Carton House golf club Kildare

Carton House golf course Kildare

Carton House Golf Course

Carton House Club Crest

Opened in May 2002, Carton House golf club retained the services of two of the Worlds best known, golfers to design the two magnificent layouts at Carton House in Maynooth. The project was developed by Sporting Concepts Ireland in conjunction with European Golf Design.

Together they have added another two "jewels in the crown" of Ireland’s growing number of premier Irish Golf Clubs with in easy access of Dublin City.
The O’Meara course tastefully used the tree lined terrain that existed at the Carton House golf course, with some of the most spectacular holes to be found anywhere resulting from careful planning and attention to detail by Carton House golf.

The Montgomerie Course, has been designed as a more open landscape, measuring 7,301 yd‘s the course has a links feel, with deep, strategically placed pot bunkers, well contoured fairways and large undulating greens. The golfer will frequently catch views of the Rye Water Lake as he/she enjoys a memorable game of golf at the Carton House golf course.

The Montgomerie is synonymous with quality, and his unique and keen understanding of golf will ensure that the course that bears his name is indeed a masterpiece.

Carton House's Montgomery Course was voted the  No. 36-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Down-2);

Carton House's Montgomery Course was voted the  No. 34-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Down-2);

Carton House's Montgomery Course was voted the  No. 32-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Down-1);

Carton House's Montgomery Course was voted the  No. 31-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Down-1);

Carton House's Montgomery Course was voted the  No. 30-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Down-2);

Carton House's Montgomery Course was voted the  No. 28-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

Carton House's Montgomery Course was voted the No. 7-ranked parkland golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

Carton House's Montgomery Course was voted theNo. 13-Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2012, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

Carton House's Montgomery Course was voted the  No. 30-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;

Carton House's Montgomery Course was voted the  No. 9-Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2010, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

Carton House's Montgomery Course was voted the No. 26-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;

Carton House's Montgomerie course was voted the  No. 9-Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2009, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

Carton House's Montgomerie Course was voted the No. 18-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;

Carton House's Montgomerie course was voted the  No. 10-Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2008, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

Carton House's O’Meara Course was voted the No. 44-ranked golf parkland course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Same);

Carton House's O’Meara Course was voted the No. 44-ranked golf parkland course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Up-1);

Carton House's O’Meara Course was voted the No. 45-ranked golf parkland course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Up-1);

Carton House's O’Meara Course was voted the No. 46-ranked golf parkland course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Same);

Carton House's O’Meara Course was voted the No. 46-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Up-3);

Carton House's O’Meara Course was voted the No. 49-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

Carton House's O’Meara Course was voted the No. 21-ranked golf parkland course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

Carton House's O’Meara Course was voted the No. 20-Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2012, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

Carton House's O’Meara Course was voted the No. 52-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;

Carton House's O’Meara Course was voted the  No. 18-Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2010, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

Carton House's O’Meara Course was voted the No. 47-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;

Carton House's O'Meara Course was voted Joint No. 18-Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2009, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

Carton House's O'Meara Course was voted the No. 42-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;

Carton House's O'Meara Course was voted Joint No. 26-Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2008, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

Green Fees Monday to Thursday Nov. to April: €55
Green Fees Friday & Sunday Nov. to April: €60
Green Fees Saturday Nov. to April: €70
Green Fees for Hotel Guests: €30/35
Green Fees Juniors & Students: €30/35
Green Fees Monday to Wednesday April & Oct.: €55/75
Green Fees Thursday & Sunday April & Oct:
€70/80
Green Fees Sunday April & Oct: €90
Green Fees for Hotel Guests: €50/65
Green Fees Monday & Tuesday May to Oct.: €75
Green Fees Wednesday & Thursday May to Oct.: €80
Green Fees Friday to Sunday May to Oct.: €90
Green Fees for Hotel Guests: €60/65
Green Fees with a Member: €50
Green Fees for Opens: €30/50
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: €40
Yes
Buggy Hire: €40
Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €2,300
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 36
Members 540
Designer Mark O'Meara & Colin Montgomerie
Founded 2002
Address

Carton House,
Maynooth,
Co. Kildare

Telephone 01-6517727
Email golfreservations@cartonhouse.com
Website Carton House golf club website
Director of Golf: David Kearney
Captain: Paul Hanly
Lady Captain: Ann Webb
President: Lee Mallaghan
Vice-Captains':  
Hon. Secretary: John Walsh & Louise Allen
Club Pro: David Kearney
Hon. Treasurer: Grellan Dunne & Mary McGaver
Comp. Secretary:
Tom Healy & Roisin Lyons

