Fota Island Golf Club
Fota Island,,
Carrigtwohill, Cork
Tel : +353 (0)21 4883700 Fax : +353 (0)21 4883713

Fota Island sits tranquilly in Cork Harbour, a few minutes drive from Cork City with its internationals airport and car ferry terminal. To the east lie the ports of Waterford and Rosslare. Fota Island is very much a traditional golf course and is a sister property of the renowned Mount Juliet in Kilkenny. Both are maintained to the very highest of standards to ensure year round golfing enjoyment.
The clubhouse incorporates the creative conversion of some beautiful stone farm buildings, fully in keeping with the ambience of Fota. Features include a ground level 'spike bar', a fully stocked Pro- Shop plus attractively appointed lounges and locker rooms. Overlooking the 18th green is 'Niblicks' restaurant which is proving a popular choice for golfer and visitors alike.
The club is located in the heart of a 780 acre estate which is included in the 'Inventory of Outstanding Landscapes of Ireland' . The splendid woodlands are woven into a challenging par 72 championship course, which is completed by an impressive driving range, with practice putting and chipping greens. Golf Clubs, powered buggies and pull trolleys are available. Visitors are most welcome every day.
Fota Island Golf club will be hosting the Irish Open for 2001& 2002.

N25 (Waterford/Rosslare) 9 miles east from Cork City. Exit at Carrigtowhill/Cobh. Follow signs to Cobh/Fota entrance is 1000m on right.

Further Information
Information herein provided by the club 21 Aug 1998.
Club, caddie, trolley and buggy hire available. Bar, restaurant and practice facilities.

Course Details

Course Name: Fota Island Holes: 18 Yardage: 6900 SSS: 74
Fota Island Golf Club hosted in 1995 the Irish Club Professional Championship and Irish Amateur Open,; 1996 Irish Amateur Open; 1997 Smurfit Irish PGA Championship, and the Irish Amateur Open.
Descriptive extracts include 'It s a mark of imaginative design when a new course appears old before the paint had dried…Some of their innovations evoke other times and other values. Pursuits will delight at the old fashioned features…you'll stand in wide-eyed admiration' Golf Monthly
'It's time for a breath of true golfing air…Fota eschews the Schwarzenegger like brutality in favour of guile and subtlety. Depending on how you 'see' the shot in your mind, you could be playing any of three different clubs. In other words, it makes you think. Its real golf form Golf Digest'.
Arguably one of the finset golf courses challenges is Fota Island. In fact 'Golf World' judged Fota to be' pick of the lot' among the newer golf developments.
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    dave preston wrote on: Sep 18, 2005

    I've been travelling Ireland for 10 years and have never played a better kept course than Fota Island. The greens are absolutely perfect, some superb holes, especially the 18th. Highly recommended


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    Scott, Jeff wrote on: Feb 1, 2005

    As an American visiting Ireland I wasn't sure what to truly expect for my golfing however Fota Island surpassed all my expectations, an excellant course, magnificant scenery and one id highly recommend


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    Mark Hellier Hdcp 15 wrote on: Nov 30, 2001

    We played 4 courses in the area in late September and Fota Island was head and shoulders above the rest. It is one of the best courses that I have played. (If not the best) We were made to feel very welcome in the clubhouse before and after our round.
    Once on the course it was easy to see why it has hosted the Murphy's Irish Open, the greens and fairways were first class and each hole presents you with a different but fair challenge. It's really not a course where you reach for the driver on every tee box. I would recommend buying a yardage planner, as there are one or two little surprises that await you.
    The course is set in beautiful surroundings and the view from the 6th Tee overlooking the estuary being the best.
    The 18th (par 5) with its downhill approach to a green 3/4 surrounded by water with the clubhouse in the background will stay in my memory for a long time. It was a fitting finish to a great day on a course that I cannot recommend highly enough.