Headfort Golf Club
Kells, Meath
Tel : +353 (0)46 40146 Fax : +353 (0)46 49292

Established in 1928, Headfort Golf Club is one of the finest Parkland course in the country. In 1944 a new superbly designed clubhouse, with full bar and catering facilities was opened. The view from the lounge and restaurant is simply breathtaking. In 1998 the club purchased a further 247 acres of adjoining land which includes two wonderful islands on the river Blackwater. This is home to a spectacular collection of both national and Asiatic trees. Christy O'Conor Jnr has been commissioned to design a second 18 hole complex on this land, making maximum use of its tress, water and natural features. It is expected to have this course completed, which we anticipated will rival the very best in Ireland, open for play in the year 2000. The club is now open for membership of both courses and details can be obtained from the Club Secretary.

Take the N3 from Dublin , bypass Navan. One hour form Dublin before the town of Kells.

Further Information
Information herein provided by the club 20 Aug 1998.
Club, trolley and caddie hire available. Practice and full catering facilities.

Course Details

Course Name: Headfort Holes: 18 Yardage: 6007 SSS: 71
This 18 hole course is one of the finest in the country. It is famous for its magnificent trees and spectacular layout. Very popular with societies there is a big demand by visitors to play the course and we welcome visitors throughout the year.
For an appreciation and independent view of this course please see golfer reviews.

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  • Simply the best

    Andy King wrote on: Jun 9, 2009

    Headfort offers two of the best golf challenges you can get anywhere. The old course and its mature trees and classic layout is superb, The new course is addictive as you will always leave it feeling you can do better and thats the best recommendation you can make about any course. Just bring plenty of balls fpr the new course as the water acts like a magnet at times. 10 / 10
    Clubhouse staff are very friendly and food is excellent. The Pro shop is well stocked and also makes you feel at home.


  • Headfort

    Peter O Leary wrote on: Nov 29, 2003

    Are these the best best 36 holes in the country?.. probably


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Aaron Caddell 6/02

    Aaron Caddell wrote on: May 31, 2002

    I have played the New Course twice now, it was so good the first time I just had to go back. Excellent fairways, fabulous greens make this a must for all golfers.Almost every hole would be the "signature hole" at many courses. Got to hit your irons well on most of the par 3's. The weather was awful on both occassions but the course more than made up for that, it was in superb condition and with some stunning holes.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Ally Mcintosh 09/01

    Ally Mcintosh wrote on: Aug 31, 2001

    With a mixture of mature trees and the natural water hazard that is the Blackwater, the New Course proved to be something of a revelation. Already one of my favourites and of true Championship standard in these days of every second new course alluding to the name.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Joe Treanor 7/01

    Joe Treanor wrote on: Jun 30, 2001

    The old course is an impecable track. The rough is quite forgiving but with beautiful mature trees everwhere, accuracy is a must. Greens and fairways simply 1st class. When packing you golf bag, you could be excused for considering packing a chain saw among your 14 clubs!!!
    The new course will test any golfer. Some of the most spectacular holes available in the country. The 4th is somewhat reminicent of the '3rd' at Mt Juliet. Leave the chainsaw at home but bring a snorkle and a few spare balls. Water, water verywhere. The course criss crosses the Blackwater river with at least 3 particularly memorable holes driving across the river.
    Ample supply of bunkers all stocked with soft sand. Not a course for a learner. Beautiful clubhouse with friendly and helpful staff.