Monkstown golf club Cork

Monkstown golf course Cork

Monkstown Golf Course

Monkstown Club Crest

Monkstown Golf Club was founded in 1908 the work of Scottish Head Green-keeper since 1990 has provided Monkstown with one of the finest mature parkland courses in Munster. The club extended to 18-holes in 1972 and carried out a major re-bunkering program in the early nineties, plus the introduction of some interesting water features on the back nine, has improved both the challenge and the aesthetics of the Course.

Prior to 1972 the clubhouse was a Castle, built in 1636, which is still standing. The new clubhouse was extended in 1994 offering the golfer every amenity the golfer could require.

The front nine gives the golfer fabulous views of Cork Harbour, together with a variety of holes that will test the best of golfers. The back nine has some of the toughest finishing holes to be found anywhere in Ireland. The 17th 392 m Par 4 index 1 is followed by 377 m Par 4 index 7, these two holes have destroyed many a seemingly good card.

Visitors to Monkstown Golf Club are assured of a warm welcome and a memorable game of golf.

Societies are welcome and group rates are available.

Monkstown was voted the No. 91-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;

Voted the No. 85-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;

Green Fees Monday-Sunday: €38
Green Fees Society Rates: €34
Green Fees with a Member: €20
Green Fees for Opens: €12/25
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 805
Designer Peter O'Hare & Tom Carey
Founded 1908
Address

Parkgarriff,
Monkstown,
Co. Cork

Telephone 021-4841376
Email office@monkstowngolfclub.com
Website Monkstown golf club website
General Manager: Hilary Maddon
Captain: Martin Walsh
Lady Captain: Triona O’Loghlin
President: Colm Ó Riain
Vice-Captains': Jamie O’Mahony & Brenda Ó Riain
Hon. Secretary: Shane Horgan & :Margaret Duffy
Club Pro: Cian McNamara 021-4841686
Hon. Treasurer: Michael Bambury & Carol Murphy
Comp. Secretary: John Harte & Grace Coakley
Monkstown Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:51.850971
Long:-8.345382
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 8.00am to 11.30pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Weekends & Tuesdays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Monkstown Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to be Confirmed)        
Event. Start Finish Type Duration
Lady Captain's Prize Sunday 14 May   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Friday 19 May Saturday 20 May Closed 2
Captain's Prize Saturday 20 May   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Sunday 4 June   Closed 1
President's Prize Friday 11 August Saturday 12 August Closed 2
President's Prize Saturday 12 August   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men
Saturday 2 September  
  Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladies Sunday 3 September   Closed 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 25 March
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 7 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 14 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 21 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 30 April
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 2 June   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup (12 to 18) Saturday 3 June
  Open 1
Seniors Singles Strokes Monday 11 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Friday 28 July
  Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup (6 to 11) Sunday 29 July
  Open 1
Senior Scratch Cup (up to 5) Sunday 9 September
  Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 70 SSS 68 5,370 m
Red Par 73 SSS 71 4,838 m
Blue Par 70 SSS 69 5,705 m

Card

Hole No. Blue White Par Index Red Par Index
1 181 167 3 14 138 3 15
2 344 330 4 6 316 4 2
3 513 490 5 12 439 5 9
4 230 230 4 18 222 4 18
5 316 286 4 8 281 4 3
6 208 158 3 10 140 3 11
7 284 273 4 16 262 4 7
8 361 347 4 2 315 5 13
9 360 344 4 4 282 4 5
Out 2,797 2,625 35   2,395 36  
10 315 284 4 11 258 4 6
11 344 340 4 7 330 5 16
12 299 287 4 15 261 4 4
13 159 144 3 17 124 3 17
14 377 350 4 3 281 4 8
15 470 455 5 9
432 5 1
16 172 165 3 13
137 3 12
17 399 370 4 1 331 5 14
18 373 350 4 5
289 4 10
In 2,908 2,745 35   2,443 37  
Total 5,705 5,370 70   4,838 73  
SSS 69 68     71    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 64 Danny McGrane

Ladies Course Record: 70 Ada O'Sullivan 02/09/2001

Members Achievements

 Monkstown Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Irish Senior Cup when they beat Castletroy Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches at Cork Golf Club on Saturday 13th August 2016.

