Dromoland Castle golf club Clare

Dromoland Castle golf course Clare

Dromoland Castle Golf Course

Dromoland Castle Club Crest

Dromoland Castle was the venue for the Women’s Irish Open Championship from Thursdat 31th August to 3th September 2023 won last year by Klara Spilkova of Czech Republic in a play-off, she returned a score of -14.

The course is set on 450 acres of the Dromoland Castle Estate where gently rolling hills, ancient trees and unexpected water hazards conspire to test your playing skills to the limit, adding a new dimension to your game. The superbly maintained golf course has already acquired a reputation as one of Ireland’s most enjoyable parkland courses. There, are major improvement taking place Dromoland Castle Golf & Country Club with, with an estimated spend in excess of three million over 3-phases, which was completed in 2004. The finished plans will rank Dromoland among the finest Parkland courses to be found this side of the Atlantic. All this is was done in anticipation of the arrival of the Ryder Cup to our shores in September 2006.

Club facilities also include a practice ground complete with fairways, greens, bunkers, and pitching areas. Should your game require a little fine-tuning, expert tuition is at hand from the professionals at the School of Golf and first class equipment and golf attire is available from the Professionals Shop. The visitor is always extended a warm welcome at Dromoland Castle Golf Club.Dromoland Castle was voted the No. 59-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2018 (Same);

Dromoland Castle was voted the No. 54-ranked golf course in Ireland, by “Irish Golfer” in 2022;

Dromoland Castle was voted the No. 59-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2020 (Up-3);

Dromoland Castle was voted the No. 62-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2019 (Down-3);

Dromoland Castle was voted the No. 59-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Up-3);

Dromoland Castle was voted the No. 62-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Up-1);

Dromoland Castle was voted the No. 63-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Down-3);

Dromoland Castle was voted the No. 60-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Up-5);

Dromoland Castle was voted the No. 65-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Up-4);

Dromoland Castle was voted the No. 69-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

Dromoland Castle was voted the No. 65-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;

Dromoland Castle was voted the No. 53-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;

Dromoland Castle was voted the  No. 53-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;

* Environmental Award: Green Failte Gold Award Winner 2009/2010 (Upgraded from Silver Award in 2008)
* Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice 2009 - Top 10 European Resorts
* No. 2 in the Top Foreign Golf Resorts in Conde Nast Traveler¹s 14th Readers' Choice 2010
* 2009 Hotel of the Year, Georgina Campbell
* Condé Nast Traveler, Gold List 2008, 2009,2010
* Travel & Leisure Magazine - 2010 Top 10 European Hotels
* Dromoland Castle is a proud member of Virtuoso, Signature, Altour & Fine Hotels & Resorts

  • Golf Deals » Dromoland Castle

  • Stay & Play @ Dromoland Castle €1150.00

    Offer valid from 01 Jul 2023 to 30 Nov 2024 Detail:

    Overnight Accommodation: Enjoy a special golf welcome pack on arrival to Dromoland Golf Club and a 30-minute game lesson at Dromoland Golf Academy with our resident PGA Professional before playing 18-holes of championship golf on our newly upgraded course. Your day of golf includes a delicious lunch in the renowned Fig Tree Restaurant.
    From: €1,150pps

Green Fees Midweek Low Season: €75
Green Fees Weekends & B.H. Low Season: €95
Green Fees Midweek Hotel Residents Low Season:
Green Fees Weekends Hotel Residents Low Season: €90
Green Fees Midweek High Season: €195
Green Fees Weekends & B.H. High Season: €195
Green Fees Hotel Residents High Season: €150
Green Fees with a Member: €40
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: €60 Yes
Buggy Hire: €55
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €1,800
Full Couples Membership Fee: €2,700
Full Distance Year-2 Membership Fee: €950
Full Intermediate Membership Fee: €900
Full Student Membership Fee: €450
Full Junior Membership Fee: €215
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 530
Designer M. Brook L. Wigginton, R. Kirby
Founded 1963

