Remodelling project - Dromoland Castle Hotel & Country Estate, Newmarket, Ireland
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A major remodelling and renovation of the 18 holes and the second phase of a state of the art driving range and golf academy. The course is set on the mature Lord Inchquin Estate

Dromoland Castle Hotel & Country Estate, Newmarket, Ireland

Contract Type:                    

Traditional IEI contract 


Dromoland Castle Golf & Country Club

Company Involvement:


Dromoland Castle Hotel & Country Estate in conjunction with Turfgrass Consultants awarded EGS the contract in 2002.  EGS were the main contractors for the project.  The golf course Architect was Ron Kirby.

Start / End Date:                

May 2002 – April 2004


Project Description:

  • Excavation of 60,000m3
  • Shaping of new greens, tees, bunkers, and three fairways
  • 7.5km of primary and secondary drainage
  • Irrigation 6.5km
  • Installation of 160,000 sprinkler heads
  • 11.5km of stone cart paths with dust finish 2.5-3m wide
  • Construction of  3 new lakes

The development consisted of a complete remodel of the existing 18 hole course, extending the course into new areas of the Estate.  The project was in 2 phases - consisting of 9 holes in each phase.  It included the construction of new greens, tees, bunkers and some fairway areas with the installation of a new extensive drainage system and top dressing programme.

Full fairway & semi-rough drainage system consisting of main drain network between 100-160mm diameter with 80mm lateral pipes at 8-10m spacings.  Secondary drainage system of 300 mm depth gravel slits at 1-11-2m spacing.