Templemore golf club Tipperary

Templemore golf course Tipperary

Templemore Golf Course

Templemore Club Crest

Templemore Golf Club is fine 9-hole Parkland course located just outside the town. The club has been in existence since 1970 and have been successful in national and regional competitions alike.

Measuring 5,780 metres for the 18-holes the course has 12 different tee boxes. The course has a Par of 70 and a standard scratch of 68, this SSS also represents the course record shot by none other than Richie Coughlan who gained his card for both the PGA and European Tour on his first attempt. Thus indicating that Templemore golf course is no pushover.

The club has developed a fine clubhouse where the visitor is always made welcome. A word of warning about Templemore, when you approach the course don't be put off by the number of cars in the car park as the young recruits in the Garda Training College across the road use it to park their cars, it does not mean the course is full.

Green Fees Midweek: €10
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €15
Green Fees with a Member: €10/15
Green Fees for Opens: €10
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: No
Buggy Hire: No
Soft Spikes: No
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €350
Full Ladies Membership Fee: €300
Full Couples Membership Fee: €500
Full Distance Membership Fee: €120
Full Beginners Membership Fee: €200
Full Lady Beginners Membership Fee: €150
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 9
Members 367
Designer Nature
Founded 1970

Manna Street,
Co. Tipperary

Telephone 0504-31400
Email info@templemoregolfclub.ie
Website Templemore golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Liam (087-4115773)
Captain: Tom McGrath
Lady Captain: Kay Brennan
Presidents':   & Breda Murphy
Vice-Captains:  & 
Hon. Secretary: Pat O’Connell & Kay Brennan
Club Pro: None-Vending Machine
Hon. Treasurer: Thomas McGrath & Breda Murphy
Comp. Secretary: Liam Leahy & Margie Costigan
Templemore Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
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General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 8.00am to Sunset
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

Templemore Golf Club Fixtures 2021 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2020 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-in Sunday 1 March
  Closed 1
Vice-Captain's Prize Saturday 11 April Sunday 12 April Closed 2
Vice-Captain's Prize Sunday 12 April   Closed 1
President's Prize Friday 5 June
Saturday 6 June Closed 2
President's Prize Saturday 6 June   Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladies
Tuesday 9 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Friday 12 June Saturday 13 June Closed 2
Captain's Prize Saturday 13 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Day 1 Tuesday 14 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Day 2 Saturday 18 July   Closed 1
Seniors Scramble Thursday 2 April   Open 1
Seniors Scramble Thursday 9 April   Open 1
Seniors Scramble Thursday 16 April   Open 1
Seniors Scramble Thursday 23 April
  Open 1
Seniors Scramble
Thursday 30 April
  Open 1
Seniors Scramble Thursday 7 May   Open 1
Seniors Scramble Thursday 14 May   Open 1
Seniors Scramble Thursday 21 May   Open 1
Seniors Scramble Thursday 28 May
  Open 1
Seniors Scramble Thursday 4 June   Open 1
Seniors Scramble Thursday 11 June   Open 1
Seniors Scramble Thursday 18 June   Open 1
Seniors Scramble Thursday 25 June
  Open 1
Seniors Scramble Thursday 2 July   Open 1
Seniors Scramble Thursday 9 July   Open 1
Seniors Scramble Thursday 16 July   Open 1
Seniors Scramble Thursday 23 July   Open 1
Seniors Scramble Thursday 30 July
  Open 1
Seniors Scramble Thursday 6 August   Open 1
Seniors Scramble Thursday 13 August   Open 1
Seniors Scramble Thursday 20 August   Open 1
Seniors Scramble Thursday 27 August
  Open 1
Seniors Scramble Thursday 3 September   Open 1
Seniors Scramble Thursday 10 September   Open 1
Seniors Scramble Thursday 17 September   Open 1

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Card of the Course

White Par 71 SSS 71 5,780 m
Red Par 71 SSS 70 4,702 m
Green Par 71 SSS 69 5,492 m


