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Mount Juliet luxury hotel in Kilkenny, Ireland. Why not book your next golf break at Mount Juliet Golf Hotel and like others who have played this sensational course, make this an unforgettable round. Operating as a luxury hotel since 1989, Mount Juliet House provides the ultimate in luxury accommodation in county Kilkenny. Enjoying captivating views over the River Nore and the paddocks of Ballylinch Stud.

Mount Juliet was a family home until 1989 and remains one of Ireland’s finest country houses. As well as being Co. Kilkenny’s most acclaimed country Estate. they are proud to maintain traditions and standards that have endured from the glory days of the ‘Big House’. Just as they are proud of the hospitality that has brought them international renown. A golf break at Mount Juliet is a truly unique experience. It’s a place to come and be who you want to be, whether that involves golfing, fishing, riding, archery, falconry. Or the absolute indulgence of the treatment rooms and health club.

Only 20 minutes from Kilkenny, one hour from Dublin and 30 minutes from Waterford, Mount Juliet is a wonderful location for a luxury break in the South East of Ireland. From luxury weddings, family holidays and spa breaks to luxury golf breaks.

The easily-accessible location makes Mount Juliet the ideal destination for your next golf break away in Ireland. Enjoy everything the estate has to offer including golf on the Jack Nicklaus-designed course, a dining experience in the Michelin Star Lady Helen Restaurant, treatments in the luxury spa and lake fishing, woodland walks, bike rides through the estate, and much more.

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County Kilkenny Golf Breaks  County Kilkenny Golf Breaks. The stunning Jack Nicklaus Signature Course has many feature holes. Including the stunning 3rd hole, a par 3 from an elevated tee to a green guarded by a natural stream and lake. Why not book your next golf break at Mount Juliet Golf Hotel. Like others who have played this

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The Golf

Designed by Jack Nicklaus, Mount Juliet golf course first opened in 1991 with a friendly match between Jack Nicklaus and Christy O’Connor Snr. Since then, the course has established itself as a premier venue for top professional and leisure golfers from around the world. This was highlighted when Mount Juliet played host to golfing legends Tiger Woods, Ernie Els, Sergio Garcia and Pádraig Harrington for the WGC American Express Golfing Championship in September 2002 - and again in 2004.

A Memorable Golf Course

Set in the rolling pastures and woodland of Ireland’s sunny South East, the course is both captivating and memorable. Tiger Woods’ declaration that Mount Juliet presented ‘perfect fairways’ and the ‘best greens we’ve putted on all year’, was a rich tribute to the stature of Ireland’s leading parkland golf course. With some slight extensions and new features since opening, Mount Juliet Golf Course has improved an already outstanding layout, in its ongoing pursuit of golfing excellence. Mount Juliet has been recently voted Ireland's Best Parkland Golf Course.

Any game on Mount Juliet’s Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course is memorable but there are some holes that are harder to forget. The stunning 3rd hole, for example, a par 3 taken from an elevated tee towards a green that’s guarded by a natural stream and lake … both of which have claimed many balls in their illustrious history. The 10th hole is a par 5 with a group of trees in the way, ready to test a golfer’s strategy. The final hole is the clincher. A long, par 4, with water all down the left side and a very narrow approach to the green. Many a nail-biting tournament has been decided here.

The 7,300 yard, par 72 layout combines many features - rolling fairways, water hazards, contoured greens - all of which blend superbly into the spectacular landscapes surrounding this unique estate.

We have been privileged enough to host several major tournaments here and each one teaches us lessons and gives us ideas. Before The American Express Golf Championship came in September 2002, we invited Jack Nicklaus’s design team over to add some extensions and new features – all part of our ongoing pursuit of golfing excellence. The American Express Championship was back again in 2004.

Mount Juliet Golf Club has hosted three Irish Open Tournaments, in 1993, 1994 and 1995 and the Shell Wonderful World of Golf match between Tom Watson and Fred Couples took place here in 1998.