“Headfort Golf Club was voted AIB Golf Club of the Year in 2004. Headfort is set quite beautifully and is renowned for its majestic native trees. Thanks to the Headfort family and their horticultural expertise, this really is a charming walk in the park.

The New course is a layout that harmonizes with the land but, at the same time, has a modern feel. It makes maximum use of its fine trees and natural undulating features – there is also water aplenty and numerous strategically placed bunkers. Although the Old course has hosted PGA Championships, the New course is the tougher of the two, measuring more than 7,000 yards from the back tees. The SSS of 75 says it all.” (http://www.top100golfcourses.co.uk/htmlsite/productdetails.asp?id=266)

“Could host the Irish Open without any trouble.” Christy O’Connor Jnr

Ranked #2 in all Ireland by Kevin Markham from “Hooked”

Ranked #11 Parkland Course by “Golf Digest”

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Golf Course Facilities

  • Course Type: ,
  • Number of courses: 1
  • Buggies: Yes
  • Caddies: Yes
  • Driving Range: Yes
  • Towels: Yes

Bar & Restaurant Details

  • Restaurant Opening Hours: 12:00-22:00
  • Bar Opening Hours: 12:30-23:30

Other Facilities

  • Hotel Name: Headfort Arms Hotel
  • Hotel Number: +353 46 927 4222
  • Spa: No
  • Pool: No

Course Scorecard


“Headfort is set in part of the former Headfort Estate on the outskirts of the heritage town of Kells. In the 8th century, the most important religious manuscript, The Book of Kells, was housed in the nearby monastery where it remained safe for 200 years. In 1007, disaster struck when the book was stolen, though thankfully, the priceless manuscript, containing illustrations and transcriptions of the four Gospels, was recovered. It is now kept locked away in Trinity College, Dublin.” (http://www.top100golfcourses.co.uk/htmlsite/productdetails.asp?id=266)

Christy O’Connor was commissioned to design a second 18 holes on this land, making maximum use of its trees, water and natural features, the result of which was simply breathtaking. The Course, which was officially opened to members in 2000, boasts some of the best Par 3’s in the Country. Holes 4, 7, 11 and 17 are not only visually stunning, they will test the mental attributes of even the most seasoned golfers. Par 4’s like 8, 10 and 18 will call for pinpoint accuracy and long par 5’s like that of the 6th and the 14th make this course the complete package.