Connemara Isles golf club Galway

Connemara Isles golf course Galway

Connemara Isles Golf Course

Connemara Isles Club Crest

This unique Island course, located in the heart of the Connemara Gaeltacht, is joined to the mainland by a causeway at Bealadangan. Designed by Tom Craddock and Pat Ruddy and opened in 1995, it is a 9-hole course with 18 tee boxes, measuring 5,260 yards par-70 with a standard scratch of 67.

Set in the distractingly beautiful location where ocean inlets and rocky outcrops provide natural hazards demanding concentration and steady nerves. The 3rd green, 4th hole and 5th fairway, are on an island of their own, with water everywhere. The beginner will be introduced to what golf is all about on this natural costal golf course.

Connemara Isles boasts the only thatched clubhouse in Ireland, where a very warm welcome is extended to all visitors. For golfers wishing to brush up on their Irish the members are only too willing to converse in the National language.

Societies are welcome and group rates are available.

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Green Fees Midweek: €15

Green Fees Weekends &B.H:

€20
Green Fees with a Member: €12/15
Green Fees for Opens: €15
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Course Type Links
No Holes 9
Members 118
Designer Pat Ruddy & Tom Craddock
Founded 1995
Address

Annaghvane,
Lettermore,
Connemara,
Co. Galway

Telephone +353 (0)91-572498
Email connemaraislesgolfclub@hotmail.com
Website Connemara Isles golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Tony Lynch
Captain: Tomas MacDonnacha
Lady Captain: Angela UiChonghaile
President:
Vice-Captain:  
Hon. Secretary: Seán Seoige & Ann dePaor 
Club Pro.: None
Hon. Treasurer: Micheál Ó Cartúir & Bairbre UiMhaille
Comp. Secretary: Seán Seoige
Connemara Isles Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.293491
Long:-9.661145
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 8.00am to Dusk (Summer)
Mobile phones: Not on course Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: None
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek & Weekends Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Connemara Isles Golf Club Fixtures 2022 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2022 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Lady Captain's Prize Sunday 5 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Sunday 3 July   Closed 1
President's Prize Thursday 4 August   Closed 1
Open Weekend Sunday 1 May   Open 1
Open Weekend Sunday 8 May   Open 1
Open Weekend Sunday 15 May   Open 1
Open Weekend Sunday 22 May
  Open 1
Open Weekend Sunday 29 May
  Open 1
Open Weekend Sunday 12 June   Open 1
Open Weekend Sunday 19 June   Open 1
Open Weekend Sunday 26 June   Open 1
Open Weekend Sunday 3 July   Open 1
Open Weekend Sunday 10 July   Open 1
Open Weekend Sunday 17 July   Open 1
Open Weekend Sunday 24 July
  Open 1
Start of Open Week Monday 25 July
Sunday 1 July
Open 7
Open Week Monday 25 July
  Open 1
Open Week Tuesday 26 July
  Open 1
Open Week Wednesday 27 July
  Open 1
Open Week Thursday 28 July
  Open 1
Open Week Friday 29 July
  Open 1
Open Week Saturday 30 July
  Open 1
Open Week Sunday 31 July
  Open 1
Open Weekend Sunday 7 August   Open 1
Open Weekend Sunday 14 August   Open 1
Open Weekend Sunday 21 August
  Open 1
Open Weekend Sunday 28 August
  Open 1
Open Weekend Sunday 4 September   Open 1
Open Weekend Sunday 11 September   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 70 SSS 67 5,260 yd's
Red Par 68 SSS 67 4,368 yd's

Card

Hole No. White Par Index Red Par Index
1 323 4 11 290 4 9
2 354 4 5 265 4 11
3 159 3 9 134 3 3
4 270 4 17 250 4 13
5 412 5 7 375 5 1
6 165 3 15 143 3 17
7 284 4 13 256 4 7
8 481 5 3 366 4 5
9 186 3 1 105 3 15
Out 2,634 35   2,184 34  
10 346 4 10 290 4 10
11 323 4 6 265 4 12
12 136 3 14 134 3 4
13 320 4 8 250 4 14
14 461 5 2 375 5 2
15 156 3 18 143 3 18
16 290 4 16 256 4 8
17 435 5 12 366 4 6
18 160 3 4 105 3 16
In 2,626 35   2,184 34  
Total 5,260 70   4,368 38  
SSS 67     67    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 69 Peadar O Suilleabhain, 1 under par (9)

