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Old Head Course

Old Head Course If, as I did, you drive out to the lighthouse beyond Old Head Golf course,  climb to the top and look back over the course , it appears neat, tidy in a chaotic frame.   From there you see Kinsale Head is a diamond  and that the cliffs  were used to create [...]

By | September 16th, 2016|Ireland Golf Courses|0 Comments

Old Head – unmissable experience

It is a grey morning.  I am in a motorhome on a caravan park at Tramore in  Ireland.  Yesterday I played golf at Old Head, which Links magazine described as the most spectacular golf course in the world.  It sits on a headland in Kinsale with a lighthouse at one end, a clubhouse built into [...]

By | September 15th, 2016|Blog|1 Comment

Desert House Caravan park Clonakilty

Desert House Caravan and Camping Park; sounds wonderful.  So why only two stars?  Excellent question!  Answer, rural it is -and small and it does not have 4 star amenities. But what it does have is wonderful. It is a working farm; there will be bullocks grazing in a field possibly adjacent to yours.  Your children [...]

By | September 15th, 2016|Ireland Caravan Parks|0 Comments

Do Dooks because;

Dooks is one of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland. It is also among the best. As you approach it down winding roads between large houses with well kept gardens, the message pumps in that these people connect to traditional family values and naturally revolve socially around golf. Discovering the clubhouse over run by about [...]

By | August 27th, 2016|Blog|1 Comment

Dooks Golf Course

Dooks My first impression was that its dimensions were immense. Walking out to the first tee, the dunes flowed around me carrying my eye to the sea beyond and the Dingle Peninsula. It is an expansive setting unalleviated by many trees and those that can be seen lean inland, permanently bent and misshapen by [...]

By | August 27th, 2016|Ireland Golf Courses|0 Comments

Bantry Bay Course

Bantry Bay There are few obvious birdies on this course.  The first is a short par 3.  The second is on the edge of the sea.  For Ladies it is 364 yards to the flag.  It was at the back leaving little space between the hole, the gorse and the sea.  The green undulates [...]

By | August 20th, 2016|Ireland Golf Courses|0 Comments

Beautiful Bantry Bay

Play Bantry Bay because it is a diamond among the hidden gems of golf courses; cut and shaped by Eddie Hackett and Christy O’Connor Jnr out of the hills overlooking Bantry Bay. Stay in Bantry Bay like I did, because it has a peace which will enfold you daring you to let go of cares, [...]

By | August 20th, 2016|Blog|1 Comment

The Kenmare Course; marrying old and new!

    The course was originally 9 holes played across the hill on the lush meadow land beside the estuary, on ground leased for a penny a month from the Marquis of Lansdowne.  In 1993, the second 9 was opened, necessitating a golfer's traffic light to cross the road between the two parts. The first [...]

By | August 19th, 2016|Ireland Golf Courses|2 Comments

Choose Kenmare- the town choice!

If you’re a woman you will want to play at Kenmare for the most basic of reasons.  It offers a chance to play golf on a charming course and high quality shopping.  The club house is in the heart of a town renowned for tempting clothes shops, the best restaurants in the South of Ireland [...]

By | August 19th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

The Attraction of the Ring of Kerry

            How can somewhere so wild, so tough, so beautiful converge into a course which is so hard to play and yet so satisfying no matter your standard?  It’s hard because it demands accuracy and observation as the course slopes this way and that. It’s tough because it twists and [...]

By | August 14th, 2016|Blog|1 Comment