Roscrea golf club Tipperary

Roscrea golf course Tipperary

Roscrea Golf Course

Roscrea Club Crest

Roscrea has been in its present location at Derryvale, since 1911. The members always wanted to extend to 18-holes which eventually became possible when 40 acres of bog-land became available in 1978 and two other parcels of land were acquired at a combined cost of £96,000.

Dr. Arthur Spring was commissioned to design the new layout and he is quoted as saying "The gentle rolling terrain was ideal golfing land and I was aware on first inspection that the final product was going to be an exciting challenge for golfers of all handicap categories". The design, involved, the construction of 11-new, holes and were completed on time for the centenary celebrations in 1992.

Back in the 70’s two members of Roscrea went into the record books when it was a 9-hole course. Dan Hogan played 204-holes in seventeen hours on the 4th August 1978, during which he carded 30 birdies, one eagle and only five double-bogeys. Before that Alfie Clarke played 157-holes in one day and the following year he surpassed himself by playing 201-holes.

Roscrea is renowned for its warm welcome to visiting golfers. My lasting memory of the hospitality extended at Roscrea was when returning from playing Ballybunion and Lahinch we called into the clubhouse on the off chance of getting out on a Sunday afternoon, the weekend compotation was in full swing. However we were directed out on to the 12th tee box where we were informed there would be a gap in the timesheet. Hard to, believe but these things, happen in golf.

Green Fees Midweek: €15
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €20
Green Fees with a Member: €15
Green Fees for Opens: €15
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: No
Buggy Hire: €25 Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €625
Full Family Membership Fee: €1,010
Full Distance Membership Fee: €320
Full New Membership Lapsed Member of 2 Years or more Fee Year 1: €425
Full New Membership Lapsed Member of 2 Years or more Fee Year 2: €425
Full New Membership Lapsed Member of 2 Years or more Fee Year 3: €625
Student Membership 18 to 25: €120
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 652
Designer Arthur Spring
Founded 1892
Address

Derryvale,
Roscrea,
Co. Tipperary

Telephone 0505-21130
Email info@roscreagolfclub.ie
Website Roscrea golf club website
Secretary: Deirdre McCarthy
Captain: Martin King
Lady Captain: Monica Dooley
President: Conty Cunningham
Vice-Captains': John Maher & Mary Fitzgerald
Hon. Secretary: Ger Dooley & Chris McDonnell
Club Pro: None-Shop
Hon. Treasurer: Martin Butler & Ann Parlon
Comp. Secretary: Gerry Hayes & Maureen Murphy
Roscrea Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:52.958721
Long:-7.749953
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 11.30am to 11.30pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code:: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: None
Green Fees are Welcome: Midweek & Weekends Pre-booking for open Tournaments: 14 Days in advance

Roscrea Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-in Sunday 12 March
  Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladies Sunday 25 June   Closed 1
President's Prize
Saturday 29 July Sunday 30 July Closed 2
President's Prize Sunday 30 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Day 1 Tuesday 8 August   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Day 2
Sunday 13 August
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize (Q) Saturday 26 August Sunday 27 August Closed 2
Captain's Prize (Q)
Sunday 27 August   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Sunday 10 September
  Closed
1
L. & G. Scramble Friday 17 March   Open 1
Singles Wednesday 29 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 31 March   Open 1
L. & G. Club Fundraiser Singles Saturday 1 April Sunday 2 April Open 1
L. & G. Club Fundraiser Singles
Sunday 2 April
  Open 1
Singles Wednesday 5 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 7 April   Open 1
Singles Wednesday 12 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 14 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Monday 17 April   Open 1
Singles Wednesday 19 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 21 April   Open 1
Singles Wednesday 26 April
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 28 April

