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".


Junior Captains Prize

This weekend the Junior Captain JJ Bennett will host his prize. There will a competition for all members with the prize giving taking place on Sunday evening.

Presidents Prize

On Saturday August 11th John Hughes will host his second Presidents Prize. The format this year is Stroke Play over 18 holes off the Blue Tees. There will be no playoff. Presentation will be at 7.30 in the BallyK Bar. Last tee time will be 2.30. Ladies will play a 12 hole competition at approx 3.00pm. There will also be a Junior competition at approx 12.00pm. The Senior competition will be played at the normal time next Tuesday August 7th. Please book your preferred time on the BRS system or with the Pro Shop.

Annual GVM

The annual GVM competition was held on July 28th which was kindly sponsored as normal by Tom Crosse GVM. This was a stableford competition off the Blue tees. The winner with a super score of 45 Pts was PJ McLoughlin. In second place with another superb score was Kieran Ryan (Tipp) with 44 Pts and in third place with another impressive 41 Pts was Dan McInerney. Best Gross went to Michael Nolan
In the Junior Competition we also had some great scores with Ben Shipham finishing first with 40 Pts, In second was Matthew Kavanagh with 38 Pts and in third was JJ Bennett also with 38 Pts. Ladies Prize went to Clare Ryan

July Monthly Medal

Results of the July Monthly Medal which was kindly sponsored by Great National Hotel.
1st Matthew Kennedy 43pts
2nd Yani Kavisalmi 42pts
3rd John Twoomey 41pts
Well done to all who took part.