Committee

Carton House Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.386234
Long:-6.558259
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Golf course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 7.30am to 11.30pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Sundays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments: 14-Days in advance

Carton House Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Saturday 4 March   Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 3 June
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 22 July
  Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 2 September      
Singles Stableford Monday 2 January   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 9 January   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 16 January   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 23 January   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 30 January
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 6 February   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 13 February   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 20 February   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 27 February
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 6 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 14 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 20 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 27 March
Wednesday 29 March Open 3
Singles Stableford Tuesday 28 March
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 29 March
  Open 1
Fourball Betterball
Thursday 30 March
  Open 1
L. & G. 4-Person Team Event
Friday 31 March
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 2 April   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Thursday 27 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 20 June   Open 1
PGA Challenge Pro-AM Monday 3 July   IPGA 1
J. M. & O'B PGA Challenge Tuesday 4 July Wednesday 5 July
IPGA 2
J. M. & O'B PGA Challenge Wednesday 5 July   IPGA 1
Singles Strokes Sunday 23 July   Open 1
Cups & Shields National Finals
Wednesday 20 September Saturday 23 September GUI 4
Cups & Shields National Finals Thursday 21 September   GUI 1
Cups & Shields National Finals Friday 22 September   GUI 1
Cups & Shields National Finals Saturday 23 September   GUI 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 74 6,821 yd's
Red Par 72 SSS 72 5,655 yd's
Green Par 72 SSS 72 6,365 yd's
Blue Par 72 SSS 75 7,301 yd's

Card

Card of the Montgomerie Course in yards

Hole No. Blue White Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 456 419 389 4 5 349 4 6
2 414 386 356 4 9 324 4 8
3 220 199 184 3 3 151 3 12
4 605 559 529 5 13 480 5 4
5 474 443 407 4 1 372 4 2
6 394 365 336 4 11 295 4 10
7 192 173 168 3 7 138 3 18
8 552 514 484 5 17 439 5 14
9 391 367 333 4 15 298 4 16
Out 3,698 3,425 3,186 36   2,846 36  
10 465 438 407 4 6 360 4 5
11 477 450 413 4 2 379 4 1
12 210 194 173 3 10 156 3 13
13 338 322 303 4 14 262 4 15
14 408 380 353 4 8 315 4 7
15 554 523 500 5 16 444 5 9
16 462 430 400 4 4 348 4 3
17 176 162 145 3 12 122 3 17
18 513 497 485 5 18 423 5 11
In 3,603 3,396 3,179 36   2,809 36  
Total 7,301 6,821 6,365 72   5,655 72  
SSS 75 74 72     72    

Card of the O'Meara Course in yards

Hole No. Blue White Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 438 379 371 4 8 322 4 9
2 380 366 342 4 10 296 4 11
3 534 516 494 5 14 442 5 5
4 210 188 166 3 4 135 3 15
5 373 366 345 4 6 304 4 3
6 560 536 510 5 12 447 5 7
7 154 149 131 3 18 94 3 17
8 462 431 410 4 2 357 4 1
9 378 354 330 4 16 306 4 13
Out 3,489 3,385 3,099 36   2,7 36  
10 427 420 395 4 11 361 4 14
11 431 409 388 4 1 334 4 4
12 396 370 351 4 13 297 4 16
13 390 359 339 4 15 288 4 18
14 185 157 142 3 7 150 3 8
15 557 528 465 5 5 435 5 2
16 180 157 142 3 9 111 3 10
17 561 543 526 5 17 463 5 12
18 390 361 350 4 3 330 4 6
In 3,517 3,323 3,110 36   2,769 36  
Total 7,006 6,608 6,209 72   5,472 72  
SSS 74 72 70     71    

Notable rounds

Oscar Floran & Robert Rock 66  Irish Open 2013

Members Achievements

The Ladies of Carton House Golf Club were Runners-Up in Intermediate Cup All-Ireland Final at Malone Golf Club when they lost out to Cahir Park Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches in 2017.
They were lead out by Emma Fox who went up the 19th before securing the point against Susan Carey, she was followed by Maura Bruton who lost out by 7 and 5 to Michelle Keating, next on the tee was Siobhan Plunkett recorded a 2 and 1 win over Breda Keating, in the penultimate match Ros McCarthy lost her match against Joanne Quaid-Noonan by 2 and 1 and in the bottom match Ann McQuillan brought Patricia Browne up the 23rd before relinquishing the point and the Green Pennant to the Munster Champions.
They won the East Leinster Final at Charlesland Golf Club on Sunday 3rd September when the beat Castle Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches.
Anne Webb lead them out and had a bad day against Catriona Horgan when going down by 7 and 5, next on the tee was Maura Bruton who had a 2 and 1 win over Carmel Gleeson, she was followed by Sarah Taaffe who lost out to Anne Thornton by 7 and 5, in the penultimate match Siobhan Plunkett went up the 19th before recording the point and in the bottom match Ann McQuillan had a very comfortable 7 and 5 win over Fiona Shackleton.

