Fota Island Resort has once again been named in the Top 100 golf courses in Ireland by Golf Digest. The championship standard Deerpark course at this luxury Cork golf club made the prestigious list at number 30 which regularly sparks heated debates amongst golfers across Ireland and further afield.
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Fota Island Resort will be hosting a very special Christmas concert on the 10th December with all proceeds going to the HOPE Foundation. This exclusive event will see the multi award-winning classical singer, Amanda Neri, return to the 5 Star Fota Island Hotel in Cork for a night of great entertainment in good cause.
Fota Island Resort received some great news recently when the resort’s state of the art Training Facility was nominated in the Best Sports Facility category in the upcoming Irish Sports Industry Awards. The winners will be announced at the inaugural awards night at the Smock Alley Theatre on 5th November.
The training facility which is located in the grounds of the 5 star luxury Cork hotel at Fota Island Resort, faces some stiff competition in the Best Sports Facility category which also includes DCU Sport and the National Sports Campus.
Fota Island Golf Club in Cork has been selected as one of the Top 30 golf courses in Ireland in a recent Irish Independent article. Making it into the rankings at number 23, the championship Cork golf club was praised for the challenge it offers player while also showcasing the majestic scenery of Fota Island in the heart of Cork Harbour.
Fota Island Resort will once again play host to the Breakthrough Cancer Research Valentine’s Ball on Saturday, 7th February. This will be the 25th year that the blacktie fundraising event will be staged at one of the most iconic luxury hotels in Cork, and is once again organised by Breakthrough Cancer Research with all proceeds going to the Cork Cancer Research Centre.
The Valentine’s Ball has always proved to be a popular event and it is not uncommon for many to label it as one of ‘go to fundraising events’ of the 2015 Cork social calendar. The fundraiser, which returns to one of Ireland’s most popular hotels near Cork, has generally proved to be extremely popular with locals and those from further afield with tickets selling out soon after release. Following the success of the recent Irish Open at the Fota Island’s Cork golf club, all eyes will be on this special event on the 7th February.
The Fota Collection are delighted to have been nominated for large company of the year at the Cork Chamber of Commerce Cork Company of the Year Awards 2015. The year just gone was certainly a memorable year for The Fota Collection. Having welcomed some of Europe’s best golfers with Mikko Ilonen from Finland becoming Irish Open champion amid the beautiful sun-drenched surroundings of the East Cork golf club at Fota Island Resort last June, the Fota Collection is now aiming for glory of its own.
The Fota Collection is made up of two of Cork’s most recognisable accommodation providers including one of the most iconic 5 star hotels in Ireland, Fota Island Resort, and the recently re-opened Kingsley Hotel. However, one of the undoubted highlights of 2014 was the hosting of the Irish Open over three days in June. The fabulous weather and over 100,000 spectators combined to provide the the perfect platform for the luxury golf hotel in Cork to showcase its natural beauty as well as the surrounding Cork harbour area.
A wonderful weekend of European Tour golf came to a close on Sunday afternoon when Finland’s Mikko Ilonen claimed his fourth European Tour title in the Irish Open at Fota Island Golf Resort in Ireland. The Finn carded a final round of 70 to finish 13 under par, one shot ahead of Italy’s Edoardo Molinari, with Sweden’s Kristoffer Broberg and English duo Danny Willett and Matthew Baldwin a further shot back in third place.
Following Martin Kaymer’s thoroughly impressive victory in the US Open Championship over the weekend, the fourth European victor in five years, the golfing spotlight returns to theis side of the Atlantic and in particular on the Irish Open at Fota Island Resort, the leading 5 star hotel with golf course in Ireland.
As many of Europe’s finest golfers readied themselves for the return back across the Atlantic following the thrilling finale at Pinehurst, many of the leading contenders were already turning their attention to one of The European Tour’s most keenly contested events on its international schedule.
He may officially be out of action with a niggling injury but there will be a Tiger Woods at Fota Island this June and beyond, albeit in a different sense to the one we all are familiar with. For I am not speaking about the famous golfer who unfortunately won’t be taking part in this years Irish Open held here at the Fota Island Resort, but rather a new attraction to Fota Island Wildlife Park, our neighbours on Fota Island who are just up the road from one of the finest luxury hotels in Cork including our award winning spa and golf resort. The Tiger Woods in this instance being literally a forest featuring actual tigers (the wild feline as opposed to record breaking golfer kind) as Fota Wildlife Park launched phase one of its €6m Asian Sanctuary extension, unveiling its new Tiger Forest complete with two new residents Denar and Dourga, two Sumatran tigers imported from zoos in Poland and France. (more…)
The countdown to the 2014 Irish Open is well and truly under way lots planned in and around Fota Island Golf Resort in Ireland over the coming weeks. One particular feature of the upcoming golf championship that should provide plenty of fun for spectators is Wacky Trousers’ Day on Friday, 20th June. The organisers of the event are asking visitors to Shake a leg at Wacky Trousers’ Day and win prizes from Emirates. Forget your standard golf shorts and gorgeous gúnas, this year’s Irish Open will be remembered for some of the wackiest dressed spectators and visitors in homage to golf legend/fashionista, John Daly.