Set on an old manor estate in East Cork, The Castlemartyr 5 Star Golf Resort is an 18 hole Irish championship inland links. The 6,790 yards Par 72 golf course is part of the 5 Star hotel, which includes a 103 bedroom Irish luxury hotel and spa built into a 220 acre wooded estate.
Castlemartyr 5 Star Golf Resort is the creation of renowned golf course designer Ron Kirby, whose credentials were honed on such Irish masterpieces as Dromoland Castle, the Old Head, and Mount Juliet, not to mention Gleneagles in Scotland. In Castlemartyr Mr. Kirby has developed an inland links that creates a visually pleasing yet challenging experience. The course is designed to be challenging and pleasurable for players of any calibre. Castlemartyr provides first class service across all aspects of the operation, from the course, to the Club House, Pro Shop and practice facilities.
Golfers will certainly revel in the setting of this 5 Star Golf Hotel. The golf course was skilfully carved among the grounds of the old manor, 220 acres of landscaped woodlands and lakes, including an ancient chapel and graveyard.
Playing the course gives you a similar feel to that of Colin Montgomerie’s course at Carton House. The bunkers are more forgiving here and fairways are wider which helps with the odd wayward drive. Scoring well on this course can be accomplished without too much difficulty and with its manicured condition will bring a smile to your face.
There is a small creek that runs across the front of the 9th green and is in play on a number of other holes. The clubhouse is fantastic and a magnificent hotel as well.