Touring, Golf & Walking in Kerry

Touring, Golf & Walking in Kerry

JohnV O'Sullivan


Old Convent House

Pier Road


Co. Kerry



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Kerry Golf Courses

Eleven of the golf courses are located on the Ring of Kerry.  As well as quality greens, they all have spectacular views of the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.



With lush green fairways flanked by the Kenmare Bay and the Kerry mountains and set beside the ruins of Derryquin Castle, this 12 hole course offers a clever mix of open and tight fairways giving the golfer an opportunity to open the shoulders safely at some holes while doing so at one's peril on others!  All of the holes are eminently playable by higher handicap golfers.



This 18 hole links course, founded in 1889 is one of the ten oldest golf clubs in Ireland.   Golf was first played here by soldiers from The Curragh, stationed in nearby Glenbeigh for artillery practice on the Rossbeigh dunes.

It’s set amid the blue waters of Dingle Bay and surrounded by Slieve Mish, the Dingle Mountains and McGillycuddy Reeks.  The course is reasonably demanding.


Killarney - Mahony’s Point

This parkland course presents an enjoyable challenge to golfers of all standards.  The 18 holes overlook the famous Killarney lakes and the McGillycuddy Reeks, the highest mountain range in Ireland.

The 18th hole has been described as “one of the most memorable holes in Golf” due to its par three of nearly 200 yards that requires a huge carry across the corner of the lake.

Mahony’s Point has played host to both the Irish Ladies Open in 2003 and the Irish Ryder Cup in 2006.


Killarney - Killeen 

The Killarney lakes and high mountain range provide an imposing backdrop to this Championship course.

Re-opened in June 2006 the 18 hole parkland course is slightly longer with faster greens that have been brought closer to the water hazards around the course. At 6593 metres it will challenge long hitters with accuracy being vital as there is water on virtually every hole.

Killeen was the host venue of the 1991, 2010 and 2011 Irish Open.

The challenging golf is matched by the spectacular views with the 10th being a firm favourite where you are playing virtually onto the lake.  The 13th is a very tough Par 4, possibly the toughest hole on the course affectionately known as the ‘Tiger’ Hole.



An 18 hole parkland course, designed by Eddie Hackett, Irelands foremost golf architect of his generation.

The course on the one hand is overshadowed by the majestic McGillycuddy Reeks Mountain Range (including Carrauntouhill, Ireland's highest mountain) and on the other it enjoys magnificent panoramic views of Dingle Bay and the Slieve Mish Range beyond.




Once a dairy farm, this 18 hole course was later developed into one of the finest parklands courses in Southwest Kerry. Beaufort is a beautiful course and provides a great challenge for any type of golfer.




Designed and built inside and around Killarney Racecourse, this nine hole Parkland course takes in the magnificent views of Killarney National Park, Ross Castle, the Lakes of Killarney and the McGuillycuddy Reeks.

Ross Golf Course is affiliated to the Golfing Union of Ireland and is widely regarded as one of the best nine-hole courses in Ireland.



Ring of Kerry

This award winning course will 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.

The 18 hole course boasts panoramic views across Kenmare Bay set amongst a backdrop of the Kerry mountains.




The beauty of classic links land, surrounded by the sea, yet forever challenged and shaped by the elements. Almost 50 years old, this 18 hole course is rated among the top 5 courses in Ireland and the top 20 links courses in the world.


Hogs Head

Under new ownership, the former Skelligs Bay Golf course is in the process of being totally transformed to a design of Robert Trent Jones II with the new layout.




This famous old course is a fair test of golf and is unique in that it suits all standards of golfers. It is the jewel in the crown of the late great Eddie Hackett, one of the game’s premier golf course architects,  

You can enjoy playing 18 holes whilst looking out onto Kenmare Bay.


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