Golf

There are a numerous golf courses within a short distance of Inistioge of which the following are some of the most popular.

Mount Juliet

This 18-hole, par 72, 7,100 yards – 6,500 Metres course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and opened in July 1991. The course has already been voted the best inland course in Ireland. Set close to the River Nore, water comes into play on six holes; the beauty of woodland and trees is ever present, while some 80 ever-vigilant bunkers, strategically placed throughout the course, place a premium on accuracy from tee to green.

In September 2002 and September 2004 Mount Juliet played host to the World Golf Championships – American Express Championship, which featured the top 50 golfers in the world.

Website: www.mountjuliet.ie

Gowran Park Golf Course

This is a wonderful Jeff Howes-designed golf course set amidst the old Annaly Estate in the heart of Co. Kilkenny.  Incorporating a mixture of old established woodland and lakes, this Par 71, 18-hole golf course provides an excellent test for the low-handicap golfer whilst also being very enjoyable for the middle to high handicappers.  The newly developed club house and corporate entertainment facilities are especially suited to large corporate groups and societies.

Website: www.gowranpark.ie