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Golfing in Killarney & the Beautiful Kerry Region

Golf in Killarney and Kerry is the stuff of legend; with historic links courses like Ballybunion and Waterville Links Courses rated among the top in the world. For the avid golfer, half a dozen championship courses mean you’ll never be short of a challenge.

Whatever you are looking for in golf, Killarney & Kerry provide the ideal venue. The inspiring parkland courses of Killarney Golf & Fishing Club are located just 10 minutes drive from our homes where guests can enjoy a 15% discount off the normal rate. Killarney’s three Championship courses have hosted some prestigious competitions including both the ladies & the gents Irish Open. Kerry’s rugged coastline provides an exciting and challenging setting for some of Ireland’s best-known links courses. Historic Ballybunion Golf Links, made famous by Tom Watson in the 1960s, and more recently by President Bill Clinton is within an hour’s drive of Killarney.

Waterville Links, another of Kerry’s magical renowned courses, is just one hour and 15 minutes from Killarney. Waterville was visited in recent years by some of the United States’ top golfers, including Tiger Woods, David Duvall & Mark O’Meara, prior to their assault on the British Open. In addition to the aforementioned courses there are an abundance of superb alternative Links & parklands courses nearby, from the Arnold Palmer designed Tralee, to the recently redeveloped Dooks, offering testing Links golf. The Parkland Courses of Beaufort and the Ring of Kerry course equally offer wonderful golfing experiences as does The Kenmare Golf  Course with its beautiful location only 25mins drive to the left of our holiday homes.

Golfers will always seek out the best destinations and Ireland is a haven for golfers, being home to 40 of the world’s 150 links courses and some of the world’s oldest established parkland courses. The South West of Ireland is now recognised as one of the most popular golf destinations in the world, offering the best combination of world-class links courses such as Lahinch, Ballybunion, Tralee, Dingle, Dooks, Old Head and Waterville and traditional parkland courses of Killarney and the Ring of Kerry. These golf courses in Kerry offer the perfect menu to plan your ideal and memorable golf holidays in Kerry, Ireland.

Some of the most popular courses our past guests of Killarney Holiday Cottages have mentioned are worth playing at are:

Ring of Kerry Golf & Country Club (26m) Majestic Links course overlooking Kenmare 18 Hole/Par 71 Tralee Golf Club (28m) Links course designed by Arnold Palmer with Atlantic views 18 Hole links /Par 71 Waterville (46m) Favourite of Tiger Woods, Mark O’Meara and the late Payne Stewart 18 hole links course/Par 72 Ballybunion (48m) Links course a favourite of Tom Watson, Bill Clinton & Robert Trent Jones – 2 Championship Courses/Course 1: 18 Hole/Par 71/Course 2: 18 Hole Par 72 Ceann Sibeal – Dingle (45 miles) 18 Hole Links course nestled on the edge of Ireland’s dramatic southwest coastline Lahinch, Co Clare (79m) 18 Hole Links course partially designed by Tom Morris Old Head, Co Cork (127m), 18 Hole Par 72 Links course which juts out over 2m into the Atlantic offering spectacular scenery.


Images courtesy of various Golf Club managment.