Newcastle West golf club Limerick
Newcastle West Golf Course
In November 1991 the members of Newcastle West decided to purchase a stud farm belonging to racehorse breeder Col. Dick Cripps, near the village of Ardagh. Every school child in Ireland has heard of this famous area, as it was where the, Ardagh Chalice was discovered by Mrs. Quinn and her son in 1868.
They retained the services of Dr. Arthur Spring to design a delightfully challenging course set in a beautiful pastoral setting. Spring completed this 6,444, yard par-71 standard scratch course by 1994, with an abundance of mature broadleaf trees. The stables are converted to locker rooms at ground floor level at first floor level there is a fine restaurant and bar. The bar overlooks the 18th green and the ambiance is stunning. The opening hole is a relatively benign par-5 at 465 yards index 16, played from an elevated tee. After that the course begins to show its teeth the 414 yard 5th will test the best of golfers.
The members were so taken by the new location that they often recalled the words of Bobby Jones about his discovery of Augusta: "It seemed that this land has been lying there for years, just waiting for someone to lay a golf course upon it". The visitor is always made feel welcome here and he/she is assured of a memorable game of golf.
|Green Fees Midweek:||€25|
|Green Fees Weekends & B.H.:||€30|
|Green Fees Fourball Weekends & B.H.:||€100|
|Green Fees with a Member:||€10/15|
|Green Fees for Opens:||€20|
|Buggy Hire: €20||Yes|
|Full Membership Available:||Yes|
|Full Membership Fee:||€788|
|Full 5-Day Membership Fee:||€562|
|Distance Membership Fee:||€374|
|Full Junior Membership Fee:||€145|
|Website||Newcastle West golf club website|
|Lady Captain:||Bernie M. Moloney|
|Hon. Secretary:||Peter O’Dea, Mossie Stack & Rose Fitzgerald|
|Club Pro.:||Ina Colleran 069-76500|
|Hon. Treasurer:||Gerry Tuohy, Frank Butler & Joan Maher|
|Comp. Secretary:||Jamie McCormack & Norrie Foran
General Facts & Information
|Course opening hours: Daylight hours||Clubhouse opening hours: 10.00am to 11.00pm|
|Mobile phones: Not on course
||Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim|
|Catering: Full catering, facilities||Days to Avoid: Weekends|
|Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days||Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance|
Newcastle West Golf Club Fixtures 2019 provisional*
|Open & Major Fixtures 2019 (to be Confirmed)|
|Captains' Drive-In||Sunday 6 January||Closed||1|
|Vice-Captain's Prize||Saturday 25 May
||Sunday 26 May
|Vice-Captain's Prize||Sunday 26 May
|Captain's Prize||Saturday 13 July||Sunday 14 July||Closed||2|
|Captain's Prize||Sunday 14 July||Closed||1|
|President's Prize||Saturday 3 August||Sunday 4 August||Closed||2|
|President's Prize||Sunday 4 August||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize||Saturday 11 August||Closed||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford
||Sunday 17 March
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 5 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 11 April||Open||1|
|Ladies 3-BallTeam Event||Wednesday 17 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 18 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. Fourball Betterball||Friday 19 April||Saturday 20 April||Open||2|
|L. & G. Fourball Betterball||Saturday 20 April||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Sunday 21 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. 4-Person Team Event||Monday 22 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 25 April
|Ladies 3-Person Team Event||Wednesday 1 May||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 2 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. 4-Person Team Event||Monday 6 May||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 9 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. 3-Person Team Event||Wednesday 15 May||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 16 May||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 23 May||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 30 May
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 3 June||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 6 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Club Classic||Friday 7 June||Sunday 9 June||Open||3|
|L. & G. Club Classic||Saturday 8 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Club Classic||Sunday 9 June||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 13 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 20 June||Open||1|
|Start of Open Week||Sunday 23 June||Friday 28 June||Open||5
|Singles||Sunday 23 June||Open||1|
