The O'Meara Course at Carton House Golf Club

4.4934823529 4.5 stars from 5 (55)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 73
  • Length: 7165 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - EUR 40 (with GPS)
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 73 7165 yards N/A N/A
White 73 6828 yards N/A N/A
Green 73 6419 yards N/A N/A
Red 74 5667 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 55 Reviews
5 stars:
33
4 stars:
15
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

49 out of 55 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge   Challenges include bunkers   Great for amazing food  

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"Montgomery coarse"


marto1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2018
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Played here mid week twilight, great value for money although I found this a lot tougher than the O Meara track I look forward to playing both again very soon would highly recommend either


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Memorable experience"


u312401883's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything about this course was amazing . this was my first time playing golf in Ireland it was a perfect day. From breakfast to the 19th hole I could not ask for anything else . This facility has such a rich history before it was a golf course i would check it out prior to coming . I never review anything and I felt that this was a day that deserved it. My next trip to Ireland I will definitely come back


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Long and difficult walk, no water and no facilities on course, challenging and difficult course, but a great experience."


PGGolfer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Montgomerie Course, not the O'Meara Course, so all my comments apply to Montgomerie Course. This is a very long course to walk. 4 hours plus to play, not because of slow play but because of long walk. Long distances from clubhouse to the course, and between holes. Difficult layout with deep, deep rough off the fairways, deep bunkers liberally distributed throughout the fairways and green-side. Don't expect to find balls hit into the deep, lush rough. No water or bathroom facilities on course, don't get back to clubhouse until you finish 18. A real challenging golf course. If you normally shoot in 80s, expect to have difficulty breaking 100. But it is beautiful. Winning score -14 by Paul Casey at Irish Open on this course in 2013 says something about difficulty.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent"


marto1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

All round I can’t think of any complaints for the day

can’t wait to go back and try the monty coarse also , the back 9 are something special especially with the sun shining


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



McCreaU's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



paul3480570's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Monty is awesome"


Kevbeg's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
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Reviewed on

Great course in great condition. Tee times could be arranged and marshalled better but frost delay had an impact on all times.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



Dwoodb's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"18 Holes of Fun"


u949359498's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Set in the beautiful grounds of Carton House Estate, the Montgomery course - billed as an inland links - combines 18 holes of indvidual character into a fun-filled layout that can be played by all standards.

Each tee shot offers a safe play to one side of the fairway or a riskier option to challenge a bunker complex (many of which are invisible from the tee!) and this concept applies to the approach shot as well.

The fairway and green-side bunkers are penal, as is the long fescue grasses that frame each hole, though thankfully these only come into play on the most wayward of shots. The greens themselves are beautiful and offer no excuse for missing putts!

Finally, the staff in the Pro Shop were friendly and courteous and booked us in really quickly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"What a day!"


u2902141's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
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Reviewed on

Great course!

Only minus would be the fairways, could have been cut tighter but outside of that, no complaints

Great venue, great facilities and would highly recommend!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u8022462's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Wonderful Golfing Experience"


ruairioc's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Amazing course and the 14th , 15th and 16th are simply breathtaking. Such an enjoyable challenge. Every time I play I cannot wait to return. Highly recommended


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tough Slog!"


u321779389's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2017
First time playing Walked Windy weather

Reviewed on

I wasn't quite sure what to expect upon my first round on the Monty course. Have heard mixed reviews from friends regarding their experience i was eager to have a crack at the venue. On first glance of the course it definitely was not how i envisaged the course to look. One reviewer had called it "just a big field" and i couldn't really argue with that statement after my visit. The fairways were visibly poor, the bunkers are savage, so deep but the sand was rock solid inside giving you little or no chance to make any distance out of them. I twice found myself lining up shots to the wrong green only for my playing partner to thankfully advise me correctly. The first nine was forgettable, the back 9 was a lot more enjoyable on all levels. Nice finishing hole which was probably the pick of the bunch for me. Overall i didn't enjoy the course as much as i hoped i would. The weather was harsh and that combined with the rough and horrible bunkers made for a disappointing experience. Lower handicaps i'm sure will relish the challenge.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Lovely course"


u570039596's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very good round - course doesn't play that hard but the amount of bunkers, their positioning and depth makes it a lot harder. All bunkers positioned where you would hit off the tee and around the green. Shot selection massive


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Featureless - difficult bunkers"


u899405780's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2017
First time playing Walked Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I honestly have to say I found this course quite featureless: effectively no water hazards, hardly any trees. The main hazards are the bunkers. The featurelessness (especially on the front nine) made a lot of holes blend into each other. As many people have said, the bunkers are incredibly deep - best to play short and stay out. The second 9 are an improvement on the first, in fairness - and the greens are in very good condition.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Such lovely windy day"


u5892268's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything was marvelous, great hospitality, tidying and perfect in all details... thanks to making me feel like a champion golfer during an Irish open. Unfortunately I can't visit properly the mansion, library and rooms... there was a lot story around.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Challenge"


u607084899's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lovely course feels like a links, in excellent condition with fast tricky greens.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Top parkland course"


gman127's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2016
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course and a decent challenge.

It's fairly open for the most part off the tee so the key is with an iron in hand for the most part.

Greens had recently been scraped and sanded when we played but other than that in great condition.

A nice mix of challenging holes and opportunities.

And what a fantastic piece of land Carton House is on!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"O'Meara Course"


u000003622898's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

This is one of my favourite courses to play every year. The view from the 13th tee is something else. My favourite holes are the 14th ,15th & 16th, in what what I like to call my Amen Corner. I recommend this golf course to any golfer.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Like this course"


davieleo's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Is in great condition. Greens are nice and fast. A good challenge


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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