Mount Temple Golf Club Course Facilities

9th_tee.jpgCourse Designer: God, polished by man
No. of Holes: 18
Par: 72
Practice Facilities: Golf academy and driving range, putting green with 3 hole practice area
Hire Services: Caddy car, club hire and self drive buggies
Nearest Towns: Athlone & Moate
Catering: Restaurant with country home cooking available
Club Professional: Mel Flanagan
Contact Number: ..+353 (0) 90 6481841
Accommodation: Excellent selection of hotels and b&b's within easy reach of the course

Mount Temple Golf & Country Club is situated in the quiet village of Mount Temple, 5 mins from the M6 motorway off junction 7, just an hour from Dublin and 10 mins from Athlone. This traditional 18 hole golf course is renowned for its excellent quality and all year round play. It offers amazing views stretching 100kms over the heart of Ireland and many historical sites are to be found throughout the course.

Modern golf academy and driving range with Professionals Mel Flanagan Snr and Jnr in attendance providing golf tuition.

This course presents a superb challenge to the discerning golfer, an experience not to be missed. We wish to extend a very warm and Irish welcome to all visitors who play our course and enjoy the use of our facilities and traditional atmosphere.


Audio Visual Tour of Mt. Temple Golf Course

For more information on Course Facilities contact Mount Temple Golf Course

Environmental Impact Statement

Environmental stewardship covers a wide variety of topics, from water conservation and water quality management, to management practices that keep playing surfaces healthy, problems in check, and wildlife habitats thriving. It is Mount Temples aim to provide a quality golfing experience to its members and guests in an environmentally sustainable manner.

Maintenance Practices
It is our aim to reduce the use of expensive pesticides and fungicides. At all times Mount Temple aim to carry any and all cultural practices that help maintain high quality turf grass, with chemical treatment always kept to a minimum.

Cultural practice include
Regular and planned aeration of the playing surface
Regular and planned sand topdressing of the playing surface
Dew removal from the putting surface daily
Regular and planned fertiliser applications to the playing surface
-Fertilisation programs are designed to be minimalistic in nature to provide the plant with enough feed to reduce stress, thus reducing pesticides and fungicide inputs.
Regular and planned mowing of the playing surface
Drainage improvements where appropriate

Pesticide and Fertiliser Use
Pesticide and fertiliser use is kept to the minimum required to maintain high quality turf grass. Only approved products shall be applied to the course. All products shall be stored in a secure appropriate facility in the maintenance compound.

Mixing of chemicals is only permitted at the wash area and no products are added to the sprayer until a full system check has been carried out on all equipment.

All packaging associated with pesticides and fertilisers are disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.

Only fully trained operators are permitted to apply pesticides and fertilisers on the golf course.

Water Quality and Use
Natural spring water used and is tested by the local authority which reduces the need for council water.

Waste Recycling
Every effort is made to recycle as much waste as possible. Card board, paper, plastic bottles etc are placed in bins for collection. Broken tree limbs and damaged trees are chopped and used in the fireplace in the clubhouse, heating the radiators in the clubhouse. Grass clippings are spread on the course and act as a natural fertiliser.

Wildlife Habitat
Mount Temple Golf Club is home to many wildlife species, most notably rabbits, hares, pheasant, badgers, falcon, cranes, water hens and ducks. Several areas of the course are designated as zero maintenance practices. These include:
Wild swamp area on the 1st
Ring fort at the 7th
Scrublands between 9th and 10th hole

Energy Use
Mount Temple Golf Club endeavours to reduce its energy consumption.