County Meath golf club Meath

County Meath golf course Meath

County Meath Golf Course

County Meath Club Crest

Founded in 1898 the Co. Meath Golf Club had a chequered history until 1968 when the club opened for the 3rd time with Charles Tyrrell as Captain who was Captain when the club closed in 1950. Co. Meath has not looked back since. From what was a fine 9-hole course the club acquired an additional 70 acres in 1987. The services of Eddie Hackett and Tom Craddock, the two leading course architects at the time were retained. Between them they cleverly combined the old with the new to such a expert degree that it was hard to distinguish the new holes from the old in a very short period. The course was officially opened in 1991.

Shortly after the Club undertook the building of a new clubhouse and to there credit this is one of the most striking clubhouses anywhere in Ireland. The visitor is assured of a very warm welcome at Co. Meath Golf Club and if he/she manages to make par on the 17th you can listen to the story in the magnificent clubhouse.

Situated outside the town of Trim, home of Trim Castle, one of the largest Norman Castles in Ireland. Close to the Hill of Tara where the high kings of Ireland once lived and near Newgrange, all worth a visit before or after your round of golf.

Green Fees Fourball Mon. to Friday €80
Green Fees Mon. to Friday: €30
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €35
Green Fees with a Member: €15
Green Fees for Opens: €17
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: €15
Yes
Buggy Hire: €25
Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €750
Full Couples Membership Fee: €1,275
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 719
Designer Eddie Hackett & Tom Craddock
Founded 1898
Address

Newtownmoynagh,
Trim,
Co. Meath

Telephone 046-9431463
Email info@countymeathgolfclubtrim.ie
Website County Meath golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Janice Higgins
Captain: Eamonn Brenan
Lady Captain: Linn Elliott
President: Denis O'Keeffe
Vice-Captains':  &
Hon. Secretary: John Ennis, Gerry Abbott & Geraldine Flattery
Club Pro: Robin Machin 046-9431463
Hon. Treasurer: Liam Geraghty & Jane Hughes
Comp. Secretary: Austin Geoghegan & Susanne Fox
County Meath Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.521633
Long:-6.831651
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 10.30am to 11.30pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Thursdays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Co. Meath Golf Club operate a 3-Club Pass together with Knightsbrook & Rathcore for €115 in 2016

