Callan golf club Kilkenny

Callan golf course Kilkenny

Callan Golf Course

Callan Club Crest

Callan is a parkland course with, well placed spinney's, water features on 8-holes, and maintained to a very high standard. The Ladies Course is 5451 yd‘s with a par of 73 and SSS of 72. The Men's Course is 6,422 yd‘s from the blue tees with a SSS of 72.The Professional course record is 67 gross held by Club Pro. John O’Dwyer. The Amateur record is 66 gross held by Brian Duggan (Snr.). The 1st 6 holes especially, require accuracy off the tee, this part of the course has been in play since 1929 .The 2nd hole - par 3, 210 yd‘s varies from a 3 or 4 iron to a driver depending on conditions, a great hole! The 5th hole par 4 - 330 yd‘s, narrow fairway, spinney on right, out of bounds on left demands a well placed drive and a careful 2nd shot to a nice green well guarded by bunkers.

On the newer part of the course the 7th par4 - 450 yd‘s with water on the left is a good test for all golfers. The 8th hole, par 4 at 348 yd‘s, water left and right and a green with nice contours is an interesting hole. The 10th, par 3-140 yd‘s over water is a lovely hole. On the 11th, the stream catches many a tee shot, the carry over the water is approx. 220 yd‘s. Play short of the stream, is best advice for most golfers. The 13th, 407 yd‘s par 4 index 2 is rated the best hole by many of our members and visitors alike. Certainly it demands accuracy and good length off the tee. Having played the 14th par-3 you cross the main road to play the 15th par 5 at 511 yd‘s a wonderful golf hole!. Next the par 3, 16th from an elevated tee, to a green where pin placement can make a huge difference. The 17th is a par 5 reachable in two strokes by many, but will become a lot more difficult when spinney's grow and tend to calm the big hitters off the tee. The 18th is a good finishing hole with a fine view of the green from the Clubhouse and the added pressure of knowing you may have an audience, albeit a friendly one.

Having completed your round you are assured of a very friendly welcome in our bar and we hope you will return again.

Green Fees Midweek:

€20

Green Fees Weekends & B.H:

€20

Green Fees with a Member:

€15

Green Fees for Opens: 

€15

Practice Area:

Yes

Club Hire:

No

Buggy Hire: €20

Yes

Soft Spikes:

Yes

Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €549
Full Beginners Membership Fee: €499
Full Senior Membership Fee: €449
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 500
Designer O. C. M. Associates
Founded 1929
Address

Geraldine,
Callan,
Co. Kilkenny

Telephone 056-77-25136
Email info@callangolfclub.com
Website Callan golf club website

Secretary/Manager:

Margaret Maher

Captain: Nigel Willie Gilbert
Lady Captain: Mary O'Hanlon

Presidents': 

Don Bolger & Olive Walsh
Junior Captains':
Cathal Brett & Elle Madigan
Vice-Captains':
Jim Kehoe & Betty McGrath

Hon. Secretary:

Jim Wellwood Rose Brophy

Club Pro:

Brian Doheny

Hon. Treasurer:

Cathal O'Reilly & Marian Butler
Comp. Secretary:
John Healy & Mary Lanigan
Callan Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:52.530739
Long:-7.369766
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours

Clubhouse opening hours: 9.00am to 11.00pm

Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse

Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim

Catering: Full catering, facilities

Days to Avoid: Saturday am & Sundays

Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days

Pre-booking for open tournaments: 14 Days in advance

Callan Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captain's Drive-In Friday 17 March    Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Sunday 21 May   Closed 1
Captain's Prize
Saturday 8 July Sunday 9 July
Closed 2
Captain's Prize Sunday 9 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 15 July   Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Sunday 16 July   Closed 1
President's Prize Shield Sunday 6 August   Closed 1
President's Prize
Saturday 26 August Sunday 27 August
Closed 2
President's Prize Sunday 27 August   Closed 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 4 January   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 11 January   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 18 January   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 23 January   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 25 January   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 27 January
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 30 January
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 1 February   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 3 February   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 6 February   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 8 February   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 10 February   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 13 February   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 15 February   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 17 February   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 20 February   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 22 February   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 24 February
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 27 February
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 1 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 8 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 15 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 22 March   Open 1
Club Junior Classic Friday 24 March
Sunday 26 March Open 3
Club Junior Classic Saturday 25 March
  Open 1
Club Junior Classic Sunday 26 March

