Tullamore golf club Offaly

Tullamore golf course Offaly

Tullamore Golf Course

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Tullamore Golf Club is situated just three miles from Tullamore town on the Kinnity road. The course originally designed by James Braid is set on outstanding parkland and has been re-designed to the highest standards. It has many species of trees both in clusters and dense avenues, which lend greatly to the setting. Holes 5,6,7,14 and 16 in particular are a delight to play. Golfing at Tullamore can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities, with lessons available by prior arrangement.

With the backdrop of the Slieve Bloom Mountains and a lazy stream meandering its way through the course you will enjoy your round of golf at Tullamore.

Relax and enjoy the high quality bar and catering service available at this friendly club.

Tullamore was voted the No. 67-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Same);

Tullamore was voted the No. 67-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Up-1);

Tullamore was voted the No. 68-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Down-3);

Tullamore was voted the No. 65-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Up-5);

Tullamore was voted the No. 25-Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2014, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

Tullamore was voted the No. 70-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Down-9);

Tullamore was voted the No. 61-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

Tullamore was voted the No. 30-Parkland/Inland 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;

Tullamore was voted the No. 53-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;

Tullamore was voted the  No. 25-Parkland/Inland 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;

Tullamore was voted the No. 59-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;

Tullamore was voted the  No. 25-Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2009, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

Tullamore was voted the No. 47-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;

Tullamore was voted the  No. 38-Parkland/Inland 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;

Green Fees Midweek: €30
Green Fees Tuesday Fourball:
€100
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €38
Green Fees with a Member: €20
Green Fees for Opens: €20
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €655
Full Inter. 28 and Under Membership Fee: €330
Full Country 35k Membership Fee: €430
Full Distance 60k Membership Fee: €425
Full Student Membership Fee: €135
Full Junior Membership Fee: €75
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 726
Designer James Braid & Paddy Merrigan
Founded 1896
Address

Brookfield,
Tullamore,
Co. Offaly

Telephone 057-93-21439
Email tullamoregolfclub@eircom.net
Website Tullamore golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Aidan Marsden
Captain: Tony Flanagan
Lady Captain: Olive Carragher
President: Kevin Adams
Vice-Captains': Brian Gunning & Stephanie McNiff
Hon. Secretary: Helen Egan, Declan Farrell & Una Marsden
Club Pro: Bernard Quigley
Hon. Treasurer: Tom Heery, Declan Farrell  & Una Marsden
Comp. Secretary: Kevin Coughlan & Frances Silke
Tullamore Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.240978
Long:-7.525298
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 9.00am to 11.00pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Sunday Morning
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Tullamore Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Event Duration
Captain's Drive-In Sunday 5 March   Closed 1
Vice-Captain's Prize Saturday 10 June
Sunday 11 June Closed 2
Vice-Captain's Prize Sunday 11 June   Closed 1
Lady Vice-Captain's Prize Tuesday 13 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Sunday 16 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize (Q) Saturday 5 August
Sunday 6 August Closed 2
Captain's Prize (Q) Sunday 6 August
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize Final Round Saturday 12 August
  Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 9 September Sunday 10 September Closed 2
President's Prize Sunday 10 September   Closed 1
Charity L. & G. Fourball Saturday 18 March Sunday 19 March Open 2
Charity L. & G. Fourball Sunday 19 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 3 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 10 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Sunday 16 April Monday 17 April Open 1
L. & G. Singles Monday 17 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford + Seniors
Monday 24 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 1 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 8 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 15 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford + Seniors Monday 22 May   Open 1
Start of Open Week Friday 26 May Monday 5 June Open 11
Singles Friday 26 May   Open 1
3-Person Team Event
Saturday 27 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford
Sunday 28 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Monday 29 May   Open 1
3-Person Team Event any combination Tuesday 30 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Wednesday 31 May
  Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Thursday 1 June
  Open 1
Singles Stableford
Friday 2 June
  Open 1
L. & G. Fourball Betterball
Saturday 3 June
  Open 1
Singles Stableford
Sunday 4 June
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 5 June
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 12 June   Open 1
Senior Scratch Cup
Sunday 18 June
  Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup (4 to 9) Sunday 18 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 19 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford + Seniors Monday 26 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 3 July   Open 1
Tullamore Golf Club Classic Saturday 8 July Sunday 9 July
Open 2
Tullamore Golf Club Classic Sunday 9 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 11 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 17 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford + Seniors Monday 24 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 31 July   Open 1
Mixed 3-Person Team Event
Saturday 5 August
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford
Sunday 6 August
Monday 31 July
Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 7 August   Open 1
Junior Boys & Girls Wednesday 9 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 14 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 21 August   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Tuesday 22 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford + Seniors
Monday 28 August
  Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup (10 to 18) Sunday 3 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 4 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 11 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 18 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford + Seniors Monday 25 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 2 October   Open 1
4-Person Mixed Team Event Saturday 7 October Sunday 8 October Open 2
4-Person Mixed Team Event Sunday 8 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 9 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 16 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 23 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 30 October   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 70 SSS 68 6,248 yd's
Red Par 72 SSS 73 5,465 yd's
Blue Par 70 SSS 70 6,472 yd's

