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".


Christmas Hampers

The Annual Hamper competition is well under way now with 7 weeks completed. Winners so far are Pat Ryan and John Ryan (Luigi), James Keane and Kevin O Hora, Tom Crosse and Gerry Doherty, Father and son John and Edward Ryan, Stephen Cully and Tom Holton, James Keane and Tommy Keane, Pat Toomey and Bertie Quirke. Weather permitting there are still 2 Hamper weeks to be decided and of course the overall best Gross over the entire competition. Last time to play Hampers is Sunday 16th December at 12.00pm as the presentations are on this day at 4.00pm.

Golfer of the Year

Golfer of the Year Sponsored by Stonecraft of Limerick.
The final counting competition for this award was the Matchplay which brought Daragh Hanley very close with 27 pts. However Captains Prize winner Tom Ryan followed this up with a decisive 47pts in the final Monthly Medal to win the award.

Arthur Pierse Trophy

The later stages of the Club Matchplay were decided recently. In one semifinal Daragh Hanley got the better of John Hoare with the other Semi final seeing Jonathan Ryan seeing off Richard Bourke in some tight matches. The final went all the way to the 17th before Daragh prevailed. Afterwards Jonathan praised his opponent for his consistent good golf. These prizes will be presented on Sunday December 16th