Des Smyth, Declan Brannigan
The golf course is set only minutes from Limerick Junction, County Tipperary in tree-sculptured surroundings against a backdrop of the Galtee Mountains. Constructed and maintained to the highest standards the course is distinguished by the superb quality of the putting surfaces. Smyth made excellent use of the natural contours, carefully positioning each hole and incorporating an abundance of bunkers and water hazards, a feature of 11 holes. Symth himself puts forward the 15th as one of the signature holes at Ballykisteen – "probably the most difficult in the country; 230 yards from the back elevated tee to a green surrounded by water on three sides and out of bounds on the left, nothing but a perfect golf shot will do".