Year built:1993 Designer:Christy O'Connor, Jr. and Peter McEvoy Contacts:+353 21 488 3700 Fax:+353 21 488 3713 Email: Address: Fota Island Resort, Fota Island, Cork, Ireland Quick facts:18 holes, more 18 holes, putting green, practice area, shop, restaurant.
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Fota Island Golf Club is located a few minutes drive from Cork City with it's international airport and passenger ferry terminal. It lies in the heart of a 780 acre estate which is included in, "The Inventory of Outstanding Landscapes in Ireland".
The splendid woodlands are woven into three challenging championship courses which is very much in the traditional mode, featuring strategically placed bunkers and undulating putting surfaces.
The Deerpark, with its receptive greens and strategic bunkering, impresses even the most experienced professionals. Indeed this is the course that hosted the Irish Open in 2001 and 2002.
The Belvelly, a Par 72 course stretching over 7121 yards from the championship tees, includes the new nine-hole layout also developed by Jeff Howes.
This course incorporates some unique and exciting features, intended to challenge even the most competitive golfer yet remaining perfectly loyal to the traditional style, values and playability that characterise Fota Island Golf Club as a whole.
The Barryscourt, a Par 73 course, also incorporates the new nine-hole layout.
With 7362 yards to be negotiated, a great opportunity to produce a good score beckons on this course which is characterised by gently undulating greens - your putting game will be examined throughout your round! What’s more the newly designed Par 3 8th hole – cleverly guarded by a variety of hazards – will reward those who possess the advantage of an accurate tee-shot.
No matter which course you choose, one thing is for certain, at Fota you’ll always be guaranteed true championship golf in true championship style.
The Clubhouse at Fota Island Golf Club is the extremely creative conversion of old stone farm buildings. The exterior retains the original stonework as well as the original country feel which merges effortlessly into the surrounding landscape.
Inside, however, one is presented with a luxury that is more like a top-class hotel than a conventional golf clubhouse, with attractively appointed locker rooms and the wonderful ambience of The Spike Bar.