Castle Barna golf club Offaly

Castle Barna golf course Offaly

Castle Barna Golf Course

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Golfing Tranquillity In The Midlands
Castle Barna Golf Club in Daingean, Co. Offaly is one of the most popular golf clubs in the Midlands.
Nestled along the banks of the Grand Canal, this 18-Hole Parkland course has matured into a most challenging & enjoyable course.
The course is laid-out on rolling parkland with plenty of mature trees, natural streams and easy-going terrain, which provides a great challenge for golfers of all abilities.
Host to the Golfing Union of Ireland’s Millennium Pierce Purcell Shield is proof of the course’s testing features.
The Barge
The signature hole is the Par 3, 9th named “The Barge” which measures only 109 metres off the Back tees however with the Grand Canal on your right and large mature trees on the left, your tee shot must be straight. Greenside bunkers also await a short shot while the drain behind will catch an over hit shot making this short hole a true test of your golf and nerve.
The Old Stone House Bar & Restaurant
Hospitality, warmth and friendliness are what characterise a round of golf at Castle Barna. When you come off the course the charming Old Stone House Bar & Restaurant offers excellent food, drink and friendly banter. The perfect way to relax & unwind after your golfing day.
Castle Barna is a popular venue for members, visitors and societies alike.

Green Fees Midweek: €18
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €23
Green Fees with a Member: €15
Green Fees for Opens: €13/15
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: €10
Yes
Buggy Hire: €22 Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €500
Full Distance 30-miles Membership Fee: €300
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 650
Designer Allan Duggan
Founded 1992
Address

Daingean,
Co. Offaly

Telephone 057-93-53384
Email info@castlebarna.ie
Website Castle Barna golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Kieran Mangan
Captain: James Mahon
Lady Captain: Mary Mangan
Presidents': Kieran Mangan & Evelyn Mangan
Vice-Captains': Dan Cunningham & Betty Duffy
Hon. Secretary: Ian Kavanagh & Anne Hughes
Pro: None
Hon. Treasurer: Brian Bermingham & Deirdre Garry
Comp. Secretary:
Andrew O'Neill & Caitlin Ni Shuilleabhain
Castle Barna Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.304169
Long:-7.282748
*Please check information before travelling

