Killarney, Co. Kerry
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Woodland and lakeside.
Original design by Dr William (Billy) O'Sullivan & Fred Hawtree, with a subsequent redesign by Tom MacKenzie (2006).
Above distances are for the 18-hole Killeen course. Also at KG&FC is the 18-hole Mahony's Point course (par-72, 6164 m), and on the other side of the N72 the 9-hole Lackabane course (par-36, 2995 m).
3 km W of Killarney
From centre of Killarney follow the N72 direction Killorglin. After 2.4 km turn left into Killarney Golf & Fishing Club.
Killarney Golf & Fishing Club (Killeen Course): Of the two championship golf courses at Killarney Golf & Fishing Club, the Killeen is generally regarded as the flagship course, ahead of the Mahony's Point layout. The Killeen also plays host to top-level professional tournaments played at Killarney, Irish Opens included.
The excellent opening lakeside stretch gets the Killeen course off to a flying start. Here you'll play some of the layout's most memorable holes, tightly hugging the expansive and stunningly beautiful Lough Leane. To the south on the opposite shore, Ireland's highest mountain range, Macgillycuddy's Reeks, impressively climbs to over 1,000 m above sea-level. The tight doglegging par-4 5th takes you away from the lake, but you'll return for the wonderful lakeside par-3 10th. Much of the back-nine is laid out just back from the lake, where many holes occupy a gently undulating area of open parkland, liberally dotted with mature trees and pockets of woodland.
After some potentially bruising encounters on south-west Ireland's wind-blown links courses, you may look for a less dramatic and potentially more tranquil parkland alternative. The Killarney courses, and especially the Killeen, gives you that opportunity. At the same time you can soak up a different style of stunning Irish scenery, based on a beautiful lake and impressive mountains, rather than on the ocean and towering sand dunes.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire. Caddies available if pre-booked.
The Killeen course at Killarney Golf & Fishing Club has hosted many top level golf championships, not least the Irish Open on several occasions. The course was also the venue for the Curtis Cup in 1996, when Great Britain & Ireland's top women amateur golfers prevailed over the USA team, by a score of 11.5 points to 6.5. (See our Tournaments section >by Venue >Killarney G&FC).
2019 Golf World rating: 38th best course in Ireland.
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