Tralee Golf Club | Deluxe Irish Golf Tours

Tralee Golf Club | Deluxe Chauffeur Drive Ireland

Tralee offers tourists an abundance of spectacular vista, each as unique and magnificent as the next. In this weeks article, we visit the Tralee Golf Course and give you the low-down on the peaks of the club and its surrounding areas.

Tralee | Customized Golf Packages Ireland

Tralee | Customized Golf Packages Ireland
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The beautiful town of Tralee is situated in the breath-taking county of Kerry in the south-west of Ireland. The Irish name for Tralee is “Trá Lí” and means “strand of the (River) Lee”. This picturesque town lies on the north side of the neck of the Dingle Peninsula and is the biggest town in Kerry. Tralee is best known worldwide for hosting the famous Rose of Tralee International Festival, where thousands of ladies Globally, of Irish decent, compete to be crowned The Rose of Tralee.

Rose of Tralee Festival | Golf Transport Ireland

Rose of Tralee Festival | Golf Transport Ireland
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Nestled within the magnificent scenery, which is bountiful, lies the remarkable Tralee Golf Course. Designed by Arnold Palmer, the Tralee Golf Course is a nine-hole course based in Mounthawk near Tralee that has gained world-wide status as a true paradise for experienced golfers who prefer a more challenging game.

Tralee Golf Course | Deluxe Ireland Golf Packages

Tralee Golf Course | Deluxe Ireland Golf Packages
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The Course

Tralee Golf Course 1st Hole | Deluxe Golf Tours Ireland

Tralee Golf Course 1st Hole | Deluxe Golf Tours Ireland
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There are an abundance of interesting and spectacular features on this course that should, without a doubt, be noted. To begin with, the 1st and 2nd holes boast remarkable views of Tralee beach which spans the entire rear of the first hole.

Tralee golf Course Hole 1 & 2 | luxury Golf Tours Ireland

Tralee golf Course Hole 1 & 2 | Luxury Golf Tours Ireland
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Remarkably, the 2nd hole is of great cinematic significance as it was the location for scenes filmed in the 1970’s classic award winning movie “Ryan’s Daughter”.

Tralee Golf Course 3rd Hole | Ireland Driver Guides

Tralee Golf Course 3rd Hole | Ireland Driver Guides
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The 3rd green is of great historical significance as it houses a tower that dates back to the 1190’s.

Tralee Golf Course | Private Chauffeur Ireland

Tralee Golf Course | Private Chauffeur Ireland
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The 4th and 5th fairways is divided by a large sandstone rock at the end of the parameter wall. Legend has it that the rock was thrown from the top of the Sliath Mish Moutaina (to the south of the fairways) by the mythical Cuchullain. Some say that if you look closely at the rock that you can actually see the imprint of his giant fingers there.

Tralee Golf Course | Private Chauffeur Ireland

Tralee Golf Course | Private Chauffeur Ireland
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One of the many spectacular sights on the course is the view from the 7th tee box of Randy harbour which is historically know as a smugglers paradise in earlier times.

Tralee Golf Links Course | Chauffeur Tours Ireland

Tralee Golf Links Course | Chauffeur Tours Ireland– Image curtesy of www.irishclubhouse.ie

As counties throughout Ireland celebrate the anniversary of the 1916 rising, it seems fitting to mention the history that surrounds the 15th tee box. Banna Strand spans north of the 15th tee box and is historically known as the arrival place that Roger Casement’s U-boat came to shore on Good Friday in 1916. Unfortunately for him, he was arrested, tried for treason in England and subsequently executed.

The Tralee Golf Course Ariel View | Customized tours Ireland

The Tralee Golf Course Ariel View | Customized tours Ireland– Image curtesy of www.traleegolfclub.ie

Continuing the historical theme, the beach behind the 16th green and to the right of the 17th hole is the place where countless ships, including the Spanish Armada (1588) ran aground.

There is also a resident 9 hole putting green to the front of the clubhouse where you can get a good feel for the surface of the course.

The Clubhouse building is surrounded by some of Ireland most exquisite vistas, from beaches to mountains, you will be blown away by scenery. Inside the clubhouse, two spacious dressing rooms are accompanied by steam room, an essential ritual to loosen out limbs after an invigorating game of golf.

The clubhouse bar and restaurant encapsulates some of the most remarkable views of the holes through its picture frame-like wall of glass parameter. The bar offers a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere while the extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff will tend to your every need. The bar is renounced for its excellent pint of Guinness, an essential part of the post-game discussion.

The restaurant offer a multitude of dining areas to relax and enjoy a lights lunch or a hearty meal. Firstly, the lounge room is an ideal location to keep abreast of the scores of the majors on the lounge TV or to check emails or browse the web. The restaurant offers a selection of speciality meals concocted using the finest local produce. Additionally, there is a magnificent balcony with splendid views of the surrounding area and is the perfect spot to enjoy a meal on a summers day.

 

Accommodation

Tralee Golf Course is part of our Southwest Golf Tour of Ireland and compliments a trio of golf courses including Waterville and Ballybunion. Therefore to make the most of this tours we use Killarney as your base for accommodation. Accommodation in the area is abundant, but if you are looking for quality and luxury in a 4 star or 5 star hotel, then we would recommend the following on any of our Deluxe Golf Tours Ireland Packages:

Our 4 Star favourite is the Killarney Plaza Hotel

The Killarney Plaza

Killarney Plaza Hotel | Deluxe Tours Ireland

Killarney Plaza Hotel | Deluxe Tours Ireland
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Situated in the striking town of Killarney, The Killarney plaza offers guests magnificent rooms, incomparable restaurants, bars, and one of the most relaxing spas we have every experienced. The superbly constructed edifice has elegantly fabricated interiors including a marbled foyer floor with matching marble pillars.

