Bantry Bay golf club Cork

Bantry Bay golf course Cork

Bantry Bay Golf Course

Bantry Bay Club Crest

Bantry Bay is an idyllically set Cliff-top Parkland course with panoramic views of Whiddy Island and the Beara Peninsula. The course is a great test of golf for the low handicapper, and equally will give tremendous enjoyment to the casual golfer.

A club where the visitor is always welcome, and the hospitality in the clubhouse, is second to none.

So go on, go and play the "Tiger of the South" it will make you want to go back for more. Group rates are available for 12 plus.

Bantry Bay was voted the No. 86-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

Bantry Bay was voted the No. 70-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;

Bantry Bay was voted the No. 55-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;

Bantry Bay was voted the  No. 74-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;

Green Fees October to April: €40
Green Fees May to October. €55
Green Fees with a Member: €25
Green Fees for Opens: €20
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: €25 Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €700
Full Couple Membership Fee: €1,235
Full Family Membership Fee: €1,450
Full Beginners Membership Fee: €350
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 354
Designer Eddie Hackett & Christy O'Connor Jnr.
Founded 1975
Address

Donemark,
Bantry Bay,
West-Cork,
Co. Cork

Telephone 027-50579
Email info@bantrygolf.com
Website Bantry Bay golf club website
Secretary/Manager Pete Thorpe
Captain: Gerard Harrington
Lady Captain: Clare Endersen
Presidents': Dave O’Brien & Helga Kirchner
Vice Captains': John O’Riordan & Marian Dennehey
Hon. Secretary: Gerard Harrington, Dan Crowley & Marian Barry
Club Pro: Steve Cameron
Hon. Treasurer: John Barry, David Hornibrook & Marie Crowley
Comp. Secretary: Stephen Byrne Susan O’Donovan & Emer O’Sullivan
Bantry Bay Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:51.696712
Long:-9.443350
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 9.00am to Sunset in Summer
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities May to October Days to Avoid: None (phone weekends)
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek & Weekends Pre-booking for open Tournaments: 14 Days in advance

Bantry Golf Club operate a 3-Club Pass together with Kenmare & Beaufort for €109 in 2016

Bantry Bay Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event* Start Finish Type Duration
Captains’ Drive-In Friday 17 March   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies
Sunday 28 May   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men
Sunday 28 May   Closed 1
Lady Captain’s Prize Saturday 3 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Sunday 4 June   Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladies
Thursday 3 August
  Closed 1
President's Prize Sunday 6 August
  Closed 1
Lady President's Prize to the Men
Sunday 3 September
  Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Saturday 8 September
  Closed 1
Ladies Open Day
Thursday 27 April   Open 1
Rowex Bantry Hospice Classic Friday 5 May Saturday 6 May Open 2
Rowex Bantry Hospice Classic Saturday 6 May   Open 1
Seniors Tuesday 9 May   Open 1
Mixed Friday 12 May   Open 1
Mixed
Friday 9 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 13 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 20 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 27 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 4 July
  Open 1
Mixed Foursomes
Friday 7 July
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 11 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 18 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 25 July   Open 1
Maritime Hotel Summer Classic Saturday 29 Jily   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 1 August   Open 1
Mixed Foursomes Friday 4 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 7 August
Tuesday 8 August
Open 2
Singles Stableford Tuesday 8 August   Open 1
Ladies 3-Ball Thursday 10 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 15 August   Open 1
Juvenile Dick Deasy Memorial Thursday 17 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 22 August   Open 1
Bantry Blues' GAA Classic Friday 25 August Saturday 26 August Open 2
Bantry Blues' GAA Classic Saturday 26 August
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 29 August   Open 1
Mixed Foursomes Friday 1 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 4 September Thursay 5 September Open 2
Singles Stableford Thursay 5 September   Open 1
Seniors Thursay 5 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursay 12 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursay 19 September   Open 1
Senior Scratch Cup Saturday 30 September   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Saturday 30 September   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 71 SSS 71 5,910 m
Red Par 73 SSS 71 4,973 m
Green Par 71 SSS 70 5,628 m
Blue Par 71 SSS 72 6,144 m

