Killeen Castle golf club Meath

Killeen Castle golf course Meath

Killeen Castle Golf Course

Killeen Castle Club Crest

Killeen Castle hosts a magnificent Jack Nicklaus Signature Course designed and constructed by arguably the game's greatest golfer and the world's pre-eminent course designer. With a record 18 major championships and close to 300 golf courses designed around the world, Jack is a true legend of the game and at Killeen Castle he has created some legendary golf holes.

The Nicklaus name has become synonymous with greatness in golf, and his résumé of some of the world's finest new courses now includes Killeen Castle.

Open Competition fixtures are only on a month by month they are listed is on their website, which you will find on our "Club Info" section so please consult their website for any additional fixture dates not shown on our Fixtures.

Spaciously rambling over 350 acres among superb natural woodlands, Jack has created a course that can be set up to provide the sternest of championship challenges but which remains playable and enjoyable for the average golfer. It is a testament to the quality of Jack's creation that the course has been awarded the honour of host venue for The 2011 Solheim Cup and the 2010 AIB Ladies Irish Open.

Pure bent grasses have created putting surfaces that run true and fast year round, and our extensive 530km of drainage ensures that the course remains playable in any weather.

Prior to your round of golf you can warm up at our long game facility with complimentary golf balls or practice your short game on the putting greens in front of the Clubhouse.

Killeen Castle have employed the renowned Dave Pelz widely recognised as golf's foremost authority on the short game and putting, Dave Pelz focused on research and teaching this great game. Better skills within 100 yards of the hole is the fastest route to lowering handicaps. And, with a uniquely analytical approach, this former NASA scientist had designed instruction to teach those shots effectively.

Top playing professionals, including three-time major winner Phil Mickelson, have relied on Pelz's advice while thousands of amateurs attend his popular Dave Pelz Scoring Game Schools and clinics each year. The author of six books, including Dave Pelz's Short Game Bible and Dave Pelz's Putting Bible, he has long served as Technical Consultant for Golf Magazine and as a featured instructor for The Golf Channel.

Killeen Castle was voted the No. 26-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Down-3);

Killeen Castle was voted the No. 23-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Down-1);

Killeen Castle was voted the No. 22-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Down-3);

Killeen Castle was voted the No. 19-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Down-2);

Killeen Castle was voted the No. 17-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Up-1);

Killeen Castle was voted the No. 18-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

Killeen Castle was voted the No. 3-ranked parkland golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

Killeen Castle was voted the No. 6-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;

Killeen Castle was voted the No. 14-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;

Killeen Castle was voted the No. 11-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;

Green Fees Sunday to Wednesday.: €45/80
Green Fees Friday Saturday & B.H.: €50/80
Green Fees with a Member: €45/50
Green Fees for Opens: €35/40/50
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
 Buggy Hire: €40 Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €2,170
Full Country Membership Fee: €1,655
Full Overseas Membership Fee: €1,400
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 370
Designer Jack Nicklaus
Founded 2009
Address

Dunsany,
Co. Meath

Telephone 01-6893000
Email karencollins@killeencastle.com
Website Killeen Castle golf club website
Director of Golf: Paul McCanny
Captain: Robert McGreevy
Lady Captain: Barbara Moloney
President: Paul Grimes
Vice-Captains': Frank Donegan & Carol Pearson
Hon. Secretary: Tony Weldon & Rita Tighe
Club Pro: Paul McCanny
Hon. Treasurer: David Devereux & Carmel Doran 
Comp. Secretary: Tommy Murphy & Ann White

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.591793
Long:-6.647844
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim Clubhouse opening 9.00am to Dusk
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: None
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Every Day
Pre-booking for open Tournaments: Pre-booking recommended

Killeen Castle Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open  & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event* Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Saturday 11 February
  Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to Men Saturday 6 May   Closed 1
Captains' Prize to Ladies
Tuesday 4 July
  Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Tuesday 20 July
  Closed
1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 24 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 24 July

Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 2 September   Closed 1
4-Person Team Event Sunday 1 January   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 8 January   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Sunday 15 January   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 22 January   Open 1
Seniors Thursday 26 January   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Sunday 12 February   Open 1
3-Ball Seniors Singles Stableford Friday 17 February   Open 1
3-Ball Singles Stableford Sunday 19 February   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Sunday 26 February
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 2 April   Open 1
Seniors Thursday 6 April   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Sunday 16 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Sunday 7 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 11 May   Open
1
Seniors 3-Ball 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
4-Person Team Event Sunday 21 May   Open 1
Black Sunday
Sunday 28 May
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 15 June   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Tuesday 20 June   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Sunday 25 June   Open 1
Seniors Monday 26 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 2 July   Open 1
Seniors Monday 10 July   Open 1
Black Sunday Sunday 16 July   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Sunday 23 July   Open 1
Seniors Monday 24 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 27 July   Open 1
Start of Open Week Monday 14 August Monday 21 August Open 5
4-Person Scramble Monday 14 August   Open 1
3-Person Ladies Team Event Tuesday 15 August   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Thursday 17 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 20 August   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Monday 21 August   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 72 6,535 yd's
Yellow Par 72 SSS 75 7,677 yd's
Red Par 72 SSS 72 5,392 yd's
Green Par 72 SSS 70 6,118 yd's
Blue Par 72 SSS 75 7,142 yd's

Card

Hole No. Black Blue White Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 485 430 402 354 4 3 329 4 3
2 613 577 532 514 5 9 468 5 5
3 395 343 312 297 4 12 267 4 13
4 471 434 368 348 4 13 317 4 9
5 477 433 413 361 4 4 355 4 7
6 185 174 163 144 3 11 131 3 15
7 527 520 460 450 5 15 400 5 11
8 243 198 181 146 3 17 146 3 17
9 475 468 415 400 4 1 343 4 1
Out 3,871 3,577 3,255 3,014 36   2,756 36  
10 445 438 403 390 4 5 332 4 4
11 548 423 410 374 4 7 336 4 8
12 548 505 463 454 5 16 378 5 10
13 452 392 486 360 4 8 315 4 12
14 215 188 180 161 3 14 118 3 18
15 564 559 500 481 5 18 410 5 14
16 199 187 182 162 3 10 138 3 16
17 449 428 375 358 4 6 291 4 6
18 476 445 381 364 4 2 318 4 2
In 3,806 3,565 3,280 3,104 36   2,636 36  
Total 7,677 7,142 6,535 6,118 72   5,392 72  
SSS 75 74 73 72     74    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record 67

Members Achievements

History of Killeen Castle

For over eight hundred years, Killeen Castle has stood as a silent sentinel in the heart of Royal Meath, ancient home to the High Kings of Ireland.
The history of Killeen Castle dates back over eight hundred years to 1181, when it was built by Hugh de Lacy as part of the strategic castle defence system for north Leinster. From 1403 until the 1950's, the castle acted as the seat of the Plunkett family, Earls of Fingall, amongst the oldest of the great Anglo-Irish families. From the late seventeenth to the late eighteenth centuries, Killeen Castle became dilapidated, due to the enforced absence of the Earls following the various uprisings and natural unrest.
In the early nineteenth century the 8th and 9th Earls engaged renowned architects, Francis Johnson and then James Sheil to modernise the castle creating the design for the building which stands today.
The 12th and last Earl of Fingall sold the Castle in 1951 and the estate was then run by its owners as a stud farm. In 1981 Killeen Castle fell victim to fire, and lay dormant and in ruins until 1997 when Snowbury Ltd purchased the castle and its grounds, with a vision to create the magnificent estate that exists today.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Val Ledwith 2010 Men's Captain
Dolores McVey 2011 Ladies Captain
Joe Keeling 2011 Men's Captain
Val Ledwith 2011 President
Rita Tighe 2012 Ladies Captain
Colm Moloney 2012 Men's Captain
Val Ledwith 2012 President
Dolores McVey 2013 Ladies Captain
Seamus Tighe 2013 Men's Captain
Val Ledwith 2013 President
Sheila Grimes 2014 Ladies Captain
Pat Kenny 2014 Men's Captain
Val Ledwith 2014 President
Anne Donegan 2015 Ladies Captain
Paul Grimes 2015 Men's Captain
Val Ledwith 2015 President
Angela Murray 2016 Ladies Captain
Jimmy Lennox 2016 Men's Captain
Paul Grimes 2016 President
Mark Collins (+2)
2016 Lowest H'cap

Holes in One at Killeen Castle

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance