Abbeyleix golf club Laois

Abbeyleix golf course Laois

Abbeyleix Golf Course

Abbeyleix Club Crest

Founded in 1895, this long established 9-hole course underwent major changes since the Millennium. Having celebrated its centenary in 1995 - an ambitious expansion was undertaken. This extension came to fruition in April 2001 with the opening of the New Course of 18-holes. This changes the existing course to a certain extent and incorporated all that was natural and new in the new creation. Designed by - Mel Flanagan, the rolling parkland course is a joy and a challenge to play and will test any level of golfer.
Visitors are always welcome and can enjoy a round of golf at a reasonable fee.

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Green Fees Midweek: €20
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €25
Green Fees with a Member: €15/20
Green Fees for Opens: €15/25
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: No
Buggy Hire: €20 Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €599
New & Lapsed Membership Fee: €400
Full Senior Membership Fee: €525
Full U-35 Membership Fee: €350
Full Beginners Membership Fee: €200
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 447
Designer Mel Flannigan
Founded 1895
Address

Rathmoyle,
Abbeyleix,
Co. Laois

Telephone 057-87-31450
Email abbeyleixgolf@gmail.com
Website Abbeyleix golf club website
Office Secretary: Maeve Geraghty
Captain: Brendan Murphy
Lady Captain: Bridie Fennelly
Presidents': Donal O'Callaghan & Bridget Malone 
Vice-Captains': Derry Connolly &
Hon. Secretary: Jack Nolan & Bridget Malone 
Club Pro: None
Hon. Treasurer: Eamonn O'Sullivan & Una Whelan
Comp. Secretary: Greg Reilly & Teresa Bradshaw
Abbeyleix Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:52.921761
Long:-7.338164
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: Most days Summer W/E Winter
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities, By prior arrangement Days to Avoid: None
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek & Weekends Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Abbeyleix Golf Club Fixtures 2022 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2022 (Confirmed)        
Event. Start Finish Type Duration
Captain's Drive-In Sunday
  Closed 1
Vice-Captains' Prize Saturday 21 May Sunday 22 May Closed 2
Vice-Captains' Prize Sunday 22 May   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Day 1 Thursday 23 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize
Sunday 26 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Friday 29 July Sunday 31 July Closed 3
Captain's Prize Saturday 30 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Sunday 31 July   Closed 1
President's Prize
Friday 12 August
Sunday 14 August Closed 3
President's Prize
Saturday 13 Augusy
  Closed 1
President's Prize Sunday 14 August
  Closed 1
Lady President's Prize
Sunday 28 August
  Closed 1
L. & G. 4-Person Team Event Saturday 12 March Sunday 13 March Open 2
L. & G. 4-Person Team Event Sunday 13 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 17 March Friday 18 March Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 18 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 25 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 1 April
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 8 April   Open 1
L. & G. Fourball Betterball
Monday 18 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 22 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 29 April   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Saturday 30 April Monday 2 May Open 2
4-Person Team Event Sunday 1 May   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 2 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 6 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 13 May   Open 1
Timahoe GAA Classic Saturday 14 May   Open 1
L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball Sunday 15 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 20 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 27 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 3 June   Open 1
L. & G. Classic
Saturday 4 June   Open 1
L. & G. Classic Monday 6 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 10 June
Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 17 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 24 June