Hole No. White Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 451 440 5 16 379 5 9
2 490 478 5 6 301 4 3
3 313 313 4 12 258 4 15
4 302 290 4 10 265 4 5
5 133 122 3 14 115 3 11
6 338 284 4 8 271 4 13
7 132 117 3 18 105 3 17
8 393 379 4 2 358 4 1
9 389 374 4 4 374 5 7
Out 2,941 2,797 36   2,426 36  
10 391 383 4 1 379 5 10
11 490 478 5 5 301 4 4
12 313 313 4 13 258 4 14
13 302 290 4 9 265 4 6
14 133 122 3 15 115 3 12
15 345 284 4 7 241 4 16
16 132 117 3 17 105 3 18
17 344 335 4 11 292 4 8
18 389 373 4 3 320 4 2
In 2,839 2,695 35   2,276 35  
Total 5,780 5,492 71   4,702 71  
SSS 71 69     70    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: (Old) Am. 68 Ritchie Coughlan Birr G. C.

Members Achievements

The Ladies of Templemore Golf Club won the Munster Final of the AA-Insurance ILGU inter-Club Junior Cup in 2007 they made the journey to Athlone Golf Club to compete in the National deciders; where they met Connaught Champions Westport in the All-Ireland Quarter-Final and had a resounding 4 matches to 1 match victory.

First on the tee was Josie Bourke who won her match by 2 and 1 against Mary McDermott, she was followed by Kathleen Maher who had a convincing 7 and 6 win over Kathleen Maher, next up was Olivia Collins who halved her match against Tara Fahy when called in, as was Mary Fitzpatrick match against Marion Duffy, the bottom match Mary Lou Carroll was a resounding 7 and 5 win over Ann Corcoran.

They met Ulster Champions and eventual green pennant winners Belvoir Park Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final the following day, when they were led again by Josie Bourke (11) who lost her match to Gail Linter (9) by 1-hole, she was followed by Kathleen Maher (12) who lost by 4 and 2 against Pauline Bailie (9), next up was Olivia Collins (13) who lost out to Jenny Gibson (10) by 4 and 3. The bottom two matches of Elsie Campbell (11) against Mary Fitzpatrick (15) and Judy Simpson (12) against Mary Lou Carroll (15) were halved.

Club member Mary Lou Carroll teamed up with Matt Cronin (11) from Thurles Golf Club in the regional qualifiers of the Spar-Irish Independent National Mixed Pairs Chalenge at Dungarven G.C. on the 20th of June 2001. They returned 56 points which booked the place in the National Finals at Adare Manor Golf & Country Club in August.

Prior to 2001:

Templemore won the All-Ireland Irish Mixed Foursomes at Strandhill G. C. in 1999. The squad was Mary Fitzpatrick, Josie Bourke, Seamus Bourke, Mary Lou Carroll, Kathleen Maher, Biddy Gleeson, Dinny Tuohy, Anna Stapleton, Tom McGrath, John Grogan, Patsy Stapleton, John Mo. Loughney, Pat Dunne and the selectors were Captains Finola Grogan and Bernard Barry.

J. K. Moloughney was elected to the council of the Munster Branch of the GUI for 2001.

Templemore won the Munster Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield in Shannon G. C., in July 2000 when they beat the home team. They went on to meet Beech Park in the All-Ireland semi-final at Lahinch, on 21st September, 2000. The squad was:  Patsy Stapleton, Tom Kenny (Captain) Pat O'Connell, Johnny Hackett, John Greed, Michael Delaney, Sean Gleeson, Tom McGrath, Declan Kennedy, Denis Touhy, Joe McNamara, Michael Heffernan, P. J. Leahy, John Fitzpatrick, Denis Maher and Michael Maher. They went down to Beech Park in the Semi-Final. The squad was Johnny Hackett, Denis Tuohy, Sean Gleeson, John McNamara, Tom McGrath, Tom Kennedy, Michael Heffernan, Denis Maher, John Fitzpatrick, Declan Kennedy, Michael Delaney, Seamus Cody, Pat O'Connell, John Greed and Michael Maher they were managed by Patsy Stapleton and P. J. Leahy.

In September 2000 they won the Heineken Mixed Foursomes Championship at Roscrea Golf Club. The squad was Anna Stapleton, Declan Kennedy, Margaret McCarthy, Billy Bergin, John Grogan, Josie Bourke, Tom McGrath, Pat Dunne, Seamus Bourke, Mary Fitzpatrick, Mary Lou Carroll, John McGrath, Denis Tuohy, Kathleen Maher, Biddy Gleeson and Patsy Stapleton.

