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Set in the beautiful green countryside of the South East. Carlow Golf Club is an 18-hole Parkland course laid out in a former deer park attached to the former Bruen Estate. This, Championship course was designed by Cecil Barcroft in 1922 and redesigned by Tom Simpson assisted by Molly Gourlay in 1937. The course has a sandy subsoil which is links-like with undulating terrain, numerous elevated tees, several excellent doglegs and small slick putting surfaces. Carlow is playable twelve months of the year and a plugged ball is almost unheard of.

Its qualities are further enhanced by the water hazards at the 1st, 2nd, 10th and 11th. There are many long par 4’s and the 16th a very demanding two shotter, played through a tunnel-like valley, has been noted by Christy O’Connor "Himself" as the best 16th in Ireland. The par 5 18th offers the chance of a closing birdie and a grandstand finish as it tumbles downhill all the way to the Clubhouse. A good ending to a, memorable round of golf.

Carlow was voted the  No. 32-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Down-1);

Carlow was voted the  No. 31-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Down-2);

Carlow was voted the  No. 29-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Same);

Carlow was voted the  No. 29-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Down-2);

Carlow was voted the  No. 27-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Up-2);

Carlow was voted the  No. 29-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012 ;

Carlow was voted the No. 10-Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2012, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

Carlow was voted the No. 24-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;

Carlow was voted the  No. 10-Parkland/Inland 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;

Carlow was voted the No. 32-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;

Carlow was voted the  No. 10-Parkland/Inland 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;

Carlow was voted the  No. 30-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;


Green Fees Mon. to Thurs.: €30
Green Fees Friday: €40
Green Fees Saturday & B.H. €50
Green Fees with a Member: €20/30
Green Fees for Opens: €20
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Full Membership Available Yes
Full Men Membership Fee: €836
Full Ladies Membership Fee: €845
Entrance Fee: €2,500
Limited to Full Membership: Yes
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 27
Designer Cecil Barcroft, (1922) & Tom Simpson, (1937)
Founded 1899
Address

Deerpark,
Carlow,
Co. Carlow

Telephone 059-9131695
Email cgconline@carlowgolfclub.ie
Website Carlow golf club website
Secretary/Manager Joe Fanning
Captain: Moling Lennon
Lady Captain: Marie Olwill
President: Phonsie McCarron
Vice Captains': Gary Hughe & Bernie Greene
Hon. Secretary: Joe Fanning & Mary Farrell
Club Pro: Andrew Gilbert 059-9141745
Hon. Treasurer: M. J. Nolan & Michelle Fanning
Comp. Secretary: John L. Brennan & Marese Grogan
Carlow Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:52.854671
Long:-6.894007
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General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 9.30am to 11.30pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Sundays & Tuesdays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments: 14 Days in advance

