Athy golf club Kildare

Athy golf course Kildare

Athy Golf Course

Athy Club Crest

Although founded in 1906, it was not until 1993 that Athy Golf Club extended to an 18-hole course. Measuring 6,340 yds has a Par of 71 with a standard scratch of 69 off the blue tees.
All credit must be given to the members as the course is the product of their labours, in keeping with natures presentation of mature trees, undulating meadowland and a clear running stream, produced an excellent course on which each hole has its own individuality.


The last five holes at Athy will challenge the very best of golfers, with the 16th a 423 yds Par-4, index 1 followed by the 387 yds index 5 will catch any tired golfer.
Athy golf club has recently opened its new clubhouse where the golfer is assured of the warmest of welcome. The visitor always leaves with the intention of returning at the first opportunity.

Green Fees Midweek:

€25

Green Fees Weekends & B.H.:

€30

Green Fees with a Member:

€15/18

Green Fees for Opens:

€18

Practice Area:

Yes

Club Hire:

No

Buggy Hire: €20

Yes

Soft Spikes:

No

Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €770
New Membership Offer:
€550
Winter Membership Fee: €150
Junior Membership Fee: €85/115
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 601
Designer Jeff Howes
Founded 1906
Address

Geraldine,
Athy,
Co. Kildare

Telephone 059-8631729
Email info@athygolfclub.com
Website Athy golf club website

Secretary/Manager:

Kathleen Gray

Captain:

James Halpin 

Lady Captain:

Ber Kehoe

Presidents':

Fred Darling & Liz Griffin

Vice-Captains':

Stephen Perry & Phil Brown  

Hon. Secretary:

Martin Neill & Phil Brown 

Club Pro:

None: Shop

Hon. Treasurer:

Ger Ennis & Ber Kehoe

Comp. Secretary: James Halpin &  Joan McDonald Hyland
Athy Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.005875
Long:-6.955161
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours

Clubhouse opening hours: 8.00am to 11.00pm

Mobile phones: Not on course

Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim

Catering: Full catering, facilities

Days to Avoid: Sundays

Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days

Pre-booking for open tournaments: 14 Days in advance

Athy Golf Club Fixtures 2022 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2022 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captain's Drive-In Sunday
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize Round (Q) Saturday 2 July
Sunday 3 July Closed 2
Captain's Prize Round (Q) Sunday 3 July
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize Final Round Saturday 9 July

Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize (Q) Thursday 14 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 16 July   Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Saturday 31 July
  Closed 1
President's Prize Friday 19 August Sunday 21 August Closed 3
President's Prize Saturday 20 August
Closed 1
President's Prize Sunday 21 August   Closed 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 19 February   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 22 February   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 23 February   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 27 February   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 1 March   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Friday 22 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 23 April Sunday 24 April Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 24 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 26 April   Open 1
Club Classic 4-Person Team Saturday 30 April Monday 2 May Open 3
Club Classic 4-Person Team Sunday 1 May   Open 1
Club Classic 4-Person Team Monday 2 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 6 May Sunday 8 May Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 7 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 8 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 10 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 14 May Sunday 15 May Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 15 May
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 17 May   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Friday 20 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 21 May Sunday 22 May Open 3
Singles Stableford Sunday 22 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 24 May   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup Friday 27 May Sunday 29 May Open 3
Junior Scratch Cup Saturday 28 May   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup Sunday 29 May   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Friday 27 May Sunday 29 May Open 3
Inter. Scratch Cup Saturday 28 May   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Sunday 29 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 1 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 14 June   Open 1
Start of Open Week Friday 17 June Sunday 26 June Open 10
L. & G. 4-Person Team Event Friday 17 June   Open 1
Singles Strokes Saturday 18 June   Open 1
L. & G. 4-Person Team Event Sunday 19 June Monday 20 June
Open 2
L. & G. 4-Person Team Event Monday 20 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 21 June   Open 1
L. & G. Fourball Betterball Wednesday 22 June   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Thursday 23 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Feriday 24 June
Sunday 25 June
Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 25 June
Open 1
L. & G. 4-Person Team Event Sunday 26 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 28 June   Open 1
Seniors Stableford 50+ Tuesday 5 July   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Wednesday 6 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 12 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 17 July   Open 1
L. & G. 3-Person Team Event Monday 25 July
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 26 July
  Open 2
Singles Stableford Tuesday 2 August   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Stableford 50+ Tuesday 9 August   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Thursday 11 August   Open 1
Husband & Wife Saturday 13 August   Open 1
Mixed Foursomes Sunday 14 August   Open 1
Cuan Mhuire Golf Classic Monday 15 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 16 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 23 August
  Open 1
Seniors Stableford 50+ Tuesday 6 September   Open 1
Fourball Betterball Saturday 10 September Sunday 11 September Open 2
Fourball Betterball Sunday 11 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 21 September
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 28 September
  Open 1
Seniors Stableford 50+ Tuesday 4 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 9 October Monday 10 October Open 2
Singles Stableford Monday 10 October   Open 1
Foursomes Hamper Saturday 29 October Sunday 29 October Open 2
Foursomes Hamper Sunday 30 October   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 70 6,153 yd's
Red Par 73 SSS 73 5,506 yd's
Blue Par 72 SSS 71 6,4736yd's

