The antiquity of Monkstown Golf Club in County Cork, is evoked by the ruins of the old castle which is now privately owned, which provided the members with a distinctive clubhouse before the ravages of time turned the grand old building into an uninhabitable place.
The shell that remains is a poignant reminder of past glories and of the once proud building that enhanced such a glorious and significant site when it was built in 1636. It is fitting that its outline should form the crest of a club that was founded in 1908. The course was extended in 1971 and the back nine, where several water features provide a nice contrasting challenge, help to complete a layout that demands subtlety and courage in equal measure. It offers golfers of all levels and ability a challenge that is stimulating and interesting, and one that requires the use of every club in the bag.
Browse the prop golf shop, stocked by professional and former Irish International Cian McNamara and his P.G.A. qualified staff. Private golf lessons are offered. Buggies and trolleys are also available for hire. Visit the driving range or trackman facility. End your thrilling day of play with refreshments in the Monkstown Golf Club bar and restaurant.
Founded in 1908, the course has evolved into a matured parkland course. On the crest of a hill on the course you will get views of the River Lee and Cork Harbour as well as the town of Cobh with Haulbowline and Spike Island.