Galway Bay Golf Resort golf club Galway
Galway Bay Golf Resort Golf Course
The Renville, Peninsula on which Galway Bay Golf Club is laid out, is one of the most historic sites in the West of Ireland. Set on approx. 300 acres, this P.G.A. championship 18-hole golf course, host of the PGA West of Ireland Open 1999, at which Padraig Harrington got the required points to play in his first Ryder Cup match. The course has been, designed by Christy O’Connor Jnr. to highlight and preserve the Atlantic sites, which lie on the course.
Set majestically right on the Atlantic Ocean with mature trees, water hazards and gently rolling landscape, the course has professionally shaped fairways and highly acclaimed putting surfaces, a true and fair test of golf. Truly a Championship Test measuring 7,308 yards of the back tees. Each golf hole has a different feature, to mention just two, the 12th Index 1 400 metres par-4 into the prevailing wind requiring careful negotiating for your approach shot to the green. The short 7th par-3 over a lake to a two-tier green with the prevailing wind from right-to-left is part of the mystique of Galway Bay Golf and Country Club.
Set in magical distinguished surroundings which is both satisfying and challenging at all times.
Much of the pleasure of Galway Bay Golf Club is derived from the special atmosphere that exists in the Pavilion Complex, Galway Bay Hotel and Renville Village are situated adjacent to the golf course. The Clubhouse comprises extensive fully licensed restaurant and bar facilities.
Societies are welcome and group rates are available.
Galway Bay was voted the No. 63-ranked golf coursein Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2020 (Up-6);
Galway Bay was voted the No. 69-ranked golf coursein Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2019 (Down-11);
Galway Bay was voted the No. 58-ranked golf coursein Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2018 (Up-5);
Galway Bay was voted the No. 63-ranked golf coursein Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Up-6);
Galway Bay was voted the No. 69-ranked golf coursein Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Up-10);
Galway Bay was voted the No. 79-ranked golf coursein Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Up-5);
Galway Bay was voted the No. 84-ranked golf coursein Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Up-3);
Galway Bay was voted the No. 87-ranked golf coursein Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Up-9);
Galway Bay was voted the No. 96-ranked golf coursein Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;
Galway Bay was voted the No. 89-ranked golf coursein Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;
Galway Bay was voted the No. 28 Links/Shoreline Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2010, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;
Galway Bay was voted the No. 28 Links/Shoreline Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2009, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland.
Golf Deals » Galway Bay Golf Resort
Stay & Play @ Oranmore Lodge Hotel €183.00Offer valid from 01 Jul 2021 to 30 Nov 2022 Detail:
Leisure Breakaway - Golf or Spa Treatment
Included: Overnight Accommodation: Full Irish Breakfast the following morning: €30 Credit towards a round of Golf at the Galway Bay Golf Club or Athenry Golf Club (per adult) Or €30 credit towards a Spa Treatment onsite (per adult)
|Green Fees Monday - Thurs & Sunday G.I.M. High Seson:||€60|
|Green Fees Monday - Thurs & Sunday Non G.I.M. High Seson:||€135|
|Green Fees G.I.M. Friday & Saturday High Season:||€70|
|Green Fees Non G.I.M. Friday & Saturday High Season:||€65|
|Green Fees with a Member:||€30|
|Green Fees for Opens:||€60|
|Club Hire: €50
|Buggy Hire: €50 (new buggies with GPS and touch screens)||Yes|
|Full Membership Available:||Yes|
|Full Membership Fee:||€1,350|
|Full Membership Fee Juniors (Waiting List):||€200|
|Designer||Christy O'Connor Jnr.|
|Website||Galway Bay Golf Resort golf club website|
|General Manager:||Barry Phelan
|Sales & Marekting Manager:||Dave Wensley|
|Lady Captain:||Aileen Sheehan|
|Hon. Secretary:||Fergus Myles & Sheila Reilly|
|Club Pro:||Dara Ford (087) 684 8169|
|Hon. Treasurer:||Trevor Horan & Mary Ryan|
|Comp. Secretary:||Martin Callagy & Jeanette Hynes|
General Facts & Information
|Course opening hours: Daylight hours||Clubhouse opening hours: 12.00am to 8.00pm Monday - Fiday 10.00am to 8.00pm Saturday - Sunday
|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:7 Days in advance|
Galway Bay Golf Resort Golf Club Fixtures 2022 provisional*
|Open & Major Fixtures 2022 (to be Confirmed)|
|Lady Captain's Prize||Sunday 19 June||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize (Q)
||Sunday 17 July||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize||Saturday 23 July||Closed||1|
