About Ballykisteen

The Ballykisteen Championship Golf course is a superb 18 hole, 72 par, Des Smyth designed championship golf course which was opened in 1993 and was formerly the famous Ballykisteen Stud.

Nestled in the heart of the Golden Vale

The clever design and suitability to all handicaps makes this golf hotel and Ballykisteen golf course an ideal venue for any golf outing. The golf course is set only minutes from Limerick Junction, County Tipperary in tree-sculptured surroundings against a backdrop of the Galtee Mountains. The golf course is constructed to the highest of standards distinguished by the superb quality of the putting surfaces. Smyth laid out each hole using the natural contours of the land where possible and incorporated an abundance of bunkers and water hazards which feature on 11 holes. Symth himself puts forward the 15th as one of the signature holes at Ballykisteen "probably the most difficult in the country; 230 yards from the back elevated tee to a green surrounded by water on three sides and out of bounds on the left, nothing but a perfect golf shot will do".


Spring League Results

The 2015 Ballykisteen GC Spring League concluded with a great final day on Sunday March 22nd.

In tremendous weather conditions, and with the golf course in fantastic condition, the 8 teams who qualified for the Spring League final battled it out, with the winning score of 100pts registered by Liam Downey, Frankie Nolan, Pat Ryan, and John Ryan. Two scores of 97 pts were registered, with the team of Ray Kelly, Mick Kennedy, Sean Kennedy and Arthur Ryan taking 2nd place on a countback from the team of Chris Madden, Cyril O'Neill, Noel Ryan and Brian Slattery who placed 3rd.

A 9-hole scramble was held for all teams failing to qualify for the Spring League final, with the team of Tony Browne, Tom Holton, Martin Maher and John Stokes taking the spoils.

A big thank you to our sponsors of the Spring League final, Dave and Pauline Kavanagh, for their continued support. Also a big thank you to the greenkeeping staff for presenting the course in fantastic condition for our first big competition of the 2015 season. See Gallery for Photos


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GUI/ILGU Development Open in Ballykisteen

A great day, albeit a bit rainy, was had by all in Ballykisteen on 19th February. Girls and Boys took part in a joint Development day between the GUI and ILGU. The course was in great condition and we had some superb golf over the 13 hole competition. The competition winners were:
Boys Category
1st Place - Sean Calvert (Ballykisteen) 31pts
2nd Place - Adam Long (Tipperary) 29pts
Girls Category
Clodagh Jones (Roscrea) 29pts