Donegal/Murvagh golf club Donegal

Donegal/Murvagh golf course Donegal

Donegal/Murvagh Golf Course

Donegal/Murvagh Club Crest

Murvagh as it is commonly known is a magnificent par-73 with standard scratch of 75 off the back tees, measuring 6,753 metres true test golf.

It is a testament to the late Eddie Hackett ability design spectacular links courses. After completing Waterville and Connemara was given an opportunity flex his muscles on promontory in Donegal Bay. He recalled with great modesty "The greens are natural sites: only level of some them were adjusted by hand. All as I had do develop course what nature provided".
One of the feature holes is 174 metres 5th to a plateau green with Donegal Bay in background and no bale-out front or sides, a truly magnificent hole. Rumour has it that some members argued it, was too difficult, but Hackett having non-of-it.
Donegal is a challenging course at any time, but when the wind blows it will test very best of golfers to play anything near their Handicap. Irish Women's Close was contested here in 1997, won by legendry big hitter Mary McKenna Donabate.
Murvagh is a must if you are anywhere near Donegal and even worth trip from Rosslare to play. The clubhouse of highest standard warm welcome extended all visitors.

Donegal was voted the No. 21-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Same);

Donegal was voted the No. 21-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Down-1);

Donegal was voted the No. 20-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Same);

Donegal was voted the No. 20-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Down-2);

Donegal was voted the No. 18-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Down-2);

Donegal was voted the No. 16-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

Donegal was voted the No. 21-Links/Shoreline Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2012, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

Donegal was voted the No. 19-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;

Donegal was voted the No. 20-Links/Shoreline Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2010, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

Donegal was voted the No. 49-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;

Donegal was voted the  No. 20 Links/Shoreline Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2009, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

Donegal was voted the  No. 39-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;

Donegal was voted the  No. 21-Links/Shoreline Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2008, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

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Green Fees Weekdays: €90
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €90
Green Fees Monday to Friday with GUI Card: €50
Green Fees Weekends & B.H. with GUI Card:
€60
Green Fees with a Member: €25/30
Green Fees for Opens: €30
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: €30 Yes
Buggy Hire: €40 Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €545
Full Beginners Membership Fee: €285
Entrance Fee:
None
Course Type Links
No Holes 18
Members 775
Designer Eddie Hackett & Pat Ruddy
Founded 1960
Address

Murvagh,
Laghey,
Co. Donegal

Telephone 074-9734054
Email info@donegalgolfclub.ie
Website Donegal/Murvagh golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Grainne Dorrian
Captain: John McHardy
Lady Captain: Miriam Bennett
President: Una Anderson
Vice-Captains':  & 
Hon. Secretary: Larry Walsh, Donal McIntyre & Jane A. Brown
Club Pro: Leslie Robinson 074-9734054
Hon. Treasurer: Colm Campbell & Margaret Buckley
Comp. Secretary: Sean Diver & Máirín McCartney
Donegal/Murvagh Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:54.604290
Long:-8.155117
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 9.00am to 11.00pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Sundays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Donegal/Murvagh Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Saturday 4 March   Closed 1
Captain's Prizeto the Ladies
Tuesday 20 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Juniors
Saturday 24 Junr   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Sunday 25 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men Sunday 9 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 15 July   Closed 1
President's Prize to the Juniors
Friday 4 August   Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladie
Saturday 5 August
Closed 1
President's Prize Sunday 6 August   Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Tuesday 15 August   Closed 1
Singles Stableford Friday 6 January   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 13 January   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 20 January   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 27 January
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 3 February   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 10 February   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 17 February   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 24 February
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 17 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 24 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 5 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 12 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 26 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 3 May   Open 1
Donegal Town F.C. Classic Friday 5 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 10 May
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 17 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 24 May
  Open 1
L. & M. Singles Stableford Monday 29 May
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 31 May
  Open 1
Crumlin Classic
Friday 2 June
Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 6 June
Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 14 June   Open 1
Naomh Brid Classic Friday 16 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 21 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 28 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 10 July   Open 1
Lough Erne & Links Challenge
Monday 17 July
Open 1
Alzheimer's Classic Friday 28 July   Open 1
North Wesy Seniors Strokes
Wednesday 2 August Thursday 3 August Open 2
Nortn West Seniors Strokes Thursday 3 August   Open 1
Start of Open Week Wednesday 9 August Saturday 12 August Open 4
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 9 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 10 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 11 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Strokes Saturday 12 August   Open 1
Donegal Town Rugby Club Classic Friday 18 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 28 August   Open 1
West Coast Challenge Monday 4 September Thursday 7 September Open 4
West Coast Challenge Tuesday 5 September   Open 1
West Coast Challenge Wednesday 6 September   Open 1
West Coast Challenge Thursday 7 September   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 73 SSS 73 6,333 m
Yellow Par 73 SSS 72 6,171 m
Red Par 73 SSS 74 5,218 m
Green Par 73 SSS 71 5,911 m
Blue Par 73 SSS 75 6,753 m

