Curra West golf club Galway

Curra West golf course Galway

Curra West Golf Course

Curra West Club Crest

Nestled in the beautiful Galway countryside Curra West is the ideal location for a relaxing days golf. The 18 hole par 67 course is a test for every golfer from the beginner to the single handicapper. The mix of elevated greens and tree lined fairways ensures each element of your game will be tested. Standing up on the 17th tee at Curra West one can really take in the outstanding South East scenery as five different counties can be seen from this point. Curra West also boasts some great facilities with its Clubhouse, Bar and 'Roof Top' Restaurant all adjacent to the first tee.

Societies and non-members always welcome Open days every Saturday.

Green Fees Midweek: €15
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €20
Green Fees with a Member: €15/20
Green Fees for Opens: €15
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €300
Full Family Membership Fee: €450
Full Distance 50k Membership Fee: €220
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 473
Designer James Healy
Founded 1996

Co. Galway

Telephone 090-9745121
Website Curra West golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Larry McCormack
Lady Captain:
Hon. Secretary: John T. Dervan & Mary Monahan
Club Pro: None
Hon. Treasurer: John Tony Dervan & Mary McDonagh
Comp. Secretary: Paul Porter & Anne Fahy

Location Map

GPS Coord*
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General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: Pub Hours
Mobile phones: Not on course Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: None
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek & Weekends Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Curra West Golf Club Fixtures 2019 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2018 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' & President's Drive-In Sunday 18 February   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Sunday 22 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Sunday 5 August   Closed 1
President's Prize Sunday 17 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men Saturday 1 September Sunday 2 September Closed 2
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men
Sunday 2 September   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize
Saturday 1 September   Closed 1
Team Event Saturday 17 March   Open 1
Singles Saturday 24 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 21 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 5 May   Open 1
Team Event Saturday 19 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 4 June   Open 1
Ladies Day Wednesday 7 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 7 July   Open 1
Team Event Stableford Saturday 18 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 30 August
  Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

White Par 67 SSS 64 4,586 m
Red Par 70 SSS 68 4,346 m


Name Hole No. White Par Index Red Par Index
Shaky Start 1 282 4 4 231 4 7
Croagh Patrick 2 360 4 2 360 5 6
The Lighthouse 3 185 3 3 185 4 18
Fox's Den 4 261 4 15 230 4 15
The Straight Arrow 5 330 4 11 295 4 8
The Duckpond 6 146 3 13 146 3 16
The Holly-Wood 7 320 4 6 308 4 1
The Wedge 8 90 3 17 90 3 17
The Dogs Leg 9 358 4 1 358 5 4
  Out 2,332 33   2,203 36  
The Valley 10 150 3 10 150 3 13
Eagles Dare 11 310 4 14 272 4 10
The Long Climb 12 410 5 16 410 5 2
Fairy Bush 13 100 3 9 100 3 14
The Well 14 305 4 12 282 4 3
Amen Corner 15 130 3 7 130 3 11
The Goalpost 16 227 4 18 219 4 12
Into the West 17 170 3 5 162 3 9
Home Sweet Home 18 452 5 8 418 5 5
  In 2,254 34   2,143 34  
  Total 4,586 67   4,346 70  
  SSS 64     68    

Members Achievements

Curra West Golf Club won the Connacht Final of the Irish Mixed Foursomes in 2011, when they beat Claremorris Golf Club in the decider by 3½-matches to 1½-matches.

They made the short journey to Athlone Golf Club to compete in the All-Ireland Finals on Saturday September 1st 2011; they were drawn against Leinster Champions Newlands Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final. They were lead by Leo Kelly with Ann Fahy who lost out to Tony Brannock with Clare Delahunty by 3 and 2, they were followed by Kevin Cooney with Mary McDonagh who also lost out to Aidan Murphy with Denise Tobin by 5 and 4, next up was Pakie Ryan with Martina McDonagh who had to go up the 20th before recording the vital point against Patrick Butler with Sandra Rothwell, the penultimate match of Frank Donohue with Carmel Cunningham beat Barry Connell with Danny Colgan by 2-holes, in the bottom match Colin Donohue with Mary Kelly recorded a 2-hole victory against Ned Kelly with Anne Marie Hughes and a place in the All-Ireland Final.

They met City-of-Derry Golf Club in the All-Ireland Final the following day, they were lead again by Leo Kelly with Ann Fahy who had a 4 and 3 win over Kevin Quigg with Gerda Laird, next up was Colin Donohue with Mary Kelly who lost out to Sean Quigg with Liz Allen by 5 and 4, they were followed by Pakie Ryan with Martina McDonagh who had a very narrow 1-hole lose to Peter Villa with Catherine McCanney, in the penultimate match Kevin Cooney with Mary McDonagh lost out by 2-holes to Ernie Heywood & Rosie Shortt, the bottom match of Frank Donohue with Carmel Cunningham was a cliff-hanger when they lost out to Cormac McKeone with Ciara Quigg by 1-hole and with it the green pennant.

