Tralee Golf Club
The tagline at Tralee Golf Course is "Created by God, designed by Arnold Palmer,” and anyone who has played this sensational course will know why. Situated in Barrow, on the rugged Atlantic coast, this course is a golf-lovers dream. Devotees include professional golfer Kevin Stadler, who has listed Tralee as one of his top three courses and actor Bill Murray who said “Tralee Golf Club is the most beautiful golf course I've ever played... the sea and the light and the sky and the hills and the fields.... it's just the prettiest one.”
The links feature towering dunes, rolling fairways, roughs to challenge an expert and spectacular cliff-top tees. The clubhouse has a stellar reputation of its own, offering unparalleled hospitality, fine food and a welcoming drink making it a pleasure to hit the 19th Hole after a round on this magnificent course. Guests and non-members are welcome.
Ballybunion Golf Club
Heading out of Tralee towards the north-west, you’ll find the charming village of Ballybunion, beloved by generations of Irish families who have made it their go-to holiday destination for the summer months. Here, you’ll also find the world-famous links course that has made Ballybunion the go-to destination for serious golfers from around the globe, offering a unique, championship course and a thoroughly enjoyable round of golf.
There are two magnificent courses at Ballybunion; the Old Course and newer Trent Jones-designed Cashen Course. Both are equally spectacular and each is defined by the powerful presence of the Atlantic Ocean. The fairways are beautifully contoured and roll down into soft masses of grassy dunes. Every hole throws up its own distinctive challenge, providing plenty of stories and anecdotes to share at the Clubhouse Restaurant and Lounge after an invigorating, bracing game of golf.
Killarney Golf Club
Killarney Golf & Fishing Club has a range of courses to delight visitors; two 18-hole championship courses and a smaller 9-hole course.
The first of their 18-hole courses, Killeen, is simply stunning, with lake-side scenery, mature trees, and water-features on every hole. This beautiful course par 72 is designed for serious golfers and has hosted the Irish Open four times.
The second of their 18-hole offerings, the par 72 Mahony’s Point, presents breath-taking views of the famous Killarney Lakes with the McGillicuddy Reeks, Irelands highest mountain range rising majestically in the distance. The last three holes, played towards the lake, have been described by patrons ‘as the most memorable holes in golf’.
Finally, The Academy Course is a 9-hole course offering a selection of tee boxes for all skill levels. A very popular choice for beginners or for players who want to fit in quick round golf.
Waterville Golf Links
Any golf enthusiast coming to Kerry must visit Waterville Golf Links; it is one of the top ranked links courses in the world. According to the 3000-year-old Book of Invasions, Cessair, Noah’s grand-daughter, landed in Ballinskelligs Bay as an invader and found her way over the beautiful, ancient sand hills that form part of the present day Waterville Golf Links. Some visitors say they can feel the mythical history of the dunes all around them to this day.
This spectacular 18 hole Links course is laid out on a peninsula of natural dune-land, with the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Inny river to the north and gorgeous native bog land spreading out towards the south. Its unique and exceptional location offers golfers a complete and unspoilt environment unmatched anywhere else in the world.
The renovated Clubhouse boasts a luxurious bar and restaurant that serves fine Irish cuisine and overlooks the stunning view of the golf links course. Both the restaurant and bar are open to the public.