Golf in Youghal and surrounding Area
Youghal Golf Club is a scenic and challenging 18 hole - Par 71 golf course that's worthy of any golfer's respect. Our lush, members-owned course is always a pleasurable experience. The course plays as a "Parkland" course has a magnificent par 3 surrounded by water and bunkers, that would test the skill of any golfer. The excellently maintained greens and fairways at Youghal Golf Club are nurtured by a professional staff to ensure year-round play.
3 Parkland Courses at Dungarvan 20 minutes east of Youghal:
Dungarvan Golf Club's Championship Parkland course is located 4km outside the town of Dungarvan, County Waterford, and is set against the backdrop of the Comeragh Mountains. This attractive and excellently maintained Championship Parkland course has been architecturally designed to challenge all levels of golfer. The golf course is 6,688 yards for gents and 5,456 for ladies.
Irish golfing legend Eddie Hackett designed our 18 hole par 72 and 6802 yard Championship Golf Course.
Gold Coast Golf Club is a championship parkland course. There are unrivaled views of Dungarvan Bay, the Irish Sea and Helvick Head. Mature tree-lined fairways laid out in 1939 are cleverly mingled with the long and challenging newer holes.
West of Youghal, 30 minutes:
Fota Golf Course (27 hole)
It would appear that golf was first played at Fota Island as far back as the 1800's. In 1993, a new course was developed at Fota Island, designed by Irish Ryder Cup star Christy O'Connor Jr. and twice English Amateur Champion Peter McEvoy. While essentially a resort course, we have hosted a number of tournaments, including the Irish Club Professional Championship, the Irish PGA Championship and no fewer than three Irish Amateur Opens.
At the beginning of 1998 Fota Island Golf Club was under the direction of Jeff Howes Golf Designs upgraded to European Tour Standards. Following an 18 month multi-million Euro programme that saw the rebuilding of all 18 greens, the redevelopment of all tees and the redesign of several of the holes, the course reopened in September 1999. This paid dividends with the Deerpark Course playing host to the Irish Open in 2001 & 2002, won by Colin Montgomerie and Soren Hansen respectively.
The renowned Fota Island Golf Academy opened in 2006, in time for the European Seniors Tour's Irish Open which was won by Sam Torrance. July 2007 saw the addition of 9 more holes designed by Jeff Howes. The Golf Club boasts three championship standard golf course configurations. The original Deerpark - Par 71, Belvelly - Par 72 and Barryscourt - Par 73.
Cork Golf Club (Little Island)
Famous 18 hole Founded in 1888 and redesigned in 1927 by Alister Mackenzie, this championship parkland course is as graceful and mature as its age would suggest.
Scenically situated in Cork Harbour, the club has played host to major Amateur and Professional Championships over the years, including the Irish Open, Irish Professional Championships, Irish Close Championships and the National Finals.
The Old Head of Kinsale is home to a World-Class Golf Course and Luxury Members' Accommodation located in County Cork on the Southwest Coast of Ireland. The brainchild of John and Patrick O'Connor, the Club has developed into one of the most recognised and sought after golf experiences anywhere on earth.