Moyvalley golf club Kildare

Moyvalley golf course Kildare

Moyvalley Golf Course

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TWIN OAKS CHAMPIONSHIP COURSE AT MOYVALLEY HOTEL & GOLF RESORT

The luxury Moyvalley Hotel & Golf Resort is set amidst 550 acres of historic Kildare countryside and is one of Ireland’s leading luxurious resorts perfect for a dream wedding destination, leisure break, golf, meetings, corporate events and self-catering holiday.
The “Twin Oaks Championship Course” at Moyvalley Hotel & Golf Resort, forms the centrepiece for what is one of the most impressive venues for golf in Ireland. Occupying two hundred hectares of countryside in the heart of North Kildare, the course caters to both the amateur and the professional player. Designed to fairly challenge all levels of golfers from beginners to seasonal professionals, the course is flushed out with large greens, lakes and bunkers; the par 72 course requires a studied, accurate approach.
The course layout takes on the features of a traditional Irish links golf course with tall fescue grass, quick and true greens with heavy contouring, run offs and firm surfaces. The course presents golfers of all levels a super golfing challenge through clever design, a range of tees and the always important elements of risk and reward associated with championship golf.
The modern and luxuriously appointed Twin Oaks Championship clubhouse boasts extensive locker room facilities together with a spacious bar and restaurant offering panoramic views of the course and estate. The Twin Oaks Championship clubhouse has a fully stocked Pro Shop with all the latest equipment and apparel also compliment this great facility.
The Twin Oaks Championship course boasts some of the best practice facilities in Ireland including…a driving range with both outdoor and covered driving bays, a short game academy which includes 2 large chipping greens, 3 large bunkers and 1 large practice putting green, all of which are built to a USGA specification.

Moyvalley Golf Club was voted the No. 95-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2020 (Up-3);

Moyvalley Golf Club was voted the No. 98-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2019 (Same);

Moyvalley Golf Club was voted the No. 98-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2018 (Down-3);

Moyvalley Golf Club was voted the No. 95-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Up-3);

Moyvalley Golf Club was voted the No. 98-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (New);

Moyvalley Golf Club was voted the No. 97-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

  • Golf Deals » Moyvalley

  • Stay & Play @ Moyvalley Hotel & Golf Resort €149.00

    Offer valid from 19 Feb 2021 to 19 Nov 2022 Detail:

    Stay, Play & Dine Packages
    Enjoy relaxing walks on the stunning 550 acre Balyna Estate
    Cycling Routes (Maps of hotel trails & bicycle rental available at reception)
    18 Hole Twin Oaks Championship Golf Course Picnic Baskets (to book please call hotel in advance)



Green Fees Early Birde: €27/35
Green Fees: €40/55
Green Fees with a Member: N/A
Green Fees for Opens: €25 /35
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: €30
Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership until March 2023: €1,455
Full Intermediate 2 Membership until March 2023: €1,030
Full Intermediate 1 Membership until March 2023: €795
Full Senior Membership until March 2023: €1,045
Full 5-Day Membership until March 2023: €855
Full Beginner Membership until March 2023: €690
Full Student Membership until March 2023: €435
Full Junior Membership until March 2023: €200
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 100
Designer Darren Clarke
Founded 2006
Address

Balyna Estate,
Moyvalley,
Co. Kildare

Telephone +353 (0)46-9548080
Email golfoperations@moyvalley.com
Website Moyvalley golf club website
Golf Operations Manager: Alan Kelly
Captain: Eamon Moran
Lady Captain:
President: Ger Kelly
Vice-Captains':  &
Hon. Secretary: Padraig Ó'Dubhshlaine & Marianne Shortt
Club Pro: Alan Kelly
Hon. Treasurer:  Rob Sheehan & Patricia Nolan
Comp. Secretary: Darragh Kenna & Eithne McManus
Moyvalley Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.411961
Long:-6.919799
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 8.30am to 12.00pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Saturdays am
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Moyvalley Golf Club Fixtures 2022 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2022 (to be Confirmed)
       
