Lee Valley - Cork - Ireland

Lee Valley Golf & Country Club,
Clashanure,
Ovens,
Co Cork,
Ireland


  • +353 21 7331721

  • David Keohane

  • Christy O’Connor Jnr

  • Paul Coleman


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The Lee Valley covers over one thousand square miles and runs from the Derrynasaggert Mountains all the way to Cork. One of the valley sweet spots lies just west of Cork, outside Ovens, and it happens to be called Lee Valley Golf and Country Club.

The golf facility is run by the Keohane family who take great pride in the service they offer members and visitors, in particular. They have a proud claim of going the extra mile for all their guests which sees many return year after year for more of the same hospitality. There are no fewer than twenty holiday cottages on site so visiting golfers can set up a base here from where they can explore the courses in the area.

The parkland course of Lee Valley Golf & Country Club is an 18-hole, 6,725 yard layout of championship quality which was designed by Irish golfing legend Christy O'Connor Jnr and he, along with Fred Couples, opened the course for play in 1993.

Course maintenance is treated very seriously here and holes are kept in immaculate order from tee box to putting surface on every single one. There are ponds to be negotiated on five of the holes, one of them being the 12th a 179-yard par three where a full 150-yard carry over water must be made to reach the green.

Many of the holes are dog legged, none more so than the 416-yard par four 14th hole. The temptation is to cut the corner on the right from the tee but this may result in finding an impossible lie in one of the two ring fort sites on the course. A line of trees on the left make this a very tough scoring hole, despite its generous stroke index.

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Description: Lee Valley Golf & Country Club was designed by Irish golfing legend Christy O'Connor Jnr and he, along with Fred Couples, opened the course for play in 1993. Rating: 4.3 out of 6 Reviews: 3

We played here last weekend as part of our trip away with a group of friends and would all thoroughly recommend this beautiful course. It was in fantastic condition - greens very fast, but true, immaculate fairways - and there was lots of variety across the holes along with some great views. Lee Valley Golf Course - Photo by reviewerEveryone was very friendly and the food was great too.

The reservation manager, Linda, is an absolute superstar who arranged accommodation and transfers for our group as well as recommendations for restaurants and pubs which made the whole experience truly memorable. We hope to be back in the near future.

5 / 6
Lee Valley
June 08, 2016


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There are some big name golf courses in the Cork area but if you’re there try to find time to play Lee Valley. The enthusiasm of the family that own and run it is infectious, they take so much pride in what they do and this shows in how the course is presented. It’s well designed too, there is a good mix of tough holes to challenge you and slightly easier to keep you encouraged and enough trouble to keep you focused, add in the a strong wind and you might struggle to play to you handicap the first time you play it.
4 / 6
Lee Valley
September 17, 2014


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If one of the measures of a golf club is all about the welcome and friendliness, then Lee Valley is towards the very top end. The course has plenty going for it too – if you come here expecting a run of the mill parkland course, think again – plenty of stand-out holes, plenty of drama and a great test to play to handicap. Stand out holes include the wonderful par-5 15th – 535 yards with out of bounds down the left, bunkers left and right at landing length and also a great water hazard protecting the last part of the hole on the left from around 130 yards out – the bunkers at the green complete this great hole. The closing hole is another belter; a 415 yard par-4 with a 90 degree left turn, leaving a tough approach uphill with the welcoming clubhouse further to the left. If in the Cork area to play the bigger names of Fota Island and Old Head, I would suggest adding Lee Valley to the itinerary – you will be made to feel very welcome, it’s a great club – hope to return someday.
4 / 6
Lee Valley
September 14, 2014


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