They also won the Central Towns Trophy at Tullamore G.C. in August 2000. The squad was John Greed, Michael Heffernan, Michael Fogarty, Mick Keely, Michael Delaney, Daniel Maher, Tom McGrath, Declan Kennedy, John Fitzpatrick, Michael Maher and Denis Maher, they were managed by Dinny Tuohy and Patsy Stapleton.

They won the ILGU Intermediate League Munster Championship in 2000. The squad was Anna Stapleton, Mary Lou Carroll, Linda Grogan, Mary Fitzpatrick, Dlivia Collins, Josie Bourke and Kathleen Maher they were managed by Rita McHugh.

They won the Huzzar Vodka All-Ireland Ladies Foursomes Championship in 1987 with Mary Long and the late Annie Scott.

Templemore won the Munster Section of the BMW Irish Mixed Foursomes and went on to win the Final at Strandhill G. C., on 3rd September. 1999, when, beating Tullamore G. C. 3.5 to 2.5. The team was John Grogan (8) & Mary Fitzpatrick, Tom McGrath (13) & Bridget Gleeson (21), Seamus Bourke (11) & Anna Stapleton (17), Denis Touhy (12) & Kathleen Maher (12) and Patsy Stapleton (11) & Josie Bourke (11), and they won the men's Munster Country Clubs Cup in 1994 and 1995

History of Templemore

Ice Age.

The Golf Course is situated on a Glacier Fault line which deposited large boulders over the Golf Course. These deposits date back to the Ice Age in this locality over 50,000 years ago, some fine examples of these bolder deposits are visible in the lower area of the golf course at the 5th.Tee box, now transformed into a beautiful rockery with native shrubs and flowers.


The Golf Course Land of 40 acres was donated by Sir John Craven Carden, 1st Baronet Templemore about the year 1800 as a recreational and training ground to Richmond Barracks.  It became a vast training area for The Royal Munster Fusiliers. Thousands were trained here for the western front Battlefields of Passchendaele and the Somme.  Part of the grounds were dug out with full-size trenches that looked like a battle ground.  The grounds in its history was involved in Rebellions, The Great war, The Anglo-Irish War, The Civil War and the foundation of a State.

Pitch ansd Putt.

There was a Pitch N Putt Course on the upper end before the Golf Course was conceived


Where the 8th Tee, 9th Green and the 10th Tee area was part of the GAA field attached to the College before it became included in the present Templemore Golf Course layout.

Templemore Golf Club  and the Garda College

“The transfer of Garda Training from the Phoenix Park in Dublin to McCan Barracks, Templemore  to become the new Garda Training Centre on the 14th February, 1964 was the beginning of a great journey in Garda training and development. At the same time many new relationships were built with the local community through the participation in sport and in the sharing in the life of the town and in community activities.

One of the early initiatives was the founding of a Golf Club in the town. The lands attached to the Garda Training Centre at Manna South was to become the site of the new golf course.

The first steps were taken by 23 members of Garda Staff of the Garda Training Centre on the 28th September 1971. Sergeant Pat Costello (still a member of the Golf Club) chaired this historic meeting which formally elected the first committee and named the Club, “The Garda Training Centre” Golf Club. Chief Superintendent Michael Enright (Training Officer at the time) was elected the first Captain. The first Annual Subscription was £2.00 with Recruit Gardai paying 50P to cover the duration of their training. Civilians were accepted as members the following year and many from the local community joined the Club. Mrs Mary Long was elected the first Lady Captain at their first AGM on the 21st April 1975. The Club later became known as Templemore Golf Club to aid administration in the late 1980’s.

Much of the original ground work involved the removal of furze, rocks and mounds in order to build tees and greens. This was carried out by Garda staff from the Training Centre supported by Recruit Gardai. Minutes of a meeting in 1972 suggested that up to 50 sheep be used to graze the course to keep the grass under control. While two committee members undertook this task, there is no record of the sheep arriving. Over the following two years the 9 Holes had matured and developed through the voluntary work of both Gardai and Civilian members, some of whom made their machinery available to improve and landscape the Course.

