Surrounding Killarney Golf & Fishing Club is the Lower Lake (Lough Leane) studded with islands, the most spectacular being Innisfallen Island where the ruins of the 12th Century priory can be seen. Killarney lakes are freshwater lakes and are home to brown trout and salmon. Unusual fish species include the Arctic Char (usually found much further north, and thought to be a relict species left behind in Killarney after the last ice age) and the Killarney Shad (a land locked form of the Thwaite Shad unique to the Lakes of Killarney).
The Red Deer, Ireland’s native deer, are ever present and add a unique experience for visitors and members alike. The Killarney herd, currently numbering approximately 700, is the only wild herd of native Red Deer remaining in Ireland .
The Club is also home to a family of Sika Deer who can often be seen roaming the outskirts of the greens, especially early morning or sunset.
The wide variety of habitat types present within this area is one reason for the great diversity of bird life found here, from waterfowl to woodland birds to birds of mountain and moorland. Common summer visitors include the Swallow, Swift and Cuckoo, which migrate northwards from Africa during the summer months to avail of the more temperate Irish climate.