Card

Name Hole No. Blue White Orange Green Par Index Red Par Index
Road to the Isles 1 485 485 475 465 5 9
402 5 6
Westward
2 424 385 375 343 4 3
320 4 2
Bell's Castle 3 195 177 167 157 3 11 148 3 18
Foster's Castle 4 469 393
384
375
4
1
309 4 8
Valley of Tears 5 179 174 162 152 3 7
109 3 16
The Hassans 6 469 469 459 449 5 17 393 5 10
St. Ernan’s 7 391 346 339 328 4 13
275 4 14
Moyne Hill 8 502 498 492 435 5 5
383 5 4
Murvagh 9 368 353 343 334 4 15 326 4 12
  Out 3,482 3,280 3,196 3,038 37   2,665 37  
Hackett’s Corner 10 361 322 312 312 4 16 283 4 11
Fairy Rath 11 371 345 336 325 4 6
362 4 13
The Bluestacks 12 543 500 492 484 5 14 436 5 3
Tullycullion 13 166 141 131 121 3 18 118 3 17
Hare's Croft 14 518 488 480 461 5 2
439 5 1
The Larks 15 372 367 360 355 4 8
307 4 9
Temple 16 228 214 204 168 3 4
158 3 15
Sousterrain 17 325 325 318 297 4 12 288 4 7
Barnesmore 18 399 347 337 327 4 10 299 4 5
  In 3,283 3,049 2,970 2,850 36   2,590 36  
  Total 6,765 6,329 6,166 5,888 73   5,255 73  
  SSS 75 73 72 71     74    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record Am: 69 Noel Fox June 2004

Members Achievements

The Ladies of Donegal Golf Club won the Ulster Final of the AA-Insurance Minor Cup in 2008 they made the journey to Limerick Golf Club to compete in the National deciders; where they met East-Leinster Champions and eventual green pennant winners Malahide Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final and lost out by 4 matches to 1 match.

First on the tee was Dianne Doherty (23) who lost her match by 2 and 1 against Ciara Smith (23), she was followed by Geraldine Gorman (24) who halved her match against Rosemary Cassin (23), next up was Catherine Harvey (25) who lost her match by 3 and 2 against Maire Falvey (24) the penultimate match of Prue Hamilton (26) was halved against Colette Moran (24), in the bottom match Aoife McGarvey (28) lost her match to Yvonne Power (26) by 4 and 2.

Darragh McGowan was selected on the Connacht ILGU Team for the Interprovincial's. Played at Ballybunion Golf Club from 18th to 20th August 2004.

E. MacMullen was selected on the Connacht Ladies team that played the AIB Interprovincial championship at the Island Golf Club from 8th to the 10th August. She was on the Irish Senior Ladies team that played England at Woodbrook Golf Club on 21st and 22nd October 2001. 

Norma Mullooly was selected for the Connacht Girls' team in the Smurfit Interprovincal Championship at Enniscrone Golf Club from the 18th to the 20th April 2001.

Prior to 2001:

Donegal Golf Club won the Connaught Trophy in 1987, the team was Maire O'Donnell, Phil Hunt, Goretti McGill, Una Anderson and Mary Gallagher. 

Norma Mullooly was selected on the ILGU Junior squad in November 2000 and was on the Irish Girls' team which played in the Home Internationals, at Downfield G. C., Dundee, from the 15th to the 17th of August, 2000.

Helen McMullen played for Ireland in the Girls Home Internationals at Moseley Golf Club in 1992, and at Helensburgh Golf Club in 1993.

History of Donegal/Murvagh

Donegal Golf Club was founded in 1959 and the first golf course and clubhouse was built on the edge of Donegal Town at Tullycullion. The land for this course was granted to the club for their use by the Temple family, owners of the Magee & Co. The club remained there until 1973.

In the early 70’s some far-sighted members identified the links land of the Murvagh Peninsula as being more than suitable for a golf course.

The land was leased from the then Dept of Lands and Ireland ’s leading golf course designer at the time, Eddie Hackett (pictured right) was hired to design an 18-hole golf course on the Murvagh links.

The course and new clubhouse was officially opened in 1976. Since then the course has undergone some changes with major remodelling at the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 12th,13th,and 14th and  the 4th is currently being redeveloped. Most of these changes were carried out under the direction of Mr Pat Ruddy.

In 1997 the original clubhouse was demolished and the current structure was officially opened in May 1998.

