2022 Women’s Irish Open to be Staged at Dromoland Castle
Dromoland Castle has been chosen to host the 2022 Women’s Irish Open. The tournament will be staged on its prestigious 450-acre estate from 22nd to 25th September 2022.
The return of the Ladies European Tour event is also being supported by the Irish Government and Clare County Council. This will be the first-time women’s professional golf will be played in the Republic of Ireland since 2012.
Alexandra Armas, Chief Executive of the Ladies European Tour, said: “We are delighted to see the Women’s Irish Open return to the LET Schedule in 2022. It is our objective that all the players who want to come and play on the LET can make a living from golf. This means more tournaments, bigger prize funds as well as increased TV coverage.
“We are grateful to Dromoland Castle and the Irish Government for their support in enabling the Women’s Irish Open return to the LET in 2022 after a 10-year absence. 2022 is already a record-breaking season for the LET in terms of the greatest number of tournaments and prize money in our 44-year history and will no doubt be further enhanced by what we expect to be a very popular stop for the Irish Open at the incredible Dromoland Castle.”
Located on the shores of Lough Dromoland in Co. Clare, Dromoland Castle’s 18-hole 6,824 yards par 72 championship course was designed by Ron Kirby and JB Carr. An remarkable world class parkland course it combines gentle hills, ancient trees and unexpected water hazards.
Mark Nolan, Managing Director at Dromoland Castle, added: “We are absolutely thrilled that Dromoland Castle will play host to this year’s Women’s Irish Open. The return of women’s professional golf to Ireland is hugely important to the further development of women’s golf in Ireland. All of us at Dromoland Castle are delighted to be able to support women’s golf and look forward to extending our legendary hospitality and showcasing the estate’s world class facilities to Europe’s top golfers. At Dromoland, we are also continuously striving to improve our environmental practices and are delighted to confirm that our aim is to deliver the most green and sustainable tournament in Ireland.”
The 2022 Women’s Irish Open promises to be an unmissable event in the Irish sporting calendar.