Mahony’s Point offers spectacular views of the famous Killarney Lakes overlooked by the McGillicuddy Reeks, the highest mountain range in Ireland. The final three holes are breathtaking as you play towards the lake with the 18th hole described as ‘one of the most memorable holes in golf’.
The first hole at Mahony’s Point is a slight dog leg to the left with a generous fairway to aim at. The green is well protected with a row of bunkers on the right-hand side of the green.
The second hole at Mahony’s Point is one of the more testing holes with a sweeping dog leg with a number of well positioned bunkers both on the fairway and at the green. A par is a great score here.
This is arguably one of the toughest par 4’s on the course which requires a straight drive favouring the right side of the fairway and a tricky approach to the green.
The first of the par 3’s is a straight forward one which is not too long. However, respect is demanded here as two very well place bunkers, either side of the green, is the holes protection.
The fifth hole at Mahony’s Point is a great birdie opportunity as a long straight par 5 meets you. No bunkers, no dog legs, just straight down the fairway – very reachable in two!
The 6th hole requires a straight drive. It is crucial to find the fairway on this hole as a precise second shot to carry over water and stay short of the bunker at the back of green is required.
The next par 3 is a straight forward par 3 with four bunkers protecting the green.
The eight hole is a long par 5 with a narrow fairway to aim at. The green is protected by a cluster of well positioned trees that surround the small green.
The ninth hole is said to be the easiest hole on the course. A fairly straight forward par 4 gives golfers a great birdie opportunity before they set off onto the back 9.
You start the back 9 with a tricky par 4. It is important to keep your tee shot to the left side of the fairway. The green is 50 metres long so depending on the pin position the club selection can vary by 3 to 4 clubs.
Welcome to index 1… This hole requires an accurate tee shot on a narrow fairway that sweeps from left to right. The green is well protected with a large bunker to the front right – avoid this bunker at all costs!
This par 3 is anything but straight forward. The green slopes from back to front and is well protected with a large bunker to the right.
The 13th hole at Mahony’s Point is par 5 that is reachable in two, but trouble waits if you miss the green. Water flows right across the fairway and is a danger to those who choose to lay up. Take you time to enjoy the view while your partner putts.
This par 4 has a dog leg to the left which requires an accurate draw from the tee box. Once again the green is well protected by a number of well positioned bunkers.
This short par 4 is very drivable for the longer hitter, but be aware that the green is well protected by four bunkers!
A gentle dog leg to the right, a stream across the fairway and a well-positioned bunker – there’s nothing easy about this hole!
The 17th hole at Mahony’s Point is a magnificent hole. This Par 4 requires a tee shot down the centre of the fairway. The second shot must avoid the bunker on the left but be careful as there’s even more trouble on the right.
Possibly one of the best finishing holes in golf! The 18th at Mahony’s Point is nothing short of spectacular… Just enjoy the views!