“To give yourself the best possible chance of playing to your potential, you must prepare for every eventuality. That means practice.” – Seve Ballesteros
About the Heritage Golf Resort
The Heritage Golf Club, a par-72 championship course, was co-designed by the legendary Seve Ballesteros and Jeff Howes and opened for play in 2004. The testing layout is set in the beautiful rolling countryside of Co Laois with the Slieve Bloom Mountains as backdrop and your constant companion over all 18 holes. 5 lakes and a stream meander through the course and brings water into play on 10 holes. 98 beautifully shaped bunkers and 7,000 tress adorn the landscape, which is very gently undulating without any climbing involved. The variety of tees allows the course to be played from 5,747 to 7,319 yards and the limestone land ensures a magnificent playing surface all year round. In keeping with the best design principles the par-5s are all in different directions and while the par-3 4th and 7th holes are both facing west, the tee shots are from crucially different angles with various challenges to overcome before you get to the green.
The Heritage played host venues to the Seve Trophy in 2007, now more commonly known as the Vivendi Seve Trophy, which pitted Continental Europe’s leading players against their counterparts from Great Britain & Ireland. From 27th – 30th September 2007 all eyes were on The Heritage as Nick Faldo took charge of the GB&I Team against the Continental European Team that week. On that occasion the GB&I Team claimed victory by a margin of 16.5 to 11.5. The Heritage Golf Club also hosted the Irish Seniors Open in 2005 and has been the host of The Heritage Challenge Pro-Am since 2011. In 2016 we celebrate hosting The Heritage Challenge Pro-Am in aid of The Seve Ballesteros Foundation.