Loughrea golf club Galway

Loughrea golf course Galway

Loughrea Golf Course

Loughrea Club Crest

Designed by the late Eddie Hackett on of Irelands most renowned course architects, Loughrea measures 5,825 metres, with a par-71 and a standard scratch of 70 from the white tees. Loughrea has wide fairways with good greens, the rough tends to be lush and your second shot requires a high degree of accuracy. Set in rolling parkland one mile west of the town on the Bullaun Road and only 17 miles from Galway City.

It has a fine new clubhouse with magnificent panoramic views of the course and surrounding countryside. Full catering is provided and the visitor can relax in the bar after a memorable round of golf, where a warm welcome is assured to individuals and societies.

Societies are welcome and group rates are available.

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Green Fees Midweek: €20
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €25
Green Fees with a Member: €15
Green Fees for Opens: €15
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: No
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes:  No
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €505
Full Beginners Membership Fee: €350
Full Distance Membership Fee: €200
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 730
Designer Eddie Hackett
Founded 1924
Address

Graigue,
Loughrea,
Co. Galway

Telephone 091-841049
Email loughreagolfclub@eircom.net
Website Loughrea golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Danny Hynes
Captain: Frank Murray
Lady Captain: Marion Murphy
President: Terry Doyle
Vice Captains': Niall McGahon &  
Hon. Secretary: Declan Keary, Tom Walsh & Rose Mannion
Club Pro.: None
Hon. Treasurer: Adrian Callanan, Declan Joyce & Rita Fallon
Comp. Secretary: Neil McGhee & Uinsinn Finn
Loughrea Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.213154
Long:-8.555474
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: All day
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Sunday & Bank Holidays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Loughrea Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday 5 March
  Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Sunday 25 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize (Q)
Saturday 8 July
Sunday 9 July Closed 2
Captain's Prize (Q)
Sunday 9 July
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 15 July   Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 19 August Sunday 20 August Closed 2
President's Prize Sunday 20 August   Closed 1
 Singles Stableford Friday 17 March Sunday 19 March
Open 4
Singles Stableford Saturday 18 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 19 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 14 April
Sunday 16 April Open 3
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 15 April
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 16 April
  Open 1
Loughrea Am-Am Monday 24 April Friday 28 April
Open 5
Loughrea Am-Am Tuesday 25 April   Open 1
Loughrea Am-Am Wednesday 26 April   Open 1
Loughrea Am-Am Thursday 27 April   Open 1
Loughrea Am-Am Friday 28 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 29 April Monday 1 May
Open 3
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 30 April
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 1 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 10 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 17 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 24 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 26 May Sunday 28 May
Open 3
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 27 May

Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 28 May
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 2 June Monday 5 June
Open 4
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 3 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 4 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 5 June   Open 1
Start of Open Week
Thursday 27 July Sunday 6 August Open 10
Fourball Betterball
Thursday 27 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 28 July
 
Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 29 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 30 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 31 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 2 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 3 August   Open 1
Singles Strokes Friday 4 August Sunday 6 August Open 3
Singles Strokes Saturday 5 August   Open 1
Singles Strokes Sunday 6 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 9 August   Open 1
Senior Scratch Cup
Friday 1 September Sunday 3 September
Open 3
Senior Scratch Cup Saturday 2 September   Open 1
Senior Scratch Cup Sunday 3 September   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup Friday 1 September Sunday 3 September Open 3
Junior Scratch Cup Saturday 2 September   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup Sunday 3 September   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Friday 1 September Sunday 3 September Open 3
Inter. Scratch Cup Saturday 2 September   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Sunday 3 September     1
Minor Scratch Cup Friday 1 September Sunday 3 September Open 3
Minor Scratch Cup Saturday 2 September   Open 1
Minor Scratch Cup Sunday 3 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 26 October Monday 30 October
Open
 5
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 27 October
Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 28 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 29 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Fourball Monday 30 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 22 December   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 23 December   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 26 December   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 27 December Saturday 30 December
Open 4
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 28 December   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 29 December   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 30 December   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
Red Par 72 SSS 72 4,968 m
Green Par 71 SSS 69 5,638 m
Blue Par 71 SSS 70 5,825 m

