GOLFING IN CARLOW
Carlow is a
golfer's paradise - regardless of your skills or ability, you will
find an impressive variety of golfing facilities to suit all
levels. The novice is also well catered for with driving ranges,
pitch & putt and par 3's. All of the courses listed here aim to
provide the golfer - whether beginner or advanced - with an
unforgettable experience and a warm, friendly welcome. For
non-golfing partners and families, there is a treasure trove of
places to visit and things to do, which are listed elsewhere in
Carlow Golf Club, Deerpark, Dublin Road,
Tel: 059-9131695 Fax: 059-9140065
Set in the beautiful green countryside of the South East, Carlow
Golf Club is a 27-hole parkland course laid out in a former wild
deer park attached to the old Bruen Estate. The course has a sandy
sub-soil which is links like with undulating terrain, numerous
elevated tees, several excellent dog legs and small slick putting
surfaces. Carlow is playable twelve months of the year and a
plugged ball is almost unheard of. It's qualities are further
enhanced by the water hazards at the 1st, 2nd, 10th and 11th
holes. The new 9-hole Oak Park golf course at Carlow Golf Club is
a truly terrific layout designed by the renowned architect, Jeff
Howes. Situated on rolling terrain, this par 35-course provides a
superb challenge to golfers of all standards. Carlow Golf Club is
currently ranked in the top 20 of great golf courses in Ireland.
One thing is guaranteed, once you visit Carlow you will receive
excellent hospitality, a good day's golf and memories treasured
Type of course Deerpark course - 18 hole parkland - 5974 metres -
Oak Park course - 9 hole parkland - 2923 metres - par 35.
Opening hours Daylight hours. The Clubhouse Bar is open every day
from 10.00 a.m. - 11.00 p.m. A fully serviced restaurant offers a
choice of lunch and dinner menus and is open from 09.30 a.m. -
10.00 p.m. daily.Green Fees Midweek Monday - Friday: 50.00.
Saturday & Sunday 60.00. Husband & wife rate: 75.00 midweek,
100.00 weekend. Group rate - 20 plus: midweek 45.00 and weekends
50.00. Oak Park Course 20.00.
Lessons By private arrangement with P.G.A. professional Mr. Andrew
Gilbert Hire Services Clubs, caddy car and buggy hire
Leinster Hills Golf Club, Graiguealug,
Nurney, Co. Carlow
Leinster Hills Golf Club is set on circa 200 acres of rolling
Carlow countryside, offering 18 unique golfing holes. Boasting
panoramic views of the six surrounding counties and spectacular
views of the Wicklow and Blackstairs Mountains. Situated 9 km from
Carlow Town, Tullow and Bagenalstown off the N80, well signposted.
Type of course 18 hole parkland - 5805 metres - par 70.
Opening hours Summer 8.00 a.m. - 8.00 p.m. Winter 8.00 a.m. - 5.00
p.m. Clubhouse facilities. Light snacks, minerals, tea and coffee
available. Meals can be arranged locally on request.
Green Fees Midweek: 25.00. Weekends and Bank Holidays 35.00.
Group rate - 13 or less midweek: 25.00, Weekends and Bank
Group rate - 15 or more midweek: 20.00, Weekends and Bank
Holidays 25.00. Buggy hire 20.00
Hire Services Trolley (manual and electric) and buggy hire
Leinster Hills GolfCross Ireland,
Graiguealug, Nurney, Co. Carlow
"Played into a goal instead of a hole"
GolfCrossฎ is golf with goals instead of holes and it's played
with an oval GolfCross ball instead of a round one. You use the
same rules as golf (with a few exceptions and additions) and the
same clubs, though a putter is not required. Essentially you're
still playing golf, it's simply that the target is now suspended
in mid-air and every shot is pretty much going where you want it
to. The goals, which you are targeting, are positioned in an area
fairly similar in size and style to golf greens, which are called
Leinster Hills is Ireland's 1st GolfCross Course, which has
instantly become its most prestigious and longest course in the
world. If there is a course that will host the up and coming 'GolfCross
World Championship' then this is it.
Golf Cross Yard Fee Midweek: 20.00, Weekends and Bank Holidays
Group rate - 13 or less midweek: 20.00, Weekends and Bank
Group rate - 15 or more midweek: 15.00, Weekends and Bank
Holidays 20.00. Parent and sibling 20.00. Buggy hire 20.00.
Golf Cross Balls and Cup 6.00
Killerig Golf Club, Killerig, Co. Carlow.
Tel: 059-9163000 Fax: 059-9163005
"Killerig is enjoyable for the Club golfer, and when required
capable of challenging the best"- Des Smyth
Located just outside Carlow town in a fabulous setting with the
Wicklow Mountains to the east and Killeshin Hills to the west.
Designed by Des Smyth and Declan Brannigan, this imaginatively
laid out course has water in play on six of its 18 U.S.G.A.
specification greens. The course, which is playable year round
provides a challenging game of golf with some stunning scenery and
memorable sunsets. Luxury 4 star Golf Lodges overlook the 10th
green while a 4 star hotel with 42 bedrooms is due for completion
in July 2006.
Type of course 18 hole championship parkland - 6165 metres - par
Opening hours Daylight hours. Breakfast, lunch and dinner menus
available all day.
