Carne Golf Links golf club Mayo
Carne Golf Links Golf Course
Carne Golf Links home of Belmullet Golf Club, is a great challenge for the keen golfer. Lying in splendid sand dunes it overlooks Blacksod, Achill, Inis Gé and Inis Gluaire Islands. This classic 18 hole links course is one of the finest courses in Ireland and has been voted in the top 100 courses in the World Golf Magazine.
Belmullet Golf Club has been voted the seventh best links course in Ireland and the UK by www.top100golfcourses.co.uk. It was the last links course to be designed by Eddie Hackett and is believed by many who played it to be his greatest challenge.
There are some breathtaking views over the Atlantic and the legendary Islands of Inis Glóire and Inis Gé. Discount Golf rates are available for groups and juniors.
This Belmullet Golf Links has its own golf shop for all your golfing equipment. At 6119 meters (6608 yards), this par 72 Carne Golf Links, home of Belmullet Golf Club is a must play for golfers visiting Ireland. There areOpen golf competitions on through the year and you can find all information on tee times and competitions on this website.
Another of Ireland’s great west coast links where the sound of the Atlantic, surf in Killala Bay is a steadfast accompaniment to the golf round. Carne Golf Links, home of Belmullet Golf Club has the distinction of being the last links course designed by the late legendary Eddie Hackett and is now believed by many who have played there to be his greatest challenge.
Eddie created a series of interesting holes which will encourage the use of a variation of clubs. An enticing hole is the 13th, where the golfer meets a birdie opportunity from the scenic, elevated tee, yet the drive calls for an accurate hit and is not for the faint hearted.
Carne Golf Links lies in the splendid sand dunes overlooking Blacksod Bay, the legendary Inis Geidhe and Inis Gluaire islands and dramatic Achill. Affording little disturbance to the natural and un-spoilt environment that surrounds it, Belmullet is "everything you could ever ask for from the 1st tee to the 18th green" - James W. Finnegan - "Emerald Fairways and Flecked Seas"
Is annamh a thagann tu ar ghalf chursa a thugann dushlan ar Leith duit mar a thugann Cairn ach nuair a tharlaionn se is iontach an rude"
Carne Golf Links was the venue for the Irish Close Championship in 1993.
Carne Golf Links was voted the No. 16-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2018 (Same);
Carne Golf Links was voted the No. 16-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Up-1);
Carne Golf Links was voted the No. 17-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Down-1);
Carne Golf Links was voted the No. 16-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Same);
Carne Golf Links was voted the No. 16-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Up-6);
Carne Golf Links was voted the No. 20-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Up-1);
Carne Golf Links was voted the No. 21-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;
Carne Golf Links was voted the No. 24-Links/Shoreline Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2012, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;
Carne Golf Links was voted the No. 25-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;
Carne Golf Links was voted the No. 21-Links/Shoreline Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2010, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;
Carne Golf Links was voted the No. 21-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;
Carne Golf Links was voted the No. 21-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;
Carne Golf Links was voted the No. 19-Links/Shoreline Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2008, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;
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Carne Golf Links in North Mayo on the West Coast of Ireland lies in magnificent unspoiled sand dunes overlooking Blacksod Bay and the wild Atlantic Ocean near the town of Belmullet. Discover Erris in North Mayo, an area that is famed the world over for its golf course and white sandy Atlantic beaches that stretch for miles, its bountiful wildlife and warm welcome. Carne Golf Links was the last links course to be designed by the late Eddie Hackett and it is now believed by many who have played it to his greatest challenge.
