Clones golf club Monaghan

Clones golf course Monaghan

Clones Golf Course

Clones Club Crest

Clones Golf Club extended to an 18-hole Parkland course having been an 9-hole since its inception in 1913. The work was carried out under the watchful eye of Arthur Spring who has carried out several fine new and remodelling courses throughout the country.

Located in the grounds of Hilton Park some three miles outside the town, Clones is one of the driest golf courses to be found in this part of the country, making it playable all year round. The new course combines stunning views of the surrounding hills, lakes, streams and forests, and a superb golf course, makes Clones a true test of golf and a memorable day out.

The clubhouse is very friendly and full catering facilities are available during the summer months.

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: Yes
Buggy Hire: €30 Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 446
Designer Arthur Spring
Founded 1913
Address

Hilton Park,
Clones,
Co. Monaghan

Telephone 047-56017
Email clonesgolfclub@eircom.net
Website Clones golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Paddy McKeown
Captain: Joe Smith
Lady Captain: Teresa Hanawin
President: Ann McCarthy
Vice-Captains':   & 
Hon. Secretary: Paddy McKeown & Eileen Kerr
Club Pro: None
Hon. Treasurer: Donol O'Reilly & Teresa Hanawin
Comp. Secretary: Michael Connolly & Mary O'Toole
Clones Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:54.139866
Long:-7.235785
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General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 2.00pm to 11.00pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities in Summer Days to Avoid: Weekend mornings
Green fees and Societies Welcome: Other times Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Clones Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captain's Drive-In Saturday 18 February
  Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 22 July   Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 19 August
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 2 September
  Closed 1
Irish Mixed Foursomes (Q) Sunday 21 May   GUI 1
Open Weekend Wednesday 24 May Sunday 28 mAY Open 5
Open Weekend Thursday 25 May   Open 1
Open Weekend Friday 26 May   Open 1
Open Weekend Saturday 27 May   Open 1
Open Weekend Sunday 28 mAY   Open 1
Open Weekend Friday 2 June
Monday 5 June Open 4
Open Weekend Saturday 3 June
  Open 1
Open Weekend Sunday 4 June
  Open 1
Open Weekend Monday 5 June
Open 1
Open Weekend Wednesday 21 June Sunday 25 June
Open 5
Open Weekend Thursday 22 June   Open 1
Open Weekend Friday 23 June   Open 1
Open Weekend Saturday 24 June   Open 1
Open Weekend Sunday 25 June   Open 1
Clones Credit Union Open Monday 3 July Sunday 9 July Open 5
Clones Credit Union Open
Tuesday 4 July   Open 1
Clones Credit Union Open Wednesday 5 July   Open 1
Clones Credit Union Open Thursday 6 July   Open 1
Clones Credit Union Open Friday 7 July
   Open 1
Clones Credit Union Open Saturday 8 July
   Open 1
Clones Credit Union Open Sunday 9 July    Open 1
Leo Rooney Open Weekend
Wednesday 12 July Sunday 16 July
Open 5
Leo Rooney Open Weekend Thursday 13 July   Open 1
Leo Rooney Open Weekend Friday 14 July   Open 1
Leo Rooney Open Weekend Saturday 15 July   Open 1
Leo Rooney Open Weekend Sunday 16 July   Open 1
Club Classic Friday 4 August Monday 7 August Open 5
Club Classic Saturday 5 August   Open 1
Club Classic Sunday 6 August   Open 1
Club Classic Monday 7 August   Open 1
Start of Open Week Wednesday 9 August Sunday 13 August Open 5
Open Week Wednesday 9 August   Open 1
Open Week Thursday 10 August   Open 1
Open Week Feiday 11 August   Open 1
Open Week Saturday 12 August   Open 1
Open Week Sunday 13 August   Open 1
Conagra Open Weekend Wednesday 13 September Sunday 17 September Open 5
Conagra Open Weekend Thursday 14 September   Open 1
Conagra Open Weekend Friday 15 September   Open 1
Conagra Open Weekend Saturday 16 September   Open 1
Conagra Open Weekend Sunday 17 September   Open 1
Matthews Open Weekend Monday 25 September Sunday 1 October Open 7
Matthews Open Weekend Tuesday 26 September   Open 1
Matthews Open Weekend Wednesday 27 September   Open 1
Matthews Open Weekend Thursday 28 September   Open 1
Matthews Open Weekend Friday 29 September   Open 1
Matthews Open Weekend Saturday 30 September   Open 1
Matthews Open Weekend Sunday 1 October   Open 1
McDaid's Open Weekend Wednesday 11 October Sunday 15 October Open 5
McDaid's Open Weekend Thursday 12 October   Open 1
McDaid's Open Weekend Friday 13 October   Open 1
McDaid's Open Weekend Saturday 14 October   Open 1
McDaid's Open Weekend Sunday 15 October   Open 1

