Golfing Breaks in Kildare

K Club, Straffan, Co. Kildare
01 601 7200
Distance from hotel: 6km
Designed by Arnold Palmer, The Palmer Ryder Cup Course and The Smurfit Course are considered two of Europe’s finest Championship Courses, recently voted on the top ten worldwide golf resorts by CNN.

Lucan Golf Club, Celbridge Road, Lucan, Co. Dublin
01 628 0246
Distance from hotel: 6km
The club prides itself in the quality of the course and continues to strive to make it a most enjoyable, but at the same time challenging, test for all who play it. The recently renovated clubhouse boasts excellent restaurant and bar facilities that make a trip to Lucan Golf Club a most thorough golfing and social experience.

Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
01 505 2000
Distance from hotel: 8km
The O'Meara Course, designed by two-time major winner Mark O'Meara, is a classic parkland experience which meanders through acres of glorious pastures, ancient woodland and skirts the banks of the River Rye. It hosted the 2005 Irish Amateur Championship in 2005.
The Montgomerie Course, designed by 7 times European Order of merit Winner Colin Montgomerie, is a 7,300 yard "links style" journey across sweeping firm fairways cavernous bunkers and impeccable greens. It has hosted some of the world's finest golfers at the 2005, 2006 & 2013 Irish Opens and the 2010 Irish Seniors Open.

Hermitage, Ballydowd, Lucan, Co. Dublin
01 626 5396
Distance from hotel: 10km
This course of rolling parklands, is within the part of the beautiful Liffey Valley known as the Strawberry Beds.  The gentle terrain of the front nine contrasts with the stern test that awaits many on the back nine.

Castlewarden Golf Club, Castlewarden, Co. Kildare
01 458 9254
Distance from hotel: 12km
This hidden gem is nestled in the plains of Kildare and is truly a gift of nature.  The 160 acres of mature pastureland was transformed into a magnificent par 72 – 6704 yards, 18 hole parkland golf course.

Naas Golf Club, Kerdiffstown, Naas, Co. Kildare
045 874 644
Distance from hotel: 21km
Naas is a traditional parkland course set in the short grass county of Kildare and is situated on rolling terrain and lush, tree-lined fairways.  The strategically placed bunkers reward the accurate player.  Fast, true and undulating greens provide a stern challenge with the flat stick!

Killeen Golf Club, Kill, Co. Kildare
045 866 003
Distance from hotel: 21km
Killeen golf course was designed in 1980.  Since then the course has undergone many changes both in size and design to get it to the high USGA standard that it is today.  An excellent par 72 course measuring 6800 yards with its many lakes, trees and wildlife areas offers a rewarding challenge to all levels of golfers.

New Forest Golf Course, Higginstown, Tyrellspass, Co. Westmeath
044 922 1100
Distance from hotel: 63km
New Forest Golf Club in Tyrrellspass, County Westmeath is a parkland gem located in the romantic and historic New Forest Estate. The 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course was designed by Peter McEvoy and uses the natural beauty of the area. Chestnut, oak and beech trees form the forested terrain, blending the course into its surroundings. New Forest G.C. features a top-flight driving range, putting greens and pro shop. And its 18th-century mansion doubles as the course's clubhouse, with luxury locker-room facilities, a restaurant, a conservatory bar and picturesque views.

Mullingar Golf Course, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
044 934 8366
Distance from hotel: 69km
The Mullingar Course at Belvedere in Co. Westmeath is only 69km north-west of Celbridge on the M4.  This course is the work of famous Scottish designer James Braid.  Although some ‘cosmetic’ changes have been made since its creation in 1935, Mullingar is essentially as its designer intended, a championship challenge set in old wooded and delightfully undulating parklands.

Lutterellstown, Castleknock, Dublin 15
01 860 9600
Distance from hotel: 18km
Luttrellstown is well known for its superb clubhouse, two excellent restaurants, driving range and practice area.  The course forms part of the Luttrelstown Estate located in a prime position in the lush Liffey Valley just north-east of Celbridge and surrounded by a heavily-wooded estate of over 560 acres. As well as the 18-hole championship golf course, the estate is home to Luttrellstown Castle - once home to the Guinness Family.