Luttrellstown Castle Resort is located in a wonderful estate on the outskirts of Dublin. The parkland course is situated within a 560-acre property that has at its centre an ivy-clad, 600-year-old castle.
Tom Mackenzie of Donald Steel & Co. redesigned the course in 2006, adding a new short game layout and practice area. What was already a fine set of holes on the main 18-hole circuit have now been refurbished to true championship standard with USGA-standard greens.
Set in rolling countryside with several lakes and many stands of mature trees, Luttrellstown Castle is a very pleasant place to play golf. The course is relatively open with bunkers that have been sparingly installed and rough that is never too penal.
It requires length off the tee, where the big hitter will flourish. At over 7,000 yards from the back tees, Luttrellstown Castle is very long, with only one of the four par threes under 170 yards and six of the ten par fours over 400 yards – be prepared to open your shoulders and let rip from most of the tees here!
The River Liffey winds its way through the property and it features behind the green of the 421-yard par four 10th and remains very much in play until the 15th hole.
Outstanding course!! We arrived a week early having mid read our booking but they managed to squeeze us in and were very friendly. The course itself is a challenging parkland course with mature trees and plenty of water in play. Some very exciting holes were dotted along the way with the standout holes along the way being the par 4 fifth with a blind tee shot where club selection is crucial, along with the par 5 twelfth with a tee shot over the river Liffey. Word of advice tho stay away from the bunkers as much as possible as once you go in they are very difficult to escape from....top class course all around