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Carton House - a Fairmont Managed Hotel

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Carton House, A FAIRMONT MANAGED HOTEL is a luxury resort set on 1,100 private acres of sweeping Kildare parkland with two championship golf courses - Montgomerie and O'Meara. It's just twenty-five minutes from Dublin International Airport and is one of Ireland’s most exquisite national treasures.

When you arrive at Carton House, you enter a place rich with over three centuries of history, originally the home of the influential and aristocratic FitzGerald family.
 
Carton House offers unique dining spaces and delicious fare to fit any occasion. Whether you are looking for a light snack throughout the day or an intimate meal for two, The Carriage House located in the golf courtyard, serves food and drinks throughout the day and evening. The resort will soon be launching three brand new outlets at the resort; The Morrison Room, Kathleens Kitchen and the Courtyard Bar  

Home to two famous courses; the Montgomerie and the O’Meara – it has played host to three Irish Opens in the past too. With it being only 20 minutes from the city of Dublin and the main airport – it’s perfect for those who wish to test their skills.

The Montgomerie course is an exciting challenge to all golfers – thought by many to be the tougher of the two. The course features many doglegs and a tough opening; if you can stay level par for the first 3 holes then you’re doing well.

The O’Meara course offers such a picturesque setting whilst still being fraught with danger. The course offers such a firm challenge to all players; take a minute to absorb the beauty and history of the Carton House Estate.

For a golf resort to feature two courses that are held in such high regard is rare – and you’ll definitely want to play the courses again and again. Being 21st century designs, the modern design really works well with the age-old surroundings and features. And with the property on the estate being so luxurious, it makes it an ideal resort to spend your whole trip.
 

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Onsite Courses

Carton House Montgomerie

The "Monty" course is long but can be enjoyed by handicap golfers as the fairways are wide and poor shots do not get punished all the time that is of course if you stay away from the deep bunkers. There are no signature holes to speak of just a good all round course. 

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Carton House OMeara

15 miles from Dublin in the Carton House Estate and considered to be the easier of the two courses at Carton House the O’Meara is as close to a top class California Parkland course as you will find in Ireland.

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Nearby Courses

The K Club Palmer North Course

Regularly ranked in the top 3 parkland golf courses in Ireland, this Arnold Palmer designed golf haven is a must play ‘badge of honour’ that has hosted the top golf players in the world. The Ryder Cup in 2006, the 2016 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open where we saw Rory McIlroy’s European Tour Shot of the Year and 11 European Opens testify the importance of Palmer North Course to European Golf. 

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Distance From Course: 6 miles

The K Club Palmer South Course

Retief Goosen won on this course in 2004 and Colin Montgomerie ended an 18 month trophy drought here in 2007. For the handicap golfers take advantage of the numerous tee box options and don’t try to be a hero. 

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Distance From Course: 6 miles

Portmarnock Links

Portmarnock Links

The golf course designed in 1995 by Bernhard Langer was his first links design and fitting as he has won 3 times on nearby Portmarnock Golf Club in the Irish Open. The ladies Irish open has been staged on the links twice.

 

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Distance From Course: 18 miles

Portmarnock Golf Club

Portmarnock Golf Club

Located on a picturesque peninsula, 10 miles north of Dublin City and only a 15-minute drive from the airport, Portmarnock Golf Club sits on a narrow stretch of shallow duneland. It is one of the most respected and loved courses in world golf. Very few courses have been graced with as many of the world’s top players through the years as here.

 

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Distance From Course: 18 miles

Powerscourt Golf Club

There are not many places in the world like Powerscourt Golf Club, Only 30 minutes from Dublin airport, you feel like you have entered a different world. The two championship golf courses are situated among the truly magnificent Powerscourt Estate which is home to 1,000 acres of what needs to be seen to be believed. Powerscourt is everything that symbolises Ireland’s natural beauty.

 
 
 
 

Distance From Course: 20 miles

The Island Golf Club

Located 30 minutes to the North of Dublin, the Island Golf Club enjoys a unique setting bordered by the Sea on 3 sides. It’s a classic links course with rugged terrain and nestled between the highest sand dunes on the East coast.

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Distance From Course: 18 miles

Hermitage Golf Club

About Hermitage Golf Club 

Located to the West of Dublin, Hermitage Golf Club is a parkland course with a championship set up. It is a welcome change of pace from some of the more predominant links golf experiences in the area. A gentle front nine at the top of the valley quickly changes gear into a challenging back nine with some spectacular golf holes as you work your way up and down the valley and running alongside the river. The 10th hole as a camera worthy 200ft drop into the valley leaving little margin for error or you end up in the river – it is definitely “one for the books” and is known as one of Irelands best golf holes. 

We highly recommend Hermitage as a golf course to consider within your wider Dublin golf course itinerary. It is only 25 minutes from the city which makes it very popular with the rich and famous of the city too. The landscape and surroundings make Hermitage Golf Club feel a million miles from the city hence its popularity. With continual re-investment, the golf course boasts amongst the very best greens in the Dublin area, some unforgettable holes and a tricky finishing hole which could break many a scorecard!

 

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Distance From Course: 6 miles

The Royal Dublin Golf Club

Royal Dublin is a golf course that needs little in the way of introduction. Quite simply, it is one of the finest true links golf experiences you will find anywhere in the world and a must play to tick off the bucket list.

A regular host of the Irish Open and with some rather famous winners including Seve Ballesteros and Bernhard Langer to have triumphed at Royal Dublin.

Designed by H.S Colt who was the architect behind Sunningdale, Royal Dublin is not to be missed.

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Distance From Course: 16 miles

Tulfarris Golf Club

Tulfarris enjoys a special location on the shores of Blessington Lakes in Co. Wicklow. With some incredible golf holes running directly by the lakeside. The golf course is renowned as one of the best championship designs in Ireland and plays host to the Euro-Pro tour regularly. Complete with the hotel, Tulfarris Golf Club is an all-round excellent golf resort experience. 

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Distance From Course: 18 miles

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