Royal Tara golf club Meath

Royal Tara golf course Meath

Royal Tara Golf Course

Royal Tara Club Crest

Designed by Des Smyth a legend in professional golf and course architecture Royal Tara consists of 27 holes of championship quality situated just 25 minutes northwest of the M50 motorway that encircles Dublin City.

The main 18-hole, par 72 course measures?5,978 m and is on a par with the best parkland courses in the country. With its sand based greens the course is playable all year round and the proliferation of mature trees makes it a fair test for all golfers. A further 9-holes measuring almost 3000 m (without sand based greens) provides ample opportunity to vary the courses.

A new state of the art clubhouse opened in November 2000 provides all the facilities that golfers have come to expect from a top quality club. Excellent catering and a chance to converse with some members will ensure a pleasant visit to Royal Tara.

Royal Tara was voted the No. 98-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017(New);

Royal Tara was voted the No. 93-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;

Green Fees Mon. to Thurs.: €25
Green Fees Weekends & B.H. €35
Green Fees with a Member: €15
Green Fees for Opens: €25
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee Over 35: €1,078
Full Membership Fee 30 to 35: €733
Full Membership Fee Under 30: €489
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 27
Designer Des Smyth
Founded 1906
Address

Bellinter,
Navan,
Co. Meath

Telephone 046-9025508
Email info@royaltaragolfclub.com
Website Royal Tara golf club website
Administrator: John McGrath
Captain: Chris Farrell
Lady Captain: Ann Finegan
Presidents': Michael Moran & Marjorie Moroney 
Vice-Captains': Dr. Declan Bedford & Therese Kirwan
Hon. Secretary: Bob Turley, Christy Dorman & Margaret Keane
Club Pro: John Byrne 046-9026009
Hon. Treasurer: Sean Brennan, Larry O'Rourke & Marie Tooher
Comp. Secretary: Ronan Lynch & Regina Lynch
Royal Tara Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.593624
Long:-6.637030
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours:?10.30am to 11.00pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Tuesdays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Royal Tara Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to be Confirmed)        
Event. Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday 2 April   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Sunday 14 May   Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladies Saturday 3 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize (Q) Saturday 1 July Sunday 2 July Closed 2
Captain's Prize (Q) Sunday 2 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 8 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Day 1 Tuesday 10 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 15 July   Closed 1
President's Prize Sunday 6 August   Closed 1
Professional's Prize to the Members Sunday 13 August   Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Saturday 19 August   Closed 1
Seniors 50+ Monday 9 January   Open 1
Seniors 50+ Monday 16 January   Open 1
Seniors 50+ Monday 23 January
  Open 1
Seniors 50+ Monday 6 February   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 50+ Monday 20 February   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Wednesday 8 March
  Open 1
2-Person Team Event Wednesday 15 March   Open 1
L. & G. 4-Person Team Event Friday 17 March   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Monday 19 March
  Open 1
2-Person Team Event Wednesday 22 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 23 March   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Friday 24 March
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 30 March   Open 1
Fourball Betterball Wednesday 5 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 6 April   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Sunday 9 Aprl   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 10 April   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford
Tuesday 11 April   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Wednesday 12 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 13 April   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Monday 17 April   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Wednesday 19 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 20 April
Open 1
St. Patrick's Classical School Classic Friday 21 April
Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup (10 to 17) Saturday 22 April
Open 1
Singles Stableford
Sunday 23 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 27 April   Open 1
L. & G. 4-Person Club Classic Sunday 30 April
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 4 May
Open 1
Navan Cosmos Classic Friday 5 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 11 May
Open 1
St. Brigits GAA Classic Friday 12 May
Open 1
Ladies 2-Person Team Event Tuesday 16 May   Open
1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 18 May
Open 1
L. & G. 4-Person Team Event Sunday 21 May   Open
1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 25 May   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Monday 29 May   Open 1
Fourball Betterball Wednesday 31 May
  Open
1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 1 June
Open 1
Dunboyne GAA Classic Friday 9 June
Open 1
Start of Open Week Saturday 10 June Sunday 18 June Open 9
L. & G. 4-Person Team Event Saturday 10 June   Open 1
Fourball Betterball Sunday 11 June
Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Monday 12 June
Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 13 June
Open 1
4-Man Team Event Wednesday 14 June
Open 1
Ladies 2-Person Team Event Thursday 15 June
Open 1
L. & G. 3-Person  Team Event Friday 16 June
Open 1
Mixed 2-Person Team Event
Saturday 17 June
Open 1
2-Man Team Event Sunday 18 June
Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford
Thursday 22 June
Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Monday 26 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 29 June
Open 1
Ladies 2-Person Team Event Tuesday 4 July   Open 1
Fourball Betterball
Wednesday 5 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 6 July
Open 1
Navan Rotary Classic Friday 7 July
Open 1
Fr. John O'Connell Classic Monday 10 July
Open 1
2-Man Team Event
Wednesday 12 July
Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 13 July
Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Monday 17 July
Open 1
2-Person Team Event Wednesday 19 July
Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 20 July
Open 1
2-Person Team Event Wednesday 26 July
Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 27 July

