Mount Wolseley

Mount Wolseley

Mount Wolseley

Mount Wolseley | NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts

The Mount Wolseley Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort is one of the leading Irish venues on the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts list. The full title of the resort pretty much gives away what there is to do at Mount Wolseley, with an 18-hole golf course that runs around the hotel. There is also a 4-star spa and wellness facility within the leisure club on site.  
Going in order of the resort’s name, let’s start with the hotel facilities. There are 140 rooms at Mount Wolseley, coming in a range of Deluxe, Executive, Family and Interconnecting varieties. The Deluxe Rooms can come in Twin, Double or Triple forms. At the top of the tree, there are also three suites – the York, Sir Clement and Lady Alexandra – providing guests with an opulent and elegant place to rest their heads.  
The leisure club and spa at Mount Wolseley is one of the best you will find anywhere in the country. The fitness centre features a fully equipped gym with cardiovascular and weight machines, along with a full set of free weights. Meanwhile, the 4-star spa facility has a sauna, steam room and jacuzzi along with a variety of treatment rooms where guests can enjoy both Asian and European rituals, massages and treatments.  
Finally, to the golf, and an 18-hole parkland golf course designed by former Ryder Cup star Christy O’Connor Jr. The Irishman laid out the course, so it is in two loops of nine, and both nines work their way around the hotel and its facilities. Water comes into play at several points, with the signature hole being the par 3 11th which is more than 200 yards from the back tees.  
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Christy O’Connor Jr Design

The 18-hole parkland course at Mount Wolseley was designed by the late Christy O’Connor Jr and offers all who play it sublime views of the Carlow mountains. The way the course has been designed means that it can be played in two nine-hole loops, with the front nine on one side of the resort, opposite the back half of the course.  
Playing as a Par 72 and more than 7,100 yards from the blue tees, it can be a tricky prospect to take on. However, there is a range of teeing options to make a round at Mount Wolseley enjoyable for visitors and members of all abilities.  
All four par 3s on the Mount Wolseley layout measure more than 200 yards from the back tees. The signature hole on the Christy O’Connor Jr design is one of those, the par 3 11th. Playing over water to a well-guarded green, there is a chance of totting up a big score. The water stays to the right of the green, while there is a bunker to the left. That’s the safe play if you’re going to miss the green on the 11th. 
Water comes into play on several other holes including the 10th and 18th. The opening hole on the back nine is also the longest on the property – a 555-yard par 5. Houses and buildings mean that there is out of bounds on the right from the tee, so an accurate drive is required. If you’re feeling confident, then you can take the water on with your second shot, but most will lay up to a comfortable distance. The final hole at Mount Wolseley also plays around water, but as a long par 4. The hotel and clubhouse overlook the 18th, just adding to the pressure of finishing with a flourish. 

Glorious Accommodation

The hotel at Mount Wolseley has more than 140 rooms and suites available to suit all parties and guests. The Deluxe Rooms are the standard offering at the Mount Wolseley Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort, and they come in three forms – Twin, Double or Triple. The Triple Deluxe Rooms are perfect for those families with one child, while there are also Family and Interconnecting Rooms available.  
There are also Executive Rooms at the Mount Wolseley hotel, which are beautifully appointed with a king-sized bed and a comfortable seating area. The hotel at the Irish resort also has a range of three glorious suites to choose from for those that want the utmost luxury during their stay. The Lady Alexandra Suite, Sir Clement Suite and York Suite all come with separate living and dining areas to the bedroom, along with a slew of other amenities and luxuries.  
Along with the range of rooms in the hotel, Mount Wolseley also has a variety of self-catering Resort Houses. Each comes with four bedrooms where up to seven people can sleep. These are all found close to the main entrance of the hotel, with guests of the Resort Houses having access to all the resort’s facilities and amenities.  

Leisure Club & Spa

It is in the title – the Mount Wolseley Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort. The venue hosts its own spa, housed within the Leisure Club on site. The spa is home to a sauna, steam room and jacuzzi, along with the opportunity to indulge in both Asian and European rituals. There are 14 treatment rooms, with the likes of Swedish, deep tissue and hot stone massages all available from qualified therapists.  
The Leisure Club also features a 20-metre swimming pool with guests able to swim laps, along with a fully equipped fitness centre. Cardiovascular machines, weight machines and free weights are available at the gym.  

FAQs about Mount Wolseley

Where is Mount Wolseley?  
Mount Wolseley is in County Carlow on the eastern side of Ireland. It is just a mile to the south of the town of Tullow, with Carlow sitting around ten miles to the west of Mount Wolseley. Ireland’s capital city Dublin is 60 miles to the north.  

What is the nearest airport and station to Mount Wolseley?
Dublin Airport, the nation’s biggest and busiest airport, is the closest to Mount Wolseley. The airport runs flights to most European countries, North America and further afield each day. In 2022, almost 30 million passengers travelled through the airport of Ireland’s capital city. Dublin Airport is about 65 miles from the venue, sitting on the city's north side.  
Carlow Station runs the closest rail service to Mount Wolseley, but that is ten miles from the resort. Carlow sits on the line that runs between Kildare and Waterford Plunkett, with regular trains heading in both directions.  

What golf facilities does Mount Wolseley offer?
As well as the 18-hole golf course, Mount Wolseley is also home to a practice area that features a driving range facility. That is based at the southeastern side of the resort, while the short game area and putting green are close to the 1st tee.  

Does Mount Wolseley offer golf lessons?
Sean O’Donoghue is the PGA-qualified professional on site at Mount Wolseley, and he is the man to see if you are looking for any coaching or tuition. Lessons come in a variety of forms, including on-course lessons for those looking to learn more about course management.  

What are the green fees at Mount Wolseley?
The price of a green fee at Mount Wolseley changes throughout the year, depending on the season. It is also different depending on whether it is a weekday or weekend. There are also stay & play packages available at the resort.  
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What accommodation is on offer at Mount Wolseley?
There is accommodation available in the hotel at Mount Wolseley, along with 16 Resort Houses. These are all four-bedroom houses that are the self-catering choice at the resort. The hotel features Deluxe, Family, Interconnecting and Executive Rooms, along with a trio of opulent Suites for the utmost luxury.  

What other resorts are nearby?
Mount Wolseley is within 45 minutes of Mount Juliet, another resort on the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts. The K Club, The Heritage and Druids Glen are all around an hour away from Wolseley by road.  
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