Raffeen Creek golf club Cork

Raffeen Creek golf course Cork

Raffeen Creek Golf Course

Raffeen Creek Club Crest

Designed by the late Eddie Hackett Raffen Creek is a 9-hole course built on land owned by the Pfizer group on the shores of Monkstown Creek. Measuring 5,146 m Par 70 and a standard scratch of 67 off the back stakes. It may be short but it is a demanding course to test the best of golfers.

As one would expect from its name water plays a major part at this course, coming into play at the back of the 2nd and 4th the 8th a dogleg left the tee shot is all over water and along the left requiring an accurate and smart approach shot. The feature hole is the 9th only 129 m off the back tee its water all the way to an elevated green with a steep bank at the back of it.

Visitors are always welcome at Raffen Creek Golf Club.

Green Fees Midweek: €15
Green Fees Weekends & B.H. €15
Green Fees with a Member: €10
Green Fees for Opens: €10
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: No
Buggy Hire: No
Soft Spikes: No
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 9
Members 505
Designer Eddie Hackett
Founded 1989
Address

Ringaskeddy,
Co. Cork

Telephone 021-4378430
Email admin@raffeencreek.ie
Website Raffeen Creek golf club website
Secretary/Manager Lorraine Kiernan
Captain: Don McCarthy
Lady Captain: Jo Cahill
President: Trevor Kearney 
Vice-Captains': Pat Kavanagh & Eileen Daly
Hon. Secretary: Lorraine Kiernan, Maurice Maye & Bernie Hayes
Club Pro.: None
Hon. Treasurer: Derry Murphy & Imelda Hickey
Comp. Secretary: Pat Walsh & Marian O'Sullivan
Raffeen Creek Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:51.834759
Long:-8.352592
*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 by prior arrangements Days to Avoid: Saturday & Sunday mornings
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other times Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Raffeen Creek Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Saturday 7 January   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies
Saturday 17 June Sunday 18 June
Closed 2
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Sunday 18 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Friday 23 June Saturday 24 June Closed 2
Captain's Prize Saturday 24 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 8 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men
Friday 14 July Saturday 15 July Closed 2
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men Saturday 15 July   Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladies
Saturday 19 August   Closed 1
President's Prize Friday 25 August Saturday 26 August Closed 2
President's Prize Saturday 26 August   Closed 1
Ladies 3-Ball Betterball Monday 24 April   Open 1
Seniors Open 60+ Tuesday 25 April   Open 1
Start of Open Week
Saturday 10 June Friday 16 June
Open 7
Singles Stableford Saturday 10 June   Open 1
Fourball Sunday 11 June   Open 1
Ladies 3-Ball Betterball Monday 12 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 13 June   Open 1
3-Person Team Rumble
Wednesday 14 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 15 June   Open 1
4-Person Team Event
Friday 16 June   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Saturday 22 July Sunday 23 July Open 2
Inter. Scratch Cup Sunday 23 July   Open 1
Minor Scratch Cup Saturday 22 July Sunday 23 July
Open 2
Minor Scratch Cup Sunday 23 July   Open 1
Ladies Charity Rumble Monday 7 August   Open 1
Seniors 60+ Tuesday 15 August   Open 1
Ladies 3-Ball Betterball Monday 4 September   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 70 SSS 67 4,811 m
Red Par 72 SSS 68 4,198 m
Blue Par 70 SSS 68 5,005 m

Card

Name Hole No. Blue White Par Index Red Par Index
The Maples 1 362 350 4 2 341 5 16
The Steeple 2 275 265 4 18 256 4 12
The Quarry 3 340 328 4 6 258 4 4
Won-be-Tied 4 420 441 5 12 334 5 8
Valentines 5 106 96 3 14 91 3 10
The Garden Wall 6 263 259 4 16 244 4 18
Hadrians Folly 7 296 278 4 4 245 4 2
Near-Lee-Dare 8 290 275 4 8 210 4 6
Swan Song 9 126 116 3 10 95 3 14
  Out 2,478 2,378 35   2,074 36  
The Maples 10 362 350 4 1 341 5 15
The Steeple 11 282 279 4 17 276 4 11
The Quarry Hole 12 340 328 4 5 258 4 3
Woe-be-Tide 13 420 441 5 11 334 5 7
Valentines 14 106 96 3 13 91 3 9
The Garden Wall 15 282 276 4 15 244 4 17
Hadrians Folly 16 296 278 4 3 245 4 1
Near-Lee-Dare 17 290 275 4 7 240 4 5
Swan Song 18 149 149 3 9 95 3 13
  In 2,527 2,433 35   2,124 36  
  Total 5,005 4,811 70   4,198    
  SSS 68 67     68    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record Am: 66 John Howard (5) Pro: 71 Christy O'Connor Snr.

