Mount Juliet Golf Club Course Review - A good challenge and a lovely walk amid mature trees and occasional water hazards

Mount Juliet Golf Club Course Review

Green Fee Range €50-€115

Medal Tee – Par 72 – 6,554 Yards

Visitor Times: Every day

Website: www.mountjuliet.ie

Significant Changes

Brand new Driving Range and Putting Green under construction, to be completed early 2017 – new state of the art tee signage on every hole with an electronic masterboard at the first tee box

Mount Juliet Golf Club Course Review

Mount Juliet Golf Club Course Review

There seems to be a certain irony with some of the designs of Jack Nicklaus that even when they are built over the most established and ancient parkland, the courses themselves take time to mature.

This has certainly now happened at this signature course set in a Downton-esque world of its own on a glorious 1,500-acre country house estate an hour or so from Dublin.

Magnificent beech trees and oak line the perfectly manicured fairways, and as is so often the case at a Nicklaus course, water is a regular feature.

Despite its tree-lined nature, there is a great feeling of space and the course has hosted many professional events including the Irish Open and the 2002 WGC – American Express Championship won by Tiger Woods.

Mount Juliet Golf Club Course Review

Standout holes include the short 3rd, which is protected by both a natural stream and a lake, and the long 10th, where a copse of trees gives the golfer two distinct choices for his route to the green.

The closing pair run either side of another lake, and many consider this to be the finest inland course in Ireland.

If you get the chance to stay at the stylish hotel, that will put the icing on a decidedly delicious cake.

Mount Juliet Golf Club Course Review – Golf Monthly Verdict

Jack Nicklaus’ County Kilkenny handiwork vies closely with Druids Glen for most picturesque modern Irish parkland course. A fine example of a modern course that blends perfectly into its surroundings