Strandhill golf club Sligo
Strandhill Golf Course
A visit to Strandhill Golf Course is a must for any golfing visitor to Sligo. Situated 5 miles west of the City of Sligo and nestled under the famous Knocknarea Mountain, you can enjoy playing a truly natural 18 hole links course any time of the year. Its 5,800 m of undulating fairways and unforgiving short cuts makes it a course to remember. The player can also enjoy an uninterrupted view of spectacular scenery made famous in Song and Story.
Strandhill Golf Club has a fully equipped Golf Shop with club hire, buggy hire etc. and Golfing Lessons available all year. Full Bar and Catering Facilities. Lounge Menu available all day. Group rates available.
Strandhill was voted the No. 65-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2018 (Up-1);
Strandhill was voted the No. 66-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Down-1);
Strandhill was voted the No. 65-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Up-5);
Strandhill was voted the No. 70-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Up-6);
Strandhill was voted the No. 76-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Down-2);
Strandhill was voted the No. 74-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Up-4);
Strandhill was voted the No. 78-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;
Strandhill was voted the No. 83-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;
|Green Fees Sunday to Friday:||€75|
|Green Fees Saturday & B.H.:||€85|
|Green Fees Husband & Wife:
|Green Fees Students & Juniors:
|Green Fees with a Member:||€25|
|Green Fees for Opens:||€30|
|Club Hire: €25
|Buggy Hire: €25||Yes|
|Full Membership Available:||Yes|
|Full Membership Fee:||€784|
|Full Family Membership Fee:||€1573|
|Full Distance Membership Fee:||€534|
|Full Junior Membership Fee:||€260|
|Website||Strandhill golf club website|
|Club Manager:||Sandra Corcoran|
|Lady Captain:||Brigid Glynn
|Vice-Captain:||Brendan Mahoney & Ann Killian
|Hon. Secretary:||Michael Cox & Ann Monaghan
|Hon. Treasurer:||Michael Henry & Siobhan Kelly
|Comp. Secretary:||Charlie Keaveny & AnnHegarty|
General Facts & Information
|Course opening hours: Daylight hours||Clubhouse opening hours: 8.30am to Sunset|
|Mobile phones: Not on course
||Dress Code: Neat and casual|
|Catering: Full catering, facilities||Days to Avoid: Thursdays|
|Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days||Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance|
Strandhill Golf Club Fixtures 2019 provisional*
|Open & Major Fixtures 2019 (Confirmed)|
|Captains' Drive-In||Saturday 26 January||Closed||1|
||Saturday 6 July
|President's Prize||Saturday 10 August
|15-Hole Seniors Singles Stableford||Wednesday 2 January||Open||1|
|15-Hole Singles Stableford||Friday 11 January||Open||1|
|15-Hole Singles Stableford||Friday 18 January||Open||1|
|15-Hole Singles Stableford||Friday 25 January||Open||1|
|15-Hole Seniors Singles Stableford||Wednesday 30 January
|15-Hole Singles Stableford||Friday 1 February||Open||1|
|15-Hole Singles Stableford||Friday 8 February||Open||1|
|15-Hole Singles Stableford||Friday 15 February||Open||1|
|15-Hole Singles Stableford||Friday 22 February||Open||1|
|Seniors 15-Hole Singles Stableford||Wednesday 27 February
|L. & G. Fourball Scramble
||Monday 18 March||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford (Q)
||Sunday 28 April
|Singles Stableford||Friday 3 May||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Monday 6 May||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 17 May||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 24 May||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 31 May
|Singles Stableford||Friday 7 June||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 14 June||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 21 June||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 28 June||Open||1|
|Seniors Singles Stableford||Wednesday 3 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 5 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 12 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 19 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 26 July||Open||1|
|Start of Open Week||Monday 29 July
||Saturday 3 August||Open||6
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 29 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Tuesday 30 July
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 31 July
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 1 August
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 2 August
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Saturday 3 August
|Singles Stableford||Sunday 4 August||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 9 August||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 15 August||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 16 August||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 23 August||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 30 August
|Singles Stableford||Friday 6 September||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 13 September||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 20 September||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 27 September
|Singles Stableford||Friday 4 October||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 11 October||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 18 October||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 25 October||Open||1|
Card of the Course
|White||Par 70 SSS 69 5,995 yd's|
|Red||Par 72 SSS 72 5,409 yd's|
|Green||Par 70 SSS 68 5,735 yd's|
|Blue||Par 70 SSS 70 6,172 yd's|
|Into the West||6||387||360||349||4||6
|The High Brae||8||334||331||317
|The Short Puck||14||166||164||148||3||17||137||3||17|
Men's Course Record: 61 Derek McNamara (Connemara G.C.) (Old)
Ladies Course Record:
Strandhill Golf Club won the Connacht Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield when they beat Tuam Golf Club by 4-matches to 1-match on 10th August 2014.
