Killeen is considered the flagship
course of the club. It reopened in June 2006 and is slightly longer with faster
greens, which have been brought closer to the water hazards around the course.
Long accurate shots will be rewarded on this course.
of the most picturesque first holes anywhere is this 332 yard par-4. It’s a
dogleg right that plays along the shore of Lough Leane. With the water lapping
almost at its fringe on the right and protected by bunkers on the left you need
a very accurate approach in order for you to score.
The lake comes into play on two of the next three holes. The 179 yard par-3 third hole requires an accurate tee shot across a dimple of the Lough. And the short par-4 fourth hole at 352 yards penalises any shot that strays too far to the right.
Trees guard the fairway along most of the par-4 fifth hole. The hole is a par-5 and rated one of the most difficult holes on the course. The approach shot requires pin-point accuracy. An errant shot can easily send your ball down a steep hill into a bogie or double bogie country.
A popular hole is the par-3 tenth, which is guarded by a small pond, with a wonderful view of Macgillicuddy`s Reeks rising beyond Loch Leane. Its only 164 yards long, but failure to take enough club assures a penalty.
The par-4 seventeenth heads you for home. It`s a slight dogleg left that plays 356 yards. The only real trouble is to the right of the green, which is guarded by a group of ancient evergreens.
The par-4 eighteenth plays towards the club house, and watching players approach and putt is a favourite sport of those in the bar enjoying a post round drink. With a small pond protecting the green, the hole is pretty but not too difficult.