The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort - Ballesteros Course

4.4791666667 4.5 stars from 5 (12)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7319 yards
  • Layout

  • Killenard, County Laois, Ireland
  • +353 (0) 57 864 5500
  • +353 (0) 57 864 2392
  • www.theheritage.com

Year built: 2004
Architect(s): Severiano Ballesteros (2004), Jeff Howes (2004)
Type: Public/Resort
Style: Parkland

Rentals/Services

Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - Natural Golf School

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 7319 yards 0.0 0
White 72 6889 yards 0.0 0
Green 72 6516 yards 0.0 0
Red 72 5747 yards 0.0 0

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 12 Reviews
5 stars:
6
4 stars:
5
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

11 out of 12 reviews


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Reviews


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"Seve's Place"


jimbob1892's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in perfect condition and from the minute my group arrived we could tell the entire place was 1st class,club shop staffer was very helpful and welcoming,changing rooms and the 18 holes would both make my top 3 ever.

Only issue I had (hence the 3 star rating above) was that the air pressure gun wasnt working,and the fact there was only 1 of them


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Enda1617052's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Coblad's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent course, friendly staff"


atoyboy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played in February on a poor day. However course was dry and greens in good order. It's a long course with most par 4 400 yards so a good test.

Staff were very easy going.

Didn't stay for food but the hotel and surrounding looked very impressive.

On a nice day this would be a stunning place to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"this course is a good challenge."


michaelmaher's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

played from the forward tees on a windy day. it was still not easy. the pin positions were fair on the water holes. the rough was minimal.an enjoyable round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"great course,tough but fair"


patrickhowe's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

enjoyable days golf on a fantastic course,great value from golf now.will check it out again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"savage golf course"


philip2218847's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything about this golf course is perfect I will b back


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Ballesteros course"


Niall2098286's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fantastic course in great condition. Very challenging from the back tees. Definitely be back Asap!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Playing on holed greens"


niallgr's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a great course. The greens were in poor condition. The fairway grass was too long. The bunkers were poorly maintained. Such a pity for the designers who never intended this


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Picturesque course"


EoinRonaldson's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a nice course with some lovely picturesque holes particularly holes 9 and 18. The one criticism I would have is with the greens. I thought they were very patchy in parts and not of the standard I would expect for a course of this repute.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Heritage"


legendbazz's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course facility's were outstanding club house very impressive


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


grandadtom's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course some excellent holes, only problem I found was the bunkers, very poor


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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