Card

Hole No. Blue White Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 145 138 131 3 15 111 3 12
2 463 457 449 5 16 364 5 18
3 352 345 334 4 11 300 4 4
4 390 383 377 4 7 293 4 10
5 320 301 300 4 13 256 4 16
6 396 382 366 4 2 314 4 2
7 292 283 275 4 10 264 4 6
8 397 362 344 4 4 344 5 8
9 126 115 103 3 18 91 3 14
Out 2,881 2,775 2,679 35   2,337 36  
10 387 371 355 4 5 347 4 3
11 501 486 469 5 8 395 5 7
12 416 402 351 4 1 330 4 1
13 144 128 117 3 17 94 3 15
14 387 364 347 4 6 298 4 9
15 358 354 315 4 12 268 4 13
16 437 431 426 4 3 380 5 17
17 188 176 167 3 9 138 3 11
18 445 423 402 5 14 386 5 5
In 3,263 3,135 2,949 36   2,636 37  
Total 6,144 5,910 5,628 71   4,973 73  
SSS 72 71 70     71    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 70 T. Coakley (7)
Ladies Course Record: 64 E. Cronin (5)

Members Achievements

Bantry Bay Golf Club won the West Cork Juvenile Shield in 2015, when the team was, T. Coakley, P. O’Riordan, C. Kelly, B. Foyly and M. Deasy.

Bantry Bay Golf Club won the All-Ireland Aer Lingus Youths' Championship in Mullingar G. C. in 1985, when the team was, Derek Maguie, Pat Buckley, Joe O'Reilly and Tim Deasy. 

Our congratulations, to Bantry Bay Golf Club on winning, the All-Ireland and Munster AIB-GUI-ILGU award in the Communications Category in 2003. They were presented with their award at a function at the AIB Bank centre Ballsbridge in November 2003. The club was, represented by Jim O'Keeffe Captain and John Cummins Hon. Secretary.

Bantry Bay Golf Club were the Inaugural Winners of the Jack Flynn Perpetual Trophy in 1999, when the team was R. O'Callaghan, C. Keohane, A. Ware, J. Tobin, G. Kedie, J. King, T. Hoghes, P. Dooley, J. Harrington, J. Buckley, S. Coughlan, J. Flynn and N. Kearns.

They were Munster Champions of the Jefferson Smurfit Foursomes in 1981, when the team was Cathal McCarthy, John Nugent, Derek Maguie, Pat Buckley, Joe O'Reilly and Tim Deasy, they were captained by W. Aylmer.

They won the Cork Examiner Am-Am on 13th June 1982, with Pat Buckley, Donal McCarthy and Billy Flynn.

They won the Senior West Cork Shield in 1982, when the team was, J. Casey, P. J. Maguie, D. Maguie, D. McCarthy, D. Casey, G. Harrington, T. Deasy, J. Hunt, J. O'Reilly, P. Buckley, J. Nugent and W. Aylmer.

They won the Michael Minihan Shield in 2003, when the team was Eoin O'Neill, Pat Morrissey, Ray O'Callaghan, Seamus Reilly, Michael Minihan, Jim O'Rourke, John Harrington, John Brennan and Curly Keohane.

Bantry Bay Golf Club won the West Cork Senior Shield in 1994, when the team was, R. Deasy, P. Morrisey, J. Cummins, K. O'Donovan, J. Kelly, W. Aylmer, S. Buckley, J. Barry and J. Kelleher, they were managed by T. Kelly.

The Juveniles of Bantry Bay Golf Club won the Munster Club Youths in 1989, when the team was, P. Buckley, R. Deasy, P. Maguie and J. Kingston.

They won the Munster Juvenile Foursomes in 1986, when the team was, M. Holwerda, A. Kelly, R. Deasy, D. Flynn and S. Buckley.

They won it prior to that in 1984, when the team was, J. Kingston, R. Deasy, D. Flynn, P. Maguie and A. Kelly.

