Castleisland golf club Kerry

Castleisland golf course Kerry

Castleisland Golf Course

Castleisland Club Crest

A new parkland course, built on 200 acres, with modern sand-based greens and tees. This excellent course is built to the highest championship standards, which allows the course to be played throughout the year. Although a newly- developed course, the architect very skilfully utilises the mature wooded undulating terrain at his disposal to create a gem of a golf course. The course will have many challenging holes. Taking advantage of the varying and unique nature of the site. While elevated and undulating the design has reduced to a minimum any difficulties in walking and playing the course.

Green Fees Midweek: €25
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €30
Green Fees with a Member: €20/25
Green Fees for Opens: N/A
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €550
Full Couples Membership Fee: €950
Introductory Membership Fee: €350
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 346
Designer Arthur Spring
Founded 1993
Address

Dooneen,
Castle Island,
Co. Kerry

Telephone 066-7141709
Email office@castleislandgc.com
Website Castleisland golf club website
Manager: Mairead Guirey
Captain: Jonathan Kelliher
Lady Captain: Catherine Walsh
President: Marie O'Connor
Vice-Captains': Denis O'Sullivan & Mary Anne Downes
Hon. Secretary: Sean Turner & Marie O'Connor
Club Pro: None Shop
Hon. Treasurer: Willie O'Leary & Nora Nolan
Comp. Secretary: Tom McNeice & Catherine Horan

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:52.262695
Long:-9.467554
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 9.00am to 9.30pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Coffee and light snacks available Days to Avoid: None
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek & Weekends Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

 

Castleisland Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)
       
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captain's Prize Sunday 23 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Sunday 13 August
  Closed 1
President's Prize Sunday 10 September
  Closed 1
Scratch Cup Saturday 19 August   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 71 SSS 70 5,622 m
Red Par 71 SSS 71 4,922 m
Green Par 71 SSS 68 5,437 m
Blue Par 71 SSS 71 6,041 m

Card

Hole No. Blue White Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 452 432 420 5 9 380 4 5
2 387 358 346 4 3 316 4 2
3 274 262 249 4 7 219 4 10
4 187 156 142 3 5 126 3 12
5 388 348 335 4 11 301 4 14
6 158 140 130 3 17 112 3 16
7 404 397 386 4 1 371 5 6
8 485 456 442 5 13 421 5 8
9 176 167 155 5 15 139 3 18
Out 2,910 2,716 2,605 35   2,352 35  
10 385 336 335 4 8 294 4 5
11 444 421 412 5 18 375 5 3
12 169 156 148 3 12 116 3 15
13 355 326 318 4 10 295 4 1
14 346 332 325 4 6 295 4 11
15 393 362 354 4 2 314 4 9
16 476 443 435 5 14 405 5 7
17 174 165 157 3 16 129 3 17
18 388 365 358 4 4 347 4 4
In 3,130 2,906 2,832 36   2,570 36  
Total 6,041 5,622 5,437 71   4,922 71  
SSS 71 70 68     71    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 66 Michael Coote 03/06/2006

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

Castleisland Golf Club won the Billy O'Sullivan Trophy, at Ceann Sibeal in 2005. 

Kathleen Brosnan won the Kerryman Captain's Prizewinners Challenge in 2005.

The Ladies of Castleisland Golf Club won the Noreen Moore Trophy in 2004.

History of Castleisland

Founded 2002

Castleisland County Kerry is a market town steeped in history. The town gets its name from the famous castle of the island- an island formed by turning the waters of the river Maine into a moat around the castle, originally built in 1220 by Geoffrey De Marisco. For long the Desmond power in Kerry, the town was centre of much disorder and activity during the land war and the civil war of the 20th century. Castleisland today is a busy retail and commercial centre, situated at the junction of the N21 national primary route (Limerick-Tralee) and the N23 which links the town to Farranfore and Killarney.

The town is an important gateway into county Kerry, only five miles from Kerry international airport. The idea of a golf course was first mooted in 1999 when a 200 acre site was secured which formed the Castleisland shooting ground and owned by Mr. Richard Walsh who ended up constructing the golf course for Castleisland golf club committee. A number of prominent architects were asked to view the site and make submissions and after tedious investigating, the job was allocated to Dr. Arthur Spring. The go ahead was given to build the course having sold 250 shares @ £5000 share capital.

The development committee which included chairman Michael Coote (who is now manager), secretary Paul Geaney, financial controller Andrew Kelliher, along with Dano Dennehy, Sean Brandon, Tomo Bourke, Sheila Hannon and Martin O' Donoghue. The course commands a panoramic view of the McGillycuddy Reeks that forms the backdrop to the lakes of Killarney.

The construction of the course was to have it playable the whole year round and this was achieved by putting mole drains on every meter on the fairways and topping up with sand to allow the fairways to be as good as those found on a links course. This was achieved and while some parkland courses closed due to heavy rain, Castleisland has remained open.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Martin O'Donoghue 2003 Men's Captain
Tom Burke 2003 President
Babs Kelliher 2004 Ladies Captain
Dono Dennehy 2004 Men's Captain
Tom Burke 2004 President
Ann Stuart 2005 Ladies Captain
Millie Browne 2005 Ladies President
Sean Brandon 2005 Men's Captain
Tom Burke 2005 President
Liz O'Connor 2006 Ladies Captain
Millie Browne 2006 Ladies President
Eamonn O'Connor 2006 Men's Captain
John Curtin 2006 President
Nancy Fleming 2007 Ladies Captain
Betty McAulliffe 2007 Ladies President
Seamus O'Neill 2007 Men's Captain
Lar Hickey 2007 President
Leila Moloney 2008 Ladies Captain
Betty McAulliffe 2008 Ladies President
Ned O'Callaghan 2008 Men's Captain
Con Daly 2008 President
Marie Geaney 2009 Ladies Captain
Babs Kelliher 2009 Ladies President
John Geaney 2009 Men's Captain
Con Daly 2009 President
Margaret Sheehan 2010 Ladies Captain
Betty MacAuliffe 2010 Ladies President
Dan Neigan 2010 Men's Captain
Donie O'Shea 2010 President
Mary Shanahan 2011 Ladies Captain
Breda Geaney 2011 Ladies President
Ben Foley 2011 Men's Captain
Donie O'Shea 2011 President
Maria O'Connor 2012 Ladies Captain
Breda Geaney 2012 Ladies President
Con Murphy 2012 Men's Captain
Patsy O'Sullivan 2012 President
Liz Galway 2013 Ladies Captain
Ann Stuart 2013 Ladies President
Sean Turner 2013 Men's Captain
Patsy O'Sullivan 2013 President
Mag Moloney 2014 Ladies Captain
Ann Stuart 2014 Ladies President
John O'Connell 2014 Men's Captain
Patsy O'Sullivan 2014 President
Catherine Horan 2015 Ladies Captain
Domhnall DeBarra
2015 Men's Captain
Maurice O'Connor
2015 President
Marion O'Connor 2016 Ladies Captain
John Manton 2016 Men's Captain
Marie O'Connor 2016 President
Catherine Walsh 2017 Ladies Captain
Jonathan Kelliher 2017 Men's Captain
Maria O’Connor 2017 President
Mary Geaney (8) 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Michael Coote (2) 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Castleisland

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Kevin Fitzgerald 18 June 2007  9th   171 m
M. Gleeson 4 June 2017 6th   158 m