Castlerea golf club Roscommon

Castlerea golf course Roscommon

Castlerea Golf Course

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Castlerea is a mature Parkland course founded in 1905, measuring 5,692 yards Par 68 with a standard scratch of 66. Although a short course is an enjoyable experience, the river Suck comes into play on the 4th, 5th and 8th holes. There are plenty of mature trees and the strategically placed fairway bunkers and well-protected greens. The feature hole is the short 5th of less than 100 metres with the tee shot over the river. The 7th is an uphill battle with surrounding bunkers and trees protecting the green.

Castlerea Golf Club has a fine clubhouse and a warm West of Ireland welcome is extended to all visitors.

Green Fees Midweek: €15
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €15
Green Fees with a Member: €15
Green Fees for Opens: €8
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: No
Buggy Hire: No
Soft Spikes: No
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €399
Full Family Membership Fee: €700
Full Senior Membership Fee: €275
Full Country Membership Fee: €150
Full Student Membership Fee: €85
Full Junior Membership Fee: €35
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 9
Members 696
Designer Nature
Founded 1905
Address

Clonalis,
Castlerea,
Co. Roscommon

Telephone 094-9620068
Email castlereagolfclub@gmail.com
Website Castlerea golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Eamonn O'Loughlin
Captain:
Lady Captain:
President: Tommy Dolan
Vice-Captain:

 

Hon. Secretary: Eamonn O'Loughlin & Valerie Rabbitt
Club Pro: None
Hon. Treasurer: Jimmy Joyce & Maureen Claffey
Comp. Secretary: Michael Mulligan & Mary Kenny
Castlerea Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.770138
Long:-8.497131
*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: By arrangement (Bar evenings only) Days to Avoid: Sundays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Castlerea 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
President's Prize Day 1 Sunday 21 May   Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Day 1 Tuesday 23 May   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Juniors Saturday 1 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Day 1 Tuesday 4 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Day 2 Saturday 8 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Tuesday 13 July   Closed 1
Lady President's Prize to the Men Friday 14 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Juniors Friday 21 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Day 1 Sunday 30 July
  Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men Friday 4 August   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Day 2 Sunday 6 August   Closed 1
President’s Prize to the Juniors Saturday 13 August   Closed 1
Lady President's Prize to the Juniors Friday 18 August   Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Day 2 Saturday 19 August   Closed 1
President’s Prize to the Ladies Tuesday 5 September   Closed 1
President’s Prize Day 1 Sunday 10 September   Closed 1
L. & G. Seniors Tuesday 9 April   Open 1
Mixed Foursomes Friday 14 April   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Tuesday 9 May   Open 1
Mixed Foursomes Friday 19 May   Open 1
Club Fundraiser 3-Person Team Event Saturday 24 June Sunday 25 June Open 2
Club Fundraiser 3-Person Team Event Sunday 25 June   Open 1
Bernie Keane Memorial Weekend Friday 14 July Saturday 15 July Open 2
Bernie Keane Memorial Weekend Saturday 15 July   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 68 SSS 66 5,682 yd's
Red Par 70 SSS 69 4,908 yd's

Card

Hole No. White Par Index Red Par Index
1 392 4 6 335 4 3
2 182 3 12 169 3 7
3 421 4 2 421 5 11
4 341 4 10 237 4 17
5 108 3 18 108 3 13
6 168 3 14 168 3 5
7 267 4 16 267 4 9
8 388 4 4 366 4 1
9 438 5 8 383 5 15
Out 2,805 34   2,454 35  
10 404 4 5 335 4 4
11 199 3 11 169 3 8
12 421 4 3 421 5 12
13 341 4 9 237 4 18
14 137 3 15 108 3 14
15 168 3 13 168 3 6
16 267 4 17 267 4 10
17 402 4 1 366 4 2
18 538 5 7 383 5 16
In 2,877 34   2,454 35  
Total 5,682 68   4,908 70  
SSS 66     69    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: Am. 62 Jimmy Joyce (4) 13/07/2003

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

Castlerea Golf Club won the Connacht Final of the Irish Mixed Foursomes in 2015 and participated in the All-Ireland Deciders at Dooks Golf Club in September of that year.

