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Castlegregory golf club Kerry

Castlegregory golf course Kerry

Castlegregory Golf Course

Castlegregory Club Crest

Castlegregory opened their fine new clubhouse in 21st July 2014.
The first is a par five 497 m where the long hitter may go for the green in two, but will have to cut off about 150 m of Lough Gill to do so. "One of the great holes in Irish Golf" Barons Bunker.

One of the most interesting is the short 9th, where a pond has been specifically built in front of the green and in which the Naterjack toad, a creature much beloved in the area has proliferated since the golf course began.

Castlegregory has been renewed as a nine-hole links course. "There could not be a more scenic course in the country, situated as it is between the 900 acre Lough Gill at the Southern end, Brandon Bay to the North and beyond to Brandon Mountain" Val Dorgan The Examiner.

Green Fees 9-Hole Low Season: €30
Green Fees 9-Hole High Season: €40
Green Fees 18-Hole Low Season: €50
Green Fees 18-Hole High Season: €60
Green Fees G.I.M. 9-Hole Low Season: €25
Green Fees G.I.M. 9-Hole High Season: €30
Green Fees G.I.M. 18-Hole Low Season: €40
Green Fees G.I.M. 18-Hole High Season: €50
Green Fees with a Member: €20/30
Green Fees for Opens: €20
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: €15
Yes
Buggy Hire: €20/40
Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee +: €449
Full Beginners U-30 Membership Fee +: €200
Full Student Membership Fee +: €150
Full Juvenile Membership Fee +: €80
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Links
No Holes 9
Members 287
Designer Arthur Spring
Founded 1989
Address

Stradbally,
Castlegregory,
Co. Kerry

Telephone 066-7139444
Email info@castlegregorygolflinks.com
Website Castlegregory golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Sean Spillane
Captain: Colm McLoughin
Lady Captain: Helen Harty
Presidents': Mike Keane & Teresa Rice
Vice-Captains':

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Hon. Secretary: Pat Mulcahy & Miriam Mulhall-Nolan
Club Pro: None Shop Only
Hon. Treasurer: Sean O’Connor & Gemma Lougheed
Comp. Secretary: Pat Doody & Carmel Kearney 
Castlegregory Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:52.260052
Long:-10.065215
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 9.00am to 11.30am
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Light catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Sundays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other day Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Castlegregory Golf Club Fixtures 2024 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2023 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday 15 January
  Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Saturday 23 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 5 August Sunday 6 August Closed 2
Captain's Prize Sunday 6 August   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Sunday 6 August   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 12 August   Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 16 September Sunday 17 September Closed 2
President's Prize Sunday 17 September   Closed 1
Champagne Classic Friday 17 March   Open 1
Ladies Open Friday 2 June   Open 1
4-Person Classic Friday 9 June   Open 1
Ladies Open Friday 9 June   Open 1
Ladies Open Friday 16 June   Open 1
Ladies Open Friday 23 June   Open 1
Ladies Open Friday 30 June
  Open 1
Ladies Open Friday 7 July   Open 1
Ladies Open Friday 14 July   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup (5 to 11) Saturday 15 July   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup (12 to 18) Saturday 15 July   Open 1
Minor Scratch Cup (19 to 28) Saturday 15 July   Open 1
Ladies Open Friday 21 July   Open 1
Ladies Open Friday 28 July
  Open 1
Ladies Open Friday 4 August   Open 1
Ladies Open Friday 11 August

Open 1
Castlegregory Golf Classic Thursday 17 August Sunday 20 August Open 4
Castlegregory Golf Classic Friday 18 August   Open 1
Castlegregory Golf Classic Saturday 19 August   Open 1
Castlegregory Golf Classic Sunday 20 August   Open 1
Ladies Open Friday 25 August
  Open 1
Ladies Open Friday 1 September   Open 1
Ladies Open Friday 8 September   Open 1
Ladies Open Friday 15 September   Open 1
Ladies Open Friday 22 September   Open 1
Ladies Open Friday 29 September
  Open 1
Ladies Open Friday 6 October   Open 1
Coolmine Classic
Friday 13 October   Open 1
Ladies Open Friday 20 October   Open 1
Ladies Open Friday 27 October   Open 1
4-Person Champagne Classic Monday 30 October   Open 1
Ladies Open Friday 3 November   Open 1
Ladies Open Friday 10 November   Open 1
Ladies Open Friday 17 November   Open 1
Ladies Open Friday 24 November

