Castleisland Golf Club

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Castleisland Golf Club is described as a ‘Gateway to Kerry golf courses`. Castleisland Golf Club is up there with some of the county’s best when it comes to beautiful scenery and warm welcomes.

Castleisland Golf Club is a new parkland course, built on 200 acres, with modern sand-based greens and tees. This excellent course is built to the highest championship standards, which allows the course to be played throughout the year.

Castleisland Golf Club is a new parkland course, built on 200 acres, with modern sand-based greens and tees. This excellent course is built to the highest championship standards, which allows the course to be played throughout the year.

Although a newly developed course, the architect skilfully utilises the mature wooded undulating terrain at his disposal to create a gem of a golf course.

The course has many challenging holes, taking advantage of the varying and unique nature of the site, however While elevated and undulating the design has reduced to a minimum any difficulties in walking and playing the course.

The location commands a panoramic view of the McGillicuddy Reeks which form the backdrop to the Lakes of Killarney. Year round playability was achieved by putting mole drains at every metre on the fairways and topping them up with sand to allow the fairways to be as good as those found on a links course.

The kingdom of Kerry has been endowed with many fine golf courses; the arrival of Castleisland has strengthened the county's hand still further. The view of the surrounding countryside and mountains are quite magnificent adding another dimension to the enjoyment of the golf.

Since opening in 2002, the club have maintained a vibrant membership luring golfers from the north Kerry and west Limerick regions. Moreover, its proximity to the N21 also makes it a perfect spot for tourists and people away on business trips in the Kingdom.

Visitors are welcome every day however advance booking is essential - particularly on Sat, Sun & Holidays. You will find the course a highly enjoyable experience in the heartland of North Kerry.

It's a challenging walking experience and the renumbering of some of the holes have made this course more enjoyable albeit one now starts on a tough par four followed by a relatively easy par five and a tough three. You will be challenged and if you have a score after the first five holes you are looking good for a win.

Castleisland Golf Club, Dooneen Co. Kerry

Telephone +353 66 7141709

Website www.castleislandgolfclub.com

Email office@castleislandgolfclub.com

Directions:

From Killarney: Follow signs to Tralee (N22) to leave N71. At the Cleeny Roundabout take the 2nd exit for the N22.  

Travel for 9 miles until you reach Farranfore. At the Junction with N23, branch right N23 (signposted Castleisland). Kerry Airport is on your right. After 5 miles you will reach Castleisland. 

From Shannon Airport: Follow signs for Galway, Limerick (N18) N19. Take the Junction for Free Zone West at roundabout forward.  

Then the Junction for Shannon Town Centre, at roundabout forward. At the Junction with N18, at roundabout take 3rd exit to join N18 (signposted Limerick). You will see Bunratty Castle and Folk Park.  

At the Ennis Road Roundabout (Limerick) follow signs for Limerick. Then follow signs Fedamore R511. At Roxborough Roundabout, take 3rd exit R509 (signposted Killarney (N23).  

The Junction with N20, at traffic signals turn left N20 (signposted Cork, Killarney) in 0.3 mile at next two roundabouts forward. At the Junction with N21, keep forward (signposted Tralee) in 2.4 miles at roundabout take 2nd exit for Adare.  

Travel for 5 miles until you reach (edge of) Croagh. At Newcastle West, follow signs Killarney N21. Then travel for 13 miles until Abbeyfeale. Castleisland is a further 15 miles, bear left N23.

Reviews

This is a course that has a nice variation of holes and works its way across the hillside. Well maintained & very playable with good greens, but you will need to be playing good golf to get a good score. Some great views of the surrounding area from different parts of the course. Friendly & welcoming course, good food and great value all around.

Played the course in August, was in great condition. Nice variances in hole designs and a good stretch of the legs. Bit of an overuse of two tiered greens, but with more accuracy that wouldn't be a problem.
Friendly clubhouse.

Castleisland GC is a lovely course with wonderfully scenic views and a great layout. On the day we played it, the greens were pretty slow but apart from that we thoroughly our game and would have no hesitation in recommending the course. The staff was very friendly and looked after us very well both before and after the game.



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