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".


Rumble for Crumlin

Our annual Rumble for Crumlin is running for the month of June. This is for a fantastic cause and we would encourage all members to play in this event sometime over the month. Teams of 3.

Vice Captains Prize

In the best golfing weather of the 2015 season, Vice Captain Arthur Ryan hosted his Major competition last weekend. With the course in tremendous condition, the scoring matched the quality of the course and weather conditions.

1st prize was won by Alan Quinlan (18) with a great score of 64 nett. 2nd prize was won by Graham Calvert (13) with a score of 68 nett, with Pat Ryan (12) coming 3rd with 70 nett. The best gross score prize was won by Arthur Pierse with a gross score of 74. The Category 1 prize for handicaps 14 and under went to Daniel O Donnell with 72 nett, and the Category 2 prize for handicaps 15 and above went to Tom Barrett with 74 nett

The visitors prize was won by Michael Madden from Portumna GC with 70 nett and the junior prize was won by Daniel English with 42 pts. The Ladies prize was won by Catherine English.

Thanks to Arthur Ryan for a great array of trophies and prizes for the winners, and thanks to Mike Heffernan and his green keeping staff for presenting the course in tremendous condition.