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Golfer's Break in Sneem

Golfers Breaks in Kerry

Golfers Break - Guide to Kerry Courses

A golf break at Sneem Hotel in the picturesque setting of County Kerry is a dream escape for avid golfers seeking a blend of world-class courses, flexible accommodations, and breath-taking scenery. Nestled along the stunning Ring of Kerry, Sneem Hotel serves as an ideal base for exploring some of Ireland's finest golfing destinations. In addition, the hotel is positioned just a pleasant stroll into the charming village of Sneem, with its authentic Irish character & eclectic collection of shops, bars and cafés. 

Your golf break begins with a warm welcome to Sneem Hotel, where guests are greeted with traditional Irish hospitality and ushered into beautifully appointed rooms or the adjacent self-catering apartments, both offering views of the surrounding countryside or across Goldens Cove to Kenmare Bay and the mountains. The hotel's stylish and friendly ambiance sets the tone for a relaxing and memorable golf getaway. Golf guests can choose to stay either in the very spacious hotel bedrooms or opt for our self catering apartment which lie directly adjacent to the hotel. To view our best value hotel room offers and to browse self catering dates, click here. Should you be travelling with a group of golfers, just click here to contact our reservations.

Sneem Hotel is ideally situated near several renowned golf courses, making it a haven for golf enthusiasts. The closest, approximately 6 KM away, is Parknasilla Golf Club, a stunning 12-hole course that winds through lush greenery with views of the Atlantic Ocean. The challenging yet scenic layout of Parknasilla provides an exhilarating golfing experience amid nature's beauty. The Ring of Kerry Golf Club, is a short (20 KM) drive from the hotel and provides a picturesque18-hole parkland course set against the backdrop of Kenmare Bay and the Caha Mountains.

A golf holiday in Kerry is a must-visit for avid golfers. For a day’s golfing a little further afield from Sneem Hotel, Kerry’s best golf courses include:

Waterville Golf Links

Location: Approximately 30 KM from Sneem Hotel. Ring of Kerry, Waterville, County Kerry

Description: World-famous Waterville Golf Links is a classic Irish links course that has attracted golfing legends like Tiger Woods. It offers a challenging and unforgettable golfing experience by the sea. This renowned links course is situated on the stunning Ring of Kerry coastline and offers an unforgettable golfing experience with its dramatic dunes and Atlantic Ocean views. Waterville has hosted numerous professional tournaments and is consistently ranked among Ireland's top golf courses.

Ballybunion Golf Club (Old Course)

Location: Sandhill Road, Ballybunion, County Kerry

Description: The Old Course at Ballybunion is legendary among golfers, featuring challenging links terrain, towering sand dunes, and stunning ocean views. It has hosted multiple major championships.

Ballybunion Golf Club (Cashen Course)

Location: Sandhill Road, Ballybunion, County Kerry

Description: The Cashen Course at Ballybunion is a newer addition, offering a different but equally exhilarating golfing experience with its unique layout and natural features.

Dooks Golf Link:

Location: Glenbeigh, County Kerry

Description: Dooks Golf Links is one of Ireland's oldest golf clubs, situated between the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula. The course offers stunning views of Dingle Bay and the surrounding mountains.

Killarney Golf & Fishing Club (Killeen Course)

Location: Mahony's Point, Killarney, County Kerry

Description: The Killeen Course at Killarney Golf &Fishing Club is a championship layout that has hosted several Irish Open tournaments. It features challenging holes set against the backdrop of the Lakes of Killarney.

Killarney Golf & Fishing Club (Mahony's Point Course)

Location: Mahony's Point, Killarney, County Kerry

Description: The Mahony's Point Course at Killarney Golf& Fishing Club is known for its scenic beauty and picturesque views of the surrounding countryside and lakes.


Tralee Golf Club

Location: West Barrow, Ardfert, Tralee, County Kerry

Description: Designed by Arnold Palmer, Tralee Golf Club offers a breathtaking coastal setting with dramatic views of the Atlantic Ocean. It's consistently ranked among the top courses in Ireland.

After a day’s golf, guests return to Sneem Hotel for a well-deserved meal featuring delicious local fare, from freshly caught seafood and hearty Irish stews from Fishers Bar to a menu of gourmet dishes crafted from locally sourced ingredients in Coastal Bistro. Guests can savour fine wines and culinary delights while reliving the day's golfing adventures with fellow enthusiasts.

Golfing aside, a trip to Sneem invites relaxation, whether it's unwinding with a seaweed bath overlooking Goldens Cove, taking a leisurely stroll along the nearby beaches, or simply enjoying the hotel's amenities and stunning surroundings. For those looking to explore beyond golf, Sneem Hotel can assist to arrange additional activities such as guided hikes along scenic trails, boat trips to explore nearby islands, or visits to historic sites and charming villages in the region.

