Cork and Waterford areas Ireland


Gonna be on a cruise in a few weeks of British Isles, with stops near Cork and Waterford. Only 1 day at each place. Thinking of playing Old Head when at Cork (the ship docks at Cobh I think?), if we have enough time to get to Old Head and back before the ship departs.

Any advice appreciated.


Cork Golf Club is a MacKenzie design so always worth a visit (one of only two MacKenzie’s in Ireland). Fota Island is nearby in Cork too, hosted a few Irish Opens. Nothing special but still a decent round with some memorable holes.

Kinsale should be reachable, its about 30-45 mins away. Maybe a little more if you hit traffic.


Good info. Thanks. If had to pick b/n Old Head and Cork GC, which way would you go?

(That’s basically where I am)


Well, to be honest I’ve played neither.

Cork is 60-100 euro a round depending on when you play.

Old Head is 275-300 euro (+ caddy if wanted) per round. I’m reading Tom Coyne’s ‘A Course Called Ireland’ and he loved Old Head. By the looks of it, it’s stunning so if money is no issue I’d try it. Old Head is bucket list type golf.