The Course

In 2001 Gowran Park, in County Kilkenny, developed this unique 18 hole golf course to compliment its renowned race meetings. Incorporating a mixture of established woodland and lakes, this Jeff Howes designed par 71, 18 hole golf course provides and excellent test for the low handicap golfer whilst also being very enjoyable for the middle to high handicappers.

Gowran Park warmly welcomes:

  • Casual Green Fees
  • Societies
  • Corporate Golf Days and Groups
  • Clubs
  • Classics

The team at Gowran Park will ensure that your day out is memorable from start to finish and endeavour to look after everything with the greatest attention to detail.


Course Features

The first 3 holes start inside the racetrack, and proceed in an anti clockwise direction, returning again to play the 9th and the 18th under the watchful eye of the club house. Holes 2 and 7 face the extra challenge of avoiding 2 lakes.

The course is a wonderful parkland golf course with 3 lined fairways and superb greens complimented by various water hazards, lakes and streams.

The 15th hole is arguably the most picturesque hole on the course, no bunkers, no water, just a corridor of fairway caught between 2 rows of 100ft plus trees.

The signature hole is the 4th hole. A fantastic hole based on the 13th hole at Augusta. Playing to 100ft trees in the distance, you have to avoid the tress to the right and the creek to the left, expect to play your second shot over the creek which surrounds the green – a true index 2 hole.


Course Map & Tour