Carton House Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Barton Shield when they beat Laytown & Bettystown Golf Club by 4-holes in the Semi-Final and UCD Golf Club by 3-holes in the decider at Howth Golf Club on Sunday 30th July 2016.

With the All-Ireland deciders on their home course they drew Connacht Champions Galway Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Wednesday 14th September.

They were lead out by Gary McDermott with Alan Egan who lost out to Ronan Mullarney with Liam Power by 4-holes they were followed by J. Doherty with Paul O’Hanlon who had a 3-hole win over Joe Lyons with Cathal Nolan. So near yet so far, Galway went on and went down to a very strong Ulster Champions Warrenpoint Golf Club by 4-holes.

Carton House Golf Club won the Irish Junior Foursomes Leinster Final at Greystones Golf Club in 2015.
The team was, Dean Cafferty, Ryan Eccles, Bill Hannan and Eoin Sullivan. They were managed by John Ferriter.

Carton House Golf Club won the All Ireland Fred Daly Trophy at Warrenpoint Golf Club on Thursday 28th August 2014, when they beat Galway Golf Club by 4-matches to 3-matches.
They were lead by David Carey who beat Colm Hughes by 3 and 1, next up was Marc Boucher who had a comfortable 6 and 4 win over Cathal Nolan, he was followed by Sean Walsh who lost his match against Michael O’Farrell by 2-holes, Oisin Devereux had a narrow 1-hole defeat against Paddy Culhane, next on the tee was Dean Cafferty who went all the way to the 20th before securing his match against Mikey Burke, in the penultimate match Darragh Walsh secured the green pennant with a 2 and 1 win over Sean Burke, the bottom match went to the boy’s from Salthill when Cian Hutchinson lost to Eoin Griffin by 4 and 3.
They played Ulster Champions Lurgan Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final when they recorded a comfortable 6-matches to 1-match win, David Carey was first on the tee and won his match against Caolan McCann by 1-hole, he was followed by Marc Boucher who also had a 1-hole win over Peter Cummins, next up was Sean Walsh who recorded a 2 an 1 win over Jason McCann, Oisin Devereux had a comfortable 5 and 4 win over Ronan McGivern, he was followed by Dean Cafferty who beat Conal Patterson by 6 and 5, the bottom two matches between Darragh Walsh against Nathan McCann and Cian Hutchinson against Conor McDonald were both halved when called in.

Carton House Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Irish Senior Cup when they beat Dun Laoghaire Golf Club by 3½ matches to 1½ matches at Bray Golf Club on Sunday 25th August.  They made their way to Royal Tara Golf Club to compete in the All-Ireland deciders, they were drawn against Ulster Champions Rosapenna in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals they were lead out by S. McGlynn who won his match against Michael McDermott by 4 and 3 he was followed by D. Carey who went all the way to the 21st before relinquishing the point to Enda Kennedy next up was Niall McGlynn who lost his match against Donal Boyle by 3 and 1 the penultimate match of Sean O’Connor against Frank Casey Jnr. was a decisive 6 and 4 win for the North Donegal team and with it their place in the All-Ireland Final the bottom match of Colin Cunningham against Patrick Kennedy was halved when called in.

Carton House Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Fred Daly Trophy when they beat Bray Golf Club by 4 ½-matches to 2 ½-matches at Killeen Golf Club on Monday 25th July 2011.

They went on to win the All-Ireland Final at Ardee Golf Club on Tuesday 16th August when they beat Co. Sligo Golf Club by 5½-matches to 1½-matches. They met Ulster Champions Balmoral Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final. First on the tee was Conor Glynn who lost to Matthew McLean by 1-hole, next up was Keith Egan who beat Stuart Bleakley by 5 and 4, next up was Harry Coyne who beat Daniel Carlin by 1-hole, Sean O'Connor was next and he had a 5 and 4 win over Aidan Cochrane, next up was Marc Boucher who beat Patrick Brennan by 6 and 4, the penultimate match of Sean Walsh against Ryan Straney was halved, the bottom match of Adam Talbot against Ted Harmon was also recorded as being halved.

