Ring of Kerry Golf and Country Club

The architectural brief was to design a 'world class' golf course that would challenge competent and experienced players from the back tees, yet be playable and enjoyable for the average handicap player from middle and forward teeing areas. The brief also included that the golf course be to a standard capable of hosting professional golf events, both Irish and European.

The course boasts panoramic views across Kenmare Bay. Combine this with the beautiful Kerry Mountains as a backdrop, and you have one of the most spectacular settings in Ireland.

The Par 3’s are brilliant being dramatic to look at and tough to play. Bunkers, water and slopes at several holes reveal lots of deceptive movements and hidden difficulties under and around greens.

Without a strong drive from the tee, it is often difficult to find the greens. Take note of the wind direction on each hole to help you in some way and leave a little energy for the climb to the clubhouse at the end of the 18th.

"The Ring of Kerry Golf & Country Club is one of my favourite courses in Ireland with its stunning views, challenging layout and great hospitality." Sir Ian Botham, Sky Sports Commentator and former England Cricket Captain

Name Length (yd) Par SSS
 Championship  6663  73  72
 Medal  6298  73  71
 Forward  5885  73  69
 Ladies  5204  73  72

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