Knightsbrook Golf Resort golf club Meath

Knightsbrook Golf Resort golf course Meath

Knightsbrook Golf Resort Golf Course

Knightsbrook Golf Resort Club Crest

A Golf Hotel and Resort unlike any other, Knightsbrook Hotel Spa & Golf Resort is situated in the designated heritage town of Trim , a mere 35 minutes from Dublin City Centre. Our golf resort not only offers superb accommodation and unparalleled scenery, but also boasts an 18-hole championship golf course designed by former Ryder Cup Legend Christy O’Connor Jnr. Challenging and incredibly creative, the Knightsbrook Course enjoys a stunning location with views over undulated fairways, testing greens and demanding water features. The clubhouse is spacious and contemporary, with access to the Gulliver’s Lounge and Restaurant where you can enjoy a bite to eat after an enjoyable day on the greens. Alternatively, freshen up in our luxurious locker rooms and peruse our extensively stocked Golf Shop for some bits and pieces that can

help you to improve your game. Official host venue to the PING Junior Solheim Cup in September.

A challenging and creative course, golfers will enjoy views over mature undulating parkland. They will be intrigued by 14 demanding water features with 9 lakes and The Knightsbrook River incorporated into the course. A contemporary Clubhouse including luxurious locker rooms, full bar and catering facilities and fully stocked golf shop will complete the offering. Casual green fee players, society & corporate groups and charity golf classics are welcome everyday to experience the excellent facilities at Knightsbrook Hotel & Golf Resort.

The golf course is part of the Knightsbrook Hotel & Golf Resort.  This prestigious new development designed by OBK Architects, will have a contemporary 4 **** Hotel and Conference Centre, Health Club & Spa, Championship Golf Course, Holiday Homes and Property all located only 25 miles from Dublin. The golf course opened for  play early May 2006 with the Hotel in early September 2006

The Knightsbrook Hotel is  contemporary in design with all the facilities of an ultra modern hotel while retaining a traditional atmosphere and timeless elegance.  The new Hotel will make a perfect weekend retreat for the golf enthusiast and will also offer a complete package for event organisers with Conferencing, Health Club & Spa and Golf Course all onsite.

Local amenities include:

A number of excellent golf courses in the area

The impressive King John’s Castle, historical ruins which was used in ‘Braveheart’

The historical burial site at Newgrange

Angling on the banks of The River Boyne

Greyhound & Horse Racing at Navan & Fairyhouse.

Knightsbrook was voted the No. 76-ranked golf coursein Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2020 (Up-4);

Knightsbrook was voted the No. 80-ranked golf coursein Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2019 (Down-4);

Knightsbrook was voted the No. 76-ranked golf coursein Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Up-4);

Knightsbrook was voted the No. 80-ranked golf coursein Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Up-3);

Knightsbrook was voted the No. 83-ranked golf coursein Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Up-5);

Knightsbrook was voted the No. 88-ranked golf coursein Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Up-4);

Knightsbrook was voted the No. 92-ranked golf coursein Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Down-7)

Knightsbrook was voted the No. 85-ranked golf coursein Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

Knightsbrook was voted the No. 29-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;

Knightsbrook was voted the No. 79-ranked golf coursein Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;

Knightsbrook was voted the No. 44-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;

Knightsbrook was voted the No. 52-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;

Knightsbrook was voted Joint No. 21-Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2008, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

  • Golf Deals » Knightsbrook Golf Resort

  • Stay & Play @ Knightsbrook Hotel & Golf Resort €190.00

    Offer valid from 01 Jul 2021 to 30 Nov 2023 Detail:

    Overnight Accommodation: Full Irish Breakfast: 3 Course Dinner in Rococo Restaurant
    A round of Golf on our 18 hole Christy O' Connor Jnr  Championship course
    From: €190pps

Green Fees Monday to Thursday: From €55
Green Fees Friday to Sunday.: From €65
Green Fees with a Member Midweek: €25
Green Fees with a Member Weekends: €30
Green Fees for Opens: From €35
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: €50
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €1,500
Full Couples Membership: €2,200
Full Midweek Membership: €900
Entrance Fee: N/A
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 350
Designer Christy O'Connor Jnr.
Founded 2005

Dublin Rd.,
Co. Meath

Telephone +353 (0)46-9482101
Email golf@knightsbrook.com
Website Knightsbrook Golf Resort golf club website
Golf Operations Executive: Kate Jones
Assistant Golf Executive: Ben Sheehan
Captain: Alan Codd
Lady Captain: Marie Gordon
President: Seán ÓDíomasaigh
Vice-Captains': Mary Higgins & Leonard Flynn
Hon. Secretary: Will Murray & Bernie McCormack     
Club Pro: Shop
Hon. Treasurer: Owen Ganly & Helen Fagan
Comp. Secretary: Leonard Flynn & Mary Higgins

