Beaufort golf club Kerry
Beaufort Golf Course
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.
|Green Fees Weekends & B.H.:||€40/45|
|Green Fees with a Member:||€25/30|
|Green Fees for Opens:||€25|
|Club Hire: €25/40
|Buggy Hire: €40
|Full Membership Available:||Yes|
|Full Membership Fee:||€550|
|Website||Beaufort golf club website|
|Lady Captain:||Mary O'Shea|
|Hon. Secretary:||Irene McCarthy|
|Club Pro:||None: Shop|
|Hon. Treasurer:||Gabhan O'Loughlin
|Comp. Secretary:||Gearoid Keating & Irene McCarthy|
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 2018 provisional*
|Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)|
|Lady Captain's Prize||Sunday 16 July||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize||Sunday 16 July||Closed||1|
|President's Prize||Sunday 20 August
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 31 March
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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|
Card of the Course
|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|
Men's Course Record: 68 Paul Naylor PGA
Ladies Course Record:
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
|Frank Coffey||1995||Men's Captain|
|Maureen Rooney||1996||Ladies Captain|
|Jerry O'Connell||1996||Men's Captain|
|Maureen Rooney||1997||Ladies Captain|
|Brendan O'Meara||1997||Men's Captain|
|Margaret O’Sullivan||1998||Ladies Captain|
|Colm Kelly||1998||Men's Captain|
|Olive Sheehy||1999||Ladies Captain|
|Shane Manaelly||1999||Men's Captain|
|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|
|Sheila Wilson||2003||Ladies Captain|
|Pat O'Sullivan||2003||Men's Captain|
|Catherine O'Donoghue||2004||Ladies Captain|
|Joe McMahon||2004||Men's Captain|
|Sally Cooper||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Tim Galwey||2005||Men's Captain|
|Teresa Clifford||2006||Ladies Captain|
|Pat Quill||2006||Men's Captain|
|Joan O'Sullivan||2007||Ladies Captain|
|Philip O'Neill||2007||Men's Captain|
|Josephine O'Shea||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Johnny Doolan||2008||Men's Captain|
|Dorothy Nestor||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Brian O'Connor||2009||Men's Captain|
|Margaret Lanigan||2010||Ladies Captain|
|Tom Grant||2010||Men's Captain|
|Sheila McCarthy||2011||Ladies Captain|
|Michael Quirke||2011||Men's Captain|
|Irene McCarthy||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Christy O'Mahony||2012||Men's Captain|
|Sally Filby||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Christy O’Mahony||2013||Men's Captain|
|Irene McCarthy||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Gearoid Keating||2014||Men's Captain|
|Eve Bird||2015||Ladies Captain|
|Gabhan O’Loughlin||2015||Men's Captain|
|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|