Shannon golf club Clare

Shannon golf course Clare

Shannon Golf Course

Shannon Club Crest

Shannon Golf Club was the venue for the European Men’s Senior Team Championship from 12th – 18th August 2008. In excess of 25,000 club members from every golf club in Ireland set out to win one of the five sets of medals on offer. Only the Provincial Champions in the Irish Senior Cup, Barton Shield, Irish Junior Cup, Jimmy Bruen Shield and Pierce Purcell Shield compete over the three days. If you love the game of golf then a visit to the Cups & Shiels Finals is a must to see the excitement and outrageous exploits of commitment to the clubs in the finals can be experienced.

Shannon is a highly rated parkland championship course incorporating plenty of water hazards, bunkers and tree-lined fairways and the length they have made the holes provides a stern test for even the longest of hitters.  The course has been, graced by Ballesteros, Norman, Faldo, Lyle, Langer and Ryder Cup Hero, Christy O’Connor Jnr., was once the professional here.

Its feature hole has to be the 17th, a 224-yard, par 3, which has a 185-yard carry over the Shannon Estuary.  You are assured of a warm welcome here.

Shannon was voted the No. 75-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2018 (Down-2);

Shannon was voted the No. 73-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Up-3);

Shannon was voted the No. 76-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Up-2);

Shannon was voted the No. 78-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Down-4);

Shannon was voted the No. 74-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Down-1);

Shannon was voted the No. 73-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Same);

Shannon was voted the No. 73-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

Shannon was voted joint No. 27-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;

Shannon was voted the No. 72-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;

Shannon was voted the No. 68-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;

Shannon was voted the No. 67-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;

Shannon was voted joint No. 28-Parkland/Inland 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 Midweek: €35
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €40
Green Fees with a Member: 50%
Green Fees for Opens: €25
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: €25
Yes
Buggy Hire: €25 Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee + Levey: €900
Full 5-Day Membership Fee: €600
Full U-30 Membership Fee: €500
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Designer John D. Harris
Founded 1966
Address

Shannon Airport,
Shannon,
Co. Clare

Telephone 061-471849
Email info@shannongolfclub.ie
Website Shannon golf club website
General Manager: Michael Corry
Captain: Vincent Scully
Lady Captain: Jean Murphy-Wright
President: Oliver Doherty
Vice-Captains': Keith Buckley & Maire McMahon
Hon. Secretary: Karl Scott & Madge Young
Club Pro: Artie Pike 061-471551
Hon. Treasurer: Robert Crowley & Dympna O’Callaghan
Comp. Secretary: Derek Sweeney & Debbie Reddan
Shannon Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:52.688141
Long:-8.937249
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 11.00am to 10.00pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Sundays (phone)
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other times Pre-booking for open Tournaments: 14 Days in advance

