Irish castle and golf course by the sea

Dromoland Castle Golf Club

Joe Carr / Ron Kirby

1961

18

72

6,808

Parkland, Resort

Joe Carr / Ron Kirby

1961

18

72

6,808

Parkland, Resort

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Regarded as one of the finest conditioned parkland courses in the country, Dromoland Castle Golf & Country Club is up there with the best.

The golf course stretches over 6,824 yards for men and 5,242 yards for ladies. Set in the undulating Clare countryside, the parkland course is a test to any golfer. The course features tight fairways, fast greens, perfectly manicured bunkers and an abundance of trees.

In 2003 the parkland course was redesigned by the renowned pair, Ron Kirby and J.B. Carr and now acts as one of Ireland’s most prominent golf courses.

The River Rine acts as a significant course feature flowing throughout the parkland. It has been described as an experience never to be forgotten, presenting the pure challenge of golf to both amateur and professionals alike.

Play against a castle backdrop

The 18 hole golf course was picturesquely built in 1961, with the impressive 16th Century baronial Dromoland Castle acting as a majestic backdrop. It’s setting on the rolling green pastures and glistening lakes makes it a pleasure to play.

The Walled Gardens, The Temple of Mercury and hand painted walls are just some of our favourite features. It’s a fantastic place to unwind after a day of golfing.

Highlights

The par 3 7th hole which plays downhill towards the Castle

Facilities

The Clubhouse boasts a leisure centre and swimming pool. The Castle Hotel has also been splendidly refurbished, the perfect place to stay to complement your trip.

Food & Drink

Following your round of golf you can eat and drink at the casual bar in the Clubhouse, the slightly more formal Fig Tree Restaurant, which serves food all day or you can opt for the award winning fine dining Earl of Thomond Restaurant.

Close by, at the Inn at Dromoland, there is the fantastic gastro pub, Shannigans. For a drink, you also have the option of the atmospheric Cocktail Bar on the Castle grounds.

Tournaments

Dromoland played host the 2022 KPMH Women’s Irish Open in September 2022. The event was won by Czech Klara Spilkova after a three-way play-off including Finland’s Ursula Wikstrom and Denmark’s Nicole Broch Estrup.

Map

Image gallery

dromoland golf club first hole
dromoland golf club second hole
dromoland golf club third hole
dromoland golf club fourth hole
dromoland golf course hole five
dromoland golf club second hole
dromoland golf club third hole
dromoland golf club fourth hole
dromoland golf course hole five

The local area

bunratty castle
two horse riders in front of dromoland castle hotel
cliffs of moher from above
fleadh celebrations in ennis

Things to do

Dromoland offers many on site attractions such as boating on the lake, archery classes, falconry or walks through the 400 acre Dromoland estate. There are also many local attractions and sightseeing attractions nearby and along the Wild Atlantic Way. The world renowned Cliffs of Moher and The Burren are all within easy reach.

The capital town of Co Clare, Ennis is 16 mins away. This medieval town, one of the host towns for the world famous Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann music festival, offers local walking tours to the likes of Ennis Friary, Ennis Cathedral and Clare Museum.

The famous village of Bunratty is only 15 mins away, where you can visit the Bunratty Castle and Folk Park or even attend the famous Medieval Banquet. Bunratty has great restaurants and bars such as Durty Nelly’s, The Creamery and Gallaghers.

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