Killeen, the jewel in the crown, played host to the Irish Open on four separate occasions. The course offers both spectacular lakeside scenery and challenging golf to players of all levels, with water features on nearly every hole.
The first hole at Killeen is a slight dog leg to the right, Loch Leane is waiting to swallow your ball, don’t attack any pin on the right side of the green.
The second hole at Killeen is another dog leg to the right, drive over the bushes with a straight forward second shot to a big green.
The first one of our magnificent par 3’s requires a very accurate tee shot. Be sure to make allowances for the wind.
The fourth hole at Killeen is a tricky hole which requires a lot of attention. An Iron would be the smart play from this tee. This hole will reward the patient golfer.
The fifth hole at Killeen is said to be one of the toughest holes on the course with a demanding tee shot and a dog leg to the right. The green is also protected by some well-placed bunkers. (Par 5 for ladies).
The second of the par 3’s is said to be the hardest of them all with a long tee shot required. The green is protected by water front and to the right of the green.
The first of just three par 5’s on the course is said to be the easiest on the course. A good drive will give you the opportunity to hit the green in two. (Par 4 for ladies).
The seventh at Killeen is a difficult par 4 with a small fade off the tee is required to hit this fairway. The second shot must carry the water short of the green.
Another difficult hole which requires a draw off the tee which will leave a demanding second shot into a well-protected green. A par here is a good score.
Arguably the easiest of the par 3’s still requires a good tee shot. You must hit the green as anywhere long or short and you’re in the water. Inishfallen Isle is in the distance if you can take the time to take in the view!
The second par 5 on the Killeen Course starts with a slight dog leg to the right. You must avoid the fairway bunkers on your second shot. The green is long and narrow.
A difficult par 4 but normally plays a bit easier with the prevailing wind. This hole has a number of strategically place bunkers - There are a couple of fairway bunkers down the left and few protecting the green.
The 13th hole at Killeen is index 1 for a reason. A long demanding hole with a well-placed stream in front of the green. A decision is required to play short or to go for the green. (Par 5 for ladies).
The 14th hole at Killeen starts off with a dog leg to the right, there is a Turkey Oak tree to the right-hand side of the fairway which is the oldest tree on the course.
The 15th hole on Killeen has a sharp dogleg to the right. A good fade off the tee sets up a second shot to a severely contoured green.
This is the final par 5 on the course and it normally plays into the prevailing winds. A straight tee shot is required and the green is protected by a cluster of bunkers towards the front left of the green.
Your tee shot must avoid the right-hand side of the fairway as there is a very popular water feature. The second shot is said to be one of the trickiest shots on the course – Don’t be tempted to attack any pin left of the deep pot bunker!
What a great finishing hole which plays back to the clubhouse! With water all the way down the left and a tricky green, a par on this hole is a great score.