Dromoland Castle Golf & Country Club


3+ (3 gold): one of our top-rated 3-star courses, worthy of 3½ stars.
   Dromoland Castle Golf & Country Club Est. 1961

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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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Making Contact

Dromoland Castle Golf & Country Club
Dromoland Castle Hotel & Country Estate,
Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare 
Ireland
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Office   +353 (0)61 368 144
Pro Shop   +353 (0)61 368 144
Fax

  +353 (0)61 363 353

Email   golf@dromoland.ie
Website   www.dromoland.ie
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Golf Pro
 
David Foley (PGA Golf Professional)
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Academy
 
Dromoland Castle Golf Academy
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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 Brook L. Wigginton. Significant improvements made by Ron Kirby and Joe Carr (2003).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6824 6053 5301
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 72 68 72
 
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How2Get 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.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): €110 (all days). [Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 28; women 36.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
Good
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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.

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Location

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Latitude: (52.782001)
Longitude: (-8.906822)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Dromoland Castle Hotel & Country Estate 5-star
Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare
+353 (0)61 368 144
www.dromoland.ie

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
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Clare Inn Hotel 3-star
Dromoland, Co. Clare
+353 (0)6568 23000



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