St Helen's Bay golf club Wexford

St Helen's Bay golf course Wexford

St Helen's Bay Golf Course

St Helen's Bay Club Crest

Ryder Cup hero Philip Walton took the challenge of forging a stern golfing test from the mixture of parkland and links, which is St. Helen’s Bay Golf Club - "Ireland’s sunniest golf course". The 17th and 18th holes enjoy a dazzling crescent of beach and sparkling sea which accompany the fairways all the way home.

Early holes play uphill where the gentle rising landscape, afford lovely panoramic views of the Wexford coast and countryside.

Other features of the course include water hazards on the 11th and 12th and restored "famine" walls at the 1st, 9th and 10th.

The 18-hole parkland course is a sizeable 5,991 m Par 72 with a standard scratch of 72 off the back tees, boasts nine water features, bunkers and 5,000 trees, requiring full concentration to avoid succumbing to the obstacles.

St. Helen’s Bay has a state-of-the-art clubhouse and the largest on-site accommodation in Ireland. The visitor is assured of a very friendly welcome and a memorable game of golf on st Helens Bay course, which is improving every year.

Green Fees May to October: €25
Green Fees May to October Weekends:
€30
Green Fees May to October 4-Ball: €80
Green Fees October to April: €15/20
Green Fees Juniors: €15
Green Fees with a Member: €10
Green Fees for Opens: €15/20
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 491
Designer Phillip Walton & Larry Byrne
Founded 1993
Address

Kilrane,
Rosslare Harbour,
Co. Wexford

Telephone 053-91-33234
Email info@sthelensbay.ie
Website St Helen's Bay golf club website
Manager: Yvonne Sidney
Captain: Padraig Tiernan
Lady Captain: Patricia Williams
President: John O'Keeffe
Vice-Captains': Kieran Whelan & Emer Farrell 
Hon. Secretary: Nick Hayes & Cathy Dalton
Club Pro: Glen Robinson
Hon. Treasurer: Michael Cooney & Eileen Walsh
Comp. Secretary: Daithi Murphy & Susan Connolly
St Helen's Bay Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:52.234108
Long:-6.336966
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

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

St. Helen's Bay Golf Club operate a 3-Club Pass together with Seafield & Rosslare for €125 in 2014

St Helen's Bay Golf Club Fixtures 2019 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2019 (Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday 17 March   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Saturday 8 June   Closed 1
Lady Captains Prize to the men Saturday 8 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize
Saturday 13 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize
Saturday 20 July   Closed 1
Presidents' Prize L. & G. Saturday 24 August   Closed 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 3 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 10 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford
Saturday 16 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 23 March Sunday 24 March Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 24 March
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 1 April
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 6 April Sunday 7 April Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 7 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 14 April   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Monday 15 April   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Wednesday 17 April   Open 1
9-Hole L. & G. Singles Stableford Frirday 19 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 24 April
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 27 April Sunday 28 April
Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 28 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 1 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 4 May
Sunday 5 May
Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 5 May
  Open 1
9-Hole L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 6 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 8 May   Open 1
9-Hole L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 10 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 11 May
Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford 50+
Wednesday 15 May   Open 1
9-Hole L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 17 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 22 May   Open 1
9-Hole L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 24 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 26 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 29 May
  Open 1
9-Hole L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 31 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 1 June Sunday 2 June
Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 2 June
Open 1
9-Hole L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 3 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 4 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 5 June   Open 1
9-Hole L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 7 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 9 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford
Wednesday 12 June   Open 1
L. & G. 9-Hole Singles Stableford Friday 14 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 15 June
Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 June   Open 1
L. & G. 9-Hole Singles Stableford Friday 21 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 22 June Sunday 23 June
Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 23 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 26 June   Open 1
L. & G. 9-Hole Singles Stableford Friday 28 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 29 June   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup
Sunday 30 June   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Sunday 30 June   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Sunday 30 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 3 July   Open 1
L. & G. 9-Hole Singles Stableford Friday 5 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 7 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 10 July   Open 1
L. & G. 9-Hole Singles Stableford Friday 12 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 14 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 17 July   Open 1
L. & G. 9-Hole Singles Stableford Friday 19 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 24 July   Open 1
L. & G. 9-Hole Singles Stableford Friday 26 July   Open 1
Start of Open Week Saturday 27 July   Open 1
Fourball Betterball
Saturday 27 July
  Open 1
Ladies 9-Hole Singles Stableford Saturday 27 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 28 July   Open 1
Ladies 9-Hole Singles Stableford Sunday 28 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 29 July   Open 1
Ladies 9-Hole Singles Stableford Monday 29 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 30 July   Open 1
Ladies 9-Hole Singles Stableford Tuesday 30 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wedneday 31 July
  Open 1
Ladies 9-Hole Singles Stableford Wedneday 31 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 1 August   Open 1
Ladies 9-Hole Singles Stableford Thursday 1 August   Open 1
 Singles Stableford Friday 2 August   Open 1
Ladies 9-Hole Singles Stableford Friday 2 August   Open 1
Mixed 4-Person Team Event Sunday 4 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 5 August   Open 1
Start of Ladies Open Week
Tuesday 6 August Saturday 10 August Open 4
Singles Stableford Tuesday 6 August   Open 1
Ladies Fourball Betterball
Wedneday 7 August   Open 1
9-Hole Gents from 5pm Wedneday 7 August   Open  
3-Person Team Event
Thursday 8 August   Open 1
9-Hole Gents from 5pm Thursday 8 August   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Friday 9 August   Open 1
9-Hole Gents from 5pm Friday 9 August   Open 1
Mixed Fourball Saturday 10 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 11 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 14 August   Open 1
Ladies 9-Hole Strokes from 5.30pm Wednesday 14 August   Open 1
Fourball any Combination Thursday 15 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 16 August   Open 1
9-Hole Singles Stableford
Friday 16 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 17 August
Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 21 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 25 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 28 August
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 31 August
Sunday 1 September
Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 1 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 4 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 7 September Sunday 8 September
Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 8 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 11 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 18 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 21 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 25 September
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 28 September Sunday 29 September Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 29 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 2 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 5 October Sunday 6 October Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 6 October   Open  
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 9 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 12 October Sunday 13 October
Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 13 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 16 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 19 October Sunday 20 October Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 20 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 23 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 26 October Sunday 27 October Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 27 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 30 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 2 November Sunday 3 November Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 3 November   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 10 November   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sturday 23 November Sunday 24 November Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 24 November   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 1 December   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 14 December Sunday 15 December Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 15 December   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 71 6,417 yd's
Yellow Par 72 SSS 69 5,962 yd's
Red Par 72 SSS 72 5,444 yd's
Blue Par 72 SSS 72 6,639 yd's

