Oughterard golf club Galway

Oughterard golf course Galway

Oughterard Golf Course

Oughterard Club Crest

Oughterard has recently undergone major redevelopment under the watchful eye of Paddy Merrigan who has been responsible for many fine course layouts in recent years. Measuring 5,964 meters par-70 with a standard scratch of 70 off the back tees. Oughterard is now a course of Championship standard, but tailored to the skills of all golfers.

The new clubhouse was opened in May of the Millennium providing the golfer with everything he/she requires, from quality food served in the restaurant to state of the art changing rooms.

Set on the shores of Lough Corrib, this beautiful parkland course is always in pristine condition with generous fairways and a variety of mature trees, shrubs and water hazards waiting to punish that wayward shot.

Oughterard is renowned for its friendly atmosphere and the visitor is assured of a warm West of Ireland welcome and a memorable game of golf, on this course located only 15 miles from Galway City at the gateway to Connemara.

Green Fees April to September inclusive  
Green Fees Midweek GUI/ILGU Members: €30
Green Fees Weekends & B.H. GUI/ILGU Members: €35
Green Fees Midweek GUI/ILGU Members Early Bird:
€25
Green Fees Weekends & B.H. GUI/ILGU Members Early Bird: €30
Green Fees Midweek Non GUI/ILGU: €40
Green Fees Weekends & B.H. Non GUI/ILGU: €50
Green Fees October to March inclusive  
Green Fees Midweek: €20
Green Fees Weekends & B.H. €25
Green Fees with a Member: €15/20/25
Green Fees Students & Juniors:
€10/15
Green Fees Societies: €25
Green Fees for Opens: €20
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €450
Full Beginners Membership Fee: €550
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 957
Designer D. Harris & Eddie Hackett Re-designed by Paddy Merrigan
Founded 1974
Address

Gortreevagh,
Oughterard,
Co. Galway

Telephone 091-552131
Email oughterardgc@eircom.net
Website Oughterard golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Barbara Buckley
Captain:

Sean Rankin

Lady Captain: Betty Clancy
President: Gerry O’Connor
Vice-Captain: Richard Joyce & Maria O’Donnell 
Hon. Secretary: Barbara Buckley, Michael Lee & Patricia Lee
Club Pro: Derek McNamara
Hon. Treasurer: Don Hoctor, Padraic Conroy & Bridie Kennedy
Comp. Secretary: Padraic Conroy
Oughterard Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.419456
Long:-9.288554
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 9.00am to Midnight
Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Weekends & Wednesday
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Oughterard Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event* Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Saturday 11 March
  Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 1 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize (Q)
Saturday 22 July Sunday 23 July Closed 2
Captain's Prize (Q) Sunday 23 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 29 July   Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladies Wednesday 9 August   Closed  1
President's Prize Saturday 12 August   Closed 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 4 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 11 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 14 April Monday 17 April Open 4
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 15 April
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunrday 16 April

Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 17 April
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 18 April   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 25 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 1 May
Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 2 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 9 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 16 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 23 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 30 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 3 June
Monday 5 June
Open 3
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 4 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 5 June  
Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 6 June  
Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 13 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 20 June   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Wednesday 21 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 27 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 4 July   Open 1
Irish Junior Cup (Q)

Saturday 8 Ju


Sunday 9 July
GUI 2
Irish Junior Cup (Q)
Sunday 9 July
  GUI 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 11 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 18 July   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 Juky   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 25 July   Open
1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 1 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 2 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 7 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 8 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 15 August   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Saturday 17 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 22 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 29 August
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 5 September   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Wednesday 6 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 12 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 19 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 26 September
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 3 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 10 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 17 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 24 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 29 October Monday 30 October Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 30 October   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 71 5,860 m
Yellow Par 72 SSS 70 5,572 m
Red Par 71 SSS 73 4,964 m
Blue Par 72 SSS 71 5,943 m

