Skibbereen & West Carbery Golf Club

Licknavar, Skibbereen, County Cork, Ireland

  • holes:18
  • par: 71 72
  • length: 5.290 m 4.818 m
7.2 3 Reviews This Club is the 132# of 341 in Ireland
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Description

  • holes:18
  • year:1993
  • par: 71 72
  • length: 5.290 m 4.818 m
  • architect:Eddie Hackett & Jack Kennelly

Lying in the far south of Ireland within County Cork is the golf course at the Skibbereen and West Carbery Golf Club. The course here lies close to the beautiful Lough Hyne which has recently become Ireland’s first marine nature reserve thanks to the vast array of flora and wildlife that it is home to. The small and quaint village of Baltimore also lies close to the course and there are a number of small islands dotted in and around the Lough.

The club here was founded back in 1935 and originally comprised of 9 holes however over time the course was extended to the full 18 holes which were officially opened in 1993 by the then President of the country, Dr. Patrick Hilary.

Measuring 5290 metres from the yellow tees and with a par of 71, this course is a prime example of an Irish parkland style and its distinctive setting only adds to the quality of play here. The course is laid out in two loops of nine and there are a great mixture of mature and rugged holes here to entertain players. Well placed bunkers and gently undulating terrain combined with an abundance of plant life and shrubbery make for the biggest challenges here. An enjoyable course which should appeal to players of varying skills and strengths. 

The facilities at this club are fair and visitors will find good practice facilities in the form of a practice area and putting green upon which they can hone and refine their skills. There is also a selection of equipment available to hire from here which should help facilitate play. Golf lessons and tuition are also available at the club and are provided by the clubs resident PGA professional.

Tee times for visitors to this course have very good overall availability and there should definitely be a time to suit all. Like most clubs, weekend availability is more restricted but still reasonable. Green fee rates here are very good value for money and there are a number of discounts and special offers available to play here which offer even better value for money. Both tee time availability and green fee rates are subject to change with the seasons and this should be remembered when booking. 

As the club is in some of the southern extremities of Ireland it can be time consuming to get here as the nearest major city of Cork is just over 80km to the North of the site. However it is guaranteed to be a serene experience playing here and its location should not detract from its appeal. There are a number of accommodation options in and around the local area which should appeal to most tastes and budgets.

For more information about this golf course including ratings and reviews made by fellow golfers please see to the left of this page.

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Reviews (3)

  • Average rating obtained by

    golfShake
    15/05/2012
    2x9.0
    Beautiful setting with fabulous views and friendly members. A challenging and fun course to play especially the back nine with a great long par 5 on the 12th hole to test your driving skills. The greens can be fast and quite tricky especially when the weather is drier but I like to be tested so this course gives me plenty of range and scope for all round practice for my competitions. The online tee booking is great! so when I am in town and want to play a round with some pals I know I can book and plan ahead. Good value round.
    This rating for Skibbereen & West Carbery Golf Club. is the average of 2 ratings obtained from www.golfshake.com
  • Average rating obtained by

    1golfEU
    23/06/2013
    1x8.0
    We played the course several times and every time the coastal drizzling gave us rain caught. Yet we come back like because there is the space to play in and of itself quickly and only moderate. Just the second 9 several tricky lifts with not always early to recognize flags, a traditional clubhouse with decent selection and helpful staff is the tactically prudent player here in the Vorteil.Sehr.
    This rating for Skibbereen & West Carbery Golf Club. is the average of 1 ratings obtained from www.1golf.eu

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