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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  • Stay & Play @ Abbeyleix Manor Hotel €79.00

    Offer valid from 01 May 2017 to 30 Sep 2017 Detail:

    Calling All Our Golf Enthusiast's! With our fantastic weekend golf break it's the perfect opportunity to escape to the Abbeyleix Hotel.
    Guests will enjoy: A FREE round of golf.  A mouth watering meal in our Manor Bar & Bistro A tasty full Irish breakfast after an undisturbed nights slumber.
    Attracting golfers from around the world the 18 hole Abbeyleix golf course is set against a backdrop of stunning and rugged landscape. The rolling parkland course is a joy and a challenge to play and will test any level of golfer. From €79 to €89pps

Green Fees Midweek: €15
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €20
Green Fees with a Member: €10/15
Green Fees for Opens: €12
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: No
Buggy Hire: €20 Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €750
Full Family Membership Fee: €1,190
Full Beginners Membership Fee: €500
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 abbeyleixgolfclub_shirley@hotmail.com
Website Abbeyleix golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Pat Coughlin (087-9014259)
Captain: Aidan Dunphy
Lady Captain: Bernie Carroll
Presidents': Pascal Whelan & Mary Gee 
Vice-Captains': Noel Burke & Andrea Rogers
Hon. Secretary: Michael Martin & Teresa Bradshaw
Club Pro: None
Hon. Treasurer: Michael Moran & Doris Lalor
Comp. Secretary: Michael Wallace & Colin Swlf 
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 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captain's Drive-In Sunday 1 January
  Closed 1
Lady President's Prize to the Men
Sunday 18 June   Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Friday 28 July Sunday 30 July Closed 2
Lady President's Prize Saturday 29 July   Closed
1
Lady President's Prize Sunday 30 July   Closed 1
President's Prize (Q) Friday 28 July Sunday 30 July Closed 3
President's Prize (Q) Saturday 29 July   Closed 1
President's Prize
Sunday 30 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Friday 11 August Sunday 13 August Closed 3
Captain's Prize Saturday 12 August   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Sunday 13 August   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Day 1 Thursday 24 August   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 26 August   Closed 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 6 January Sunday 8 January
Open 3
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 7 January   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 8 January
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 17 February   Open 1
L. & G. 3-Person Scramble
Saturday 18 February Sunday 19 February
Open 2
L. & G. 3-Person Scramble Sunday 19 February   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 50+ Wednesday 1 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 3 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 10 March`   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 24 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 31 March
  Open 1
Seniors Singles 50+ Wednesday 5 April
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 7 April   Open 1
Club Fundraiser Classic
Saturday 8 April Sunday 9 April Open 2
Club Fundraiser Classic Sunday 9 April
Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 14 April
Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 15 April Sunday 16 April
Open 2
Singles Stableford Sunday 16 April   Open 1
Dove House Classic Monday 17 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 21 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 28 April
  Open 1
2-Person Classic Sunday 30 April   Open 1
St. Vincent De Paul Classic Monday 1 May   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 50+
Wednesday 3 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 5 May   Open 1
Ballyroan GAA Classic Saturday 6 May   Open 1
L. & G. 3-Ball Sunday 7 May   Open 1
N.B.C.R.I. L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 11 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 12 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 19 May   Open 1
Watlz Classic Saturday 20 May Sunday 21 May Open 2
Watlz Classic Sunday 21 May   Open 1
L. & G.Singles Stableford Friday 26 May   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup
Saturday 27 May
Sunday 28 May
Open 2
Junior Scratch Cup Sunday 28 May   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Saturday 27 May Sunday 28 May Open 2
Inter. Scratch Cup Sunday 28 May   Open 1
Minor Scratch Cup Saturday 27 May Sunday 28 May Open 2
Minor Scratch Cup Sunday 28 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 2 June   Open 1
Ballinakill GAA Classic Saturday 3 June   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 50+ Wednesday 7 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 9 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 16 June   Open 1
Trumera GAA Classic Saturday 17 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 23 June    Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 24 June Sunday 25 June Open 1
Singles Stableford
Sunday 25 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 30 June
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 2 July   Open 1
Seniors Singles 50+ Wednesday 5 July   Open 1
Start of Open Week Friday 7 July Sunday 16 July Open 10
Scotch Foursomes Stableford Friday 7 July   Open 1
Classic 2-Scores to Count Saturday 8 July Sunday 9 July Open 2
Classic 2-Scores to Count Sunday 9 July   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Monday 10 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 11 July   Open 1
Scotch Foursomes Stableford Wednesday 12 July   Open 1
Fourball Stableford Thursday 13 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 14 July   Open 1
3-Person Team Event Betterball Saturday 15 July   Open 1
Fourball Betterball Sunday 16 July   Open 1
G. & B. Juvenile/Juniors Monday 17 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 21 July   Open 1
Seniors Singles 50+ Wednesday 2 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 4 August   Open 1
Parkinson Classic Saturday 5 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 18 August   Open 1
Abbeyleix GAA Classic Saturday 19 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   Open 1
Start Mini Open Week Wednesday 6 September
Sunday 10 September Open 4
Mini Open Week Wednesday 6 September
  Open 1
Mini Open Week Thursday 7 September
  Open 1
Mini Open Week Friday 8 September   Open 1
Mini Open Week Saturday 9 September   Open 1
Mini Open Week Sunday 10 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
  Open 1
L. & G. Fundraising Classic Saturday 30 September Sunday 1 October Open 2
L. & G. Fundraising Classic Sunday 1 October   Open 1
Seniors Singles 50+ Wednesday 4 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 6 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 13 October   Open 1
Fouresomes (Hamper) Saturday 14 October Sunday 15 October Open 2
Fouresomes (Hamper) Sunday 15 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 20 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford (Hamper) Saturday 21 October Sunday 22 October Open 2
Singles Stableford (Hamper) Sunday 22 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 27 October   Open 1
Seniors Singles 50+ Wednesday 1 November   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 3 November   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 10 November   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 17 November   Open 1
L. & G.Singles Stableford Friday 24 November   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 1 December   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 8 December   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 15 December   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 22 December   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 29 December   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 70 6,059 yd's
Red Par 72 SSS 70 5,064 yd's
Green Par 72 SSS 70 5,819 yd's
Blue Par 72 SSS 70 6,221 yd's

Card

 

Hole No. Blue White Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 578 509 501 5 9 429 5 6
2 499 499 465 5 5 396 5 2
3 123 121 114 3 15 101 3 16
4 293 293 287 4 11 286 4 8
5 381 381 370 4 3 278 4 14
6 148 148 140 3 17 133 3 18
7 256 256 248 4 7 202 4 12
8 470 415 396 4 1 321 4 10
9 343 343 331 4 13 315 4 4
Out 3,089 2,965 2,843 36   2,421 36  
10 388 388 377 4 4 332 4 9
11 350 350 314 4 6 292 4 7
12 268 268 263 4 16 209 4 17
13 362 354 332 4 10 309 4 5
14 141 141 135 3 14 129 3 15
15 494 494 473 5 18 407 5 13
16 492 492 480 5 12 460 5 1
17 238 206 199 3 8 182 3 11
18 420 420 406 4 2 338 4 3
In 3,131 3,094 2,976 36   2,640 36  
Total 6,221 6,059 5,819 72   5,061 72  
SSS 70 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
Denise McCarthy 2017 Lowest Ladies H'cap
Bernie Darcy 2017 Lowest Ladies H'cap
  2017 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