Carlow Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captain's' Drive-In Sunday 19 March   Closed 1
Joint Captain's' Drive-In Sunday 2 April   Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 13 May Sunday 14 May Closed 2
President's Prize Sunday 14 May   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Sunday 21 May   Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladies Sunday 2 July   Closed 1
Captain’s Prize Thursday 6 July Sunday 9 July Closed 4
Captain's Prize Friday 7 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 8 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Sunday 9 July   Closed 1
Professional's Prize to the Ladies Tuesday 18 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men Sunday 6 August   Closed 1
Professional's Prize Sunday 13 August   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize 1st Round Tuesday 15 August   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Final Round Sunday 20 August   Closed 1
L. & G. Seniors 50+ 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. & 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Wednesday 8 March   Open 1
Ladies 36-hole Scratch Cup Saturday 18 March   ILGU 1
L. & G. Seniors 50+ Wednesday 22 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 6 April   Open 1
Seniors Stableford 50+ 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Wednesday 12 April   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 50+ Wednesday 26 April
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 4 May   Open 1
Seniors Stableford 50+ 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Wednesday 10 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 18 May   Open 1
Carlow Town Hurling Club Classic Thursday 25 May   Open 1
Start of Open Week Friday 26 May Saturday 3 June Open 9
Fourball any combination Friday 26 May   Open 1
Fourball Stableford Saturday 27 May
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 28 May
  Open 1
4-Person Team Event any combination Monday 29 May
  Open 1
Fourball Stableford Tuesday 30 May
  Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 50+ Wednesday 31 May
  Open 1
Fourball Stableford Thursday 1 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 2 June   Open 1
Fourball Stableford any combination Saturday 3 June   Open 1
Sunny South East Golf Challenge Wednesday 7 June Friday 9 June Open 3
Sunny South East Golf Challenge Thursday 8 June   Open 1
Sunny South East Golf Challenge Friday 9 June   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Sunday 11 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Thursday 15 June   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 50+ Wednesday 21 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 29 June   Open 1
Carlow Ladies 36-Hole Scratch Cup Saturday 1 July   ILGU 1
Seniors Stableford 50+ 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Wednesday 5 July   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 50+ Wednesday 19 July   Open 1
Carlow Boys' Scratch Cup Monday 24 July   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 50+ Wednesday 27 July
  Open 1
4-Person Team Event any combination Monday 31 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 10 August   Open 1
Seniors Stableford 50+ 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Wednesday 16 August   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 50+ Wednesday 30 August   Open 1
Midland Senior Scratch Cup (Max Handicap 3) Saturday 2 September   Open 1
Co. Carlow Golf Classic Monday 4 September Wednesday 6 September Open 3
Co. Carlow Golf Classic Tuesday 5 September   Open 1
Co. Carlow Golf Classic Wednesday 6 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 7 September   Open 1
Seniors Stableford 50+ 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Wednesday 13 September   Open 1
Ladies Kathleen Kehoe Singles V-Par Sunday 17 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 21 September   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 50+ Wednesday 27 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 5 October   Open 1
Seniors Stableford 50+ 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. Wednesday 11 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Thursday 19 October   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 50+ Wednesday 25 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 2 November   Open 1
Seniors Stableford 50+ 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. Wednesday 8 November   Open 1

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Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 70 SSS 71 5,766 m
Red Par 75 SSS 74 5,359 m
Green Par 70 SSS 70 4,641 m
Blue Par 70 SSS 72 6,055 m

Card

Hole No. Blue White Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 401 393 303 4 4 388 5 14
2 291 269 188 4 15 240 4 12
3 141 118 112 3 18 107 3 16
4 367 352 300 4 9 320 4 2
5 506 466 412 5 14 410 5 10
6 164 160 119 3 12 158 3 8
7 413 396 317 4 1 381 5 4
8 395 391 264 4 7 367 5 18
9 371 341 285 4 6 328 4 6
Out 3,049 2,886 2,300 35   2,699 38  
10 282 278 235 4 11 271 4 13
11 391 376 290 4 5 298 4 3
12 347 337 267 4 8 310 4 1
13 164 155 129 3 16 141 3 11
14 435 410 379 4 3 402 5 5
15 356 341 279 4 10 278 4 15
16 403 379 270 4 2 388 5 9
17 143 133 103 3 17 123 3 17
18 485 471 389 5 13 449 5 7
In 3,006
2,880 2,341 35   2,660 37  
Total 6,055 5,766 4,641 70   5,359 75  
SSS 72 71 70     74    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 63 John Foster (+2) 22/5/04 (Ballyclare G. C.)

Ladies Course Record: 67 Tara Delaney (+3) 22/7/08

Members Achievements

Carlow Golf Club won the Provincial Championship of the J. B. Carr Diamond Trophy in 2013.
The Ladies of Carlow Golf Club won the ILGU Mid-Leinster Junior Foursomes in 2013.

Carlow Golf Club won the Central Towns Cup in 2012, when the team was Peter Kelly, Ger Murray, Dylan Lamb, Richard Breheny, Tony Corcoran, Brian Clear, Jim Lawler, James Lennon and Michael Delaney, they were managed by Billy Fanning assisted by Tom McDonald and captained by Keith Brennan.
Carlow Golf Club won the South Leinster Trophy in 2012 the team was Liam Moran, Ger Murray, Richie Gray, Mick O’Donoughue, P. J. O’Neill, Richie Nolan, Jack Dempsey, David Byrne and Steve Cronly, they were managed by Richie Ryan.

