Portarlington golf club Laois

Portarlington golf course Laois

Portarlington Golf Course

Portarlington Club Crest

Portarlington Golf Club to celebrated their Centenary year in 2008.

In 1987, the club embarked on an ambitious program to extend the course to 18-holes.  They retained the services of the late Eddie Hackett, with a budget of £300,000 they converted an already beautiful 9-hole into a magnificent 18-hole course which compares with the best courses in the country.

Opened in June 1992, a well designed clubhouse, once the old gate-lodge, c. 1660, brilliantly blends with the new surroundings. The excellent presentation of the course starts at the entrance and is maintained for the entire 18-holes. Nor has the environment been disturbed. Here, you’ll find deer wandering calmly in the woods close by. A sanctuary for pheasant and mallard duck right in the centre of the course gives a breathtaking view in this most charming 5,879 m gem. Tranquil ponds adjacent to the fairways offer a challenge to the golfer and invite the teeming wildlife of Garryhinch to their clear waters.

Bordered by the meandering river Barrow, for all golfers keen to tackle a tough inland course Portarlington is a must and, for a very reasonable Green Fees, will be found just about everything a parkland course can offer.

Situated near the national road and railway networks, offering easy access, this alluring and enchanting golf course captivates the golfer, ensuring his/her return. The warmest of welcomes is assured to the visitor and a memorable game of golf is garneted.

Portarlington was voted the No. 98-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009.

 

Green Fees Midweek: €20
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €25
Green Fees with a Member: €12.50/15
Green Fees for Opens: €10/15
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 857
Designer Eddie Hackett
Founded 1908
Address

Garryhinch,
Portarlington,
Co. Laois

Telephone 057-86-23115
Email portarlingtongc@eircom.net
Website Portarlington golf club website

 

Office Administrator: Maura
Captain: Seamus Brereton
Lady Captain: Nora Purcell
Presidents': David Hainsworth & Margaret Kelly
Vice-Captains': Pat Greensmith & Anne Galvin
Hon. Secretary: Tom Hainsworth & Carmel Fitzpatrick
Club Pro: Shop 057-86-42916
Hon. Treasurer: Kevin Kennedy & Mary Cannon
Comp. Secretary: Darren Conlon & Marie Byron
Portarlington Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.141598
Long:-7.241235
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

 

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 8.00am to 11.30pm
Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities, early till late Days to Avoid: Weekends
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Portarlington Golf Club Fixtures 2014 provisional*