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
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek & Weekends Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Castle Barna Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event* Start Finish Type Duration
Captain's Drive-In Sunday 12 March   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Round 1
Saturday 17 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men
Sunday 18 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Round 2
Saturday 24 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies
Friday 14 July
Sunday 15 July Closed 2
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Sunday 15 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Round 1
Sunday 15 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Round 2
Sunday 23 July   Closed 1
President's Prize Sunday 27 August   Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Saturday 2 September
  Closed 1
Lady Vice-Captain's Prize Saturday 16 September   Closed 1
Vice-Captain's Prize Sunday 17 September   Closed 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 3 January   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 5 January   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 10 January   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 12 January   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 17 January   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 19 January   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 24 January   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 26 January   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 31 January   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 2 February   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 7 February
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 9 February   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 14 February   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 16 February   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 21 February   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 23 February   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 28 February   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 2 March   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 7 March
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 9 March   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 14 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 16 March   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 21 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 23 March   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 28 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 30 March
  Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 4 April
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 6 April   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 11 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 13 April   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 18 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 20 April   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 25 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 27 April   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Friday 28 April Saturday 29 April Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Saturday 29 April
  Open 1
2-Person Team Event Monday 1 May   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford     Open 1
Start of Open Week Wednesday 3 May Thursday 11 May Open 9
Mixed Scotch Foursomes
Wednesday 3 May
Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 4 May   Open 1
Ladies 2-Ball Scramble Friday 5 May Saturday 6 May Open 2
Ladies 2-Ball Scramble Saturday 6 May   Open 1
Fourball Betterball
Sunday 7 May
Open 1
Ladies Beginners Singles Stableford Monday 8 May   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 9 May   Open 1
Ladies 9-Hole Singles
Wednesday 10 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 11 May   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Tuesday 16 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 17 May   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Tuesday 23 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 25 May   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Tuesday 30 May
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 1 June
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 5 June   Open 1
Seniors 3-Person Team Event
Tuesday 6 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 8 June   Open 1
Irish Junior Cup (Q) Saturday 10 June Sunday 11 June GUI 2
Irish Junior Cup (Q) Sunday 11 June   GUI 1
Seniors 3-Person Team Event Tuesday 13 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 15 June   Open 1
Seniors 3-Person Team Event Tuesday 20 June   Open 1
Mixed Scotch Foursomes Wednesday 21 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 22 June   Open 1
Seniors 3-Person Team Event Tuesday 27 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 29 June   Open 1
Senior Scratch Cup  Saturday 1 July Sunday 2 July Open 2
Senior Scratch Cup Sunday 2 July   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup (4 to 10) Saturday 1 July Sunday 2 July Open 2
Junior Scratch Cup (4 to 10) Sunday 2 July   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup (11 to 17) Saturday 1 July Sunday 2 July Open 2
Inter. Scratch Cup (11 to 17) Sunday 2 July   Open 1
Minor Scratch Cup (18 to 28) Saturday 1 July Sunday 2 July Open 2
Minor Scratch Cup (18 to 28) Sunday 2 July   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Tuesday 4 July   Open 1
3-Ball Rumble
Wednesday 5 July   Open 1
Seniors 3-Person Team Event Tuesday 11 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 13 July   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Tuesday 18 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 20 July   Open 1
Seniors 3-Person Team Event Tuesday 25 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 27 July
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 30 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 31 July
  Open 1
Seniors 3-Person Team Event Tuesday 1 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 3 August   Open 1
Seniors 3-Person Team Event Tuesday 8 August   Open 1
Ladies 3-Ball Waltz
Wednesday 9 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 10 August   Open 1
Seniors 3-Person Team Event Tuesday 15 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 17 August   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Tuesday 22 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 24 August   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Tuesday 29 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 31 August
  Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Tuesday 5 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 7 September   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Tuesday 12 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 14 September   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Tuesday 19 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 21 September   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Tuesday 26 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 28 September
  Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Tuesday 3 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 5 October   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Tuesday 10 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 12 October   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Tuesday 17 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 19 October   Open 1
Mixed Hamper
Friday 20 October Saturday 21 October Open 2
Mixed Hamper
Saturday 21 October   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Tuesday 24 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 26 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Monday 30 October   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Tuesday 31 October
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 2 November   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Tuesday 7 November   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 9 November   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Tuesday 14 November   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 16 November   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Tuesday 21 November   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 23 November   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Tuesday 28 November   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 30 November
  Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Tuesday 5 December   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 7 December   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Tuesday 12 December   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 14 December   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Tuesday 19 December   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 21 December   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Tuesday 26 December   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 70 5,567 m
Red Par 72 SSS 70 4,779 m
Blue Par 72 SSS 71 5,816 m

Card

Name Hole No. Blue White Par Index Red Par Index
Croghan 1 337 324 4 7 274 4 13
Wells 2 308 306 4 9 280 4 1
Phillipstown 3 173 158 3 3 108 3 11
Volcano 4 262 258 4 13 208 4 7
Castle 5 167 164 3 11 144 3 15
Tower 6 474 449 5 5 399 5 5
Reformatory 7 402 398 5 17 383 5 3
Meadow 8 375 373 4 1 301 4 9
Practice 9 143 137 3 15 128 3 17
  Out 2,641 2,567 35   2,225 35  
Apple Tree 10 422 418 5 18 386 5 8
Foundary 11 175 151 3 10 130 3 16
The Pond 12 346 305 4 14 261 4 12
Cottage 13 282 250 4 16 250 4 18
Milestone 14 333 330 4 8 257 4 6
Figile 15 374 372 4 2 268 4 14
Windmill 16 459 424 5 12 361 5 10
Springs 17 383 371 4 6 313 4 4
Haggard 18 401 379 4 4 328 4 2
  In 3,175 3,000 37   2,554 37  
  Total 5,816 5,567 72   4,779 72  
  SSS 71 70     70    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 67 Pat Ennis

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

 Castle Barna Golf Club reached the 2014 Leinster Semi Final of the Fred Daly Trophy when they accounted for Tullamore and Kilkenny Golf Clubs on the way, two clubs with outstanding boys development squads. They lost out to Castle Golf Club in the Leinster Semi-Final by 4-matches to 3-matches, the team was Lee O'Meara, Dan Molloy, Joe Joslin, Conor Casey , Damien Mooney , P. J. Daly and Shane Francis they were managed by David Brazil and Eileen Wynne.