John Green became the first member of this famous club to win the South of Ireland Amateur Open Championship when he overcame Kelan McDonagh of Athlone Golf Club by 2 and 1 at Lahinch on Wednesday 28th July 2010.

The Ladies Carlow Golf Club won their Regional Final of the Irish Senior Cup in 2010 and made their way to Cork Golf Club to compete in the National deciders, where they were drawn against Munster Champions Douglas Golf Club in the All-Ireland Quarter Finals on Friday 13th August and recorded a result of 4½ -matches to ½-match lose.

They were led by Aedin Murphy who went all the way to the 19th-gree before conceding the point to Karen O'Neill, she was followed by Karen Delaney lost her match to Eavan Higgins by 1-hole, next up was Anne McCormack halved her match with Kate McCann when called-in, the penultimate match of Bernie Cox went 2 and 1 to Aoife Lane, in the bottom match Madeline Brennan lost to Ailish Thompson by 9 and 8, They were captained by Margaret McHugh.

 

The Ladies of Carlow Golf Club won the Mid-Leinster Final of the AA Insurance Senior Foursomes and were beaten by Munster Champions Douglas Golf Club in the Semi-Final of National deciders at Royal Tara Golf Club in 2009. They met Munster Champions and eventual green pennant winners Douglas Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final, first on the tee wasKaren Delaney (1) with Madeleine Brennan (8) who beat Eavan Higgins (2) with Liz O'Donnell (10) by 2-holes, they were followed by Anne McCormack (4) with Leigh Bolger (13) who lost by a similar margin to Karen O'Neill (3) with Deirdre O'Hanlon (10), the bottom match of Bernie Cox (9) with Margaret McHugh (14) was a comfortable 6 and 5 win for Kate MacCann (3) with Sabina Nagle (13). Douglas went on to beat Ulster Champions Ballycastle by 2 ½ matches to ½ match in the decider the following day.

The Ladies of Carlow Golf Club won the Mid-Leinster Final of the AA-Insurance Senior Foursomes in 2008 they made the journey to Limerick Golf Club to compete in the National deciders; where they met Ulster Champions Shandon Park in the All-Ireland quarter-final, first on the tee was Aedin Murphy with Leigh Bolger who halved their match against Julie Hall with Diane Nickels, they were followed by Karen Delaney with Angela O'Shea and lost their match against Jenny Young with Karen Simpson by 4 and 2. In the bottom match Catherine Delaney & Bernie Coxlost lost out to Diane Conway & Vikki Simpson by 6 and 4.

The Ladies of Carlow Golf Club won the Mid-Leinster Final of the AA-Insurance Minor Cup in 2008 they made the journey to Limerick Golf Club to compete in the National deciders; they met Ulster Champions City-of-Derry in the All-Ireland quarter-final, first on the tee wasBridget Callinan (24) who had a convincing 7 and 5 win over Frances McLaughlin (24), she was followed by Áine O'Shea (24) who beat Kathy Jackson (25) by 6 and 5, next on the tee was Mary Farrell (26) who lost her match on the 19th-green to Marie Clifford (26), in the penultimate match Pat McArdle (28) beat Kathleen McGuire (26) by 2 and 1, in the bottom match Elizabeth Whelan(28) had a 2-hole win over Rita O'Kane (28).  

The following day they met Munster Champions Lee Valley Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final and had a convincing 3½ matches to 1½ matches victory. First on the tee was Phyll Farrell (23) who beat Yvonne Barrett (24) by1-hole, she was followed by Áine O'Shea (24) who won her match on the 19th-green against Margaret Ahern (24), next up was Mary Farrell (26) who lost her match to Kitty O'Sullivan (25) by 1-hole, in the penultimate match Pat McArdle (28) beat Sandra Cooke (25) on 19th the bottom match of Liz Whelan (28) was halved against Gobnait Ni Luasaigh (26). 

