Achill Island golf club Mayo

Achill Island golf course Mayo

Achill Island Golf Course

Achill Island Club Crest

Achill is bordered by a river and overlooks the magnificent strand with out-of-bounds coming into play on the 4th and 5th. Achill's signature hole is the 6th at 361 yards it is the most difficult hole on the course.

The clubhouse is basic but this is more than compensated for by the warm West of Ireland that the members extend to visitors by the members who will remind you that the rest of Ireland is the Island and that you are really on the mainland!

Green Fees Midweek: €15
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €15
Green Fees with a Member: €15
Green Fees for Opens: €13
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: No
Soft Spikes: No
Course Type Links
No Holes 9
Members 205
Designer Paddy Skerritt
Founded 1951
Address

Keel,
Achill Island,
Co. Mayo

Telephone 098-43456
Email achillislandgolfclub@gmail.com
Website Achill Island golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Philip McNulty
Captain: Myles James Lyons
Lady Captain: Nora English
President: Tom Caffferkey
Vice-Captains':  
Hon. Secretary: Philip McNulty & Pauline Briody
Club Pro: None
Hon. Treasurer: Noel English & Annabella Connaghan
Comp. Secretary: Myles James Lyons & Karen Lyons
Achill Island Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.975021
Long:-10.068433
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: Daylight hours
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: None
Days to Avoid: None
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek & Weekends Pre-booking for open Tournaments:5 Days in advance

Achill Island Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captain's Drive-In Saturday 4 March
  Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Sunday 18 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize (Q)
Saturday 8 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 15 July   Closed 1
President's Prize Sunday 20 August   Closed 1
Vice-Captain's Prize to the Ladies Saturday 3 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Saturday 11 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles
Sunday 12 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Sunday 27 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Monday 28 March   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stablefoed Saturday 1 April Sunday 2 April Open 2
Ladies Singles Stablefoed Sunday 2 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 29 April
Sunday 30 April
Open 2
Singles Stableford Sunday 30 April
  Open 1
Achill Rovers Classic Saturday 3 June Sunday 4 June Open 2
Achill Rovers Classic Sunday 4 June   Open 1
Achill Piped Band Am-Am Saturday 24 June Sunday 25 June Open 2
Achill Piped Band Am-Am Sunday 25 June   Open 1
Start of Festival of Golf Saturday 29 July
Friday 11 August Open 13
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 29 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 30 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 31 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 1 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 2 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 3 August   Open 1
Fourball Betterball
Friday 4 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 5 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 6 August   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Monday 7 August   Open 1
Club Fundraiser Champagne Scramble
Tuesday 8 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 10 August   Open 1
Fourball Betterball Friday 11 August   Open 1
Paddy Lavelle Cup
Sunday 13 August   Open 1
Club Fundraiser
Saturday 28 October Monday 30 October Open 3
Club Fundraiser Sunday 29 October   Open 1
Club Fundraiser Monday 30 October   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 70 SSS 67 5,453 m
Red Par 72 SSS 67 4,568 m

Card

Hole No. White Par Index Red Par Index
1 348 4 6 300 5 5
2 460 5 10 373 5 3
3 144 3 15 144 3 17
4 254 4 16 254 4 15
5 296 4 12 258 4 11
6 368 4 2 293 4 1
7 386 4 1 258 4 7
8 145 3 14 145 3 13
9 337 4 8 276 4 9
Out 2,738 35   2,301 36  
10 372 4 7 300 5 6
11 382 5 5 373 5 4
12 131 3 17 131 3 18
13 233 4 18 233 4 16
14 314 4 9 258 4 12
15 361 4 3 293 4 2
16 356 4 4 258 4 8
17 164 3 11 145 3 14
18 425 4 13 276 4 10
In 2,725 35   2,267 36  
Total 5,453 70   4,568 72  
SSS 67     67    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 69 Jim Lawlor (6) 12/06/1990

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

Achill Island Golf Club won the County Cup for the fourth time in 2016 at Carne Golf Links. The team was Dominick M. Vesey, Noel English, Kevin Callaghan, Jim Quigley, John Gallagher, Paddy Joe Cafferkey, Alan Gielty, Leo Smith, Mark English, Ioseph McGowan, Michael Molloy, Edward McNamara, Mark Corrigan, Michael Scanlon, Rory Lavelle and Gerry Hassett.

