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Golf at Killeen Castle

Killeen Castle

Set in the shadow of an 800-year-old castle, this beautiful golf course in south-east Meath was host venue to the 2011, 2012 + 2013 Ladies Irish Open and the 2011 Solheim Cup. 
Constructed in 2008, Killeen Castle is one of only two Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses in Ireland. The course measures over 7,700 yards from the back tees. The substantial investment in the drainage at the time of construction has given a course that is payable 365 days a year. It is a magnificent test of golf which the 18-time major winner described as “one of my proudest designs”. Killeen Castle showcases modern golfing excellence in terms of both design and presentation. Voted the Best Parkland Course in the greater Dublin area, the club offers the ultimate championship golfing experience.

Killeen Castle golf course


Course Designer: Jack Nicklaus Signature Design.
Play Policy: Members and guests, green fees welcome.
Par: 72
Yardages: Championship (7667) Blue (7142) White (6535) Green (6118) Red-Ladies (539).
Membership: Individual, Family, 5 Day Membership, Under 30s, Corporate & Overseas.
Walking/Cart Policy: Walking and carts allowed.
Caddie Services: Upon request.


In addition to offering a world class golf product Killeen Castle also houses extensive state of the art practice and clubhouse facilities. The highest quality of service and standards are provided ensuring a memorable experience of every visit.
Playing as long as 7,700 yards but spaciously rambling over 350 acres among superb natural woodlands, Jack has created a course to provide the sternest of championship challenges while still remaining enjoyable for the average golfer. Each hole is unique, all are instantly memorable.

Designed for the ultimate golf getaway the Lodge Accommodation at Killeen Castle are the ideal location for golfing groups, couples, and families. Situated within the Castle demesne and adjacent to the manicured walled gardens the Lodge Accommodation is perfectly situated close to the Cranmore Pavilion, practice areas and the golf course. Click here for more information.

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Killeen Castle Lodges


History of the castle 

Golfers at Killeen Castle

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 of Killeen Castle that exists today.
Access to the castle and its surrounds is not available at present.

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+353 (0) 1 689 3000
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Killeen Castle,
Co. Meath,
C15 FH39

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