nr Limerick, Co. Limerick
Office+353 (0)61 351 881
Pro shop+353 (0)61 351 881
Fax+353 (0)61 351 384
Golf proDonal McSweeney (Head Golf Professional)
AcademyLimerick County Golfing Academy
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb (especially on the front nine)
Des Smyth & Declan Branigan
11 km S of Limerick
Heading west on the N7, enter Limerick city and just before the city centre turn left at Parkway roundabout direction Tralee / Cork / Waterford (N20 / N24). After 1 km go straight over Tipperary roundabout and follow direction Cork / Tralee (R512). After o.3 km turn left at Killmallock roundabout, direction Killmallock. After approx 7km, in Ballyneety, turn right into Limerick County G&CC.
Ballyneety Golf Club (formerly Limerick County Golf & Country Club): After you've loosened-up on three good opening holes, a dramatic climb at the par-5 4th takes you to the highest part of the course. Here you'll enjoy stunning views in all directions over Limerick County - quite breathtaking on a clear day. The par-4 5th hole is equally dramatic as it plunges back downhill. This front-nine hill needs to be climbed and descended once more, before you arrive back at the rotunda clubhouse, via the short par-5 9th, an excellent driving hole played from elevated tees.
After plenty of spectacular front-nine scenery and some impressive elevation changes, you'll find the back-nine is laid out on flatter terrain. Although elevation change is less present, water takes over as the principal challenge to your golf game. Small but threatening ponds will need to be avoided at the par-3 13th and 15th holes, and the short par-4 12th and 17th.
Throughout your round, the large seriously sloping greens will test your putting game, not least at the three-tiered green of the short uphill par-4 7th. Overall a very pleasant and relatively open parkland course, where you are sure to remember the front-nine and the spectacular views it offers.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. No handicap required
Players generally walk this course.
Excellent (with 40-bay covered driving range)
Originally opening as Limerick Golf & Country Club in 1994, the club attracted new owners after a short period of bankcruptcy in 2012. The club was re-launched as Ballyneety Golf Club.
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