New Forest golf club Westmeath

New Forest golf course Westmeath

New Forest Golf Course

New Forest Club Crest

I consider the New Forest site to be the best I have ever worked with.  Indeed, I believe that New Forest is the best golf course I have yet designed."
Peter McEvoy
Golf is progressing in many ways. Modern equipment and big, strong players are totally overpowering many courses. At New Forest such tactics are unlikely to be successful.  The course is one that is designed to respond to the challenges that the game is experiencing. Thought off the tee will be rewarded much more than raw power.
New Forest restores that balance whereby the less strong but canny player, with good course management skills, can compete against his stronger hitting opponent. Generous areas for high handicappers are built in to the design where greens are not sought in par figures, but make no mistake: this is a real test for the big boys, if it is set up to be so.
We believe that the course blends happily with its surroundings. Most important of all was to use the beauty that nature has given, to highlight trees and water and give golfers the chance to notice.
Peter McEvoy
Golf Architect
• Greens and tees are constructed to USGA specifications.
• Greens are seeded with the latest A4 and G6 bentgrass cultivars, planted at a 60-40% ratio
• All tees are seeded with a 100% rye grass mix
• The site contains a glacial deposit of pure gravel and sand with the added bonus of being free draining, ensuring all year play.

New Forest was voted the No. 91-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2020 (Up-1);

New Forest was voted the No. 92-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2019 (Down-3);

New Forest was voted the No. 89-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2018 (Up-2);

New Forest was voted the No. 91-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Up-1);

New Forest was voted the No. 92-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Up-2);

New Forest was voted the No. 94-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015;

New Forest was voted the No. 95-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

New Forest was voted the No. 61-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;

New Forest was voted the No. 62-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;

New Forest was voted No. 32 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 Midweek: €30
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €35
Green Fees with a Member: €20
Green Fees for Opens: €15/30
Practice Area: Range
Club Hire: €30
Yes
Buggy Hire: €30 Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €755
Full Senior Membership Fee: €655
Full Ladies Membership Fee: €457
Full Country Membership Fee: €400
Full Under-30 Membership Fee: €655
Full Under-24 Membership Fee: €455
Full Student Membership Fee: €255
Full Under-14 Membership Fee: €85
Enterance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 300
Designer Peter McEvoy
Founded 2006
Address

Higginstown
Tyrellspass,
Co. Westmeath

Telephone +353 (0)44-92-21100
Email info@newforest.ie
Website New Forest golf club website
Director of Golf: Stephen Barrett
Captain: Tony Buckley
Lady Captain: Mary Daly
President: Peter McKenna
Vice-Captain: Michael Kelly & Kathryn Cooney
Hon. Secretary: Tony Buckley
Club Pro: Stephen Barrett
Hon. Treasurer: John McCormack & Margaret Keegan
Comp. Secretary: Derek Doyle & Sandra McKevitt 
New Forest Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.387169
Long:-7.427187
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 8.00am to Dusk
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities in hotel Days to Avoid: None (phone in advance)
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek &Weekends Pre-booking for open Tournaments:N/A

New Forest Golf Club Fixtures 2020 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2020 (Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday 15 March   Closed 1
Lady Vice-Captain's Prize Wednesday 6 May   Closed 1
Lady Vice-Captain's Prize Sunday 10 May   Closed 1
Vice-Captain's Prize Saturday 18 May Sunday 19 May Closed 2
Vice-Captain's Prize Sunday 19 May   Closed 1
Captain's Prize (Q)
Saturday 21 June Sunday 22 June Closed 2
Captain's Prize (Q) Sunday 22 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Sunday 28 June   Closed
1
Lady Captain's Prize Sunday 19 July   Closed 1
Professionals Prize Saturday 26 July   Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladies
Wednesday 5 August   Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladies Sunday 9 August   Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 22 August
Saturday 23 August
Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 23 August
  Closed 1
Flo Gass Irish Juniors
Tuesday 17 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 20 March   Open 1
Ladies Scramble Sunday 24 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 27 March
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 3 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 10 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 17 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 24 April
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 27 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 1 May
  Open 1
Singles V-Par
Monday 4 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 10 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 15 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 22 May   Open 1
 Singles Stableford Friday 29 May
  Open 1
Singles  V-Par
Monday 1 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 12 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 19 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 26 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 3 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 10 July   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup Sunday 12 July   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Sunday 12 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 17 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 24 July
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 31 July
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 7 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 14 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 21 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 28 August
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 4 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 11 September   Open 1
Matt Poynton Memorial Singles Stableford Saturday 12 September Sunday 15 September Open 2
Matt Poynton Memorial Singles Stableford Sunday 13 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 25 September
  Open 1
Ryder Cup Open Saturday 26 September Sunday 27 September Open 2
Ryder Cup Open Sunday 27 September   Open 1
Grand Final Singles Stableford Saturday 3 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 9 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 16 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 23 October   Open 1
Bank Holiday Team Event
Saturday 31 October   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 72 6,546 yd's
Yellow Par 72 SSS 720 6,174 yd's
Red Par 74 SSS 74 5,702 yd's
Blue Par 72 SSS 74 6,928 yd's

