South-east Ireland is well known for both the quality and variety of its many golf courses. One of the most picturesque is Borris Golf Club. Staying in a hotel in Carlow or its surroundings will give golfing visitors an easy opportunity to visit this wonderful course, its superb parkland and woodland.
The town of Borris, where the club is situated, is on the border between Carlow and Kilkenny. The course itself, although only nine holes, boasts panoramic views of the Blackstairs Mountains and Mount Leinster in the east, while the western view includes the charming Barrow valley.
The club lies at the foot of Mount Leinster. At 2,605 feet high, it dominates the local landscape across the border between the counties of Carlow and Wexford. The Nine Stones, situated eight miles east of Borris, are a popular starting point for climbing the mountain.
The course, which opened in 1907, offers a challenge to golfers of all levels, with the fairways lined with mature trees all along its route. These have been placed strategically to offer an enjoyable challenge for players. It features the most modern automatic watering system to keep the sand-based greens in top condition and is overlooked throughout by the magnificent McMurrough Kavanagh family seat.
Visitors are made very welcome to the club, which offers eating and drinking facilities in the excellent, modern clubhouse, also available for private functions, from corporate meetings to weddings in the stunning landscape. Both golfers and their non-golfing companions can take in the landscape of this fantastic course. It is well regarded as one of the friendliest courses around the area, which, thanks to its layout, makes it difficult for players to ever lose a ball.
There are so many quality hotels in the Carlow area that visitors will be spoilt for choice. Any of these put their guests within easy reach of its many courses. The Deerpark Course at nearby Carlow Golf Club is regularly named as one of the top 100 in Ireland. The undulating landscape and springy surface underfoot have made it very popular with visiting golfers.
This course is relatively short at 6,500 yards, but has a par of only 70 which makes it an extreme challenge for even very experienced golfers. The greens, too, are fairly small, but flat and smooth, making each hole’s final shot another difficult hurdle to overcome to beat that par score.
Just travelling from Carlow to Borris Golf Club from Carlow offers visitors a wealth of natural landscape to enjoy on the short journey, even before arriving at the club’s gorgeous scenery. Booking a hotel online in either the county town of Carlow or nearby means that not only do golfers have its many wonderful courses within easy reach, plus comfort and a warm welcome. Any hotel around here will give guests the ideal place to rest after a hard day of golf or sightseeing, with some of the area’s fantastic food on offer for an evening meal, cooked to perfection.