Knockanally golf club Kildare

Knockanally golf course Kildare

Knockanally Golf Course

Knockanally Club Crest

Knockanally Golf Club was designed and owned by Noel Lyons and was opened for play in 1985. It was the venue for the Irish Professional Matchplay Championship since 1987. The first Championship was won by Ryder Cup player Brian Waites for those of you who are too young to remember, Brian played Ryder Cup in 1983 at the PGA National Golf Club.

Knockanally has matured over the last two decades, with some memorable and testing holes. The first has been described by, Christy O'Connor "Himself" as being "the most difficult opening hole in golf" with out-of-bounds on your right and protected by water on the left-hand-side of the green making club selection a priority off the tee and for your second. Water comes into play on several holes but none more so than the 10th and 11th.

The clubhouse is full of character where the visitor is extended the warmest of welcomes that is, unless you are a politician!

Green Fees Midweek: €20
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €25
Green Fees with a Member: €12.50
Green Fees for Opens: €12/20
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: €25 Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee €1,020
Full 5-Day Membership Fee: €696
Full Senior Membership Fee: €876
Full Young Adult Membership Fee: €736
Full Student Membership Fee: €326
Full Junior Membership Fee: €125
Full New Member Membership Fee: €870
Full Play & Pay Membership Fee: €326
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 479
Designer Noel Lyons
Founded 1985
Address

Donadea,
North Kildare,
Co. Kildare

Telephone 045-869322
Email golf@knockanally.com
Website Knockanally golf club website
Office Secretary: Margaret Mulvihill
Captain: Pat Hanley
Lady Captain: Ursula Murphy
President: Brigid Dowling
Vice-Captains':  &
Hon. Secretary: Willie White & Tracy Clarke
Club Pro: Martin Darcy 045-869671
Hon. Treasurer:
John Cahill & Imelda Kinsella
 
Comp. Secretary Terry Healy & Anne Finn
Knockanally Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.382984
Long:-6.788542
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 8.30am to 12.00pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Saturdays am
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Knockanally Golf Club Fixtures 2019 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2019 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday 3 March   Closed
Lady President's Prize Saturday 11 May   Closed
Vice-Captain's Prize Sunday 9 June   Closed
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Sunday 7 July   Closed
Lady Captain's Prize Day 1 Thursday 1 August   Closed 1
Vice-Captain's Prize Sunday 4 August   Closed
Captain's Prize (Q) Sunday 4 August   Closed
Lady Captain's Prize Sunday 4 August   Closed
Captain's Prize (Q) Sunday 4 August   Closed
Captain's Prize Saturday 10 August   Closed
Singles Stableford Wednesday 2 January   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 9 January   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 19 January   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 23 January   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 26 January   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 30 January
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 6 February   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 13 February   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 20 February   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 50+ Tuesday 26 February
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 27 February
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 6 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 13 March   Open 1
Mixed Scotch Foursomes Sunday 17 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 20 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 27 Mach   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Tuesday 2 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 3 April   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Thursday 4 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 5 April Sunday 6 April Open 2
Singles Stableford Sunday 6 April   Open 1
Ladies 12-Hole Singles Stableford Sunday 7 April   Open 1
3-Man Champagne Scramble Monday 8 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 10 April   Open 1
L. & G. 4-Person Rumble Friday 13 April   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event
Wednesday 17 April   Open 1
Mixed Scotch Foursomes Monday 22 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 24 April
  Open 1
Singles Strokes Saturday 27 April
Sunday 28 April
Open 1
Singles Strokes Sunday 28 April
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 1 May   Open 1
Mixed Scotch Foursomes Strokes Monday 6 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 7 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Wednesday 8 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 15 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 22 May   Open 1
Singles Strokes Saturday 25 May Sunday 26 May Open 2
Singles Strokes Sunday 26 May   Open 1
3-Person Team Event
Monday 27 May
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 29 May
  Open 1
Ladies 3-Ball Rumble Thursday 30 May
  Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 50+ Tuesday 4 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 5 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 12 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Wednesday 19 June   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 50+ Tuesday 2 July   Open 1
Ladies 2-Person Team Event
Thursday 4 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 10 July   Open 1
Start of Open Week Tuesday 16 July
Sunday 21 July Open
6
Singles Stableford
Tuesday 16 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 17 July
  Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Thursday 18 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 19 July
  Open 1
Fourball
Saturday 20 July
  Open 1
Fourball
Sunday 21 July
  Open
1
Mixed Scotch Foursomes Sunday 21 July
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 24 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 31 July
  Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup Saturday 3 August Sunday 4 August Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup Sunday 4 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 5 August   Open 1
Mixed Scotch Foursomes Monday 5 August   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 6 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 14 August   Open 1
Ladies 2-Person Team Event Thursday 15 August   Open 1
Fourball Betterball
Wednesday 21 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 25 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 28 August
  Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 50+ Tuesday 3 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 4 September   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Thursday 5 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 11 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 18 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 27 September
  Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 50+ Tuesday 1 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 2 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 9 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 12 October   Open 1
Mixed Scotch Foursomes Monday 21 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 23 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 30 October
  Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 50+ Tuesday 5 November   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 6 November   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 13 November   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 20 November   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 27 November
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 4 December   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 11 December   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 72 6,459 yd's
Red Par 73 SSS 72 5,490 yd's
Green Par 72 SSS 70 6,127 yd's

