Craddockstown golf club Kildare

Craddockstown golf course Kildare

Craddockstown Golf Course

Craddockstown Club Crest

Craddockstown Golf Club was founded in 1991 it is a magnificent 18-hole Parkland that has matured rapidly with tree lined fairways and water coming into play on several holes. The signature hole is undoubtedly the 13th where your second shot is played over water. The finishing hole at 517 metres has destroyed many a good card.

Craddockstown has recently constructed a state-of-the-art clubhouse, where the golfers every need is catered for. The visitor will find the members very friendly and you are assured of a warm welcome here.

Green Fees Mon. to Thurs.: €25
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €30
Green Fees with a Member: €15
Green Fees for Opens: €15
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: No
Buggy Hire: €20
Yes
Soft Spikes: Preferable
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €999
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 730
Designer Mel Flanagan
Founded 1991
Address

Blessington Road,
Naas,
Co. Kildare

Telephone 045-897610
Email enquiries@craddockstown.com
Website Craddockstown golf club website
General Manager: Pat Meagher
Captain: David O'Brien
Lady Captain: Beth Cullen
Presidents': Ger Lanigan & Erika Roache
Vice-Captains':  & 
Hon. Secretary: Pat Keenan, Pat O'Callaghan & Eileen O'Donnell
Club Pro: Felix Murphy
Hon. Treasurer: Peter Masmoll Inedo, David O'Brien & Beth Cullen
Comp. Secretary: Niall Clince & Mary Hourigan

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.206882
Long:-6.638103
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: am to pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Weekends until 3.30pm
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other times Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Craddockstown Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to be Confirmed)        
Event. Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday 4 March   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Sunday 21 May   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Tuesday 23 May   Closed 1
Captain's Prize (Q) Saturday 3 June Sunday 4 June Closed 2
Captain's Prize (Q) Sunday 4 June   Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Saturday 10 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 10 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men Sunday 18 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 15 July Sunday 16 July Closed 2
Lady Captain's Prize Sunday 16 July   Closed 1
President's Prize (Q) Saturday 5 August Sunday 6 August Closed 2
President's Prize (Q) Sunday 6 August   Closed 1
President's Prize Sunday 12 August   Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladies Sunday 20 August   Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladies Tuesday 22 August   Closed 1
Singles Wednesday 4 January   Open 1
Singles Wednesday 11 January   Open 1
Ladies Seniors Thursday 12 January   Open 1
Singles Wednesday 18 January   Open 1
Singles Wednesday 25 January   Open 1
Seniors 50+ Monday 30 January
  Open 1
Singles Wednesday 1 February   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Monday 6 February   Ope 1
Singles Wednesday 8 February   Open 1
Ladies Seniors Thursday 9 February   Open 1
Singles Wednesday 15 February   Open 1
Singles Wednesday 22 February   Open 1
Singles Wednesday 1 March   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Monday 6 March   Open 1
Singles Wednesday 8 March   Open 1
Seniors 50+ Thursday 14 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 15 March   Open 1
Ladies Seniors Friday 17 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 22 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 29 March
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 5 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 12 April   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Thursday 13 April   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Monday 17 April
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 April   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Tuesday 25 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 26 April
  Open 1
Mixed 4-Person Texas Scramble Monday 1 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 3 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 10 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 17 May   Open 1
Ladies Fourball Betterball
Tuesday 23 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 24 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 31 May
  Open 1
4-Person Team Event Saturday 3 June      
Mixed 4-Person Team Scramble
Monday 5 June
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 7 June   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Tuesday 13 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 14 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Wednesday 21 June   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup Sunday 25 June   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Sunday 25 June   Open 1
Minor Scratch Cup Sunday 25 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 28 June   Open 1
Craddockstown Pro-Am Froday 30 June
  IPGA 1
Start of Open Week Saturday 1 July Sunday 9 July Open 9
L. & G. 4-Person Team Event Saturday 1 July   Open 1
L. & G. 4-Person Team Event Sunday 2 July   Open 1
9-Hole L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 2 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford
Monday 3 July   Open 1
9-Hole L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 3 July   Open 1
Mixed 3-Person Scramble Tuesday 4 July   Open 1
9-Hole L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 4 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Wednesday 5 July   Open 1
9-Hole L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 5 July   Open 1
9-Hole L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 6 July   Open 1
Juniors
Thursday 6 July   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Scramble Thursday 6 July   Open 1
Mixed 4-Person Scramble Friday 7 July   Open 1
9-Hole L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 7 July   Open 1
Ladies 2-Person Team Event Saturday 8 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 9 July   Open 1
Mixed Scotch Foursomes Stableford Sunday 9 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 12 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Wednesday 19 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 24 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Wednesday 26 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 2 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 9 August   Open 1
East-Leinster Ladies Australian Spoons Area Finals Monday 14 August   ILGU
1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 16 August   Open 1
Ladies Fourball Betterball Tuesday 22 August   Open
1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 23 August   Open 1
Kildare Under 21's Thursday 24 August   Open
1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 30 August
  Open 1
Singles Wednesday 6 September   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Monday 11 September   Open 1
Singles Wednesday 13 September   Open 1
Singles Wednesday 20 September   Open 1
Singles Wednesday 27 September
  Open 1
Singles Wednesday 4 October   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Monday 9 October   Open 1
Singles Wednesday 11 October   Open 1
Ladies Seniors 50+ Thursday 12 October   Open 1
Singles Wednesday 18 October   Open 1
Singles Wednesday 25 October   Open 1
Singles Wednesday 1 November   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Monday 6 November   Open 1
Singles Wednesday 8 November   Open 1
Ladies Seniors 50+ Thursday 9 November   Open 1
Singles Wednesday 15 November   Open 1
Singles Wednesday 22 November   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 50+ Monday 27 November
  Open 1
Singles Wednesday 29 November
  Open 1
Singles Wednesday 6 December   Open 1
Ladies Seniors 50+ Thursday 7 December   Open 1
Singles Wednesday 13 December   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 71 SSS 72 5,748 m
Yellow Par 71 SSS 71 5,492 m
Red Par 73 SSS 72 4,985 m
Blue Par 72 SSS 73 6,133 m

