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

For the first time in the clubs history, the Captains Prize was held over 18 holes on both Saturday and Sunday. With contrasting weather conditions on the 2 days, scoring was extremely good in Round 1 on Saturday, with the Round 2 qualifiers experiencing very different weather and course conditions on Sunday. In a closely fought contest right down to the last few holes, the winners were as follows:

1st PJ McLoughlin 136 (nett) (winner by countback on lowest score for final 18 holes) 2nd Pat Barrett 136 (Nett) 3rd Alan Dunphy 137 (Nett)
Lowest Gross Score: Mick Kennedy 154
Ladies Prize: Mary Beary
Junior Prize: James Kennedy
Seniors: Stephen Cully
Visitors: Andy Lacey

Congratulations to the winners of all categories, and thanks to all those who took part to make Pat Toomeys prize so memorable.