Callan Golf Club

Address: Geraldine,
Town: Callan
Co Kilkenny
Phone: 353 (0)56 7725136

The stream at Callan Golf Club comes into play on the six hole with the par-three, 12th hole requiring 155yd carry over water to the green. Well-placed spinneys are there to catch wayward drives and there is a pond left of drive on the ninth, while all the greens are bunkered and well protected. Callan Golf Club was founded in 1929. In 1994, a new clubhouse was built and the club extended the golf course from 12 holes to 18 holes in 1999. Callan Golf Club offers a particular welcome to visiting societies, groups and individual visitors. Societies and groups can be accommodated throughout the year including Saturdays and there are very few prohibited days for bookings. For groups of more than 20, special discount rates are available

Mount Juliet Golf Club

Address: Thomastown
Co Kilkenny
Phone: 353 (0)56 7773071,+353 (0)56 7773064

Mount Juliet Golf Club is a Jack Nicklaus designed championship golf course set in a world of its own, on lush parkland in the south east of Ireland and only 20 minutes from Kilkenny. The course opened in 1991 with a match featuring golfing legends Christy O'Connor Snr and Jack Nicklaus. The beautiful and challenging Mount Juliet golf course has established itself as a premier golfing venue for top professionals and leisure golfers worldwide. Chosen as the first and only Jack Nicklaus signature golf course in Ireland, the "Golden Bear" was meticulous and painstaking in his design and overseeing of the construction of his great creation. Feature holes on the course include the stunning third hole, a par three from an elevated tee to a green guarded by a natural stream and lake, one that golfers always remember. Also the par five, 10th hole, with its copse of trees, tests the golfers strategy. The final hole, a long par four with water all down the left and a narrow approach to the green, has decided many a tournament result. The par 72, 7,300 yards layout boasts rolling fairways, many feature water hazards and contoured greens, all superbly blended into the spectacular setting of this famous old Irish estate. In preparation for the WGC - American Express Golf Championship that was held here in September 2002 and again in 2004, the Jack Nicklaus design team instigated some extensions and new features to the course, showing Mount Juliet's continued pursuit of golfing excellence. Other events at Mount Juliet Golf Club include the Irish Opens of 1993 to 1995, along with the Shell Wonderful World of Golf match between Tom Watson and Fred Couples in 1998. Mount Juliet is a destination every golfer wants to visit.

Gowran Park Golf Course

Town: Gowran
Co Kilkenny
Phone: (0)56 7726699,+353 (0)56 7726225

Gowran Park, set in the picturesque setting of the Lord Annaly Estate, is a wonderful parkland golf course. It includes dramatic 100ft, tree-lined fairways and superb greens complemented by various challenging water hazards, lakes and streams. This Jeff Howes-designed, par-71, 18-hole course provides an excellent test for the low handicap golfer whilst also being very enjoyable for the middle to high handicappers. The unique feature of Gowran Park golf course would be that five holes of the golf course are located within the centre of the race courses. The first three holes start inside the track and then proceed in an anti-clockwise direction, returning inside again to play the ninth and the 18th under the watchful eye of the clubhouse. Holes two and 17 also face the extra challenge of avoiding the two lakes. The 15th hole is arguably the most picturesque hole on the course - no bunkers, no water, just a corridor of fairway cut between two rows of 100ft-plus trees. The signature hole is the fourth, which is based on "Azalea", the 13th hole at Augusta. Playing to 100ft-high trees in the distance, you have to avoid the trees to the right and the creek to the left and are expected to play your second shot over the creek that surrounds the green. A real index one hole. This exciting, beautiful, dramatic and challenging golf course leads to an enjoyable golfing experience.


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