Card

Hole No. Blue White Par Index Red Par Index
1 362 349 4 12 326 4 7
2 180 170 3 14 137 3 17
3 437 401 4 4 325 4 9
4 495 485 5 9 461 5 3
5 439 429 4 2 382 4 1
6 189 175 3 8 167 3 11
7 498 488 5 18 453 5 5
8 338 328 4 15 296 4 15
9 148 138 3 16 132 3 13
Out 3,086 2,963 35   2,679 35  
10 396 386 4 10 295 4 6
11 325 315 4 17 300 4 10
12 197 189 3 7 150 3 16
13 402 387 4 6 303 4 18
14 474 464 4 1 444 5 2
15 542 519 5 11 403 5 8
16 419 405 4 3 321 4 4
17 179 172 3 13 165 3 12
18 452 448 4 5 405 5 14
In 3,386 3,285 35   2,786 37  
Total 6,472 6,248 70   5,465 72  
SSS 70 68     73    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record:  64 Eoin Marsden (Tullamore G. C.) 07/08/2005

Professional Course Record 64 Leslie Walker (Dundalk G. C.) 11/08/2009

Ladies Course Record: 70 Martina Gillen (Beaverstown G. C.) 27/07/2000

Members Achievements

Tullamore member Stuart Grehan won the East of Ireland and South of Ireland Championships in 2015 only the third person to win two of the Provincial Championships in the one year. He was a member of the Irish Men’s International Team that won the Home Internationals in Portrush in 2015.

In February 2016 he finished joint 2nd in the South African Amateur Open Championship. He reached 53 in the World Amateur Ranking Rankings in February 2016 the 2nd highest Irish Amateur golfer.

Tullamore Golf Club won the Leinster Provincial Towns Cup in 2015 beating Cill Dara in the final after Ryan Sheerin won in a three-hole play-off. The team was Kevin Cleary, Declan Farrell, James Fox, Michael Fox, Anthony Kavanagh, Joe Morris;, Eoin O Ceilleachair, Ryan Sheerin, Terry Shiel. Reserves on the day were Dermot Scanlon, John McNiff, and P.  J. Murray. They were managed by Noel Cleary and selected by Larry Larkin.

Tullamore Golf Club won the South Leinster Cup in 2013 when the team was, Tony Cleary, Matt Flannelly, Mick Gillepsie, John Hopkins, Martin Lowry, Diarmuid O’Neill, J.J. O’Neill and Tom Walsh, they were managed by Denis Guinan and selected by Liam Keegan.

Stuart Grehan won the Irish Youths Amateur Champion in 2012.

