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.