Woodstock golf club Clare
Woodstock Golf Course
Course measures 5,864 meters from the White tees and is playable all year round. Many of the holes are tree lined with four holes having water as the main feature. Some of the more memorable holes are.
The signature, hole is the par-4, 7th, which measures 391 meters. Tee shot is played from an elevated tee box across a lake to an island fairway second shot is again across water to an expansive undulating green that slopes from back to front.
The Par-3 8th Measuring 170 meters from the white stakes is another hole to test the most discerning of golfers. Tee shot is played across water to a two-tiered island green.
The Par-3 11th measuring 162 meters appears relatively easy however a ball over shooting the green will be most likely in the Kilmaley river which flows gently along by the back of the green.
The three closing holes have been remarked on by members and visitors alike, "these are three of the best finishing holes as you are ever likely to encounter"
In finishing Woodstock in eight years has a maturity that belies its relatively short existence. One member summed it up aptly:-
I sit and gaze and marvel at all I see
The wondrous beginning from an embryonic state
Nurturing in the bosom of the family members
Growing b, creating its own uniqueness
And all this time, more people walk its fairways,
Marvel at its youthful vigor and the strength it will be
I for a short time had the privilege of presiding over all its
Set two miles outside the charming town of Ennis is Woodstock Golf and Country Club It revels in 155 acres of rolling green countryside and is a championship standard golf course generously supplied with handsome vistas Situated on the site is the 4 star, 67- bedroom Woodstock hotel. The hotel boasts of charming bedrooms, delicious contemporary Irish cuisine, a well equipped leisure club featuring swimming pool, sauna, and gym".
Golf Deals » Woodstock
Stay & Play @ Hotel Woodstock €140.00Offer valid from 01 Jan 2021 to 30 Nov 2021 Detail:
Stay at Hotel Woodstock and enjoy an overnight stay with full Irish breakfast and a round of golf at Woodstock golf club.
Our overnight Night Golf Package in Clare includes an overnight stay in the comfort of our spacious king rooms overlooking the golf course, with full Irish breakfast. Enjoy the challenge of a round of golf on one of Clares most challenging golf courses. From: €140
|Green Fees Early Bird:||€20|
|Green Fees Midweek:||€30|
|Green Fees Weekends & B.H.:||€35|
|Green Fees with a Member:||€20|
|Green Fees for Opens:||€20|
|Buggy Hire: €30
|Full Membership Fee:||€770|
|Full Couples Membership Fee:||€1,400|
|Full Student Membership Fee:||€250|
|Website||Woodstock golf club website|
|Lady Captain:||Fiona Landy
|Hon. Secretary:||Jimmy Kelly & Kathleen McEnery|
|Club Pro:||Nick Obolewicz
|Hon. Treasurer:||Liam O'Connor & Kathleen McMahon|
|Comp. Secretary:||Hugh McGrath & Ann Marie Russell|
General Facts & Information
|Course opening hours: Daylight hours||Clubhouse opening hours: 9.00am to 11.30pm|
|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|
Woodstock Golf Club Fixtures 2020 provisional*
|Open & Major Fixtures 2020 (to be Confirmed)
|Captains' Drive-In||Sunday 8 March||Closed||1|
|President's Prize||Saturday 6 June
||Sunday 7 June||Closed||2|
|President's Prize||Sunday 7 June
|Lady Captain's Prize||Saturday 11 July||Sunday 12 July||Closed||2|
|Lady Captain's Prize||Sunday 12 July
|Captain's Prize||Saturday 1 August
||Sunday 2 August||Closed||2|
|Captain's Prize||Sunday 2 August
|L. & G. Fourball
||Tuesday 17 March||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 1 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 8 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 15 April||Open||1|
|Fourball Criss-Cross||Monday 20 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 22 April
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 29 April
|3-Person Scramble||Monday 4 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 6 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 13 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 20 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 27 May
|Senior Scratch Cup
||Monday 1 June||Open||1|
|Junior Open||Tuesday 2 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 3 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 10 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 17 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 24 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 1 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 8 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 15 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 22 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 29 July
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 5 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 12 August||Open||1|
|Junior Open||Monday 17 August||Open||1|
|Ladies Day||Tuesday 18 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 19 August||Open||1|
||Saturday 22 August||Open||1
|Michael Cullinan Memor.
||Sunday 23 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 26 August
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 2 September||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 9 September||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 16 September||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 23 September||Open||1|
|Modified Fourball||Saturday 24 October||Monday 26 October||Open||3|
|Modified Fourball||Sunday 25 October||Open||1|
|Modified Fourball||Monday 26 October||Open||1|
Card of the Course
|White||Par 72 SSS 72 5,912 m|
|Red||Par 73 SSS 73 5,045 m|
|Green||Par 72 SSS 70 5,599 m|
Mens Course Record 66 Stephen Loftus (+1) 20th July 2014 Lahinch G.C.
