New Ross golf club Wexford
New Ross Golf Course
New Ross golf club run a fine parkland course, extended to 18-holes which came into play in May 1995. It has a panoramic view of New Ross featuring hills and mountains. Straight hitting and careful placing of shots is very important as the fairways are tight and allow little room for error. A spacious clubhouse opened in May 1998. Golfing Groups of all sizes can be sure of a warm welcome and an excellent days golfing at the New Ross golf course.
The New Ross Golf Club is a magnificent USGA-standard greens parkland course. This 18 hole course combines stunning scenery with a classic layout.
The back nine (old nine) is wonderfully mature with tree lined fairways some of which are well over 100 years old. The front nine (new nine), in play since 1995, was designed by Des Smyth (2006 Ryder Cup Vice-Captain) and Declan Brannigan and is a fabulous example of modern design with old style golfing values.
The course is very pleasant, yet challenging, with superbly manicured rolling fairways. Our speedy greens have attained a standard of excellence and discerning visitors regularly tell us that they are amongst the best to be found around the country.
The choice of two tees on each hole provides the player with two very different tests of golf. The white tees total 5795 meters in length, with the yellow measuring 5568 meters.
Course management is essential as you plot your way around, avoiding the many bunkers and water hazards. Each hole presents its own challenge which can catch the unwitting golfer off-guard. We believe that players will particularly enjoy the very strong finish to the course on holes 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18. Shot making skills must be complimented with accurate club selection in order to post a good score and a steely nerve is essential to navigate the greens over the last couple of holes. Ireland can boast, fortunately, of many beautiful courses and links, but New Ross golfers will staunchly maintain that the view from this 11th is the finest panorama in the land. In the middle distance is the confluence of the Nore and Barrow and in the far distance lies the fifteen mile stretch of the Blackstairs Mountains from Dranagh to Mount Leinster, separating counties Carlow and Wexford.
New Ross Golf Club has been described as one of the driest inland courses in Ireland. The land the course occupies is gravel based thus ensuring superb natural drainage all year round. The sand based greens are built to the highest USGA specification and full greens are playable throughout the year. New Ross Golf Club remains open when many courses in the surrounding region are closed.
|Green Fees Midweek:||€20/25|
|Green Fees Weekends & B.H.:||€30/35|
|Green Fees with a Member:||€15/20|
|Green Fees for Opens:||€15|
|Club Hire: €20
|Buggy Hire: €20
|Full Membership Fee:||€699|
|Full Husband & Wife Membership Fee:||€1,358|
|Full New Membership Fee Year 1:||€549|
|Full Distance Membership Fee:||€449|
|Full Student Membership Fee:||€224|
|Full Junior Membership Fee:||€100|
|Website||New Ross golf club website|
|Lady Captain:||Pat Purcell|
|Presidents':||Brian Teague & Lilian O’Hanlon|
|Vice-Captains':||George Walsh & Teenie Murphy|
|Hon. Secretary:||Hugh Behan, Davy Doran & Carmel Delaney|
|Club Pro:||Paul Morris & James Roche|
|Hon. Treasurer:||Teresa Byrne, Donal Hosey & Eibhlin Keilthy|
|Comp. Secretary:||Donal Hosey & Mary Kavanagh
General Facts & Information
|Golf course opening hours: Daylight hours||Clubhouse opening hours: 8.00am to 11.30pm|
|Mobile phones: Not on course
||Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim|
|Catering: Full catering, facilities, by arrangement||Days to Avoid: Sundays|
|Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days||Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance|
New Ross Golf Club Fixtures 2020 provisional*
|Open & Major Fixtures 2020 (to be Confirmed)|
|Captains' Drive In||Saturday 7 March||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize (Q)||Friday 29 May||Sunday 31 May
|Captain's Prize (Q)||Saturday 30 May
|Captain's Prize||Sunday 31 May
|Lady Captain's Prize to the Men
||Friday 10 July
||Saturday 11 July||Closed||2|
|Lady Captain's Prize to the Men||Saturday 11 July
|Lady Captain's Prize (Q)||Wednesday 8 July||Saturday 11 July||Closed||4|
|Lady Captain's Prize (Q)||Thursday 9 July||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize (Q)||Friday 10 July||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize||Saturday 11 July||Closed||1|
|President's Prize (Q)||Friday 31 July
||Saturday 1 August||Closed||2
|President's Prize (Q)
||Saturday 1 August
|President's Prize||Sunday 9 August
|Lady President's Prize to the Men
||Friday 21 August||Saturday 22 August||Closed||2|
