The O' Meara Course

GUI Cups & Shields Finals 2014

Designed by 1998 Open Champion and US Masters Champion Mark O'Meara, this classic parkland course might lull you with its beauty but is still full of challenge.

You'll find yourself skirting the banks of the river Rye then sending the ball soaring over its golden waters. And, when you cross the greens, it is as if your feet float on a thousand velvet kisses from beneath.

New 1st & 18th Hole on The O'Meara

Carton House has made changes to the magnificent O’Meara Golf Course with the re-location of the 1st and 18th holes.

“This year we are making exciting changes to the O’Meara course to enhance what is already a great golfing experience. The O’Meara course is played by over 30,000 players every season and Carton House is committed to ensuring an excellent experience for all golfers. The changes to the 1st and 18th holes will now enable all golfers to walk to and from the 1st and 18th holes with both holes starting and finishing in front of the Old House. The new 1st hole will be a Par 5 that will play away from the Old House and the new 18th Hole will be a world class finishing hole playing down towards the Old House. As you approach the green you cannot help but marvel at the magnificent backdrop with the Great House in front of you and to the left the view of the lake and Boat House."

Commented Francis Howley
Director of Golf at Carton House


  • Voted one of the 5 Hottest new Courses to be built in Great Britain & Ireland since its Top 100 Ranking in 2000 - Golf World 2002
  • Top 10 Parkland Golf Courses in Ireland -
  • Home to the 2005 AIB Irish Amateur Open Championship
  • The 16th hole on the O'Meara course was voted one of the best 18 holes in golf (UK and Ireland) by Golf World magazine

Course Map and Card

The O'Meara is a Par 73 parkland golf course which measures 7,165 yards from the blue championship tees.

Click here for a scorecard.