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

Connemara Isles Golf Club from Leitir Mór won the All-Ireland Final of the Men’s Fourball Series when they beat Newbridge Golf Club at Athlone Golf Club on Sunday 2th October 2022 by 3-matches to 2-matches.
They were led out by Peader O’Suilleabhain with Padraig Tim O’Conghaile who lost their match against Kieran and Billy O’Neill by 2-holes, they were followed by Gearoid William O’Fatharty with StiofAin MacDonncha who lost their match against Ken Halpin with Michael Seery by 2 and 1, next on the tee was Joe Walsh with Seosamh O’Cualain who had a 2 and 1 win against Ciaran McManus with Steven Sheridan, in the penultimate match Sean O’Cualain with Donal O’Curraoin had a similar result against Thomas Behan with Eoin Caffery and in the bottom match Nollaig O’Tighearnaigh with Peter Mannion clinched the Green Pennant with a 1-hole win against Robbie Brennan with Greg Kehoe.
They met Mahon Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final the previous day and recorded a 3-matches to 2-matches win against the Cork Club.
Peader O’Suilleabhain with Padraig Tim O’Conghaile led them out against Kieran White with Ray Murphy and lost their match by 2 and 1, next up was Gearoid William O’Fatharty with StiofAin MacDonncha who had a 3 and 2 win against Paul A. Sexton with Sean Hosford, they were followed by Joe Walsh with Seosamh O’Cualain who beat Peadar Deegan with David Lane by 4 and 3, in the penultimate match Sean O’Cualain with Donal O’Curraoin lost their match by 3 and 2 against Willie Hegarty with Paul Sexton and in the bottom match Nollaig O’Tighearnaigh with Peter Mannion beat David M. O’Mahony with Tom Hickey by 2 and 1.  

Connemara Isles Golf Club from Leitir Mór were Runners-Up in the All-Ireland Final of the Fred Perry Trophy for men over 55 years when they lost out to defending champions Nenagh Golf Club at Athlone Golf Club on Friday 30th September 2022 by 3½-matches to 1½-matches.
They were led out by Seosamh O’Cualain with Nollaig O’Tighearnaigh who lost their match by the minimum against Billy Burke with Jim Gleeson, next on the tee was Ciaran O’Flaherty with Vince Larkin who lost their match 5 and 4 against Sean Minogue with George Hayes, they were followed by Liam O’Maolaodha with SeAin O’Cualain who halved their match against Paul Maloney with Garry Howard, in the penultimate match Donal Standun with Eamonn O’Brien had a confortable 5 and 4 win against Pat J. Hogan with Dinny Ryan and in the bottom match Michael O’Braonain with Conor O’Malley lost their match by 4 and 3 against Billy Morgan with William Harty.
They were drawn against East Cork Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final the previous day and recorded a 3½-matches to 1½-matches win.
Vince Larkin with Ciaran O’Flaherty led them out and had a 4 and 3 win against Michael Collins with Kevin O’Reilly, They were followed by Liam O’Maolaodha with SeAin O’Cualain who had a very comfortable 7 and 6 win against Jerry McCarthy with Neil Higgins, next on the tee was Conor O’Malley with Padraic O’Conghaile who lost their match against Eddie Cleary with Richard Scanlon by 2 and 1, the penultimate match of StiofAin O’Cualain with Nollaig O’Tighearnaigh was halved against Maurice Conway with J. J. Sheehan when called-in and the bottom match of Donal Standun with Eamonn O’Brien went 4 and 2 to the West Galway pair against Kieran O’Brien with Derek Cahill.         

Connemara Isles won the 2022 Connacht Men's 9-Hole Inter-Club champions.
They defeated Tubbercurry by 5½ matches to 1½ matches on Saturday 27th June 2022 at Ballinrobe Golf Club
Played on neutral grounds, Connemara Isles had too much for their Sligo opponents on the day.
The team was Seán Ó Cualáin, Vince Larkin, Stiofán Ó Cualáin, Peadar M. Ó Flatharta, Peadar Ó Súilleabháin, Joe Walsh, Pól Ó Súilleabháin, Seosamh Ó Cualáin, Stiofán Mac Donnacha, Liam Ó Maolaodha, Gearóid Ó Cualáin, Éamonn O'Brien, Peadar D. D. Ó Flatharta

Husband & Wife Sybel (26) and Martin, (10) booked their place in the final at St. Margaret's of the Spar-Irish Independent Mixed Pairs Championship at Galway Bay in May 2000. They were second in the qualifying with a score of 50pts. in this novel event, where the first six holes are played as a scramble, followed by six as foursomes, and finishing in singles.

History of Connemara Isles

Founded 1995

The thatched seaside clubhouse is the ancestral home of the founders of the Connemara Isles Golf Club John, Tony and Cathal Lynch

Their great grandfather built the house in 1850 when he returned from America as one of the survivors of the ill-fated emigrant Famine ship the Brig St. John. The Brig St. John was wrecked on rocks near Boston Harbour in Cape Cod in October 1849, having only left Galway the previous month with 120 on board.
You will see ruins of pre-famine houses near the sixth green.

