Castlewarden Golf Club

4.5602470588 4.6 stars from 5 (29)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6704 yards
  • Layout

  • Straffan, County Kildare, Ireland
  • +353 (0) 1 458 9254
  • +353 (0) 1 458 8972
  • www.castlewardengolfclub.ie

Year built: 1990
Architect(s): Tom Craddock (1995)
Type: Public
Style: Parkland
Golf Season: October - March, April - September

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Delta, Mastercard, Laser

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6704 yards N/A N/A
White 72 6513 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 72 6177 yards N/A N/A
Red 74 5744 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 29 Reviews
5 stars:
17
4 stars:
10
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

28 out of 29 reviews


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Reviews


Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender

u128468462's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/20/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Love this course"


u013889693's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Play here regularly on Monday wit the golf now deals, absolutely love the place, the staff in the pro shop are always smiling and happy to help. Couldn’t fault the place. The only problem was my scorecard besides this I have no problems


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Course has great future"


u7353639's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Value for money great challenge but greens need lots of work


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



bobmoorehead's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Tough but enjoyable challenge"


jimbob1892's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very decent course with some very challenging holes,you need to be accurate off the tee to have a chance to make birdies and pars

Only criticism I have is that both times I've played so far this year,my group(2ball)was held up on every hole by a 4 ball that simply refused to wave us through....this has nothing to do with the course or the lads that look after you(who are all brilliant by the way)just a pet hate of mine


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u2902141's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Castlewarden"


thegreyone's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very enjoyable and fair course , in great condition ,well worth playing


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good course, friendly staff, slow on the day."


u000002290204's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2017
Previously played Walked Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Arrived with a couple of minutes to spare for my tee time, just to see a fourball teeing off. Pro shop staff were very helpful in getting me out next, but as was playing alone it way un-playably slow going. After three holes I had a chance to skip to the 10th tee which was quiet and then played a nice back nine under no pressure. So, 12 holes in total. Felt I was at fault for cutting it tight, but the four ball did start out just before the tee time I had booked. Playing alone if always a bit iffy but I would be a bit more careful in future to try to find out how busy the course was before going out. Good lads in the Pro shop. Sorted me out with a putter too as I had left mine out of the bag. Some nice holes on the front nine, back nine is ordinary enough - longish holes up and back.... course in very good condition. Good value anyway as I was under some time pressure and unlikely to finish 18. No complaints except maybe your tee off slot should be there for you as long as you turn up on time.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Value"


lenmull's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2017
Previously played Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played in a 4 ball, course was in good condition, the greens were a little slow. We had a delayed free round which is always a bonus. Great value and enjoyable course.


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


"A Gem"


jultra1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lovely golf course ,

Nice test for an intermediate golfer.

Easy on the eye,

Staff are friendly and helpful.

Very nice variety of trees and shrubs adorn this golf Course .

Also a few friendly dogs like to be sociable and friendly- gives the course an added interest.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"2nd time playing Castlewarden"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

2nd time playing Castlewarden. The course was in good condition despite storm Ewan passing the day before. Enjoyable round and a good test!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course & in goood condition for this time of year.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Slow play members"


ferg198369's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff are very friendly, pro shop guy was full of info and welcoming, the course isn't overly tough but still a good test and very well maintained. Played on my own and got stuck behind 3 members who refused to let me through for 4 holes saying I didn't have the right as I was on my one which is grand but they were 3 holes behind the group in front, finally let me through and told me to hurry up??? Really liked the course but won't be going back if that's wat u have to put up with


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


Matthew4057044's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

Well presented course. Very well maintained with nice course layout.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"perfect golf"


pool247's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Most enjoyable game this year ..couldn't fault the course .We had a good close game will defo play again soon


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


neilldagger's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really serene place. Great course and a fair challenge


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent greens."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Found the course in great condition, greens were excellent.Some challenging holes overall a great course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Grand Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Just a lovely Golf Course with a nice variation in airways and some nice challenges for a high handicapped golfer. Just to walk the Course is so nice with a tremendous variety of trees and shrubs on the Course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Not helpful to visitors"


Stephen3029949's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

I'm giving this course 1 star to temper the other 13 reviews that seem to rank this as perfection. There are 430, 18 holes courses in Ireland, Castlewarden is a pleasant members course. I've played 50 of golf digest top 100 courses. This is NOT top 100.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



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