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Leinster Parkland Mount Juliet

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7.1 (3)

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Mount Juliet, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny
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+353 (0) 56 777 3071
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Parkland
Province
Leinster
County
Kilkenny
Jack Nicklaus has created a modern masterpiece that while unashamedly American in design manages to feel perfectly at home in the splendid surroundings of the Mount Juliet estate.

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Overall rating 
 
7.1
Shot making / Variety 
 
7.0  (3)
Scenery (wow factor) 
 
7.0  (3)
Design Variety 
 
7.2  (3)
Memorability 
 
7.2  (3)
Condition 
 
7.2  (3)
Playability (all handicaps) 
 
7.0  (3)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Shot making / Variety 
 
5.0
Scenery (wow factor) 
 
5.0
Design Variety 
 
5.0
Memorability 
 
5.0
Condition 
 
5.0
Playability (all handicaps) 
 
5.0
please remove this review Reviewed by please remove this review March 11, 2014
Last updated: March 22, 2017

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Date of your round
October 20, 2013
Overall rating 
 
7.9
Shot making / Variety 
 
7.5
Scenery (wow factor) 
 
8.5
Design Variety 
 
8.0
Memorability 
 
9.0
Condition 
 
7.5
Playability (all handicaps) 
 
7.0
Gerald Rogers Reviewed by Gerald Rogers February 24, 2014

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While the memories of the professional tournaments held at Mount Juliet are fast fading, the course has lost none of its past glories. Everything feels that bit special, from the drive into the estate to the sumptuous locker rooms and clubhouse area in part of the Hunter's Yard complex. The course itself is a tough test of golf mainly due to its length. There is usually plenty of room off the tees but you need to have your A game or you will struggle to reach some greens in regulation, particularly at this time of year when there is little run on the fairways.
The course, as one would expect, is in good condition even considering the recent bad weather. The estate has lost a number of large trees and these are still being cut up and removed, but this does not affect the course. The signature par 3 third is still as magical as the first time I played it about 8 years ago and I succumbed to the water hazard again on the 4th! After these terrific holes the remainder of the front nine is a bit underwhelming. However I feel that from the 10th onwards virtually every hole is memorable. With the two par threes across the valley particularly challenging.
Afterwards a lovely hot shower the bar provided a welcome respite from the elements and the tea and scones were delicious!
Date of your round
February 22, 2014
Overall rating 
 
8.4
Shot making / Variety 
 
8.5
Scenery (wow factor) 
 
7.5
Design Variety 
 
8.5
Memorability 
 
7.5
Condition 
 
9.0
Playability (all handicaps) 
 
9.0
Kevin Reviewed by Kevin July 26, 2013
Last updated: July 26, 2013

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Shot making / Variety
Mount Juliet is a great test to any golfer and to score well you will need to use every shot in your arsenal. At 7,000 yards from the white tees the default club from the tee is nearly always the driver. However the variations in length means your approach shots to the green can be anything from a sand wedge to a 3 wood. The greens are well protected so accuracy and the ability to attack the pin from the ground via a pitch and run or the air to clear water or sand is paramount.
Scenery (wow factor)
Mount Juliet may not possess the wow factor associated with Ireland's Links courses but no matter who you are you when you think back on your round of Mount Juliet you will think WOW.
Mount Juliet is a perfectly manicured course with great views of the surrounding countryside. The clever use of water and the colours of the large estate trees are very pleasing on the eye. The clever placement of bunkers frame the bright lush greens perfectly when taking your approach shots.
Design Variety
Jack Nicklaus has designed a great course in Mount Juliet. Mount Juliet has everything a golfer could ask of a course, Doglegs right and left, carry's over water, variations in hole length, difficult stretches followed by stretches where the golfer can take a breather. And of course some signature holes that will live with a golfer for every like the par 3 rd and the index 1 13th and the closing holes of 16, 17 and 18.
Memorability
The best compliment you can give any course is would you walk from the 18th green to the first tee and play the course again. In Mount Juliet's case the answer is Yes. As I think back on my round it’s very easy to recall every shot and Hole and it brings a smile to my face. When I think back on my round in Mount Juliet it’s difficult to pick one standout hole but the stretches that stand out for me are holes from 2, 3 and 4, holes 10 to 14 and the closing holes of 16, 17 and 18.
Condition
As you would expect from one of the Top parkland courses in the country Mount Juliet was presented in top condition from the tee boxes to the green. The numerous bunkers were all in perfect condition and consistent. The tee boxes and fairways were lush and firm under foot and a delight to hit a ball from. The greens were very receptive and running true.
Playability (all handicaps)
I played Mount Juliet today with someone relatively new to Golf. Apart from the difficult 3rd and 4th holes where he lost a few balls he managed to complete the rest of the course with the one ball intact. The wide fairways will appeal to the high handicapper but at almost 7000 yards off the white tees Mount Juliet is not short and with very well protected greens accuracy to the hit the green is regulation is paramount to score well which will keep the low guys happy. Overall Mount Juliet will be a real treat to play for golfers of all abilities.
Date of your round
July 26, 2013