Cork Golf Club. If you know golf-course architecture, you're familiar with the name Alister MacKenzie, who designed Cypress Point in California and Augusta National in Georgia. One of his few designs in Ireland is Cork, better known as Little Island. There's water on this parkland course, but it's not the temperamental ocean; instead, Little Island is in Cork Harbor, a gentle bay. The highlight for most is the par-4 6th, where a broad fairway narrows toward the green, nestled in a former quarry. The course is little known, but it's one of the Emerald Isle's best. Little Island, Co. Cork. 021/435–3451. www.corkgolfclub.ie. Mon.–Thurs. €70, Fri.–Sun. €80. 18 holes, 6192 yards, par 72, practice area, caddies, caddy carts, club rental, catering. Visitors: daily.