General

Castlemartyr Resort Golf Breaks.

The location of the hotel in East Cork, close to the sea and within easy reach of popular destinations such as Youghal, Ballycotton, Midleton, and Cork City make it an ideal choice for your next golf break in Ireland.

The approach to making the hotel as child friendly as possible ensures it create a perfect environment for you to relax and enjoy a golf break or traditional family holiday in the surroundings of a world-class luxury hotel.

The History

Nestled amid Cork’s woodlands, Castlemartyr (Baile na Martra) is a destination richly steeped in Emerald Isle history and tradition. The castle from which the village of Castlemartyr takes its name was first built in 1210 by The Knights Templar, who were one of the most famous of the Christian military orders under the leadership of Richard Earl de Clare, more commonly known as Strongbow.

In the centuries that followed, the lands changed hands many times, among its owners were Sir Walter Raleigh and Richard Boyle, the first Earl of Cork. It was under Boyle’s stewardship that the construction of the magnificent Manor House took place in the 17th century. Painstakingly restored to its original grandeur, the Manor House now forms the centerpiece of the Castlemartyr Golf Resort.

Other historical features include the unique Templar Cross, which composes the centerpiece of the Castlemartyr’s Golf Club coat of arms. Following a rebellion in 1578, the Earl of Desmond James Fitzgerald had his estates forfeited to the Crown and awarded to Sir Walter Raleigh.

Prior to Sir Walter Raleigh’s departure from Youghal on historic voyage to South American Richard Boyle, the first Earl of Cork acquired Raleigh’s Estates. The Tomb of the third Earl of Cork can be found on the Estate.

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Activities

Leave your cares behind when you enter its peaceful and elegant surroundings. It is truly an oasis of calm far removed from the daily hustle and bustle of life. The staff are dedicated to personalised service, holistic lifestyle programmes and indulgent spa experiences all delivered in the environment of a world-class retreat and the reason why Castlemartyr Resort Spa Cork is regarded as the most luxurious spa hotel in Cork. Be transported to a different world when entering the spacious and contemporary Spa at Castlemartyr.

With 7 individual treatment rooms and 2 Couples Suite, 4 Manicure/Pedicure Stations overlooking the magnificent gardens, Male and Female relaxation & vitality lounges, heated indoor pool, steam room, sauna and jet pool, relaxation and rejuvenation are high on the agenda, whilst enjoying soothing therapies and treatments.

We have all the ingredients for your next spa break. The philosophies and treatments that make up ESPA therapies are equaled only by the quality, purity and integrity of the natural ingredients in ESPA products. Each of their divine formulations blends natural, sustainable, ethically sourced ingredients, supported by the best science. Everything they produce has a simple aim: to work with your skin’s natural processes to give you immediate, visible results and long term benefits. And leave you feeling and smelling wonderful, of course.

The Golf

​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 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 Club House and Pro Shop.
Golfers will certainly enjoy the setting of this golf hotel.

Castlemartyr Golf course is not the only option for guests looking for golf breaks. There are many other local courses offering world-class golfing within stunning countryside and coastal locations - All within easy reach of the hotel.