Heritage Golf & Spa Resort
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Killenard, 15, Ireland
98 bunkers, five lakes, and a stream punctuate this course, which is located in County Laois, about one hour's drive from Dublin.
Summer rates are shown below; winter rates are lower, plus various special are offered throughout the year.
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golfinabox - 5/8/13
Beautiful course – if a bit tough for the average golfer - visited May 2013:
I played the Heritage for the first time with a golf society. To find it - coming from Dublin on M7, take exit 17 toward Portlaoise onto the old Dublin - Portlaoise Road, it’s well signposted.
This is a Par 72, Seve Ballesteros, parkland course with lakes and streams coming into play on 10 holes and, having opened a mere 10 years ago, it has matured very nicely – a testament to the millions spent on developing it.
Fairways are undulating. You will find very few flat lies here – ball is usually above or below your feet. There are lots of large American style bunkers plus lots of trees and gorse. Rough is mostly long links type grass, so balls off the fairway can be lost easily.
Greens were a bit slower than expected and looked like they had been scarified recently – good greens, though, so I expect they will be a lot slicker as summer progresses.
As conditions were windy on such a tricky course, few scored well.
Most memorable holes for me were the 9th and 18th, which run along opposite sides of the same large lake.
Hotel / clubhouse were of a very high standard – all enjoyed sandwiches, soup, very tasty chowder, etc. One complaint – one of our lads asked for a glass of wine but at a price of €9, he politely declined.
Overall an enjoyable experience, good value for the price we paid – would not pay full published prices. Wouldn’t have expected to play this course for such reasonable society prices in the Celtic Tiger days, but now that this hotel and course are in Nama, I guess they are competing for every customer they can get.
84burke - 6/15/12
Best Score: 79
Championship / White