Course Overview

Surrounded by beautiful countryside and breathtaking scenery, the golf course is both challenging and creative. The 18 holes are set amongst mature undulating parkland, made even more testing with the recent introduction of water features and The River Suir into the course. Each hole presents the unwitting golfer with its own clever challenge, while the greens require accurate club selection and shot judgement.

 

Course Development

While the status of the inward 9 holes is renowned in golfing circles, the outward 9 underwent a major re-development in 2006-07 with a view to enhancing an old classic.

Every effort has been made to ensure the re-routing of the new outward 9 holes best-fits the site’s natural features (scenery and foliage). Central to the development is that the par 5s are now played in opposite directions, as are the par 3s, ensuring a fair test of golf is guaranteed no matter which direction the wind is coming from.

The development is best characterised by the introduction of tee complexes and undulating greens (built to USGA standard), the incorporation of additional land with a view to providing additional length to the course, the introduction of water features (off-set beautifully by natural stone bridges) on 4 of the holes, the planting of over 300 trees and the use of natural terrain.

As the outward 9 holes mature, they will no doubt enhance an old classic.

 

Practice Facilities

The practice facilities at Thurles Golf Club include 2 practice greens, “The Orchard”, where one can practice all aspects of the short game (pitching, chipping, bunker play), and a more extensive practice area where one can practice all aspects of the long game (driving, mid-long irons).

The Orchard

 

Maintaining the Course

Thurles Golf Club is committed to maintaining the Golf Course in the best possible condition, and we would ask all golfers to help in that regard by adhering to the 3Rs Principle, namely:

  • Repair Pitch Marks
  • Replace Divots
  • Rake Bunkers