Ring of Kerry golf club Kerry

Ring of Kerry golf course Kerry

Ring of Kerry Golf Course

Ring of Kerry Club Crest

As Kerry’s foremost golfing experience, Ring of Kerry Golf & Country Club sits majestically overlooking spectacular Kenmare Bay, enjoying unspoiled views of the most panoramic scenery to be found on any golf course in Ireland.

The Ring-of-Kerry Golf Club were awarded a prestigious HSBC regional course rankings Gold Medal in 2006.

This 18-holes, par-72 world-class golf course nestles between the towering majesty of MacGillycuddy Reeks and Caha mountains is a must visit for all serious golfers.

"Ring of Kerry Golf & Country Club qualifies as an unfinished masterpiece by the remarkable Eddie Hackett"

Dermot Gilleece when Golf Editor Irish Times.

"Top 40 courses in Ireland "

Golf Digest Dec 2005

"2nd best views in British Isles "

Today's Golfer Jun 2005

Top 40 "Coolest Courses in Ireland "

GUI Magazine December 2005

"A superb course set amidst the finest scenery in the world. "

Terry Wogan, BBC Television and Radio Presenter

Ring-of-Kerry was voted the No. 79-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;

Ring-of-Kerry was voted the No. 72-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;

Green Fees Midweek: €110
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €110
Green Fees with a Member: €45
Green Fees for Opens: €35
Practice Area: Range
Club Hire: €30
Yes
Buggy Hire: €40
Yes
Soft Spikes:
Requested
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee (18+): €370
Full Junior Membership Fee:
€55
Entrance Fee:
None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 172
Designer Eddie Hackett & Roger Jones
Founded 1998
Address

Templenoe,
Kenmare,
Co. Kerry

Telephone 064-66-42000
Email reservations@ringofkerrygolf.com
Website Ring of Kerry golf club website
General Manager: James Mitchell
Captain: Derek Hillier
Lady Captain: Veronica Blennerhassett
President: Michael O'Neil
Vice-Captain: None
Hon. Secretary: Dominic Reid
Club Pro: Adrian Whitehead
Hon. Treasurer: Toby Steadman
Comp. Secretary: Derek Hillier
Ring of Kerry Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:51.878769
Long:-9.579906
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 8.00am 
Mobile phones: Not on course Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: None
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek & Weekends Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Ring of Kerry Golf Club Fixtures 2021 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2021 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains'& President's  Drive-In Sunday
  Closed 1
Vice-Captain's Prize Friday 11 June Sunday 13 June Closed 3
Vice-Captain's Prize Saturday 12 June  
Closed 1
Vice-Captain's Prize Sunday 13 June   Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 19 June Sunday 20 June
Closed 2
President's Prize Sunday 20 June
  Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Friday 23 July Sunday 25 July Closed 3
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 24 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Sunday 25 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Sunday 8 August   Closed 1
Junior Scratch Cup Saturday 5 June Sunday 6 June
Open 2
Junior Scratch Cup Sunday 6 June   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Saturday 5 June Sunday 6 June Open 2
Inter. Scratch Cup Sunday 6 June   Open 1
Minor Scratch Cup Saturday 5 June Sunday 6 June Open 2
Minor Scratch Cup Sunday 6 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 12 June Sunday 13 June
Open 2
Singles Stableford Sunday 13 June   Open 1
CHU Fundraising Classic Saturday 26 June Sunday 27 June
Open 2
CHU Fundraising Classic Sunday 27 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 10 July Sunday 11 July Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 11 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 17 July Sunday 18 July Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 18 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles V-Par
Saturday 24 July Sunday 25 July
Open 2
L. & G. Singles V-Par Sunday 25 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 14 August Sunday 15 August Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 15 August   Open 1
Templenoe GAA Classic
Friday 20 August Sunday 22 August
Open 2
Templenoe GAA Classic Saturday 21 August   Open 1
Templenoe GAA Classic Sunday 22 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 28 August Sunday 29 August Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 29 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 11 September Sunday 12 September Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 12 September   Open 1
4-Ball Betterball Saturday 2 October Sunday 3 October Open 2
4-Ball Betterball Sunday 3 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 9 October Sunday 10 October Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 10 October   Open 1
2-Man Scramble Saturday 16 October Sunday 17 October Open 2
2-Man Scramble Sunday 17 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 23 October Monday 25 October Open 3
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 24 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 25 October   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 73 SSS 71 6,298 yd's
Yellow Par 73 SSS 69 5,885 yd's
Red Par 73 SSS 72 5,204 yd's
Blue Par 73 SSS 72 6,663 yd's

Card

Nane Hole No. Blue White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
Templenoe 1 386 347 337 4 6 301 4 2
Muckross 2 374 364 350 4 2 272 4 4
McGillycuddy 3 160 148 126 3 14 114 3 18
Caragh 4 516 506 484 5 10 446 5 12
Molls Gap 5 448 440 414 5 16 385 5 10
Ladies View 6 342 340 322 4 4 224 4 16
Dunkerron 7 175 160 145 3 8 130 3 8
Castlecove 8 400 366 300 4 18 260 4 14
Cill Airne 9 307 288 277 4 12 270 4 6
  Out 3,108 2,959 2,755 36   2,402 36  
Derrynane 10 450 428 348 4 1 310 4 1
Sneem 11 531 501 471 5 13 409 5 13
Blackwater 12 386 366 355 4 5 335 4 5
An Neidin 13 233 210 202 3 7 170 3 11
Tahilla 14 440 432 410 5 15 368 5 3
Glenbeigh 15 425 385 374 4 9 349 4 9
Na Sceilig 16 470 450 425 5 17 402 5 15
Parknasilla 17 435 397 385 4 3 340 4 7
Grenane 18 185 170 160 3 11 119 3 17
  In 3,555 3,339 3,130 37   2,802 37  
  Total 6,663 6,298 5,885 73   5,204 73  
  SSS 73 71 70     72    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 68 Denis O'Sullivan