Card

Hole No. Blue White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 406 365 358 4 8
312 4 8
2 183 162 154 3 10 142 3 16
3 314 306 300 4 14 288 4 12
4 452 413 360 4 2
354
5
4
5 479 455 445 5 16 414
5 14
6 573 539 464 5 4
459
5 2
7 413 397
385 4 6
306
4 6
8 412 390
381 4 12
348 4 10
9 124 118 115 3 18 108 3 18
Out 3,356 3,154 2,962 36   2,731 37  
10 451 441 414 4 3
385
4 3
11 219 202 171 3 9
166 3 11
12 445 414 387 4 1
385
5
15
13 401 377 367 4 13 349
4 5
14 388
372 367 4 5
331
4 1
15 553 530 480 5 15 433
5 9
16 230 210 187 3 7
131 3 17
17 525 503
498 5 17 478 5 13
18 360 352 341 4 11 313 4 7
In 3,572 3,401 3,212 36   2,971 37  
Total 6,928 6,546 6,174 72   5,702 74  
SSS  74  72  70      74    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record Am: 69 Colm Moriarty

Members Achievements

The Ladies of New Forest Golf Club won the Mid-Leinster Regional Final of the Irish Ladies Minor Cup when they beat the Ladies of New Ross Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches at Bunclody Golf Club on Saturday 31st August 2019.
They were led out by Carmel Scally who lost her match against Margaret Murphy by 5 and 3. She was followed by Deirdre O'Connor who beat Dympna Molloy by 3 and 1, next on the tee was Rita O'Shea who had a 2 and 1 win against Eleanor Roche, in the penultimate match Shirley Donegan beat Mary J. Maher by 2 and 1 and the bottom match of Anne Naughton went 6 and 5 to the Wexford player Briget Murphy.

History of New Forest

In 1799, the estate was granted and came into the ownership of the Daniels family. The estate was passed down through the Daniels family for generations until the death of the last heir of the family in 1948. The magnificent estate was then donated to the church who then sold it to Sir Charles Gardner.
Sir Charles Gardner acquired the estate only a few years after serving in World War II. His wife, Lady Gardner, was a cousin of Queen Elizabeth. In 1953, Sir Charles immigrated to Australia taking a number of staff with him.
Whilst in Australia, Sir Charles rented the estate to Senator Crosby for a year and in 1954 he sold the estate to the Hanevig family from Norway.
The estate passed through the hands of a few other owners until 1998 when it was purchased by the current owners, the Jackson family. Initially, it was the family’s intention to renovate the country house and move in as it was close to where the younger children were educated near Mullingar. However, the Jackson family had a vision to develop New Forest into the world class golf resort we know today.
With a lavish history, the future promises to be every bit as exciting with a 100 bedroom luxury hotel including a state of the art health club & spa and a new clubhouse allowing the mansion house to be returned to a stately home for special occasions including weddings. Further developments include residential homes around the course and throughout the resort.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Gerard Gavin
2010
Men's Captain
Alec Jackson 2010 President
Sean Donaghy 2011 Men's Captain
Vincent Bagnall 2011 President
Kieran Mohan 2012 Men's Captain
Vincent Bagnall 2012 President
Seamus Lynam 2013 Men's Captain
Vincent Bagnall 2013 President
Rita O'Shea 2014 Lady Captain
Vinnie Bagnall 2014 Men's Captain
Peter Deegan 2014 President
Sherrie E. Buckley
2015 Lady Captain
Eammon Clarke 2015 Men's Captain
John Cunningham 
2015 President
Mary McCormack
2016 Lady Captain
Conor McGuinness 2016 Men's Captain
John Cunningham
2016 President
  2017 Lady Captain
Matt Kenny 2017 Men's Captain
  2017 President
Patricia Lambe 2018 Lady Captain
Michael Donegan 2018 Men's Captain
David Bollard 2018 President
Mary Fallon 2019 Lady Captain
John McCormack 2019 Men's Captain
Peter McKenna 2019 President
Mary Daly 2020 Lady Captain
Peter McKenna 2020 Men's Captain
  2020 President

2020 Lowest Mens Handicape

Holes in One at New Forest

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Tony Maloney 20 January 2016
16th    206 m