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Old Head Golf Links

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Address: Kinsale, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 021 477 8444
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Ruggedly beautiful golf course overlooking the Celtic Sea.

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5 stars for experience but not the best golf on our trip

Just being where you are is amazing. The caddies are great and there are carts if you want. This was the most spectacular golf course out of 7 but not the best playing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just being where you are is amazing. The caddies are great and there are carts if you want. This was the most spectacular golf course out of 7 but not the best playing experience. It was memorable to say the least and ripping a 6 iron out to sea on a 120 yard hole to get in the middle of... More 

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Sicklerville, NJ
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131 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were 2 of us that golfed at Old Head back on September 12, 2015. We were very fortunate to have fantastic weather (low-mid 60s), blue sky, a bit breezy at times, and very gusty on some holes. We rented clubs (Taylor Made RSI2 irons) and used a caddie (Mike) who carried both of our golf bags. Just the ride... More 

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492 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

My wife and I visited Old Head Gold Links. I am a avid golf and she is not, so we just visited the pro shop and had lunch. What a beautiful golf course and facility. Bing right on the Irish sea it has some really gorgeous views. If you are in Kesale, it would be worth driving out to visit... More 

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St Louis
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

the rugged landscape is the perfect setting for 18 holes of golf. Caddies have all the information you need as you walk this course. dinner after in the restaurant was amazing

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Myself and three friends won green fees to play here as part of a Classic. It was the best prize we could have been given. The course is in fantastic condition, and the views really are amazing. Special mention to the par 5 twelfth as you drive over the coast, but there are multiple holes with similar scenery. Hard to... More 

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Port Orange, Florida
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

My wife and I just returned from a wonderful 16 day vacation in Ireland and our stay at Old Head was most certainly one of the highlights of our trip. Our experience at Old Head was perfect in everyway imaginable. Our introduction to the special experience that awaited us began before we parked our car, when Ray greeted us to... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

An unbelievably spectacular and beautiful golf course perched on top of a peninsula jutting 2 miles into the Atlantic Ocean. Many of the fairways are on the perimeter of the peninsula giving fantastic ocean views and challenges to any golfer. The club house and facilities are first class. The food and service in the restaurant/bar are excellent. We hired a... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

My husband and I have travel extensively in the past 5 years and we both agree that if there is a golf course more amazingly beautiful than Old Head, we have yet to see it. Everything about this course including it's resort, accommodations, services, attention to every detail and not forgetting the food they provide go above and beyond excellent.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The last course we played on a one-week, six-course trip, and it easily was the most spectacular. (We also played Lahinch, Tralee, Waterville, Ballybunion and Killarney Killeen.) About half the holes are along the cliffs; every hole has great views. The drive into the club is thru a riot of flowering hedges. The course is in great condition. It's expensive,... More 

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Noblesville, Indiana
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187 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I have played a lot of great courses all over the world and this is one of the most scenic I have ever played. I would compare it to Cape Kidnappers and Kauri Cliffs in New Zealand. The course was in good shape and the greens very fast. There are several outstanding holes mostly par 3s. I was able to... More 

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