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".


History was created over the weekend with Ballykisteen GC reaching the final of the East Munster section of the Jimmy Bruen Shield for the first time in the clubs history.

With all matches taking place at Carrick on Suir GC, the Saturday morning battle against Cahir Park GC began under cloudy skies. Ballykisteen made a flying start, and managed to maintain a consistent lead, winning the match overall by 3.5pts to 1.5pts.

With the wind picking up in the Saturday afternoon matches, Ballykisteen GC made some tactical teams changes for its clash with nearest rival Tipperary GC. In a match that saw the momentum continually switching all afternoon between the 2 teams, Ballykisteen GC won the final match on the course on the 17th green to take the match 3pts to 2pts.

Sunday morning arrived, and with far tougher weather conditions presenting themselves for the players, Ballykisteen were opposed to Co. Tipperary GC in a match that proved worthy of a sectional final. All of the 5 matches were extremely closely contested, and the overall winner again came down to the final match on the course. Ballykisteen finally wore down their opponents for a 3pts to 2 pts victory, setting up an East Munster final against Failthlegg GC from Waterford in the coming weeks.


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Congratulations to Team Captain Raymond Flynn and his selectors Tony Browne and Michael Ryan for their superb organisation and management of the Ballykisteen team. Congratulations to squad members Martin Dineen, Liam Downey, Alan Dunphy, John Hoare, Keith Hoare, Olly Hodges, Ciaran Keating, Jamie Keaty, Mike Kennedy, Joe McDonald, Jimmy Nolan, Joe O Dwyer, Owen O Keefe, Colm Riordan, TJ Riordan and Johnathan Ryan. A special thank you to all of the caddies who helped the team members tremendously throughout the closely contested matches, and all of the Ballyksiteen GC supporters who cheered the team on.

Best of luck to the team in its upcoming match against Faithlegg GC.