Open 1
Ladies Open Friday 1 December
Open 1
Ladies Open Friday 8 December   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 68 SSS 67 5,058 m
Red Par 69 SSS 67 4,171 m
Green Par 68 SSS 66 4,796 m
Blue Par 68 SSS 68 5,260 m

Card

Hole No. Blue White Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 482 474 464 5 12 404 5 5
2 182 172 159 3 8
132 3 9
3 242 233 221 4 18 191 4 15
4 368 358 345 4 4
302 4 7
5 182 171 163 3 10
115 3 17
6 261 261 241 4 16 226 4 13
7 393 373 350 4 2
271 4 1
8 365 351 331 4 6
365 5 3
9 149 136 124 3 14 124 3 11
Out 2,630 2,529 2,398 34   2,130 35  
10 482 474 464 5 11 404 5 6
11 182 172 159 3 7
132 3 10
12 242 233 221 4 17 191 4 16
13 368 358 345 4 3
302 5 8
14 182 171 163 3 9
115 3 18
15 261 261 241 4 15 226 4 14
16 393 373 350 4 1
271 4 4
17 365 351 331 4 5
287
4 2
18 149 136 124 3 13 123 3 12
In 2,630 2,529 2,398 34   2,041 34  
Total 5,260 5,058 4,796 68   4,171 69
 
SSS 68 67 66     67    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 69 Pat Doody (7) 10/08/2003

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

The Ladies of Castlegregory Golf Club won the Noreen Moore Trophy at Tralee Golf Club on 10th September 2022 when they beat Killarney Golf Club it was the first time ever in the club's history their Ladies brought home the trophy. The team was Marion Bourke, Mary Ciepierski, Linda Flynn, Mary Moriarty and Margaret O'Callaghan with Patricia Goodwin (sub) and Manager.

Castlegregory Golf Club won the Kerry Shield in 2011, when the team was Pat Doody, Eddie Hanafin, Joe Mulcahy, Noel Earley and Kieran Shannon.
Castlegregory Golf Club won the Nines of Kerry, in 2007 when the team was Eddie Hannifin, Frankie Herlihy, Michael Burrows, Johan Rowan , Tom Ferriter, Jason Rowan, Joan Ferriter, Joe Mulcahy, Mike Keane, Tom Moriarty, Sean O’Connor, Marlyn O’Connor, Goretti O’Connor, Edel Randels, Lori Fitzgerald, Marie McCarthy and Teresa Rice.

Castlegregory Golf Club won the Nines of Kerry, in 2005 when the team was Mick Keane, Michael Burrows, Pat Prendeville, Eddie Hannifin, Jason Rowan, George Nash, Joe Mulcahy, Merlyn O’Connor, Tina Moriarty, Marie McCarthy, Edel Randels, and Marian Kennedy, they were managed by Kathleen Hennessey.

Castlegregory Golf Club won the Kerry Shield, in 1994 when the team was Martin Rice, Joe McKenna, Dan O’Connor, Con O’Connor, Stephen Hennessy, Fergus Moroney and Dr. Arthur Spring  
Castlegregory Golf Club won the Dr. Billy O'Sullivan Shield in 1992, when the team was, Tom Moriarty, Pat O'Driscoll, Sean O'Connor, Chris Searle, Eddie Hannafin, Stephen Hennessy, Jerry O'Connor, John F. Finn, Sean Leen, Kevin Moore, Leo Foley, Peter Breen and they were managed by Fergus Moroney.

Congratulations to Liam Ryan (11) who emerged triumphant in the Irish final of the Peugeot Challenge Cup at Adare Manor Golf & Country Club, where he returned a fine 71 nett in early August 2001. He booked his place to represent Ireland in the Grand Final in Paris in September.

Tom Moriarty became the first person ever to have an albatross on 373, yard index 6, 7th, on the Cashen Course at Ballybunion in May, 1999. He hit a 3-wood. The Captain of Ballybunion Fintan Scannell was playing in front of Tom on the memorable occasion.

The Ladies of Castlegregory were runners-up in the Munster Minor Cup at Lee Valley Golf Club on Saturday 22nd August 2015, when the team was Carol Shanahan, Marion Burke-Egan, Mary Sills, Helen Harty and Anne Woods, they were managed by Tina Mloriarty.

