Gowran Park golf club Kilkenny

Gowran Park golf course Kilkenny

Gowran Park Golf Course

Gowran Park Club Crest

Gowran Park before the construction of the new Golf Course, was best known for its racecourse, and the hometown of Ireland's best hurler, D. J. Carey. Jeff Howes, the well-known Golf Course architect tells us: "When Gowran Park first contacted them and informed them of their intention to develop a golf course at Gowran, their immediate thoughts were that any final design would obviously need to retain the race-track and, therefore, would limit their scope. They could not have been more wrong. This site is full of natural features, which will greatly enhance their design and will surprise even those who think that a great golf course cannot possibly be developed alongside a racetrack.

The five-holes located within the racetrack will feature two lakes and the gently rolling terrain is being transformed, by the planting of gorse and lakeside vegetation. The remaining holes are set among the mature and extensive woodlands for which Gowran Park racetrack has long, been known for. The setting and design layout will result in golf holes unique in character and which will require a wide variety of shots. Water too will play a part in nine-holes. Gowran open for play, in June 2001.

Gowran Park was voted the No. 78-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;

Voted the No. 84-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;

Green Fees Midweek October to April: €20
Green Fees Midweek April to September: €25
Green Fees Weekends & B.H. October to April: €25
Green Fees Weekends & B.H. April to September: €30
Green Fees with a Member: 50%
Green Fees for Opens: €20
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 390
Designer Jeff Howes
Founded 2001
Address

Gowran Park,
Gowran,
Co. Kilkenny

Telephone 056-77-26699
Email golf@gowranpark.ie
Website Gowran Park golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Joe Scriven
Captain: Peter O’Shea
Lady Captain: Helen Dunne
President: Matty Byrne Jnr.
Vice-Captains':

John McNamara   Ann Farrell

Hon. Secretary:  John O’Driscoll & Maura Coe
Club Pro: None Shop
Hon. Treasurer: None
Comp. Secretary: Ger Treacy & Sinead Kearney
Gowran Park Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:52.613785
Long:-7.070560
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 10.00am to 11.30pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Race days
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Gowran Park Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday 26 February
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 10 June
  Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 26 August   Closed 1
Race Day No Golf Saturday 18 March   Closed 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 5 January
 Friday 6 January Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 6 January   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 12 January Friday 13 January Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 13 January   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 19 January Friday 20 January Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 20 January   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 26 January Friday 27 January Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 27 January   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 2 February
Friday 3 February Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 3 February
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 9 February Friday 10 February Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stablefod Friday 10 February   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stablefod Thursday 16 February Friday 17 February Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stablefod Friday 17 February   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stablefod Thursday 23 February Friday 24 February Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stablefod Friday 24 February   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stablefod Thursday 2 March
Friday 3 March Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stablefod Friday 3 March
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stablefod Thursday 9 March Friday 10 March Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stablefod Friday 10 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stablefod Thursday 16 March Friday 17 March Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stablefod Friday 17 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stablefod Thursday 23 March Friday 24 March Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stablefod Friday 24 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stablefod Thursday 30 March Friday 31 March Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stablefod Friday 31 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stablefod Thursday 6 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 13 April   Open 1
Fourball
Saturday 15 April Sunday 16 April
Open 2
Fourball Sunday 16 April   Open 1
3-Person Team Event
Monday 17 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stablefod Thursday 20 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stablefod Thursday 27 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 28 April Saturday 29 April Open 2
Singles Stableford Saturday 29 April

