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For sheer drama and romance the landscape of the regions of Cork and Kerry are hard to beat.


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beating heart of this Celtic isle. Here you can discover breathtaking coastal links on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, or enjoy some of the great value parkland courses. You can also ponder the choice of unusual aspects to course design such as the course with a tram and a raft, cliff-top greens, 100-year-old courses or the one with the wildlife park nearby – keep an eye out for the Emu’s and the Cheetahs! In fact Cork City has been named as one of the


top ten cities to visit in 2010 by the independent Lonely Planet travel guide. The whole region has a great reputation for nightlife and brilliant restaurants while also boasting a range of luxury hotels with award winning spas. Also dotted around the countryside are a host of local artists, craftsman and artisan food producers. And after you’ve enjoyed a morning’s golf why not kiss the Blarney stone and see if you’ve been granted the ‘gift of the gab’ or take in the sights further inland in the Blackwater Valley or Lee Valley? Meanwhile County Kerry has a reputation for


stunning mountains and rugged coastal scenery. Many are the visitor who has arrived in Killarney only to gaze on the Kerry Mountains and the Gap of Dunloe in awe. This is glamorous countryside, to be viewed like a vast cinema screen, and all the golf courses are designed to emphasise the natural beauty of the landscape. It’s therefore no surprise that within its boundaries are a number of golf courses that are ranked among the world’s top twenty. The county’s coastline is studded with Links with commanding views of the Atlantic Ocean. Away from the sea you’ll fi nd stunning parkland courses that sit in the valleys between the mountains. Though in the far south-west corner of Ireland,


the trip to Kerry is worth it, and not just for the amazing golf courses; Kerry offers everything a visitor could want. There are national parks and oodles of outdoor activities, luxurious hotels and spas, festivals throughout the year, music, entertainment, dining and plenty to keep everyone in your group happy. Combine a golfi ng trip with a family break and


keep the kids entertained with a choice of stunning beaches and fun activities. In Cork and Kerry everyone has the opportunity to play.


Old Head Links in Kinsale


ork and Kerry, two of the most famous counties in Ireland and for many the


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