Mountbellew golf club Galway

Mountbellew golf course Galway

Mountbellew Golf Course

Mountbellew Club Crest

Mountbellew have recently opened an extra nine holes with Ken Kearney giving the whole Course a new design.

Founded in 1929, Mountbellew is a mature tree lined parkland course, with generous fairways and greens that are always in good condition.

Measuring 6,088 yards with a par of 71 and a standard scratch of 70, Mountbellew may appear easy but when one plays it is a different story as can be seen from the course record of 68. The quarry comes into play on the 7th and 9th holes, requiring precision off the tee to well protected greens.

The clubhouse has a buzzing atmosphere and visitors are always made feel very welcome. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Green Fees Midweek: €15
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €20
Green Fees with a Member: €15
Green Fees for Opens: €10
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: No
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €495
Full 5-Day Membership Fee: €350
Full Junior Membership Fee: €100
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 317
Designer Ken Kearney
Founded 1929
Address

Mountbellew,
Ballinasloe,
Co. Galway

Telephone 090-9679259
Email mountbellewgc@gmail.com
Website Mountbellew golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Gerry Hayes
Captain: Michael G. Conneally
Lady Captain: Ann Marie Murphy
President: Stephen King
Vice-Captains': Ray Moore &
Hon. Secretary: Gerry Hayes, Donal Killeen & Caroline Delaney
Club Pro: Raymond Ryan
Hon. Treasurer: Helen Cunningham, Billy Hyland & Brid Gilmore
Comp. Secretary: Donal Killeen
Mountbellew Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.465286
Long:-8.515885
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 2.00pm to 11.30pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Saturday mornings & Sundays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other times Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Mountbellew Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event* Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' & President's Drive-In Sunday 26 February
  Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 3 June Sunday 4 June Closed 2
President's Prize Sunday 4 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men
Saturday 1 July Sunday 2 July
Closed 2
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men Sunday 2 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 8 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies
Saturday 5 August   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 5 August Sunday 6 August Closed 2
Captain's Prize Sunday 6 August
  Closed 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 14 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 21 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 28 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 5 May
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 12 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford
Saturday 13 May Sunday 14 May
Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 14 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 19 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 26 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 2 June
  Open 1
Club Am-Am Monday 5 June Sunday 11 June Open 6
Club Am-Am Tuesday 6 June   Open 1
Club Am-Am Wednesday 7 June   Open 1
Club Am-Am Thursday 8 June   Open 1
Club Am-Am Friday 9 June   Open 1
Club Am-Am Saturday 10 June   Open 1
Club Am-Am Sunday 11 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 9 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 16 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 23 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 30 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 7 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 14 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 15 July Sunday 16 July Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 16 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 21 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 28 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 4 August
  Open 1
U-16 Inter-Club Event Thursday 10 August   GUI 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 4 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 11 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 12 August Sunday 13 August Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 13 August   Open 1
Start of Open Week Monday 14 August Friday 18 August Open 5
Open Week Tuesday 15 August   Open 1
Open Week Wednesday 16 August   Open 1
Open Week Thursday 17 August   Open 1
Open Week Friday 18 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 25 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 1 September
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 8 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 15 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 23 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 30 September   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 71 SSS 68 5,653 yd's
Red Par 71 SSS 68 5,058 yd's
Blue Par 71 SSS 70 6,099 yd's

Card

Hole No. Blue White Par Index Red Par Index
1 189 170 3 7
133 3 15
2 366 354 4 3 318 4 3
3 346 297 4 9 238 3 11
4 541 492 5 5 462 5 5
5 135 110 3 15 92 3 17
6 317 278 4 11 242 4 19
7 428 401 4 1 371 4 1
8 157 141 3 17 125 3 13
9 346 336 4 13 304 4 7
Out 2,834 2,538 34   2,285 34  
10 264 359 4 4 283 4 14
11 366 326 4 18 310 4 10
12 202 179 3 14 150 3 18
13 496 457 5 12 418 5 6
14 499 467 5 8 436 5 4
13 322 301 4 6 246 4 16
16 172 166 3 10 160 3 12
17 494 487 5 2 464 5 2
18 350 323 4 16 296 4 8
In 3,265 3,065 37   2,773 37  
Total 6,099 5,653 71   5,058 71  
SSS 70 68     68    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 62 Billy Hyland (5) 10/07/2002

59 (old layout) Thomas Mannion (7) 05/06/1982

59 (old layout) Gabriel O'Connor (9) 04/06/1998

Ladies Course Record: Emma Gilmore (4)

Members Achievements

The Ladies of Mountbellew Golf Club won the All-Final of Junior Foursomes in the ILGU Inter-club Championship when they beat East-Leinster Champions Dublin City Golf Club by 3 matches to 1 match in the final on Sunday 26th September 2010. The Ladies of Mountbellew Golf Club won the Connaught Final of Junior Foursomes in the ILGU Inter-club Championship when they beat Ballyhaunis Golf Club by 2½ matches to a ½ match in the final on Saturday 21st August 2010.