Carne Golf Links has gone on to become one of the premium links golf courses in Ireland and is a true gem in North Mayo. It has recently been voted 7th in the top 100 golf courses in the UK & Ireland.
|Green Fees Jan, Feb. Nov. & Dec.GUI:||€40|
|Green Fees Jan, Feb. Nov. & Dec.||€45|
|Green Fees March GUI.:||€50|
|Green Fees March:||€60|
|Green Fees April to September GUI:||€55|
|Green Fees April to September:||€100|
|Green Fees with a Member:||€30|
|Green Fees for Opens:||€30|
|Buggy Hire: €35
|Website||Carne Golf Links golf club website|
|Lady Captain:||Rita Walsh|
|Vice-Captains':||Vincent Keane &|
|Hon. Secretary:||John Geraghty & Helen Comiskey|
|Hon. Treasurer:||Dermot Butler & Rita Walsh|
|Comp. Secretary:||Jim Brown & Eimear Gilroy, Rita Walsh|
General Facts & Information
|Course opening hours: Daylight hours||Clubhouse opening hours: Daylight hours|
|Mobile phones: Not on course
||Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim|
|Catering: Full catering, facilities||Days to Avoid: None (phone weekends)|
|Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek & Weekends||Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance|
Carne Golf Links operate The Wild Atlantic Way Golf Pass together with Westport & Connemara for €129 in 2017
Carne Golf Links Golf Club Fixtures 2019 provisional*
|Open & Major Fixtures 2019 (to be Confirmed)|
|Captains' Drive-In||Sunday 24 February
|Presidents Prize||Sunday 23 June||Closed||1|
|Lady Captains Prize||Sunday 7 July||Closed||1|
|Captains Prize||Sunday 21 July||Closed||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 19 April
||Sunday 21 April||Open||3|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Saturday 20 April
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Sunday 21 April
|Belmullet GAA Am-Am||Saturday 4 May||Open||1|
|Club Annual Fundraiser
||Saturday 18 May||Sunday 19 May||Open||2|
|Club Annual Fundraiser
||Sunday 19 May||Open||1|
|Our Lady's Secondary School Am-Am
||Saturday 6 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Tuesday 11 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 12 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 13 June||Open||1|
|Practice Day||Friday 14 June||IPGA||1|
|Carne Links Pro-Am||Saturday 15 June||Sunday 16 June||IPGA||2|
|Carne Links Pro-Am||Sunday 16 June||IPGA||1|
|Atlantic Coast Challenge 3-Person Team
||Monday 1 July||Wednesday 3 July||Open||3|
|Atlantic Coast Challenge 3-Person Team||Tuesday 2 July||Open||1|
|Atlantic Coast Challenge 3-Person Team||Wednesday 3 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Saturday 26 October||Sunday 27 October||Open||2|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Sunday 27 October||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 26 December||Open||1|
Card of the Course
|White||Par 72 SSS 71 5,825 m|
|Yellow||Par 72 SSS 69 5,369 m|
|Red||Par 73 SSS 73 4,828 m|
|Blue||Par 72 SSS 73 6,132 m|
|Cnoc na Ros||1||343||333||290
|Lus na mBrat||5||378||327||271||4||12||263||4||12|
|Sraith na Sabhaicini||6||363||355||310||4||2||275||4||8|
|Ard na Gaoithe||7||162||154||125||3||14||121||3||18|
|Log 'a Si||8||365||360||348||4||8||297
|Tir na nÓg||15||366||356||345||4||3||293||4||1|
|Log 'a Fola||18||495||486||476||5||7||390||5||9|
Men's Course Record: 66 Mark O'Sullivan Galway G. C. (+3) 22/10/2005 Pro. 66 Phillip Walton 12/05/2002
Ladies Course Record:
Belmullet Golf Club won the Connacht Seniors Championship in 2012 when the team was Sean McAndrew, Francis Healy, Gerry Maguire, Jim Brown, Danny Glackin, Pat McIntyre, Padraic Lynskey, Jack Creaner, Eamon Mangan, Donal Shine, Ivan Griffin, John Gallagher and John Boyd they were Captained by Coilin Faherty.
Belmullet Golf Club won the Cecil Ewing Shield in 2005, when the team was, John Geraghty, Padraic McIntyre, Des O'Connor, Kevin Barrett, Hugh Carey, John Gallagher, Martin Gaughan, Kenneth Barrett, Sean O'Coisdealbha, Chris Birrane, John Healy, Pat Reidy and James Kelly, they were captained by Gary Stanley.
Michael Lavelle won the Mayo Scratch Cup in 2004.
