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Tipperary Golf Course

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Set in the shadows of the Galtee Mountains on the road to the scenic Glen of Aherlow, this par 72 course presents a testing but enjoyable challenge.
Information on Tipperary Golf Club, the course itself and our range of facilities including our bar, restaurant, pro shop and driving range are available on this site and if you have any questions you can contact our Club Manager at 062 51119.

Our Clubhouse is open to members and visitors. The spacious lounge bar has an impressive expanse of windows revealing shinning views of the golf course and Galteemore. We serve coffee, drinks and good quality food throughout the day. We serve an extensive bar menu and golfers are offered a choice of bar menu and also table de hote for those who choose to sit altogether in our restaurant. Brennan Catering look forward to welcoming you and hope that you enjoy our relaxed atmosphere.
The fine new clubhouse was opened on the 4th of May 2001.

Green Fees Midweek: €20
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €20
Green Fees with a Member: €15
Green Fees for Opens: €10
Practice Area: Range
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: €25
Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 628
Designer Nature
Founded 1896
Address

Rathanny,
Tipperary,
Co. Tipperary

Telephone 062-51119
Email tipperarygolfclub@eircom.net
Website Tipperary golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Michael Tobin
Captain: Bernard Murphy
Lady Captain: Noreen Crosse
Presidents': Vincent Gilligan & Evelyn Connery
Vice-Captains': Patrick B. Tobin & Patricia O’Dwyer
Hon. Secretary: John Long, Michael O’Halloran & Josephine Rea
Club Pro: Darragh McComb 089-2391284
Hon. Treasurer: James Collins, Matt Kenny & Yvonne Daly-Ryan
Comp. Secretary: James Ryan & Mary Hickey
Tipperary Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:52.457420
Long:-8.150697
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 10.00am to 11.00pm
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

Tipperary Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Friday 17 March   Closed 
1
Lady Captain's Prize Sunday 11 June   Closed 1
President's Prize to Ladies Wednesday 31 May
  Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 15 July Sunday 16 July Closed 2
President's Prize Sunday 16 July   Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Wednesday 19 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Round 1 Friday 4 August
Saturday 5 August Closed 2
Captain's Prize Round 1 Saturday 5 August
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize Final Sunday 6 August
  Closed 1
Vice-Captain's Prize Saturday 19 August Sunday 20 August Closed 1
Vice-Captain's Prize Sunday 20 August   Closed 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 21 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 25 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 28 March   Open 1
Ladies 2-Person Team Event Wednesday 29 March   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Saturday 1 April Sunday 2 April Open 2
2-Person Team Event Sunday 2 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 4 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 8 April Sunday 9 April
Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 9 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 11 April   Open 1
Ladies 2-Person Team Charity Wednesday 12 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 14 April Saturday 15 April
Open 2
Singles Stableford Saturday 15 April   Open 1
Fourball Betterball Sunday 16 April Monday 17 April Open 2
Fourball Betterball Monday 17 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 18 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 21 April
Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 22 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 25 April   Open 1
Ladies Breast Cancer Reserch Wednesday 26 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 28 April   Open 1
3-Person Team Event
Saturday 29 April
Monday 1 May
Open 3
3-Person Team Event Sunday 30 April
  Open 1
3-Person Team Event Monday 1 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 2 May   Open 1
Seniors Thursday 4 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 5 May
Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 6 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 9 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 12 May
Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 13 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 16 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 19 May
Open 1
Ladies Senior Cup (Q) Saturday 20 May Sunday 21 May ILGU 2
Ladies Senior Cup (Q) Sunday 21 May   ILGU 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 23 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 26 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 27 May   Open 1
Start of Open Week
Saturday 3 June
Saturday 10 June Open 10
Senior Scratch Cup
Saturday 3 June
Sunday 4 June Open 2
Senior Scratch Cup Sunday 4 June

Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup Saturday 3 June Sunday 4 June Open 2
Junior Scratch Cup Sunday 4 June   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Saturday 3 June Sunday 4 June Open 2
Inter. Scratch Cup Sunday 4 June   Open 1
Minor Scratch Cup Saturday 3 June Sunday 4 June Open 2
Minor Scratch Cup Sunday 4 June   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Monday 5 June
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 6 June
  Open 1
Ladies 2-Ball Team Event Wednesday 7 June
  Open 1
Seniors Thursday 8 June
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 9 June
Open 2
Singles Stableford Saturday 10 June   Open 1
3-Person Team Event
Monday 5 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 6 June   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Wednesday 7 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 9 June Saturday 10 June Open 2
Singles Stableford Saturday 10 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 13 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 16 June
Open 2
Singles Stableford Saturday 17 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 20 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 23 June   Open 1
Irish Senior Cup (Q) Saturday 24 June Sunday 25 June Open 2
Irish Senior Cup (Q) Sunday 25 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 27 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 30 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 1 July Sunday 2 July Open 2
Singles Stableford Sunday 2 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 4 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 7 July
Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 8 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 11 July   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Wednesday 12 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 14 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 18 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 21 July
Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 22 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 25 July   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Thursday 27 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 28 July   Open 1
Fourball Saturday 29 July Sunday 30 July Open 2
Fourball Sunday 30 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 1 August
  Open 1
3-Person Team Event Monday 7 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 8 August   Open 1
Ladies 2-Ball Team Event Wednesday 9 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 11 August
Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 12 August  
Open 1
SinglesSingles Stableford Tuesday 15 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 18 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 22 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 25 August
Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 26 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 29 August
  Open 1
Ladies 2-Person Team Event
Wednesday 30 August
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 2 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 5 September   Open 1
Club Fundraising Classic Friday 8 September Sunday 10 September
Open 3
Club Fundraising Classic Saturday 9 September   Open 1
Club Fundraising Classic Sunday 10 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 12 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 15 September
Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 16 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 19 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 22 September
Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 23 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 26 September
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 29 September

Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 30 September

Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 3 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 7 October Sunday 8 October Open 2
Singles Stableford Sunday 8 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 10 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 14 October Sunday 15 October Open 2
Singles Stableford Sunday 15 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 17 October   Open 1
Final Singles Stableford
Saturday 21 October
Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 22 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 24 October   Open 1
Christmas Hamper
Saturday 28 October Monday 30 October Open 3
Christmas Hamper Sunday 29 October
  Open 1
Christmas Hamper Monday 30 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 31 October   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 71 5,828 m
Yellow Par 72 SSS 70 5,634 m
Red Par 73 SSS 72 5,055 m
Blue Par 72 SSS 72 5,983 m

Card

Hole No. Blue White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 378 373 361 4 2 354 5 12
2 319 316 307 4 6
287 4 10
3 350 345 331 4 4 312 4 2
4 440 433 410 5 16 393 5 4
5 162 159 153 3 14 146 3 14
6 471 450 447 5 8 386 5 8
7 172 166 158 3 10 129 3 16
8 329 323 310 4 18 271 4 18
9 475 447 440 5 12
386 5 6
Out 3,096 3,012
2,917 37   2,664 38  
10 339 333 297
4 11
268 4 13
11 395 390 373 4 1 336 4 1
12 467 459 450 5 5
375 5 9
13 137 131 123 3 15 117 3 11
14 350 345 336 4 7
307 4 3
15 142 138 133 3 13 113 3 17
16 358 354 350 4 9
306 4 5
17 323 319 314 4 17 264 4 15
18 376 347 341 4 3 305 4 7
In 2,887 2,816 2,717 35   2,391 35  
Total 5,983 5,828 5,634 72   5,055 73  
SSS 72 71 70
    72    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 66 Arthur D. Pierce

Members Achievements

2005 Lady Captain Joe Kinahan and her Captain’s Prize winner Anne Crotty qualified in the Volkswagen/Irish Independent Lady Captain’s Classic in this scotch foursomes format. It was off to the National Finals at The Heritage Golf Club on Monday 3rd October where they were paired with the Galway pair of Deirdre Corcoran and Raymonde Standun.