County Meath Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to be Confirmed)        
Event.. Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday 5 March   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men Sunday 16 April   Closed 1
Vice-Captain's Prize Sunday 7 May   Closed 1
Vice-Captain's Prize to the Ladies Sunday 14 May   Closed 1
President's Prize Sunday 4 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Sunday 11 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize (Q) Thursday 29 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Sunday 2 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize (Q) Saturday 29 July
Sunday 30 July
Closed 2
Captain's Prize (Q) Sunday 30 July
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 5 August   Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Sunday 13 August   Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladies Sunday 3 September   Closed 1
Ladies Singles 14-Holes Thursday 2 March   Open 1
4-Person Team Event 14-Holes Friday 17 March   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Thursday 29 March
  Open 1
Ladies 2-Person Team Event Thursday 6 April   Open 1
Singles Monday 10 April   Open 1
Singles 14-Hole Wednesday 12 April   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 17 April   Open 1
Singles 14-Hole Wednesday 19 April   Open 1
Fourball Betterball Sunday 23 April   Open 1
Singles Monday 24 April   Open 1
Singles 14-Hole Wednesday 26 April
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 30 April
  Open 1
Mixed 4-Person Team Event Monday 1 May   Open 1
Mixed 2-Person Team Event Wednesday 3 May   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Thursday 4 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 8 May   Open 1
Mixed 2-Person Team Event Wednesday 10 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 15 May   Open 1
Mixed 2-Person Team Event Wednesday 17 May
Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 22 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 24 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 25 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 31 May
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 1 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 3 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Strokes
Sunday 4 June   Open 1
L. & G. Scratch Cups
Monday 5 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesdy 7 June   Ope 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Thursday 8 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 14 June   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Thursday 15 June   Ope 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 21 June   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Thursday 22 June   Open 1
Start of Open Week Saturday 1 July Monday 10 July Open 10
4-Person Team Event Saturday 1 July
  Open 1
2-Person Team Event Sunday 2 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 3 July   Open 1
Juvenile Singles 8.30 to 11.00 Tuesday 4 July   Open 1
Mixed Scotch Foursomes Tuesday 4 July   Open 1
Mixed 4-Person Team Event Wednesday 5 July   Open 1
3-Ladies Team Event
Thursday 6 July   Open 1
Mixed 4-Person Team Event Friday 7 July
  Open 1
Mixed Fourball Betterball Saturday 8 July   Open 1
4-Person Champagne Scramble
Sunday 9 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 10 July   Open 1
Mixed 2-Person Team Event Wednesday 5 July   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup Saturday 15 July Sunday 16 July Open 2
Junior Scratch Cup Sunday 16 July   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Saturday 15 July Sunday 16 July Open 2
Inter. Scratch Cup Sunday 16 July   Open 1
Minor Scratch Cup Saturday 15 July Sunday 16 July Open 2
Minor Scratch Cup Sunday 16 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 17 July   Open 1
Mixed 2-Person Team Event Wednesday 19 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 24 July   Open 1
Mixed 2-Person Team Event Wednesday 26 July   Open 1
Mixed 4-Person Team Event Monday 31 July
  Open 1
Mixed 2-Person Team Event Wednesday 2 August   Open 1
Ladies 2-Person Team Event Thursday 3 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 7 August   Open 1
Mixed 2-Person Team Event Friday 11 August   Open 1
Ladies 3-Ball Rumble Thursday 17 August   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Monday 21 August   Open 1
Ladies 2-Ball Team Event Wednesday 23 August   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Monday 28 August
  Open 1
Ladies 2-Ball Team Event Wednesday 30 August
  Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Thursday 31 August
  Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Monday 4 September
  Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Sunday 10 September   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Monday 11 September
  Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford
Thursday 14 September   Open 1
Ladies 4-Ball Team Event Sunday 17 September   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Monday 18 September   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Monday 25 September   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Monday 2 October   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Monday 9 October   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Monday 16 October   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 73 SSS 72 6,129 m
Yellow Par 73 SSS 71 5,947 m
Red Par 73 SSS 72 5,068 m
Green Par 72 SSS 71 5,809 m

Card

Hole No. White Yellow Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 177 169 163 3 10 129 3 18
2 484 469 461 5 4 411 5 4
3 467 435 425 5 6 362 4 2
4 325 317 311 4 14 285 4 6
5 374 365 356 4 2 265 4 14
6 348 340 332 4 12 266 4 8
7 155 146 140 3 16 126 3 16
8 334 326 318 4 8 262 4 12
9 451 442 433 5 18 377 5 10
Out 3,115 3.009 2,939 37   2,483 36  
10 282 275 270 4 17 263 4 11
11 324 314 305 4 7 282 4 7
12 170 160 150 3 15 116 3 17
13 336 331 321 4 5 286 4 9
14 309 299 290 4 13 284 4 3
15 310 301 293 4 11 243 4 15
16 388 378 374 4 3 352 4 1
17 402 393 387 4 1 359 5 13
18 493 487 480 5 9 400 5 5
In 3,014 2,938 2,870 36   2,585 37  
Total 6,129 5,947 5,809 73   5,068 73  
SSS 72 71 71     72    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: Am. 68 Paul Rayfus

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

Co. Meath Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Irish Junior Cup when they beat Kilcoole Golf Club by 4-matches to 1-match on Sunday 24th July 2011 at Greenore Golf Club.

