Naas golf club Kildare
Naas Golf Course
Naas Golf Club was founded in 1896 and extended to 18-holes in the early 90's and the magnificent new clubhouse was opened in 1999. The old 9-holes needless to say has lush and tree lined fairways, the members have undertaken to make Naas Golf Course one of the finest in the country and are presently upgrading the course for the third time in modern times.
The course has an abundance of fine and memorable golf holes, as soon as you tee off you know you are on a golf course that will test you, with out-of-bounds down your right-hand-side and at 436 yards requires a well placed tee shot and careful club selection for your second.
A warm welcome awaits the visitor in the clubhouse and full catering facilities are available to members and visitors alike.
Naas was voted the No. 97-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (New);
|Green Fees Midweek:||€30|
|Green Fees Weekends & B.H.:||€35|
|Green Fees with a Member:||€15|
|Green Fees for Opens:||€10/20|
|Full Membership Available:||Limited|
|Full Membership Fee:||€931+|
|Designer||Arthur Spring Paddy Merrigan & Jeff Howes|
|Website||Naas golf club website|
|Lady Captain:||Fionnuala O'Neill
|Presidents':||Michael Moran & Gert Conway|
|Hon. Secretary:||Edward Prendergast, Pat Coughlan & Annette McWilliams
|Club Pro:||Gavin Lunny|
|Hon. Treasurer:||Joe McWilliams, Dermot P Griffin & Eileen Powell|
|Comp. Secretary:||Pat Treacy & Rosemary Byrne|
General Facts & Information
|Course opening hours: Daylight hours||Clubhouse opening hours: 8.00am to 11.00pm|
|Mobile phones: Not on course
||Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim|
|Catering: Full catering, facilities||Days to Avoid: Sunday Tuesday & Wednesday|
|Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days||Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance|
Naas Golf Club Fixtures 2018 provisional*
|Open & Major Fixtures 2018 (to be Confirmed)|
|Captains' Drive-In||Saturday 13 January||Closed||1|
|Lady President's Prize||Saturday 5 May||Closed||1|
|Lady President's Prize||Tuesday 8 May||Closed||1|
|President's Prize||Saturday 19 May||Sunday 20 May||Closed||2|
|President's Prize||Sunday 20 May||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize Round 1||Saturday 9 June||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize Round 1||Tuesday 12 June||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize Final Round||Saturday 16 June||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize (Q)||Saturday 23 June||Sunday 24 June||Closed||2|
|Captain's Prize (Q)||Sunday 24 June||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize||Saturday 30 June||Closed||1|
|President's Prize to the Ladies||Saturday 7 July||Closed||1|
|President's Prize to the Ladies||Tuesday 10 July||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize to the Ladies||Tuesday 21 August||Closed||1|
|Singles||Monday 8 January||Open||1|
|Singles||Wednesday 10 January||Open||1|
|Seniors 50+||Friday 12 January||Open||1|
|Singles||Saturday 13 January||Open||1|
|Singles||Monday 15 January||Open||1|
|Singles||Wednesday 17 January||Open||1|
|Singles||Friday 19 January||Open||1|
|Singles||Monday 22 January||Open||1|
|Singles||Wednesday 24 January||Open||1|
|Singles||Friday 26 January
|Singles||Monday 29 January
|Singles||Wednesday 31 January
|Singles||Friday 2 February||Open||1|
|Singles||Monday 5 February||Open||1|
|Singles||Wednesday 7 February||Open||1|
|Singles||Friday 9 February||Open||1|
|Singles||Monday 12 February||Open||1|
|Singles||Wednesday 14 February||Open||1|
|Singles||Friday 16 February||Open||1|
|Singles||Monday 19 February||Open||1|
|Seniors 50+||Saturday 17 March||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 21 March||Open||1|
|Easter Open Weekend||Saturday 7 April
||Monday 9 April||Open||3|