Open 1
L. & G. Scramble
Saturday 25 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 1 July
Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 8 July   Open 1
Start of Open Week Friday 15 July Sunday 24 July Open 8
Scotch Foursomes Stableford Friday 15 July   Open 1
Classic 2-Scores to Count Saturday 16 July Sunday 17 July Open 2
Classic 2-Scores to Count Sunday 17 July   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Monday 18 July   Open 1
Fourball Stableford Thursday 21 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 22 July   Open 1
3-Person Team Event Betterball Saturday 23 July   Open 1
Fourball Betterball Sunday 24 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 22 July   Open 1
L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball Monday 1 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 5 August
  Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup Saturday 6 August Sunday 7 August Open 2
Junior Scratch Cup Sunday 7 August   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Saturday 6 August Sunday 7 August Open 2
Inter. Scratch Cup Sunday 7 August   Open 1
Minor Scratch Cup Saturday 6 August Sunday 7 August Open 2
Minor Scratch Cup Sunday 7 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 12 August   Open 1
L. & G. Soccer Club Classic Saturday 13 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 19 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 26 August
  Open 1
L. & G. Scramble
Saturday 27 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 2 September
Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 9 September   Open 1
L. & G. Fundraising Classic
Friday 16 September Sunday 18 September
Open 3
L. & G. Fundraising Classic Saturday 17 September   Open 1
L. & G. Fundraising Classic Sunday 18 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 23 September
 
Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 30 September

Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 7 October
Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 21 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 28 October   Open 1
         

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 70 6,054 yd's
Red Par 72 SSS 70 5,117 yd's
Green Par 72 SSS 70 5,831 yd's

Card

Hole No. White Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 514 506 5 9 433 5 6
2 494 471 5 5 394 5 2
3 119 106 3 15 98
3 16
4 296 292 4 11 287 4 8
5 386 371 4 3 279 4 14
6 149 140 3 17 132 3 18
7 253 246 4 7 198
4 12
8 403 392 4 1 314 4 10
9 338 328 4 13 312 4 4
Out 2,952 2,852 36   2,447 36  
10 389 376 4 4 335 4 9
11 349 329 4 6 304
4 7
12 267 264 4 16 211 4 17
13 359 336 4 10 317 4 5
14 139 133 3 14 127 3 15
15 489 467 5 18 401 5 13
16 488 475 5 12 458 5 1
17 204 194 3 8 181 3 11
18 418 405 4 2 338 4 3
In 3,102 2,979 36   2,670 36  
Total 6,054 5,831 72   5,117 72  
SSS 70 70     70    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 63 Ronan Purcell (3) 31/07/2005

Ladies Course Record: 75 Marian Riordan (2) 25/09/2005

Members Achievements

Simon Cahill has the distinction of winning the last Captain's Prize on the old nine-hole course at Abbeyleix and the first Captain's Prize on the new eighteen-hole course. He secured his back-to-back Captain's Prizes with a fine opening eighteen of 63 followed by a 73 on the second day which was just enough to win by a shot from Tom Molumby.

D. Dunne had a hole-in-one at the 9th in his Captain's Prize on 5/9/99

Monica O'Reilly played for the Irish Girls in 1980

History of Abbeyleix

Affiliation was made to the GUI in 1905 under the Captaincy of Mr R. Hampton, B.A. who was the Head Master of Preston House.

The first site of the Club was probably on "The Island" between the Portlaoise and Ballyroan Roads. It is not known when the club moved to Ballymullen, but what is certain is, that the Club and its Links were based in Ballymullen in the years just prior to 1920.

Abbeyleix Golf Club was one of three Golf Clubs in Co. Laois at the time the others being The Heath Golf Club founded in 1890 and Portarlington Golf Club founded in 1908. Green fees were charged at 2 Shillings or the equivalent of 10 cents per day.

In 1921 the Club moved to Haywood, Ballinakill, Co. Laois.

In 1927 the club was on the move again this time to Rathmoyle, Co. Laois.

In 1932 the Club returned to its original location ay Ballymullen, and retained the site at Rathmoyle for winter golf for a short period from November 1934 to May 1935.

However the Club went into decline and closed in 1937, however the Ladies had affiliated to the ILGU before it closed, the affiliation took place on 23rd September 1930.

The Club was re-established on 28th May 1948 at Rathmoyle, Abbeyleix. In 1949 applied for and received a licence to sell intoxicating liquor, and some would say it never looked back.

The Club retained the services of Mel Flanagan to undertake the redesign and extension to an 18-Hole course. The new course opened on 17th September and Paddy Murphy then President of the GUI officially opened the New Course.

