Rathsallagh Golf Club

4.1042470588 4.1 stars from 5 (26)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6261 meters
  • Layout


Year built: 1994
Architect(s): Peter McEvoy (1994), Christy O’Connor Jr (1994)
Type: Resort
Style: Parkland
Golf Season: Year round. High Season: 3/17 - 10/31

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "The Brendan McDaid Golf Academy"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6261 meters N/A N/A
Blue 72 5890 meters N/A N/A
White 72 5554 meters N/A N/A
Red (W) 73 5002 meters N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 26 Reviews
5 stars:
8
4 stars:
14
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

25 out of 26 reviews


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"Fantastic Golf Course"


u000006557148's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This beautiful in the nature integrated Golf Course is one of the most beautiful Golf Courses i have ever played. Everything is just here. In any case recommended.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Lovely course, but what’s going on with the layout??"


watto76's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

3-ball, played early on Sunday morning and apart from a few members playing the medal, the course was empty, literally nobody there.

It’s a nice challenging course but the layout is a mess. They’ve changed holes and directions (not sure why) but not updated any gps info so you never really know where you’re going or what your yardage is.

Of course I get that gps tech is new, but most people use it now, so those gps systems should’ve been updated before the course reopened - or at the very least detail the old hole number at the new tee box so we could at least know yardage.

A very modern day problem, but there you go.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Rathsallagh"


u000002256081's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in pretty good shape overall.Bunkers not great but it is the middle of winter. Overall good value for€23.For that price I will definitely return.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"This course has great variety"


jeancrean's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Generous fairways with lovely views of the peaceful countryside. Course is in good condition but some of the tee boxes are in need of attention. There is great variety over the 18 holes and course is suitable for an intermediate golfer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Glennquerl's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens and fairways amazing conditioning but the tea boxes look like they have been burnt badly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Augusta of West Wicklow"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens are difftenrt gravy man - quick and smooth, it's all one wants. Killeen is without a doubt the best course I have played in the Kildare area - The Augusta of Kildare , rewarding and challenging, the perfect mix for a golf course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Rathsallagh"


Blacktrench's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

A bit disappointed with the fact all the greens had been sanded. I’m not sure the new arrangement of playing the course is any better.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Top class golf course."


john7781230's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Top class golf course and was in perfect condition when I played. Super layout in a great location, very helpful staff and i would highly recommend to my friends and can't wait to play there again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


u000007318219's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2017
Previously played Walked Windy weather

Reviewed on

The course is in fantastic condition, greens are fast but true. The 6th and 16th holes are very challenging when the wind is into you as it always seems to be. I've played this course a few times and find in very enjoyable, the 18 holes is a good finishing hole. The course definitely favours a draw! I carry my bag and while its a long course its not a problem at all.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"disgraceful"


bopper1's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2016
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

course is a disgrace have never played a game on a course in such bad condition(a field with bad greens)grass had not been cut chicken wire on greens weeds in the bunkers and when i complained staff were in no way helpful.a bad experience to say the least.


Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Not what it was, but still one of my favourite layouts"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Rathsallagh in glorious early June weather, although windy. The fairways were hairy and the greens remarkably soft and slow, although the layout (with mature trees etc) is still fantastic. The condition of the fairways & greens made little difference to my enjoyment of the game, but the rough was another matter. A ball in the rough meant a lost ball, almost no matter where it happened. This was annoying. Overall, very good value for the €16 I paid, but I wouldn't be keen to pay a lot more. BTW, no clubhouse facilities on my visit.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Trevor Dunne"


TrevD180's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played on Good Friday and weather wise the best day of the year. Course was in good nick, some tough holes and pin placements seemed to be tucked away in corners so played hard, overall thouroughly enjoyed the course, playing mid summer with trees in full bloom would make it a gem. Some long walks between holes, bit with the weather the way it was I didn't have a car in the world.


Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"superb parkland"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love this course. Played here already more than 10 times and always want to come back again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"One of the Best.."


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This has to be one of the best golf courses in Ireland. Beautiful setting, good combination of playable and difficult holes, super greens. This is a championship course on a par with neighbours -the K Club or Tulfarris.
Round of golf was followed by great food in the clubhouse.
Will definitely return on a regular basis.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Long excellent memorable parklands course"


Brioh1's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/31/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hire a buggy!!!! Exceptional maintained & typical parkland course that is long, all holes protected by bunkers, excellent rolling greens, tight tee shots at times with the trees growing in both sides. Bunkers lack of sand & stony being the only minus point. Amazed we couldnt keep up in a buggy with the spritely pensioners in front!!!! The smell of BBQ steaks coming up the 18th as the sunset completed a highly enjoyable late afternoons golf. NB Beware of the cars entering via the course to the country house and the long walk to the 11th tee - the card is a bit misleading.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"excellent with some great challanges"


alan51's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/3/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course was busy but very enjoyable ,only issues was poor marking of next tee location on some tees and cars crossing on road through course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Decent course"


geoff1988's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course itself was decent but be warned the walking will break you down. The sheer amount of walking from teebox to teebox is astonishing. The 1st to the 2nd was possibly just under 1/2 km.. The pins were impossible with the holes cut on actual slopes which was a bit ridiculous but the greens did play very fast which made it intresting. The course is better on the back 9 but I wouldn't pay more than 30 to play the course and my overall advice is get a buggy cause I was drained approaching each shot


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"great layout and very enjoyable to play."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/16/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

lovely golf course and great layout. I played off white stakes and par fours where a good 440 yards, The only negative was that it is an hours drive from Dublin but I will be playing the golf again. soon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Parkland Course"


Paddy515's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/14/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Phantastic parkland course. Unfortunately I was only able to play the back nine because rain set in, and I didn't feel like getting wet.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very playable course"


Brkenny's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/25/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wide fairways. Good conditions overall. Very friendly pro shop. Very positive experience


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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