Dunmore Demesne golf club Galway

Dunmore Demesne golf course Galway

Dunmore Demesne Golf Course

Dunmore Demesne Club Crest

This Eddie Hackett designed 9-hole course, measuring 5,278 metres and a standard scratch of 68, opened for play in 1998. Set in mature parklands with mature trees and water coming into play, Dunmore Demesne may be a short course, but it is difficult and rewards accuracy. It is the only course I know of with the local GAA pitch in the middle of it, which shows once again the closeness between our national games and golf.

Indeed as an ex-hurler and footballer I, like many others took to golf after my playing days. However I am concerned about where our hurlers of the future are going to come from, as I know many of our top amateur golfers and professional players cut their teeth on the GAA pitch. Maybe Dunmore Demesne have the answer: the young men and girls can play their game of golf and then tog out on the GAA pitch!

Green Fees Midweek: €15
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €15
Green Fees with a Member: €15
Green Fees for Opens: €10
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: No
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Membership Available:  
Full Membership Available: €320
Beginners Membership Available: €200
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 9
Members 205
Designer Eddie Hackett
Founded 1988
Address

Bridge Street,
Dunmore,
Co. Galway

Telephone 093-38709
Email nickywalsh@meda.ie
Website Dunmore Demesne golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Martin Silke
Captain:
Lady Captain:
President: Nicky Walsh
Vice-Captain:  & 
Hon. Secretary: Martin Silke & Joan Comer
Club Pro: None
Hon. Treasurer: Jackie Cheevers & Beatrice Walsh
Comp. Secretary: Philip MacDonnell & Rose Collins
Dunmore Demesne Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.500229
Long:-8.394610
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 10.00am to Dusk
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

Dunmore Demesne Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 20 May Sunday 21 May Closed 2
Lady Captain's Prize Sunday 21 May   Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 3 June Sunday 4 June Closed 2
President's Prize Sunay 4 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladiess Wednesday 14 June   Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladies Saturday 15 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 5 August Sunday 6 August Closed 2
Captain's Prize Sunday 6 August   Closed 1
L. & G. 9-Hole Re-Entry Monday 17 April
  Open 1
L. & G. 9-Hole Re-Entry Monday 1 May   Open 1
4-Person Champagne Scramble Friday 2 June Saturday 3 June Open 2
4-Person Champagne Scramble Saturday 3 June   Open 1
L. & G. 9-Hole Re-Entry Monday 5 June   Open 1
Start of Open Week Saturday 29 July
Sunday 6 August Open 9
Singles Stableford Saturday 30 July
Tuesday 1 August Open 4
Singles Stableford Sunday 30 July
  Open 1
L. & G. 9-Hole Re-Entry Monday 31 July
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 1 August   Open 1
Ladies Day Wednesday 2 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 3 August   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Friday 4 August   Open 1
Ladies Day Saturday 5 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 6 August   Open 1
L. & G. 9-Hole Re-Entry Monday 30 October   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 70 SSS 69 5,850 yd's
Red Par 71 SSS 71 5,323 yd's

Card

Hole No. White Par Index Red Par Index
1 334 4 5
325
4 2
2 329 4 13 270 4 15
3 391 4 1 398
5
8
4 151 3 11 148 3 18
5 500 5 9
439 5 6
6 153 3 15 153 3 14
7 336 4 17 304
4 12
8 371 4 3
335 4 4
9 363 4 7
329
4 10
Out 2,928 35   2,701 36  
10 334 4 12
325
4 3
11 364 4 4
270 4 13
12 362 4 10
339
4 1
13 151 3 14 148 3 15
14 512 5 6
439 5 7
15 133 3 18 133 3 17
16 336 4 16 304
4 11
17 371 4 2
335
4 5
18 359 4 8
329
4 9
In 2,922 35   2,622 35  
Total 5,850 70   5,323
71  
SSS 69     71
   

Members Achievements

History of Dunmore Demesne

Founded 1988

Dunmore Golf Club originated from a very successful Golf Society set up in 1988, when there were only 12 golfers in the Dunmore Parish. Ballyhaunis Golf Club was then their home club and they assisted them in providing playing facilities for the Golf Society, which grew to over 100 members. The origins of golf in Dunmore go back to the 70s when a festival day called "Fahy Day" was run to encourage new golfers to participate in golf. This festival day has grown to 240 members playing in the year 2000 in a scramble format.

