Moyvalley Hotel & Golf Resort

Darren Clarke / Europe / Ireland / Signature Design

The Brief

To design an 18 hole course in association with Darren Clarke in the historical Moyvalley Estate, located in North County Kildare, an hour from Dublin.

The Course

Large greens and bunkers with tall fescue grass and heavy contouring give the course a links feel despite being an inland course. Punishingly long from the back tees, but with the choice of three or four tees on each hole.

Balyna House, the 19th century mansion which has been restored to its former glory provides the backdrop to the golf course.

An hotel, clubhouse and floodlit practice facilities were also constructed.


The course opened for play in May 2007.

Course Stats

  • Designed in association with: Darren Clarke
  • Client: Alec Jackson
  • Course: 18 Holes
  • Length: 7370 yards, Par: 72

Contact Details

Balyna Estate, Moyvalley
Co. Kildare
T: +353 (0)46 954 8000
F: +353 (0)46 954 8070