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Golf

We’re surrounded by splendid courses

It’s a well-established fact that people come from all over the world to sample the many world-class golf courses on offer on this island. 

Being situated right in the middle of Ireland means that the Tullamore Court Hotel is almost the same distance from both coasts. As such, we’re completely surrounded by splendid courses near and far.  The golf courses in and around Offaly provide a varying degree of difficulty but they all offer a similar amount of incredible scenery. We’ve arranged some specially-reduced green fees with most of the courses. What’s more, with our unique Golfer’s Delight special offers, you can play, eat and stay, for less. 

For more information about golfing in Offaly, please contact:

+353 (57) 934 66 66

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Tullamore Golf Club is a superb parkland course. Recognised as one of the best in the country, it provides a course of championship standards to the discerning golfer.

Awarded the Best Parkland Course (Hidden Heartlands) in January 2019 by Golfers Guide to Ireland, the course was upgraded in recent years, which embellished the work of the original designer, James Braid, with a delightful blending of the new with the old. It has hosted many major amateur championships and is set among mature clusters of oak, beech and chestnut with the beautiful Slieve Blooms in the background. Its level terrain make it an attractive venue for all regardless of ability or fitness levels and visitors are always welcome.

This is a course that provides a unique challenge for all level of golfers and you can be assured that you will enjoy the walk in the peace and tranquillity that Tullamore provides and you are guaranteed a memorable golfing experience.

Approximate Distance from Tullamore Court Hotel: 5-minute drive

Esker Hills is renowned for its association with Shane Lowry. Shane had a glittering Amateur career that culminated in him being the first Amateur golfer to ever win the Irish Open.  In 2019 Shane went onto win the 148th British Open Championship in Portrush.  Lowry is the sixth Irish golfer to win a major championship, and the first since Rory McIlroy in 2014.

The opportunity to win a major on home soil could be a once in a lifetime opportunity for an Irish golfer, and no matter what he goes on to do in the game, this will be the crowning achievement of Shane Lowry’s career, we do not think it is an exaggeration to say this is one of the greatest days in Irish sporting history.

More than 10,000 years ago, the retreating glaciers of the Ice Age created the stunning landscape of plateaux, sweeping valleys, natural lakes and free draining soil on which Esker Hills is built. Add the genius of Christy O’Connor Jnr. and you have a golfing gem in a unique setting with 18 holes of challenging championship golf where no two holes are remotely alike.

The dramatic undulations of valleys and plateau, along with natural lakes and woodland provide wonderful design features throughout the course. Noted for its distinct links feel, superb sand based greens and warm welcome, Esker Hills continues to receive rave reviews as the ultimate golfing test, and one that you will certainly remember.

Approximate Distance from Tullamore Court Hotel: 5-minute drive

Castle Barna is a most enjoyable 18 hole golf course located on rolling parkland with plenty of mature trees, natural streams and easy going terrain. Nestled along the bank of the Grand Canal on its route from Dublin to Shannon and situated in the quaint village of Daingean just outside Tullamore, this course is basically the design of nature.

This oasis of golfing excellence in the midlands has marked itself down as one of the most invigorating courses on the Irish sporting landscape, providing a great challenge for all abilities of golfer. Since opening in 1993, golfers visiting Castle Barna golf club have enjoyed a warm welcome and today the club is renowned for its unique homely atmosphere.

Approximate Distance from hotel: 20-minute drive

Edenderry Golf Club has been in existence since 1910 having moved from several locations to its present location where Eddie Hackett designed a magnificent golf course built on the natural peat that is synonymous with this part of the country. Eddie used the natural terrain to create a superb golf course that is playable all year round. The course is particularly long at 6,011 metres with a Par of 72 including 4 very good Par 5 holes. There are four Par-3 at Edenderry each of which has its own challenge. The course has an abundance of mature trees and strategically placed bunkers making it a challenging, but fair test of golf for the experienced and beginner alike.

Edenderry Golf Club has recently completed its state-of-the-art clubhouse, where the visitor and members alike can relax and enjoy the memory of a fine days golf.

Approximate Distance from Tullamore Court Hotel: 40-minute drive

The Heritage at Killenard, just outside Portarlington, is a 72 par Championship course, and was co-designed by Seve Ballesteros and Jeff Howes. Set in beautiful rolling countryside with the Slieve Bloom Mountains as a backdrop, the Heritage was also selected by Golf World as the number one best new golf course (parkland or links) 2005 in Ireland.

Five lakes and a stream, that meanders through the course brings water into play on 10 holes. 98 beautifully shaped bunkers and 7,000 trees adorn the landscape, which is very undulating without any climbing involved.

This championship golf course provides the most enjoyable experience for golfers of all standards.

Approximate Distance from Tullamore Court Hotel: 40-minute drive

Designed by Christy O’Connor Jnr., this 18 hole championship golf course is renowned as one of the most challenging and scenic courses in Ireland. Surrounded on three sides by Lough Ree, the views from everywhere on the golf course are breath-taking, with four sets of tees to ensure an enjoyable game for every golfer.

No matter what your level of golf expertise, the course is cleverly crafted, so you can tee off for a relaxing round while soaking up the Glasson atmosphere, or test your game to championship level. The course will reward the well-played shot, however, a stray shot will be treated with the contempt it deserves.

Since its inception in 1993 Glasson golf course has hosted a range of regional and international championship finals including the European Challenge Tour in August 2007 and the 2008 Challenge of Ireland. The Glasson Golf Experience is a must for every golfer, from the beautiful views over Killnure Bay, the exhilaration of playing one of Ireland’s finest woodland courses to the warm welcome awaiting you back at the club house.

Approximate Distance from Tullamore Court Hotel: 45-minute drive

Mount Temple is a superb 18 hole championship course, traditional in style, with panoramic views of the midlands. Located in the quaint village of Mount Temple, the course lies in an area of great historical interest in the heart of Ireland and great care has been taken to preserve some ancient sites which can be found throughout the course.

Renowned for its large link type greens and undulating fairways, the course sits on an esker based site ensuring the course is playable all year round. This course was “built by God, polished by man” and affords great views for over 75 miles. It presents a superb challenge to the discerning golfer and is an experience not to be missed.

Approximate Distance from Tullamore Court Hotel: 40-minute drive

Mullingar Golf Club has been part and parcel of Irish golf since 1894. During its first forty years the club moved ‘house’ on no less than five occasions. In 1935 the club finally settled on the magnificent rolling hills at Belvedere where it has been ever since. It is regarded as one of the best of James Braid’s finest designs.

Mullingar’s championship status was formerly recognised in 1952 when it hosted the Irish Professional Championship, and again in 1959 and 1965. The Irish matchplay championship was played at Mullingar in 1972. Set in old wooded and delightfully undulating parklands, the course has recently been extended and re-bunkered to ensure it maintains the championship status it attained when hosting the Irish Professional Championship on three occasions.

The course is also venue for the internationally famous Mullingar Scratch Cup. Winners include Darren Clarke, Padraig Harrington and Paul McGinley.

Approximate Distance from Tullamore Court Hotel: 30-minute drive

Athlone Golf Club was founded in 1892 making it one of the longest established clubs in the country. Athlone Golf Course is situated in the beautiful Hodson Bay area. It offers a unique opportunity to play on what is regarded as one of the most picturesque golf courses in Ireland. The course is remarkably wet weather tolerant, due to the underlying Esker, which makes it a delight to play all year round. The club is Fáilte Ireland accredited.

Approximate Distance from Tullamore Court Hotel: 40-minute drive

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