A golf weekend at Sneem Hotel promises not only exceptional golfing experiences but also relaxation, luxury, and camaraderie in one of Ireland's most authentic and beautiful coastal settings.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the best destination for a golf break in County Kerry?

Sneem, nestled in County Kerry, Ireland, is an idyllic spot for a golf retreat. Its breath-taking natural setting, surrounded by mountains, forests, and Kenmare Bay enhances the golfing experience, delighting both golfers and nature lovers. Sneem Hotel's prime location offers easy access to top-quality golf courses like Ballybunion, Waterville Golf Links, and Killarney Golf & Fishing Club, as well as local gems like the Ring of Kerry Golf Club and Parknasilla Golf Club. The vibrant village atmosphere and welcoming locals provide a relaxing retreat after a day on the greens, with charming shops, pubs, and cafés to explore. Sneem isn't just about golf; outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hiking, fishing, kayaking, and cycling, blending the thrill of golf with nature's beauty. Sneem promises an unforgettable fusion of golf challenges and Kerry's natural beauty for golfers of all levels.

What facilities are available for golfers at Sneem Hotel?

Golf Packages: Accommodation, meals, and rounds at nearby courses are included, maximizing your golfing getaway.
Golf Concierge: Assistance with tee times, transportation, and local golfing info.
Equipment Rental: Access to golf gear without bringing your own.
Self-Catering Apartments: Ideal for groups seeking independence, with two-bedroom Goldens Cove Apartments and an exclusive three-bedroom Goldens Cove Lodge.
Dining: Fishers Bar offers delicious bar food, while Coastal Restaurant overlooks Goldens Cove's beauty. Both lead to the hotel’s extensive terrace.

Are there any special golf packages available at Sneem Hotel?

Indulge in a delightful two-night Golf Getaway at the Sneem Hotel with a golf package that includes a two night stay in a double/twin room, daily breakfast and 4-course dinner at Coastal Restaurant on one evening of your choice. Plus, enjoy in a round of golf at the exquisite Ring of Kerry Golf Club. For golf groups, please contact our reservations department for more information via [email protected]

Can Sneem Hotel accommodate group golf outings or corporate golf retreats?

We cater to group golf outings & corporate retreats with tailored experiences:
Accommodation: Comfortable options, including spacious rooms & self-catering apartments, ensure a pleasant stay.
Dining: Catering for groups with breakfast, lunch & dinner services, private dining areas & group menus.
Meeting Spaces: Meeting rooms & event spaces available for seminars, workshops, or team-building activities, equipped with audio-visual amenities.
Golf Packages: Customised packages include accommodations, meals, rounds at nearby courses & additional activities.
Golf Concierge: Dedicated services for tee times, transportation & coordinating group activities related to golf outings.

What wellness amenities does Sneem Hotel offer and what is there to do for non-golfing companions?

Sneem Hotel offers seaweed baths for golfers to relax and enjoy stunning views of Kerry's countryside and Kenmare Bay. Rain or shine, hot soak wooden barrels provide therapeutic benefits, rich in natural chemicals and vitamins, for refreshed vitality. For extra rejuvenation, exit the seaweed baths to take a quick plunge into the cold waters of Goldens Cove. 
As the hotel is idyllically located on the water’s edge, Sneem Hotel offers a serene haven for sea swimming enthusiasts along the Wild Atlantic Way. After a swim, unwind on the hotel’s terrace or enjoy a warming drink at Fishers Bar. The Ring of Kerry offers walks for all levels, while the Kerry Way provides mapped routes amidst scenic mountain ridges. Explore the Kerry Geo-Park, surrounding Sneem, for wildlife and stunning scenery, or simply relax at the pier amidst nature's tranquility. Resident stargazers will delight beneath Kerry’s Dark Sky Reserve throughout their stay in Sneem. 

What are the best golf courses in County Kerry?

Explore the top golf courses, each offering a unique experience:

Ring of Kerry Golf Club (20-Min drive): Enjoy its challenging 18-hole parkland course & stunning views.
Kenmare Golf Club (30-Min drive): Immerse yourself in its strategically laid out 18-hole parkland course amidst scenic surroundings.
Dooks Golf Links (40-Min drive): Step onto one of Ireland's oldest courses for a traditional links experience with breathtaking views.
Killarney Golf & Fishing Club (50-Min drive): Indulge in the prestige of two championship courses set amidst captivating scenery.
Waterville Golf Links (1-hrs. drive): Tee off at this world-renowned links course along the stunning Ring of Kerry.
Bantry Bay Golf Club (1-hrs. 10-Min drive): Test your skills on a challenging 18-hole course with panoramic views of Bantry Bay.
Frequently Asked Questions

What's the best destination for a golf break in County Kerry?

