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Beaufort Golf Club

Churchtown, Beaufort,

nr Killarney, Co. Kerry V93 E8HW

  • Office

    +353 (0)64 664 4440
  • Pro shop

    +353 (0)64 664 4440
  • Golf pro

    Mark Heinemann (PGA Professional, AA-qualified).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Original design by Arthur Spring (1994). Course redesigned by Tom Mackenzie of Mackenzie & Ebert Golf Course Architects (2007).

SSS or slope






How to get there:

12 km W of Killarney

From centre of Killarney follow the N72 direction Killorglin. After approx 7 km turn left direction Beaufort / Beaufort Golf Club. After 700 metres turn right, direction Beaufort GC. After 2.7 km turn left into golf.

Beaufort Golf Club

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.

Est. 1995

Beaufort Golf Club: set amongst 200-year-old trees, 15th-century castle ruins, rolling meadows and occasional ponds, this parkland course lays down an enjoyable golfing challenge. Beaufort's relatively easy-going layout also offers many wonderful views onto Macgillycuddy's Reeks, the impressive mountain range that lies just a few kilometres to the south.

Circling around the clubhouse on three sides, the layout has a generally open feel. The presence of fir trees and gorse bushes also provide some distinctly heathland overtones to much of the course. These more recent plantings have narrowed the generous space that used to be available for most tee-shots. The back-nine continues the relatively open parkland/heathland environment of the front-nine, with the remains of 15th-century Castle Corr standing sentinel over a tough and water-threatened closing stretch.

One rather thick wall of the castle's high-tower remains to lend a touch of antiquity to Beaufort's back-nine, but perhaps your full attention will not be so much on things historical, as much on the layout's testing closing trio of par-4s. Ponds threaten your tee shots on the leftside of each of these closing holes.

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Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (May thru' Sept): weekdays €40; weekends €45.

Credit cards accepted. [Last updated: 2019].

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Beaufort Golf Course is located on the Churchtown estate, the centrepiece of which is a Georgian house built in 1740 by Sir Roland Blennerhassett. The estate was bought in 1860 by James MacGillycuddy Magill and it is his heirs who developed the golf course in the 1990s.


  • Hotel Dunloe Castle5-star

    Beaufort, nr. Killarney, Co. Kerry

    +353 (0)64 44111

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 10 km:

      Beaufort; Killarney (Killeen, Mahony's Point and Lackabane courses).

    • Golf within 30 km:


  • The 19th Green Guest House3-star

    Lackabane, Fossa, nr. Killarney, Co. Kerry

    +353 (0)64 32868

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 10 km:

      Killarney (Killeen, Mahony's Point, Lackabane courses); Beaufort.

    • Golf within 30 km:


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