|Lady President's Prize to the Men||Saturday 22 August||Closed||1|
|Lady President's Prize||Saturday 21 August||Closed||1|
|L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball||Tuesday 31 March
|L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball||Tuesday 7 April||Open||1|
|4-Person Easter Classic||Friday 10 April||Monday 13 April||Open||4|
|4-Person Easter Classic||Saturday 11 April||Open||1|
|4-Person Easter Classic||Sunday 12 April||Open||1|
|4-Person Easter Classic||Monday 13 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball||Tuesday 14 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball||Tuesday 21 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball||Tuesday 28 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball||Saturday 2 May||Sunday 3 May||Open||2|
|L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball||Sunday 3 May||Open||1|
|Mullinavat GAA Classic||Monday 4 May||Open||1
|L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball||Tuesday 5 May||Open||1|
|The Rower GAA Classic||Thursday 7 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball||Tuesday 12 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. 4-Person Team Event||Friday 15 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball||Tuesday 19 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball||Tuesday 26 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball||Saturday 30 May||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Sunday 31 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball||Tuesday 2 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball||Tuesday 9 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball||Tuesday 16 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball||Tuesday 23 June
|L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball||Tuesday 30 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball||Tuesday 7 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball||Tuesday 14 July||Open||1
|Gusserane GAA Classic||Friday 17 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball||Tuesday 21 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball||Tuesday 28 July
|Rugby Club Classic
||Saturday 1 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball||Tuesday 4 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball||Tuesday 11 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball||Tuesday 18 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball||Tuesday 25 August||Open||1|
|Ladies Singles Stableford
||Friday 26 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball||Tuesday 1 September||Open|
|L. & G. 3-Person Team Event||Saturday 5 September||Sunday 6 September||Open||2|
|L. & G. 3-Person Team Event||Sunday 6 September||Open||1|
|L. & G. Fourball Betterball||Tuesday 8 September||Open||1|
|L. & G. Fourball Betterball||Tuesday 15 September||Open||1|
|L. & G. Fourball Betterball||Tuesday 22 September||Open||1|
|Halloween L. & G. Fourball Betterball
||Friday 23 October||Sunday 25 October||Open||3
|Halloween L. & G. Fourball Betterball||Saturday 24 October||Open||1|
|Halloween L. & G. Fourball Betterball||Sunday 25 October||Open||1|
Card of the Course
|White||Par 70 SSS 71 5,796 m|
|Red||Par 73 SSS 73 5,186 m|
|Green||Par 70 SSS 70 5,541 m|
Men's Course Record: Am. 66 Aidin Moore (3) 14/10/2007, Pro. 65 Damien Mooney 16/5/2014
Ladies Course Record: 67 Mary Dowling (3) 13/07/205
Congratulations to Mary Dowling on winning the Lancôme Irish Woman´s Close Final at Portstewart Golf Club on Wednesday 26th May 2010, when she beat girl-wonder Leona Maguire from the Slieve Russell Golf Club with a magnificent birdie putt on the 18th to win by one-hole.
The Ladies of New Ross Golf Club won the Boyne Trophy in 2003, when the team was, Anna Murphy, Margaret Furlong, Mary Rowe, Maura Flynn, Mary Harrington, Mary Kavanagh, Anne Conway, Mary Furlong, Mary Rochford, Anne Healy, Eleanor Roche, Anne Curtis, Angela Treacy, Kathleen Pyne, Helen Hennessy and Tess Ryan, they were selected by Siobhan Kissane and managed by Nancy Kent.
New Ross won the Midland League in 2002, when they beat Kilkenny on the 18th. The team was, Mary Kavanagh who beat her sister Margaret Cuddihy in the crucial match, Mary Dowling, Deirdre Brennan, Ann Conway, Mary Rochford, Eleanor Roche and Ann Walsh.
Anne Conway won the Midland Junior Championship in 2003.
Mary Dowling was selected on the Leinster Ladies Team for the AIB Interprovincial Championships at Mount Wolseley Golf Club in August 7-9 2002.
Nigel Colfer was selected on the Leinster Boys' team for the Interprovincial Championships at Headfort Golf Club from August 28-30 2002.
Deirdre Brennan from New Ross Golf Club won the ladies section of the Lucozade-Irish Independent Longest Drive competition at the Co. Louth Golf Club in August 2001.
