Castle Dargan golf club Sligo

Castle Dargan golf course Sligo

Castle Dargan Golf Course

Castle Dargan Club Crest

Designed by Darren Clarke one of Ireland's foremost golfers the Course opened in August 2006.

On site facilities include a Hotel with a magnificent bar & terrace overlooking the 1st and 18 th holes.
Also on-site is a Wellness Centre for Members, Hotel Residents and Guests.

In what is steadily becoming Ireland’s most exciting region for links golf, the North West is now also entitled to call itself home to one of the country’s finest parkland golf estates. Castle Dargan is a 200-acre manor on the outskirts of Sligo with a rich and romantic heritage. The estate’s old house and castle stand testament to the wonderful sense of history that still lives in what is to become an extraordinary retreat for the discerning traveller.

Today, Castle Dargan House has been lovingly restored into four exceptional private suites with a special privacy and peace many yearn for. The hotel hosts just 29 beautifully appointed rooms, allowing the team to lavish attention on their guests and assures them of a personal service throughout their stay.

The estate also has a number of serviced self-catering apartments and private golf lodges and the Icon Spa at Castle Dargan is a haven for those guests seeking complete self-indulgence. As for golf, the course Castle Dargan is sure to establish itself as a firm favourite of golfers who appreciate an understated yet charismatic test of golf. The Darren Clarke designed parkland course on the estate reflects his love for the game and the clubs desire to confirm Castle Dargan as one of the finest parkland golf venues in Ireland. Built to US Golf Association specifications, the 7,100-yard par-72 layout has a distinctly Irish feel to it as it blends seamlessly with its natural environment.

Darren has embraced the magnificent rolling terrain, the old stone walls, and the shores of Lough Dargan and moulded something quite wonderful. In contrast to the harsh environs of many links courses and the brisk sea wind, the tranquil setting at Castle Dargan is a rare privilege for golfers in the North West. "What I have tried to achieve at Castle Dargan, is to create a golf course which utilises the dramatic site, reflects my love for the game of golf and will attract golfers to the North West for a parkland golf experience that is every bit as good as the famous links courses in the locality. I’m confident we’ve achieved all of that and more" Darren Clarke There is nothing brash or pretentious about the design. Darren’s love of shot making and his vast playing experience on the world’s great courses is clearly evident in many memorable holes.

The 5th is a demanding right-to-left dogleg Par 4 measuring just over 460 yards with marshland hugging the left side of the fairway. The 6th is another testing Par 4 with the approach to the green playing 80 yards across the large lake which acts as a focal point in the centre of the course. The finishing holes from the 14 to 18 throw up challenge after challenge but with the right strategy each offers an opportunity to score if the golfer is brave enough to attack it.

Darren has used creeping bent grass on the greens. Slick and wonderfully consistent, their surface will be the envy of many of the world’s finest, while their subtle movement will prove the test for many a putt. "Castle Dargan reflects everything I love about the game. It’s a club I am proud to be part of" Darren Clarke Off the course and for those interested in practice, the unique golfing academy at Castle Dargan is made of four Par 3 holes, each a recreation of a famous par 3. For inspiration, Darren didn’t have to look too far beyond the numerous Open Championships he has played in over the years and now golfers will have the opportunity to play the 13th at Carnoustie, the 8th at Royal Troon, the 13th at Muirfield and the 15th at Turnburry, all one after another.

Once the golfer has negotiated the beautifully manicured course, inside the club, the golf team and the facilities insure the thrill doesn’t end. Comfortable and spacious locker rooms adjoin the Icon Spa where golfers can shake off the rigours of the course with the "Back Swing", a treatment concentrating on the back and legs. The golf shop displays the finest golfing apparel from leading designers as well as an opportunity to purchase one of Darren Clarke’s favoured cigars. The estate bar commands dramatic views over the 1st and 18th holes and all of this is serviced by a wonderfully attentive and warm team, dedicated to ensuring every guest makes the most of their stay. Open in August 2007, the course is available to residents and visitors to the estate on a restricted basis until the official opening in March 2007.

Green fees range from €40 to €50 and advanced booking is strongly recommended.

Castle Dargan was voted the No. 81-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;

  • Golf Deals » Castle Dargan

  • Stay & Play @ Castle Dargan Golf Hotel €149.00

    Offer valid from 01 Apr 2019 to 30 Sep 2019 Detail:

    Enjoy a two night stay at the luxurious Castle Dargan 4 star Resort including a full Irish Breakfast on each morning, Complimentary glass of bubbly on arrival, a golfers lunch in the scrumptious Middleton Bar on a day of you choice, a round of golf on our Darren Clarke designed championship golf course and a round of golf on Sligo's most well-know links golf course Strandhill Golf Links.

