Carrick-on-Shannon golf club Leitrim
Carrick-on-Shannon Golf Course
The Golf Club is situated on the outskirts of the town of Carrick-on-Shannon – the cruising capital of Ireland. The golf course, a parkland course constructed to the highest USGA specifications, is located by the banks of the Shannon, patrolled by the Argina Mountains and is simply spectacular. It is an ideal location for your golf outing, be it a sociable fourball, society or corporate outing.
It is an excellent 18-hole course with delightful diversity of scenery. The new nine holes were built on land that sweeps down to Drumharlow Lake and the Boyle River creating some spectacular views of the lake and river. The location of the new nine holes is magnificent. Some 12 acres of marshland were preserved and integrated into the design, creating some wonderful holes and generating some anxiety when one has to play over it. The old nine holes are set in mature parkland and under the revised layout will constitute the first five holes and last four holes of the 18 holes.
There are some spectacular holes, not least the eight where the tee-box is surrounded by water, which require a carry-over of the Boyle River. The 13th hole is a frightening par 3-just 200 metres "short" and has all the hallmarks of becoming rather special in Irish golfing folklore.
Word of mouth and pictures only tell so much of the story. Come and see this course to get the full picture.
|Green Fees Mon. to Thurs:||€30|
|Green Fees Weekends & B.H.:||€40|
|Green Fees with a Member:||€20|
|Green Fees for Opens:||€15|
|Buggy Hire: €20||Yes|
|Designer||Eddie Hackett (Old) Marc Westenborg of Martin Hawtree|
|Website||Carrick-on-Shannon golf club website|
|Club Manager:||Chris Lowe|
|Lady Captain:||Dee McGettrick|
|Hon. Secretary:||Gordon Kavanagh & Geraldine Prendiville|
|Club Pro:||None Shop|
|Hon. Treasurer:||Fiachra Neary & Attracta O’Connor|
|Comp. Secretary:||John Coffey & Siobhan Talbot|
General Facts & Information
|Course opening hours: Daylight hours||Clubhouse opening hours: 9.30am to 11.00pm|
|Mobile phones: Not on course
||Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim|
|Catering: Full catering, facilities||Days to Avoid: None|
|Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek & Weekends||Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance|
Carrick-on-Shannon Golf Club Fixtures 2023 provisional*
|Open & Major Fixtures 2022 (to be Confirmed)|
|Captains' Drive-In||Thursday 17 March
|Lady Captain's Prize to the Men||Sunday 26 June||Closed||1|
|President's Prize||Friday 15 July||Saturday 16 July||Closed||2|
|President's Prize||Saturday 16 July||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize||Sunday 24 July||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize to the Ladies||Sunday 17 July
|Captain's Prize||Saturday 27 August||Closed||1|
|L. & G. The Murphy Cup||Friday 29 April||Open||4|
|L. & G. The Murphy Cup||Saturday 30 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. The Murphy Cup||Sunday 1 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. The Murphy Cup||Monday 2 May||Open||1|
||Friday 3 June||Monday 6 June
|2-Person Scramble||Saturday 4 June||Open||1|
|2-Person Scramble||Sunday 5 June||Open||1|
|2-Person Scramble||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. Singles Stableford||Friday 1 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 8 July||Open||1|
|Ladies Singles Stableford||Wednesday 13 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 15 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 22 July||Open||1|
|Club Golf Classic||Friday 29 July||Monday 1 August||Open||4|
|Club Golf Classic||Saturday 30 July||Open||1|
|Club Golf Classic||Sunday 31 July||Open||1|
|Club Golf Classic||Monday 1 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 5 August||Open||1|
|Start of Open Week||Monday 8 August||Friday 12 August||Open||5|
|Open Week||Monday 8 August||Open||1|
|Open Week||Tuesday 9 August||Open||1|
|Connacht U-16 Boys Open Championship
||Wednesday 10 August||Thursday 11 August
|Connacht U-16 Boys Open Championship||Thursday 11 August||G. I.
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 12 August||Open||1|
|Seniors Singles Stableford 55+||Friday 19 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 26 August
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 2 September||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 9 September||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 16 September||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 23 September||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 28 October||Monday 31 October||Open||4|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Saturday 29 October||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Sunday 30 October||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 31 October||Open||1|
Card of the Course
|White||Par 70 SSS 68 5,499 m|
|Red||Par 71 SSS 72 4,916 m|
|Green||Par 70 SSS 67 5,072 m|
|Blue||Par 70 SSS 70 5,767 m|
Mens Course Record 62 Noel Sharkey (7) 16/09/2007
Carrick-on-Shannon Golf Club won the Connaught Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield on Saturday 7th August 2021 when they beat Ballinrobe Golf Club by 4-matches to 1-match.
They lost out to Tramore Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches on 7th September in Belfast they were captained by Fiachra Neary.
The team on the day was David McDermott with Gordon Kavanagh, Daniel Egan with Niall Loftus, Sean Mulvey with Keith Duignan, Paul Roche with Jason Loftus and Nathan Flynn with Paul O’Brien.