History of Castlegregory

It would appear golf has been played at Castlegregory as early as 1897, when The Sportsman's Holiday Guide describes it as "a very fine 18 hole course extending about three and a half miles in circuit. It lies along the coast and is quite the first course in the Kingdom of Kerry". It was the second links course of Tralee Golf Club which had been founded in 1896. The Golfing Annuals listed it until 1905. It would seem that after Tralee was reconstituted in 1907, the course fell into disuse until the club was re-founded in 1990.
What the Club tells us:

According to The Sportsman`s Holiday Guide 1897, a fine 18 hole golf course existed in the Castlegregory area – “about 3 1/2 miles in circuit it lies along the coast and is quite the first course in the Kingdom of Kerry”. The Golfing Annals continued to list Castlegregory until 1905. The course would appear to have fallen into disuse with the reconstituting of Tralee Golf Club in 1907.

In the late 1980s the idea of a golf course in Castlegregory was again mooted. Local man Maurice Fitzgerald had long harboured a desire for a links course in the vicinity, and eventually a general meeting of interested people was held in Tralee Bay Hotel in 1988. The outcome of that meeting was the renting of 57.28 acres of land beside Lough Gill, near Stradbally village, from Mrs. Peggy Griffin.

Later, a small bit of ground was acquired on lease from Mr. Sonny O`Donnell (this is now the site of the 7th green). A committee was formed and under the chairmanship of Dr. Tony Sills, work commenced on a nine-hole links golf course in 1989. The course architect was Dr. Arthur Spring and construction manager was Mr. Michael O`Shea. FAS, the National Training and Employment Authority, provided twelve workers for the project. In 1990 Mr. Martin Rice took over as Chairman of the Committee. Resulting from general meetings it was agreed to seek 75 Founder Members. Each Founder Member contributed £600 Irish Pounds to the project. The full list of original Founder Members is on a plaque, which is now on display in the Clubhouse.

In December 1994 Ms. Joan Ferriter became the first full time employee in the clubhouse, and in April of the following year Mr. Mike Dowd, as head greenkeeper, and Mr. Joe O`Flaherty, as his assistant, became the first full time workers on the course. In 1999 Dr. Michael Foxe was appointed as consultant agronomist to the Club.

Over the past thirty years the club has developed and now boasts a new clubhouse that has replaced the caravan that was the original clubhouse.