|President's Prize||Sunday 3 September
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 23 May||Open||1|
|Galway Bay Am-Am||Sunday 22 May||Open||1|
|Blue Tee Challenge||Monday 30 May
|Men's Am-Am||Sunday 5 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 6 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 13 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 20 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 27 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 4 July||Open||1|
|Galway Bay Pro-Am||Tuesday 5 July||IPGA||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 11 July||Open||1|
|Galway Hospice Golf Classic
||Wednesday 13 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 18 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 25 July||Open||1|
|Inter. Scratch Cup
||Monday 1 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 8 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 15 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 22 August
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 29 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 5 September
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 12 September||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 19 September||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 26 September||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 3 October||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 10 October||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 17 October||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 24 October||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 31 October||Open||1|
Card of the Course
|White||Par 72 SSS 73 6,797 yd's|
|Yellow||Par 72 SSS 70 6,453 yd's|
|Red||Par 74 SSS 73 5,605 m|
|Blue||Par 72 SSS 73 7,308 yd's|
Men's Course Record: 68 Eamonn Darcy
Ladies Course Record:
The Ladies of Galway Bay Golf Club were runners-up in the All-Ireland Junior Cup at Limerick Golf Club on Sunday 19th September 2021 when they lost to the Ladies from Newlands Golf Club by 4-matches to 1-match.
They were led out by Emma Morrow who lost her match against Margaret O’Connell by 1-hole, she was followed by Fiona O’Driscoll who lost her match against Ann Hughes by 5 and 3, next up was Katie Coleman who halved her match against Fiona Ryan, in the penultimate match Helen O’Flaherty went down to Louise Murphy by 3 and 2, and the bottom match of Mandy Cosgrave against Pauline Curtis was halved when called-in.
Having accounted for Tipperary Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches on the Friday Galway Bay Golf Club met the Ladies from Tullamore Golf Club on Saturday 18th September 2021 and won their match by 3-matches to 2-matches.
First on the tee was Emma Morrow who lost her match by 1-hole against Amy Spain, next on the tee was Fiona O’Driscoll who beat Emily O’Donohue by 1-hole, she was followed by Katie Coleman who had a 3 and 2 win against Richelle O’Neill, in the penultimate match Helen Flaherty lost her match by 1-hole against Eilish O’Connell and the bottom match Mandy Cosgrave had a 1-hole win over Clair Hinch and with it a place in the All-Ireland decider.
The Ladies of Galway Bay Golf Club qualified for the All-Ireland Quarter-Finals of the Intermediate Cup at Knightsbrook Golf Club on Thursday 15th September 2022 where they were drawn against the Ladies from Ardee Golf Club and won their match by 3-matches to 2-matches.
Lorna Shaughnessy led them out and lost her match by 2-holes against Susan Corcoran, she was followed by Sharron Rooney who had a similar result against Susan Boyle, next on the tee was Fiona Graham who put the first point on the board with a 5 and 4 win against Linda Shannon, in the penultimate match Aoife Killeen had a 3 and 2 win against Alison Lawson, in the bottom and deciding match Eileen Clasby clinched their place in the Semi-Final with a 2 and 1 win against Alison Gough.
They met the Ladies from East Cork Golf Club the following day in the All-Ireland Semi-Final and lost out by 3-matches to 2-matches against the Midleton Club.
Lorna Shaughnessy led them out again and won her match by 3 and 2 against Claire Corcoran, next on the tee was Fiona Graham who had a 1-hole win against Kate Daly, she was followed by Sharon Rooney who lost her match against Mary Walsh by 3 and 3, in the penultimate math Aoife Killeen went down by 3 and 1 against Claire O’Brien and the bottom match of Eileen Clasby went 7 and 6 to Orla Evans.
The Ladies of Galway Bay Golf Club qualified for the All-Ireland deciders of the Junior Cup at Limerick Golf Club on Friday 17th September 2021 by winning their Connacht Finals and were drawn against Tipperary Golf Club in the All-Ireland Quarter Finals, they won their match by 3-matche to 2-matches.
