High class parkland golf

Killarney (Mahony's Point)

Killarney Golf Club (Mahony's Point)

Killarney Golf Club (Mahony's Point)

Date Reviewed
September 12, 2023
Reviewed by Ed Battye
Located in a National Park in the heart of County Kerry The Killarney Golf & Fishing Resort has a postcard perfect setting for good quality parkland golf.

There are two ‘championship’ courses at this prestigious and historic golf club – Killeen & Mahony’s Point – both are almost identical in style and play over a similar golfing canvas.

Mahony’s Point is mostly played away from the lake for the most part but we do get to enjoy the holes near the waters-edge right at the end. And the 18th hole, a par-three played over the shoreline is a wonderful and spectacular way to end the round. It is just a shame the remainder of the course doesn’t quite hit the same highs.

As well as the 18th the other par threes are are also very strong on this par 72 hole layout (6,131 meters from the back tees).

Mahony’s point is slightly shorter than the Killeen and as a result may be a little more playable but in reality both courses felt to play the same on my visit.

The setting is glorious and the golf very relaxed.

If you only have time for one round at Killarney I would just have the Killeen ahead of Mahony’s Point but there isn’t a great deal in it.

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