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A nature lovers dream town, Killarney is the gateway into the Killarney National Park. It is also situated next to the mystical Lough Leane and is right on the famous scenic driving circuit, the Ring of Kerry, providing visitors with stunning scenery at every turn.
Undoubtedly one of the most popular towns in Ireland, Killarney is the place you envision when thinking about traditional Ireland. Quaint streets dotted with shops and welcoming restaurants, locally made crafts and textiles and breathtaking scenery make it one of the most welcoming and hospitable towns in Ireland. The Killarney National Park boasts over 100 square km of lakes, mountains and hiking trails for the outdoor enthusiast. Its small size makes it an ideal walking town perfect for getting lost on the small winding streets and mingling with the friendly locals. The iconic golf gems such as Ballybunion and Waterville and the hidden gem; Dooks, are all easily reached from the town of Killarney as well, which makes it the perfect base for hitting the Southwest’s most popular links courses.
Ballybunion Golf Club
Founded in 1893, Ballybunion Golf Club had barely opened its doors before experiencing financial problems. An investment from Colonel Bartholomew saved the, then nine hole club, in 1906. The course expended to a full eighteen holes in 1927. Though considered one of the finest links courses in the world, Ballybunion’s reputation grew over time. It’s highly regarded by many of the world’s best players and has played host to the Irish Open in 2000. Remodeled in 1995 by Tom Watson, the modern Ballybunion course has climbed the world ranking charts to as high as 7th in 2005 and boasts two golf courses; The Old Course and The Cashen Course.
Dooks Golf Links
Golf has been played at Dooks since 1889, which makes it one of the oldest Golf Links in Ireland. The course later extended to 18 holes in the 1970s under the watchful eye of Eddie Hackett. While not exposed as many of the other Irish courses, Dooks features an amazing variety of gorse, heather and wild flowers. The ever-present "gentle" wind help golfers to experience traditional links at its very best with narrow, sandy fairways and well contoured greens.
Killarney Golf & Fishing
Killarney Golf & Fishing Club's location is one of the most enviable in the world, with the mountains and lakes providing a stunning backdrop to the club's world-class Championship courses. Each course offers a truly unique parkland experience and has some fantastic feature holes; the 10th on Killeen is a favorite that plays virtually onto the lake, while the 18th on Mahony's Point has been described as 'one of the most memorable holes in golf'. It has hosted several major National and International, professional and amateur tournaments, while Killarney town offers the best apres golf in the country!
Tralee Golf Club
Built in October 1896, Tralee Golf Club opened its current Arnold Palmer-designed course for play at Barrow in October 1984. Back in 1896 the Club had its first nine-hole course in Tralee, believed to be where the Sports field is now located. A year later, in 1897, it opened a nine-hole course in Fenit on the south-western side of Barrow Harbour. Each hole is uniquely designed and contains its own individuality and history.