The Ladies of Bantry Bay Golf Club won the Ladies West Cork Shield in 2204 & 2002. They won it for the first time in 1977, when the team was Mary Flynn, Maeve O'Neill, Jo Morris, Martha O'Connor, Helen Crowley, Margaret Linnane and Joan O'Leary.

They won it again in 1992, when the team was J. McCarthy, K. Kearns, E. Morrissey, J. McCarthy, M. McCarthy, P. Kelly, O. O'Neill, M. Flynn, L. Brisley, P. Foley, V. Maguie and N. Barry.

The Girls' of Bantry Bay Golf Club won the All-Ireland Smurfit Juvenile Girls Championship in 1981, when the team was, Katie Brisley, Karen Maguie and Lesley Brisley.

The Girls' of Bantry Bay Golf Club won the Munster Smurfit Juvenile Girls' Championship in 1985, when the team was, Lesley Brisley, Mary Lou Maguie and Emer Flynn.

The Girls' of Bantry Bay Golf Club won the Munster Smurfit Juvenile Girls' Championship in 1982, when the team was, Karen Maguie, Ann Deasy and Lesley Brisley.

Mary and Emer Flynn won the Munster Final of the Huzzar Vodka Ladies Foursomes in 1986.

Alan Kelly had the pleasure of caddying for Paul McGinley, at Kiawah Island in 1997, when the two Rathfarnham lads, Paul and Padraig, won the World Cup. The Kelly family had some great wins in July 1999, when Tim won (12) the Thornhill Brothers singles with a 70 and his wife took the Hurley's Garage competition the same day with 39 pts. and son Ian won the best gross.

Members who played representative golf for their Province;

Mel Deasy represented Munster at Under 14 level in 2016 playing 3-times drawing 2-matches and lost 1-match accumulating 1-point.

Richard Deasy represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level in 1988 playing 2-times won 1-match and lost 1-match accumulating 2-points;

 Derek McGuire represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level from 1984 to 1985 playing 7-times won 2-matches and lost 5-matches accumulating 4-points;

Pat Maguire represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level in 1988 playing 6-times won 2-matches and lost 4-matches accumulating 4-points;

Eadoin Cronin played for Munster Girls from in 2007-2012 and Irish Girls from 2007-2009

Karen Maguie played for the Irish Girls in 1983;

