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 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: €15/20/30
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: €30
Yes
Buggy Hire: €30 Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 300
Designer Peter McEvoy
Founded 2006
Address

Higginstown
Tyrellspass,
Co. Westmeath

Telephone 044-92-21100
Email info@newforest.ie
Website New Forest golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Des Morgan
Captain: Matt Kenny
Lady Captain:
President: John Cunningham
Vice-Captain:    
Hon. Secretary: Peter McKenna
Club Pro: Conor Devery
Hon. Treasurer: John McCormack
Comp. Secretary: Kieran McGurran 
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 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to be Confirmed)        
Event. Start Finish Type Duration
President's Prize Saturday 17 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 1 July   Closed 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 17 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 31 March
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 7 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 14 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 21 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 30 April
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 5 May
  Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Monday 8 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 12 May   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup (4 to 9) Sunday 21 May   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup (10 to 17) Sunday 21 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 26 May   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Monday 29 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 2 June
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 9 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 16 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 30 June
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 7 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 14 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 21 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 28 July
  Open 1
Mixed Foursomes Stableford
Saturday 29 July Monday 31 July
Open 3
Mixed Foursomes Stableford Sunday 30 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 4 August   Open 1
L. & G. 4-Person Team Event Saturday 5 August Monday 7 August Open 3
L. & G. 4-Person Team Event Sunday 6 August   Open 1
L. & G. 4-Person Team Event Monday 7 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 11 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 18 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 25 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 1 September
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 8 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 15 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 22 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 29 September
  Open 1
Mixed 2-Person Team Event Sunday 1 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 6 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 13 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 20 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 27 October   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Wednesday 6  December
  Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 72 6,571 yd's
Yellow Par 72 SSS 72 6,091 yd's
Red Par 72 SSS 72 5,261 yd's
Blue Par 72 SSS 73 6,959 yd's

Card

Hole No. Blue White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 405 386 353 4 9 312 4 9
2 179 160 142 3 11 142 3 11
3 318 308 300 4 15 291 4 15
4 455 417 360 4 1 391 4 1
5 477 454 411 5 13 411
5 13
6 558 538 460 5 3 390
5 3
7 423 407 390 4 5 294
4 5
8 428 408 394 4 7 368 4 7
9 128 118 110 3 17 106 3 17
Out 3,381 3,178 2,921 36   2,605 36  
10 446 423 410 4 4 321 4 4
11 222 207 175 3 8 174 3 8
12 446 421 390 4 2 328 4 2
13 406 381 366 4 14 281
4 12
14 401 384 375 4 6 295
4 6
15 566 535 480 5 16 346
5 16
16 225 206 179 3 12 128 3 14
17 517 497 475 5 18 474 5 18
18 360 339 320 4 10 309 4 10
In 3,578 3,393 3,170 36   2,656 36  
Total 6,959 6,571 6,091 72   5,261 72  
SSS  74  72  72      72    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record Am: 69 Colm Moriarty

Members Achievements

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

2017 Lowest Mens Handicape

Holes in One at New Forest

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