In 1974 the first 9 hole layout on 27.871 acres was officially measured at 4564 yards for 18 Holes, Par 66 and was affiliated to the Golfing Union of Ireland and the Irish Ladies Golfing Union. To-day the Course has been developed to a much more challenging 6358 yards from the white markers.

In the years up to 1980 the Club was administered jointly by Gardai and Civilian members with alternating Captains, however, a new Constitution was introduced that year which directed that the Golf Club be administered and run by serving members of An Garda Siochana from the Training Centre and the local Garda Station. This arrangement continued for the next 20 years. This was a period of great growth in membership with golfers joining from many surrounding areas up to 20 mile radius. It was also a period of great support from local traders, service providers and industry through sponsorship of weekly competitions and open weeks. The Club began to make its mark in team competitions in both the Men’s and Ladies Clubs, however, it was the Ladies who won the first Pennants with success in  the Munster and All-Ireland Titles in the Huzzar Vodka Foursomes in 1987. The Men’s Club brought success in 1994 & 1995 by winning the Munster Country Clubs Cup. The Club also won the inaugural Heineken Mixed Foursomes in 1994. These successes were instrumental in lifting morale in the Club and bringing a great sense of pride to the Garda College, Templemore Town and surrounding communities due to team members representing these places.

A new Clubhouse and Machinery Shed was provided at the Club by the Garda Training authorities in 1987 which was a substantial improvement on the original Pre-Fab structure that had doubled as a Meeting Room and Machinery Shed from the early days.

Recruit Training and Garda Management was raised to a higher academic profile following the implementation of the Walsh Training Committee Reports from 1989 onwards. The new third level Garda College  made major investments by the acquisition of the Golf Club lands, the building of new Floodlit Tennis Courts and a new  Clubhouse that was registered  as the Garda College Golf & Leisure Club and officially opened in 1998. Substantial additional car parking was also provided.

A new Golf Constitution was drafted towards the end of 1999. It provided a new framework serving the interests of the Garda College and the Golf Club and opened up the administration of Golf and the holding of office to the wider civilian membership. It also provided for the use of the Golf Course and Clubhouse facilities under licence from the College Authorities. In March 2000 the new Constitution was formally adopted by the Golf Club. Mr. Tom Kenny was elected Men’s Captain and M/s Kay O’Regan Lady Captain.

This new era saw the development of the social side of the Club with the use of the facilities in the new Clubhouse for meetings, presentations and all the major golfing events. In the years that followed the Golf Club put together a three year development plan to build new Tees, Greens, Bunkers, major drainage, purchase of new machinery and the building of a new Machinery Shed. Some additional portions of land were purchased by the Garda College to accommodate a new Tee and Green on the eastern side of the property. These works involved major capital investment by the Club which required a financial plan that has had some restructuring due to the economic recession that has affected us all since 2008.The extended new course we now enjoy was opened in May 2005.

The Club scored even more notable successes in 1999 and 2000 when it won the Munster and All-Ireland Mixed Foursomes, Munster Pierce Purcell  Shield, Centrals Towns Cup, Heineken Mixed Foursomes and The Ladies Munster Intermediate League title.

The Golf Club continues to enjoy an excellent working relationship with the Garda College Authorities. We wish to congratulate them on 50 years in the service of Garda Training and to acknowledge their great support to Templemore and the surrounding communities over that period..   By John Noel Galvin. “

