Mountbellew golf club Galway
Mountbellew Golf Course
Mountbellew have recently opened an extra nine holes with Ken Kearney giving the whole Course a new design.
Founded in 1929, Mountbellew is a mature tree lined parkland course, with generous fairways and greens that are always in good condition.
Measuring 6,088 yards with a par of 71 and a standard scratch of 70, Mountbellew may appear easy but when one plays it is a different story as can be seen from the course record of 68. The quarry comes into play on the 7th and 9th holes, requiring precision off the tee to well protected greens.
The clubhouse has a buzzing atmosphere and visitors are always made feel very welcome. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.
|Green Fees Monday to Saturday:||€15|
|Green Fees Sunday & B.H.:||€20|
|Green Fees with a Member:||€10|
|Green Fees for Opens:||€10|
|Full Membership Available:||Yes|
|Full Membership Fee:||€495|
|Full 5-Day Membership Fee:||€350|
|Full Junior Membership Fee:||€100|
|Website||Mountbellew golf club website|
|Lady Captain:||Mary Dolan
|Hon. Secretary:||Michael Conneally, Barry Holmes & Eileen O'Connell
|Club Pro:||Raymond Ryan|
|Hon. Treasurer:||Helen Cunningham, Billy Hyland & Bridie Jones
|Comp. Secretary:||Donal Killeen
General Facts & Information
|Course opening hours: Daylight hours||Clubhouse opening hours: 2.00pm to 11.30pm|
|Mobile phones: Not on course
||Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim|
|Catering: Full catering, facilities||Days to Avoid: Saturday mornings & Sundays|
|Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other times||Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance|
Mountbellew Golf Club Fixtures 2022 provisional*
|Open & Major Fixtures 2022 (to be Confirmed)|
|Captains' & President's Drive-In||Saturday
|Captains' & President's Drive-In||Sunday
|President's Prize||Saturday 4 June||Sunday 5 June||Closed||2|
|President's Prize||Sunday 5 June||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize to the Men
||Saturday 25 June||Sunday 26 June
|Lady Captain's Prize to the Men||Sunday 26 June||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize||Saturday 2 July||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize to the Ladies
||Saturday 6 August||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize||Saturday 6 August||Sunday 7 August||Closed||2|
|Captain's Prize||Sunday 7 August
|Club Am-Am||Tuesday 31 May
||Sunday 6 June||Open||6|
|Club Am-Am||Tuesday 31 May
|Club Am-Am||Wednesday 1 June||Open||1|
|Club Am-Am||Thursday 2 June||Open||1|
|Club Am-Am||Friday 3 June||Open||1|
|Club Am-Am||Saturday 4 June||Open||1|
|Club Am-Am||Sunday 5 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Saturday 9 July||Sunday 10 July||Open||2|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Sunday 10 July||Open||1|
|Connacht U-13, 15 & 17 Boys Closed Championship||Thursday 21 July||G. I.||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Saturday 8 August||Sunday 9 August||Open||2|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Sunday 9 August||Open||1|
|Start of Open Week||Monday 10 August||Friday 14 August||Open||5|
|Open Week||Tuesday 11 August||Open||1|
|Open Week||Wednesday 12 August||Open||1|
|Open Week||Thursday 13 August||Open||1|
|Open Week||Friday 14 August||Open||1|
Card of the Course
|White||Par 71 SSS 68 5,653 yd's|
|Red||Par 71 SSS 68 5,058 yd's|
|Blue||Par 71 SSS 70 6,099 yd's|
Men's Course Record: 62 Billy Hyland (5) 10/07/2002
59 (old layout) Thomas Mannion (7) 05/06/1982
59 (old layout) Gabriel O'Connor (9) 04/06/1998
Ladies Course Record: Emma Gilmore (4)
The Ladies of Mountbellew Golf Club won the All-Final of Junior Foursomes in the ILGU Inter-club Championship when they beat East-Leinster Champions Dublin City Golf Club by 3 matches to 1 match in the final on Sunday 26th September 2010. The Ladies of Mountbellew Golf Club won the Connaught Final of Junior Foursomes in the ILGU Inter-club Championship when they beat Ballyhaunis Golf Club by 2½ matches to a ½ match in the final on Saturday 21st August 2010.
