Fota Island Resort

Host to the Irish Open 3 times, available in three configurations, play the Deerpark if possible.

Fota Island Resort

County Cork, Ireland

Overview

With 27 holes on offer, there are three 18 hole combinations to play. The other two courses are called the Belvelly and Barryscourt.

Fota Island Resort Videos

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A drone flyover of the course can be seen here


Golf Course Review

Fota Island Resort is found in the south of Ireland and east of the city of Cork. Perhaps more famous for Ireland's only wildlife park, Fota Island is a proper golf resort catering to visitors every whim.

Of the three courses at Fota Island Resort the Deerpark Course is the one to play. The original 18 hole golf course was opened in 1993 and designed by Christy O'Connor and Peter McEvoy. In 1998, Jeff Howes was invited in to prepare and toughen the course to host the Irish Open. Jeff Howes was then invited back in 2007 to add an additional nine holes which are used to create three distinct 18 hole setups.

As with any parkland course in Ireland or the United Kingdom, getting visitors from the links inland is a tall order. However, praise is almost universal with regards to the quality of the golf on offer. The Deerpark Course is perhaps one of the best in Ireland once you move inland.

Joe McDonnell & Evalu18 Ltd

Featured Architect: Alister MacKenzie

As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: 1 - The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. 2 - There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. 3 - There should be little walking...

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At a glance

Architects

  • O’Connor Jr, Christy
  • McEvoy, Peter
  • Howes, Jeff

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Contact Details

County Cork, T45 HW72, Ireland

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Joe McDonnell & Evalu18 Ltd

Featured Architect: Alister MacKenzie

As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: 1 - The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. 2 - There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. 3 - There should be little walking...

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The Putter Tailor - Made to Measure Putters and Wedges

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