Castletroy Golf Club is in the suburb of Castletroy, in the south-west of Limerick and a short drive from a choice of hotels and budget accommodation around the university campus villages. It is two and a half miles or a 10-minute drive along Dublin Road to the city centre and half an hour’s drive to Shannon Airport along the N18. Castletroy is also well connected via bus routes into the city.
History of Castletroy Golf Club
Castletroy Golf Club was founded in 1937 and is one of Ireland’s top 100 golf courses, a tree-lined course in a parkland setting that was redesigned and modernised in 2006 by golf architect Eddie Connaughton. It now has an 18 tee box and green sites built to high specifications as well as water features and fairway bunkering. Certain parts of the site are played over water and there are panoramic views from the 14th and 17th holes. It also has a clubhouse on site, which is open to non-members and serves Sunday lunches, and is open all year round for individual lessons as well as tailored packages to suit players of all levels.
What Castletroy Has to Offer Visitors
Castletroy is a suburb of Limerick and the largest in Minster with a population of around 40,000 people. It has gone through a period of rapid growth over the past decade, taking in the surrounding villages Annacotty and Monaleen. Around half of its residents are students given its proximity to the University of Limerick and various student villages as well as commercial campuses and educational centres. It is also home to the National Technology Park, a leading centre for IT development and home to major international businesses.
Castletroy is also well known for sporting activities given the university grounds and school sporting fields, Gaelic Athletics Association and its well-known golf course, which divides Monaleen and Castletroy. Other historic sites of interest include a small Jewish graveyard that dates back to the 19th Century when there was a sizeable Jewish population in Limerick.
Sporting Hotels in Castletroy
You have a choice of luxury hotels and budget accommodation in Castletroy given its suburban location and proximity to the University of Limerick. Luxury four star hotels offer pool, spa and gym facilities as well as golfing lessons so visitors can make the most of the golf club. For walkers it’s a two and a half mile journey into Limerick city, Thomond Park isn’t far away and there are several parks to explore nearby as well as inspiring walks along the River Shannon.
Castleconnell has budget B&Bs, guest houses, student accommodation and luxury hotels for golfing breaks, weddings and conferences making it the ideal destination for a stay in Limerick. It is well connected by road and public transport and a short ride away from the city and Shannon Airport. A great base for a walking or golfing weekend break.