Prior to 2001
Belmullet won the County Cup in 1995, when the team was, Colin Faherty, Donal Shine, Edmund McAndrew, Kevin Donnelly, Martin O'Toole, Pat McIntyre, Jim Power, John Hanley, Francis Healy and Sean McAndrew.
Belmullet won the Grainne Cup in 1973 when the team was, Joe Kerrigan, Frank Clarke, Michael Kavanagh, Michael McGearbhuigh, Michael McDonnell and Ted Hawkins, they were captained by Michael Gallagher.
Members who played representative golf for their Province;
Michael Lavelle represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 2006 to 2007 playing 12-times won 4-matches halved one and lost 7-matches accumulating 9-points;
History of Carne Golf Links
Founded 1925, affiliated 1926.
Membership at the time cost £1-1s and green fees were 1s 6d for a round. Caddies were paid at a rate of not more than 6d for nine holes and 9d for eighteen holes. Those entrepreneur's hoping to reap the benefits of selling lost balls were paid not more than 3d per ball.
The first Annual General Meeting was held on 17th March 1926 at which the name Belmullet Golf Club and the first Rules and Regulations for the Club were adopted.
At that time the Links was situated at Carne.
The agreement regarding the use of lands for the links was drawn up between the Trustees of the Club, Pat Mc Andrew and Anthony Mc Andrew in 1928.
Mr. W.E. Mc Namara of Lahinch Golf Club was employed in 1929 to help lay out the course and give some lessons. A subsidy of £2-10-0 was received from the Golfing Union of Ireland in September 1929 to help defray the cost of his employment.
A critical point in the Club's history was reached in 1934, due to the decline in memberships the Club was unable to pay the cost of rent for the Links and was on the verge of being disbanded. However the situation was retrieved when the owners accepted a rent of £15 per year for the Links.
In 1992 the Club moved from the nine hole links at Cross Binghamstown to the spectacular new 18 hole Carne Golf Links,the last Links course to be designed by the late Eddie Hackett.
The Club Logo based on an old Irish Myth.
King Lir married the daughter of the High King and had four beautiful children: Fionnuala, Aodh, Fiachra and Conn. After the premature death of their mother, Lir married their jealous aunt Aoife who cast a spell which transformed the children into swans and in which form they would remain for the next nine hundred years. Three hundred years were to be spent on Lough Derravaragh in County Westmeath, three hundred years on the Sea of Moyle between Ireland and Scotland and three hundred years in the Atlantic off Erris in Mayo. On returning after the nine hundred years to where Lir's fort had been in the Fews they found nothing left only a bare green hillock. They then returned to Erris and settled on a small lake on the island of Inishglora.
They were eventually returned to the human form but alas as old dying people and after passing away it is said that they were buried on Inishglora.
Roll of Honour
|Mary Earley||1990||Ladies Captain|
|David Hurst||1990||Men's Captain|
|Brid McDermott||1991||Ladies Captain|
|Kevin Rabbitte||1991||Men's Captain|
|Rita Nolan||1992||Ladies Captain|
|Eamon Mangan||1992||Men's Captain|
|Maureen Connolly||1993||Ladies Captain|
|Pat Caffery||1993||Men's Captain|
|Eilish Molloy||1994||Ladies Captain|
|Edmund McAndrew||1994||Men's Captain|
|Anastasia McNamara||1995||Ladies Captain|
|Michael Mangan||1995||Men's Captain|
|Pauline Mangan||1996||Ladies Captain|
|Bernard Padden||1996||Men's Captain|
|Mary Maughan||1997||Ladies Captain|
|Frank Healy||1997||Men's Captain|
