In 2006, Roganstown became only the fourth course in Ireland to be awarded the Gold ranking in the HSBC regional course guide, giving an insight into the quality of the course.
Denise McLoughlin built Swords Open Golf Course 25 years ago as a pay and play facility on part of the family farm at Roganstown. In 2006 Swords Golf Club was founded and since then Swords Golf Club has operated out of the Coillte Log Cabin Clubhouse on Balheary Avenue.
In 2004 the family engaged Christy O’Connor Jnr. to design the Roganstown Course on the rest of the farm and the Georgian Country House homestead was converted to a 52-bedroom hotel, with function rooms, restaurant, bars, and a state of the art leisure centre.
The members bar for Roganstown Golf Club is housed within the hotel complex. Where many other clubs have been forced to curtail their food and beverage operations due to the downturn, Roganstown has continued to offer members food and beverage service from 7 am till late 7 days per week.
The Broadmeadow river flows through the land and water is a feature on many holes. There are rich gravel deposits underground at Roganstown which means that drainage is spectacular and both courses are playable 365 days of the year. Graham MacDowell played the course in November and said that the greens were among the best he had played all year.
Located in Swords, Co. Dublin and just four miles from Dublin airport the courses have hosted the Irish PGA Southern Championship in 2007, 2008 and 2009 and the Irish PGA Championship in 2013 and the Roganstown Course was the first venue in Ireland to host a EuroPro Tour Event in 2006.
Roganstown Hotel provides luxury accommodation for golfing visitors to the Emerald Isle’s capital, and is located very conveniently near the city’s international airport. The modern complex is superbly equipped, and is underpinned by excellent standards of customer service and the famous Irish hospitality.
Every one of the excellent bedrooms benefits from views over the championship golf course or the manicured gardens, and is also complete with all the expected contemporary amenities; high speed internet access, mini-bar, safe deposit box, hair dryer, television and tea/coffee making facilities are all included.
Comfortable and convenient, the accommodation at Roganstown is extremely enticing, and is perfect for a golf break or golf tour around the city of Dublin.
Roganstown’s leisure club is home to a swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna, while the Sakura Spa is a haven of tranquility where visitors can enjoy soothing therapies, massages, body wraps and facials.
Golfers should head to O’Callaghan’s Bar for some well deserved refreshment, before retiring to McLouhglin’s restaurant for a first class dining experience.