About Castlewarden

Castlewarden Golf  Club is situated about 25km west of Dublin, Ireland, on the N7 (1 km north of Exit 6) was founded in 1990.   It is a member-owned, parkland, Championship standard course measuring 6704 yards (par 72).

It provides habitat conditions for a wide range of wild flora and fauna. Many of the species found here are indirectly protected from pressures such as habitat loss or degradation, hunting pressures and effects of agricultural pesticides. Over the past twenty years several thousand trees have been planted and Castlewarden today boasts an enviable selection of native and exotic tree species.

Overlooking the golf course is the historic round tower at Oughterard, the burial place and probable birthplace of Arthur Guinness, founder of the now world-famous Guinness brewery.

There is long history of human activity on the site.  The earliest evidence of human habitation in the area was the discovery of a flint dated to 4800 -3800 BC.  After the Anglo-Norman invasion (c 1170),  the lands now known as Castlewarden were bestowed on the Abbey of St Thomas and the name Castlewarden (“Castellum Warin”in Latin) appears to derive from Warinus, Abbot of St Thomas Abbey in 1268.

There are a number of archaeological features on the golf course that are listed as National Monuments. Castlewarden House, now part of our clubhouse, dates back to the 16th or early 17th century. The Motte and Bailey (between the 10th, 12th and 13th greens) dates back to the arrival of the Anglo-Normans in the late 12th and early 13th centuries and there are traces of enclosures in the same vicinity that may date back to the pre-historical period.  In addition, a 2007 heritage study noted that cultivation ridges on the golf course may be visible remnants of a medieval farming system.

Further information about Castlewarden Golf  Club can be found at the club website: