Swords, Co. Dublin
18 holes. Open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Christy O'Connor Jr.
16 km N of Dublin
From the M1 motorway north of Dublin take the Swords exit, and follow the N125 direction Swords. After 2 km at roundabout follow direction Swords town centre. At the northern end of Main St (Sword's main shopping street) turn left at traffic lights, direction Ashbourne, and follow the N125 (Bridge St, which becomes Rathbeale Rd). After 4 km turn right into Balcartie, direction Naul. After 1.2 km turn left into Roganstown G&CC.
Roganstown Golf & Country Club: Designed by Irish golfing legend, Christy O'Connor Jr, this award-winning course arrived on the Dublin golfing scene in 2004 as the centrepiece of Roganstown Golf & Country Club. Laid out in quiet, rural countryside, just 10 kilometres north of bustling Dublin city, the course has already established an excellent reputation with local and visiting golfers.
Occupying relatively flat, open parkland, each of the holes has been given good definition by O'Connor's use of strategic bunkering, good earthmounding and occasional water hazards. On the front-nine water arrives most tellingly alongside the par-5 5th, and again at the very good par-3 6th, where a carry from tee-to-green will be needed to find the safety of the putting surface. The par-4 8th is played alongside the gently-flowing Broadwater River, while another tee-to-green carry is required at the par-3 9th.
The back-nine continues the open parkland theme with attractive ponds and small lakes threatening on several holes, and slightly more elevation change also in evidence. Two ponds and a small creek defend the approach to the very good par-4 11th, while the par-3 12th and the terrific closing par-5 18th also bring a line of small ponds into play.
Providing you stay in-bounds and away from the water, wayward shots are not be punished too severely; O'Connor Jr maintains a good balance between the course's playability and the golfing challenges it lays down. Roganstown's thoroughly enjoyable parkland layout will continue to grow in stature and reputation, particularly as additional trees planted around the course continue to mature.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Handicap required
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course.
The Roganstown Golf & Country Club occupies a quiet, rural setting alongside the Broadmeadow River, which flows into the Irish Sea just 5 miles to the east at Malahide. The focal point of the Roganstown estate is a Georgian country house hotel, which originally dates from the 1820s. >> The neighbouring golf course you can see on the right of Roganstown's 7th hole is Swords Golf Club.
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