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 2017 to 30 Sep 2017 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: €20/45
Green Fees Saturday & B.H.: €25/60
Green Fees Seniors Thursdays: €17
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
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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 071-9118541
Email golf@castledargan.com
Website Castle Dargan golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Xavier Medas
Captain: Ray O'Grady
Lady Captain: Ann Mullen
President: Dermot Fallon
Vice-Captains':  & 
Hon. Secretary: Eugene Carroll &
Club Pro: Xavier Medas
Hon. Treasurer: Kevin McCarthy & Loretta Brennan
Comp. Secretary: Tony Wasylocha & Pauline Byrne
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 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Lady Captain's Prize Sunday 4 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Sunday 30 July
  Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 27 August
  Closed 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 8 April   Open 1
3-Ball Scramble Friday 14 April
Saturday 15 April
Open 2
3-Ball Scramble Saturday 15 April

Open 1
Singles Stableford
Sunday 16 April
Monday 17 April
Open 2
Singles Stableford Monday 17 April

Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 18 April
  Open 1
Darren Clarke Cup Strokes (Q) Saturday 22 April Sunday 23 April Open 2
Darren Clarke Cup Strokes (Q) Sunday 23 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Saturday 29 April
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 1 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 6 May
Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 13 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 20 May
Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 27 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford

Saturday 3 June


Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 5 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 10 June   Open 1
Club Fundraiser Fourball
Saturday 17 June Sunday 18 June
Open 2
Club Fundraiser Fourball Sunday 18 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 24 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 2 July   Open 1
Start of Open Week Saturday 8 July Sunday 16 July Open 10
4-Ball Scramble
Saturday 8 July Sunday 9 July
Open 2
4-Ball Scramble Sunday 9 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 10 July Tuesday 11 July
Open 2
Singles Stableford Tuesday 11 July   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Wednesday 12 July   Open 1
Singles V-Par
Thursday 13 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 14 July Sunday 16 July
Open 3
Singles Stableford Saturday 15 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 16 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 22 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 29 July
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 12 August   Open 1
Ladies Fundraiser Scramble
Saturday 19 August
Sunday 20 August
Open 2
Ladies Fundraiser Scramble Sunday 20 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 26 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 2 September
Open 2
Singles Stableford Saturday 9 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 16  September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 23 September
Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 30 September
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 7 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 24 October Wednesday 25 October Open 2
Singles Stableford
 Wednesday 25 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

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
Maeve Kelly (5) 2017 Lowest Lady Handicap
  2017 Lowest Handicap

Holes in One at Castle Dargan

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance