Tucked away near Limerick Junction in the rich and fertile landscape of County Tipperary, the Great National Ballykisteen Hotel Golf Course offers an exceptional 18-hole parkland course, celebrated since its inception in 1993. Crafted meticulously by renowned designer Des Smyth, the course incorporates the natural elegance of its surroundings, juxtaposed beautifully against the grandeur of the Galtee Mountains. Smyth's design philosophy truly shines here, employing an array of bunkers and water hazards to challenge golfers, featuring water elements on 11 of the 18 holes. The putting surfaces remain the highlight of the course - kept in immaculate condition thanks to the ceaseless dedication of the on-site golf team.
This isn't just a place to play; it's a full-fledged resort. The Great National Ballykisteen Hotel Golf Course offers more than just an exceptional round of golf. The clubhouse serves as a versatile venue, equipped with a well-stocked bar, restaurant, and rooms for a variety of functions, from weddings to corporate events. With on-site amenities like a swimming pool, spa, and gym, the resort ensures that there's something for everyone, golfers and non-golfers alike.
When it comes to honing your skills, the practice facilities and professional services are top-notch. The Pro Shop is managed by golf professional David Rock and offers an assortment of golf gear along with individual and group lessons. A driving range stands ready for those eager to perfect their swing, making the venue a haven for golfers looking to improve their game.
Perhaps one of the most attractive features of this exquisite course is the accessibility it offers. Situated conveniently close to Limerick Junction, and complemented by on-site accommodation options, this resort makes for a convenient weekend getaway or an extended holiday. With over three decades under its belt, the Great National Ballykisteen Hotel Golf Course has managed to maintain an impressive standard of quality, making it an essential visit for any golfer looking to experience the epitome of Irish golf.