Cork win Munster Club of the Year Award

munster-golf-adm_awards_112Cork Golf Club were recently awarded the Munster Club of the Year award from Munster Golf.  The club that was first founded in 1888 has been central to Cork and Munster golf for over 125 years and while the tradition creates a legacy, the club has continually evolved and developed to remain at the forefront of the sport.  The Club moved to its present site in 1897, and in 1924 the world famous designer Dr. Alister MacKenzie redesigned the course.  In 2010 – 2012 major alterations were carried out under Martin Hawtree to restore the MacKenzie design.  Over the years the Club has hosted many major Amateur and Professional Championships over the years.  Graeme McDowell won the Irish Youths in 1999. Shane Lowry won the Irish Close in 2007.  The Club has won 14 national pennants and in 2016 won Continue reading

Long Read: Cork Target All-Ireland Title

Cork Golf Club’s Barton Shield side look forward to the All-Ireland finals in Carton house next month

AIG Barton Shield Munster Finals, Cork Golf Club, Saturday13th August 2016

The Barton Shield is one of the most exciting amateur competitions on the calendar, the format is foursomes, and with just two pairs there is no room for passengers.  Muskerry dominated the competition for the past two years but this year Cork made a breakthrough.  They came through two weekends of matchplay golf, firstly to qualify from the 18 Cork clubs and secondly to get out of Munster.  Now they look forward to an All-Ireland semi-final in Carton House next month.  Cork started Continue reading