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Concra Wood Golf & Country Club

Dundalk Road (N53),

Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan

  • Office

    +353 (0)42 974 9485
  • Pro shop

    +353 (0)42 974 9485
  • Fax

    +353 (0)42 975 4576
  • Golf pro

    Ciarán Lavery (PGA Head Professional).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb, hilly.

  • Surroundings:

    Lakeside (Lough Muckno) and open countryside.

  • Designer:

    Christy O’Connor Sr & Jr

SSS or slope






How to get there:

29 km NW of Dundalk / 2 km SE of Castleblaney.

The course entrance is located on the Dundalk Road (N53) out of Castleblayney town, approximately 200 metres after the 100kph speed limit sign travelling towards Dundalk.

Concra Wood Golf & Country Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 2009

Concra Wood Golf & Country Club: spectacularly bordered on three sides by Lough Muckno, scenic Concra Wood is home to many wonderful lakeside and lake view holes. The course is the latest stage in the evolution of Castleblayney Golf Club, which relocated to this site in 2008. With the move came the new name, Concra Wood.

The shape and flow of the layout complement the drumlins that roll across the gently undulating terrain. Trees stretch their way around the course and between the holes, adding to the the beauty of the course and its challenges. In the middle section of both nines, you play down to the lake's edge.

Pick of the holes: making full use of Lough Muckno, the short par-5 15th requires you cut across a corner of the lake from the tee. While at the long par-4 16th, you seemingly tee-off in the lake, as you set out on the right-to-left doglegging hole towards its lakeside green.

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  • Photo of Concra Wood Golf & Country Club
  • Photo of Concra Wood Golf & Country Club
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Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (June thru' Sept): Mon €70; Tues-Thur €80; Fri/Sat €90; Sun €80. In shoulder season (April, May & Oct): above prices are reduced by €5.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].

Other information

Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire (if booked in advance).

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Founded as a nine-hole course in 1905, opposite the entrance to Concra Wood, Castleblayney Golf Club shut down in 1949. In 1985, it was reborn in the grounds of Hope Castle (visible across Lough Muckno), before moving to its current location in 2008, and expanding to 18 holes.

The ruins of an old folly castle (known locally as McMahon’s Castle), built by Lord Blayney, lies beside the 8th tee box, while the Temple ruin (a picnic retreat for Lord Blayney) is located between the 9th tee and 4th fairway.

Published ranking

Ireland: 51st best course in Ireland (Golf World, 2023).


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