Who’s was the most famous golfer that played in Cork?
Jimmy Bruen (1920-1972) is known as one of the greatest Irish amateur golfers during his time. He won the British boys 1936 and was part of an inspirational Walker Cup winning team in 1938. His golfing career was short and he played his club golf at Little Island, Cork Golf Club. Another great golf course to mention is Fota Island and Fota has hosted the European tour’s Irish Open in 2014. However do not miss and you must play arguably the most scenic golf course in the world, The Old Head Golf Links.
History awaits you
Blarney Castle; you cannot visit Cork without kissing the blarney stone… So you might have heard the expression “you are full of Blarney!” You can visit Spike Island, as it’s otherwise known as “Ireland’s Alcatraz” and enjoy walking tours around Cobh formally known as Queenstown the last docking before that faithful final voyage of the Titanic. If you are a whiskey lover! You must take a tour of the Jameson Distillery in Middleton, where they distil the famous smooth & rare Middleton Whiskey.
Great food Cork!
You too can sample the abundant tasty restaurants in the town of Kinsale. Not too forget what you can find in Cork city and if you feel you need to learn how to cook great food, may I suggest to you the famous Ballymaloe cookery school.
Concierge golf recommends the follow restaurants:
The Bulman, Bastion, Fishy Fishy & pub grub from the White Lady in Kinsale.
Market Lane, Les Gourmandes, The Cornstore, however our current number 1 restaurant to recommend in Cork City is Greens Restaurant.
Enjoy fun and good atmosphere in Cork Pubs such as The Oliver Plunkett Tavern in Cork City, Mutton Lane, The Oval Pub and followed up by a dance or live late night entertainment at either the Crane Lane or the Bodega. You could try to pub a Kinsale Pub crawl? There are 40 pubs to visit, but one can try over the period of a week or two!
There is a lot to do and see in Cork City and County Cork. It’s not possible to fit in everything, but if you only have two days in Cork, I have a couple of suggestions for you.
Kiss the blarney stone and visit the Jameson distillery in the morning, followed by a round of golf at the Old Head golf Links. Dinner that night at Fishy Fishy in Kinsale and spend the night at Hayfield Manor Hotel.
Take a golf lesson in the morning with one of Ireland’s top PGA teaching professionals at John Dooley Golf Limited and play 18 holes of golf at Cork Golf Club. Then spend the afternoon exploring spike Island or at Fota Island Wildlife park, maybe a walking tour around the town of Cobh and uncover the history awaits you there. I like the idea of enjoying a nice casual dinner at the Greens restaurant before taking in some of the night life the Oliver Plunkett Tavern, The Crane Lane, Mutton Lane & wherever else the night may take you! Then it is only a short taxi trip home to Hayfield Manor for the night.
Final Words on Cork and County Cork.
Cork city and county can provide golfers world wide with a wonderful golf, travel and food experience. I have found that a couple golf vacations for a husband & wife, two gents, two ladies or just two friends can really enjoy what Cork has to offer. I have mentioned three great golf courses (Old Head Golf Links, Cork Golf Club & Fota Island Resort), but there are other Irish golf courses to play, great food, great hotels and other sights to see. Why not spend your next golf vations in Cork discovering Ireland.
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