|Easter Open Weekend||Sunday 8 April
|Easter Open Weekend||Monday 9 April
|Seniors 50+||Wednesday 11 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 13 Apri||Open||1|
|Ladies 2-Ball Team Event||Wednesday 18 April||Open||1|
|Ladies 2-Person Team Event||Wednesday 2 May||Open||1|
|Fourball||Saturday 5 May
||Monday 7 May||Open||3|
|Fourball||Sunday 6 May
|Fourball||Monday 7 May||Open||1|
|Seniors 50+||Wednesday 9 May||Open||1|
|Kildare Seniors Scratch Championship||Friday 19 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 23 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Saturday 26 May
|Ladies 3-Ball Betterball
||Sunday 27 May
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 28 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 30 May
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Saturday 2 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Fourball||Monday 4 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford Seniors 50+||Wednesday 13 June||Open||1|
|Ladies 3-Person Team Event||Friday 29 June
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 4 July||Open||1|
|Parent & Child Foreball
||Friday 6 July||Open||1|
|Inter. Scratch Cup||Sunday 8 July||Open||1|
|Minor Scratch Cup||Sunday 8 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Seniors 50+||Wednesday 18 July||Open||1|
|Start of Open Week||Friday 3 August
||Sunday 12 August||Open||9|
|L. & G. Fourball Betterball
||Friday 3 August
|L. & G. 4-Person Team Event
||Saturday 4 August
|Mixed 2-Person Team Event 10-hole||Saturday 4 August
||Sunday 5 August
|Mixed Foursomes Strokes 10-hole||Sunday 5 August
|L. & G. Fourball Betterball||Monday 6 August
|L. & G. Singles Stableford 10-hole
||Monday 6 August
|L. & G. Fourball Betterball||Tuesday 7 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford 10-hole||Tuesday 7 August||Open||1|
|Ladies 2-Person Team Event||Wednesday 8 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford 10-hole||Wednesday 8 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford
||Thursday 9 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. 3-Person Team Event||Thursday 9 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Fourball Betterball||Friday 10 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. 3-Person Team Event||Friday 10 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Fourball Betterball||Saturday 11 August||Open||1|
|Mixed Foursomes Strokes 10-hole||Saturday 11 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Sunday 12 August||Open||1|
|Mixed Foursomes Strokes 10-hole||Sunday 12 August||Open||1|
|Seniors 50+||Wednesday 15 August||Open||1|
|Naas Pro-Am||Friday 24 August||Open||1|
|Ladies 2-Person Team Event||Wednesday 29 August
|Seniors 50+||Wednesday 12 September||Open||1|
|Ladies 3-Ball Rumble||Wednesday 19 September||Open||1|
|Seniors 50+||Wednesday 10 October||Open||1|
Card of the Course
|White||Par 71 SSS 70 6,162 yd's|
|Yellow||Par 70 SSS 69 5,848 yd's|
|Red||Par 72 SSS 73 5,479 yd's|
|Blue||Par 71 SSS 71 6,326 yd's|
Men's Course Record 67 Mick Curtis (3) 07/06/2001
Ladies Course Record:
Go Golfing would like to congratulate Jonathon Yates on winning The West of Ireland in 2016. He beat Declan Reidy from the home club by 4 and 2 in Round 1 and Seamus Cullen from Slieve Russell by 1-hole in the second Round, he had a comfortable 5 and 4 win over Harry Duggan from Kilkenny in Round 3.
He accounted for Matthey Kane from Whitehead by 6 and 5 in the Quarter Final. He met regaining champion Dermot McElroy from Ballymena in the Semi Final and recorded a 1-hole win, and out gunned Daniel Holland from Castle by 2 and 1 in the decider.
Young Jack Hume won the West of Ireland Open Championship at Co. Sligo Golf Club on Tuesday 22nd April 2014, when he beat Robbie Cannon from Balbriggan Golf Club on the 18th-Hole.