Tullamore Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield, when they beat Stackstown G. C. at Co. Longford G. C. on 24th June 2007, when the team was, Dave Hughes with Kevin McEntee, Eoin Flanagan with John Hopkins, Morgan Byrne with Joe Morris, Denis Guinan with Eoin Slevin, Pat Keegan with Eamon Buggy, and Stewart Grehan and Larry Larkin they were managed by Willie O'Grady.

They made the journey to Shandon Park Golf Club to compete in the All-Ireland deciders on Friday 14th September.

They were drawn against Munster Champions Muskerry Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final. First on the tee for Tullamore was Dave Hughes with Kevin McEntee against Paul Herlihy with Denis Lynch, when they lost their match by a single hole. They were followed by Pat Keegan with John O'Shea who halved their match against Daniel Hallissey with Eoin O'Callaghan. Next up was Eoin Flanagan with John Hopkins who also halved their match against David Lane with Jerry O'Callaghan. With the matches finally balanced Liam Hoctor with Noel Mannion went down to Jimmy Hornibrook with Neil O'Brien by 5 and 4. The anchor match of Morgan Byrne with Joe Morris against Jackie Solan with Gordian Barry also went to the Munster Champions to record a 4 matches to 1 match win and give the their passage to the All-Ireland final against Ulster Champion Scrabo Golf Club in the afternoon, which Muskerry won by 3 matches to 2 matches to record their first win in the Jimmy Bruen Shield in their Centenary Year. 

Tullamore Golf Club won the Leinster Under-15 Inter-Club Matchplay at Knockalley Golf Club on Monday 22nd August 2006. They beat Newlands Golf Club by 3 and halve matches to 1 and halve matches in the Leinster Semi-Final in the morning and met Headfort Golf Club in the afternoon, this match resulted in a 3 matches to 2 matches for the boys’ from the Midlands against the boys’ from Kells. The team was John Foran, Stewart Grehan, Eoin Slevin, Jamie McKeogh, Garry Hughes, Morgan Byrne and Conor Daly, they were managed by Christy Lennon and selected by Kevin Adams and John Hopkins.

Tullamore Golf Club were runners-up in the Provincial Towns Cup in 2006, when the team was, Mark O'Grady, David Flanagan, Terry Shields, Sean Spollan, Morgan Byrne, Ted Nyhan, Jerome O'Rourke, Joe Morris, Denis Guinan, P. J. McIntyre, Martin Dooley, Stephen Kidney, Stephen Barrett and Pat Keegan, they were managed by Pat Corcoran and selected by John McNiff and Gerry McMahon.

Lady Captain Mary McDonnell (31), Captain John Hopkins (11) and President Pat Traynor, qualified for the National Finals of the Mercedes-Benz-Irish Independent Executive Trophy at The K Club on August 12th. When they shot 74 points at Mount Juliet in July 2002.

Husband and wife Eileen and Denis White were leading qualifiers in the spar Irish Independent mixed challenge on there home course in June 2002.

Tullamore gave Kitty McCann the highest accolade on June 15th 2001 when she was guest of honour at a special function to commemorate her win in the British Open Championship on June 7th 1951 at Broadstone in Dorset. She beat Frances Stephens, who played 6-Curtis Cups by 4 and 3 over 36-holes. Kitty was selected on the Curtis Cup team for 1952 but was unable to play because of illness.

Catherine Carty was selected on the Irish Senior Ladies team in 2001.

Helen Egan won L.G.U. green Medal at Athy Golf Club on the 28th May 2001. Helen playing off 14 returned a 70 net to win by two shots. She also captured the Midland Ladies Intermediate Championship on her home course the same year.

Prior to 2001:

Tullamore won the BMW All- Ireland Irish Mixed Foursomes in 2000 at Dundalk G. C. beating Limerick County Golf and Country Club in the final. When the squad was Enda McLoughlin, Rosemary Fox, Eileen Cahir, Anna Kavanagh, Kay Kirley, Marie Daly, John Cullen, Maureen Conway, Willie O'Grady, Larry Larkin, Seamus Egan, John McNally, Anna Wynn and Basil Mulligan, they were, managed by Norman Conway.