Ladies Course Record: 70 Marie Moran (8) 16/08/2004

Members Achievements

Raffeen Creek won the Carroll Cup in 2004, when the team was, Brendan O'Keeffe, Neil Jennings, Jim Mulcahy, M. F. Maye, John O'Shea, Frank McNally, and Dan Scanlan, they were managed by Jim Calnan.

They were County Cork winners of the Holmpatrick Cup in 2003, with Pat Carroll and Pat Moylan.

Prior to 2001

Raffeen Creek won the Munster Country Clubs Final in 2000, when the team was Don McCarthy, Liam O'Sullivan, Noel Maxwell, Declan Ryan, Michael Calnan, Sean Tracy, Pat Carroll and Brian O'Toole, they were managed by Liam Brennan.

They were Munster Champions in the Holmpatrick Cup in 1993, with Frank Wiley and Neil Foott.

They won the Carroll Cup in 2000, when the team was, M. F. Maye, Frank McNally, Joe Lester, Michael Dineen, Jim Mulcahy, Derry Murphy and Ken Ryan.

History of Raffeen Creek

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
L. Flannery 1989 Ladies Captain
R. Price 1989 Men's Captain
H. O'Connor 1989 President
B. McNamee 1990 Ladies Captain
Dr. C. Riordan 1990 Men's Captain
B. Cullen 1990 President
L. Hesse 1991 Ladies Captain
C. Hipwell 1991 Men's Captain
A. McLoughlin 1991 President
M. Davies 1992 Ladies Captain
P. Caffrey 1992 Men's Captain
S. O'Connor 1992 President
E. guiey 1993 Ladies Captain
B. Crowley 1993 Men's Captain
P. Carroll 1993 President
M. O'Connor 1994 Ladies Captain
P. Davies 1994 Men's Captain
J. Hayes 1994 President
M. Murphy 1995 Ladies Captain
T. O'Neill 1995 Men's Captain
J. Shine 1995 President
O. Sullivan 1996 Ladies Captain
J. Farrelly 1996 Men's Captain
D. Hurley 1996 President
I. Meade 1997 Ladies Captain
D. Fitzgerald 1997 Men's Captain
B. Hurley 1997 President
P. O'Sullivan 1998 Ladies Captain
L. Brennan 1998 Men's Captain
D. McDonnell 1998 President
K. Farrelly 1999 Ladies Captain
B. Lynch 1999 Men's Captain
T. Corcoran 1999 President
Averil O'Byrne 2000 Ladies Captain
Frank Wiley 2000 Men's Captain
B. Barry 2000 President
G. Deignan 2001 Ladies Captain
Derick Murphy 2001 Men's Captain
N. Foott 2001 President
Geraldine O'Farrell 2002 Ladies Captain
Tom O'Byrne 2002 Men's Captain
T. O'Connor 2002 President
K. O'Brien 2003 Ladies Captain
Michael O'Brien 2003 Men's Captain
J. Calnan 2003 President
Anne Caffrey 2004 Ladies Captain
Jim Collins 2004 Men's Captain
Tadgh Falvey 2004 President
Jane Roach 2005 Ladies Captain
Pat Kelleher 2005 Men's Captain
Liam Shanahan 2005 President
Hilary Harte 2006 Ladies Captain
Michael Calnan 2006 Men's Captain
Pat Coakley 2006 President
Oonagh Brennan  2007 Ladies Captain
Ken Wiley 2007 Men's Captain
Maurice F. Maye 2007 President
Monica Logan 2008 Ladies Captain
Ian Fitzgerald 2008 Men's Captain
Michael O'Brien 2008 President
Kay Bray 2009 Ladies Captain
John Howard 2009 Men's Captain
Con McCarthy 2009 President
Deirdre Hickey 2010 Ladies Captain
Niall Livesey 2010 Men's Captain
Martin Morgan 2010 President
Ann Angelini 2011 Ladies Captain
Declan Owens 2011 Men's Captain
Pat Walsh 2011 President
Monica Cinnamond 2012 Ladies Captain
Vincent White 2012 Men's Captain
Ian Murphy 2012 President
Amanda Welch 2013 Ladies Captain
John Harte 2013 Men's Captain
Jim Kellaghan 
2013 President
Joan Sammon 2014 Ladies Captain
Martin Punch 2014 Men's Captain
Richard Cleary 2014 President
Daphne Hales 2015 Ladies Captain
Tony Burke 2015 Men's Captain
Pat Tuohy
2015 President
Geraldine Martin 2016 Ladies Captain
Niall Drievers 2016 Men's Captain
Declan Owens
2016 President
Jo Cahill 2017 Ladies Captain
Don McCarthy 2017 Men's Captain
Trevor Kearney
2017 President
  2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
  2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Raffeen Creek

