Tralee Golf Club in Ireland - clubhouse
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Tralee Golf Club in Ireland - clubhouse
While Tralee Golf Club was established in 1896, the current golf links for play debuted in 1984 and was designed by Arnold Palmer. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Tralee G.C. in Ireland - hole 2
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Tralee G.C. in Ireland - hole 2
The second hole at Tralee Golf Club is a par 5 that plays entirely along the coastline. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Tralee Golf Club in Ireland - hole 3
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Tralee Golf Club in Ireland - hole 3
Tralee Golf Club's third hole is a par 3 named "Castle" for the outlook post that sits next to the green. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Tralee G.C. in Ireland - hole 10
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Tralee G.C. in Ireland - hole 10
Tralee Golf Club's par-4 10th hole kicks off what many consider to be one of Ireland's most spectacular back nines. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Tralee Golf Club in County Kerry
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Tralee Golf Club in County Kerry
The new location for Tralee Golf Club is located outside of the town in Barrow, Ireland. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Tralee Golf Club in Ireland - hole 12
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Tralee Golf Club in Ireland - hole 12
The par-4 12th hole at Tralee Golf Club requires a daring shot over a steep slope to an elevated green. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Tralee golf course in Ireland - back nine
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Tralee golf course in Ireland - back nine
Designer of Tralee Golf Club, Arnold Palmer said: "I may have designed the front nine, but surely God designed the back nine. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Tralee Golf Club in Ireland - hole 14
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Tralee Golf Club in Ireland - hole 14
The par-4 14th hole at Tralee Golf Club plays straight downhill and is defended heavily by bunkers in the fairway and around the green. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Tralee Golf Club in Ireland - hole 16
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Tralee Golf Club in Ireland - hole 16
The par-3 16th hole at Tralee Golf Club is named "Shipwreck" because of the treacherous coastline that has claimed many ships in years past. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Tralee G.C. in Ireland - hole 16 green
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Tralee G.C. in Ireland - hole 16 green
The 16th hole's green is tucked into dunes and plays right along the sea at Tralee Golf Club. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Tralee Golf Club in Ireland - dunes
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Tralee Golf Club in Ireland - dunes
The back nine of Tralee Golf Club features higher, more spectacular dunes and is considered one of the best nines in Ireland. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Tralee golf course in Ireland - hole 18
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Tralee golf course in Ireland - hole 18
The par-5 18th hole plays uphill the second half of the way at Tralee Golf Club. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor

Tralee Golf Club in County Kerry, Ireland

Located in County Kerry on the southwest coast, Tralee Golf Club is one of the most spectacular links golf courses in Ireland . While the club dates back to 1896, the course is in fact a modern links celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2009, thanks to moving outside of Tralee to a new site in nearby Barrow.

Arnold Palmer Golf Design was commissioned to build the new course, which officially opened in 1984 and features plenty of cliffside holes, starting at the par-5 second hole. The third green sits next to an old stone outlook post, which is open to this stay and you can go inside and explore.

But it's the back nine that has made Tralee one of the most visited golf courses in Ireland, set on striking dunes land and requires some daring shot making from dune-to-dune, like on the par-3 13th hole that is all carry. Perhaps even more famous is "Shipwreck," the seaside par-3 16th that sits next to rocky cliffs where many ships have met their maker in years past.

Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.
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