Ballinrobe golf club Mayo

Ballinrobe golf course Mayo

Ballinrobe Golf Course

Ballinrobe Club Crest

Ballinrobe Golf Club is an inland golf club, set in the scenic parkland which offers a challenge to golfers of all standards, with man-made lakes, mature trees, traditional stone walls and lush fairways.

Designed by Eddie Hackett, it measures 6,354 metres with a par 73 and a standard scratch of 73 off the white stakes. Water comes into play on seven of the 18-holes the 10th 365 metres index 2 par 4, the green is almost an island green requiring a very accurate second shot.

Ballinrobe set in medieval surroundings with the 13th century tower house overlooking the 9th fairway and beside the 10th tee box. There is also an old Lime Kiln beside the 18th tee. Renowned for its sweeping greens, which are, 90 percent sand based. The clubhouse is steeped in the old world of bygone days, yet provides everything the golfer requires. Ballinrobe is the home club of Ireland’s foremost golf artist John McNulty and one of his oil paintings of the 13th hole proudly hangs over the fireplace.

Ballinrobe was voted the No. 72-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Up-5);

Ballinrobe was voted the No. 77-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Up-4);

Ballinrobe was voted the No. 81-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Same);

Ballinrobe was voted the No. 81-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Down-1);

Ballinrobe was voted the No. 80-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Up-10);

Ballinrobe was voted the No. 90-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

Ballinrobe was voted the No. 91-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;

Ballinrobe was voted the No. 96-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;

Ballinrobe was voted the No. 97-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;

Green Fees Monday to Thursday: €25
Green Fees Sunday & B.H.: €35
Green Fees with a Member: €15/25
Green Fees for Opens: €20
Practice Area: Range
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €625
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 616
Designer Eddie Hackett
Founded 1895
Address

Cloonacastle,
Ballinrobe,
Co. Mayo

Telephone 094-9541118
Email info@ballinrobegolfclub.com
Website Ballinrobe golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Aled Roberts
Captain: Joe Cradock
Lady Captain: Mary Colleran
President: John Staunton
Vice-Captains': Mike Burke & Phyllis Lee
Hon. Secretary: Phillip Rossiter & Carmel Maloney
Club Pro: Sean Whelan 092-9541118
Hon. Treasurer: Ray D’Arcy & Phyllis Lee
Comp. Secretary: Pat Fahy & Carmel Sweeney
Ballinrobe Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.650597
Long:-9.162334
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 10.00am to 10.00pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Wednesdays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Ballinrobe Golf Club operate a Three-Club Pass together with Westport & Castlebar for €79 in 2016

Ballinrobe Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captain's Drive-In Sunday 12 March   Closed 1
President's Prize Sunday 25 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men Sunday 16 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 23 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Saturday 5 August   Closed 1
Captain's Prize
Sunday 13 August
  Closed 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 20 January   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 27 January   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 3 February   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 10 February
Open
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 17 February   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 24 February   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 17 March   Open
1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 24 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 31 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 7 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 14 April
 
Open 4
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 21 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 28 April
  Open 1
Ballinrobe Am-Am Thursday 27 April Monday 1 May Open 5
Ballinrobe Am-Am Friday 28 April   Open 1
Ballinrobe Am-Am Saturday 29 April
Open 1
Ballinrobe Am-Am Sunday 30 April
  Open 1
Ballinrobe Am-Am Monday 1 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 5 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 12 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 19 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 26 May   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Friday 2 June   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Sunday 4 June
Monday 5 June
Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 5 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 9 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 16 June   Open 1
Start of Open Week Monday 19 June Friday 23 June Open 5
L. & G. Singles Strokes Monday 19 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 20 June   Open 1
Mixed Greensomes Tuesday 20 June Wednesday 21 June Open
Mixed Greensomes Wednesday 21 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 22 June Friday 23 June Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 23 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 30 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 7 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 14 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 21 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 28 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 29 July
Sunday 30 July
Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 30 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 4 August   Open 1
Senior Scratch Cup Monday 7 August   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup Monday 7 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 11 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 18 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 25 August   Open 1
Mixed Scotch Foursomes Saturday 26 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 1 September   Open 1
Connacht Ladies Challenge Cup Area Final Saturday 2 Septemer Sunday 3 September ILGU 2
Connacht Ladies Challenge Cup Area Final Sunday 3 September   ILGU 1
Connacht Ladies Junior Foursomes Area Final Saturday 2 Septemer Sunday 3 September ILGU 2
Connacht Ladies Junior Foursomes Area Final Sunday 3 September   ILGU 1
Connacht Ladies Senor Foursomes Area Final Saturday 2 Septemer   ILGU 2
Connacht Ladies Senor Foursomes Area Final Sunday 3 September   ILGU 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 8 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 15 September   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 73 SSS 72 6,119 m
Red Par 74 SSS 73 5,162 m
Green Par 73 SSS 71 5,831 m
Blue Par 73 SSS 73 6,354 m