They made the long journey to Castlerock Golf Club to compete in the All-Ireland deciders the following September, they were drawn against Ulster Champions Lurgan Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final. First on the tee was David Fox who beat Laurence McGrady by 4 and 2, he was followed by Sean Fitzgerald who won his match by 4 and 3 against Philip Shaw, Michael Gaynor’s match went all the way to the 19th before going down to Michael McSherry, the penultimate match of Tony Lacey against David Magee went 4 and 3 to the Lurgan lads, it was all down to the bottom match of Ciaran Blaney against Gareth Hanna which again went North by 3 and 2.

Co. Meath Golf Club won the Provincial Towns Cup in 2003, when the team was, A. Brogan, M. Heffernan, T. O'Connor, J. Cooney, D. Dempsey, M. McDonnell, A. McArdle, J. Dunne, F. Holland, J. Kennedy, M. Murray, G. Byrne and R. Russell, they were managed by M. Murray and M. Dempsey.

They won the North Leinster Mixed in 2002, when the team was, Gerry O'Reilly, Kay Dixon, Austin Geoghegan, George Crolly, Brid Cantwell, Patrick Conway, Martin Pratt, Matt Melvin, Dody Lyons, Tony Herrity, Ursula Magee, Joan Darby, Nina O'Reilly, Peter Darby and J. J. Reilly.

Brendan Swan (12) won the World One Armed Golf Championship at Headfort Golf Club in June 2001. The final against, two-time winner Brian Crombie from Scotland was an epic, the match finished on the 4th extra hole.

Una Clay played in the National Final of Re-Max-Long Drive Competition at Druid's Glen on the 7th of October 2001.

Prior to 2001:

Co. Meath Golf Club won the County Championship of the J. B. Carr Diamond Trophy in 1999.

They won the North Leinster Mixed Foursomes in 1995, when the team was, Michael McHugh, Eilis Nannery, Jim Nangle, Catherine Boyd, John Tobin, Majella Tobin, Maura Murray, Richard Mee, John Crolly, Nellie Hannon, Austin Geoghegan, Pauline McCourt, Noel O'Shea and Ronnie Russell, they were managed by Frank Taafe and Libby McGonagle.

They won the Provincial Towns Cup in 1981, when the team was, G. Crolly, O. Cooney, P. Walker, W. Elliott, C. Dignam, G. Nannery, J. Hegarty, M. Power, F. Dignam, A. Breslin and N. C. Hogan.

They won the Newsam Cup in 1978, when the team was, W. Elliott, J. Corrigan, W. Loughran, P. Dowd, D. Keegan, E. Lynam, D. Mangan, F. McKenna, P. O'Donovan, J. Nangle, R. Mee and M. Collins.

They won it the previous year with, E. Lynam, W. Elliott, W. Loughran, D. \Mangan, W. McDonnell, P. Canning, A. Breslin, J. Kelly, P. O'Donovan, J. Corrigan and M. Craig.

Co. Meath Golf Club won the Breffni Shield in 1998, 1988, 1986, 1978 and 1977.

Olive McHugh won the North Leinster Past and Present Lady Captain's Society in 1997. 

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

Paul Rayfus represented Ireland as a Senior International from 1986 to1988 playing 19-times won 11-matches halved one and lost 7-matches accumulating 23-points. He represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level from 1986 to 1991 playing 24-times won 10-matches and lost 14-matches accumulating 20-points;

Ciaran Boggan represented Ireland at international Boys level in 2009 playing 1-matches, won 1-match and lost 2-matches accumulating 2-points. He represented Leinster at Boys  Interprovincial level in 2009 playing 6-times won 3-matches halved one and lost 2-matches accumulating 7-points;

History of County Meath

Instituted 1898 affiliated 1970

The "Irish Golfer" on the 17th February 1904, records the beginning of golf in the Trim area. "The surrounding countryside, on the whole, from its rich pastoral quality is unsuitable for golf and it was not until Mr. Devereux Emmet, an enthusiastic American golfer came to reside temporarily in the locality that the present links was discovered. He saw within minutes' walk from the town, a track of light land of ample area for a nine-hole course. He at once laid it out and after arranging with the tenant invited his friends to share the privilege. Soon, the present club was established and it is now in a flourishing condition. It is of interest to note that the links are within what was formerly the glebe lands of Laracor, Dean Swift’s Parish, as are Stella’s Cottage and the remains of the Dean’s House"

The club moved to a new location in 1904 at Oakstown. The club had 61 members and Mr. Hanbury was Captain. A change of name is recorded in The "Irish Golfing Guide" in 1916. By 1925 the club ceased to function and attempts to revive it were made in 1934, with Mr. A. J. Malone as Captain. This club lasted until 1950 when C. T. Tyrrell was Captain.

