What we say
The Montgomerie golf Course - designed by great Scot Colin Montgomerie - is a gently undulating, immaculately maintained, links-style layout and we firmly suggest you avoid playing off the back tips (a whopping 7,300 yards) - if the pro's who line up in the Murphy's Irish Open struggle, you're bound to find Monty's masterpiece more than hard work.
It's also crucial you avoid the battery of pot bunkers on every hole and, even if you achieve that, you still need to master the huge greens. In other words, it presents the ultimate golfing challenge so if you're after an easier ride, and a more relaxing time on-course, probably best to opt for the neighbouring, more friendly O'Meara golf course.
Carton House is home to two championship courses - The O’Meara and The Montgomerie. The prestigious Montgomerie has hosted the last two Nissan Irish Opens. Although the no. 2 course, The O'Meara - designed by double major champion Mark O'Meara - is a fine par 72 traditional parkland layout in its own right.
Stay & Play: Carton House is a luxury 165 bedroom hotel, conference and spa facility which opened its doors in June, 2006.
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- TG Rating
- Players Rating
- Address Maynooth, , Co.Kildare
- Tel 353 (0) 1 5052000
- Website http://www.cartonhouse.com/golf.html
|Green Fees||O'Meara Course - October: From €50|
|Course Length||6,821 yards (6,237 metres)|
- Course has: Bar
- Course has: Buggy Hire
- Course has: Driving Range
- Course does not have: Practice Green
- Course has: Pro Shop
- Course has: Restaurant
- Course has: Trolley Hire
- Course does not have: Dress Code
- Course has: Club Hire
- Course has: Handicap
I live 10 minutes Away From Carton House. It is an amazing place with the new gui academy set up there with a bunker green chipping green and a putting green along with three real grass hitting areas. along with the leinster headquaters from the gui there along with a museu. is only the start along with a top class hotel and the course are just amazing!!!! the O'meara been the easier of the two it is allso more senic wit three holes winding trough a river. the monty is the harder it plays more like a links with it been open and has very long grass about 15 yards of the fairway
Play both the O'Meara and Monty course - Wow this in inland golf at its best, with the back drop of the Carton House Hotel and the Hills of Ireland on the Horizon it is simply breathtaking. The O'Meara - is a challenge for any golfer with the greens cut to perfection and a mix of great holes - the card wrecker in the 15th par 5 which finishes with a pin-point accurate shot required over the water to a tint green - fantastic The monty - wow this course never gives you any rest bite - to hit a par on one of these holes gives you a buzz in itself - the card wrecker 14th - you can't see all those little bunkers from off the tee - you need to be good a sewing to thread your way through this hole - In my top 2 off oall courses after King barns
Having played both courses over the past two yrs-Monty clearly tougher course. O'Meara more americanised. Stretch 14-16 2 pars 3's and a par 5great stretch. 15th is similar to the 16th at the K Club with a green over water and a bridge crossing the river. Great value for memebrs of teh Open Fairways scheme 50% off green fees.