A range of golf courses in the area and further afield are within easy reach and special rates are available to guests of Blackwater Castle.
Mallow Golf Course set in the heart of the Blackwater Valley with exceptional views of the Mushera and distant Galtee Mountains and undulating tree lined fairways provide the golfer with a testing round of golf. Other amenities include a pro shop, full bar, catering facilities, 4 floodlit all weather tennis courts and 2 squash courts.
Fermoy Golf Club, established in 1892, this wooded course represents a challenging test for both the expert and the novice golfer. The newly refurbished clubhouse and restaurant overlook the rolling course and countryside. Corrin Hill is a focal point for the area with its commanding stone cross at its summit.
Situated on the sunny south facing slopes of Corrin Hill and set in a glorious profusion of natural heather and gorse, it offers a varied and interesting challenge to experienced and occasional golfers alike. The course commands a breathtaking views of the Blackwater Valley.
Located just outside Fermoy town, the golf course is located just 15 minutes drive from Blackwater Castle.
Fermoy Golf Club caters for all groups of golfers – Gents, Ladies, Juniors and Seniors. Visitors are welcome all year round. Bar and Restaurant available.
Doneraile Golf Club is a 9 hole parkland course located in Doneraile, Co.Cork, some 10 minutes’ drive from the Castle. Set in the Blackwater valley and in the backdrop of the Ballyhoura mountains, Doneraile Golf Club boasts beautiful
scenery and is regarded as one of the most stunning parkland courses in Ireland. With mature decidious trees and Bregogue river running through the course, this natural beauty adds to the experience. The course is adjacent to the magnificent Doneraile National Park which comprises approximately 166 hectares and is an outstanding example of an 18th century landscaped park in the ‘Capability Brown’ style. Mature groves of deciduous trees, several restored water features and a number of deer herds can be viewed along the many pathways within the Park so a day on the Golf course can be followed by a relaxing stroll through this beautiful park.
Mitchelstown Golf Club, some 17 miles from the Castle, is enclosed by a high limestone wall and is set within the Demesne which was the playground of the Earls of Kingston. Most of the holes have spectacular views of the Galtee Mountains and Ballyhoura Hills. On a clear day it is possible to view the Counties of Tipperary, Limerick and Cork. If you can tear your eyes away from the views you will be equally stunned by the variety of the holes on this classic parkland course. Broad acres of green turf studied with stands of ancient trees traverse the bubbling and some times turbulent river Funcheon.
Among one of its many interesting 18 holes is the short par four 15th, which begs you to take on the green with your drive, and it is as picturesque as it is dangerous. The said Funcheon bounds it on the right, with woodland on the left and a tranquil pond beckons about 50 metres from the green. Take the green on here with your drive at your peril!