Shannon Golf Club Fixtures 2019 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2019 (confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Saturday 5 January   Closed 1
Professional's Prize Friday 10 May Sunday 12 May Closed 3
Professional's Prize Saturday 11 May   Closed 1
Professional's Prize Sunday 12 May   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Sunday 1 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Friday 7 June Saturday 8 June Closed 2
Captain's Prize Saturday 8 June   Closed 1
President's Prize Friday 9 August Saturday 11 August Closed 3
President's Prize Saturday 10 August   Closed 1
President's Prize Sunday 11 August   Closed 1
4-Person Team Event Thursday 18 April
Monday 22 April Open 5
4-Person Team Event Friday 19 April
  Open 1
4-Person Team Event Saturday 20 April
  Open 1
4-Person Team Event Sunday 21 April
  Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 22 April
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 24 April
  Open 1
Senior Scratch Cup (to 4) Sunday 28 April   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Friday 3 May
Monday 6 May
Open 4
4-Person Team Event Saturday 4 May
  Open 1
4-Person Team Event Sunday 5 May
  Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 6 May
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 1 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 8 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 15 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 22 May    Open 1
Dr. William Flynn Memorial Pro-Am Friday 24 May   IPGA 1
Ladies Rumble Tuesday 30 May
  Open 1
4-Person Team Event Friday 31 May
Monday 3 June Open 4
4-Person Team Event Saturday 1 June
  Open 1
4-Person Team Event Sunday 2 June
  Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 3 June
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 5 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 12 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 26 June   Open 1
Boys & Girls Open Thursday 27 June   Open 1
Irish Junior Cup (Q) Saturday 29 June Sunday 30 June GUI 2
Irish Junior Cup (Q) Sunday 30 June   GUI 1
Inter. Scratch Cup (12 to 17) Sunday 7 July   Open 1
Minor Scratch Cup (18 to 28) Sunday 7 July   Open 1
Start of Open Week Friday 12 July Saturday 20 July Open 9
Open Week Friday 12 July   Open 1
Open Week Saturday 13 July   Open 1
Open Week Sunday 14 July   Open 1
Open Week Monday 15 July   Open 1
Open Week Tuesday 16 July   Open 1
Singles Wednesday 17 July   Open 1
Open Week Thursday 18 July   Open 1
Open Week Friday 19 July   Open 1
Open Week Saturday 20 July   Open 1
Senior Scratch Cup (to 4) Sunday 21 July   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup (5 to 11) Sunday 21 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Wednesday 24 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 31 July   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Friday 2 August
Monday 5 August Open 4
4-Person Team Event Saturday 3 August
  Open 1
4-Person Team Event Sunday 4 August
  Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 5 August
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 7 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 14 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 21 August   Open 1
Parent & Child Stableford Sunday 25 August
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 28 August
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 4 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 18 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 25 September
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 2 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 9 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 16 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 23 October   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Friday 25 October Monday 28 October Open 4
4-Person Team Event Saturday 26 October   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Sunday 27 October   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 28 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 30 October
  Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 71 6,448 yd's
Red Par 74 SSS 74 5,634 yd's
Green Par 72 SSS 70 6,238 yd's
Blue Par 72 SSS 72 6,763 yd's

Card

Hole No. Blue White Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 393 382 370 4 5 320 4 7
2 507 497 491 5 13 424 5 15
3 433 415 405 4 3 376 5 17
4 180 167 158 3 11 132 3 13
5 331 321 314 4 17 291 4 11
6 515 504 488 5 9 428 5 3
7 393 369 355 4 7 343 4 1
8 575 501 491 5 15 440 5 5
9 472 455 439 4 1 331 4 9
Out 3,799 3,611 3,511 38   3,085 39  
10 172 156 145 3 18 139 3 18
11 343 338 332 4 16 331 4 6
12 216 180 165 3 8 153 3 12
13 338 331 325 4 10 321 4 4
14 372 345 330 4 14 327 4 8
15 403 397 390 4 2 384 5 16
16 394 385 380 4 4 330 4 2
17 219 213 180 3 6 141 3 10
18 507 492 480 5 12 423 5 14
In 2,964 2,837 2,727 34   2,549 35  
Total 6,763 6,448 6,238 72   5,634 74  
SSS 72 71 70     74    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record Am: 63 J. Purcell, Pro: 65 D. Durnian

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

Heather Nolan was selected on the Munster ILGU Team for the Interprovincial's played at Ballybunion Golf Club from 18th to 20th August 2004. Heather was selected on the Irish Ladies team for the Home Internationals where they retained the trophy and recorded their 7th victory, played at Royal Porthcawl from 8th to 10th September 2004.

Shannon Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield in 2003, when the team was Leonard Pearse, P. J. Moroney, Pat Cotter, Jim Corr, Robert Flynn, Michael Deasy, John Culleton, Jim McNamara, Michael Deegan, Michael Corry, Tom Reidy, Andrew Drysdale, Don Fitzgerald, Eamon Fanneran, Michael McInerney, Gerry O’Reilly, Oliver Doherty, Eugene Logan and Noel Morgan.

