Twin Oaks Championship Course at Moyvalley Hotel & Golf Resort

4.6677333333 4.7 stars from 5 (43)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7369 yards
  • Layout

  • Balyna Estate, Moyvalley, Co. Kildare, Ireland
  • +353 (0) 46 954 8080, +353 (0) 46 954 8000
  • +353 (0) 46 954 8070
  • www.moyvalley.com
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Year built: 2006
Architect(s): Darren Clarke (2006), Christy O’Connor Jr (2015)
Type: Resort
Style: Links
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Delta, Mastercard

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 7369 yards 0.0 0
White 72 6646 yards 0.0 0
Yellow 72 6180 yards 0.0 0
Red (W) 72 5658 yards 0.0 0

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 5.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 43 Reviews
5 stars:
19
4 stars:
19
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

41 out of 43 reviews


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"Cracker"


danep82's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2017
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Reviewed on

It was wet when I played but it held up admirably considering its so soon after two storms.

Plaued it in the summer aswell, fairways and rough were pristine and the greens roll very true. The practice area are top notch although the driving range is more of an iron range.

The layout and look of the cpurse is fantastic and it feels like a top class championship course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A must!"


u000004054220's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
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Reviewed on

Great course, very well kept, best greens we played this year so far. Great practise facilities. Not to be missed.


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good


I recommend this course



Sean4707602's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Finishing Hole"


u000007318219's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I've heard great things about this place and was not disappointed, the drive in gives it a real championship feel to the course. Club house is spectacular. The staff in the shop were sensationally unfriendly which is a shame. The course is in great condition, greens are receptive, the day I played the Pins where in pretty easy positions but that could change I'm sure. There a couple of great Par 5's and a couple of sneaky drivable Par 4's with a great risk and reward attraction. The 18th is among the best finishing holes i've come across, right up there with Druids and Celtic Manor (2010).


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Well worth a visit"


04hornet919's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2015
First time playing Played with a group Walked Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in decent condition for the time of year apart from a few areas where there was some standing water.

Staff in the Pro shop were very welcoming and obliging.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good course, great value"


u539690222's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2015
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course. In very good condition. The staff was not very friendly and there was limited food service available when we finished our round.<br/> Would certainly play it again if in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course has some very nice holes."


patlav3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in very good condition for so early in the season.Staff very helpful and pleasant had a wonderful day. Many Thanks Pat.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"wet and windy"


Daveg0469's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2014
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my second time playing this course. I find this course enables you to open your sholders and let it rip. In other words its wide open and flat, there is no shelter from the wind on any hole so even a light wind will have an effect on your shots.The condition of the course was average, the fairways did not seem to have been cut for a couple of days so there was no run on the ball. The only memorable hole is the 18th, take an iron of the tee and navagateyour way around the water on this hole.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great conditions...staff not so much.."


opedog16's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Having played many courses in Ireland, I've found that a driving range isn't exactly a priority for many courses/players. I enjoy warming up on the range an hour or so prior to teeing off, so I showed up an hour prior to do just that. When I checked in, the gentleman informed me that the range was closed due to "no balls being available." The claim was that a large group had come through earlier that morning and hit ALL the balls that the driving range contained. I asked if there was noone to collect them, to which he simply replied "no." But then he had absolutely no issue telling me I could head upstairs and enjoy a cup of coffee. (Costing me almost 3 euro!) Great conditions, fun course. But absolutely no excuse for not having an open range for golfers when you area course of this stature!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Lovely course"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Moyvalley is a lovely course to play.It was in excellent condition. The greens were terrific. It is a lovely walk and though difficult, is very fair to the higher handicap golfer.<br/> Although very flat (great for my age) it is not boring and each hole has it's own charachter.<br/> All 4 of us really enjoyed the round. A 9 out of 10 from us.<br/> I will be returning.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"relaxing"


pool247's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As a society golfers we played off yellow tees some holes were a tad short if we play again will play off white ... lovely course some great holes ...18 a gem and not just saying that cos I got a birdie ( don't get many ) ....only 2 thing was wrong with course and that was the bunkers were hard and unplayable ....... and the course was empty a 2 ball in front of us n not another person in sight what a shame maybe it was just bad timing I hope so


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This course is excellent but the bunkers are very hard due to poor drainage,"


Jasonpmccabe26's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2014
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Reviewed on

This course is excellent but the bunkers are very hard due to poor drainage, it's the only thing that let's this course down. Great value for money


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Wonderful wonderful"


Weeman997's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent condition, flag positions were tough found out later there was a competition on, 35 euro for this a bargain


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


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samgarland93's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Amazing course, I will be coming back here very soon.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"This. Golf course has great features"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2013
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Reviewed on

I love this golf course because it plays like a links esp the f9 but is a parkland course. It's challenging but esp. when windy n raining as the course is very open. You need to read the course well and use course management from the first hole right through to the 18th ( the last hole which I might add is all about placing and knowing your club distance). The course is very well marked with many distance markers throughout too. The golfer will truly enjoy this course and will return many times to play it. I also love the golf / food deal when its on offer. Great value for money . I have recommended this golf course to family n friends who have played here many times now also and truly enjoy their round including the food /water hole the 19th! :-). Overall, I highly recommend this golf course to our home folders men n women and visitors worldwide who come to Ireland to play golf. The course hosts a very nice Club House with a Hotel just beside it. Scenery / surroundings are also very nice.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Well Kept"


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/7/2013
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Reviewed on

Had heard different feedback about Moyvalley. Had played there before and thought it was very nice. Played on Saturday on the 7th of December and was pleasantly surprised to firstly get out for a round in early December but also to find that the course was in great condition.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course Moyvalley - some challenging holes on back 9."


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/5/2013
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Reviewed on

A windy & rainy morning but enjoyed the game. Course in good nick except bunkers v.hard after rain. Course was surprisingly dry.<br/> There could be a few more directions like 'next tee arrows'.<br/> It is a linksy course in ways eg you get the full force of the wind as there are hardly any trees, so shot choice was vital.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course, perfectly maintained inland links style & superb value."


u000005013498's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2013
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Reviewed on

Beautiful course, perfectly maintained inland links style & superb value. I cannot recommend this course highly enough at this price point. Do not miss out.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Challenging, well maintained, great value for money"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/4/2013
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Reviewed on

Very well maintained and challenging course. Rough very punishing - straight driving a must. Great value for money - played it for just €14!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played here recently. I had never heard of this course beforehand. I was very impressed with the challenging aspect of this course. The greens are very nice and I like the layout as a whole. It reminds me abit of the Monty course in Carton house. It is great value for money and on par with any championship course. I will be back to play very soon again. Some highlights are the tricky par trees and challenging par 5s


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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