Cobh golf club Cork

Cobh golf course Cork

Cobh Golf Course

Cobh Club Crest

Cobh Golf Club opened their New 18-Hole Championship Course at Marino Point in June 2009.

Cobh Golf Club was founded in 1989 and designed by the late great Eddie Hackett it is a 9-hole Parkland course located just outside the historic town of Cobh. It features many testing holes but none more so than the 7th with out of bounds down the right-hand-side and behind the green making accuracy and club selection a must.

Cobh Golf Club is members owned Club affiliated to the GUI and ILGU. The course is constructed to a high specification with USGA greens and tees and the Hawtree Ltd designed golf holes offer an interesting variety of challenges.
The course is a modest 6,250 yards from the main tees, but the back tees extend its length to nearly 6,618 yards, (Par 71) offering a stern test to even the best of golfers.

The Club organisational structure comprises:
Management Committee who run the business affairs of the club.
Men's Club Committee who manage the Men's & Junior Boys Sections
Ladies Club Committee who manage the Ladies & Junior Girls Sections

We have a thriving Men's & Ladies club section whose co-operation and enthusiasm in the development of our club augers well for the future.
The Club host a busy calendar of sponsored Tournaments through all categories of membership. Open competitions form an integral part of these and allow us the opportunity of welcoming and extending our hospitality to other club members. In addition throughout the year our Men's, Ladies and Junior sections are well represented in the various inter club team events around the country.

Our Junior Boys Golf section continues to gather strength and is proving to be an excellent platform in developing the talents of our young golfers.

The Junior Ladies Section was established in 2001 and plays a vital role in introducing the game of golf to young ladies, encouraging them to participate in club events and developing their skills. The age for joining is 10 years & over and tee times are Wednesdays from 3.00-5pm.
Once a month an Adult/Junior competition is held and a time sheet is posted one week in advance.
This years Ladies Club Junior Liaison Officer is Carol Forrest and new members are always welcome.

Green Fees Early-Bird Monday to Thursday: €20
Green Fees Monday to Thursday: €25
Green Fees Weekends & B.H. €35
Green Fees Early Bird Monday to Thursday:
€20
Green Fees with a Member: €15
Green Fees for Opens:  €10/20
Practice Area:  Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €800
Full Membership 65+ Fee: €650
Full Membership Country Membership Fee: €210
Full Membership Husband & Wife Fee: €1,450
Full Membership Student Fee: €210
Full Membership Juvenile Fee: €110
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 469
Designer Hawtree Ltd
Founded 1987
Address

Marino, Carrigaloe,
Cobh,
Co. Cork

Telephone 021-4812399
Email info@cobhgolfclub.ie
Website Cobh golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Stuart Merideth
Captain: Tony Hughes
Lady Captain:

Maura O'Mahony  

President:  Ger Curley
Junior Captain: Conor Boyd
Vice Captains':  &    
Hon. Secretary: Darren Devlin & Angie Higgins
Club Pro: David O'Sullivan
Hon. Treasurer: Ger Curley & Terence Murphy
Comp. Secretary: Patrick Donnachie & Brid O'Connor
Cobh Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:51.876785
Long:-8.314983
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 11.00am to 11.30pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering:  Full catering, facilities  Days to Avoid: Wednesdays & Sundays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Cobh Golf Club Fixtures 2021 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2021 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday
  Closed 1
Professional's Prize Friday 7 May Sunday 9 May Closed 3
Professional's Prize Saturday 8 May
Closed 1
Professional's Prize Sunday 9 May   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Tuesday 1 June
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize Friday 4 June
Sunday 6 June Closed 3
Captain's Prize Saturday 5 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Sunday 6 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 3 July   Closed 1
President's Prize Friday 13 August Sunday 15 August Closed 3
President's Prize Saturday 14 August   Closed 1
President's Prize Sunday 15 August   Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladies
Saturday 21 August   Closed 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 5 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 8 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 15 March   Open 1
3-Ball Rumble Invitational
Tuesday 16 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 22 March
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 26 March
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 29 March
  Open 1
3-Ball Scramble
Friday 2 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monda 5 April   Open 1
Fourball Thursday 8 April   Open
1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 9 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 12 April   Open 1
Fourball
Thursday 15 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 16 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 19 April   Open 1
Fourball
Thursday 22 April
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 26 April
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 30 April
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 3 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 7 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 10 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 14 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 17 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 24 May
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 28 May
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 31 May
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 4 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 7 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 11 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 14 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 18 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 21 June   Open 1
L. & G. 3-Person Team Event Friday 25 June
  Open
1
L. & G. Singles Stableford 9-hole
Friday 25 June
  Open 1
Singles Stableford 9-hole
Monday 28 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford 9-hole Tuesday 1 July   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford
Tuesday 1 July   Open 1
Fantastic Friday Singles Stableford Friday 2 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford 9-hole Friday 2 July   Open 1
Senior Scratch Cup Saturday 3 July Sunday 4 July
Open 2
Senior Scratch Cup Sunday 4 July   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup Saturday 3 July Sunday 4 July
Open 2
Junior Scratch Cup Sunday 4 July   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Saturday 3 July Sunday 4 July
Open 2
Inter. Scratch Cup Sunday 4 July   Open 1
Ladies 4-Person Team Event Tuesday 13 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 16 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 20 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 26 July
  Open 1
Start of Open Week Friday 30 July
Sunday 8 August Open 10
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 30 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 31 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 1 August   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 2 August
  Open 1
3-Ball Team Event Tuesday 3 August
  Open 1
Boys Singles Stableford Wednesday 4 August   Open 1
3-Ball Scramble Thursday 5 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 6 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 7 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 8 Auguse   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 9 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 13 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 16 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 21 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 23 August
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 27 August
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 30 August
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 3 September   Open 1
Minor Scratch Cup Saturday 4 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 6 September   Open 1
Ladies Seniors Singles Stableford Friday 10 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 13 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 17 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 20 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 24 September
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 27 September
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 1 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 4 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 8 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 11 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 15 October   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 71 6,250 yd's
Yellow Par 72 SSS 69 6,007 yd's
Red Par 73 SSS 71 5,494 yd's
Blue Par 72 SSS 72 6,618 yd's