Sneem, nestled in County Kerry, Ireland, is an idyllic spot for a golf retreat. Its breath-taking natural setting, surrounded by mountains, forests, and Kenmare Bay enhances the golfing experience, delighting both golfers and nature lovers. Sneem Hotel's prime location offers easy access to top-quality golf courses like Ballybunion, Waterville Golf Links, and Killarney Golf & Fishing Club, as well as local gems like the Ring of Kerry Golf Club and Parknasilla Golf Club. The vibrant village atmosphere and welcoming locals provide a relaxing retreat after a day on the greens, with charming shops, pubs, and cafés to explore. Sneem isn't just about golf; outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hiking, fishing, kayaking, and cycling, blending the thrill of golf with nature's beauty. Sneem promises an unforgettable fusion of golf challenges and Kerry's natural beauty for golfers of all levels.

What facilities are available for golfers at Sneem Hotel?

Golf Packages: Accommodation, meals, and rounds at nearby courses are included, maximizing your golfing getaway.
Golf Concierge: Assistance with tee times, transportation, and local golfing info.
Equipment Rental: Access to golf gear without bringing your own.
Self-Catering Apartments: Ideal for groups seeking independence, with two-bedroom Goldens Cove Apartments and an exclusive three-bedroom Goldens Cove Lodge.
Dining: Fishers Bar offers delicious bar food, while Coastal Restaurant overlooks Goldens Cove's beauty. Both lead to the hotel’s extensive terrace.

Are there any special golf packages available at Sneem Hotel?

Indulge in a delightful two-night Golf Getaway at the Sneem Hotel with a golf package that includes a two night stay in a double/twin room, daily breakfast and 4-course dinner at Coastal Restaurant on one evening of your choice. Plus, enjoy in a round of golf at the exquisite Ring of Kerry Golf Club. For golf groups, please contact our reservations department for more information via [email protected]

Can Sneem Hotel accommodate group golf outings or corporate golf retreats?

We cater to group golf outings & corporate retreats with tailored experiences:
Accommodation: Comfortable options, including spacious rooms & self-catering apartments, ensure a pleasant stay.
Dining: Catering for groups with breakfast, lunch & dinner services, private dining areas & group menus.
Meeting Spaces: Meeting rooms & event spaces available for seminars, workshops, or team-building activities, equipped with audio-visual amenities.
Golf Packages: Customised packages include accommodations, meals, rounds at nearby courses & additional activities.
Golf Concierge: Dedicated services for tee times, transportation & coordinating group activities related to golf outings.

What wellness amenities does Sneem Hotel offer and what is there to do for non-golfing companions?

Sneem Hotel offers seaweed baths for golfers to relax and enjoy stunning views of Kerry's countryside and Kenmare Bay. Rain or shine, hot soak wooden barrels provide therapeutic benefits, rich in natural chemicals and vitamins, for refreshed vitality. For extra rejuvenation, exit the seaweed baths to take a quick plunge into the cold waters of Goldens Cove. 
As the hotel is idyllically located on the water’s edge, Sneem Hotel offers a serene haven for sea swimming enthusiasts along the Wild Atlantic Way. After a swim, unwind on the hotel’s terrace or enjoy a warming drink at Fishers Bar. The Ring of Kerry offers walks for all levels, while the Kerry Way provides mapped routes amidst scenic mountain ridges. Explore the Kerry Geo-Park, surrounding Sneem, for wildlife and stunning scenery, or simply relax at the pier amidst nature's tranquility. Resident stargazers will delight beneath Kerry’s Dark Sky Reserve throughout their stay in Sneem. 

What are the best golf courses in County Kerry?

Explore the top golf courses, each offering a unique experience:

Ring of Kerry Golf Club (20-Min drive): Enjoy its challenging 18-hole parkland course & stunning views.
Kenmare Golf Club (30-Min drive): Immerse yourself in its strategically laid out 18-hole parkland course amidst scenic surroundings.
Dooks Golf Links (40-Min drive): Step onto one of Ireland's oldest courses for a traditional links experience with breathtaking views.
Killarney Golf & Fishing Club (50-Min drive): Indulge in the prestige of two championship courses set amidst captivating scenery.
Waterville Golf Links (1-hrs. drive): Tee off at this world-renowned links course along the stunning Ring of Kerry.
Bantry Bay Golf Club (1-hrs. 10-Min drive): Test your skills on a challenging 18-hole course with panoramic views of Bantry Bay.