Kilkenny Golf Club was founded in 1896 when a nine hole course was opened at Barretts Hill, now known as Bishops Demesne. The Club enjoyed a number of locations before moving to its present delightful setting at Glendine in 1923. The present clubhouse was built in 1962 and over the years has been extended and refurbished to the fine building it is to-day.
The course, which is of championship standard, is set on 120 acres of parkland and measures 5,933 metres with a par of 71. It is a popular venue for regional play-offs and finals in the
The course is mostly flat terrain with an abundance of trees. Notable features are the difficult par threes, the long par four eleventh and the final four holes which have ruined many a fine card. The course is based on a sand pit; this means that the drainage is very good and seldom has to close due to heavy rainfall. The greens are also sand based and even if exceptionally heavy rain falls, the greens would be playable after half an hour. The course has undergone significant enhancement over the years and is playable all year round.
A feature at the 10th tee is a “Fulacht Fiadh”, or ancient Irish kitchen. This type of structure dates back to the Bronze Age when these ancient cooking places were horse shoe shaped mounds made up of small pieces of stone and situated close to a water source or in marshy ground.10th Tee
After a game visitors will find the clubhouse, like the city - very friendly where they can relax in a convivial atmosphere and partake of the Bar and full catering facilities available throughout the day. A well stocked golf shop run by Professional Jimmy Bolger is also maintained on the premises.
There are set meals and sample menus available for society. Also there are special meals available included in green fees.
Full details re food and catering are available from our Caterer Barry Joyce.
Visitors, both individuals and groups, are welcome in Kilkenny Golf Club all year round. It is advisable to contact the club in advance to confirm availability of tee-times.
Sean or Aoife
T: 056 7765400
(Monday - Friday Office hours, 9.00 -5.30)
F: 056 7723593
Total Distance: 5933
Open: All year round
Kilkenny Golf Club awaits you
“Kilkenny Golf Club is only 5 minutes from the city centre. “This medieval city is characterised by many beautifully restored buildings and winding slipways - it is small and compact enough to explore on foot, yet full of fascinating historical buildings and contemporary shops, design galleries and restaurants.”