Carton House

Two contrasting 18 hole golf courses with world-class amenities.

Carton House

County Kildare, W23 Y9D2, Ireland


The Fairmont managed hotel is marketed as 'luxury resort escapism at its best' in the once family home of aristocratic and influential power brokers.

Besides golf, the resort offers cycling, walking, tennis, archery, falconry, and fishing. A choice of 165 rooms along with dining options and a spa means there is something for everyone!

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Carton House is a sprawling 1100 acre private estate situated on Kildare parkland just 25 minutes from Dublin International Airport.

Ireland's Inland Golf Opulence

High-end, inland golf resorts are popular in Ireland. Beyond Carton House, there is Adare Manor, Mount Juliet, K Club, Lough Erne, and Concra Wood amongst others.

However, with its close proximity to Dublin, it is a decadent introduction to Ireland after a long-haul transatlantic flight popular with exhausted American travels ready to tackle the more rambunctious links once settled...

The Montgomerie at Carton House

The Montgomerie Golf Course has hosted the Irish Open three times. Designed by Colin Montgomerie, cavernous bunkers are a hallmark of the design. Unsurprisingly for a tournament venue, it is a par 72 and tips the scales at 7,301 yards. Routed alongside the Rye River, it comes into play on the first and last holes. It has been called an 'inland links'.

The O'Meara at Carton House

The O'Meara Golf Course is your classic parkland. Measuring 7,165 yards and a par 73. The iconic holes here are the par 3 - 14th, par 5 - 15th, and par 3 - 16th which all use the Rye River to their strategic advantage.

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Featured Architect: Alister MacKenzie

As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. There should be little walking between...

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County Kildare, W23 Y9D2, Ireland
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