The club and course has in the past hosted the Irish Ladies Close Championship in 1979 and again in 2003. More recently in 2004 the Men’s Irish Close Championship was held here, won by the European Amateur Champion, Brian McElhinney.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
P. Hunt 1989 Ladies Captain
M. Temple 1989 Ladies President
J. Talbot 1989 Men's Captain
W. Johnston 1989 President
M. McKean 1990 Ladies Captain
M. Temple 1990 Ladies President
Gallagher 1990 Men's Captain
W. Johnston 1990 President
J. McLaughlin 1991 Ladies Captain
Joan Britton 1991 Ladies President
Fr. J. McLoone 1991 Men's Captain
R. A. Anderson 1991 President
P. Flood 1992 Ladies Captain
Joan Britton 1992 Ladies President
M. McClean 1992 Men's Captain
R. A. Anderson 1992 President
V. Reck 1993 Ladies Captain
M. O'Donnell 1993 Ladies President
D. R. A. Whaley 1993 Men's Captain
L. McMenamin 1993 President
E. Cranwell 1994 Ladies Captain
M. O'Donnell 1994 Ladies President
S. McCormack 1994 Men's Captain
L. McMenamin 1994 President
S. Hamilton 1995 Ladies Captain
M. O'Donnell 1995 Ladies President
M. Neary 1995 Men's Captain
E. J. O'Connor 1995 President
P. McGettigan 1996 Ladies Captain
M. O'Donnell 1996 Ladies President
M. Collins 1996 Men's Captain
E. J. O'Connor 1996 President
C. Cunningham 1997 Ladies Captain
M. Ward 1997 Ladies President
E. Canny 1997 Men's Captain
M. Fox 1997 President
Peggy Cleary 1998 Ladies Captain
M. Ward 1998 Ladies President
A. O'Doherty 1998 Men's Captain
M. Fox 1998 President
Annette Dinsome 1999 Ladies Captain
Una Anderson 1999 Ladies President
Diarmuid McGettigan 1999 Men's Captain
P. G. Barrett 1999 President
Aileen McClean 2000 Ladies Captain
Una Anderson 2000 Ladies President
Paddy O'Reilly 2000 Men's Captain
P. G. Barrett 2000 President
Bernadette Tracey 2001 Ladies Captain
Doreen Brown 2001 Ladies President
Frank O'Donnell 2001 Men's Captain
G. F. Anderson 2001 President
M. Talbot 2002 Ladies Captain
Doreen Brown 2002 Ladies President
Seamus Faulkner 2002 Men's Captain
Finlay Anderson 2002 President
Una Anderson 2003 Ladies Captain
Margaret Buckley 2003 Ladies President
Brian Boyle 2003 Men's Captain
Finlay Anderson 2003 President
Crona O'Reilly 2004 Ladies Captain
Margaret Buckley 2004 Ladies President
Tommy Geraghty 2004 Men's Captain
Finlay Anderson 2004 President
Mary Ann Kane 2005 Ladies Captain
Kathleen Fox 2005 Ladies President
Padraic Farragher 2005 Men's Captain
Derek Whaley 2005 President
Adrienne Anderson 2006 Ladies Captain
Kathleen Fox 2006 Ladies President
Des Daly 2006 Men's Captain
Derek Whaley 2006 President
Dorothy Woods 2007 Ladies Captain
Maureen McKean 2007 Ladies President
Eugene McLaughlin 2007 Men's Captain
Joe Gillespie 2007 President
Anna Colhoue 2008 Ladies Captain
Maureen McKean 2008 Ladies President
Michael McGarvey 2008 Men's Captain
Joe Gillespie 2008 President
Mary McLoughlin 2009 Ladies Captain
Edith Cranwell 2009 Ladies President
Michael Treacy 2009 Men's Captain
Frank Bourke 2009 President
Audrey Johnston 2010 Ladies Captain
Edith Cranwell 2010 Ladies President
Larry Walsh  2010 Men's Captain
Frank Bourke 2010 President
Ursula Miller 2011 Ladies Captain
Bernie Treacy 2011 Ladies President
Brendan Reck 2011 Men's Captain
Steve McCormack 2011 President
Marie McGarvey 2012 Ladies Captain
Bernie Treacy 2012 Ladies President
Sean Diver 2012 Men's Captain
Steve McCormack 2012 President
Jane Brown 2013 Ladies Captain
Mary Talbot
2013 Ladies President
Peter Sweeney 2013 Men's Captain
Michael Neary
2013 President
Mary Farragher 2014 Ladies Captain
Mary Talbot 2014 Ladies President
Frank Cook 2014 Men's Captain
Michael Neary 2014 President
Moragh Canney 2015 Ladies Captain
Manus Brennan 2015 Men's Captain
Eamonn Canney
2015 President
Mary Gillen 2016 Ladies Captain
Gerry Forde 2016 Men's Captain
Una Anderson 2016 President
Miriam Bennett 2017 Ladies Captain
John McHardy 2017 Men's Captain
  2017 President
Eileen McMullin (4) 2017 Lowest Ladies H'cap
John Neary (2) 2017 Lowest Men's H'cap

Holes in One at Donegal/Murvagh

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Hugh Dillon   13th   145 m
Annie Doherty 11 July 2000 13th   118 m
Ann McGlynn 26 April 2001 5th   109 m
Eugene McLaughlin 28 September 2002 13th   118 m
Margaret Buckley 17 November 2004 13th   118 m
Michael D. Gallagher 6 August 2006 5th   174 m
Ann Short 8 April 2007 16th   158 m
Ann Gillespie 12 June 2009 13th   118 m
Helen O'Shea 20 August 2009 13th   118 m
Emily McGuinness 19 July 2011 5th 8-Iron 109 m
Emily McGuinness 19 July 2011 5th 9-Iron 109 m