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Killeen Castle Golf Resort & Lodges golf club Meath

Killeen Castle Golf Resort & Lodges golf course Meath

Killeen Castle Golf Resort & Lodges Golf Course

Killeen Castle Golf Resort & Lodges Club Crest

Killeen Castle hosts a magnificent Jack Nicklaus Signature Course designed and constructed by arguably the game's greatest golfer and the world's pre-eminent course designer. With a record 18 major championships and close to 300 golf courses designed around the world, Jack is a true legend of the game and at Killeen Castle he has created some legendary golf holes.

The Nicklaus name has become synonymous with greatness in golf, and his résumé of some of the world's finest new courses now includes Killeen Castle.

Killeen Castle Golf Resort & Lodges is located within 35mins of Dublin City Centre and Dublin Airport. Set within the 600acres estate is one of Ireland’s oldest and finest 12th century Norman Castle but also home to a championship Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. Ours is a magnificent test of golf, showcasing modern golfing excellence in terms of design and presentation, suitable to golfers of all abilities. Host venue of the 2011 Solheim Cup, Opens and PGA Events this premier parkland course voted Top 3 Parkland Course in Ireland, and Best Parkland Course in the Greater Dublin Area.

Onsite accommodation is now available in the 26 beautifully appointed lodge rooms. The lodges in Hunters Yard are of a 4* fit out and provide a tranquil and idyllic setting in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. Designed for the ultimate golf getaway Hunters Yard accommodation at Killeen Castle Golf Resort & Lodges is the ideal location for golfing groups, couples, and families. Situated within the Castle demesne and adjacent to the manicured walled gardens the lodges are perfectly situated close to the Clubhouse, practice areas and the golf course.

Top playing professionals, including three-time major winner Phil Mickelson, have relied on Pelz's advice while thousands of amateurs attend his popular Dave Pelz Scoring Game Schools and clinics each year. The author of six books, including Dave Pelz's Short Game Bible and Dave Pelz's Putting Bible, he has long served as Technical Consultant for Golf Magazine and as a featured instructor for The Golf Channel.

Killeen Castle was voted the No. 28-ranked golf course in Ireland, by “Irish Golfer” in 2023 (Down-2);

Killeen Castle was voted the No. 26-ranked golf course in Ireland, by “Irish Golfer” in 2022;

Killeen Castle was voted the No. 26-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2020 (Down-3);

Killeen Castle was voted the No. 23-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2019 (Up-6);

Killeen Castle was voted the No. 28-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2018 (Down-2);

Killeen Castle was voted the No. 26-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Down-3);

Killeen Castle was voted the No. 23-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Down-1);

Killeen Castle was voted the No. 22-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Down-3);

Killeen Castle was voted the No. 19-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Down-2);

Killeen Castle was voted the No. 17-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Up-1);

Killeen Castle was voted the No. 18-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

Killeen Castle was voted the No. 3-ranked parkland golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

Killeen Castle was voted the No. 6-Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2012, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

Killeen Castle was voted the No. 14-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;

Killeen Castle was voted the No. 11-Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2010, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

Green Fees Sunday to Wednesday Low Season.: €50
Green Fees Sunday to Wednesday High Season. €90
Green Fees Friday Saturday & B.H. Low Season: €70
Green Fees Friday Saturday & B.H. High Season: €150
Green Fees with a Member: €35/45
Green Fees for Opens: €45/65
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: €50
Yes
 Buggy Hire: €50 Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €2,725
Full 5-Day Membership Fee: €1,655
9-Hole Membership Fee: €710
Entrance Fee from 1st March 2024: €5,000
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 370
Designer Jack Nicklaus
Founded 2009
Address

Dunsany,
Co. Meath

Telephone 01-6893000
Email info@killeencastle.com
Website Killeen Castle Golf Resort & Lodges golf club website
General Manage: Philip Rock
Clubhouse Manager: Cormack Ryan
Sales Manager: Karen Collins
Captain:  Richard Downey
Lady Captain:  Cathy Fitzgerald
President: Robert Dore
Vice-Captains': Mary Keeling & Sean Cahill
Hon. Secretary: Tony Weldon & Rita Tighe
Club Pro: Emmanual Riblet
Hon. Treasurer: David Devereux & Carmel Doran 
Comp. Secretary: Tommy Murphy & Ann White
Killeen Castle Golf Resort & Lodges Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.591793
Long:-6.647844
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim Clubhouse opening 9.00am to Dusk
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: None
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Every Day
Pre-booking for open Tournaments: Pre-booking recommended