Open 1
L. & G. Singles
Sunday 30 April
  Open 1
Senior Scratch Cup Monday 1 May   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup Monday 1 May   Open 1
Singles Wednesday 3 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 5 May   Open 1
Singles Wednesday 10 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 12 May   Open 1
Singles Wednesday 17 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 19 May   Open 1
Singles Wednesday 24 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 26 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Monday 29 May
  Open 1
Singles Wednesday 31 May
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 2 June   Open 1
L. & G. Fourball Sunday 4 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Monday 5 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 7 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 9 June   Open 1
Singles Wednesday 14 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 16 June   Open 1
Singles Wednesday 21 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 23 June   Open 1
Singles Wednesday 28 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 30 June
  Open 1
Singles Wednesday 5 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 7 July   Open 1
Start of Open Week Monday 10 July Sunday 16 July Open 6
L. & G. Singles Monday 10 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Tuesday 11 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Wednesday 12 July   Open 1
Open Week Thursday 13 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 14 July   Open 1
Open Week Saturday 15 July   Open 1
Open Week Sunday 16 July   Open 1
Ladies Joe McLoughlin Trophy Monday 17 July   Open 1
Singles Wednesday 19 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 21 July   Open 1
Singles Wednesday 26 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 28 July
  Open 1
Singles Wednesday 2 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 4 August   Open 1
L. & G. Club Fundraiser Singles
Saturday 5 August Sunday 6 August
Open 2
L. & G. Club Fundraiser Singles Sunday 6 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Monday 7 August   Open 1
Singles Wednesday 9 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 11 August   Open 1
Singles Wednesday 16 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 18 August   Open 1
Singles
Wednesday 23 August
Open 1
L. & G. Singles
Friday 25 August
  Open 1
Ladies Singles Tuesday 29 August
  Open 1
Singles Wednesday 30 August
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 1 September   Open 1
Singles Wednesday 6 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 8 September   Invite
1
Ladies All-Ireland Captains' Prize Winners Tuesday 12 September   Invite 1
Singles Wednesday 13 September   Open 1
All-Ireland Captains' Prize Winners Friday 15 September   Invite 1
Singles Wednesday 20 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 22 September   Open 1
Singles Wednesday 4 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 6 October   Open 1
Singles Wednesday 11 October   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
Red Par 72 SSS 71 4,947 m
Green Par 71 SSS 69 5,561 m
Blue Par 71 SSS 70 5,862 m

Card

Hole No. Blue Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 262 261 4 18 259 4 18
2 502 441 5 14 393
5 9
3 386 363 4 6 313 4 3
4 150 132 3 10 113 3 15
5 511 445 5 8
382 5 11
6 311 302 4 12 300 4 5
7 363 350 4 4 339 4 1
8 141 128 3 16 120 3 17
9 385 377 4 2 292 4 7
Out 3,011 2,819 36   2,511 36  
10 447 426 5 11 402 5 4
11 161 151 3 15 149 3 18
12 443 439 5 10 381 5 10
13 403 396 4 1 388 5 8
14 157 147 3 17 140 3 16
15 382 358 4 3 295 4 2
16 335 325 4 9 287 4 6
17 189 177 3 5 131 3 14
18 334 323 4 7 263 4 12
In 2,851 2,742 35   2,436 36  
Total 5,862 5,561 71   4,947 72  
SSS 70 69     71    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 67 David Dooley (1) 14/08/2005

Ladies Course Record: 69 Suzanne Corcoran (2) Portumna G. C. 25/04/2002

Members Achievements

A very unusual event happened in Roscrea Golf Club when the 2014 Lady Captain Joanne Mann won Eleanor Ryan-Carroll’s Captain’s Prize in 2013 only for Eleanor to in-turn go and win Joanne’s Lady Captain’s Prize in 2014.

The Ladies of Roscrea Golf Club won the Tipperary Senior Cup in 2005, when the team was Rose Ryan, Evanna Farrelly, Kathleen Phelan, Sinead Holland and they were captained Marian O'Connor.

Roscrea won the Smurfit Junior Foursomes, with Conor Ruane and Peter Kennedy,

They won the Brennan Cup in 1992, when the team was Ted Stapleton, Sean Quilan, Pat Carroll, Frank Cullinane, Michael Martin, Des Dooley, Niall Heffernan, Tom Rowland, Jack Laffan, John Cahill, P. J. Kennedy, John Kennedy, John O'Donnell, Tadhg O'Connor, Matty Ryan, Joe Dooley, Mick Maher, Cormac O'Connor. They were, captained by John Buckley.

On Sunday 24th March 2002 Matt Ryan recorded what I believe to be the first Albatross of the year when he holed-out with his second on the 439 m Par-5 index 11 10th. Matt playing off a handicap of 6 had just been cut two shots on the Saturday.

The Ladies of Roscrea Golf Club won the Tipperary League Cup in 1983, when the team was P. Delaney, Chris McDonnell, Olive Ryan, Kathleen Higgins and P. Bergin.

The Ladies of Roscrea Golf Club won the Midlands League in 1976, when the team was Kathleen Carmody, M. Sharpe, Beda O'Connor, Nora Collison, Irene Brennan and were captained by Madeline O'Donnell.

Members who played representative golf for their Province;

John Carey* represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level from 1968 to 1971 playing 8-times won 1-match and lost 3-matches accumulating 2-points;

History of Roscrea

Instituted 1892 affiliated 1911

As with so many other older clubs, the early records of Roscrea are missing. It would appear there were two clubs in the Roscrea area and they ran into difficulties around the turn of the century.

The Irish "Golfers Guide", 1910 records, "This club was started again in 1904, the course having being laid out some years previously, but lapsed for want of members. One and a half miles, from Roscrea. Hon. Secretary, Captain R. A. Bolton, Dungar Park, Roscrea". The following year, The "Irish Field" reported on 5th August "The Roscrea district is very wisely amalgamating the two existing private clubs and establishing a public club. The representative meeting called to discuss the matter decided on taking Derryvale as the site of the new course."

