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Ballybunion

Golf at BallyBunion

Founded in 1906 Ballybunion Golf Club is an institution of the golfing world. The character of both courses is unique, both true links set amongst the finest sand dunes the world has to offer. They hug the ruggedly breathtaking Atlantic Ocean coastline, which provides a magnificent backdrop.

For decades, overseas visitors and professionals alike have been marvelling at the beauty and quality of Ballybunion. 

"It demands greater imagination and shot-making skills than anything I have ever known. It makes me feel the same way as when I first saw St Andrews (where he won the British Open in 1984). The magic is the same." Seve Ballesteros.

The 11th hole captures the dramatic beauty of Ballybunion like no other. Described by Tom Watson as the best par four in the world, it is played from a dramatic, elevated tee, down towards a green with a frighteningly narrow entrance.  And to the right, there are spectacular views of the wild Atlantic.

Ballybunion also has the Cashen Course, designed by the celebrated American architect, Robert Trent Jones Snr. But the Old Course is the one to play.

"Having played the Old Course in Ballybunion many times since my first visit in 1981, I am now of the opinion it is one of the best and most beautiful tests of links golf anywhere in the world" - Tom Watson - Millennium Captain Ballybunion Golf Club.


Please note: We do not take Green Fee Bookings on Sundays or during Bank Holiday Weekends.

 

Rates:

 

9 Holes: €95

18 Holes: €135

 

Castlegregory

Castlegregory Golf & Fishing Club:

 

Golf in CastleGregoryCastlegregory is a superb links golf course situated between the scenic Lough Gill and Brandon Bay, at Stradbally, near Tralee, Co. Kerry. The magical colours of Mount Brandon act as a magnificent backdrop to this 5876 yard par 68 nine-hole course.The tranquil setting, combined with the excellent use of natural features ensure that Castlegregory provides golfers with an enjoyable but testing challenge.

 

 

Rates:

 

9 Holes: € 25

18 Holes: €38

Killarney

 

Killarney Golf and Fishing Club:

 

 

Golf in KillarneyThe Southwest of Ireland is particularly blessed with an abundance of wonderful courses and the natural Lakeside courses at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club are widely considered the jewels of the region and very deserving of their title - "The Nearest Golf Club to Heaven!"

Nestled amongst the splendor of the famous lakes of Killarney and with the spectacular backdrop of the MacGillycuddy Reeks, Ireland's highest mountain range, lies three unique Championship Courses to challenge you. Killarney Golf & Fishing Club is one of the oldest, most established and internationally recognised clubs in Ireland where golf has been played since the 19th Century.

The Club offers three totally unique courses each with a different challenge to the golfer.

 

Mahony’s Point

Mahony's Point the shortest of our three courses at 6,800 yards is a lakeside course with spectacular views including the famous, breathtaking 18th described by Gene Sarazen as “one of the most memorable holes in the world”.

 

Lackabane

 Lackabane, which opened for play in 1999 is a Parkland course providing an excellent golfing challenge with enough water hazards that add both beauty and danger in equal measure.

 

Killeen

 Killeen, the jewel in the crown, re-opened in 2006 offering both spectacular lakeside scenery and also challenging golf to long hitters with water features on nearly every hole and fast greens. Nick Faldo, on winning the first of his two successive Irish Opens in 1991, was one of only three players to finish under par. That was before the changes in 2006, which will provide an even tougher challenge.

 

Rates:

 

Mahony's Point: €59

Lackabane: €39

Killeen: €69

 

 


 

 

Castlerosse Golf Club:

 

Golf in Killarney CastlerosseDesigned to the highest Standard, Castlerosse Golf Course is set on mature parkland, it commands views of Lough Leane, Killarney’s Lower lake, the McGillycuddy Ireland’s highest mountains, and the magnificent woodland stretching from Killarney Golf and Fishing club along the valley of the Laune River. It has 9 fully irrigated USGA standard greens plus a practice green and provides a worthy test for golfers of all levels. We hope that you will pay us a visit and experience yourself this excellent and exciting 9 hole course.