Then in 1968, Mr. Peter McConville initiated moves to revive the club yet again. A public meeting was held in September 1968, and a £13,000 farm of 54 acres was purchased, of which £6,000 was an interest-free loan from local people. The, nine-hole course was designed by Michael McGuirk, the professional at Co. Louth and C. T. Tyrrell was elected Captain, thereby preserving the link with the old club. He had the pleasure of opening the new course in July 1971. The club has gone from strength to strength since, it went eighteen-holes in the late 1980s, and a wonderful new clubhouse was opened in the early 1990s.

Roll of Honour

Elizabeth McGonagle

Member Year Hon. Position
Mrs. E. Souhan 1990 Ladies Captain
J. A. McCann 1990 Men's Captain
J. J. Kelly 1990 President
Mrs. O. Carey 1991 Ladies Captain
D. P. Mooney 1991 Men's Captain
J. J. Kelly 1991 President
Mrs. D. Mullen 1992 Ladies Captain
Mce Power 1992 Men's Captain
P. Mangan 1992 President
Mrs. N. Hannon 1993 Ladies Captain
T. Carr 1993 Men's Captain
P. Mangan 1993 President
Mrs. H. Murtagh 1994 Ladies Captain
Mrs. K. Walker 1994 Ladies President
P. Mac Donald 1994 Men's Captain
Ed. Campbell 1994 President
Mrs. O. McHugh 1995 Ladies Captain
Mrs. K. Walker 1995 Ladies President
A. McEntee 1995 Men's Captain
M. Campbell 1995 President
Mrs. E. Gonagle 1996 Ladies Captain
Mrs. J. Darby 1996 Ladies President
J. S. Kearney 1996 Men's Captain
J. P. Nangle 1996 President
Mrs. M. O'Rourke 1997 Ladies Captain
Mrs. J. Darby 1997 Ladies President
A. Geoghegan 1997 Men's Captain
J. P. Nangle 1997 President
Mrs. M. Woolfson 1998 Ladies Captain
Mrs. M. Dempset 1998 Ladies President
P. Rayfus 1998 Men's Captain
P. J. Darby 1998 President
Mrs. Grace Collins 1999 Ladies Captain
Mrs. M. Dempsey 1999 Ladies President
R. F. Wheeler 1999 Men's Captain
P. J. Darby 1999 President
Val Fitzgerald 2000 Ladies Captain
Mrs. Peggy Dowd 2000 Ladies President
Dr. Larry McEntee 2000 Men's Captain
E. Lynam 2000 President
Mrs. A. McElhinney 2001 Ladies Captain
P. Dowd 2001 Ladies President
J. J. Ennis 2001 Men's Captain
E. J. Lynam 2001 President
Mrs. P. Kenny 2002 Ladies Captain
Martin Craig 2002 Ladies President
Dennis O'Keeffe 2002 Men's Captain
M. W. Craig 2002 President
Fionnuala O'Byrne 2003 Ladies Captain
Carmel McInerney 2003 Ladies President
Charlie Flattery 2003 Men's Captain
Martin Craig 2003 President
Ann Holland 2004 Ladies Captain
Kathleen Dixon 2004 Ladies President
Michael McHugh 2004 Men's Captain
John McInerney 2004 President
Carmel Slattery 2005 Ladies Captain
Kathleen Dixon 2005 Ladies President
Tom Gaffney 2005 Men's Captain
John McInerney 2005 President
Nina O'Reilly 2006 Ladies Captain
Maura Murray 2006 Ladies President
Ed O'Doherty 2006 Men's Captain
Maura Murphy  2006 President
Patricia Dempsey 2007 Ladies Captain
Jack Kennedy 2007 Men's Captain
Austin Geoghegan 2007 President
Anna Gaffney 2008 Ladies Captain
Martin Dempsey 2008 Men's Captain
Michael Dempsey 2008 President
Nuala Eyres 2009 Ladies Captain
Matt Melvin 2009 Men's Captain
Michael Dempsey 2009 President
Patricia Westphal 2010 Ladies Captain
Bill Goulding 2010 Men's Captain
Olive McHugh 2010 President
Alice O'Doherty 2011 Ladies Captain
Gerry O'Reilly 2011 Men's Captain
Donie Mooney 2011 President
Annette Goulding 2012 Ladies Captain
Frank Holden 2012 Men's Captain
Noeleen Campbell 2012 President
Trudi McEntee 2013 Ladies Captain
Denys Merrick 2013 Men's Captain
Jerry Kearney
2013 President
Trudi McEntee 2014 Ladies Captain
Mick Baggot 2014 Men's Captain
Larry McEntee 2014 President
Ger Geoghegan
2015 Ladies Captain
Nicholas Moran 2015 Men's Captain
Elizabeth McGonagle
2015 President
Jackie O'Droma
2016 Ladies Captain
Dermot Sweeney
2016 Men's Captain
Denis O'Keeffe
2016 President
Laura Tolan (9.4) 2016 Lowest Ladies H'cap
Bernie Kelly (9.4) 2016 Lowest Ladies H'cap
Diarmuid Higgins (-1) 2016 Lowest Men’s H'cap
Sean Moran (0)
2016 Lowest Men's H'cap
Ciaran Boggan 2016 Lowest Men’s H'cap
Paul Rayfus (1) 2016 Lowest Men's H'cap