Marian Riordan was selected on the Munster ILGU Team for the Interprovincial's played at Ballybunion Golf Club from 18th to 20th August 2004. Marian was selected on the Munster Ladies team for the AIB Interprovincial Championships at Mount Wolseley Golf Club from August 7-9 2002. She played at The Island Golf Club on the 8th to the 10th August 2001.Marion was a reserve for The Irish Girls International Team in 1998.

They won the Munster Final of the Irish Junior Cup in 1992, the team was John O'Donoghue, Gerald Pierce, Pat Mitchel, Ailbe Hanley, W. F. O'Dwyer, Edward Lonergan and Pat Donovan Jnr. they were, managed by Garrett Pierce and Patrick J. McMahon.

They won it previously in 1959 and 1958 when the team was P. Hennessy, C. Foley, D. Mackey, G. Pierce and P. J. McMahon.

The Ladies won the I.L.G.U. Intermediate League in 1988 the team was Breda Doherty, Angela Kilmartin, Nonne Daly, Ena Gleeson, Paula Mahony and Rita Daly. They won it again in 1994, this time the team was Paula Mahony, Lillian Kilmartin, Kathleen O'Dwyer, Ena Gleeson and Ann Galagher.

Prior to 2001:

They were I.L.G.U. Munster Cup Winners in 1989 and the team was Angela Kilmartin, Josephine and Charlotte Crowe.

On Sunday, 24th September 2000, Tipperary revived "The Green Rabbit" challenge between Donabate and themselves when after 47 laps, the "Rabbit" was taken out of the store and it was decided to revive this fun competition between 20 players from each club.

John P. Butler won the Rank Xorox-Irish Times National Club Golfer of the Year in 1986.

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

Pat Murray represented Ireland as a Senior International from 1995 to2010 playing 42-times won 14-matches halved seven and lost 21-matches accumulating 35-points. He represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial from 1994 to 2009 playing 69-times won 29-matches halved eight and lost 32-matches accumulating 66-points. He represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level from 1990 to 1992 playing 15-times won 7-matches halved two and lost 6-matches accumulating 16-points;

Arthur Pierce played the Walker Cup at Hoylake in 1983, he represented Ireland as a Senior International from 1976 to 1988 playing 99-times won 43-matches halved twelve and lost 44-match accumulating 98-points. He represented Ireland at Senior (55+) from 2006 to 2010 playing 11-times won 6-matches halved one and lost 4-matches accumulating 13-points. He represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial from 1974 to 1991 playing 75-times won 42-matches halved two and lost 31-matches accumulating 86-points. He represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level in 1973;

J. O’Donoghue represented Ireland at Senior (55+) from 2003 to 2004 playing 9-times won 6-matches halved one and lost 2-matches accumulating 13-points;

M. Pierce represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level in 1979 playing 3-times won 0-matches halved one and lost 2-matches accumulating 1-point;

Liam White played Walker Cup in 1991;

Marion Riordan was selected on the ILGU Senior B squad in November 2000 and she was on the Ladies Senior Munster team, which played in the Interprovincial Championship at Portstewart G.C., from the 9th to the 11th August, 2000;

History of Tipperary

Instituted 1896 affiliated 1906

The "Golfing Annual" 1896-97 gives 25th January 1896 as the foundation date of the club. The first President was Lt.-Gen. Dunham-Massy, the Captain was T. E. Willington and there were sixty members. "the course of nine-holes , is very hilly and there are plenty of natural hazards. On account of the grass, the course is more a winter than a summer green. Tipperary Station is distant half a mile."