Green Fees Sunday to Friday Low Season: €25
Green Fees Sunday to Friday Mid Season: €30
Green Fees Sunday to Friday High Season: €45
Green Fees Saturday & B.H. Low Season: €30
Green Fees Saturday & B.H. Mid Season: €40
Green Fees Saturday & B.H. High Season: €60
Green Fees Seniors Thursdays: €20
Green Fees with a Member: €30
Green Fees for Opens: €20/40
Practice Area: Driving Range
Club Hire: €25
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Buggy Hire: €30
Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Open For Membership: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €399
Full Distance Membership Fee 100k: €260
Full Student Membership Fee 19 to 27: €240
Full Youth Membership Fee 15 to 18: €160
Full Advanced Junior Membership Fee: €110
4-month Trial Membership: €190
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 290
Designer Darren Clarke
Founded 2006
Address

Ballygawley
Co. Sligo

Telephone +353 (0)71-9118541
Email golf@castledargan.com
Website Castle Dargan golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Xavier Medas
Captain: Andy Kearns
Lady Captain: Eileen Candon
President: Dermot Fallon
Vice-Captains': Alan Martin & Carol Murphy-Keaveney
Hon. Secretary: Eugene Carroll & Bridie Heney
Club Pro: Xavier Medas
Hon. Treasurer: Michael Flynn & Loretta Brennan
Comp. Secretary: Paul McGonigle & Bridie Henry
Castle Dargan Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:54.198433
Long:-8.430156
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 7.00 a.m. to late
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Smart Casual Golfing Attire
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: None
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days Pre-booking for open Tournaments: 14 Recommendes

Castle Dargan Golf Club Fixtures 2020 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2020 (Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Tuesday 17 March   Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 31 May
  Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Saturday 31 May   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Sunday 2 August
  Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Sunday 2 August   Closed 1
Singles Stableford Friday 20 March Saturday 21 March Open 2
Singles Stableford Saturday 21 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 3 April Saturday 4 April
Open 2
Singles Stableford Saturday 4 April   Open 1
3-Ball Scramble Friday 10 April Monday 13 April Open 4
3-Ball Scramble Saturday 11 April

Open 1
3-Ball Scramble)
Sunday 12 April

Open 1
3-Ball Scramble Monday 13 April

Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 17 April Saturday 18 April Open 2
Singles Stableford Saturday 18 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 24 April Saturday 25 April
Open 2
Singles Stableford
Saturday 25 April
  Open 1
Singles Strokes Friday 1 May Monday 4 May
Open 4
Singles Strokes Saturday 2 May
Open 1
Singles Strokes Sunday 3 May   Open 1
Singles Strokes Monday 4 May   Open
1
Singles Stableford Friday 8 May Saturday 9 May
Open 2
Singles Stableford Saturday 9 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 15 May Saturday 16 May
Open 2
Singles Stableford Saturday 16 May
Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 22 May Saturday 23 May
Open 2
Singles Stableford Saturday 23 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 29 May
Saturday 30 May
Open 2
Singles Stableford

Saturday 30 May


Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 1 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 5 June Saturday 6 June
Open 2
Singles Stableford Saturday 6 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 12 June Saturday 13 June
Open 2
Singles Stableford Saturday 13 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 19 June Saturday 20 June
Open 2
Singles Stableford Saturday 20 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 26 June Saturday 27 June Open 2
Singles Stableford Saturday 27 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 3 July Saturday 4 July Open 2
Singles Stableford Saturday 4 July
Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 10 July Saturday 11 July Open 2
Singles Stableford Saturday 11 July   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Wednesday 15 July Thursday 16 July Open 2
Ladies Singles Stableford Thursday 16 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 17 July Saturday 18 July
Open 2
Singles Stableford Saturday 18 July   Open 1
4-Ball Classic
Friday 24 July Sunday 26 July
Open 3
4-Ball Classic Saturday 25 July
  Open 1
4-Ball Classic Sunday 26 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 31 July
Saturday 1 August
Open 3
Singles Stableford

Saturday 1 August

  Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 3 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 7 August Saturday 8 August Open 2
Singles Stableford Saturday 8 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 14 August Saturday 15 August
Open 2
Singles Stableford Saturday 15 August

Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 August Thursday 20 August Open 2
Ladies Singles Stableford Thursday 20 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 21 August Saturday 22 August
Open 2
Singles Stableford Saturday 22 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 28 August
Saturday 29 August
Open 2
Singles Stableford Saturday 29 August

Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 4 September Saturday 5 September Open 2
Singles Stableford Saturday 5 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 11 September Saturday 12  September
Open 2
Singles Stableford Saturday 12  September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 18 September Saturday 19 September
Open 2
Singles Stableford

