Originally formed as a nine-hole course in 1906, Athy Golf Club was expanded to a full 18 holes in 1993. Since then, many renovations have been made to improve the quality and make it more challenging. The teeing grounds on eleven of the holes were changed, which included constructing a new par-5 requiring a third shot to a green protected by a lake. Numerous trees were also added and 33 new bunkers were built. The golf course was marginally extended to nearly 6,500 yards but accuracy is the priority for doing well, not length. Athy Golf Club's final five-hole stretch features a difficult trio of par 4s, of which the 16th and 17th are considered the toughest consecutive holes anywhere, and concludes with a par 5 that has both bunkers off the tee and even more facing the second and third shots. Throughout its many changes, the golf course has always maintained its scenic landscape of mature beech trees with lakes and a stream meandering throughout.