Castlerea Golf Club won the Connacht Shield in 2010;

Lady Captain Lily Hilly, Captain Willie Gannon and President Sean O'Connell, qualified for the National Final of the Mercedes-Benz Irish Independent Executive Golf Classic at The K Club on August 12th 2002.

Prior to 2001:

Maurice DeLacy Staunton was elected President of the GUI in 1974.

Castlerea Golf Club won the Connacht final of the Bulmers Barton Shield in 1974, They won the Connacht Senior Cup in 1965. The team was, L. Brennan, W. Keane, R. DeLacy Staunton, G. DeLacy Staunton and B. Keane.

They won the Connacht Senior Cup again in 1980. The team was John Caulfield, Jimmy Joyce, Michael McSherry, Ignatius Hayden and the team manager was Ruphert Staunton.

They won the Irish Junior Cup in 1955, the Bulmers Pierce Purcell Shield in 1972 and were beaten Finalists. The team was Eamonn Hayes, Ivan Finch, John Caufield, Jimmy Fenlon, Patsy Burke, Padraic Moran, Michael Mulligan, Michael McSherry and they were Captained by Tom Joyce.

They won the Connacht Shield in 1957, 1960 and again in 1973, when the team was T. Joyce, L. Brennan, I. Hayden, M. McSherry, R. Staunton, J. Coyne, E. Hayes, M. DeLacy Staunton, M. Mulligan, P. Burke and they were Captained by C. Glynn.

They won the Ulster Bank All-Ireland Ladies Foursomes in 1999 and 2000.

Michael Doyle won the Midland Boys' Championship at Birr Golf Club in 1987.

2002 Lady Captain Lilly Healy won the Lady Captains Prize in the Millennium and again in 2001 and added the Lady President's Prize to her wins the following year.

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

A. W. Briscoe* represented Ireland as a Senior International from 1928 to 1931. He represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 1938 to 1939;

R. deLacy-Staunton represented Ireland as a Senior International from 1964 to 1973 playing 18-times won 7-matches halved one and lost 10-matches accumulating 15-points. He represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 1962 to 1985 playing 124-times won 44-matches halved thirteen and lost 67-matches accumulating 101-points. He represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial from 1962 to 1963 playing 4-times.

B. Frost represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level in 1987 playing 2-times won 0-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 0-points;

S. Heavey represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 1986 to 2005 playing 44-times won 8-matches halved three and lost 33-matches accumulating 19-points. He represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial from 1984 to 1987  playing 20-times won 9-matches and lost 11-matches accumulating 18-points;

H. DeLacy-Staunton represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level in to 1970 playing 6-times won 1-match halved two and lost 5-matches accumulating 2-points;

J. Joyce represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial in 1978  playing 2-times won 0-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 0-points;

Simon Clarke represented Connacht at the Boys Interprovincial in 2003  playing 3-times won 2-matches and lost 1-match accumulating 4-points;

Roddy DeLacy-Staunton represented Connacht at the Boys Interprovincial from 1997 to 1999  playing 12-times won 8-matches halved one and lost 3-matches accumulating 17-points;

History of Castlerea

Instituted 1904 affiliated 1905
The first Captain of Castlerea was Mr. G. W. F. Kelly, with a membership of 60, including ladies. The Golfing Annual, 1907-8, reads "the new course of nine holes, varying from 80 to 420 yards, is a mile from Castlerea Station".

