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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6991 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0

Course Details

Year Built 1984
Golf Season Year round. High Season: 1st May - 30th September
Architect Arnold Palmer (1984) Ed Seay (1984) Donald Steel Tom MacKenzie (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes, for medical reasons
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Delta, Mastercard, American Express, Switch
Walking Allowed Yes

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4.1
6 Reviews (6)
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Dramatic dunes make for memorable golf

Though Ireland, like Scotland, is a golf destination where visitors tend to focus on the ancient links, Tralee is a modern course (built in the 1980s) that embraces much of what makes the much older courses memorable.

It's a fairly simple setup: a nice clubhouse (including great showers in the locker room, which came in handy after a cold, wet round) and a memorable golf course that takes advantage of some of Ireland's most dramatic dunes. Things really get crazy on the back nine, where the stretch from the 12th through the 17th features some one-of-a-kind shots. Tralee is a great spot for match play: embrace the challenge, accept that you might lose a couple golf balls and go have fun. You won't be sorry.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Walked

A Golfer's Golf Course

A late morning start at Tralee G.C. A course surrounded by the Atlantic with some of the most stunning beachscapes you will ever see from a golf course. Tralee was designed by Arnold Palmer who said he had never come across a piece of land so ideally suited for the building of a golf course and was happy we have one of the world's great links in Tralee.

The course has a welcoming opening hole with a generous fairway, downhill of moderate length. The second is a much tougher four with a drive that has to be carefully assessed as to how much of the corner you are willing to bite off.

The signature hole is the third that plays to 194 yards from the back tees and feeds down left to right. Depending on the wind it can take anything from a wedge to a three wood.

The eighth hole is a cracker dog leg left with another risk/reward drive to a fairway that wraps around the beach below. Bite off too much like me and you will be reloading. An uphill par five ends the nine.

The back nine is, in my opinion, almost as good as Ballybunion. It features reasonably hilly elevation changes on almost all holes and has great variety along with demanding shot lines. Ten is a long par four with the second played down then up to the green.

The eleventh is a tough uphill par five with a blind second and the twelfth is the toughest hole on the course with the green sitting high up for your second shot. Thirteen is short but all carry across a ravine and fourteen is the last really good birdie chance.

Fifteen is a fabulous short par four with a decision to be made on the drive strategy that then dictates the second shot to a steeply sloping green. The sixteenth is a superb par 3, a downhill 197 yard shot to a well guarded green and beach off the right.

The penultimate hole is another short four with a tough drive followed by a precise shot up to a green you cannot afford to be short to as it will feed all the way back down the fairway. The round finishes with another uphill par five to a large green below the clubhouse.

Tralee isn't often spoken about with some of the better known links courses but for mine is up there with the best we have played on the trip. A golfers golf course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Good weather
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My Top course of all time!!!!!

Simply brilliant....
Could of only been better if was playing with Arnie himself.
The staff are wonderful.....this course represents Irish quality and friendliness.... to me it is a must play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
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First Time Playing

Great views, challenging golf.

Difficult course to get to, signage along the way is not the best. Worth the effort to get there and play the course. Would love to play it again someday.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Walked

Great views

This is a great course with very nice views of the water throughout the 18 holes.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Great scenery

The front is long but open; the back nine is long & tough; bring extra balls. The scenery on over half of the holes is awesome. Eugene the starter is very helpful

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 02/22/2018

Great course. Very challenging. One of the very best links courses in the world. Arnie did it again!

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