Prior to 2001:
New Ross Golf Club won the All-Ireland Mixed Foursomes at Mallow Golf Club in 1981, when the team was, Martin O'Brien, Bob Howlett, Oliver Goff, Bill Deegan, Larry Larkin, Ned Fenlon, Vincent O'Reilly, Ann English, Jean Russell, Angela Tracey, Ann Fenlon, Cathy Dunphy, Jane Murphy and they were managed by Charley Kehoe.
New Ross Golf Club won the Leinster Championship of the Irish Senior Cup in 1992, when the team was, Danny Vaughan, Martin O'Brien, Russel Jacob, Bob Howlett, Bill Deegan, Larry Larkin, they were managed by John Doyle.
They won the Brennan Cup in 1993, when the team was, Tom Crosbie, Tom Walsh, John Murphy, Hugh O'Conner, Brian Dolan, Fintan Cullimore, Padraig Bailey, Peter Goggin and Richie Kirwin, they were managed by Eamon Walsh.
They won the Brennan Cup in 1964, when the team was, D. Vaughan, J. Sutton, A. Kent, M. O'Brien, P. J. Dolan, J. Doyle, R. Murphy, P. Bailey, W. Walsh, P. A. Murphy and K. Moloney.
They won the Brennan Cup in 1958, when the team was, A. C. Ward, P. Downey, K. Maloney, P. Norton, D. J. Nolan, E. Follis, D. O'Neill, S. Furlong, P. Bailey and R. Murphy.
New Ross Golf Club won the Cullen Cup in 1999, when the team was, Kathleen Pyne, Ann Conway, Biddy O'Sullivan, Mary Dowling, Mary Kavanagh, Ann Walsh, Stephanie Gillian, Jim Byrne, Rory Hussey, Derek Ronan, John Dowling Jnr., John Dowling Snr., Bob Howlett, they were managed by Fintan Cullimore.
They won the Slaney Shield in 1988, when the team was, J. Harrington, T. Walsh, M. Marshall, R. Kirwan, S. Kennedy, W. McLoughlin, they were selected by F. Cullimore.
The Ladies of New Ross Golf Club won the District Championship of the Ulster Bank Ladies Foursomes in 2000, when the team was, Denies Bolger, Olivia Cullimore, Ann English, Kathleen King, Frances O'Brien, Deirdre Brennan, Ann Conway, Biddy O'Sullivan and Angela Treacy.
The Ladies of New Ross Golf Club won the ILGU Midland League in 1993, when the team was, Kathleen Kehoe, Stephanie Gillen, Rita Meagher, Monica O'Grady, Ann Larkin and Ann English, they were captained by Kathleen Lenehan.
The Ladies of New Ross Golf Club won the ILGU Midland League in 1990, when the team was, Angela Treacy, Elenor Roche, Kathleen Pyne, Mary Kavanagh and Sinead Breen.
They won the ILGU Midland League in 1981, when the team was, Jean Russell, Siobhan Kissane, Angela Treacy and Ann Fenlon.
They won the Finn Trophy in 1987, when the team was, K. Bailey, L. Bennett, M. Furlong, M. Rowe, A. English, T. Foley, S. Kissane, A. Treacy, J. Russell and C. Dunphy.
They won the Midland District Valerie Doyle Perpetual Trophy in 1996, when the team was, Teresa Byrne-Bolger, Mary Kavanagh and Ann Fenlon.
Deirdre Brennan won the Druid's Glen-Irish Independent "Golfer of the Month" for April 2000. She received a beautiful limited-edition painting by Robert Ballagh, I, for one, would like to see more of this kind of prize on our prize tables.
New Ross won the mixed-foursomes Cullen Cup in 1999.
Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;
Martin O'Brien New Rosses favoured son participated in the Home Internationals from 1968 to 1977, playing 44 matches, having won the Irish Close Championship at Royal Portrush G. C. in 1968 and again 1975 at Cork G. C. He won the Mullingar Scratch Cup in 1968 and the Waterford Scratch Cup three occasions. He represented Ireland as a Senior International from 1968 to 1977 playing 55-times won 13-matches halved four and lost 38-matches accumulating 30-points. He represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level from 1967 to 1978 playing 46-times won 24-matches halved four and lost 18-matches accumulating 52-points;
Nigel Colfer represented Leinster at Boys Interprovincial level in 2002 playing 5-times won 1-match halved one and lost 3-matches accumulating 3-points;
Mary Walsh played for the Irish Girls in 1971.
Mary Dowling was selected on the ILGU Senior B squad in November 2000 and she was the reserve in the European Ladies Junior Championship at Nairn Golf Club, in Scotland 1996. She played for Ireland in the Girls' Home Internationals at Northop Golf Club, in 1995.