They made their way to Donabate Golf Club to compete in the National Deciders, where they met Mid-Leinster Champions Moate Golf Club in the All-Ireland quarter-final on Friday 24thSeptember. First on the tee was Siobhan Fallon (16) with Mary Hyland (19) who won their match 2 and 1 against Kathleen Conlon (17) with Anita McLoughlin (24), they were followed by Connie O'Brien (18) with Kathleen Bergin (20) who lost their match by 2 and 1 against Veronica Coughlan (20) with Eleanor Fitzpatrick (22), the bottom match of Helen Costello (15) withCaroline Delaney (23) secured the point for their passage to the semi-final against Geraldine Coughlan (19) with Clodagh O'Dowd (27) with a 2 and 1 victory.
They met Munster Champions Limerick Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final the following morning, they were led again by Siobhan Fallon (16) with Mary Hyland (19) who had a 2 and 1 win against Cliodhna Mulcahy(16) with Trish Kennedy(25), they were followed by Connie O'Brien (18) with Kathleen Bergin (20) against Maria Kelly (24) with Ger O'Carroll (20) was halved, the bottom match of Helen Costello (15) with Caroline Delaney (23) was a very comfortable 5 and 3 win over Anne O'Leary(17) with Miriam Feighery (30).
They met East-Leinster Champions in the All-Ireland Final, they were led again by Siobhan Fallon (16) with Mary Hyland (19) who had a 4 and 2 win over Grace O'Neill (15) with Leonie Colgan (17), they were followed by Connie O'Brien (18) with Kathleen Bergin (20) lost by 2-holes against to Joan Shields (16) with Ger Lynch (18), the bottom match of Helen Costello (15) & Caroline Delaney (23) was a convincing 5 and 3 win over Sheila Stone (15) & Elaine Hartigan (21). So the Ladies of Mountbellew continue to be victorious in the All-Ireland Ladies section a wonderful achievement for such a small membership.
The Ladies of Mountbellew Golf Club won the Connaught Final of the AA-Insurance Junior Foursomes in 2008 and made the journey to Limerick Golf Club to compete in the National deciders, where they met East-Leinster Champions Rathfarnham Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final. First on the tee was Michelle Burke (18) with Noreen Treacy (21) who beat Carol Cahill (19) with Grainne Moyles (24) by 5 and 3, they were followed by Siobhan Fallon (17) & Caroline Delaney (25) who lost their match against Christine Richardson (18) & Maebh Walsh (28), in the bottom match Kathleen Bergin (20) with Nora Madden (24) beat Roz Burgess (22) with Peggy Glasheen (25) by 2 and 1.
They met Munster Champions Rathbane Golf Club in the All-Ireland the following day, they were led again by Michelle Burke (18) with Noreen Treacy (21) who lost their match by 3 and 2 against Anne Marie Kilroy (19) with Anne Byrnes (23), the second match of Siobhan Fallon (17) with Caroline Delaney (25) was halved against Jude Byrne (18) & Marie Barker (27), in the bottom match Kathleen Bergin (20) with Nora Madden (24) had a crushing 7 and 6 lose to Marie Bartlett (21) & Margaret O'Sullivan (27).
The Ladies of Mountbellew Golf Club won the Connaught Final of the AA-Insurance Junior Cup in 2008 and made the journey to Limerick Golf Club to compete in the National deciders; where they met East-Leinster Champions Dun Laoghaire Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final and won by 3½ matches to 1½ matches, first on the tee was Laura Burke (12) who lost her match to Laura Daly (10) on the 19th-hole, she was followed by Catherine Gardiner (13) who beat Mai Tan (10) by 3 and 1, next up was Aoife Fallon (13) who had a 2-hole win over Rosie Walsh (11), the penultimate match Margaret Harkin (14) was halved with Nicky Murray (12), in the bottom match Helen Costello (15) had a 3 and 2 win overt Roly Burke (13).
They met Mid-Leinster Champions Enniscorthy Golf Club in the All-Ireland Final the following day. They lost out by 3½ matches to 1½-matches. They were led again by Laura Burke (12) who had a 3 and 2 win over Margaret Mooney (9), she was followed by Catherine Gardiner (13) who lost her match by 4 and 3 against Jennifer King (9), next up was Aoife Fallon (13) who had a similar result against Catriona Hogan (10), the penultimate match of Margaret Harkin (14) was halved against Laura Dempsey (11), in the bottom match Helen Costello (15) lost her match by 1-hole to Cora Mernagh (12).
The Ladies of Mountbellew Golf Club won the Miele Ireland Inter-club Fourball Finals at Mount Juliet Golf Club on Sunday 16th September 2007. They were drawn against and beat the Ladies from The K Club by 3 matches to 1 match in the Semi-Finals on the Saturday and met Mallow Golf Club in the National Final.