The East Yorkshire Regiment was stationed in the local military barracks during 1898 and 1899. The onset of the Boer War had a drastic effect on the club. The "Irish Golfer" reported on the 21st March 1900. "The Tipperary club is so depleted through its members having gone to the front that there is great difficulty in keeping up, even the name. The GUI has made the club an honorary member of the union so long as its members are fighting for their country."

What the Club tells us:

Founded in 1896 Tipperary Golf Club is one of the oldest clubs in Ireland. Originally located just outside the town in the Tipperary Hills the Club next moved to Crogue, then to Garnacanty before settling in its present location in Rathanny in 1939.

From very small beginnings Tipperary Golf Club has grown in stature and numbers and in 1994 the course was extended to 18 holes. Facilities have been continually upgraded and a beautifully refurbished clubhouse was opened in May, 2001.

Over the years Tipperary Golf Club has produced some very fine golfers. Thomas F. Ryan set the ball rolling when he won the South of Ireland Championship in 1936. The Club's most famous amateur, Arthur Pierse, has won 4 major championships, represented Ireland on over 100 occasions, played on Walker Cup and Eisenhower Trohy Teams, and was 5 times best amateur at the Irish Open.

Of more recent vintage Pat Murray, Marion Riordan and Sarah Crowe have won International Caps whilst John O'Donoghue renowned as a great hurling goalkeeper, won Senior International Caps in 2003 and 2004.

What a great achievement for a small country club!

