Berehaven golf club Cork

Berehaven golf course Cork

Berehaven Golf Course

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Berehaven golf course is a beautiful scenic seaside links 9-hole course on the shores of Bantry Bay. Water is a feature on this course both visually and in play. The Atlantic Ocean comes into play on three of the holes particularly on the 160 m Par 3 9th, which requires a tee shot over water. A stream transfers the course form a lake guarding the 4th green and Millcove all the way up the right hand side of the 7th awaiting the dreaded slice.

Berehaven Golf Club opened its new clubhouse in 1994. Services include Bar, and Restaurant and other leisure facilities include Crazy Golf, tennis, sauna and a camper site.

Green Fees Midweek Low Season 9-hole: €15
Green Fees Weekends Low Season 18-hole: €20
Green Fees Midweek High Season 9-hole: €20
Green Fees Weekends High Season 18-hole €30
Green Fees with a Member: €5 Disc.
Green Fees for Opens: N/A
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: No
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €350
Full Family Membership Fee:  €580
Full Distance Membership Fee: €235
Full Country Membership Fee: €180
Full Student Membership Fee: €190
Full Junior Membership Fee: €120
Full Beginners Membership Fee: €175
Entrance Fee: None


Green Fees Midweek Low Season 9-hole:
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 9
Members 134
Designer Nature
Founded 1907

Castletown Bere,
Beara Peninsula,

Telephone 027-70700
Website Berehaven golf club website
Chair of Manager: Michael Crowley
Captain: John O'Neill
Lady Captain: Helen O'Murchu
President: Declan O'Shea
Chairperson: Tom Comerford


Hon. Secretary: Caoimhe Donegan
Club Pro: None
Hon Treasurer :  Sean Donegan
Comp. Secretary: David O'Sullivan-Green & Mary D. Harrington.
Berehaven Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
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General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 11.00am to 5.00pm Summer
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual
Catering: Full catering, facilities from June Days to Avoid: None
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek & Weekends Pre-booking for open Tournaments: 14 Days in advance

Berehaven Golf Club Fixtures 2023 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2023 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday 1 January
  Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Sunday 2 July
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 15 July Sunday 16 July Closed 2
Captain's Prize Sunday 16 July   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
President's Prize Friday 11 August Sunday 13 August Closed 3
President's Prize Saturday 12 August   Closed 1
President's Prize Sunday 13 August   Closed 1
9-Hole Mixed Seniors 50+ Thursday 23 March
  Open 1
L. & G. Mixed Team Event Saturday 25 March   Open 1
L. & G. Mixed Rumble Sunday 26 March
  Open 1
9-Hole Mixed Seniors 50+ Thursday 30 March
  Open 1
9-Hole Mixed Seniors 50+ Thursday 6 April   Open 1
9-Hole Mixed Seniors 50+ Thursday 13 April   Open 1
9-Hole Mixed Seniors 50+ Thursday 20 April
  Open 1
9-Hole Mixed Seniors 50+ Thursday 27 April
  Open 1
9-Hole Mixed Seniors 50+ Thursday 4 May   Open 1
Michael O'Hehir Classic
Saturday 6 May
Sunday 7 May Open 2
Michael O'Hehir Classic Sunday 7 May
  Open 1
9-Hole Mixed Seniors 50+ Thursday 11 May   Open 1
9-Hole Mixed Seniors 50+ Thursday 18 May   Open 1
9-Hole Mixed Seniors 50+ Thursday 25 May
  Open 1
9-Hole Mixed Seniors 50+ Thursday 1 June   Open 1
9-Hole Mixed Seniors 50+ Thursday 8 June   Open 1
9-Hole Mixed Seniors 50+ Thursday 15 June   Open 1
Berehaven Junior Open Tuesday 27 June   Open 1
Mixed Rumble Friday 30 June Saturday 1 July Open 2
Mixed Rumble Saturday 1 July   Open 1
9-Hole Mixed Seniors 50+ Thursday 6 July   Open 1
9-Hole Mixed Seniors 50+ Thursday 13 July   Open 1
9-Hole Mixed Seniors 50+ Thursday 20 July   Open 1
Seniors Monday 24 July   Open 1
9-Hole Mixed Seniors 50+ Wednesday 2 August   Open 1
L. & G. 3-Ball Mixed Rumble Thursday 3 August   Open 1
Start of Open Week Friday 4 August
Thursday 10 August Open 6
Micheal O’Hehir Classic Friday 4 August
Monday 7 August Open 4
Micheal O’Hehir Classic Saturday 5 August

