Ross Golf Club Killarney

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Ross Golf Club is a 9 hole parkland course designed and built inside and around Killarney Race Course. 

Designed by Roger Jones, Ross golf club opened in 1995. Affiliated to the golfing union of Ireland, it is regarded as one of the best nine-hole courses in Ireland.

Ross golf club is situated in the south west, in the attractive tourist town of Killarney, surrounded by mountains, lakes and national park.  Ross golf club boasts magnificent scenery, water and woodlands.  It is a unique championship standard 9-hole course, open each day from 8.00am to sunset.

Located within walking distance of Killarney town centre, the course is open to locals and visitors alike.  Golf tuition available 7 days a week by Alan O’ Meara, PGA golf professional.  Groups and golf are also catered for.  Full bar and snack bar open all day and barbeques can be arranged to suit.  Booking is advisable especially in high season.

Ross golf club has a pro shop in the clubhouse, sporting all of the latest golfing equipment and clothing.

The course takes in the magnificent views of Killarney National Park, Ross Castle, the Lakes of Killarney and the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks.

Located at Killarney Racecourse, this nine-holer is only a half-mile from the centre of Killarney. It has some quite challenging holes and holes that run along the banks of the River Flesk, ever ready to swallow up a wayward shot.

A peaceful setting for relaxed golf amongst trees and mountains. This parkland course has become a firm favourite on the golfing circuit. 

Killarney Racecourse is a hive of activity during the many racing festivals that take place every year. Prior to the establishment of Ross golf course, the racecourse lay dormant for 48 weeks of the year.

The opening of Ross golf course breathed new life into a spectacular part of the town. The course was opened in 1995 and has continues to grow from strength to strength. This convenient, compact and charming course is also very appealing to those that visit the Killarney area every year.

How to Get There

Ross golf course is located in the Killarney Racecourse on Ross Road, Killarney on the verge of Killarney National Park.

The Racecourse is home to Killarney’s horse racing festivals and also hosts The Celtic Steps show. It is less than 1 km from Killarney town and Ross Castle and the wonderful trails of Ross Island are a further 1km along Ross Road. 

There is a full set of directions available on the Killarney Racecouse website here.

In addition to its magnificent setting, Ross is a great course in its own right, offering a good mix of pars and variety through the course. With the option of doing a 9 or full 18 hole round, the course suits all types of golfers from beginners to battle hardened veterans.

Naturally, the course is influenced by the racetrack but it is not defined by it. The holes are situated both inside and outside the track rails and this variety adds a nice balance as you complete your round.

An early morning round of golf at Ross is a great way to start the day. On a summer’s day, the sight of the mist burning off the McGillycuddy Reeks will inspire you to greatness on the course. That’s the theory anyway! After your round, you can enjoy refreshments in the clubhouse before exploring some more of the sights around the nearby Ross Castle.

For those that have only visited Killarney Racecourse during racing festivals, a whole new experience awaits you at Ross golf course. In contrast to the pounding of the hooves and the packed grandstands, peace and solitude reign at Ross for most of the year.


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