Ireland doesn’t always have the best weather in the world, but for breathtaking scenery it’s hard to beat. One of the most stunning parts is County Kerry, in the south-west of the country, so why wouldn’t you want to go golfing there? You’ll enjoy amazing vistas on and around the local golf courses, and then there’s that famous Irish hospitality to enjoy. Here are four of the finest golf tracks in the area:
Ballybunion Golf Club (Old Course)
Immensely popular with all levels of golfers, Ballybunion Old Course has existed since 1893 in one form or another. It became a full 18-holer in 1926 and came to notoriety in 1937 when it hosted the Irish Championship. Offering many long, challenging holes and stunning views out onto the Atlantic, the Ballybunion is undoubtedly one of the finest, wildest coastal golf courses in the world.
Dooks Golf Club
Notable for its beautiful location to the south of Dingle Bay, Dooks Golf Club is popular for its relaxed, sociable ambience. As one of the more naturally sited golf courses in Ireland, wildlife is abundant around it. Aside from the “Dingle Dolphin” that has swum the nearby bay for over thirty years, the course itself is a safe refuge for the rare natterjack toad that appears on the club’s logo. Visit Dooks for a warm welcome, lovely views and an enjoyable round of golf.
Tralee Golf Club
Tralee Golf Club is home to another fabulous links golf course: this one was designed by Arnold Palmer. The first nine holes offer breathtaking views of Tralee Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, while the back nine take you through undulating dunes and ravines. An invigorating, memorable experience, you must play Tralee when you visit “Ireland’s Lake District”.
Ring of Kerry Golf & Country Club
Offering wonderful views over Kenmare Bay and a most pleasant club house, the Ring of Kerry Golf Course is sure to give you an unforgettable experience. This challenging course is well designed and maintained. Scenically, it’s one of the best golfing venues in Ireland, so must be recommended to anyone visiting the area.