Tullamore won the All-Ireland Irish Junior Cup at Royal Co. Down G. C. in 1983, when the squad was Sean Larkin, Paddy Callaghan, Christy Lennon, Harry Cullen, Dermot Coen, Carthage Flanagan, Seamus Egan and Patrick Cleary they were managed by Eamon Buggy.

Una Marsden was selected on the ILGU Senior B squad in November 2000, and she was on the Irish Junior Ladies team in 2000 and played for Ireland in the Girls' Home internationals at Forfar Golf Club in 1997.

They also won the Tudenham Cup, Fourball, in Mullingar G.C.

Most of us spend a lifetime playing golf and the best we can relate to is the nearly Hole-in-One we had. Not so with Niamh and Donal Adams whom on the same day and same competition had a Hole-in-One each. Niamh 14-year-old holed out on the 132-yard 2nd only to be followed by baby brother 12-year-old Donal on the 138-yard 9th. A week earlier Gearoid O'Grady also holed out on the 9th in another junior competition.

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

E. C. O’Brien represented Ireland as a Senior International in 1963 playing 6-times won 5-matches and lost 1-match accumulating 10-points. He represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level from 1963 to 1964 playing 8-times won 4-matches halved two and lost 2-matches accumulating 10-points;

S. Flanagan represented Ireland at international Youths level in 1977 playing 3-matches, won 2-matches and lost 1-match accumulating 4-points. He represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial from 1976 to 1977 playing 5-times won 2-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 4-points;

D. White represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level in 1971 playing 5-times won 3-matches halved two and lost 0-matches accumulating 8-points. He represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial from 1968 to 1969 playing 4-times;

P. Burke represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial from 1968 to 1969 playing 4-times;

Enda McLoughlin represented Leinster at Boys'  Interprovincial level in 1998 playing 6-times won 4-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 8-points;

Eoin Marsden represented Leinster at Boys'  Interprovincial level from 2006 to 2007 playing 11-times won 8-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 16-points;

V. Twohig represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial from 1982 to 1983 playing 10-times won 5-matches and lost 5-matches accumulating 10-points;

Una Marsden played for The Irish Girls' International Team in 1999 and 1997 she was a reserve in 1998;

History of Tullamore

Instituted 1896 affiliated 1899

The Tullamore Golf Club published a brochure on the history of the club in 1935 which records "Golf was introduced into Tullamore in the year 1886 by Colonel R. A. Craig, when on a visit to the Rectory. A few holes in a field on the Geashill Road represented the first links in the neighbourhood, and there Colonel Craig and a few friends drove their gutta balls with the old-fashioned clubs of the period. After a short time they changed the scene of operations to the fields near the ruin behind the Distillery, where they were, joined by a few military officers. The next move was to Timmycross. A small club was formed and a regular course was made, a very rough and hilly affair, but productive of good fun for a couple of years. At the end of that time move No. 3 was effected to the racecourse at Ballykilmurry, where a pleasant little nine-hole course was laid out and a small pavilion erected."

The "Irish Field" on the 29th of August, 1925, reports "I hear that at Brookfield only a couple of miles from the town, the club can get sufficient land at reasonable rent to lay out eighteen-holes." The club brochure tells us "a site near Tullamore was needed, too, and it was found at Brookfield, which largely through the efforts of Mr. Henry F. Brennan, was secured from Lady Bury. A new eighteen-hole course was laid out with the assistance of Captain Lionel Hewson who was ably assisted by Mr. J. S. McCall of the club, who spared no effort."

