Tralee Golf Club
West Barrow, Ardfert, Co. Kerry, Ireland
- par: 72 72
- length: 6.378 m 5.480 m
- par: 72 72
- length: 6.378 m 5.480 m
- architect:Arnold Palmer
Tralee Golf Club is based in the picturesque village of Ardfert in County Kerry, in the south west of Ireland, home of the distinguished Ardfert Cathedral. The golf course is around a two hour drive from Cork or 4 hours from Dublin, and is easily accessible by road.
The more recent 18 hole Links course was designed by Arnold Palmer, a famous American golfer, as his first European design, which opened in 1984. Palmer often said of the site that it was designed as a golf course by God. The club was originally founded in 1896 with a shorter 9 hole course that was much later replaced with Palmer’s new course.
The land surrounding the course is full of history, from the beach where many ships have ran aground throughout the centuries, to the Randy, a tiny harbour used by smugglers in earlier times. It is also said that the sandstone rock which lies between the fourth and fifth fairways was thrown there by the fabled Cuchullain, also known as the Hound of Ulster.
The 72 par course looks out over the white sandy coastline of the Atlantic Ocean, providing unique cliff-top greens and tees and impressive dunes and fairways. The weather is typical of Ireland, with its strong coastal winds adding to the challenge of this course.
Green fees are slightly higher than normal, however the club provides various discounts for groups and juniors, and has been described as excellent value for money by many of its visitors. Caddies with a great deal of knowledge of the course, buggies, trolleys and clubs are all available to hire from the club.
The club has its own bar and restaurant with panoramic views of the area, a putting green and practice area, golf professionals on site who can provide lessons on request as well as a pro shop, shower and steam room facilities, and lockers and towels are provided as part of the service.
To the left hand side of the screen you will find an abundance of reviews from previous customers, along with available hotels in the area.
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- Joe AherneCaddy1 review
Stunning views!23/01/2015this review is the subjective opinion of a GOLFBOO user and not of GOLFBOO S.LThis course was a joy to play on! The layout was amazing and really challenged us all and was a lot of fun, but the views were definitely the high point of the day. The stunning views of the west coast of Ireland made it one of the best golfing experiences I've ever had. The view of the beach and the sea, as well as the hills of Ireland made it a joy to play on, even when the weather wasn't the best! The course was in great condition with very few unattended spots which played very well. The clubhouse was also amazing with beautiful food and great decor inside that made it a very relaxing and welcoming place to be. I would love to come back and play again!
- Patrick WalshCaddy3 reviews
Stunning views on every hole19/08/2013this review is the subjective opinion of a GOLFBOO user and not of GOLFBOO S.LGreat experience playing at Tralee Golf Club! Nice course layout surrounded by an amazing landscape. Challenging but not extremely difficult. Friendly staff. If you play in Ireland, this course is a "must"
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Average rating obtained byThis rating for Tralee Golf Club. is the average of 2 ratings obtained from www.todaysgolfer.co.uktralee in my opinion is the one of the best links course in the south of ireland.. arnold palmer designed and true to form, the course is exciting and special..the back nine have to be some of the finest golf holes ever created...a must play for the serious golfer visiting kerry..can't wait to get back.