J. Hassett qualified for the National Finals of the Irish Times-Mitsubishi Motors Women's Masters. She returned 33 points in the semi-final at Glasson Golf Hotel & Country Club on the 23rd of August 2001. Then it was on to Galway Bay Golf & Country Club for the Final on 13th September.

Prior to 2001:

On 21st March, 1999 John Murray had a Hole-in-One on the 225-metre, par 4, 4th, at Achill Island.

History of Achill Island

Achill Island Golf Club was founded in 1951 and was designed by Paddy Skerritt the resident Professional at St. Anne's until his death. Paddy laid out a fine 9-hole links in this most scenic part of the country.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Bernie Varley 1990 Ladies Captain
Brendan Fahy 1990 Men's Captain
Ellen Boyle 1991 Ladies Captain
Brian McNeill 1991 Men's Captain
Valerie Fitzgerald 1992 Ladies Captain
Peter Connolly 1992 Men's Captain
Ann Quinn 1993 Ladies Captain
Pat Carney-Sergt 1993 Men's Captain
Bridgie English 1994 Ladies Captain
Hugo Boyle 1994 Men's Captain
Kathleen Conway 1995 Ladies Captain
John Cafferkey 1995 Men's Captain
John Nolan 1996 Ladies Captain
Michael McNulty 1996 Men's Captain
Ann Wilson 1997 Ladies Captain
Michael E. Lavelle 1997 Men's Captain
Pat Fallon 1998 Ladies Captain
Supt. Tony McNamara 1998 Men's Captain
David Quinn 1998 President
Julie Hassett 1999 Ladies Captain
Tom Cafferkey 1999 Men's Captain
Paddy Lavelle 1999 President
Mary Sweeney 2000 Ladies Captain
Thomas McNamara 2000 Men's Captain
Paddy Lavelle 2000 President
Marlene Heaney 2001 Ladies Captain
Christy Gallagher 2001 Men's Captain
S. Murray 2001 President
Annabella Connaghan 2002 Ladies Captain
Gerard Hassett 2002 Men's Captain
Michael P. English 2002 President
  2003 Ladies Captain
  2003 Men's Captain
  2003 President
Mary Gallagher 2004 Ladies Captain
Alan English 2004 Men's Captain
John Nolan 2004 President
Mary T. McNamara 2005 Ladies Captain
Michael Heaney 2005 Men's Captain
Michael T. English 2005 President
Marjorie Wallace 2006 Ladies Captain
John Gallagher 2006 Men's Captain
Michael T. English 2006 President
Anastasia McNamara 2007 Ladies Captain
Sean P. Connolly 2007 Men's Captain
Kathleen Conway 2007 President
Julie Hassett 2008 Ladies Captain
Dominic M. Vessey 2008 Men's Captain
Dominic T. Vessey 2008 President
Veronica Cunnane 2009 Ladies Captain
Edward McNamara 2009 Men's Captain
Dominic T. Vessey 2009 President
Karen Lyons 2010 Ladies Captain
Gerry Needham 2010 Men's Captain
Ann Wilson 2010 President
Kathleen Conway 2011 Ladies Captain
Michael McGinty 2011 Men's Captain
Myles Lyons 2011 President
Annabelle Connaghan 2012 Ladies Captain
Noel English 2012 Men's Captain
Paddy McHugh 2012 President
Mary Gallagher 2013 Ladies Captain
Gerry Weir 2013 Men's Captain
Michael John English 2013 President
Noreen Fadian 2014 Ladies Captain
Brian Byrne 2014 Men's Captain
Michael John English 2014 President
Annette Burke 2015 Ladies Captain
Rory Lavellle 2015 Men's Captain
Pat Conway
2015 President
Anne Kane
2016 Ladies Captain
Ioseph McGowan 2016 Men's Captain
Noreen Fadian 2016 President
Nora English 2017 Ladies Captain
Myles James Lyons 2017 Men's Captain
Tom Caffferkey 2017 President
Julie Hassett 2017 Lowest Ladies H'cap
Leo Smith 2017 Lowest Men's H'cap

Holes in One at Achill Island

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
John J. Burke 1 October 2006 3rd   129 yd’s