Card

Name Hole No. Blue White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
St. Helen's 1 451 445 424 5 16 384 5 10
Walton's Wish 2 419 405 372 4 4 347 4 6
Tuskar Rock 3 208 201 157 3 6 139 3 18
The Tunnel 4 343 337 317
4 14 268 4 16
The Pilgrimage 5 352 331 322 4 12 313 4 8
Yola 6 337 328 317 4 18 299
4 14
Croningan 7 182 174 111 3 10 144 3 12
Carnsore Point 8 456 445 406 4 2 396
4 4
Famine Walls 9 524 511 498
5 8 432 5 2
  Out 3,272 3,177 2,924 36   2,722 36  
Forth of Bargy 10 533 507 499
5 9 439 5 1
Cromwell's Bay 11 179 174 167 3 13 137 3 17
Ballyhire Castle 12 442 437 392 4 1 328 4 3
The Piers 13 454 444 390 4 3 365 4 9
Four Winds 14 329 323 311 4 15 247 4 15
Rackard's Drive 15 524 498 486 5 11 474 5 5
Wishing Well 16 421 397
371 4 7 381 4 7
Spaugh Rock 17 209 202 172 3 5 153 3 11
Pirate's Cove 18 276 258 250 4 17 199 4 13
  In 3,367 3,240 3,038 36   2,722 36  
  Total 6,639 6,417 5,962 72   5,444 72  
  SSS 72 71 69     72    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: Am. 70, Pro: Philip Walton 69

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

The Ladies of St. Helen’s Bay Golf Club were finalist in the Finn Trophy in 2017, when the team was Ger Smith, Frances Reid, Georgina Darling, Emer Farrell, Aine O’Connell, Janet Slattery, Bernadette Tully, Bernie Furlong ,Helena O’Connor, Kathleen Murphy, Mary McCormack and Nora Kavanagh.

Larry Byrne, the original owner of the St. Helen's Bay golf course, and I go back a long time. Larry was a first-class hurler with Wexford. Before that he played with St. Peter's, Wexford. I played for St. Kieran's College Kilkenny, all those years ago, Peter's were our arch enemies as we where theirs. There were no quarters given in those matches and every player gave his all. He had to there was no hiding place after the match, as you had to go back and live with the "hurlers on the ditch." I used tell the kids in Ballinascorney, when they would tell me they felt pressure representing the club "if they wanted to know what pressure in sport was, it was being a Dub playing with Kieran's and 500 fellows on the side-line thinking they should be out there and not you." They all thought Dub's couldn’t play hurling.

History of St Helen's Bay

St. Helen’s Bay golf club captures the essence of a bygone era covering 150 acres of sweeping Wexford terrain and incorporating existing features dating from Norman times, the bay area is characterised by the exotic civilisation transplanted from the European continent by newcomers. The existing tower-house near the 12th hole dates from the 13th century.

At various points around the course are painstakingly restored dry stonewalls, unusual for this part of Ireland. Originally erected during the famine, these walls are steeped in history.

Also known as "Pirates Cove" the mile long beach at St. Helen’s Bay was used by smugglers during the 19th century.

