New Forest Golf Resort

Higginstown,

Tyrrellspass, Co. Westmeath

  • Office

    +353 (0)44 922 1100
  • Pro shop

    +353 (0)44 922 1100
  • Fax

    +353 (0)44 922 1911
  • Golf pro

    Stephen Barrett (PGA Golf Professional).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside and woodland.

  • Designer:

    Peter McEvoy

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6959
6571
5760
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
73
71
72

Location

Latitude:

53.392695

Longitude:

-7.438344

How to get there:

41 km E of Athlone

From Dublin take the N4/ M4 direction Galway. Merge with M6 after Kinnegad, direction Rochfortbridge / Tyrrellspass. Approx 3km after Tyrllespass turn right, direction New Forest. Continue to follow signs to New Forest.

New Forest Golf Resort

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 2006

New Forest Golf Resort: In a country renowned for its linksland seaside golf, this relatively new parkland layout contributed to the growing reputation of the Midlands as an alternative golfing destination in Ireland. It also reinforced Peter McEvoy's reputation for designing fair but challenging golf courses that will test players of all standards.

The New Forest layout, as the name might suggest, certainly contains its fair share of tree-lined golf holes, but there are also some very picturesque open areas in this excellent mixed parkland course.

The terrain is gently undulating giving pleasant if not expansive views over surrounding countryside. Good bunkering combines with several water ditches to ensure your course management skills are appropriately tested, while occasional OB and pockets of deep rough lie in wait for anything seriously wayward off the tee.

Pick of the holes: the closing stretch from the par-4 14th takes you into one of the more open and hillier parts of the course, with some very strong holes to close out the round. Perhaps uniquely in golf, the 9th hole is completely contained within the manor house's former walled-garden, now a delightful walled par-3.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): weekdays €35; weekends €45.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

A four-storey, 18th century manor house provides the golf club with its historic and wonderfully equipped clubhouse. The original Estate courtyard has been converted into onsite accommodation, in the form of luxury two-bedroom lodges.

Published ranking

Ireland's 72nd best course (Golf World, 2023).

Where2Stay

  • New Forest Golf Resort4-star

    Higginstown, Tyrrellspass, Co. Westmeath

    +353 (0)44 922 1100

    Visit website

    The original Estate courtyard has been converted into luxury two-bedroom lodges, which can comfortably accommodate up to six guests each. The lodges contain combinations of split level reception areas, living room, fitted kitchen with dining areas, bathrooms and two bedrooms with en suite in some. Private patio areas with outdoor seating are also a feature of some lodges.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      New Forest

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Mount Temple; Esker Hills

  • Mullingar Park Hotel4-star

    Dublin Road, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

    +353 (0)44 934 4446

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      New Forest

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