Mount Juliet golf club Kilkenny

Mount Juliet golf course Kilkenny

Mount Juliet Golf Course

Mount Juliet Club Crest

The Mount Juliet golf course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and opened in July 1991, with an exhibition match between Jack and our own Christy "Himself". This 18-hole course has already been voted the best inland and maintained golf course in Ireland. Set close to the River Nore, water comes into play on six holes; the beauty of woodlands and trees is ever present, while some eighty ever-vigilant bunkers, strategically placed throughout the course, place a premium on accuracy from tee to green.
Mount Juliet golf club boasts the first 18-hole putting course of it’s kind in Europe. It is a par 53, course and a must to visit when playing this fine course.
Mount Juliet is more than a golf course, as it has the clay Target & Archery on site. The River Nore and The Kings River are famous for salmon and trout fishing. The Mount Juliet Equestrian Centre provides trekking, show jumping and cross-country jumping and much more can be found on site. 
Mount Juliet House is synonymous with quality and style for over 250 years, with sweeping views of the 1,500 acre estate.

The American Express selected Jack Nicklaus’s signature course for the 2002 & 2004 Championships, which brought the top golfers in the world to Thomastown.

Mount Juliet was voted the No. 19-ranked golf course in Ireland, by “Golf Digest Ireland” in 2016 (Same):

Mount Juliet was voted the No. 19-ranked golf course in Ireland, by “Golf Digest Ireland” in 2015 (Down-4):

Mount Juliet was voted the No. 15-ranked golf course in Ireland, by “Golf Digest Ireland” in 2014 (Up-1):

Mount Juliet was voted the No. 16-ranked golf course in Ireland, by “Golf Digest Ireland” in 2013 (Down-1):

Mount Juliet was voted the No. 15-ranked golf course in Ireland, by “Golf Digest Ireland” in 2012:

Mount Juliet was voted the No. 12-ranked golf course in Ireland, by “Golf Digest Ireland” in 2009:

Voted the No. 11-ranked golf course in Ireland, by “Golf Digest Ireland” in 2008.

Mount Juliet golf club was voted No. 1 Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2008, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland.


  • Golf Deals » Mount Juliet

  • Stay, Play & Dine @ Mount Juliet Estate €255.00

    Offer valid from 01 Dec 2016 to 01 Nov 2017 Detail:

    2 Night's B&B and 1 Round of Golf
    Enjoy a wonderfully relaxing stay at Mount Juliet Estate inclusive of 2 night's Bed & Breakfast for two sharing. Plus, experience one round of golf per adult on the world class Jack Nicklaus-designed course. All cancellations/ amendments to room reservations must be received 7 days prior to arrival. A charge of one night’s accommodation per room booked applies to late cancellations.
    Min Stay: 2
    From: €255pps

Green Fees Sunday to Thursday Low Season:

€60 

Green Fees Sunday to Thursday High Season: €80

Green Fees Weekends & B.H. Low Season:

€75 

Green Fees Weekends & B.H. High Season: €95

Green Fees with a Member:

50%

Green Fees for Opens:

€35/50

Practice Area:

Yes

Club Hire: €45

Yes

Buggy Hire: €50

Yes

Soft Spikes:

Yes

Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €1,950
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 503
Designer Jack Nicklaus
Founded 1991
Address

Thomastown,
Co. Kilkenny

Telephone 056-777-3071
Email scotter@mountjuliet.ie
Website Mount Juliet golf club website

Golf Sales Manager:

Sean Cotter

Captain:

John Thompson

Lady Captain:

Alison Hoyne
Presidents’: Tomas Duggan & Sally Gleeson

Vice-Captains’:

 &

Hon. Secretary: Francis Reynolds

Club Pro:

Sean Cotter & Kevin Phelan 056-7773071

Hon. Treasurer:

Michael McElligott
Comp. Secretary: Sean Cotter

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:52.520504
Long:-7.187934
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Clubhouse opening hours: 8.00am to 11.30pm