Naas Golf Club won the Leinster Final of The Irish Junior Cup at Moate Golf Club on Sunday 4th July 2010 when they beat Elm Park Golf Club by 3½ matches to 1½ matches, having beaten Callan Golf Club by 3 matches to 2 matches in the semi-final.
They made their way to Castlebar Golf Club to participate in the National deciders where they were drawn against Munster Champions East Cork in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Wednesday 15th September . First on the tee was Ray Lynch against Eric Walsh who lost his match by the slender margin of 1-hole, he was followed by Gus Fitzpatrick who halved his match against Ross Williams. Next up was Mark Holmes who beat Stephen Buckley by 4 and 3. The penultimate match saw David Prendergast against Kevin Byrne gave Naas a 2 and 1 result, the bottom match was Conor O’Hehir against Kieran O’Brien clinched their place in the All-Ireland Final the following day.
They met Connacht Champions Portumna Golf Club in the decider, Mark Holmes lead the team this time against Ger Lynce who lost by 3 and 2, he was followed by D. Keane who had one-of-those days when losing out to Sean Cleary by 7 and 5, next up was Gus Fitzpatrick who had a convincing 5 and 4 win over John Cleary. The penultimate match Conor O’Hehir against Shane Ryan also went Naas’s way by 3 and 2. So it was all down to the bottom match of David Prendergast against Pat Quinlan to decide where the green pennant would go, however the Galway man prevailed and won his match by 3 and 2.
Naas Golf Club won the Leinster Final of The Irish Junior Cup in 2008. It was on to Monkstown Golf Club outside of Cork City where the met Ulster Champions Ballycastle Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Wednesday 17th September 2008.
Ray Lynch lead against Tony McConville in the top match and recorded 2 and 1 win over the Co. Antrim man, he was followed by Dermot Keane who lost out to Liam Quinn by 3 and 2. Next up was Gus Fitzpatrick against Donal McCormick who won his match by 3 and 2, David Prendergast had a 3 and 2 win over Colum Egan, the bottom match finished all-square with Conor O’Rourke and Hugh Sayers, the 3 ½ matches to 1 ½ matches was enough to put Naas through to the All-Ireland Final against Connacht Champions Ballina the following morning.
First on the tee again was Ray Lynch who narrowly lost his match by 1-hole to Bryan Cox, Eoin McCormack was brought into the team and went all-the-way to the 19th-hole before loosing out to Pat Howley. Next up was Gus Fitzpatrick against Stephen Lydon who lost out by 3 and 2. David Prendergast won his match by 3 and 2 with Jonathan Kelly and Conor O’Rourke had a 2 and 1 win over Paul McLoughlin, but alas it was too-late and the Irish Junior Cup pennant went west of the Shannon.
Moira Morris was selected on the Leinster Ladies team for the AIB Interprovincial’s at the Island Golf Club from the 8th to the 10th August 2001.
Michael McGinley was elected to the council of the Leinster Branch of the GUI for 2001.
Prior to 2001:
Naas Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Barton Shield in 1985, when the team was, S. Rohan, A. Pierce, T. Boylan, M. McGinley and G. O'Connor.
Naas Golf Club won the Barton Cup in 1959, when the team was, J. Kerin, A. Kelly, J. A. O'Brien, J. H. McDermott, J. Grehan, L. J. Malone, N. Sheridan, D. McDermott, J. Murray, Rev. R. Kelly and B. Gannon.
They won it prior to that in 1934, when the team was, P. Gorey, M. Gorey, Jas Lawlor, E. Kennedy, L. J. Malone, D. J. Lambe, M. Clarson, D. McGuirk, S. Cullen, and J. Rourke.
They first won it first in 1933, when the team was, M. Gorey, M. Clarson, J. Langan, B. Nix, J. Rourke, S. Cullen, P. Gorey, D. McGuirk, M. Quinn and P. Smith.