||Monday 24 June||Open||1|
|Scotch Foursomes||Tuesday 25 June||Open||1|
||Thursday 27 June||Open||1|
|3-Person Team Event
||Friday 28 June
|Ladies Seniors Singles Stableford||Wednesday 3 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 4 July||Open||1|
|Mixed Seniors 4-Person Team 55+||Wednesday 10 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 11 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 18 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Sunday 21 July||Open||1|
|Ladies Singles Stableford
||Wednesday 24 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 25 July
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 1 August||Open||1|
|Junior Scratch Cup (5 to 11)||Sunday 4 August||Open||1|
|Inter Scratch Cup (12 to 19)||Sunday 4 August||Open||1|
|Minor Scratch Cup (19 to 28)||Sunday 4 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Fourball Betterball||Monday 5 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 8 August||Open||1|
|Tadhg O'Connor Cups||Friday 16 August||Sunday 18 August||Open||3|
|Tadhg O'Connor Cups||Saturday 17 August||Open||1|
|Tadhg O'Connor Cups||Sunday 18 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 22 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 29 August
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 5 September||Open||1|
|4-Person Team Scramble
||Sunday 8 September||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 12 September||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 19 September||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 26 September
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 3 October||Open||1|
|Captain's Charity Day||Sunday 6 October||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 10 October||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 17 October||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 24 October||Open||1|
|3-Person Team Event any combination||Monday 28 October||Open||1|
Card of the Course
|White||Par 71 SSS 70 6,141 yd's|
|Yellow||Par 71 SSS 69 5,833 yd's|
|Red||Par 72 SSS 72 5,203 yd's|
|Blue||Par 71 SSS 72 6,444 yd's|
Men's Course Record: 67 Arthur Spring (2) 26/06/1996
Newcastle West Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield at Fota Island Golf Club on Sunday 16th July 2012.
They beat Mallow Golf Club in the Semi-Final and recorded a 3-matches to 2-matches over the Cork team in the morning and went on to beat Shannon in a cliff-hanger Munster Final that went up the 19th before a winner could be decided with Eoin Duggan sinking the deciding putt.
The squad was Noel Harnett, Eugene Hannon, Adrian Enright, Adrian Gilbert, Liam Keane, Ger Foley, Joe McMahon, Francis Moore, Shane Kelly, Colin Cleary, Dave Murphy, Eoin Duggan, Stephen Noonan, Mick Meehan, Pat Magner and Jason O'Donovan. They were managed by Mick O'Connor and selected by Frank Moore and Thomas Foley.
They made their way to Kinsale Golf Club to compete in the All-Ireland deciders on Wednesday 19th September when they were drawn against Leinster Champions The Royal Dublin Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals.
They were led by Noel Harnett with Pat Magner who had a 2 and 1 win over C. O’Siochain with M. Perry, next up was Stephen Noonan with Mick Meehan who had a very comfortable 8 and 6 win over J. Enright with D. Murphy, they were followed by Liam Keane with Ger Foley who beat S. Guirke with R. Gygax by 5 and 3. In the penultimate match Colin Cleary with Shane Kelly halved their match against D. Shaw with R. McGovern as did Eoin Duggan with Dave Murphy against P. Dowling with E. McHugh when they were called in.
They met Connaught Champions Gort Golf Club in the All-Ireland Final, Gort had beaten Ulster Champions Foyle Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches in their Semi-Final.
They were led this time by Pat Magner with Noel Harnett who recorded a 5 and 3 win over David O’Dell with D. Daly, next up was Mick Meehan with Stephen Noonan who halved their match against Gerry Broderick with John Moylan, they were followed by Liam Keane with Ger Foley who had a comfortable 5 and 4 win over Pat Curtis with Kevin Mulkerrins. In the penultimate match Joe McMahon Jnr. with Francis Moore halved their match against John Tierney with Michael O’Dell, in the bottom match D. Murphy with E. Duggan had a 4 and 2 win over Ray Quinn with A. Edler.
Newcastle West Golf Club won the Munster Final of the BMW Irish Mixed Foursomes and reached the All-Ireland Final against eventual winners Moate at Monkstown Golf Club on 1 st September 2005.
They played Ulster Champions Donaghadee in the Semi-Final and won by 3½ matches to 1½ matches.