First on the tee was Emma Morrow who lost her match by 3 and 2 against Yvonne Daly, she was followed by Katie Colman who had a 3 and 2 win against Annetta Boland, next up was Helen O’Flaherty who had a 2 and 1 win against Kathleen Morrissey, in the penultimate match Mandy Cosgrave also had a 2 and 1 win against Orla O’Donoghue and in the bottom match Fiona Caulfield lost her match by 6 and 5 against Mary Whelan.
The Ladies of Galway Bay Golf Club won the Connacht Final of the Irish Junior Cup when they beat Loughrea Golf Club by 4-matches to 1-match at Roscommon Golf Club on Sunday 2nd September 2018.
They were led out by Mandy Cosgrave (9) who beat Sharon Mooney(11) by 3 and 2, she was followed by Helen O'Flaherty(11) who recorded a 2-hole win over Chris Greally(12), next on the tee was Katie Coleman (14) who beat Marie Hannon Healy (13) by 2 and 1, the penultimate match of Fiona Caulfield (15) against Olive Costello (13) and bottom match of Margaret Harkin(15) with Sheila Stratford (14) were both declared as halves when called-in.
They made the long journey to Knightsbrook Hotel & Golf Resort to participate in the All-Ireland Deciders where they met Munster Champions East Cork in the All-Ireland Quarter Final and were led out again by Mandy Cosgrave who lost out to Deirdre O’Mahony by 5 and 3, next on the tee was Helen O’Flaherty who had a bad day against Mairead Ni Mhurchu when losing out by 6 and 4 she was followed by Katie Coleman who halved her match against Deirdre Ryan, the penultimate match of Fiona Caulfield was a resounding 8 and 6 win for Tara McCarthy and the bottom match of Margaret Harkin was recorded as a halve against Sel O’Leary.
The Ladies of Galway Bay Golf Club won the Connacht Final of the Intermediate Cup of the ILGU Interclub Championship at Donegal Golf Club on Saturday 21st August 2010, when they beat Ballinasloe Golf Club by 4 matches to 1 match.
They made the long journey to Donabate Golf Club to compete in the All-Ireland deciders when they were drawn against Moate Golf Club in the quarter-final. First on the tee was Helen O'Flaherty (17)who won her match 5 and 4 against Pearse Corbett (16), she was followed by Orla Shields (18) who had a convincing 6 and 4 win over Sinead Healy (19), next up was Aoife Killeen (19) who had a similar result against Veronica McCormack (20), the next two matches of Deirdre Toohey (19) against Mary Egan (21) and Sheila Reilly (19) against Eileen White (22) were called-in.
They met Kilcoole Golf Club in the All-Ireland semi-final the following morning and were led again by Helen O'Flaherty (17) who lost her match to Loretto McDermott (17) by 3 and 1, she was followed by Orla Shields (18) who lost out to Angela Maher (18) by 4 and 3, next up was Aoife Killeen (19) who had a comfortable 4 and 2 win over Joan Donnelly (19), the penultimate match of Sheila Reilly (19) against Pauline Doyle (20) was halved, the bottom match Deirdre Toohey (19) also went to the Wicklow club when Karen Hordfall (20) recorded a 5 and 4 win and their passage to the All-Ireland Final.
The Ladies of Galway Bay Golf Club won Connaught Final of the AA Insurance Intermediate Cup and made their way to Royal Tara Golf Club in 2009 to compete in the National deciders, where they beat Mid-Leinster Champions Enniscorthy Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final and won their match by 3½-matches to 1½-matches. First on the tee was Fiona O'Driscoll (16) who had a convincing 8 and 6 win over Annette Cullen (16), she was followed by Helen O'Flaherty (19) who lost to Stellah Sinnott (17) by 5 and 4, next up was Orla Shields (20) who won her match by 3 and 2 over Josephine O'Connor (17), the penultimate match of Aoife Killeen (20) was halved against Michelle Brown (17), in the bottom match Fiona Caulfield (20) beat Marie Dunphy (22) by 2 and 1.
They met Ulster Champions Edenmore Golf Club in the All-Ireland Final when they lost out by 3 matches to 2 matches, they were led again by Fiona O'Driscoll (16) who won her match against Colleen Hanna (18) by 2 and 1, she was followed by Helen O'Flaherty (19) who lost by 4 and 3 to Zoe Allen (18), next up was Orla Shields (20) who had a comfortable 4 and 2 win over Cherry Logan (19), the penultimate match of Aoife Killeen (20) against Stephanie Watson (21) went 2 and 1 to the Northern club, it was all down to the bottom match of Fiona Caulfield (20) against Louise Gaw (21) which could not have been any closer when Louise lost out on the 18th-hole.
