Beaufort golf club Kerry

Beaufort golf course Kerry

Beaufort Golf Course

Beaufort Club Crest

Set among 200-year old trees, 12th century castle ruins, fairy lios and rolling hills, Beaufort Golf Course is designed for all golfers. The course presents magnificent views of the McGillycuddy Reeks from all points. Carved from natural terrain, every hole offers the golfer fair but demanding shots with a lake, mature trees and deep bunkers penalising the wayward. Special features on this par 71 Championship course are the multiple tee boxes, generous fairways, large contoured greens and Castle Core which dominates the back nine is an integral part of this challenge.

The unique stone-built clubhouse is located within the grounds of Churchtown House and overlooking the practice putting green. The deceptively spacious complex incorporates all the facilities you would expect from a modern golf development whilst embracing a traditional and warm atmosphere.

Beaufort is certainly one to keep an eye on.

Malcolm Campbell, Golf Monthly

The stretch from the 11th to the 14th is particularly memorable.

Tony Dear, Fore Magazine

All four par trees are outstanding with the 187`yard 8th very probably the jewel in the Beaufort crown.

Charlie Mulqueen, Cork Examiner

Beaufort is all about greens and bunkers - the putting surface on the 16th is over 50 yards from front to back.

Peter Masters, Golf World

The 11th is breathtaking, and the 12th, through a sweeping green valley, is just awesome in scope.

Nick Barry, The Kingdom

For proper attention to detail and friendliness Beaufort Golf Club comes out on top.

Baron's Bunker, The Kerryman

Societies are welcome and group rates are available.

Green Fees Midweek: €35/40
Green Fees Seniors 60+ Mon. to Thurs.
€25
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €40/45
Green Fees with a Member: €25/30
Green Fees for Opens: €25
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: €25/40
Yes
Buggy Hire: €40
Yes
Soft Spikes: Preffered
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €550
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 300
Designer Arthur Spring
Founded 1994
Address

Churchtown,
Beaufort,
Killarney,
Co. Kerry

Telephone 064-66-44440
Email info@beaufort-golf-club.com
Website Beaufort golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Helen Clifford
Captain: Michael Lynch
Lady Captain: Mary O'Shea
President: Gearoid Keating
Vice-Captains': None
Hon. Secretary: Irene McCarthy
Club Pro: None: Shop
Hon. Treasurer: Gabhan O'Loughlin
Comp. Secretary: Gearoid Keating & Irene McCarthy
Beaufort Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:52.069298
Long:-9.673355
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 7.00am to 10.00am
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Bar Food Days to Avoid: None
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other times Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

The Celtic Way Golf Pass with Kenmare and Ring-of-Kerry for only €120 in 2017

Beaufort Golf Club operate a 3-Club Pass together with Kenmare & Bantry Bay for €109 in 2017

Beaufort Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Lady Captain's Prize Sunday 16 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Sunday 16 July   Closed 1
President's Prize Sunday 20 August
  Closed 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 31 March
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 7 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 14 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 21 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 28 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 5 May
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 12 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 19 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 26 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 2 June
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 9 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 16 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 23 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 30 June
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 7 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 14 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 21 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 28 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 4 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 11 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 18 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 25 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 1 September
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 8 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 15 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 22 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 29 September
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 6 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 13 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 20 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 27 October   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 71 SSS 72 6,571 yd's
Yellow Par 71 SSS 69 6,121 yd's
Red Par 71 SSS 72 5,417 yd's
Blue Par 71 SSS 73 7.007 yd's

Card

Hole No. Blue White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 435
419 385
4 11 358 4 5
2 205
186
170 3 7
145 3 15
3 545
520
490
5
9
436
5
3
4 191
170
148
3
17 126
3
17
5 441
424
404
4 1 336
4 7
6 359
324
314
4 13 276
4 13
7 331 325 311
4 15
287
4 11
8 468
445
403
4
3
365
4
1
9 458
381
365
4
5
307
4
9
Out 3,433 3,194 2,990
35   2,646 35  
10 187
177
164
3
16 148
3
16
11 600
559
500
5
8
411
5
8
12 320
314
300
4
18 272
4
14
13 437
395
382
4
6
358
4
4
14 545
535
510
5
14
439
5
12
15 190
180
150
3
12 135
3
18
16 396
386
356
4 10
324
4 10
17 436
421
390
4
2
351
4
2
18 463
410
382
4 4
333
4 6
In 3,574 3,377 3,131
36   2,771 36  
Total 7,007
6,571 6,121
71   5,417 71  
SSS 73 72 69     72
   

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 68 Paul Naylor PGA

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

Beaufort won the Kerry Shield in 1996, when the team was John Phelan, Shane Munnelly, Johnny Byrne, Dan Moynihan, Donie McSweeney, Gearoid O'Sullivan Jerry O'Connell and Tadg McCarthy.

They were runners-up in the Dr. Billy O'Sullivan Trophy in 1999, when the team was, Hans Brunner, Guenter Wiener, Con Lanigan, Gerry Collins, Michael Conroy, Michael Dennehy, Pat Hartnett, Eddie Slattery, Brendan O'Meara, Philip O'Sullivan, Eamon Reidy, Colm Kelly, Rory O'Connor and Michael Dennehy, they were managed by Joe McMahon.