First out were N. O'Grady & T. O'Shaughnessy against G. Boyd & L. Lister, this match didn't reach a conclusion until the 1st sudden-death when the Newcastle pair put the first points on the board. They were followed by F. Geary & K. Cussen who had a very convincing victory over J. McNaught & N. McCully by 6 and 4. Next on the tee was T. O'Connor & Margaret McAuliffe who halved with W. McCully & S. Stockton. The penultimate pair was F. Moore & Martina McAuliffe who lost to N. & D. Boyd by 3 and 1. The anchor team was M. Stack & J. Scanlan against E. Alcock & T. Moore who delivered a 3 and 2 win over the Donaghadee duo.
In the All-Ireland Final against Leinster Champions Moate, they were lead by N. O'Grady & T. O'Shaughnessy against M. Power & V. Coughlan, this match went all the way to the 18 th . They were followed by F. Geary & K. Cussen against L. Galvin & C. Connolly and again the match went to the last. Next up was T. O'Connor & Margaret McAuliffe who lost out to O. Grogan & T. White by 5 and 4. Last but one was F. Moore & Martina McAuliffe who halved with B. Burke & M. Galvin. The final pairing of M. Stack & J. Scanlan had a convincing 5 and 3 win over E & G. Coughlan.
Newcastle West won the Irish Final of the Spar-Irish Independent Mixed Pairs Challenge at Adare Manor Golf & Country Club on the 25th of August 2001. Kay Cussen playing off a handicap of 20 teamed up with Competition Secretary Mossie Stack, no mean golfer off 6, lifted the trophy with 55 points to win by one point. They consolidated their victory with 28 points on the last six holes, which included five five-pointers. Well done and I hope you had the best of luck in Tenerife. They finished in joint 3rd at the Golf del Sur championship course with a score of 148.
Newcastle West won the Munster Country Club's Cup at Muskerry Golf Club in 1979, when the team was Michael Dooley, Tom Devine, Dermot Walshe, Pat Kenny, Tony Keane, Johnny Kearse, Mick Shields, David Kennedy, they were captained by John Cussen.
The Ladies of Newcastle West Golf Club won the ILGU Southern District, Junior Cup in 2004, when the team was Susan Shorten, Martina Reidy and Marie Woulfe.
They won the ILGU Minor League in 2002, when the team was, Bernie M. Moloney, Mary O'Donoghue, Mary Stack, Kay Cremin, Mary Kenneally, Maira Woulfe, Elaine Stack, they were managed by Phil Ruttle.
They first won the ILGU Minor League in 1983, when the team was, L. Flannery, K. O'Malley, J. Neville, A. Ryan and M. Gilmartin, they were captained by M. Curtin.
Lady Captain Teresa Egan, Captain Pat Neville and President Mick Dooley were very close to lifting the Mercedes Benz-Irish Independent Executive Trophy at the K Club on the 13th of August 2001. They finished with 74 points one shot behind the winners.
Lady Captain Teresa Egan and her Captain's Prize winner Margaret McAuliffe were runners-up in the regional qualifiers, of the Volkswagen-Irish Independent Lady Captain's Classic at Limerick Golf Club in August 2001. Teresa playing off 24 and Margaret off 13 returned 40 points. The went on to play in the Nation Finals at Druid's Glen on October 1st.
Members who played representative golf for their Province;
Seamus King represented Munster in the Boys Interprovincial Championships from 2008 to 2009 playing 11-times won 6-matches halved two and lost 3-matches accumulating 14-points;
Patrick Sheehy represented Munster in the Boys Interprovincial Championships in 2005 playing 6-times won 2-matches halved one and lost 3-matches accumulating 5-points;
History of Newcastle West
Founded 1938 affiliated 1938.
On the 14th April 1938 eight prominent local businessmen met in a room in Egan's Central Hotel Newcastle West to decide and agree on the formation of a Golf Club. After a number of meetings negotiations were successfully concluded with a local landowner, Mr McCoy, to lease land at Killeline and the Club was on its way.
The dual role of giving lessons to members and to supervising the development work on the course was given to a Mr D. Murray, a professional golfer from Tipperary.
