Region:  South West

Course Name:   Killarney Golf & Fishing Club (Killeen Course)  

Address:   Killarney Golf & Fishing Club, Killarney, Co. Kerry 

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At a Glance 

Killarney boasts two full 18-hole courses. So, if you have played the Killeen and want a further challenge, Mahony’s Point is waiting for you! 

Founded:  1893
Type:  Parkland
Par:  72
Length:  7,252  yards/ 6,593  metres
Holes: 18
Designer:Billy O’Sullivan and Eddie Hackett 


The Jewel in the Crown

The Killeen Course is described by the club as their “jewel in the crown,” and so it should be! No matter which way you look you have an amazing view when walking the Killeen Course. It is overlooked by Carrauntoohil, the highest mountain in Ireland, and one of the peaks in the Macguillycuddy Reeks. The course is also set on the banks of Lough Leane.  

Though the history of the club dates back to the late 1800s, this course is quite young as it opened in 1972. The course has hosted the Irish Open on 4 occasions. They held back-to-back Open’s in 1991 and 1992 and Nick Faldo triumphed both times. In 2006 after renovations by Donald Steel the course reopened with new greens and a lot more length. This allowed the course to host the Irish Open again in 2010 and 2011.    


But we are here for the golf... 

Though it is so close to Ireland’s most famous mountainous region, the Killeen course is mostly flat. The tree-lined fairways are deceptive as they appear wider than they  actually are so keeping the ball in play off the tee is half the battle on this course. The lake is in play for the first 5 holes before you turn inland but it will be a frequent feature throughout. It is a course that tempts risky shots but if you are confident with your execution you will be rewarded. It is a long course too and the distance markers are in meters so be sure to have the right club in hand!  


Local Attractions

  • Killarney Town
  • Gap of Dunloe
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Dingle Peninsula

Our Guests Say:

If you are a yard’s player, an easy way to convert the meters distance is to take the first 2 digits of the meters distance and add it to get your yardage. For example, your shot to the green is 150 meters, add 15 to it, and your shot is 165 to the green. 


Our Verdict:

This course, though tough at times, affords the golfer the opportunity to post a really good score in a truly picturesque setting. The other main advantage is that if you get an early tee time you can always get another 18 in on Mahony’s Point. 

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