Open 2
Singles Stableford Wednesday 29 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 5 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 12 April   Open 1
Easter 4-Person Team Event Friday 14 April Sunday 16 April Open 3
Easter 4-Person Team Event Saturday 15 April   Open 1
Easter 4-Person Team Event Sunday 16 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 26 April
  Open 1
4-Person Champagne Scramble Saturday 29 April Sunday 30 April Open 2
4-Person Champagne Scramble Sunday 30 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 1 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 3 May   Open 1
Ballingarry Classic
Friday 5 May
Saturday 6 May
Open 2
Ballingarry Classic Saturday 6 May   Open
1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 10 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 17 May   Open 1
Mullinahone Classic
Saturday 20 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 24 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 31 May
  Open 1
2-Person Team Event Saturday 3 June Sunday 4 June Open 2
2-Person Team Event Sunday 4 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 5 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 7 June   Open 1
Carrickshock GAA Classic Friday 9 June Saturday 10 June Open 2
Carrickshock GAA Classic Saturday 10 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 14 June   Open 1
Mullinahone GAA Classiv Friday 16 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 21 June   Open 1
Start of Open Week Saturday 24 June Friday 30 June Open 7
Fourball any Combination Saturday 24 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 25 June   Open 1
Seniors 2-Person Team Event 50+ Monday 26 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 27 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 28 June   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Thursday 29 June   Open 1
3-Person Champagne Scramble Friday 30 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 5 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 12 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 July   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup Saturday 22 July Sunday 23 July Open 2
Junior Scratch Cup Sunday 23 July   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Saturday 22 July Sunday 23 July Open 2
Inter. Scratch Cup Sunday 23 July   Open 1
Ladies 2-Person Team Event Tuesday 25 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 26 July   Open 1
Irish Junior Cup Leinster Finals
Saturday 29 July
Sunday 30 July
GUI
2
Irish Junior Cup Leinster Finals Sunday 30 July   GUI 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 2 August   Open 1
Grangemockler/Ballyneale GAA Classic Friday 4 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 9 August
Open 1
Dunamaggan H. C. Classic Friday 11 August Saturday 12 August Open 2
Dunamaggan H. C. Classic Saturday 12 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 16 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 23 August   Open 1
Ladies Solheim Cup
Tuesday 29 August
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 30 August
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 6 September   Open 1
Emerald Classic Thursday 7 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 13 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 20 September
Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 27 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Finals
Saturday 30 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 4 October   Open 1
Mount Carmel Classic Friday 6 October Saturday 7 October Open 2
Mount Carmel Classic Saturday 7 October   Open 1
12-Hole Singles Stableford
Wednesday 11 October  
Open 1
12-Hole Singles Stableford Wednesday 18 October   Open 1
12-Hole Singles Stableford Wednesday 25 October   Open 1
12-Hole Singles Stableford Wednesday 1 November   Open 1
12-Hole Singles Stableford Wednesday 8 November   Open 1
12-Hole Singles Stableford Wednesday 15 November   Open 1
12-Hole Singles Stableford Wednesday 22 November   Open 1
12-Hole Singles Stableford Wednesday 29 November   Open 1
12-Hole Singles Stableford Wednesday 6 December   Open 1
12-Hole Singles Stableford Wednesday 13 December   Open 1
12-Hole Singles Stableford Wednesday 20 December   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 71 SSS 70 6,149 yd's
Red Par 72 SSS 73 5,437 yd's
Blue Par 71 SSS 71 6,367 yd's

Card

Hole

Blue

White

Par

Index

Red

Par

Index

1

457

414

4

2

407

5

16

2

348

330

4

13

286

4

9

3

408

397

4

9

359

4

7

4

150

138

3

15

129

3

18

5

352

343

4

11

290

4

11

6

505

491

5

18

444

5

6

7

404

380

4

6

320

4

13

8

210

199

3

3

153

3

12

9

360

347

4

7

294

4

5

Out

3,194

3,089

35

 