Caddies were a prominent feature of the early days of the Club with 4 local men recorded as being official caddies of the Club.
The official opening of the Club took place on the 14h September 1938 when the V. Rev. Cn Hannon drove off the first tee. This was a huge event in the area and marked the beginning of our journey.
The first competition was held on the 21st September 1938 and was won by Mr. D. O' Dwyer. Mr J. Ambrose was second.
The earliest record of the first hole in one is recorded as being achieved by Mr James Griffin. This was of such significance that a report on it was sent to the Press for publication.
During the war rationing of goods and essentials was a way of life and this also extended to the use of golf balls. On the 31st March 1942 it was decided to ration golf balls to one per month. If a member wanted to have a ball re-covered it would cost 1s 3d for each ball.
It was on the 23rd March 1942 that affiliation to the Golfing Union of Ireland was discussed and agreed.
In 1992 at a specially convened meeting it was decided, after much discussion, to relocate the existing 9 hole Club to a location at Rathgonan Ardagh and to develop an 18 hole Championship course.
This foresightedness by the Committees and Members has paid off handsomely for all members as we now enjoy one of the finest parkland courses in the South West and as every year goes by its reputation has gown to such an extent that it is now on the list of most golfers as a must play course.
Play commenced on the new course in May of 1994 and over the past number of years substantial development work has been carried out which has resulted in the creation of a magnificent course and clubhouse facilities. One of the many important decisions taken by the Club has been to ensure that all members and visitors enjoy the best of facilities and the warmest of welcomes.
The Club has invested heavily in course development and maintenance, clubhouse, bar and catering facilities, provision of a 10 bay fully covered and floodlit driving range,18 hole putting green, chipping green and a Pro-shop headed by a qualified Professional.
Newcastle West Golf Club, from humble beginnings in 1938, has evolved into one of the finest parkland courses in the South West and with the drive, ambition and forward thinking attitude of its committees and members it will continue to lead the way in Golf Club development well into the future.
Roll of Honour
|M. Roche||1989||Ladies Captain|
|P. Byrne||1989||Men's Captain|
|K. A. Barrett||1989||President|
|H. Roche||1990||Ladies Captain|
|T. P. Kelly||1990||Men's Captain|
|M. McDonald||1991||Ladies Captain|
|D. Heverin||1991||Men's Captain|
|M. McCoy||1992||Ladies Captain|
|P. McLoughlin||1992||Men's Captain|
|K. Cussen||1993||Ladies Captain|
|M. O'Riordan||1993||Men's Captain|
|I. Devine||1994||Ladies Captain|
|P. Hartnett||1994||Men's Captain|
|A. Sheehan||1995||Ladies Captain|
|M. McQuinn||1995||Men's Captain|
|A. Long||1996||Ladies Captain|
|T. Roche||1996||Men's Captain|
|M. Barry||1997||Ladies Captain|
|T. Kelleher||1997||Men's Captain|
|E. O'Malley-Quaid||1998||Ladies Captain|
|J. Whelan||1998||Men's Captain|
|P. B. Hayes||1998||President|
|Deirdre Cussen||1999||Ladies Captain|
|Brian Nash||1999||Men's Captain|
|B. Sheahan||2000||Ladies Captain|
|Nora Raleigh||2000||Ladies President|
|M. Cussen||2000||Men's Captain|
|M. P. Murphy||2000||President|
|Teresa Egan||2001||Ladies Captain|
|Mary Curtin||2001||Ladies President|
|Pat Neville||2001||Men's Captain|