Card

Hole No. Blue White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 369 359 351 4 2
314 4 5
2 374 367 355 4 6
345 4 1
3 399 399 373
5
14
283 4 9
4 375 371 346 4 4
325 4 3
5 124 124 117 3 16 107 3 17
6 316 304 292 4 18 279 4 11
7 293 289 279 4 10 257 4 13
8 444 440 419 5 8
362 5 7
9 167 167 149 3 8 104 3 15
Out 2,861 2,820 2,681 36   2,376 35  
10 352 352 323 4 11 285 4 14
11 362 362 343 4 7
313 4 4
12 376 370 352 4 3
310 4 8
13 184 179 175 3 9 165 3 16
14 443 443 418 5 17 377 5 10
15 387 367 364 4 5 335 4 6
16 436 436
393 5
15 323 4 2
17 153 147 140 3 13
129 3 18
18 389 384 383 4 1
351 5 12
In 3,082 3,040
2,681 35   2,588 36  
Total 5,943 5,860 5,572 72   4,964 71  
SSS 71 71
70
    73    
Slope Rating
123 121 118          

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 63 Devin Morley ()) 4/06/2016

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

Congratulations to Oughterard Golf Club who won the All-Ireland Mixed Foursomes at Castlerock Golf Club on 3rd September 2010.

They met Ulster Champions City of Derry in the All-Ireland Semi-Final and recorded a 3 matches to 2 matches victory over the team from the outskirts of Derry.

They were lead by John Carr with Laura Gore who beat Lester Moore with Esther Milligan by 4 and 3. They were followed by Mairtin O’Cearra with Ursula Hernon who lost out to Kevin Quigg with Gerda Laird by 4 and 2. Next up was Michael Darcy with Catherine Hosty who restored the Galway teams advantage when they beat Brian Long & Rosemary Campbell by 4 and 3. The penultimate match of Pete Feeney with Rita Jordan against Peter Villa & Ciara Quigg went up the 19th before the match went to the Ulster Champions. 

With everything hingeing on the bottom match of Jerry Gore & Maire NiMhaille against Ernie Heywood & Rosemary Shortt nerves must have been jangling on both teams and supporters as this match was also decided on the 19th with the necessary point going to the team from the West and the passage to the All-Ireland decider.

They met Munster Champions Lisselan in the decider, who had a convincing 4 matches to 1 match win over Leinster Champions Clontarf Golf Club in their Semi-Final. They were again lead by John Carr with Laura Gore who lost out to Leo Hassett with Niamh Sheehan by 3 and 2. They were followed by Mairtin O'Cearra with Ursula Hernon who restored parity with a comfortable 6 and 4 win over Eamonn Hurley with Roni Hawe. Next up was Michael Darcy with Catherine Hosty who lost out to Raymond Hayes with Marie Mackey by 4 and 2. The penultimate match of Pete Feeney with Rita Jordan against Killian Hurley with Elaine Burke was a resounding 9 and 7 win for Oughterard.

The bottom match to decide where the 2010 green pennant would go was Jerry Gore with Maire NiMhaille against Richard Fleming with Marion O'Leary was decided on the 17th green with a 2 and 1 victory for the Galway team.

Oughterard Golf Club won the Connaught Final of the Irish Junior Cup in 2009 and it was on to Tullamore Golf Club for the All-Ireland Semi-Finals where they were drawn against Leinster Champions Castle on Wednesday 16th September.

First on the tee was Frank Ford who beat Fergal Walsh by the narrowest of margins. He was followed by Aiden Grimes who lost out to Alex Gleeson by 2 and 1. Next up was Cathair Conneely who had a convincing 4 and 3 win over Scott Williams. The penultimate match of Martin O’Ceara against Harry Scott saw the men from the West into the All-Ireland Final the following day with a 3 and 2 result. The bottom match of Niall Faherty against Fergal Costelloe, go to the men from Rathfarnham by 6 and 5.

Oughterard Golf Club won the Connaught Final of the Irish Junior Cup in 2009 and it was on to Tullamore Golf Club for the All-Ireland Semi-Finals where they were drawn against Leinster Champions Castle on Wednesday 16th September.

First on the tee was Frank Ford who beat Fergal Walsh by the narrowest of margins. He was followed by Aiden Grimes who lost out to Alex Gleeson by 2 and 1. Next up was Cathair Conneely who had a convincing 4 and 3 win over Scott Williams. The penultimate match of Martin O’Ceara against Harry Scott saw the men from the West into the All-Ireland Final the following day with a 3 and 2 result. The bottom match of Niall Faherty against Fergal Costelloe, go to the men from Rathfarnham by 6 and 5.

The Ladies of Oughterard Golf Club, won the Western District of the ILGU All-Ireland Challenge Cup at Athlone G. C. in 2006, when the team was, Aine Bhreatnach, Rose O'Neill, Linda Lee, Ursula Moliter, Una Russell, Fiona White, they were captained by Freda White and Mary Cooke.