Open 1
4-Person Team Event Sunday 30 July

Open 1
Mixed 2-Person Team Event Monday 31 July
  Open 1
Fourball Betterball
Wednesday 2 August
Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 3 August
Open 1
Club Classic
Sunday 6 August
Open 1
PGA Tankard (Q) Monday 28 August
  IPGA 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Tuesday 5 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 7 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 Stableford Thursday 5 October
Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 13 October
Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 19 October
Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 26 October
Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 72 5,978 m
Red Par 72 SSS 71 4,979 m
Green Par 72 SSS 71 5,668 m

Card

Name Hole No. White Green Par Index Red Par Index
Tar Brooch 1 433 426 5 12 419 5 6
Lia Fail 2 374 369 4 4 324 4 4
Croppy Tree 3 447 429 5 6 357 5 16
Cuchulain's Grave 4 274 257 4 16 205 4 18
Tuatha De Grave 5 127 117 3 18 115 3 12
Royal Seat 6 309 291 4 14 243 4 14
Demon of Tara 7 401 387 4 2 344 4 2
Fin Mac Cumhaill 8 166 157 3 10 131 3 10
Mystical Road 9 459 434 5 8 380 5 8
? Out 2,990 2,867 37 ? 2,518 37 ?
Rath Maeve 10 395 368 4 1 344 4 1
St. Patrick's Fire 11 159 145 3 17 116 3 17
Grainne's Curse 12 366 350 4 5 292 4 13
Ruadhain's Curse 13 160 146 3 15 130 3 15
Sloping Trenches 14 468 457 5 11 399 5 9
Feis Teamhair 15 176 164 3 13 124 3 11
Mound of the Hostages 16 388 374 4 3 322 4 3
God of Tara 17 376 344 4 7 290 4 5
Banqueting Hall 18 500 453 5 9 404 5 7
? In 2,988 2,801 35 ? 2,421 35 ?
? Total 5,978 5,668 72 ? 5,002 72 ?
? SSS 72 71 ? ? 71 ? ?

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: Am. 66 Gareth Shaw (+2) 29/06/2060

Ladies Course Record: 71 Patricia Nannery (6) July 2000

Members Achievements

Royal Tara Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield in 2008. They made their way to Monkstown Golf Club to try and record the clubs first green pennant in the long history of the club. The were drawn against Ulster and reigning All-Ireland Champions Warrenpoint Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Thursday 18th September 2008.

Michael Burke with Pat Martin lead against Seamus Sands with Damian Flanagan and had one-of-those-days when they lost out by 6 and 4. Next up was William Donnelly with Sean Duignan against Andrew Ferguson with Paul Devlin, they lost out by 2 and 1 to the Co. Down men. They were followed by Francis Collier with Joe Mahon, who had a very convincing 5 and 3 win over Noel Devine with Seamus Pentony. The penultimate match of Ray Reynolds with Brian Gaughran against Kieran Caldwell with Michael McGivern went 2 and 1 to Warrenpoint. The bottom match between Des Foley with Paddy O?Brien was halved with Seamus Colgan with Raymond Jackson. So it was not to be for Royal Tara Golf Club in 2008.