They met East-Leinster Champions Malahide Golf Club in the All-Ireland Final the following day and lost out by 4 matches to 1 match, they were led again by Phyll Farrell (23) who lost her match by 5 and 4 against Ciara Smith (23), she was followed by Áine O'Shea (24) who halved her match against Rosemary Cassin (23), next up was Mary Farrell (26) who lost out to Maire Falvey (24), in the penultimate match Pat McArdle (28) lost her match by 6 and 4 against Colette Moran (24), the bottom match of Liz Whelan (28) was halved against Yvonne Power (26).  

The Ladies of Carlow Golf Club won their Regional Final in the Suzuki Senior Cup and participated in the All-Ireland Quarter-Finals at Milltown Golf Club on Friday 31st August2007; where they were drawn against Laytown & Bettystown Golf Club.

First on the tee was Aedin Murphy who lost to Alyson Taylor by 2-holes, she was followed by Madeline Brennan who halved her match with Carol Wickham. Next up was Catherine Delaney who lost out to Tracy Eakin by 4 and 3. The penultimate match of Susan Redmond against Phil O'Gorman went against the Carlow lady by 4 and 2. The bottom match of Carmel Roche against Noeline Quirke was halved, so Laytown & Bettystown progressed to the All-Ireland Semi-Final against Royal Portrush on a 4 matches to 1 match score line.

The Ladies of Carlow Golf Club won the inaugural AA-Insurance inter-club All-Ireland Ladies Senior Foursomes at Headfort Golf Club in October 2006, when they met Connaught Champions Ballinrobe Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final by 2 matches to 1 match and they beat Munster Champions Limerick Golf Club in the All-Ireland Final by 2 matches to 1 match.

Aideen Murphy (5) with Margaret McHugh (12) led them against Maura Joyce (7) with Beatrice Shalks (14) and had a very comfortable 6 and 4 win over them, they were followed by Madeline Brennan (9) with Angela O'Shea (15) who lost by 2 and 1 against Pat McDermott (11) & Catherine O'Toole (14), in the bottom match Bernie Cox (10) with Maggie Ruth (16) won their match by 4 and 2 against Angela Gill (11) with Anne Galvin (16).

The following day they played Limerick in the All-Ireland decider and were led again by Aideen Murphy with Margaret McHugh who beat Mary Conlon with Trude Murphy by 2-holes. They were followed by Madeline Brennan with Carmel Roche who lost to Vivienne Gabbett by 2 and 1. The final match say Bernie Cox with Maggie Ruth beat Ann O’Mahony with Siobhan Conway by 3 and 2.

Carlow Golf Club won the All-Ireland Smurfit Boys' team event in 2001, when the team was, Daniel O'Boyle, John Greene, Paul Kirwan, Joe Coakley and Eoghan Carbery, they were managed by Michael Kirwan.

They won the Leinster Final of the Leinster Club Youths' at Kilkenny Golf Club 1999.

Karen and Tara Delaney were selected on the Leinster ILGU Team for the Interprovincial's. Played at Ballybunion Golf Club from 18th to 20th August 2004.

Carlow Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Smurfit Boys' Junior Foursomes in 2003, when the team was, Daniel O'Boyle, John Greene, Paul Broderick, Christopher Bolger and Mark Hughes. Their Jimmy Hackett team won the event at Newlands Golf Club on Easter Friday 2004.

The Ladies of Carlow Golf Club won the ILGU Midland District Senior Cup in 2003, when the team was, Catherine Delaney, Carmel Roche, Tara Delaney, Madeline Brennan, Margaret McHugh, Karen Delaney and Angela O'Shea. The Ladies of Carlow Golf Club had a wonderful year in the National Championships in 2002.

Karen Delaney won the Lancôme Irish Girls Close, Madeleine Brennan won the Lancôme Ladies Scotch Foursomes and Rebecca Coakley won the Irish Ladies Close Final and the Waterford Crystal Irish Ladies Open Strokeplay Championship at Dundalk Golf Club on July 28th 2002.

Aedinn Murphy won the Midland Junior Ladies in 2005 and Karen Delaney won the Midland Senior Ladies the same day.

Tara Delaney was selected on the Irish team for the European Young Masters in Augsburg, Germany in July 2002. They finished fourth behind Spain, France and England. Karen and Tara Delaney were selected on the Irish Girls team for the Home Internationals at The Hermitage Golf Club from August 13th-15th 2002.

