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".


Captains Prize

On Saturday Captain Thady was at the club to see the 1st competitors tee off at 7.30am which illustrates his dedication to the club. Thady was looking very smart in his club jacket as he greeted all the golfers throughout the day which included Members, Juniors, Ladies and Visitors which added up to nearly 130 in total and is a true testament to the popularity of Thady.

With the Mediterranean type conditions the course was in fantastic condition and credit for this must go to Mike Heffernan and his team for setting up some difficult pin positions on the day. The early starters had a slight advantage of the balmy conditions but with the breeze and temperature rising through the middle of the day the course was still a challenge for most players off the back sticks. The top qualifying score of 62nett was returned by Mick Kennedy, followed by 67nett of Liam Downey and Christopher Ryan, 68nett Kevin O Hora and Paddy Moloney, 69nett Richard Swain, Mark Lowrey, and Doug Lam, 70nett by Frank Nolan, Pat Ryan and Alan Dunphy, final spot went to Michael F Ryan with 71nett to leave a total of 12 players in the 9 hole play off.

The play off was a tense and close affair with nerves getting the better of everyone at some time or another but having a 5 stroke lead Mick played steady golf throughout the back 9 and none of the chasing pack ever got within 2 shots of his lead. This left Mick with a comfortable two putts on the 18th to win the 2014 Captains Prize and received a large applause from the members around the 18th. In his acceptance speech, Mick thanked his playing partners throughout the day and was delighted to accept the prize from Thady. Full Results under Competitions on this site.


Ladies Site

Junior Site



Green Fees


Singles Matchplay Draw

Singles Matchplay Rules

Fourball Matchplay Draw

Fourball Matchplay Rules

Adopt a Green Program

We have assigned 10 names to each of the Greens on the Course
This is a Trial to See How it Works so Don't be Concerned if your Name is not Included
We are Asking that Whenever you Play a Round of Golf, that you Spend 2 to 3 min on your Assigned Green Repairing Pitch Marks
If you Wish to Have your Name included please Contact John Hughes or Tony Browne
Please Also Encourage Others to Keep our Greens in Top Shape by Repairing all Pitch Marks
Lets be Proud of our Course and Try to Ensure that Your Assigned Green Looks Best