Fermoy golf club Cork

Fermoy golf course Cork

Fermoy Golf Course

Fermoy Club Crest

This mature 18-hole par 70, heath-land course was designed by Commander John Harris and is 5,693 m in length. Situated on the sunny south-facing slopes of Corrin Hill and set in a glorious profusion of natural heather and gorse, it offers a varied and interesting challenge, to experienced and occasional golfers alike. The course commands breathtaking panoramic views over the vast plains of East Cork.

The Club celebrated its centenary in 1992 and the visitor will find in the staff all the experience and expertise necessary to guarantee the delivery of a unique golfing experience. The bar and restaurant offered to all visitors, comfort and relaxation in an atmosphere of the warmest hospitality.

Fermoy Golf Club is located just off the N8 to the immediate south of Fermoy, and close to the intersection of the N8 and N72 (Killarney-Rosslare) and is readily accessible from points as diverse as Cork, Waterford, Killarney and Limerick.

Green Fees Midweek: €20
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €25
Green Fees with a Member: €10/15
Green Fees for Opens: €15
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: No
Soft Spikes: Yes
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 747
Designer Cmdr. John Harris
Founded 1892
Address

Corrin,
Fermoy,
Co. Cork

Telephone 025-32694
Email fermoygolfclub@eircom.net
Website Fermoy golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Denis Twomey
Captain: Frank Fenlon
Lady Captain: Elizabeth Geaney
President: Tom O'Keeffe
Vice-Captains': Leo O'Mahony & Margaret Keohane
Hon. Secretary: Mary Barry, John Morrison & Katherine O'Leary
Club Pro: David Ryan 025-31472
Hon. Treasurer: Joe Fogarty, Daniel Daly & Carrie Gormley
Comp. Secretary: Paul McCarthy & Trish Dorgan
Fermoy Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:52.140095
Long:-8.319328
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 11.00am to 11.00pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Midweek & Weekends Days to Avoid: None
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek & Weekends Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Fermoy Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains Drive-In Sunday 5 March   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Saturday 28 May   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 3 June Sunday 4 June Closed 2
Captain's Prize Sunday 4 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men Friday 7 July
Saturday 8 July
Closed 2
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men Saturday 8 July    Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Sunday 9 July
  Closed 1
President's Prize to the Men
Saturday 5 August
Sunday 6 August Closed 2
President's Prize to the Men Sunday 6 August   Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladies
Saturday 5 August
Sunday 6 August
Closed 2
President's Prize to the Ladies Sunday 6 August   Closed 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 15 April
  Open 1
3-Ball Team Event Monday 17 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 23 April   Open 1
3-Person Scramble Monday 1 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 5 May   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Saturday 6 May Sunday 7 May Open 2
  Sunday 7 May   Open 1
Minor Scratch Cup Saturday 6 May Sunday 7 May
Open 2
  Sunday 7 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 10 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 14 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 17 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 24 May    Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 28 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 31 May
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 7 June   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup
Saturday 10 June
Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 11 June   Open 1
Munster Ladies Australian Spoons Area Finals Monday 12 June   ILGU 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 14 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 18 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 21 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 25 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 28 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 2 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 5 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 9 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 12 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 16 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 26 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 29 July
Sunday 30 July
Open 2
Singles Stableford Sunday 30 July
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 2 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 7 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 9 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 16 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 23 August   Open 1
Club Development Classic Friday 25 August Saturday 26 August Open 2
Club Development Classic
Saturday 26 August
Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 27 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 30 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 6 September   Open 1
Senior Scratch Cup
Saturday 9 September Sunday 10 September
Open 2
Senior Scratch Cup Sunday 10 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 13 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 20 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 24 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 27 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 1 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 4 October
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 11 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 15 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 18 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 25 October   Open 1
Hallowen Fourball Saturday 28 October   Open 1
Hallowen Singles Stableford Sunday 29 October
  Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 70 SSS 69 5,568 m
Red Par 72 SSS 69 4,661 m
Green Par 70 SSS 68 5,229 m
Blue Par 70 SSS 69 5,720 m

Card

Hole No. Blue White Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 326 317 313 4 6 294 4 4
2 186 181 159 3 8 119 3 14
3 343 343 300 4 10 266 4 10
4 483 472 457 5 4 372 5 2
5 179 168 160 3 16 144 3 12
6 476 476 430 5 12 380 5 6
7 308 308 285 4 14 232 4 8
8 150 143 125 3 18 98 3 18
9 335 324 321 4 2 314 5 16
Out 2,786 2,732 2,540 35   2,205 36  
10 366 347 318 4 13 315 4 9
11 160 153 143 3 15 143 3 15
12 319 311 301 4 7 283 4 1
13 420 420 390 4 1 390 5 13
14 433 425 412 5 11 329 5 7
15 156 147 137 3 17 132 3 17
16 372 361 353 4 3 313 4 3
17 336 330 325 4 9 268 4 11
18 372 347 314
4 5 283 4 5
In 2,934 2,836 2,689 35   2,456 36  
Total 5,720 5,568 5,229 70   4,661 72  
SSS 69 69 68     69    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 66 Pat Griffin (2) 04/09/1999

Ladies Course Record: 72 Mary Daly (6) 20/06/1977

Members Achievements

Fermoy Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Musgrave's Club Challenge in aid of Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, which raised in excess of 130,000 Euro in 2002. The team was Pat Greehy, John Greehy and John Kenny, it was off to South Africa in November to play the National Finals.

