Played Old Head in August of 2012, twice. The first day, we didn't see much of holes 6-10 due to what the caddies called the "sea mist", heavy fog. Fortunately, the sun broke through, and were blessed with blue skies and perfect weather the remainder of the day. A repeat round the following day yielded perfect weather, we were very lucky. The weather down on the southern tip of Ireland is very finnicky. But that should not dissuade you from playing this great course. I've played many of the best courses in the world, like Cypress Point and Pebble Beach and this course is as scenic, if not more so, than either of them. Because the the location is quite remote, there were not crowds of people, and it made for a very relaxing atmosphere. The clubhouse is first rate, great dining inside and out, with a good proshop. The caddies were first rate and battery operated pull carts are also available. The overall atmoshpere was very welcoming and not stuffy at all. The course was in impeccable shape, the fairways were like carpets and the greens smooth and true. The vistas were incredible, with many holes lining the rugged cliffs with the Atlantic 300 feet below. If you get the chance to play this course, don't pass it up. They have 30 rooms at the course which we didn't stay at, so I can't comment on them, but I'm sure they would be excellent. We stayed in Kinsale, about a 20 minute drive to the course. Kinsale was a delightful harbour town with great shopping, pubs, and restaurants to enjoy. The experience is about as good of a golf experience you can get. By far the highlight of our 2 week Ireland golf trip. The Old Course at Ballybunion and Doonbeg Golf Course should not be missed as well.
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