In terms of the golf, we will play Fota Island and Cork (Little Island), two of the very best courses in Ireland, as well as Water Rock, Lee Valley, Kinsale and Douglas. With our weekly golf tour events, we always try and achieve a sensible balance between playing top quality courses and courses which may not be household names, but which are an absolute joy to play, and certainly the courses in and around Cork allow us to do this.
With regards to the duration of the tour, if you are unable to attend for all seven nights, it would not be a problem at all for you to attend for a shortly duration and we will amend the tour price to reflect your requirements.
If you wish to book a place on the ‘Cork Golf Tour’, either for the full duration or for a reduced duration, please let us know and we will send you the confirmation details accordingly.
Please see the Itinerary page for full details
Saturday 9th September:
– Check in to the Hotel Isaacs, Cork
– Meet with David in the evening for an introduction to the week
The Hotel Isaacs, Cork
The Hotel Isaacs is located in the heart of Cork’s Victorian quarter. All the most popular Cork city cultural attractions are within short walking distance including Cathedrals, The English Market, The Butter Museum, The Everyman Theatre, Cork Opera House, Crawford Gallery, Cork Gaol and much more. The rooms in the hotel are spacious, with good facilities, and the hotel also offers free Wi-Fi in all guest rooms. There is also the use of a leisure club, swimming pool and gym, which is adjacent to the hotel, as specially negotiated rates by the hotel. The Hotel Isaacs is a super choice for our accommodation for the week, with its immense character and idea setting in the city.
Sunday 10th September:
– 18 holes Water Rock Golf Club
Water Rock Golf Club
Set in beautiful surroundings on the banks of the Owenacurra River, the Water Rock Golf course is strategically designed from its forward and back tees to reward both the average and top class golfer. The design is fair yet strategic, rewarding the thinking golfer while flattering the average player with wide fairway landing areas. Water Rock Golf Course has built up the reputation of quality, ambience and sheer golfing delight, and it is an ideal course to get our golf tour to Cork underway.
Monday 11th September:
– 18 holes Lee Valley Golf Club
Lee Valley Golf Club
The Lee Valley Golf & Country Club is an 18-hole Championship Golf Course designed by Ryder Cup Legend Christy O’Connor Jnr. The course was officially opened by Christy and former US Masters Champion Fred Couples. This Cork golf course is unique in design, with a parkland type setting that demands the skills required to complete a Links course because of ever changing local wind conditions. The course affords the higher handicapper an enjoyable day’s golf while offering a stern test to anyone looking to break par. Water is a prime feature on seven holes and the greens are arguably the best in Cork. The first hole, from a raised tee, highlights the majestic views and surroundings more than any other on the course. The par 72, 6,800-yard layout packs a real punch so it’s important not to get too distracted by the scenery, and correct club selection and ball placement are paramount. Lee Valley Golf & Country Club has the proud distinction of being included in the Golf Digest‘s Top 100 Irish golf courses on no less than three occasions.
Tuesday 12th September:
– 18 holes Fota Island Golf Club – Deer Park
Fota Island Golf Club – Deer Park
We play one of the best courses in Ireland today, the Deer Park course at the Fota Island Resort. The Resort comprises of 27 holes, each of which are traditional parkland courses and which each challenge the player’s technique in order to produce low scores. It is the Deerpark configuration that offers the greatest test, with its receptive greens and strategic bunkering. Indeed, the Deerpark course hosted the Irish Open in 2001, 2002, and 2014.
Wednesday 13th September:
– 18 holes Kinsale Golf Club
Kinsale Golf Club
Situated 5 kilometres from the historic town of Kinsale and just over 20 kilometres from Cork, Kinsale Golf Club is in a rural setting and has stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The course measures 6,935 yards and consists of two nine hole loops finishing at the Clubhouse. The Club has played host to major tournaments including the All Ireland Finals of the Cups & Shields in its Centenary year in 2012. The Club has a full range of practice facilities including a six bay driving range, putting and chipping greens, Pro Shop and Catering facilities.
Thursday 14th September:
– 18 holes Douglas Golf Club
Douglas Golf Club
Douglas Golf Club was founded in 1909, with the original course being designed by golfing legend and six-time British Open winner, Harry Vardon. The course was then extended and altered by the celebrated course architect of Augusta National, Alister MacKenzie, in 1924. Douglas Golf Club offers spectacular views from both the golf course and the clubhouse. The surrounding 115 acres of century old woodland provide the course with a secluded and relaxing atmosphere that is rare for its central location. Douglas Golf Club was recently awarded ‘Best Hidden Gem’ in Munster by The Golfers Guide to Ireland.
Friday 15th September:
– 18 holes Cork Golf Club
Cork Golf Club
We play another of the top courses in Ireland today, Cork, or ‘Little Island’ as it often known. Founded in 1888, this championship, parkland course, is as graceful and mature as its age would suggest. Scenically situated in Cork Harbour, the club has played host to major amateur and professional championships over the years. The one major problem with Little Island, is that after playing it, we will need rose tinted spectacles to go anywhere else (which is why we are playing it last!). It has beauty, variety and challenge in equally generous proportions. Consider the variety first, as the course opens with several holes of classic parkland, broad rolling acres of emerald turf studded with stands of ancient trees, rising gently to an escarpment overlooking the River Lee. From there comes an easy descent to two holes hugging the river bank over country rich in gorse and with a distinct touch of heathland. The present course was designed by Alister Mackenzie in 1927 and the maestro produced a masterpiece, still largely intact, although lengthened a touch over the years.
Saturday 16th September
– Check out of the hotel
To book a place or places on any of the David Short Golf events, please just use the Enquire Now button and complete the Online Enquiry form.
Iain and his team will then book your place(s) and send your confirmation details within 24 hours. With the initial confirmation details, will come a request for a deposit, which is £50.00 per person for UK events, £150.00 per person for European overseas events and £250.00 per person for longer haul holidays.
Two months prior to the commencement of each event, you will be sent an invoice for the balance of your booking, with an acknowledgement of the payment once received. Two weeks prior to commencement of the event itself, you will be sent a Travel Pack, which will include the contact details for David or Barney, the transport arrangements where applicable, the itinerary for the event, contact details for the accommodation, as well as the names of the other members attending the event.
David or Barney will then meet you on the day of arrival.
Please feel free to contact Iain at any time with any queries or amendments that you may have.
We return to Ireland for our Golf Week and on this occasion to the cosmopolitan city of Cork. We will stay at the 4-star Isaacs Hotel, located in the heart of the city, which presents the opportunity to explore the restaurants and bars of Ireland’s second biggest city, as well as experiencing the wonderful golf courses in this southern region of Ireland.