Woodstock Golf Club won the All-Ireland Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield at Castlerock Golf Club in September 2011. They won the Munster Final at Limerick Golf Club when they beat Ballykisteen Golf Club by 3½-matches to 1½-matches on Sunday 17th July 2011.
They made the long journey to the Co. Derry Club to compete in the All-Ireland deciders the following September. They were drawn against Connacht Champions Athenry Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final, whom they beat by 3-matches to 2-matches. First on the tee was Tom Hehir with Martin Dormer who beat David Donohue with Brendan Lynskey by 2-holes, they were followed by Shane Fitzgerald with Michael O’Brien who had to go up the 19th before securing the point against Michael Shaughnessy with Luke Glynn, they were followed by Liam McInerney with Mike Kelly who lost out to Martin Naughton with Shane Donohue by 6 and 4, the penultimate match of Jason Considine with Brian Mulcahy beat Michael Crimmins with Jimmy Flaherty by 4 and 2, in the bottom match Declan Coote with Jimmy Kelly lost to Kevin McCarthy with Michael Noone by 2 and 1.
They met Leinster Champions Corrstown Golf Club in the All-Ireland Final the following day. This time they were led by Frank Doherty with Mike Kelly who lost out to Garry Beagan with Andrew Holohan by 8 and 6, they were followed by Jason Considine with Brian Mulcahy who beat Jarlath Beagan with Paul O’Kane by 4 and 3, next up was Tom Hehir with Martin Dormer who had a very comfortable 8 and 7 win over Martin Mooney with Brendan Doyle, the penultimate match of Declan Coote with Jimmy Kelly was halved against Gerry Burns with Tom Brady, in the bottom match Shane Fitzgerald with Michael O’Brien had another comfortable 7 and 5 win over Martin McIvor with David O’Shaughnessy.
This was Woodstock’s second green pennant in the Pierce Purcell Shield their first being in 2002 at Galway Golf Club.
Woodstock Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield for the second time in their short history in 2007.
They made the long journey to Shandon Park Golf Club in Belfast to compete in the All-Ireland deciders. They were drawn against Ulster Champions Warrenpoint Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Thursday 13th September.
First on the tee were Steve Spencer and Mike Kelly against Seamus Sands and Damien Flanagan, when they lost their match by 6 and 4. They were followed by James Kelly and Jason Dormer who halved their match with Seamus Colgan and Paul Devine. Next up was Noel Dinan and Liam O'Connor who lost out to Noel Devine and Anthony Campbell by 2-holes. Martin Nolan and Mike O'Brien played the penultimate match and recorded a halve against Kieran Campbell and Andrew Ferguson. The bottom match of Tony Lawlor and James McMahon against Michael Redmond and Michael McGivern saw the match go to the Co. Down club with a 3 and 1 win, to book their place in the All-Ireland Final against Leinster Champions Donabate the following day, when they won their 2nd Pierce Purcell Shield with a 3 match to 2 match win over Donabate.
Declan Coote (11) and Paul Coote (8) qualified with 41 pts. at Druid's Heath in the National Final of the O2 All-Ireland Masters. They qualified for the Grand Final played at the Kempinski Resort Hotel, Estepona, Spain in October 2004. They set out for the 5* Hotel on 9th October where having played a practice round they then went on to compete in the Grand Final over four days.
Woodstock Golf Club won the Munster Final and All-Ireland Pierce Purcell Shield at Galway Golf Club in 2002, and were drawn against Connaught Champions Loughrea in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals at Galway Golf Club on September 5th. They beat Loughrea and faced Ulster Champions Moyola Park in the All-Ireland Finals on the Friday where they lifted their first green pennant with a 4 matches to 1 match victory. The team was Brian McNamara, Michael O'Brien, Brian Keogh, John Feehan, Darragh Lynch, Martin Nugent, John O'Connor, Liam McInerney, Robert Dormer, Tony Coote, Mike Kelly, Frank Doherty, Club Captain Jimmy Kelly and John Condon. They were managed by Luke Coote and Brian Dinan. The players in the final were Darragh Lynch with Mike Kelly, who won 3 and 2, Liam McInerney with Michael O'Brien who won 6 and 5, John Condon with M. Meehan halved, Tony Coote with Robert Dormer halved and Jimmy Kelly with Martin Nugent won 6 and 4.
