Cork Golf Club
A splendid (and affordable) Alister MacKensie gem in Southern Ireland
Perhaps you’ve heard of Alister MacKenzie. Legendary architect, designer of Augusta, Cypress Hill and Royal Melbourne’s West Course; all three are without doubt three of the top 10 golf courses. And those are just his three best; he also designed acclaimed courses like Alwoodley, Lahinch, and Pasatiempo among others. But trying to actually play a MacKenzie course is another thing. In America, Pasatiempo (with its $300 greens fees) and the seen-better-days muni Sharp Park, both in California, are your options. The UK and Ireland has some better options, one of the most intriguing of which is Cork Golf Club. It’s a parkland course build around an old quarry next to an sea inlet. It’s not seaside, but it feels like it at times. It’s a splendid and beautiful little course that’s considerably more affordable than most Irish options. There’s hardly a more attractive and enjoyable round on a Mackenzie course to be found anywhere else in the world.
What To Know
Yardage & Tees
When to Play
Cork is open year from March through October
April through July are the driest months, while the warmest temperatures can be found May through October. May through October is a fine time to play, with June-August being your best bet.
|March||Weekdays €75 from open to 10:30am, €100 after. €125 weekends.|
|April||Weekdays €75 from open to 10:30am, €100 after. €125 weekends.|
|May||Weekdays €75 from open to 10:30am, €100 after. €125 weekends.|
|June||Weekdays €75 from open to 10:30am, €100 after. €125 weekends.|
|July||Weekdays €75 from open to 10:30am, €100 after. €125 weekends.|
|August||Weekdays €75 from open to 10:30am, €100 after. €125 weekends.|
|September||Weekdays €75 from open to 10:30am, €100 after. €125 weekends.|
|October||Weekdays €75 from open to 10:30am, €100 after. €125 weekends.|
Greens fees last verified January 2020. View them on corkgolfclub.ie
Visitor Tee Times
Visitors may play Cork seven days a week.
Rentals & Caddies
Golf carts are €30.
Clubs, caddies and pull carts are also available. Request them in advance.
Cork has a driving range and a practice green.