History of Bantry Bay

Although the present Bantry Bay Golf Club was founded in 1975, golf was first played in Bantry as far back as the 1890s, on Chapel Island, mainly supported by the officers of the Guard Ship, HMS Dreadnaught.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Eileen Morrissey 1989 Ladies Captain
D. J. Gilley 1989 Men's Captain
J. Brennan 1989 President
Diana Laing 1990 Ladies Captain
Michael Power 1990 Men's Captain
J. A. O'Rourke 1990 President
Miss J. O'Leary 1991 Ladies Captain
Pat Morrissey 1991 Men's Captain
R .J. Payne 1991 President
Mrs. H. Matson 1992 Ladies Captain
A. McCarthy 1992 Men's Captain
J. Buckley 1992 President
Catherine Hurley 1993 Ladies Captain
K. O'Donovan 1993 Men's Captain
J. Harrington 1993 President
Helen Crowley 1994 Ladies Captain
Tom Dennehy 1994 Men's Captain
M. Power 1994 President
Mrs. P. Kelly 1995 Ladies Captain
John Cummins 1995 Men's Captain
J. Foley 1995 President
Margaret Freeman 1996 Ladies Captain
S. Ross 1996 Men's Captain
F. Schuch 1996 President
L. Cotter 1997 Ladies Captain
J. Barry 1997 Men's Captain
M. D. O'Keeffe 1997 President
Catherine O'Riordan 1998 Ladies Captain
Terry Sheehan 1998 Men's Captain
William Flynn 1998 President
Eileen Twomey 1999 Ladies Captain
Diana Laing 1999 Ladies President
Stephen D. Coughlan 1999 Men's Captain
Pat O'Donovan 1999 President
Una Hurley 2000 Ladies Captain
Esther O'Driscoll 2000 Ladies President
Michael Milner 2000 Men's Captain
Connie O'Neill 2000 President
Ann Power 2001 Ladies Captain
C. O'Riordan 2001 Ladies President
Dermot White 2001 Men's Captain
Connie O'Neill 2001 President
Phil McCarthy 2002 Ladies Captain
Mary Kelleher 2002 Ladies President
Jim Kingston 2002 Men's Captain
Ray O'Callaghan 2002 President
Carrie Moore 2003 Ladies Captain
Bridget Wagner-Halswick 2003 Ladies President
Cathal McCarthy 2003 Men's Captain
Michael O'Sullivan 2003 President
Helen White 2004 Ladies Captain
Eileen McGrath 2004 Ladies President
Jim O'Keefe 2004 Men's Captain
Stephen Coughlin 2004 President
Marion Barry 2005 Ladies Captain
E. Twomey 2005 Ladies President
David O'Brien 2005 Men's Captain
Jerry Sheehan 2005 President
Eileen McGrath 2006 Ladies Captain
E. Twomey 200 Ladies President
E. G. Kedie 2006 Men's Captain
P. J. Morrissey 2006 President
Joan O'Rourke 2007 Ladies Captain
Carrie Moore 2007 Ladies President
Ray O'Callaghan 2007 Men's Captain
Kevin McCarthy 2007 President
Emer O'Sullivan 2008 Ladies Captain
Carrie Moore 2008 Ladies President
Dominic Wilcox 2008 Men's Captain
Billy Aylmer 2008 President
Mary Carley 2009 Ladies Captain
Phyl McCarthy 2009 Ladies President
Mark Kingston 2009 Men's Captain
Tim Clifford 2009 President
Gretta Scully 2010 Ladies Captain
Anne McGrath-Coughlan 2010 Ladies President
Paddy O'Keeffe 2010 Men's Captain
Andy O'Shea 2010 President
Helen O'Leary 2011 Ladies Captain
Emer O'Sullivan 2011 Ladies President
Pierce Endersen 2011 Men's Captain
Mark Booker 2011 President
Liz Linehan 2012 Ladies Captain
Marian Barry 2012 Ladies President
Kenrick O'Sullivan 2012 Men's Captain
Billy Coakley 2012 President
Eileen Hopkins 2013 Ladies Captain
Marian Dennehy
2013 Ladies President
John Lynch 2013 Men's Captain
Desie Lucey
2013 President
Caroline Rothwell 2014 Ladies Captain
Mary Murphy 2014 Ladies President
Alan Draper 2014 Men's Captain
Kevin Healy 2014 President
Geraldine O'Connell 2015 Ladies Captain
Mary Carley
2015 Ladies President
Alan Kelly 2015 Men's Captain
John Murphy
2015 President
Mary Murphy 2016 Ladies Captain
Gretta Scully
2016 Ladies President
Cormac McCarthy 2016 Men's Captain
Tom O'Herlihy
2016 President
Clare Endersen
2017 Ladies Captain
Helga Kirchner
2017 Ladies President
Gerard Harrington 2017 Men's Captain
Dave O’Brien
2017 President
Lesley Cotter 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
M. Kingston
2017 Lowest Men's H'cap

Holes in One at Bantry Bay

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Noel O'Hourihan 1 July 2000 13th   125 m
Joan McCarthy 8 June 2001 17th   138 m
Bernard Bosonnet 18 September 2001 1st   142 m
Michael Andrews 2 December 2001 1st   142 m
John Coakley 21 August 2002 9th   126 m
Ray O'Callaghan 20 September 2002 1st   142 m
Patrick J. Morrissey 17 April 2003 13th   125 m
Ann O'Neill 31 August 2003 9th   91 m
Pat O'Donovan 5 September 2004 17th   188 m
Larry McDonald 3 September 2006 9th   126 m
Joan McCarthy 1 November 2007 9th   91 m
Anne McGrath-Coughlan 6 August 2008 1st   130 m
Ger Conway 24th May 2017 13th   128 m