Course Development

Westmanstown Golf Club is a byword for development. It is a golf club that has never stood still for very long, and when it comes to the course, just never stood still!

In 1988, on just 54 acres, our 9 hole course was designed and opened by Eddie Hackett. By 1991, an additional 47 acres of land was purchased, and the 18 hole course was specified and constructed to USGA Standards, stretching the course to just under 6,400 yards.

But a golf course is only as good as it’s guardian, and we have had two of the most qualified Golf Course Superintendents in the industry’s history. In the early years, Gerry Byrne governed the golf course, Gerry went on to manage the course at Luttrellstown Golf Club and The K Club, the latter where he hosted a Ryder Cup. Gerry was followed by Michael McFeely, who sat on The F.E.G.G.A. Board for many years, and is currently The President of The G.C.S.A.I. (Golf Course Superintendents Association of Ireland).

It was considered that the site soil was a little heavy to promote good drainage, so from 2002 to 2004 an extensive drainage program was undertaken at a cost of hundreds of thousands of Euro, which today, allows us to play golf twelve months of the year.

In late 2009, DAR GOLF was contracted to embark on a plan to rebuild the more significant tee boxes, pushing the course length out to 6,529 yards, and in 2012 James Darcy convinced The Westmanstown Golf Club Committee to commence a four year plan to rebuild every course bunker with the revolutionary product SPORTBOND. When this process is complete, not one bunker on our course will ever flood, even after the famous Irish Winter Rains.

The golf course is modified on an annual basis, always fine tuning to the needs and feedback of our members and guests. Indeed, it seems fair to say “big things have very small beginnings”.