Our Head Chef Jonathan, has taken up golfing on some of the best golf courses we have in Kerry when he gets a very rare day off – lately we have noticed his chef whites and knives are also accompanied by a well worn golf bag!  Here’s a list of the golf courses he has tried and enjoyed – we hope you enjoy them too during your stay in our Coastguard Cottages


Just a stone’s throw from Jacks Restaurant in Cromane, Dooks Golf Links is a hidden gem in the Reeks District and only 30 minutes from Killarney. With majestic views of the Wild Atlantic Ocean and the nearby Reeks mountain range, which is home to the highest mountain in Ireland, Dooks Golf Links offers a visual feast of scenery at the edge of Dingle Bay as well as a technical challenge for all golfers.

For tee times, green fees and bookings visit their website HERE

Dooks Golf Club Kerry Arial



Maine Valley Golf Club just outside nearby Killorglin has panoramic views of the mouth of the river Laune, Sliabh Mish and Dingle Bay to the north and The McGillicuddy Reeks to the south. This 18-holes, parkland course was designed by the great (late) Eddie Hackett and should be on the itinerary of your next golfing trip

For tee times, green fees and bookings visit their Facebook page HERE

Maine Valley Golf Course



Beaufort Golf Course is an 18 hole Parkland course halfway between Killarney and Killorglin in Co. Kerry. Situated amidst 200yr old trees and 15th Century Castle ruins and surrounded by the McGillycuddy Reeks. Fairway bunkers, lakes and irrigation systems, with the expertise of leading golf architect Tom McKenzie, Beaufort is fast becoming renowned among South West Ireland Golf Courses.

For tee times, green fees and bookings contact them HERE

Beaufort Golf Club. Kerry



Killarney Golf & Fishing Club is one of Ireland’s most prestigious and historic golf clubs. Located in Killarney National Park and only 30 minutes from Cromane, surrounded by the lakes of Lough Leane, Killarney Golf & Fishing Club is a Four-Time host to the Irish Open and home to two 18-hole championship courses. Without a doubt, a world-class destination and a golf course to visit when you’re in Kerry.

For tee times, green fees and bookings contact them HERE

Killarney Golf Club



This stunning 18-hole links course located in the picturesque town of Waterville in South West Kerry. The course is surrounded by the sea, in a stunning remote location. This course has been endorsed by numerous world-famous golfers including Tiger Woods and we can see why – a day will leave you feeling that Waterville Golf Links is a very special place indeed.

For tee times, green fees and bookings contact them HERE

Kerry Golf - Waterville

So that rounds up all the golf courses our head chef has been to so far in Kerry. We’ll be sure to add to this list when he gets a chance to try out a few more. In the meantime,  when he’s not on the golf course, he will be cooking up a storm in the kitchen in Jacks so if you fancy a bite to eat after your day golfing, get in touch with us HERE