Alice Murphy (21) teamed up with Kathleen Ivers (24) from Athenry Golf Club to qualify with 39 pts. at Druid's Heath in the National Final of the O2 All-Ireland Masters. They qualified for the Grand Final played at the Kempinski Resort Hotel, Estepona, Spain in October 2004. They set out for the 5* Hotel on 9th October where having played a practice round they then went on to compete in the Grand Final over four days.

Prior to 2001:

Oughterard Golf Club won the All-Ireland Junior Foursomes in 1995, when the team was, John Bresnihan, Robert Jordan, David Nash, Brian Kyne and they were captained by Pascal McDonagh.

Oughterard Golf Club won the All-Ireland Jimmy Bruen  Shield in 1992, when the team was Tom Hargrove, Pat Quigley, Bartley Lydon, Lal Molloy, Martin Molloy, Martin Callagy, Niall Jordan, Cathal Jordan, Dave Hanley and Paschal McDonagh, they were captained by Martin Faherty. 

Oughterard Golf Club won the All-Ireland  Pierce Purcell Shield in 1990, when the team was Joe Noone, Dave Connelly, Tony Flaherty, Johnny Lee, Kevin Clancy, Joe Joe Flaherty, Michael Lee, Dermot McGrath, Steve Mannion, Dave Healy, Martin Flaherty, Joe Healy and Bartley Lydon, they were captained by Pat Quigley.

Oughterard youths' won the All-Ireland Junior Foursomes in 1995 when the team was John Bresnihan, Robert Jordan, David Nash and Brian Kyne, they were captained by Pascal McDonagh.

They won the Connacht J. B. Carr Diamond  Trophy in 1996.

Oughterard won the Connacht Junior Foursomes in 2001, the Connacht Bulmer’s Pierce Purcell Shield in 1987, 1990, 1991 and 1997. They won the Connacht Jimmy Bruen Shield in 1993. They won the Connacht Irish Club Youths in 1993 and the Connacht Fred Daly Trophy in 1995 and the Connacht Irish Junior Foursomes the same year. They won the Kenny Cup in 1991. 

Oughterard trio of Lady Captain Linda McDonagh, Captain Gerry Nash and Vice-Captain Donal Conlon, won the regional qualifiers in the Mercedes Benz-Irish Independent Executive Golf Trophy Tournament at Galway Bay Golf & Country Club in May 2001. Linda playing off 25, Gerry playing off 14 and Donal off 13 returned a score of 85 points. They were 4 shots better than their nearest rivals. They went on to the K Club to contest the National Finals on August the 13th 2001.

Alice and Ted Murphy were leading qualifiers in the first regional qualifiers of the Spar-Irish Independent National Mixed Pairs Challenge held at the Galway Bay Golf & Country Club in late May 2001. Alice playing off 25 and Ted playing off 16 posted a score of 56 points to be three shots clear of their neighbours and friends the Ivers of Galway Golf Club. It was then on to Adare Manor Hotel & Country Club for the National Finals in August.

Members who played representative golf for their Province;

John Bresnihan represented Connacht at the Boys' Interprovincial in 1994  playing 6-times won 4-matches halved one and lost 1-match accumulating 9-points;

Robert Jordan represented Connacht at the Boys' Interprovincial in 1993 playing 3-times won 0-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 0-points;

Hugh Walsh represented Connacht at the Boys' Interprovincial from 2008 to 2010  playing 9-times won 2-matches and lost 7-matches accumulating 4-points;

Eoin Waters represented Connacht at the Boys' Interprovincial in 1994  playing 6-times won 5-matches halved one and lost 0-matches accumulating 11-points;

History of Oughterard

There are early accounts of golf being played at Oughterard as far back as 1906. The "Irish Field" 23rd June 1906 records "Golf continues to hum in Galway and at Oughterard a golf course is to be laid out near this picturesque little village of that name some seventeen miles from Galway."


