Kerry

Bounded by counties Limerick and Cork, County Kerry lies in the south west corner of Ireland with Dunmore Head on the tip of the Dingle Peninsula acknowledged as the most westerly point in the country. Macgillycuddy’s Reeks and the Atlantic coastline around the Ring of Kerry attract visitors in great numbers every year with Killarney the focal point of this tourist activity.

The Old course at Ballybunion dates back to 1893 and it’s widely regarded as one of the most venerable links in all of Ireland. Tom Simpson upgraded the layout in 1936, the year before the club hosted the Irish Amateur Close Championship and the All-Ireland Finals and these prestigious national competitions have been played on the course several times since.

The courses at Waterville and Tralee have undergone something of a renaissance in recent times and both born again links layouts now feature prominently in GB&I Top 100 ranking lists. And don’t forget the three 18-hole circuits at Killarney or the engaging courses at Dooks and Dingle because, quite frankly, golfers are spoilt for choice in County Kerry.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Kerry

Ballybunion (Old)

1st Kerry - Best in Area

As you drive from the historic town of Ballybunion, along the winding road to the golf club, your eyes feast upon the most spectacular links land imaginable.

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Description: As you drive from the historic town of Ballybunion, along the winding road to the golf club, your eyes feast upon the most spectacular links land imaginable. Rating: 5.1333333333333 out of 6

Waterville

2nd Kerry - Best in Area

Waterville Golf Links plays on a promontory surrounded by the sea. It’s a stunning, remote location...

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Description: Waterville Golf Links plays on a promontory surrounded by the sea. It’s a stunning, remote location... Rating: 5.1714285714286 out of 6

Tralee

3rd Kerry - Best in Area

At Tralee Golf Club, Palmer has designed a golf course that will stimulate the senses every bit as much as the enchanting and breathtaking scenery.

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Description: At Tralee Golf Club, Palmer has designed a golf course that will stimulate the senses every bit as much as the enchanting and breathtaking scenery. Rating: 5.5227272727273 out of 6

Killarney (Killeen)

4th Kerry - Best in Area

There are three golf courses at the Killarney Golf & Fishing Club and the Killeen is considered to be the best.

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Description: There are three golf courses at the Killarney Golf & Fishing Club and the Killeen is considered to be the best. Rating: 3.8571428571429 out of 6

Ballybunion (Cashen)

5th Kerry - Best in Area

Ballybunion Golf Club is unforgettable. Everyone comes here to play the Old course, but do not overlook the wild and controversial Cashen.

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Description: Ballybunion Golf Club is unforgettable. Everyone comes here to play the Old course, but do not overlook the wild and controversial Cashen. Rating: 4.4117647058824 out of 6

Dooks

6th Kerry - Best in Area

Dooks Golf Club is a tranquil, engaging and fun golf course. It also provides a true and traditional links experience.

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Description: Dooks Golf Club is a tranquil, engaging and fun golf course. It also provides a true and traditional links experience. Rating: 4.9230769230769 out of 6

Dingle - Ceann Sibeal

7th Kerry - Best in Area

Dingle Golf Club or Ceann Sibéal as it is sometimes called is a natural and evocative links course overlooking Dingle Bay.

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Description: Dingle Golf Club or Ceann Sibéal as it is sometimes called is a natural and evocative links course overlooking Dingle Bay. Rating: 4.6666666666667 out of 6

Skellig Bay

8th Kerry - Best in Area

Skellig Bay Golf Club closed in 2015 and is currently being transformed by Robert Trent Jones II. When completed the new facility will be renamed Hogs Head Golf Club.

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Description: Skellig Bay Golf Club closed in 2015 and is currently being transformed by Robert Trent Jones II. When completed the new facility will be renamed Hogs Head Golf Club. Rating: 3.75 out of 6

Killarney (Mahoney's Point)

9th Kerry - Best in Area

The last three holes on the Mahoney’s Point course at Killarney Golf & Fishing Club are part of Campbell’s original design, one of the finest finishing stretches in golf.

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Description: The last three holes on the Mahoney’s Point course at Killarney Golf & Fishing Club are part of Campbell’s original design, one of the finest finishing stretches in golf. Rating: 3.6666666666667 out of 6

Beaufort

10th Kerry - Best in Area

A relative newcomer on the Kerry golfing scene is Beaufort Golf Club, near Killarney where a fine 18-hole layout was opened in 1995...

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Description: A relative newcomer on the Kerry golfing scene is Beaufort Golf Club, near Killarney where a fine 18-hole layout was opened in 1995... Rating: 4 out of 6