Killeen Castle Golf Resort & Lodges Golf Club Fixtures 2024 provisional*

Open  & Major Fixtures 2023 (Confirmed)        
Event* Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Saturday
  Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to Men Saturday
  Closed 1
Captains' Prize to Ladies
Tuesday 4 July
  Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Tuesday 13 July
  Closed
1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 17 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 17 July

Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 2 September   Closed 1
Singles Stableford
Sunday 5 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 17 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Sunday 19 March   Open 1
 Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Tuesday 4 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 14 April   Open 1
Leinster Trophy Kids Tuesday 11 April   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Friday 14 April   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Tuesday 18 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Friday 28 April   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Friday 2 May   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Friday 16 May   Open 1
Black Sunday Singles Stableford
Sunday 21 May   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+
Tuesday 30 May
  Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Tuesday 13 June   Open 1
Black Sunday Singles Stableford Sunday 25 June   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Tuesday 27 June   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Tuesday 11 July   Open 1
Black Sunday Singles Stableford Sunday 16 July   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Tuesday 25 July   Open 1
Black SundaySingles Stableford Sunday 13 August
Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Tuesday 15 August   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Tuesday 29 August   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Thursday 24 August   Open 1
Black SundaySingles Stableford Sunday 10 September   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Tuesday 12 September   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Tuesday 26 September   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Tuesday 10 October   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Tuesday 24 October   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 72 6,535 yd's
Yellow Par 72 SSS 75 7,677 yd's
Red Par 72 SSS 72 5,392 yd's
Green Par 72 SSS 70 6,118 yd's
Blue Par 72 SSS 75 7,142 yd's

Card

Hole No. Black Blue White Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 485 430 402 354 4 3 329 4 3
2 613 577 532 514 5 9 468 5 5
3 395 343 312 297 4 12 267 4 13
4 471 434 368 348 4 13 317 4 9
5 477 433 413 361 4 4 355 4 7
6 185 174 163 144 3 11 131 3 15
7 527 520 460 450 5 15 400 5 11
8 243 198 181 146 3 17 146 3 17
9 475 468 415 400 4 1 343 4 1
Out 3,871 3,577 3,255 3,014 36   2,756 36  
10 445 438 403 390 4 5 332 4 4
11 548 423 410 374 4 7 336 4 8
12 548 505 463 454 5 16 378 5 10
13 452 392 486 360 4 8 315 4 12
14 215 188 180 161 3 14 118 3 18
15 564 559 500 481 5 18 410 5 14
16 199 187 182 162 3 10 138 3 16
17 449 428 375 358 4 6 291 4 6
18 476 445 381 364 4 2 318 4 2
In 3,806 3,565 3,280 3,104 36   2,636 36  
Total 7,677 7,142 6,535 6,118 72   5,392 72  
SSS 75 74 73 72     74    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record 67

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

Kileen Castle Golf Club were Runners-Up in the Quarter Finals of the Fred Perry Trophy on Friday 1st September 2023 at Ballyclare Golf Club when they lost out to Dunmurry Golf Club by 4-matches to 1-match.
In the top match Tony Dillon with Tony Coyle had to go up the 19th before securing the point against Martin McAuley with Steve McCollam, they were followed by Shay Boland with Paul Kehoe who lost their match by the minimum against Davy Glasgow with Chris McQuay, next on the tee was William Kavanagh with Rory O’Connor who lost their match against Jon Dickinson with Maurice Ferguson by 3 and 2, in the penultimate match Eddie Connaughton with Willie Loughnane lost by 1-hole against John White with Colin Mills and in the bottom match Bob Hogan with Simon Maginer lost their match against James Keag with Brian McMurray by 2 and 1.
Killeen Castle Golf Club won the Regional Final of the Leinster North Fred Perry Trophy on Sunday 13th August 2023 at Glasson Golf Club when they beat Laytown & Bettystown Golf Club 3½-matches to 1½-matchs.

