Thing to Do Category: Recreation
A marriage of old-world elegance and modern design Castleknock Golf Club is situated 3 miles from the city centre alongside Farmleigh House and forms part of the uplands over the Liffey valley and adjacent to the Strawberry Beds.
The course is framed by extensive deciduous woodlands which clothe the Liffey escarpment giving the course a maturity and an ambience which makes it unique particularly as it is so close to the centre of Dublin.
Renowned golf journalist Dermot Gilleece writing in 2004 states that “it is in every sense a members course,” in other words the course was specifically designed to accommodate golfers of all handicaps. The course measuring 6,700 yards from the blue tees has been described by Dermot as “a gently undulating elevated terrain framed on all sides by mature trees… creating a seductively restful environment”. There is scope for plenty of drama with 5 par 3 holes over water and 5 par fives which require careful course management, not to mention the 437 yard par 4 17th which has a 30foot ash tree standing guard just short of the green.
Castleknock golf course is a unique location, modern in design; it will gratify all golfers due to its varied tee positions, its ease of traverse and its very special location.
FROM AIRPORT OR M1
Take the main exit (N1) from the Airport and follow signs for Dublin city centre. Exit right at the M50 intersection following Southbound signs (travelling on the M50). Exit left off M50 following signs for Castleknock.
At the next roundabout take a right for Castleknock /Auburn Avenue. Drive straight through mini-roundabout at the top of Auburn Avenue and turn right at the traffic lights (T Junction). After about 500m take a left at Myos Pub in the direction of Chapelizod . (The hotel is 1.5 miles from Myos Pub).
Turn right at the next set of traffic lights and follow the road keeping to the left at the second set of traffic lights. The entrance to Castleknock Hotel & country club is further up this road, on your left.
FROM M50 SOUTH (Heading North)
Just after M50 toll bridge take next exit for Blanchardstown, heading right at roundabout for Castleknock …
Then follow (b) above…
FROM M50 NORTH (Heading South)
Take Blanchardstown exit, heading left at Roundabout towards Caslteknock …
Then follow (b) above…
FROM CITY CENTRE
From O’Connell Bridge take the south quays route to the West. Continue until you approach the 7th Bridge from O’Connell Street (Heuston Station Bridge).Cross the River Liffey at Heuston Station Bridge. Turn left following the signs for Blanchardstown / Castleknock / Chapelizod . Veer right into the Phoenix Park following signs for Blanchard town/ Castleknock.Continue straight until you approach the exit of Phoenix Park into Castleknock. In Castleknock Village take a left at Myos Pub in the direction of Chapelizod . (The hotel is 1.5 miles from Myos Pub).Turn right at the next set of traffic lights and follow the road keeping to the left at the second set of traffic lights. The entrance to Castleknock Hotel & Country Club is further up this road, on your left.
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