Mount Juliet Golf Club, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Mount Juliet Golf Club is set in a world of its own, on lush parkland in the southeast of Ireland, and only 20 minutes from Kilkenny. The Jack Nicklaus designed golf course at Mount Juliet is a centerpiece of one of Ireland’s finest golf courses. Blessed with this unique setting, Nicklaus has created a challenging championship golf course and is presented in excellent condition throughout the year.
Ireland has long being known as one of the top golf destinations in the world, with a variety of parkland golf courses available. Backspin Golf Magazine has recently voted Best Parkland Golf Course in Ireland Mount Juliet, March 2008. This is not the first time that Mount Juliet Golf Club has been given such high praise, as Mount Juliet Golf Club won Irish Golf Tour Operators Association Golf Course of the year for 2003. Mount Juliet Golf Club also received international recognition and acclaim for it’s hosting of the 2002 and 2004 American Express World Golf Championships, which were won by Tiger Woods and Ernie Els. Mount Juliet has also held three Irish Open Championships.
Mount Juliet Golf Club is open to visitors all year round, and run a series of Open Golf Competitions, in our winter and Summer Series. Booking of golf at Mount Juliet Golf Club is available on-line and Mount Juliet welcomes golfing groups and golf societies, with special rates for golfing groups, which have more than 16 in their party.Mount Juliet Golf Club also has Golfing Tuition through the Golf Academy, run by Irish Golf Pro, Sean Cotter. There are also golf practice facilities including putting greens and a driving range
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.
Mount Juliet has hosted many major golfing events and welcomed the return of the World’s Top 50 golfers to play in the World Golf Championship – American Express Championship in October 2004. The event was a fantastic success with the crowds turning up in their thousands. The holder, Tiger Woods, survived an early injury scare to put up a sterling defence of his title but he and the remainder of the field had to acknowledge the brilliance of South African golfing superstar Ernie Els who finished with a stunning 18 under par total of 270 to edge out Thomas Bjorn on the last green.
Other events include the Irish Opens of 1993-95 along with the Shell Wonderful World of Golf match between Tom Watson and Fred Couples in 1998. The par 72, 7300 yard layout boasts rolling fairways, many feature water hazards and contoured greens, all superbly blended into the spectacular setting of this famous old Irish Estate.
Mount Juliet Golf Club, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland.
Tel. +353 (0)56 777 3064 Fax. +353 (0)56 777 3078