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A Carton House Golf experience

Championship golf in a convenient location

The Setting

Nestled in the heart of a historic 1,100-acre private parkland estate the origins of which date back to 1739, Carton House is a luxury resort experience like no other located in County Kildare just 25 minutes from Dublin. Having lived through centuries of history, Carton House was once the home of aristocratic family, the Fitzgeralds and to this day, guests can enjoy the legacy left behind by the original owners.

The Game

Golf at Carton is not just a game, it is a full immersive experience defined by challenge. Here you will encounter championship standards, professionalism and insight. Test yourself in exciting new ways against a backdrop of history and luxury. This is how golf should be played. Choose between two championship golf courses designed by legends of the golf world, or why not play both. Carton House is a golf experience like no other. 

The O'Meara

Designed by 1998 Open Champion and US Masters Champion Mark O'Meara, beware as this beauty of a classic parkland golf course is still full of challenges.Meander through ancient woodlands and skirt the banks of the river Rye before sending the golf ball soaring over golden waters. Played by over 30,000 golfers every season the 18th hole offers a breath-taking backdrop of the historic Palladian Manor House, reflective lake and picturesque Boat House-said to have been custom built for Queen Victoria. Designed to challenge golfers of all abilities whilst bringing the beauty and history of the Carton House estate to the fore. 

The Montgomerie

Inspired by the greatest links lands of the world, The Montgomerie, an inland links experience, pays tribute to the traditions of the game and sets a challenge like no other. Designed by Colin Montgomerie with numerous cavernous bunkers to test even the seasoned golfer, journey across 7,300 yards of impeccable greens and vast fairways as you play on the soil many an Irish Open champion has. Are you up to the challenge of the Montgomerie?

Home to the Golfing Union of Ireland (GUI) and its National Academy, Carton proudly provides the best golf practice facilities in Ireland, with state-of-the-art technological equipment to unlock the potential of your game.

You can access further expert knowledge and golf apparel at the onsite Pro Shop. The changing facilities ensure a comfortable start and end to your game. You can then unwind in our spa and wellness area complete with 18 metre swimming pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi.

Conveniently located close to Dublin Airport, make time to experience the best of links golf in the Dublin area with our range of golfing packages.

The Experience

A day on the course makes us feel alive. It is a feeling equalled only by the experience after you putt your last shot. Enjoy the afterglow of excercise in the pure and bracing Kildare air, as the sun retreats on the horizon and you reflect on the day’s action with friends.
There are many ways to savour such moments at Carton. Recharge at the spa. Enjoy a nourishing and well-earned meal at one of our restaurants, or choose a private dinner experience for your people. Celebrate effort and toast success at The Carriage House or retire to the Whiskey Library in the Palladian Manor House to share anecdotes from the fairway with good friends. At Carton, the menu features many ways to relax.

Retire for the evening to one of our 165 beautifully appointed guest bedrooms, 18 of which are located in the Manor House. The guest rooms in the contemprorary wing have been recently refurbished and contain all comforts you come to expect and more.

Please be advised that buggies are not permitted on either course during the winter months, October - March inclusive. This is to help maintain the excellent condition of our courses.

 

Unfortunately due to the effects of Covid-19, while our golf courses are still open, the main hotel is currently closed at present until we are advised by health experts and government that it is safe to re-open.  In the meantime, please have a look at our international golf packages available to book for later in the year when we will have a brand newly restored hotel too. For more information or to book simply call us on +353(0)1 651 7715 or email us here.