Beaufort trio S. Loughnane, P. O'Brien and G. Collins won the Munster regional final of the Musgrave's Club Challenge and booked their place in the National Finals in the Algarve in October 2001.

Irene McCarthy (13), Lady Captain 2000 and her Captain's prize winner Laura Furlong (31) qualified for the finals of Volkswagen-Irish Independent Lady Captains Classic at Tramore Golf Club in September 2000. The final was played at Druid's Glen.

History of Beaufort

Beaufort Golf Course Killarney is part of the Churchtown Estate, the centre piece of which is the Georgian house built in 1740 by Sir Roland Blennerhassett. The estate was bought in 1860 by James MacGillycuddy Magill who, turned it into one of the largest dairy farms of its time in the Southwest region until recent times. James's grandson and great grandsons closed the farm in the early nineties and with the help of golf architect Arthur Spring developed Beaufort Golf Course which was officially opened in 1995. The golf course and a large part of the estate was sold to Galvin Developments in 2006 who have redeveloped it into one of the finest parkland Southwest Ireland golf courses.

The ruins of 15th century Castle Core standing beside the 15th green was designed as a square tower house. Castle Core (Castle of the round hill) was built circa 1480 by the MacGillycuddy's, a branch of the O'Sullivan Mo'r clan. Fearing that it would have been taken by the English forces Donagh MacGillycuddy burnt the castle in1641 but restored it in 1660. Donagh went on to become High Sheriff of Kerry in 1687. The castle was abandoned by Donagh's son Denis in 1696 when he married into the Blennerhasset family in nearby Killorglin Castle. The stone of Castle Core was taken to build the Georgian house which is currently on the grounds of Beaufort Golf Resort.

The entrance to the course is lined with two hundred year old, trees and the pineapples, which crown the gate pillars are a traditional symbol of hospitality.

Beaufort is a truly wonderful place and you are assured of the warmest of welcomes.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Frank Coffey 1995 Men's Captain
Pat Stack 1995 President
Maureen Rooney 1996 Ladies Captain
Jerry O'Connell 1996 Men's Captain
Pat Stack 1996 President
Maureen Rooney 1997 Ladies Captain
Brendan O'Meara 1997 Men's Captain
Pat Stack 1997 President
Margaret O’Sullivan 1998 Ladies Captain
Colm Kelly 1998 Men's Captain
John Phelan 1998 President
Olive Sheehy 1999 Ladies Captain
Shane Manaelly 1999 Men's Captain
John Phelan 1999 President
Irene McCarthy 2000 Ladies Captain
Gerry Collins 2000 Men's Captain
Fr. Noel Moran 2000 President
June O’Sullivan 2001 Ladies Captain
Gearoid O'Sullivan 2001 Men's Captain
Fr. Noel Moran 2001 President
Liz Galwey 2002 Ladies Captain
Eamon Reidy 2002 Men's Captain
Michael Conroy 2002 President
Sheila Wilson 2003 Ladies Captain
Pat O'Sullivan 2003 Men's Captain
Michael Conroy 2003 President
Catherine O'Donoghue 2004 Ladies Captain
Joe McMahon 2004 Men's Captain
Eamon Reidy 2004 President
Sally Cooper 2005 Ladies Captain
Tim Galwey 2005 Men's Captain
Eamon Reidy 2005 President
Teresa Clifford 2006 Ladies Captain
Pat Quill 2006 Men's Captain
Joe McMahon 2006 President
Joan O'Sullivan 2007 Ladies Captain
Philip O'Neill 2007 Men's Captain
Joe McMahon 2007 President
Josephine O'Shea 2008 Ladies Captain
Johnny Doolan 2008 Men's Captain
Jerry O'Connell 2008 President
Dorothy Nestor 2009 Ladies Captain
Brian O'Connor 2009 Men's Captain
Jerry O’Connell 2009 President
Margaret Lanigan 2010 Ladies Captain
Tom Grant 2010 Men's Captain
Gerard Collins 2010 President
Sheila McCarthy 2011 Ladies Captain
Michael Quirke 2011 Men's Captain
Gerard Collins 2011 President
Irene McCarthy 2012 Ladies Captain
Christy O'Mahony 2012 Men's Captain
Frank Coffey 2012 President
Sally Filby 2013 Ladies Captain
Christy O’Mahony 2013 Men's Captain
Frank Coffey 2013 President
Irene McCarthy 2014 Ladies Captain
Gearoid Keating 2014 Men's Captain
Johnny Doolan 2014 President
Eve Bird 2015 Ladies Captain
Gabhan O’Loughlin 2015 Men's Captain
Johnny Doolan 2015 President
Irene McCarthy
2016 Ladies Captain
Shane O’Sullivan
2016 Men's Captain
Gearoid Keating
2016 President
Mary O'Shea
2017 Ladies Captain
Michael Lynch
2017 Men's Captain
Gearoid Keating
2017 President
Mairead Courtney 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Noel O'Connor 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Beaufort

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Shane Munnelly   17th   179 yd's
Pat O'Connor   2nd   170 yd's
James Loughnane   17th   179 yd's
Tim Moriarty   8th   177 yd's
Aidan Lennon 16 June 2000 13th   163 yd's