Stationed in county Kildare, a mere 15 miles to the west of Dublin, is where you will find this award-winning golf course with its undulating fairways set in a stunning location. Golfers are never disappointed here as there is nothing quite like this clever golf estate that boasts, not one but two golf courses, both uniquely designed. The O’Meara golf course opened in 2002 and its sister golf course, Montgomerie, opened a year later.
Both golf courses have contrasting styles; O’Meara park like, Montgomerie inland links. The latter was designed by Colin Montgomerie (7x European Order of merit Winner) and measures 7,300 yards (from championship tees) and while not quite a links course, it plays like a links and has all the characteristics with clear definition between the cut of grass and its many deep bunkers (145 in total!) while delivering one good hole after another. The O’Meara golf course, designed by 2x major winner Mark O’Meara, measures 7,165 yards from the blue championship tees. Both courses are top quality with fantastic views and backdrops including acres of picturesque woods, a lake and boat house, River Rye and a castle promising a challenging and enjoyable 18-holes of golf. Both golf courses here at Carton have won numerous golfing accolades both in Ireland and globally and continue to be recognised as top golf courses in the world. Carton House played host to the Irish Open 2005, 2006, 2012 & 2013.
The facilities of Carton house estate are second to none including a driving range, impressive club house, National Golf Academy, 165-bedroom four-star hotel, three restaurants, a leisure centre with swimming pool, tennis courts and two championship golf courses all set on 1,100 acres of private parkland estate. These facilities convey an abundance of class which is the over-riding feel of the whole estate. If you fancy exploring the local village and amenities there are plenty to choose; the Japanese Gardens, Irish National Stud, Castletown House, Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre, Celbridge Abbey Grounds, Newgrange, Kildare Village Outlet Shopping and many pubs and restaurants.
Carton Golf Course is an immaculately maintained 36-hole golf resort, surrounded by beautiful nature making it, truly, one of a kind. Both the O’Meara and Montgomerie golf courses have attracted golfers from across Ireland and throughout the world as they represent quality commitment and skill among the golfing world. Carton House Golf Club awaits any golfer seeking a proper test of their golfing prowess and is a worthy venue for any golf group visiting Ireland.