County Carlow is a place of delightful contrasting scenery, a backdrop that adds enormously to the enjoyment of some wonderful and challenging golf courses. A day or week golfing in Carlow will challenge the ambitious and prove both enjoyable and relaxing for golfers of all standards.
Carlow Golf Club is an inland links, laid out in a former wild deer park over undulating terrain with numerous elevated tees, several excellent dog-legs and small slick putting surfaces. Extensive, mature woods are a strong feature in a pleasant countryside setting where the unusually sandy soil has the bonus of allowing year round play. The course is rated among the top 20 Championship Courses in Ireland.
There are many long par 4s and the 16th, a very demanding two shotter played through a tunnel-like valley, has been chosen by Christy O'Connor Snr. as the foremost 16th hole in Ireland.
In the south of the county this excellent course at Borris commands panoramic views of the neighbouring countryside with Mount Leinster and the Blackstairs Mountains to the east, and the Barrow Valley to the west. This parkland course is maintained to a very high standard with modern sand based greens and an automatic watering system. The course currently covers approx. 60 acres and is proud to possess some magnificent specimens of trees.
While these are beautiful to behold they are also quite a challenge to avoid! It would be difficult to find a course in a more picturesque setting, with the stately MacMurrough Kavanagh family seat in the background. Practice area and putting green available. Visitors will enjoy the warm and friendly atmosphere of the clubhouse. Currently open for membership.
Bunclody Golf and Fishing Club is situated in 300 acres of breathtaking parklands in the frmer Hall-Dare Estate on the Carlow Wexford border. Although a new addition to the golfing tradition Bunclody Golf Club is proving to be the premier golf course in Carlow and Wexford, drawing golf fans from all around the Southeast, Kilkenny, Laois, Dublin, Waterford, Wicklow all travel to play on this stunning golf course.
The golf course runs over 7000 yards making it an undeniably championship golf course. The finishing five holes descending down to the River Slaney will stand comparison to Amen Corner itself. The 18th holes leads you through the woods to our architecturally designed club house with its thatched roof symbolizing the Moss House of a bygone era , it has the characteristics of an old historic golf club yet it boasts state-of-the-art amenities.
The luxurious locker rooms and sauna provide weary golfers with a place to relax and unwind prior to enjoying the magnificent scenery from our first class bar and restaurant.
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