Dromoland Castle to Host 2022 Women’s Irish Open
Dromoland Castle is delighted to announce that they will be hosting the 2022 Women’s Irish Open on its 18-hole Championship Course from September 22nd to 25th. The return of the Ladies European Tour (LET) will mark the first time women’s professional golf shall be played in the Republic of Ireland since 2012.
Held 15 times between 1994 and 2012, the Championship has been won by some of Europe’s top golfers including Norway’s Suzann Pettersen, Sweden’s Sophie Gustafson, England’s Laura Davies and most recently by the 2021 Solheim Cup winning Captain, Scotland’s Catriona Matthew. The 2022 Women’s Irish Open promises to be an unmissable event in the Irish sporting calendar .
Located on the shores of Lough Dromoland in Co. Clare, Dromoland Castle’s 18-hole 6,824 yards par 72 championship course, designed by Ron Kirby and JB Carr, is a parkland course combining gentle hills, ancient trees and unexpected water hazards. The course and accompanying practice facilities currently undergoing a €2 million upgrade and will present a challenging test for the game’s top golfers.
More about Dromoland Castle
Step back in time at Ireland’s most magical address – Dromoland Castle. Think: Cozy spaces. Evenings spent by the fire. Brisk walks through the countryside. Days idle by, with opportunities to enjoy traditional country home activities like falconry, horseback riding or golf. Warm up with afternoon tea or a signature spa treatment. Nights are for indulging in an artful take on traditional Irish ingredients before retiring to the cocktail bar for a tarot-card inspired libation or a glass of Irish whiskey. Then, it’s off to the stately guest rooms for a restful night before beginning another day as a veritable member of the royal family.
Set on 450 acres with gardens based on the same designs as the Gardens at Versailles, Dromoland Castle can trace its heritage back to the 16th century when it was home of the O’Brien family. The lineage dates back 1,000 years to Brian Boru, one of the last High Kings of Ireland. Converted to a hotel in the 1960s a, Dromoland Castle exhibits the best of its regal Irish heritage. Central to Dromoland Castle’s appeal is its location. Situated in County Clare, the resort is just 15 minutes from Shannon Airport, an hour away from Galway and 2.5 hours from Dublin.
Further information regarding the Women’s Irish Open at Dromoland Castle will be provided on the Dromoland Castle and Ladies European Tour websites – https://dromolandcastle.ie/womens-irish-open/ and https://ladieseuropeantour.com/