The Irish Field, on 21st December, 1907, records "The golfers of Roscommon have been in the wilderness for some time. Mr. T. C. Wills-Stanfort has, however, come to the rescue in a most public spirited and sporting manner and a nine-hole course has been laid out in his demesne".
It would appear the club moved again around 1916 when it located at the O’Connor Don’s demesne F. G. O’Donoghue was the Hon. Secretary from 1910 to 1916.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
K. Kiston 1990 Ladies Captain
M. O'Gara 1990 Ladies President
P. Henry 1990 Men's Captain
C. Costello 1991 Ladies Captain
M. McSharry 1991 Ladies President
A. McCormack 1991 Men's Captain
E. Claffey 1992 Ladies Captain
G. Flynn 1992 Ladies President
B. Stenson 1992 Men's Captain
M. Gillen 1993 Ladies Captain
M. Tully 1993 Ladies President
P. Moran 1993 Men's Captain
M. Bradley 1994 Ladies Captain
M. Byron 1994 Ladies President
F. Foyle 1994 Men's Captain
M. Bredin 1995 Ladies Captain
K. Kitson 1995 Ladies President
C. McNiff 1995 Men's Captain
G. Hough 1996 Ladies Captain
M. Daly 1996 Ladies President
P. Tierney 1996 Men's Captain
M. Henry 1997 Ladies Captain
J. Fallon 1997 Ladies President
J. Bruen 1997 Men's Captain
M. Daly 1998 Ladies Captain
D. McDermot 1998 Ladies President
B. Stenson 1998 Men's Captain
Maura Tully 1999 Ladies Captain
Deirdre McDermot 1999 Ladies President
Christy Glynn 1999 Men's Captain
Dave Green 1999 President
Dympna McGarry 2000 Ladies Captain
Deirdre McDermot 2000 Ladies President
Michael Mulligan 2000 Men's Captain
  2000 President
A. Rowntree 2001 Ladies Captain
Deirdre McDermot 2001 Ladies President
Noel Mannion 2001 Men's Captain
  2001 President
Lily Healy 2002 Ladies Captain
Deirdre McDermot 2002 Ladies President
Willie Gannon 2002 Men's Captain
Sean O'Connell 2002 President
Mary Gunning 2003 Ladies Captain
E. McKeon 2003 Ladies President
Ignatius Hayden 2003 Men's Captain
Joe McHugh 2003 President
M. Daly 2004 Ladies Captain
Maura Tully 2004 Ladies President
Des Glynn 2004 Men's Captain
  2004 President
Celia Mulligan 2005 Ladies Captain
Maura Tully 2005 Ladies President
John Mulligan 2005 Men's Captain
Christy Glynn 2005 President
Kay O'Loughlin 2006 Ladies Captain
Dympna McGarry 2006 Ladies President
Sean Naughton 2006 Men's Captain
Christy Glynn 2006 President
Patricia Callaghan 2007 Ladies Captain
Angela Rowntree 2007 Ladies President
Sean O'Connell 2007 Men's Captain
Joe McElhone  2007 President
Valerie Callaghan 2008 Ladies Captain
Irene Burke 2008 Ladies President
Padraic Rabbitt 2008 Men's Captain
Joe McElhone  2008 President
Caitriona Newman 2009 Ladies Captain
Margaret Bredin 2009 Ladies President
Dara Bruen 2009 Men's Captain
Michael Clarke 2009 President
Maureen Claffey 2010 Ladies Captain
Margaret Henry 2010 Ladies President
Jim McDonnell 2010 Men's Captain
Michael Clarke 2010 President
Mary Colleary 2011 Ladies Captain
Mary Gunning 2011 Ladies President
Gerry Keane 2011 Men's Captain
Paul Glynn 2011 President
Kay Raftery 2012 Ladies Captain
Mamie Creaton   2012 Ladies President
Joe McElhone 2012 Men's Captain
Paul Glynn 2012 President
Gloria Hogan 2013 Ladies Captain
Maura O'Farrell 2013 Ladies President
Tony Brophy 2013 Men's Captain
Tommy Bruen
2013 President
Irene Burke 2014 Ladies Captain
Gerry Ryan 2014 Men's Captain
Pyers O'Connor-Nash 2014 President
Marian Caulfield 2015 Ladies Captain
Paul Glynn
2015 Men's Captain
Maureen Claffey
2015 President
Mary Kenny
2016 Ladies Captain
Greg Kelly
2016 Men's Captain
Tommy Dolan
2016 President
  2017 Ladies Captain
  2017 Men's Captain
  2017 President
  2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Simon Clarke (3) 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Castlerea

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Micheal Clarke 19 June 1996 6th   150 m
Denis Patrick Murray 2 November 1996 5th   98 m
Tommy Bruen 24 April 1997 6th   164 m
Keith Hunt 20 September 1998 5th   98 m
Liam Costelloe 5 May 1999  5th   98 m
Willie Gannon 26 March 2000 5th   98 m
Sean O'Connell 13 August 2000 5th   98 m
Oliver Hester 1 June 2001 5th   98 m
Simon Clarke 15 May 2002 6th   150 m
Michael McSharry 17 June 2002 2nd   182 m
Tony O'Keeffe 9 July 2006 2nd   182 m
Aidan Dolan 6 August 2006 5th   125 m