They made their way to Donabate Golf Club to compete in the National Deciders, where they met Mid-Leinster Champions Moate Golf Club in the All-Ireland quarter-final on Friday 24thSeptember. First on the tee was Siobhan Fallon (16) with Mary Hyland (19) who won their match 2 and 1 against Kathleen Conlon (17) with Anita McLoughlin (24), they were followed by Connie O'Brien (18) with Kathleen Bergin (20) who lost their match by 2 and 1 against Veronica Coughlan (20) with Eleanor Fitzpatrick (22), the bottom match of Helen Costello (15) withCaroline Delaney (23) secured the point for their passage to the semi-final against Geraldine Coughlan (19) with Clodagh O'Dowd (27) with a 2 and 1 victory.

They met Munster Champions Limerick Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final the following morning, they were led again by Siobhan Fallon (16) with Mary Hyland (19) who had a 2 and 1 win against Cliodhna Mulcahy(16) with Trish Kennedy(25), they were followed by Connie O'Brien (18) with Kathleen Bergin (20) against Maria Kelly (24) with Ger O'Carroll (20) was halved, the bottom match of Helen Costello (15) with Caroline Delaney (23) was a very comfortable 5 and 3 win over Anne O'Leary(17) with Miriam Feighery (30).

They met East-Leinster Champions in the All-Ireland Final, they were led again by Siobhan Fallon (16) with Mary Hyland (19) who had a 4 and 2 win over Grace O'Neill (15) with Leonie Colgan (17), they were followed by Connie O'Brien (18) with Kathleen Bergin (20) lost by 2-holes against to Joan Shields (16) with Ger Lynch (18), the bottom match of Helen Costello (15) & Caroline Delaney (23) was a convincing 5 and 3 win over Sheila Stone (15) & Elaine Hartigan (21). So the Ladies of Mountbellew continue to be victorious in the All-Ireland Ladies section a wonderful achievement for such a small membership.

The Ladies of Mountbellew Golf Club won the Connaught Final of the AA-Insurance Junior Foursomes in 2008 and made the journey to Limerick Golf Club to compete in the National deciders, where they met East-Leinster Champions Rathfarnham Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final. First on the tee was Michelle Burke (18) with Noreen Treacy (21) who beat Carol Cahill (19) with Grainne Moyles (24) by 5 and 3, they were followed by Siobhan Fallon (17) & Caroline Delaney (25) who lost their match against Christine Richardson (18) & Maebh Walsh (28), in the bottom match Kathleen Bergin (20) with Nora Madden (24) beat Roz Burgess (22) with Peggy Glasheen (25) by 2 and 1.

They met Munster Champions Rathbane Golf Club in the All-Ireland the following day, they were led again by Michelle Burke (18) with Noreen Treacy (21) who lost their match by 3 and 2 against Anne Marie Kilroy (19) with Anne Byrnes (23), the second match of Siobhan Fallon (17) with Caroline Delaney (25) was halved against Jude Byrne (18) & Marie Barker (27), in the bottom match Kathleen Bergin (20) with Nora Madden (24) had a crushing 7 and 6 lose to Marie Bartlett (21) & Margaret O'Sullivan (27).

The Ladies of Mountbellew Golf Club won the Connaught Final of the AA-Insurance Junior Cup in 2008 and made the journey to Limerick Golf Club to compete in the National deciders; where they met East-Leinster Champions Dun Laoghaire Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final and won by 3½ matches to 1½ matches, first on the tee was Laura Burke (12) who lost her match to Laura Daly (10) on the 19th-hole, she was followed by Catherine Gardiner (13) who beat Mai Tan (10) by 3 and 1, next up was Aoife Fallon (13) who had a 2-hole win over Rosie Walsh (11), the penultimate match Margaret Harkin (14) was halved with Nicky Murray (12), in the bottom match Helen Costello (15) had a 3 and 2 win overt Roly Burke (13).

They met Mid-Leinster Champions Enniscorthy Golf Club in the All-Ireland Final the following day. They lost out by 3½ matches to 1½-matches. They were led again by Laura Burke (12) who had a 3 and 2 win over Margaret Mooney (9), she was followed by Catherine Gardiner (13) who lost her match by 4 and 3 against Jennifer King (9), next up was Aoife Fallon (13) who had a similar result against Catriona Hogan (10), the penultimate match of Margaret Harkin (14) was halved against Laura Dempsey (11), in the bottom match Helen Costello (15) lost her match by 1-hole to Cora Mernagh (12).