Roll of Honour

Member

Year Hon. Position
Marian Bourke 1991 Ladies Captain
Martin Rice 1991 Men's Captain
Rev. D. Murphy 1991 President
Marian Bourke 1992 Ladies Captain
Peggy Griffin 1992 Lady President
Martin Rice 1992 Men's Captain
Rev. D. Murphy 1992 President
Anne Searle 1993 Ladies Captain
Peggy Griffin 1993 Lady President
Kevin Moore 1993 Men's Captain
Con Kelly 1993 President
Joan Ferriter 1994 Ladies Captain
Peggy Griffin 1994 Lady President
Sean Leen 1994 Men's Captain
Con Kelly 1994 President
Lori Fitzgerald 1995 Ladies Captain
Betty Fitzgerald 1995 Lady President
Con O'Connor 1995 Men's Captain
Con Kelly 1995 President
Mary Sills 1996 Ladies Captain
Betty Fitzgerald 1996 Lady President
John Brown 1996 Men's Captain
John Kenny 1996 President
Marian Kennedy 1997 Ladies Captain
Betty Fitzgerald 1997 Lady President
Matt Muller 1997 Men's Captain
John Kenny 1997 President
Helen Besseling 1998 Ladies Captain
Helen Healy
1998 Lady President
John Galvin 1998 Men's Captain
John Kenny 1998 President
Doreen Fitzgerald 1999 Ladies Captain
Helen Healy 1999 Lady President
Michael Tagney 1999 Men's Captain
Derry O'Mahoney 1999 President
Tina Moriarty 2000 Ladies Captain
Helen Healy 2000 Lady President
Martin Lynch 2000 Men's Captain
Derry O'Mahoney 2000 President
Kathleen Hennessy 2001 Ladies Captain
Collette Burghoff 2001 Lady President
Des Hayes 2001 Men's Captain
Kevin Moore 2001 President
Teresa Rice 2002 Ladies Captain
Collette Burghoff 2002 Lady President
Eddie Hannafin 2002 Men's Captain
Kevin Moore 2002 President
Marie McCarthy
2003 Ladies Captain
Collette Burghoff 2003 Lady President
Pat Moynihan 2003 Men's Captain
Liam Ryan 2003 President
Edel Randles
2004 Ladies Captain
Marilyn Spillane 2004 Lady President
Frank Herlihy 2004 Men's Captain
Matt Maloney 2004 President
Gorretti O'Connor 2005 Ladies Captain
Marilyn Spillane 2005 Lady President
John Rowan 2005 Men's Captain
Matt Maloney 2005 President
Colette Burghoff 2006 Ladies Captain
Marilyn Spillane 2006 Lady President
Michael Keane 2006 Men's Captain
Matt Maloney 2006 President
Katrina O'Shea 2007 Ladies Captain
Joan Ferriter 2007 Lady President
George Nash 2007 Men's Captain
Joe McKenna 2007 President
Merlyn O'Connor 2008 Ladies Captain
Joan Ferriter 2008 Lady President
Michael Williams 2008 Men's Captain
Gerry Callanan 2008 President
Sandry Nyhan 2009 Ladies Captain
Joan Ferriter 2009 Ladies President
Sean Barry 2009 Men's Captain
Gerry Callanan 2009 President
Sandry Nyhan 2010 Ladies Captain
Joan Ferriter 2010 Ladies President
Joe Mulcahy 2010 Men's Captain
Gerry Callanan 2010 President
Miriam Mulhall-Nolan 2011 Ladies Captain
Helen Besseling 2011 Ladies President
Sean O'Connor 2011 Men's Captain
Michael Burrows 2011 President
Marlyn Spillane 2012 Ladies Captain
Helen Besseling 2012 Ladies President
Noel Earlie 2012 Men's Captain
Michael Burrows 2012 President
Isabel Mancera 2013 Ladies Captain
Marion Bourke
2013 Ladies President
Seamus Cronin 2013 Men's Captain
Michael Burrows 2013 President
Nora Keogan 2014 Ladies Captain
Marion Bourke 2014 Ladies President
Brian Neenan 2014 Men's Captain
Sean Spillane 2014 President
Anne Collins 2015 Ladies Captain
Marion Bourke
2015 Ladies President
Declan O'Carroll 2015 Men's Captain
Sean Spillane 2015 President
Patricia Goodwin 2016 Ladies Captain
Mary Callanan
2016 Ladies President
Mike Mercer 2016 Men's Captain
Sean Spillane 2016 President
Geraldine Flynn 2017 Ladies Captain
  2017 Ladies President
Tommy King 2017 Men's Captain
 Eddie Hanafin 2017 President
Mary Ciepierski 2018 Ladies Captain
  2018 Ladies President
Pat Doody 2018 Men's Captain
Eddie Hanafin 2018 President
Karen Tess 2019 Ladies Captain
Merlyn O’Connor 2019 Ladies President
John Dillane 2019 Men's Captain
Eddie Hanafin 2019 President
Joan Cantillon 2020 Ladies Captain
Mary Silles 2020 Ladies President
Richie Greer 2020 Men's Captain
Sean O'Connor 2020 President
Marie McCarthy 2021 Ladies Captain
Mary Silles 2021 Ladies President
Colin O’Sullivan 2021 Men's Captain
Sean O'Connor 2021 President
Linda Flynn 2022 Ladies Captain
Teresa Rice 2022 Ladies President
Rick Earley 2022 Men's Captain
Mike Keane 2022 President
Helen Harty 2023 Ladies Captain
  2023 Ladies President
Colm McLoughin 2023 Men's Captain
  2023 President
Carmel Kearney (7) 2023 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Richard Greer (5.3) 2023 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Castlegregory

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Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
John Joe Finn 28 February 1993 5th   171 m
Russell McKenna 06 July 1995 5th   151 m
Kieran O'Donnell 20 June 1996 2nd   170 m
Tommy Joe Scanlon 12 July 1996 9th   144 m
Teresa Rice 24 February 1998 9th   93 m
Mary Sills 1 June 1998 5th   112 m
Con O'Connor 1 September 1998 2nd   170 m
Kathleen Hennesy 18 October 1998 9th   93 m
Dan O'Connor 16 August 1999 2nd   170 m
Robert Sheehy 19 September 1999 5th   171 m
Eddie Hanafin 26 February 1996 9th   136 m
Christo Murray 1 October 2000 2nd   172 m
Con O'Connor 1 November 2000 2nd   171 m
Kathleen Hennessy 23 August 2002 9th   93 m
Frank Herlihy 10 December 2002 2nd   172 m
Michael Keane 27 July 2003 5th   171 m
Patricia Joyce 28 June 2003 9th   113 m
Purcell Bridie 23 July 2004 14th   115 m
Nollaig O'Ceallachain 14 September 2007 5th   171 m
Joan Cantillon 6 December 2019 18th   123 m