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Castlemartyr Resort offers luxury 5 Star hotel accommodation in the stunning surroundings of East Cork, 30 minutes from Cork Airport and within easy reach of Cork City.
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 centrepiece of the Castlemartyr Resort. Other historical features include the unique Templar Cross, which composes the centrepiece of the Castlemartyr's Logo and 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.
The Resort comprises of a Spa featuring ESPA, Health Club with 20 metre indoor pool, 5 different dining options, 42 self-catering lodges and 103 luxurious bedrooms of which 51 are suites with the smallest room measuring 400 square feet.
Set on 220 acres of woodland and lakes, Castlemartyr Golf Club is an impressive 18-hole 6,728 yard Par 72 inland links course, designed by world renowned Ron Kirby intertwined with a beautifully restored 18th Century Manor House that forms the entrance to the main hotel. This dramatic setting is one of the world’s most exciting and unique golfing destinations. Amenities; chipping area, putting green, practice nets, pull cart hire, electric trolley hire, buggy hire, club rental, Professional shop fully stocked including Castlemartyr Golf Club crested garments. Single and group tuition clinics and sporting advice is available through our resident Club Professional Mr. Alan Gleeson