Arklow golf club Wicklow

Arklow golf course Wicklow

Arklow Golf Course

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Designed by Eddie Hackett and Eddie Connaughton Arklow Golf Course is a relatively short track, measuring 6,505 yd’s with a Par of 69 and a Standard Scratch of 69. It is a tightly routed links with fine views of the Irish See and the Wicklow Mountains in the distance. Water crosses seven holes and comes into play on three holes. Arklow comprises five Par threes and the finishing hole is the only Par 5 measuring 486 meters. The feature hole is the 17th at 408 m a dogleg left requiring a well placed tee shot and a long second to get home in regulation.
Arklow Golf Club has a fine clubhouse with excellent catering facilities where the visitor is assured of a warm welcome.

Arklow was voted the No. 58-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2020 (Down-1);

Arklow was voted the No. 57-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2019 (Up-3);

Arklow was voted the No. 60-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2018 (Down-2);

Arklow was voted the No. 58-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Down-1);

Arklow was voted the No. 57-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Up-2);

Arklow was voted the No. 59-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Down-2);

Arklow was voted the No. 57-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Up-4);

Arklow was voted the No. 61-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Up-4);

Arklow was voted the No. 65-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

Arklow was voted the No. 62-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;

Arklow was voted the  No. 29-Links/Shoreline Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2010, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

Arklow was voted the No. 83-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;

Arklow was voted the  No. 29-Links/Shoreline Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2009, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

Arklow was voted the No. 99-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;

Arklow was voted the  No. 29-Links/Shoreline Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2008, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

Green Fees Monday to Thursday: €40
Green Fees Friday to Sunday & B. H: €50
Green Fees with a Member: €20/25
Green Fees for Opens: €25/30
Society Rates 30+: €30/40
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: No
Buggy Hire: €25
Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €919
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 843
Designer Eddie Hackett & Eddie Connaughton
Founded 1927
Address

Abbeylands,
Arklow,
Co. Wicklow

Telephone 0402-32492
Email info@arklowgolflinks.com
Website Arklow golf club website
Golf & Marketing Manager: Pat Costello
Office Manager: Tracey O’Donovan
Captain: Alex Hutchman
Lady Captain: Phylis O'Rourke
President: Joan O’Sullivan            
Boys Junior Captain: Cian Reilly
Girls Junior Captain: Ella Jenkinson
Vice-Captains': Thomas Scott &  Caroline Teahon
Hon. Secretary: Paul Murphy & Tracey O’Donovan
Club Pro: Shop
Hon. Treasurer: Stephen Holohan, Noel Griffin & Marion Teahon
Comp. Secretary: Matt Holt & Theresa O'Toole
Arklow Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:52.787994
Long:-6.147580
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: Daylight to Dark
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Saturdays pm & Sundays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance



Arklow Golf Club Fixtures 2020 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2020 (Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday 5 January   Closed 1
President's Prize Sunday 7 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 4 July   Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Saturday 23 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 2 August
  Closed 1
15-Hole Fourball Stableford Tuesday 1 January   Open 1
L. & G. 15-Hole 3-Person Team Event Friday 3 January   Open 1
15-Hole Fourball Stableford Tuesday 7 January   Open 1
IPGA Winter Series 2 Thursday 9 January   IPGA 1
L. & G. 15-Hole 3-Person Team Event Friday 10 January   Open 1
L. & G. 15-Hole 3-Person Team Event Friday 17 January   Open 1
15-Hole Fourball Stableford Tuesday 21 January   Open 1
Seniors Wednesday 22 January
  Open 1
Seniors Thursday 23 January   Open 1
L. & G. 15-Hole 3-Person Team Event Friday 24 January
  Open 1
15-Hole Fourball Stableford Tuesday 29 January
  Open 1
L. & G. 15-Hole 3-Person Team Event Friday 30 January
  Open 1
15-Hole Fourball Stableford Tuesday 4 February   Open 1
L. & G. 15-Hole 3-Person Team Event Friday 7 February   Open 1
15-Hole Fourball Stableford Tuesday 11 February   Open 1
L. & G. 15-Hole 3-Person Team Event Friday 14 February   Open 1
15-Hole Fourball Stableford Tuesday 17 February   Open 1
Seniors Wednesday 19 February Thursday 21 February Open 3
Seniors Thursday 20 February   Open 1
L. & G. 15-Hole 3-Person Team Event Friday 21 February
  Open 1
15-Hole Fourball Stableford Tuesday 25 February
  Open 1
L. & G. 15-Hole 3-Person Team Event Friday 28 February
  Open 1
15-Hole Fourball Stableford Tuesday 3 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford
Tuesday 10 March   Open 1
L. & G. 3-Person Team Event Friday 13 March   Open 1
L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball
Tuesday 17 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 20 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 24 March   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Wednesday 25 March Thursday 26 March Open 2
Seniors Singles Stableford Thursday 26 March   Open 1
L. & G. 3-Person Team Event Friday 27 March   Open 1
L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball Tuesday 31 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 3 April
Sunday 7 April Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 7 April   Open 1
L. & G. 4-Person Team Event Saturday 11 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 13 April   Open 1
L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball Tuesday 14 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 21 April   Open 1
L. & G. Fourball Betterball
Tuesday 28 April
  Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Thursday 30 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 4 May Tuesday 5 May
Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 5 May   Open 1
L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball Tuesday 12 May   Open 1
Senior Scratch Cup Saturday 16 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford
Tuesday 19 May   Open 1
L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball Tuesday 26 May   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Thursday 28 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 1 June Tuesday 2 June Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 2 June   Open
1
L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball Tuesday 9 June   Open 1
Arklow Lions Club 4-Person Team Event Friday 12 June   Open 1
Ladies 2-Person Team Event Monday 15 June   Open 1
L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball Tuesday 16 June   Open 1
L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball Tuesday 23 June   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Thursday 25 June
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 30 June   Open 1
L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball Tuesday 7 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 14 July   Open 1
L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball Tuesday 21 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 28 July
  Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Thursday 30 July
  Open 1
Start of Open Week Monday 3 August Sunday 9 August Open  7
Open Week Monday 3 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 4 August   Open 1
Open Week Wednesday 5 August   Open 1
Open Week Thursday 6 August   Open 1
Open Week Friday 7 August   Open 1
Open Week Saturday 8 August   Open 1
Open Week Sunday 9 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 11 August   Open 1
L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball Tuesday 18 August   Open 1
Crumlin Hospital Classic
Friday 21 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 25 August
  Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Thursday 27 August   Open 1
RNLI Classic
Friday 28 August
  Open 1
L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball Tuesday 1 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 8 September   Open 1
L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball Tuesday 15 September   Open 1
Laura Lynn Classic Saturday 19 September   Open
1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 22 September
  Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Thursday 24 September   Open 1
L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball Tuesday 29 September
  Open 1
L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball Tuesday 13 October   Open 1
L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball Tuesday 27 October   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Thursday 29 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 3 November   Open 1
L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball Tuesday 10 November   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 17 November   Open 1
L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball Tuesday 24 November   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Thursday 26 November   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 1 December
  Open 1
L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball Tuesday 8 December   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 15 December   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Thursday 17 December   Open 1
L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball Saturday 26 Decmber   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 29 December   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 69 SSS 68 6,108 yd's
Red Par 72 SSS 70 5,440 yd's
Blue Par 69 SSS 69 6,516 yd's

