Designed by Jack Nicklaus, Mount Juliet golf course first opened in 1991 with a friendly match between Jack Nicklaus and Christy O’Connor Snr. Since then the course has established itself as a premier venue for top professional and leisure golfers from around the world. This was highlighted when Mount Juliet hosted top golf players such as Tiger Woods, Ernie Els, Sergio Garcia and Pádraig Harrington for the WGC American Express Golf Championship in September of 2002 and again in 2004.
Set in a world of its own, on lush parkland in the south east of Ireland, the course is both captivating and memorable. Tiger Woods’ declaration that Mount Juliet presented “perfect fairways… and the best greens we have putted on all year” was a rich tribute to the stature of Ireland’s leading championship parkland golf course. With some slight extensions and new features since opening, Mount Juliet Golf Course as improved on an already outstanding layout to continue the pursuit of golfing excellence.