Overview of golf course named Tralee Golf Club

Tralee Golf Club

Tralee, Ireland

Details

Holes

18

Par

72

Built

1984

Type

Links Course

Architect

Arnold Palmer

Access

Visitors welcomed

An original course was laid out at Tralee in the 1800s, but today's Barrow Course is the work of Arnold Palmer in 1984, near the beginning of his career as a golf architect. Upon beholding the site, Palmer declared, "I have never come across a piece of land so ideally suited for the building of a golf course," and upon completing his work opined that "I may have designed the first nine but surely God put down the back nine." Native-sounding nicknames have been given to the holes, such as Crosty, Cuilin, Mucklough and Ryan's Daughter, the last from a movie that was filmed in the area. The scenery is absolutely stupendous here: there are bays, spits of land jutting into the sea, nature preserves and historic sites in every direction, including the remains of a castle from the 1300s next to the green on the third hole.

Community

Members

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Reviews

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Muskerry Golf Club
Hcp 5 98 courses played
Very good
9 August
Great Course
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Bearwood Lakes Golf Club
Hcp 11 99 courses played
Fabulous
11 September
A spectacular golf course that could easily be much higher in the frequently published and debated rankings. Often played on a tour with Ballybunnion & Waterville and in my view very much their equal. The front nine is different and gentler to what follows but is very enjoyable with ocean views on numerous holes. You may want to be warmed up and ready to score from the start though because it then gets tough, especially if the wind is blowing! I couldn't have cared less about my score around the back nine as it is just utterly stunning, playing through magnificent towering dunes to lots of elevated greens. Did I say? It's tough!! But fantastic!! I loved Tralee and think of it as one of my favourites.
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