They met Connacht Champions Co. Sligo Golf Club in the All-Ireland Final, they were lead again by Conor Glynn who had a 1-hole victory against Sean Flanagan, he was followed by Keith Egan who beat Declan Reidy by 5 and 4, next on the tee was Harry Coyne who beat Alan Gaynor by 1-hole, Sean O'Connor was next and he recorded a 2 and 1 win over David Brady, Marc Boucher halved his match with Thomas Finnegan, the penultimate and bottom matches of Sean Walsh against Conor Harte and Conor Gorovan against T. J. Ford were also halved. The result gave Carton House Golf Club their first green pennant in the short history of this young club and remarkably they went on to win the European Championship what an achievement for such a young club.

Ken Murray (11) teamed up with David Kelly from Boyle Golf Club (18) to qualify with 43 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.

Members who played representative golf for their Province;

Conor Glynn represented Leinster at Boys  Interprovincial level in 2010 playing 5-times won 2-matches halved two and lost 1-match accumulating 6-points;

History of Carton House

Founded 2002

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Patricia Cox 2003 Ladies Captain
William Coonan 2003 Men's Captain
Joan Osborne 2004 Ladies Captain
Declan Cunningham 2004 Men's Captain
Lee Mallaghan 2004 President
Mary Coonan 2005 Ladies Captain
Mark Cooney 2005 Men's Captain
Lee Mallaghan 2005 President
Angela Cirillo 2006 Ladies Captain
Conor Mallaghan 2006 Men's Captain
Lee Mallaghan 2006 President
Ann Merrigan 2007 Ladies Captain
John Hannon 2007 Men's Captain
Lee Mallaghan 2007 President
Maggie Russell 2008 Ladies Captain
Liam Hanlon 2008 Men's Captain
Lee Mallaghan 2008 President
Maura Bruton 2009 Ladies Captain
Sean McNamara 2009 Men's Captain
Lee Mallaghan 2009 President
Terry Wynne 2010 Ladies Captain
Tom McAndrew  2010 Men's Captain
Lee Mallaghan 2010 President
Gay Colbert 2011 Ladies Captain
Patrick Russell 2011 Men's Captain
Lee Mallaghan 2011 President
Margaret Mooney 2012 Ladies Captain
Jim Gillespie 2012 Men's Captain
Lee Mallaghan 2012 President
Marie Sudway 2013 Ladies Captain
John F. Kelly 2013 Men's Captain
Lee Mallaghan 2013 President
Ann Crofton 2014 Ladies Captain
Ger Nowlan 2014 Men's Captain
Lee Mallaghan 2014 President
Alex Mallaghan 2015 Ladies Captain
Brian Cunningham 2015 Men's Captain
Lee Mallaghan 2015 President
Margaret O'Loughlin 2016 Ladies Captain
Tony McDonagh 2016 Men's Captain
Lee Mallaghan 2016 President
Ann Webb 2017 Ladies Captain
Paul Hanly 2017 Men's Captain
Lee Mallaghan 2017 President
Marie Sudway (9) 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Paul O'Hanlon (-3)
2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
Gary McDermott (-3)
2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
Keith Egan (-2)
2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
Roy Connolly (-1)
2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
Jack Doherty (-1)
2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
Declan O'Neill (-1)
2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Carton House

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Kieran Harris 7 May 2003  3rd     167 yd's
Edward Donohue 25 May 2003 4th   146 yd's
Edward Murphy 8 August 2003 16th   165 yd's
Edward Donohue 23 August 2003 16th   146 yd's
Barry O'Reilly 15 February 2004 1st   90 yd's
Johnny Fennell 3 May 2004 16th   164 yd's
James Lamon 16 May 2004 15th   138 yd's
Cian Reynolds 11 June 2004 16th   164 yd's
Andrew Bruce Heron 27 June 2004 18th   129 yd's
Paul Kelly 14 August 2004 6th   156 yd's
Adrian Dunne 17 July 2005 1st   90 yd's
Donal Ennis 11 May 2007 16th   142 yd's
Sean Purcell 6 June 2008 12th   139 yd's
Alan Holmes 27 September 2008 3rd   201 yd's
John Griffin 3 August 2009 6th   156 yd's