Kenmare Golf Club is situated in South Kerry. It derives its name from the Gaelic 'Ceann Mara' meaning 'Head of the Sea'. The modern Irish name is 'An Neidin', in English 'The Little Nest', due to the town's picturesque location between the mountains of Kerry in a valley formed during the ice age. The town is the focal point in a region unsurpassed in the variety and unspoiled beauty of its scenery.
Kenmare Golf Club was founded in 1903. Whilst the course can be very exacting for a good player, it is never unfair to the weak. The famous old course is a fair test of golf and is unique in that it suits all standards of golfers.
It is fair to say that the course is the jewel in the crown of the late great Mr. Eddie Hackett, one of the game’s premier golf course architects.
Kenmare golf course boasts some of the finest scenery imaginable. The views over Kenmare Bay and the surrounding mountains take one's breath away. The course has some great feature holes which are always in first class condition, and have all the ingredients for a wonderful round of golf.