Skellig Bay Golf Club
Waterville, Co. Kerry, Ireland
- par: 72 72
- length: 5.650 m 5.080 m
- slope: 117 118
- par: 72 72
- length: 5.650 m 5.080 m
- architect:Ron Kirby
Located on the stunning Ring of Kerry in the far south west of Ireland is the Skellig Bay Golf Club and its associated golf course. Nestled in some of the most tranquil and serene parts of Ireland the course lies between the calm Lough Currane and the churning North Atlantic, the ultimate juxtaposition. The local area may be quaint however there are good amenities here for all and the fellow nearby golf club of Waterville is regularly voted as one of the best in Ireland (no small accolade!) meaning that Skellig Bay is in good company.
The club is very modern by Irish standards and was only opened for play in 2006. However this fact should not detract from the appeal and quality of this course. The course was designed by the internationally renowned Ron Kirby who has worked on courses across the globe in places such as Almeria, Spain and Limburg.
Made up of 18 holes, the course here is very distinctive in its style and although on paper it is a parkland, thanks to its location it is distinctly unique with a touch of a links. Measuring 5655 metres from the yellow tees the course has a par of 72 and is a fair challenge for even the most accomplished of players. Features are both natural and historical and combine to further add to the unusual nature of the course.
Facilities at the club are fair and there is a well-stocked professional golf shop offering a great selection of merchandise, equipment and apparel for all. The club also has a number of items for hire which should help to facilitate play. With regards to refreshment, there are a number of bars and restaurants in the local area which should appeal to all.
Green fee rates for visitors here are reasonable and reflect the nature and calibre of the course and its location. Tee times have fair availability for visitors and although priority is obviously given to members and their guests, there should be a time to suit all if arranged in advance. It should be noted that both tee times and green fees are subject to change with the seasons.
Getting to the club from some parts of Ireland can take some time as it is somewhat secluded however from much of the southwest it is quite straightforward. As the local area is popular with tourists thanks to its stunning natural beauty, there are a good selection of accommodation options in and around the local area to suit all. The club has a number of partnerships with local providers offering some very attractive stay and play offers for visiting players.
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Average rating obtained byThis rating for Skellig Bay Golf Club. is the average of 4 ratings obtained from www.top100golfcourses.co.ukThis is a dreadful golf course. The land it is built on isnt conducive to golf. The fairways are meadow grass. The changes in elevation and the overall shapes are nothing like Ive seen anywhere else. Ive now played 176 golf courses and you should avoid this one. Do yourself a favour and play Waterville twice instead.
Average rating obtained byThis rating for Skellig Bay Golf Club. is the average of 4 ratings obtained from www.1golf.euThis very beautiful place played in July 2014. Stunning location, very good condition and Nice layout. Arduous journey (quasi is besides a Waterville) and then no infrastructure. Locker room in the container, no showers and bar not staffed. For hardcore golfers still to go - golfing experience!