Event. Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday
  Closed 1
Vice-Captain's Prize Saturday
Sunday
Closed 2
Vice-Captain's Prize Sunday
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize (Q)
Saturday 16 July
Sunday 17 July
Closed 2
Captain's Prize (Q) Sunday 17 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize
Saturday 23 July   Closed 1
President's Prize day
Sunday 25 September
  Closed 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+
Thursday 7 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 8 April Sunday 10 April Open 3
Singles Stableford Saturday 9 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 10 April   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 14 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 15 April Sunday 17 April Open 3
Singles Stableford Saturday 16 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 17 April   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 21 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 22 April Sunday 24 April Open 3
Singles Stableford Saturday 23 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 24 April   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 28 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 29 April Sunday 1 May Open 3
Singles Stableford Saturday 30 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 1 May
  Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 5 May
Sunday 8 May Open 3
Singles Stableford Friday 6 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 7 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 8 May   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 12 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 13 May Sunday 15 May Open 3
Singles Stableford Saturday 14 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 15 May   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 19 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 20 May Sunday 22 May Open 3
Singles Stableford Saturday 21 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 22 May   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 26 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 27 May Sunday 29 May Open 3
Singles Stableford Saturday 28 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 29 May   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 2 June
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 3 June   Open 1
Start of Open Week Monday 6 June Sunday 12 June Open 7
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 6 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 7 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 8 June   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Thursday 9 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 10 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 11 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 12 June   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+
Thursday 16 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 17 June Sunday 19 June Open 3
Singles Stableford Saturday 18 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 19 June   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+
Thursday 23 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 24 June
Sunday 26 June
Open 3
Singles Stableford Saturday 25 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 26 June   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+
Thursday 30 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 1 July Sunday 3 July
Open 3
Singles Stableford Saturday 2 July
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 3 July
  Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+
Thursday 7 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 8 July Sunday 10 July
Open 3
Singles Stableford Saturday 9 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 10 July   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+
Thursday 14 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 15 July Sunday 17 July
Open 3
Singles Stableford Saturday 16 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 17 July   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+
Thursday 21 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 22 July Sunday 24 July
Open 3
Singles Stableford Saturday 23 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 24 July   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+
Thursday 28 July
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 29 July
  Open 1
Moyvalley Challenge Saturday 30 July
Monday 1 August Open 3
Moyvalley Challenge Sunday 31 July
  Open 1
Moyvalley Challenge Monday 1 August   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+
Thursday 4 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 5 August Sunday 7 August
Open 3
Singles Stableford Saturday 6 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 7 August
  Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+
Thursday 11 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 12 August Sunday 14 August
Open 3
Singles Stableford Saturday 13 August   Open 1
Senior Scratch Cup Sunday 14 August   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup Sunday 14 August   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Sunday 14 August   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+
Thursday 18 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 19 August Sunday 21 August
Open 3
Singles Stableford Saturday 20 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 21 August   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+
Thursday 25 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 26 August
Sunday 28 August
Open 3
Singles Stableford Saturday 27 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 28 August   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+
Thursday 1 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 2 September Sunday 4 September
Open 3
Singles Stableford Saturday 3 September
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 4 September
  Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+
Thursday 8 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 9 September Sunday 11 September
Open 3
Singles Stableford Saturday 10 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 11 September   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+
Thursday 15 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 16 September Sunday 18 September
Open 3
Singles Stableford Saturday 17 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 18 September   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+
Thursday 22 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 23 September
Sunday 25 September
Open 3
Singles Stableford Saturday 24 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 25 September   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+
Thursday 29 September
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 30 September
Sunday 2 October
Open 3
Singles Stableford Saturday 1 October
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 2 October
  Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+
Thursday 6 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 7 October Sunday 9 October
Open 3
Singles Stableford Saturday 8 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 9 October   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+
Thursday 13 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 14 October Sunday 16 October
Open 3
Singles Stableford Saturday 15 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 16 October   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+
Thursday 20 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 21 October Sunday 23 October
Open 3
Singles Stableford Saturday 22 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 23 October   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+
Thursday 27 October   Open 1
Holloween Challeng Saturday 29 October Monday 31 October Open 3
Holloween Challenge Sunday 30 October
Open 1
Holloween Challenge Monday 31 October   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+
Thursday 3 November   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 4 November Sunday 4 November Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 5 November   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 4 November
  Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+
Thursday 10 November   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 11 November Sunday 13 November Open 3
Singles Stableford Saturday 12 November   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 13 November   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+
Thursday 17 November   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 18 November Sunday 20 November Open 3
Singles Stableford Saturday 19 November   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 20 November   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+
Thursday 24 November   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 25 November Sunday 27 November Open 3
Singles Stableford Saturday 26 November
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 27 November   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+
Thursday 1 December   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 2 December
Sunday 5 December Open 3
Singles Stableford Saturday 3 December   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 5 December
  Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+
Thursday 8 December   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 9 December Sunday 11 December Open 3
Singles Stableford Saturday 10 December   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 11 December   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+
Thursday 15 December   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 16 December Sunday 18 December
Open 3
Singles Stableford Saturday 17 December
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 18 December   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 72 6,704 yd's
Yellow Par 72 SSS 70 6,180 yd's
Red Par 72 SSS 74 5,658 yd's
Blue Par 72 SSS 75 7,3709 yd's

Card

Hole No. Blue White
Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 385 342
321 4 10 289
4 10
2 229 187
183
3 16 158
3 16
3 442 398
365
4 4 348
4 4
4 424 377
354
4 8 289
3 8
5 170 153 140
3 18 127
5 18
6 575 534
504
5 6 480
4 6
7 474 444
410
4 2 401
5 2
8 546 516
484
5 14 444
4 14
9 428 364
333
4 12
313
4 12
Out 3,657
3,360
3,094
36   2,849
36  
10 368 345
324
4 15 302
4 15
11 434 405
376
4 7 350
4 7
12 480 441
414
4 5
379
4 5
13 621 535
508
5 9
457
5 9
14 210 176
160
3 13 131
3 13
15 323 301
260
4 17 237
4 17
16 476 407
385
4 3
360
4 3
17 199 168
154
3 11 127
3 11
18 602 567
505
5 1
466
5 1
In 3,713
3,344
3,086
36   2,809
36  
Total 7,370 6,704 6,180 72   5,658 72  
SSS 75 72 70     74    

342

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record:

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

History of Moyvalley

Founded 2006, affiliated 2007

Moyvalley Golf Club was founded in 2007 and then affiliated to the Golfing Union of Ireland in 2008.

With this great news to the small membership, they celebrated with the planting
of a tree on the 10th holes. Followed by the first Captain Mr. Robert Emmet teeing off at the 10th to signal the start of the golfing season at Moyvalley.

The tradition of teeing off at the 10th has continued, with both Lady Captain and Mr Captain being intimidated into showing their nerve and prowess in hitting the fairway.

The tree still stands to the side of the 10th and as it grows so does the membership of Moyvalley.

In 2010 the “Financial Crisis” landed at the door step of Moyvalley Golf Club with the receivership of both the Hotel and Golf Course. Negotiations between the committee with the receiver permitted access to both the course and clubhouse continued until December 2013. At this time both the course and the clubhouse were closed to facilitate the sale process on a vacant possession basis.

With the kindness of neighbouring club Rathcore GC and permission from the Golfing Union of Ireland, Moyvalley Golf Club continued its affiliation whilst being hosted at Rathcore GC, Co.Meath.

In 2014 the Hotel and Golf Resort was sold to its current owners, and the Club returned to its home in May 2014.

Since then, with the club on a greater and more secure footing , and with a commitment from the new owners to invest and improve the course and the facilities Moyvalley golf Club have gone from strength to strength and look forward to enjoying the next decade and more. 

BALYNA ESTATE

The course, clubhouse and hotel all lie in the grounds of the Balyna Estate, the backdrop to the course being Balyna House a magnificent 19th century Italianate mansion. This was not the first house on the estate as it replaced the original house which was badly burned in a fire in 1878.

The estate was granted to Charles O’More in 1567 by Queen Elizabeth. How this came about is quite a story.

Caech MacDonnell O More was Chief of Leix from 1542 to 1545. In 1555 his brother, Patrick O More, supported by the O ‘Connors of Offaly (the neighbouring county) invaded Leix. His brother Rory Óg, who opposed him, was killed. In England this invasion was regarded as Rory Óg's rebellion and, as a result, his land was forfeited and colonised by the English, and its name was changed from Leix to Queen's County. In 1567, twelve years too late, it was established that it was Patrick and his allies who had been the "rebels", while Rory Óg had been the defender. In the meantime the O ‘More territory had been parcelled out among English adventurers and it was deemed politically inadvisable to uproot them, hence the granting of the estate to Charles.

Balyna became the home of the O’ More chieftains and their descendants for the next 400 years. In October 1641 Rory O ‘More (1592 -1655), a nephew of Rory Óg, plotted with Conor Maguire, Baron of Enniskillen, and others to seize Dublin Castle. They were betrayed by Owen O ‘Connelly. Rory, who had been suspicious of the traitor, escaped, but the others were executed. Rory hid in the thick woods then surrounding Balyna. When surprised by his pursuers he is said to have plunged his stick into the ground before fleeing. This stick took root and grew into a conifer. There was a family legend that when the tree died the family would leave Balyna. In 1957 the tree died and, shortly afterwards, Balyna passed from the More O’ Ferrall family.

The Golf Club have two trophies named after the O’Mores and Balyna, both being a major event in the club calendar.

 

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
  2008 Ladies Captain
  2008 Men's Captain
  2008 President
  2009 Ladies Captain
  2009 Men's Captain
  2009 President
  2010 Ladies Captain
Ken Boyne 2010 Men's Captain
Alex Jackson 2010 President
Dobroah Coralan 2011 Ladies Captain
John Kennedy 2011 Men's Captain
Dermot Cox 2011 President
Pam Kelly 2012 Ladies Captain
Michael Doherty 2012 Men's Captain
Dermot Cox 2012 President
Bernie Kelly 2013 Ladies Captain
Frank Shortt 2013 Men's Captain
John Kennedy
2013 President
Marianne Shortt 2014 Ladies Captain
Suneel Seetal 2014 Men's Captain
John Kennedy 2014 President
Ann McStravick 2015 Ladies Captain
Ger Kelly 2015 Men's Captain
Michael Doherty
2015 President
Ann Langan 2016 Ladies Captain
Steven Curle 2016 Men's Captain
Michael Doherty 2016 President
Roseann Traynor 2017 Ladies Captain
Bernard Doran 2017 Men's Captain
Frank Shortt 2017 President
Laura Lowry 2018 Ladies Captain
Jim McNally 2018 Men's Captain
Frank Shortt 2018 President
Eithne McManus 2019 Ladies Captain
Damon Shortt 2019 Men's Captain
  2019 President
  2020 Ladies Captain
  2020 Men's Captain
  2020 President
  2021 Ladies Captain
  2021 Men's Captain
  2021 President
  2022 Ladies Captain
  2022 Men's Captain
  2022 President
  2022
Lowest Ladies H'cap
  2022 Lowest Men's H'cap

Holes in One at Moyvalley

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Peter Lyons 1 July 2021 5th Delgany G. C.
153 yd's
Dylan Connolly 16 October 2021 5th 8-iron 153 yd's