Confirmed        
Event* Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday 2 March   Closed 1
Vice-Captain's Prize
Sunday6 April   Closed 1
Vice-Captain's Prize to the Ladies Tuesday 24 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies
Thursday 1 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Round 1
Thursday 17 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Sunday 20 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 19 July Sunday 20 July Closed 3
Captain's Prize Sunday 20 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Sunday 20 July   Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 16 August Sunday 17 August Closed 2
President's Prize Sunday 17 August   Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Sunday 31 August
  Closed 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 26 February   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 5 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 12 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 March   Open 1
Girls Schools Championship (Mid Leinster) Friday 21 March   ILGU 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 26 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 2 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 9 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 16 April   Open 1
Team Event Champagne Classic
Thursday 17 April Friday 18 April Open 2
Team Event Champagne Classic Friday 18 April   Open 1
Team Event Classic any combination
Saturday 19 April   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Scramble
Sunday 20 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday23 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 30 April
  Open 1
Team Event Champagne Classic Thursday 1 May   Open 1
Fourball Stableford Saturday 3 May Sunday 4 May Open 1
Fourball Stableford Sunday 4 May   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Scramble Monday 5 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 7 May   Open 1
All-Ireland Club Challenge Friday 9 May   Open 1
Ladies 2-Person Team Event Monday 12 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 14 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 21 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 28 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 4 June   Open 1
Start of Open Week Friday 6 June Sunday 15 June Open 8
4-Person Scramble Friday 6 June   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Classic
Saturday 7 June   Open 1
Fourball
Sunday 8 June   Open 1
9-hole Mixed Foursomes from 6.00 p.m. Sunday 8 June   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Monday 9 June   Open 1
9-hole Singles Stableford from 5.30 p.m. Monday 9 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 10 June   Open 1
Ladies 9-Hole Strokes Tuesday 10 June   Open 1
4-Person Champagne Classic
Wednesday 11 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 12 June   Open 1
Ladies 9-Hole Stableford from 6.00pm
Thursday 12 June   Open 1
4-Person Team Classic
Friday 13 June   Open 1
4-Person Champagne Classic Saturday 14 June   Open 1
Ladies 9-Hole Stableford from 5.30pm Saturday 14 June   Open 1
Fourball Stableford Sunday 15 June   Open 1
Ladies 9-Hole Strokes from 5.00 p.m. Sunday 15 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 18 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 25 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford  Friday 27 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 2 July   Open 1
Club Fundraising Classic Friday 4 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 9 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 12 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 16 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 23 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 25 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 30 July   Open 1
Junior Boys & Girls Friday 1 August   Open 1
4-Person Champagne Classic Saturday 2 August Sunday 3 August Open 1
4-Person Champagne Classic Sunday 3 August   Open 1
Scramble any combination Monday 4 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 6 August   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup Saturday 9 August Sunday 10 August Open 2
Junior Scratch Cup Sunday 10 August   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Saturday 9 August Sunday 10 August Open 2
Inter. Scratch Cup Sunday 10 August   Open 1
Minor Scratch Cup Saturday 9 August Sunday 10 August Open 2
Minor Scratch Cup Sunday 10 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 13 August   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Monday 18 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 20 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 27 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 3 September   Open 1
4-Person Team Scramble Thursday 4 September Friday 5 September Open 2
4-Person Team Scramble Friday 5 September   Open 1
4-Person Team Classic
Saturday 6 September Sunday 7 September Open 2
4-Person Team Event Classic
Sunday 7 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 10 September   Open 1
Ladies 3-Ball Team Event Monday 15 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 17 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 24 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 26 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 1 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 8 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 11 October Sunday 12 October Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 12 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 15 October   Open 1
Foursomes Hamper Saturday 18 October Sunday 19 October Open 1
Foursomes Hamper Sunday 19 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 22 October   Open 1
Scramble Monday 27 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 29 October   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 71 SSS 70 5,734 m
Yellow Par 71 SSS 69 5,537 m
Red Par 74 SSS 74 5,138 m
Blue Par 71 SSS 71 5,941 m

Card

 

Hole No. Blue White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 341 337 332 4 7 332 4 1
2 398 387 377 4 3 377 4 15
3 165 157 153 3 13 149 3 17
4 378 372 367 4 5 304 4 11
5 158 128 103 3 18 97 3 18
6 353 346 325 4 11 320 4 3
7 414 402 384 4 1 379 5 9
8 434 419 410 5 17 384 5 7
9 355 341 327 4 9 312 4 5
Out 2,966 2,889 2,778 35   2,654 36  
10 464 456 447 5 15 433 5 4
11 150 145 141 3 16 136 3 13
12 411 395 383 4 2 374 5 10
13 416 404 398 5 14 333 5 6
14 356 348 342 4 4 252 4 16
15 311 297 281 4 8 248 4 8
16 323 306 293 4 6 269 4 2
17 167 161 152 3 10 146 3 14
18 347 333 322 4 12 293 4 12
In 2,945 2,845 2,759 36   2,484 37  
Total 5,941 5,734 5,537 71   5,138 74  
SSS 71 70 69     74    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: Am. 66 Ivan Lawlor (4) 22/08/1999

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

In 2007 Junior member Daniel Murphy won the GUI under 15 Order of Merit. In 2009 he represented Leinster Boys and our club's proudest moment when he represented Ireland in the Boys Internationals at Royal Dublin Golf Club.

Margaret Flanagan (16) with Olive Conroy (6) Co. Longford G. C. won the Lancome Scotch Foursomes qualifying round at Mullingar Golf Club in August 2002.

17 year-old Conor McCusker, playing off a handicap of 2 became the first by to defend the Midland Boys' Championship at Birr Golf Club in September 2001.

Prior to 2001:

Portarlington won the All-Ireland Jimmy Bruen Shield at Royal Portrush G. C. in 1999. When the squad was Seamus McCuskey, Phil Raynor, Andrew Turley, Mark Kennedy, Shane McMahon, Conor McCuskey, Dermot Conlon, Alan Dunne, Colm Murphy, Joe Holland, Liam McMahon, David Murphy, Padraig O'Dea, David Lawlor and Tom Kemmy. They were managed by, Noel McMahon and Tom Kennedy.

The won the Barton Cup at Carlow Golf Club, beating Portmarnock in the final in 1950, when the squad was M. J. Finnegan, T. M. Canning, J. P. Scally, P. J. Conran, T. J. Kirby, R. Cottor, Sir. G. Holand, J. J. Daly, J. C. Canning and J. C. Howley.

They also won the Leinster Final of the Independent Mixed Trophy in 1976 and Michael Moore Cup in 1998.

Mark Kennedy won the Irish Boys' Amateur Close Championship under-16 Trophy at Kilkenny Golf Club in 1999.

Millennium Lady Captain Patricia Egan (20) and her Captain's Prize winner Mary Finlay (19) were runners-up in the Volkswagen-Irish Independent Lady Captains Classic at Druid's Glen on the 2nd of October, 2000, with a score of 36 points.

Marie Mansfield played for the Irish Girls against Wales in 1965 and 1966.

History of Portarlington

Instituted 1908 affiliated 1911

The "Irish Field" on the 5th December, 1908 carried the following report: "Portarlington, although a favourite residential town for leisured or retired families, has been long in taking its place in the ranks of provincial towns possessing golf courses, a demesne of liberal extent has been rented within an easy cycle run, or even walk of the town. Lord Portarlington, the Rev. Father Beauchamp, Hon. Secretary of the club, with a number of others, have heartily taken up the promotion of Portarlington Golf Club."