They were lead out by Nick Moore who lost out to Andrew McCormack by 3 and 2 he was followed by Donal McDonnell who went down to Mark Campbell by 1-hole next up was Martin Poucher who had a very comfortable 6 and 5 win over Jack Ryan, in the penultimate match Sean Desmond had a 1-hole win over Cian O’Donnell and delivered the point to clinch the pennant in the bottom match Eoghan Long beat Cian Daly by 6 and 5.

They made their way to Carton House Golf Club to compete in the All-Ireland deciders and drew Connacht Champions Co. Slgo Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final. They were lead out by Sean Desmond who lost his match against David Brady by 2 and 1 next up was Donal McDonnell Jnr. Who had a 3 and 2 win  over Declan Reidy he was followed by Nick Moore who recorded a halve against Ruairi O’Connor in the penultimate match Martin Poucher went down  by 2-holes to T. J. Ford and in the bottom match Eoghan Long lost his match against Mark Morrissey by 4 and 3.

Co. Sligo Golf Club went on to beat Castle Golf Club in the All-Ireland Final the following day with a score of 3-matches to 2-matches, this was a bitter sweet victory for the men from Rosses Point as team member Mark Rooney passed away a few hours later at the tender age of 38.

Monkstown Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield on their home course in August, their centenary year 2008.

They were drawn against Connacht Champions Strandhill Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Friday 19th September 2008. First on the tee was Ken Tracy with Donal McCarthy who had a 4 and 3 win over David Lindsay with David Keane. Next up was Nick Hayes with Carl Toal who had a convincing 8 and 6 win over Darragh Higgins with Patrick Hickey. They were followed by Denis Daly with John Barry who put the 3rd point on the board with a 6 and 5 win over Gerry Kilbride with Dessie Timbs. John Tobin with Niall Kennedy halved their match against Patrick Togher with John Howley, as did David O’Leary with Mark Hickey against Liam Kavanagh with Colin Walsh. Their 4-matches to 1-match saw them comfortably through to the All-Ireland Final against Leinster Champions Clontarf Golf Club the following afternoon.

First up was Ken Tracy with Donal McCarthy who lost out to Mark Brennan with Niall Lyons by 2-holes. They were followed by Nick Hayes with Carl Toal who lost out to Michael Fahy with Sean Stone by 3 and 1. Next up was Denis Daly with John Barry who halved their match against Conor Harrington with Tim O’Connell. The penultimate match of John Tobin with Niall Kennedy say the North Dublin pairing of Michael Kellett with Neal O’Flynn record a convincing 6 and 5 victory and indeed the green pennant. The bottom match of Dave O’Leary and Mark Hickey was halved with Stephen Kealy and Tony Stanley. So it was not to be for Monkstown to record their 2nd Jimmy Bruen Shield in their hundred year history.

The Ladies of Monkstown Golf Club won the Munster Final of the AA-Insurance Challenge Cup in 2008 they made the journey to Limerick Golf Club to compete in the National deciders; where they met Mid-Leinster Champions Tara Glen in the All-Ireland Semi-Final and had a comfortable 4 matches to 1 match over the young club. First on the tee was Leone Levis (30) who beat Aileen O'Hanrahan (30) by 5 and 3, she was followed by Ger O'Keeffe (30) who had a 4 and 2 win over Margaret Mooney (30), next up was Ruth Coulter (33) who beat Eilish McCarthy (32) by 3 and 2, the penultimate match of Brenda Geary (33) was halved against Triona MacDonald (32), in the bottom match Barbara Hanan (36) halved her match against Deirdre Turley (35)

They met Connaught Champions Athenry Golf Club in the All-Ireland Final the following day and lost out by 3½ matches to 1½ matches in the decider, Leone Levis (30) led them again and won her match by 6 and 5 against Pauline McEvoy (31), she was followed by Ger O'Keefe (30) who lost her match by a similar margin against Sara McDermott (31), Ruth Coulter (33) had a similar result against Martha Breen (32), in the penultimate match Brenda Geary (33) lost her match by 2 and 1 against, in the bottom match Barbara Hanan (36) halved her match against Carmel Burke (35).   

