Castlewarden Golf Club, Straffan, Co. Kildare
Telephone: 01 4589254 Fax: 01 4588972
Nestled in the plains of Kildare, The 160 acres of mature pastureland was truly a gift of nature and has been transformed into a magnificent par 72 - 6704 yards , 18 Hole Golf Course.
Castlewarden opened as a members owned club in 1990 when the original course development was undertaken by Course designer Tommy Halpin.
In 1993 Bobby Browne was commissioned for the second stage of development and undertook a redesign of the course. In1995 the much acclaimed course architect the late Tom Craddock gave his design recommendations for a long term development plan. Finally and more recently the design services of Tommy Halpin were enlisted again to complete the final stage of the club's vision for this grand design.
The course has matured beautifully over the years and bears little resemblance to the original design. Many thousands of trees have been planted and today Castlewarden boasts an enviable selection of native and exotic trees. The members and visitors now enjoy a course of championship standard and it presents a great challenge to every level of golfer.
The house, known as Castlewarden House, pre-dates the 16th century. In 1941 the Harrington family sold the farm of 200 acres to the O’Malley family . The O’ Malleys lived there and enjoyed a thriving mixed farming business until they sold 160 acres to what is now home to Castlewarden Golf Club. In 2003 the original house, which is listed as a National monument, was tastefully extended to include a new bar and restaurant with excellent views of the 1st and 3rd holes. Fully fitted Ladies and Gents locker rooms and Professional golf shop complete these modern clubhouse facilities.
Only 10 minutes drive from the Red Cow roundabout; take exit 6 off the Naas road.
Holes: 18; Length: 6,690; Par: 72; Course Type: Parkland
Fees: Mon-thurs €25; Friday €30; Weekends €35