The Montgomerie Course at Carton House Golf Club

4.5723058824 4.6 stars from 5 (67)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7301 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - EUR 40
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 7301 yards N/A N/A
White 72 6821 yards N/A N/A
Green 72 6365 yards N/A N/A
Red 72 5655 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 67 Reviews
5 stars:
41
4 stars:
19
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

61 out of 67 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge   Challenges include bunkers   Great for amazing food  

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"Great Course"


Soren3913935's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2019
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Great Course in great conditions. Fast greens that gave us some hard times.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Carton House"


Powerscourt1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2019
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Reviewed on

Surprised to see no starter at first tee

also

That the burger bar has gone at the tenth tee

Play was extremely slow


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Course; Not Quite as Challenging as Montgomery Course"


lemlaur's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2019
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Played at 0730 on a Saturday morning. Course is in excellent condition. Fairways and bunkers are 5/5. Vast majority of greens are the same....there are a couple that are still improving from the winter.

Course layout is long (not as long as Montgomery), and there are far, far fewer fairway bunkers. Likewise bunkers protecting the greens on O'Meara are far less intimidating than the canyons you will find everywhere on Montgomery.

If I had to choose between the two courses at Carton House, I'd play O'Meara over Montogomery. O'Meara has better variety and rewards club selection over power. You still have a few holes where you can/need to crank a drive, but I think the O'Meara course provides a better opportunity for an enjoyable round of golf.

Interestingly, my score was 3 strokes lower on Montgomery (I'm a 14) but I think over time that would flip around.

Have fun. Great support staff and facilities at Carton House. I played there at 0945 after arriving from Dublin on my way to the west coast of Ireland, and we played there yesterday at 0730 before I dropped a friend at airport for a 1500 flight.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Day of Golf"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2019
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I had a wonderful round of golf on the Montgomery course. Staff was incredibly helpful.

I arrived by plane from the states at 0630 and I was on the course after a great breakfast at 1000.

The breakfast buffet at the hotel is 15 Eu but worth it if you are playing a morning round.

Montgomery course is in great shape. Course plays long and wind works as your friend or foe. Fairway bunkers are sinister and were placed by someone who seemed to think, "I dare you to try to hit over this.". Most greens are surrounded by a series of bunkers deep enough to park a small truck in. ... overall a very challenging but fun course. A great place to leave your ego at the first tee box and just have fun.

A special shout-out to the staff. I was a single and I booked onto a threesome. When I arrived the threesome had shown up with a 4th person. Staff in clubhouse was great (thanks to the Carol or Catherine...sorry I had jet lag) for all your help and hospitality....you made day 1 of a 30 day solo golf trip truly special.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Lovely Track"


u840782350's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2019
First time playing Walked Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wet and windy day but no complaints about the drainage as the course was in great nick. One complaint i would have was that the bunkers were out of play as they were supposed to be frozen over but they definitely were not. Also for some reason the changing facilities and the driving range were not available so that wasn't great but the putting/pitching area was enough for us.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/18/2019

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. Our driving range generally runs from April-October each year as ground conditions must allow for efficient golf ball collection with the various types of machinery that we use for collection purposes. We have recently refurbished our locker rooms as part of an overall Clubhouse improvement program - temporary changing facilities were available in the hotel with relevant signage in place - I am sorry to hear that you were not advised this on the day of your visit. In regard to bunkers, if you could provide more details on the date, time and course that you played I would be delighted to investigate more for you with our team of greenkeepers. We look forward to welcoming you back to Carton!


"Classy course well cared for"


glenmalure's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2019
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Played in January and greens were close to perfect.

Rough cut back which made it easier but not complaining

Good challenge even so and value for money


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/18/2019

Many thanks for your wonderful feedback - delighted to hear that ! We look forward to welcoming you back soon again to Carton



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

It's was a lovely course to play... a bit tough aswell...but enjoyable..


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/15/2019

Many tanks for taking the time to submit this review. I wonder which course you played? The Montgomerie - host to 3 Irish Opens on The European Tour - is generally considered as the more challenging of our two courses. Perhaps there will be a future opportunity to welcome you again to Carton so that you can compare and contrast ! Best wishes from all at Carton House Golf


"Plug marks"


u000005120576's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2018
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For the time of year, the course was in great condition. However, every green had 10 to 12 unrepaired plug marks. This is not the fault of the course but reflects badly on those golfers playing it.

Also the club bar was closed so we had to use the hotel for refreshments. €3.95 for coffee and €12.95 for a sandwich is completely over the top.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/15/2019

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to submit this review. We are delighted to hear that you were impressed with the quality of the courses.

Unrepaired pitch marks are a challenge that every courses faces in spite of best efforts to remind and educate. We hope to welcome you to Carton House again soon!



u000007969278's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/15/2019

Many thanks for the great response! We hope to welcome you to Carton House again soon



u000007969278's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2018
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Reviewed on

Course was in good order. The only complaint I have is the driving range was not open for warm up.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/15/2019

Hi there. Many thanks for the review!

Our driving range in front of the hotel closes during the winter (as is normal) and will reopen around April. The GUI National Academy range may have been an option depending on the time of day that you played at. We hope to welcome you again soon!



mbmarcos2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u882674460's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2018
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Montgomery coarse"


marto1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2018
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Played here mid week twilight, great value for money although I found this a lot tougher than the O Meara track I look forward to playing both again very soon would highly recommend either


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Memorable experience"


u312401883's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
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Everything about this course was amazing . this was my first time playing golf in Ireland it was a perfect day. From breakfast to the 19th hole I could not ask for anything else . This facility has such a rich history before it was a golf course i would check it out prior to coming . I never review anything and I felt that this was a day that deserved it. My next trip to Ireland I will definitely come back


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Long and difficult walk, no water and no facilities on course, challenging and difficult course, but a great experience."


PGGolfer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Montgomerie Course, not the O'Meara Course, so all my comments apply to Montgomerie Course. This is a very long course to walk. 4 hours plus to play, not because of slow play but because of long walk. Long distances from clubhouse to the course, and between holes. Difficult layout with deep, deep rough off the fairways, deep bunkers liberally distributed throughout the fairways and green-side. Don't expect to find balls hit into the deep, lush rough. No water or bathroom facilities on course, don't get back to clubhouse until you finish 18. A real challenging golf course. If you normally shoot in 80s, expect to have difficulty breaking 100. But it is beautiful. Winning score -14 by Paul Casey at Irish Open on this course in 2013 says something about difficulty.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent"


marto1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2018
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All round I can’t think of any complaints for the day

can’t wait to go back and try the monty coarse also , the back 9 are something special especially with the sun shining


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



paul3480570's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Monty is awesome"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
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Great course in great condition. Tee times could be arranged and marshalled better but frost delay had an impact on all times.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



Dwoodb's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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