Co. Clare

Telephone 061-368444
Email golf@dromoland.ie
Website Dromoland Castle golf club website
Director of Golf: Eamonn O’Donnell
Golf Club Manager: Mark Reynolds
Captain Jimmy McManus
Lady Captain: Michelle Bennett
President: Maria Nolan
Junior Captain: Darragh Moylan
Hon. Secretary: Brien Kelly & Geraldine Ryan
Club Pro.: Ian Kearney 061-368444
Hon. Treasurer: Mark Nolan & Croa O’Toole
Comp. Secretary: Con Ryan
Dromoland Castle Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
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General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 7.00am to 11.30pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: None
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek & Weekends Pre-booking for open Tournaments: 14-Days in advance

Dromoland Castle Golf Club Fixtures 2024 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2024 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captain's Prize Saturday 8 June Sunday 9 June Closed 2
Captain's Prize Sunday 9 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladiess Sunday 9 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 6 July   Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladies Sunday 14 July
  Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 27 July
Sunday 28 July
Closed 2
President's Prize Sunday 28 July
  Closed 1
Ladies Brest Cancer
Wednesday 8 May   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

White Par 72 SSS 72 6,294 yd's
Yellow 72 SSS 71 6,053 yd's
Red Par 72 SSS 72 5,242 yd's
Blue Par 72 SSS 74 6,824 yd's


Hole No. Blue White Yellow
Black Par Index Red Par Index
1 378 370 358 358 4 8 299 4 8
2 457 426 419 390 4 4 390 4 4
3 197 192 186 141 3 10 141 3 10
4 469 428 415 415 5 14 373 5 14
5 412 403 399 375 4 12 375 4 12
6 593 569 558 459 5 2 459 5 2
7 179 157 151 126 3 18 126 3 18
8 407 397 392 303 4 6 303 4 6
9 323 306 302 302 4 16 274 4 16
Out 3,415 3,248 3,180 2,869 36   2,740 36  
10 355 262 257 257 4 13 248 4 13
11 543 515 502 463 5 5 463 5 5
12 411 346 311 311 4 11 356 4 11
13 158 139 132 132 3 15 107 3 15
14 442 386 351 351 4 3 298 4 3
15 273 266 248 248 4 17 234 4 17
16 439 406 401 332 4 1 332 4 1
17 226 198 156 156 3 9 97 3 9
18 563 528 515 467 5 7 467 5 7
In 3,409 3,046 2,873 2,717 36   2,502 36  
Total 6,824 6,294 6,053 5,586 72   5,242 72  
SSS 74 72 71
70     72    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: Am: 69 Colm Crowley Woodbrook G. C. August 2014

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

The Ladies of Dromoland Castle Golf Club won the Quarter Finals of the Woman’s Junior Foursomes on Saturday 26th August 2023 at Abbeyleix Golf Club when they beat Gowran Park Golf Club by 2½-matches to ½-match.
In the top match Karina Doyle with Dorothy Brennan put the first point on the board with a 2 and 1 win against Catherine O'Driscoll with Ashleigh Boote the next match of Julie Fitzgerald with Saibh McDermott against Maura Coe with Lottie Boote was recorded as a halve when called-in and in the bottom match Katrina O'Neill with Cora O'Toole had a very confortable 8 and 7 win against Ann Mullins with Helen Dunne.
The Ladies of Dromoland Castle Golf Club won the Final of the West Munster Women’s Junior Foursomes on Sunday 23th July 2023 at Kenmare Golf Club when they beat Dooks Golf Club by 2-matches to 1-match.

The Girls’ of Dromoland Castle Golf Club were Runners-Up the Final of the West Munster Girls’ Inter-Club on Wednesday 26th July 2023 at Ballykisteen Golf Club when they went down to Doneraile Golf Club by 77 pts to 75pts.

The Ladies of Dromoland Castle Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Junior Foursomes when they beat the Ladies of East Clare Golf Club by 2-matches to 1 -match at the Lee Valley Golf Club on Sunday 1st September 2019.
In the top match M. Arthur with C. O'Toole lost their match against C. O'Brien with C. Adams by 4 and 3, they were followed by T. McGuire with K. O'Neill who had a very comfortable 6 and 5 win against F. O'Brien with R. Evans, in the bottom match J. Fitzgerald with S. McDermott won their match against K. Daly with T Murray by 1-hole.

Dromoland Castle Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Irish Mixed Foursomes when they beat Newcastle West Golf Club by 4-matches to 1-match at Youghal Golf Club on Saturday 18th August 2012.

