Killeen Castle Golf Club


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Killeen Castle Golf Club Est. 2009

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Killeen Castle Golf Club: In the grounds of Killeen Castle, parts of which date from 1191, Jack Nicklaus has crafted a fabulous parkland golf course. Opened in 2009 and host to the Solheim Cup just two years later, here is a wonderfully expansive, big dimension, championship design. Much of the layout occupies pleasantly open undulating terrain. Here you'll find good-width rolling fairways leading to large and sometimes wickedly sloping greens. En route to the putting surfaces you will need to navigate past a stylish and often prolific array of bunkers that come in all shapes and sizes.

Killeen Castle is home to a fine array of golf holes. The standout par-5 12th is played to an attractive rock-wall lined green; a small waterfall and Swilken-style bridge attractively complement the scene. On the heavily water-defended closing stretch, another "signature" hole, the par-3 16th, demands a tee-to-green carry over water. More water threatens on the par-4 17th, with a small lake hugging the fairway as it curves round from left to right.

To end your round the threateningly bunkered par-4 18th brings you back up a gentle incline, the castle providing a stunning backdrop to the final green. On many holes you will be playing in full view of the impressive 12th century castle. On other holes only the castle's turrets and battlements are glimpsed above the fescued links-style mounding, which lines and defines the fairways. Beyond the course you look out onto pleasantly rolling, partly wooded countryside, without roads or housing intruding on your enjoyment of this natural setting. An excellent golf course with top-quality facilities throughout.

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Making Contact

Killeen Castle
Dunsany,
nr Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath 
Ireland
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Office   +353 (0)1 689 3000
Pro Shop   +353 (0)1 689 3000
Fax

  +353 (0)1 825 0706

Email   info@killeencastle.com
Website   www.killeencastle.com
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Golf Pro
 
Paul McCanny (Head Golf Professional)
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Academy
 
Dave Pelz Scoring Game School (the first Pelz School to be established outside the USA).
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland and open countryside.
 
Designer: A Jack Nicklaus Signature Course
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7677 6118 5392
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 75 70 72
 
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How2Get There?

36 km NW of Dublin

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): Mon/Tues €65; Thur/Fri €70; Sunday €60. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays (except Weds) and Sundays.  Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 28, women 36.
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Other Information
Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire. Caddies available.
Caddies available.
Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

The development plans for Killeen Castle include a luxury hotel centred on the wonderfully restored 12th century castle and abbey.

Killeen Castle has hosted top-level professional events, not least the Irish Ladies Open and 2011 Solheim Cup. For more details see Top Golf Tournaments at Killeen Castle Golf Club.

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Location

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Latitude: (53.537859)
Longitude: (-6.595788)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa 4-star
Dunboyne, Co. Meath
+353 (0)1 801 3500
www.dunboynecastlehotel.com

One of the leading Meath hotels, Dunboyne Castle stands on 2 acres of mature manicured lawns and gardens. The Castle's most unique attribute is the peaceful oasis it offers guests while also located only 11 miles from Dublin's City Centre and close to the wonderful array of golf courses around Ireland's capital.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Luttrellstown Castle; Castleknock
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Golf within 30 km The majority of our featured courses Around Dublin are within 30 km of this hotel.
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