Irish Open Comes to Kilkenny

Irish Open Comes to Kilkenny

Did you know that the most prestigious Irish golfing competition is taking place in Kilkenny in 2020? The Irish Open returns to the wonderful Mount Juliet Hotel and Golf Course from 6-13th April 2020 along with some of our champion Irish golfers. If you’re looking for great value accommodation for your trip to Kilkenny, don’t pay over the odds. Hoban Hotel offers a fantastic location for both the competition and to explore Kilkenny City. Don’t delay, book your stay in Hoban Hotel soon to avoid disappointment.

Golfing in Ireland:

Golfing in Ireland is a real treat and one of the favoured pastimes among young and old. From pitch and putt to full championship courses, Ireland has a fantastic array of golfing options to suit all skill sets and levels. We are also the proud origin of some of golfs all-time greats. Rory McIlroy, Darren Clarke and Padraig Harrington are all champion golfers who have proud Irish roots and favour the Irish courses for practice and competition. Irelands golf courses are full of well-manicured lawns and lush greenery, mostly down to the passion for the sport and the copious amount of rain we get every year!  

Irish Open in Mount Juliet:

We are delighted to announce that this year one of Kilkenny’s most beautiful Golf Resorts, Mount Juliet, is hosting to the largest Irish golfing competitions, the Irish Open. Sponsored by Dubai Duty-Free, the tournament was first played in 1927 and continues to attract the best-golfing stars from across the country in a challenging competition to win the grand prize which is a sizeable sum! Mount Juliet are a very deserving host this year as their course is on par with the best in the world. It has established itself as one of Ireland’s premier golf destinations welcoming players of all abilities for one of the most scenic games in the South East.

Where to go for practice:

If you’d like to get a few good swings in, in preparation for the Irish Open, being held in April 2020, Kilkenny has some gorgeous spots for practice. Besides Mount Juliet, which is a gorgeous but pricey round, try Gowran Park Golf Club. The family-run course takes full advantage of the magnificent backdrop of the Blackstairs Mountain Range and many of the holes are among the mature woodland and lake settings of the Annaly Estate. The course is an excellent test for a low handicap golfer whilst also being very enjoyable for the middle to high handicappers.

Another course to try in the area is Mountain View Golf Course. The family-owned and run course has a true sense of community created by its passionate and knowledgeable staff. The beautiful 18-hole course is designed to be an exciting challenge for golfers of all levels and the views alone are worth the visit. After a long day of golfing, pop into The Greenhouse Bar for a debrief and a few well-deserved drinks.

Accommodation for the Irish Open

If you’d like to support the Irish Open in Kilkenny this coming April, make sure to book your accommodation soon. It might seem like a long way off but availability in hotels around Kilkenny will be very limited around this busy time. If you’d like to be within 15-minutes’ drive of Mount Juliet and even closer to the fantastic medieval city of Kilkenny, the newly refurbished Hoban Hotel is ideally located. Hoban Hotel offer a best rate guarantee, promising you the best available rates when you book directly with the hotel, either by phone or on our official website.

We are excited to welcome the Irish Open back to Kilkenny; it always creates a sense of excitement and cheers around the city. If you would like some more information about Hoban Hotel or would like to make a booking, chat to our friendly team today. We look forward to welcoming you in April and happy golfing!

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Sarah Corcoran

Sarah Corcoran

Our travel writer, Sarah, has a keen interest in travelling & writing and loves to explore the beautiful places in Ireland at every opportunity. From the most popular tourist spots to hidden gems, Sarah aims to find the best of our beautiful country so you can get the best out of your visit. Kilkenny is a second home to her and after spending many days and nights exploring the home of the Cats, she is full of recommendations from family holidays to city breaks.

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