head is ideally located on the South Coast of Ireland, a 30 minute drive from Cork International Airport, and within striking distance of the renowned golf courses of South West Ireland. The course was designed by a combination of Ireland's greatest golfing heroes and recognised international contemporary design experts, led by Joe Carr, Ron Kirby & Paddy Merrigan.
The area available has allowed composition of a 6,650 yard, par 72 golf course configured as 2 returning loops incorporating 9 holes which play alongside the cliff tops. It provides an exhilarating test of golf and concentration for players of all standards.
According to Joe Carr, one of the designers and 3 times British Amateur Champion: "The Old Head of Kinsale, as a golf links, will in my estimation rate with the great golf courses in the world. Its location, its scenic reality and spectacular terrain remind me of Cypress Point and Pebble Beach, two of America's most famous courses. To be associated with the design of this project is to me the thrill of a lifetime. I see The Old Head as a golfers paradise and it has the potential of being the eight wonder of the world, in golfing terms.
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