Tralee Golf Club

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What we say

If the front-nine was as good as the back-nine it would be in everyone’s top 10. One of the world’s most dramatic golf settings. There are higher-ranked ‘championship’ courses that have at least as many weak holes. Recent work helps this clifftop-come-links of two halves move up in the Top 100 list.

The Tralee Golf Club is a combination of the Arnold Palmer design and the natural beauty make Tralee one of the most testing, yet most satisfying golf courses you could possibly play. It doesn't really have a weak link but what it does provide is the perfect golfing day out and afterwards you'll want to do it all over again.

Much of the epic, Ryan's Daughter was filmed in the bay below the 3rd green of a course that is rugged, wild and eccentric. "Created by God, designed by Arnold Palmer," it says on the scorecard of the King's first European layout. That just about sums it up.

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Tralee opened in October 1984 and was the first European golf course designed by Arnold Palmer. When Arnie first saw the area on which the golf couse was to be built, he was ecstatic about the possibilities. "I've never come across a piece of land so ideally suited for the building of a golf course. I designed the first nine but surely God designed the back nine," he quipped before adding: "I'm happy that we have one of the worlds' great golf links here."

Stay & Play: The Brook Manor Lodge guest house is approx. four miles away.

  • Course Summary

  • Costs 4 out of 5
  • TG Rating 3.5 out of 5
  • Players Rating 4.8 out of 5
  • Address
    Tralee Golf Club, West Barrow, Ardfert, Tralee, Co.Kerry, , Ardfert
  • Tel 353 (0)66 713-6379
  • Website

Course Information

Course 72 par
Course Style -
Green Fees €175
Course Length 6,678 yards (6,106 metres)
Holes 18
Difficulty Hard 0-10
Course Membership Private

Course Features

  • Course has: Bar
  • Course does not have: Buggy Hire
  • Course has: Driving Range
  • Course does not have: Practice Green
  • Course has: Pro Shop
  • Course has: Restaurant
  • Course has: Trolley Hire
  • Course does not have: Dress Code
  • Course has: Club Hire
  • Course does not have: Handicap

Your Reviews

  • 4.5 out of 5 great golf

    By dannyos

     tralee 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.

  • 5 out of 5 A great windy day!

    By girwin

    We played a 2 ball in October, the welcome was great and facilities fantastic. The course was in great condition and proved to be a real challenge in the very windy conditions. There are many memorable holes and views around the course. We went into the clubhouse for some food and were pleasantly suprised at how reasonable it was. All in all, a great experince which I would recommend to everyone.

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