Card

Hole

Blue

White

Par

Index

Red

Par

Index

1

397

375

4

5

339

4

5

2

347

330

4

16

294

4

11

3

212

198

3

7

176

3

13

4

491

468

5

18

417

5

17

5

511

483

5

4

433

5

1

6

150

150

3

12

121

3

15

7

383

364

4

2

337

4

3

8

500

472

5

14

432

5

7

9

379

360

4

9

318

4

9

Out

3,370

3,209

37

 

2,867

37

 

10

357

340

4

10

296

4

10

11

163

157

3

6

151

3

8

12

309

291

4

17

278

4

18

13

398

372

4

8

330

4

6

14

157

150

3

11

132

3

14

15

372

361

4

15

318

4

16

16

414

400

4

1

388

5

2

17

387

372

4

3

324

4

4

18

509

502

5

13

422

5

12

In

3,066

2,945

35

 

2,639

36

 

Total

6,436

6,153

72

 

5,506

73

 

SSS

71

70

 

 

73

 

 

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 68 John Hanley (4) 07/08/2005

Ladies Course Record: 68  Lisa McGuire (5) 31/08/2006

Members Achievements

The Ladies Athy Golf Club qualified for the All-Ireland deciders of the Intermediate Cup at Limerick Golf Club on Thursday 16th September 2021 by winning their Leinster Regional Finals and were drawn against Doneraile Golf Club in the All-Ireland Quarter Finals; they won their match by 3-matches to 2-matches.
First on the tee was Amy Kelly who won her match by 4 and 3 against Eleanor Coughlin, she was followed by Heather Hegarty who had one of those days when she lost out to Aoibheann Daly by 8 and 7, next on the tee was Siobhan Smith who won her match by 3 and 2 against Clare Hamilton, in the penultimate match Joan McDonald-Hyland had a similar result against Helen O’Keeffe and a place in the Semi-Finals and in the bottom match Catherine Moore lost out to Anna Cotter by 5 and 4.

Having accounted for the Ladies of Doneraile Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches in the All-Ireland Quarter-Finals the previous day they met the Ladies from Royal Tara in the Semi-Finals on the Friday and won their match by 3½-matches to 1½-matches
First on the tee was Amy Kelly who lost her match by 4 and 2 against Tanya Whyte, she was followed by Heather Hegarty who had a 4 and 3 win against Chris Murray, next up was Siobhan Smyth who had a 3 and 2 win against, in the penultimate match of Joan McDonald-Hyland against Anne Kelly was halved when called-in and in the bottom match Mary Mahon had a very convincing 6 and 5 win against Jane Beatty.    

They met fellow Leinster and Kildare club K Club in the All-Ireland Decider on the Saturday

They were led out by Amy Kelly who had a very comfortable 7 and 6 win against Pat Desmond, she was followed by Heather Hegarty who lost her match against Sally-Ann O’Connor by 2 and 1, the next match of Siobhan Smyth against Carol Barry was halved when called-in, in the penultimate match Joan McDonald-Hyland lost out to Noreen O’Grady by 6 and 5 and in the bottom match Mary Mahon lost by 3 and 2 against Beryl Bowden.                
Athy Golf Club won the Provincial Towns Cup in 2005, when the team was, Sean Hicks, Pat Smyth, John Moylan, Derek O'Donovan, John Redmond, Kieran O'Donovan, Willie Keatley, Brian Dunne, Mark Dwyer, Noel Foley, Ivor Hegarty, Leslie Gray and Cathal McCarthy, they were managed by, Pat May.  

They won the Barton Cup in 1911.

History of Athy

Instituted 1906 affiliated 1906

The foundation of Athy Golf Club is recorded in The Irish Times of 31st January 1906. The meeting was presided over by Mr John A. Duncan, J.P. Before 1906, Athy Golf Club shared their golf with the men from Carlow, which was midway between the two towns, founded in 1899. The Golfing Annual, 1906-7, records the first course record by Mr. H. F. Lesmond, the Club Captain that year.

