Full disclosure, we stayed at the castle but were not able to play the golf course. We did, however, tour the entire facility and see every single hole. The amazing staff was kind enough to take us around on carts and give us a great feel for what the experience would be like. I regret that we weren't able to play. The thing with Dromoland is that it's close to Shannon airport. That's what makes it special. I know people want to play links courses in Ireland, I do too, but if you have time after you arrive or before you depart, don't overlook Dromoland as a convenient option. You won't be disappointed. It's a difficult course, but beautiful with terrific people. A big thumbs up.