Card

Hole No. Blue Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 334 330 4 15 291 4 7
2 342 320 4 9 315 4 5
3 390 381 4 3 332 4 3
4 185 178 3 7 157 3 11
5 386 383 4 1 321 4 1
6 352 340 4 5 319 5 15
7 320 314 4 11 243 4 13
8 133 120 3 17 108 3 17
9 302 285 4 13 280 4 9
Out 2,744 2,651 34   2,366 35  
10 506 489 5 6 401 5 4
11 160 153 3 14 148 3 14
12 498 493 5 10 427 5 6
13 305 291 4 8 237 4 10
14 350 337 4 4 309 4 8
13 345 342 4 2 307 4 2
16 419 415 5 18 370 5 18
17 158 135 3 16 125 3 16
18 340 332 4 12 278 4 12
In 3,081 2,987 37   2,602 37  
Total 5,825 5,638 71   4,968 72  
SSS 70 69     72    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 64 John Counihan (4) 06/04/2000

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

The Ladies of Loughrea Golf Club won the Connacht Final of the ILGU Intermediate Team at Co. Sligo Golf Club in 2015 and went on to lose out to Leinster Champions Malahide by the narrowest of scores in the All-Ireland Final when the last match was decided by sudden death play-off.
The team on the day was Sharon Mooney, Martha O Neill, Ronnie Norris, Anne Kelly and Geraldine Keely they were managed by Frances Blake.

Loughrea Golf Club won the Connaught Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield in 2009 and was drawn against Ulster Champions Letterkenny Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final at Tullamore Golf Club in September.

They were lead by Brendan Dunne with Paul Hynes who lost out to Brian O'Donnell with Tony McMonagle by 3 and 2. They were followed by John Greally with Gerry Fahy who beat Pat McMonagle with Kieran Sweeney with the minimum 1-hole victory.

Next on the tee was Noel Maher with Lee McGahon who last to John Russell with Kieran Walsh by 3 and 2. The penultimate match of Uinsinn Finn with Cathal Murray saw the Galway pair have a very convincing 6 and 5 win over Ed Margey with Brendan Roache. So it was all down to the bottom match to decide who would progress to the All-Ireland Final, Tony Slevin with John Creavan gave it their best shot against Kenny King with Shane Sweeney but the Donegal pair prevailed with a 3 and 2 win to proceed to the final and eventual green-pennant winners, their first and only the 4th in the history of Donegal Clubs.

Loughrea Golf Club did the double in the Connaught Cups and Shields when they beat Tubbercurry Golf Club by 3 matches to 2 matches in the Pierce Purcell Shield at Enniscrone Golf Club on 12th August 2006.

It was back to Enniscrone Golf Club for the National Finals, where they where drawn against Ulster Champions Tandragee Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Thursday 14thSeptember.

First up was Gerry Lynch with Aidan Donohue against Philip Mehaffey with Sean McReynolds who clinched their match on the 19th -hole. They were followed Ronan Killeen with Derek Keane who beat Don Johnston with Terry Davies by 2 and 1. Next up were Johnny Greally with Paul Keane who halved their match against Harry Hall with Keith Steenson. With all to play for Kevin Greally with John Flynn clinched Loughrea’s place in the National Final when they halved their match with John Hanna and Barry Steenson. Matt Kavanagh with John Dervan put the icing-on-the-cake with a convincing 7 and 5 win over Billy Wilson with Jim Padlow.

They were drawn against Munster Champions Charleville Golf Club on the Friday, who had gone down to the wire against Leinster Champions Woodlands the previous day.