Killarney Plaza Foyer | Driver Guided Tours Ireland

Killarney Plaza Foyer | Driver Guided Tours Ireland
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The Plaza has an exceptional design that transcends each space while being elegant, capacious and airy. The rooms are well-appointed with striking wooden furniture and exquisite textiles that pay tribute to the marble dashes, adding a sophisticated tone to each room.

Killarney Plaza Rooms | Executive Tours Ireland

Killarney Plaza Rooms | Executive Tours Ireland
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The Killarney Plaza has three superb restaurants that offer extremely diverse and thought-provoking amalgamations of textures and flavours in their dishes while using ingredients produced and sourced locally. Diners will relish the informal, but stylish dining experience in either The Plaza Bar, The Window Lounge or The Piano Bar.

The Killarney Plaza Bar | Luxury chauffeur Vacations Ireland

The Killarney Plaza Bar | Luxury Chauffeur Vacations Ireland
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The Plaza Bar & Grill offers three bars spanning two floors. The higher level dons the Plaza Bar and Grill which bears a very laid-back feel while enjoying a wide-ranging and artistic lunch and dinner menu. I would highly recommend the Spillane’s Seafood Chowder, to die for!!

The Killarney Plaza- Lounge Bar | Luxury Tours Ireland

The Killarney Plaza- Lounge Bar | Luxury Tours Ireland– Image curtesy of www.killarneyplaza.com

The Lounge Bar on the higher level dons a chic space which offers outstanding aspects of Kenmare Place and Main Street. The bar offers an extensive wine list and craft beer assortments, which is becoming ever so in vogue. We highly recommend that you try the A Tiger Prawn Linguine Pasta – very more-ish!

The Killarney Plaza - Piano Bar | Private Tours Ireland

The Killarney Plaza – Piano Bar | Private Tours Ireland
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The Piano Bar is a warm and cozy setting which is ideal for pre or post dinner drinks or cocktails. It offers an all-embracing range of fine wines, liquors and cigars. Over the years, we have seen the Piano Bar gain a reputation as one of the best bars for a late night sing-song!!!

The Spa at The Killarney Plaza | Private Escorted Tours Ireland

The Spa at The Killarney Plaza | Private Escorted Tours Ireland
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Sundari is the spa partner at the Killarney Plaza. It offers guests an enriching and calming experience, leaving you revitalized.  The spa offers a wonderful collection of treatments from Indonesia, Thailand and India while offering a medley of signature custom-made restorative treatments such as their Facial & Hot Stone Back of Body Massages. There are also a diverse range of treatments for men including the famous Golfers Recovery – a renewing full body massage using warm oils.

The Killarney Park Hotel

The Killarney Park Hotel | Private Guided Tours of Ireland

The Killarney Park Hotel | Private Guided Tours of Ireland
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The Killarney Park Hotel is situated in the scenic and very historic town of Killarney in county Kerry and accommodation offers guests a selection of traditional but well-designed décor that is unique to this five-star hotel.

The Killarney Park Foyer | Deluxe Tours Ireland

The Killarney Park Foyer | Deluxe Tours Ireland
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There are innumerable chic dining experiences for you appreciate such at The Park Restaurant which incorporates authentically splendid feature ceilings & chandeliers & is the ultimate in Dining in Killarney.

The Killarney Park Restaurant | Deluxe Discover Ireland Tour

The Killarney Park Restaurant | Deluxe Discover Ireland Tour
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The 5-Course & A La Carte menus offer a medley of classic mouth-watering dishes with a modern twist. We would highly recommend the extraordinary County Kerry Surf & Turf of Lobster & Beef.

Dining at The Killarney Park | Deluxe Ireland Escorted Tours

Dining at The Killarney Park | Deluxe Ireland Escorted Tours
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Diners can enjoy their meals while listening to the melodic tones of the resident pianist playing in the background.  Best of all, the restaurant is home to a walk-in wine cellar, which has an immense range of full and half bottles.

The Garden Bar at The Killarney Park | Ireland Private Guided Tours

The Garden Bar at The Killarney Park | Ireland Private Guided Tours
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The elegant garden bar, bestowed with a hand crafted mahogany bar, wood paneled alcoves and decorative fireplace, is the ideal pick to unwind and absorb the athmosphere. The all-day bar menu offers an poignant assortment of artisan light-meals and snacks.

Afternoon tea at the Killarney Park | Deluxe family Friendly Vacations Ireland

Afternoon tea at the Killarney Park | Deluxe Family Friendly Vacations Ireland
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If you would like a little bit of indulgence in the afternoon, then you should try the Afternoon tea at the Killarney Park Hotel. The Drawing room is the perfect example of elegance and opulence and an ideal place in which to enjoy afternoon tea. Tickle your taste buds with a medley of finder sandwiches, freshly baked scones with cream and fruit preserves, home-made cakes and pastries while enjoying traditional tea. Why not add a bit of sparkle to the occasion by enjoying a glass of champagne.

The Spa at The Killarney Park | Deluxe Family Tours Ireland

The Spa at The Killarney Park | Deluxe Family Tours Ireland
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The spa at the Killarney Park is indisputable your first option to relax tired muscles after a vigorous game of golf. The Spa offers an copious inventory of treatments from facials to stone treatments & body wraps to Swedish massage. There is also a pool & health & fitness center for you to relish. If you would prefer to venture out into Kerry Town, there are an abundance of traditional Irish pubs in which you can have the craic (fun) and a good old Irish sing song.

Well that wraps up our visit to Kerry and the incredible Tralee Golf Course, choice of remarkable accommodation and much much more…

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