Course opening hours: Daylight hours

Mobile phones: Not on course

Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim

Catering: Full catering, facilities 

Days to Avoid: None (Phone in advance)

Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek & Weekends

Pre-booking for open tournaments: 14 Days in advance

Mount Juliet Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captain's Drive-In Sunday 4 December   Closed 1
Captain's Prize
Friday 24 June   Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 2 September
  Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Saturday 7 October   Closed 1
4-Person Team Event Stableford Wednesday 25 January   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Stableford Wednesday 8 February    Open 1
4-Person Team Event Stableford  Wednesday 22 February    Open 1
4-Person Team Event Stableford Wednesday 8 March   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Monday 13 March   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Tuesday 14 March   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Monday 20 March   Open 1
Mixed 4-Person Team Event
Tuesday 21 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 28 March   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Monday 3 April   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Monday 10 April   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Monday 24 April   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Sunday 7 May   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Monday 22 May   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup Sunday 28 May
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 13 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 27 June   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Monday 3 July   Open 1
Mixed 4-Person Team Event Monday 17 July   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Monday 24 July   Open 1
Junior Open Monday 14 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford
Monday 28 August   Open 1
Mixed 4-Person Team Event Tuesday 29 August   Open 1
Mixed Fourball Betterball
Wednesday 30 August
  Open 1
Mixed 4-Person Team Event Tuesday 10 October   Open 1
Mixed 4-Person Team Event Tuesday 24 October   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 73 6,926 yd's
Yellow Par 72 SSS 70 6,286 yd's
Red Par 73 SSS 73 5,554 yd's
Green Par 72 SSS 72 6,554 yd's
Blue Par 72 SSS 75 7,264 yd's

Card

Hole

Blue

White

Green

Yellow

Par

Index

Red

Par

Index

1

364

345

325

325

4

16

296

4

14

2

429

419

395

361

4

4

318

4

2

3

182

174

166

156

3

14

122

3

18

4

404

387

348

348

4

2

292

4

10

5

558

540

520

495

5

18

448

5

12

6

229

202

191

191

3

6

164

3

16

7

438

419

388

355

4

12

323

4

8

8

603

575

549

524

5

10

462

5

6

9

426

387

375

375

4

8

331

4

4

Out

3,633

3,448

3,257

3,130

36

 

2,756

36

 

10

569

553

529

515

5

7

461

5

3

11

169

152

141

127

3

17

103

3

17

12

429

411

393

370

4

9

326

4

7

13

433

411

385

385

4

1

342

4

1

14

195

176

155

155

3

11

142

3

11

15

370

352

341

329

4

15

292

4

13

16

452

433

412

384

4

5

335

4

9

17

534

516

494

476

5

13

423

5

5

18

480

474

447

415

4

3

374

5

15

In

3,631

3,478

3,297

3,156

36

 

2,798

37

 

Total

7,264

6,926

6,554

6,286

72

 

5,554

73

 

SSS

75

73

72

70

 

 

73

 

 

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 62 Sergio Garcia 22/09/2002

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

Mount Juliet Golf Club came 3rd in the Irish Independent-Allianz Officer Golf Challenge on the Palmer Course at The K Club in September 2015 with a score of 73 points.
They were represented by Captain Laurence Shields, Lady Captain Anne Murphy and Club President Tom Duggan, they qualified for the event on their home course earlier in the year.

Mount Juliet were runners-up in the Leinster Final of the Irish Mixed Foursomes in 1996, when the team was Padraic Slattery, John Comerford, John Curran, Padraic O'Rourke, Des Fitzgerald, Oisin Fanning, Jeff Howes, May Quinn, Ita Slattery, Isobel Freaney, Brenda Fitzgerald, Jon Hegarty, Eileen McLoughlin, Kate McCann and Adrienne Walsh.