2,682

36

 

10

384

380

4

10

380

4

1

11

330

300

4

5

261

4

10

12

432

415

4

1

348

4

3

13

407

398

4

4

335

4

2

14

135

130

3

16

125

3

15

15

511

501

5

8

451

5

4

16

148

139

3

14

130

3

14

17

477

468

5

17

410

5

17

18

349

329

4

12

315

4

8

In

3,173

3,060

36

 

2,755

36

 

Total

6,367

6,149

71

 

5,437

72

 

SSS

71

70

 

 

73

 

 

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: Pro. 67 John O'Dwyer

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

2005 Lady Captain Breda Ryan (10) and her Captain’s Prize winner Betty McGrath (23) qualified in the Volkswagen/Irish Independent Lady Captain’s Classic at Waterford Golf Club on Thursday 22nd September, when they returned a fine score of 36 points in this scotch foursomes format to be only 4 point off the Castlecomer pairing of Kathleen Hogan and Ann Kennelly. It was off to the National Finals at The Heritage Golf Club on Monday 3rd October where they were paired with the Mountain View pair of Nuala Cummins and Kathleen Lanigan.

Angela Downey (18) and Noelle O'Driscoll (24) won the Lancome Rose Trophy in the National Scotch Foursomes on the O'Mahoney's Point course at Killarney Golf & Fishing Club in October 6th 2002.

Captain 2001, Martin Cuddihy and his Captain's Prize winner John Norris won the National Final of the Skoda-Irish Independent County Masters at the Royal Dublin Golf Club in October 2001. They returned 44 points to clinch an All-Ireland title. 

Prior to 2001:

Brian Duggan won his Presidents Prize on 20th August 2000. Brian a scratch player had 42pts. Which was 6 under and a new course record.

Angela Downey and her twin sister Anne, who achieved a remarkable double, when they both won the Lady Captain's prize in the Millennium year. Anne who played her golf at Castlecomer Golf Club won the qualifying round in the Volkswagen-Irish Independent Lady Captains Classic at Tramore in September 2000. The twins are better known for their skills on the comogie field. They are probably the best known players in the country and have 12 All-Ireland medals for Kilkenny.

History of Callan

Callan was founded in 1929 and extended to 18-holes in 1999. The present clubhouse was built in 1994.