Card

Hole No Blue White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 405 376 366 4 9 342 4 9
2 358 339 328 4 11 295 4 17
3 539 531 509 5 7 462 5 7
4 460 440 408 5 17 379 5 13
5 462 428 416 4 1 412 5 1
6 212 195 169 3 3 146 3 3
7 421 404 393 4 13 356 4 11
8 157 150 138 3 15 128 3 15
9 393 366 354 4 5 331 4 5
Out 3,407 3,229 3,081 36   2,851 37  
10 167 149 126 3 6 122 3 8
11 487 470 459 5 16 426 5 16
12 144 131 119 3 14 107 3 14
13 474 468 461 5 12 422 5 4
14 451 425 415 4 2 376 4 2
15 179 129 121 3 18 111 3 18
16 401 387 378 4 8 359 4 12
17 429 395 384 4 4 357 4 6
18 479 467 463 5 10 363 5 10
In 3,211 3,021 2,926 36   2,643 36  
Total 6,618 6,250 6,007 72   5,494 73  
SSS 72 71 69     71    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record Am: 63 P. McGee Jnr. Pro: Christy O'Connor Sr. (Old Course)

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

Cobh Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Irish Junior Foursomes when they beat Faithlegg Golf Club at Castletroy Golf Club on Saturday 16th July 2011.

They made their way to Galway Golf Club to compete in the All-Ireland Deciders where they were drawn against Connacht Champions Co. Sligo Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final. They were led by Gavin Lynch with Jamie Moynihan who lost their match against Alan Gaynor with Thomas Finnegan by 3-holes; they were followed by Dave Meaney with Graham O'Connor who lost their match by 1-hole against Declan Reidy with Sean Flanagan.

M. Cashman was elected Match and Handicap Secretary of the Munster Branch of the GUI for 2001.

John McHenry played his first game as a pro here against Christy O'Connor, Snr., on the 19/09/1987, and the match was halved.

History of Cobh

In 1986 after an inaugural meeting at the Commodore Hotel in Cobh, a group of 150 Cobh People paid each £150 to start a new Golf Club and with it the construction of a new Golf Course at Ballywilliam, at the east end side of Cobh.

The land was leased from a local farmer, after redevelopment plans of a former short-lived course at Newtown were refused in early 1985. Over the coming 15 months, Bob O’Keeffe (who also built the Semple stadium in Thurles) built the 9-hole course to the plans of well-known golf course architect Eddie Hackett.

The first home of the club was a family cottage formerly owned by the Barry family which was converted into a licenced clubhouse.

The cost for the course was around £100,000. 150 Gents and 75 Lady memberships were sold at cost of £150 and £75 each, and several life memberships were sold for £1,000 to finance the build.

The course was opened to members over the last week of June in 1987. An official opening day followed on 04th of July 1987. Christy O’Connor Sr played as honorary guest in a 4-ball with John Morris Jr, George Mellerick and John McHenry (see below).