 


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Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 71 SSS 70 5,980 m
Yellow Par 71 SSS 68 5,724 m
Red Par 71 SSS 72 5,018 m

Card

Hole No. White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 351 340 4 4 310 4 7
2 137 127 3 18 120 3 15
3 472 463 5 12 381 5 11
4 159 148 3 16 126 3 17
5 321 310 4 10 283 4 5
6 370 350 4 6 334 4 3
7 383 360 4 2 328 4 1
8 344 323 4 8 308 4 9
9 324 314 4 14 273 4 13
Out 2,861 2,735 35   2,463 35  
10 179 161 3 13 145 3 16
11 426 415 5 17 349 5 12
12 370 352 4 3 344 4 2
13 204 173 3 11 152 3 18
14 366 353 4 5 311 4 6
15 282 370 4 1 367 4 8
16 492 483 4 15 278 4 14
17 336 327 4 9 316 4 4
18 364 355 4 7 293 4 10
In 3,119 2,989 36   2,555 36  
Total 5,980 5,724 71   5,018 71  
SSS 70 68     72    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 63 Dermot Mc Guigan (4) 12/08/1990 (Old Course)

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

Clones Golf Club won the Ronan Rafferty in 1999. when the team was Dick Clerkin, S. McKiernan, D. O'Reilly, M. Gilliard, they were captained by Packie McCarbille and managed by P. Connolly.

Clones won the Ronan Rafferty in 1997, when the team was, Niall Cassidy, Lee Mullally, John Rooney, Dick Clerkin, Packie McCarville and they were managed by Leo Rooney.

History of Clones

Instituted 1913 affiliated 1915.

Clones Golf Club, was founded in 1913, with Mr. Michael E. Knight as the inaugural Captain. It first located at Lisnaroe, near Clones. The club moved to its present home Hilton 1929. Clones, is a nine-hole course which affiliated GUI 1915.

