Gowran Park Golf Club

Gowran Park Golf Club

A wonderful golf course set in traditional parkland of the old Annaly Estate in the midst of historical Kilkenny, Gowran Park is a par 71 18 hole championship golf course which provides an exciting playing experience for golfers of all abilities.

Superbly laid out with plenty of interesting features from tree-lined fairways, superb greens and various water hazards, lakes & streams, it is undoubtedly one of the best courses in the region having recently featured in Golf World’s top 100 parklands courses in Ireland for 2016.

Additionally, in August this year our 4th hole was chosen as one of Irelands’ best 100 golf holes by Irish Golfer Magazine. Describing it as “Ireland’s equivalent of Augusta’s 13th, writer Kevin Markham said “my focus for a great hole comes down to the “wow factor” you experience on the tee, both from the desirability of the hole and how it sits in its surroundings – it’s a hole I want to play again”. Celebrating 15 years of golf last July, we are as committed as ever to offering value for money – located on the edge of Gowran Village, just a 10 minute drive from Kilkenny city, we cater for all your golfing needs –

Gowran Park also runs a busy programme of OPEN COMPETITIONS for visiting men and lady golfers throughout the season including our Weekly Open Singles every Thursday and great value Open Tournaments over bank holiday weekends.

After a game, you can retire to the Clubhouse Bar for refreshments, a snack or a meal to suit every taste and budget. The clubhouse overlooks the 1st tee and 18th green and the balcony offers great views of the course. We are committed to ensuring our visitors and members enjoy our facilities so if we can be of any assistance do not hesitate to contact us - 056 7726699


Gowran Park is also renowned for its warm and friendly atmosphere - society golfers are very welcome at the club and we will do our utmost to ensure your day here is enjoyable and memorable. We understand the level of organisation and the amount of time and effort that goes in to organising a golf day, so we aim to make the day itself the most relaxing part of the whole experience.

Societies are welcome on all days of the week and after the challenge of golfing on one of the South East’s best parkland courses you can look forward to relaxing in our restaurant and bar where you can enjoy the beautiful food we have to offer courtesy of our in-house caterers Bia Blasta. Gowran Park offer very competitive rates for Society Golfers - just give us a call or send us an email, as we would be delighted to arrange your visit: +353 (0)56 7726699 or golf@gowranpark.ie

Our Society Challenge 2016 – 3 Person Team Event – will run over the October bank holiday, Sat 29th – Mon 31st October with a fantastic first prize of a FREE OUTING for your golf society (up to 20 golfers). As an added bonus, all participants over the 3 days will enter a draw for a FREE golf membership for 2017.

We look forward to welcoming your Golf Society to Gowran Park in the near future!