The Ladies of Galway Bay Golf Club were runners-up in the All-Ireland Challenge Cup at Athlone Golf Club on the 30th September 2007 they beat Gracehill Golf Club by 4 matches to 1 match in the Semi-Final and met The K Club in the All-Ireland decider.
First up was Helen Fitzgerald who lost her match against Sarah Newman by 2 and 1, she was followed by Nano Gough who won her match against Marianne Fitzgerald by 4 and 2. Next up was Clare Noonan who beat Terry Somers by 2 and 1. The penultimate match saw Jacinta Quinn lose to Phyllis Kelly by 3 and 2, in the bottom match Marie Kelly lost to Margaret Canavan by 3 and 2 and the title headed for Straffan.
The Ladies of Galway Bay Golf Club won the All-Ireland Minor Cup at Headfort Golf Club in October 2006. They beat Southern Eastern Champions Courtown Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final by 4 matches to 1 match. They met Southern Champions East Cork Golf Club in the final.
First on the tee was Aoife Killeen who beat Breda O’Farrell by 2 and 1 to put the vital point on the board. She was followed by Fiona Caulfield who beat Jane Guilfoyle by 2-holes. Next up was Fiona O’Driscoll who beat Fiona Morrison by 4 and 3. The final two matches were halved between Patricia Melville against Phil Sheehan and Eilish Molloy against Gretta Connor.
Lady Captain Sheila Lawlor, Captain Tom Joyce and Honorary Secretary Des Keating, qualified for the National Finals of the Mercedes-Benz Irish Independent Executive Golf Classic at The K Club on August 12th 2002.
Galway Bay Golf & Country Club trio, Lady Captain Ann Loughnane, Captain Padraig Moran and Vice-Captain Tom Joyce, used their Local knowledge when playing in the regional qualifiers of the Mercedes Benz-Irish Independent Executive Golf Trophy Tournament on their home course in May 2001. Ann playing off 21, Padraig off 13 and Tom off 13 returned a score of 81 points which saw them comfortably into 2nd place. They went on to compete in the National Finals at the K Club on the 13th of August.
Kay O'Brien and Des Keating teamed up together in the first regional qualifiers of the Spar-Irish Independent National Mixed Pairs Challenge at their home club in late May 2001. Kate playing off 28 and Des off 5 posted a score of 53 points. This put them into 3rd place on a count-back. It was then on to Adare Golf & Country Club for the Final in August.
Prior to 2001:
Galway Bay Golf & Country Club won the All-IrelandPierce Purcell Shield at Royal Portrush in 1999. The team was John Donoghue, Stuart Elwood, Brendan Collins, Pete Melville, James Giles, Vinny Byrne, Padraig Moran, Tom Corcoran, Ken Beatty, Liam McCallion, Gareth Caufield, Roger Derham, Matt Molloy, Roy Ramberg, Tom Joyce, Billy Keady and they were captained by Michael Forde.
They also won the Connaught Club Youths' in 1997, The Connaught Junior Cup and Kenny Cup in 1996.
Their Ladies won the Western District Connaught Cup in 1996, when the team was Aileen Sheehan, Kay Naughton and Anne Loughnane.
They won the Western District Lina Black Trophy in 1996, when the team was Kay Naughton, Norrie Kearney, Mary Corcoran, Mary Kelly, Ann Loughnane, Aileen Sheehy, Nuala Connolly and Mary Kavanagh. They were captained by Emily Stanley.
M. King played Connaught Youths in 1998.
The first four captains of Galway Bay Golf and Country Club were all left-handers.
Members who played representative golf for their Province;
M. King represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial in 1998 playing 3-times won 0-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 0-points;
History of Galway Bay Golf Resort
With close to forty years playing professionally on tour, the two time Senior British Open Champion has had the opportunity of competing on some of the greatest golf courses in the world. Working closely with his team, Christy aimed to create something seamlessly with nature whilst bearing in mind the playing skills of golfers of all levels. What sets Christy apart from other signature designers is his level of enthusiasm and dedication to each project.
A winning blend of natural beauty and golfing adventure, the championship golf courses at Galway Bay Golf Resort is regarded among the very best golf courses in Ireland.
When designing the course, former Ryder Cup and World Cup golfer Christy O’Connor Jnr. superbly blended the stunning backdrop of Galway Bay and the rugged curves of the Atlantic coastline with mature trees, water hazards, concealed bunkers and highly acclaimed putting surfaces.
