Our Irish self catering holiday cottage is an ideal location as a base to put together your own golf tour of the many beautiful golf courses nearby. Within one hours drive of the cottage there is no less than 14, 18 hole golf courses plus many more 9 hole courses in County Kerry, County Clare and County Limerick and Tarbert sits in the middle of them.
Listowel golf course
County Kerry Courses
Listowel Golf Course (17km)
Listowel Golf Course is located alongside the splendidly scenic surroundings of the River Feale. The breathtaking scenery and the immaculately manicured greens ensure a real test of golf which can’t be omitted from any golfers’ itinerary.
Ballybunion Golf course (26km)
Voted world number one golf resort in 2007 Ballybunion has 2 18 hole courses named the Old course and the Cashen course. Located on the Shannon Estuary and the mouth of the Cashen river it is a true seaside links course, virtually treeless and a course of sharp contours throughout. There appears to be no man- made influence. It looks like a course laid out on land back in the 10th century.
Ardfert Golf course (46km)
Opened in October 1984 Tralee Golf Course was the first European golf course designed by Arnold Palmer. When he first saw the area upon which his company was to build Tralee golf links, he was ecstatic about the possibilities. "I have never come across a piece of land so ideally suited for the building of a golf course" he said.
"I designed the first nine but surely God designed the back nine", Palmer explained. "I am happy that we have one of the worlds' great golf links here."
"The setting is quite the most magnificent backdrop for a golf course that I have ever encountered", wrote Peter Dobereiner, the famous golf writer, not long after the course was opened
Killorglin Golf course ( 69 km)
The course overlooks Dingle Bay and offers views of the stunning Macgillycuddy Reeks from every fairway. It makes excellent use of the landscape to provide exciting golfing challenges.
Killarney Golf course (74km)
3 championship courses: Mahoney's Point -18, Killeen -18, Lackabane -18
The flagship of the three courses, Killeen is truly one of the greatest
courses in the country, at 6474 metres it will certainly challenge the longest
of hitters, and with water on almost every hole accuracy is essential. Killeen
played host to the Carroll's Irish Open in both 1991 and 1992, and proved to be
a stern test for the Pro's. For the 1991 Carroll's Irish Open, only three
players finished under par for the tournament. Killarney also hosted the Curtis
Cup in 1996, where Great Britain & Ireland defeated the USA.
Mahoney's point is situated beside the famous lakes of Killarney, it is a good test for golfers of all skill levels. At 6164 metres it is the shortest of the three courses, but with with a combination of well undulated greens, well positioned bunkers and water hazards, wayward shots will often find big trouble.
The latest addition, Lackabane is still in its infancy but is already proving to be quite a challenge. At 6410 metres it is of championship standards. The design is fantastic, with lakes and streams running through the course it adds to the beauty and also ads a lot of danger to crooked shots. The course is very different to Killeen and Mahoney's Point, but has just as much to offer.
County Clare courses
(Via Tarbert/Killimer Ferry-20 minute crossing)
Kilrush Golf course (11km)
West Clare is an area of unspoilt beauty wedged between the Shannon Estuary and the thundering Atlantic. The clever use of the natural terrain combined with water, trees and sand bunkers has resulted in a scenic course that is a pleasure to play.
Kilkee Golf course (26km)
The views in Kilkee are breathtaking, with first and second tees looking out onto the Atlantic Ocean and the third Tee overlooking Chimney Bay with a spectacular cliff top view.
Doonbeg Golf course (36km)
Stunning picturesque Irish coastal location Doonbeg has hosted the 2002 Palmer Cup. 18-hole championship links course with monumental sand dunes and a commanding view of the Skivileen River and the Atlantic Ocean
Ennis Golf course (48km)
Ennis is an immaculately manicured 18 hole Par 71 parkland course. Its tree lined fairways and tight greens present a considerable challenge, while its relatively even terrain of 5600m make it an ideal course for the holiday and society golfer.
County Limerick courses
Newcastle West Golf course (42km)
This course is set in 160 acres of unspoilt, rolling, quiet countryside. 18-hole parkland course built on sandy free draining soil with lakes, bunkers, streams and trees.
Adare Golf course (54km)
18 hole championship golf course set amid magnificent mature trees. The River Maigue meanders through the entire golf course creating a sense of beauty and challenge.
Rathbane Golf course (60 km)
18-hole well designed and professionally maintained parkland course.
Winner of 'Munster Golf Club of the Year from the Golfing Union of Ireland for 2005.
Castletroy Golf course (63km)
Founded in 1937, Castletroy Golf Club enjoys a well deserved reputation for its charming tree-lined golf course, excellent facilities and traditional Limerick hospitality. Redesigned in 2006 under the careful supervision of Eddie Connaughton, Castletroy was voted one of Ireland's top 100 golf courses further enhancing its reputation as one of Ireland's finest parkland courses.
Limerick County Golf course (69km)
18 Hole Championship Standard Course with with 18 sand-based greens and tees all built to US PGA standards.
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