Castle Dargan golf club Sligo
Castle Dargan Golf Course
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 €129.00Offer valid from 01 Jul 2021 to 30 Nov 2021 Detail:
B&B with a round of golf
Enjoy a warm welcome to Castle Dargan Estate staying in one of our Beautiful rooms.
A round of golf each on our Darren Clarke designed 18-hole Championship Course.
Full Irish breakfast on your day of departure.
|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
|Buggy Hire: €30
|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|
|Website||Castle Dargan golf club website|
|Lady Captain:||Eileen Candon
|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
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 2021 provisional*
|Open & Major Fixtures 2021 (to be Confirmed)|
|Lady President's Prize||Saturday
|Captain's Prize||Sunday 1 August
|Lady Captain's Prize||Sunday 1 August||Closed||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 4 June||Saturday 5 June
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 5 June||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 11 June||Saturday 12 June
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 12 June||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 18 June||Saturday 19 June
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 19 June||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 25 June||Saturday 26 June||Open||2|
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 26 June||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 2 July||Saturday 3 July||Open||2|
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 3 July||Open||1
|Singles Stableford||Friday 9 July||Open||1
|Junior Scratch Cup (4-10)
||Saturday 10 July||Sunday 11 July||Open||2
|Junior Scratch Cup (4-10)||Sunday 11 July||Open||1|
|Inter. Scratch Cup (11-18)||Saturday 10 July||Sunday 11 July||Open||2|
|Inter. Scratch Cup (11-18)||Sunday 11 July||Open||1|
|Minor Scratch Cup (19-28)||Saturday 10 July||Sunday 11 July||Open||2|
|Minor Scratch Cup (19-28)||Sunday 11 July||Open||1|
|Ladies Singles Stableford||Wednesday 14 July||Thursday 15 July||Open||2|
|Ladies Singles Stableford||Thursday 15 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 16 July||Saturday 17 July
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 17 July||Open||1
||Friday 23 July||Sunday 25 July
|4-Ball Classic||Saturday 24 July
|4-Ball Classic||Sunday 25 July||Open||1|
|Seniors 3-Person Team Event 50+||Thursday 29 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 30 July
||Saturday 31 July
Saturday 31 July
|Singles Stableford||Monday 2 August||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 6 August||Saturday 7 August||Open||2|
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 7 August||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 13 August||Saturday 14 August
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 14 August
|Ladies Singles Stableford||Wednesday 18 August||Thursday 19 August||Open||2|
|Ladies Singles Stableford||Thursday 19 August||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 20 August||Saturday 21 August
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 21 August||Open||1|
|Seniors 3-Person Team Event 50+||Thursday 26 August||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 27 August
||Saturday 28 August
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 28 August
|Singles Stableford||Friday 3 September||Saturday 4 September||Open||2|
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 4 September||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 10 September||Saturday 11 September
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 11 September||Open||1
|Singles Stableford||Friday 17 September||Saturday 18 September
Saturday 18 September
|Singles Stableford||Friday 24 September||Saturday 26 September
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 25 September||Open||1|
|Seniors 3-Person Team Event 50+||Thursday 30 September||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 1 October||Saturday 2 October||Open||2|
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 2 October||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 8 October||Saturday 9 October||Open||2|
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 9 October||Open||1|
Card of the Course
|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|
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
|Dermot Flynn||2007||Men's Captain|
|Mary Walsh||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Dermot Flynn||2008||Men's Captain|
|Mary Walsh||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Eugene Carroll||2009||Men's Captain|
|Paula Daly||2010||Ladies Captain|
|Wilfred Bourke||2010||Men's Captain|
|Mary Dodd||2011||Ladies Captain|
|John Gethins||2011||Men's Captain|
|Mary McGourty||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Declan Feenney||2012||Men's Captain|
|Pauleen Lennon||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Tony Wasylocha||2013||Men's Captain|
|Mary McGourty||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Dave Donovan||2014||Men's Captain|
|Joan O'Dowd||2015||Ladies Captain|
|Kevin Conlon||2015||Men's Captain|
|Shiela Clancy||2016||Ladies Captain|
|Ann Mullen||2017||Ladies Captain|
|Ray O'Grady||2017||Men's Captain|
|Bridie Henry||2018||Ladies Captain|
|Carmel Conlon||2019||Ladies Captain|
|Kevin McCarthy||2019||Men's Captain|
|Eileen Candon||2020||Ladies Captain|
|Andy Kearns||2020||Men's Captain|
|Maeve Kelly (5)||2021||Lowest Lady Handicap|
|Sean Carroll (0.8)||2021||Lowest Mens Handicap|
Holes in One at Castle Dargan
|Member||Date||Hole No.||Club Used||Distance|