Mount Juliet Golf Club
18 Hole - Par 72 - 7,200 Yards - 6,600 Metres
3 Club Golf Pass €165
Mount Juliet, Faithlegg, Waterford Castle
Opened in 1991 with a match featuring golfing legends Christy O'Connor Snr. and Jack Nicklaus, the beautiful and challenging Mount Juliet course, set amidst the trees and dales on the 1500 acre Mount Juliet estate, has established itself as a premier golfing venue for Top Professionals and leisure golfers worldwide.
Recent host to the WOrld Golf Championship- American Express Championship 2002 and the Irish Opens of 1993-95 along with the Shell Wonderful World of Golf match between Fred Couples and Tom Watson in 1998, the par 72, 7200 yard layout boasts beautiful rolling fairways, many feature water hazards and well-contoured greens, all superbly blended into the spectacular setting of this famous old Irish Estate.
Chosen as the first and only Jack Nicklaus signature course in Ireland, the "Golden Bear" was meticulous and pain-staking in his design and overseeing of the construction of his great creation, sited 12 miles south of the medieval city of Kilkenny.
Feature holes abound on the course, but the 3rd hole, a stunning par 3 from an elevated tee to a green guarded by a natural stream and lake is one that golfers always remember. The par 5 10th hole with its copse of trees which tests the golfers strategy is also a favourite. The final hole, a long par 4 with water all down the left and a narrow entrance to the green has decided many a tournament result.
In preparation for the WGC American Express Golf championship that was held here in September 2002, the Jack Nicklaus design team instigated some extensions and new features to the course, showing Mount Juliet's continued pursuit of golfing excellence that is the trademark of Mount Juliet.