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

Last Weekend we held the annual Colm Whelan Trophy kindly sponsored by Whelans shop in Tipp Town. Winners were Michael Fitzgerald and Denis Fitzgerald on a score of 60.5 In 2nd place were Michael F Ryan and TJ Riordan with 61.5 and 3rd were Denis O Brien and Joe MacDonald on 62.5 on countback.

Monthly Medal

The first Monthly Medal of the year was played this weekend March 31st to April 2nd.

This was kindly sponsored by Ian Quinlan of Quinlans Bar in Tipperary Town. The conditions made for some very good scores. Highlight of the day has to be hole in one scored by Sean Kiely on the fourth Hole.

1st Kieran Ryan Tipp (14) 44pts
2nd Olly Hodges (7) 42pts
3rd Maurice Irwin (13) 41pts

Matchplay 2017

Names are now being taken for the Arthur Pierse Trophy (Singles Matchplay) and the Michael Kennedy Trophy (4 ball Matchplay) in the Proshop. Entry is 10 euro per person for each competition. Competition rules and draw details will be advised in future correspondence.


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Jimmy Bruen Trials

Trials for members to represent Ballykisteen on the Jimmy Bruen team will commence on Thursday evening April 6th at 5.00pm in Ballykisteen. There will be just 4 trials this year so please come along if you wish to be considered for the team. There will be one more trial in Ballykisteen on April 20th at 5.00pm. There are 2 evenings booked for Clonmel on Thursdays May 4th and 11th. This year the competition is on weekend of 13th and 14th. If you intend to attend on any of these dates please advise one of the selectors in advance. Raymond Flynn 087 2513989, Arthur Ryan 085 8525706, John Hughes 087 2273263.