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