Open 1
Micheal O’Hehir Classic Sunday 6 August
  Open 1
Micheal O’Hehir Classic Monday 7 August
  Open 1
L. & G. 9-Hole Stableford Tuesday 8 August   Open 1
9-Hole Mixed Seniors 50+ Thursday 10 August   Open 1
9-Hole Mixed Seniors 50+ Thursday 17 August   Open 1
9-Hole Mixed Seniors 50+ Thursday 24 August   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup Saturday 26 August
Sunday 27 August Open 2
Junior Scratch Cup Sunday 27 Augustr

Open 1
Inter Scratch Cup Saturday 26 August
Sunday 27 August Open 2
Inter Scratch Cup Sunday 27 August
  Open 1
Minor Scratch Cup (18 to 28) Saturday 26 August
Sunday 27 August Open 2
Minor Scratch Cup (18 to 28) Sunday 27 August   Open 1
9-Hole Mixed Seniors 50+ Thursday 31 August
  Open 1
9-Hole Mixed Seniors 50+ Thursday 7 September   Open 1
9-Hole Mixed Seniors 50+ Thursday 14 September   Open 1

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Card of the Course

Yellow Par 68 SSS 67 5,102 m
Red Par 70 SSS 70 4,332 m
Green Par 68 SSS 65 4,793 m


Hole No. Yellow Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 310 286 4 4
228 4 9
2 442 431 5 16 398 5 3
3 351 336 4 7
4 1
4 385 380 4 2
377 5 7
5 291 274 4 17 214 4 15
6 146 141 3 9
125 3 13
7 384 325 4 1 314 5
8 149 126 3 11
93 3 11
9 166 134 3 10 127 3 17
Out 2,624 2,433 34   2,166 36  
10 270 263 4 12 228 4 10
11 360 357 4 5
398 5 4
12 351 341 4 8
4 2
13 410 403 5 18 377 5 6
14 291 278 4 15 214 4 16
15 146 131 3 13 125 3 14
16 329 314 4 3
314 5
17 135 117 3 14 93 3 12
18 186 156 3 6
127 3 18
In 2,478 2,360 34   2,166 36  
Total 5,102 4,793 68   4,332 70  
SSS 67 65     70    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 65 Lorcan Harrigan (6.8) 06/08/2008

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

Berehaven Golf Club were Runners-Up in the Final of the West Munster Irish Mixed Foursomes on Saturday 22th July 2023 at Kenmare Golf Club when they lost out to Shannon Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matchs.

The Ladies of Berehaven Golf Club qualified for the All-Ireland Semi-Final of the Women's Fourball Series at Athlone Golf Club on Saturday 1st October 2022 and lost out to Edmondstown Golf Club by 3½-matches to 1½-matches against the South County Dublin Club.
They were led out by Zoe Murphy with Bernie Sullivan who won their match by 2 and 1 against Mairead Dawson with Caroline Roopnarinesingh, they were followed by Edel Decies with Claire McCarthy who lost their match by 2 and 1 against Fiona Abom with Shirley O’Donoghue, next on the tee was Carol P. Murphy with Aoife McCarthy who lost their match by 5 and 3 against Gilly Campbell with Bernie Beirne, in the penultimate match Tracy and Angela O’Sullivan went down by 6 and 4 against Gillian Ryan with Anne Hiney and in the bottom match Lorraine Downey with Rosarie Hanley halved their match against f Grace O’Neill with Winnie Neary.        

Well would you believe it, Berehaven Golf Club a little club in West Cork won the All-Ireland Jimmy Bruen Shield at Donegal Golf Club on 10th June 2021 when they beat Leinster Champions Baltinglass Golf Club by 3½-matches to 1½-matches.

In the top match Seamus Spencer with Brendan O’Driscoll beat J Bowes with Brian Lord by 5 and 3, they were followed by Declan Dunne with Luke O’Sullivan beat Fergal Doogue with Nathan Geraghty by 4 and 2. Next on the tee were Chris Downey with David Kelly who had a very convincing 6 and 5 win over Derek Byrne with Eoghan Cooney and with it their first green pennant, in the penultimate match Liam Hanley with G Power lost out to Neil Patterson with Stephen Mann by 6 and 4, the bottom match of Lorcan Harrington with Dean Hegarty halved against Robert McHugh with Niall Doogue. They were managed by Joe O'Neill   

They won the Munster Final at Killarney’s Mahonys Point when they beat Tramore Golf Club by 4-matches to 1-match in the Semi-Final and Shannon Golf Club in the afternoon’s final by 3-matches to 2-matches.

In the top match Declan Dunne with Luke O’Sullivan lost out to P. J. Moroney with James Corry by 2-holes, they were followed by David Kelly with Chris Downey who had a 3 and 2 win against Kevin Stanford with David Jones, next on the tee were Brendan O’Driscoll with Seamus Spencer who had a comfortable 4 and 3 win against Christopher Willets with Paul O’Connor, in the penultimate match Craig Murphy withLiam Hanley lost their match against Keith Buckley with Adrian Carew by 2 and 1, the bottom match is now the decider and Lorcan Harrington with Dean Hegarty did not disappoint when they beat Joe Finlay with Pat McHugh by 3 and 2 and with that their first regional pennant.  

They won the West Cork Junior Shield in 2002, when the team was, John O'Donoghue, Donal F. O'Sullivan, John Nolan, Colin Gleeson, Darren Harrington, Colm Breen, John Crowley, Adrian Murphy, Liam Hanley, Lorcan Harrington, John Crowley and Pearse Lyne.

Prior to 2001:

Berehaven Golf Club won the Munster County Clubs Cup in 1997, when the team was Oliver Creedon, Arthur Hanley, John Crowley, Donnagh Lyons, Brendan O'Driscoll, Paul Harrington, Kevin Sheehan, Colin Gleeson, Pearse Lyne, Darren Harrington and Michael Crowley.

They won the West Cork Senior Shield in 1997, with P. Lyne, A. Hanley, O'Creedon, M. Crowley, B. O'Driscoll, P. Harrington, C. Breen, R. Holland, D. Lyons, G. Crowley, C. Gleeson, D. Harrington and J. Crowley. They won it the previous year, when the team was, R. Holland, O. Creedon, C. Gleeson, P. Harrington, A. Hanley, D. Wiseman, B. O'Driscoll, J. Crowley, M. Crowley, C. Breen, D. Lyons and D. Harrington.

The Ladies of Berehaven Golf Club won the West Cork Shield in 1997, when the team was Maureen Creedon, Anne Power, Anne Marie Hanley, Rosarie Hanley, Kay Breen, Catherine Crowley, Mary Harrington, Jane McCarthy, Anna Harrington, Teresa Spencer, Maggie Gleeson and Carol Murphy. They won it the previous year with, Kay Breen, Anne Marie Hanley, Claire Collins, Anna Harrington, Catherine Crowley, Evelyne Lyne, Carole Murphy, Rosarie Hanley, Maureen Creedon, Teresa Spencer, Mary Harrington and Jane McCarthy.

John Crowley (8) won the Spring Cup at the Belfry, in June 2000.

Angela O'Sullivan (32) the Lady Captain's Prize-winner in 2000, she made some progress with her game at the time. Angela played off 45 only two years befor.

History of Berehaven

The club has a fascinating history. The Royal Berehaven Golf Club, as it was originally known, was laid out by the British Admiralty in the late 1890s. It was completed in 1902 and subsequently used by the officers of the Royal Navy´s Atlantic Fleet when stationed in Berehaven up to and during the First World War.

Admiral Beatty and General Montgomery were both reputed to have played here. It remained in the hands of the British until the handover of the port and military barracks on Bere Island in 1938 to the Department of Defence. The course was subsequently sold and was in various hands before gradually falling into disuse and eventually becoming overgrown with furze and bracken.

In the late 1960s there was a renewal of interest in the site and in its potential as a golf club. Members of this new club cut the furze, cleared the drains, mowed the fairways and rebuilt the greens. The club entered the Junior West Cork Shield in 1969 and to the amazement of other well established Cork clubs, succeeded in winning the trophy. They won it again in 1971. Interest in golf in Castletownbere was renewed.

However, the momentum briefly came to a halt when the property fell into the hands of developers who attempted to build a holiday complex on the site. After much wrangling with the Council and the developer the property was offered to the club. An enterprising committee obtained a grant of £100,000 from the Chevron/Whiddy Disaster fund. The rest of the purchase price, £15,000, was raised locally in one week by donations from well wishers and interested members of the community. As of today, the site remains the property of the members.