2005 Lady Captain Kathleen Elliott and her Captain’s Prize winner Nell Scally qualified in the Volkswagen/Irish Independent Lady Captain’s Classic in this scotch foursomes format. It was off to the National Finals at The Heritage Golf Club on Monday 3rd October where they were paired with the Slieve Russell pair of Collette Ann Harte and Maura McClaffey.

Martin Furlong was awarded the Druids Glen Irish Independent Golf Personality for the month of June in 2002. Martin received the reward for completing 217 holes of golf in an incredible 24-houres on his home course.
On the 27th of May 2001, Martin Furlong played a 130-hole marathon around Castle Barna he said "I wanted to set a record here and to earn a few bob for the Offaly Hospice," to my way of thinking there must be an easier way of doing it. Martin is 60-years of age and playing off 15 walked every hole and completed his marathon in 16 hours and 25 minutes. The amazing thing is he "only" set out to play 100-holes. Well, done Martin. 

Prior to 2001:

 Castle Barna won the Leinster section of The Bulmers Pierce Purcell Shield at St. Anne's, in July, 1999, beating Mount Wolseley, 3.5-1.5 in the final. They were drawn against Warrenpoint G. C. in the Semi-Final at Royal Portrush, on 16th September 1999. The team was Tony McCormack with Eddie Bowes, Michael Cahill with Kenneth Sheridan, Noel Guing with Mark Nolan, Ger Meehan with Hugh Meehan, and Norman Hannigan with John Fleming.

91 years young Paddy Mulldowney had a hole-in-one on the 158 m "Castle" 5th, index 8, in the Millennium year. Maybe there is hope for the rest of us who have never had one!

History of Castle Barna

Founded 1992, affiliated 1992.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Helen Madden 1994 Ladies Captain
Maureen Mangan 1994 Ladies President
Mick Carey 1994 Men's Captain
Shap Mangan 1994 President
Helen Madden 1995 Ladies Captain
Maureen Mangan 1995 Ladies President
Mick Carey 1995 Men's Captain
Shap Mangan 1995 President
Janette McCormack 1996 Ladies Captain
Maureen Mangan 1996 Ladies President
Donal Walsh 1996 Men's Captain
Shap Mangan 1996 President
Bridie Fay 1997 Ladies Captain
Maureen Mangan 1997 Ladies President
Ger Mulligan 1997 Men's Captain
Shap Mangan 1997 President
Maeve Mangan 1998 Ladies Captain
Maureen Mangan 1998 Ladies President
Noel Brown 1998 Men's Captain
Shap Mangan 1998 President
Linda Heffernan 1999 Ladies Captain
Maureen Mangan 1999 Ladies President
Gerard Hynes 1999 Men's Captain
Shap Mangan 1999 President
Betty Duffy 2000 Ladies Captain
Maureen Mangan 2000 Ladies President
Brian Flynn 2000 Men's Captain
Shap Mangan 2000 President
Kay O'Connor 2001 Ladies Captain
Maureen Mangan 2001 Ladies President
Donal Scally 2001 Men's Captain
Shap Mangan 2001 President
Monica Gallagher 2002 Ladies Captain
Maureen Mangan 2002 Ladies President
Tom Dunne 2002 Men's Captain
Shap Mangan 2002 President
Kathleen Elliott 2003 Ladies Captain
Maureen Mangan 2003 Ladies President
J. J. Mulligan 2003 Men's Captain
Kieran Mangan 2003 President
Bernadette Malone 2004 Ladies Captain
Maureen Mangan 2004 Ladies President
Pat Rogers 2004 Men's Captain
Kieran Mangan 2004 President
Nell Scally 2005 Ladies Captain
Maureen Mangan 2005 Ladies President
Kevin Kennedy 2005 Men's Captain
Kieran Mangan 2005 President
Mary Foy 2006 Ladies Captain
Maureen Mangan 2006 Ladies President
Paddy Kelly 2006 Men's Captain
Kieran Mangan 2006 President
Mary Colgan 2007 Ladies Captain
Maureen Mangan 2007 Ladies President
Stephen Egan Snr. 2007 Men's Captain
Kieran Mangan 2007 President
Bridie Fay 2008 Ladies Captain
Maureen Mangan 2008 Ladies President
Noel Mooney 2008 Men's Captain
Kieran Mangan 2008 President
Mavis Scally 2009 Ladies Captain
Maureen Mangan 2009 Ladies President
Declan Rogers 2009 Men's Captain
Kieran Mangan 2009 President
Angela Lynch 2010 Ladies Captain
Maureen Mangan 2010 Ladies President
Liam Scally 2010 Men's Captain
Kieran Mangan 2010 President
Eileen Wynne 2011 Ladies Captain
Maureen Mangan 2011 Ladies President
Kieran McGurran 2011 Men's Captain
Kieran Mangan 2011 President
Catherine McGrath 2012 Ladies Captain
Evelyn Mangan 2012 Ladies President
Anthony Lynch 2012 Men's Captain
Kieran Mangan 2012 President
Phil Carroll 2013 Ladies Captain
Evelyn Mangan 2013 Ladies President
Brian McCormack 2013 Men's Captain
Kieran Mangan 2013 President
Brid Connor 2014 Ladies Captain
Evelyn Mangan 2014 Ladies President
Jimmy Slattery 2014 Men's Captain
Kieran Mangan 2014 President
Geraldine Heavey 2015 Ladies Captain
Evelyn Mangan 2015 Ladies President
John McCormack 2015 Men's Captain
Kieran Mangan 2015 President
Patricia Mahon 2016 Ladies Captain
Evelyn Mangan 2016 Ladies President
Adrien Stewart 2016 Men's Captain
Kieran Mangan 2016 President
Mary Mangan 2017 Ladies Captain
Evelyn Mangan 2017 Ladies President
James Mahon 2017 Men's Captain
Kieran Mangan 2017 President
Kate Elliott (13.7) 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Stephen Egan Jnr. (+1)
2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Castle Barna

