Killarney Golf Club wins out

This year we celebrated at the IGTOA awards with the team from Killarney Golf and Fishing Club. They were awarded Parkland Golf Course of the Year and GM Cormac Flannery and Head Greenkeeper Enda Murphy were on hand to accept the award.

The Resort will be celebrating their 125th anniversary in 2018 and the plans are ever expanding. Over recent years, they have invested over €500,000 to improve and maintain the courses and it is clearly paying off.

“It’s the same process all the time. Looking at what we have done well and what we can improve and tying that in with our overall capital projects,” said Flannery.

“We have big plans and they cost money. We have to make a profit to operate and then reinvest in our courses.”

Plans include building new tee complexes on Mahony’s Point and an extension of the first green on the Killeen Course.

“We plan to extend the green slightly further out into the lake, so it will make for a nice Sunday pin position on the edge of the water

The award recognises Killarney’s long-term conditioning programme and it comes at just the right time.