They made the long journey to Clontarf Golf Club for the All-Ireland deciders where they were drawn against Connaught Champions Claremorris Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals on Thursday 6th September.

They were led by Kieran McDermott with Julie Fitzpatrick who lost out to Des Griffith with Riana Keane by 4 and 3, they were followed by Nicholas Duggan with Angela White who lost out to Declan Lambe with Marie Healy by 2 and 1. Next up was Tony Cleary with Dorothea Madden who had a 2-hole win over Ger Noone with Noreen McHugh. In the penultimate match Declan O'Leary with Mary Arthur beat Michael Conway with Emily McHugh by 3 and 2, in the bottom match Mark Hogan with Yvonne Shanahan had a narrow 1-hole win over Richard Horan with Christina Rush and with it a place in the All-Ireland Decider.

They met Ulster Champions Rosapenna Golf Club in the All-Ireland Final the Following day and this time they were led out by Mark Reynolds with Maria Nolan who went all the way to the 21st before conceding the point to Con Boyce with Suzanne Gallagher, they were followed by Tony Cleary with Dorothea Madden who had a 2 and 1 win over Pat and Kit Boyce, next up was Declan O'Leary with Mary Arthur who halved their match against Frank Casey with Terri McBride. The penultimate match of Nicolas Duggan with Angela White went 3 and 2 against Enda Kennedy with Dympna Kwlly, in the bottom match Mark Hogan with Yvonne Shanahan lost out to Marty McDermott with Angela White by 3 and 2 and with it the green pennant.  

