We stayed for two nights and played golf. There are now 21 rooms / suites that are all extremely comfortable and beautifully finished. All of them face out too sea and the lighthouse with your own terrace which opens out above the 18th hole. The rooms are very comfortable and very happy to recommend to anyone. Food on the restaurant is very good but the younger staff are rather disorganized and service is a bit slow - breakfast took 40 mins to arrive. The main drawback here is that the whole facility is half way between being a hotel and a golf club. The restaurant has superb views but it is noisy, clanky and pretty uninviting. I suspect, as the rooms are so good, the restaurant is awaiting a major overhaul. Breakfast and dinner were very good and happy to recommend but nothing amazing. There really isn’t anywhere quiet for residents to sit and chill. We didn’t use the spa facilities The golf Course is superb but soooo weather dépendent due to the difficulty and location of the holes. It’s a bit like an expensive crazy golf experience but still maybe the most picturesque course in the world! Well worth giving it a lash, but bring lots of balls. They don’t have motorised trolleys but you can get away with their hand pulled ones. It’s a good 20mins car journey to Kinsale but you can get a local taxi to drop you in and out which cost us €60 return. I’d recommend but keep your stay to 2 days as it doesn’t offer you much more than the golf. Overall good but would like to see a serious restaurant and bar upgrade. …
The weather was incredible, and it seemed so quiet just a few other couples and groups! We were taking some photos & footage & in just a few mins some fellow ‘visitors’ had taken the opportunity & snatched my husbands backpack and it was gone, literally had been a few feet behind him! Left a temporary sour taste in our mouths due to contents so just be careful! Enjoy the spectacular views but don’t let your guard down, it’s a tourist spot & all tourist spots come with a warning I guess ?????♀?????
Lovely place to stop and enjoy beautiful views. It is possible to actually get so close to Cliffs there and take lovely photos. There is café there as well so you can relax and see the views of the golf course.
I have done various walks the length and breadth of Ireland. Whilst staying in the Cork area I thought it would be good to experience the walk around the loop. I looked at various websites and reviews on line that described it as breathtaking, spectacular and out of this world. I can only describe the walk I did as totally underwhelming. I can think of at least 20 walks around Ireland that are better than this. For a start , the loop is on a public road, a very busy one at that . Yes,there is a 250 yard area close to the golf course entrance that is picturesque but other than that , you could be anywhere. I would advise anyone driving out here to experience the walk not to bother.
Great golf course in its own right even if you ignore the views. The setting and scenery are an unparalleled addition. Hospitality, service and food is also fitting of such a quality establishment. Plenty of golf balls recommended!