Kilkenny

Situated in the South-East Region of Ireland, County Kilkenny extends south for about 45 miles from its border with County Laois and the River Suir bounds it to the west and the River Barrow to the east. Tourists are spoilt for choice when it comes to visiting architectural sites in Kilkenny, as there are numerous Ring Forts, Round Towers, Abbeys, Priories and Castles to explore.

A mere half dozen Kilkenny clubs are in membership of the GUI and four of those have only been in existence since the 1990s. One of these, Mount Juliet, is a lush Jack Nicklaus parkland course where the Irish Open was held for three consecutive years, beginning in 1991. Founded in 1896, Kilkenny is the oldest club in the county and it moved to its present site in 1923. The club was honoured to have its course used for the national inter-club Cups and Shields Finals week in 1985.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Kilkenny

Mount Juliet

1st Kilkenny - Best in Area

The course at Mount Juliet is set in lush, rolling parkland, part of a 1,500 acres old Irish country estate with an 18th century mansion as the clubhouse...

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Gowran Park

2nd Kilkenny - Best in Area

It is a well-known fact that the Irish love not only the game of golf, they also adore the sport of Kings – horseracing. Combine the two together and you have Gowran Park Golf Club in County Kilkenny.

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Kilkenny

3rd Kilkenny - Best in Area

Kilkenny Golf Club is one of the oldest clubs in the country, formed five years before the Golf Union of Ireland was established in 1891.

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Castlecomer

4th Kilkenny - Best in Area

Castlecomer Golf Club is fortunate to have acquired such a site as the old lawns of the Wandesforde Estate said Pat Ruddy the course designer.

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