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".


President's Prize

Only 2 weeks left now before the final Major for 2016. On Friday evening August 26th and all day Saturday August 27th, Michael F Ryan will hold his second Presidents Prize. This will be a popular event so please get your name in to secure your preferred tee time. Last time on Saturday will be 1.00pm and there will be a 9 hole playoff commencing at 5.30 sharp. Presentation of prizes and food will follow on Saturday evening in the BallyK Bar. Please come out to support Michael over these two days.

August Medal

The August monthly Medal was held over last weekend August 12th to 14th. Once again we had a good turnout for this event. Winner was Owen O'Keeffe on 41 points. 2nd place went to Noel Kelly on 40 points and in 3rd place was Maurice Irwin with 38 points. This event was kindly sponsored by Ballykisteen Hotel and Golf Resort.

Junior Captain's Prize

Edward Nolan held his Junior Captain's Prize on Sunday August 7th. Winner of this event was Jack Leonard on a great score of 45 points. In 2nd place was JJ Bennett on 41 points and in 3rd was Yestyn Winn on 40 points.