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August 2008

Fota Island Golf Club

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It is rare to find a golf club that you wish that you could play every day…

Fota Island fits into that category, situated tranquilly in Cork Harbour in the middle of a 780 acre island woodland estate, Fota Island Golf Club is an immaculately kept, traditional, but spectacular golf course.

Fota Island 

The newly refurbished Clubhouse has spacious and well-appointed locker rooms with the added advantage of their very own Turkish bath – just the answer after a demanding round!  The comfortable clubhouse has The Spike Bar, perfect for light snacks before venturing out or ideal for excellent après golf cuisine, surveying the lovely 18th island green, one of Ireland’s most famously picturesque golf holes. Adjacent to the clubhouse is the newly built and extensively stocked Pro Shop, featuring many of the world’s leading brands of golf equipment and clothing, perfect for a spot of retail therapy!

Fota Island Resort, twice host to the Irish Open, is renowned for its championship golf courses set amongst beautiful parkland scenery, maintained to the very highest of standards to ensure year round golfing enjoyment. Surrounded by tall oak trees, and bathed in peace and quiet, Fota Island Resort provides the perfect backdrop for the perfect game.

Deerpark 4th Hole

The splendid woodlands were originally woven into a challenging, par 71, 6927 yard, championship course – The Deerpark – which was designed by Irish Ryder Cup star, Christy O'Connor, Jr. and twice English Amateur Champion, Peter McEvoy. The Deerpark was redesigned by Jeff Howes Golf Design in 1998, with features included to challenge even the most competitive golfer. Jeff designed an additional 9 holes, which opened in July 2007, so there are now 3 distinctively challenging courses offered at the Club – The Belvelly, The Deerpark and The Barryscourt.


The new nine holes at Fota Island Resort are a superb Jeff Howes design of classic rolling parkland with well-guarded greens. The course has 44 bunkers which, added to the well-positioned tree planting, compliment the existing Deerpark golf course very nicely, giving three very good championship standard golf courses. The new nine has a par of 37, and features three par 5’s, two par 3’s, and 4 par 4’s, and measures 3778 yards from the championship tees and 3608 yards from the medal tees.

Fota Island Golf Academy is Ireland’s newest and most modern golf academy, housing two large teaching rooms with the latest high-tech video systems and state-of-the-art computerised analysis, and a full array of teaching aids, including the GASP system and Sam Puttlab.

Fota Island Resort is Ireland’s newest luxury destination, nestled at the heart of a peaceful island, surrounded by gorgeous scenery in County Cork is included in The Inventory of Outstanding Landscapes in Ireland. A unique combination of championship golf courses, a stylish hotel & spa, luxurious residential lodges, a world class golf academy and a proposed marina, Fota Island Resort is a marriage of style, fine design and workmanship set in an idyllic coastal landscape. This is a special place – relaxed, indulgent and beautiful – somewhere you will never want to leave.

Fota Island Golf Club

Play Fota Island Golf Club – You simply must!

For great rates at Fota Island Golf Club please contact Greengolfball Ltd at or +353 1 843 5570

Jonathan Bryans

Greengolfball Ltd

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