Card

Hole No. Blue White Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 346 338 325 4 15 320 4 11
2 410 394 384 4 1 325 4 3
3 180 175 152 3 9 139 3 15
4 478 463 440 5 11 375 5 7
5 360 350 336 4 7 290 4 9
6 497 488 475 5 5 423 5 5
7 164 150 135 3 13 118 3 13
8 501 492 446 5 3 407 5 1
9 302 298 295 4 17 257 4 17
Out 3,238 3,148 2,988 37   2,654 37  
10 365 355 345 4 2 341 5 4
11 371 346 331 4 8 286 4 12
12 353 344 334 4 10 297 4 14
13 162 155 142 3 12 113 3 16
14 495 462 446 5 16 410 5 6
15 355 339 330 4 6 320 4 2
16 160 150 127 3 14 117 3 18
17 400 375 355 4 4 288 4 8
18 455 445 433 5 18 336 5 10
In 3,116 2,971 2,843 36   2,508 37  
Total 6,354 6,119 5,831 73   5,162 74  
SSS 73 72 71     73    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: Am. 67 Pat Killeen (0) 14/07/1996

Ladies Course Record: 75 Pat McDermott

Members Achievements

Ballinrobe Golf Club won the All-Ireland Final of the J. B. Carr Trophy at Woodenbridge Golf Club on Sunday 2nd September 2012.

In a nail-biting decider they beat Ennis Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches in the decider. Val McMahon and Joe Cradock had to go all the way to the 20th-hole before securing the point against Tony Kehoe and Eamon Corry. Michael Lee with Bart Crowley secured their point at the 19th against Paul Higgins with Tony Coote. The 3rd point was secured when John Monahan and Richie Donohue won their match by 3 and 2 against Pat Murphy and Matt Finn. Charlie O’Sullivan with Eddie Hackett lost their match against Luke Coote with Eamon Kelly by 1-hole and Frank Burke with Tom Conlisk lost their match against Noel Pyne with Johnny Cullinan by 2 and 1.    

The Ladies of Ballinrobe Golf Club won the inaugural Connaught Final of the AA-Insurance ILGU Inter-club Senior Foursomes in 2006; they made their way to Headfort Golf Club to compete in the National deciders; where they met Carlow Golf Club, the eventual winners of the green-pennant in the All-Ireland Semi-Final and went out by 2 matches to 1-match.

They were led by Maura Joyce (7) with Beatrice Shalks (14) who lost their match against Aideen Murphy (5) with Margaret McHugh (12) by 6 and 4, they were followed by Pat McDermott (11) with Catherine O'Toole (14) who had a 2 and 1 win over Madeline Brennan (9) & Angela O'Shea (15), in the bottom match Angela Gill (11) with Anne Galvin (16) lost to Bernie Cox (10) with Maggie Ruth (16) by 4 and 2.

Ballinrobe Golf Club won their first All-Ireland green pennant when they captured the Pierce Purcell Shield on 17th September 2004, having beaten Leinster Champions Borris Golf Club in the Semi-Final. They met Munster Champions Tralee in the Final and recorded a convincing 3 ½ matches to 1 ½ match victory. The team on the day was John Canty and Pat Malone who beat Peter O'Driscoll and Maurice Laide 4 & 2, Pat Coyle and Noel Brown beat Sean Reidy and Patrick Curran by 5 & 3, John O'Shea and Pat Nalty beat Michael Halloran and Richard Barrett on the 17th, Ray Darcy and John Joyce halved their match with Liam Hussey and Brian Lennon and David Flemming with Monty Heneghan lost their match against Michael O'Brien and Dominic Foley.

 

Derry O'Keeffe of Cork had a hole-in-one on the Par 4 9th at Ballinrobe on 24th August 1995, playing with Michael Boylan, Bernard Reynolds and Gerry Knight.

Ballinrobe Golf Club won the Connacht Shield in 1989.

Ballinrobe Golf Club won the Connacht Pierce Purcell Final in 1980,

The Ladies of Ballinrobe won the ILGU Western District Intermediate Trophy in 2004,

The Ladies won the ILGU Western District Connacht Trophy in 1997,

The Ladies won the Western District Intermediate Team Event in 1995 and 1993.

History of Ballinrobe

Instituted 1895 affiliated 1902

Ballinrobe is one of the oldest courses in Connaught. It is first listed in the "Golfing Annual", 1895-96, as being founded on 3rd October, 1895. It goes on to read "a private one, consisting at present of only six holes, but it is hoped the other three will be added shortly. Ballinrobe station is within two minuets' walk" There were 70 members and the first President was Col. C. H. Knox, Captain was T. Forde, and the Hon. Secretary was R. C. Hearne, Killoshine Cottage, Ballinrobe. Ladies have always played a part and their subscription was five shillings. It was extended to nine holes in 1896, and it measured 1,900 yards.