The first record of Abbeyleix Golf Club is in "The Golfing Annual" 1905-1906. Its foundation date is given as 1894, with R. Hampton as Captain and Rev. A. E. Bro, The Vicarage, Abbeyleix, as Hon. Secretary. The course was a nine-hole 2,154 yd‘s, located at Ballymullen, a mile from Abbeyleix Station. In 1927 a meeting of the club decided to lay out a new course on a Mr. Weld’s land at Rathmoyle House. It seems the club went into decline during the war years and an application for re-affiliation to the GUI. In June 1949 with Rev. Edward O’Byrne, C.C., as Captain.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Mrs. P. Lally 1989 Ladies Captain
B. O'Donnell 1989 Ladies President
P. Purcell 1989 Men's Captain
Viscount De Vesci 1989 President
Mrs. C. Moore 1990 Ladies Captain
G. Cahill 1990 Ladies President
E. Thornton 1990 Men's Captain
J. O'Brien 1990 President
Mrs. M. Moore 1991 Ladies Captain
J. Horan 1991 Ladies President
J. Bonham 1991 Men's Captain
B. Horan 1991 President
Mrs. F. O'Donnell 1992 Ladies Captain
E. Robinson 1992 Ladies President
J. O'Halloran 1992 Men's Captain
B. O'Gorman 1992 President
Mrs. S. O'Donnell 1993 Ladies Captain
A. G. Rogers 1993 Ladies President
Br. J. Moran 1993 Men's Captain
W. R. White 1993 President
Miss P. Guiry 1994 Ladies Captain
G. M. O'Brien 1994 Ladies President
M. Mahoney 1994 Men's Captain
H. Cole 1994 President
Mrs. M. Mulhall 1995 Ladies Captain
K. Maher 1995 Ladies President
T. Moore 1995 Men's Captain
J. E. Cahill 1995 President
Mrs. K. Kavanagh 1996 Ladies Captain
C. N. Moore 1996 Ladies President
M. Fogarty 1996 Men's Captain
G. Thompson 1996 President
Mrs. M. Corby 1997 Ladies Captain
N. O'Sullivan 1997 Ladies President
H. Fingleton 1997 Men's Captain
F. O'Donnell 1997 President
Miss M. Horan 1998 Ladies Captain
B. Reilly 1998 Ladies President
T. Keightley 1998 Men's Captain
C. Lally 1998 President
Mrs. Ita Ryder 1999 Ladies Captain
S. O'Donovan 1998 Ladies President
John Alley 1999 Men's Captain
A. J. Cole 1999 President
Fiona Bardon 2000 Ladies Captain
J. Horan 2000 Ladies President
Peter Rodgers 2000 Men's Captain
A. J. Cole 2000 President
Mrs. Elizabeth Hara 2001 Ladies Captain
B. Maher 2001 Ladies President
Chris Bardon 2001 Men's Captain
P. Purcell 2001 President
Gemma Downey 2002 Ladies Captain
Liz O'Mahony 2002 Ladies President
Gerry O'Hara 2002 Men's Captain
Sam Moore 2002 President
E. Phelan 2003 Ladies Captain
M. Duggan 2003 Ladies President
Brian Gee 2003 Men's Captain
J. Maher 2003 President
Nancy Scully 2004 Ladies Captain
Maura Horan 2004 Ladies President
Larry Ryder 2004 Men's Captain
John Alley 2004 President
Nancy Scully 2005 Ladies Captain
Maura Horan 2005 Ladies President
Larry Ryder 2005 Men's Captain
John Alley 2005 President
Anne Dothery 2006 Ladies Captain
Zita Hayes 2006 Ladies President
Michael Martin 2006 Men's Captain
 John Alley 2006 President
Ann-Marie Keating  2007 Ladies Captain
Zita Hayes 2007 Ladies President
Declan Moore 2007 Men's Captain
Har Fingleton 2007 President
Bernie Kelly 2008 Ladies Captain
Mia Mulhall 2008 Ladies President
Pascal Whelan 2008 Men's Captain
John O'Halloran 2008 President
Mary Gee 2009 Ladies Captain
Marie Corby 2009 Ladies President
Tom Carroll 2009 Men's Captain
Paddy Prendergast 2009 President
Geraldine Murphy 2010 Ladies Captain
Fionn Bardon 2010 Ladies President
Bosco Whelan  2010 Men's Captain
James Moran 2010 President
Kathryn Bonham 2011 Ladies Captain
Pat O'Halloran 2011 Ladies President
Martin Kearns 2011 Men's Captain
Martin Mahony 2011 President
Brigid Malone 2012 Ladies Captain
Eva Phelan 2012 Ladies President
Liam Dunne 2012 Men's Captain
R. E. Purcell 2012 President
Elizabeth Meagher 2013 Ladies Captain
Marian Keightley
2013 Ladies President
Donal O'Callaghan 2013 Men's Captain
Michael Martin
2013 President
Teresa Bradshaw 2014 Ladies Captain
Nancy Scully 2014 Ladies President
Kevin Savage 2014 Men's Captain
Michael Martin 2014 President
Catherine Brennan 2015 Ladies Captain
Kathryn Bonham
2015 Ladies President
Jimmy Joyce 2015 Men's Captain
Brian Gee 2015 President
Martina Kilshaw 2016 Ladies Captain
Geraldine Murphy
2016 Ladies President
P. J. Peacock 2016 Men's Captain
Fr. Sean Conlon 2016 President
Bernie Carroll 2017 Ladies Captain
Mary Gee 2017 Ladies President
Aidan Dunphy 2017 Men's Captain
Noel Burke 2017 President
Andrea Rogers 2018 Ladies Captain
Catherine Connolly 2018 Ladies President
Noel Burke 2018 Men's Captain
Tom Carroll 2018 President
Karen Odlum 2019 Ladies Captain
Teresa Bradshaw 2019 Ladies President
Tom Molomby 2019 Men's Captain
Bosco Whelan 2019 President
Karen Odlum 2020 Ladies Captain
  2020 Ladies President
Liam Ryan 2020 Men's Captain