Card

Hole No. Blue White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 473 447 431 5 15 394 5 8
2 131 121 109 3 11 82 3 18
3 317 310 302 4 17 291 4 14
4 416 378 346 4 1 361 5 10
5 373 334 310 4 3 263 4 12
6 174 164 153 3 7 97 3 16
7 381 365 360 4 9 328 4 6
8 475 453 444 5 13 404 5 2
9 391 356 348 4 5 340 4 4
Out 3,131 2,928 2,803 36   2,560 37  
10 340 323 288 4 2 254 4 7
11 175 146 138 3 16 113 3 15
12 317 308 296 4 12 233 4 13
13 324 304 289 4 4 275 4 5
14 467 456 438 5 6 406 5 1
15 183 162 146 3 14 111 3 17
16 325 301 292 4 18 273 4 11
17 358 350 340 4 8 304 4 9
18 513 470 462 5 10 456 5 3
In 3,002 2,820 2,689 36   2,425 36  
Total 6,133 5,748 5,492 72   4,985 73  
SSS 73 72 71     72    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record Am: 69 J. Dempsey 1995

Ladies Course Record: 75 Stella Lunny 1970

Members Achievements

The Ladies of Craddockstown Golf Club won the inaugural All-Ireland of the Junior Cup in the AA-Insurance ILGU Inter-club Championship at Headfort Golf Club in October 2006. They beat Southern District Champions Killarney Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final by 3 and halve matches to 1 and halve matches and had a convincing 4½ matches to a ½ match over Galway Golf Club in the decider.  