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
K. Rolston 1989 Ladies Captain
V. Clarke 1989 Men's Captain
T. M. Lyons 1989 President
A. Burns 1990 Ladies Captain
C. Lennon 1990 Men's Captain
T. M. Lyons 1990 President
V. Lambe 1991 Ladies Captain
N. Clancy 1991 Men's Captain
T. M. Lyons 1991 President
A. Donovan 1992 Ladies Captain
G. Reidy 1992 Men's Captain
T. M. Lyons 1992 President
I. Mulligan 1993 Ladies Captain
S. Kealey 1993 Men's Captain
W. M. Rossiter 1993 President
H. Wilson 1994 Ladies Captain
P. Carty 1994 Men's Captain
W. M. Rossiter 1994 President
Betty Hickland 1995 Ladies Captain
D. Garland 1995 Men's Captain
W. M. Rossiter 1995 President
M. Guiney 1996 Ladies Captain
J. A. Dempsey 1996 Men's Captain
D. Kennelly 1996 President
M. Fogarty 1997 Ladies Captain
A. Marsden 1997 Men's Captain
W. G. Jaffray 1997 President
Renne Harney 1998 Ladies Captain
W. O'Grady 1998 Men's Captain
E. A. Colville 1998 President
Carmel Coleman 1999 Ladies Captain
W. Wall 1999 Men's Captain
V. Clarke 1999 President
Mary Egan 2000 Ladies Captain
R. Conroy 2000 Men's Captain
D. Scanlon 2000 President
Lily Roberts 2001 Ladies Captain
Norman Conway 2001 Men's Captain
C. J. Lennon 2001 President
Mary McDonnell 2002 Ladies Captain
John Hopkins 2002 Men's Captain
Pat Trainor 2002 President
Florence Campion 2003 Ladies Captain
Brendan Walsh 2003 Men's Captain
W. J. O'Donovan 2003 President
Joan Keegan 2004 Ladies Captain
Seamus Daly 2004 Men's Captain
Joe Coleman 2004 President
Kay Moylan 2005 Ladies Captain
Liam O'Reilly 2005 Men's Captain
Sean Kavanagh 2005 President
Ann Walshe 2006 Ladies Captain
Martin Dunne 2006 Men's Captain
Barry Keegan 2006 President
Jo Barber-Loughnane 2007 Ladies Captain
Seamus Egan 2007 Men's Captain
J. J. Flanagan 2007 President
Martini Taaffe 2008 Ladies Captain
Tim Guiney 2008 Men's Captain
Tom Harney 2008 President
Jacinta Joyce 2009 Ladies Captain
P. J. Horan 2009 Men's Captain
Martin Dunne 2009 President
Pamela Smullen 2010 Ladies Captain
Ray Ryan 2010 Men's Captain
Jo Barber-Loughnane 2010 President
Miriam Hogan 2011 Ladies Captain
Liam Scally 2011 Men's Captain
Gerry Loughlin 2011 President
Cait Cooney 2012 Ladies Captain
Oliver Geraghty 2012 Men's Captain
Tom Heery 2012 President
Frances Silke 2013 Ladies Captain
Dermot Scanlon 2013 Men's Captain
P. J. Barron 2013 President
Mary Spollen 2014 Ladies Captain
Joe Feely 2014 Men's Captain
Willie O'Grady 2014 President
Helen Egan 2015 Ladies Captain
J. J. Flanagan 2015 Men's Captain
P. J. Horan 2015 President
Fiona Flanagan 2016 Ladies Captain
Martin Darcy 2016 Men's Captain
Martini Taaffe
2016 President
Olive Carragher 2017 Ladies Captain
Tony Flanagan 2017 Men's Captain
Kevin Adams 2017 President
Una Marsden (2)
2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Stuart Grehan (+3)
2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Tullamore

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
C. O’Corroon        
Fr. J. Walsh        
J. Morris        
A. Raleigh        
M. White        
J. Hopkins        
D. Guinan        
Donal Adams   9th   138 yd’s
Niamh Adams   2nd   132 yd’s
Patrick Bennett 9 July 1999 12th   194 yd’s
Mary Grady 30 September 2001 2nd   132 yd’s
Dave Hughes 28 August 2004 9th   138 yd’s
Eamonn Buggy 22 April 2006 12th   197 yd’s
Robert Scanlon 31 July 2008 6th   173 yd’s