Castlemartyr Golf Resort

Castlemartyr, Cork, Ireland
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Castlemartyr Golf Resort: Cork

Set in an old manor estate in East Cork, The Castlemartyr Golf Resort is an 18 hole, 6,728 yd, Par 72, inland links-style course. It is the creation of renowned golf course designer Ron Kirby, whose credentials were honed on such Irish masterpieces as Dromoland Castle, the Old Head, and Mount Juliet, as well as Gleneagles in Scotland. In Castlemartyr Mr Kirby has developed an inland links-style course that creates a visually pleasing yet testing experience.

The course is designed to be challenging and pleasurable for players of any calibre. Castlemartyr Golf Club provides the first-class service across all aspects of the golf spectrum, from the course to the Club House and Pro Shop. Private golf tuition with our PGA qualified professional can be arranged and the tuition takes place on the course.


  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Garden / Patio / Balcony
  • Satellite TV
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Golf Clubhouse
+353 021 421 9000
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  • Castlemartyr Golf Resort
  • Stunning inland links style course
  • By renowned designer Ron Kirby
  • Challenging and pleasurable
  • Suitable for players of all calibers
  • 18 hole, 6,728 yd, Par 72
  • Chipping area, putting green and practice nets
  • Stay and play packages available
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alan healy
September 2021
should only be 4 star, lifts too far from reception, car park too far, food only 4 star , balcony a disgrace no table and chairs and bare concrete covered in green slime, drinks took 30 mins to serve, understaffed, could not use hotel facility spa , afternoon tea 3 star , our whole experience was nothing special to talk about
Caoimhe H
July 2021
We stayed in Castlemartyr for 4 nights with our 2 children aged 6 and 9. We had a junior suite which was extremely spacious with 2 beds in the lounge area for the kids. The room was well attended and kept very clean during our stay. It was on the 3rd floor and had a huge sunny balcony with a view over the gold course. The staff in Castlemartyr make the hotel - from reception, to the restaurant, bar and housekeeping staff - nothing is too much trouble and they really go the extra mile. The grounds are beautiful and we were very lucky to have great weather during our stay so lots of time was spent outside. Our kids loved the putting green, animal statues, giant jenga and connect 4. There were also family activities organised for each morning, a golf lesson, clay pigeon shooting and the absolute highlight for us was the animal roadshow- the kids got to hold a variety of animals and reptiles and were amazed by the experience. We ate in the 1210 grill 3 nights, which was lovely but we found the menu a little limited if you are dining there a few nights- they could do with the addition of a burger and perhaps a pasta or fish dish to the menu. We ate in the Bell Tower one night also which was very good. Breakfasts were mostly excellent. Make sure to book the swim times- this can be done 7 days in advance. We have stayed in Castlemartyr several times and always enjoyed our stays but this was our best trip yet and we can't wait to return
Marie Sweeney
August 2020
staying here for my 50th birthday. The bedrooms are amazing. After that it all went downhill. The food is only OK. The service is appalling. A minimum of 4 times to request a drink before it arrives. The hotel is fully booked but there's no room in the bar or restaurants so lots of people just eating in the lobby and in the hall. There is no availability in leisure centre either. I asked a manager about the situation and he is just exasperated with the number of complaints. Do not book here if you are expecting 5 star. Its a minimum 3 star. Im so very disappointed and I still have 2 nights left.
paula b
July - 2019
"Return Visit"
Stayed for two nights with my husband lovely weekend. We had dinner both evenings first night in hotel restaurant food and service very good. Second nigh in the golf club again food was good but they had no record of our booking, but still was able to give to seat us after a short wait. It was lovely to sit outside and have drinks looking at the lovely gardens. Looking forward to going back for or a girls night away.
March - 2019
"Exceeded expectations"
It's been around a long time now but I've never been before. Main reason, the resort is quite near where I live, so not much of an adventure to get there. However, get there we did for a special treat recently and so glad that I did. Only mistake was we didn't book another night.
What struck me first, were the grounds, expansive and meticulously maintained with its own ruined castle to explore if you like that.
Check in was very friendly and easy. Our room, quite a trek from reception, but worth it when we got there. I believe our room was one of the standard ones and it was HUGE with everything you would need for a very comfortable stay. The bathroom, equally huge with bath and seperate shower. Light lunch in the bar was good and service very friendly and attentive.
Dinner in the Bell Tower was exceptional, kudos to Thomas for very genuine and professional service there. Afterwards, the bar located in, I think, an old dining room HAS to be seen. It's beautiful. Thanks to Trevor (Guest relations) for telling us about it and for the extra sparking water!
Breakfast, served in the Bell Tower, continental starters and then table service for the cooked to order food. I wish I had checked the name of our breakfast waitress who was FAB.
Attention to detail in the décor everywhere is so obvious. Hats off to the interior designer, very interesting artwork on every wall, nook and cranny.
The pool - very good, Gym - the same, one of us used the SPA and reported it to be very good.

If you play golf, it's a hop, skip and a jump to the club house and the course surrounds part of the hotel building.

Overall - WOW. We'll be back and as soon as possible. Bravo
February 2019
"Super Escape for Local Night Away"
We were lucky enough to have selected the Castlemartyr Resort for a one night getaway. What a treat it was, top class facilities and a great location.
While we only managed to get away for 1 night, we made use of the location as a base for exploring Ballycotton (Cliff walk recommended) & Garryvoe, all within 15mins drive. There is also a mixture of walks from the hotel itself with associated maps from reception and of course a excellent golf course, which is setup to play in all weather conditions.
After the walk, we relaxed in the leisure facilities with very comfortable changing rooms, a well laid out star sauna and adjacent steam room. The Jacuzzi is one side of the swimming pool, with panoramic views of the resorts impressive gardens to the back of the resort.
On arrival, the reception is in the original part of the old house, our room was a very impressive & comfortable suite on the other side of the hotel on the 3rd floor with views on of the clubhouse and selected holes on the golf course. We elected to eat early in Franchinis and both of meals were satisfactory and suitable priced.
Knights Bar was cosy and quiet, with a warm fire and relaxed atmosphere.
Breakfast was also back in the old part of the house and setup us up for the day, the only disappointing part of the trip was having to check out and return back to normality and family life! But at least we had 24 hours of 5 star attention and facilities, Thanks to Brendan and the team for such an enjoyable & memorable experience.
February - 2018
"Gem on our doorstep"
Less than 30 minutes away is a real gem of a hotel.
Great location for a variety of activities. 5 star hotel and it lives up to each of them. Efficient and friendly service. Great walks by the river and lake. Lovely food with a great choice of restaurants.Beautiful spa and golf course.
We will be back and soon.
Otober - 2018
"1st time in Castlemartyr Resort"
A truly 5* resort
Top class accommodation, dining and golf ️
We had a two night stay with dinner in Bell Tower one night and the Italian restaurant the second night. Beautiful food and atmosphere on both evenings.
Great golf, friendly Golf Pro
Looking forward to next visit.