This was the last course our group of about 30 played during our recent visit to Killarney and, unfortunately, the weather was most unkind to us on that day. We went through about five of the fiercest squalls I’ve ever experienced, rendering it almost impossible to keep dry in even the best rain gear and blowing quite a few umbrellas inside out. But, at least it is a parkland course offering some shelter amongst the trees from wind, hail and driving rain.
Despite the weather, the setting was magnificent. We played the Killeen course, which hosted the Irish Open on a number of occasions. The course runs along the lake, which comes into play from early in the round. Our first real test was the par 3 third, where the green juts out into the lake and required driver from the tee to have any chance of reaching the green. Glad to report that I parred this one, but thereafter the weather made things a tad more difficult and we eventually called it a day after 11.
After golf, we were glad to reach the warmth of the clubhouse, enjoy a shower in first class comfort and a nice meal in the bar / restaurant with its fabulous panoramic views of the lake, mountains and golf course.
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