Killarney Mahony’s Point
With three golf courses to choose from at Killarney Golf & Fishing Club, the most picturesque course is not Killeen or the Academy, but for definite is the Killarney Mahony’s Point course.
With spectacular views across the Killarney Lakes in one direction and Ireland’s highest mountains the fantastic McGillicuddy Reeks overlooking the lakes.
The golf course is set on the banks of Lough Leane which is the largest freshwater lake in the Southwest. The highest of the McGillicuddy Reeks is the Carrauntoohll peak which is the backdrop to many of the holes on the golf course.
The first hole is an open dogleg left, which opens up into a generous fairway, don’t be distracted by the scenery behind the green. Approach the green with caution with bunkers strategically placed down the right-hand side of the green.
Stroke index 1 occurs at the par 4 13th hole, straight hitters will be in their element here with a narrow fairway to aim at. Stay slightly down to the left to get the opportunity of a good shot into the green which is protected on the right-hand side by a massive bunker… going into it is not recommended.
The last three holes here are absolutely breathtaking as you play nearer and nearer to the lake. The 18th hole is most definitely one of the most memorable in golf, and the most beautiful in Ireland, this par 3 200 yards hole which requires a huge carry over the corner of the lake. It is one of the most photographed holes in the world and has been named “Heavens Reflex”.
Playing here is just about as pleasurable experience any golfers can have with scenery second-to-none.