Old Head Golf Links

Originally Published: September 30, 2004
Golf Digest

Old Head
This eclectic course includes five par-5s and five par-3s.

Need To Know
Old Head Golf Links
Kinsale, Cork, Ireland

Comprising five par 5's, five par 3's and eight par 4's, the links at Old Head stretches to over 7,200 yards from the tips. Nine holes play along the cliff tops, and all 18 holes provide stunning ocean views. The 360-degree vistas will distract you, but do not relax too much as the ever-changing sea breezes will challenge you at every turn of this par-72 layout.

The primary reason for the drama is that the course is situated on a rocky promontory that juts some two miles out into the water. No. 7 is a demonic (and dramatic) par 3 surrounded by bunkers with the sea on its right.