History of New Ross
Instituted 1905 affiliated 1912
The "Golfing Annual" 1908-9 records a nine-hole course a mile and a half from Newross Station, with J. M. Roche as the Hon. Secretary. He was also Captain in 1911 and 1912.
The club would appear to have fallen on hard times and the "Irish Golf" 1929, records "Newross has had disappointments in recent years in the way of golf but the inhabitants have not sat down under them. It is excellent news that a new club has been formed with a b committee. A new site for a course has been chosen" Mr. P. Roche is listed as Captain and the Hon. Secretary was Mr. R. H. Corbett.
What the Club tells us:
A sporting band of prominent citizens of the town and district of New Ross came together in the autumn of 1905 and decided the time was ripe to establish a golf club and acquire land suitable for a 9 hole course.
In January 1906, suitable land was made available by A.J.Mockler on his estate at Castle Annaghs on the Waterford side of New Ross. A seven year lease was signed on the 15 February 1906.
The course was prepared and completed by May of that year and it is recorded that the first ball was driven on the 23 May, 1906. Golf continued to be played at Annaghs until the end of 1913, when the lease expired and was not renewable.
Before Castle Annaghs golf course closed down in 1913, the committee had made arrangements for the continuation of the club and game. A lease was secured on lands, the property of Mr. Reggie Jeffares at Tinneranny, Rosbercon. The task of converting the forty-six acres of the Jeffares estate in Tinneranny was to prove a formidable one but amidst great pomp and ceremony, the 9-hole course was opened for play in April 1914. A small number of players kept playing throughout 1917-1920, until the club was served with a notice to quit. This came about when the landlord Mr. Reggie Jeffares was killed in action in the war. His wife, an English actress, had no interest in either golf or the locality and so put the whole estate up for sale and the game ceased to be played in Tinneranny.
In 1925, the Jeffares estate in Tinneranny was acquired by the Land Commission and thanks to some recent legislation, it was possible to reacquire that portion of the estate which New Ross Golf Club had developed and used prior to 1918. A new long term lease was put in place and members could now proceed with playing golf in Tinneranny.
During World War 2, a unit of the National Army took over Bawnjames and established a military camp there. The Club offered the military officers full playing facilities and membership and as a token of appreciation before their departure, the Third Battalion of the Irish Army presented the Club with a beautiful silver trophy, known as the Military Cup. Each year a major competition is held in the Club for this trophy.
The period 1991 to 1997 was probably the most progressive in the development of New Ross Golf Club. Following an EGM in 1991, the members voted to change the management structure of the club and offered the lady members the same status as their male counterparts.
From April of 1992, there was a flurry of activity to secure sufficient lands to develop the course into an eighteen hole course. The period from July to December 1992 was spent in negotiations with a number of local landowners adjoining the existing course. These negotiations were led by Jim Chapman and Owen Conway and following a total of 26 negotiating sessions, agreement was reached to purchase the land required.
In the following months, there was a major amount of work to be completed. Work commenced in June of 1993, was competed in April 1994 and play on the new course started in 1995. The new course was officially opened in May 1996 by Sean Doyle, the oldest member of the club and a past Captain and President.
The original clubhouse or pavilion dates back to before the First World War. In 1971 a new prefab structure replaced the old clubhouse and was used until 1998. Following the extension of the course to eighteen holes in 1995, it soon became very evident that with an increase in the number of new members and the interest shown by golf societies, there was a need to build a new clubhouse.
Under the stewardship of the Chairman Owen Conway, plans were drafted by John Santry to build the current Clubhouse in 1997. A development committee was established and Walsh Bros. of Mullinavat were awarded the contract.
Under the supervision of Martin Forristal and Owen Conway the clubhouse was completed and opened to members in 1998. A total of £1.25 million was spent in the development of the club's facilities between June 1993 and July 1998, a major achievement by the members.
In 2005 in its Centenary Year, it was decided to redesign the 11th Hole building a brand new green. The 18th green was also re-designed. The work was done by Gary Flood Landscaping under the supervision of Eddie Sweeney and John Murphy. The new greens were designed by Eddie Connaughan.
