Give the Old Head a miss! It is in private ownership as a golf course and no member of public can access it, or the lighthouse. A complete disgrace that the Council didn't regain control of it years ago and ensured a coastal walkway was maintained. A tacky visitor centre with a cluster of wooden huts and not even a maritime map on the main external descriptive board. Good views along coast in each direction, yes, but not worth the drive out just for that. Very disappointing and never again!!
I can not recommend here enough. The views were amazing and a great photo location. You can drive to the old head and park at the cafe / museum located just above the Old Head. The cafe also provide bathrooms and a place to get tea / coffee and food. This is a must see location.
We stayed for two nights and played golf. There are now 21 rooms / suites that are all extremely comfortable and beautifully finished. All of them face out too sea and the lighthouse with your own terrace which opens out above the 18th hole. The rooms are very comfortable and very happy to recommend to anyone. Food on the restaurant is very good but the younger staff are rather disorganized and service is a bit slow - breakfast took 40 mins to arrive. The main drawback here is that the whole facility is half way between being a hotel and a golf club. The restaurant has superb views but it is noisy, clanky and pretty uninviting. I suspect, as the rooms are so good, the restaurant is awaiting a major overhaul. Breakfast and dinner were very good and happy to recommend but nothing amazing. There really isn’t anywhere quiet for residents to sit and chill. We didn’t use the spa facilities The golf Course is superb but soooo weather dépendent due to the difficulty and location of the holes. It’s a bit like an expensive crazy golf experience but still maybe the most picturesque course in the world! Well worth giving it a lash, but bring lots of balls. They don’t have motorised trolleys but you can get away with their hand pulled ones. It’s a good 20mins car journey to Kinsale but you can get a local taxi to drop you in and out which cost us €60 return. I’d recommend but keep your stay to 2 days as it doesn’t offer you much more than the golf. Overall good but would like to see a serious restaurant and bar upgrade. …
The weather was incredible, and it seemed so quiet just a few other couples and groups! We were taking some photos & footage & in just a few mins some fellow ‘visitors’ had taken the opportunity & snatched my husbands backpack and it was gone, literally had been a few feet behind him! Left a temporary sour taste in our mouths due to contents so just be careful! Enjoy the spectacular views but don’t let your guard down, it’s a tourist spot & all tourist spots come with a warning I guess 🤷🏼♀️🧐😟
Lovely place to stop and enjoy beautiful views. It is possible to actually get so close to Cliffs there and take lovely photos. There is café there as well so you can relax and see the views of the golf course.