The First Ladies Golf Club was formed in 1986 and from the beginning the ladies had equal membership and representation on all committees within the club. The first president of the renewed club was a Mrs Harrington. From the beginning the ladies took part in the ILGU leagues and in the West Cork Shield which they won in 1996 and 1997.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Margaret Gleeson 1990 Ladies Captain
Colin Gleeson 1990 Men's Captain
Rosarie Hanley 1990 President
Jane McCarthy 1991 Ladies Captain
Benny Hanley 1991 Men's Captain
Art Hanley 1991 President
Evelyn Lyne 1992 Ladies Captain
Pearse Lyne 1992 Men's Captain
Ben Hilbert 1992 President
Anna Harrington 1993 Ladies Captain
Kevin Sheehan 1993 Men's Captain
Andries Arnoldus 1993 President
Mary Harrington 1994 Ladies Captain
J. J. McLoughlin 1994 Men's Captain
Michael Fitzgerald 1994 President
Teresa Spencer 1995 Ladies Captain
Liam Hanley 1995 Men's Captain
John O'Donoghue 1995 President
Clare Collins 1996 Ladies Captain
Sean Houlihan 1996 Men's Captain
Anna Harrington 1996 President
Ann Power 1997 Ladies Captain
Declan Wiseman 1997 Men's Captain
Bobby Lotty 1997 President
Catherine Crowley 1998 Ladies Captain
Donal F. O'Sullivan 1998 Men's Captain
Barry Harrington 1998 President
Carol L. Murphy 1999 Ladies Captain
Michael Crowley 1999 Men's Captain
Barry Harrington 1999 President
Carol P. Murphy 2000 Ladies Captain
Brendan O'Driscoll 2000 Men's Captain
John Nolan 2000 President
Christina O'Sullivan 2001 Ladies Captain
John Crowley 2001 Men's Captain
Donal F. O'Sullivan 2001 President
Margo Twomey 2002 Ladies Captain
Joe Hanley 2002 Men's Captain
Ann Power 2002 President
Angela O'Sullivan 2003 Ladies Captain
David Kelly 2003 Men's Captain
Barnie Twomey 2003 President
Helen Healy 2004 Ladies Captain
Mick O'Neill 2004 Men's Captain
J. J. McLaughlin 2004 President
Una Kingston 2005 Ladies Captain
John Nolan 2005 Men's Captain
Colin Gleeson 2005 President
Liz Reagan 2006 Ladies Captain
Danny Hurley 2006 Men's Captain
Colin Gleeson 2006 President
Mary F. O'Sullivan 2007 Ladies Captain
John Hanley 2007 Men's Captain
Danny Crowley 2007 President
Mary Harrington 2008 Ladies Captain
Margo Twomey 2008 Ladies President
Aiden McGurn 2008 Men's Captain
Danny Crowley 2008 President
Tracy O'Sullivan 2009 Ladies Captain
Donnacha Lyons 2009 Men's Captain
Danny Hurley 2009 President
Roseanne Lehane 2010 Ladies Captain
Kevin Nolan  2010 Men's Captain
Declan Wiseman 2010 President
Mary Harrington 2011 Ladies Captain
Bernie Twomey 2011 Men's Captain
John Hanley 2011 President
Rosarie Hanley 2012 Ladies Captain
John Dwyer 2012 Men's Captain
Kevin Sheehan 2012 President
Olivia O'Shiel 2013 Ladies Captain
Gary Sullivan 2013 Men's Captain
John O'Shea
2013 President
Anna Harrington 2014 Ladies Captain
Aidan Dunbar 2014 Men's Captain
Angela O'SUllivan 2014 President
Mary F. O'Sullivan 2015 Ladies Captain
Kevin O'Shiel 2015 Men's Captain
John O'Dwyer 2015 President
Christina O'Sullivan
2016 Ladies Captain
Christopher Downey 2016 Men's Captain
Aidan McGurn 2016 President
Carol P. Murphy 2017 Ladies Captain
Gavin Power 2017 Men's Captain
Tommy Coughlan 2017 President
Jane McCarthy 2018 Ladies Captain
Michael Cahill 2018 Men's Captain
Kevin O'Neill 2018 President
Gerardine Owens 2019 Ladies Captain
Seamus Spencer 2019 Men's Captain
Brendan O'Driscoll 2019 President
Gerardine Owens 2020 Ladies Captain
Keith Hegarty 2020 Men's Captain
Kay Breen 2020 President
Mary Bartels 2021 Ladies Captain
David Hurley 2021 Men's Captain
Austin Manning 2021 President
Norma O'Neill-Collins 2022 Ladies Captain
Sean Donegan
2022 Men's Captain
David Kelly 2022 President
Helen O'Murchu 2023 Ladies Captain
John O'Neill 2023 Men's Captain
Declan O'Shea 2023 President
Margo Twomey  2023 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Brendan O'Driscoll  2023 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Berehaven

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Art Hanley 2 June 2002  8th   168 m
Margaret Twomey 10 September 2002 6th   136 m