Monkstown Golf Club rejoices in its distinguished history and its unique setting overlooking Cork's glorious harbour. The antiquity of the site is evoked by the ruins of the old castle, which provided the members with a distinctive clubhouse before the ravages of time turned the grand old building into an un-inhabitable 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 a challenge that is stimulating and interesting and one that requires the use of every club in the bag.
Founded in 1908, the Course has evolved into matured parkland. 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 & Spike Island.