The O'Meara Course at Carton House Golf Club

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4.5
63
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
95.6%
Recommend this course
57 out of 63 reviews
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4.6
7
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
100.0%
Recommend this course
7 out of 7 reviews
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Average Rating
4.7
12
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
12 out of 12 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Private/Resort
Style Parkland
Par 73
Length 7165 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
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Carton House Golf Club - O'Meara Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 73 7165 yards
White 73 6828 yards
Green 73 6419 yards
Red 74 5667 yards
Scorecard for O'Meara Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 75.9/133 530 195 380 534 373 560 154 462 378 3566 427 431 396 390 185 557 180 561 472 3599 7165
White M: 74.1/125 517 191 366 516 366 536 149 431 354 3426 420 409 370 359 176 528 157 543 440 3402 6828
Green M: 71.7/123 W: 73.7/126 503 165 342 494 345 510 131 410 330 3230 395 388 351 339 154 465 142 526 429 3189 6419
Red W: 72.2/121 447 144 296 442 304 447 94 357 306 2837 361 334 297 288 150 435 111 463 391 2830 5667
Handicap 14 6 8 12 4 10 18 2 16 11 1 13 15 7 5 9 17 3
Par 5 3 4 5 4 5 3 4 4 37 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 5 4 36 73
Handicap (W) 9 15 11 5 3 7 17 1 13 6 4 14 18 8 2 10 12 16

Course Details

Year Built 2002
Golf Season Year round
Architect Mark O'Meara (2002) European Golf Design. (2002) Tim Lobb (2002)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - EUR 40
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Reviews

4.5
63

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Amazing Food 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 9
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 10
A Weekend Splurge 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 10

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Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
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4.0
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First Time Playing
Wet weather

Lovely Track

Wet and windy day but no complaints about the drainage as the course was in great nick. One complaint i would have was that the bunkers were out of play as they were supposed to be frozen over but they definitely were not. Also for some reason the changing facilities and the driving range were not available so that wasn't great but the putting/pitching area was enough for us.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Classy course well cared for

Played in January and greens were close to perfect.

Rough cut back which made it easier but not complaining

Good challenge even so and value for money

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

It's was a lovely course to play... a bit tough aswell...but enjoyable..

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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The Montgomerie Course at Carton House Golf Club
Commented On 2019-01-15T16:05:12.000+00:00

Many tanks for taking the time to submit this review. I wonder which course you played? The Montgomerie - host to 3 Irish Opens on The European Tour - is generally considered as the more challenging of our two courses. Perhaps there will be a future opportunity to welcome you again to Carton so that you can compare and contrast ! Best wishes from all at Carton House Golf

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Plug marks

For the time of year, the course was in great condition. However, every green had 10 to 12 unrepaired plug marks. This is not the fault of the course but reflects badly on those golfers playing it.

Also the club bar was closed so we had to use the hotel for refreshments. €3.95 for coffee and €12.95 for a sandwich is completely over the top.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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The Montgomerie Course at Carton House Golf Club
Commented On 2019-01-15T16:01:36.000+00:00

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to submit this review. We are delighted to hear that you were impressed with the quality of the courses. Unrepaired pitch marks are a challenge that every courses faces in spite of best efforts to remind and educate. We hope to welcome you to Carton House again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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The Montgomerie Course at Carton House Golf Club
Commented On 2019-01-15T15:59:45.000+00:00

Many thanks for the great response! We hope to welcome you to Carton House again soon

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather

Course was in good order. The only complaint I have is the driving range was not open for warm up.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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The Montgomerie Course at Carton House Golf Club
Commented On 2019-01-15T15:58:44.000+00:00

Hi there. Many thanks for the review! Our driving range in front of the hotel closes during the winter (as is normal) and will reopen around April. The GUI National Academy range may have been an option depending on the time of day that you played at. We hope to welcome you again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Montgomery coarse

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

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Memorable experience

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

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

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Monty is awesome

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

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

18 Holes of Fun

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

What a day!

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!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Wonderful Golfing Experience

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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