Rathdowney Golf Club
Rathdowney, Portlaoise,
Laois, Ireland
Tel : +353 (0)505 46170

Rathdowney Golf Club was founded in 1930 as a nine hole course. Extended to 18 holes in 1997. The Club is owned by the members and is developing rapidly into a tough test for golfers of a good ability.

1km from the Square in Rathdowney. Take the Johnstown/Kilkenny road out of town. Turn left at edge of town, course is on left hand side 300 metres.

Further Information
Information herein provided by the club 14 Sept 1998.

Course Details

Course Name: Rathdowney Holes: 18 Yardage: 6086 SSS: 70
A parkland course over undulating terrain, with a mixture of long and short holes, which demand the use of all the clubs in the golfers bag.

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    tom wrote on: Jun 4, 2013

    i really found this one or the most frendly atmosphere i have ever come across. i didnt see too much pretenous attitude that has become all too common since the boom. the course was a great little challange and i cant wait till whats now going to be an annual pilgrimage. unmatched value for money in food and golf


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    Richard wrote on: Jun 29, 2004

    This course gets better each week from year to year - Great credit must go to the Committee and management of the club. New Clubhouse completed and Open week in progress. Keep up the good work.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Marc Harrington 10/98

    Marc Harrington wrote on: Sep 30, 1998

    I am of the opinion that this is an excellent course, with a good balance between long and short holes. It contains some mediocre greens though this is understandible as they have not had much time to mature. The sod can sometimes be a bit wet but there have been drains installed to counteract this
    problem. There are a sizeable amount of challenging holes. Some of the more notable holes are the 2nd in its beautiful setting, and the twelfth, a tricky par four. Overall, I think it is a excellent course and well worth a try.