Golf in Kerry
County Kerry has been luring golfers since the famous Ballybunion course was founded in 1893. Home to world renowned links and parkland courses, there is something here for golfers of all standards. Pit yourself against the best holes along the Wild Atlantic Way and bounding the famous Killarney National Park, here are the best courses in the county…
Killarney Golf & Fishing Club
This parkland course located on the shores of Loch Léin comprises two 18-hole championship courses and one 9-hole course. 4-time home to the Irish Open Golf Championship, the course affords the golfer spectacular views of the Killarney mountains.
Beaufort Golf Club
Another parkland course, Beaufort is part of the Churchtown Estate, the course shares its surrpounds with the 15th century Castle Corr. The 18-hole course has been redeveloped to the highest of standards by world renowned golf architects McKenzie and Ebert.
Dooks Golf Club
Enjoy playing one of Ireland’s oldest links courses – a truly magical location for a golf course at the edge of Dingle Bay. Experience breathtaking views and a unique links challenge that golfers have enjoyed since 1889.
Ring of Kerry Golf Club
This parkland course boasts panoramic views across Kenmare Bay from every hole. The architectural brief to Eddie Hackett and Ron Kirby was to design a ‘world class’ golf course that would challenge competent and experienced players from the back tees yet be playable and enjoyable for the average handicap player from middle and forward teeing areas.
Ballybunion Golf Club
Known worldwide, Ballybunion comprises two 18-hole links courses, the Old Course (1893) and the Cashen Course (1984). World-renowned, these are true seaside links courses, are virtually treeless with sharp contours throughout.
Tralee Golf Club
This links course was instituted in 1896 and opened its present Arnold Palmer-designed course at Barrow, Tralee in 1984.
“I may have designed the first nine, but surely God designed the back nine”.
Arnold Palmer, Tralee Golf course designer.
Waterville Golf Club
An 18-hole links course, Waterville is another classic and not to be missed on your golfing tour of Kerry. Designed by Ireland’s pre-eminent golf architect, Eddie Hackett, Waterville has achieved status as ‘one of the best’ in only 25 years.
Cean Sibéal / Dingle Golf Links
The only 18-hole links course on the Dingle Peninsula, Ceann Sibéal Golf Course is 10km from Dingle town. To the east is Mount Brandon and out to the west the Blasket Islands. This must be one of the most picturesque courses in Ireland.
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