Galway Bay Golf Resort golf club Galway

Galway Bay Golf Resort golf course Galway

Galway Bay Golf Resort Golf Course

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 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 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.

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  • Oranmore Lodge Hotel €99.00

    Offer valid from 01 May 2017 to 31 Oct 2017 Detail:

    Stay for 2 Nights Bed and Breakfast plus Dinner on 1 night from €99 per person sharing.
    This offer is based on a minimum of 2 adults per room.
    This offer includes: Full Set Dinner Menu for 2 adults on 1 night of your choice Full Irish Breakfast for 2 adults each morning, Complimentary car parking,Full use of our leisure club
    Add a round of Golf in Galway Bay Golf Resort, Athenry Golf Club or Cregmore Golf Club from €25 per person! Must be booked separately.

Green Fees Mon. to Thurs. GUI/ILGU: €50
Green Fees April to September: €110
Green Fees October to March: €85
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.GUI/ILGU: €60
Green Fees with a Member: €30
Green Fees for Opens Including Lunch: €45
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: €35
Yes
Buggy Hire: €35
Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €990
Full Membership Fee Couples: €1,980
Full Membership Fee Juniors: €140
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Links
No Holes 18
Members 220
Designer Christy O'Connor Jnr.
Founded 1993
Address

Renville,
Oranmore,
Co. Galway

Telephone 091-790711
Email info@galwaybaygolfresort.com
Website Galway Bay Golf Resort golf club website
General Manager: Barry Phelan
Captain: Sean Keenan
Lady Captain: Catriona O’Regan
President: John Costello
Vice-Captains': Donal Devery & Eileen Clasby
Hon. Secretary:  Duncan MacDonald & Jeanette Hynes
Club Pro: Shop
Hon. Treasurer: Declan Shaughnessy & Anne Murray
Comp. Secretary: Ian Folan & Yvonne Sweeney
Galway Bay Golf Resort Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.257023
Long:-8.943520
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 8.00am to 11.30pm
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 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captain's Drive-In Sunday 12 March
  Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Sunday 25 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize (Q)
Sunday 23 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 29 July   Closed 1
President's Prize Sunday 2 September
  Closed 1
Ladies Am-Am Sunday 14 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Friday 19 May   Open
1
Singles Stableford Friday 2 June   Open 1
Blue Tee Challenge Monday 5 June   Open 1
Men's Am-Am Sunday 11 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 30 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 7 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 14 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 21 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 28 July
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 4 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 7 August   Open 1
Barton Shield Connaught Finals
Friday 11 August Sunday 13 August
GUI
3
Barton Shield Connaught Finals Saturday 12 August   GUI 1
Barton Shield Connaught Finals Sunday 13 August   GUI 1
Irish Junior Cup Connaught Finals Friday 11 August Sunday 13 August GUI 3
Irish Junior Cup Connaught Finals Saturday 12 August   GUI 1
Irish Junior Cup Connaught Finals Sunday 13 August   GUI 1
Singles Stableford Friday 25 August    Open 1
Galway Bay Golf Resort Pro-Am Thursday 28 September   IPGA 1
Singles Stableford Monday 30 October   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 73 6,794 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

Card

Hole No. Blue White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 556 535 524 5 10 441 5 13
2 448 392 365 4 6 324 4 1
3 428 402 394 4 12 309 4 7
4 176 166 149 3 18 130 3 17
5 424 418 381 4 2 330 4 5
6 516 476 469 5 14 404 5 9
7 147 140 122 3 16 120 3 15
8 456 418 380 4 4 346 4 11
9 432 400 366 4 8 320 4 3
Out 3,583 3,347 3,150 36   2,724 36  
10 467 395 390 4 9 327 4 6
11 423 404 382 4 3 333 4 2
12 469 431 393 4 1 384 5 14
13 188 174 162 3 11 127 3 16
14 555 521 502 5 13 446 5 8
15 211 183 171 3 17 133 3 18
16 560 538 523 5 15 423 5 12
17 410 383 377 4 7 342 4 4
18 442 418 403 4 5 366 5 10
In 3,725 3,447 3,303 36   2,881 38  
Total 7,308 6,794 6,453 72   5,605 74  
SSS 73 73 70     73    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 68 Eamonn Darcy

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

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

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
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
Nancy Coen 1995 President
Claire McGrady 1996 Ladies Captain
J. K. Wakefield 1996 Men's Captain
Marty Beatty 1996 President
Mary Marren 1997 Ladies Captain
Martin Kearney 1997 Men's Captain
Geoffrey Browne 1997 President
Angela Whelan 1998 Ladies Captain
Noel McGrady 1998 Men's Captain
Joe Young 1998 President
Catherine Cahill 1999 Ladies Captain
John Naughton 1999 Men's Captain
Mary O'Rourke 1999 President
Kay Hayes 2000 Ladies Captain
Michael Guilfoyle 2000 Men's Captain
Des Kavanagh 2000 President
Ann Loughnane 2001 Ladies Captain
Pauraig Moran 2001 Men's Captain
Tom O'Connor 2001 President
Sheila Lawlor 2002 Ladies Captain
Tom Joyce 2002 Men's Captain
Martin Molloy 2002 President
Brenda Morrissey 2003 Ladies Captain
Tom Sands 2003 Men's Captain
Angela Whelan 2003 President
Kay Keating  2004 Ladies Captain
John Costello  2004 Men's Captain
Manus Monaghan  2004 President
Sheila Reilly 2005 Ladies Captain
Des Keating 2005 Men's Captain
Ken Wakefield 2005 President
Helena Winters 2006 Ladies Captain
Dennis Connolly 2006 Men's Captain
Tom Joyce 2006 President
Fiona Caulfield  2007 Ladies Captain
Mark Gantly 2007 Men's Captain
Tom Joyce 2007 President
Mary Kelly 2008 Ladies Captain
John Killeen 2008 Men's Captain
Hilary Power 2008 President
Deirdre Toohey 2009 Ladies Captain
Martin Molloy 2009 Men's Captain
Hilary Power 2009 President
Patricia Melville 2010 Ladies Captain
Denis Maher 2010 Men's Captain
Donal Dooley 2010 President
Nano Gough 2011 Ladies Captain
Pat Winters 2011 Men's Captain
Emily Stanley 2011 President
Bridgie Hanley 2012 Ladies Captain
Mark Kelly 2012 Men's Captain
Tom Moran 2012 President
Marie Kelly 2013 Ladies Captain
Declan Murray 2013 Men's Captain
Donal Flanagan 2013 President
Sharon Rooney 2014 Ladies Captain
Shane Francis 2014 Men's Captain
Denis Maher 2014 President
Carmel Randall 2015 Ladies Captain
Gary Caulfiend 2015 Men's Captain
Bernie O'Grady
2015 President
Jacinta Quinn 2016 Ladies Captain
Andrew Randall 2016 Men's Captain
Joe Burke
2016 President
Catriona O’Regan 2017 Ladies Captain
Sean Keenan 2017 Men's Captain
John Costello
2017 President
Mary Kelly 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Eddie McCormack (-1)
2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
Mark King 2017 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
130 yd’s
Fiona O’Driscoll 2 April 2009 4th 8-iron
130 yd’s
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