Woodstock golf club Clare

Woodstock golf course Clare

Woodstock Golf Course

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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

Magic............. Woodstock

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 €140.00

    Offer valid from 01 Jan 2021 to 30 Nov 2023 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
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: €30
Soft Spikes: Yes
Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €770
Full Couples Membership Fee: €1,400
Full Introductory Offer Year 1: €475
Full Introductory Offer Year 2: €550
Full Introductory Offer Year 3: €650
Full Student Membership Fee: €250
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 388
Designer Arthur Spring
Founded 1993

Shanaway Road,
Co. Clare

Telephone +353 (0)65-6829463
Email woodstockproshop@gmail.com
Website Woodstock golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Avril Guerin
Captain: Kieran Dromey
Lady Captain: Mary McNamara
President: Oliver McNamara
Vice-Captains':  & 
Hon. Secretary: Jimmy Kelly & Kathleen McEnery
Club Pro: Nick Obolewicz
Hon. Treasurer: Liam O'Connor & Kathleen McMahon
Comp. Secretary: Hugh McGrath & Ann Marie Russell
Woodstock Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
*Please check information before travelling

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 2023 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2022 (to be Confirmed)
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday 6 March   Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 4 June
Sunday 5 June Closed 2
President's Prize Sunday 5 June
  Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Sunday 10 July
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 6 August
Sunday 7 August Closed 2
Captain's Prize Sunday 7 August
  Closed 1
L. & G. Fourball
Thursday 17 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 29 March
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 6 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 13 April   Open 1
Fourball Criss-Cross Monday 18 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 20 April
Thursday 21 April
Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 21 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 22 April Sunday 23 April Open 2
Singles Stableford Sunday 23 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 27 April
Thursday 28 April
Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 28 April   Open 1
3-Person Scramble Monday 2 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 4 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 11 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 18 May    Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 25 May
  Open 1
Senior Scratch Cup
Monday 30 May
  Open 1
Junior Open Tuesday 31 May
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 1 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 8 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 15 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 22 June Thursday 23 June
Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 23 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 29 June Thursday 30 June
Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 30 June   Open 1
Senior Scratch Cup Saturday 2 July Sunday 3 July Open 2
Senior Scratch Cup Sunday 3 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 6 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 13 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 20 July    Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 27 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 3 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 10 August   Open 1
Junior Open Monday 15 August   Open 1
Ladies Day Tuesday 16 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 17 August   Open 1
Ladies Day
Saturday 20 August
Open 1
Michael Cullinan Memor.
Sunday 21 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 24 August
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 31 August
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 7 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 14 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 21 September   Open 1
Modified Fourball Saturday 29 October Monday 31 October Open 3
Modified Fourball Sunday 30 October   Open 1
Modified Fourball Monday 31 October   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

White Par 72 SSS 72 5,912 m
Red Par 73 SSS 73 5,051 m
Green Par 72 SSS 70 5,599 m


Hole No. White Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 366 356 4 3 314 4 3
2 344 334 4 15 278 4 15
3 379 358 4 5 301 4 11
4 172 163 3 11 152 3 7
5 450 423 5 17 392 5 17
6 170 161 3 9 138 3 13
7 391 373 4 1 376 5 1
8 170 134 3 7 111 3 9
9 469 451 5 13 427 5 5
Out 2,911 2,753 35   2,489 36  
10 427 410 5 18 407 5 16
11 162 148 3 12 138 3 10
12 456 423 5 14 364 5 18
13 372 346 4 4 301 4 4
14 181 161 3 8 123 3 14
15 276 272 4 16 270 4 8
16 425 416 5 2 341 5 12
17 343 330 4 10 316 4 6
18 359 340 4 6 302 4 2
In 3,001 2,846 37   2,562 37  
Total 5,912 5,599 72   5,051 73  
SSS 72 70     73    

Notable rounds

Mens Course Record 66 Stephen Loftus (+1) 20th July 2014 Lahinch G.C.

Members Achievements

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

Member Year Hon. Position
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
Gerry Ryan 1996 President
Mary Sadlier 1997 Ladies Captain
Liam Cahir 1997 Men's Captain
Gerry Ryan 1997 President
Ann Gilan 1998 Ladies Captain
Dermot Merry 1998 Men's Captain
Seamus Kelly 1998 President
Ann Marie Russal 1999 Ladies Captain
Liam McInerry 1999 Men's Captain
Seamus Kelly 1999 President
Val Hassett 2000 Ladies Captain
Brian Dinan 2000 Men's Captain
Christy Guerin 2000 President
Vera Madden 2001 Ladies Captain
Seamus Kelly 2001 Men's Captain
C. Guerin 2001 President
Marion Keane 2002 Ladies Captain
Jimmy Kelly 2002 Men's Captain
Michael Cullinane 2002 President
Marianne McGough 2003 Ladies Captain
Gerard Sadiler 2003 Men's Captain
Michael Cullinane 2003 President
Agatha Merry 2004 Ladies Captain
Dermot Lynch 2004 Men's Captain
Simon O'Donnell 2004 President
Nancy Burke 2005 Ladies Captain
Sean Colleran 2005 Men's Captain
Simon O'Donnell 2005 President
Fran Feighery 2006 Ladies Captain
Rory Kennedy 2006 Men's Captain
Liam Cahir 2006 President
Bernie Power 2007 Ladies Captain
Noel Kelleher 2007 Men's Captain
Liam Cahir 2007 President
Mary Howard 2008 Ladies Captain
Brian McElhinney 2008 Men's Captain
Danny Moran 2008 President
Patricia Graham 2009 Ladies Captain
Tony Nugent 2009 Men's Captain
Danny Moran 2009 President
Jenny McElhinney 2010 Ladies Captain
John O’Connor 2010 Men's Captain
Jimmie Kelly 2010 President
Joan Barrett 2011 Ladies Captain
Eugene Quinn 2011 Men's Captain
Jimmie Kelly 2011 President
Ann-Marie Russell 2012 Ladies Captain
James Carmody 2012 Men's Captain
James Meade 2012 President
Margaret Anne Killeen
2013 Ladies Captain
Eugene Phillips 2013 Men's Captain
James Meade 2013 President
Mary Gleeson 2014 Ladies Captain
Michael Cullinan 2014 Men's Captain
Marianne McGough 2014 President
Ramona Gleeson
2015 Ladies Captain
Eugene Phillips 2015 Men's Captain
James Meade
2015 President
Nancy Burke
2016 Ladies Captain
Michael O'Brien
2016 Men's Captain
Rory Kennedy
2016 President
Patsy Nugent 2017 Ladies Captain
Ken Horgan 2017 Men's Captain
Rory Kennedy 2017 President
Kathleen McEnery 2018 Ladies Captain
Bernardo Kelly 2018 Men's Captain
Kieran Patton
2018 President
Mary McNamara
2019 Ladies Captain
Michael Reen
2019 Men's Captain
Kieran Patton 2019 President
Fiona Landy
2020 Ladies Captain
Liam O'Connor
2020 Men's Captain
Matt Power 2020 President
Fiona Landy
2021 Ladies Captain
Liam O'Connor
2021 Men's Captain
Matt Power
2021 President
Mary McNamara 2022 Ladies Captain
Kieran Dromey
2022 Men's Captain
Oliver McNamara
2022 President
Aideen Walsh (10) 2022 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Kieran Cunnane (0)
2022 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