After jumping straight into Golf Digest’s Top 100 courses in Ireland, New Forest has taken its place among the great Irish parkland courses.
New Forest Golf Club is a Championship Golf Course set in a beautiful country Estate in the heart of Ireland and is consistently voted one of Ireland’s top courses. Open all year round with no mats or temporary greens, when other courses are closed we are open. Our greens are constructed to the highest USGA specifications and will challenge the keenest of golfers, and our fairways will allow golfers of all levels to enjoy their round of golf but with a course record of 72 on our par 72 course New Forest will always provide a great challenge.
The course was designed by Peter McEvoy and he has described it as the best course he has designed. The undulating natural forested surroundings bring an outstanding quality to the course, with some of the finest putting surfaces, tees and fairways in Ireland.
“I consider the New Forest Estate to be the best I have ever worked with.”
Golf is changing in many ways with constantly evolving equipment and the modern player having a lot more strength, enabling the golfer to overpower many traditional courses. The New Forest course is designed to respond to the ever changing faces of golf. Strategy off-the-tee will be more rewarded than raw power. Our main aim was to use the natural beauty that nature has afforded the New Forest Estate. Chestnut, Oak and Beech trees among others form the pure forested terrain, blending the course beautifully to highlight its natural design.
There are few sites more beautiful than New Forest.”
Peter McEvoy, Golf Architect
Golf Course Facilities
- Course Type: Parkland
- Number of courses: 1
- Buggies: Yes
- Caddies: No
- Driving Range: Yes
- Towels: Yes
Bar & Restaurant Details
- Restaurant Opening Hours: 09:00-09:00
- Bar Opening Hours: 09:00-11:30
- Hotel Name:
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- Spa: No
- Pool: No
Course ScorecardNew Forest Golf Club ScoreCard
Construction of New Forest House as it currently stands Commenced circa 1765
The lands and Estate of New Forest were acquired from Francis Evans by Henry Daniell upon marrying Isabella Tighe in 1799. Henry Daneill was High Sherriff of County Westmeath in 1803 and served on the Grand Jury of the County for many years. Henry and Isabella had a family of two sons and three daughters. Henry’s son Robert George succeeded him in 1841, Robert served in the British Army and married Ellen O’ Brien, the daughter John O’Brien M.P. from Co. Clare. Ellen’s brother Peter was well known in legal circles; he was called ‘Peter the Packer’ because of his skills in packing juries in favour of his clients, He later became Lord Chief Justice.
Robert and Ellen had five children, three boys and two girls; John Joseph, Robert George, Henry, Cecilia and Ellen. Henry emigrated to Canada. Robert entered the legal profession, was unmarried and died around 1950. John inherited the House and Estate in 1911 and before his death he bequeathed it to the Catholic Church in the 1940s.
The Estate was sold to Sir Charles Gardiner around 1948. Sir Charles was a World War II veteran who was married to a cousin of Queen Elizabeth II. He lived at New Forest for some years before leaving for Australia where he became Governor of Western Australia. There is a large Hospital named after him in Perth.