The "Nenagh Guardian" on 17th November 1894, records "An Inter-club match between Nenagh and Roscrea, which lists the Roscrea team as Powell, Smith, Bridge, Ely, Eaton and Perry."

The "Irish Golfers" 1897 tells us "The links is at Golden Grove, one and a half miles Roscrea and there are nine-holes, the longest 420 yards and shortest 90 yards. The greenkeeper has a comfortable cottage, where there is room for members, and tea is provided". The President is given as W. P. H. Lloyd Vaughan, D. L., the Hon.. Secretary was J. Robin, J. P., Ballaghmore Castle, and the Treasurer was S. E. Smith.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Alice Parlon 1989 Ladies Captain
Anthony Tobin 1989 Men's Captain
Conal Boyle 1989 President
Joan Buckley 1990 Ladies Captain
Liam Shanahan 1990 Men's Captain
Conal Boyle 1990 President
Kitty Hartnett 1991 Ladies Captain
Sean Quinlan 1991 Men's Captain
Bill Hanley 1991 President
Ban Ryan 1992 Ladies Captain
Frank O'Connor 1992 Men's Captain
Bill Hanley 1992 President
Chris McDonnell 1993 Ladies Captain
Mick Martin 1993 Men's Captain
Wally Kirwan 1993 President
Evanna Farrelly 1994 Ladies Captain
Ted Brophy 1994 Men's Captain
Wally Kirwan 1994 President
Deirdre Rowland 1995 Ladies Captain
P. J. Fletcher 1995 Men's Captain
Wally Kirwan 1995 President
Olive Burke 1996 Ladies Captain
Phillip Kennedy 1996 Men's Captain
Conty Cunningham 1996 President
Maureen Murphy 1997 Ladies Captain
Henry Daly 1997 Men's Captain
Conty Cunningham 1997 President
Rosarie Cullinan 1998 Ladies Captain
Seoamh O'Riain 1998 Men's Captain
Conty Cunningham 1998 President
Rita Cunningham 1999 Ladies Captain
Keiran McDonnell 1999 Men's Captain
Nora McDonnell 1999 President
Ann Ryan 2000 Ladies Captain
Michael Ryan 2000 Men's Captain
Nora McDonnell 2000 President
Evelyn Marrinan 2001 Ladies Captain
Pat Sheedy 2001 Men's Captain
John Cahill 2001 President
Marcelline Cody 2002 Ladies Captain
Steve Crofton 2002 Men's Captain
John Cahill 2002 President
Eilis Holland-King 2003 Ladies Captain
John Ryan 2003 Men's Captain
John Cahill 2003 President
Marie Donnelan 2004 Ladies Captain
Proinnsias Loughnane 2004 Men's Captain
Seamus Deely 2004 President
Marian O'Connor 2005 Ladies Captain
Michael Parlon 2005 Men's Captain
Seamus Deely 2005 President
Kathleen Phelan 2006 Ladies Captain
Gerry Long 2006 Men's Captain
Steve Crofton 2006 President
Marie Kennedy 2007 Ladies Captain
John Dunne 2007 Men's Captain
Steve Crofton 2007 President
Una Dunne 2008 Ladies Captain
Anthony Collins 2008 Men's Captain
Steve Crofton 2008 President
Deirdre Rowland 2009 Ladies Captain
Tom Rowland 2009 Men's Captain
Pat Sheedy 2009 President
Ruth Cryan 2010 Ladies Captain
Jim Cummins  2010 Men's Captain
Pat Sheedy 2010 President
Sinead Holland 2011 Ladies Captain
John McDonnell 2011 Men's Captain
Pat Sheedy 2011 President
Nora Kennedy 2012 Ladies Captain
Michael Lorigan 2012 Men's Captain
Liam Shanahan 2012 President
Eleanor Ryan-Carroll 2013 Ladies Captain
Paddy Bergin 2013 Men's Captain
Liam Shanahan
2013 President
Joanne Mann 2014 Ladies Captain
Pat Nevin 2014 Men's Captain
Liam Shanahan 2014 President
Noreen Ryan 2015 Ladies Captain
Noel McMahon 2015 Men's Captain
Conty Cunningham
2015 President
Catherine Lorigan 2016 Ladies Captain
Aidan Doran 2016 Men's Captain
Conty Cunningham 2016 President
Monica Dooley 2017 Ladies Captain
Martin King 2017 Men's Captain
  2017 President
Clodagh Jones (5) 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
David Dooley (1) 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Roscrea

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
F. Cullinan   17th 5 Iron 177 m
Donald Mclean 23 May 2007 8th   150 m
Eleanor Ryan-Carroll
2010 4th
  113 m