Roll of Honour
|Monica O'Grady||1989||Ladies Captain|
|W. Lenehan||1989||Men's Captain|
|Kathleen King||1990||Ladies Captain|
|J. G. Murphy||1990||Men's Captain|
|Nancy Kent||1991||Ladies Captain|
|T. Larkin||1991||Men's Captain|
|Teresa Foley||1992||Ladies Captain|
|J. Chapman||1992||Men's Captain|
|Margaret Rigley||1993||Ladies Captain|
|D. Bulger||1993||Men's Captain|
|Mary Murphy||1994||Ladies Captain|
|K. Treacy||1994||Men's Captain|
|K. Kehoe||1995||Ladies Captain|
|O. Conway||1995||Men's Captain|
|Pat Kinsella||1996||Ladies Captain|
|A. Kent||1996||Men's Captain|
|Maisie Monahan||1997||Ladies Captain|
|J. Dowling||1997||Men's Captain|
|Kathleen Lenehan||1998||Ladies Captain|
|Mick Malone||1998||Men's Captain|
|Kay Bolger||1999||Ladies Captain|
|Nancy Kent||1999||Ladies President|
|Willie Kelly||1999||Men's Captain|
|Ann Conway||2000||Ladies Captain|
|Siobhan Kissane||2000||Ladies President|
|Harry Reinhardt||2000||Men's Captain|
|Mary Kavanagh||2001||Ladies Captain|
|H. Hennessy||2001||Ladies President|
|John Hosey||2001||Men's Captain|
|Anne Curtis||2002||Ladies Captain|
|Monica O'Grady||2002||Ladies President|
|David Doran||2002||Men's Captain|
|Jacqui Morgan||2003||Ladies Captain|
|Kathleen Pyne||2003||Ladies President|
|Johan Moran||2003||Men's Captain|
|Teresa Byrne||2004||Ladies Captain|
|Stephanie Gillen||2004||Ladies President|
|J. J. Hoyne||2004||Men's Captain|
|Eleanor Roche||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Kathleen Lenehan||2005||Ladies President|
|Eddie Sweeney||2005||Men's Captain|
|Theresa Minihan||2006||Ladies Captain|
|Eleanor Roche||2006||Ladies President|
|Brian Teague||2006||Men's Captain|
|Sue Barrett||2007||Ladies Captain|
|Anne Healy||2007||Ladies President|
|Eamonn Walsh||2007||Men's Captain|
|Pat Rowsome||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Kathy Casey||2008||Ladies President|
|Hugh Behan||2008||Men's Captain|
|Paula Reidy||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Mary Hickey||2009||Ladies President|
|Tommy Frisby||2009||Men's Captain|
|Paula Reidy||2010||Ladies Captain|
|Mary Kavanagh||2010||Ladies President|
|Trevor Campbell||2010||Men's Captain|
|Ellen Howlett||2011||Ladies Captain|
|Kay Kelleher||2011||Ladies President|
|Kevin Reidy||2011||Men's Captain|
|Liz Roberts||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Mary Furlong||2012||Ladies President|
|Michael O'Neill||2012||Men's Captain|
|Geraldine Donohue||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Seamus McGuinness||2013||Men's Captain|
|Elizabeth Bennett||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Anne Curtis||2014||Ladies President|
|Pascall Bolger||2014||Men's Captain|
|Mary Dungan||2015||Ladies Captain|
|Lily English||2015||Ladies President|
|Rory Hussey||2015||Men's Captain|
|Mary J. Maher||2016||Ladies Captain|
|Derek Ronan||2016||Men's Captain|
|Marie-Therese Wall||2017||Ladies Captain|
|Peter Goggin||2017||Men's Captain|
|J. J. Hoyne
|Meave Wilson||2018||Ladies Captain|
|Liz Roberts||2018||Ladies President|
|Martin Carroll||2018||Men's Captain|
|Mag Sutton||2019||Ladies Captain|
|Mary Shannon||2019||Ladies President|
|Bill Hurley||2019||Men's Captain|
|Pat Purcell||2020||Ladies Captain|
|Lilian O’Hanlon||2020||Ladies President|
|Sean Furlong||2020||Men's Captain|
|Mary Dowling (0)||2020||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
|Kyle Dunne (0)||2020||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Michael Ryan Jnr. (-1.7)
||2020||Lowest Men's Handicap|
Holes in One at New Ross
|Member||Date||Hole No.||Club Used||Distance|
|Willie Kelly||26 April 1998||5th||105 yd´s|
|James Meggs||14 March 1999||5th||105 yd´s|
|Dixie Connell||2 March 2003||11th||138 yd´s|
|Kathleen Bailey||20 May 2004||9th||130 yd´s|
|Margaret Furlong||10 August 2005||9th||130 yd´s|
|Ann English||2 August 2006||14th||140 yd´s|
|George Peters||1 October 2009||11th||173 yd´s|