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The 2025 OFX Irish Legends will be hosted in the week commencing 12th May 2025 on the championship course at Mount Juliet Estate, which has previously been the venue for five Irish Open’s and two World Golf Championships.

It is a first return to the Kilkenny course for the over 50’s Tour since 1999, when John Morgan was victorious in the Irish Seniors Open on the European Seniors Tour – before it became the Legends Tour.

The course at Mount Juliet Estate was designed by Jack Nicklaus and stretches up to 7,200 yards across 180 acres of land. It provides players with plenty of challenges to avoid with five lakes, which come into play on six holes, and 80 bunkers which are strategically placed around the course.

The Legends Tour has stopped off at Seapoint Golf Links in County Louth for the last two years, where recently Adilson Da Silva was crowned champion of the 2024 OFX Irish Legends and Da Silva will defend his title at Mount Juliet next year in what’s set to be another thrilling week in Irish golf.

Phil Harrison, CEO of the Legends Tour said “We are thrilled to be heading to such an iconic venue as Mount Juliet in 2025 for the OFX Irish Legends. It is truly one of the greatest parkland golf courses in the world and we could not be prouder to be taking a Legends Tour event there. Our members will love playing the course and it will provide a stunning backdrop to what is sure to be a special week on the 2025 Legends Tour schedule.

“Ireland has become one of the core destinations in our calendar of events and one which I know the players look out for. I am happy that we are continuing our association with the Emerald Isle as well as our partnership with OFX as the headline sponsor of the tournament too.”

On the announcement, Mr. Mark Dunne, General Manager of Mount Juliet Estate said: “We are thrilled to announce that the Legends Tour 2025 will be held at Mount Juliet Estate. This prestigious event marks our debut in hosting the competition, and we are excited to welcome some of the world’s finest golfers to our estate. Hosting the Legends Tour is a testament to the excellence of the golf experience at Mount Juliet Estate. It is an honour to welcome the Tour to our Estate. Celebrating 34 years of golf at Mount Juliet Estate in 2025, the Legends Tour will be a fitting tribute to our rich golfing heritage.”

Mr. Matt Sandercock (PGA Fellow), Director of Golf at Mount Juliet Estate said: “Mount Juliet Estate is a proven Tournament host venue, having staged five Irish Open’s, two World Golf Championships and a Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf in its earlier days. We are absolutely delighted to be hosting our first Legends Tour event in May. The team and I are really looking forward to welcoming legends of the game and past heroes to our Jack Nicklaus Signature Design Course, which will prove an enjoyable and challenging test for all, particularly for those making their first visit to the course.”

Due to the overwhelming demand for playing places in 2024, the Legends Tour is now opening to enquiries and bookings for places in 2025 in the Legends Experience, the Luxe Scot Celebrity Pro-Am and Championship Pro-Am events. For a tailored quote for either individual or group place bookings, contact concierge@legendstour.com

The Legends Experience allows amateur golfers to live life like a professional! Play three tournament rounds alongside Legends Tour pro’s and in front of the crowds and the TV cameras too. Experience tournament conditions inside the ropes and receive invitations to all private functions and hospitality. From the locker room to the first tee, they’re treated like one of the stars of the game – and mix with some of the Legends of the game while doing it.

The Championship Pro-Am gives amateurs the chance to play 18 holes alongside one of the Legends Tour professionals, use the tournament practice facilities, enjoy breakfast in the player’s lounge, receive a bespoke Legends Tour gift bag and there’s a prize giving too with some silverware and extra gifts to be handed out!

Tickets will also go on sale ahead of the event for spectators to attend and enjoy the action at Mount Juliet Estate, a venue which has witnessed some Legends of the game claim victory on their course including Tiger Woods, Sir Nick Faldo, Bernhard Langer, and Sam Torrance.

The OFX Irish Legends takes place in the week commencing 12th May 2025 at Mount Juliet Estate, Kilkenny as part of the Legends Tour schedule. See www.legendstour.com for further details, updates and ticket sales.

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