Lady Captain, J Duggan (14), Captain Des Fitzgerald (11) and Honorary Secretary Pat Hegarty (22), had five points to spair in the Regional Qualifier of the Mercedes-Benz-Irish Independent Executive Golf Trophy at their home course in July 2002. They went on to play the National Finals at The K Club on August 12th.

Lady Captain, Jon Hegarty, Captain Kevin McLoughlin and Pat Hegarty came 7th in the National Final of the Mercedes Benz-Irish Independent Executive Trophy at the K Club on the 13th of August 2001. They returned 72pts. which was only three shots off the winners.

History of Mount Juliet

This part of Ireland has very strong Norman associations, particularly with the great Butler family, who have played a large part in the history of Mount Juliet. The estate as we know it today was originally two separate estates, Walton Grove and Ballylinch, each with their own separate history. Walton Grove was the home of the Walton's who were an ancient Norman family who owned Oldtown, the town land of Mount Juliet. They changed the name Oldtown to Walton's Grove. They were here for centuries, until William Walton was, dispossessed by Cromwell in 1653. Walton's Grove was owned by an unknown Cromwellian for a short period, but after the Restoration it became the property of James, Duke of York, later James II. James sold it to a Mr. Sweet, who in turn sold it to Mr. Kendall in 1719. He changed the name to Kendall's Grove.

On stormy winter's nights "Old Mr. Kendall" as he was known was robbed by highwaymen and an important portfolio was taken. He begged the Rev. Thomas Bushe to retrieve it for him. Rev. Bushe duly caught the robbers and returned the portfolio. Old Mr. Kendall was overcome with gratitude that he left all his property, including Kendall's Grove to the Rev. Bushe. Unfortunately, the Reverent was wildly extravagant and had to sell all his property to settle his debts. He sold Kendall's Grove to his neighbour, the Earl of Carrick, in 1757, who built Mount Juliet, on the lands.

Ballylinch being the other part of the estate is now a thriving stud farm and an integral part of the day-to-day life on the estate. Originally called Bally Inch which is a translation of the Gaelic "Baile Inse", meaning the peninsulated town land.

The town lands and castles of Legan and Ballylinch belonged to Jerpoint Abbey until the Suppression of the Monasteries by Henry VIII in 1541. They were then granted to Thomas, Earl of Ormond (The Black Earl). He in turn granted them to Oliver Grace, a descendant of the Norman adventure Raymond Fitzwilliam le Gros.

Oliver's son Gerald built Ballylinch Castle and moved here from Legan Castle in 1563. However, the Graces were dispossessed by Cromwell who granted Ballylinch to one of his followers, Colonel Daniel Redman in 1654. His daughter Eleanor married James Butler, 3rd Viscount Ikerrin and the Butler's of Ikerrin moved their residence to Ballylinch from Lismalin in Co. Tipperary.

After the Rev. Bushe sold Walton's Grove in 1757, the two estates were amalgamated and the Earl of Carrick built his mansion on the opposite bank of the River Nore and called it Mount Juliet as a compliment to his wife, Lady Juliana, always known as Juliet. The family remained in Mount Juliet until 1914 when the McCalmont's bought the lands.

The last member of the McCalmont family to resided, at Mount Juliet prior to its transformation into the magnificent Jack Nicklaus designed championship golf course, was, Major Vivian McCalmont, known locally as "The Major". However Thomastown had another "Major" as the story goes back in the 40th and 50th only two people in Thomastown ordered The Irish Times one was for the Manor House and the other was for an man I had the pleasure to meet several times. His name was Joe Wemyss, a very clever and amusing man, even to this day when one mentions "The Major" they will tell you yarns about Joe. The story goes that Joe was known to catch the "odd" salmon from Major McCalmont's section of the River Nore without possessing a "rod licence" a matter, which often had the Major McCalmont bring his activities to the attention of the local Garda. Every so often the local paperboy out of sheer devilment would deliver "The Majors" Irish Times to Mount Julies and it would not be long before stories would filter down to the local pubs about the reactions to the misplaced Irish Times.