Card

 

Hole No. White Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 419 394 4 3 337 4 3
2 195 175 3 9 160 3 9
3 529 484 5 7 407 5 13
4 256 243 4 17 243 4 11
5 416 384 4 5 329 4 5
6 348 339 4 11 333 4 1
7 452 442 5 13 407 5 7
8 442 412 4 1 375 5 15
9 159 151 3 15 127 3 17
Out 3,216 3,024 36   2,718 37  
10 412 402 4 4 384 4 2
11 162 152 3 6 125 3 12
12 372 362 4 2 302 4 8
13 365 345 4 14 326 4 14
14 347 332 4 12 303 4 10
13 168 158 3 16 153 3 16
16 397 377 4 8 325 4 6
17 474 455 5 18 397 5 18
18 546 520 5 10 457 5 4
In 3,243 3,103 36   2,772 36  
Total 6,459 6,127 72   5,490 73  
SSS 72 70     72    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: Pro. 66 K. O'Donnell & D. James

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

Anne McDonald teamed up with Ned Kelly of Newlands Golf Club at City West in the regional qualifiers of the Spar-Irish Independent National Mixed Pairs challenge in June 2001. They finished tied for second but were placed 3rd on a count-back. Ann playing off 26 and Ned playing of 12 returned 56 points and booked their place in the National Final at Adare Manor Golf & Country club in August.

History of Knockanally

Knockanally Golf Club was designed and built by Noel Lyons in 1983 and in 1985 it affiliated to the GUI and Golf Course owners Association. The clubhouse is a Palladian style, which was built in 1843, giving an old world atmosphere.

The first owners of the land on which Knockanally House is now built were the Aylmers, who owned the land until 1777. The Coates family arrived, buying Ovidstown and annexing Knockanally. They also had a house in Brighton, England. Matthew Coates built the original Knockanally House (adjacent to the 12th fairway), which was to stand for almost 200 years. This was built in the late 1700's and he was the first of four generations of the Coates family to own Knockanally. He was known to locals as "Miner" Coates, a reference to mines he owned in Africa.

His son built the present Knockanally House in 1843. The estate remained the property of the Coates family until 1942 when it was purchased by the Irish Land Commission. The estate was then divided and parts of the estate were transferred to a number of Irish families, in exchange for their lands in other parts of Ireland.
The balance of the land and Knockanally House were sold to Captain Sheppard, who in turn sold it to the Maharani of Baroda. In 1959, ownership passed to the Rehabilitation Institute, who sadly demolished the original house, using the new house as a convalescent home for the victims of polio.

