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Ireland, Cork GRD Rating 8.7

Fota Island Resort

Golf breaks at Fota Island Resort, Ireland. GRD Rating: 8.7

Resort Summary

Set in the beautiful surrounds of a private island the luxurious bedrooms offer superb views of the woodlands and the three golf courses. Enjoy a tempting selection of restaurants, luxury accommodation, treatment spa and many fun activities.

Fota Island Hotel & Spa is the welcoming hotel at the heart of this luxurious East Cork Resort. Boasting 123 ensuite rooms and 8 private suites all decorated to the highest standard, Fota Island Hotel combines elegance and comfort with impeccable hospitality.

Fota Island Spa, at the Fota Island Hotel & Spa, lies deep within one of the most dramatic and outstanding natural settings on the Irish Coast. The Spa features a full fitness suite with Life Fitness equipment, an indoor heated swimming pool and a superb hydrotherapy suite, home to Irelands only walking river, which is renowned for its assistance in healing sports and fatigue related injuries. With eighteen spacious treatment rooms offering over sixty treatments, Fota Island Spa is rightly regarded as one of Irelands finest and best equipped spas.

Fota Island Hotel & Spa recently added two all-weather tennis courts to our ever-expanding list of facilities and activities. The tennis courts are complimentary to hotel residents who have the necessary equipment. Alternatively, racquets can be hired from the Golf Pro-Shop.

To ensure guests can be connected and stay in touch with the people that matter during their stay, this luxury hotel in Cork also offers complimentary internet access throughout the bedrooms, conference suites and public areas. Baby-sitting, laundry, valet and concierge services are available on request and the hotel also offers a 24 hour in-room dining service.

Golf Courses

18 holes
Par 71
Designed by P. McEvoy C.O Connor Jr J.Howes
The Deerpark Course at Fota Island Golf Club with its receptive greens and strategic bunkering impresses even the most experienced professionals. The Deerpark was proud to host the Irish Open in 2001 and 2002.
18 holes
Par 72
Designed by Jeff Howes
This course incorporates some unique and exciting features intended to challenge even the most competitive golfer yet, remaining perfectly loyal to the traditional style, values, and playability that characterise Fota Island Golf Club as a whole.
18 holes
Par 73
Designed by Jeff Howes
With 7362 yards to be negotiated, a great opportunity to produce a good score beckons on this course which is characterised by gently undulating greens - your putting game will be examined throughout your round Whats more, the newly designed Par 3 8th hole cleverly guarded by a variety of hazards will reward those who possess the advantage of an accurate tee-shot.


Fota Island Hotel offers guests 123 contemporary style en-suite rooms and 8 private penthouse suites with inviting and sumptuous interiors. This luxury Cork hotel boasts superb views of the surrounding woodlands and golf courses while also providing spacious hotel bedrooms that are supremely comfortable and tastefully decorated in subtle and harmonious shades. The lavish suites each feature a separate living room and master bedroom, and have private terrace balconies, magnificent bathrooms and state of the art entertainment systems.

Food and Drink

Fota Island Hotel provides a tempting selection of restaurants with excellent food to choose from, including the delightful Fota or the more casual surroundings of the Amber Lounge. Fota Restaurant is an all-day dining venue with an outdoor terrace for balmy summer days, serving a freshly prepared buffet breakfast and hearty evening meals, perfect for those returning from a challenging round of golf or a day exploring the local area. From specialty coffees and light meals to afternoon tea or cocktails, the Amber Lounge provides a wonderfully mellow setting and an impressive selection of over 75 fine whiskeys, including some from the nearby Midleton Distillery. The comfortable clubhouse has The Spike Bar, perfect for light snacks before venturing out or ideal for excellent aprs golf cuisine, surveying the lovely 18th island green of the Deerpark course, one of Irelands most famously picturesque golf holes.

Golf Tuition and Practice Facilities

The Fota Island Golf Academy is situated amidst many of our tall oak trees which provide a very tranquil and peaceful setting in which to learn new skills fro experienced PGA Professionals. Whilst the primary objective is to improve each students game, emphasis is placed on making the process fun and memorable. The Academy boasts over 4000 square meters of first class turf to practice clean crisp iron shots with a separate chipping green surrounded with bunkers. There is also a new gently undulating outdoor putting green. And because the short game is so important, there is also a new pitching area with various targets up to 100 yards away. The Academy building itself hosts ten covered bays and an indoor putting green for practice during inclement weather. It also houses two large teaching rooms with the latest hi-tech video and computer systems and a full array of teaching aids.


Enquire & Book Direct

Quote: GRD10163
Email Resort

Tel: +353 21 488 3700

All prices quoted are subject to change and availability. Please contact the resort directly to confirm all costs, dates and booking arrangements.



Fota Island Resort
Fota Island

Getting there

Nearest airport: Cork Airport
Travel options: From Cork Airport - At Airport Road Roundabout take the 1st exit onto Kinsale Road - N27 signposted Cork. Continue forward onto Kinsale Road - N27. Entering Cork. At traffic signals continue forward onto the N27. At Kinsale Road Roundabout take the 4th exit, then merge onto South Ring Road - N25 signposted South Ring East. Jack Lynch Tunnel Northbound. At Dunkettle Interchange Jct 19 roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the N25 signposted Rosslare. Continue forward, then merge onto the N25 Branch left for CobhCarrigtwohill, then at roundabout take the 4th exit onto the R624. Continue forward, then at roundabout take the 1st exit onto the R624 signposted Cobh. Proceed over the bridge and the entrance to the resort is situated on the right.

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Resort facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court

Hotel facilities

  • Bar
  • Internet
  • WiFi

Practice area

  • Covered Bays
  • Video training

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