Ring Of Kerry Golf Club
Located between the Caha Mountains on the Beara Peninsula and McGillicuddy Reeks, you will find the fantastic Ring of Kerry Golf Club. Designed by none other than Eddie Hackett, whose only brief was, Design a world-class golf course, which he duly did, in fact from its construction the golf was built to PGA standards, it is a sand-based golf course that is a mix between both Parkland and Links golf making a better challenge.
A challenging golf course for amateurs ad professionals alike yet designed to ensure that golfers of all abilities can play comfortably and still enjoy it just as much. The scenery is breathtaking with extensive views across the golf course and Kenmare Bay. The golf course’s best views are from the 6th Hole “Ladies View” and the 13th Hole “A Neldin”, unlike many of the other courses in the area the course does have some hills that make playing here, even more, testing and enjoyable.
Over the years, the course has been gradually updated and improved, and under the guise of Ron Kirby, the greens have now been upgraded and are Bent Grass greens and meet the USGA standards.
The course is very much divided in its topography with the holes below the clubhouse roll down to the coast with open sand-based fairways and firm greens, giving way to the parkland layout.
Above the clubhouse, the contrast is that the course moves higher up into hills, the back nine reveal more of the attributes towards Irish heathland golf, with numerous flor varieties and the abundance of wildlife.
A great golf course and one that is a proper course of two halves.