Ceann Sibéal or Dingle
Golf Club isn`t the easiest golf course to find but it is well worth seeking
out the last Golf Course in Europe.
Nestled on the edge of
Ireland's dramatic southwest coastline, Dingle Golf Links is a very special
place to visit. Dingle Golf Links is the ideal
location for your golfing holiday in Kerry, South West Ireland.
Designed by Eddie Hackett and later Christie Oconnor Jnr the course is traditional and without any fancy parts. Overlooking Dingle Bay Where at some times you can get the full force of the Atlantic ocean blowing out the cobwebs and that extra Guinness you had last night.
At 6700 yards you will be tested to the limit, but you will leave thoroughly enjoying the experience. It is truly a hidden gem and amazing value too.
The views out to the Blasket Islands and the Atlantic ocean are
spectacular and well worth the effort to seek out such a secluded golfing spot
in an area rich in Gaelic tradition where the Irish Language is widely spoken,
hence the names of the 18 holes on the course.
We are under the shadow of magnificent Cruach Mhárthain, on whose slopes David Lean constructed the mythical village of Kirrary, for his film “Ryan’s Daughter”.
We are only a short distance from the famous Three Sisters / Na Triúr Deirféar and Sybil Head / Ceann Sibéal landmarks and only a few paces from the secluded sandy beach – Clogher Beach / Trá Chlochair.
The par-72, 6,696 yards of pastoral golf holes are welcoming and walkable, spilling down from the clubhouse across the open, visible land.
A burn winds throughout the course and the routing takes full advantage of it, strategically bringing it into play on many of the holes. Truth be known, the holes don't even need the burn, because the shot values, presentation and challenge are entirely .
While better-known courses on many tourist "rotas" such as Ballybunion, Tralee, Waterville and Dooks play directly along the ocean, Ceann Sibeal, or Dingle Golf Links, if you must, though surrounded by ocean, is set back from the sea.
still, is the ocean and the now lifeless and often unreachable Blasket Islands,
abandoned only in 1960 after so many of its primitive residents perished in
wild winters that kept help, food and mail from coming for weeks.