Saturday 19 September

  Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 25 September Saturday 26 September
Open 2
Singles Stableford Saturday 26 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 2 October Saturday 3 October Open 2
Singles Stableford Saturday 3 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 9 October Saturday 10 October Open 2
Singles Stableford Saturday 10 October   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 70 6,451 yd's
Red Par 74 SSS 72 5,540 yd's
Green Par 72 SSS 69 6,240 yd's
Blue Par 72 SSS 72 6,754 yd's

Card

Hole No. Blue White Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 406 379 370 4 8 337 4 13
2 507 452 444 5 14 423 5 11
3 121 117 117 3 18 113 3 15
4 383 373 363 4 6 326 4 9
5 419 414 406 4 2 314 4 5
6 493 474 465 4 12 421 5 1
7 176 173 168 3 13 143 3 7
8 454 409 400 4 4 392 5 17
9 538 517 511 5 10 492 5 3
Out 3,497 3,308 3,244 37   2,960 38  
10 478 478 422 5 15 393 5 16
11 147 132 132 3 16 121 3 8
12 390 367 360 4 9 326 4 10
13 192 188 182 3 11 130 3 14
14 471 436 430 4 5 404 5 2
15 262 259 256 4 17 217 4 12
16 422 417 408 4 7 285 4 18
17 439 431 395 4 3 360 4 6
18 455 435 412 4 1 344 4 4
In 3,257 3,143 2,997 35   2,580 36  
Total 6,754 6,451 6,240 72   5,540 74  
SSS 72 70 69     72    

Members Achievements

The boys of Castle Dargan Golf Club reached the Connaught Semi-Finals of the Fred Daly Trophy in 2017 when the met Galway Golf Club and lost by 4-matches to 1-match.
They were led out by Sean Carroll lost out to Luke O' Neill by 3matches to 2-matches, he was followed by Patrick Callaghan lost his match against Liam Power by 6-matches to 5-matches, next on the tee was Eoin McGrath went down to Liam Nolan by 3 and 2, the penultimate match of  Dara Connolly against Paddy Culhane and bottom match of Sean Tailly against Joseph O'Farrell were called-in.

Ann Mullen has the distinction of bringing Castle Dargan’s first green pennant back to this relatively new club when she won the All-Ireland Bronze Medal at the National Finals at Headfort Golf Club on 23rd May 2016 when she returned a score of 73 net in this stroke play competition. Hopefully this is the first of many.    

Castle Dargan Golf Club Youths Team won the Kenny Cup and Connacht Junior Foursomes in 2016 when the team was Patrick Callaghan, Sean Carroll, Daragh Connolly and Conor Burke.

Patrick Callaghan and Sean Carroll were also selected for the Connaught U-16 team for 2016/17.

Maeve Kelly represented Connaught in the Girl’s Interprovincial Championship in 2013, 2014 and Connaught Ladies in 2015 and 2016.

History of Castle Dargan

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
  2006 Men's Captain
  2006 President
Dermot Flynn 2007 Men's Captain
Dermot Fallon 2007 President
Mary Walsh 2008 Ladies Captain
Dermot Flynn 2008 Men's Captain
Dermot Fallon 2008 President
Mary Walsh 2009 Ladies Captain
Eugene Carroll 2009 Men's Captain
Dermot Fallon 2009 President
Paula Daly 2010 Ladies Captain
Wilfred Bourke 2010 Men's Captain
Dermot Fallon 2010 President
Mary Dodd 2011 Ladies Captain
John Gethins 2011 Men's Captain
Dermot Fallon 2011 President
Mary McGourty 2012 Ladies Captain
Declan Feenney 2012 Men's Captain
Dermot Fallon 2012 President
Pauleen Lennon 2013 Ladies Captain
Tony Wasylocha 2013 Men's Captain
Dermot Fallon 2013 President
Mary McGourty 2014 Ladies Captain
Dave Donovan 2014 Men's Captain
Dermot Fallon 2014 President
Joan O'Dowd 2015 Ladies Captain
Kevin Conlon 2015 Men's Captain
Dermot Fallon 2015 President
Shiela Clancy 2016 Ladies Captain
  2016 Men's Captain
Dermot Fallon 2016 President
Ann Mullen 2017 Ladies Captain
Ray O'Grady 2017 Men's Captain
Dermot Fallon 2017 President
Bridie Henry 2018 Ladies Captain
Paul McGonigle 2018
Men's Captain
Dermot Fallon 2018 President
Carmel Conlon 2019 Ladies Captain
 Kevin McCarthy 2019 Men's Captain
Dermot Fallon 2019 President
Eileen Candon 2020 Ladies Captain
Andy Kearns 2020 Men's Captain
Dermot Fallon 2020 President
Maeve Kelly (5) 2020 Lowest Lady Handicap
Sean Carroll (0.8) 2020 Lowest Mens Handicap

Holes in One at Castle Dargan

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance