Mountrath golf club Laois

Mountrath golf course Laois

Mountrath Golf Course

Mountrath Club Crest

Mountrath Golf Club was founded in 1929 and was extended to 18-holes in 1994, under the watchful eye of Peter McEvoy. Measuring 5,735 metres off the white tees with a Par 71 and standard scratch 70. McEvoy married the old and new very successfully to the degree that unless you knew the old course you would not be able to distinguish the old from the new.

It is set in dense woodlands with lush fairways and well-protected greens. The River Nore transverses the course, with the signature hole being undoubtedly the short 14th with water left and right, careful with your club selection.

A warm Laois welcome awaits the visitor at the 19th and full catering can be provided on prior request.

Green Fees Midweek: €15
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €20
Green Fees with a Member: €10
Green Fees for Opens: €12
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: No
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €575
Full Distance 65k Membership Fee: €275
Full Country Membership Fee: €200
Full Student Membership Fee: €120
Full Junior Membership Fee: €30
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 775
Designer Peter McEvoy
Founded 1929
Address

Knockinina,
Mountrath,
Co. Laois

Telephone 057-87-32643
Email mountrathgc@eircom.net
Website Mountrath golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Lar Scully
Captain: John Buggie
Lady Captain: Deidre Lane
President: Paddy O’Dwyer
Vice-Captains': None
Hon. Secretary: Lar Scully & Catherine Scully
Club Pro: None
Hon. Treasurer: David Hore & Elizabeth Cooper
Comp. Secretary: Pat Keogh & Mary McCarthy
Mountrath Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:52.977356
Long:-7.485423
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: all day
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual,
Catering: Full catering, facilities, by prior arrangement Days to Avoid: Weekends (phone)
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Mountrath Golf Club Fixtures 2016 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2016 (Confirmed)        
Events Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Thursday 17 March   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Day 1 Sunday 17 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Day 2 Saturday 23 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize (Q) Friday 29 July Saturday 30 July Closed 2
Captain's Prize (Q) Saturday 30 July
  Closed 2
Captain's Prize Sunday 31 July
  Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 27 August Sunday 28 August Closed 2
President's Prize Sunday 28 August   Closed 1
Singles 14-Holes Saturday 2 January Sunday 3 January Open 2
Singles 14-Holes Sunday 3 January   Open 1
Singles 14-Holes Saturday 6 February Sunday 7 February Open 2
Singles 14-Holes Sunday 7 February   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Thursday 3 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Thursday 10 March   Open 1
Mid-Leinster Schools Championship Friday 11 March   ILGU 1
Singles Stableford
Saturday 12 March Sundat 13 March
Open 2
Singles Stableford Sundat 13 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford
Thursday 17 March   Open 1
Champagne Scramble
Friday 25 March
Sunday 27 March Open 3
Champagne Scramble Saturday 26 March
  Open 1
Champagne Scramble Sunday 27 March
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford
Monday 28 March
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Thursday 31 March   Open 1
Singles V-Par Saturday 9 April Sunday 10 April Open 2
Singles V-Par Sunday 10 April   Open 1
Club Classic 4-Person Team Event Friday 29 April
Sunday 1 May Open 3
Club Classic 4-Person Team Event Saturday 30 April
  Open 1
Club Classic 4-Person Team Event Sunday 1 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford
Monday 2 May   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup  Saturday 14 May Sunday 8 May Open 2
Inter. Scratch Cup Sunday 15 May   Open 1
Minor Scratch Cup Saturday 14 May Sunday 8 May Open 2
Minor Scratch Cup Sunday 15 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Thursday 26 May    Open 1
Pierce Purcell Shield (Q) Saturday 28 May Sunday 29 May GUI 2
Pierce Purcell Shield (Q) Sunday 29 May   GUI 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 6 June   Open 1
Fourball Saturday 18 June Sunday 19 June Open 2
Fourball Sunday 19 June   Open 1
Start of Open Week Saturday 25 June
Sunday 3 July Open 9
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 25 June
Sunday 26 June
Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 26 June
  Open 1
L. & G. 3-Person Scramble Monday 27 June
  Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Tuesday 28 June
  Open 1
Seniors 50 + Tuesday 28 June
  Open 1
Scotch Foursomes any combination Wednesday 29 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 30 June   Open 1
9-hole Mixed 6.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. Thursday 30 June
  Open 1
Fourball any combination Friday 1 July   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Saturday 2 July Sunday 3 July 
Open 2
4-Person Team Event Sunday 3 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Saturday 16 July Sunday 17 July Open 2
Singles Stableford Sunday 17 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford
Monday 1 August   Open 1
Fourball
Saturday 6 August Sunday 7 August Open 2
Fourball Sunday 7 August   Open 1
L. & G. 3-Person Team Event Saturday 20 August Sunday 21 August Open 2
L. & G.3-Person Team Event Sunday 21 August   Open 1
L. & G. Fourball
Saturday 3 September Sunday 4 September Open 2
L. & G. Fourball
Sunday 4 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Saturday 24 September Sunday 25 September
Open 1
Singles Stableford
Sunday 25 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Thursday 29 September
  Open 1
L. & G. 2-Person Team Event
Saturday 8 October   Open 1
Ladies 2-Person Team Event Sunday 9 October   Open 1
L. & G. Fourball
Saturday 22 October Sunday 23 October
Open 2
L. & G. Fourball Sunday 23 October   Open
1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 29 October Monday 31 October
Open 3
L. & G. Singles Stableford
Sunday 30 October
Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 31 October   Open 1
L. & G. Scotch Foursomes Saturday 5 November Sunday 6 November Open 2
L. & G. Scotch Foursomes Sunday 6 November   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 71 SSS 70 6,310 yd's
Blue Par 73 SSS 72 5,424 yd's

Card

Hole No. White Par Index Red Par Index
1 429 4 4 413 5 7
2 180 3 10 153 3 14
3 380 4 2 305 4 5
4 383 4 8 309 4 1
5 493 5 16 404 5 12
6 130 3 12 117 3 16
7 297 4 18 246 4 18
8 385 4 6 327 4 3
9 340 4 4 284 4 9
Out 3,023 35   2,618 36  
10 184 3 13 162 3 13
11 538 5 7 433 5 8
12 419 4 1 345 4 2
13 520 5 11 447 5 6
14 199 3 5 151 3 10
15 350 4 9 314 4 4
16 420 4 3 410 5 11
17 304 4 17 243 4 17
18 349 4 15 301 4 15
In 3,287 36   2,806 37  
Total 6,310 71   5,424 73  
SSS 70     72    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record Am: 68 Stuart Carter (2) 1995

Members Achievements

Lady Captain Mairead Kavanagh and Captain's Prize winner Carol Sinnott (19) came 4th, on a count-back in the regional qualifiers of the Volkswagen-Irish Independent Lady Captains' Classic at The Royal Dublin in September 2001. They returned 39pts. It was on to Druid's Glen for the National Finals on the 1st October.

Prior to 2001:

Mountrath won the Barton Cup in 1973 and again in 1996.

During the Millennium year they won the Laois Final of the GUI Millennium Medal and went on to represent Laois in the All-Ireland Finals at Newlands Golf Club.

History of Mountrath

Founded 1929 Affiliated 1932

Mountrath Golf Club was founded by 15 people in 1929, and affiliated to the GUI in 1932. In the early years the was small and unorganized and the Club almost went into decline in the mid 60's. The members fought on and the club went from strength to strength through the 1970's and 1980's.

This resulted in the Club being in the position to purchase 130 acres in 1991 and extending the course to 18-holes, which opened in 1994, together with renovating the clubhouse.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Nina Deegan 1989 Ladies Captain
Hennie Sheeran 1989 Ladies President
Paddy Macken 1989 Men's Captain
Cecil Carter 1989 President
Pam Talbot 1990 Ladies Captain
Elizabeth Hearns 1990 Ladies President
John McCormack 1990 Men's Captain
John Moore 1990 President
Alice Dowling 1991 Ladies Captain
Breda Carter 1991 Ladies President
John Delahunty 1991 Men's Captain
John Mulhare 1991 President
Breda O'Brien 1992 Ladies Captain
Monica Phelan 1992 Ladies President
Vincent Hogan 1992 Men's Captain
Arthur Buckley 1992 President
Hannah Meade 1993 Ladies Captain
Pam Talbot 1993 Ladies President
Stuart Carter 1993 Men's Captain
Joseph Kiely 1993 President
Dolores Mulhare 1994 Ladies Captain
Mary O'Connell 1994 Ladies President
Gerry Thompson 1994 Men's Captain
Tom Costello 1994 President
Phyllis Clegg 1995 Ladies Captain
Maura O' Rourke 1995 Ladies President
Bill O'Brien 1995 Men's Captain
Joe Hearns 1995 President
Patrica O'Rourke 1996 Ladies Captain
Alice Dowling 1996 Ladies President
Tom O'Grady 1996 Men's Captain
Frank Glynn 1996 President
Monica Phelan 1997 Ladies Captain
Mary Costello 1997 Ladies President
Richard Quillinan 1997 Men's Captain
Liam Guilfoyle 1997 President
Kitty Lynch 1998 Ladies Captain
Ena Campion 1998 Ladies President
Sloane Cooper 1998 Men's Captain
William Finnegan 1998 President
Maud McGlynn 1999 Ladies Captain
Hanna Meade 1999 Ladies President
Tom Bergin 1999 Men's Captain
Seamus Holland 1999 President
Maria Dunphy 2000 Ladies Captain
Breda O'Brien 2000 Ladies President
Liam Linden 2000 Men's Captain
John Murphy 2000 President
Mairead Kavanagh 2001 Ladies Captain
Dolores Mulhare 2001 Ladies President
Pat Keenan 2001 Men's Captain
Gerry Henry 2001 President
Dinah Kingsley 2002 Ladies Captain
P. Clegg 2002 Ladies President
Michael Horan 2002 Men's Captain
Fintan Kealy 2002 President
Rita Keenan 2003 Ladies Captain
Liam Fitzpatrick 2003 Men's Captain
Vinnie Hogan 2003 President
Elizabeth Cooper 2004 Ladies Captain
P. J. McDonald 2004 Men's Captain
Pat Dunphy 2004 President
Mary McCarthy 2005 Ladies Captain
John Coleman 2005 Men's Captain
Bill O'Brien 2005 President
Sally Quillinan 2006 Ladies Captain
Pacelli Walsh 2006 Men's Captain
Kevin Moroney 2006 President
Catherine Scully 2007 Ladies Captain
Fergal Wall 2007 Men's Captain
M. J. Carroll 2007 President
Annette Duff 2008 Ladies Captain
David Hore 2008 Men's Captain
Dinah Kingsley 2008 President
Mary Ozenbrook 2009 Ladies Captain
Lar Scully 2009 Men's Captain
Richard Quillinan 2009 President
Freida Campion 2010 Ladies Captain
Wilson Palokkaran  2010 Men's Captain
Michael Horan 2010 President
Ber Dumphy 2011 Ladies Captain
Niall Culliton 2011 Men's Captain
Liam Fitzpatrick 2011 President
Celine Dumphy 2012 Ladies Captain
Victor Healy 2012 Men's Captain
Liam Linden 2012 President
Maeve Morrissey 2013 Ladies Captain
Noel Larkin
2013 Men's Captain
Andy Morrissey
2013 President
Sarah Thompson 2014 Ladies Captain
John Corr 2014 Men's Captain
Catherine Scully 2014 President
Maire Ni Riordan 2015 Ladies Captain
Gareth Keogh 2015 Men's Captain
Pacelli Walsh
2015 President
Deidre Lane 2016 Ladies Captain
John Buggie 2016 Men's Captain
Paddy O’Dwyer
2016 President
Breda Carter 2016 Lowest Ladies H'cap
Stuart Carter 2016 Lowest Men's H'cap

Holes in One at Mountrath

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
John Mulhare 5 June 1995 2nd   154 m
Paddy McPherson 17 June 1995 10th   127 m
Dolores Mulhare 13 April 1997 10th   100 m
Alan Phelan 22 June 1997 6th   107 m
Joe Hearns 27 July 1997 6th   111 m
Dan Scully 24 August 1997 10th   127 m
Denis Kavanagh 15 February 1998 2nd   154 m
Criona Moloney 4 May 1999 10th   100 m
Joe Kiely 24 June 1999 10th   127 m
Sloan Cooper 7 May 2000 10th   127 m
Eugene Tynan 20 July 2000 10th   127 m
Matt Flanagan 11 August 2000 2nd   154 m
Matt Flanagan 11 August 2000 2nd   154 m
Peader Molloy 10 June 2001 10th   127m
Richard Maher 17 August 2001 2nd   154 m
Mick Carroll 27 January 2003 10th   127 m
Peter O'Sullivan 21 April 2003 2nd   169 m
Eddie Kirwan 3 July 2003 18th   111 m
Jim Mullins 27 July 2003 2nd   168 m
Brian O' Rourke 10 August 2003 10th   165 m
Niall Savage 28 September 2003 6th   111 m
John Brophy 9 May 2004 2nd   169 m
John Rogers 30 September 2006 6th   118 m
Katie Ahern 20 July 2014 14th   151 yd's