In the All-Ireland Semi-Final they were led by Stella Lunny l(9) who lost her match against Ailish Mulcahy (8) by 2 and 1, she was followed by Mary Kearney (10) who had a 4 and 2 win over Mary Geaney (9), next up was Margaret Swan (11) against Mary O'Doherty (11) this match was halved, in the penultimate match Erika Roche (13) had a convincing 5 and 4 win over Julia O'Donoghue (13), the bottom match of Anne Bolster (15) was also a comfortable 4 and 3 win over Sue Snelling (15).

They met Western Champions Galway Golf Club in the All-Ireland Final and were led again by Stella Lunny against Geraldine Neville, who secured the first point for the Eastern Champions with a one-hole win. She was followed by Mary Kearney who beat Sheelagh Kearney by 5 and 3. Margaret Swan halved her match with Bryde Glynn. The penultimate match saw Erika Roach have a very comfortable 7 and 3 win over Rita Grealish. Anne Bolster brought up the rear with a 4 and 3 win over Pat Lillis.

The Ladies of Craddockstown Golf Club won the inaugural All-Ireland Final of theIntermediate Cup in the AA-Insurance ILGU Inter-club Championship at Headfort Golf Club in October 2006. They beat Southern District Champions Ballybunion Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final by 4 matches to 1 match and Mid-Leinster Champions Moate Golf Club in the decider, they recorded a 3 matches to 2-matches over them.

In the All-Ireland Semi-Final hey were led by Eileen Jones (18) who beat Pudge O'Reilly (16) by 3 and 1, she was followed by Brigid Kennedy (18) who had a 2 and 1 win over Georgina Keane (19), next up was Eileen O'Donnell (19) who halved her match with Ann Marie Carroll (19), the penultimate match of Frances Corrigan (20) went 3 and 2 to the Kildare club against Nola Adams (20), the bottom match of Rosemary O'Connor (20) was halved with Nuala Lynch (21).

They met Midland Champions Moate in the All-Ireland Final. First on the tee was Eileen Jones who beat Eileen White by 2 and 1. She was followed by Brigid Kennedy who lost to Mary Rohan by 3 and 2. Next up was Eileen O’Donnell who lost to Beth Dunne by 2-holes. Francis Corrigan restored parity when she beat Pearse Corbett by a single-hole. Everything hinged on the final match of Rosemary O’Connor against Margaret Galvin, Margaret delivered the vital point with a one-hole win over the lady from the Midlands.

The Ladies of Craddockstown Golf Club won the inaugural East-Leinster Final of the AA-Insurance ILGU Inter-club Championship of the Senior Foursomes and went on to compete in the National deciders at Headfort Golf Club in October 2006, where they met Munster Champions Limerick Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final and lost out by 2 matches to 1 match. First on the tee was Mary Kearney (10) with Erika Roche (13) who lost their match against Mary Conlon (9) with Trude Murphy (13) by 2-holes, they were followed by Stella Lunny (9) with Lorna Shaffrey (16) who had a 2 and 1 win over Vivienne Gabbett (11) & Patricia Fitzgibbon (12), in  the bottom match Margaret Swan (11) with Anne Bolster (15) lost out to Ann O'Mahony (12) with Siobhan Conway (14) by the slender margin of 1-hole.

Craddockstown got to the Grand Final of the Mitsubishi-Irish Independent National Club Challenge in the Algarve in October 2001. The team was Pat Donegan (6), Kevin O'Reilly (9), Robbie Cullen (11) and Bernard McDonnell (19).

Craddockstown were County Champions in the J. B. Carr Diamond Trophy in 1997, when the team was, N. Russell, J. May, B. Murphy, V. Foran, M. Walsh, P. Hart, P. Rogers, R. Lawlor, F. O'Reilly, P. Power and they were managed by M. Hegarty.