Ten years later, after a series of ownership changes (Casey, Craigie, Blake, Lyons), Knockanally Golf & Country Club, a public company, became the current owners of the estate and the golf course built thereon. The golf course was designed and built by Noel Lyons, who originally owned the land in 1983.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Alice O'Dwyer 1989 Ladies Captain
Eamonn McCann 1989 Men's Captain
Anna Lyons 1989 President
Gladys McDyer 1990 Ladies Captain
Des Marron 1990 Men's Captain
Anna Lyons 1990 President
Ann Lynch 1991 Ladies Captain
Paddy Murphy 1991 Men's Captain
Anna Lyons 1991 President
Margaret Kenny 1992 Ladies Captain
Tony Lynch 1992 Men's Captain
Anna Lyons 1992 President
Maeve Hickey 1993 Ladies Captain
Peter Toner 1993 Men's Captain
Anna Lyons 1993 President
Nuala McCarthy 1994 Ladies Captain
Tom Fox 1994 Men's Captain
Anna Lyons 1994 President
Vera Hanlon 1995 Ladies Captain
John Brady 1995 Men's Captain
Anna Lyons 1995 President
Fionnuala Conroy 1996 Ladies Captain
Joseph Wall 1996 Men's Captain
Anna Lyons 1996 President
Anna Lyons 1996 President
Mary Glynn 1997 Ladies Captain
Gerry Brady 1997 Men's Captain
Ann McDonald 1997 President
Moira Murphy 1998 Ladies Captain
John Brown 1998 Men's Captain
Ann McDonald 1998 President
Patricia Murphy 1999 Ladies Captain
Ronan Twohig 1999 Men's Captain
Ann McDonald 1999 President
Lorraine Grouse 2000 Ladies Captain
Danny McEvoy 2000 Men's Captain
Martha McAlister 2000 President
Sheila Kenny 2001 Ladies Captain
P. Mooney 2001 Men's Captain
Martina McAlister 2001 President
Mary Kelly 2002 Ladies Captain
John Glynn 2002 Men's Captain
Martha McAllister 2002 President
Muriel Ryle 2003 Ladies Captain
Joe O'Toole 2003 Men's Captain
Carmel Clarke 2003 President
Ann McCloskey 2004 Ladies Captain
Sandy Miller 2004 Men's Captain
Carmel Clarke 2004 President
Marie Houlihan 2005 Ladies Captain
Dominic Fagan 2005 Men's Captain
Carmel Clarke 2005 President
Patricia Bolger 2006 Ladies Captain
Patrick Darcy 2006 Men's Captain
Sheila Kenny 2006 President
Rene Fay  2007 Ladies Captain
Francis O'Kennedy 2007 Men's Captain
Sheila Kenny 2007 President
Evelyn McNamara 2008 Ladies Captain
Francis O'Kennedy 2008 Men's Captain
Sheila Kenny 2008 President
Martha McAllister 2009 Ladies Captain
Dominic Holmes 2009 Men's Captain
Sheila Kenny 2009 President
Elaine Buckley 2010 Ladies Captain
Sean Kealy  2010 Men's Captain
Sheila Kenny 2010 President
Tina Farrell 2011 Ladies Captain
Larry Flood 2011 Men's Captain
Dolores Delehanty 2011 President
Pat McCormack 2012 Ladies Captain
Pat Kenny 2012 Men's Captain
Dolores Delehanty 2012 President
Ger Eyres-O'Brien 2013 Ladies Captain
David Powderly 2013 Men's Captain
Dolores Delehanty 2013 President
Triona McEvoy 2014 Ladies Captain
Pat McEvoy 2014 Men's Captain
Patricia Holmes 2014 President
Nuala Keane
2015 Ladies Captain
Frank Bolger 2015 Men's Captain
Patricia Holmes 2015 President
Pauline Grogan 2016 Ladies Captain
Michael Stapleton 2016 Men's Captain
Patricia Holmes 2016 President
Maureen Clyne 2017 Ladies Captain
Jack Kinsella 2017 Men's Captain
Brigid Dowling
2017 President
Mary O'Kennedy 2018 Ladies Captain
Paddy Carmody 2018 Men's Captain
Brigid Dowling 2018 President
Ursula Murphy 2019 Ladies Captain
Pat Hanley 2019 Men's Captain
Brigid Dowling 2019 President
M. Houlihan (12) 2019 Lowest Ladies Handicap
D. O'Donoghue (2) 2019 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Knockanally

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Eamonn Kelly 1 May 1994  11th   162 yd’s
Niall Keogh 1 June 1994 11th   162 yd’s
Pat Cahill 1 September 1995 11th   162 yd’s
J. Halford 1 July 1996 9th   159 yd’s
Brian Lalor 1 May 1997 15th   163 yd’s
Gerry O'Sullivan 1 June 1997 2nd   195 yd’s
Mary Weld 1 September 1997 11th   125 yd’s
Patrick Conroy 1 August 1997 11th   162 yd’s
Oliver McCarthy 1 April 1998 2nd   195 yd’s
Eamonn Kelly 1 July 1998 9th   159 yd’s
James Connolly 1 May 2000 9th   159 yd’s
Dermot Lally 16 April 2001 15th   163 yd’s
Sheila Kenny 10 May 2002 9th   127 yd’s
John McAndrew 17 July 2003 15th   157 yd’s
Eamonn M. Kelly 23 August 2003 9th   159 yd’s
Martha Mcallister 23 April 2004 16th Faithlegg 128 yd's
Rene Fay 2 September 2004 15th   142 yd’s
Mary Archer 21 April 2005 9th   127 yd’s
Dominic Holmes 20 August 2005 15th   163 yd’s
Robert Fagan 6 April 2007 11th   161 yd’s
Brian White 6 April 2008 15th   150 yd’s
Brian Doran 14 August 2008 11th   154 yd’s