The links at Tralee is home to some of the best holes in Ireland, as well as some of the most dazzling scenery. From the high clubhouse most of the 18 holes are on show and they will take your breath away. Beyond the edges of the course, the dunes, beaches, mountains and seascapes helped Tralee to claim its place among Golf Channel’s top ten ‘Best Ocean Courses’ in the world. (The list also includes Ballybunion and Old Head.) This is a golf experience you will be unlikely – and unwilling – to forget.
Tralee was designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay, despite Palmer’s protestations that “surely God designed the back nine.” Certainly the perfect landscape of towering, twisting dunes and deep hollows left little for the designers to do. The green settings couldn’t be more perfect… but they are steep and swaying so expect approach shots to slip away.
The par five 2nd doglegs sharply above and around the beach and proves to be the favourite of many, but the run from 12 to 17 is one unbelievable hole after another.
Favourite Hole: the par four 8th loops gently above the waters of Barrow Harbour, its undulating fairway proving very deceptive… its approach more so.
What's in the Bag? Your camera and a putter that needs to be on fire.
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