The Ladies of Mountbellew Golf Club won the Miele Ireland Inter-club Fourball Finals at Mount Juliet Golf Club on Sunday 16th September 2007. They were drawn against and beat the Ladies from The K Club by 3 matches to 1 match in the Semi-Finals on the Saturday and met Mallow Golf Club in the National Final.

First on the tee was Margaret Harkin with Mary Hyland who lost their match by 1-hole to Carmel Kearney with Angela Goggin, they were followed by Laura Burke with Mary Costello against Susan Curtin with Mary McEvoy who won their match by 2 and 1. Next up were Aoife Fallon with Mary Farrell who lost out to Marie O'Sullivan with Ann Kennelly by 5 and 4, the bottom match of Bernadette Barrett with Laura Farrell against Nora O'Connor with Ann O'Sullivan went Mountbellew’s way by 5 and 4. The result was decided on a count-back and the pennant went West-of-the-Shannon.

The Girls’ of  Mountbellew Golf Club won the Allgrip Girls Under-19  Inter-club Finals on Tuesday 28th August 2007 at Westport Golf Club, when they beat Ennis Golf Club by 2 ½ matches to ½ match in the morning Semi-Finals and met the girls from Clandeboye Golf Club in the afternoon decider.

First up was Laura Burke against Caroline Adams who won her match by 6 and 5, Michelle Burke beat Brook Hopley by 5 and 3. The other match of Aoife Fallon against Kelsey Coey was called in, giving Mountbellew a 2 ½ to ½ victory they were captained by Siobhan Fallon.

The Ladies' of Mountbellew Golf Club won the Connacht Championship of the ILGU All-Ireland Intermediate Cup in 2006 when the team was Laura Burke, Aoife Fallon, Mary Costello, Mary Farrell, Loretto McDermott, Mary Hyland, Sheila Stone, Kathleen Bergan, Siobhan Fallon, they were captained by Helen Cunningham.

The Girls' of Mountbellew Golf Club, won the Connaught Schools Championship in 2006 with Emma Gilmore and Aoife Fallon.

The Ladies' of Mountbellew Golf Club won the Western District Lina Black Trophy in 2005, when the team was, Margaret Smyth, Caroline Delaney, Helen Gardiner, Laura Farrell, Connie O'Brien, Aoife Fallon and Laura Burke, they were captained by Noreen Treacy. 

The Girls' of Mountbellew Golf Club won the Connaught Final of the Junior Girls Inter Club Championship in 2005 when the team was, Aoife Fallon, Emma Gilmore, Laura Burke and they were captained by Siobhan Fallon.

The Ladies' of Mountbellew Golf Club won the Burren Trophy in 2005 when the team was, Margaret Smyth, Dympna O'Brien, Marie Devane, Caroline Delaney, Nolreen Treacy, Phil Kilgannon, Laura Farrell, Anettte Coleman, Loretto McDermott, Patricia Bourke, Aoifa Fallon, Laura Burke and Connie O'Brien, they were captained by Bridie Jones.

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

Emma Gilmore and Christina Hyland were selected on the Connaught Girls' team for the Smurfit Interprovincial Championship at Enniscrone Golf Club on the 18th to 20th April 2001.

Mountbellew won the County Galway Trophy in September 2001 with a five shot winning score of 475 on their home course.

M. Highland qualified for the National Finals of the Irish Times-Mitsubishi Motors Women's Masters. She returned 33 points in the semi-final at Glasson Golf Hotel & Country Club on the 23rd of August 2001. Then it was on to Galway Bay Golf & Country Club for the Final on 13th September.

Evelyn Higgins and Mina Desmond qualified for the National Finals of the Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Ladies Golf Challenge at Druid's Glen Golf Club on the 21st of August 2001

Prior to 2001:

Emma Gilmore was selected on the ILGU Junior squad in November 2000

Mountbellew won the Cecil Ewing Shield Championship in 1999 the team consisted of J. Costello, J. O'Connor, G. O'Connor, S. McCormack, J. Linnane, S. King, L. Brogan, P.  McGrath, B. Flemming, they were Captwined by T. Meehan, and managed by M. Linehan.

Terry Hegarty played for the Irish International team in 1957

History of Mountbellew

Instituted 1906 affiliated 1930

The first record of golf at Mountbellew appears in the "Irish Field" on 10th November, 1906, which reported: "A meeting of the above club was held in Mannion's Hotel during the week. President Sir Henry Grattan Bellew, Vice President, Lord De Rythyn, Captain, Mr. Nernon. A vote of thanks was passed to Sir Henry Grattan Bellew for giving use of the Deer Park grounds for the golf course". It would seem this club didn’t last after 1910.

