Castleknock Golf and Country Club

4.2900571429 4.3 stars from 5 (45)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6703 yards
  • Layout

  • Castleknock, County Dublin, Ireland
  • +353 (0) 1 640 8736
  • +353 (0) 1 640 8735
  • www.castleknockgolfclub.ie

Year built: 2005
Architect(s): Jonathan Gaunt (2005), Steve Marnoch (2005)
Type: Semi-Private
Style: Parkland
Greens: Creeping bentgrass A4/G6
Fairways: Perennial Ryegrass/Fescue/Bentgrass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Delta, Mastercard, Maestro, American Express, Laser

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6703 yards N/A N/A
White 72 6379 yards N/A N/A
Green 72 5974 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 72 5438 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 45 Reviews
5 stars:
20
4 stars:
22
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

44 out of 45 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers locals entertaining clients   Challenges include bunkers water hazards   Great for 19th hole scenic views brunch dinner  

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"Terrible greens"


u8992870's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Only complaint is a big one, the greens were the worst I've seen all year. Spiked & loads of sand, every putt was pot luck.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



u7578891's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u3138101's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great golf and restaurant close to city center"


u000004982246's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a relatively new track, and it will develop as time go by, when trees grow to be the obstacles they are designed to be. Overall it's a great challenge, that has plenty of variety. I was a member here for two years and did not get tired playing here.

Vue restaurant is great value for money, and members and visitors alike are treated very well.

The course is always in great condition, and greens are well receiving yet challenging enough. There is plenty of room to drive the ball.

I recommend playing here.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Value"


markusroettger's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played two threeballs abd all of us were happy with layout and courseconditions. Greens were excellent fasr and true. Will come back next year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


Fred2030553's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played this course in rain and windy conditions. The course was very nice with challenging holes. Greens were just aerated so my ball was always picking up sand as it was wet. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. I will definitely play this course again when I get back to Ireland.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fair"


Gerardkeegan's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were ok taught they would be best greens as on billboard too many pitch marks on greens players should repair but also green keepers


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course, accommodating staff but greens need a bit work"


robbiem15's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played this course yesterday, was a lovely course with great holes. Staff were very good because I was late and they didn't mind me teeing of a bit late. The only problem I had yesterday was slow play in front of us and they wouldn't let us play through. The greens need a bit of work though, loads of divots that haven't been repaired by players and green keepers but overall I really enjoyed the course and would go back in heartbeat to play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course in excellent condition"


gandy35's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great Course in excellent condition, can't complain about anything


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


u000004806419's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice golf course, beautiful fairways and smooth greens, staffs are friendly and the course are well maintained


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great value for money"


JoeMoran's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2015
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Castleknock on 10.06.15, booked it on-line with Golfnow.ie.
The course was in super condition.. greens were running perfectly.. too perfectly! Fairways is fantastic condition. Pace of play was very slow, but weather was great so didn't mind too much.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Castleknock Golf Course"


mickjkearney's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Castleknock on 04.06.15, booked it on-line with Golfnow.ie. Booked a 2 ball, when we arrived we were put out with two strangers. This wasn't a problem as they were sound lads.
The course was in super condition, fair bit of sand on greens but they were running perfectly.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Super Golf Course"


markcas's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Castleknock Golf Course is a testing and challenging golf course. The course is in excellent condition. Only complaint would be sticking us as a two ball in between two by four balls which meant we were waiting on most tees boxes adding at least 1/2 hour to our round. Otherwise had a super round it's a wonderful course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Castleknock Thursday"


fergocelt's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well looked after course and a ejoyment to play

Will play again soon


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Castleknock gc"


swannyirl's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course, greens very slow and require cutting. Very good test of golf and with some manicuring this could be a fantastic course. €30 is too expensive for midweek golf though.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fantastic course Give a try ,"


Sittinbull1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2015
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

a fabulous course to play, watch out for the water folks, thers plenty of it around, and bunkers everywhere, like a bombed out city, lol, excellent fairways a pleasure to hit off, I'd recommend this course to anybody who hasn't played a round on it, give it a try you won't be disappointed at the end of the round, cheap tee times , we booked our round online for just €17 pp, that's a great teetime for this course, just 1 thing I'd recommend, ring the course before you book if you can, we got stuck behind a competition which slowed the game down for us, so I'd ring before I'd book to make sure your in the clear , there is nothing as bad as a slow round, enjoy the course folks,


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Excellent greens"


Skbarton2003's avatar
Skill:  Advanced

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great condition for this time of year,greens were excellent and a really nice course to play


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"great"


eddie1177's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2014
Previously played Played as a single Walked Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

no leaves,a plus in winter !! staff were nice and helful


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good features"


gerryfahy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf good,but could not get sandwich or crisps in bar


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great value deal on an excellent course"


Eddie7061814's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Although the course was very busy due to the exceptional weather and play a little slow it was still an enjoyable day.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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