Royal Tara Golf Club were Leinster Champions and were All-Ireland Finalists in the Pierce Purcell Shield in 2003, when the team was, Gerry Powderly, Jack Kane, Ger Toher, Ciaran Loughlin, Peter Henshaw, Pearse O'Dwyer, Michael Moran, Paddy O'Brien, Joe Mitchell, John F. Byrne, Francis Collier, Sean Clerkin, John Moylan, Dominic O'Brien, Jim Bannon, Pat Wade, Louis Murray, Michael Clarke and Allen Foley.

They won the Kestrel Cup in 2003 and the Balcarrick Shield the same year.

Noelle Ratty won the green Medal of the inaugural Ulster Bank Al-Ireland Medal Championship at Athlone Golf Club on October 6th 2002, when she returned a score of 73.

Congratulations to Michael Knight (11), Johnny Bennett, Archie Grimes (14) and Tommy Monaghan (10). They won the Mitsubishi Electric-Irish Independent competition for the Special Olympics at Hermitage Golf Club in August 2001. Then it was on to Mount Juliet for the National Finals, where they qualified for the Grand Final in the Algarve in October where they beat Woodbrook by 4pts. Johnny Bennett was unable to travel because he was struck down with pneumonia was replaced by Club Captain Michael Goggins.

Prior to 2001:

J. Byrne participated in the Boys Home International matches in 1995.

Royal Tara Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield in 1980 and 1978.

They were Leinster Champions of the J. B. Carr Diamond Trophy in 1997, and were county champions in 2004, 2002, 1998, 1997 and 1996.

They won the Provincial Towns Cup in 1986, 1978, 1963, 1951 and 1936.

They won the Squire Ennis Trophy at Balbriggan in 1998.

They won the Hibernian Insurance Trophy in 1986.

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

J. Byrne represented Ireland at Irish Boys' level from 1994 to 1995 playing 4-times won 1-matches halved one and lost 2-matches accumulating 3-points;

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H. McQuillan represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level in 1976 playing 3-times won 1-match halved one and lost 1-match accumulating 3-points;

History of Royal Tara

The, original Bellinter Park Golf Club was founded about 1922, by disgruntled members of the Navan Golf Club founded in 1907. In the early 1960s the Land Commission acquired the Briscoe Estate, near Bellinter, on which the club had a nine course. Enough additional land became available to allow the, club expand to an eighteen-hole between 1966-67 at which time the club changed its name to Royal Tara.