First on the tee was Margaret Harkin with Mary Hyland who lost their match by 1-hole to Carmel Kearney with Angela Goggin, they were followed by Laura Burke with Mary Costello against Susan Curtin with Mary McEvoy who won their match by 2 and 1. Next up were Aoife Fallon with Mary Farrell who lost out to Marie O'Sullivan with Ann Kennelly by 5 and 4, the bottom match of Bernadette Barrett with Laura Farrell against Nora O'Connor with Ann O'Sullivan went Mountbellew’s way by 5 and 4. The result was decided on a count-back and the pennant went West-of-the-Shannon.
The Girls’ of Mountbellew Golf Club won the Allgrip Girls Under-19 Inter-club Finals on Tuesday 28th August 2007 at Westport Golf Club, when they beat Ennis Golf Club by 2 ½ matches to ½ match in the morning Semi-Finals and met the girls from Clandeboye Golf Club in the afternoon decider.
First up was Laura Burke against Caroline Adams who won her match by 6 and 5, Michelle Burke beat Brook Hopley by 5 and 3. The other match of Aoife Fallon against Kelsey Coey was called in, giving Mountbellew a 2 ½ to ½ victory they were captained by Siobhan Fallon.
The Ladies' of Mountbellew Golf Club won the Connacht Championship of the ILGU All-Ireland Intermediate Cup in 2006 when the team was Laura Burke, Aoife Fallon, Mary Costello, Mary Farrell, Loretto McDermott, Mary Hyland, Sheila Stone, Kathleen Bergan, Siobhan Fallon, they were captained by Helen Cunningham.
The Girls' of Mountbellew Golf Club, won the Connaught Schools Championship in 2006 with Emma Gilmore and Aoife Fallon.
The Ladies' of Mountbellew Golf Club won the Western District Lina Black Trophy in 2005, when the team was, Margaret Smyth, Caroline Delaney, Helen Gardiner, Laura Farrell, Connie O'Brien, Aoife Fallon and Laura Burke, they were captained by Noreen Treacy.
The Girls' of Mountbellew Golf Club won the Connaught Final of the Junior Girls Inter Club Championship in 2005 when the team was, Aoife Fallon, Emma Gilmore, Laura Burke and they were captained by Siobhan Fallon.
The Ladies' of Mountbellew Golf Club won the Burren Trophy in 2005 when the team was, Margaret Smyth, Dympna O'Brien, Marie Devane, Caroline Delaney, Nolreen Treacy, Phil Kilgannon, Laura Farrell, Anettte Coleman, Loretto McDermott, Patricia Bourke, Aoifa Fallon, Laura Burke and Connie O'Brien, they were captained by Bridie Jones.
Emma Gilmore was selected on the Connacht ILGU Team for the Interprovincial's. Played at Ballybunion Golf Club from 18th to 20th August 2004
Emma Gilmore and Christina Hyland were selected on the Connaught Girls' team for the Smurfit Interprovincial Championship at Enniscrone Golf Club on the 18th to 20th April 2001.
Mountbellew won the County Galway Trophy in September 2001 with a five shot winning score of 475 on their home course.
M. Highland qualified for the National Finals of the Irish Times-Mitsubishi Motors Women's Masters. She returned 33 points in the semi-final at Glasson Golf Hotel & Country Club on the 23rd of August 2001. Then it was on to Galway Bay Golf & Country Club for the Final on 13th September.
Evelyn Higgins and Mina Desmond qualified for the National Finals of the Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Ladies Golf Challenge at Druid's Glen Golf Club on the 21st of August 2001
Prior to 2001:
Emma Gilmore was selected on the ILGU Junior squad in November 2000
Mountbellew won the Cecil Ewing Shield Championship in 1999 the team consisted of J. Costello, J. O'Connor, G. O'Connor, S. McCormack, J. Linnane, S. King, L. Brogan, P. McGrath, B. Flemming, they were Captwined by T. Meehan, and managed by M. Linehan.
Terry Hegarty played for the Irish International team in 1957
History of Mountbellew
Instituted 1906 affiliated 1930
The first record of golf at Mountbellew appears in the "Irish Field" on 10th November, 1906, which reported: "A meeting of the above club was held in Mannion's Hotel during the week. President Sir Henry Grattan Bellew, Vice President, Lord De Rythyn, Captain, Mr. Nernon. A vote of thanks was passed to Sir Henry Grattan Bellew for giving use of the Deer Park grounds for the golf course". It would seem this club didn’t last after 1910.