Eileen and Joe O'Donnell booked their place in the National Finals of the Spar-Irish Independent Mixed Pairs challenge at City West in June 2001. Eileen playing off 21 and Liam playing off 9 returned a score of 56 points which gave them the runner-up position and set them on their way to National Finals at Adare Manor Golf & Country Club in August.

History of Craddockstown

Craddockstown Golf Club are proud of what they have achieved during our short history. They have set out to deliver a top class golfing experience complemented by friendly and efficient service from our administrative bar and catering staff. They hope that your visit will be a memorable and enjoyable one.

In March 1991, just under 100 pioneering members signed up and committed to the dream of owning their own course. The Committee bought 142 acre stud farm on the Blessington Road just outside the town of Naas and commissioned Arthur Spring to design an 18-hole golf course.

In 1992, the name of the club was formalised as Craddockstown Golf Club and in 1994 our original course was opened.

In 1999, with membership and reputation growing the club opened its clubhouse.

In 2003, not satisfied to rest on our laurels, the Committee with considerable moral and financial support from the membership set its sights on improving the course. Roger Jones (associated with the famous Ring of Kerry golf course) was commissioned to re-design the existing course which involved changes to almost every hole. Although built on a fine tract of gently undulating land and with plenty of natural water, the course did not present the sort of challenge members and visitors alike were increasingly demanding from a course.

The official opening of the new course on the 19th June 2004 saw changes to almost every hole including two new greens, several new lakes, 20 new tee boxes and 15 new fairway bunkers. Members and visitors alike have been unanimous in their praise for the new par 72 layout that has transformed the course into a real golfing challenge.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
M. Kelly 1989 Ladies Captain
N. R. Hales 1989 Captain
C. Cruise 1989 President
M. Kelly 1990 Ladies Captain
T. A. Kenny 1990 Captain
M. Fitzpatrick 1990 President
D. Harrington 1991 Ladies Captain
T. J. Fox 1991 Men's Captain
M. Fitzpatrick 1991 President
Joan Garrigan 1992 Ladies Captain
M. S. O'Reilly 1992 Men's Captain
C. Gord0n 1992 President
Christine Lowry 1993 Ladies Captain
Liam O'Maolaodha 1993 Men's Captain
W. A. O'Connor 1993 President
Deirdre Brennan 1994 Ladies Captain
J. C. O'Connor 1994 Men's Captain
T. A. Kenny 1994 President
Enda Corrigan 1995 Ladies Captain
J. J. Garrigan 1995 Men's Captain
K. F. Roche 1995 President
Eileen Flynn 1996 Ladies Captain
F. J. Donaghy 1996 Men's Captain
T. J. Fox 1996 President
Margaret Doyle 1997 Ladies Captain
P. O. Brown 1997 Men's Captain
J. A. Hutchinson 1997 President
Margaret Swan 1998 Ladies Captain
Liz Carroll 1998 Ladies President
Frank O'Reilly 1998 Men's Captain
P. J. Power 1998 President
Rita Burke 1999 Ladies Captain
Liz Carroll 1999 Ladies President
Donal O'Keeffe 1999 Men's Captain
Reg Lawlor 1999 President
Aine Keogh 2000 Ladies Captain
Nora Stokes 2000 Ladies President
Kieran Curtin 2000 Men's Captain
Frank Donaghy 2000 President
Marianne Brown 2001 Ladies Captain
N. Stokes 2001 Ladies President
David Lombard 2001 Men's Captain
P. M. Corrigan 2001 President
A. Reville 2002 Ladies Captain
Deirdre Harrington 2002 Ladies President
Brendan J. Byrne 2002 Men's Captain
A. P. Hennessy 2002 President
Anne Hill 2003 Ladies Captain
Deirdre Harrington 2003 Ladies President
Pat Corrigan 2003 Men's Captain
Tommy Cowzer 2003 President
Anne O'Connor 2004 Ladies Captain
L. Stafford 2004 Ladies President
Arthur Hennessy 2004 Men's Captain
Dave Lombard 2004 President
Carmel Horgan 2005 Ladies Captain
Lena Stafford 2005 Ladies President
Terry Long 2005 Men's Captain
Pat Brown 2005 President
Ann O'Malley 2006 Ladies Captain
Marie Flynn 2006 Ladies President
Aiden McDonnald 2006 Men's Captain
Jack O'Connor 2006 President
Eileen Jones 2007 Ladies Captain
Marie Flynn 2007 Ladies President
Pat Keane 2007 Men's Captain
Jack O'Connor  2007 President
Catherine Quinn 2008 Ladies Captain
Ann Coventry 2008 Ladies President
Jim Power 2008 Men's Captain
Cormac McGarr 2008 President
Frances Corrigan 2009 Ladies Captain
Ann Coventry 2009 Ladies President
Paddy Power 2009 Men's Captain
Cormac McGarr 2009 President
Brigid Kennedy 2010 Ladies Captain
Denise Farrell 2010 Ladies President
Gerry Byrne 2010 Men's Captain
James Power 2010 President
Alison Hallat 2011 Ladies Captain
Denise Farrell 2011 Ladies President
Gerard Byrne 2011 Men's Captain
James Power 2011 President
Anne Bolster 2012 Ladies Captain
Stella Lunny 2012 Ladies President
Greg Lanigan 2012 Men's Captain
Fergus Lynskey 2012 President
Joan Fitzgerald 2013 Ladies Captain
Stella Lunny 2013 Ladies President
Michael Kelly 2013 Men's Captain
Fergus Lynskey 2013 President
Rosemary O'Connor 2014 Ladies Captain
Eileen O'Connell 2014 Ladies President
Pat Fitzgerald 2014 Men's Captain
Con Mathews 2014 President
Noreen Maye 2015 Ladies Captain
Eileen O'Connell 2015 Ladies President
Tony O'Regan 2015 Men's Captain
Con Mathews 2015 President
Eileen O'Donnell 2016 Ladies Captain
Erika Roache 2016 Ladies President
Pat O'Callaghan 2016 Men's Captain
Ger Lanigan 2016 President
Beth Cullen 2017 Ladies Captain
  2017 Ladies President
David O'Brien 2017 Men's Captain
  2017 President
Stella Lunny 2017 Lowest Ladies H'cap
Lee McMillan (0.1)
2017 Lowest Men's H'cap
Eoghan O'Donovan (0.0)
2017 Lowest Men's H'cap
Paul Fitzgerald (0.8)
2017 Lowest Men's H'cap