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

History of Ring of Kerry

Founded 1998

That such a superb Irish golf course exists today is due entirely to the vision of a young man from Templenoe, Donal O'Shea. Donal, whose parents originally owned the land upon which the course is built, saw the potential to create what he hoped would become an internationally renowned fixture. That vision has been turned into reality but tragically Donal was killed in a car crash before his dream came true.

His partner, Dominic Reid, an international financier, continued the concept and brought Tommy McNicholas and the McNicholas Company into the partnership to form a new company, Trentdale, to manage the project. Eddie Hackett, Ireland's famous course designer, was appointed and The Ring of Kerry Golf & Country Club came into being thus fulfilling Donal's dream.

When construction started it was soon discovered that most of the land lay on top of a large peat bog. It was decided that the only way to construct the course was to import 250,000 tons of sand and build on top of the peat. This has resulted in "The Ring" having fairways that resemble a links type course but the greens are holding and the Provident Grass ensures a magnificent putting surface all year round.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Marie Reid 1999 Ladies Captain
Margaret McNicholas 1999 Ladies President
Dominic Reid 1999 Men's Captain
Tommy McNicholas 1999 President
Margaret McNicholas 2000 Ladies Captain
Tommy McNicholas 2000 President
Dominic Rowe 2000 Men's Captain
Margaret McNicholas 2001 Ladies Captain
Tommy McNicholas 2001 President
Brendan Breslin 2001 Men's Captain
Margaret McNicholas 2002 Ladies Captain
Brendan Breslin 2002 Men's Captain
Margaret McNicholas 2003 Ladies Captain
Brendan Breslin 2003 Men's Captain
Michael O'Sullivan 2003 International Captain
Tommy McNicholas 2003 President
Veronica Coakley 2004 Ladies Captain
Pat Ahern 2004 Men's Captain
Michael O'Sullivan 2004 International Captain
Tommy McNicholas 2004 President
Vee Fell 2005 Ladies Captain
James O'Dowd 2005 Men's Captain
Michael O'Sullivan 2005 International Captain
Tommy McNicholas 2005 President
Ian Botham 2006 International Captain
Annemiek Van Oyen 2006 Ladies Captain
Robert Whyte 2006 Men's Captain
Tommy McNicholas 2006 President
Ian Botham 2007 International Captain
Annemiek Van Oyen 2007 Ladies Captain
Johnny Allen 2007 Men's Captain
Tommy McNicholas 2007 President
Sally Lane 2008 Ladies Captain
Peter Fell 2008 Men's Captain
Tommy McNicholas 2008 President
Nancy O'Sullivan 2009 Ladies Captain
Michael O'Brien 2009 Men's Captain
Tommy McNicholas 2009 President
Rita O'Brien 2010 Ladies Captain
Tom MacDonnell 2010 Men's Captain
Tommy McNicholas 2010 President
Patsy Miles 2011 Ladies Captain
Andrew Lee 2011 Men's Captain
Tommy McNicholas 2011 President
Cate White 2012 Ladies Captain
Simon Stauch 2012 Men's Captain
Tommy McNicholas 2012 President
Vera Shaw 2013 Ladies Captain
Tom O'Driscoll 2013 Men's Captain
Tommy McNicholas 2013 President
Nora May Harrington 2014 Ladies Captain
Bart Van Oyen 2014 Men's Captain
Tom O’Driscoll 2014 President
Mary O'Sullivan
2015 Ladies Captain
Michael O'Neill 2015 Men's Captain
Henk Bons 2015 President
Pat O’Dwyer 2016 Men's Captain
Mick O'Neill 2016 President
Henk Bons 2017 Men's Captain
  2017 President
George Harrington 2018 Men's Captain
 Jerry Kearney 2018 President
 Derek Hillier 2019 Men's Captain
 Jerry Kearney 2019 President
Veronica Blennerhassett 2020 Lady Captain
Derek Hillier 2020 Men's Captain
Michael O'Neil 2020 President
  2021 Lady Captain
  2021 Men's Captain
  2021 President
Tommy O'Driscoll Jnr. (0) 2021 Lowest Men's H'cap

Holes in One at Ring of Kerry

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Tony Leodora 1 August 1999 7th   164 yd‘s
Pat Ahern 18 May 2001 18th   185 yd’s
Charles Meisenzahl 28 June 2001 13th   197 yd’s
Tom Curran 30 August 2001 3rd   165 yd’s
Rory Sheridan 11 September 2001 13th   208 yd’s
Mike Breen 14 November 2001 18th   185 yd’s
Brian Welsh 16 March 2002 13th   165 yd’s
Laurie Reardon 17 May 2002 3rd   165 yd’s
John Lotty 24 August 2002 18th   185 yd’s
Mike Ashe 13 March 2005 3rd   165 yd’s
Mechthilde Pohl 5 February 2007 18th   119 yd’s
N. O'Keeffe 25 August 2007 13th   208 yd‘s
James Nyhan 13 May 2012 18th   170 yd‘s