Maynooth, Co Kildare.
Set in the walled grounds of the 1000 acre Carton Estate, there are now two remarkable courses - one designed by Mark O'Meara, the second by Colin Montgomerie, upon which the 2005 Irish Open was played, has the characteristics of a links course, makes this a truly remarkable golfing resort .Inspired by the greatest links lands of the world The Montgomerie Course pays tribute to the traditions of the game and sets a challenge like no other. This is golf at its purest. This is adrenaline and shot-making at its best. Designed by Colin Montgomerie it’s a journey across sweeping fairways cavernous bunkers and impeccable greens. It’s an adventure from first to last and is proud to have hosted the worlds finest golfers at the 2005 and 2006 Irish Open and again in June 2013.
The Ryder Cup, The World Cup, The Irish Open, The Walker Cup, The European Open, you name it, that event has taken place on one or other of the many great courses along Ireland's Eastern Seaboard. A must for any enthusiastic golfers.