Karen and Tara Delaney were selected for the Leinster Girls' in the Smurfit Interprovincial Championship at Enniscrone from the 18th to the 20th of April 2001. U. Prendergast qualified for the National Finals of the Irish Times-Mitsubishi Motors Women's Masters. She returned 31 points in the semi-final at Glasson Golf Hotel & Country Club on the 23rd of August 2001. Then it was on to Galway Bay Golf & Country Club for the Final on 13th September.

Prior to 2001:

Carlow Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Irish Senior Cup in 1994, when the team was, Jason Farrell, John McHugh, Peter Murphy, Des Coakley, Tommy Lennon, Jim McVeigh and Danny Hutton, they were managed by Tony Shannon.

They won the Leinster Final of the Irish Senior Cup in 1984, when the team was, P. Murphy, S. Swan, J. Farrell, T. Lennon, P. McDonald and J. McVeigh, they were managed and captained by D. Doyle.

They were Finalists in the Barton Shield in 1997, when the team was, Danny Hutton, John McHugh, Tommy Lennon, Jason Farrell, Peter Murphy and Des Coakley, they were managed by Dick Gillman. They won the Central Towns Trophy in 1977, when the team was, A. O'Connell, B. McCormack, G. O'Brien, N. J. Whelan, M. Kilbride, T. Brophy, P. C. Cunningham, T. F. Leonard, B. Cunney, E. Carpenter and S. Jones, they captained by D. F. Connolly and selected by R. Atkinson and B. T. Doyle.

They won the FBD Barton Cup in 1978, when the team was, P. Dowling, R. Carroll, R. Shannon, J. McVeigh, D. F. Connolly, M. Kilbride, B. McCormack, L. Brennan, H. V. Dunne, P. Callery, P. J. O'Boyle, D. O'Boyle, P. Hyland, D. O'Reilly, B. Cunney and S. Kane, they were captained by Fr. J. McDonald.

The Boys' of Carlow Golf Club won won the All-Ireland Irish Schools Championship in 1981, when playing for Carlow C.B.S. when the team was Peter McDonald, Jason Farrell, John Swan, Rory McCormack and Colin Brophy. B. Doyle was elected Honorary Secretary of the Leinster Branch of the GUI for 2001.

Rebecca Coakley, at nineteen-year-old, was an Ireland golf sensation. She first hit the headlines, when she shot what has to be the best two rounds of golf ever shot by an Irish Girl (Lady or Gentleman?), when she returned 128 in the Ladies Scratch Cup at the Curragh G. C. In the morning round, she broke Lillian Behan's, long-standing course record by two shots. In the afternoon, she equalled what was the course record. Her two rounds were an incredible 16 under par. Rebecca has now joined the professional ranks and we wish her the very best. K. Delaney and T. Delaney were selected on the ILGU Junior squad in November 2000.

Carlow won the J. B. Carr Diamond Trophy (Leinster Section), and were finalists in the Barton Cup (Leinster Section), in their Centenary, Year 1999. Jason Farrell participated in the Boys Home International matches in 1985, and represented Leinster in 1994. He played Leinster Youths from 1983 to 1986, playing 14 matches.

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

Frank Webster represented Ireland as a Senior International in 1949 playing 2-times won 1-match and lost 1-match accumulating 2-points;

Jason Farrell represented Ireland at international Youths level from 1984 to 1985 playing 4-matches, won 0-matches halved one and lost 3-matches accumulating 1-point. He represented Ireland at Irish Boys level from 1983 to 1985 playing 19-times won 10-matches halved one and lost 8-matches accumulating 21-points. He represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level in 1984 playing 5-times won 4-matches and lost 1-match accumulating 8-points.

W. Harnett represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level in 1959 playing 4-times won 2-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 4-points;

Willie Jones represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial in 1992 playing 2-times won 2-matches and lost 0-matches accumulating 4-points;

Tommy Lennon represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial in 1983 playing 2-times won 1-match and lost 1-match accumulating 2-points;

Peter McDonald represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial in 1984 playing 3-times won 2-matches and lost 1-match accumulating 4-points and is now with the USPGA;

John Swan represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial from 1983 to 1984 playing 8-times won 4-matches halved one and lost 3-matches accumulating 9-points;

Mary Governey played for the Irish Girls in 1972 and 1973, and won the Irish Girls Close Championship in 1973.