Ada O'Sullivan was selected as Captain of The winning Curtis Cup team for 2004.

Lady Captain Mary Rea, Captain Jim Long and R. A. Dunlea, qualified for the National Finals of the Mercedes-Benz Irish Independent Executive Golf Classic at The K Club on August 12th 2002.

Lady Captain Harriet Ferriss and her Captain's Prize winner Ada O'Sullivan were leading qualifiers in the Volkswagen-Irish Independent Lady Captain's Classic at Limerick Golf Club in August 2001. Ada with more than one hundred Irish caps and playing off scratch together with Harriet off 20 proved to b for the opposition when they won by 3-shots. They went on to play in the National Finals at Druid's Glen on October 1st. They came 3rd on a count back in gales described by Eamonn Darcy as "the worst I've experienced here"

P. O'Sullivan was elected to the council of the Munster Branch of the GUI for 2001.

Prior to 2001:

Monkstown won the All-Ireland Barton Shield at Cork G. C. in 1933.

Monkstown Golf Club won the All-Ireland Jimmy Bruen Shield at Portstewart G. C. in 1995, when the team was Peter Aherne, Finbarr Coakley, Dick Dunlea, Roy Downey, Andrew Fitzgerald, John Foster, John Hayes, Donal McCarthy, Michael McSweeney, Noel Miller, Brian Morrissey, Jim O'Brien, Michael O'Sullivan, Paddy O'Sullivan, Sars Smith and Martin Walsh, they were managed John Byrne.

Monkstown won the Munster Final of the Irish Junior Cup when the beat Tralee. They went on to meet Warrenpoint in the All-Ireland semi-final at Lahinch on 21st September 2000. The squad was Sarsfield Smith, Jim Long, Andrew Fitzgerald, John Herbert, Roy Downey, Martin Daly, Stuart Roche and John Hayes. They beat Warrenpoint in the Semi-Final 3 to 2, but went down to Moate in the National Final. The team was Roy Downey, Andrew Fitzpatrick, John Herbert, N. Miller and Jim Long.

Monkstown Golf Club won the All-Ireland Irish Mixed Foursomes in 1974, when the team was John Bbeale, John O'Reilly, Paddy O'Sullivan, Paddy Byrne, Pat Keilher, Pat Goggin, Madeline Higgins, Catherine Thompson, Madeline Corbert, Deirdre Donegan, Sheila Williams and Sheala Daly.

The Ladies of Monkstown Golf Club won the ILGU Junior League in 1982 and 2001.

They won the Munster Junior Cup in 1996 and 2000.

They won the Irish Junior Foursomes in 1990.

They won the Southern District Junior Cup in 1999.when the team was J. G. Musgrave & E. S. H. McCarthy won by 2-holes and C. A. Murphy & J. F. Niholson they won by 4-holes.

Lady Captain in the Millennium Ada O'Sullivan (0) and her Captain's prize winner Maura Long (34) booked their place in the National Finals of the Volkswagen-Irish Independent Lady Captains Classic when they shot 39pts. in the Regional Qualifying round at Limerick Golf Club in August 2000. They went on to compete in the final at Druid's Glen on 2nd October, where they came fourth with 31 points.

