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 6th 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".


Club Update

Saturday finally saw our popular Vice Captain Adrian Usher host his Prize. Deferred from 2020 Adrian had everything perfect over the two days. With over 100 playing there was a great show of support for Adrian. Many more members called in and rang to show their support for Adrian. The competition was 18 hole stableford from the white tees. Three players finished with 44pts with Handicap Secretary John Hoare just pipping young Bill O Brien and Michael Mullins on the back nine.
Lady Winner was Mary Lynch Kavanagh
Junior Winner Noah Desamais
Senior Winner Dan McInerney 42pts
Gross Prize Sean Calvert Level Par
Fourth Prize Ken McKenna 43pts
Third Michael Mullins 44pts
Second William O Brien 44pts
Winner John Hoare 44pts.

Our Junior Cup met a very good team from Adare Manor over the weekend who just got the better of us in the deciding match. Well done to TJ Riordan Pat Irwin and their Squad

This Sunday we have Owen O Keeffes Pierce Purcell squad out against Castletroy . This tie is fixed for Sunday 11th at 3.30 in Castletroy and Ballyk. Best of luck to Owen and selectors Chris Madden, Evan McGrath and Tom Holton
The club would also like to thank Pat Ryan for the work he has done with the Split the Pot timberwork throughout the hotel