The present club at Mountbellew was founded in 1929, the land was rented from Col. Bellew at £18 per annum. The founder members were Dr. Matt Crowe, Ned Donoghue, Micky Gilmore, James Haverty, Maurice Hegarty, Fr. Matt Loftus, the Naughton family, Nellie Mannion, and the staff of the Bank of Ireland.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
T. Linehan 1990 Ladies Captain
J. Hughes 1990 Men's Captain
Dr. M. Linehan 1990 President
G. Coyne 1991 Ladies Captain
T. Meehan 1991 Men's Captain
P. McGrath 1991 President
K. Bergin 1992 Ladies Captain
J. P. Linnane 1992 Men's Captain
J. Gilmore 1992 President
C. Harverty 1993 Ladies Captain
R. Mannion 1993 Men's Captain
P. Costello 1993 President
M. Meehan 1994 Men's Captain
I. Barrett 1994 Men's Captain
D. L. Killeen Snr 1994 President
S. Keane 1995 Ladies Captain
L. Challoner 1995 Men's Captain
J. O'Connor 1995 President
Margaret Smyth 1996 Ladies Captain
Mattie McDonagh 1996 Men's Captain
Joe Clarke 1996 President
Rita Connor 1997 Ladies Captain
Seamus Loftus 1997 Men's Captain
Iggy O'Brien 1997 President
Mary Farrell 1998 Ladies Captain
Noel Flesk 1998 Men's Captain
Brendan Noone 1998 President
Helen Cunningham 1999 Ladies Captain
Donal Killeen Jnr. 1999 Men's Captain
Martie Healy 1999 President
Berni Ryan 2000 Ladies Captain
Paul Cunningham 2000 Men's Captain
Frank Coyne 2000 President
Helen Mullins 2001 Ladies Captain
Martin Farrell 2001 Men's Captain
Seamus Walsh 2001 President
Una Donnellan 2002 Ladies Captain
Michael Nolan 2002 Men's Captain
Padraic Ryan 2002 President
Helen Gardiner 2003 Ladies Captain
Des Cheevers 2003 Men's Captain
Mary Dolan 2003 President
Bridie Jones 2004 Ladies Captain
Tom Cunningham 2004 Men's Captain
Annette Coleman 2004 President
Angela Noone 2005 Ladies Captain
Shay Cleary 2005 Men's Captain
Johnny Costello 2005 President
Mary Hannon 2006 Ladies Captain
Mat Farrell 2006 Men's Captain
Liam Jones 2006 President
Bernadette Jordan  2007 Ladies Captain
Billy Hyland 2007 Men's Captain
Carmel Haverty 2007 President
Siobhan Fallon 2008 Ladies Captain
Joe Keane 2008 Men's Captain
Michael Cunningham 2008 President
Caroline Delaney 2009 Ladies Captain
Jarlath Donnellan 2009 Men's Captain
Miko Jordan 2009 President
Eileen McGann 2010 Ladies Captain
Martin Hennelly 2010 Men's Captain
Kathleen Bergin 2010 President
Deirdre Donnellan 2011 Ladies Captain
Peter T. Donnellan 2011 Men's Captain
Benny Jennings 2011 President
Breda Barrett 2012 Ladies Captain
Gerry T. Flaherty 2012 Men's Captain
Mike Shakeshafe 2012 President
Helen Costello 2013 Ladies Captain
Basil King 2013 Men's Captain
Evelyn Clarke
2013 President
Noreen Donnellan 2014 Ladies Captain
John Gannon 2014 Men's Captain
Evelyn Clarke 2014 President
Marguerite Hughes
2015 Ladies Captain
Noel Coen 2015 Men's Captain
Peter Donnellan
2015 President
Mary Hyland 
2016 Ladies Captain
Anthony Jacob 2016 Men's Captain
Helen Cunningham 2016 President
Ann Marie Murphy 2017 Ladies Captain
Michael G. Conneally 2017 Men's Captain
Stephen King
2017 President
Emma Gilmore (4) 2017 Lowest Ladies H'cap
Bill Hyland (4.9) 2017 Lowest Men's H'cap

Holes in One at Mountbellew

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Nora Madden 15 August 1998 1st   126 m
Padraig Costelloe 6 June 1999 10th   181 m
Padraig Costelloe 2 December 2001 12th   123 m
Desmond Cheevers 29 July 2003 1st   155 m
Philomena Kilgannon 1 November 2004 3rd   115 m
Desmond Cheevers 4 July 2006 17th   146 m
Fr. Pat Donnollan 22 April 2007 1st   154 m
Laura Farrell 1 June 2008 1st   126 m
Billy Hyland 20 June 2008 3rd 5-iron 146 m