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

T. W. Egan represented Ireland as a Senior International from 1952 to1969 playing 54-times won 26-matches halved two and lost 26-matches accumulating 54-points. He represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial from 1956 to 1969 playing 72-times won 36-matches halved ten and lost 26-matches accumulating 82-points;

R. Fleury *was selected for the Ireland as a Senior International in 1955. He represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial in 1956 playing 4-times won 1-match halved two and lost 1-match accumulating 4-points;

A. H. Patterson* represented Ireland as a Senior International in 1913;

J. Collins represented Ireland at international Youths level from 1978 to 1979 playing 7-matches, won 3-matches halved one and lost 3-matches accumulating 7-points. He represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level from 1977 to 1979 playing 12-times won 9-matches halved one and lost 2-matches accumulating 19-points;

Eoghan Long represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level from 2008 to 2009 playing 10-times won 4-matches halved two and lost 4-matches accumulating 10-points. He represented Munster in the Boys Interprovincial Championships in 2006 playing 4-times won 1-match and lost 3-matches accumulating 2-points;

D. McDonnell represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level in 1999 playing 4-times won 1-match and lost 3-matches accumulating 2-points;

P. O’Keeffe represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level from 1976 to 1977 playing 7-times won 5-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 10-points;

Miss Ada O'Sullivan was selected to play for Ireland in the European Ladies Team Championships at Nordcentre Golf and Country Club, Finland in 1997, at Golf Club Milano, Monza in 1995, at Royal Haagsche, Holand in 1993 and she played for Ireland in the Ladies Home Internationals at Lahinch, in 1997, at Longriddry, in 1996 and at Wrexham in 1995, having played for the Irish Girls in 1980. She won the Stroke Play Foursomes together with Miss Bridget Gleeson of Killarney in 1983 and again together with Miss Eileen McDaid of Skibbereen in 1990.

History of Monkstown

Instituted 1908, affiliated 1908. The first general meeting of Monkstown Golf Club took place in April 1908. Mr. A.H.Exham was in the chair. He was a member of the Monkstown Improvement and Amusements Committee, whose task it was to investigate the setting up of a golf club. Other members were : J.F.Maguire, J.H.Hogan, G.A.Goulde, A.G.Boumphrey and J.S.Cummins. The club had 350 members including ladies. The Golfing Annual 1908/09 records "The course of nine holes is in Lord De Vesci's demesne, with the old castle , built in 1643, as the clubhouse ." The course measured 2,500 yards and was laid out by Peter O' Hare (the club professional) and was opened on 14th April 1908 by Mr. Exham , the Vice -President  The first President was The 5th Viscount De Vesci and the first Captain was Mr. J. F. Maguire.   The club purchased the 9 hole course land and castle from the De Vesci estate in 1959 for £ 4,000 . Then in 1966 the club purchased 62 acres at the adjoining Parkgarriff for £ 12,500   and in 1967 the club sold the castle (club - house) and some 32 acres for £ 22,000 .   The club then set about extending the course to 18 holes . This work was done mainly by Tom Carey  (Life Honorary Member)  a club member / civil engineer, who designed , laid out and constructed 10 new holes on the Parkgarriff land . The construction cost of the 10 new holes was £ 20,000 . The new 18 hole course and a new clubhouse was officially opened by the then Taoiseach Jack Lynch on 2nd October 1971 .  In 2008 , the club's centenary year, a magnificent new clubhouse was built at a cost of approximately 4 million euros and today the amenities of club and course are being enjoyed by the members and visitors .

