Old Head Golf Links

Kinsale, Ireland

 Yes, this is real course you can play.

📷 oldhead.com
📷 oldhead.com

That this ridiculous piece of cliff-lined land jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, with ocean on all sides, is home to a golf course is nearly unbelievable. Old Head simply does not look like a real place, and yet here is is. It’s spectacular and unlike any other golf course in the world. Is it the best course in the world? Despite the location, no. It has its flaws. But with nine holes playing atop the cliffs, a round at Old Head is a bucket list experience.




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Course Layout

Course Flyover

What To Know

Yardage & Tees

When to Play

Old Head is open year from mid-April to October

April through July are the driest months, while the warmest temperatures can be found June through September.  May through October is a fine time to play, with June-July being your best bet. 






Greens Fees



Greens Fees

January closed
February closed
March closed
April 1-14 closed
April 15-30 €200
May 1-2 €200
May 3-31 €350
June €350
July €350
August €350
September €350
October 1-13 €350
October 14-31 €200
November closed
December closed

Greens fees last verified January 2019. View them on oldhead.com

Visitor Tee Times
Visitors may play Old Head seven days a week.

Book a tee time.

Rentals & Caddies

Caddies are available for €50 for a single bag or €40 for a double, plus gratuity. Forecaddies are available for €25 per person. 

Clubs are available to rent for €50. Titleist and Taylor Made clubs are avilable for right and left-handed men and right-handed women.

Pull carts are available for €10.

Golf carts are €50.

Practice Facilities

Old Head has a driving range, short game practice area and putting green.

Other Things To Know

Course Website

Year built: 1997

Architects: Several architects contributed to the design of Old Head, including Eddie Hackett, Ron Kirby, Patrick Merrigan, and Joe Carr.

Good to know: Check out Old Head’s policies on this PDF