Designed by Jack Nicklaus, par-72 Mount Juliet is a three-time host of the Irish Open and home to the Paul McGinley Golf Academy, established by the winning Irish Ryder Cup captain. Set over 245 wooded hectares, 6km southwest of Thomastown, the estate also has an equestrian centre, gym, spa, two restaurants, wine masterclasses and palatial rooms (doubles/suites from €250/550).