Fota Island Hotel & Spa is one of Ireland’s finest five star resort properties. Just 15 minutes from Cork City Centre, 20 minutes from Cork International Airport and 2 hours from Dublin, it offers 131 bedrooms and suites overlooking the surrounding 800 acres of woodland and championship-standard golf courses. Tennis, running trails and a world class spa - with 18 treatment rooms, swimming pool, hydrotherapy suite and 24-hour fitness room - are just some of the many leisure facilities available
Surrounded by tall oak trees, and bathed in peace and quiet, Fota Island Resort provides the perfect backdrop for the perfect game. Originally designed in 1993 by Irish Ryder Cup star Christy O’Connor Jr. and twice English Amateur Champion Peter McEvoy, before being redesigned in 2000 by golf architect Jeff Howes, it comes as no surprise that Fota Island Resort has been a three-time host to the Irish Open with all three courses (Deerpark, Belvelly and Barryscourt) maintained to the very highest standard all year around.
Playable, fair, with strong holes all the way through, some of the signature holes on the three courses are the stunning signature 18th at the Deerpark, and the opening holes at Belvelly, with their lakes and trees, which are tricky and picturesque in equal measure. The 8th at Barryscourt hits over an old quarry to an interestingly angled green, another golfers talk about, often ruefully!
Fota Island Resort boasts three championship standard golf course configurations - the original Deerpark (Par 71), Belvelly (Par 72) and Barryscourt (Par 73). The championship Cork golf course was proud host to the 2001, 2002 and 2014 Irish Open. In 2011 & 2012, the Resort also hosted the PGA Europro Audi Cork Irish Masters.
Fota Island Resort, Fota Island Resort, Fota Island, Cork, Ireland, T45 HX62