KILLEEN CASTLE INVESTS IN THE FUTURE WITH JOHN DEERE
Killeen Castle Golf Club, Co. Meath, is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary in 2019 as well as it’s recent investment in a state of the art fleet deal with John Deere and local dealer Dublin Grass Machinery worth over €500,000.
The machinery acquisition represents a significant investment on the part of Killeen Castle in the future of their Jack Nicklaus Signature Course as they enter their second decade of golf operations in Co. Meath. The championship golf course opened in 2009 and was described by the 18 time Major Winner and course designer as ‘one of my proudest designs’.
The upgraded fleet of machinery includes tees, fairway, greens and rough mowers, utility tractors, gator utility vehicles, sprayers, top dressers and bunker rakes – with the latest E-Cut hybrid electric models now forming an important part in future proofing the work of Mark Collins (Course Superintendant) and his team.
The Co. Meath venue played host to The 2011 Solheim Cup match between Europe and USA in addition to 3 Ladies Irish Opens from 2010 to 2012. The 630 acre estate also hosts  a number of signature residential properties, The Dave Pelz Scoring Game School, Fore Golf Custom Club Fitters and a Norman Castle dating back to 1181. The 12th Century castle will become the focal point of this 630acre estate following a recent grant of planning permission for 177 room luxury hotel, including the renovation and restoration of the original structure which will house 17 suites and a number of luxury dining rooms. The new 3 storey structure partnering this renovation will incorporate 160 rooms, a day spa, function rooms and a winter garden restaurant.
The purchase of the John Deere fleet is the most recent of investments made on the part of Killeen Castle in it’s future which includes an upgrade and enhancement of it’s rental golf cars and trolleys to the latest state of the art GPS units, re-kerbing of the entire clubhouse compound in addition to significant works taking place around the golf course and peripherals to enhance the sanding and drainage profile of the golf course. These works in addition to the purchase of the new fleet will work to ensure championship standard golfing conditions for members and visitors alike all year round.
“There were many key factors in choosing John Deere equipment. The relationship with Dublin Grass Machinery since 2006 was high up the list with the excellent technical and back up service provided for the past 12 years. The quality of the John Deere machinery is quite simply second to none and their advances in technology with their hybrid mowers made the decision an easy one. The overall package will allow us to continue to improve our work practices and deliver better standards to our members and quests.’’ Mark Collins, Course Superintendant.
Drone footage of Killeen Castle Golf Course available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBU9BOIb0Bc
Course Image Gallery available here: http://www.killeencastle.com/About_Us/Course_Images.aspx
Sportsfile Imagery: http://newvip.sportsfile.com/fotoweb/albums/W78HXB7neHiCyGtbkrBlKYnJsu0n1uQTpk6vlw/

Further information: Cormac Ryan, Ph. 01 6893000, Email: cormacryan@killeencastle.com