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Carton House Hotel, Golf & Leisure

Carton Demesne,

Maynooth, Co. Kildare

  • Office

    +353 (0)1 505 2000
  • Pro shop

    +353 (0)1 651 7722
  • Fax

    +353 (0)1 651 7703
  • Golf pro

    David Kearney (Director of Golf).
  • Academy

    The Golf Union of Ireland National Golf Academy.

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open links-style. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland.

  • Designer:

    Colin Montgomerie & Stan Eby

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7310
6365
5655
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
74
71
72

At the same location:

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).

Location

Latitude:

53.390521

Longitude:

-6.568236

How to get there:

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)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 2003

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.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (May thru' Sept): Mon-Thur €130; Sat/Sun €150.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, hotel resident rates, Stay&Play packages, etc.[Last updated: 2020].

Other information

Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

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).

Published ranking

2019 Golf World rating: 37th best course in Ireland; 10th best Stay&Play golf resort in Britain & Ireland.

Where2Stay

  • Carton House Hotel, Golf & Leisure5-star

    Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

    +353 (0)1 505 2000

    Visit 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.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Carton House (Montgomerie and O'Meara courses).

    • Golf within 10 km:

      K Club (Palmer and Smurfit courses); Luttrellstown Castle.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Castleknock; Palmerstown House; St Margarets.

  • Glenroyal Hotel & Leisure Club3-star

    Glenroyal Centre, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

    +353 (0)1 629 0909

    Visit website

    Our Leisure facilities are second to none. With two pools one a kid’s free zone. Gym, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Steam room and Hydro Spa.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Carton House (Montgomerie and O'Meara courses); Luttrellstown Castle.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Castleknock; K Club; Palmerstown House; St Margarets; Grange.

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