They were led out by Peter McDonnell with Ciaran Henry who beat Darren O’Connor with Joe Waters by 2-holes, they were followed by David Lindsay with Tristan Probst who halved their match against Kevin Fallon with Joe Leufer next up was Robbie Henneberry with Ronnie Conlon who had a 4 and 2 win over John P. Keane with Shane Quinn, the penultimate match of Noel Tivnan with Brian Henry was a comfortable 4 and 3 win over Paul Burke with Ross Kelly, the bottom match was halved between Jim Branley with John Howley and John Bodkin with Matthew Murphy.
They made their way to Carton House to compete in the All-Ireland deciders on the O’Meara Course where they were drawn against Munster Champions Lisselan Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final. They were led out by Robbie Henneberry with Ronnie Conlon who lost their match against Leo Hassett with Andrew Whelton by 6 and 5, they were followed by Peter McDonnell with Ciaran Henry who had a 2 and 1 win over Paul Corcoran with Richard Fitton, next up were David Lindsay with Tristan Probst who lost their match by 3 and 2 against Raymond Hayes with Paschal Hayes, the penultimate match was halved between Noel Tivnan with Brian Henry and Donnacha Crowley with Richard Fleming, the bottom match of John Stewart with Dave Hannigan was lost by 5 and 4 against Eoin Ryan with Cathal Kirby.
Strandhill Golf Club won the Connacht Final when they beat Athenry Golf Club by 1-hole in the decider. First on the tee was Darragh Higgins (3) with Tristan Probst (12) against Peter Dolan (7) & Pat Croghan (10) who lost by 2-holes. The bottom match of Philip Moriarty (9) with Ciaran Fox (7) against Thomas Reaney (9) with Blaine Niland (12) say the result reversed with a 3-hole win for the Sligo team.
Strandhill Golf Club won the Connacht Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield at Westport Golf Club in August 2008.
They made the long journey to Monkstown Golf Club on the outskirts of Cork City where they were drawn against the home club on Friday 19th September, when home advantage came into play.
First on the tee was David Lindsey with David Keane against Ken Tracy with Donal McCarthy, they lost out by 4 and 3. They were followed by Darragh Higgins with Patrick Hickey who had one of those days against Nick Hayes with Carl Toal, when they lost out by 8 and 6. Next up was Garry Kilbride with Dessie Timbs who lost by 6 and 5 to Denis Daly with John Barry. The penultimate match of Patrick Togher with John Howley was halved against John Tobin with Niall Kennedy as was the bottom match of Liam Kavanagh with Colin Walsh against Dave O’Leary with Mark Hickey.
Strandhill Golf Club won the Jack O'Sullivan Trophy in 2007, when they beat Castlebar Golf Club in the final, by 8 matches to 2 matches.
The first leg was played at home on Saturday 1st September, when Declan Rooney (7) with Patrick O'Hara (15) beat Kevin Connolly (6) with Dom Molly (14) by 2 and 1, they were followed by Gerard Fox (5) with David Lindsey (12) who beat Brendan Frost (5) with Peter Horkan (10) on the 19th. Next up was Michael Keane (7) with Patrick Hickey (9) who beat Rory Courell (5) with Jim McGovern (9) by 1-hole. The penultimate match was Mark Whirly (5) with Brendan Kerrigan (12) who beat Padraic Hurst (5) with Val Jennings (11) by 3 and 1. The anchor pair of Rory O'Connor (3) with Desmond Timbs (8) against Stephen Munnelly (5) with Pat Waldron (11) delivered a comfortable 4 and 3 win for the home team.
