Westmeath

The county of Westmeath – whose motto is “Noble above nobility” – is located in the province of Leinster with Mullingar as its county town. Occupying an area of around 710 square miles, Westmeath is the largest county by population in the Midlands Region of Ireland.

Seven Westmeath golf clubs are registered with the Golfing Union of Ireland and three of these – Mullingar, Glasson and New Forest – have golf courses that are regularly listed in Irish Top 100 rankings. Mullingar was originally formed as County Westmeath in 1894 and the club moved several times before finally settling at Belvedere in 1935. Glasson is a contemporary Christy O’Connor Jnr design that opened in 1993 whilst New Forest is a 2006 Peter McEvoy creation, one of over a dozen Irish courses his Sporting Projects company has been involved in since the mid 1990s.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Westmeath

Mullingar

1st Westmeath - Best in Area

With fine turf, Mullingar Golf Club is a delightful walk in the park and the course has a fine collection of one-shot holes.

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New Forest

2nd Westmeath - Best in Area

Located in the heart of the Irish Midlands, the 18-hole parkland course at New Forest Golf Club is laid out over gently undulating terrain...

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Glasson

3rd Westmeath - Best in Area

The Reid family must be thanked for the gift of Glasson, for they gave up their land and their period home to enable the birth of the Glasson Golf and Country Club.

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Mount Temple

4th Westmeath - Best in Area

Mount Temple Golf and Country Club could hardly be more centrally located in the whole island as the 30-foot spiral that marks the centre of Ireland can be seen from the course.

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Ballinlough Castle

5th Westmeath - Best in Area

Ballinlough Castle Golf Club was founded in 1998 and was routed across verdant parkland by architect Pat Ruddy who stated: “Ballinlough has massive potential, to become one of the finest courses in the country in time to come.”