Card

Name Hole No. Blue White Par Index Red Par Index
The Potteries 1 406 381 4 10 362 4 4
The Graveyard 2 446 397 4 6 406 5 13
Punch Bowl 3 198 179 3 8 157 3 8
Road Hole 4 370 345 4 11 315 4 12
Humps and Hollows 5 437 421 4 3 404 5 17
Out of Sight 6 437 387 4 4 323 4 10
The Burren 7 156 127 3 17 115 3 14
The Valley 8 343 331 4 15 323 4 2
Warren Loch 9 192 179 3 14 165 3 16
  Out 2,985 2,747 33   2,570 35  
Don's Pride 10 432 418
4 9 336 4 11
Nice 'n' Easy 11 158 147 3 18 140 3 15
The Hanging Stone 12 412 397 4 5 340 4 5
Chapel Hogan 13 202 167 3 13 106 3 18
The Spinney 14 364 353 4 16 339 4 7
Sly's Gallows 15 450 418 4 2 401 5 6
The Brow 16 515 495 5 7 474 5 1
Janie's 17 444 431 4 1 322 4 3
The Sconce 18 554 535 5 12 412 5 9
  In 3,531 3,361 36   2,870 37  
  Total 6,516 6,108 69   5,440 72  
  SSS 69 68     71    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: Am. 65 Johnny Groomes 1994

Ladies Course Record: 65 Susan Byrne RIP

Members Achievements

Lady Captain, Anne Hosey (12), Captain Tommy Dunne (13) and Honorary Secretary, Brendan Timmons (5), were second in the Regional Qualifiers of the Mercedes-Benz-Irish Independent Executive Trophy with 72 points at Mount Juliet in July 2002. They went on to play in the National Finals at The K Club on August 12th.

Congratulations to William Hunt-Tyrell, who won the Druid's Glen-Irish Independent Club Golfer of the Month for April 2001. He received a beautiful limited edition painting by Robert Ballagh of one of the holes on Druid's Glen course for his achievement.
Willie a 5 handicapper qualified for the finals of the Irish Remax Long-Drive Championship at Kilkenny Golf Club when he drove the ball 356 yd’s into a gentle breeze. Then in the Final at Slieve Russell in September 2001 he hit the ball 360 yd’s to book his place in the World Championship in Las Vegas in October.

Ann Hosey emerged triumphant at Adare Manor Golf & Country Club, in the Irish final of the Peugeot Challenge Cup in August 2001. She returned a fine score of 71 nett to book her place in the Grand Final in Paris in September. At the Disneyland Paris course Ann became World Champion. She returned a 69 net to become the first Irish Woman to win the world final of the Peugeot Challenge Cup. Well done Ann. 

Lady Captain Teresa O'Toole, Captain Kevin Carroll and Brendan Timmons came 9th in the National Final of the Mercedes Benz-Irish Independent Executive Trophy at the K Club on the 13th of August 2001. They returned a score of 72 points which was three off the winners.

Arklow Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Irish Junior Cup at Laytown & Bettystown in 1990, when the team was Chris Doyle, Trevor O'Sullivan, Ray Murphy, Derek Kavanagh, Jimmy Gilbert, Tommy Kealy and Walter Gilbert, they were selected by John Grooms, Billy Woodhouse and Mick Daly.

Arklow won the Brennan Cup in 1998, when the team was Liam Murphy, Kevin Hosey, John O'Halloran, Jim Doyle, Martin Lipsett, Eddie Howlin, Tom Graham, Brendan Timmons, Tom Carty, Liam Byrne, they were managed by Billy Woodhouse.

They were County Champions in the J. B. Carr Diamond Trophy in 1997, when the team was Tom Walsh, Jimmy Kenny, Paddy Dennehy, Paddy Kelly, Tommy Wixted, Timmy Weadick, Turlo Nicholson, Eddie Howlin, Declan McDonough, Paddy Lipsett and Willie Humphries, they were managed by John O'Halloran.

They were runners-up in the Provincial Towns in 1984 and 1993.

