Parknasilla Golf Club
Sneem, Kerry
Tel : +353 (0)64 45233 Fax : +353 (0)64 45323

This club offers magnificent views from most parts of the course of the shimmering waters of Kenmare Bay and the fantastic bakdrop provided by the mountains of the Beara peninsula.

Ring of Kerry

Further Information
Part of Parksinalla Great Southern Hotel. Club, caddie and buggy hire available.

Course Details

Course Name: Parknasilla Holes: 9 Yardage: 6044 SSS: 70
Arthur Sprins subtle designs present a stern test fo skill and shot making to golfers of all categories. However, all of the holes are eminently playable by higher handicap golfers. The nine hole course has a par of 70 with one par five and two par threes. A clever mix of open and tight fairways gives the golfer an opportunity to open the sholders safely at some holes while doing so at one's peril on others.The sand based grees provide true putting surfaces all year round.
The most memorable holes at Parknasilla's new course are the eigth na dninth. a ball overshooting the the green finds the salt water of the Atlantic Ocean. The ninth is spectaculary placed in Kenmare Bay, between the large pines that skirt both sides of the fairway.
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  • Parknasilla GC

    Michael Schlamadinger wrote on: Jul 26, 2004

    Just returned from Ireland and had the chance to play Parknasilla twice. The fact that it is "only" a 12 hole course is the only (if only slight) disatvantage. But as far as I heard, plans are already to expand to 18 holes. Value for money is great anyway, EUR 35,- for a round can be considered resaonable, when the evening fee of EUR 12,- after 6:30 pm is actually a steal. The course is not only beautiful, it is well maintained, the greens are not bad at all. Although most of the holes are not really long, the course is not easy to play. Especially the 10 and 11 can get tough, with constant strong headwind from the sea.
    Michael Schlamadinger, Wattens, Austria


  • RE: not the truth

    wrote on: Mar 25, 2004

    Dear Mr Grey
    Thank you for your comments.
    As you may know the Golf Course is owned by the Great Southern Hotels and management have decided that the course is closed during the winter months.
    I would like to know what site you got your information from.
    Also I can assure you that all the Greens were re-constructed over the past five years and are all sand based.
    Yours Sincerely
    Maurice Walsh


  • not the truth

    David Grey wrote on: Jan 7, 2004

    I am very disillusioned with the course discription I just read on this site and it makes me wonder about the credibility of any other information on this site .I am not writing this message to belittle the site or the golf course but I would like the information I base my golfing breaks for myself and my society to be as accurate (not necessarily critical )as possible .I am just back from staying in Parknasilla Hotel and played a few holes on the course firstly it is a 12 hole course secondly I doubt very much that the greens are sand based and playable all year round . I do agree that the course looks beautiful as are the sites one encounters form one hole to the next , I just wish the information was a little more truthful. I look foreward to a reply to this however short just to hear your view .
    Yours respectfully ,
    David Grey


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Chip Haslun 09/01

    Chip Haslun wrote on: Aug 31, 2001

    Surprisingly wonderful golf course (played two mornings and two afternoons 8/01) Spectacular views on most holes, narrow, tricky. Wet in the morning, but no one out there until 9:00 or so. Great bargain. Met some super people. Planned to play Waterville, but never did because course satisfied my golf lust during family vacation. Hotel is wonderful too. Had a fun little tournament, which I was able to participate in. Altogether a gem.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Jonathan Humphreys 04/01

    Jonathan Humphreys wrote on: Mar 31, 2001

    This is the best nine hole I have ever played - in fact it is better than a lot of 18 hole courses as well. The course was in great condition when I played it (August 2000). The view down the 8th fairway is spectacular - you can see right up the Kenmare estuary. The mountains over the estuary look beautiful in the early morning mist. The second hole (par 3) is great, a little puch shot to a green open to give views of Rossdohan Island. Everyone was friendly and it seemed virtually uninhabited before 9 o'clock on a weekday. This course is extremely pleasurable to play and great value (IR) for nine holes it is a bargain!


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Tommy Clyne, Hdcp 22 08/00

    Tommy Clyne, Hdcp 22 wrote on: Jul 31, 2000

    A most beautiful, picturesque and excellent test of golf. It is a pleasure to play it many times each year. The new holes will blend in well once the 'roundabout' at holes 7 and 12 is resolved.


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