They won the Duggan Cup in 1981, when the team was, Remy Fullam, Brian Colivet, Mick Moynihan, Des Potter, Noel Sheridan, Joe Bermingham, John Casey, Dessie McDermott, Asutin Murphy and Jim Grehan, they were captained by Joe Lyons.
They won the Metropolitan Cup in 1993, when the team was, M. Moran, B. Kennedy, B. Griffin, E. Prendergast, J. Creaney, C. Callanan, D. Leavy, D. Cully, J. Keane, V. Murray, L. O'Brien, they were captained by K. Whelan.
They won the County Championship of the J. B. Carr Diamond Trophy in 1999, 2000 and 2004.
They won the Kildare Mixed Shield in 1990, when the team was, John O'Dwyer, Larry O'Brien, Gertrude Conway and Nigel Swan.
The Ladies of Naas Golf Club won the Finn Trophy in 1998, when the team was, Maura Moran, Katie Holmes, Catherine Bardon, Marie Flynn, Margaret Kelleher, Sian O'Neill, Mary Flahavan, Pam O'Neill, they were captained by Alice Gibson.
They won it in 1987, when the team was, A. Downes, H. Magee, N. Kennedy, M. Maguire, J. Lyons, C. Harrington, A. Leavy, A. Begley, A. Carbery, M. O'Connor and J. O'Houlihan.
They won it prior to that in 1980, \when the team was, A. Begley, H. O'Connor, J. Lyons, J. O'Houlihan, M. O'Connor, A. Downes, M. Maguire, A. Carbery, A. Gibson and M. Casey.
The Ladies won the Kildare Shield in 1998, when the team was, Paula Murray, Anne Stapleton, Teresa Conway, Marie Morbin, Mona Clarke, Patricia Doyle, Norah Kennedy, Ann Swan, June Greely, Ray Colivat, Mary Ryan and Geraldine Kehoe.
They won it prior to that in 1996, when the team was, Monica O'Connor, Paula Murphy, Helen Magee, Eileen Mullen, Margaret Kelleher, Cait Harrington, Patricia Doyle, Marie Flynn and Mary Ryan.
They first won it in 1977, when the team was, G. Gough, B. McGlinchey, A. Carbery, H. O'Connor, R. Colivet, C. Lawlow, J. Mullane and M. Kavanagh.
The Juniors' of Naas Golf Club won the Leinster Championship and were All-Ireland Finalists in the Junior Foursomes in 1992, when the team was, Gavin Lunny, G. Gibson, D. Keane and D. Cully, they were managed by Pat Coughlin.
The Boys' won the Midland Junior Trophy at Kilkenny Golf Club in 2000, when the team was, Ciaran O'Leary, Killian Jones, Paul O'Callaghan, David Prendergast, Niall Sherlock, Michael Kelly, B. J. Rafferty, James Fennell, Art McCoy and Tom Frayne.
Soccer star Kevin Harrington won the Druid's Glen-Irish Independent "Golfer of the Month" for May 2000. He shot 50 pts. On, May Day followed by a 64 net on 20th of May. His prize was a beautiful limited-edition painting by Robert Ballagh, I, for one, would like to see more of this type of prize appearing on our prize tables.
Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;
A. O’Connor represented Ireland as a Senior International from 1967 to1972 playing 30-times won 19-matches halved one and lost 10-matches accumulating 39-points. He represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 1964 to 1972 playing 42-times won 24-matches halved five and lost 13-matches accumulating 53-points. He represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial in 1964 playing 2-times;
Gavin Lunny represented Ireland at Irish Boys' level in 1995 playing 7-times won 1-match and lost 6-matches accumulating 2-points. He represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level from 1996 to 1999 playing 7-times won 3-matches and lost 4-matches accumulating 6-points. He represented Leinster at Boys Interprovincial level from 1993 to 1994 playing 12-times won 7-matches and lost 5-matches accumulating 14-points;
P. Coyne represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial in 1964 playing 2-times;
Moira Morris was the reserve on the Irish team in the European Ladies Junior Championships at Oslo Golf Club in 1998. She was selected on the Irish Panel for 1999;
History of Naas
There is some confusion as to the foundation date of Naas Golf Club. However, a letter in the "Irish Field" on 3rd October, 1908, by Mr. E. I. Gray, records "Your correspondent states that Messrs Gray and McCann were chiefly responsible for the forming of the club in 1896. Neither McCann nor myself had anything to do with it. It was first put on foot by a great enthusiast, Mr. Mansfield, D. L., our President, who was ably assisted by Mr. J. S. Shannon now manager of the Hibernian Bank at Loughrea. They got together a very small club at Halverston, that existed only on sufferance and despite the fact that the rent was only something like £6 a year, it was with great difficulty raised."
It was known as the Co. Kildare Golf Club until 1966, when it changed its name to Naas.
The club moved from Halverston to Decoy in 1903 George Coburn, the professional at Portmarnock, laid out the new nine-hole course. Then, in 1912, it moved again to the Knocks and W. C. Pickman of Portmarnock laid out this new nine-hole course. Then, in 1922, yet another move took place, this time to Monread, before locating at its present home at Kerdiffstown, which was officially opened on the 8th June 1941.
In the early 1990s, Dr. Arthur Spring redesigned the course, which included an additional nine-holes. In 1999, Naas opened its fine new clubhouse.
Roll of Honour
|Kay Moynihan||1989||Ladies Captain|
|Liam Casey||1989||Men's Captain|
|Rosario Fitzsimons||1990||Ladies Captain|
|Joan Gorry||1990||Ladies President|
|David Carbery||1990||Men's Captain|
|Joan Lyons||1991||Ladies Captain|
|Breda McDermott||1991||Ladies President|
|Tom D' Arcy||1991||Men's Captain|
|Brenda Chapman||1992||Ladies Captain|
|Breda McDermott||1992||Ladies President|
|Noel Ryan||1992||Men's Captain|
|Ronnie D'Arcy||1993||Ladies Captain|
|Breda McDermott||1993||Ladies President|
|John O'Reilly||1993||Men's Captain|
|Joan Osborne||1994||Ladies Captain|
|Ceppy Lawlor||1994||Ladies President|
|Chris Sheehan||1994||Men's Captain|
|Helen Magee||1995||Ladies Captain|
|Ceppy Lawlor||1995||Ladies President|
|Seamus Rohan||1995||Men's Captain|
|Ursula Owens||1996||Ladies Captain|
|Ceppy Lawlor||1996||Ladies President|
|Turlough Boylan||1996||Men's Captain|
|Geraldine Kehoe||1997||Ladies Captain|
|Freddie Rafferty||1997||Ladies President|
|Eddie Prendergast||1997||Men's Captain|
|Pam O'Neill||1998||Ladies Captain|
|Seamus Moody||1998||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. R. Colivet||1999||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. F. Rafferty||1999||Ladies President|
|Nigel Swan||1999||Men's Captain|
|Teresa Conway||2000||Ladies Captain|