It was on to Castlebar Golf Club on Saturday 8th September for the decider, with Strandhill only needing only a halve to clinch the trophy. Declan Rooney (7) with Patrick O'Hara (15) lead the way with a win over Brendan Frost (5) with Colin Dawson (13). They were followed by Rory O'Connor (3) with Desmond Timbs (8) who halved their match with Pat Waldron (11) with Stephen Munnelly (5). They were followed by Gerry Fox (5) with David Lindsay (12) against Ken Irwin (2) with Jim McGovern (9) who halved their match. Next up were Mark Weherly (5) with Brendan Kerrigan (12) who halved their match against Kevin Connolly (6) with Dom Molloy (14). The final match saw Michael Keane (7) with Patrick Hickey (9) who returned a halve against Padraic Hurst (5) with Val Jennings (11), to return a convincing win and bridge an 12 year gap.
K. O'Neill was selected on the Connacht team for the Interprovincial Matches played at Portmarnock Golf Club from 11th to 13th August 2004.
James Burke was selected on the Connacht Boys' team for Interprovincial Championships at Headfort Golf Club from August 28-30 2002.
Prior to 2001:
Strandhill won the Connacht Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield when they beat Athlone. They went on to meet The Heath in the All-Ireland semi-final at Lahinch on 22nd September 2000. The squad was Jimmy Mungovan, Noel Tivnan, Paul Murphy, Aron Brennan, David Lyndsay, Paddy Cox, Joe Curley, Mark Whearly, Padraig Duggan, David Kelly, Paddy Waters, John Stewart, Declan Rooney, Conal McGettigan, James Burke, Brian Kiernan and Gerry Kilbride. They went down to The Heath in the Semi-Final. The team was Mark Whearly with James Burke, Declan Rooney with Noel Tivnan, Paul Murphy with David Lyndsay, Paddy Cox with Joe Curley and John Stewart with Gerry Kilbride.
They won the Connacht Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield and were National Finalists in 1994, when team was Paddy Cox, Martin Donoghue, Noel Mullaney, Dermot Flynn, Padraig Hanley, Brian Harte, Fr. Michael McDonnell, John McGowan, Kiernan, Tom Bradley, Waters Ray Tracey.
Strandhill Golf Club won the Connacht Shield in 1990, when team was Jim Bradley, Declan Rooney, Frank Conlon, Tom Branley, Reddington, Michael Keane, Eddie Gerry Kilbride, Kevin Fleming, Toddy Burns, Martin Niland, Dolan, Fr. Kelly, Don O'Neill, Val Harte, Joe Hunt and Donnie' Connor.
They won it again in 1993 when the team was, M. Healy, Martin Niland, Brian O'Neill, Gerry Kilbride, Gus Byrne. Jim Branley, Paddy Waters, D. Mahon, Colm Mulqueeney, Frank Carr, Declan Rooney, Dessie Eddie Keane, Tom Crowley, Conlon, Howley, B. Glynn, Ray Tracey, Fr. Kelly, Hennelly, Liam Kileawley and Val Heart.
Strandhill won the Connacht Shield following year (1994) when team was, Gerry Kilbride, Brian O'Neill, Dessie Carr, Colm Mulqueeney, Martin Niland, Jim Branley, Gus Byrne, Paddy Watters, Eddie Keane, Declan Rooney, Frank Conlon, Tom Crowley, Malone, Val Harte, Liam Kileawley, Bill Curley and Ray Tracey.
Strandhill Golf Club won the Junior Inter-club in 1987, when team was Kevin Flemming, Stewart Short, Sean Barnicle, Stephen Burns and Graham Monaghan.
They won the Jack O'Sullivan in 1996, when team was Noel Tivnan, Padraig Duggan, David Lindsay, Enda Lonergan, Anthony Gray, Fintan Brett, Declan Rooney, Marty O'Hara, John O'Donoghue, Mick McCabe, Tony Mannion, Gerry Kilbride, Frank Conlon, Tommy Basquille, Jim Branley, Val Harte, Brian Kiernan, Harte and Ray Tracey.
They won the Cecil Ewing in 1995.
Poppy Hunt (22), Lady Captain 2000 and her Captain's prize winner Maxie Slowey (34), qualified for the National Finals of the Volkswagen-Irish Independent Lady Captain's Classic, at Druid's Glen, when they shot 39 points at a windy Headfort Golf Club in August, 2000.
Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;
John S. Graham represented Ireland as a Senior International from 1938 to1951 playing 14-times won 5-matches halved two and lost 7-match accumulating 12-points;
Tommy McGowan represented Ireland at international Youths level from 2007 to 2009 playing 4-matches won 1-matches and lost 5-matches accumulating 10-points. He represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 2007 to 2009 playing 7-times won 2-matches halved one and lost 4-matches accumulating 5-points. He represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial from 2008 to 2009 playing 12-times won 6-matches and lost 6-matches accumulating 12-points. He represented Connacht at the Boys Interprovincial from 2004 to 2007 playing 20-times won 5-matches halved four and lost 11-matches accumulating 14-points;
Keith O’Neill represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 2004 to 2006 playing 18-times won 7-matches halved two and lost 9-matches accumulating 16-points;
Joseph Dolan represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial from 1974 to 1975 playing 8-times won 1-match and lost 7-matches accumulating 2-points;
Declan Rooney represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial in 1976 playing 2-times won 0-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 0-points;
James Burke represented Connacht at the Boys' Interprovincial in 2002 playing 4-times won 1-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 2-points;
Daire Higgins represented Connacht at the Boys' Interprovincial in 2010 playing 4-times won 0-matches and lost 4-matches accumulating 0-points;
Eoin Moriarty represented Connacht at the Boys' Interprovincial in 1996 playing 6-times won 3-matches halved one and lost 2-matches accumulating 7-points;
Rory O’Connor represented Connacht at the Boys' Interprovincial from 2000 to 2001 playing 6-times won 3-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 6-points;
Darragh O’Sullivan represented Connacht at the Boys' Interprovincial from 2009 to 2010 playing 11-times won 4-matches halved two and lost 5-matches accumulating 10-points;
History of Strandhill
Founded 1931 Affiliated 1936
What the Club tells us:
In 1939, John McAlister from Dublin was engaged to design a new nine-hole course over the existing land and this was opened in May 1940, a year which also saw the first Winter League played on the links. This was the first of its kind in Irish golf today most other clubs have followed suit. As the second world war had broken out, no cars were on the road due to petrol rationing and approximately forty golfers could be seen cycling their way from town to the golf club, some five miles away, with their clubs strung over the shoulders. History, unfortunately, does not record how they got home.
In 1945, there was a rare conflict between the club and the GUI over a competition played for in Strandhill called 'The Blue Label Cup'. The club stated that the cup was named after a famous racehorse, but the GUI suspected that it was named after an even more famous brand of whiskey. The GUI's view prevailed, and the competition was renamed 'The Nally Cup'.
In 1946, a new competition called the North West Inter-Club Shield was started up. This was a forerunner for what is now called The Connacht Shield. Strandhill have a proud record in this competition, and have won it on several occasions. They were also the first time to retain the trophy, having won it back-to-back in 1982 and 1983. Also in 1946, the club acquired Bustard's Lodge, the site on which our award-winning clubhouse was built. This was opened in 1948 when a drinks license was obtained.
The present 18-hole course was opened in 1973 (subsequently redesigned with the input of several members) as also was the new modern clubhouse, most of which was incorporated into the new building which was unveiled in 1997.
However, following the accidental destruction of the clubhouse in 2005, a new chapter has been embarked upon with the development of a new clubhouse in 2006, the year in which Strandhill celebrated its 75th anniversary. The older version of the clubhouse had won the AIB Connacht Clubhouse of the Year award in 2004.
The club can be particularly proud of its achievements on the inter-club stage, where it has garnered 20 GUI provincial pennants during its involvement in the Cups and Shields. In 2006, our ladies branch, after years of tireless effort, were deserved winners of the AA Ireland Junior Foursomes title, securing their first ILGU Western District pennant in the process.
In addition, the club had much to celebrate in 2007 when 17-year-old Tommy McGowan was selected for the Irish Youths team which participated in the annual representative match with Wales. Tommy earned his first Irish cap on the back of an incredible performance in the West of Ireland championship that Easter, when he reached the semi-finals.
