Ring of Kerry Golf and Country Club

3.6666666667 3.7 stars from 5 (3)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 73
  • Length: 6663 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Layout

  • Templenoe, Kenmare, County Kerry, Ireland
  • +353 (0) 64 42000
  • +353 (0) 64 42533
  • www.ringofkerrygolf.com

Year built: 1998
Architect(s): Eddie Hackett (1996), Ron Kirby (1998), Roger Jones (1998), Jonathan Gaunt (1999), Steve Marnoch (2001)
Type: Public
Style: Parkland
Golf Season: Year round


Carts: Yes - EUR 40
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes


Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Neat and casual, no denim
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Delta, Mastercard

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 73 6663 yards N/A 127
White 73 6298 yards N/A 123
Yellow 73 5885 yards N/A 119
Red (W) 73 5204 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 3 Reviews
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recommend this course

2 out of 3 reviews



Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Overlooked great course"

Philip6767's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played this course in July 2017.

The clubhouse had just been re-designed & looks spectacular.

Well stocked pro shop with friendly staff.

Course was in excellent condition with superb greens & amazing views from each hole.

We were a four ball & the pace of play was good considering it was such a busy day on the course.

We also ate in the club restaurant greens & it was by far the best food we ate at any of the courses we visited.

Highly recommended

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate

I recommend this course

"Looks like a great course with spectacular views ."

HughSWong's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2017
First time playing Walked Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Only got 11 holes in due to inclement weather, but the layout of the course was great.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging

I recommend this course

"North American style mistake from golf design's Dark Ages"

u000003399042's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2016
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

I live in British Columbia, Canada, where we have a lot of courses like this, built in the 1990s or early 2000s and intended mostly to sell houses. They trade on their mountain side views, and are designed to be challenging rather than fun. This course is actually worse than most of those: the routing is all but unwalkable, and perhaps half of the holes are needlessly difficult, even after several bunkers were removed and greens flattened, as I understand was the case. Avoid.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging

I don't recommend this course

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