Rathbane Golf Course Celebrates 25 Years of Golfing Excellence and Community Camaraderie

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Rathbane Golf Course, one of the few public golf courses in Ireland, proudly commemorates its 25th anniversary as a location for golfing enjoyment and camaraderie.  

Since its inception in 1998, Rathbane Golf Course has welcomed golfers of all skill levels, providing a gateway to the world of drives and putts for novices and experts alike. Rathbane Golf Club is also celebrating its silver anniversary having formed the same year. 

Situated on the outskirts of the city, Rathbane Golf Course is owned by Limerick City and County Council and operated by Mack Trading Ltd. Over the last quarter of a century the course has facilitated over a million rounds of golf while proudly maintaining its Best Value Golf reputation. With a staggering average of forty thousand rounds of golf played each year, the course has witnessed an impressive array of birdies, eagles, and yes, even a few bogeys! 

The course has evolved as a challenging terrain for low handicap golfers, while remaining accessible and fair to complete beginners. A significant milestone in Rathbane's history was reached in 2008, when Limerick City and County Council, in collaboration with the Department of Tourism, invested substantially in the course's redevelopment.  

This investment saw the introduction of new tee boxes, a serene lake, and an enhanced green, solidifying Rathbane's reputation as a top-tier golfing destination. Operating under the stewardship of Mack Trading Ltd., Rathbane Golf Course has consistently raised the bar year after year. Its commitment to improvement has transformed it into a golfing destination to rival the area's premier courses.  

Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr Gerald Mitchell said:

“As Rathbane Golf Course marks its 25th anniversary, it's a time to reflect on the memories created on the course, the satisfying putts sunk, and the enduring friendships forged over countless rounds of golf. With the steady support of Limerick City and County Council, the course is primed to embark on another twenty-five years of delivering exceptional golfing experiences, fostering camaraderie, and achieving swinging success.” 

Elaine O’Connor, Administrative Officer, Regeneration, Sports and Recreation at Limerick City and County Council commented: 

“Offering a perfect blend of challenge and accessibility, Rathbane Golf Course continues to provide an exceptional golfing experience. This is a fantastic example of close collaboration delivering for the community. Limerick City and County Council continue to work closely with the operators, Mack Trading Ltd., to ensure there is constant innovation and upgrading ensuring a long and successful future for Rathbane Golf Course and the community it serves.” 

For more information about Rathbane Golf Club visit Rathbane Golf Course | Limerick.ie 

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