Best parkland golf course in Ireland
Designed by Jack Nicklaus, Mount Juliet golf course first opened in 1991 with a friendly match between Jack Nicklaus and Christy O’Connor Snr. Since then, the course has established itself as a premier venue for all levels of golfer. This was highlighted when Mount Juliet played host to golfing legends Tiger Woods, Ernie Els, Sergio Garcia and Pádraig Harrington for the WGC American Express Golfing Championship in September 2002 - and again in 2004.
A Memorable Golf Course
Set in the rolling pastures and woodland of Ireland’s sunny South East, the course is both captivating and memorable. Tiger Woods’ declaration that Mount Juliet presented ‘perfect fairways’ and the ‘best greens we’ve putted on all year’, was a rich tribute to the stature of Ireland’s leading parkland golf course. With some slight extensions and new features since opening, Mount Juliet Golf Course has continued to improve in its ongoing pursuit of golfing excellence. Mount Juliet has been recently voted Ireland's Best Parkland Golf Course by the Golfers Guide to Ireland.
Any game on Mount Juliet’s Jack Nicklaus signature designed golf course is memorable but there are some holes that are harder to forget. The stunning 3rd hole, for example, a par 3 taken from an elevated tee towards a green that’s guarded by a natural stream and lake … both of which have claimed many balls in their illustrious history. The 10th hole is a par 5 with a group of trees in the way, ready to test a golfer’s strategy. The final hole is the clincher. A long, par 4, with water all down the left side and a very narrow approach to the green.
The 7,300 yard, par 72 layout combines many features - rolling fairways, water hazards, contoured greens - all of which blend superbly into the spectacular landscapes surrounding this unique estate.
We have been privileged enough to host several major tournaments. Mount Juliet Golf Club has hosted three Irish Open Tournaments, in 1993, 1994 and 1995 and the Shell Wonderful World of Golf match between Tom Watson and Fred Couples took place here in 1997. Before The American Express Golf Championship came in September 2002, we invited Jack Nicklaus’s design team over to add some extensions and new features – all part of our ongoing pursuit of golfing excellence. The American Express Championship returned to The Estate in 2004.
Paul McGinley Golf Academy
Ryder Cup winning captain Paul McGinley has partnered with Mount Juliet Estate to create the first ever “Paul McGinley Golf Academy" in Ireland. The Paul McGinley Golf Academy creates a specific teaching and fitting centre for all abilities and ages.
The Academy, which opened in 2017, using the most advanced teaching software (Trackman®, swing/video system and hardware) and instruction is based around Paul’s playing philosophy and guidance.
When the Clubhouse opened, Paul McGinley said, “It’s long been a favourite golf destination of mine and I am pleased to partner with the team. I look forward to developing the Paul McGinley Golf Academy and working with Mount Juliet to further enhance the already world class golf facilities on the Estate.”
Mount Juliet Estate welcomes all golfers, whether they’re individual players, golf societies or corporate golf groups. We take a pride in making sure everyone enjoys the time they spend with us – from the first tee to the 19th hole.
- Driving range with covered bays, multiple grass tees and target greens
- State of the art short game facility to practice every type of shot
- 2 x USGA standard practice putting greens
- Professional tuition available everyday of the week
- On course refreshments available at the 10th tee
- Club Car Presidential golf carts fitted with iVisage GPS software
For details of Golf Membership varying from individual, family to corporate at Mount Juliet Estate please click here or call 056 777 3060