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Mrs. S. Donovan 1990 Ladies Captain
A. D. Pierce 1990 Men's Captain
M. Doherty 1990 President
Mrs. M. Kavanagh 1991 Ladies Captain
Miss M. Vaughan 1991 Ladies President
N. Horgan 1991 Men's Captain
T. McMahon 1991 President
Mrs. K. Mooney 1992 Ladies Captain
Miss M. Vaughan 1992 Ladies President
E. Rochford 1992 Men's Captain
T. McMahon 1992 President
Mrs. N. J. Condon 1993 Ladies Captain
Mrs. M. Hennessy 1993 Ladies President
J. Meskell 1993 Men's Captain
S. Donovan 1993 President
Mrs. M. A. I. Gordan 1994 Ladies Captain
Mrs. M. Hennessy 1994 Ladies President
D. Daly 1994 Men's Captain
S. Donovan 1994 President
Mrs. I. Ryan 1995 Ladies Captain
Miss M. O'Gorman 1995 Ladies President
J. McElligott 1995 Men's Captain
S. Delaney 1995 President
Mrs. J. Kilmartin 1996 Ladies Captain
Miss M. O'Gorman 1996 Ladies President
P. Mahony 1996 Men's Captain
S. Delaney 1996 President
Mrs. J. N. Horgan 1997 Ladies Captain
Mrs. C. Daly 1997 Ladies President
P. O'Donoghue 1997 Men's Captain
D. Nolan 1997 President
Mrs. L. Gallagher 1998 Ladies Captain
Mrs. C. Daly 1998 Ladies President
D. Hickey 1998 Men's Captain
D. Nolan 1998 President
Mrs. A. O'Donoghue 1999 Ladies Captain
Mrs. J. J. McCormack 1999 Ladies President
M. Ryan 1999 Men's Captain
T. Buckley 1999 President
Paula Mahony 2000 Ladies Captain
Breda McCormack 2000 Ladies President
Edward Lowry 2000 Men's Captain
Tony Buckley 2000 President
Betty Meskell 2001 Ladies Captain
Mrs. B. Doherty 2001 Ladies President
Jim Noonan 2001 Men's Captain
P. Ryan 2001 President
Carmel Ryan 2002 Ladies Captain
Mrs. B. Doherty 2002 Ladies President
Frank Doran 2002 Men's Captain
Paddy Ryan 2002 President
Ena Gleeson 2003 Ladies Captain
Mrs. K. Kelly 2003 Ladies President
Conor Carroll 2003 Men's Captain
J. Breen 2003 President
Pauline Daly 2004 Ladies Captain
Mrs. K. Kelly 2004 Ladies President
Maurice Kirby 2004 Men's Captain
John Breen 2004 President
Ann Crotty 2005 Ladies Captain
Mrs. K. Kingston 2005 Ladies President
James Collins 2005 Men's Captain
William F. O'Dwyer 2005 President
Mary Hickey 2006 Ladies Captain
Marian Kingston 2006 Ladies President
Pat Kelly 2006 Men's Captain
William F. O'Dwyer 2006 President
Kathleen O'Dwyer 2007 Ladies Captain
Joan Ryan 2007 Ladies President
John Long 2007 Men's Captain
John J. O'Donoghue 2007 President
Claire Ryan 2008 Ladies Captain
Joan Ryan 2008 Ladies President
Michael Murray 2008 Men's Captain
John J. O'Donoghue 2008 President
Mary Whelan 2009 Ladies Captain
Renee O'Neill 2009 Ladies President
Tommy Flynn 2009 Men's Captain
Joseph B. Ryan 2009 President
Keira O'Mahony 2010 Ladies Captain
Renee O'Neill 2010 Ladies President
Brian Devlin  2010 Men's Captain
Joseph B. Ryan 2010 President
Mary Daly 2011 Ladies Captain
Cathy Meehan 2011 Ladies President
Seamus Ryan 2011 Men's Captain
Matt Kavanagh 2011 President
Sheila Lowry 2012 Ladies Captain
Cathy Meehan 2012 Ladies President
Joe Considine 2012 Men's Captain
Matt Kavanagh 2012 President
Kitty O'Reilly 2013 Ladies Captain
Madge Cleary
2013 Ladies President
Timothy Walsh 2013 Men's Captain
Michael O'Donoghue
2013 President
Aileen Carroll 2014 Ladies Captain
Madge Cleary 2014 Ladies President
John J. M. O'Dwyer 2014 Men's Captain
Michael O'Donoghue 2014 President
Lorla Collins 2015 Ladies Captain
 Renee Bourke 2015 Ladies President
Michael Fuller 2015 Men's Captain
Paddy O'Shea 2015 President
Ann Kinane-Creamer 2016 Ladies Captain
Renee Bourke 2016 Ladies President
Larry Creamer 2016 Men's Captain
Paddy O'Shea 2016 President
Noreen Crosse 2017 Ladies Captain
Evelyn Connery
2017 Ladies President
Bernard Murphy 2017 Men's Captain
Vincent Gilligan
2017 President
Aoife Lowry 2017 Lowest Lady's Handicap
Katie Rafferty 2017 Lowest Lady's Handicap
Alan Meskell 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
Arthur Pierse Jnr. 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
Arthur Pierse (+1) 2016 Lowest Men's Handicap
Pat Murray (+2.3) 2016 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Tipperary

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Ena Gleeson 6 July 1973 7th   129 m
Kay Kavanagh 2 June 1999 13th   115 m
Josephine Dullea 1 December 1999 15th   111 m
Conor Carroll 9 June 2000 7th   158 m
Ena Gleeson 1 August 2000 7th   129 m
James Noonan 24 September 2000 5th   161 m
Ger O’Connell 31 March 2002 5th   151 m
John Browne 10 May 2002 8th   184 m
Willie Cummins 12 June 2002 5th   161 m
Thomas B. Kennedy 27 May 2003 13th   115 m
Roger Lonergan 25 April 2004 13th   140 m
MichaelO’Donoghue 10 September 2005 5th   161 m
Brian Mc Cormack 6 May 2007 5th   159 m
Jody Hurley 4 April 2008 12th   144 m
Esther Fearnley 4 November 2008 15th   111 m
Valerie Clancy 21 May 2017 7th   129 m