Maynooth, Co. Kildare
18 holes. Open links-style. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Colin Montgomerie & Stan Eby
Above distances are for the Montgomerie course. Also at Carton House is the 18-hole O'Meara Course (par-72; 7006 yards from back tees).
25 km W of Dublin
From the M4 motorway (west of Dublin) take exit Maynooth / Naas (R406) and follow direction Maynooth. After 1.8 km at traffic lights turn right direction Leixlip (R148). After 220 metres bear right following direction Leixlip. After 2.4 km turn left into Carton House.
Carton House Golf Club (Montgomerie course): Colin Montgomerie has become synonymous with delivering great results and extraordinary consistency in his golf; the same qualities flow into his course design. Here at Carton House he has taken a relatively flat and open parkland area and transformed it into a great and very linksy golf course.
As you look out from the tee-boxes on the Montgomerie course the fairways appear invitingly wide. But beware the profusion of large fairway bunkers that lie in wait. These crater-shaped sand traps will account for many slightly off-line drives. Around the often elevated and immaculate greens, the distinctive crater-like bunkers reach down to considerable depths!
Even though views beyond the course are limited, and the terrain is generally quite open, the clear feeling you get here is that no two holes are alike. Each presents a fresh and different challenge. The course and its woodland boundary, as well as a few mature solid oaks inside the course, provide a pleasant if not dramatic visual backdrop to proceedings. Rye Water, which runs alongside the par-3 17th and par-5 18th, adds a nice touch of variety at the round's end, even if this small lake doesn't really come directly into play.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, hotel resident rates, Stay&Play packages, etc.[Last updated: 2020].
Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
Carton House, one of the great stately homes of Ireland, dates from 1739. It occupies pride of place on an estate that was owned by the Earls of Kildare (FitzGerald family) from 1176. The immaculate hotel and spa facilities opened their doors in mid-2006, making this one of Dublin's premier out-of-town Stay&Play venues.
Carton House's Montgomerie course has hosted many top level amateur and professional events (see our Tournaments section >by Venue > Carton House).
2019 Golf World rating: 37th best course in Ireland; 10th best Stay&Play golf resort in Britain & Ireland.
Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
+353 (0)1 505 2000Visit website
Located just twenty minutes from Dublin, Carton House is one of Ireland's top luxury hotels and golf Stay & Play venues. The 1,100-acre private parkland estate provides an all-encompassing playground for leisure and corporate guests alike. Features include - two Championship Golf Courses, a leisure centre with pool, Spa, Training Pitches, Tennis Courts, Purpose Built Events Centre and state of the art conference facilities. The house itself dates from 1739, with significant enlargement and alterations made in 1815.
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