Welcome from the Captains

We are honoured to be the Captains of Hermitage Golf Club in 2021. We look forward to welcoming members and guests to our Club as soon as the current period of government public health restrictions are eased.

The Hermitage Golf Club is a members club, founded in 1905, with the ambition to become a championship course. This was achieved in 1914 when Hermitage was the first Parkland course in Ireland to host the Irish Amateur Close Championship. In recent years Golfers Guide awarded Hermitage the Best Parkland Course in Leinster in 2013, 2016 and 2017.

Hermitage golf course is set on 120 acres in a sylvan setting of some 12,000 trees and abutting the River Liffey. The course is 6069 meters in length, with the front nine manicured holes spread over the top of the valley amongst giant holm oaks, wych elms and evergreens The back nine holes add an extra challenge as they meander up and down the picturesque valley and along by the River Liffey. The signature 10th hole has a 200-foot drop into Liffey Valley, onto an undulating green, two meters from the river. This hole is recognised as one of the top golf holes in Ireland.

Hermitage has hosted many famous professional golfers, Jose Maria Olazabal, Colin Montgomerie, Ian Woosnam Paul Mc Ginley and Padraig Harrington who is a regular visitor.  Four times Major winner Rory McIlroy said after his last visit “ I had a most enjoyable game of golf with friends at Hermitage”.

Hermitage, while imbued in tradition also embraces the demands of modern golfers with the provision of new practice facilities, and the construction of new bunkers on each of the 18 holes. Our recently renovated clubhouse, bar and restaurant is the perfect venue to entertain friends, family and guests, and enjoy either a casual or formal dining experience overseen by the Hermitage’s own Chefs.

We look forward to extending a traditional Hermitage welcome to all our members and guests in 2021.

Cathy and Brendan



































2021 Captain
Brendan Coffey
2021 Lady Captain
Cathy Counihan
President 2020/21
Ian O'Herlihy
Junior Boys Captain 2021
Adam Lyons
Junior Girls Captain 2021
Isobel Solan
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