Holes in One at Craddockstown

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Sheila Kavanagh 1 July 1999 11th   114 m
Helen Kavanagh 1 July 1999 11th   114 m
Karl Roche 25 September 1999 11th   141 m
Carmel Horgan 27 June 2000 6th   99 m
Stella Lunny 29 June 2000 2nd   130 m
Jim Storey 13 July 2003 2nd   166 m
Michael Keyes 20 September 2003 11th   171 m
Denis Carvill 21 September 2003 2nd   191 m
Michael Dunne 2 November 2003 2nd   178 m
Michael Clarke 10 April 2004 15th   189 m
Darren Kavanagh 14 June 2005 6th   153 m
Eamonn Phillips 8 August 2005 15th   146 m
Stella Lunny 25 October 2005 11th   113 m
Eileen O'Connell 14 January 2006 15th   111 m
Declan Michael Darcy 5 June 2006 11th   146 m
Colin Woods 31 July 2006 15th   162 m
Christine Lowry 14 November 2006 6th   97 m
John Meldrum 18 June 2007 2nd   121 m
Moira O'Connell 24 August 2008 15th   111 m
Gerard Connolly 27 August 2008 15th   188 m
John Daly 11 July 2009 15th   146 m
J. Fitzgerald 30 April 2017 15th   111 m