Headfort's sensational New Course will host the €200,000 Irish Challenge on the Challenge Tour from October 10-13.
The event will be the final full-field event of the season with only the leading 55 players on the season-long Rankings eligible for the Hainan and Foshan Opens in China and just 45 players making the season-ending Challenge Tour Grand Final in the race for 15 European Tour cards
Designed by the late Christy O’Connor Jnr, the 7,125-yard test near Kells in Co Meath is consistently ranked among Ireland's top 10 parklands.
The club's connection with O’Connor Jnr will be further strengthened as the Irish players in the field vie for the Christy O’Connor Jnr Memorial Trophy awarded to the leading home player.
Gerri Houlihan, Chairperson of Headfort Golf Club, said: ”Headfort Golf Club are delighted to host the Irish Challenge tournament in 2019. We welcome the opportunity to work closely with the European Challenge Tour to ensure a fabulous event on the New Course at Headfort.
“I am positive it will be a great occasion and provides the Club a unique opportunity to showcase one of the finest courses in the country.
“Whilst visually stunning, pinpoint accuracy and great skill will be required to negotiate this demanding course. Headfort Golf Club, and the town of Kells look forward to extending a royal county welcome to players and spectators alike.”
Alain de Soultrait, Director, European Challenge Tour added: “We could not be more pleased to bring the Irish Challenge to Headfort Golf Club. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the event and the Headfort New course is a venue fitting of this special occasion.
“It will be a very good test for all our Members at a crucial time of the Challenge Tour season. We look forward to a great week with tremendous support from the passionate Irish golf fans.”