The Ladies of Arklow Golf Club won the All-Ireland Ulster Bank Ladies Fourball in 1998. They won the Midland Plate in 1990, when the team was T. O'Toole, M. T. Pierce, G. Evans, M. Tancred, C. Ledwidge, J. McElheron, B. Roberts and T. Kelly. They won it again in 1991, with E. Woodhouse, K. Hurley, J. McElheron, P. Dillon, M. Tancred, M. Keating and M. Tancred.

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

J. Groome represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level in 1996 playing 1-time won 0-matches and lost 1-match accumulating 0-points;

J. Doyle represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial from 1972 to 1973;

Kenny Lewis represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial from 1976 to 1977 playing 4-times won 1-match halved one and lost 2-matches accumulating 3-points;

Ann O'Riordan played for the Irish Girls in 1984;

Denise McCarthy played for the Irish Girls in 1985;

History of Arklow

Founded 1927, affiliated 1927.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
M. Keating 1990 Ladies Captain
P. Hurley 1990 Ladies President
P. Lipsett 1990 Men's Captain
F. Kaye 1990 President
Beatrice Duffy 1991 Ladies Captain
D. Scott 1991 Ladies President
P. Dennehy 1991 Men's Captain
D. Killeen 1991 President
Margaret Hagan 1992 Ladies Captain
L. Timmons 1992 Ladies President
M. Holt 1992 Men's Captain
P. J. Kavanagh 1992 President
Trudy Kelly 1993 Ladies Captain
N. Quinn 1993 Ladies President
J. O'Halloran 1993 Men's Captain
B. D. Hart 1993 President
Martina TancRed 1994 Ladies Captain
M. O'Connor 1994 Ladies President
Kevin Hosey 1994 Men's Captain
Kevin Harte 1994 President
Glenys Evans 1995 Ladies Captain
J. Mullett 1995 Ladies President
Liam Murphy 1995 Men's Captain
Eddie Gleeson 1995 President
Kay Hurley 1996 Ladies Captain
E. Woodhouse 1996 Ladies President
E. J. Howlin 1996 Men's Captain
Eamon O'Brien 1996 President
E. Woodhouse 1997 Ladies Captain
Kay Hurley 1997 Ladies President
B. Woodhouse 1997 Men's Captain
Barry Hickson 1997 President
Patricia Daly 1998 Ladies Captain
Catherine Ledwidge 1998 Ladies President
Tim Hurley 1998 Men's Captain
Barry Hickson 1998 President
Susan Byrne 1999 Ladies Captain
Trudy Kelly 1999 Ladies President
Tom Graham 1999 Men's Captain
Declan Walker 1999 President
Monica Sandilands 2000 Ladies Captain
Margaret Hagan 2000 Ladies President
Barry Hickson 2000 Men's Captain
Teresa O'Toole 2001 Ladies Captain
P. Hurley 2001 Ladies President
Kevin Carroll 2001 Men's Captain
Ann Hosey 2002 Ladies Captain
N. Quinn 2002 Ladies President
Tommy Dunne 2002 Men's Captain
P. Dennehy 2002 President
Mary Collins 2003 Ladies Captain
Marion O'Connor 2003 Ladies President
Tony Hewitt 2003 Men's Captain
John O'Halloran 2003 President
Denise Byrne 2004 Ladies Captain
Maura Ivanoff 2004 Ladies President
Dave Williams 2004 Men's Captain
John Holt 2004 President
Monica Leydon 2005 Ladies Captain
May Hurley 2005 Ladies President
Joe Holt 2005 Men's Captain
Tommy Dunne 2005 President
Siobhan Murphy 2006 Ladies Captain
Mairead O'Sullivan 2006 Ladies President
Eddie Gleeson 2006 Men's Captain
John Horan 2006 President
M. McGuinness 2007 Ladies Captain
Iris Martin 2007 Ladies President
Jimmy TancRed 2007 Men's Captain
William Nolan 2007 President
Doreen Wixted 2008 Ladies Captain
Iris Martin 2008 Ladies President
Joe Sandilands 2008 Men's Captain
William Nolan 2008 President
Sophia Egan 2009 Ladies Captain
Iris Martin 2009 Ladies President
William Nolan 2009 Men's Captain
Gay Tobin 2009 President
Nellie Ivory 2010 Ladies Captain
Stephanie Graham 2010 Ladies President
Chris McCarthy 2010 Men's Captain
John Wixted 2010 President
Rosemary Redmond 2011 Ladies Captain
Marie Rogan 2011 Ladies President
Sean Byrne 2011 Men's Captain
Tom Tancred 2011 President
Ann McMahon 2012 Ladies Captain
  2012 Ladies President
Noel Griffin 2012 Men's Captain
John Redmond 2012 President
Catherine Dunne 2013 Ladies Captain
Doreen Wixted 2013 Ladies President
David Canavan 2013 Men's Captain
James Tancred 2013 President
Catherine Butler 2014 Ladies Captain
Teresa O'Toole 2014 Ladies President
Darren Ryan 2014 Men's Captain
Chris Davitt 2014 President
Deidre Kellegher 2015 Ladies Captain
Monica Sandilands
2015 Ladies President
Noel O'Byrne 2015 Men's Captain
Paddy Murphy
2015 President
Martina Tancred
2016 Ladies Captain
Carmel Horgan
2016 Ladies President
Noel O'Byrne
2016 Men's Captain
Syl Collins
2016 President
Bernie Darcy 2017 Ladies Captain
Nellie Ivory 2017 Ladies President
Mark Byrne 2017 Men's Captain
Charlie O'Driscoll
2017 President
Katrina O'Riordan 2018 Ladies Captain
Frances Collins 2018 Ladies President
Pat Grant 2018 Men's Captain
Bill Donoghue 2018 President
Glenys Evans 2019 Ladies Captain
Joan O'Sullivan
2019 Ladies President
Bill Donoghue 2019 Men's Captain
Pat Grant 2019 President
Grace O'Sullivan 2019 Girls Junior Captain
Conor Cronin 2019 Boys Junior Captain:
Phylis O'Rourke 2020 Ladies Captain
Alex Hutchman 2020 Men's Captain
Joan O’Sullivan        
2020 President
Ella Jenkinson 2020 Girls Junior Captain
Cian Reilly 2020 Boys Junior Captain
Elizabeth Lennon 2020 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Ann Hosey 2020 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Bernie Darcy 2020 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Paddy Delaney 2020 Lowest Men's Handicap
Johnny Groomes (0) 2020 Lowest Men's Handicap