Roll of Honour

Name

Year

Hon. Position

Mrs P. McHardy

1989

Ladies Captain

M. Sullivan

1989

Men's Captain

J. O'Shea

1989

President

Miss V. Wall

1990

Ladies Captain

P. Cunningham

1990

President

P. Holohan

1990

President

Miss E. Looney

1991

Ladies Captain

J. O'Dwyer

1991

Men's Captain

Rev. J. Brennan

1991

President

Mrs. C. Farrell

1992

Ladies Captain

L. O'Shea

1992

Men's Captain

P. Campion

1992

President

Mrs. A. Campion

1993

Ladies Captain

Mrs. E. Madigan

1993

Ladies President

J. Healy

1993

Men's Captain

Bro. L. Bourke

1993

President

Miss Y. Egan

1994

Ladies Captain

M. Shortall

1994

Men's Captain

Bro. L. Bourke

1994

President

Mrs. O. Kinsella

1995

Ladies Captain

Mrs. M. Moore

1995

Ladies President

E. Holohan

1995

Men's Captain

E. Meagher

1995

President

Mrs. M. O'Mahoney

1996

Ladies Captain

Mrs. J. Grace

1996

Ladies President

L. Duggan

1996

Men's Captain

J. Doran

1996

President

Mrs. P. Fitzpatrick

1997

Ladies Captain

Mrs. M. Grace

1997

Ladies President

B. McEvoy

1997

Men's Captain

J. Kirby

1997

President

Miss Joan O'Gorman

1998

Ladies Captain

Mrs. A. Carey

1998

Ladies President

M. Fitzpatrick

1998

Men's Captain

J. Kirby

1998

President

Barbara Kearney

1999

Ladies Captain

Mrs. B. Holohan

1999

Ladies President

Pat Cullinane

1999

Men's Captain

M. Duggan

1999

President

Ann Wemyss

2000

Ladies Captain

Mary Horgan

2000

Ladies President

Paul Roche

2000

Men's Captain

Larry O'Shea

2000

President

Catherine Davis

2001

Ladies Captain

Mary Barry

2001

Ladies President

Martin Cuddihy

2001

Men's Captain

Larry O'Shea

2001

President

Eilish Ahern

2002

Ladies Captain

M Duggan

2002

Ladies President

Jim Kirby

2002

Men's Captain

Milo Carey

2002

President

Kathleen Power

2003

Ladies Captain

Eileen Cormack

2003

Ladies President

John Grace

2003

Men's Captain

Milo Carey

2003

President

P. O'Brien

2004

Ladies Captain

B O'Donovan

2004

Ladies President

Joe Cuddihy

2004

Men's Captain

Milo Carey

2004

President

Breda Ryan

2005

Ladies Captain

Ina Heron

2005

Ladies President

Tom Ryan

2005

Men's Captain

Eamonn Campion

2005

President

Evelyn Bookle

2006

Ladies Captain

Anne Campion

2006

Ladies President

John Holden

2006

Men's Captain

John O'Neill

2006

President

Noelle O’Driscoll

2007

Ladies Captain

Ethel Lonney

2007

Ladies President

Ger Freyne

2007

Men's Captain

Ignatius Rice

2007

President

Theresa Freyne

2008

Ladies Captain

Ethel Lonney

2008

Ladies President

Martin Brett

2008

Men's Captain

Paul Roche

2008

President

Anne McEvoy

2009

Ladies Captain

Barbara Kearney

2009

Ladies President

Richard Cuddihy

2009

Men's Captain

Joe Cuddihy

2009

President

Mary Norton

2010

Ladies Captain

Pauline O’Brien

2010

Ladies President

Ritchie McMahon

2010

Men's Captain

T. J. Hogan

2010

President

Mary Norton

2011 Ladies Captain
Pauline O’Brien 2011 Ladies Presidents

Ritchie McMahon

2011 Men's Captain
T. J. Hogan 2011 President
Eileen Cuddihy 2012 Ladies Captain
  2012 Ladies Presidents
Robbie Woodcock 2012 Men's Captain
  2012 President
Rose Brophy 2013 Ladies Captain
Kathleen Power 2013 Ladies Presidents
Paul Cashin 2013 Men's Captain
Jack Kinchella 2013 President
Kathleen Phelan 2014 Ladies Captain
Rita O'Neill 2014 Ladies Presidents
Martin Maher 2014 Men's Captain
John Healy 2014 President
Mary Manning 2015 Ladies Captain
Jo Staunton
2015 Ladies Presidents
Pat Mulrooney 2015 Men's Captain
Mossie Skehan
2015 President
Ann O'Shea 2016 Ladies Captain
Catherine Davis
2016 Ladies Presidents
Nigel Dagg 2016 Men's Captain
John Holden
2016 President
Mary O'Hanlon 2017 Ladies Captain
Olive Walsh
2017 Ladies Presidents
Nigel Willie Gilbert 2017 Men's Captain
Don Bolger 2017 President

Rita O'Neill (8)

2017

Lowest Ladies H'cap

Breda Ryan 2017 Lowest Ladies H'cap
Marion O’Mahoney 2017 Lowest Ladies H'cap
Brian Duggan (3) 2017 Lowest Men's H'cap

Paul Madigan (3)

2017

Lowest Men's H'cap

Pat O'Toole (3)

2017

Lowest Men's H'cap

Holes in One at Callan

Member

Date

Hole

Club Used

Distance

Pascal Moore

5 June 1999

16th

 

148 yd‘s

Helen Dunne

14 June 2007

16th

 

130 yd's

Ann Ryan

23 July 2007

16th

 

130 yd's

James Tierney

10 June 2009

14th

 

135 yd's

David Dooley

14 June 2009

14th

 

135 yd's

David Dooley

1 July 2009

4th

 

210 yd's

Kathleen Phelan 22 July 2014 4th 8-Iron 129 yd's