Welcome to the picturesque Monkstown Golf Club, situated in Parkgarriff, Monkstown. This exclusive members club boasts an exquisite 18-hole parkland course that will leave you captivated from the moment you arrive. Established in 1908, Monkstown Golf Club has a rich history and has undergone significant enhancements over the years to become one of the finest mature parkland courses in Munster.
Head Green-keeper Martin Travers, hailing from Scotland, has been the mastermind behind the course's development since 1990. His expertise has transformed the greens, providing golfers with an exceptional playing experience. A major re-bunkering project in the early nineties and the addition of alluring water features on the back nine have further elevated the course's challenge and beauty.
The clubhouse itself is steeped in history, as it was originally a Castle built in 1636, which still proudly stands today. In 1994, an extension was added to the clubhouse, ensuring that golfers have access to every amenity they could desire. From the bar and restaurant to visitor lockers and even offering wedding and celebration services, Monkstown Golf Club caters to its members' needs.
The course, measuring 5451 meters from the white tees, is a par 70 layout that provides a mix of breathtaking views of Cork Harbour on the front nine and a formidable challenge on the back nine. The final stretch of holes, particularly the 17th and 18th, are renowned for their difficulty and have dashed the hopes of many a golfer with their cunning design.
For those seeking professional guidance, the club's Pro Shop, managed by the skilled Cian McNamara, offers a range of services. From expert tuition and custom fitting to an advanced Performance Studio and top-notch repair facilities, golfers can fine-tune their game to perfection. Additionally, the indoor practice facilities and simulator hire ensure that you can work on your skills regardless of the weather.
Monkstown Golf Club is a sanctuary for golf enthusiasts, offering an unforgettable golfing experience in a serene and beautiful setting. Whether you are a seasoned golfer or a newcomer to the sport, the charm and challenge of Monkstown's course, combined with the outstanding clubhouse amenities, make it a must-visit destination for all golf aficionados.