Green Fees Monday - Thursday 30.00, Friday 40.00, Saturday,
Sunday & Bank Holidays 50.00. Group rate: Monday - Thursday
25.00, Friday 30.00, Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays 45.00.
Hire Services Clubs, caddy car and buggy hire.
Mount Wolseley Hilton, Tullow, Co. Carlow
Tel: 059-9151674 Fax: 059-9152123
Situated 12 km east of Carlow town, Mount Wolseley is set in
opulent surroundings and boasts an 18-hole championship golf
course. According to Christy O'Connor Junior, course designer, "
Rarely after a first look around a potential site for a golf
course had I been so impressed as at Mount Wolseley. What we have
here is a fair but testing 18 holes of championship golf, none of
which will disappoint even the most discerning player". This par
72-course provides a challenge to every ability as each hole
presents demanding approach shots, with wide landing areas being
the only concession. With its broad fairways, unforgiving rough
and picturesque water hazards, Mount Wolseley has justifiably
played host to a number of national and international golf
The Mount Wolseley Hilton International is located on the grounds
of the eighteenth century ancestral home of Frederick York
Wolseley, whose family became synonymous with the automotive
industry. This charming resort offers an eclectic blend of
contemporary design and lavish detail surrounded by 200 acres of
peaceful landscape. Featuring 142 bedrooms including a Superior
Suite, Master Suite, "O" Connor Suite and 8 Executive Suites each
with individually controlled air conditioning and interactive IT
facilities with broadband access. Holistic spa on site featuring
seven treatment rooms, chill-out pool, dry flotation, experience
showers, sun therapy, balneotherapy and Thalgo and Elemis
Type of course 18 hole championship parkland - 6,558 metres - par
Opening hours Daylight hours. Dining facilities available in the
Aaron Lounge from 12.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. and Frederick's
Restaurant from 7.00 p.m. - 9.30 p.m.
Green Fees Monday - Friday 60.00, Saturday, Sunday & Bank
Holidays 80.00. 10% discount for groups of 20 +.
Hire Services Clubs, Trolley and buggy hire
Borris Golf Club, Borris
In the south of the county the 9-hole course at Borris commands
panoramic views of the neighbouring countryside with Mount
Leinster and the Blackstairs mountains to the east, and the Barrow
Valley to the west. This parkland course is maintained to a very
high standard with modern sand based greens and an automatic
watering system. It would be difficult to find a course in a more
picturesque setting, with the stately MacMurrough Kavanagh family
seat in the background - a very good test of golf. Practice area
and putting green available. Visitors will enjoy the warm and
friendly atmosphere of the clubhouse.
Type of course 9 hole parkland - 5680 metres. Par 70. SSS 69
Opening hours Daylight hours. The Clubhouse opens every day
offering full bar facilities and light snacks. Full meals
available on request.
Green Fees 25.00 (16.00 when accompanied by member) - all week.
At weekends players must be accompanied by a member of Borris Golf
Hire Services Trolley and buggy hire.
GOLF RANGES AND PAR 3'S
Ian Kerr Golf Academy & Carlow Golf Range,
30 bay floodlit, state of the art golf range set at the foot of
the Killeshin Hills - a perfect place for golfers of all standards
to relax in tranquil surroundings, and to practice and improve all
their golfing skills at their own pace. Equipment of the highest
standard is provided to ensure a true reflection of the
individual's game and includes a new specification putting and
pitching green and practise bunkers.
Resident P.G.A. professional, Mr. Ian Kerr, is available for golf
tuition and advice and his lessons cater for groups, families and
individuals. Private teaching area with video tuition ensures
success. The golf range also has a large, fully stocked golf shop,
which carries all the leading brand names in golf clubs, shoes,
clothing and equipment. A personalised club "fitting" service is
available together with a 24-hour full club re-gripping facility.
Tea, coffee and snacks available.
Opening hours: Monday - Friday 10.00 a.m. - 21.00 p.m. Saturday &
Sunday 09.00 a.m. - 19.00 p.m.
Rate: 4.00 for 50 balls. 7.00 for 100 balls.
Carrigleade Golf Course, Carrigleade, St.
Mullins, Co. Carlow
Tel: 059-9724370 Mobile: + 353 (0)87 2569012
An 18-hole parkland, par 58 course with greens of 500 square
metres where the green keeping and course management is noted for
its excellent standards. A varied course with a picturesque,
enjoyable walk. Caters for societies. Magnificent stone walls are
a particular feature of this course while a variety of trees
ensure a good range of shots. Refreshments available.
Opening hours: Daylight hours. All year round
Green Fees: Adults 12.00. Group discounts available on request
Lessons: Available on request
Hire Services: Clubs and trolley hire
Quinagh House Par 3, Quinagh House, Carlow.
Tel: + 353 (0) 59 9142088
Quinagh House is an 18-hole par 3 golf course situated on the
outskirts of Carlow town. The course features good yardage with
spacious practice greens and a wide variety of trees add to the
challenge of a golfing round here. Refreshments and light snacks
available in the club house.
Opening hours: Daylight hours. All year round
Green Fees: Adults 10.00. O.A.P.'s 6.50. Students 7.00.
Hire Services: Clubs.
Within a 30 minute drive of Carlow are a number of excellent golf
courses including those at Mount Juliet, Rathsallagh and Kilkea