First on the tee were John Flynn with Kevin Greally who lost out to John Carroll with Dermot Whelan by 2 and 1. They were followed by Gerry Lynch with Aidan Donohue against John O’Keeffe with Pat O’Shaughnessy who recorded a 3 and 2 victory for the Munster men. Next up were Ronan Killeen with Derek Keane who had a comfortable 5 and 4 win over Paddy Kelly with Francis Finn. The penultimate match saw Johnny Greally with Paul Keane lose out to Seamus Lyons with Pat Nagle by 1-hole. The final match of John Dervan with Matt Kavanagh against Tom Barrett with Steven Moloney say Loughrea win by the 1-hole margin.

Loughrea Golf Club won the Connaught Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield in 2006, when they beat Gort Golf Club at Enniscrone Golf Club on 13th August by 3 and a half matches to 1 and a half matches.

It was back to Enniscrone Golf Club for the National Finals, where they where drawn against Leinster Champions Rosslare Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Friday 15th September.

First up on the tee was Brian Farragher and Barry Horgan whom had a convincing 3 and 2 win over Liam Brett and Eoin McCarthy. They were followed by Andrew Kilmartin and Gerry Farragher against James Doyle and Michael O’Connor who overcame the Leinster men on the 19th. Next up were Albert Mannion and Frank Carty who lost out to Ian Lynch and Jonathan Stewart by 2 and 1. The penultimate match saw Trevor Horan and Frank Joyce pitched against Tiarnan Rossiter and John Skerritt who lost out by a similar result. It was all down to the final match of Darragh Burke and Greg Glynn against Ken Maher and Tom Kennedy, alas the result went in Rosslare’s favour by 3 and 1. So near but yet so far.

Congratulations to Hannagh O'Connor who beat County Longford's Ann Hayes in the final of the Connacht Junior Championship in 2006.

Loughrea Golf Club won the Connaught Final of the Bulmers Junior Cup and were drawn against Skerries Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals at Lisburn Golf Club on 11th September 2003. They lost out to Skerries who were to won the All-Ireland pennant when beating Clonmel in the final in the afternoon. The team on the day was Eamon Hannon, Peter Power, Albert Mannion, Cathal Madden and Gerry Glynn.

Loughrea won the Bulmers Pierce Purcell Shield Connaught Championship, when they beat Enniscrone by 3 matches to 2 at Galway Golf Club in 2002. The team was Brendan Hardieman, John Manicle, Martin Kennedy, Noel Kelly, Alan Greally, Trevor Horan, Jarlath O'Connor, Brian Fahy, Dara Keary, Padraig Murray, Johnny Grealy, Joe Cahalin, Mick Daniels and John Dervan. They were captained by Danny Hynes. They were drawn against Munster Champions Woodstock Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals at Galway on September 5th 2002

Patsy Lynch was Captain of the Connacht Boys' team for the Interprovincial Championships at Headfort Golf Club from August 28-30 2002. 

Prior to 2001

Loughrea won the Connaught Bulmers Jimmy Bruen Shield in 1996, when the team was Gerry Bond, Declan Curley, Paddy Madden, Joe Cahalan, Connor Waters, Gerry Allison, Kieran Counihan, Pat Gill, Gerry Madden, Kenneth Colleran, Gerry Glynn and Michael Casserly. They were managed by John Counihan Jnr.

They won the Connacht Junior Inter Club Championship in 1995, when the team was Kenneth Colleran, Gerry Madden, Adrian Herlihy, Connor Waters, Dylan Lawless and Wayne Lawless. They were managed by John Counihan.

They won the Connacht Senior Inter Club in 1998, when the team was A. Clarke, J. Caffery, J. Counihan, P. Madden, J. Rooney, M. Raleigh, V. Leahy, Joe Cahalan, P. Lynch, F. Perry, A. Mannion, V. Ryan and C. Smalle.

They won the Cecil Ewing Shield in 1998, when the team was K. Morrissey, Brendan Hardieman, M. Burns, L. Healy, M. Moloney, P. Lynch, P. Keane, J. Kelly, M. Carey, J. Counihan, G. Connaire, F. Stewart and G. Lynch.