|Margot D'Arcy||2000||Ladies President|
|Larry Clarke||2000||Men's Captain|
|Cecily Murphy||2001||Ladies Captain|
|Margot D'Arcy||2001||Ladies President|
|Dermot Delaney||2001||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. Patricia Doyle||2002||Ladies Captain|
|Margot D'Arcy||2002||Ladies President|
|Ben Scully||2002||Men's Captain|
|Ann Jones||2003||Ladies Captain|
|M. Clarke||2003||Ladies President|
|Dermot Delaney||2003||Men's Captain|
|Gert Conway||2004||Ladies Captain|
|M. Clarke||2004||Ladies President|
|Noel Farrelly||2004||Men's Captain|
|Mary Pierce||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Monica O'Connor||2005||Ladies President|
|Gerry Prendergast||2005||Men's Captain|
|Mary Ryan||2006||Ladies Captain|
|Monica O'Connor||2006||Ladies President|
|Frank Walsh||2006||Men's Captain|
|Margaret Kelleher||2007||Ladies Captain|
|Moira Maguire||2007||Ladies President|
|John Cradock||2007||Men's Captain|
|Phil Rohan||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Moira Maguire||2008||Ladies President|
|Jim Fennell||2008||Men's Captain|
|Ann Swan||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Joan Lyons||2009||Ladies President|
|John Kerin||2009||Men's Captain|
|Angelina Moody||2010||Ladies Captain|
|Joan Lyons||2010||Ladies President|
|Richard Hayden||2010||Men's Captain|
|Brid Dermody||2011||Ladies Captain|
|Ronnie D'Arcy||2011||Ladies President|
|Sean Grogan||2011||Men's Captain|
|Anne Stapleton||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Ronnie D'Arcy||2012||Ladies President|
|John F. Dunne||2012||Men's Captain|
|Eleanor O'Dwyer||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Brendan Ryan||2013||Men's Captain|
|Marie Murphy||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Joan Osborne||2014||Ladies President|
|Pat Coughlan||2014||Men's Captain|
|Colette Osborne||2015||Ladies Captain|
|Gerry Berrigan||2015||Men's Captain|
|Yvonne Frayne||2016||Ladies Captain|
|June Greely||2016||Ladies President|
|Dave Smyth||2016||Men's Captain|
|Catherine Grogan||2017||Ladies Captain|
|Gert Conway||2017||Ladies President|
|Kevin Redmond||2017||Men's Captain|
|Gert Conway||2018||Ladies President|
|Jim Stapleton||2018||Men's Captain|
|Moira Morrin (3.2)||2018||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
|Robert Brazill||2018||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Jack Hume (+4)||2018||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Conor O'Rourke (+3)
||2018||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Jonathan Yates (+2)
||2018||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Maurice Kelly (0)||2018||Lowest Men's Handicap|
Holes in One at Naas
|Member||Date||Hole No.||Club Used||Distance|
|Batty Foley||23 May 1998||3rd||138 yd’s|
|Peter Garry||15 April 2000||17th||174 yd‘s|
|Willie Headen||21 May 2000||8th||139 yd‘s|
|Ted Coonan||29 July 2000||17th||174 yd‘s|
|Peter Doherty||7 August 2000||17th||174 yd‘s|
|M. Kelleher||24 September 2001||3rd||160 yd‘s|
|John O'Brien||14 October 2001||8th||139 yd‘s|
|James Kenny||30 March 2003||3rd||163 yd’s|
|Monica O'Connor||24 April 2004||10th||146 yd’s|
|Maire Murphy||6 June 2004||3rd||118 yd’s|
|Malcolm Allen||20 June 2004||10th||185 yd’s|
|Adrian O'Dwyer||27 August 2005||3rd||160 yd’s|
|Pam O'Neill||11 April 2006||3rd||120 yd’s|
|Angela Leavy||27 June 2006||3rd||120 yd’s|
|Nuala Sreenan||18 July 2006||3rd||120 yd’s|
|Kathleen Moore||15 August 2006||14th||127 yd’s|
|Betty Barnwall||15 August 2006||3rd||120 yd’s|
|James Leavy||30 August 2006||10th||173 yd’s|
|Vera O'Sullivan||6 September 2006||3rd||120 yd’s|
|Mary McGoff||17 November 2006||3rd||117 yd’s|
|Catherine Farrelly||5 June 2007||3rd||120 yd’s|
|Brenda Chapman||26 July 2008||8th||112 yd’s|
|Caroline Condon||22 April 2009||14th||127 yd’s|
|Conor Delahunty||16 July 2009||8th||132 yd’s|