Ring of Kerry Golf Club

3+ (3 gold): one of our top-rated 3-star courses, worthy of 3½ stars.
   Ring of Kerry Golf Club Est. 1998

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Ring of Kerry Golf Club: Greeting you from just about every hole at this immensely scenic golf course are wonderful views onto Kenmare Bay (aka Kenmare Harbour). This sizeable lough, with its many islands within, is stunningly framed by Caha mountains beyond - compelling County Kerry scenery.

Leaving aside all the spectacular vistas, the golf course itself will demand your full golfing attention. At times resembling a "mountain style" layout, many holes lay down quite a challenge ... especially if your ball-striking from the tee is apt to wander. Rugged, hilly and requiring an inventive design to get the best out of the sometimes "difficult" terrain, your first challenge will be to hit the relatively tight strips of fairway. Go too far offline and a combination of deep rough, gorse bushes and water hazards all lie in wait, particularly on the front-nine.

The emergence of a limited amount of residential housing, some quite close to the fairways, occasionally detracts from the out-of-the-way wilderness of the course. But as you progress up to the higher elevations, especially at the par-5 at 4th and 5th holes), there's nothing can detract from the stunning scenery that makes the Ring of Kerry so special.

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Making Contact

Ring of Kerry Golf Club
nr Kenmare, Co. Kerry 
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Office   +353 (0)64 42 000
Pro Shop   +353 (0)64 42 000

  +353 (0)64 42 533

Email   reservations@ringofkerrygolf.com
Website   www.ringofkerrygolf.com
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Golf Pro
Adrian Whitehead
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Open parkland.
Hilly - several slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Rural countryside.
Designer: Eddie Hackett
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6814 6103 5400
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 72 70 72
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How2Get There?

40 km SW of Killarney
From the centre of Kenmare follow the Ring of Kerry (N70) direction Sneem. After approx 7 km turn right into golf. (Note : the scenic route from Killarney to Kenmare is to follow the N71 past lakes, mountains and Moll's Gap. A quicker route is to take the Cork road from Killarney (N22) then turn right in Clonkeen and follow the R569 through Kilgarvan and onto Kenmare).

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (March thru' Oct) (all days): €80. Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, day tickets, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

The nearby picturesque town of Kenmare is a perfect location from which to discover the South West of Ireland, linking the internationally famous Ring of Kerry with the rugged Ring of Beara. The surrounding countryside offers a host of walking trails. Watersports are in abundance with boat trips into Kenmare Bay to see seals and other stunning wildlife. Canoeing, windsurfing, sailing and water-skiing are all available within an easy walk of the town.

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Latitude: (51.874371)
Longitude: (-9.671574)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Sheen Falls Lodge 5-star
Kenmare, Co. Kerry
+353 (0)64 41600

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Ring of Kerry
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Golf within 30 km No
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Riversdale House Hotel 3-star
Kenmare, Co. Kerry
+353 (0)64 41299

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Ring of Kerry
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Golf within 30 km No
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