Connemara Isles golf club Galway
Connemara Isles Golf Course
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.
|Green Fees Midweek:||€15|
Green Fees Weekends &B.H:
|Green Fees with a Member:||€12/15|
|Green Fees for Opens:||€15|
|Designer||Pat Ruddy & Tom Craddock|
|Telephone||+353 (0)83 174 8157|
|Website||Connemara Isles golf club website|
|Lady Captain:||Angela UiChonghaile
|Hon. Secretary:||Seán Seoige & Ann dePaor|
|Hon. Treasurer:||Micheál Ó Cartúir & Bairbre UiMhaille|
|Comp. Secretary:||Seán Seoige|
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 2023 provisional*
|Open & Major Fixtures 2023 (to be Confirmed)|
|Lady Captain's Prize||Sunday 4 June||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize||Sunday 2 July||Closed||1|
|President's Prize||Thursday 3 August||Closed||1|
|Open Weekend||Sunday 31 April
|Open Weekend||Sunday 7 May||Open||1|
|Open Weekend||Sunday 14 May||Open||1|
|Open Weekend||Sunday 21 May
|Open Weekend||Sunday 28 May
|Open Weekend||Sunday 11 June||Open||1|
|Open Weekend||Sunday 18 June||Open||1|
|Open Weekend||Sunday 25 June||Open||1|
|Open Weekend||Sunday 2 July||Open||1|
|Open Weekend||Sunday 9 July||Open||1|
|Open Weekend||Sunday 16 July||Open||1|
|Open Weekend||Sunday 23 July
|Start of Open Week||Monday 24 July
||Sunday 30 July
|Open Week||Monday 24 July
|Open Week||Tuesday 25 July
|Open Week||Wednesday 26 July
|Open Week||Thursday 27 July
|Open Week||Friday 28 July
|Open Week||Saturday 29 July
|Open Week||Sunday 30 July
|Open Weekend||Sunday 6 August||Open||1|
|Open Weekend||Sunday 13 August||Open||1|
|Open Weekend||Sunday 20 August
|Open Weekend||Sunday 27 August
|Open Weekend||Sunday 3 September||Open||1|
|Open Weekend||Sunday 10 September||Open||1|
Card of the Course
|White||Par 70 SSS 67 5,260 yd's|
|Red||Par 68 SSS 67 4,368 yd's|
Men's Course Record: 69 Peadar O Suilleabhain, 1 under par (9)
Ladies Course Record:
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
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
|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|
|Katherine NiCheallaigh||2001||Ladies Captain|
|Cait UiChondubhain||2002||Ladies Captain|
|Sean Ó Maille||2002||Men's Captain|
|Cait UiConchubair||2003||Ladies Captain|
|Michael Ó Cartyir||2003||Men's Captain|
|Bairbre UiMhaille||2004||Ladies Captain|
|Martin ÓConghaile||2004||Men's Captain|
|Baribre UiMhaille||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Pádraic ÓConghaile||2005||Men's Captain|
|Mary Bhreathnact||2006||Ladies Captain|
|Micheal ÓCearnaigh||2006||Men's Captain|
|Saosamh ÓCualain||2007||Men's Captain|
|Sibeal Bhreathnach||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Richard Beswick||2008||Men's Captain|
|Ann dePaor||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Seamus Ó Loideáin||2009||Men's Captain|
|Ann dePaor||2010||Ladies Captain|
|Seamus ÓLoideáin||2010||Men's Captain|
|Ann dePaor||2011||Ladies Captain|
|Tomás Ó Flatharta||2011||Men's Captain|
|Bobbie MacDonnchadha||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Stiofan ÓCualain||2012||Men's Captain|
|Treasa Ui Chartuir||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Manus ÓConghaile||2013||Men's Captain|
|Seamus Ó Loideáln
|Treasa Uí Chartúir||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Liam ÓMaolaodha||2014||Men's Captain|
|Seamus Ó Loideáln||2014||President|
|Treasa Uí Chartúir
|Peadar ÓFlatharta||2015||Men's Captain|
|Peadar Ó Treasaigh
|Sinead Uí Chonghaile
|Stiofán MacDonnchadha||2016||Men's Captain|
|Peadar Ó Treasaigh||2016||President|
|Sinéad Uí Chonghaile||2017||Ladies Captain|
|Micheál ÓDomhnaill||2017||Men's Captain|
|Seán Seoighe||2018||Men's Captain|
|Aedin NicFhlannacha||2019||Ladies Captain|
|Sean Brethnacht||2019||Men's Captain|
|Angela UiChonghaile||2020||Ladies Captain|
|Tomas MacDonnacha||2020||Men's Captain|
|Angela Ui Conghaile (22)||2023
||Lowest Ladies H'cap|
|Liam ÓRaghallaigh (3)||2023
||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|