The Team

John Dwyer

John, resident Head Golf Professional since October 2016 was awarded PGA "Fellow" status in 2013.  John has earned a fine reputation as a player, teacher and retailer over the last two decades.  A simple approach to his coaching results in him being very popular with all levels of golfers.

John won the PGA Irish region order of merit in 2001 and was a member of the 2000, 2003 and 2007 PGA Cup teams.  John is a regular winner on the domestic circuit and has competed in all 4 rounds of the 2005 Irish and European Opens.  The tallest feather in John’s cap was winning the Glenmuir Club Professional Championship in Royal Porthcawl Golf Club in 2007.

PORTHCAWL, UNITED KINGDOM –: John Dwyer poses with the trophy after winning the Glenmuir Club Professional Championship on June 15, 2007 at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club in Porthcawl, Wales. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Philip McLaughlin

Philip is the senior teaching pro whose philosophy is to keep it simple and focus on feel rather than technique.

Philip also had a successful amateur career and represented his Country at boys and youth levels. He holds the course record 66 (-6) at his home course Ballyliffin Golf Club.


Paddy Devine

A product of the Island Golf Club, Paddy represented Leinster Boys at interprovincial level. He turned Professional in 2006 and competed on the Europrotour 2006 and 2007. Paddy qualified as a Class A PGA Professional in 2011. He won the 2009 PGA Fourball Championship and with his partner shot a tournament record score of 31 under par.


Stephen Walsh

Stephen is the newest member of the Pro shop staff.  He is originally from Clontarf Golf Club and worked in Ashbourne Golf Club for a year and a half as the Assistant Professional.  He is currently in his second year of the P.G.A training programme.  He enjoys the challenge and opportunity of working at The Royal Dublin Golf Club. He is looking forward to furthering his knowledge and skills under our Head Professional John Dwyer.


Golf Lessons

Lesson Fees John Philip Paddy Stephen

Half Hour

    €50.00     €40.00     €40.00    €30.00
4 x Half Hours   €180.00   €140.00   €140.00   €100.00
7 x Half Hours   €300.00   €240.00   €240.00   €180.00
9 hole playing excluding green fee   €150.00   €145.00   €145.00   €100.00
Mini playing lesson   €100.00     €90.00     €90.00


Teaching facilities include a pitching green with several bunkers, large practice putting green and green grass driving range, all of which allow for excellent coaching facilities. 

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