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: €20
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €20
Green Fees Midweek Summer: €25
Green Fees Weekends & B.H. Summer: €25
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: €650
Full Family Membership Fee: €1,110
Full Distance Membership Fee: €350
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
Social Golf Membership: €260
Student Membership 18 to 25: €150
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
Club Secretary: Steve Crofton
Office Admin.: Kathleen
Captain: Fabian Jones
Lady Captain: Deirdre McCarthy
President: Paddy Bergin
Vice-Captains':  
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
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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 2020 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2020 (Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-in Sunday 23 February
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize (Q) Saturday 11 July Sunday 12 July Closed 2
Captain's Prize (Q) Sunday 12 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Sunday 19 July   Closed 1
President's Prize to L. & G. Saturday 8 August Sunday 9 August Closed 2
President's Prize to L. & G. Sunday 9 August   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Day 2
Sunday 23 August   Closed 1
L. & G. 3-Person Scramble Tuesday 17 March   Open 1
L. & G. 3-Person Scramble
Wednesday 1 April
  Open 1
Singles Stableford
Friday 3 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Wednesday 8 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford
Friday 10 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 13 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Wednesday 15 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford
Friday 17 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Wednesday 22 April
  Open 1
L. & G. Club Fundraiser Singles Friday 24 April Sunday 26 April Open 3
L. & G. Club Fundraiser Singles Saturday 25 April
Open 1
L. & G. Club Fundraiser Singles Sunday 26 April
  Open 1
Singles Stableford
Wednesday 29 April
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 1 May Sunday 3 May
Open 3
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 2 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 3 May   Open
1
Senior Scratch Cup Monday 4 May   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup Monday 4 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Wednesday 6 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 8 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Wednesday 13 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 15 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 20 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 22 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 27 May
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 29 May
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 1 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 3 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 5 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 10 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 12 June   Open 1
Ladies 2-Person Team Event Tuesday 16 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 17 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 19 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 24 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 26 June
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 1 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 3 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 8 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 10 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 15 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 18 July   Open 1
Start of Open Week Monday 20 July Sunday 26 July Open 6
L. & G. Singles Monday 20 July   Open 1
Ladies Fourball
Tuesday 21 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 22 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles
Thursday 23 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 24 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles
Saturday 25 July Sunday 26 July Open 2
Singles Stableford Wednesday 29 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 31 July
Monday 3 August Open 4
L. & G. Singles Stableford
Saturday 1 August
Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 2 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 3 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 5 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 7 August   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Tuesday 11 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 12 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 14 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 August
Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 21 August
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 26 August
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 28 August
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 2 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 4 September   Open
1
Inter. Scratch Cup Sunday 6 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 9 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 11 September   Open 1
Ladies All-Ireland Captains' Prize Winners Sunday 13 September   Invite 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 16 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 18 September   Open 1
All-Ireland Captains' Prize Winners Saturday 19 September   Invite 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 23 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 25 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 30 September
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 2 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 7 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 9 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 14 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 16 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 21 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 23 October Monday 26 October Open 4
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 24 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 25 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 26 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 28 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 30 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
Conty Cunningham 2017 President
Mary Fitzgerald 2018 Ladies Captain
John Maher 2018 Men's Captain
 Paddy Bergin 2018 President
Marion Bergin 2019 Ladies Captain
Gerry Hayes 2019 Men's Captain
Paddy Bergin 2019 President
Fabian Jones 2020 Ladies Captain
Deirdre McCarthy 2020 Men's Captain
Paddy Bergin 2020 President
Clodagh Jones (2) 2020 Lowest Ladies Handicap
David Dooley (1) 2020 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