"A sumptuous, state of the art practice facility set in the tranquil beauty of the Dromoland Castle estate"
Consider yourself ‘privileged’ if you have chosen to become a privilege member at Dromoland’s finest practice facility.
After his incredible revamping of the Dromoland Course, Ron Kirby turned his hand to designing the most modern golf practice facility in Ireland at Dromoland Castle. The stone clad, slate roofed structure houses 9 driving range bays and a fully enclosed teaching bay. All the bays are fitted with Golf-Tech's second generation fully automated 'Power Tees' - alleviating the need for bending down for your next ball and allowing more enjoyable and better quality practice time. With 4 bunkered target greens ranging between 100 and 250 metres and at a total length of 300 metres, the driving range will provide a wide variety of shot selection.
During the Summer months, the two 500 square metre grass teeing areas are open for use. This allows golfers instant feedback from conditions exactly as they would find on the fairways on the golf course.
The short game area includes two USGA specification greens with the same Penn A4/G6 Creeping Bent grass as used on the golf course - a 500 square metre Putting Green to hone the perfect stroke before you tackle Kirby's greens on the course, and a 450 square metre Bunker and Chipping Green. The Bunker and Chipping Green offer a number of lies, slopes and grass lengths to practice from. In addition to a well-shaped, large greenside bunker, there is also a riveted face links style bunker, modelled on the famous 'Road Hole' bunker on the 17th at St Andrews.
Dromoland Castle's resident resort PGA Golf Professional, David Foley, is available to provide tuition to all levels of golfer, from the complete beginner upwards. Personalised programs and state of the art teaching aids and methods will be used to allow the golfer to enjoy learning and developing the unique challenges that golf has to offer. We advise that all lessons or programs are booked well in advance to avoid disappointment. To book a lesson or for more information please telephone 061 368 444 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Academy is open to Members of Dromoland Castle Golf & Country Club, Hotel Residents of the Castle and Dromoland Castle Golf Academy Privilege Card Holders only.
12 month membership to the Academy is €250.00 per person. This includes 1500 balls in your new members pack. Range balls can then be purchased at the golf club when required.