With 3 Championship courses the Killarney Golf & Fishing Club can offer 3 totally unique options and challenges to the golfer.
The Killeen course is very much the flagship course at the club. The Killarney lakes and high mountain range provide an imposing backdrop to this Championship course. Re-opened in June 2006 the course is slightly longer with faster greens that have been brought closer to the water hazards around the course. At 6593 metres it will challenge long hitters with accuracy being vital as there is water on virtually every hole. Killeen was the host venue of the 2010 and 2011 Irish Open with England’s Ross Fisher and Simon Dyson emerging the respective winners. Nick Faldo on winning The Irish Open in 1991 was one of only three players to finish under par. The challenging golf is matched by the spectacular views with the 10th being a firm favourite where you are playing virtually onto the lake.
Lackabane is the newest of the three courses at the Killarney Golf & Fishing Club. This Parkland course opened officially for play in 2000. Lakes and streams are a feature throughout the length and breadth of the course, adding beauty and danger in equal measure. At 6,100 metres off the very back tees the long game will be tested to the full, as competitors in the 2002 Ladies Irish Open and the European Ryder Cup Challenge Tour participants experienced in 2005.
This course is suited to mid to low handicap golfers and is an excellent test of the long game. It is a course that requires thought and rewards good shots. It is a seriously good test of golf with hazards and water features with a good variety of holes. The 3rd is a par 4 of less than 300 yards, while the 7th is a par 5 that stretches to almost 600 yards.
+ fast undulating Greens that can prove every bit as challenging as Augusta National.
- Donald Steel designed course, which opened in 2000.
- Hosted the Irish Ladies Open Championship in 2002 – won by Iben Tinning from Denmark .
- Hosted the Ryder Cup Challenge Tour Event in 2005, won by Mark Warren of Scotland .
- Irish Ryder cup challenge 2005- won by Scotsman Marc Warren
- Lake views from the High Tee’s on the 4th and 6th.
- Lakes on 11th & 12th, signature holes as well as the 3rd and 15th.
- The toughest hole is the 18th, a long par 4 plays into the prevailing wind.
The shortest of our three courses has spectacular views of the famous Killarney lakes overlooked by the McGillicuddy Reeks, the highest mountain range in Ireland . The final three holes are breathtaking as you play towards the lake with the 18th described as “one of the most memorable holes in Golf”, a par three of nearly 200 yards that requires a huge carry across the corner of the lake. Discover for yourself why the 18th is the most photographed in the world.
While Mahony’s Point is the shortest, most scenic and friendly of our three courses, it presents an enjoyable challenge to golfers of all standards, the combination of undulating greens, well positioned bunkers and water hazards ensure that there is enough danger to spoil a good round.
- Hosted the Irish Ladies Open Championship in 2003 – won by Sophie Gustafson from Sweden.
- Hosted the Irish Ryder Cup Challenge 2006 – won by Australian, John Wade.
- Fabulous lake views on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd holes as well as the 16th, 17th and 18th.
- The 2nd and 3rd are two of the strongest par 4s in golf followed closely by the tough 11th.
- At the 13th, the spectacular scenery of the lakes comes into view, which never fails to impress even the regulars!
- Breathtaking views on the last three with the 18 th, the most photographed being described as “Heavens Reflex”.