History of Dromoland Castle

The purpose built Club House and 18 hole parkland course is set against the impressive backdrop of Dromoland Castle. In existence since 1961, our course was designed by the renowned golf architect Mr. Brook L. Wigginton of the USA.
In 2003 the par 72 Dromoland Castle Golf & Country Club championship parkland course was carefully redesigned and updated by world class architect Ron Kirby and Irish golfing legend J. B. Carr. The course plays 6,824 yards for men and 5,242 yards for ladies. It is a captivating test of golf surrounded by the wonders of the Irish Countryside. It has been described as an experience never to be forgotten, presenting the pure challenge of golf to both professional and amateur alike.
The 18 enchanting holes sweep through 450 acres of shady woodland, open rolling pasture, feral lakes, streams and the magnificence of the 16th Century baronial Dromoland Castle presiding over the estate. Yet for all the regal splendour and unassuming nature, it is a course for the 21st Century.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Mrs. Nuala Healy 1991 Ladies Captain
Rory Murphy 1991 President
Mary McMahon 1992 Ladies Captain
Mark Nolan 1992 Men's Captain
Rory Murphy 1992 President
Mary Keane 1993 Ladies Captain
Mark Nolan 1993 Men's Captain
Rory Murphy 1993 President
Mary Keane 1994 Ladies Captain
Colm Hackett 1994 Men's Captain
Mark Nolan 1994 President
Nora McGurrin 1995 Ladies Captain
Rev Ruben Butler 1995 Men's Captain
Mark Nolan 1995 President
Maura McMahon 1996 Ladies Captain
Gavin K. O'Reilly 1996 Men's Captain
Mark Nolan 1996 President
Kathleen O'Reilly 1997 Ladies Captain
Tom Keaveney 1997 Men's Captain
Mark Nolan 1997 President
Geraldine Ryan 1998 Ladies Captain
Tom Keaveney 1998 Men's Captain
Mark Nolan 1998 President
Ann Fahy 1999 Ladies Captain
Paul O'Brien 1999 Men's Captain
Mark Nolan 1999 President
Pauline Fenlon 2000 Ladies Captain
Paul O'Brien 2000 Men's Captain
Rev. Ruben Butler 2000 President
Julie Fitzgerald 2001 Ladies Captain
Brian Kelly 2001 Men's Captain
Cannon Butler 2001 President
Mary O'Donnell-O'Brien 2002 Ladies Captain
Brian Kelly 2002 Men's Captain
Dr. Colm Hackett 2002 President
Married Bergin 2003 Ladies Captain
John O'Brien 2003 Men's Captain
Dr. Colm Hackett 2003 President
Anne Murphy 2004 Ladies Captain
John O'Brien 2004 Men's Captain
Dr. Colm Hackett 2004 President
Joan Ryan 2005 Ladies Captain
Tom Delaney 2005 Men's Captain
Dr. Colm Hackett 2005 President
Collette Colleran 2006 Ladies Captain
Tom Delaney  2006 Men's Captain
Brian Kelly 2006 President
Sheila Kent 2007 Ladies Captain
Martin O'Mahoney 2007 Men's Captain
Brian Kelly 2007 President
Ann Nix 2008 Ladies Captain
Martin O'Mahoney 2008 Men's Captain
Brian Kelly 2008 President
Mary Galvin 2009 Ladies Captain
Con Ryan 2009 Men's Captain
John O'Brien 2009 President
Mary Arthur 2010 Ladies Captain
Con Ryan 2010 Men's Captain
John O'Brien 2010 President
Sandy Smyth 2011 Ladies Captain
William Fitzgerald 2011 Men's Captain
Tom Delaney 2011 President
Maureen McKeogh 2012 Ladies Captain
William Fitzgerald 2012 Men's Captain
Tom Delaney 2012 President
Maria Nolan 2013 Ladies Captain
John O'Halloran 2013 Men's Captain
Martin O'Mahoney
2013 President
Majella Cotgreave 2014 Ladies Captain
John O'Halloran 2014 Men's Captain
Martin O'Mahoney 2014 President
Cora O'Toole 2015 Ladies Captain
Con Woods
2015 Men's Captain
Con Ryan
2015 President
Dolores Fox 2016 Ladies Captain
Con Woods
2016 Men's Captain
Con Ryan 2016 President
Annette Ryan 2017 Ladies Captain
Niall Cannon 2017 Men's Captain
John O’Halloran 2017 President
Catherine Quinn 2018 Ladies Captain
Niall Cannon
2018 Men's Captain
John O’Halloran 2018 President
Dorothy Brennan 2019 Ladies Captain
John Casey 2019 Men's Captain
William Fitzgerald 2019 President
Karina Doyle 2020 Ladies Captain
John Casey 2020 Men's Captain
William Fitzgerald 2020 President
Tina Devitt 2021 Ladies Captain
John Casey
2021 Men's Captain
  2021 President
Katrina O’Neill 2022 Ladies Captain
Maria Nolan 2022 Lady President
Jimmy McManus 2022 Men's Captain
Con Woods 2022 President
John O’Brien 2022 Boys Junior Captain
Eabha Brennan 2022 Girls Junior Captain
Michelle Bennett 2023 Ladies Captain
 Jimmy McManus 2023 Men's Captain
Maria Nolan 2023 President
Darragh Moylan 2023 Junior Captain
  2024 Ladies Captain
  2024 Men's Captain
  2024 President
  2024 Junior Captain
Carina Roseingrave (10) 2024 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Killian Howard 2024 Lowest Men's Handicap
Jason O’Leary (+2) 2024 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Dromoland Castle

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Eddie Hennigar 15 August 1999 17th   227 yd's
Marie McMahon 18 June 2000 9th   250 yd's
Julie Fitzgerald 5 July 2000 13th   159 yd's
Dermot McNamara 2 June 2001 13th   159 yd's
David Brown 30 June 2001 13th   159 yd's
Alan White 13 October 2002 17th   227 yd's
Cathal McGrath 13 October 2002 13th   159 yd's
Brendan Lennon 31 August 2003 13th   159 yd's
Mairead Bergin 17 July 2004 7th   130 yd's
Sean Donnellan 24 July 2005 3rd   197 yd's
Brian Sheedy 20 February 2006 17th   206 yd’s
Mary Arthur 7 May 2006 17th   97 yd’s
Carols Wixted 23 May 2007 13th   113 yd’s
Seamus Mungovan 8 September 2007 7th   157 yd’s
Davey Fitzgerald 24 April 2009 15th Par 4 266 yd’s
John O'Dwyer 16 March 2014 7th   130 yd's
Noel McMahon 30 March 2014 7th   130 yd's
Frank Conway 29 June 2014 13th   139 yd's
Jason O'Leary 21 August 2014 7th   157 yd's
Brian McMahon         
20 June 2015 3rd   192 yd's
Donnagh Murphy 8 May 2022      
 Frankie Meaney 6 April 2023 10th Par 4 262 yd's