Killeen Castle

Dunsany,

nr Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath

  • Office

    +353 (0)1 689 3000
  • Pro shop

    +353 (0)1 689 3000
  • Fax

    +353 (0)1 825 0706
  • Golf pro

    Cormac Ryan (Golf Mgr)

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

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7677
6118
5392
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
75
70
72

Location

Latitude:

53.537859

Longitude:

-6.595788

How to get there:

36 km NW of Dublin

Killeen Castle Golf Club

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 2009

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.

Stay&Play at Killeen Castle: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Around Dublin

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays (except Weds) and Sundays.

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 28, women 36.

Green fees

Contact Killeen Castle for information on golf rates and Stay&Play packages.

Other information

Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire. Caddies available.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

The development plans for Killeen Castle include a luxury hotel centred on the wonderfully restored 12th century castle and abbey. For the time being onsite accommodation is available in the Hunters Yard Lodges and Rose Cottage.

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.

Published ranking

Ireland's 49th best course (Golf World, 2023).

Where2Stay

  • Killeen Castle Golf Resort & Lodges4-star

    Killeen Castle, Dunsany, Co. Meath.

    +353 (0)1 689 3000

    Visit website

    Killeen Castle Golf Resort & Lodges can boast onsite accommodation in the Hunters Yard Lodges and Rose Cottage, which are situated within the castle demense and adjacent to the manicured walled gardens. The well-appointed guest rooms are complete with superking or double/twin beds, smart TV and high-speed internet.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Killeen Castle

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Knightsbrook; Carton House; Roganstown; St Margaret's; Luttrellstown Castle; Castleknock.

  • Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa4-star

    Dunboyne, Co. Meath

    +353 (0)1 801 3500

    Visit website

    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

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Luttrellstown Castle; Castleknock

    • Golf within 30 km:

      The majority of our featured courses Around Dublin are within 30 km of this hotel.

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