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".



There are 2 sets of Hampers remaining to be won up to and including Saturday 13 Dec. Winners so far are 1. James Keane and Denis O'Brien, 2. James Keane and Joe McDonald, 3. Bertie Quirke and John Morris, 4. Tom Ryan and Lloyd Walsh. 5. Arthur Ryan and Kevin O'Hora.

Open Classic Results

Last weekend Ballykisteen held a very successful Open Classic over Saturday and Sunday competing for the fabulous first prize of a Golfing Break for 4 in Tulfarris GC, Blessington, Co. Wicklow which includes Bed & Breakfast plus Evening Meal. Despite the strong wind the course was in fabulous condition which was reflected in the scores returned. The winners of the event this year were Pat Toomey, Mary Toomey, Tom Crosse and Kevin O Hora with 96Pts, in second place was Raymond Kelly, PJ Carey, Dave Kavanagh and Michael Ryan with 94Pts and in third was Frankie Nolan, Pat Ryan, Liam Downey and John Ryan.

Golfer of the year

Competitions for this prestigious title finished last weekend and it could not have been tighter. Mick Kennedy took the monthly medal by 1 point from Jonathan Ryan and that left Mick just 1 point clear at the top of the leaderboard for Golfer of the year. Well done to both players for an exceptional year of golf. Full points table available Here.