Within a view of the course is Tuskar Rock-a local landmark and central theme of many a Wexford tale.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
R. Cleary 1993 Ladies Captain
Molly Farrell 1993 Ladies President
L. Byrne 1993 Men's Captain
Tom Noonat 1993 President
R. Cleary 1994 Ladies Captain
Molly Farrell 1994 Ladies President
L. Byrne 1994 Men's Captain
T. Noonan 1994 President
J. Walshe 1995 Ladies Captain
Roisin Prenderville 1995 Ladies President
D. Murphy 1995 Men's Captain
V. Stafford 1995 President
J. Walshe 1996 Ladies Captain
Roisin Prenderville 1996 Ladies President
D. Murphy 1996 Men's Captain
V. Stafford 1996 President
M. Byrne 1997 Ladies Captain
Carmel Curtin 1997 Ladies President
P. Conlin 1997 Men's Captain
E. Cleary 1997 President
M. McCormack 1998 Ladies Captain
Carmel Curtin 1998 Ladies President
J. O'Connor 1998 Men's Captain
E. Cleary 1998 President
Jo Devitt 1999 Ladies Captain
Bernie Martin 1999 Ladies President
Bill Francis 1999 Men's Captain
Pat Curtin 1999 President
Paula O'Leary 2000 Ladies Captain
Bernie Martin 2000 Ladies President
John Codd 2000 Men's Captain
Pat Curtin 2000 President
Margie O'Connor 2001 Ladies Captain
Rose Cleary 2001 Ladies President
Michael Delaney 2001 Men's Captain
Martin McCormack 2001 Men's President
Martin McCormack 2001 President
Carmel Redmond 2002 Ladies Captain
Rose Cleary 2002 Ladies President
Walter Morrisey 2002 Men's Captain
Martin McCormack 2002 President
Susan Stewart 2003 Ladies Captain
Bernie Wright 2003 Ladies President
Eddie Barrett 2003 Men's Captain
Gerry Strahan 2003 President
Brona Cloonan 2004 Ladies Captain
Bernie Wright 2004 Ladies President
Alan Murphy 2004 Men's Captain
Gerry Strahan 2004 President
Eileen Brosnan 2005 Ladies Captain
Joan Walsh  2005 Ladies President
Rhodes Murphy 2005 Men's Captain
Gay Redmond 2005 President
Frances Reid 2006 Ladies Captain
Joan Walsh  2006 Ladies President
Willie Byrne 2006 Men's Captain
Gay Redmond 2006 President
Paula Stafford 2007 Ladies Captain
Mona McCormack  2007 Ladies President
Kieran Doolan 2007 Men's Captain
Donall O'Murchu 2007 President
Angie Sheehan 2008 Ladies Captain
Jo Devitt 2008 Ladies President
Mick Brosnan 2008 Men's Captain
Donall O'Murchu 2008 President
Kathleen Murphy 2009 Ladies Captain
Hazel Cronin 2009 Ladies President
Alan Howard 2009 Men's Captain
John Codd 2009 President
Jean O'Kennedy 2010 Ladies Captain
Mari Byrne 2010 Ladies President
Frank O'Kennedy 2010 Men's Captain
John Codd 2010 President
Georgina Darling 2011 Ladies Captain
Marie Byrne 2011 Ladies President
Tom McConalogue 2011 Men's Captain
Michael Delaney 2011 President
Marie Tevlin 2012 Ladies Captain
Patricia Murphy 2012 Ladies President
John Holt 2012 Men's Captain
Michael Delaney 2012 President
Peigi O'Ruairc 2013 Ladies Captain
Joan Levins 2013 Ladies President
Maurice Cooper 2013 Men's Captain
Seamus McCormack
2013 President
Peigi O'Ruairc 2014 Ladies Captain
Joan Levins 2014 Ladies President
Tomas O'Riordan 2014 Men's Captain
Seamus McCormack 2014 President
Bernie Furlong 2015 Ladies Captain
Mary McCormack 2015 Ladies President
Aidan Colgan 2015 Men's Captain
Pat Murphy 2015 President
Aine O'Connell 2016 Ladies Captain
Mary McCormack 2016 Ladies President
John O'Keeffe 2016 Men's Captain
Pat Murphy 2016 President
Ann Byrne 2017 Ladies Captain
Mick Conlan 2017 Men's Captain
Aidan Colgan
2017 President
Verona McConalogue 2018 Ladies Captain
Tommy Duggan 2018 Men's Captain
Aidan Colgan 2018 President
Patricia Williams 2019 Ladies Captain
Padraig Tiernan 2019 Men's Captain
John O'Keeffe 2019 President
(7) 2019 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Ciaran Frost (2) 2019 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at St Helen's Bay

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance Type
Rose Cleary          
Martin McCormack          
Donal O’Keeffe          
Tim Quinlivin          
Diarmuid F. Coonan 22 September 2002 18th  Albatross 243 yd’s
Mary Barrett 6 August 2003 11th   138 yd’s  
Paula O’Leary 2 August 2006 17th 7-iron
135 yd’s  
Kate Bambrick 3 May 2009 3rd   140 yd’s