A ‘Golf Clinic’ was also given by Christie O’Connor. The official Opening Dinner was thereafter held in the Commodore Hotel.

The Ballywilliam golf course would be played as a 9-hole course for the next 22 years. From the mid 1990s, the club had grown to a membership of more than 350 Gents and Lady golfers. The first clubhouse was however, demolished and replaced by a new build that was opened in 1996.

Plans for an extension of the Ballywilliam course were often discussed, but an appropriate site for another 9 holes could never be acquired at Ballywilliam. So, it was decided in 2005, to make plans for a brand-new 18-hole course. Land should be acquired if and when sufficient land became available anywhere near the town of Cobh.

In 2006, a 125-acre site at Marino Point in an elevated position overlooking Cork Harbour and Fota Island came on the market. The Club members raised over €1m to acquire this land. However, planning delays unfortunately meant, that work could not commence until 2008. All funds were invested into the new course. The course was completed in record time just over 12 months later.

The unofficial opening of Marino Point Golf Course for members of the Club took place in June 2009. In the first year after play started, the course was brought into excellent shape.

Shane Lowry, the 2009 Irish Open Champion, then officially opened the new course to the public in July 2010 and in good tradition, played a game (yes, his balls at the 10th ended in the water!). He gave a golf clinic to members of the public, who had arrived in hundreds to celebrate the opening.

The construction of the new course had been carried out in the mid of the financial crisis, and the sale of land at Ballywilliam, which was supposed to finance the new clubhouse, unfortunately fell through. For two more years, three portakabins served as provisional tea/coffee room, changing rooms and shower facilities.

A larger provisional clubhouse was then built and completed by members in 2011 – on a mainly voluntary basis. The Club had attracted over 600 members at this stage, and many Juniors had started playing and availed of the new course and training facilities.

Over the next few years the course went from strength to strength, but it became necessary to upgrade the provisional clubhouse. In 2017, sufficient funds were raised to carry out a refurbishment and bring the clubhouse to the required standards. The new clubhouse now features modern changing room and shower facilities as well as a luxurious lounge and restaurant area, which is served by fully equipped kitchen facilities.

The opening of the newly refurbished clubhouse coincided with the 30 Year anniversary of Cobh Golf Club.

With the now matured widely-praised excellent course, an on-location fully equipped Pro-shop and the modern clubhouse facilities, the future of golf in Cobh looks brighter than ever.

In 30 years, Cobh Golf Club has remained members-owned. The club is run and managed by golfers for golfers. Membership fees have been kept reasonable because voluntary work and genuine enthusiasm for the sport have contributed greatly to the success of the Club over all the past 30 years.

Today, Cobh Golf Club is one of the highest-rated courses in Munster, and provides a genuine and spectacular challenge to high- and low handicap golfers.

Greenfee players and Societies are warmly welcomed. Come and be part of a great golf experience!

  