Catherine Bird played for the Irish Girls in 1973. Colette Langan played for the Irish Girls in 1979.

Derval Langan played for the Irish Girls in 1982, and won the Irish Girls Close Championship the same year.

History of Carlow

Instituted 1899 affiliated 1901

A meeting in the County Club was held on 18th May, 1899, where Carlow Golf Club was founded. The club was for the golfers of Carlow and Athy. Captain, Stewart Duckett was in the chair. The club was to be called the Royal Leinster Golf Club and located at Gotham midway between Carlow and Athy. Lady Walter Fitzgerald of Kilkea Castle was President and Dr. Brennan was elected Hon. Secretary. The Royal title does not appear again after the first meeting. It was a nine-hole course laid out by the Bray professional called Larkin.

Athy formed its own club in 1906, which had a very serious effect on the older club and its membership dropped to ten or twelve. In 1921 the late Very Rev. M. H. Bolger P.P. his keen golfing-eye saw the possibilities of Deerpark, owned by Mr. Henry Bruen of Oak Park. Bruen liked the idea and in 1922 Carlow became tenants of Deerpark on very generous terms.

Mr. Barcroft laid out the eighteen-hole course and did a remarkably good job on a very low budget. In 1937 the club retained the services of Tom Simpson, a golf architect of international fame. He redesigned ten greens and this is the basis of this fine golf course.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
A. Flynn 1989 Ladies Captain
J. T. Kelly 1989 Ladies President
T. J. Flynn 1989 Men's Captain
P. Fletcher 1989 President
J. Hyland 1990 Ladies Captain
S. O'Callaghan 1990 Ladies President
P. Mullarkey 1990 Men's Captain
T. Langan 1990 President
N. Collins 1991 Ladies Captain
S. O'Callaghan 1991 Ladies President
A. McCarron 1991 Men's Captain
T. Langan 1991 President
Margaret Baragry 1992 Ladies Captain
M. Crotty 1992 Ladies President
E. Delaney 1992 Men's Captain
J. Markey 1992 President
Evelyn Sinnott 1993 Ladies Captain
M. Crotty 1993 Ladies President
E. Collins 1993 Men's Captain
J. Markey 1993 President
Helen Fitzharris 1994 Ladies Captain
U. Markey 1994 Ladies President
M. J. Ryan 1994 Men's Captain
C. Cunningham 1994 President
Kay McEnery 1995 Ladies Captain
U. Markey 1995 Ladies President
D. Carbery 1995 Men's Captain
C. Cunningham 1995 President
Nancy Redmond 1996 Ladies Captain
Nan Collins 1996 Ladies President
M. Lawlor 1996 Men's Captain
D. O'Driscoll 1996 President
Mary O'Brien 1997 Ladies Captain
Nan Collins 1997 Ladies President
A. Dawson 1997 Men's Captain
D. O'Driscoll 1997 President
Teresa Keenan 1998 Ladies Captain
Olive Langan 1998 Ladies President
S. Hegarty 1998 Men's Captain
Barry T. Doyle 1998 President
Pat O'Driscoll 1999 Ladies Captain
Olive Langan 1999 Ladies President
P. Bramley 1999 Men's Captain
Barry T. Doyle 1999 President
Mary Dillon 2000 Ladies Captain
Bernie McDonald 2000 Ladies President
Con O'Neill 2000 Men's Captain
Leonard Hanley 2000 President
Carmel Roche 2001 Ladies Captain
Bernie McDonald 2001 Ladies President
Frank Nolan 2001 Men's Captain
Leonard Hanley 2001 President
Rose Tully 2002 Ladies Captain
Carmel Kennedy 2002 Ladies President
Paddy Brennan 2002 Men's Captain
Ted Brophy 2002 President
Rose McEvoy 2002 Ladies Captain
Carmel Kennedy 2002 Ladies President
Tom McDonald 2003 Men's Captain
Teddy Brophy 2003 President
Rose McEvoy 2003 Ladies Captain
Mary Hughes 2004 Ladies Captain
Helen Fitzharris 2004 Ladies President
Jim Fitzharris 2004 Men's Captain
Tony Geoghegan 2004 President
Margaret McHugh 2005 Ladies Captain
Helen Fitzharris 2005 Ladies President
Ber Shelly 2005 Men's Captain
Tony Geoghegan 2005 President
Eileen Brennan 2006 Ladies Captain
Anne Flynn 2006 Ladies President
Bernard Geraghty 2006 Men's Captain
Eamonn Delaney 2006 President
Bridie Slater 2007 Ladies Captain
Anne Flynn 2007 Ladies President
Brendan Laffan  2007 Men's Captain
Eamonn Delaney 2007 President
Una O'Hanlon 2008 Ladies Captain
Jo Hyland 2008 Ladies President
Brendan Bolger 2008 Men's Captain
Eamonn Collins 2008 President
Anne Byrne 2009 Ladies Captain
Sean Costello 2009 Men's Captain
Eamonn Collins 2009 President
Richard Smyth 2010 Ladies Captain
Richard Smyth 2010 Men's Captain
Eileen Brennan 2010 President
Margaret Costello 2011 Ladies Captain
John L. Brennan 2011 Men's Captain
Deds Carbery 2011 President
Catherine Delaney 2012 Ladies Captain
Paul Murphy 2012 Men's Captain
Nancy Redmond 2012 President
Jeanette Fitzgerald 2013 Ladies Captain
Dick Gillman 2013 Men's Captain
Nancy Redmond
2013 President
Jeanette Fitzgerald 2014 Ladies Captain
John Fitzgerald 2014 Men's Captain
Bridie Slater 2014 President
Ann Doyal 2015 Ladies Captain
Thomas Hennessy 2015 Men's Captain
Richard J. Smyth 2015 President
Maggie Ruth 2016 Ladies Captain
Willie O'Reilly 2016 Men's Captain
Teresa Keenan
2016 President
Marie Olwill 2017 Ladies Captain
Moling Lennon 2017 Men's Captain
Phonsie McCarron 2017 President
Karen Delaney (2)
2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Helena Burke (6) 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Leigh Bolger (8) 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Tommy Lennon (1) 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
John Greene 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Carlow