The Royal in Royal Tara refers to the proximity of the Hill of Tara, the residence of the High Kings of Ireland. In 1995, an additional nine-holes were added and in the millennium year Royal Tara opened its magnificent new clubhouse.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Angela Macken 1989 Ladies Captain
Rev. Sean Brazil 1989 Men's Captain
Kevin J. Maher 1989 President
Nuala Ward 1990 Ladies Captain
John O'Brien 1990 Men's Captain
Kevin J. Maher 1990 President
Irene Giles 1991 Ladies Captain
Tom O'Connell 1991 Men's Captain
Joe Furlong 1991 President
Bernie Ward 1992 Ladies Captain
Denis A. Smith 1992 Men's Captain
Joe Furlong 1992 President
Helen McEntagart 1993 Ladies Captain
Desmond Foley 1993 Men's Captain
Jim K. Martin 1993 President
Therese Nolan 1994 Ladies Captain
John McGrath 1994 Men's Captain
Jim K. Martin 1994 President
Ramona Mulligan 1995 Ladies Captain
Mossie McElhinney 1995 Men's Captain
Val Lyons 1995 President
Ann Battersby 1996 Ladies Captain
Vincent Lane 1996 Men's Captain
Val Lyons 1996 President
Patty Holland 1997 Ladies Captain
Tommy Byrne 1997 Men's Captain
Paddy Brady 1997 President
Eilish Boyle 1998 Ladies Captain
Larry Reynolds 1998 Men's Captain
Paddy Brady 1998 President
Ann Brady 1999 Ladies Captain
Michael Moran 1999 Men's Captain
Gary Leonard 1999 President
Marjorie Moroney 2000 Ladies Captain
Mary McKeever 2000 Ladies President
Benny Crookes 2000 Men's Captain
Kevin Honan 2000 President
Lucy Farrell 2001 Ladies Captain
Mary McKeever 2001 Ladies President
Michael Goggins 2001 Men's Captain
Kevin Honan 2001 President
Marie McGrath 2002 Ladies Captain
Eithne McDonough 2002 Ladies President
Michael Burke 2002 Men's Captain
Kevin Honan 2002 President
Maureen McElhinney 2003 Ladies Captain
Eithne McDonough 2003 Ladies President
Jim Bannon 2003 Men's Captain
Dominic O'Brien 2003 President
Bernie Lane 2004 Ladies Captain
Mary Dowd 2004 Ladies President
Paddy O'Brien 2004 Men's Captain
Dominic O'Brien 2004 President
Marie Foley 2005 Ladies Captain
Mary Dowd 2005 Ladies President
Gerard Branigan 2005 Men's Captain
Dennis Smyth 2005 President
Breda Farrell 2006 Ladies Captain
Mary Moloney? 2006 Ladies President
Liam Murphy 2006 Men's Captain
Dennis Smyth 2006 President
Aida O'Gorman 2007 Ladies Captain
Mary Moloney 2007 Ladies President
Dave Byrne 2007 Men's Captain
John O'Brien 2007 President
Liz Turley 2008 Ladies Captain
Peg Honan 2008 Ladies President
John F. Byrne 2008 Men's Captain
John M. O'Brien 2008 President
Vonie Macken 2009 Ladies Captain
Peg Honan 2009 Ladies President
Damian Usher 2009 Men's Captain
Larry Reynolds 2009 President
Maureen Scannell 2010 Ladies Captain
Margot Martin 2010 Ladies President
Paul Brady 2010 Men's Captain
Larry Reynolds 2010 President
Deirdre Byrne 2011 Ladies Captain
Margot Martin 2011 Ladies President
Padraig Hoey 2011 Men's Captain
Larry Reynolds 2011 President
Sandra Collins 2012 Ladies Captain
Ramona Mulligan 2012 Ladies President
Francis Collier 2012 Men's Captain
Tom O'Connell 2012 President
Alice Collier 2013 Ladies Captain
Ramona Mulligan 2013 Ladies President
Noel Rowland 2013 Men's Captain
Tom O'Connell 2013 President
Vera Boyle 2014 Ladies Captain
Irene Giles 2014 Ladies President
John Kirwan 2014 Men's Captain
John McGrath 2014 President
Marie Nolan-Steen 2015 Ladies Captain
Irene Giles 2015 Ladies President
Ray Reynolds 2015 Men's Captain
John McGrath 2015 President
Colette Bedford 2016 Ladies Captain
Therese Nolan
2016 Ladies President
Paddy Ward 2016 Men's Captain
Mossie McElhinney
2016 President
Ann Finegan 2017 Ladies Captain
Marjorie Moroney 2017 Ladies President
Chris Farrell 2017 Men's Captain
Michael Moran 2017 President
Alice Davis (6) 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Ann Gorman (6)
2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Paul Cullen 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
A. Duffy 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
Mark O'Rourke (2) 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
Andrew Lynch 2017 Lowest Men's Handica

Holes in One at Royal Tara

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Dominic O'Brien 21 September 1997 11th
149 m
Carmel Drum 18 July 1999 13th
155 m
Vera Barry 1 July 2000 11th
115 m
Vincent Byrne 7 July 2001 5th
117 m
Mark Byrne 16 August 2004 8th
172 m
Con Sullivan 1 September 2004 15th 5 wood 164 m
Dominic O'Brien 11 June 2005 5th
127 m
Maureen McElhinney 11 July 2006 11th
116 m
Lucy Farrell 24 February 2009 5th
116 m
L. Turley 20 February 2016 11th   116 m