|Anna May Leech||1998||Ladies Captain|
|Liam McAndrew||1998||Men's Captain|
|Marie Gavin||1999||Ladies Captain|
|Frank Brogan||1999||Men's Captain|
|Kathleen Lynskey||2000||Ladies Captain|
|Anthony McNamara||2000||Men's Captain|
|Gemma Kavanagh||2001||Ladies Captain|
|Hughie Carey||2001||Men's Captain|
|Katherine Mangan||2002||Ladies Captain|
|Vincent Fahy||2002||Men's Captain|
|Sheila Tallott||2003||Ladies Captain|
|Kevin Donnelly||2003||Men's Captain|
|Bernie McAndrew||2004||Ladies Captain|
|John Hanley||2004||Men's Captain|
|Delia Garvin||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Gary Stanley||2005||Men's Captain|
|Ann McGarry||2006||Ladies Captain|
|Hugh Carey||2006||Men's Captain|
|Geraldine Gallagher||2007||Ladies Captain|
|Sean Doherty||2007||Men's Captain|
|Linsey deBurgh-Whyte||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Ivan Griffin||2008||Men's Captain|
|Ailish Barrett||2009||Ladies Captain|
|John Healy||2009||Men's Captain|
|Fiona Ryan||2010||Ladies Captain|
|Noel Reilly||2010||Men's Captain|
|Dawn Barrett||2011||Ladies Captain|
|P. J. McHale||2011||Men's Captain|
|Eileen Shaw||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Jim Brown||2012||Men's Captain|
|Sheila Tallott||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Chris Tallott||2013||Men's Captain|
|Marie Cuffe||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Peter Mulry||2014||Men's Captain|
|Eimear Gilroy||2015||Ladies Captain|
|Sean O'Coisdealbha||2015||Men's Captain|
|Margaret Parsons||2016||Ladies Captain|
|John Gallagher||2016||Men's Captain|
|Helen Comiskey||2017||Ladies Captain|
|Gerry Maguire||2017||Men's Captain|
|Assumpta Guilfoyle||2018||Ladies Captain|
|Fergus Scanlon||2018||Men's Captain|
|Rita Walsh||2019||Ladies Captain|
|James McGuire||2019||Men's Captain|
|2019||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
|David McIntyre (4) Turned Pro
||2019||Lowest Men's H'cap|
Holes in One at Carne Golf Links
|Member||Date||Hole No.||Club Used||Distance|
|Patrick Keoghan||27 June 1993||2nd||149 m|
|Francis Healy||27 October1996||2nd||149 m|
|Seamus Gaughan||1 January 1997||2nd||149 m|
|Brendan Kavanagh||23 March 1997||16th||142 m|
|Frank Brogan||19 July 1997||14th||129 m|
|Francis Healy||24 August 1997||2nd||149 m|
|John De Burgh-Whyte||15 March 1998||14th||129 m|
|Chris Birrane||3 May 1998||16th||142 m|
|Francis Healy||2 May 1999||14th||129 m|
|Pat Reidy||16 May 1999||14th||129 m|
|Colin Faherty||2 May 2000||14th||129 m|
|James O'Hara||11 November 2001||16th||129 m|
|Terry Swinson||3 February 2002||7th||125 m|
|Michael Lavelle||22 December 2002||14th||125 m|
|Seán Ó Coisdealbha||28 June 2003||10th||Albatross||465 m|
|James O'Hara||25 October 2003||14th||129 m|
|Michael McGarry||5 September 2004||7th||125 m|
|Jim Power||25 October 2004||16th||142 m|
|Gary Stanley||16 January 2005||2nd||138 m|
|Cathal Church||7 August 2005||16th||154 m|
|Edmund McAndrew||16 October 2005||2nd||149 m|
|Donal Shine||20 August 2006||10th||Albatross||465 m|
|Gerry Lavelle||28 May 2007||14th||129 m|
|Alish Barrett||16 August 2007||16th||125 m|
|Jim Brown||26 December 2007||14th||125 m|
|Eamon Mangan||5 March 2008||7th||154 m|
|Frank Healy||17 March 2008||16th||142 m|
|Declan Conmy||20 June 2009||2nd||149 m|
|Padraic Lynskey||18 October 2009||2nd||149 m|
|John Hanley||6 December 2009||16th||142 m|
|Martin Barrett||28 March 2010||14th||129 m|
|Kenny Barrett||22 April 2010||16th||142 m|
|Donal Shine||6 June 2014||7th||154 m|
|John Brown||19 September 2010||14th||129 m|
|Tom McAndrew||29 June 2014||2nd||149 m|
|Kevin Padden||22 January 2015||14th||129 m|