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Castlemartyr Resort

Grange, Cork, Ireland
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Located in the Republic of Ireland’s County Cork, the 5-star Castlemartyr Resort is easily accessible from the city of Cork and its airport. The Golf Resort has an 18-hole championship golf course designed by the renowned Ron Kirby, while an onsite spa pampers golfers and non-golfers alike, year-round. Each guest room at the Resort is luxuriously-appointed and designed uniquely so no two stays are the same. Apart from golf on the Castlemartyr’s championship parkland course, visitors can enjoy a plethora of activities both at the Resort and nearby. The ideal start to any south-Ireland golf holiday, Castlemartyr Resort is a destination for the discerning golf traveller. We suggest starting or finishing at Casltemartyr Resort, and including Dooks Golf Club, Tralee, Ballybunion, Adare Manor, and Old Head Links in your Ireland golf holiday.

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    Golf Resort Location

    Resort Details

    Golf Course Information

    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 first class service across all aspects of the golf spectrum, from the course, to the Clubhouse and Pro Shop.


    Fine linens, luxurious soft furnishings and quality amenities are the hallmark of each guest room and self-catering at this five-star resort where every modern comfort and convenience awaits you. All the rooms & suites are generously proportioned and range from a very generous 500 sq. ft to an enormous 3,000 sq. ft.


    Whether your preference is for a Deluxe, Manor House State Room, Junior Suite or Grand Suite you will find a relaxing and luxurious retreat in which to enjoy the splendours of this magnificent hotel. As any discerning traveller expects in a world-class luxury hotel, each room is equipped to the highest standard to help make your stay in East Cork a wonderful, relaxing experience.


    All bedroom amenities include as standard:

    • King-sized bed
    • Air conditioning
    • In room fridge with complimentary mineral water
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi broadband internet access
    • Direct Dial telephone line
    • Spacious bathroom with double vanity unit
    • Flat screen LCD TV with satellite channels
    • Luxurious bathrobes and slippers
    • Personal safe, ironing board, iron and hair dryer
    • Seating area & work desk area
    • Electronic touch panels beside each bed that operate the lights and drapes


    These are comfortable rooms which are beautifully designed and furnished in a contemporary style. They offer the guest attractive views over the garden or the golf course. Each room has a very sizeable dressing area and plenty of storage space. They also have several deluxe double rooms with twin beds. The bathrooms are very spacious and have separate rain-forest shower, with full bath, marbled topped double vanity and separate toilet.

    Resort Dining

    The Bell Tower

    Situated in the Manor House, The Bell Tower Restaurant offers a dining experience you will not forget. The restaurant is relaxed and elegant and overlooks the formal gardens. It offers the very best of modern Irish cuisine always using the finest local and seasonal produce. A selection of vegetarian options and low-calorie dishes are available. Breakfast is served daily in The Bell Tower. In the evening, the restaurant offers an extensive menu, with a carefully chosen wine list. All food is prepared by Head Chef Kevin Burke and his team and we are very proud of the fact that every meal served comes from the one kitchen at the hotel, be it a tasting menu, room service or our ever-popular Afternoon Tea.



    Franchini’s, the new casual dining Italian experience here at the Resort. From creative Italian pizzas to traditional pasta & risotto dishes, Franchini’s offers an extensive exciting menu, along with a warm, ambient atmosphere for all to enjoy. Located in the heart of the Resort, the room overlooks the extensive gardens and is complimented with natural wooden floors and warm aubergine tones. All providing the ideal backdrop with al-fresco dining out on the terrace.


    Knight’s Bar

    The Knight’s Bar is elegant, relaxing and enjoys great views of the ornate gardens. It is the ideal choice for a lighter or more informal meal. A lounge menu is available all day and features a wide range of freshly prepared food, along with tea, coffee and drinks. In the evenings, the bar provides a warm and intimate atmosphere in which to enjoy a pre or post restaurant dinner beverage. The Knight’s bar offers a wide range of drinks to suit all tastes be it whiskeys, fine wines, cocktails and much more. When the weather is fine you can take pleasure in the terrace with picturesque views over the croquet lawn and Gardens and enjoy a light lunch or afternoon tea.


    The Club House

    The Clubhouse situated in the Golf Club has a wonderful panoramic view of the course providing a light, airy and contemporary environment to relax & dine in. You can enjoy a simple and satisfying bite to eat where delectable menus are tailored towards more informal dining. The Club House offers dining 7 days a week.

    Resort Facilities

    The Spa at Castlemartyr

    Many non-golfers travel to County Cork in Ireland just to stay at Castlemartyr Resort for its world-class spa experience. The award-winning ESPA & Germaine de Capuccini Spa is available for exclusive use or individual treatments. The experience provides a full suite of spa services, as well as yoga or pilates classes. Non-golfers could spend days at the spa, but many golfers look to its services after a round at the golf course.

    Whiskey Tasting

    County Cork is known as the most Republican region of Ireland, with its history as a supporter of separatism having far-reaching effects into the creation of the Irish Republic. Whiskey has an influential hand in the process with the famous Jameson Distillery on Castlemartyr’s doorstep. Learn about the development, history and craft-making that is true Irish whiskey at Castlemartyr.

    Archery or Clay Pidgeon Shooting

    For golfers and guests who want to try their hand at archery or clay pigeon shooting, look no further than the Castlemartyr activity. It is a great place to settle scores from the golf course or enjoy an afternoon outdoors. These activities must be pre-booked to ensure a timeslot.

    Horse Riding

    Non-golfers thoroughly enjoy Castlemartyr’s horse program, with lessons ranging from beginner to advanced, or exploration through nearby woods and along the sea available to all Resort guests. For the non-golfers looking for a morning or afternoon ride while their partners are on the golf course, try riding a Castlemartyr horse.

    How to Get There

    The Castlemartyr Resort is conveniently located just 30-minutes-drive from the township of Cork. The Resort also offers transfers from the town or Cork airport, just a few minutes further south than the town. We recommend flying into Cork from Dublin, Belfast or London and either renting a car or booking a transfer to the Castlemartyr Golf Resort. Its ease-of-access makes it a great start or finishing point for an Irish golf holiday.

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