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Skellig Bay Golf Club

Skellig Bay Golf Course

Opened in April 2006 Skellig Bay Golf Club is fast maturing into one of Kerry’s ‘must play’ courses. Located in Waterville the course could only be described as a headland layout as neither links nor parkland best describe this stunning setting.

Skellig Bay Golf Club’s course was designed by Irish-American course designer Ron Kirby. Ron is formerly of Jack Nicklaus Design and his previous work in Europe includes The Old Head of Kinsale, Mount Juliet and The London Club. Kirby is somewhat of a traditionalist when it comes to course design and is an advocate of visibility, fairness and enjoyment. As with all coastal courses there is little to protect the golfer from the sea breeze that is ever present, so mastering the knock-down shot and the bump and run will stand you in good stead here. Remember ‘when it’s breezy, swing easy’!

Generous fairways but small, generally flat greens put an emphasis on club selection with the second shot, and if missed a good short game is required to save par.

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