Great golf courses are hallowed ground for those who love the game. Thurles Golf Club is steeped in history, not only for its reputation of being one of the best parkland golf courses in Ireland, but also for the contribution to the game of golf that so many of the club members have made during its 100 years. This testing par 72 course offers a most enjoyable golfing experience to players of all standards. While the status of the inward 9 holes is renowned in golfing circles, the outward 9 underwent a major re-development in 2006-07 with a view to enhancing an old classic. The development is best characterised by the introduction of tee complexes and undulating greens, built to USGA standard, the incorporation of additional land with a view to providing additional length to the course, the introduction of water features (off-set beautifully by natural stone bridges) on 4 of the holes, and the planting of over 300 trees.