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Killarney Golf & Fishing Club

Parkland

Killarney, Co. Kerry

Course Type: Parkland
Location: 3.2km west of Killarney town on the N72 to Killorglin.
Founded: 1893

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Killarney Golf & Fishing Club

Killeen closed in 2005 for complete restructuring of tees and greens.  Improvements also included minor modifications to the layout, designed by Eddie Hackett and local aficianado, Dr Billy O'Sullivan. Now reopened the Killen course is the flagship course of the Club. The Killarney lakes and high mountain range provide an imposing backdrop and the new course is slightly longer with faster greens that have been brought closer to the water hazards around the course. At 6,566 metres it will challenge the long hitters with accuracy being vital as there is water on virtually every hole

Beside Killeen and sharing the same magnificent setting is the equally famous original Killarney course – Mahony’s Point. This course presents the golfer with an equally challenging set of options. Its famous lakeside par-three, 18th, once described by Gene Sarazen as one of golf’s most memorable holes is a true test of golfing skill. It is considered to be the most scenic and friendly of the three courses. While it is enjoyable and challenging to golfers of all standards, the combination of undulating greens, well positioned bunkers and water hazards ensure that there is enough danger to spoil a good round.

Opened in 1999 the new adjacent Lakabane course is set to become one of Ireland’s finest championship courses and adds greatly to the choice that Killarney has to offer. Lakes and streams are a feature throughout the entire length and breadth of the course, adding beauty and danger in equal measure. The course is suited to mid to low handicap golfers and is an excellent test of the long game

The appeal of the entire complex was captured perfectly by Bing Crosby, who described it as "a genuine test in a lovely environment."               

Distance and driving times (traffic dependent):
              
Lahinch Golf Club                        180km (111m), 2hrs 41 mins*
Doonbeg Golf Club                      193km (129m), 3hrs 5 mins*
Dromoland Castle Golf Club         136km (85m), 1hr 54 mins
Adare Manor Golf Resort              93km (58m), 1hr 18 mins
Ballybunion Golf Club                   79km (49m), 1hr 18 mins
Tralee Golf Club                          32km (20m), 35 mins
Waterville Golf Club                     79km (49m), 1hr 37 mins
Bantry Bay Golf Club                   77km (48m), 1hr 38 mins
Old Head of Kinsale GC              109km (67m), 1hr 41 mins
Fota Island Golf Club                  103km (64m), 1hr 29 mins

*The Killimer-Tarbert car ferry crosses the Shannon Estuary between counties Clare and Limerick. It takes 20 minutes and saves 137 km (85 miles), or about 1 hours drive time from ferry terminal to ferry terminal.

Other distances, times and route planning

" /> Killarney holds a unique place in Irish golf and Killarney Golf and Fishing Club has been described as a golfer’s paradise’. With three courses set in some of the most stunning countryside - some would say it is the most picturesque golf in the land - it is not hard to see why. This is the first club in Ireland with 54 championship holes to test the skills of any golfer.

Firm fairways and true greens are the hallmark of these courses. The courses are in a mature setting with lots of old trees and plenty of water hazards to keep you on your toes. When the wind blows down the mountains the funnelling effect of the trees raises the challenge of the course.

Killeen meanders around the shores of Lough Leane against the magnificent backdrop of the Mountains of Killarney National Park. It is one of the Jewels of Irish golf and was the venue for the 1991 and 1992 Irish Open Championship - which was won both times by Nick Faldo - and the 1996 Curtis Cup when the home team triumphed.

Like all successful establishments, there is a determination to keep pace with modern demands. So it is that Killeen closed in 2005 for complete restructuring of tees and greens.  Improvements also included minor modifications to the layout, designed by Eddie Hackett and local aficianado, Dr Billy O'Sullivan. Now reopened the Killen course is the flagship course of the Club. The Killarney lakes and high mountain range provide an imposing backdrop and the new course is slightly longer with faster greens that have been brought closer to the water hazards around the course. At 6,566 metres it will challenge the long hitters with accuracy being vital as there is water on virtually every hole

Beside Killeen and sharing the same magnificent setting is the equally famous original Killarney course – Mahony’s Point. This course presents the golfer with an equally challenging set of options. Its famous lakeside par-three, 18th, once described by Gene Sarazen as one of golf’s most memorable holes is a true test of golfing skill. It is considered to be the most scenic and friendly of the three courses. While it is enjoyable and challenging to golfers of all standards, the combination of undulating greens, well positioned bunkers and water hazards ensure that there is enough danger to spoil a good round.

Opened in 1999 the new adjacent Lakabane course is set to become one of Ireland’s finest championship courses and adds greatly to the choice that Killarney has to offer. Lakes and streams are a feature throughout the entire length and breadth of the course, adding beauty and danger in equal measure. The course is suited to mid to low handicap golfers and is an excellent test of the long game

The appeal of the entire complex was captured perfectly by Bing Crosby, who described it as "a genuine test in a lovely environment."               

Distance and driving times (traffic dependent):
              
Lahinch Golf Club                        180km (111m), 2hrs 41 mins*
Doonbeg Golf Club                      193km (129m), 3hrs 5 mins*
Dromoland Castle Golf Club         136km (85m), 1hr 54 mins
Adare Manor Golf Resort              93km (58m), 1hr 18 mins
Ballybunion Golf Club                   79km (49m), 1hr 18 mins
Tralee Golf Club                          32km (20m), 35 mins
Waterville Golf Club                     79km (49m), 1hr 37 mins
Bantry Bay Golf Club                   77km (48m), 1hr 38 mins
Old Head of Kinsale GC              109km (67m), 1hr 41 mins
Fota Island Golf Club                  103km (64m), 1hr 29 mins

*The Killimer-Tarbert car ferry crosses the Shannon Estuary between counties Clare and Limerick. It takes 20 minutes and saves 137 km (85 miles), or about 1 hours drive time from ferry terminal to ferry terminal.

Other distances, times and route planning

Professional: Tony Coveney
Number of Holes: 54
Type: Parkland
Course Name: Killeen / Mahony's Point / Lackabane
Designer: Dr. W. O'Sullivan & Ed Hackett / Sir Guy Campbell / a.n. other
Championship Length: 7,181 yds / 6,780 yds/ 7,050 yds
Greenfees: €120 / €100 / €80
Par: 72 / 72 / 72
The Clubhouse
The Clubhouse
Mahony's Point Course - 13th Hole
Killeen Course - 1st Hole
Mahony's Point Course - 17th Hole
Killeen Course - 3rd Hole
Lackabane Course - 2nd Hole
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Facilities / Features

  • Soft Spike Mandatory
  • Caddies for Hire (booking required)
  • Golf Academy
  • Golf Club Hire
  • Putting Green
  • Full Bar Facilities
  • Motorised Pull Carts Available
  • Practice Ground
  • Dining Facilities
  • Motorised Buggies Available
  • Driving Range
  • Accommodation Available

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