Roll of Honour

Name

Year

Hon. Position

Mary Jones

1991

Ladies President

Major V. McCalmont

1991

President

Ita Slattery

1992

Ladies Captain

Mary Jones

1991

Ladies President

Eoin Gahan

1992

Men's Captain

J. B. Carr

1992

President

Major V. McCalmont

1992

President

Ita Slattery

1993

Ladies Captain

Mary Jones

1993

Ladies President

Tom Duggan

1993

Men's Captain

J. B. Carr

1993

President

Mae Quinn

1994

Ladies Captain

Mary Jones

1994

Ladies President

Des Fitzgerald

1994

Men's Captain

J. B. Carr

1994

President

Jenny Howes

1995

Ladies Captain

Mary Jones

1995

Ladies President

Phonsie O'Brien

1995

Men's Captain

J. B. Carr

1995

President

Isobel Freaney

1996

Ladies Captain

Mary Jones

1996

Ladies President

Gerry O'Mahony

1996

Men's Captain

J. B. Carr

1996

President

Berna O'Mahony

1997

Ladies Captain

Mary Jones

1997

Ladies President

Padraig Slattery

1997

Men's Captain

J. B. Carr

1997

President

Brenda Fitzgerald

1998

Ladies Captain

Mary Jones

1998

Ladies President

Eric Wardrop

1998

Men's Captain

J. B. Carr

1998

President

Hazel Grimes

1999

Ladies Captain

Mary Jones

1999

Ladies President

Anthony Gore Grimes

1999

Men's Captain

J. B. Carr

1999

President

Mrs. Jo Duggan

2000

Ladies Captain

Mrs. Mary Jones

2000

Ladies President

Mr Gerard Magee

2000

Men's Captain

J. B. Carr

2000

President

Mrs. Jon Hegarty

2001

Ladies Captain

Mrs. Mary Jones

2001

Ladies President

Kevin McLoughlin

2001

Men's Captain

J. B. Carr

2001

President

Joe Duggan

2002

Ladies Captain

Mary Jones

2002

Ladies President

Des Fitzgerald

2002

Men's Captain

J. B. Carr

2002

President

Susan Mahony

2003

Ladies Captain

Mary Jones

2003

Ladies President

Pat Heffernan

2003

Men's Captain

J. B. Carr

2003

President

Adrienne Walsh

2004

Ladies Captain

Mary Jones

2004

Ladies President

Norman Kilroy

2004

Men's Captain

J. B. Carr

2004

President

Myra Phelan

2005

Ladies Captain

Mary Jones

2005

Ladies President

Tadhg Gleeson

2005

Men's Captain

Des Fitzgerald

2005

President

Helen Comerford

2006

Ladies Captain

Mary Jones

2006

Ladies President

Padraic O'Connor

2006

Men's Captain

Des Fitzgerald

2006

President

Brona Reidy

2007

Ladies Captain

Mary Jones

2007

Ladies President

Terry Sullivan

2007

Men's Captain

Des Fitzgerald 

2007

President

Rita Garvey

2008

Ladies Captain

Mary Jones

2008

Ladies President

Peter Quigley

2008

Men's Captain

Des Fitzgerald 

2008

President

Sheila McDonald

2009

Ladies Captain

Mary Jones

2009

Ladies President

William Murphy

2009

Men's Captain

Des Fitzgerald 

2009

President

Sally Gleeson

2010

Ladies Captain

Mary Jones

2010

Ladies President

Jim Cusack

2010

Men's Captain

Des Fitzgerald 

2010

President

Sally Gleeson

2011 Ladies Captain
Mary Jones 2011 Ladies President

Jim Cusack

2011 Men's Captain
Des Fitzgerald 2011 President
