Kilkea Castle Golf Resort

3-star: a good golf course with many fine features.
   Kilkea Castle Golf Resort Est. 1997

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Kilkea Castle Golf Resort: GOLF COURSE WAS CLOSED IN 2011, and has remained closed thru' end-2016. Check for current status before planning a visit.

[Original Where2Golf description]: Played in the grounds of the impressive 800-year old Kilkea Castle, the golf course exudes a somewhat newer feel than its stately backdrop, and has considerably fewer defences. The layout, which surrounds the castle, is relatively uncomplicated and occupies flattish terrain. Much tree-planting around the course has yet to fully mature. Of the two nine-hole loops, the back-nine is the more testing. An attractive burn (the River Griese) criss-crosses parts of the course, spicing-up at least six of the holes and making the par-4 17th a really formidable proposition. All-in-all a pleasant place to play under the watching towers and turrets of the impressive castle.

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Making Contact

Kilkea Castle Golf Club
Castledermot, Co. Kildare 
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Office   +353 (0)59 914 5555
Pro Shop  

  +353 (0)59 914 5505

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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk.
Surroundings: Rural countryside.
Designer: McDaid and Cassidy
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6200 5891 5076
Par 70 70 72
SSS or Slope 72 71 71
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How2Get There?

37 km NE of Kilkenny
Heading south-west from Dublin take the M7 and then M9 direction Waterford. As motorway ends, continue to follow N9 direction Waterford. After approximately 20 km take right turn off N9 at Kilkea Castle / Athy sign. After o.3 km turn left direction Kilkea Castle and follow signs for 3 km to golf.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Check with club (if and when it reopens). Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Check with club (if and when it reopens). 
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

Kilkea Castle is one of the oldest inhabited castles in Ireland dating back the 12th century. It was built for Walter de Riddlesford by Hugh de Lacy.

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Latitude: (52.943156)
Longitude: (-6.884952)
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