Baltinglass Golf Club is situated along the banks of the River Slaney, offering views of the Wicklow Mountains in the distance. Ruins of a Cistercian Abbey also enhance the course's scenery, setting it apart from your average course. These remnants date back to the early 12th century when a group of monks from Melifont settled in the area. The golf course was originally only nine holes when it opened in 1928. Over 80 years later, a second nine holes were added, completing the course that exists today. The layout is known for its immaculate rolling fairways and the well-manicured greens, both of which provide some of the smoothest putting surfaces around. The golf course opens with its par-4 signature hole, which provides a fair amount of challenge. Baltinglass Golf Club is situated in the heart of 'Ryder Cup Region,' which means it is only a short distance from some of the most well known golf courses in Ireland. The course is worth a stop for golfers touring the area, especially for the idyllic setting and historic scenery.