About Ballykisteen

The Ballykisteen Championship Golf course is a superb 18 hole, 72 par, Des Smyth designed championship golf course which was opened in 1993 and was formerly the famous Ballykisteen Stud.

Nestled in the heart of the Golden Vale

The clever design and suitability to all handicaps makes this golf hotel and Ballykisteen golf course an ideal venue for any golf outing. The golf course is set only minutes from Limerick Junction, County Tipperary in tree-sculptured surroundings against a backdrop of the Galtee Mountains. The golf course is constructed to the highest of standards distinguished by the superb quality of the putting surfaces. Smyth laid out each hole using the natural contours of the land where possible and incorporated an abundance of bunkers and water hazards which feature on 11 holes. Symth himself puts forward the 6th as one of the signature holes at Ballykisteen "probably the most difficult in the country; 230 yards from the back elevated tee to a green surrounded by water on three sides and out of bounds on the left, nothing but a perfect golf shot will do".


Colm Whelan Trophy

The Annual Colm Whelan Trophy has been extended up to and including Sunday April 15th. This is kindly sponsored by Whelans Shop in Tipperary. Format is Scotch Foursomes and this proves to be a keenly contested competition each year. Multiple entry is also allowed.

Monthly Medal

Our first Medal of 2018 was played over the Easter Weekend. This year we have reverted to having an actual Medal for the winner with 2nd and 3rd receiving Pro Shop Credit. This first medal is kindly sponsored by Ian Quinlan of Quinlans Bar Tipperary. As usual for a Medal competition there was some good scoring. Winner is Pat Irwin with 42 points. In second place is Liam O'Mahony with 38 points and in third place is Johnny McCarthy also with 38 points. Well done and thanks to all who took part.

Spring League Final

Spring League Final Sponsored by David Kavanagh Tipperary Testing Center

The Spring League Final was played on Sunday March 25th in glorious sunshine with the course in great condition. With all the teams through to the final there was a great crowd out playing golf which contributed to the buzz. This was the first time that a lot of players played 18 holes this year and there was a lot of tired bodies afterwards. One of the First Teams out was Eamonn Ryan, Aidan Ryan, Douglas and James Edinborough who posted a fine score of 109pts. This was the Club House target and as the Teams came in it was not beaten until the team of Denis and Michael Fitzgerald, Shane O Gorman and Daragh Hanley brought in 110pts. Third was Tom Ryan, PJ Joyce, Gerry O Doherty and Arthur Ryan with 107pts