Heather Nolan was selected on the Irish Junior Girls team competing in the European Lady Junior Team Championship in Moscow in July 2002. She was on the Munster Girls' team in the Smurfit Interprovincial Championship at Enniscrone Golf Club from the 18th to the 20th of April 2001.
A. Jones qualified for the National Finals of the Irish Times-Mitsubishi Motors Women's Masters. She returned 32 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:

Heather Nolan was selected on the Munster ILGU Team for the Interprovincial's played at Ballybunion Golf Club from 18th to 20th August 2004. Heather was selected on the Irish Ladies team for the Home Internationals where they retained the trophy and recorded their 7th victory, played at Royal Porthcawl from 8th to 10th September 2004.

Heather Nolan was selected on the Irish Junior Girls team competing in the European Lady Junior Team Championship in Moscow in July 2002. She was on the Munster Girls' team in the Smurfit Interprovincial Championship at Enniscrone Golf Club from the 18th to the 20th of April 2001.
A. Jones qualified for the National Finals of the Irish Times-Mitsubishi Motors Women's Masters. She returned 32 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.

Shannon Golf Club won the All-Ireland Pierce Purcell Shield at Lahinch G. C. in 1980. The team was L. Walsh, D. O’Gorman, M. Carroll, B. O’Gorman, F. Coughlin, J. Begley, J. Woods, J. Walshe, G. Barry, J. Larkin, M. Drysdale, A. Leahy, J. Marnell, D, O’Brien and C. Hackett, they were managed by. J. O’Brien,

Shannon Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield in 1996, when the team was Harry Shally, Brian Quinn, Gerry Breen, Thomas McMahon, Alan Leahy, Michael Deasy, Martin Purtill, Ger O’Shea, Noel Morgan, John Culleton, Chris Harrigan, Jimmy O’Brien, Richie Whelan, Darren Keane, Eugene Logan, Christy Sherlock, Des McDonnell and Joe McGrath, they were captained by Denis O’Gorman.

They won the Munster Final of the Jimmy Bruen  Shield in 1994 when the team was Tommy Aghir, Seamus Doyle, Jim Corr, Gary Purtill, Gerry O’Reilly, John Jones, Gerry Sweeney, Tony Keane, Niall McMahon, Lawy Halpin Jnr. Brian Power, Don Fitzgerald, Dennis O’Brien, Tony Reidy, Lwey Halpin Snr. Jim O’Brien and Noel Morgan, they were managed by Mick McInerny.

The Ladies of Shannon won the Intermediate League in 1997, when the team was Eileen McNamara, Ann Jones, Margaret Hope, Trrish Taylor, Liz O’Shea and they were captained by Joan Green. 

C. Moylan was elected to the council of the Munster Branch of the GUI for 2001.

16-year old Heather Nolan, was selected on the ILGU Senior B squad in November, 2000 and she was on the Irish Girls' team for the Home Internationals at Downfield G. C., Dundee, from 15th to the 17th August, 2000. She has to be an inspiration to all young girls taking up this wonderful game. In only her second year playing, having started with a handicap of 30, she in now down to 6 (at time of writing). She won the Ulster Championship at Bangor G. C. when accounting for Michelle Holmes in the final. Then on to Mount Wolseley for the Leinster title, where she beat Louise Murphy in the decider. Heather was two under par when the match concluded.

Members who played representative golf for their Province;

C. Moylan represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level in 1978 playing 4-times won 3-matches and lost 1-match accumulating 6-points;

Paul O’Neill represented Munster in the Boys' Interprovincial Championships in 2009 playing 6-times won 4-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 8-points;

Jamie O’Shea played for Munster in the inaugural Boys' under-15 Interprovincial Championships in 2010, playing 3-matches won 0-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 0-points;