Carrick-on-Shannon Golf Club won the Connacht Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield in 2009 and was drawn against Leinster Champions Waterford Golf Club (yes Waterford play in Leinster!) in the All-Ireland Semi-Final at Tullamore Golf Club.
First on the tee was Albert Hogg was Jack Sharkey who lost out to Anthony Aherne with Colin Lynch by 3 and 2. They were followed by Sean Bohan with Colm Loftus against Anthony Mulhall with John Power again the match went to the men from Waterford by 2-holes. They were followed by Noel Sharkey with Jason Loftus who had a very convincing 5 and 4 win over Mark Daly with Eanna Griffin. The penultimate match of Des Beirne with Gordon Kavanagh saw their hopes of reaching the All-Ireland Final disappear when Anthony Feicks with Francis Power recorded a 3 and 2 win. The bottom match of Noel McDermott with Tommy Mulvey was halved against Andy Ryan with Martin Freeman.
Carrick-on-Shannon won their first Connacht Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield and were drawn against Ballybunion in the All-Ireland Semi-Final at Rosslare Golf Club on 16th September 2005. In only their second year as an 18-hole Championship course "Carrick" lifted their first men’s pennant.
They were drawn against Munster Champions Ballybunion in the All-Ireland Semi-Final. With Noel Sharkey & Alan Ffrench leading the way against Brendan McKeon & Eoin O’Shaughnessy in the first match they lost out by 5 and 4. They were followed by Sean Mulvey & Albert Hogg, who halved their match against Didgie O’Connor & David Mulvihill. The 3rd match say Felim Gately & Johnny Martin against Edward Stack & Dominic Moriarty who lost by 4 and 3 Next on the tee was Noel McDermott & Joey Casey against Jonathan Murphy & Kieran Kennelly who lost by 4 and 3. The bottom match say Sean Bohan & Darragh Burke pitched against Mark Dilger & Des O’Donnell who halved their match.
Carrick-on-Shannon won the Cecil Ewing Shield in 1991. They won the Connaught Shield in 1966, when the team was Paddy Doherty, Noce Garvey, Kevin Hogg, Jim Cummins, Bro Hugh, Laddie O'Sullivan, Bro French, Mick Gaffeny, Gerry Rafferty, Damien Walsh, Joe Lavin, Sean Mullarkey, Steve Sullivan, Billy Craig and Des Monaqhan.
They were finalists in 1963 when the team was Dr. Kevin Hogge, Mick Gaffney, Nace Garvey, Jim Cummins, Jack Hennessey, David O'Shaughnessy, Joe Lavin, Damion Walsh, Paraic Flanagan, Tony Murray, Des Lonaghan and Sylvester McDermott. They were back in the final of the Connaught Shield in 1996, when the team was D. McMahoon, J. Martin, M. Devane, N. McDermott, K. Moran, P. O'Donnell, A. Hogg, T. Aherne, D. Neary, L. Mulvey, N. Sharkey and J. Carney. They were captained by J. McCarthy.
Andrew Lynch has the unique distinction of representing his Province in Boys, Youths and Seniors, he was the first player to achieve this distinction in Irish Golf.
Sean Flanagan was on the first Connaught team to win the Inter-Provincial Tityle at Rosses Point in August 1967.
The Ladies of Carrick-on-Shannon won the Huzzar vodka Ladies Foursomes in 1984, when the team was Anne Campbell and Patricia Harman.
They won the Connaught Final of the Huzzar vodka Ladies Foursomes in 1984.
They won the I.L.G.U. Western District of the Linda Black Trophy in 2001 and were finalists in 2000, when the team was C. Kenny, M. O'Rourke, H. Martin, N. Campbell and B. Patterson. They were captained by P. Nolan and B. Kenny.
They won the Connaught Smurfit Girls Juvenile Trophy in 1977, with Ann Dillon, Mary O'Carroll and Oonagh Talbot.
They won the Ladies Lonleitros 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1994 and 1990.
Ann Campbell won the I.L.G.U. All-Ireland Gold Medal in 1988. Patricia Harman won the Ladies Golfing Union Challenge Bowl, Silver Division, at Athlone Golf Club on July 22nd 1982.
1996 Captain, Leo Mulvey, played a round of golf with my hero Seve at Woodbrook G. C.
Carrick-on-Shannon's Ladies won the Lina Black Trophy, Western District, Captained by Peggy Nolan at Co. Sligo in 2001.
Lina Black, Western District was won by 1997 Lady Captain Peggy Nolan.
Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;
A. Hogan represented Ireland at international Youths level in 1981 playing 6-matches, won 2-matches halved one and lost 3-match accumulating 5-points. He represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 1979 to 1985 playing 15-times won 3-matches and lost 12-matches accumulating 6-points;
A. Wynne represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 1983 to 1984 playing 9-times won 2-matches and lost 7-matches accumulating 4-points. He represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial from 1976 to 1981 playing 22-times won 9-matches and lost 13-matches accumulating 18-points;
M. Hogan represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial from 1981 to 1983 playing 10-times won 4-matches and lost 6-matches accumulating 8-points;
C. Monaghan represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial in 1975 playing 3-times won 0-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 0-points;
History of Carrick-on-Shannon
Instituted 1910affiliated 1910
The Irish Golfers Guide, 1911, lists Carrick-on-Shannon as affiliating to the GUI in 1910. It describes it as a short course, only playable during the winter months. The Captain was D. A. Steadman, D.I., R.I.C., and it had 40 members. The same publication in 1916, says "it is situated close to the Shannon, there are a considerable number of natural hazards in the way of ditches, hedges and streams"
What the Club tells us:
Golf was first played in Carrick- On- Shannon in 1910: Ballinamoney a townland outside Carrick was the first site for a golf course.
In 1936 the club moved to a site nearer the town in Lisnagot which is now part of St Patrick's Park, a housing estate in Carrick- On- Shannon, this 6 hole course which had approx 12 members remained at Lisnagot until 1944 when it moved to its present location here in Woodbrook, the club enjoyed free tenure from Major Kirkwood who owned the land and resided in Woodbrook House, A house made famous by the award winning author David Thomson in his book Woodbrook.
Roll of Honour
|Aidan McNally||1990||Men's Captain|
|Miss Ann Dillon||1990||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. Esther Feely||1991||Ladies Captain|
|Ken Moran||1991||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. H. Martin||1992||Ladies Captain|
|Jim Gartlan||1992||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. A. Campbell||1993||Ladies Captain|
|Anthony O'Hara||1993||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. R. O'Reilly||1994||Ladies Captain|
|Sylvester Kivlehan||1994||Men's Captain|
|K. McGovern||1995||Ladies Captain|
|Michael McGovern||1995||Men's Captain|
|Anne Neary||1996||Ladies Captain|
|Leo Mulvey||1996||Men's Captain|
|Peggy Nolan||1997||Ladies Captain|
|Jim Newcombe||1997||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. Maura Doherty||1998||Ladies Captain|
|Gus O'Shea||1998||Men's Captain|
|Mrs Jessie Doherty||1999||Ladies Captain|
|Aidan Sheerin||1999||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. Liz McCarthy||2000||Ladies Captain|
|John Martin||2000||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. Mollie Daly||2001||Ladies Captain|
|Donal Neary||2001||Men's Captain|
|Mary O'Rourke||2002||Ladies Captain|
|Martin Hynes||2002||Men's Captain|
|Phil McWeeney||2003||Ladies Captain|
|Breege Mannion||2003||Lady President|
|Michael Daly||2003||Men's Captain|
|Kitty Harrington||2004||Ladies Captain|
|Breege Mannion||2004||Lady President|
|Chris Lowe||2004||Men's Captain|
|Siobhan Talbot||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Patricia Harman||2005||Lady President|
|Noel McDermott||2005||Men's Captain|
|Geraldine Farry||2006||Ladies Captain|
|Patricia Harman||2006||Lady President|
|Albert Hogg||2006||Men's Captain|
|Renee Dolan||2007||Ladies Captain|
|John McCarthy||2007||Men's Captain|
|Teresa Kenoy||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Tommie Kenoy||2008||Men's Captain|
|Helen Martin||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Owen Cawfield||2009||Men's Captain|
|Mary Menton||2010||Ladies Captain|
|Johnny Moffatt||2010||Men's Captain|
|Brenda Kelly||2011||Ladies Captain|
|Molly Daly||2011||Men's Captain|
|Mary King||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Jim King||2012||Men's Captain|
|Delores Mulvey||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Molly Daly||2013||Ladies President|
|Anthony Noone||2013||Men's Captain|
|Mary Molloy||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Sean Bohan||2014||Men's Captain|
|Patricia O'Hara||2015||Ladies Captain|
|Noeleen Moffatt||2016||Ladies Captain|
|Damien Duignan||2016||Men's Captain|
|Noeleen Moffatt||2017||Ladies Captain|
|Anthony Noone||2017||Men's Captain|
|Phil Emmett||2018||Ladies Captain|
|Liam Bruen||2018||Men's Captain|
|Anna Cox||2019||Ladies Captain|
|David McDermott||2019||Men's Captain|
|Gabriel Madsen||2021||Ladies Captain|
|Owen Gibney||2022||Men's Captain|
|Hiller Collins (8)||2022||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
|David McDermott (5)||2022||Lowest Men's Handicap|
Holes in One at Carrick-on-Shannon
|Member||Date||Hole No.||Club Used||Distance|
|Helen Martin||8th||157 m|
|Peggy Nolan||23 May 2001||14th||143 m|
|Damien Duignan||12 July 2008||10th||170 m|
|Damien Duignan||19 July 2008||10th||196 m|
|Owen Caulfield||30 August 2009||5th||149 m|