Location Map

GPS Coord*
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General Facts & Information

Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim Clubhouse opening Depending
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: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Knightsbrook Golf Resort Golf Club Fixtures 2024 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2023 (Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday 19 March
  Closed 1
Vice-Captains' Prize Saturday 6 May   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 17 June
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize Day 1
Sunday 13 August
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize to Midweek Members
Friday 18 August   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Day 2
Saturday 19 August   Closed 1
President's Prize Sunday 10 September   Closed
All-Ireland Inter-Club Finals Thursday 14 September Sunday 17 September G.I. 4
All-Ireland Inter-Club Finals Friday 15 September   G.I. 1
All-Ireland Inter-Club Finals Saturday 16 September   G.I. 1
All-Ireland Inter-Club Finals Sunday 17 September   G.I. 1

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Card of the Course

White Par 72 SSS 73.4 6,898 yd's
Yellow Par 74 SSS 74.8 5,971 yd's
Red Par 74 SSS 70.0 5,099 yd's
Green Par 72 SSS 72.2 6,828 yd's
Blue Par 72 SSS 75.2 7,212 yd's


Hole No. Blue White Green Par Index Yellow Red Par Index
1 445 423 412 4 4/8 363 276
4 6
2 433 418 406 4 2/4 382 312 4 4
3 167 141 128 3 18 116 116 3 18
4 545 512 491 5 14 425 377
5 10
5 194 170 160 3 10
158 125 3 14
6 541 530 501 5 16 449 401 5 2
7 398 389 378 4 12 340 288
4 12
8 458 446 437 4 6/2 383 320 5 16
9 417 397 385 4 8/6
352 361 4 8
Out 3,598 3,426 3,298 36   2,968 2,478 37  
10 390 383 359 4 13 338 278
4 17
11 445 430 414 4 7
388 322 4 3
12 447 435 409 4 3 361 313 4 7
13 509 495 481 5 17 418 418 5 13
14 477 443 432 4 1
390 340 5 11
15 413 396 379 4 5
351 292
4 1
16 182 171 161 3 15 130 130 3 15
17 559 540 524 5 9
480 424 5 5
18 192 179 163 3 11 147 104 3 9
In 3,614 3,472 3,322 36   3,003 2,621 37  
Total 7,212 6,898 6,620 72   5,971 5,099 74  
SSS 75.2 73.4 72.2     74.8 7.0    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record 67