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
P. Mulcahy 1989 Ladies Captain
B. Kilbride 1989 Men's Captain
D. McDonnell 1989 President
S. Williams 1990 Ladies Captain
F. Murphy 1990 Men's Captain
D. McCarthy 1990 President
N. Buckley 1991 Ladies Captain
M. Byrne 1991 Men's Captain
A. Buckley 1991 President
M. Maxwell 1992 Ladies Captain
L. O'Mahony 1992 Men's Captain
W. O'Byrne 1992 President
N. Kelly 1993 Ladies Captain
D. Walsh 1993 Men's Captain
S. Gibbons 1993 President
A. Murphy 1994 Ladies Captain
A. Horgan 1994 Men's Captain
D. O'Sullivan 1994 President
V. Higgins 1995 Ladies Captain
G. Lehane 1995 Men's Captain
P. Clohessy 1995 President
M. Cahalan 1996 Ladies Captain
L. O'Dwyer 1996 Men's Captain
H. V. Dunne 1996 President
R. McNamara 1997 Ladies Captain
B. Dunphy 1997 Men's Captain
B. Kilbride 1997 President
E. Murnaghan 1998 Ladies Captain
J. Cunningham 1998 Men's Captain
M. J. O'Brien 1998 President
Mrs. Marie Moran 1999 Ladies Captain
Philip O'Dwyer 1999 Men's Captain
Brendan Mulcahy 1999 President
Ada O'Sullivan 2000 Ladies Captain
Dan O'Sullivan 2000 Men's Captain
Charlie Fielding 2000 President
Dr. Harriet Ferriss 2001 Ladies Captain
Mark O'Sullivan 2001 Men's Captain
Frank Murphy 2001 President
Mary Rea 2002 Ladies Captain
Jim Long 2002 Men's Captain
R. A. Dunlea 2002 President
Maura Breathnach 2003 Ladies Captain
Ted Scriven 2003 Men's Captain
Maurice Healey 2003 President
Vera O'Byrne 2004 Ladies Captain
Steve Guinane 2004 Men's Captain
John Cunningham 2004 President
Deirdre McGowan 2005 Ladies Captain
D. P. McCarthy 2005 Men's Captain
Kevin Mulcahy 2005 President
Bernadette Murphy 2006 Ladies Captain
Ban Byrne 2006 Men's Captain
Kevin Mulcahy 2006 President
Catherine Richardson 2007 Ladies Captain
Bernard Cronin 2007 Men's Captain
Sean Geary 2007 President
Maura Long 2008 Ladies Captain
Maurice Healy 2008 Men's Captain
Larry O'Dwyer 2008 President
Catherine Cronin 2009 Ladies Captain
Alex Rea 2009 Men's Captain
Michael Doorley 2009 President
Marian Hill 2010 Ladies Captain
Barry Ferris 2010 Men's Captain
Gary Duffy 2010 President
Beatrice Hartigan 2011 Ladies Captain
John Linehan 2011 Men's Captain
Dan Cronin 2011 President
Elizabeth Millar 2012 Ladies Captain
Tony McCarthy 2012 Men's Captain
Martin Sheehan 2012 President
Marie Healy 2013 Ladies Captain
Joe Doyle 2013 Men's Captain
Denis Richardson
2013 President
Martina Lehane 2014 Ladies Captain
Paul Black 2014 Men's Captain
Mark O’Sullivan 2014 President
Helen Geary 2015 Ladies Captain
John Hayes 2015 Men's Captain
Dave O’Driscoll
2015 President
Deirdre McCarthy 2016 Ladies Captain
Carl Toal 2016 Men's Captain
Pat O’Donnell
2016 President
Triona O’Loghlin 2017 Ladies Captain
Martin Walsh 2017 Men's Captain
Colm Ó Riain 2017 President
Ada O'Sullivan (1) 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
S. Horgan (2) 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Monkstown

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Brian Morrissey 1 May 1999 13th   161 m
Con Murphy 18 July 1999 13th   161 m
Charles Fielding 24 September 1999 1st   187 m
Lee Valley 1 July 2000 16th   175 m
Breda Quaid 1 July 2000 16th   135 m
Paul McNamara 22 April 2003 1st   138 m
Declan O'Sullivan 25 June 2006 13th   159 m
Pauline James 22 October 2006 1st   138 m
Sonny Jackson 25 April 2007 1st   167 m