Clones Golf Club was established in 1912 when a lease for land to construct a golf course was signed with Mr. Bamford at Lisnaroe. The course measured 2330 yards and the greens, constructed by flattening the land with a roller, were fenced with wire to protect them from wandering animals. The lease allowed the greens to be mowed but not the fairways as they were reserved for grazing for the cattle. The lease also prohibited golf on Sundays!
The prohibition of Sunday golf and the grazing of cattle on the land became contentious issues and in 1928 the club moved to its present site at Hilton Park.
The course at that time was essentially the same as the old nine hole course we all remember. It was designed by an eminent golf architect, Mr Coombe and the greens were laid by the green keeper, Frank McPhillips over a 3 year period.
Things remained static for the next 60 years until in 1988 the then secretary, Mr Martin Taylor, who was eager to keep up with the times, inspired the committee and the general membership to embark on a programme of development. Over the next 12 years the existing nine holes were purchased, another 65 acres of land was acquired and nine additional holes, designed by Dr Arthur Spring, were officially opened by Barry McGuigan on 1st August 2001. In 2005 another 2 holes were brought into play and the club must be unique in being one of the few 20 hole courses in these islands.
The course, which is set in rolling woodland, is now highly acclaimed and is an ideal venue for the society golfer. Visitors to our clubhouse are always made very welcome and are extremely well looked after by our senior bar person Mary. After an enjoyable round of golf they can relax over a drink or a meal in our homely and newly refurbished Clubhouse.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
M. McLoughlin 1989 Ladies Captain
J. Cassidy 1989 Ladies President
Rev. G. White 1989 Men's Captain
B. O'Reilly 1989 President
I. Anderson 1990 Ladies Captain
B. McCabe 1990 Ladies President
N. Doonan 1990 Men's Captain
B. O'Reilly 1990 President
M. Douglas 1991 Ladies Captain
U. McCarra 1991 Ladies President
L. Quigley 1991 Men's Captain
C. Brown 1991 President
J. Curran 1992 Ladies Captain
M. McGuigan 1992 Ladies President
D. Cosgrave 1992 Men's Captain
C. Brown 1992 President
M. Copas 1993 Ladies Captain
C. McKiernan 1993 Ladies President
J. Copas 1993 Men's Captain
C. Brown 1993 President
N. Brown 1994 Ladies Captain
N. McKenna 1994 Ladies President
M. Reihill 1994 Men's Captain
D. McGuigan 1994 President
M. Douglas 1995 Ladies Captain
M. O'Toole 1995 Ladies President
S. S. Kelleher 1995 Men's Captain
D. McGuigan 1995 President
H. Connolly 1996 Ladies Captain
N. Browne 1996 Ladies President
K. Hickey 1996 Men's Captain
D. McGuigan 1996 President
I. Rooney 1997 Ladies Captain
M. Douglas 1997 Ladies President
M. O'Toole 1997 Men's Captain
T. Tighe 1997 President
V. Tighe 1998 Ladies Captain
M. O'Reilly 1998 Ladies President
P. McCrystal 1998 Men's Captain
T. Tighe 1998 President
Ms. Anne McCarthy 1999 Ladies Captain
Mr. Hugo Maguie 1999 Men's Captain
Mr. Tony Tighe 1999 President
Mrs. Maureen Lynch 2000 Ladies Captain
Mr. Benny McDermott 2000 Men's Captain
Tony Tighe 2000 President
Ann Madden 2001 Ladies Captain
Paul M. Flynn 2001 Men's Captain
N. Browne 2001 President
Mrs. Martha O'Grady 2002 Ladies Captain
Frank McCabe 2002 Men's Captain
N. Browne 2002 President
Mrs. Kathleen Leonard 2003 Ladies Captain
Gerry Douglas 2003 Men's Captain
Phil McCrystal 2003 President
Catherine Farrell 2004 Ladies Captain
Paddy Clarke 2004 Men's Captain
Phil McCrystal 2004 President
Mary O'Toole 2005 Ladies Captain
Thomas Cassidy 2005 Men's Captain
Michael Connolly 2005 President
Doli Maguie 2006 Ladies Captain
Frankie Dolan 2006 Men's Captain
Michael Connolly 2006 President
Eileen Kerr 2007 Ladies Captain
Pat Connolly 2007 Men's Captain
Paul Flynn 2007 President
Noleen McKenna 2008 Ladies Captain
Paul Fitzpatrick 2008 Men's Captain
Paul Flynn 2008 President
Teresa Fitzpatrick 2009 Ladies Captain
Leslie McConkey 2009 Men's Captain
Liam Quigley 2009 President
Elaine Hamilton 2010 Ladies Captain
Olly Walsh 2010 Men's Captain
Liam Quigley 2010 President
Noeleen McCague 2011 Ladies Captain
Tommy O'Harte 2011 Men's Captain
Mary Taylor 2011 President
Veronica McGorman 2012 Ladies Captain
Sean Bonner 2012 Men's Captain
Martin Taylor 2012 President
Roisin Kerr 2013 Ladies Captain
Gerard Kelly 2013 Men's Captain
Martin Taylor
2013 President
Roisin Kerr 2014 Ladies Captain
Paul Jenkins 2014 Men's Captain
Frankie Dolan 2014 President
Rosita McCabe 2015 Ladies Captain
Gerry Traynor 2015 Men's Captain
Frankie Dolan 2015 President
Geraldine Fitzpatrick 2016 Ladies Captain
Paddy McKeown
2016 Men's Captain
Ann McCarthy
2016 President
Teresa Hanawin
2017 Ladies Captain
Joe Smith
2017 Men's Captain
Ann McCarthy
2017 President
Una O'Reilly (16) 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Packie McCarville (4) 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Clones

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Mark O'Driscoll   1st   161 m
Hugo Maguire   3rd   159 m
Sean Kelleher 14 October 1995 12th   159 m
John Douglas 1 March 1998 3rd   159 m
Michael Connolly 8 August 1998 3rd   159 m
Macartan Sammon 1 July 1999 15th   145 m
M. Sammon 15 July 1999 15th   129 m
Michael Cadden 16 January 2000 6th   129 m
John P. Foy 21 March 2000 3rd   159 m
Mark T. O'Driscoll 28 June 2000 1st   150 m
Nuala Brown 20 July 2000 3rd   126 m
Kenny Farrelly 7 October 2000 1st   161 m
Gerald O'Reilly 10 August 2003 1st   161 m
Roderick Nicholson 15 May 2005 15th   129 m
Patrick Devine 23 July 2005 3rd   159 m
Marie Douglas 25 March 2007 4th   126 m