The sea around the golf course is famous for it natural oyster and scallop beds. During the summer you can enjoy the traditional boating festivals from Currach racing to Hooker racing. This area offers you a unique opportunity to experience the Conamara culture at its finest.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Conor Ó Maille 1995 Men's Captain
Sean Ó Tuathail 1995 President
Angela Chonghaile 1996 Ladies Captain
Conor Ó Maille 1996 Men's Captain
Sean Ó Tuathail 1996 President
Angela UiChonghaile 1997 Ladies Captain
Billy Reilly 1997 Men's Captain
Seosamh Ó Ceallaigh 1997 President
Mary UiRaghallaigh 1998 Ladies Captain
Martin Breathnach 1998 Men's Captain
Seosamh Ó Ceallaigh 1998 President
Mary UiRaghallaigh 1999 Ladies Captain
Martin Breathnach 1999 Men's Captain
Nioclas Ó Conchablair 1999 President
Katherine NiCheallaigh 2000 Ladies Captain
Padraic Ó Conghaile 2000 Men's Captain
Niolac Conchubhair 2000 President
Katherine NiCheallaigh 2001 Ladies Captain
Sean DeCleir 2001 President
Cait UiChondubhain 2002 Ladies Captain
Sean Ó Maille 2002 Men's Captain
Sean DeCleir 2002 President
Cait UiConchubair 2003 Ladies Captain
Michael Ó Cartyir 2003 Men's Captain
Seosamh MacAnPearsuin 2003 President
Bairbre UiMhaille 2004 Ladies Captain
Martin ÓConghaile 2004 Men's Captain
Seosamh MacAnPearsuin 2004 President
Baribre UiMhaille 2005 Ladies Captain
Pádraic ÓConghaile 2005 Men's Captain
Conchubhair ÓMaille 2005 President
Mary Bhreathnact 2006 Ladies Captain
Micheal ÓCearnaigh 2006 Men's Captain
Conchubhair ÓMaille 2006 President
  2007 Ladies Captain
Saosamh ÓCualain 2007 Men's Captain
Pádraic ÓConghaile 2007 President
Sibeal Bhreathnach 2008 Ladies Captain
Richard Beswick 2008 Men's Captain
Pádraic ÓConghaile 2008 President
Ann dePaor 2009 Ladies Captain
Seamus Ó Loideáin 2009 Men's Captain
Máirtín Breathnach 2009 President
Ann dePaor 2010 Ladies Captain
Seamus ÓLoideáin 2010 Men's Captain
Máirtín Breathnach 2010 President
Ann dePaor 2011 Ladies Captain
Tomás Ó Flatharta 2011 Men's Captain
Richard Beswick 2011 President
Bobbie MacDonnchadha 2012 Ladies Captain
Stiofan ÓCualain 2012 Men's Captain
Richard Beswick 2012 President
Treasa Ui Chartuir 2013 Ladies Captain
Manus ÓConghaile 2013 Men's Captain
Seamus Ó Loideáln
2013 President
Treasa Uí Chartúir 2014 Ladies Captain
Liam ÓMaolaodha 2014 Men's Captain
Seamus Ó Loideáln 2014 President
Treasa Uí Chartúir
2015 Ladies Captain
Peadar ÓFlatharta 2015 Men's Captain
Peadar Ó Treasaigh
2015 President
Sinead Uí Chonghaile
2016 Ladies Captain
Stiofán MacDonnchadha 2016 Men's Captain
Peadar Ó Treasaigh 2016 President
Sinéad Uí Chonghaile 2017 Ladies Captain
Micheál ÓDomhnaill 2017 Men's Captain
Stiofán ÓCualáin 2017 President
  2018 Ladies Captain  
Seán Seoighe 2018 Men's Captain
Stiofán ÓCualáin 2018 President
Aedin NicFhlannacha 2019 Ladies Captain  
Sean Brethnacht 2019 Men's Captain
  2019 President
Angela UiChonghaile 2020 Ladies Captain
Tomas MacDonnacha 2020 Men's Captain
  2020 President
  2021 Ladies Captain
  2021 Men's Captain
  2021 President
  2022 Ladies Captain
  2022 Men's Captain
  2022 President
Angela Ui Conghaile (22) 2022
Lowest Ladies H'cap
Liam ÓRaghallaigh (3) 2022
Lowest Men's H'cap

Holes in One at Connemara Isles

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
P. S. Griofa   6th   165 yd‘s
Cathal Mac Gabhann   12th   158 yd‘s
Coil Ó Finneadha   18th   185 yd‘s
Coil Ó Finneadha 3 June 1996 9th   165 yd‘s
Mairtin Mac An Liomaire 7 June 1999 12th   158 yd‘s
Sean ÓMurchu 8 June 1997 6th   165 yd‘s
Donal O'Curraoin 9 July 2022