They won the Bloomfield Cup in 1998 when the team was, G. Madden, L. Shannon, J. Cahalan, P. Gill, B. Hogan, J. Counihan, P. Madden, V. Leahy, G. Bond, C. Barry, P. Lynch, A. Clarke and F. Joyce. They won it prior to that in 1995, when the team was Adrian Madden, Pat Gill, Pat Waters, Austin Clarke, Ronan O'Dea, Tony Ryan, Gerry Glynn, John Counihan Jnr. Leo Connolly and Gerry Bond. They were captained by Patsy Lynch.

They won the Central Towns in 1982 when the team was P. Gilchreest, M. Conway, N. Colleran, G. Gately, B. Blake, K. Hayes, N. Kelly, K. Dervin, V. Prendergast and they were managed by M. O'Neill.

They won the Connaught Shield in 1958, when the team was T. Dervan, A. J. Wellwood, J. Kennedy, D. Ryan, J. Hannafin, D. Duffy, M. Kennedy, P. Corcoran, N. McNally and M. Dyar.

They were Connacht Runners-Up in the Irish Junior Cup in 1996, the Pierce Purcell Shield in 1995, Junior Cup 1995 and the Cecil Ewing in 2000.

The Ladies won Connacht Cup in 1968, when the team was Mrs. J. J. Fanning, Mrs. W. Hickey and Mrs. E. Pringle.

Members who played representative golf for their Province;

C. Waters represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 1999 to 2001 playing 15-times won 3-matches halved two and lost 10-matches accumulating 8-points;

History of Loughrea

Loughrea Golf Club moved to its current location in 1954 and began as a testing nine hole course. The course was redesigned and expanded to 18 Holes in 1992. This development was undertaken under renowned course architect Eddie Hackett, one of the most prolific course designers in Irish golf history.

Further expansion occurred in 2002 when additional land was purchased and developed adding 1,000 yds approx to the length of the course. Four new holes and greens were constructed and three others modified. This development resulted in making the course a Par 71 for Men and Par72 for Ladies.

We are proud of all these developments and the way they have enhanced our course. The course poses an inviting and exciting challenge and is considered a true and fair test for all golfers.

