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".

Notices

Hampers

Our Annual Hamper competition has started again from Monday October 15th and there will be a pair of hampers each week up to our Christmas Presentation evening. There will also be a winner for best gross over the duration of the competition. Format is the same as last year, 12 hole special card, team of 2, One to score on each hole and played off the green tees, 5 euro entry and 5 euro re entry. Pay in Proshop who will issue the card. The same pair cannot win a second hamper. Full rules available in clubhouse.

Members Classic

We held our Annual Club Classic on Sunday October 14th with 12 teams playing in the Champagne Scramble. It was a pet day considering the previous few days with everyone playing in bright sunshine and the course in immaculate condition. In second place on countback with a score of 73 was the team of Owen O Keeffe, John Ryan, Adrian Usher and Michael Mulcahy. Winners also on a score of 73 were the team of Denis O'Brien, Fr John Morris, Gerry Doherty and Anthony Fitzgerald.

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