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Mount Juliet Golf Course

Mount Juliet Golf Course Review

Attached to a magisterial country-house hotel, this Jack Nicklaus–designed championship parkland course, 19 km (11 miles) from Kilkenny Town, includes practice greens, a driving range, and, for those who feel a little rusty, a David Leadbetter golf academy. The heavily forested course has eight holes that play over water, including the wonderful 3rd hole—a par-3 over a stream from an elevated tee. The back 9 presents a series of difficult bunker shots. A sporting day out comes to a welcome end in the Hunter's Yard or Rose Garden lodge, which cater to both the thirsty and the hungry. Greens fees are above average, and although visitors are always welcome, a weekday round is best, since it's often crowded with members on weekends.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Mount Juliet Estate, off L4206, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny
  • Phone: 056/777–3010
  • Cost: Fees: May.–Sept., Sun.–Thurs. €75–€80, Fri. and Sat. €90; Nov.–Mar., Sun.–Thurs. €65, Fri. and Sat. €75; Apr. and Oct., Sun.–Thurs. €70–€75, Fri. and Sat. €85
  • Hours: Visitors: daily
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  • Location: Thomastown
Updated: 04-10-2013

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