The present club gives its foundation date as 1973 the course architects were D. Harris and Eddie Hackett. Then in 1999 it was redesigned by Paddy Merrigan and opened for play in May, 2000. A beautiful new clubhouse was opened in 1999.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Carmel Burke 1990 Ladies Captain
Raymond Croke 1990 Men's Captain
Matt Coady 1990 President
Gillian Crawford 1991 Ladies Captain
Michael Waters 1991 Men's Captain
Matt Coady 1991 President
Mary Croke 1992 Ladies Captain
Joe Healy 1992 Men's Captain
Tom Morley 1992 President
Vera Rocca 1993 Ladies Captain
Bartley Lydon 1993 Men's Captain
Tom Morley 1993 President
Geraldine Bresnihan 1994 Ladies Captain
Paschal McDonagh 1994 Men's Captain
Harry Begley 1994 President
Tina Durkin 1995 Ladies Captain
John Lee 1995 Men's Captain
Paddy Walsh 1995 President
Maura Moloney 1996 Ladies Captain
Brian Claffey 1996 Men's Captain
Clare Porter 1996 President
Kathleen O'Connell 1997 Ladies Captain
John Hogan 1997 Men's Captain
Joe Browne 1997 President
Anne Casburn 1998 Ladies Captain
Gerry O'Connor 1998 Men's Captain
Mary Kyne 1998 President
Marie Ni Mhaille 1999 Ladies Captain
Michael Lee 1999 Men's Captain
Dan Buckley 1999 President
Freda White 2000 Ladies Captain
Johnny Molloy 2000 Men's Captain
Mary Croke 2000 President
Linda McDonagh 2001 Ladies Captain
Gerry Nash 2001 Men's Captain
Frank O'Malley 2001 President
Eileen Tighe 2002 Ladies Captain
Donal Conlon 2002 Men's Captain
Kathleen O'Connell 2002 President
Margaret O'Neill 2003 Ladies Captain
Denis O'Connor 2003 Men's Captain
Seamus Mitchell 2003 President
Ann Walsh 2004 Ladies Captain
George Rocca 2004 Men's Captain
Geraldine O'Reilly 2004 President
Patricia Lee 2005 Ladies Captain
Richard Casburn 2005 Men's Captain
Jim Byrne 2005 President
Ursula Hernon 2006 Ladies Captain
Niall Malone 2006 Men's Captain
Ann Lee 2006 President
Bridget Welsh 2007 Ladies Captain
Tom White 2007 Men's Captain
Peter McAleer 2007 President
Barbara Richardson 2008 Ladies Captain
Pat McEvilly 2008 Men's Captain
Carmel Morahan 2008 President
Kathleen Dolly 2009 Ladies Captain
John Waters 2009 Men's Captain
Brendan Ferguson 2009 President
Peggie Blehein 2010 Ladies Captain
David Walsh 2010 Men's Captain
Rita Jordan 2010 President
Grace Morris 2011 Ladies Captain
Michael Seoighe 2011 Men's Captain
Tony Barrett 2011 President
Valerie Heery 2012 Ladies Captain
Michael Heaney 2012 Men's Captain
Anne Walsh 2012 President
Mary McInerney 2013 Ladies Captain
Pierce O'Malley 2013 Men's Captain
Tim Hernon
2013 President
Kay Lydon 2014 Ladies Captain
John Grant 2014 Men's Captain
Laura Gore 2014 President
Niamh Keogh
2015 Ladies Captain
John Carr 2015 Men's Captain
Tony Dowd
2015 President
Phil Kavanagh 2016 Ladies Captain
Joe Donnelly 2016 Men's Captain
Barbara Buckley
2016 President
Betty Clancy 2017 Ladies Captain
Sean Rankin 2017 Men's Captain
Gerry O’Connor
2017 President
Ruth Deacy (12) 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Devin Morley 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
Eoin O'Connor (3) 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Oughterard

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Michael English 1st December 2013 17th   147 m
Bernie McEvoy 2011 17th   129 m
Helen O’Byrne 2011 9th   104 m
Fergus Kerrrigan 5th September 2010 17th   147 m
Gerry O’Neill 10th August 2010 5th   127 m
John Morley 25th July 2010 13th   179 m
Cathal O’Malley 10th July 2010 5th   127 m
Damian Vahey 23rd May 2010 17th   147 m
Jeffrey Lee Jnr. 9th May 13th   165 m
Anne Rooney 23 July 2009 8th Bearna 129 yd's
Carmel Moore 9th November 2005 9th   104 m
Tony Lundon 2nd August 2005 5th   127 m
Bridget Walsh 9th June 2005 17th   129 m
Michael McBride 19th May 2001 5th   117 m