The old Gate Lodge is nucleus of the present clubhouse and the original location of the course is still the home of the club.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
M. Walsh 1989 Ladies Captain
N. Coffey 1989 Ladies President
P. Lyne 1989 Men's Captain
M. Morrissey 1989 President
M. Flanagan 1990 Ladies Captain
N. Coffey 1990 Ladies President
P. M. Egan 1990 Men's Captain
M. Morrissey 1990 President
M. Whelehan 1991 Ladies Captain
M. Cannon 1991 Ladies President
W. D. Dempsey 1991 Men's Captain
J. V. Brady 1991 President
M. Conlon 1992 Ladies Captain
E. Culliton 1992 Ladies President
F. J. Keating 1992 Men's Captain
J. V. Brady 1992 President
M. O'Callaghan 1993 Ladies Captain
E. Quinn 1993 Ladies President
J. G. Cannon 1993 Men's Captain
P. A. Dunne 1993 President
E. O'Rourke 1994 Ladies Captain
G. O'Sullivan 1994 Ladies President
A. Colgan 1994 Men's Captain
P .A. Dunne 1994 President
P. Cunningham 1995 Ladies Captain
N. O'Dea 1995 Ladies President
S. Walsh 1995 Men's Captain
P. Lyne 1995 President
F. Mullins 1996 Ladies Captain
M. Culliton 1996 Ladies President
M. S. Turley 1996 Men's Captain
P. Lyne 1996 President
M. Conroy 1997 Ladies Captain
E. Culliton 1997 Ladies President
M. Moore 1997 Men's Captain
W. Dempsey 1997 President
M. O'Donoghue 1998 Ladies Captain
E. Dunne 1998 Ladies President
B. Hutchinson 1998 Men's Captain
W. Dempsey 1998 President
M. Finlay 1999 Ladies Captain
M. Whelehan 1999 Ladies President
D. Cunningham 1999 Men's Captain
Tom Hainsworth 1999 President
Mrs. Patricia 2000 Ladies Captain
Celeste Sweetman 2000 Ladies President
Willie Ward 2000 Men's Captain
Tom Hainsworth 2000 President
Mrs. Mary Kavanagh 2001 Ladies Captain
Bridie Higgins 2001 Ladies President
Joe Bolton 2001 Men's Captain
J. Cannon 2001 President
Mary Olive Conroy 2002 Ladies Captain
M. Finlay 2002 Ladies President
Martin Turley 2002 Men's Captain
J. Cannon 2002 President
Mary Egan 2003 Ladies Captain
Marie Walsh 2003 Ladies President
P. J. Dempsey 2003 Men's Captain
Francis Mullins 2003 President
Ann Bates 2004 Ladies Captain
Marie Conlon  2004 Ladies President
P. J. O'Donoghue 2004 Men's Captain
Don Cunningham 2004 President
Anne Delaney 2005 Ladies Captain
Patricia Cunningham 2005 Ladies President
Arthur Lambe  2005 Men's Captain
Aiden Colgan 2005 President
Ann Turley 2006 Ladies Captain
Patricia Egan 2006 Ladies President
Patrick Carlyle 2006 Men's Captain
Joe Bolton 2006 President
Margaret Watchorne  2007 Ladies Captain
Nora Purcell 2007 Ladies President
Pat Byron 2007 Men's Captain
Michael J. Turley 2007 President
Pat Cunningham 2008 Ladies Captain
Joan Murphy 2008 Ladies President
David Hainsworth 2008 Men's Captain
Michael Moore 2008 President
Carmel Fitzpatrick 2009 Ladies Captain
Anna Delaney 2009 Ladies President
Kevin Kennedy 2009 Men's Captain
Dermot Conlon 2009 President
Stephanie Gorman 2010 Ladies Captain
Joan Murphy 2010 Ladies President
Frank Smith 2010 Men's Captain
Seamus Walsh 2010 President
Sharon Culliton 2011 Ladies Captain
Anne Turley 2011 Ladies President
Noel F. Dunne 2011 Men's Captain
Martin Turley 2011 President
Helen Walsh 2012 Ladies Captain
Mary Kavanagh 2012 Ladies President
Conor McCusker 2012 Men's Captain
Jerry Savage 2012 President
Christine Collier 2013 Ladies Captain
Carmel Fitzpatrick
2013 Ladies President
Philip Lyons 2013 Men's Captain
David Hainsworth
2013 President
Nora Purcell 2014 Ladies Captain
Margaret Kelly 2014 Ladies President
Seamus Brereton 2014 Men's Captain
David Hainsworth 2014 President
Meadhbh Doyle 2014 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Noreen Granard 2014 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Conor McCusker (2) 2014 Lowest Men's Handicap
D. Murphy 2014 Lowest Men's Handicap
K. Connolly 2014 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Portarlington

 

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Noreen Savage 14 November 1995 5th   97 m
M. Kennedy 16 June 1998 5th   134 m
Noreen Savage 17 July 2001 5th   97 m
Eile Robinson 1 September 2001 11th   149 m
K. Booth 6 October 2001 5th   134 m
Mary Olive Conroy 9 April 2002 5th   97 m
Anne Turley 30 May 2005 17th   146 m
Tony Whelan 17 August 2005 17th   161 m
Dolores Murphy 16 June 2006 17th   146 m
Dermot Conlon 20 May 2007 3rd   165 m
Gerard P. Plummer 29 August 2007 5th   117 m
Pamela Blanche 28 May 2008 5th   97 m
Anne Delaney 22 September 2008 5th   97 m