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Biddy Gleeson 1989 Ladies Captain
John N. Galvin 1989 Men's Captain
P. J. Moran 1989 President
Anna O' Brian 1990 Ladies Captain
Michael Connell 1990 Men's Captain
P. J. Moran 1990 President
Maura Sheehan 1991 Ladies Captain
Eamon McCarthy 1991 Men's Captain
P. J. Moran 1991 President
Ella Lambe 1992 Ladies Captain
Ed. Lafferty 1992 Men's Captain
P. J. Moran 1992 President
Mary Jo Duggan 1993 Ladies Captain
John Brown 1993 Men's Captain
P. J. Moran 1993 President
Ann Kenny 1994 Ladies Captain
Maurice Murphy 1994 Men's Captain
P. J. Moran 1994 President
Mgt. McCarthy 1995 Ladies Captain
Jim Hickey 1995 Men's Captain
P. J. Moran 1995 President
Josie Bourke 1996 Ladies Captain
Eamon T. Keating 1996 Men's Captain
P. J. Moran 1996 President
Catherine Lowry 1997 Ladies Captain
Jerry McGrath 1997 Men's Captain
Eamon T. Keating 1997 President
Mary Ann Maher 1998 Ladies Captain
John N. Galvin 1998 Men's Captain
Eamon T. Keating 1998 President
Finola Grogan 1999 Ladies Captain
Bernard Barry 1999 Men's Captain
Pat Dunne 1999 President
Kay O'Regan 2000 Ladies Captain
Tom Kenny 2000 Men's Captain
C. P. Scott 2000 President
Rita McHugh 2001 Ladies Captain
Michael Maher 2001 Men's Captain
Tim Sheedy
2001 President
Josie Moloney 2002 Ladies Captain
Anna O'Brien 2002 Ladies President
Seamus Bourke 2002 Men's Captain
Tom Murphy
2002 President
 Mary Nolan
2003 Ladies Captain
Sally Kilcommons 2003 Ladies President
Denis Tuohy 2003 Men's Captain
Ray Meagher 2003 President
Kathleen Maher 2004 Ladies Captain
Breda Murphy 2004 Ladies President
Michael Hefferman 2004 Men's Captain
Joseph Russell 2004 President
Aggie Tobin
2005 Ladies Captain
Maura Sheehan 2005 Ladies President
Padriag Moloney 2005 Men's Captain
Seamus Coady
2005 President
 Mary Lou Carroll
2006 Ladies Captain
Mary Nolan 2006 Ladies President
William Clohessy 2006 Men's Captain
Sean Gleeson
2006 President
Mary Hayes 2007 Ladies Captain
Biddy Gleeson 2007 Ladies President
P. J. Leahy 2007 Men's Captain
John Hackett 2007 President
Margaret Costigan 2008 Ladies Captain
Olivia Collins 2008 Ladies President
George Collins 2008 Men's Captain
Tom Kenny 2008 President
Kathleen Collier 2009 Ladies Captain
Maura Ryan 2009 Ladies President
Michael Keely 2009 Men's Captain
Gerard McGrath 2009 President
Maria Dempsey 2010 Ladies Captain
Anna Stapleton 2010 Ladies President
Patrick Delahunty 2010 Men's Captain
Jimmy Ryan
2010 President
Anne O'Rourke 2011 Ladies Captain
Aggie Tobin 2011 Ladies President
Michael Carey 2011 Men's Captain
Liam Daly 2011 President
Mary Ryan 2012 Ladies Captain
Josie Moloney 2012 Ladies President
Tim Connelly 2012 Men's Captain
Sean Gleeson 2012 President
Sadie Tynan 2013 Ladies Captain
Ann O'Rourke
2013 Ladies President
Francis O'Meara 2013 Men's Captain
 Denis Touhy 2013 President
Ann Kenny 2014 Ladies Captain
Liam Leahy 2014 Men's Captain
John Noel Galvin 2014 President
Mary Anne Maher 2015 Ladies Captain
Gertie Kelly 2015 Ladies President
Myles McMorrow 2015 Men's Captain
John Galvin 2015 President
Bernie Stapleton 2016 Ladies Captain
Kay Brennan
2016 Ladies President
Pat O'Connell
2016 Men's Captain
John Stapleton 2016 President
Josie Bourke 2017 Ladies Captain
Maura Sheehan
2017 Ladies President
Martin Bohan
2017 Men's Captain
Tony O'Toole
2017 President
Sara Hearne 2018 Ladies Captain
Bernie Stapleton 2018 Ladies President
Tom Foley 2018 Men's Captain
Phillip Ryan 2018 President
Lorraine Ryan 2019 Ladies Captain
  2019 Ladies President
Tony O’Toole 2019 Men's Captain
Michael Keely 2019 President
Kay Brennan 2020 Ladies Captain
Breda Murphy 2020 Ladies President
Tom McGrath 2020 Men's Captain
  2020 President
  2020 Lowest Ladies Handicap
John McGrath 4.2
2020 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Templemore

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Mary Long 6 July 1980 8th   154 m
Seamus Cody 29 August 1992 5th 8 iron 125 m
Mary Hayes 4 July 1992 14th 5 iron 114 m
Rita McHugh 7 July 1992 5th 7 iron 114 m