Kilkea Castle golf club Kildare

Kilkea Castle golf course Kildare

Kilkea Castle Golf Course

Kilkea Castle Club Crest

Kilkea Golf Course has been developed in a magnificent setting, beneath the shadows of a 12th century Castle (the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Ireland). It allows the splendour of the Castle to be viewed from every fairway.
In constructing this championship course, the designers have cleverly used the River Greese as a natural hazard flowing through the Castle grounds and estate. The combination of this water and a variety of other hazards and interesting greens ensures the golfer playing the course has a considered challenge on his or her hands. You will encounter the River at almost every hole. Two lakes have also been included in the course design, adding to the overall difficulty of the challenge of this royal and ancient game.
"Nothing really prepares the player for the sudden rush of adrenalin on seeing the short 16th. Quite simply, this is one of the finest par threes one is likely to see anywhere in the golfing world, a hole that would almost certainly decide whether the front-runner in a tournament had the nerve and skill to see the challenge through to a satisfactory conclusion."
Kilkea Castle Golf Club offers societies the nearest pin & longest drive facilities, a practice area available free of charge, as well as buggies at a reduced rate of €30!

  • Golf Deals » Kilkea Castle

  • Stay & Play @ Kilkea Castle Hotel & Golf Resort €200.00

    Offer valid from 01 Jul 2021 to 30 Nov 2021 Detail:

    Enjoy an overnight stay in one of our Carriage Rooms and experience the challenges that Kilkea Castle Golf Course has to offer.
    By booking directly you will save a minimum of €10.00.
    Package Includes:
    Overnight stay in a Double Room Carriage Bedroom situated within the Castle grounds
    Full Irish Breakfast in the Bistro. Round of Golf for Two. 20% Discount on Golf Club Rentals & Golf Buggies
    From €200pps total stay

Green Fees Midweek: €30
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €45
Green Fees with a Member: €25
Green Fees for Opens: €20
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: €30 Yes
Buggy Hire: €30 Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: Yes
Full Gents Membership Fee: €950
Full Ladies Membership Fee: €650
Full Junior Membership Fee: €125
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Designer Jack McDaid & Jim Cassidy
Founded
Address

Kilkea Demesne,
Castledermot,
Co. Kildare

Telephone +353 (0)59 9145600
Email golfshop@kilkeacastle.ie
Website Kilkea Castle golf club website
Golf & Events Manager: Cavan Dunne   
Captain: Dick Caplice
Lady Captain: Mary O’Meara
President: Jay & Christie Cashman
Vice-Captains':  John Kissane & Loraine O’Regan-Doyle
Hon. Secretary:  Wayne Byrne & Diane Stanley
Club Pro: Shop
Hon. Treasurer: Graham Aldren & Iris Green 
Comp. Secretary: John Gannon & Loraine O’Regan-Doyle
Kilkea Castle Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:52.943363
Long:-6.886711
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: am to pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: None Days to Avoid: Tues., Wed. after 5.00pm, & Saturdays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments: 14-Days in advance

Kilkea Castle Golf Club Fixtures 2021 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2021 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captain's Drive-In
  Closed 1
President's Prize
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize
  Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize
  Closed 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 2 June
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 9 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 16 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 23 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 30 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 7 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 14 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 21 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 28 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 4 August
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 11 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 18 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 25 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 1 September
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 8 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 15 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 22 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 29 September
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 6 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 13 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 20 October   Open 1
  Wednesday 27 October   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 70 SSS 71 5,891 m
Red Par 72 SSS 71 5,070 m
Blue Par 70 SSS 72 6,091 m

Card

Hole No. Blue
White
Par Index Red Par Index
1 364
357
4
11
322
4
 5
2 500
482
5
4
410
5
1
3 340
329
4 12 267
4
3
4 165
152
3
6
98
3
15
5 499
492
5
13
407
5
9
6 146
141
3
18 128
3
17
7 389
382
4
2
338
4
11
8 426
404
4 3 378 5
13
9 366
354
4
15
285
4
7
Out 3,185
3,094
36   2,633 37  
10 139
132
3
17
117
3
16
11 385
378
4
10 364
5
18
12 488
478
5
14
456 5 2
13 416
402
4 8
335
4 8
14 169
160
3 16
144 3 14
15 411
402
4 7
319
4 6
16 172
161 3 5
119 3 10
17 338
327 4 1
246
4 12
18 388
358
4
9
337
4
4
In 2,906 2,797 34   2,437 35  
Total 6,091
5,891 70
  5,070 72  
SSS 72
71
    71    

Members Achievements

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History of Kilkea Castle

Kilkea Castle is an important landmark of Irish history located in the small village of Kilkea, in County Kildare. The castle is situated in the parish of Kilkea, on Kilkea Demesne, and was in the barony of Kilkea and Moone, south Kildare. Kilkea village is known for its beautiful landscape and at the centre is Kilkea Castle. Kilkea Castle was erected in 1180 by Hugh de Lacy, the Earl of Ulster and the Chief Governor of Ireland, for Walter de Riddlesford, a Norman knight, who arrived during the Anglo-Norman invasion of 1169. The land was once in the Barony of Kilkea and Moone which was owned by Richard de Clare, known commonly as Strongbow, who played a key role in the Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland. The land was ‘granted by Strongbow to Walter de Riddlesford, Baron of Bray’. The exchange of the land is mentioned in an old French poem:

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Mary O’Meara 2018
Ladies Captain
Christie Cashman 2018
Ladies President
Dick Caplice 2018
Men's Captain
Jay Cashman 2018
President
Mary O’Meara
2019
Ladies Captain
Christie Cashman 2019
Ladies President
Dick Caplice 2019 Men's Captain
 Jay Cashman 2019 President
Mary O’Meara 2020 Ladies Captain
Christie Cashman 2020 Ladies President
Dick Caplice 2020 Men's Captain
Jay Cashman 2020 President
  2021 Ladies Captain
  2021 Ladies President
  2021 Men's Captain
  2021 President

Holes in One at Kilkea Castle

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance


6th   221 yd's