What the club tells us;

  The Irish Times 1906

At the commencement of 1906, a desire was generally expressed for a golf club, and the first circulars in connection with this desire were signed by Mr. John Corcoran, and those interested were Sir Anthony Weldon, Messrs Downey, White and Lesmond. The first meeting took place on January 30th 1906, and the land at Geraldine was chosen as a suitable course. The Irish Times of January 31st 1906 documents the initial meeting of the club. This meeting was presided over by Mr John A. Duncan J.P. Prior to 1906 the Athy golfers had played with the men of Carlow at Gotham(Founded 1899). Larkin, the Bray Club professional laid out holes and Barrett, late of Hermitage marked out the bunkers.

The Golfing Annual 1906/07records the first amateur course record by Mr. H.F. Lesmond in October of 1906. Mr Lesmond was the Captain in 1906/07.

  The Irish Field October 2nd 1909

An article in the Irish Field of October, 2nd 1909 describes a visit to Athy Golf Course by a correspondent.

The Great Southern and Western Railway Company run an admirable service of trains to Athy, which is only a little over an hour from Kingsbridge Station, Dublin. Athy was the capital of County Kildare. The Golf Course is a short mile from the town, and is situated at Geraldine on Mrs ONeills property. The course, therefore, cannot be called inaccessible.

I drove out to the course, which is at once seen to be pleasantly situated amidst picturesque surroundings. In some way it is similar to the Hermitage course, near Dublin, except it possesses only nine holes. Though short, the course is not very much spoilt thereby, as the shortness exists in three holes, all of which are exceptionally good and difficult enough for anyone. It is a course that should turn out good players, as there are testing shots of all kinds. The lies will improve with time, and are none too bad now. The greens, if a little weedy, are quite true and fast, and very well looked after. To my mind it is very creditable that so small a club should be able to keep its rich grass course open all the year round, as the expense must be considerable. Not only is this done but a capital professional in Devereux is employed. There are no very short handicap men in the club, but it is safe to prophesy that my promising players will very soon be lower than they are at present.

Mr C. W. Taylor, who had been the captain of the club for the past two years, has given a great deal of support to the club. The unselfish work of the Hon. Treasurer, Mr. J. P. Whelan, deserves honourable mention, as much of the financial success of the club is due to him. The work of the Hon Secretaries, Messrs P. Downey and Fitzpatrick must not be forgotten, as well all know how much depends on the secretaries of any clubs whether provincial or otherwise.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position

