What we say
You can’t visit Co. Kilkenny without a round at magnificent Mount Juliet. Carved through a splendid estate full of mature oak, beech and lime trees, it was designed by Jack Nicklaus in collaboration with Canadian architect Jeff Howes and has a distinctly ‘American’ feel. The story goes, that Nicklaus’s offer of shots to an ageing Christy O’Connor at the match to celebrate the opening in 1991 was politely turned down by O’Connor, who went on to win 2 and 1. The Irish Open, was held here from 1993-1995 as was the American Express Championship in 2002 and 2004.
The Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course opened in 1991 with a match featuring golfing legends Christy O'Connor Snr. and The Golden Bear himself and since then the 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, including the 2004 World Golf Championship - American Express Championship brilliantly won by South African 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, 7,300 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.
Stay & Play: The four star Conrad Mount Juliet Hotel is on site.
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- Address Mount Juliet Estate, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland, , Thomastown
- Tel 0035 356 777 3071
- Website www.mountjuliet.ie
|Green Fees||From 33-100 euros|
|Course Length||6,554 yards (5,993 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 does not have: Club Hire
- Course does not have: Handicap