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Ger Hynes   11th   175 m
John Harte   9th   112 m
Norman Hannigan   11th   175 m
P. J. McIntyre   11th   175 m
Paddy Muldowney   5th   158 m
Larry Shaw   3rd   161 m
John Harte 7 July 1996 9th   112 m
Sean Clinton 2 June 1997 3rd 4 Iron 161 m
P. J. McIntyre 1 March 1998 9th   112 m
Ger Hynes 5 April 1998 3rd   163 m
Paddy Kelly 4 April 1999 3rd   161 m
Larry Shaw 13 June 1999 5th   158 m
Declan Rogers 11 June 2000 9th   112 m
Paddy Kelly 12 August 2001 9th   145 m
Donal Scally 21 April 2002 11th   151 m
Tom Flynn 25 June 2002 3rd   161 m
Darren Dowdall 4 August 2002 3rd   161 m
Paddy Kelly 20 March 2003 5th   164 m
Jim O'Neill 19 June 2003 9th   143 m
Derek Hannon 2 January 2004 5th   164 m
Stephen Mullen 6 July 2004 9th   143 m
Noel Mooney 1 June 2006 11th   151 m
Desmond O’Connor 8 November 2006      
Jim Kenny 27 November 2006      
Stephen Egan 20 April 2007 9th   109 m
Gabriel Bollard 2 November 2007 11th   151 m
Anthony Lynch 27 January 2008 5th   167 m
Tom Flanagan 3 August 2008 11th   175 m
Derek Hannon 4 September 2008 5th   154 m
Tom Flanagan 7 September 2008 9th   109 m
Donal Fox 4 January 2009 11th   175 m
Derek Hannon 12 July 2009 5th   170 m
Philomena Carroll 8 August 2009 9th   128 m
Martin G. Kelly 22 April 2010 5th   167 m
Betty Duffy 7 May 2010 9th   101 n
Larry Staunton 19 October 2010 3rd   158 m
Anthony Lyncy 14 August 2011 11th   175 m
Tom Daly 1 November 2011 3rd   158 m
Paddy English 26 April 2012 9th   106 m
Phil Walsh 13 June 2012 11th   130 m
Kate Elliott 2 March 2013 3rd   108 m
Catherine McGrath 20 April 2013 11th   130 m
Shay Egan 6 July 2014 5th   167 m
Jimmy Gallagher 6 July 2014 11th   175 m