Headfort Golf Club Kells
Headfort Golf Club Kells
Headfort Golf Club Kells
Headfort Golf Club Kells



Had heard great reports about Headfort so went down on my day off, ended up playing in their Tuesday Open on the New Course  Was not disappointed (apart from how i played), the Course was in excellent condition, saw in the Clubhouse they got best golf course in Leinster 2015 and I am not surprised. Would highly reccommend and less than an hour from Dublin. I will be back.  

Paul Barry,

Golf trip

5 of 5 stars

Really good challenging courses. Lovely bright spacious clubhouse and very friendly welcoming staff. Old course in great condition and easy to walk. However New Course quite hilly and long walks between green to tee. A buggy would make the trip more enjoyable. New course is a real challenge with lots of water in play so bring plenty of balls

colin007, Senior reviewer

“We all had a fantastic time in Headfort on 20th September for our LLGS Captain’s Day (Mary Clerkin).  The course was in fantastic condition, the welcome to the club was superb as ever and the food was incredibly generous and to an excellent standard.

Needless to say, we would love to return to Headfort again next year!”

Brona, BOI Ladies

"Great place. Beautiful Course and great food afterwards. I can't wait to go back,"

Rory O'Neill, Twitter

Different courses

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 13 May 2014

Two great golf courses on the one well run site.
Played the New course twice and the Old once and enjoyed every moment even hitting the odd ball in the water.
The New is an American style course with lots of drives over water, big greens and long distances between the greens and the next tee. So I would advise the hiring of a buggy. The Old is a more traditional parkland course in excellent order and certainly walkable, combined they made for a wonderful and challenging weekend. My only gripe is that the bunkers could do with a good rake or more sand as a few had hard compacted sand and were difficult to play especially on the New

James H, Carrickfurgus, UK

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 September 2014

Played this course on Sunday 31st August 2014 and was very impressed with how well the condition of the course it's no surprise it was voted in the top 10 in Ireland. The fairways are in amazing condition, the greens were challenging and nearly every hole had water 2 make you think more about your shots. I played with a society and it was only €50 for a round of golf on the new course with dinner after in the fantastic club house. I'll definitely be going back in the future and would recommend any golfer if you haven't already played it get it booked you won't be disappointed.

Darren R, Trip Advisor

DUBLIN, Ireland – Fresh off a redeye, I did something I’ve never done before – play a non-links course.

Not that I would ever schedule a trip to Ireland without playing links course – especially given its rarity in North America – but the parkland courses are not to be overlooked in Ireland. It’s also the first time I’ve played golf in the Dublin area, with all my prior experience being in the northwest and southwest part of the country.

But this trip opened with a relatively new course – in fact, it is called the New Course – at Headfort Golf Club in County Meath, about an hour from here. Designed by Christy O’Connor Jr., the course takes advantage of a beautiful piece of property featuring natural creeks, lakes and marshes. O’Connor moved very little earth, designing the holes around these features, which also included majestic junipers and other mature trees.

It was plenty challenging, too, but very different from the windy links courses we expect over here.

Yet, it still didn’t feel like an American venue, especially considering the yardages were in meters and to the front of the greens – and, most importantly, the Guinness and stories in the clubhouse after the round .

Mike Bailey, USA, Golfchannel.com wrote in Worldgolf.com

Mike Bailey,

There are two courses at Headfort – the Old Course, which dates back 83 years to its original nine holes, and the New Course, which opened in 2001.

The unique aspect of the New Course is that it sits on a piece of property that was left largely undisturbed. Architect Christy O'Connor Jr. routed the holes around groves of trees, marshes and streams in what's basically a wildlife sanctuary. The former Ryder Cupper said it was the finest piece of land he ever worked with and that the venue could host an Irish Open.

The par 3s are particularly stunning, each taking advantage of the natural water hazards that run throughout the course. And at nearly 7,000 yards, it's a good test for the best players.

Mike Bailey, USA, Golfchannel.com wrote in Golf Travel Insider

Mike Bailey,

I played the new course with my brother and nephew while on vacation 3 weeks ago. The magnificence of your course was surpassed only by the hospitality of your staff. My compliments on your course and my thanks for your warm friendly welcome.

My home course is Huron Pines Golf and Country Club in Blind river Ontario Canada once again, Thank you!
(September 2012)

Pat Bartley, Blind River Ontario, Canada

We contact all our groups to get feedback on their weekends. Michael Ryan, the leader of one group, said he has played all of the great golf courses in Ireland and he feels Headfort New is the best course he has played.  Also the level of efficiency and hospitality was fantastic. They are talking of returning to you next year. I would like to thank you for looking after them so well and once they come back to me with dates I will contact you.

Janet, Activities Ireland

“Love both Old and New (courses). Quality.” 

Shane O’Donoghue (Host of CNN's Flagship Golf Show LIVING GOLF),

“Would like to recommend @Headfort_GC new course to every man, woman and child! Great course, great people! #topclass #willbebackverysoon.”

Niall Cox (Liberty Insurance Golf Society),

 “Great day at @Headfort_GC. New course is a real hidden gem. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks for the hospitality. Coming back in August!” 

Stephen Watson: (BBC Northern Ireland Journalist),

“Super place, gives a very opulent feel, lovely course!”

Lismullin Hospitality,

I brought a few friends down a couple of Sundays ago and actually was on the phone today to book again for next Sunday. Hope you're all well, I always spread the good news of Headfort far and near.

Joel Taggart, BBC Sport

Ranked No.6 Parkland
Backspin Magazine 2016

Ranked No.11 Parkland
Golf Digest 2014

Ranked No.2 in all Ireland
Kevin Markham - "Hooked"

Best Course in Leinster 2015
Golfers Guide to Ireland.

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