 

Rates:

 

9 Holes: € 19

18 Holes: €30

 

 


 

 

Ross Golf Club:

 

Golf in Killarney Ross Golf Club

Ross Golf Club is located along the banks of the great fishing rivers of Killarney and is a championship standard 9 hole parkland course. The golf course is surrounded by a great expanse of seemingly endless woodlands. The restored 15th century Ross Castle is located near to this course. It is ideally located only a half mile away from Killarney Town.
The green fees at Ross Golf Club are very economical meaning that just about anyone with a penchant for golf can play here. The mountains in the background of the course add to the beauty of the splendid vistas available here. If you are visiting Killarney Town, this 9-hole parkland course is definitely worth checking out.

 

 

Rates:

 

9 Holes: €16

18 Holes: €25

 

Ring Of Kerry/Kenmare

Golf in Kenmare

The Ring of Kerry Golf & Country Club is located amidst the most stunning scenery imaginable in the village of Templenoe, 4 miles from the town of Kenmare on the N70 "Ring of Kerry".. Overlooking beautiful and serene Kenmare Bay with the Kerry mountains providing a wonderful backdrop, the setting is surely one of the best in Ireland.

 

The course itself, 6814 yds from the medal tees, is hilly with dramatic elevation changes and a challenging layout. Lakes abound ready to catch your errant ball, should you be distracted from your shot by the surrounding views. Strictly speaking a Parkland course, it has a definite links feel given its sand-based fairways and greens and its proximity to the bay.

 

Two of ‘The Ring’s’ signature holes lie on the back 9. Hole 13, ‘An Neidin’, is a 200 + yd Par 3 from an elevated tee which provides fabulous views of Kenmare Bay. The green slopes heavily from left to right and is protected by water. Par is a good score for this hole. Hole 14 ‘Tahilla’ is ‘The Ring’s’ number 1 index hole. A long par 4, it requires length and accuracy off the tee. The fairway narrows all the way to the green and is surrounded by trees with a huge bunker in front. On the front 9, hole 5 ‘Moll’s Gap’ is a short par 5, usually into the prevailing head wind. It’s a classic risk/reward 2 shot to an elevated green which is guarded by a steep incline and water.

 

In short, the Ring of Kerry Golf & Country Club is a beautifully-designed course set amidst unbelievable scenery, where every hole is memorable.

 

Rates:

 

18 Holes: €60

 

Tralee

Designed and built by Arnold Palmer, Tralee Golf Club in this stunning setting represents a true paradise for those willing to challenge what is widely acclaimed as one of the finest links courses in the world. Smitten at first sight, Palmer would later go on record with this memorable quote: “I may have designed the first nine, but surely God designed the back nine”. It comes as no surprise to learn that, due to the majestic beauty of this setting, Palmer choose it to be his first and, arguably, his finest golf course in Europe.

Golf in TraleeTralee, in addition to boasting a clear view of the Atlantic Ocean from every hole, has a fully qualified resident professional, fully stocked Pro Shop, a spacious and comfortable restaurant and bar and it has earned a reputation for having a most friendly and relaxed atmosphere for members and visitors alike. A trip to Southwest Ireland could not be complete without playing this most precious and unpretentious of golfing jewels.

 

Please note: We do not take Green Fee Bookings on Sundays or during Bank Holiday Weekends.

 

Rates:

 

18 Holes: €190

Waterville

Golf in Waterville

Waterville Golf Club is a mystical experience – the beauty of classic links land, surrounded by the sea, yet forever challenged and shaped by the elements. Over 100 years old, Waterville is rated among the top 5 courses in Ireland and the top 20 links courses in the world.

 

Links golf combines sand dunes gorse and native grasses, firm fairways, sod faced bunkers and subtle putting surfaces all intertwined by the ever changing weather. Like all golf links courses, Waterville Golf Course is not immune to being changed by the constant wind and rain that is a fact of life for the links golf courses. But even amidst the constant change, Waterville remains a beautiful and mystical course providing some of the best links golf experience in Ireland.

This amazing 18-hole golf course is over a hundred years old. The club authorities have taken an aggressive approach to protecting the course from the elements by using rock armour implemented through boulders. This ensures that the exposed oceanfront of the course will be better able to handle the vagaries of nature so golfers can continue to enjoy their favourite links course.

 

 

Rates:

 

18 Holes: €190