Set in stunning countryside, Ashbourne Golf Course, in County Meath, is challenging for any player, even the most advanced, but a happy starting place for beginners. The course is designed by professionals including Ryder Cup Vice-Captain Des Smyth, opened in 1994. It’s situated just minutes from the M50, the ring road around the city of Dublin, so guests have the advantage of easy accessibility and transport infrastructure from a major urban centre.
High-Level Golfing Challenges
High-level in both senses of the word, the 18-hole course is set in picturesque and mature parkland with the Broadmeadow River winding its way through. This environment provides an array of exciting shots on quite a few of the holes. Not only that, but the hilly terrain makes for interesting scenarios and all among trees, shrubs and various water hazards. Younger and fitter golfers thrive here and there are buggies for those who might tire more easily.
Beautifully Maintained Course
The greens at Ashbourne Golf Club are renowned for being kept in in top condition, as are the bunkers, green aprons and fairways. Whatever the weather, the land is beautifully presented, making full use of the opportunities provided by a varied topography. One of the notable features about the course is its tranquillity, with guests commenting on the fact that the only noise to be heard apart from iron striking golf ball, is the quacking of the ducks and the sound of bird song. How perfect is that?
Lessons from a Pro
The Ashbourne Golf Club has a PGA golf professional in residence who can offer lessons for all handicaps. He is also in charge of a well-stocked shop — reputedly the largest in Ireland — with full fitting service and a “try before you buy” policy.
The restaurant and bar in Ashbourne’s Golf Club offers a full range of eating options for hungry golfers from breakfast through to dinner — but not just golfers, for the facilities are open to non-members. The venue is suitable both for business lunches and events for up to 100 people. Bear this place in mind for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and work Christmas parties.
Accommodation Close By
There is a range of hotel and guesthouseaccommodation close to Ashbourne Golf Club, meaning that it’s only a hop, skip and a jump from the place you choose to stay to teeing off at the start of a day’s fine golfing.