Excerpt from DG IRELAND 2019, by Editor, Kevin Markham
As parkland settings go, Killarney’s Killeen course is hard to beat. Nestling under the imposing MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, and clinging to the edges of Lough Leane, you will bask in Ireland’s beauty, regardless of whether you’re playing golf. With the second course, Mahony’s Point, alongside, Killarney Golf & Fishing Club is a vibrant, popular and essential addition to Co. Kerry’s world famous links golf offering. The town of Killarney also happens to be buzzing with bars, restaurants and accommodation.
The Killeen course hosted the Irish Open in 2010 and 2011 (won by Ross Fisher (-18) and Simon Dyson (-15), respectively), and, despite the low scoring, this is a big, muscular course where you need smart strategy as you play between big trees and over surprisingly deceptive and natural terrain. The lakeside holes may well be regarded as the best but it is quality from start to finish, and you’ll be surrounded by deer roaming the fairways all day long.
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