Kerry

Map of Kerry

About

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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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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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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Ballybunion (Cashen)

4th 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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Dooks

5th 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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Hogs Head

6th Kerry - Best in Area

Hogs Head Golf Club is built on the site of the short lived Skellig Bay golf course, which formerly occupied a spectacular 150-acre clifftop property just outside Waterville…

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Killarney (Killeen)

7th Kerry - Best in Area

There are two 18-hole golf courses at the Killarney Golf & Fishing Club and the Killeen is considered to be the best.

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Dingle - Ceann Sibeal

8th 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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Killarney (Mahony's Point)

9th Kerry - Best in Area

The last three holes on the Mahony’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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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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Kerry Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 Mark Barry Courses Played 10
2 Steven O' Sullivan Courses Played 9
= Helmut Baeck Courses Played 9
= Brian Ward Courses Played 9
5 Tom Courses Played 8
= Shane Kelly Courses Played 8
= Daniel Moore Courses Played 8
= Paul Monnelly Courses Played 8
= Doug Roberts Courses Played 8
10 Fran O Brien Courses Played 7