frink wrote: »
Looking for some advice on courses to join in Cork. Possibly relocating to Cork City area in the new year and trying to narrow down a list of options with following in mind;
1. 18 holes with practice areas (driving range not a deal breaker)
2. Members club with good timesheet availability at weekends
3. Good atmosphere
4. Not to long a drive. 30 mins from Douglas
Options I've thought are Douglas (would be ideal), Cork, Lee Valley, Monkstown.
I'm not too concerned about entrance fee, provided I won't need to remortgage a house and if it can be paid over multiple years.
Would appreciate any thoughts you have
Dbu wrote: »
Douglas are taking applications at the moment. Not sure how many they are taking in (if any). AFAIK its now 9k joining fee. (open to correction)
Its a great club, new clubhouse, and a great core playing members
John McHenry is the GM and seems really proactive
frink wrote: »
Yes it is €9k but payable over 9 years which isn't too bad. They are taking members but deadline is 18th October and requires proposers/seconders which is a hurdle I won't be able to overcome as I don't know any members!
Barrell wrote: »
What is Fota joining fee?
Anyone any experience f Cobh golf club?
prawnsambo wrote: »
Eight grand to join and two grand sub afaik. An even ten grand to get you started. Cobh has no joining fee and €800 a year sub full membership. A bit of a difference there.
hurleronditch wrote: »
That’s a bit apples and oranges to be fair though.
Cobh is a grand course with a few interesting and quirky holes. Fota is a multiple Irish open host course, with 27 top notch championship holes (the new 9 are underwhelming, but still decent), and a world class practice facility.
If I lived locally I’d be happy to be a cobh member, but if I thought I could make the household budget stretch you’d love to be playing Fota every week
Sorry for bringing up an old thread. Tried and failed to join Douglas this year so looking at alternatives.
Monkstown seems to be the best option at the moment, any members on the sub? Haven't played the course so don't know much about it, from what I read it is relatively short and hilly in parts but always in good condition.
Appreciate any insight people have
Monkstown sub is €1460 - course well maintained - recently sanded - new short game being developed at the moment , depending on weather , should be open by April
I joined Monkstown recently enough. Very happy there. As mentioned a new short game area should open soon and then work starts on the driving range. 8 bays I think and wont be far from the first tee. There are a couple holes (3rd is downhill and 5th back up) with big hills alright but that's mostly it. Its a par 70 if that influences your decision. Doesn't bother me at all. I like the course. Its a good test. Blues make it a lot different on some holes espicially the par 3s. Its not a long course. You could get away with using the driver fairly sporadically.
Timesheet gets busy but ive always gotten out. Ive played with random people all year and all positive expierences.
I like the clubhouse facilities. Good pro shop and do custom fitting. Nice bar and the food would be better than cork gc by a long shot. Better than douglas too.
It's a while since I had one but The Steaks in Cork Golf Club were famous at 1 time
I was looking at Monkstown recently but I'm not in the market for a club with a sizeable joining-fee. Maybe in a few years time!
What I would say is ring the course and let them know you're interested, that you've moved house and are looking at joining. I'm sure they'd let you sneak out some morning or evening when its quiet for a few holes and a look around the place?
Thanks for the input. Met with the club yesterday and getting out for a game next week. Positive progress being made at the club by the sounds of it
Anything else happening in Cork clubs, any noticable good deals or that?