2020 President
Evelyn Casserly 2021 Ladies Captain
Elizabeth Megher 2021 Ladies President
Anthony Collins 2021 Men's Captain
Liam Dunne 2021 President
Bridie Fennelly  2022 Ladies Captain
  2022 Ladies President
Brendan Murphy 2022 Men's Captain
Donal O'Callaghan 2022 President
Denise McCarthy 2022 Lowest Ladies H'cap
Bernie Darcy 2022 Lowest Ladies H'cap
  2022 Lowest Men's H'cap

Holes in One at Abbeyleix

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
B. Kelly 18 July 1999 18th   118 m
D. Dunne 5 September 1999 9th   128 m
B. Cahill 22 July 2000 18th   116 yd’s
Dan Murphy 10 August 2001 3rd   121 yd‘s
Pam Westbrook 10 August 2001 3rd   121 yd‘s
Malachy Fogarty 3 March 2002 17th   210 yd’s
Jerry Meade 15 May 2002 14th   136 yd’s
Donal O'Gorman 2 June 2002 14th   136 yd‘s
Brian Oxley 26 January 2003 3rd   116 yd’s
Michael McDonnell 10 April 2004 3rd   119 yd’s
Pat Smyth 22 May 2004 3rd   119 yd‘s
John Burnell 13 June 2004 6th   145 yd‘s
Catherine Connolly 10 July 2004 3rd   96 yd’s
Margaret Whelan 9 October 2004 14th   125 yd‘s
Peter Scully 5 November 2004 6th   145 yd‘s
Margaret Whelan 9 November 2004 3rd   125 yd’s
Henry Warren 19 May 2007 6th   136 yd’s