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.
Very very nice course!!! will play again when in Ireland!!!!!!!!