Killeen Castle Golf Club were Runners-Up in the Final of Leinster North Irish Mixed Foursomes on Saturday 29th July 2023 when they lost out to Malahide Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matchs.

History of Killeen Castle Golf Resort & Lodges

For over eight hundred years, Killeen Castle has stood as a silent sentinel in the heart of Royal Meath, ancient home to the High Kings of Ireland.
The history of Killeen Castle dates back over eight hundred years to 1181, when it was built by Hugh de Lacy as part of the strategic castle defence system for north Leinster. From 1403 until the 1950's, the castle acted as the seat of the Plunkett family, Earls of Fingall, amongst the oldest of the great Anglo-Irish families. From the late seventeenth to the late eighteenth centuries, Killeen Castle became dilapidated, due to the enforced absence of the Earls following the various uprisings and natural unrest.
In the early nineteenth century the 8th and 9th Earls engaged renowned architects, Francis Johnson and then James Sheil to modernise the castle creating the design for the building which stands today.
The 12th and last Earl of Fingall sold the Castle in 1951 and the estate was then run by its owners as a stud farm. In 1981 Killeen Castle fell victim to fire, and lay dormant and in ruins until 1997 when Snowbury Ltd purchased the castle and its grounds, with a vision to create the magnificent estate that exists today.

What the Club tells us:

The history of Killeen Castle dates back over eight hundred years to 1181, when it was built by Hugh de Lacy as part of the strategic castle defence system for north Leinster.
From 1403 until the 1950's, the castle acted as the seat of the Plunkett family, Earls of Fingall, amongst the oldest of the great Anglo-Irish families. From the late seventeenth to the late eighteenth centuries, Killeen Castle became dilapidated, due to the enforced absence of the Earls following the various uprisings and natural unrest.
In the early nineteenth century the 8th and 9th Earls engaged renowned architects, Francis Johnson and then James Sheil to modernise the castle creating the design for the building which stands today.
The 12th and last Earl of Fingall sold the Castle in 1951 and the estate was then run by its owners as a stud farm.
In 1981 Killeen Castle fell victim to fire, and lay dormant and in ruins until 1997
With a vision to create the magnificent estate that exists today, the current owners  purchased the castle and its grounds and began the journey to create one of Ireland's finest golf resorts.

After more than a decade of tireless effort the first round of golf is played at Killeen Castle in the summer of 2008 by course designer and legend of the game, Jack Nicklaus.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Val Ledwith 2010 Men's Captain
Dolores McVey 2011 Ladies Captain
Joe Keeling 2011 Men's Captain
Val Ledwith 2011 President
Rita Tighe 2012 Ladies Captain
Colm Moloney 2012 Men's Captain
Val Ledwith 2012 President
Dolores McVey 2013 Ladies Captain
Seamus Tighe 2013 Men's Captain
Val Ledwith 2013 President
Sheila Grimes 2014 Ladies Captain
Pat Kenny 2014 Men's Captain
Val Ledwith 2014 President
Anne Donegan 2015 Ladies Captain
Paul Grimes 2015 Men's Captain
Val Ledwith 2015 President
Angela Murray 2016 Ladies Captain
Jimmy Lennox 2016 Men's Captain
Paul Grimes 2016 President
Barbara Moloney 2017 Ladies Captain  
Robert McGreevy 2017 Men's Captain
Paul Grimes 2017 President
Carol Pearson
2018 Ladies Captain
Frank Donegan 2018 Men's Captain
Paul Grimes 2018 President
  2019 Ladies Captain
  2019 Men's Captain
Paul Grimes 2019 President
  2020 Ladies Captain
  2020 Men's Captain
  2020 President
  2021 Ladies Captain
  2021 Men's Captain
  2021 President
Trish
2022 Ladies Captain
Cormac
2022 Men's Captain
  2022 President
 Cathy Fitzgerald 2023 Ladies Captain
Richard Downey 2023 Men's Captain
Robert Dore 2023 President
Paraic Connolly (-2.0)
2023 Lowest mens H'cap
Daniel Sweeney (-0.2)
2023 Lowest mens H'cap
Mark Collins (-2)
2023 Lowest mens H'cap

Holes in One at Killeen Castle Golf Resort & Lodges

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance