Ballinamona Golf Course
Mallow, Cork
Tel : +353 (0)22 29314 Fax : +353 (0)22 29314

Ballinamona an all weather golf course is located in beautiful parkland setting and is unique to any golf course in the world. It is just 15 minutes from Cork and 5 minutes from Mallow, off the N20.
The course is situated in an area exhibiting panoramic views of Ballinamona Valley centuries Old Church and Barrett's Castle.
All greens are sand based and constructed to USGPA standards.
The entire course is situated on millions of tons of sand deposited over several million years ago creating natural and spectacular undulation so as to create golf shots to capture any golfer's imagination.
Facilities include Lady and gentlemen's changing area and showers; Club hire; caddy hire and shop. Services include light refreshments and special access to ruffles restaurant and wine bar.

Just off N20; 15 mins from Cork; 5 minutes from Mallow.

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Course Details

Course Name: Ballininamona Holes: 18 Yardage: 6200 SSS:
The course has a number of spectacular shots. There are 5 par fives, the most spectacular being number 10 which is a dogleg over water hazard. This is a Liam Higgins special and will test any golfer's skill. Number 8 is also a very challenging hole, flanked by two lakes, one at the left and the other on the right hand side and are both connected by water trap at the front of the green. If you overshoot, the ball rolls down the steep incline into another water hazard.

Number 12 is a two tier and a very difficult par 3. Water comes into play in the 3rd, 4th 11th, 16th, 17th, because of the sandy sub-structure of the course, the back ten are many times compared to link shots as there are many attractive mounds and undulations.
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Reader Comments / Reviews Leave a comment
  • An Absolute Disgrace

    Patrick wrote on: Aug 9, 2006

    A disgrace to golf and in particular to Cork-terribly kept....telephoned in advacne and was assured the course was in perfect condition in the middle of july. Travelled 40 miles to get there only to find that the greens had not been cut in months and the grass on them was the size of the rough. Would highly recommend taking this course off the list as the description is misleading and will disappoint


  • A Wonderful golfing experience

    Peter Flynn wrote on: Feb 5, 2006

    During a visit to my ancestral homeland, I had the good fortune to discover a well kept secret. The tranquillity and sheer natural beauty surrounding Balinamona Golf course helped to make it not only a challenging, but a highly satisfying golfing experience. When next I get a chance to visit the Emerald Isle again, Balinamona will surely feature high on my agenda.
    Peter Flynn, Sydney, Australia.
    PS Thank you again, and do keep up the good work Sean.


  • Ballinamona GC

    Daniel Flanagan wrote on: Jan 6, 2006

    Ballinamona GC represents everything thats great about golf in Ireland and is definitely up there with the best courses in Cork. I have played the course multiple times, with players from the States and Europe, of all levels and have found it able to cater for the scratch golfers as well as the relative beginners. The views and surrounding countryside have never failed to impress clients and friends.


  • Ballinamona GC

    Kieran Murphy wrote on: Mar 24, 2004

    Not up to standard as Cork golf clubs go,I found no evidence of the millions of tonnes of sand as described.Layout was poor,probably would serve better as a nine hole.On the plus side, it may serve as a good starter course for people taking up the sport.18 H'cap and below would be better off giving this one a miss!