2017

Opening of the newly refurbished clubhouse coincided with the 30 Year anniversary of Cobh Golf Club.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
S. White 1989 Ladies Captain
D. Kilcullen 1989 Men's Captain
J. Keating 1989 President
P. Desmond 1990 Ladies Captain
S. O'Connor 1990 Men's Captain
J. J. Murray 1990 President
A. Cunningham 1991 Ladies Captain
F. O'Neill 1991 Men's Captain
J. Hennessy 1991 President
N. Kelly 1992 Ladies Captain
G. Doherty 1992 Men's Captain
B. Leahy 1992 President
R. Ronan 1993 Ladies Captain
J. Ryan 1993 Men's Captain
H. Cunningham 1993 President
M. Hamilton 1994 Ladies Captain
L. Healy 1994 Men's Captain
B. Lynch 1994 President
B. Gilmartin 1995 Ladies Captain
B. Leahy 1995 Men's Captain
B. Lynch 1995 President
K. McCormack 1996 Ladies Captain
J. Gilmore 1996 Men's Captain
L. Healy 1996 President
M. Walsh 1997 Ladies Captain
P. Piggott 1997 Men's Captain
L. Healy 1997 President
M. Stack 1998 Ladies Captain
S. Looney 1998 Men's Captain
John Hirt 1998 President
Maura Burke 1999 Ladies Captain
Barry Lynch 1999 Men's Captain
John Hirt 1999 President
Heather Murphy 2000 Ladies Captain
Eamon Tobin 2000 Men's Captain
P. Lloyd 2000 President
H. Murphy 2001 Ladies Captain
Eamon Tobin 2001 Men's Captain
P. Lloyd 2001 President
Marie Ruddy 2002 Ladies Captain
Steve McCormack 2002 Men's Captain
D. Kilcullen 2002 President
Ann Sloane 2003 Ladies Captain
Joe O'Brien 2003 Men's Captain
Paddy Donnachie 2003 President
Daphne Hales 2004 Ladies Captain
Michael O'Connor 2004 Men's Captain
James Britton 2004 President
Marian Britton 2005 Ladies Captain
Michael Lynch 2005 Men's Captain
Tony Hughes 2005 President
Marguerite O´Brien 2006 Ladies Captain
David Slone 2006 Men's Captain
Tony Hughes 2006 President
Teresa Delius 2007 Ladies Captain
Michael P. O'Connor 2007 Men's Captain
Miriam Stack 2007 President
Marie Hughes 2008 Ladies Captain
Ger O'Connor 2008 Men's Captain
Miriam Stack 2008 President
Georgina Meaney 2009 Ladies Captain
Chris Stack 2009 Men's Captain
Eamon Tobin 2009 President
Marian Britton 2010 Ladies Captain
Ger Curley 2010 Men's Captain
Eamon Tobin 2010 President
Margaret Hurst 2011 Ladies Captain
Frank Jones 2011 Men's Captain
Eamon Tobin 2011 President
Mary B. O'Connor 2012 Ladies Captain
Stephen Mulcahy 2012 Men's Captain
Noreen Kelly 2012 President
Brid O'Connor
2013 Ladies Captain
Tom Moore 2013 Men's Captain
Noreen Kelly 2013 President
Teresa Delius 2014 Ladies Captain
Michael V. O'Connell 2014 Men's Captain
David Sloane 2014 President
Margo Hurley 2015 Ladies Captain
Nigel Britton 2015 Men's Captain
Patrick Feen
2015 President
Diana O'Regan 2016 Ladies Captain
Kevin O'Regan 2016 Men's Captain
Pat Feen
2016 President
Carol Forrest
2017 Ladies Captain
Denis Ryan 2017 Men's Captain
Terence Murphy
2017 President
Marie Hughes 2018 Ladies Captain
Pat Feen 2018 Men's Captain
Teresa Delius 2018 President
Marguerite O’Brien 2019 Ladies Captain
Eddie Frahill 2019 Men's Captain
  2019 President
Maura O'Mahony 2020 Ladies Captain
Tony Hughes 2020 Men's Captain
Ger Curley
2020 President
Conor Boyd 2020 Junior Captain
  2021 Ladies Captain
  2021 Men's Captain
  2021 President
  2021 unior Captain
David Sloane
2021 Lowest Men's Handicap
Ross O'Sullivan 2021 Lowest Men's Handicap
Bert Randalls (3) 2021 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Cobh

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Mick Lynch 2 May 1998 5th   167 yd's
David Hamilton 1 August 1998 17th
156 yd's
George Doherty 1 December 1998 4th   188 yd's
Patrick Made 1 September 1998 7th   152 yd's
Thomas Meredith 28 March 2002 16th   166 yd's
Aidan Troupe 27 March 1999 7th 6-iron 166 yd's
Eamon J. Tobin 1 June 1999 8th   156 yd's
William Spriggs 31 November 1999 16th   156 yd's
Paula Desmond 4 April 2000 7th   119 yd's
John O'Connor 10 May 2000 7th   156 yd's
Ger O'Connor 21 May 2000 5th   167 yd's
Noel Ryan 20 August 2000 16th   156 yd's
Thomas Fenton 20 May 2001 7th   166 yd's
Noel Fealy 2 June 2001 14th   172 yd's
Michael Halpin 21 July 2001 14th   172 yd's
Sean Looney 12 August 2001 7th   152 yd's
Ted Meaney 1 September 2001 16th   166 yd's
Michael Halpin 9 September 2001 14th   172 yd's
Paddy Donnachie 8 October 2001 8th   140 yd's
John O'Connor 28 December 2001 8th   134 yd's
Paul McGee 21 April 2002 7th   166 yd's
Martin Wright 19 May 2002 7th   166 yd's
John O'Connor 6 December 2002 17th   134 yd's
Margaret Hurst 8 July 2003 8th   142 yd's
Ted Meaney 13 July 2003 5th   172 yd's
John O'Connor 26 July 2003 5th   172 yd's
John Clarke 27 October 2003 7th   166 yd's
Pat O'Toole 9 May 2004 7th   166 yd's
Margaret Fenton 5 August 2004 9th   166 yd's
David Sloane 27 July 2005 8th   147 yd's
Seamie Barry 1 March 2020 15th   179 yd's
Mark O'Sullivan 1 March 2020 12th   144 yd's