Ladies Course Record

Members Achievements

History of Knightsbrook Golf Resort

John Cusack’s name has become synonymous with the development of Trim into a thriving town. His vision for this development is epitomised by the “jewel in the crown,” Knightsbrook Hotel , Spa and Golf Club Resort. His relationship with Christy O’Connor Jnr ensured that the golf course would be one of the finest in the country.
This has been borne out by the consistent ratings in the top fifty golf courses of Knightsbrook Golf Club. Christy O’Connor credits John Cusack’s trust in him as a course designer, as the single most important factor in ensuring that the final product would be a top class course. “He gave me free rein to develop the course to the highest standards,” O’Connor told a large gathering at the first John Cusack Memorial Pro-Am in 2008.
Former President of Knightsbrook, Oliver Perkins, was closely associated with the project from conception to completion and recalls how in March 2006 he accepted the invitation of John Cusack to become the first Captain on Knightsbrook Men’s Golf Club. “John felt that my experience of being Captain in the Heath Golf Club would bring needed experience to the new club with mainly members who were new to the running of the game. Mrs. Fionnuala O’Byrne was chosen to be Captain of the Ladies Golf Club. Mr. Gerald Reilly was appointed first President of the Club”.
One of the first tasks was, to become affiliated to the G.U.I. with a new Constitution. This was achieved the with the expertise of Gavin Hunt, Director of Golf. The next task was the setting up of a Men’s Golf Club Committee to run the Men’s Club for 2006 and 2007. The new committee consisted of Gerald Reilly, Oliver Perkins, Thomas Renehan, Rory Dowling, Des Keegan, Steve Scully, Brian Heffernan, Jonathan Cusack, Eddie Canty and James Canty.
This championship course was designed by Christy O’Connor and was officially opened on the 6th May 2006. The designer was given total freedom by John Cusack and no money was spared. Meath County Council was also very cooperative.
Former President, Oliver Perkins remembers that the “the location of the third and fourth holes was occupied by the proposed Trim Outer Relief Road and needed a material revision of the County Plan to move the road. After Christy O’Connor persuaded the County Council that this land was a must for a Championship Course, the council members decided to amend the statutory plan and relocated the road. Thus, the third and fourth holes exist”.
Mr. Perkins was nominated as our first Captain in 2006 and continued in that role until the first A.G.M. in December 2007 at which Mr. Des Keegan was elected Captain for 2008. Following Des, Steven Scully was Captain in 2009, Liam McMenamin in 2010. In 2011, Jonathan Cusack, son of the founder, as Captain for 2011. The late John Cusack would have been very proud to see his only son in this position especially during the hosting of the Junior Solheim Cup in September 2011. Liam McMenamin became President in 2012 and Seán Ó Díomasaigh took over as Captain in January 2012 with Frank Leonard as Vice Captain.
Since its inception, Knightsbrook Golf Club’s membership has grown exponentially to its present level, with new members joining every year. Regular club competitions are played and major club competition days attract a large number of members. The club also takes part in a number of inter-club competitions each year. A significant numbers of new members joined Knightsbrook Golf Club in 2012 and there is a substantial number of enquiries about membership for 2013.
Christy O’Connor Jnr
The land on which Knightsbrook Golf Course is built consists substantially of the farm of the Reilly family, which also has a strong tradition in the Trim area over many years.
Indeed the magnificent family home stands a proud landmark on the course and serves as a reminder of the vibrant farm which was cultivated over the years by the Reilly family. Gerald Reilly, a local councillor for many years and a member of the original family still lives in the beautifully restored period house. Gerald served as the first President of Knightsbrook Golf Club.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Fionnuala O'Byrne 2007 Ladies Captain
Oliver Parkins 2007 Men's Captain
Gerald Reilly 2007 President
Doroyhy Scully 2008 Ladies Captain
Des Kegan 2008 Men's Captain
Oliver Parkins 2008 President
Lynda O'Brien 2009 Ladies Captain
Stephen Scully 2009 Men's Captain
Oliver Parkins 2009 President
Pauline Rayfus 2010 Ladies Captain
Liam McMenamin 2010 Men's Captain
Oliver Parkins 2010 President
Angela Reilly 2011 Ladies Captain
Jonathan Cusack 2011 Men's Captain
Oliver Parkins 2011 President
Angela Reilly 2012 Ladies Captain
Sean O'Diomasaigh 2012 Men's Captain
Liam McManamin 2012 President
Mary Higgins 2013 Ladies Captain
Frank Leonard 2013 Men's Captain
Liam McManamin 2013 President
Marian Buckley 2014 Ladies Captain
Gerry Ryan 2014 Men's Captain
Johnathan Cusack 2014 President
Elva Leavy 2015 Ladies Captain
Colin McAllister 2015 Men's Captain
Johnathan Cusack
2015 President
Elva Leavy 2016 Ladies Captain
Thomas Renehan 2016 Men's Captain
Jonathan Cusack 2016 President
Jodie Coughlan 2017 Ladies Captain
Seamus Lanney 2017 Men's Captain
Jonathan Cusack 2017 President
Angela Reilly 2018 Ladies Captain
John Tobin 2018 Men's Captain
Jonathan Cusack 2018 President
Angela Reilly 2019 Ladies Captain
Damian McDonnell 2019 Men's Captain
Seán ÓDíomasaigh 2019 President
Marie Gordon 2020 Ladies Captain
Richard Wheeler 2020 Men's Captain
Seán ÓDíomasaigh 2020 President
Anne Geraghty
2021 Ladies Captain
Gerald Reilly 2021 Men's Captain
Seán ÓDíomasaigh
2021 President
Mary Mahon 2022 Ladies Captain
Raymond Murray 2022 Men's Captain
Seán ÓDíomasaigh 2022 President
Marie Gordon 2023 Ladies Captain
Alan Codd 2023 Men's Captain
Seán ÓDíomasaigh
2023 President
Darren Clarke (2) 2023 Lowest H'cap

Holes in One at Knightsbrook Golf Resort

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Joe McGrane 10 April 2006 3rd 7-Iron 142 yd‘s
Soo Hee Ding 21 August 2006 3rd 7-Iron 142 yd‘s
Joan Nolan 11 September 2007 5th   158 yd’s
Tobin John 27 April 2022