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The Academy

At Dromoland Castle

A state-of-the-art practice facility on Dromoland Castle’s magnificent estate, there’s no finer place to raise your game. After his incredible revamping of the Dromoland Course, Ron Kirby turned his hand to designing the most modern golf practice facility in Ireland. The stone clad, slate roofed structure houses 9 driving range bays and a fully enclosed teaching bay.

All the bays are fitted with Golf-Tech’s second generation fully automated ‘Power Tees’ – alleviating the need for bending down for your next ball and allowing more enjoyable and better quality practice time. With 4 bunkered target greens ranging between 100 and 250 metres and at a total length of 300 metres, the driving range will provide a wide variety of shot selection.

During the summer months, the two 500 square metre grass teeing areas are open for use. This allows golfers instant feedback from conditions exactly as they would find on the fairways on the golf course.

The short game area includes two USGA specification greens with the same Penn A4/G6 Creeping Bent grass as used on the golf course: a 500 square metre Putting Green to hone the perfect stroke before you tackle Kirby’s greens on the course, and a 450 square metre Bunker and Chipping Green. The Bunker and Chipping Green offer a number of lies, slopes and grass lengths to practice from. In addition to a well-shaped, large greenside bunker, there is also a riveted face links style bunker, modelled on the famous ‘Road Hole’ bunker on the 17th at St Andrews.

Should your game require a little fine-tuning, why not book some expert tuition with the professionals at our School of Golf?

Academy Membership

Annual membership
Year round access to the state-of-the-art Golf Academy at Dromoland Castle

€350 (includes 1,600 balls)

Ball allocation is 1,600 range balls when a member re-joins.


Review your swing
A 30-minute lesson with one of our PGA Golf Professionals at reduced rates from €40 with a complimentary basket of balls. 


Staff evenings at the academy
Groups of 6-12 can avail of the perfect social evening in the summer sunshine. Golfers of all abilities can enjoy hitting balls on our range and our putting greens under the watchful eye of our PGA Professional, Ian Kearney. This is fun and a great office activity before retiring to our Fig Tree Restaurant for dinner and drinks. Prices from €60pp.


Residential golf school
Where better to come and refine your golf game then at Dromoland Castle? Book a tailored package that includes accommodation, expert tuition with our resident PGA Pro at The Academy and plenty of practice on our magnificent course. Located less than an hour from some of the best links golf anywhere in the world and with your downtime spent at the luxurious 5-star Dromoland Castle, we can offer you a golf break unlike any other.