Dromoland Castle golf club Clare

Dromoland Castle golf course Clare

Dromoland Castle Golf Course

Dromoland Castle Club Crest

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 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 @ The Inn at Dromoland €115.00

    Offer valid from 01 Mar 2017 to 30 Mar 2018 Detail:

    1 night stay with Golf at Dromoland Castle.Breakfast included
    Enjoy a 1 night stay at the beautiful Inn of Dromoland on the 5 star Dromoland estate, a round of Golf on the award winning golf course and a 3 course dinner in the fantastic Inn at Dromoland. This package includes: Nights Bed & Breakfast 3 course Dinner at The Inn at Dromoland A round of Golf on the Dromoland Castle Golf course.

Green Fees Midweek: €110
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €110
Green Fees Twilight:
€63
Green Fees with a Member: €40
Green Fees for Opens: €35
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire:€30 Yes
Buggy Hire: €40
Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €1,275
Entrance Fee including Sub: €5,000
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 530
Designer M. Brook L. Wigginton, R. Kirby
Founded 1963
Address

Newmarket-on-Fergus,
Co. Clare

Telephone 061-368444
Email golf@dromoland.ie
Website Dromoland Castle golf club website
Golf Club Manager: Mark Reynolds
Captain Niall Cannon
Lady Captain: Annette Ryan
President: John O’Halloran
Vice-Captains': Catherine Quinn
Hon. Secretary: Brien Kelly & Collette Colleran
Club Pro.: Dave Foley 061-368444
Hon. Treasurer: Mark Nolan & Mairead Bergin 
Comp. Secretary: Con Ryan
Dromoland Castle Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:52.783325
Long:-8.906243
*Please check information before travelling

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 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captain's Prize Saturday 10 June Sunday 11 June Closed 2
Captain's Prize Sunday 11 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladiess Sunday 11 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 15 July   Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladies Sunday 23 July
  Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 22 July
Sunday 23 July
Closed 2
President's Prize Sunday 23 July
  Closed 1
Ladies Breast Cancer Day
Wednesday 26 April
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 28 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 5 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 12 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 19 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 26 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 2 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 9 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 16 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 23 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 30 June
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 7 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 14 July   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Sunday 16 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 21 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 28 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 4 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 11 August   Open 1
Senior Scratch Cup Sunday 13 August   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup Sunday 13 August   Open 1
Start of Open Week Monday 14 August
Sunday 20 August
Open 6
Fourball Betterball
Monday 4 August
  Open 1
Juniors' Singles Stableford 7 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Tuesday 15 August
  Open 1
Ladies4-Person Team Event
Tuesday 15 August
  Open 1
4-Person Scranble any combination Wednesday 16 August
  Open 1
4-Person Team Event any combination 2 to count
Thursday 17 August
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 18 August
  Open 1
Team of 4 Texan Scramble
Sunday 20 August
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 25 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 1 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 8 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 15 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 22 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 29 September
  Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 70 6,294 yd's
Yellow 72 SSS 68 6,053 yd's
Red Par 72 SSS 72 5,242 yd's
Blue Par 72 SSS 72 6,824 yd's

Card

Hole No. Blue White Yellow
Par Index Red Par Index
1 378 370 358 4 8 299 4 8
2 457 426 419 4 4 390 4 4
3 197 192 186 3 10 141 3 10
4 469 428 415 5 18 373 5 14
5 412 403 399 4 12 375 4 6
6 593 569 558 5 2 459 5 2
7 179 157 151 3 14 126 3 18
8 407 397 392 4 6 303 4 12
9 323 306 302 4 16 274 4 16
Out 3,415 3,248 3,180 36   2,740 36  
10 355 262 257 4 13 248 4 9
11 543 515 502 5 5 463 5 5
12 411 346 311 4 11 356 4 11
13 158 139 132 3 15 107 3 15
14 442 386 351 4 3 298 4 3
15 273 266 248 4 17 234 4 17
16 439 406 401 4 1 332 4 1
17 226 198 156 3 9 97 3 13
18 563 528 515 5 7 467 5 7
In 3,409 3,046 2,873 36   2,502 36  
Total 6,824 6,294 6,053 72   5,242 72  
SSS 72 70 68     72    

Notable rounds

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

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

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 lead 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 lead 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
Carina Roseingrave (10) 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Jason O’Leary (+2) 2017 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