27 - Top 50 UK & Ireland Stay and Play Dromoland Castle

Stay and Play Dromoland Castle. Golf Monthly takes a look at the Top 50 places to Stay and Play in the UK and Ireland

Dromoland Castle

27 - Top 50 UK & Ireland Stay and Play Dromoland Castle

Dromoland Castle just north of Limerick is one of the most imposing Baronial Castles in Ireland. Ancestral home of the O'Briens, the family lived there between 1551 and 1962. The course at Dromoland has been in existence since 1962, but the track has been altered dramatically in recent years. The revamped layout is the work of the late JB Carr and Ron Kirby. The owners have invested over 5 million in the project. The stunning castle grounds provide a playground for those interested in outdoor activities and guests can enjoy fishing, falconry, horse riding and clay pigeon shooting. Those who like to put their feet up and take it easy can enjoy the intimate luxury health spa which consists of six treatment rooms, two dedicated manicure and pedicure rooms and an outdoor hydro spa covered with a gazebo so that it can be used throughout the entire year. 22

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Nick Bonfield
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Nick Bonfield joined Golf Monthly in 2012 after graduating from Exeter University and earning an NCTJ-accredited journalism diploma from News Associates in Wimbledon. He is responsible for managing production of the magazine, sub-editing, writing, commissioning and coordinating all features across print and online. Most of his online work is opinion-based and typically centres around the Majors and significant events in the global golfing calendar. Nick has been an avid golf fan since the age of ten and became obsessed with the professional game after watching Mike Weir and Shaun Micheel win The Masters and PGA Championship respectively in 2003. In his time with Golf Monthly, he's interviewed the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jose Maria Olazabal, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and Billy Horschel and has ghost-written columns for Westwood, Wayne Riley, Matthew Southgate, Chris Wood and Eddie Pepperell. Nick is a 12-handicap golfer and his favourite courses include Old Head, Sunningdale New, Penha Longha, Valderrama and Bearwood Lakes. If you have a feature pitch for Nick, please email nick.bonfield@futurenet.com with 'Pitch' in the subject line. Nick is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade M1 Fairway wood: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Hybrid: Ping Crossover Irons (4-9): Nike Vapor Speed Wedges: Cleveland CBX Full Face, 56˚, Titleist Vokey SM4, 60˚ Putter: testing in progress! Ball: TaylorMade TP5x