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Bill O'Mahony 30 March 1990 5th   113 m
Charlie Maye 5 September 1990 5th   120 m
John O'Sullivan 11 February 1995 9th   120 m
Mary Connor 21 August 1996 5th   101 m
Liam O'Sullivan 1 September 1996 9th   129 m
Michael Jordan 23 September 1996 5th   120 m
Lilly Hesse 6 October 1996 5th   101 m
Ann Caffrey 2 June 1997 14th   113 m
Ann Caffrey 2 July 1997 14th   113 m
Jim Calnan 10 October 1997 5th   120 m
Pat Carroll 6 February 1999 18th   140 m
Barry Lynch 13 February 1999 5th   120 m
Noel Beale 12 June 1999 5th   120 m
Michael Shanahan 5 September 1999 14th   120 m
Mossie Geary 7 November 1999 5th   120 m
Mossie Geary 27 November 1999 5th   120 m
Martin Barrett 11 April 2000 5th   120 m
Niall Drivers 18 April 2000 5th   120 m
Pat Carroll 5 August 2000 5th   120 m
Willie Walsh 26 August 2000 18th   140 m
Sean Bourke 27 July 2001 18th   140 m
Niall Tuohy 28 October 2001 5th   120 m
Jim Calnan 11 August 2002 18th   170 m
Pat Hennessy 7 September 2002 18th   120 m
John Murphy 8 September 2002 9th   120 m
Don McCarthy 9 February 2003 9th   129 m
Don McCarthy 22 June 2003 9th   129 m
Sean Tracey 22 June 2003 9th   129 m
John O'Connell 18 January 2004 15th   280 m
Jean Roche 6 September 2004 18th   97 m
Michael O'Brien 1 March 2005 18th   120 m
Michael Calnan 26 April 2005 14th   120 m
Ger O'Driscoll 3 August 2005 14th   101 m
Jim Calnan 4 September 2005 5th   113 m
Frank Chambers 26 November 2005 5th   107 m
Declan Shine 17 December 2005 5th   113 m
Olive Wiley 9 January 2006 9th   97 m
Joe Lester 29 January 2006 5th   107 m
Bernie Hayes 22 April 2006 14th   101 m
Martin Murphy 15 June 2006 18th   130 m
Neil Jennings 11 August 2006 5th   107 m
Norma Hill 9 September 2006 5th   101 m
Rory O'Connor 27 January 2007 14th   107 m
Mary Kellaghan 6 July 2007 14th   101 m
Phyllis O’Leary 23 July 2007 18th   97 m
Jack Cogan 9 September 2007 5th   113 m
Geraldine Ward 25 November 2007 5th   101 m
Maggie Morris 26 November 2007 5th   101 m
Pat Hennessy 5 October 2008 5th   113 m
Ian Murphy 26 April 2009 14th   113 m