Cork Golf Club – Ireland

On Wednesday we woke to another lovely day in Ireland. After a bit of an explore around the city we went out to the Cork Golf Club.

Cork Golf Club is located at Little Island close to Cork City, this championship golf course is routed through exceptional golfing terrain, incorporating an old limestone quarry and the inner reaches of Cork Harbour and Lough Mahon. The course was founded in 1888. In 1927 the course was redesigned by the Augusta National designer, Alister MacKenzie.

Seves Ballesteros visited the course in 1983 and hit a 332 metre drive on one of the holes. Steve said that would have been a quite a feat back then given he would have been using wooden clubs not the titanium clubs we use these days. The club planted a Spanish chestnut tree in his honour.

It was a lovely course and after the daunting holes at Doonbeg it looked like a walk in the park – that’s where I went wrong! High expectations were followed by poor play on my part! Not the best day in the office to date but hey I am not complaining – I was out enjoying the Irish sunshine for yet another day.

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About SUNGRL

This blog was originally set up to share our 9 month adventure around Europe and the USA with friends and family in 2014. On returning to NZ in January 2015 I decided to carry it on so I could continue to share any future travel adventures - it has become my electronic travel diary. I hope you enjoy and get inspired to visit some of the wonderful places we have visited.
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