Golf

County Meath boasts some of the best golf courses in Ireland many of which have been designed by professional golfer Des Smith. These include:

1. Royal Tara - Adjacent to the Hill of Tara in a beautiful parkland setting. 
Course type - parkland
No of holes - 27 par 70
Contact - 046 9025508 / 9025244  www.royaltaragolfclub.com

2. Headford - Considered one of Ireland's most scenic golf courses. Designed by Christy O'Connor Jnr. The river Blackwater flows through the course.
Course type - 2 parkland 18 hole courses. Par 72
Contact 046 9282001  e-mail info@headfortgolfclub.ie
www.headfordgolfclub.ie

3.Knightsbrook - New golf club designed by Christy O'Connor Jnr.  Course type - 18 hole Parkland Par 72Contact 1850 554400 e-mail golf@knightsbrook.com  www.knightsbrook.com

4. Rathcore - Water is a strong feature of this course with 12 of the 18 holes having natural springs.
Course type - parkland. 18 holes par 72.
Contact - 046 954 1855
e-mail - info@rathcoregolfandcountryclub.com  www.rathcoregolfandcountryclub.com

5. Ashbourne - A scenic course with lakes and trees strategically placed to challenge even the most experienced golfer.
Course type - Parkland. 18 holes par 71.
Contact - 01 835 2005
e-mail info@ashbournegolfclub.ie  www.ashbournegolfclub.ie

6. Black Bush - Situated near Fairyhouse Racecourse, mature trees and well maintained greens are a feature here.
Course type - parkland. 27 holes par 72.
Contact - 01 825 0021
e-mail - info@blackbushgolfclub.ie www.blackbushgolfclub.ie

7. Co Meath - Situated on the outskirts of Trim, it offers a challenge toO'Connor Jnr. The river Blackwater flows through the course.
Course type - 2 parkland 18 hole courses. Par 72
all golfers in a Golf Club magnificent setting.
Course type - parkland 18 holes par 72
Contact - 046 943 1463
e-mail sec@trimgolf.net  www.trimgolf.net 

8. Laytown - Traditional links course. This beautiful course provides an excellent opportunity to test your golf.
Course type - links. 18 holes par 71
Contact - 041 982 7170
e-mail - links@landb.ie www.landb.ie

9. Navan - Situated on the lands of Navan race course. Excellent sand based greens for the winter golfer. Adjoining driving range.
Course type - parkland. 18 holes par 72
Contact 046 907 2888
e-mail - jmc@navangolfclub.ie  www.navangolfclub.ie

10. Carton House Golf Club - Maynooth, Co Kildare. An impeccable parkland spread, splendidly incorporating the historic demense's rolling hills, meandering river and specimen trees. A creation of sheer pleasure. Venue to the Irish Open Championship 2005. Contact 01 505 2000 e-mail - golfreservations@cartonhouse.com  www.cartonhouse.com

11. Bellewstown. This beautiful parkland course is built on the old Hilltown estate. It is a pay and play course and commands spectacular views of the Mourne mountains and the sea.
Course type - Parkland. 18 holes par 72
Contact - 041 988 2757
e-mail - bellewstowngolf@eircom.net  www.bellewstowngolf.com

12. Baltray(County Louth Golf Club) - One of the great links courses, home to one of Ireland's Major Amateur Championships and host to many major amateur championships national and international. Course type - Links 18 holes par 73
Contact - 041 9881530  reservations@countylouthgolfclub.com  www.countylouthgolfclub.com