Sheila MacDonald 2012 Ladies Captain
Mary Jones 2012 Ladies President
James J. Brett 2012 Men's Captain
Des Fitzgerald 2012 President
Dorothy Kilroy 2013 Ladies Captain
Mary Jones 2013 Ladies President
Dermot Divilly 2013 Men's Captain
Des Fitzgerald 2013 President
Rebecca Nixon 2014 Ladies Captain
Rita Garvey 2014 Ladies President
Finbar O'Neill 2014 Men's Captain
Des Fitzgerald 2014 President
Anne Murphy 2015 Ladies Captain
Sally Gleeson 2015 Ladies President
Laurence Shields 2015 Men's Captain
Tom Duggan 2015 President
Helen Hedigan 2016 Ladies Captain
Sally Gleeson
2016 Ladies President
Pat Garvey 2016 Men's Captain
Tomas Duggan
2016 President
Alison Hoyne 2017 Ladies Captain
  2017 Ladies President
John Thompson 2017 Men's Captain
  2017 President

Ruth Mulholland (12)

2017

Lowest Ladies H'cap

Richard Duggan (1)

2017

Lowest Men's H'cap

Richard Guilfoyle (1)

2017

Lowest Men's H'cap

Holes in One at Mount Juliet

Member

Date

Hole

Club Used

Distance

Michael Cantwell

25 June 2001

17th

 

162 yd’s

Padraig Keegan

11 August 2001

6th

 

137 yd’s

Paddy Fitzpatrick

1 December 2001

6th

 

137 yd’s

Bridie Sloyan

26 March 2002

6th

 

111 yd’s

Breege Martin

16 April 2002

6th

 

111 yd’s

Noel Power

26 May 2002

17th

 

162 yd’s

Gavin Lonergan

6 June 2002

6th

 

111 yd‘s

John Burke

17 August 2002

6th

 

145 yd’s

Hilary Behan

18 August 2002

17th

 

125 yd’s

Martin Hanrick

19 October 2002

10th

 

183 yd’s

Mary Bradshaw

24 December 2002

6th

 

111 yd’s

Oliver Mannion

16 March 2003

6th

 

145 yd’s

Jack Troy

5 April 2003

15th

 

172 yd’s

Mary Leahy

15 April 2003

15th

 

114 yd’s

Mary Browne

15 April 2003

15th

 

114 yd’s

Joan O'Brien

29 June 2003

6th

 

111 yd’s

Tom Walsh

11 July 2003

15th

 

172 yd’s

Maurice Ryan

2 August 2003

6th

 

145 yd’s

David Walsh

7 August 2003

6th

 

145 yd’s

Pat Walsh

13 February 2004

6th

 

111 yd’s

Willie Walshe

20 August 2004

17th

 

153 yd’s

Leo Hennessy

8 May 2005

6th

 

145 yd’s

Michael O'Neill

8 May 2005

10th

 

192 yd’s

John McCarron

5 June 2005

17th

 

162 yd’s

Owen Phelan

11 June 2005

17th

 

162 yd’s

Eileen Rose Power

17 July 2005

17th

 

153 yd’s

Murt Farragher

23 July 2005

15th

 

181 yd’s

Michael Lane

7 August 2005

15th

 

181 yd’s

Paddy Witherow

28 May 2006

6th

 

145 yd’s

John Burke

3 June 2006

17th

 

162 yd’s

Tommy Deegan

5 June 206

17th

 

162 yd’s

Joe Cuddihy

8 June 2006

17th

 

173 yd’s

Kevin McCartan

30 July 2006

11th

 

132 yd’s

Margaret McCreery

9 August 2006

17th

 

125 yd’s

Ann Lee

24 April 2007

6th

 

114 yd’s

Sheila Dawson

1 May 2007

15th

 

114 yd’s

Neil Loy

7 May 2007

10th

 

183 yd’s

James Ryan

2 June 2007

10th

 

183 yd’s

John McCarnon

23 June 2007

6th

 

165 yd’s

Greta Nicholson

13 November 2007

6th

 

114 yd’s

Niall Mullane

23 March 2008

10th

 

192 yd’s

Mary Dowling

7 May 2008

15th

 

114 yd’s