The County Kildare Golf Club was established in 1896 and it remained in this guise for exactly 100 years before, in its centenary year, it changed its name to Naas Golf Club.
The first course that members played on was a 9-hole affair at Halverstown. The club moved a further three times before finally settling at Kerdiffstown in 1941. During the following years the course was extended to a full 18-hole layout and the clubhouse completely renovated.
Located between Johnstown and Sallins in County Kildare in Ireland, Naas Golf Club is a traditional parkland course laid out on rolling terrain with tree-lined fairways. Jeff Howes Golf Design were commissioned in 2002 to redesign half the greens, add several fairway bunkers, build some new tees and install a lake on the older back nine – quite a golfing makeover for a newly named, but long established club!
Naas is a traditional parkland course set in the short grass county of Kildare and is situated on rolling terrain and lush, tree lined fairways. The strategically placed bunkers reward the accurate player. Fast, true and undulating greens provide a stern challenge with the flat stick!
The back nine is framed by towering pines and presents the golfer with some elevated tee shots adding to the enjoyment, drama and excitement. The magnificent elevated 13th tee sweeps down to a valley lined with towering pines. A truly classic par 5 which must be respected.
The index one 16th requires accuracy from both the tee and for your approach shot to a well guarded, undulating green.
The signature hole 17th Par 3 strikes fear into all who play it – 178 yards over water – a hole you might start thinking about while you are still playing the 4th! The average golfer, nerves already shattered, just tees up and hits it straight into the lake. The canny individual hits it up the left with a 5 iron and then shanks the second into the lake – same result – you’ll love it.
Finally onwards up the sweeping 18th fairway, a par 5 which offers a chance for birdie and a memorable conclusion to a wonderful round.