Moyvalley Golf, Hotel and Country Club
Balyna Estate, Moyvalley, Co. Kildare, Ireland
- par: 70 72
- length: 5.651 m 5.174 m
- par: 70 72
- length: 5.651 m 5.174 m
- architect:Darren Clarke
Around 50 kilometres to the West of Dublin in Ireland is where the golf course at Moyvalley Hotel and Golf Resort can be found. Located in County Kildare and set in the historical Balyna Estate this complex has everything that a modern golfer could need and the extra facilities and features of this resort make for the perfect location for a golfing getaway and the conference facilities here can also be used to combine business with a round or two of the game you love.
The course here was opened for play in 2007 and is therefore modern and of a high standard. Designed by Darren Clarke who worked with European Golf Design on this project the main aim was to design a world class championship course; something which, without doubt, has been achieved.
The course measures just over 5650 metres from the yellow tees and has a par of 70. Of a parkland style this course encompasses and incorporates a number of features that both challenge and entertain golfers of all levels. This is a modern and strategic course and is best avoided by those who favour tradition as this is something new and exciting. Nicely shaped fairways and pristine greens work together perfectly with exciting water hazards and bunkers here.
Facilities at Moyvalley are to be as expected for such a high quality resort and club. There is a luxurious clubhouse complete with bar and restaurant serving a wide array of delicious treats for players to enjoy. Golf lessons and coaching is also available here and is provided by one of the PGA professionals from the club. There are also locker and changing facilities within the complex and a number of practice facilities including chipping and putting greens however use of these tends to be reserved for members only.
Green fee rates for visitors to this course are reasonable when you consider the quality of the course and the facilities on offer both at the golf club as well as the rest of the resort. Tee times for visitors are also fair however prime tee times are reserved for members and vary throughout the course of the year.
Due to the relative proximity of the course with Dublin getting to the club from the majority of the rest of Ireland as well as Northern Ireland is straightforward and links to the rest of the world are commonplace in Dublin. The obvious accommodation option here is the affiliated Moyvalley Hotel which can provide luxury accommodation in the form of hotel rooms as well as individual quaint cottages scattered throughout the complex.
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Average rating obtained byThis rating for Moyvalley Golf, Hotel and Country Club. is the average of 8 ratings obtained from www.top100golfcourses.co.ukI have played the course 3 times now and enjoy it so much I am thinking of becoming a member. The course is as other reviewers have noted relatively featureless in terms of hills and trees and has been styled as an inland links. This doesnt mean it is easy though. The rough is evil and quite often a wayward ball is a lost ball. My last visit there was for a works golf society outing and the staff could not do enough. The manager went out and set up both furthest drives and nearest the pin markers and offered to bring out another golfer who was running late to whichever tee we were on when he turned up. That is what I call customer service! The practice putting area and chipping areas are right next to the first tee. The course starts with a relatively easy looking par 4 dog leg left before a tricky par 3 but you can always look on the website for a course description so I wont describe every hole. I dont think there are any boring holes on the course and there a few outstanding ones. The 4th a par 4 a dog leg left with bunkers waiting to punish anything slightly wayward, the 6th a long par 4 with water to clear from the tee and water all down the left. The long 8th with water all around the back and front left of the green and the 10th with the lone horse chestnut tree to the front right is very picturesque.The long 13th has some amazing bunkers protecting it. However the 16th, 17th and 18th and the best closing 3 I have played on any course. The 16th is a dog leg left with water down the left the entire length of the hole. The 17th is a par 3 with water all around the back to prevent anyone over hitting the ball from escaping. Then the 18th A long, long par 5. A drive and then a decision do you go left, lay up and have a tricky approach over the water or follow the course round and take the full 3 shots before an easier green shot. The clubhouse has fantastic views of the course from all sides and is very plush with great locker rooms too.