The first reference to golf in Dunmore refers to a course in Quarter during the 1920's. The course there was described as a tough test over hilly and sandy ground. Despite the fact that over the years Dunmore produced many fine golfers most of whom were members of Ballyhaunis GC there was no organised golf in Dunmore until the lat 70's. The festival had been running for a number of years when a group of golfers decided to organise a fun day in Ballyhaunis. The year was 1978 and it was sponsored by the late Conor Fahy. The day became a huge success and the prizes were coveted by all. It was not unusual to have close to 250 golfer taking part. The original format was singles, often a fourball played out of one bag but that didn't lessen the fun. Tommy Keenan was in charge of handicap allocation  Eventually a scramble was introduced and this proved equally if not more of a draw. In 1988 Dunmore Golfing Society was formed and this introduced many golfers to organised golf. The Society played throughout Connacht and went on tours to Waterford and Donegal. Eventually the Golf Club evolved from the society.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Jim Flemming 1990 Men's Captain
Des Donelan 1990 President
Peter McGrath 1991 Men's Captain
Robert Power 1991 President
George Brune 1992 Men's Captain
Jackie Cheevers 1992 President
Carmel Howley 1993 Ladies Captain
  1993 Men's Captain
Jim Fleming 1993 President
  1994 Ladies Captain
Brian Munro 1994 Men's Captain
George McGrath 1994 President
Carmel Howley 1998 Ladies Captain
Jim Fleming 1998 Men's Captain
Jackie Cheevers 1998 President
Kathleen Donlon 1999 Ladies Captain
Peter McGrath 1999 Men's Captain
Jackie Cheevers 1999 President
Kathleen Donlon 2000 Ladies Captain
Peter McGrath 2000 Men's Captain
Martin Silke 2000 President
Josie Silk 2001 Ladies Captain
George Bruen 2001 Men's Captain
Tommy Keenan 2001 President
Peig Watchorn 2002 Ladies Captain
John Scarry 2002 Men's Captain
Des Donlon 2002 President
Margaret McHugh 2003 Ladies Captain
Niall Cloonan 2003 Men's Captain
Richard Reddington 2003 President
Cathy Finnegan 2004 Ladies Captain
Padric Donlon 2004 Men's Captain
Frank Burns 2004 President
Anne Rattigan 2005 Ladies Captain
Jackie Cheevers 2005 Men's Captain
Frank Burns 2005 President
Cathy Silke 2006 Ladies Captain
Larry Reddington 2006 Men's Captain
Tom Fahy 2006 President
Beatrice Walsh 2007 Ladies Captain
Pat Comer 2007 Men's Captain
John Scarry 2007 President
Pat Tierney 2008 Ladies Captain
Fergal O'Malley 2008 Men's Captain
Michael Forde 2008 President
Mary Corley 2009 Ladies Captain
Frank Burns 2009 Men's Captain
Peter McGrath 2009 President
Rose Collins 2010 Ladies Captain
Martin Silk 2010 Men's Captain
Peter McGrath 2010 President
Teresa Connolly 2011 Ladies Captain
Martin Walsh 2011 Men's Captain
Pat Comer 2011 President
Josephine Melody 2012 Ladies Captain
Eamon Burke 2012 Men's Captain
Larry Reddington 2012 President
Phylis Reddington 2013 Ladies Captain
Nicholas Walsh 2013 Men's Captain
Niall Cloonan 2013 President
Margaret Gerrard 2014 Ladies Captain
Charles Kelly 2014 Men's Captain
Brian Sweeney 2014 President
Jane Moran 2015 Ladies Captain
Marty Kelly 2015 Men's Captain
  2015 President
Stephanie Reddington
2016 Ladies Captain
Roger Silke
2016 Men's Captain
Nicky Walsh
2016 President
  2017 Ladies Captain
  2017 Men's Captain
  2017 President
Carmel Howley (12) 2017 Lowest Ladies H'cap
N. Walsh (5) 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Dunmore Demesne

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Jim Fleming   6th   125 m
Niall Cloonan   6th   125 m
Ronnie Daniels   4th   136 m
Richie Raddington   4th   136 m
Kathleen Burke 13 July 2000 18th   120 m
Robert Power 4 March 2001 6th   125 m
Christina Lambert 12 September 2002 18th   120 m
Niall Cloonan 27 July 2003 13th   136 m
Eithne Earle 3 August 2006 16th   91 m