The Ladies of Curra West Golf Club won the Connaught Final and were runners-up in the All-Ireland Final of the AA Insurance Junior Foursomes and made their way to Royal Tara Golf Club to participate in the National deciders in 2009. They beat Bray Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final. First on the tee was Carmel Cunningham (15) with Martina McDonagh (20) who lost  their match against Emma O'Brien (16) & Mary Kennedy-O'Brien (23) by 2 and 1, they were followed by Ann Fahy (20) with Brid Kelly (26) who won their match against Katie Nicholson (16) with Noreen Grant (29)by 2 and 1, in the bottom match Mary Madden (24) with Mary McDonagh (24) won their match by a similar score against Nikki Gordon (22) & Mary Vance (25).

They met Ulster Champions Edenmore Golf Club in the All-Ireland Final, which they lost by 2 matches to 1 match. Carmel Cunningham (15) with Martina McDonagh (20) led them out again against Zoe Allen (18) with Claire Ussher (23) and won their match by 1-hole, they were followed by Ann Fahy (20) with Brid Kelly (26) who lost their match by the a similar score against Debbie McMaster (15) with Heather Fleming (30), the bottom match of Mary Madden (24) & Mary McDonagh (24) was also a close result when Sally Cushnaham (28) with Cherry Logan (19) beat them by 1-hole.

The Ladies of Curra West Golf Club won the Connaught Final of the AA-Insurance Intermediate 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 winners of the green pennant in the All-Ireland Semi-Final, they lost out by 3 matches to 2 matches. First on the tee was Emer O'Rourke (17) who lost her match by 2-holes to Dympna Wilson (17), she was followed by Breda Lawless (17) who also lost her match by 4 and 3, next up was Martina McDonagh (20) who won her match on the 19th-green, the penultimate match of Ann Fahy (20) was a 1-hole win over Nuala Fagan (20), in the bottom match Mary McDonagh (22) went all the way to the 21st-hole before conceding the point to Margaret Birmingham (21).

The Ladies of Curra West won the Lina Black Trophy in 2004 the team was Mary Madden, Mary McDonagh, Paula Daniels, Fiona Sampson, Collette Kennedy. they were captained by Mary Madden.

History of Curra West

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
M. McMullan 1996 Ladies Captain
Brendan Dixon 1996 Men's Captain
Fr. B. Lawless 1996 President
John Dervan 1997 Men's Captain
Paddy Cavanagh 1997 President
Rose Curley 1998 Ladies Captain
Eamonn Dervan 1998 Men's Captain
Sean McDonagh 1998 President
Aine Slattery 1999 Ladies Captain
Tim Fox 1999 Men's Captain
Carmel Cunningham 2000 Ladies Captain
Justin O'Byrne 2000 Men's Captain
Breda Lawless 2001 Ladies Captain
Jimmy Cunningham 2001 Men's Captain
Gerry Madden 2001 President
Paula Daniels 2002 Ladies Captain
Greg Kennedy 2002 Men's Captain
Trevor Slattery 2002 President
Maureen Shiel 2003 Ladies Captain
Roderick Rohan 2003 Men's Captain
Donal Earls 2003 President
Mary Monaghan 2004 Ladies Captain
Gerry Walsh 2004 Men's Captain
Ray Riley 2004 President
Emer O'Rourke 2005 Ladies Captain
James McDonagh 2005 Men's Captain
Colin Taylor 2005 President
Mary McDonagh 2006 Ladies Captain
Ray Reilly 2006 Men's Captain
Peter Kelly
2006 President
Mary Madden 2007 Ladies Captain
Sean Molloy 2007 Men's Captain
Frank Grier 2007 President
Brid Kelly 2008 Ladies Captain
Tom Coffey 2008 Men's Captain
Mick Fannon 2008 President
Ann Fahy 2009 Ladies Captain
Padraig Boyle 2009 Men's Captain
Justin O'Byrne 2009 President
Ann Fahy 2010 Ladies Captain
Sean McDonagh 2010 Men's Captain
Jimmy Cunningham 2010 President
Martina McDonagh 2011 Ladies Captain
Mike Fannon 2011 Men's Captain
Leo Kelly 2011 President
Sara Grier 2012 Ladies Captain
Frank Grier 2012 Men's Captain
Frank O'Reilly 2012 President
Carmel Cunningham
2013 Ladies Captain
Noel Larkin 2013 Men's Captain
Sean Molloy
2013 President
Mary Monahan 2014 Ladies Captain
Brian McDonagh 2014 Men's Captain
Sean Molloy 2014 President
Carmel Cunningham
2015 Ladies Captain
Brian McDonagh
2015 Men's Captain
Francis Cunningham 2015 President
  2016 Ladies Captain
Aidan Dixon 2016 Men's Captain
Noel Larkin 2016 President
  2017 Ladies Captain
Brian McDonagh 2017 Men's Captain
  2017 President
  2018 Ladies Captain
  2018 Men's Captain
  2018 President
Mary Carey (14) 2018 Lowest Ladies H'cap
Cathal O'Byrne
2018 Lowest Mens H'cap

Holes in One at Curra West

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Padraig Kelly 1 September 1999 13th Putting Wedge 100 m
Leo Kelly 5 March 2005 13th   100 m
Paul Conlon 23 April 2005 8th   90 m
John Langan 18 December 2005 13th   100 m