Prior to 2001:
The Coote brothers gave it their best shot, to win the Captain's Prize (Brian Dinan), on16-7-2000. When Luke (12) returned a marvellous 62 net, with Paul (8) and Declan (13). hot on his heels with 65 each.
History of Woodstock
The land which Woodstock Golf Club now stands was once the farm of Christy and Sheelagh Guerin. Woodstock House was the original name of their imposing Georgian property. Hence the name Woodstock Golf Club. The property consisted of 180 acres of free draining good quality farmland on which dry stock was raised.
In 1993 Sheelagh and Christy put the wheels in motion to launch Woodstock Golf and Country club. Christy almost single handily, and with immense drive set about the Golf Club business. He immediately engaged Golf course designer Arthur Spring to lay out a course that would be up to the highest championship standards.
It was a creation beyond the expectations of many.
Roll of Honour
|Una Patton||1994||Ladies Captain|
|Sean Hurley||1994||Men's Captain|
|Rev. E. McNamara||1994||President|
|Una Patton||1995||Ladies Captain|
|Simon O'Donnell||1995||Men's Captain|
|Rev. E. McNamara||1995||President|
|Claire Hall||1996||Ladies Captain|
|Danny Moran||1996||Men's Captain|
|Mary Sadlier||1997||Ladies Captain|
|Liam Cahir||1997||Men's Captain|
|Ann Gilan||1998||Ladies Captain|
|Dermot Merry||1998||Men's Captain|
|Ann Marie Russal||1999||Ladies Captain|
|Liam McInerry||1999||Men's Captain|
|Val Hassett||2000||Ladies Captain|
|Brian Dinan||2000||Men's Captain|
|Vera Madden||2001||Ladies Captain|
|Seamus Kelly||2001||Men's Captain|
|Marion Keane||2002||Ladies Captain|
|Jimmy Kelly||2002||Men's Captain|
|Marianne McGough||2003||Ladies Captain|
|Gerard Sadiler||2003||Men's Captain|
|Agatha Merry||2004||Ladies Captain|
|Dermot Lynch||2004||Men's Captain|
|Nancy Burke||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Sean Colleran||2005||Men's Captain|
|Fran Feighery||2006||Ladies Captain|
|Rory Kennedy||2006||Men's Captain|
|Bernie Power||2007||Ladies Captain|
|Noel Kelleher||2007||Men's Captain|
|Mary Howard||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Brian McElhinney||2008||Men's Captain|
|Patricia Graham||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Tony Nugent||2009||Men's Captain|
|Jenny McElhinney||2010||Ladies Captain|
|John O’Connor||2010||Men's Captain|
|Joan Barrett||2011||Ladies Captain|
|Eugene Quinn||2011||Men's Captain|
|Ann-Marie Russell||2012||Ladies Captain|
|James Carmody||2012||Men's Captain|
|Margaret Anne Killeen
|Eugene Phillips||2013||Men's Captain|
|Mary Gleeson||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Michael Cullinan||2014||Men's Captain|
|Eugene Phillips||2015||Men's Captain|
|Patsy Nugent||2017||Ladies Captain|
|Ken Horgan||2017||Men's Captain|
|Kathleen McEnery||2018||Ladies Captain|
|Bernardo Kelly||2018||Men's Captain|
|Aideen Walsh (10)||2020||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
|Kieran Cunnane (0)
||2020||Lowest Men's Handicap|
Holes in One at Woodstock
|Member||Date||Hole No.||Club Used||Distance|
|James Meade||4th||172 m|
|Mark Fenton||1 June 1999||8th||134 m|
|Eddie Fennessy||12 July 2000||11th||148 m|
|Marie Lynch||16 October 2003||8th||110 m|
|Noel Kelleher||13 May 2004||8th||127 m|
|Kieran Kennedy||6 July 2005||14th||157 m|
|James Meade||3 September 2006||4th||172 m|
|Aine Donegan||1 August 2013||6th||138m|