The Drum Still Beats In Dromoland

By February 25, 2016April 25th, 2021No Comments

Savour your first glimpse of this majestic castle and its enchanting lake, as you pass through the castle gates. This was the ancestral home of the O’Briens of Dromoland who were the Kings of Thomond and whose lineage goes back 1,000 years to where you can almost hear the drums beating from Brian Boru, the only High King of Ireland.The Dromoland Castle Golf Course is widely regarded as one of the finest 18 hole parkland golf courses in the country and is situated in the west of Ireland.

The ornamental grounds and wood extend over 400 acres.The greens at Dromoland Castle Golf Course are simply beautiful, making the course a tough but fair challenge for both professionals and amateurs.

Dromoland Castle Golf and Country Club underwent an amazing transformation over 10 years ago with thanks to an investment of €5 million by the owners.

The course architects Ron Kirby and JB Carr teamed up again following their success with the ‘Old Head’ at Kinsale.The design team adapted much of the traditional vision and integrity of the original John L. Wiggington layout, the result is nothing short of astounding and places Dromoland as one of the top destinations for golf in the island of Ireland.

Dromoland Castle 5 star golf resort in Ireland is one of Europe’s finest country estates and now has a golf course to equal the splendour of the setting. Visitors to the course have described it eloquently as “the Augusta of Ireland”.

The Dromoland Castle Golf and Country Club golf course on the Dromoland Estate 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.

Dromoland’s Golf course include tee boxes and sand-based greens designed to the highest USGA standards using the latest A4 creeping bent grass, which delivers a firm, fast putting surface.

The course plays to 6,824 yards for gentlemen, and 5,242 yards for ladies. The 18 enchanting holes sweep delightfully through 410 acres of shady woodland, open rolling pasture, feral lakes, streams and the ever present magnificence of the 16th Century baronial Castle presiding over the estate.

Even if your golf is not at it’s sparkling best, you will remember the soft pleasing curves and the endless variety of the course.

The 7th hole overlooking the lake and the Castle has been retained with magnificent views from the tee box. A green is flanked by a water feature and shamrock bunker, creating a memorable par three.

The 11th hole at Dromoland Golf club is a double dogleg commencing with a tee shot requiring a carry of 200 yards over marsh and ending with a tight approach shot to a green bounded by wood, lake and heavy fescue.

The 18th is a par five off a tee box set in marshland with a carry of over 190 yards, inviting risk and bravado. The second shot is a long scenic journey to the castle.

Yet for all the regal splendour and unassuming nature, it is a course for the 21st Century.

The Golf Team at Dromoland offer an assured and professional service and challenge you to experience the soft pleasing curves and endless variety that only Dromoland can offer.

For additional information please log on to

Dromoland Golf and Country Club, Newmarket on Fergus, Co. Clare, Ireland, T: 00 353 61 368444 F: 00 353 61 368498 E: