Set in the beautiful green countryside of the South East, Carlow Golf Club is an 18-hole parkland course laid out in a former wild deer park attached to the former Bruen Estate. Cecil Barcroft designed this championship course in 1922 and it was redesigned by Tom Simpson assisted by Molly Gourlay in 1937.
The course has a sandy subsoil, which is links-like with undulating terrain, numerous elevated trees, several excellent doglegs and small slick putting surfaces. Carlow is playable 12 months of the year and a plugged ball is virtually unheard of. Its qualities are further enhanced by the water hazards at the first, second, 10th and 11th. There are many long par-fours and the 16th, a very demanding two shotter, played through a tunnel-like valley, has been noted by Christy O'Connor Senior, as the best 16th hole in Ireland.