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Alan Heary 1 June 2000 3rd   131 m
Peter Robinson 24 June 2000 13th 7 Iron 152 m
B. Kirwin 1 August 2000 13th   147 m
T. Quinn 10 June 2001 3rd   131 m
T. Quinn 10 June 2001 3rd   131 m
T. Brennan 23 June 2002      
Richard J. Smyth 28 April 2002 3rd   131 m
Tara Delaney 1 June 2002 3rd   107 m
Jeannette Fitzgerald 10 July 2002 12th   104 m
Michael O'Connor 24 April 2003 17th   152 m
Patsy Duggan 16 May 2003 3rd   107 m
John Hegarty 10 April 2005 3rd   131 m
Michael Morrissey 16 October 2005 17th   139 m
Dermot Murphy 4 December 2005 13th   147 m
Margaret McHugh 6 June 2006 6th   158 m
Bernie McDonald 20 July 2006 3rd   107 m
Jim Lawlor 13 March 2007 6th   162 m
Pat Liegh 4 August 2007 3rd   122 m
Bernie Cox 7 August 2007 17th   123 m
Shane Fleming 23 September 2007 6th   178 m
Fran Moloney 6 May 2008 17th   132 m
Andrew Kelly 6 June 2008 6th   162 m
Mary Dolan 18 August 2008 3rd   122 m
Marese Grogan 29 August 2008      
Catherine Sothern 7 September 2008 6th   158 m
Eric Bates 26 October 2008 6th   165 m
Craig Dowling 19 April 2009 6th   165 m
Barry O Brien 2 August 2008 6th   162 m
Hud Kelly 16 August 2009 17th   144 m
Alan Hegarty 16 August 2009 13th   163 m
N. Kelly 21 February 2016 6th   165 m