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Holes in One at Arklow

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
C. Doyle   11th   145 m
Noel Guilfoyle 5 April 1997 11th   159 m
P. J. Weadick 2 August 1999 13th   169 m
Timmy Weadick 7 May 2000 7th   150 m
K. Fitzpatrick 1 June 2000 7th   129 m
Padraig Donoghue 17 June 2000 3rd   130 m
Eileen Bates 1 August 2000 11th   150 m
Billy Neill 1 August 2000 13th   169 m
G. Cosgrave 2 July 2002 7th   129 m
T. Woodhouse 7 July 2002 3rd   150 m
Nicola Cantwell 15 August 2002 3rd   130 m
M. Doyle 1 September 2002 3rd   150 m
P. Ree 12 January 2003      
Pat Grant 6 April 2003 11th   185 m
Walter Walker 7 August 2003 11th   160 m
Sorca O’Neill 27 October 2003 9th   178 m
Jimmy Dunne 31 March 2004 11th   161 m
Willie Nolan 12 April 2004 3rd   142 m
Brian McKenna 5 September 2004 7th   135 m
Frank Crumlish 30 November 2004 9th   175 m
Noel Byrne 23 August 2005 13th   190 m
Dave Wolohan 1 April 2008 13th   169 m
Alyse McCarthy 31 November 2008 7th   111 m