Golfing in East Cork

Golfing in East Cork:

East Cork Golf Club:

East Cork Golf Club was founded in 1968 when Eamon and Peg Moloney converted their dairy farm into a nine-hole golf course. The Course is situated on the outskirts of Midleton, bordered by two rivers, making it an ideal parkland location for a golf course. Eddie Hackett, one of Irelands foremost Golf Course Architects designed the course and local development contractor, Ned Moran carried out the work. The Course was officially opened on the 10th of November 1969 by the late Mr. Brian Lenihan, T.D.

The course was extended to 18 holes in 1975 and an extension to the clubhouse was completed in 1992. Don Macfarlane came on board as the club professional and a new driving range was finished in 1999.

The hospitality and courtesy to all has become a legendary feature of East Cork Golf Club.

Distance from Midleton Park Hotel: 5 minutes

Gortacrue, Midleton, Co. Cork., Ireland | Tel: +353 21 4631687


Cork Golf Club:

Founded in 1888 and located at Little Island close to Cork City, Cork Golf Club is a championship golf course featuring an old limestone quarry and the inner reaches of Cork Harbour and Lough Mahon. Cork Golf Club gives golfers a unique opportunity to experience a challenging and rewarding round of golf on one of the finest parkland courses in Ireland.

Distance from Midleton Park Hotel: 10 minutes

Cork Golf Club, Little Island, Co.Cork | Tel: +353 21 4353 451 | Email:


Cobh Golf Club:

Cobh Golf Club is an 18 hole championship Golf Course at Marino Point, Cobh, Cork. Opened for full play June 2009, the parkland style course is located on an elevated area of land with views over the inner Cork Harbor. Water features on the golf course, guarding two of the Par 3, 1 of which has an island green with the River Lee forming a stunning backdrop. Cobh Golf Club is members owned Club affiliated to the GUI and ILGU. The course is constructed to a high specification with USGA greens and tees and the Hawtree Ltd designed golf holes which offer an interesting variety of challenges.

The course is a modest 6250 yards from the main tees, but the back tees extend its length to nearly 7000 yards, (Par 72, par 73 for Ladies) offering a test to even the best of golfers.

Distance from Midleton Park Hotel: 15 minutes

Cobh Golf Club, Marino Point, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland | Tel: +353 21 4812399



Castlemartyr Golf Resort:

Castlemartyr Golf Resort is an 18 hole, 6,728 yd, Par 72, inland links style course. It is the creation of renowned golf course designer Ron Kirby, whose credentials were honed on such Irish masterpieces as the Old Head, and Mount Juliet, as well as Gleneagles in Scotland. In Castlemartyr Mr. Kirby has developed an inland links style course that creates a visually pleasing yet testing experience. The course is designed to be challenging and pleasurable for players of any calibre. Castlemartyr Golf Club provides first class service across all aspects of the golf spectrum, from the course, to the Club House and Pro Shop.

Distance from Midleton Park Hotel: 15 minutes

Castlemartyr Resort, Co. Cork, Ireland | Tel: 353 21 421 9000


Fota Island Golf Club:

Fota Island Golf Club is home to a uniquely enjoyable golfing experience, comprising of 27 holes. The three courses available in Fota Island Golf Club are traditional parkland. Originally designed in 1993 by Irish Ryder Cup star Christy O’Connor Jr. and twice English Amateur Champion Peter McEvoy, before being redesigned in 2000 by golf architect Jeff Howes, it comes as no surprise that Fota Island Resort has been a three-time host to the Irish Open with all three courses (Deerpark, Belvelly and Barryscourt) maintained to the very highest standard all year around.

Distance from Midleton Park Hotel: 12 minutes drive

Fota Island, Cork, Ireland | Tel: +353 21 488 3700 


Youghal Golf Club:

Widely regarded as one of the finest parkland golf courses in Cork, Youghal Golf Club offers you some of the most spectacular views the region has to offer overlooking Youghal Bay. Located in East Cork, in close proximity to West Waterford, whether a professional or amateur golfer, Youghal Golf Club will present a stern challenge to your game. After a round of golf, you will always receive a warm welcome in the clubhouse. Relax in our bar, while you take in the stunning views. 

Distance from Midleton Park Hotel: 25 minutes drive

Youghal Golf Club, Golf Links Rd, Knockaverry, Cork, Ireland | Tel: +353 24 92787