PGA EuroPro Tour 2017
We are delighted to announce that Great National Ballykisteen Golf Club will host the PGA Europro Tour in May of 2017. This promises to be a huge event on the 2017 schedule and will be broadcast on Sky TV.
About the Golf Course
Complementing the GN Ballykisteen Golf Hotel, the golf resort includes a superb 18 hole, 72 par Des Smyth designed championship golf course which was opened in 1993 and was formerly the famous Ballykisteen Stud.
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".
The Europro Tour
Offering direct access to the Challenge Tour through the final Order of Merit, HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour players will compete for over £800,000 of prize money in 2017, with the top five golfers at the end of the season awarded a category on the 2018 Challenge Tour. Providing vital experience of life on tour, players will compete in 15 main events at some of the UK and Ireland’s premier golfing venues including Great National Ballykisteen Golf Hotel.
The HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour provides Europe’s best up-and-coming golfers the chance to gain necessary experience of life on tour, and in particular in front of the TV cameras. A two-hour highlights package from each event is broadcast on Sky Sports, and on 98 networks around the world reaching 400 million homes. In addition, every event is available to watch on demand in high definition on our YouTube channel.
Dates: 10th, 11th & 12th of May 2017
Venue: Great National Ballykisteen Golf Hotel