The present club at Mountbellew was founded in 1929, the land was rented from Col. Bellew at £18 per annum. The founder members were Dr. Matt Crowe, Ned Donoghue, Micky Gilmore, James Haverty, Maurice Hegarty, Fr. Matt Loftus, the Naughton family, Nellie Mannion, and the staff of the Bank of Ireland.
Roll of Honour
|T. Linehan||1990||Ladies Captain|
|J. Hughes||1990||Men's Captain|
|Dr. M. Linehan||1990||President|
|G. Coyne||1991||Ladies Captain|
|T. Meehan||1991||Men's Captain|
|K. Bergin||1992||Ladies Captain|
|J. P. Linnane||1992||Men's Captain|
|C. Harverty||1993||Ladies Captain|
|R. Mannion||1993||Men's Captain|
|M. Meehan||1994||Men's Captain|
|I. Barrett||1994||Men's Captain|
|D. L. Killeen Snr||1994||President|
|S. Keane||1995||Ladies Captain|
|L. Challoner||1995||Men's Captain|
|Margaret Smyth||1996||Ladies Captain|
|Mattie McDonagh||1996||Men's Captain|
|Rita Connor||1997||Ladies Captain|
|Seamus Loftus||1997||Men's Captain|
|Mary Farrell||1998||Ladies Captain|
|Noel Flesk||1998||Men's Captain|
|Helen Cunningham||1999||Ladies Captain|
|Donal Killeen Jnr.||1999||Men's Captain|
|Berni Ryan||2000||Ladies Captain|
|Paul Cunningham||2000||Men's Captain|
|Helen Mullins||2001||Ladies Captain|
|Martin Farrell||2001||Men's Captain|
|Una Donnellan||2002||Ladies Captain|
|Michael Nolan||2002||Men's Captain|
|Helen Gardiner||2003||Ladies Captain|
|Des Cheevers||2003||Men's Captain|
|Bridie Jones||2004||Ladies Captain|
|Tom Cunningham||2004||Men's Captain|
|Angela Noone||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Shay Cleary||2005||Men's Captain|
|Mary Hannon||2006||Ladies Captain|
|Mat Farrell||2006||Men's Captain|
|Bernadette Jordan||2007||Ladies Captain|
|Billy Hyland||2007||Men's Captain|
|Siobhan Fallon||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Joe Keane||2008||Men's Captain|
|Caroline Delaney||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Jarlath Donnellan||2009||Men's Captain|
|Eileen McGann||2010||Ladies Captain|
|Martin Hennelly||2010||Men's Captain|
|Deirdre Donnellan||2011||Ladies Captain|
|Peter T. Donnellan||2011||Men's Captain|
|Breda Barrett||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Gerry T. Flaherty||2012||Men's Captain|
|Helen Costello||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Basil King||2013||Men's Captain|
|Noreen Donnellan||2014||Ladies Captain|
|John Gannon||2014||Men's Captain|
|Noel Coen||2015||Men's Captain|
|Anthony Jacob||2016||Men's Captain|
|Ann Marie Murphy||2017||Ladies Captain|
|Michael G. Conneally||2017||Men's Captain|
|Ray Moore||2018||Men's Captain|
|Anne Burke||2019||Ladies Captain|
|Joe Burke||2019||Men's Captain|
|Mary Dolan||2020||Ladies Captain|
|Billy Hyland||2020||Men's Captain|
|Mary Dolan||2021||Ladies Captain|
|Ollie Kelly||2021||Men's Captain|
|Emma Gilmore (4)||2022||Lowest Ladies H'cap|
|Bill Hyland (4.9)||2022||Lowest Men's H'cap|
Holes in One at Mountbellew
|Member||Date||Hole No.||Club Used||Distance|
|Nora Madden||15 August 1998||1st||126 m|
|Padraig Costelloe||6 June 1999||10th||181 m|
|Padraig Costelloe||2 December 2001||12th||123 m|
|Desmond Cheevers||29 July 2003||1st||155 m|
|Philomena Kilgannon||1 November 2004||3rd||115 m|
|Desmond Cheevers||4 July 2006||17th||146 m|
|Fr. Pat Donnollan||22 April 2007||1st||154 m|
|Laura Farrell||1 June 2008||1st||126 m|
|Billy Hyland||20 June 2008||3rd||5-iron||146 m|