Cork Golf Club (Little Island)

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  • Architects:
  • Consultant:
    • Hawtree, Martin
  • Holes of Merit:
    4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

At A Glance

The course uses to good effect a disused limestone quarry.

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Full Course Review

Cork Golf Club, also known as Little Island, was formed in 1888. It wasn't until the current location for the club was settled on in 1897. The first few holes were laid out by members until Scottish professional David Brown extended the course to 9 holes in 1901. With advice from Harry Vardon in 1909, he extended the course again, this time to 18 holes, in 1911.

In 1925, Alister MacKenzie redesigned the course as a Par 78, 6,200-yard with three new holes, new greens and sand-filled bunkers. The total bill came in at less than £600! Since then, Frank Pennink, Dave Thomas, Robert Trent Jones Sr and Hawtree Ltd have been consulted on the design.

Cork Golf Club lies along the banks of Cork's Inner Harbour and makes good use of the remnants of the historic limestone quarries.


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