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The closest course is Mount Wolseley 059 9151674. Other golf courses include Carlow Golf Club 059 9131695, Carrigleade Golf Course 059 9124370, Clonmore Golf Course 059 9171244, Par 3 Golf Club 059 9142088.
Visitors have a marvellous variety of courses to choose from including testing parkland courses and a small number of clubs ideal for families and the less experienced golfer. The novice is also well catered for with driving ranges, pitch & putt and par 3's.
Green fees are good value everywhere and considerably cheaper than in other areas of the country. Most clubs will have special "open weeks" where you can enter competitions and take on the locals with the possibility of going home with something to show for your day. The 19th hole is where the best game is often played - relax and enjoy the hospitality on each of the premises listed here!.
MOUNT WOLSELEY HOTEL, GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB Tullow. Co. Carlow. Tel: + 353 (0)59 9151674 www.mountwolseley.ie
"Rarely after a first look around a potential site for a golf course had I been so impressed as at Mount Wolseley, not just with the ideal and natural roll of the ground itself, but with the magnificence of this delightful rural countryside" Christy O'Connor Jr. The greatest compliment that could be paid to Mount Wolseley Hotel, Golf & Country Club is that it can be enjoyed without ever taking a golf club in hand. The visual delights arelegion - the meandering River Slaney, just a few hundred metres away, its banks dressed with the rich cloth of grasses and deciduous trees, the lakes mirroring the haunting splendour of the mountains of East Carlow and Wicklow.
The course is a formidable challenge to any golfer with its rich population of mature trees, lakes and rolling terrain. There are no easy holes, with wide landing areas the only concession and demanding approach shots to almost every green. A round of golf at Mount Wolseley is always a treat to remember for golfers who enjoy a challenging and exciting game, in whole a memorable and historic location. Type of course: 18 hole championship parkland. Par 72. Opening hours: Daylight hours. Clubhouse including a be and restaurant with full bar and dining room facilities avail from 10.00 a.m. -11.00 p.m.
CARLOW GOLF CLUB, Deerpark, Carlow. Tel: + 353 (0) 59 9131695 www.carlowgolfclub.com
Originally a deer park attached to the former Bruen Estate, this spectacular 18-hole course near Carlow town is currently ranked 17th in order of merit of great golf courses in Ireland. Extensive, mature woods are a strong feature in a pleasant countryside setting where the unusually sandy soil has the 3onus of allowing year round play. Numerous elevated tees, several excellent dog legs and small slick putting surfaces snsure an enjoyable and challenging game. Type of course: 18 hole parkland. Length: 5974 metres. Par 70.
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. each day. Hire Services: Club, trolley and buggy hire.
BORRIS GOLF CLUB, Borris Tel: + 353 (0) 59 9173143 or 9173310 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 a modern, automatic watering system and the texture of the greens compare favourably with the best. It would be difficult to find a course in a more picturesque setting, with the stately McMurrough Kavanagh family seat in the background. Type of course: 9 hole parkland. Length: 5596 metres Par: 70 Opening hours: Daylight hours. The Clubhouse opens every day affering full bar facilities and light snacks. Full meals available on request. Hire Services: Caddy Cars.
MOUNT JULIET, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny A Jack Nicklaus signature course and opened in 1991, this 18-hole parkland has already been voted best inland course in Ireland. Home to the David Ledbetter Golf Academy. Tel: +353 (0)56 7773000.
KILKEA CASTLE, Kilkea, Castledermot, Co. Kildare. The 12th century castle hotel is a constant visual presence on this lovely 18-hole parkland course on the River Greese. Tel: +353 (0)59 9145555.
CARLOW GOLF RANGE & SHOP Crossneen, Carlow. Tel: + 353 (0)59 9141683. 30 bay floodlit, state of the art golf range set at the foot of the Killeshin Hills - 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. The resident PGA professional is available for golf tuition and advice and his lessons cater for groups, families and individuals. The golf range also has a large, fully stocked golf shop, which carries all the leading names in golf clubs, shoes, clothing and equipment. A personalised club "fitting" service is also available together with a 24 hour full club facility. Tea, coffee and snacks. USGA specification putting green and pitching area. Summer opening hours: Monday - Friday 10.00 a.m. - 21.00 p.m. Sat. & Sun. 09.00 a.m. -19.00 p.m. Winter opening hours: Mon. - Fri. 10.00 a.m. - 21.00 p.m. Sat. & Sun. 09.00 a.m. -19.00 p.m.
CARRIGLEADE GOLF COURSE Carrigleade, St. Mullins, Co. Carlow Tel: + 353 (0)59 9124370 Mobile: + 353 (0)87 2569012 An 18-hole, par 3 course with holes of 183m, 177m and 170m and greens of 500 square metres. The green keeping and course management are noted for their high standards. The Blackstairs and Brandon mountains provide a beautiful backdrop to your golfing round. Situated on the Barrow Drive between St. Mullins and Graignamanagh. Opening hours: Day light hours. All year round. Hire Services: Clubs
CLONMORE GOLF COURSE Clonmore, Hacketstown, Co. Carlow Tel:+353(0)59 9171244 Situated in the scenic north-east corner of Co. Carlow in an area noted for its historical interest and photogenic landscape, this golf course is an 18 hole par 3. Opening hours: All year. Daylight hours. Clubs available for hire.
QUINAGH HOUSE PAR 3 Quinagh House, Carlow. Tel: + 353 (0)59 9142088 At Quinagh House near Carlow town is the 18-hole par 3 golf course. Refreshments and light snacks are available in the clubhouse. Clubs available for hire. Opening hours: All year. Daylight hours Within a 30 minute drive of Carlow are a number of excellent golf courses including those at Athy, Mount Juliet, Rathsallagh and Kilkea Castle.