|Patsy Lydon||2002||Ladies Captain|
|Mary Curtin||2002||Ladies President|
|Jackie Kennelly||2002||Men's Captain|
|Bernie Moloney||2003||Ladies Captain|
|Neta Burke||2003||Ladies President|
|J. White||2003||Men's Captain|
|Josephine O'Donnell||2004||Ladies Captain|
|Neta Burke||2004||Ladies President|
|Noel Harnett||2004||Men's Captain|
|Marion Kennedy-Hogan||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Angela Ryan||2005||Ladies President|
|Richard Collins||2005||Men's Captain|
|Martina McAuliffe||2006||Ladies Captain|
|Helen Roche||2006||Ladies President|
|Maurice McAuliffe||2006||Men's Captain|
|Mary O Sullivan||2007||Ladies Captain|
|Helen Roche||2007||Ladies President|
|Denis O'Sullivan||2007||Men's Captain|
|Mary O'Sullivan||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Kay Cussen||2008||Ladies President|
|Tommy Greaney||2008||Men's Captain|
|Ann Corbett||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Kay Cussen||2009||Ladies President|
|Teddy Woulfe||2009||Men's Captain|
|Angela T. Ryan||2010||Ladies Captain|
|Ita Devine||2010||Ladies President|
|Neily Duggan||2010||Men's Captain|
|Kate O'Shaughnessy||2011||Ladies Captain|
|Ita Devine||2011||Ladies President|
|Mossie Stack||2011||Men's Captain|
|Phil Ruttle||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Margaret Barry||2012||Ladies President|
|John Devine||2012||Men's Captain|
|Mary McGill||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Joan Maher||2013||Ladies President|
|Paddy Lane||2013||Men's Captain|
|Peg Murphy||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Deirdre Cussen||2014||Ladies President|
|Frank Moore||2014||Men's Captain|
|Josephine Mulcahy||2015||Ladies Captain|
|Mike O'Connor||2015||Men's Captain|
|Seamus Moloney||2016||Men's Captain|
|Nell Moroney||2017||Ladies President|
|Brian Mangan||2017||Men's Captain|
|Maria Quinn||2018||Ladies Captain|
|Nell Moroney||2018||Ladies President|
|Alister Lynch||2018||Men's Captain|
|Bernie M. Moloney||2019||Ladies Captain|
|Mike Daly||2019||Men's Captain|
|Martina McAuliffe (11)||2019||Lowest Ladies H'cap|
|Patrick Sheehy||2019||Lowest Men's H'cap|
Holes in One at Newcastle West
|Member||Date||Hole No.||Club Used||Distance|
|Joan Madigan||16 July 1995||17th||139 yd‘s|
|Tony Roche||27 August 1995||6th||163 yd‘s|
|Patsy O'Sullivan||17 September 1995||10th||170 yd‘s|
|Michael Keating||15 April 1996||17th||167 yd‘s|
|Michael Upton||5 August 1996||3rd||166 yd‘s|
|Aidan Supple||23 August 1996||3rd||166 yd‘s|
|Shane McLoughlin||19 June 1997||3rd||166 yd‘s|
|James Feane||26 June 1997||6th||163 yd‘s|
|Jackie Kenneally||5 September 1997||10th||165 yd‘s|
|Liam Duggan||11 November 1997||6th||163 yd‘s|
|Danny O'Shea||25 January 1998||17th||167 yd‘s|
|Liam Doab||5 July 1998||3rd||166 yd‘s|
|Neilly Duggan||2 September 2000||17th||139 yd‘s|
|Marie Sheehan||12 June 2001||3rd||140 yd‘s|
|Pat Neville||17 June 2001||3rd||166 yd‘s|
|Liam Duggan||11 November 1997||6th||163 yd‘s|
|Donie Mullane||27 April 2003||10th||170 yd‘s|
|Tom Lawlor||23 November 2003||6th||163 yd‘s|
|Shane Scanlan||7 April 2004||17th||167 yd‘s|
|Noel Harnett||13 May 2005||6th||163 yd‘s|
|Kay Cussen||6 August 2002||6th||163 yd‘s|
|Patricia Barry||15 February 2004||6th||163 yd‘s|
|Kay Cussen||16 May 2004||17th||139 yd‘s|
|Marie Keane||1 June 2004||17th||139 yd‘s|
|Kay Cussen||16 July 2004||17th||140 yd‘s|
|Noel Harnett||13 May 2005||6th||170 yd‘s|
|Eddie Hannigar||16 July2005||3rd||166 yd‘s|
|Jim Davern||15 August 2006||10th||168 yd‘s|
|Chloe Ryan||4 April 2009||17th||140 yd‘s|