Open 1
Singles Stableford
Monday 1 May
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 4 May   Open 1
Fourball
Thursday 11 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 18 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stablefod Thursday 25 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 1 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 8 June   Open 1
Fourball
Sunday 11 June   Open
1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 15 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 22 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 29 June   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup (10 to 18) Sunday 2 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 6 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 13 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 20 July   Open 1
3-Person Team Event Sunday 23 July   Open
1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 27 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 3 August
  Open 1
16 years Celebrations Saturday 5 August Monday 7 August Open
1
16 years Celebrations Sunday 6 August   Open
1
16 years Celebrations Monday 7 August   Open
1
L. & G. Singles Stablefod Thursday 10 August   Open 1
Start of Open Week Friday 11 August Friday 18 August Open 9
L. & G. 3-Person  Team Event Friday 11 August   Open 1
L. & G. Fourball Betterball
Saturday 12 August Sunday 13 August
Open 2
L. & G. Fourball Betterball Sunday 13 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 14 August   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Monday 14 August   Open 1
L. & G. Fourball Betterball Tuesday 15 August   Open 1
Junior Singles Tuesday 15 August   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Tuesday 15 August   Open
1
Race Day No Golf Wednesday 16 August   Closed 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 17 August   Open 1
L. & G. 3-Person  Team Event Friday 18 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 24 August   Open 1
Open Day Sunday 27 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 31 August
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 7 September   Open 1
Senior Scratch Cup (0 to 4) Sunday 10 September   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup (5 to 9) Sunday 10 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 14 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 21 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 28 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stablefod Thursday 5 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stablefod Thursday 12 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stablefod Thursday 19 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stablefod Thursday 26 October   Open 1
3-Person Team Event Society Challenge Saturday 28 October Monday 30 October Open 3
3-Person Team Event Society Challenge Sunday 29 October   Open
1
3-Person Team Event Society Challenge Monday 30 October   Open
1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 71 SSS 70 5,784 m
Red Par 71 SSS 70 4,873 m
Green Par 71 SSS 69 5,456 m
Blue Par 71 SSS 72 6,110 m

Card

Hole No. Blue White Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 482 462 436 5 18 386 5 18
2 350 329 318 4 8 281 4 8
3 383 357 335 4 6 303 4 6
4 403 383 362 4 2 336 4 2
5 160 152 143 3 16 111 3 16
6 334 316 298 4 12 279 4 12
7 356 336 313 4 4 282 4 4
8 447 424 402 5 14 353 5 14
9 147 140 132 3 10 130 3 10
Out 3,062 2,899 2,739 36   2,461 36  
10 174 164 155 3 17 127 3 17
11 368 354 338 4 7 294 4 7
12 540 511 485 5 1 428 5 1
13 150 143 135 3 13 116 3 13
14 482 457 433 5 11 389 5 3
15 360 337 300 4 3 267 4 11
16 193 183 173 3 9 165 3 9
17 377 356 334 4 15 300 4 15
18 404 380 364 4 5 326 4 5
In 3,048 2,885 2,717 35   2,412 35  
Total 6,110 5,784 5,456 71   4,873 71  
SSS 72 70 69     70    

Members Achievements

The boys from Gowran Park Golf Club won the Leinster Junior Foursomes in August 2016, they were Captained by Captain Jack Foley, the  rest of the team was McKensie Davin, Ciaran Whelan, Conor Cleere and Ben Whelan.  

Gowran Park Golf Club won the Barton Cup in 2009, when the team was Eoin Jordan, Nicky Cleere, Peter Wilson, Martin Donnelly, Thos Farrell, Tony Treacy, Denis Drennan, Cathal Davis, Liam O’Grady, Dermot Fennelly, Luke Kelly, Mark Hennessy, Aidan Roche, David Kearney, Kevin Fennelly, Joe Fennelly, Niall Keily, Rioch Walsh, Neville Coen, Shane O’Brien and Ger Treacy, they were captained by Patrick Treacy.

Gowran Park Golf Club won the Provincial Towns Cup in 2007, when the team was, Dennis Drennan, Shane O’Brien, Brian Minogue, Maurice Mason, Luke Kelly, Patrick Treacy, Dave Kearney, Peter Wilson, Seamus Brennan, Ray Kent, Jim Walsh, Joe Lennon, Martin Donnelly, Joe Farrell, they were managed by Kevin Fennelly assisted by Joe Farrell.

