Over the past 30 years, the Jack Nicklaus Signature Design course at Mount Juliet Estate has held an esteemed position across the Irish golfing landscape, hosting a series of prestigious, international golf events since 1993, when Mount Juliet Estate first held the Irish Open and again in 1994 and 1995 – won by Sir Nick Faldo, Bernhard Langer, and Sam Torrance, respective.
In 1997, Mount Juliet Estate played host to Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf, a challenge match between Tom Watson and Fred Couples, won by the latter.
In 2002 the world’s top 50 golfers came to Mount Juliet Estate to compete in the first American Express World Golf Championship ever to be held outside the USA. The event was such as success the tournament was held here again in 2004.
Tiger Woods emerged victorious in 2002, beating Retief Goosen – who shares the Mount Juliet Estate course record with Sergio Garcia – by one stroke, while Ernie Els claimed the 2004 trophy, overcoming another European Tour legend in Thomas Bjørn by one shot.
More recently we were proud to host the 2021 Dubai Duty-Free Irish Open. The fans watched Australian star Lucas Herbert triumph in wire-to-wire fashion, sealing a three-stroke victory. The promising 25-year-old has since won for the first time on the PGA TOUR, at October’s 2021 Butterfield Bermuda Championship.
In 2022 we were delighted to host the 2022 Horizon Irish Open. Adrian Meronk became the first Polish winner on DP World Tour with a superb closing stretch for a 6-under 66 and a three-shot victory.
Adrian Meronk joined Sir Nick Faldo, Bernhard Langer, Sam Torrance and Lucas Herbert as winners of the Irish Open hosted at Mount Juliet Estate.