Bill Murphy Captained the Munster Boys' team for the Interprovincial Championships at Headfort Golf Club from August 28-30 2002.

Club members, Rita Mulvihill (16) and Jim Bartley (14) teamed up together in the regional qualifiers of the Spar-Irish Independent National Mixed Pairs Challenge at Dungarvan G. C. on the 20th of June 2001. They returned 56 points, which got them through to the National Finals at Adare Manor Golf & Country Club in August 2001.

Eileen O'Neill was leading qualifier at the Irish Times-Mitsubishi Motors Woman's Masters semi-final, when she returned 37 points at Glasson Golf Hotel & Country Club, on the 23rd of August 2001. Eileen then went to the National Finals at Galway Bay Golf & Country Club on September 13th. She was, joined by fellow club-mate Rita Mulvihill who returned 31 points at Glasson.

W. P. Murphy was elected to the council of the Munster Branch of the GUI for 2001.

Prior to 2001:

Fermoy Golf Club won the All-Ireland Irish Junior Cup at Ballybunion Golf Club in 1965, when the team was, Thomas Cavanagh, Walter Ennis, John Morrison, Freddie Wright and Paddy O'Sullivan.

Fermoy Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield in 1983, when the team was, C. Casey, J. Murphy, M. Bermingham, M. Hickey, P. Gleeson, T. Cooney, T. O'Connor, P. Hurley, P. O'Grady, J. Fahy and J. O'Sullivan

Fermoy Golf Club won the All-Ireland J. B. Carr Diamond Trophy at Woodenbridge Golf Club in 1998, when the team was, Jim Bartley, Dick Murphy, Michael Murphy, John Carey, Tom O'Connor, Joe Murphy, Barry Connolly, Con Cooney, Michael Horgan, Paddy Barry and Jim Conroy, they were managed by Dick Murphy. They were County Champions the previous year.

Fermoy Golf Club were Munster Junior Cup winners and were All-Ireland runners-up in 1968, when the team was, John Murphy, Sean Conway, John O'Grady, Tom Cavanagh and John White.

Fermoy Golf Club win the Avondhu Shield in, 2003, 2000, and 1996.

The Ladies of Fermoy Golf Club won the ILGU Intermediate League in 1986.

They were Minor League winners in 1977, when the team was, M. O'Connor, V. Whyte, A. O'Farrell, P. Murphy, P. Daniels and L. Aherne.

They won the Munster Junior Shield in 1970, when the team was, J. Slattery, M. Moloney, L. Aherne, J. Walsh, W. Higgins and L. Barbar. 

They won the Munster Junior Shield in 1955, when the team was, C. Barry, K. Deasy, P. Shinnick, E. Slattery and J. Lynch.

Sheila Le Gear, organised a Summer Millennium madness event, when 60 insomniacs! teed-off at five o'clock in the morning, in a mixed three-ball scramble. It was won by, Rose Edwards, Liam O'Connell, and Dave Moran. The event was followed by a champagne breakfast. What a novel idea.  

Shivie O'Meara and Peggy O'Shea, both playing off 12, won the Southern District ILGU Australian Spoons, at Mitchelstown G. C., in June, 1999, with a fine score of 40 pts.

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

Tom Cleary represented Ireland as a Senior International from 1976 to 1986 playing 56-times won 20-matches halved nine and lost 27-matches accumulating 49-points. He represented Ireland at Senior (55+) from 2009 to 2010 playing 18-times won 9-matches halved one and lost 8-matches accumulating 19-poins. He represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial in 1987 playing 3-times won 1-match and lost 2-matches accumulating 2-points;

S. Conway represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial in 1969 playing 5-times won 3-matches halved one and lost 1-match accumulating 7-points;

H. Morrison represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial from 1968 to 1970 playing 15-times won 6-matches halved two and lost 7-matches accumulating 14-points;

S. Conway* represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level in 1969 playing 2-times;

J. Morrison* represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level from 1966 to 1968 playing 6-times;

J. Murphy* represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level from 1968 to 1970 playing 4-times;

History of Fermoy

Instituted 1893 affiliated 1905

Local legend claims that golf was first played at Fermoy in 1887, but there is no evidence to support the claim. The Irish Times of 11th May 1892, records a match between the "Officers 1st Seaforths and Lismore Golf Club, played at Fermoy yesterday".

The early years of golf in Fermoy are closely linked with the British Regiments stationed there. The course was first located at the Race Course. In 1934, the club was located at the highest point on the northern side of the town, beside the aerodrome.

In 1970, the club moved to its present location at Corrin, where an eighteen-hole course was laid out.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Una Barry 1989 Ladies Captain
Con Cooney 1989 Men's Captain
John McCarthy 1989 President
Eileen King 1990 Ladies Captain
Derry Harte 1990 Men's Captain
Steve Randles 1990 President
Sheila LeGear 1991 Ladies Captain
Liam Walley 1991 Men's Captain
Steve Randles 1991 President
Peggy O'Shea 1992 Ladies Captain
Tom Gardiner 1992 Men's Captain
Joe Slattery 1992 President
Vera Santry 1993 Ladies Captain
Denis Fitzgerald 1993 Men's Captain
Michael Joyce 1993 President
Josephine McInerney 1994 Ladies Captain
Dominic Smyth 1994 Men's Captain
Michael Caples 1994 President
Ger Walley 1995 Ladies Captain
Eamonn O'Sullivan 1995 Men's Captain
Ned Stack 1995 President
Cal Meade 1996 Ladies Captain
Peter Brady 1996 Men's Captain
Barry Connolly 1996 President
Shivie O'Meara 1997 Ladies Captain
Dick Murphy 1997 Men's Captain
David O'Meara 1997 President
Joan Crowley 1998 Ladies Captain
Jim Collins 1998 Men's Captain
Noel Quirke 1998 President
Mary O'Connor 1999 Ladies Captain
Jim Bartley 1999 Men's Captain
Liam O'Connell 1999 President
Mary Deane 2000 Ladies Captain
Ray Ennis 2000 Men's Captain
Pat Gleeson 2000 President
Biddy O'Brien 2001 Ladies Captain
Michael Deane 2001 Men's Captain
John Ryan 2001 President
Mary O'Brien 2002 Ladies Captain
John Murphy 2002 Men's Captain
P. A. Gleeson 2002 President
Mary Wall 2003 Ladies Captain
John O'Grady 2003 Men's Captain
Kevin O'Farrell 2003 President
Bernie Lomasney 2004 Ladies Captain
Joe Slattery 2004 Men's Captain
Jim Field 2004 President
Marie Byrne 2005 Ladies Captain
Brendan O'Callaghan 2005 Men's Captain
Raymond Ennis 2005 President
Eucharia Crowley 2006 Ladies Captain
Pat Nanley 2006 Men's Captain
John Murphy 2006 President
Mary Lysaght 2007 Ladies Captain
Niall Cremen 2007 Men's Captain
Jerry O'Sullivan 2007 President
Martha Brennan 2008 Ladies Captain
Lesie Edwards 2008 Men's Captain
Cal Meade 2008 President
Claire O'Sullivan 2009 Ladies Captain
Peter Donegan 2009 Men's Captain
Vera Santry 2009 President
Anne Gallagher 2010 Ladies Captain
Pat A. Scanlon 2010 Men's Captain
David Fleming 2010 President
Catherine Murphy 2011 Ladies Captain
P. J. McInerney 2011 Men's Captain
Denis Crowley 2011 President
Fiona Collier 2012 Ladies Captain
Nicky O'Sullivan 2012 Men's Captain
Tim O'Mahony 2012 President
Helen O'Brien 2013 Ladies Captain
John Mulvihill 2013 Men's Captain
John Mulcahy
2013 President
Audrey Cremen 2014 Ladies Captain
Tom O'Keeffe 2014 Men's Captain
John Morrison 2014 President
Mary Barry 2015 Ladies Captain
Jim D'Arcy
2015 Men's Captain
Violet O'Riordan
2015 President
Eileen O'Sullivan 2016 Ladies Captain
John Morrison 2016 Men's Captain
Marie Byrne
2016 President
Elizabeth Geaney 2017 Ladies Captain
Frank Fenlon 2017 Men's Captain
Tom O'Keeffe 2017 President
Mary Daly  2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Mark Collins 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Fermoy

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Shelia Le Gear 8 September 1997 8th   152 m
Rose Edward 1 October 1997 18th   133 m
Shivie O'Meara 15 June 1998 2nd   122 m
Elsie Kiely 14 September 1998 15th   135 m
Mary Crowley 12 November 2000 8th   152 m
Noel O'Sullivan 19 December 2000 15th   135 m
Eileen O'Leary 10 May 2001 2nd   122 m
John O'Grady 19 May 2001 8th   152 m
Coleman Clifford 26 May 2001 15th   135 m
Math Hegarty 10 September 2001 18th   133 m
Finbarr Cole 18 September 2003 11th   145 m
Richard Forsythe 2 May 2007 8th   150 m
Anthony Kelleher 5 May 2007 15th   147 m
Eileen Caplice 1 September 2008 5th   146 m