Golfing in West Cork 
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Golfing

Clonakilty Golf Club

Clonakilty Golf Club located at Lisselane, Clonakilty, is one of the most magnificent places to visit in West Cork. provides visitors with a unique setting of outdoor leisure activities, including Golf, Fishing & Gardens.  The course open to green fees and members, seven days a week. The new par 72 layout (nine holes played from different tee boxes) consists of 4 par 5, 4 par 3 and 10 par 4 holes. The course is one of the most challenging and picturesque courses to be played anywhere in the country. Play a round of Golf and experience another dimension as this challenging yet picturesque 9 hole parkland course, offers golfers unusual modes of transport getting from green to the next tee box!   

Clonakilty Golf Club is also home to some fantastic gardens  - It's a breath of "fresh air" as you take a leisurely stroll in their 12 hectares of gardens and woodland walks with a variety of plants, trees, shrubs and flowers that flourish in their mild Gulf Stream enhanced climate.T. +353 (0)23 88 33249, http://www.lisselan.com/ or email: info@lisselan.com

Dunmore Golf Course

Located 3 miles outside Clonakilty town, Dunmore Golf Course is a very challenging test of golf. Built on a wonderfully scenic site overlooking the Atlantic, this 9 hole parkland course while relatively short at 4500 yards, is a wonderful experience for any golfer. Club hire/Caddy-car hire can be arranged if the clubhouse is not open. Clubhouse attended to for summer months only. Visit http://www.dunmoregolfclub.ie/ for more information.

Skibbereen and West Carbery Golf Club, Skibbereen

Skibbereen is an 18 hole, par 71 parkland golf course containing three par 5's and four par 3's. The traditionally designed course presents magnificent views of the world famous Lough Hyne and mount Gabriel hills. The natural drainage of the course and the exceptional mild climate due to the gulf stream, will guarantee enjoyable golf through the year. Tel. +353 (0)28 21227, www.skibbgolf.com

Bandon Golf Club

Bandon Golf Club, Castlebernard, Bandon is set on the slopes of the beautiful Bandon Valley. This 18 hole parkland course enjoys a magnificent sylvan setting. Founded in 1909, Bandon was the first West Cork Club to extend to 18 holes. The course boasts a wonderful variety of wild life and recently headed the Golf ecology unit as the course with the greatest number of bird species in Ireland. Tel. +353 (0)23 88 41111, www.bandongolfclub.com

The Old Head of Kinsale Golf Club

The Old Head Golf Links is built on 220 acres of land, jutting out over two miles into the Atlantic; the promontory is almost an island with numerous coves running beneath your feet as you play the course. Comprising of five par 5's, 5 par 3's and eight par 4's, the links stretches to over 7200 yard from the tips and with a minimum of six tees on every hole, the course provides a stern test to the touring pro and high handicapped alike. Nine holes play along the cliff tops, and all eighteen holes provide stunning ocean views. Tel. +353 (0)21 4778444 or visit http://www.oldhead.com/

Bantry Bay Golf Club, Donemark, Bantry

Bantry Bay Golf Club's 18 Hole Championship Course is open all year and looks over the head of Bantry Bay, in the West Cork. Fourteen holes with terrific panoramic views across the sea and islands to the Beara Mountains, Sheep's Head and the Mizen Penninsula. Tel. +353 (0)27 50579, www.bantrygolf.com

Rosscarbery Pitch and Putt, The Warren, Rosscarbery - Tel. +353 (0)28 48203

Angling

Bandon River

Guiding / Instruction for brown trout, sea trout & salmon fishing. Anglers of all ages & ability are welcome here. Equipment provided, stunning locations & all requirements are catered for. Visit www.bandonriver.com or contact +353 21 4773437.

Courtmacsherry Sea Angling, Woodpoint, Courtmacsherry

Courtmacsherry offers the angler a wide variety of fishing. In the bay one can catch ling, whiting, haddock, mackeral, pollack, conger, coalfish, ray, skate, cod, bull huss, dogfish, thornback, cucoo wrasse, ballan wrasse and garfish. All fish are tagged and released in the interests of conservation. Wreck fishing is available and many wrecks are in close proximity to Courtmacsherry. Tel. +353 (0)23 88 46427.

Lisselan Estate

It's a breath of "fresh air" as you take a leisurely stroll in their 12 hectares of gardens and woodland walks with a variety of plants, trees, shrubs and flowers that flourish in their mild Gulf Stream enhanced climate. Enhanced by the natural features and contours of the valley, experience Fishing for Sea-Trout or Salmon along our 1 mile private stretch of the Argideen River. Guided/unguided group bookings are available on request . Lisselan is primely located just off the main N71, 4km from the award winning Clonakilty town. Tel. +353 (0)23 88 33249, www.lisselan.com