The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort

4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort Est. 2004

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The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort: At the time of its opening, it was difficult to keep count of the number of excellent new golf courses being added to the golfing scene around Dublin. The Heritage was up there with the best of them ... the sumptuous clubhouse facilities matched by the quality and naturalness of the golf course.

The terrain here at The Heritage is largely open and linksy. The Seve Ballesteros & Jeff Howes designed layout includes plenty of intriguing rough-edged, crinkle-cut bunkers. Water plays its part in the form of natural ditches, tumbling brooks, ponds and a small lake, alongside which the 9th and 18th holes run back to the clubhouse.

Although much of the course is played in view of the 5-star hotel, there is still a feeling of expansiveness and constantly changing scenery, based on fairways that do not crowd each other and glorious views of rural Ireland beyond the course. Considerable tree-planting has further enhanced this parkland course.

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Making Contact

The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort
Ballybrittas, Co. Laois 
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Office   +353 (0)57 864 5500
Pro Shop  

  +353 (0)57 864 2350

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Golf Pro
Eddie Doyle (PGA Professional)
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The Seve Ballesteros Natural Golf School.
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk.
Surroundings: Rural countryside.
Designer: Seve Ballesteros & Jeff Howes
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7319 6516 5747
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 76 72 75
At the Same Location:
9-hole par-3 Leix Academy Course.
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How2Get There?

65 km SW of Dublin
From the M7 motorway (between Kildare and Portloaise) take the Mountmellick / Killenard exit (R422) and follow direction Mountmellick / Killenard. After o.5 km at roundabout turn right direction Mountmellick (R445). After 3 km, just after entering Ballybrittas, turn left direction The Heritage. After 1.8 km turn right direction The Heritage. After 1.4 km turn left into The Heritage.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): weekdays €65; weekends €85 (online rates). Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

The Heritage at Killenard is a member of the prestigious Preferred Hotels group. The golf course hosted the Irish Seniors Open in 2005, a European Seniors Tour event, and will host the Seve Trophy in 2007 and 2009. Just 2km from The Heritage is Emo Court - a magnificently restored country house and gardens designed by James Gandon.

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Published Ranking
2019 Golf World rating: 66th best course in Ireland; 88th best Stay&Play golf resort in Britain & Ireland.
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Latitude: (53.132740)
Longitude: (-7.150040)
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The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort 5-star
Killenard, Co. Laoise
+353 (0)502 45500

The Heritage at Killenard presents a world-class hotel, renowned championship golf course, international bowls stadium, extensive spa and health club in the heart of Ireland.

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