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“Great course & a fantastic food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fota Island Golf Club

Fota Island Golf Club
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Cork, Ireland
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197 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
“Great course & a fantastic food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

I played here recently with a group of friends as we had received a voucher. Got down to the club early & we had a lovely breakfast in the Spike Bar. I'd highly recommend the porridge, I don't normally eat it but this was gorgeous. Breakfast is filling so much so we were stuffed going out onto the course. The course has 27 holes, thus the three courses. We played the Deerpark course which is the original 18. It's always in good condition and especially for the time of the year, also great to see bunkers with plenty of sand. Some great holes and a one or two challenging par 5's. After our round we made use of the fantastic showers and steam room. We sat down for a lovely dinner in the clubhouse again completed the day with a scrumptious desert, try the Bread and Butter Pudding. All in all a great day out for a group of golfers or just visiting to sample the food.

Visited January 2013
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fotaisland01, General Manager at Fota Island Golf Club, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to give us feedback. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time in our Clubhouse and on our world-class golf course. I will be more than happy to pass on your feedback to the staff in our Spike Bar and Clubhouse Kitchen as they take pride in providing a warm and friendly service to all our guests.

We all look forward to welcoming you to Fota Island Golf Club at Fota Island Resort again in the near future.

Kind regards,

John O’Flynn
General Manager
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Wexford, Ireland
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“Lunch at Fota Island Golf Club”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

We recently called into Fota island to have a look around. When we got to the Golf Club I was surprised to see so many people eating lunch as I thought it was for golfers only. We decided to stay for lunch and delighted we did so. The menu was excellent and varied considerably from light lunches to full meals and at a decent price. Both of us had a beautiful meal and we will return again in the near future. Very impressed. The staff in particular were excellent and very friendly. We called in for 5 mins to have a look around and stayed two hours. Pleasantly surprised and an absolutely beautiful setting. Highly recommend!

Visited February 2013
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fotaisland01, General Manager at Fota Island Golf Club, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Thank you very much for your kind feedback. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time at our Clubhouse. I will be sure to pass on your feedback to the members of staff as they are always happy to hear that their service is appreciated.

We all look forward to welcoming you to Fota Island Golf Club at Fota Island Resort again soon.

Kind regards,

John O’Flynn
General Manager
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Edinburgh
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“over priced and poor bunkers”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012 via mobile

had a golf outing for 10 people, played fota on a Saturday morning. we played the barryscourt course and the first 9 holes were an absolute disgrace. the bunkers looked like they had not been tended in months, lots of grass in them and there were deep gouges from recent rain. the greens were also very patchy.
the second nine were in much better condition. but to be honest you can play much better courses for €50.

as a group we were all very disappointed and won't be back!

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fotaisland01, General Manager at Fota Island Golf Club, responded to this review, May 8, 2014
Thank you for your review of Fota Island Golf Club. We appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback.

I am disappointed to hear your visit and playing our Championship Golf courses was not up to your expectations.
In order to improve our services all your comments have been taken on board.
We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future and hope that the next visit will be to your highest satisfaction.

Kind regards,
John O'Flynn
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“A welcome site”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

A great break from the wind and rain on the surrounding links courses. Fota island was a welcome refreshing break. Easy to locate and a fabulous facility. I would go back when on tour.

Visited August 2012
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fotaisland01, General Manager at Fota Island Golf Club, responded to this review, May 8, 2014
Thank you for reviewing your visit at Fota Island Golf Club. Your feedback is very much appreciated.

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your last visit at Fota Island Golf Club. Your kind comments will be passed on to our course staff.

We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future and hope that your next visit will be just as pleasant.

Kind regards,
John O'Flynn
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“Good food relaxing atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2012 via mobile

We just visited Fota golf club for lunch , it was busy with lots of large parties for lunch . The choice was good , but the food was better. The staff were attentive and friendly , all at a reasonable cost

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fotaisland01, General Manager at Fota Island Golf Club, responded to this review, May 8, 2014
Thank you very much for reviewing your visit at Fota Island Golf Club. Your feedback is very much appreciated.

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your last visit at the Spike Bar. Your kind comments will be passed on to our Clubhouse and kitchen staff.

We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future and hope that your next visit will be just as pleasant.

Kind regards,
John O'Flynn
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