Friday, 06 January 2012
Carton House  (Getty Images)
Carton House (Getty Images)

The European Tour is delighted to announce that the 2013 Irish Open will be played at Carton House Golf Club in County Kildare, the venue for the championship in both 2005 and 2006.

Welshman Stephen Dodd took the title at the Maynooth venue in 2005 following a play-off with England’s David Howell, while Denmark’s Thomas Björn was victorious 12 months later by a shot from England’s Paul Casey with Northern Ireland’s Darren Clarke taking third a further shot adrift.

Carton House Golf Club, one of Ireland’s great historic estates, now features a majestic 165 bedroom hotel with spa and is also home to the Golfing Union of Ireland who, through its golf development programmes and junior coaching schemes, have helped Ireland produce four Major Champions in the past five years.



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