Course of the Month

December 2017

Rathfeigh, Ireland Ireland

Founded in 1972, Rathfeigh Pitch and Putt course is situated in the fertile farmlands of Co. Meath. This straightforward unpretentious layout lies just eight kilometres from the Hill of Tara, seat of the ancient High Kings of Ireland.

Rathfeigh boasts mostly flattish greens but there are some subtle inclines. The opening hole plays 45 metres along the huge hedge to a flat rectangular green. Index One hole is the 60 metre 7th where the slightly downhill teeshot must fly the large grass bank in front of a small green. Immediately, the uphill 45 metre 8th is Index 18.

An imposing large residence forms the backdrop to the uphill 39 metre 10th hole. Out of Bounds looms to the right of the Index 3 54 metre 14th, at the bottom right corner of the course. A tall tree guards the left approach to the green while a grass bank lurks behind. The tough 56 metre 17th plays back uphill towards the clubhouse with the green protected by a grass mound. The home hole measures 53 metres to a green that slopes slightly to the left.

Rathfeigh has produced some outstanding players over the years including Irish seniors champion Kathleen Grendon. Administrators such as Des Caffrey have represented Rathfeigh with distinction. 

The course is dedicated to a pioneer of Pitch and Putt in Rathfeigh, the late, great Joe Tobin.