The Heritage golf club Laois

The Heritage golf course Laois

The Heritage Golf Course

The Heritage Club Crest

At 7,319 yards off the Championship tees this par 72 Course is an inspiring challenge for any golfer. Striding to the first tee it stretches around you, undulating fairways and lush grass as far as the eye can see, enchanting lakes and an ocean of bunkers.

The greens. speak of the greens and you'll find words of praise rolling off you tongue as smoothly as the ball across the perfect surface. Acknowledged as one of the greatest players of all time Seve's name is for the first time associated with a Golf Course in Ireland or the U.K.

Imaginatively designed in association with renowned Course designer Jeff Howes the Heritage is truly inspiring.

The Heritage Golf and Country Club is Ireland's newest and most exciting golf and leisure facility.

The Course is co designed by Seve Ballesteros and Jeff Howes Golf Design. Construction began in June 2001 and opened in October 2003. The 7,345 yard layout (off the back tees) is set in beautiful undulating countryside with a delightful mix of features from the challenging dog legs to the spectacular water features in an innovative mix that both surprises and thrills.

In addition to the Golf Course itself, The Heritage Golf & Country Club provides a wide variety of facilities including:

•  A spectacular three - story, 38,000sq ft. Clubhouse which overlooks the 9th and 18th Greens

•  Spa and wellness centre with a range of healing and therapy rooms, swimming pool, Jacuzzis, steam rooms and saunas

•  Floodlit walking track

•  Two bowling greens (grass and synthetic) - 20,000 sq ft Indoor Stadium opened in February 2004

•  Exclusive housing

•  Theme pub and restaurant

•  Commercial/ service outlets

•  On Course De Luxe Hotel offering quality accommodation, restaurants and conference facilities where you can mix business with pleasure.

The Heritage was been selected as the venue for the AIB Seniors Open in 2005.

Seve Ballesteros "Natural" Golf School

A major feature of the Heritage Golf & Country Club is the state of the art Seve Ballesteros "Natural" Golf School which opened in October 2003. Under the careful supervision of PGA Professionals Eddie Doyle and Eamon O' Flanagan, fully qualified staff will be on hand to teach/coach using the most up to date techniques and tutoring aids. Facilities at the Academy include a 12 bay floodlit driving range with target greens and distance markers, 3 outdoor tee areas, a putting and pitching green, short game area and a swing room with video analysis facilities.

The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort was voted the  No. 51-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Up-2);

The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort was voted the  No. 53-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Down-11);

The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort was voted the  No. 44-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Up-4);

The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort was voted the  No. 48-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Same);

The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort was voted the  No. 48-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Down-4);

The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort was voted the  No. 44-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort was voted Best new Golf Course in England & Ireland in 2005.

The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort was voted the No. 17-ranked parkland golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort was voted the No. 7-Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2012, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland.

The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort was voted the  No. 6 Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2010, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland.

The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort was voted the  No. 19-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;

The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort was voted the  No. 15-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;

The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort was voted the  No. 5 Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2008, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland.

Green Fees Monday Low Season: €30
Green Fees Tuesday to Thursday Low Season: €40
Green Fees Friday and Sunday Low Season: €40
Green Fees Saturday Low Season: €45
Green Fees Monday High Season: €35
Green Fees Tuesday and Wednesday High Season: €45
Green Fees Thursday and Sunday High Season: €50
Green Fees Friday High Season: €55
Green Fees Saturday High Season: €60
Green Fees Resident:
€40
Green Fees with a Member: €30
Green Fees for Opens: €25/30
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: €25
Yes
Buggy Hire: €30
Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Male:
€975
Full Membership Female:
€675
Full Membership Under 35's
€500
Full Membership Overseas:

€500

Full Membership Beginners:
€300
Full Membership Student:
€220
Full Membership Juvenile:
€150
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 400
Designer Seve Ballesteros & Jeff Howes
Founded 2003
Address

Killenard,
Co Laois

Telephone 057-86-42321
Email info@heritageresort.ie
Website The Heritage golf club website
Golf Manager: Dean Redmond
Captain: Mick Geraghty
Lady Captain: Anna Byrne
Presidents':  Peter Naughton & Miriam Constantine
Vice-Captains': Trevor Byrne & Helga Crowley
Hon. Secretary: Trevor Byrne & Anna Byrne
Club Pro: Eddie Doyle Phone: 057-8642321 ext 1
Hon. Treasurer: Willie Kinsella & Miriam Constantine
Comp. Secretary: Michael Murphy & Anne Dempsey
The Heritage Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.133461
Long:-7.156434
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 8.00am to 8.00pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full Catering
Days to Avoid: None
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other times Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

The Heritage Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event* Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday 5 March   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 15 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 15 July   Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 19 August   Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Saturday 19 August   Closed 1
4-Person Team Event Friday 29 January   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Friday 17 February   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 17 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 20 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 27 March
  Open 1
L. & G.Singles Stableford Monday 3 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 10 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 17 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 24 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 1 May   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 2 May
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 8 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 15 May   Open 1
Barton  Shield (Q) Saturday 20 May Sunday 21 May GUI 2
Barton  Shield (Q) Sunday 21 May   GUI 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 22 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 29 May

Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 30 May   Open 1
The Heritage Challenge Pro-Am Saturday 3 June Sunday 4 June IPGA 2
The Heritage Challenge Pro-Am Sunday 4 June   IPGA 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 5 June
Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 6 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 12 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday19 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 26 June   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford
Tuesday 27 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 3 July   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 4 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 10 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 17 July   Open 1
Start of Open Week Monday 24 July Sunday 30 July Open 7
Singles Monday 24 July   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Tuesday 25 July   Open 1
Singles
Wednesday 26 July   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Thursday 27 July   Open 1
Singles Friday 28 July   Open 1
Singles Saturday 29 July   Open 1
Singles Sunday 30 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 31 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 1 August   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup (5 to 10) Monday 7 August
  Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup (11 to 18) Monday 7 August   Open 1
Minor Scratch Cup (19 to 28) Monday 7 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 14 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 21 August   Open 1
Seve Senior Scratch Cup (18-Holes) Saturday 26 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 28 August
  Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 29 August
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 4 September   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 5 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 11 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 18 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 25 September   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 26 September
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 2 October
  Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 3 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 9 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 16 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 23 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 30 October   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 31 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 6 November
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 13 November   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 20 November   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 27 November   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 4 December
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 11 December   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 18 December   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 74 6,889 yd's
Red Par 72 SSS 75 5,619 yd's
Green Par 72 SSS 72 6,516 yd's
Blue Par 72 SSS 76 7,319 yd's

Card

 

Hole No. Blue White Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 406 386 365 4 14 326 4 13
2 572 543 512 5 2 447 5 1
3 431 410 384 4 12 295
4 9
4 214 191 184 3 8 166 3 11
5 460 430 407 4 10 359 4 15
6 455 434 409 4 4 365 4 3
7 189 179 168 3 18 148 3 17
8 533 498 475 5 16 428 5 9
9 421 394 375 4 6 323 4 7
Out 3,681 3,465 3,279 36   2,857 36  
10 526 502 470 5 15 391
5 14
11 332 305 289 4 11 254 4 8
12 491 468 446 4 1 328 4 10
13 473 449 426 4 3 385 4 16
14 572 532 499 5 9 436 5 4
15 175 164 153 3 17 137 3 18
16 397 379 358 4 13 314 4 6
17 225 202 195 3 7 166 3 12
18 447 423 401 4 5 351 4 2
In 3,638 3,424 3,237 36   2,762 36  
Total 7,319 6,889 6,516 72   5,619 72  
SSS 76 74 72     75    

Members Achievements

History of The Heritage

In 1994 at a social gathering, in a local hostelry with some golfing buddies including Eddie Doyle, now Head Pro at the Heritage (then Pro at the Heath) it was decided that Tom Keane should build a quality golf Course somewhere close to Portlaoise. The subject came up regularly on informal occasions for some time until in the year 2000 Eddie Doyle received a call from Tom to say that the thinking time was over- "Lets do something about it".

Land was acquired from a local farmer and much thought was given to the makeup of the design team. Seve was delighted to come on board in association with Jeff Howes and on the 25th June 2001 the first sod was turned.

Since the initial land purchase, more has been acquired and the total area of the Heritage Golf and Country Club now stands at 300 plus acres, which encompasses the present Clubhouse, Seve School, Indoor and Outdoor Bowls Green, the Thatch pub and restaurant and in the near future the Spa and Leisure Centre, 150 bed roomed Hotel and retail outlets.

It is difficult to imagine that in less than two and a half years a quality golf resort of truly world class standing has been constructed. Phase one of the housing is already completely sold with phase two being currently launched. Great credit must go to Tom and his family not only for their high quality, hard work ethic but also their vision, courage and commitment.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
  2005 Ladies Captain
  2005 Men's Captain
  2005 President
  2006 Ladies Captain
  2006 Men's Captain
Brian Kenrick 2006 President
Marion Booth 2007 Ladies Captain
Mark McCrory 2007 Men's Captain
Brian Kenrick 2007 President
Philomena Liston 2008 Ladies Captain
Kathleen Treacy 2008 Ladies President
Liam Linden 2008 Men's Captain
Brian Kenrick 2008 President
Mary Harte 2009 Ladies Captain
Maude Quigley 2009 Ladies President
P. J. Murphy 2009 Men's Captain
Willie Treacy 2009 President
  2010 Ladies Captain
  2010 Ladies President
  2010 Men's Captain
  2010 President
Dinah Campion 2011 Ladies Captain
Mary Olive Conroy 2011 Ladies President
P. J. Butler 2011 Men's Captain
George O'Sullivan 2011 President
Anne Dempsey 2012 Ladies Captain
Marion Booth 2012 Ladies President
Aidan Egan 2012 Men's Captain
Mark McCrory 2012 President
Ann Murphy 2013 Ladies Captain
Marion Booth
2013 Ladies President
Brian Byrne
2013 Men's Captain
Mark McCrory
2013 President
Loretta O'Mahoney 2014 Ladies Captain
Mary Harte 2014 Ladies President
Jerry Campion 2014 Men's Captain
George O'Sullivan 2014 President
Ger Kinsella 2015 Ladies Captain
Mary Harte
2015 Ladies President
Vincent Hogan 2015 Men's Captain
Peter Naughton
2015 President
Sandra Muldowney 2016 Ladies Captain
Miriam Constantine
2016 Ladies President
Seamus Muldowney 2016 Men's Captain
Peter Naughton
2016 President
Anna Byrne 2017 Ladies Captain
Miriam Constantine 2017 Ladies President
Mick Geraghty 2017 Men's Captain
Peter Naughton 2017 President
  2017 Lowest H'cap

Holes in One at The Heritage

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Kevin Brady 24 August 2004    7th  168 yd’s