Carton House

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  • Architect:
    • Montgomerie, Colin


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

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

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.


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