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Carton House Golf Club

Parkland / Inland Links

Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Course Type: Parkland / Inland Links
Location: 24km from Dublin. N4 west and take Leixlip west exit, 5 minutes from motorway
Founded: 2002

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Carton House Golf Club

The Montgomerie:

Cut through rolling meadows and punctuated by native fescue, already with a reputation for being one of the toughest courses in Ireland, The Montgomerie blends a storybook setting with the exciting qualities of links golf. Here, the fairways run firm and fast. The intelligent bunker complexes demand strategic and shotmaking excellence and the ground game is always in play.

The 7,301 yard, par 72 course provides a testing challenge to the most proficient golfers mettle and a measure of the venue's success was that it was decided to bring the Nissan Irish Open back there in 2006 following a successful stint the previous year.

Winner of "Best New Design of the Year 2004" Award - Golf World, January 2005
Ranked 10th in Ireland by Golf Digest magazine - April 2005

The O’Meara:

Undoubtedly a parkland, unlike its sister, the older O’Meara course which opened in 2002 explores the swooping pastures and tiptoes around the ancient specimen trees on this magnificent estate.

Feature holes include the 14th, 15th and 16th – a pair of 3’s wrapped around a heroic par 5 – crossing the lazy loops of the River Rye. The beauty of these holes leave you breathless with their daring yet graceful nature. The opportunity to gamble is paramount as is the sense of tranquility that the holes create.

This genteel but challenging journey complements the more vigorous test on the lower ground over the water on The Montgomerie course. Together they are a potent force – very different in nature but both abounding with class which is the overriding feel of the whole estate.

Distance and driving times (traffic dependent):

North Dublin (Royal Dublin, Portmarnock, Roganstown, The Island) c. 1hr

Headfort Golf Club          58km (36m), 60 mins   
The Heritage Golf Club    80km (50m), 1hr 15 mins
Rathsallagh Golf Club      51km (32m), 60 mins
Castleknock Golf Club     21km (13m), 22 mins
The K Club                      8km (5m),   15 mins
Palmerstown House        22km (14m), 18 mins
Powerscourt Golf Club     51km (32m), 40 mins  
Druids Glen Golf Club      59km (36m), 43 mins

Other distances, times and route planning
" /> Carton House is located in an area that is rich in the quality of golf that is offered, yet it still provides a challenge that is worthy of any of its illustrious neighbours. It offers a golfing resort containing two testing championship courses, one designed by Mark O'Meara and the other by Colin Montgomerie. The O'Meara course offers a traditional parkland challenge while the Montgomerie is more difficult, because of fearsome bunkering and exposure to the wind.

The award winning Montgomerie course presents the golfer with a very different challenge of head high pot bunkers, fast running greens and narrow fairways weaving through ?elds of native fescue grasses. The O’Meara parkland course tests its players by utilising the rolling land of the estate and the majestic waters of the River Rye. Very different in nature, both courses abound with a style and class consistent with the Carton estate.

The Montgomerie:

Cut through rolling meadows and punctuated by native fescue, already with a reputation for being one of the toughest courses in Ireland, The Montgomerie blends a storybook setting with the exciting qualities of links golf. Here, the fairways run firm and fast. The intelligent bunker complexes demand strategic and shotmaking excellence and the ground game is always in play.

The 7,301 yard, par 72 course provides a testing challenge to the most proficient golfers mettle and a measure of the venue's success was that it was decided to bring the Nissan Irish Open back there in 2006 following a successful stint the previous year.

Winner of "Best New Design of the Year 2004" Award - Golf World, January 2005
Ranked 10th in Ireland by Golf Digest magazine - April 2005

The O’Meara:

Undoubtedly a parkland, unlike its sister, the older O’Meara course which opened in 2002 explores the swooping pastures and tiptoes around the ancient specimen trees on this magnificent estate.

Feature holes include the 14th, 15th and 16th – a pair of 3’s wrapped around a heroic par 5 – crossing the lazy loops of the River Rye. The beauty of these holes leave you breathless with their daring yet graceful nature. The opportunity to gamble is paramount as is the sense of tranquility that the holes create.

This genteel but challenging journey complements the more vigorous test on the lower ground over the water on The Montgomerie course. Together they are a potent force – very different in nature but both abounding with class which is the overriding feel of the whole estate.

Distance and driving times (traffic dependent):

North Dublin (Royal Dublin, Portmarnock, Roganstown, The Island) c. 1hr

Headfort Golf Club          58km (36m), 60 mins   
The Heritage Golf Club    80km (50m), 1hr 15 mins
Rathsallagh Golf Club      51km (32m), 60 mins
Castleknock Golf Club     21km (13m), 22 mins
The K Club                      8km (5m),   15 mins
Palmerstown House        22km (14m), 18 mins
Powerscourt Golf Club     51km (32m), 40 mins  
Druids Glen Golf Club      59km (36m), 43 mins

Other distances, times and route planning
Professional: Francis Howley
Number of Holes: 36
Type: Parkland / Inland Links
Course Name: The O'Meara / The Montgomerie
Designer: Mark O'Meara / Colin Montgomerie
Championship Length: 7,006 yards / 7,301 yards
Greenfees: €55-75
Par: 72 / 72
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  • Soft Spike Mandatory
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  • Golf Academy
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  • Putting Green
  • Full Bar Facilities
  • Motorised Pull Carts Available
  • Practice Ground
  • Dining Facilities
  • Motorised Buggies Available
  • Driving Range
  • Accommodation Available

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