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Dromoland Castle Golf & Country Club

Dromoland Castle Hotel & Country Estate,

Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare

  • Office

    +353 (0)61 368 144
  • Pro shop

    +353 (0)61 368 144
  • Fax

    +353 (0)61 363 353
  • Golf pro

    David Foley (PGA Golf Professional)
  • Academy

    Dromoland Castle Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Original layout designed by American course architect Brook L. Wigginton (1961). Significant improvements made by Ron Kirby and Joe Carr (2003).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6824
6053
5242
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
72
68
72

Location

Latitude:

52.782001

Longitude:

-8.906822

How to get there:

17 km NW of Limerick

Take N18 south from Ennis direction Limerick / Shannon. After 7.7 km take R512 exit direction Quin / Dromoland. At roundabout at top of exit ramp follow R458 direction Newmarket-on-Fergus. After 800 m Dromoland Castle is on your left.

Dromoland Castle Golf & Country Club

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1961

Dromoland Castle Golf & Country Club: In 2003 Ron Kirby was commissioned to significantly improve the golf course at Dromoland Castle, installing new greens, tees, drainage and one or two layout changes, which also added 850 yards to the course's length.

The essential ingredients of undulating parkland obviously remained - the course contains a pleasant mix of both open and more wooded stretches, sometimes in expansive countryside, sometimes more tree-lined and other times hugging the castle's impressive lake. The plunging par-3 7th, with the castle and lake as a backdrop, is one of the great holes on the course.

However, there are also some potential card-wreckers, particularly those involving water and most especially the 11th, which requires a precise drive over a marsh and onto a ribbon-like strip of fairway.

Dromoland's golf course doesn't quite measure up on all counts to some of Ireland's premier parkland courses (e.g. K Club, Carton House or Mount Juliet), but in combination with the castle, it does provide a top-quality Stay & Play location and a great base from which to discover the west of Ireland.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 28; women 36.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): €110 (all days).

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].

Other information

Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

The ancestral home of the O'Brien family (also known as the Barons of Inchiquin), Dromoland Castle is one of the most famous baronial castles in Ireland. The O'Briens are one of the few native Gaelic families of royal blood - direct descendants of Brian Boroimhe (Boru), High King of Ireland in the eleventh century.

Published ranking

Ireland: 56th best course in Ireland (Golf World, 2019).

Where2Stay

  • Dromoland Castle Hotel & Country Estate5-star

    Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare

    +353 (0)61 368 144

    Visit website

    This luxury 5-star castle hotel overlooks its own championship golf course and a glistening lake. Seamlessly blending old-world elegance with contemporary luxury, Dromoland Castle offers gourmet fine dining, a 5-star luxury spa, indoor heated pool and a wide array of outdoor sports and leisure activities.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Dromoland Castle

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

  • Clare Inn Hotel3-star

    Dromoland, Co. Clare

    +353 (0)6568 23000

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Dromoland Castle

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

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