With variable wind speed and directions this Championship golf course plays differently each day posing a considerable challenge to even the lowest handicap golfers, yet it is a true and fair test of golf. As you decide on club selection the magnificent panorama of Galway Bay and its beauty is unveiled before you, with the hills of Clare to the South, while to the West sits the majestic city of Galway – city of the tribes – surrounding the rugged and unpredictable Atlantic Ocean.
Roll of Honour
|Nancy Coen||1993||Ladies Captain|
|T. J. Callanan||1993||Men's Captain|
|C O'Connor Snr.||1993||President|
|Bernie O'Grady||1994||Ladies Captain|
|P. J. Kennedy||1994||President|
|Emily Stanley||1995||Ladies Captain|
|R. G. Greene||1995||Men's Captain|
|Claire McGrady||1996||Ladies Captain|
|J. K. Wakefield||1996||Men's Captain|
|Mary Marren||1997||Ladies Captain|
|Martin Kearney||1997||Men's Captain|
|Angela Whelan||1998||Ladies Captain|
|Noel McGrady||1998||Men's Captain|
|Catherine Cahill||1999||Ladies Captain|
|John Naughton||1999||Men's Captain|
|Kay Hayes||2000||Ladies Captain|
|Michael Guilfoyle||2000||Men's Captain|
|Ann Loughnane||2001||Ladies Captain|
|Pauraig Moran||2001||Men's Captain|
|Sheila Lawlor||2002||Ladies Captain|
|Tom Joyce||2002||Men's Captain|
|Brenda Morrissey||2003||Ladies Captain|
|Tom Sands||2003||Men's Captain|
|Kay Keating||2004||Ladies Captain|
|John Costello||2004||Men's Captain|
|Sheila Reilly||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Des Keating||2005||Men's Captain|
|Helena Winters||2006||Ladies Captain|
|Dennis Connolly||2006||Men's Captain|
|Fiona Caulfield||2007||Ladies Captain|
|Mark Gantly||2007||Men's Captain|
|Mary Kelly||2008||Ladies Captain|
|John Killeen||2008||Men's Captain|
|Deirdre Toohey||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Martin Molloy||2009||Men's Captain|
|Patricia Melville||2010||Ladies Captain|
|Denis Maher||2010||Men's Captain|
|Nano Gough||2011||Ladies Captain|
|Pat Winters||2011||Men's Captain|
|Bridgie Hanley||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Mark Kelly||2012||Men's Captain|
|Marie Kelly||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Declan Murray||2013||Men's Captain|
|Sharon Rooney||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Shane Francis||2014||Men's Captain|
|Carmel Randall||2015||Ladies Captain|
|Gary Caulfiend||2015||Men's Captain|
|Jacinta Quinn||2016||Ladies Captain|
|Andrew Randall||2016||Men's Captain|
|Catriona O’Regan||2017||Ladies Captain|
|Sean Keenan||2017||Men's Captain|
|Eileen Clasby||2018||Ladies Captain|
|Donal Devery||2018||Men's Captain|
|Noirin Gohery||2019||Ladies Captain|
|Declan Shaughnesssy||2019||Men's Captain|
|Mandy Cosgrave||2020||Ladies Captain|
|Duncan MacDonald||2020||Men's Captain|
|Aileen Sheehan||2021||Ladies Captain|
|Martin Callagy||2021||Men's Captain|
|Katie Coleman||2022||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
|Luke Cunningham||2022||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Adam Challoner||2022||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Andrew Hickey||2022||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Jeremiah Shahan||2022||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Paraic McGrath||2022||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Eddie McCormack (-2.3)
||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Jack Tuohy (0.5)
||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Michael Joseph Kennelly (-0.2)
||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Michael Shiel (0.6)||2022
||Lowest Men's Handicap|
||Lowest Men's Handicap|
Holes in One at Galway Bay Golf Resort
|Member||Date||Hole No.||Club Used||Distance|
|Pauline Bree||19 August 2007||4th||7-iron
|Fiona O’Driscoll||2 April 2009||4th||8-iron
|Denis Maher||26 April 2009||7th||145 yd’s|
|Bernie O'Grady||24 April 2013||13th||Driver||121 yd's|
|Mary Kelly||8 August 2013||8th||8-iron||108 yd's|
|Orla Shields||22 September 2013||7th||7-iron||120 yd's|