Gowran Park Golf Club won the Provincial Towns Cup in 2006, when the team was, Dennis Drennan, Shane O’Brien, Dave Kearney, Maurice Mason, Kevin Fennelly, Brian Minogue, Larry Cleere, Dave Hogan, Ray Kent, Aidan Roche, Declan O’Leary, Luke Kelly, they were managed by Kevin Fennelly assisted by Matty Byrne.

Gowran Park Golf Club were runners-up in the Leinster Final of the Pierse Purcell Shield in 2005, when the team was, Noel Kenny, Luke Kelly, John Keane, Frank Lawlor, Brian Minogue, Ray Challoner, Joe Farrell, David Hogan, Dan Kearney, Robert Hogan, Colm Lawlor, Gerry Minogue, Denis Walsh, Michael Walsh, they were managed by Jim Walsh.

History of Gowran Park

Founded 2001

Roll of Honour

Name Year Hon. Position
Valerie Gallagher 2002 Ladies Captain
James Walsh 2002 Men's Captain
Paraic O'Rourke 2002 President
Valerie Gallagher 2003 Ladies Captain
James Walsh 2003 Men's Captain
Paraic O'Rourke 2003 President
Maura Coe 2004 Ladies Captain
Thos Farrell 2004 Men's Captain
Paraic O'Rourke 2004 President
Sheila Connolly 2005 Ladies Captain
Matty Byrne Jnr. 2005 Men's Captain
Tomas Carroll 2005 President
Niamh Connolly 2006 Ladies Captain
Fr. Oliver Maher 2006 Men's Captain
Tomas Carroll 2006 President
Eileen Walsh 2007 Ladies Captain
Colm Lawlor 2007 Men's Captain
Tomas Carroll 2007 President
Genevieve Byrne 2008 Ladies Captain
Kevin Fennelly 2008 Men's Captain
Richard Donohue 2008 President
Kate Hennessy 2009 Ladies Captain
Patrick Treacy 2009 Men's Captain
Richard Donohue 2009 President
Sinead Kearney 2010 Ladies Captain
Niall Kiely 2010 Men's Captain
Matty Byrne Snr. 2010 President
Breda Bolger 2011 Ladies Captain
Sean Kiely 2011 Men's Captain
Matty Byrne Snr. 2011 President
Anne Mullins 2012 Ladies Captain
Joe Farrell 2012 Men's Captain
Eamon Kealy 2012 President
Margaret Logue 2013 Ladies Captain
Melvyn Kennedy 2013 Men's Captain
Eamon Kealy 2013 President
Deirdre McCabe 2014 Ladies Captain
Declan Devis 2014 Men's Captain
Jim Walsh 2014 President
Ger Hickey 2015 Ladies Captain
Liam O'Dwyer 2015 Men's Captain
Jim Walsh 2015 President
Kerri Bolger 2016 Ladies Captain
John O'Driscoll 2016 Men's Captain
Matty Byrne Jnr.
2016 President
Helen Dunne
2017 Ladies Captain
Peter O’Shea
2017 Men's Captain
Matty Byrne Jnr. 2017 President
Kate Hennessy
 
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2017 Lowest Ladies H'cap
Paraic O'Rourke (0) 2017 Lowest Men's H'cap

Holes in One at Gowran Park

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Sean Byrne 27 December 2001 9th   132 m
Michael Lane 13 July 2003 13th   160 m
James Comerford 17 July 2005 13th   143 m
Genevieve Byrne 13 August 2006 5th   111 m
Seamus McKillen 7 October 2007 10th   164 m
Ray Kent 19 April 2008 5th   152 m
Dylan Vaughan 2 November 2008 9th   132 m
Joe O’Neill 16 October 2009 13th   143 m
Ciara Duggan 5 May 2012 5th   111 m
Gay Latchford August 2016