Headfort Golf Club is found in the small town of Kells in County Meath, the club dates back to 1928 and enjoys a 36 hole layout with two courses located here, the Old and the New Course.
The New Course was designed by Christy O’Connor Jnr and opened in 2000, it is a par 72, measuring 7,125 yards from the blue tees, it is a long course. It is definitely the tougher of the two courses.This modern parkland course has a great open layout that blends with the landscape beautifully, making use of two islands, it features all types of terrain and natural obstacles and enjoys a beautiful setting, with mature native trees, the River Blackwater criss-crosses the course, Headfort House provides a pretty backdrop and lots of wildlife can be found here.
It is an undulating course that has a number of water hazards that will test your accuracy, in fact fourteen holes contain water. The holes are all interesting and varied, well designed and engaging. You will find the greens difficult to read. It has some of the finest par three’s that you will ever see, three of them are surrounded by water.
- has a mature feel about it and
- is immaculately maintained,
- it is manicured and pristine,
- the large undulating greens are consistent, true and fast,
- the firm fairways are long and lush
- the rough is light so not to punishing if you stray here,
- with strategically placed bunkers.
The course can be quite hilly so it might be best to hire a buggy.