Kerry's Best Golf Courses
Beaufort House is ideally situated to enjoy them all
County Kerry is heaven for golfers. Six of Golf World's Top 100 British and Irish Courses are in Kerry; and Beaufort House is ideally situated to enjoy them all. Just the other side of the village is Beaufort Golf Club (telephone - 064 6644440), a recently developed 18 hole parkland course with the back nine dominated by the ruins of the 15th century Castle Core and wonderful views of McGillicuddy's Reeks.
Five minutes away is Killarney Golf Club (telephone - 064 6631034) offering two superb 18-Hole courses - Mahony's Point and Killeen, which hosted the 1997 Curtis Cup. Situated beside the Lower Lake and with views up to the Purple Mountain and the Gap of Dunloe, Killarney is one of the most beautifully situated courses in the world.
Slightly further afield is the admirable and comparatively undiscovered Dooks (telephone - 066 9768205), an 18-Hole links course.
Tralee (telephone - 066 71363790), the first course in Europe to be designed by Arnold Palmer, Waterville (telephone - 066 94741020 , where Tiger Woods and Mark O'Meara practised for the 1999 British Open, and the two legendary links courses at Ballybunion (telephone - 068 27146) are all within 90 minutes drive.
It is possible to stay for a week and play a different top quality course every day but it is important to note that in the summer months particularly tee times can be hard to come by and early booking is strongly recommended.
Donald and Rachel Cameron,