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County Carlow announces three-day golf classic at leading courses

Mount Wolseley's course was designed by Christy O'Connor Jnr.
Mount Wolseley's course was designed by Christy O'Connor Jnr.

The dates have been announced for the 2019 County Carlow Golf Classic.

The event gives amateurs the chances to play three of the county's top courses at Carlow, Bunclody and Mount Wolseley from Monday, September 2 and Wednesday, September 4.

For €150 per person, the classic also includes three lunch vouchers, a gala presentation dinner followed by entertainment, and up to €7,000 in prizes.

Carlow Golf Club is an inland links, and its Deerpark course is rated amongst the top 20 Championship Courses in Ireland. Extensive, mature woods are a strong feature in the countryside setting, where the unusually sandy soil has the bonus of allowing year-round play. The 16th hole was chosen by the late Christy O’Connor Snr as the foremost 16th hole in Ireland.

Bunclody Golf and Fishing Club is located on the Carlow-Wexford border and set in 300 acres of the former Hall Dare Estate with its undulating countryside along the banks of the River Slaney. The Jeff Howes-designed championship course at Bunclody runs over 7,000 yards and has a diversity of golf holes rarely seen on one golf course.

Ranked in the top 21 parkland courses in the country, it has recently been voted the Best Hidden Gem in Ireland, and is Europe’s only golf course with an elevator that takes you from the 17th hole up five floors to the 18th tee box.

The course at Mount Wolseley is firmly established as one of Ireland’s premier parkland courses. This challenging 18-hole championship course has matured beautifully with age and offers stunning views of the Carlow mountains and countryside. Designed by the late, great Christy O’Connor Jnr, Mount Wolseley is a test for every facet of a player's game.

A past participant of the County Carlow Golf Classic Joe Doherty said: “It is a very professionally run tournament on three excellent courses, with each course posing different challenges for the golfer. The competition is a great social event with many golfers returning year after year and offers very good value for money”.

Further details are available from Carlow Tourism t: 059-9130411, e: info@carlowtourism.com or w: www.carlowtourism.com/golfclassic.

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