Mrs. M. Crowe

1990

Ladies Captain

Mrs. P. McDermott-Donnelly

1990

Ladies President

Michael Prendergast

1990

Men's Captain

Denis O'Donovan

1990

President

Mrs. F. Rowan

1991

Ladies Captain

Mrs. L. Reeves

1991

Ladies President

E. S. Heffernan

1991

Men's Captain

Denis O'Donovan

1991

President

Mrs. K. Henry

1992

Ladies Captain

Mrs. R. Flood

1992

Ladies President

Dermot Lawler

1992

Men's Captain

Donal Murphy

1992

President

Mrs. E. Wright

1993

Ladies Captain

Mrs. N. Dwyer

1993

Ladies President

Denis O'Donovan

1993

Men's Captain

Donal Murphy

1993

President

Mrs. E. Wynne

1994

Ladies Captain

Mrs. B. Cleary

1994

Ladies President

Joe Crowley

1994

Men's Captain

John King

1994

President

Mrs. K. Hillery

1995

Ladies Captain

Mrs. M. Preisler

1995

Ladies President

Brendan Curley

1995

Men's Captain

John King

1995

President

Mrs. T. Lochrin

1996

Ladies Captain

Mrs. Kay Moriarty

1996

Ladies President

Ted Wynne

1996

Men's Captain

Cyril Osborne

1996

President

Mrs. R. Burrell

1997

Ladies Captain

Mrs. N. Walsh

1997

Ladies President

Kevin Brady

1997

Men's Captain

Cyril Osborne

1997

President

Mrs. U. Conroy

1998

Ladies Captain

Mrs. C. Owens

1998

Ladies President

R. M. Stanley

1998

Men's Captain

Jim S. Kelly

1998

President

Mrs. M. McGilly

1999

Ladies Captain

Mrs. M. Crowe

1999

Ladies President

Martin Mullins

1999

Men's Captain

Jim S. Kelly

1999

President

Joan Murphy

2000

Ladies Captain

Mrs. E. Murphy

2000

Ladies President

Derek Donovan

2000

Men's Captain

Seamus Mageean

2000

President

Mrs. Colette Kelly

2001

Ladies Captain

Mrs. Teresa Hannan

2001

Ladies President

Eamon O'Siochru

2001

Men's Captain

Seamus Mageean

2001

President

Ena Harkin

2002

Ladies Captain

Ms. Kathleen Henry

2002

Ladies President

Brian Watchorn

2002

Men's Captain

Brendan Curley

2002

President

Lorraine Crowley

2003

Ladies Captain

E. Wynne

2003

Ladies President

Paddy Brereton

2003

Men's Captain

Brendan Curley

2003

President

Averil O'Donnell

2004

Ladies Captain

E. Wynne

2004

Ladies President

Gerry Reynolds

2004

Men's Captain

Ted Wynne

2004

President

Joyce Chambers

2005

Ladies Captain

Eithne Wright

2005

Ladies President

Barry Kelly

2005

Men's Captain

Ted Wynne

2005

President

Jacqui Doyle

2006

Ladies Captain

Eithne Wright

2006

Ladies President

Ger Ennis

2006

Men's Captain

Michael Dwyer

2006

President

Frances Mullins

2007

Ladies Captain

Rene Burrell

2007

Ladies President

Pat Fleming

2007

Men's Captain

Michael Dwyer

2007

President

Mary Hurley

2008

Ladies Captain

Rene Burrell

2008

Ladies President

Ned O'Donnell

2008

Men's Captain

Michael Dwyer

2008

President

Ber McStay

2009

Ladies Captain

Una Conroy

2009

Ladies President

Pat Cahill

2009

Men's Captain

Barry Spring

2009

President

Brid Myers

2010

Ladies Captain

Miriam McGilly 

2010

Ladies President

Peter Tompkins

2010

Men's Captain

Barry Spring

2010

President

Paula OFlaherty

2011

Ladies Captain

Miriam McGilly 

2011

Ladies President

Bryan O'Doherty 2011

Men's Captain

Tos Quinn 2011

President

  2012

Ladies Captain

  2012

Ladies President

  2012

Men's Captain

  2012

President

Gabrielle Craig 2013

Ladies Captain

Ena Harkin 2013

Ladies President

Ivor Hegarty 2013

Men's Captain

Con Doyle 2013

President

Liz Griffin 2014 Ladies Captain
Lorraine Crowley 2014 Ladies President
Tom Myers 2014 Men's Captain
Dermot Lawler 2014 President
Aideen Kelly 2015 Ladies Captain
Joyce Chambers
2015 Ladies President
James Browne 2015 Men's Captain
Dermot Lawler 2015 President
Anne Marie Reeves 2016 Ladies Captain
Sandra Meredith
2016 Ladies President
Richard Kelly 2016 Men's Captain
Albert Caffrey
2016 President
Joan McDonald-Hyland 2017 Ladies Captain
Sandra Meredith 2017 Ladies President
Tom O'Callaghan 2017 Men's Captain
Albert Caffrey 2017 President
Grace Kelly 2018 Ladies Captain
Frances Mullins  2018 Ladies President
Freddy Darling 2018 Men's Captain
Richard Kelly  2018 President
Gobnait Walsh  2019 Ladies Captain
Mary Hurley 2019 Ladies President
Tom Whelehan 2019 Men's Captain
Richard Kelly 2019 President
Mary Kelly   2020 Ladies Captain
Brid Myers  2020 Ladies President
Joe Rigney  2020 Men's Captain
Tom Myers  2020 President
Catherine Moore
2021 Ladies Captain
Geraldine Rowan 2021 Ladies President
Jim Kelly 2021 Men's Captain
Tom Myers
2021 President
Ber Kehoe  2022 Ladies Captain
Liz Griffin  2022 Ladies President
James Halpin  2022 Men's Captain
Fred Darling  2022 President
Grace Kelly

2022

Lowest Ladies Handicap

Aideen Kelly 2022
Lowest Ladies Handicap
Diane Stanley
2022
Lowest Ladies Handicap

Richard Kelly (2)

2022

Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Athy

Member

Date

Hole

Club Used

Distance

Cyril McGovern

13 April 2003 

5th

 

146 yd's

Damien Behan

7 August 2004

11th

 

212 yd's

Heather Hegarty
26 July 2006 6th 6-iron 144 yd's

Diane McQuaid

9 July 2007

3rd

 

170 yd's

Fred Booth

30 December 2007

4th

 

146 yd's