We hope that all players, members and visitors, will enjoy the challenge our course poses and the hospitality of the clubhouse.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Mrs. E. Morrissey 1990 Ladies Captain
P. G. Healy 1990 Men's Captain
M. Farrell 1990 President
Mrs. S. Kelly 1991 Ladies Captain
P. Haverty 1991 Men's Captain
Rev. I. Clarke 1991 President
Mrs. B. Beirne 1992 Ladies Captain
M. Bond 1992 Men's Captain
J. Burke 1992 President
Mrs. G. Collins 1993 Ladies Captain
F. Joyce 1993 Men's Captain
J. A. Cahalan 1993 President
Miss M. Morrissey 1994 Ladies Captain
B. Horgan 1994 Men's Captain
F. A. Winters 1994 President
Mrs. E. McCann 1995 Ladies Captain
B. Fahy 1995 Men's Captain
Dr. B. Moloney 1995 President
Mrs. Anna Cronin 1996 Ladies Captain
P. Lynch 1996 Men's Captain
P. C. Healy 1996 President
Miss M. Verdon 1997 Ladies Captain
G. Glynn 1997 Men's Captain
P. Fahey 1997 President
Mrs. N. Blake 1998 Ladies Captain
A. Mannion 1998 Men's Captain
V. Ryan 1998 President
Mrs. N. Gilligan 1999 Ladies Captain
B. Mahony 1999 Men's Captain
P. Lynch 1999 President
Mrs. S. McDonald 2000 Ladies Captain
J. P. Cusack 2000 Men's Captain
N. Kelly 2000 President
Geraldine Dolan 2001 Ladies Captain
Michael Maher 2001 Men's Captain
Geraldine Dowling 2001 President
Marcella Fallon 2002 Ladies Captain
John Counihan 2002 Men's Captain
Vincent Leahy 2002 President
Rose Mannion 2003 Ladies Captain
J. Barrett 2003 Men's Captain
Brendan Blake 2003 President
Anne Kelly 2004 Ladies Captain
Dick O'Gorman 2004 Men's Captain
Jane Beatty 2004 President
Chris Murray 2005 Ladies Captain
Danny Hynes 2005 Men's Captain
Brendan Kelly 2005 President
Patricia O'Hehir 2006 Ladies Captain
Carl Cahalan 2006 Men's Captain
Mike Newell 2006 President
Cherry O'Connor 2007 Ladies Captain
Peter Murphy 2007 Men's Captain
Martha O'Neill 2007 President
Sharon Mooney 2008 Ladies Captain
Paul Glynn 2008 Men's Captain
Des Egan 2008 President
Maude Mahoney 2009 Ladies Captain
Jim Dunne 2009 Men's Captain
Fiachra McGrath 2009 President
Geraldine Keely 2010 Ladies Captain
Tony Slevin 2010 Men's Captain
Mary Verdon 2010 President
Catherine Cleary 2011 Ladies Captain
Des Egan 2011 Men's Captain
Barry Hogan 2011 President
Claire Carty 2012 Ladies Captain
Pat Hynes 2012 Men's Captain
Michael Bond 2012 President
Kay Keating 2013 Ladies Captain
John O'Neill 2013 Men's Captain
Chris Murray
2013 President
Martha O'Neill 2014 Ladies Captain
James Kennedy 2014 Men's Captain
Sean Sweeney 2014 President
Anne Scott 2015 Ladies Captain
Uinsinn Finn 2015 Men's Captain
Pat Gilchreest
2015 President
Rita Fallon 2016 Ladies Captain
Aidan McNabola 2016 Men's Captain
Frances Blake 2016 President
Marion Murphy 2017 Ladies Captain
Frank Murray 2017 Men's Captain
Terry Doyle 2017 President
  2017 Lowest Ladies H'cap
Joseph Ryan 2017 Lowest Men's H'cap

Holes in One at Loughrea

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Emir McMorrow 17 May 1996 17th   124 m
Geraldine Dolan 2 May 1997 11th   125 m
Morgan Healy 7 July 1998 14th   134 m
Gerry Leslie 7 July 1999 14th   134 m
Aidan Donohue 21 July 1999 11th   146 m
Kathleen Leahy 25 July 1999 11th   110 m
Mary Ryan 3 January 2000 8th   94 m
Vincent Costello 30 January 2000 8th   120 m
John Counihan 5 March 2000 14th   134 m
Garry Bond 12 March 2000 14th   134 m
Gay Dolan 1 August 2000 17th   160 m
David McGann 27 May 2001 8th   105 m
Michael Booth 22 March 2002 11th   146 m
Joe Barrett 5 June 2002 14th   134 m
Niall Madden 28 July 2002 17th   158 m
Michael P. Corcoran 6 October 2003 8th   118 m
Kieran Counihan 23 March 2003 17th   158 m
Gerry Farragher 1 June 2003 4th   185 m
Martin Mullins 2 June 2003 4th   184 m
Michael Lyons 18 February 2004 11th   124 m
Chris Murray 25 February 2004 11th   125 m
Dermot Bligh 20 June 2004 17th   158 m
Cathal Madden 25 July 2004 11th   170 m
Siun McDonald 9 March 2005 14th   120 m
Joe Cahalan 2 August 2005 8th   133 m
Sharon Mooney 19 June 2005 8th   108 m
Emmet Keary 14/09/2005 8th   133 m
Noel Kelly 1 January 2006 11th   160 m
Ronnie Norris 1 July 2007      
Dick O’Gorman 27 January 2007 11th   153 m
Michael Howard 5 May 2008 8th   113 m
Emmet Mahony 9 August 2008 11th   160 m
Paddy Madden 9 August 2008 4th   185 m
Paddy Arrigan 26 November 2008 17th   140 m
Val Groarke 15 July 2009 4th   185 m
John O’Neill 7 October 2009 17th   158 m