Inspired by the greatest links lands of the world, The Montgomerie Golf Course pays tribute to the traditions of the game and sets a challenge like no other. This is golf at its purest. This is adrenaline and shot-making at its best.
Designed by Colin Montgomerie, it's a journey across sweeping fairways, cavernous bunkers and impeccable greens. It's an adventure from first to last and is proud to have hosted the world’s finest golfers at the 2005 and 2006 Irish Opens.
A course guide or good caddy is essential around this course as danger can be found at a number of holes. Semi-blind drives are waiting at the 9th, 10th, and 13th holes. The Par 3 17th is the nicest on the course with the River Rye close by and Carton House sitting in the distance. You are perched up on the tee above the green which allows for a stunning 1st shot at this hole.
"In my design, I attempted to go back to a more traditional golf course. I looked at the great courses around the world - Royal Melbourne, Royal Troon and Turnberry - and worked out what is so good about them. One thing that springs to mind - bunkering. They are hazards and they work with the prevailing wind. Few holes are straight up and down the wind but tend to be across, which brings the bunkering into play. This is the kind of course where the best players would always come out on top." Colin Montgomerie