The first competition was recorded in the "Irish Field" on 9th April, 1910. Ballinrobe has always had a great tradition of fund-raising through golf. In 1915, the "Irish Life" on 23rd July, reads "the club is to be congratulated on the success which attended the bogey competition in aid of the Cigarette Fund for the Connaught Rangers and Mayo Prisoners in Germany. The club has only 40 members but it raised £7.10s"

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Breege Costello 1989 Ladies Captain
James Golden 1989 Men's Captain
Sean Costello 1989 President
Avril Staunton 1990 Ladies Captain
Brendan Finlay 1990 Men's Captain
Harry Heneghan 1990 President
Phyllis Fahy 1991 Ladies Captain
Ken Gill 1991 Men's Captain
Michael O'Connor 1991 President
Mary Walsh 1992 Ladies Captain
Peter Costello 1992 Men's Captain
Michael Ryder 1992 President
Imelda Hughes 1993 Ladies Captain
Brian O'Lochlainn 1993 Men's Captain
Fr. Michael Crosby 1993 President
Pat McDermott 1994 Ladies Captain
Peter Twibill 1994 Men's Captain
John Joe Mullen 1994 President
Helen Ryan 1995 Ladies Captain
Eamon McDermott 1995 Men's Captain
Tom Shannon 1995 President
Mary Molloy 1996 Ladies Captain
Vincent Connell 1996 Men's Captain
Willie Walsh 1996 President
Agnes O'Connor 1997 Ladies Captain
Tom Moran 1997 Men's Captain
Eddie Hackett 1997 President
Alice Heneghan 1998 Ladies Captain
Michael Lee 1998 Men's Captain
Tom Watson 1998 President
Mrs. Angela Feerick 1999 Ladies Captain
Dave Fleming 1999 Men's Captain
Mrs. Siobhan Daly 1999 President
Mrs. Brenda O'Connor 2000 Ladies Captain
Mr. Noel Gavin 2000 Men's Captain
Mr. Peter Costello 2000 President
Maura Joyce 2001 Ladies Captain
Tom Feerick 2001 Men's Captain
Frank O'Toole 2001 President
Anne Galvin 2002 Ladies Captain
Tom Conlisk 2002 Men's Captain
John Joe Burke 2002 President
Sheila Holian 2003 Ladies Captain
Seamus McHugh 2003 Men's Captain
Angela Murphy 2003 President
Beatrice O'Leary 2004 Ladies Captain
Jarlath Reilly 2004 Men's Captain
Jim Walsh 2004 President
Dairine O'Leary 2005 Ladies Captain
Eddie Hackett 2005 Men's Captain
Ken Gill 2005 President
Brid DeBarra 2006 Ladies Captain
Ray Darcy 2006 Men's Captain
Eamon McDermott 2006 President
Helena Burke 2007 Ladies Captain
Tom Lee 2007 Men's Captain
Betty Moran 2007 President
Margaret McHugh 2008 Ladies Captain
Pat Fahy 2008 Men's Captain
Brian O'Lochlain 2008 President
Leo Gannon 2009 Ladies Captain
Paul Hayes 2009 Men's Captain
Brian O'Lochlain 2009 President
Doris Jones-Koellner 2010 Ladies Captain
Tom Hughes 2010 Men's Captain
Ruadhri DeBarra 2010 President
Phyllis Lee 2011 Ladies Captain
Tommie Mellett 2011 Men's Captain
Margaret Twibill 2011 President
Helen Healy 2012 Ladies Captain
Martin Boyle 2012 Men's Captain
Gerry Comer 2012 President
Connie Darcy 2013 Ladies Captain
Richie Donoghue 2013 Men's Captain
Noel Galvin 2013 President
Peggy Butler 2014 Ladies Captain
Charlie O'Sullivan 2014 Men's Captain
Vincent Connell 2014 President
Monica O'Connor 2015 Ladies Captain
Mike Fahy 2015 Men's Captain
Breege Costello 2015 President
Nono Duggan 2016 Ladies Captain
Kieran O'Reilly 2016 Men's Captain
Michael Joyce
2016 President
Mary Colleran 2017 Ladies Captain
Joe Cradock 2017 Men's Captain
John Staunton 2017 President
Maura Joyce (7) 2017 Lowest Ladies H'cap
Gary Brett 2017 Lowest Men's H'cap
Norman Molloy Jnr. (4) 2017 Lowest Men's H'cap

Holes in One at Ballinrobe

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Tom Feerick   7th   150 m
Derry O'Keeffe 24 August 1995 9th   302 m
Margaret Twibill 1 July 1997 16th 5 Wood 113 m
Siobhan Daly 1 July 1997 3rd 5 Wood 125 m
Michael Lee 1 July 1997 7th 4 Iron 150 m
T. Conway 7 June 2001 13th   155 m
Pat Nalty 16 October 2009 13th   155 m