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Mount Juliet Golf Club

Parkland

Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny

Course Type: Parkland
Location: 19km south of Kilkenny City
Founded: 1991

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Mount Juliet Golf Club

Distance and driving times (traffic dependent):
                                 
Mount Wolseley Golf Club       55km (34m), 47 mins
Carlow Golf Club                   40km (25m), 25 mins
Druids Glen Golf Club           152km (95m), 1hr 37 mins
The European Club              113km (70m), 1hr 30 mins
Waterford Castle Golf Club    39km (24m), 28 mins
Faithlegg Golf Club               44km (27m), 39 mins     
West Waterford Golf Club     80km (50m), 53 mins
Seafield Golf Club                96km (60m), 1hr 15 mins
Old Head of Kinsale GC       180km (112m), 2hrs 14 mins

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" /> Opened in 1991 with a match featuring golfing legends Christy O'Connor Snr. and Jack Nicklaus, the beautiful and challenging Nicklaus designed Mount Juliet course located 19km (12 miles) south of Kilkenny City has established itself as one of Ireland's premier parkland courses. To the delight of a big attendance, O'Connor won.

The course measures around 7,300 yards from the medal tees to a Par of 72 and is unique in Ireland due to its hosting the World's Top 50 golfers in the American Express World Golf Championship in 2002, and again in 2004. The event was a fantastic success on both occasions with the courses reputation being greatly enhanced by the quality of the golf being played. The titles went to Tiger Woods and Ernie Els respectively.

The layout boasts rolling fairways, many feature water hazards and contoured greens (greens superintendent, Aidan O'Hara, is acknowledged as the best in Ireland at his craft), all superbly blended into the spectacular setting of this famous old Irish Estate. It presents a fair challenge, which rewards good play but punishes errors with strategically placed bunkers demanding a thinking game is played, water is also in play on seven holes.

The course is invariably presented in excellent condition and feature holes abound on the course, but the 3rd hole, a stunning par 3 from an elevated tee to a green guarded by a natural stream and lake is one that golfers always remember. The par 5 10th hole with its copse of trees which tests the golfers strategy is also a favourite. The final hole, a long par 4 with water all down the left and a narrow approach to the green has decided many a tournament result.

Distance and driving times (traffic dependent):
                                 
Mount Wolseley Golf Club       55km (34m), 47 mins
Carlow Golf Club                   40km (25m), 25 mins
Druids Glen Golf Club           152km (95m), 1hr 37 mins
The European Club              113km (70m), 1hr 30 mins
Waterford Castle Golf Club    39km (24m), 28 mins
Faithlegg Golf Club               44km (27m), 39 mins     
West Waterford Golf Club     80km (50m), 53 mins
Seafield Golf Club                96km (60m), 1hr 15 mins
Old Head of Kinsale GC       180km (112m), 2hrs 14 mins

Other distances, times and route planning

Professional: Sean Cotter
Number of Holes: 18
Type: Parkland
Designer: Jack Nicklaus
Championship Length: 7,264 yards
Greenfees: Midweek €90-100; Weekend €120
Par: 72
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Facilities / Features

  • Soft Spike Mandatory
  • Caddies for Hire (booking required)
  • Golf Academy
  • Golf Club Hire
  • Putting Green
  • Full Bar Facilities
  • Motorised Pull Carts Available
  • Practice Ground
  • Dining Facilities
  • Driving Range
  • Accommodation Available

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