Holes in One at County Meath

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Mary Hegarty 5 September 1993 12th   116 m
Maureen Gorry 18 July 1996 7th   126 m
Moira Power 29 May 1997 1st   140 m
Maureen Dempsey 29 June 1997 12th   116 m
Frank Holden 1 April 1999 12th   180 m
John F. Staunton 11 July 1999 16th   146 m
Christopher McNamara 28 August 1999 7th   144 m
Tommy Kelly 29 August 1999 7th   144 m
Catherine O'Toole 1 September 1999 13th   107 m
Mary Moran 7 May 2000 12th   116 m
P. Giles 8 July 2001 1st   169 m
Monica Woolfson 11 April 2002 7th   138 m
Ann McCullagh 11 June 2002 13th   107 m
Pat McDermott 11 July 2002 16th   113 m
Gerry Keane 16 August 2002 16th   146 m
Gordon Mellon 20 April 2003 16th   120 m
Dairine O'Leary 21 April 2003 7th   113 m
Brian Fallon 12 September 2003 7th   151 m
Miriam Fortune 9 October 2003 1st   129 m
Willie Walsh 21 March 2004 13th   148 m
Marian Pratt 25 March 2004 12th   116 m
Michael Higgins 28 March 2004 7th   150 m
Jane Hughes 20 May 2004 12th   116 m
Brenda O'Connor 26 July 2004 16th   113 m
Peter Hannan 9 August 2005 7th   140 m
Tim O'Brien 26 October 2005 9th   163 m
Tommy Fahy 7 January 2007 7th   147 m
Anne Keane 17 May 2007 12th   116 m
Sean Martin Collins 6 August 2007 12th   170 m
Bernadette Kelly 23 August 2007 7th   126 m
Mary Madden 23 August 2008 13th   118 m
Grace Beatrice Collins 3 November 2008 7th   126 m
Anne Moran 9 July 2009 12th   116 m
Thomas Farrelly 30 August 2009 12th   170 m
G. Ennis 25 September 2016 1st   169 m