Roll of Honour
|Miss J. Cawley||1990||Ladies Captain|
|D. O'Neill||1990||Men's Captain|
|Miss A. McGettrick||1991||Ladies Captain|
|B. J. McCauley||1991||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. M. Coyle||1992||Ladies Captain|
|A. M. Leggett||1992||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. M. J. Keane||1993||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. C. Scanlon||1993||Ladies President|
|T. Basquille||1993||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. S. McGoldrick||1994||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. C. Scanlon||1994||Ladies President|
|J. Murphy||1994||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. M. Feeney||1995||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. M. Higgans||1995||Ladies President|
|J. A. Mungovan||1995||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. M. Byrne||1996||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. M. Higgans||1996||Ladies President|
|B. Kiernan||1996||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. S. McCabe||1997||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. J. Hamilton||1997||Ladies President|
|D. E. McGowan||1997||Men's Captain|
|P. J. O'Brien||1997||President|
|Mrs. J. Corcoran||1998||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. J. Hamilton||1998||Ladies President|
|J. F. O'Donoghue||1998||Men's Captain|
|P. J. O'Brien||1998||President|
|Mrs. A. Garvey||1999||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. F. Kavanagh||1999||Ladies President|
|M. F. O'Hare||1999||Men's Captain|
|Poppy Hunt||2000||Ladies Captain|
|Freda Kavanagh||2000||Ladies President|
|Brian Harte||2000||Men's Captain|
|Caroline Peacock||2001||Ladies Captain|
|Doreen O'Connor||2001||Ladies President|
|Connell McGettigan||2001||Men's Captain|
|Noreen Egan||2002||Ladies Captain|
|Doreen O'Connor||2002||Ladies President|
|James Noone||2002||Men's Captain|
|Gillian Ballantyne||2003||Ladies Captain|
|Stella McGoldrick||2003||Ladies President|
|Leo Logan||2003||Men's Captain|
|Ena Cahill||2004||Ladies Captain|
|Stella McGoldrick||2004||Ladies President|
|Christy Hennessy||2004||Men's Captain|
|Nuala Leonard||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Una Murray||2005||Ladies President|
|John McHugh||2005||Men's Captain|
|Ann Carroll||2006||Ladies Captain|
|Una Murray||2006||Ladies President|
|Adrian Wynne||2006||Men's Captain|
|Pat Mooney||2007||Ladies Captain|
|Nan Dykes||2007||Ladies President|
|Colm Kavanagh||2007||Men's Captain|
|Val Cummaford||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Nan Dykes||2008||Ladies President|
|Declan Basquille||2008||Men's Captain|
|Annette Stevens||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Nan Dykes||2009||Ladies President|
|Padraig Watters||2009||Men's Captain|
|Breege Cullinan||2010||Ladies Captain|
|Marie Crowley||2010||Ladies President|
|Eddie Rushe||2010||Men's Captain|
|Brona Galvin||2011||Ladies Captain|
|Attracta McGettrick||2011||Ladies President|
|Joe McCann||2011||Men's Captain|
|Marianna Little||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Attracta McGettrick||2012||Ladies President|
|Pat Collins||2012||Men's Captain|
|Carmel Clarke||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Mike Phelan||2013||Men's Captain|
|Ann Cox||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Attracta McGettrick||2014||Ladies President|
|Jim Branley||2014||Men's Captain|
|Grainne Henneberry||2015||Ladies Captain|
|Mick Phelan||2015||Men's Captain|
|Kathleen Kelpie||2016||Ladies Captain|
|Loe McNally||2017||Men's Captain|
|Hugh Gallagher||2018||Men's Captain|
|Mary Jo Keane
|Brigid Glynn||2019||Ladies Captain|
|Pat Glynn||2019||Men's Captain|
|Gillian Ballantyne (12)||2019||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
|K. O'Neill||2019||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Tommy McGowan||2019||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Adrian Wynne||2019||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|D. O’Sullivan||2019||Lowest Men's Handicap|
Holes in One at Strandhill
|Member||Date||Hole No.||Club Used||Distance|
|Lorcan Traynor||8 September 2004||2nd||148 m|
|Pat Mooney||2 August 2005||2nd||122 m|
|Marie Reynolds||3 November 2005||9th||135 m|
|Martin Cronin||4 February 2006||14th||153 m|
|Noela Higgins||2 April 2006||14th||125 m|
|Marian Quinn||26 April 2007||17th||147 m|
|Gillian Ballantyne||20 May 2007||14th||125 m|
|Nuala Leonard||28 October 2007||2nd||122 m|
|Ronnie Conlon||1 January 2008||2nd||122 m|
|Angela Stewart||1 May 2008||17th||147 m|
|Christine Tighe||12 June 2008||14th||125 m|
|Gordon Muir||21 April 2009||14th||150 m|
|Patrick Collins||24 June 2009||14th||150 m|
|Gerry Fox||26 July 2009||9th||131 m|