History of Shannon

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Mrs. P. Hanley 1990 Ladies Captain
Jerry Donworth 1990 Men's Captain
Dr. William Flynn 1990 President
Mrs. M. Flynn 1991 Ladies Captain
Noel Morgan 1991 Men's Captain
Dr. William Flynn 1991 President
Mrs. E. Ruddle 1992 Ladies Captain
Brendan Foley 1992 Men's Captain
Dr. William Flynn 1992 President
Mrs. M. Hope 1993 Ladies Captain
Arthur Hanley 1993 Men's Captain
Dr. William Flynn 1993 President
Mrs. E. McNamara 1994 Ladies Captain
Walter Walsh 1994 Men's Captain
Dr. William Flynn 1994 President
Mrs. M. Saunders 1995 Ladies Captain
Kevin Hehir 1995 Men's Captain
Dr. William Flynn 1995 President
Mrs. B. Keville 1996 Ladies Captain
Joe Walsh 1996 Men's Captain
William D. Jones 1996 President
Mrs. T. O'Doherty 1997 Ladies Captain
Christy Power 1997 Men's Captain
William D. Jones 1997 President
Mrs. D. Hogan 1998 Ladies Captain
Eugene Logan 1998 Men's Captain
Mrs. J. Donworth 1998 President
Nollie McCarthy 1999 Ladies Captain
Seamus Hanley 1999 Men's Captain
Denis McCarthy 1999 President
Rose Doyle 2000 Ladies Captain
Pat McCarthy 2000 Men's Captain
Denis McCarthy 2000 President
Sheila Forde 2001 Ladies Captain
Mick Deasy 2001 Men's Captain
Liam Fitzgerald 2001 President
Anne Jones 2002 Ladies Captain
Sean Cleary 2002 Men's Captain
Mick Drysdale 2002 President
Bridget McCaul 2003 Ladies Captain
Oliver Doherty 2003 Men's Captain
Michael Drysdale 2003 President
Carmel Regan 2004 Ladies Captain
Michael Hickey 2004 Men's Captain
Michael Quinlan 2004 President
Christina Halpin 2005 Ladies Captain
Tony McNamara 2005 Men's Captain
Michael Quinlan 2005 President
Elsa Walshe 2006 Ladies Captain
Matt Danagher 2006 Men's Captain
Dereck Saunders 2006 President
Brid Walsh 2007 Ladies Captain
Bernard Ryan 2007 Men's Captain
Dereck Saunders 2007 President
Elanor O'Brien 2008 Ladies Captain
Billy O'Sullivan 2008 Men's Captain
Tom Flynn 2008 President
Linda Doherty 2009 Ladies Captain
Michael O'Connor 2009 Men's Captain
Tom Flynn 2009 President
Marie Hogan 2010 Ladies Captain
Joe Sheehan 2010 Men's Captain
Bernard Ryan 2010 President
Mary O'Brien 2011 Ladies Captain
Paschal Regan 2011 Men's Captain
Bernard Ryan 2011 President
Lynn Kelly 2012 Ladies Captain
Aidan Mannix 2012 Men's Captain
Kevin Hehir 2012 President
Mary Sheehan 2013 Ladies Captain
Michael McInerney 2013 Men's Captain
Mary O'Looney  2013 President
Mary Carroll 2014 Ladies Captain
Karl Moloney 2014 Men's Captain
Sean Cleary 2014 President
Michelle Pyke 2015 Ladies Captain
Michael Hallinan 2015 Men's Captain
  2015 President
Hilary Clein
2016 Ladies Captain
Aidan Moloney
2016 Men's Captain
Noel Morgan
2016 President
Helen O'Donnell 2017 Ladies Captain
Patrick Murphy 2017 Men's Captain
Bridget McCaul
2017 President
Patricia Enright 2018 Ladies Captain
Jim O'Grady 2018 Men's Captain
2018 President
Jean Murphy-Wright 2019 Ladies Captain
 Vincent Scully 2019 Men's Captain
Oliver Doherty 2019 President
Heather Nolan (2) 2019 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Daniel Brennan (+0.8)
2019 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Shannon

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Leo McPhillips        
Pat Hickey        
Ronan Hehir 18 July 1999 17th   216 m
Liam Maloney 1 March 2000  10th   158 m
John Reddan 8 May 2000 10th   150 m
Brian Fitzgerald 1 July 2000  17th   180 m
Frances Gaffney 15 May 2004 17th   141 m
Michael Condon 14 September 2005 4th   158 m