Rathcore golf club Meath

Rathcore golf course Meath

Rathcore Golf Course

Rathcore Club Crest

The course may be described as parkland but this would not be sufficient. The defining features of this 18 Hole golf course are the 2 ring forts, the motte and the numerous natural springs that enable 12 of the holes to have water features.

Under the direction of Mel Flanagan (Irish Golf Design) this course has been moulded by Mick and Austin Lyons with emphasis on retaining the inherent charm of the surrounding area. All greens have been shaped by Ollie Sutton who has worked on some of the finest courses in Ireland.

Located 4 miles from Enfield, Rathcore Golf and Country Club offer's a magnificently fashioned golf course offering 18 challenging holes of play set against the backdrop of the rolling drumlins of Co. Meath. Spectacular water features reflect tree-lined horizons, generous greens and wide fairways. History embraces the creativity of this modern course design. The charm and special ambience of the course has been crafted in rapport with nature to provide a unique challenge to every standard of golfer.

Members and visitors alike should be able to find all necessary information about the club on the website but if not the office will be more than pleased to deal with any enquiries whether by phone or e-mail.

Rathcore was voted the No. 93-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;

Rathcore was voted the No. 83-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;

Green Fees Mon. to Thurs.: €25
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €30
Green Fees with a Member: €20/30
Green Fees for Opens: €20
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €658
Full Ladies Membership Fee: €458
Full Husband & Wife Membership Fee: €917
Full Under-35 Membership Fee: €458
Full 1st time GUI Membership Fee: €408
Full 5-Day Membership Fee: €458
Full 3-Day Membership Fee: €308
Full Student Membership Fee: €258
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 250
Designer Mel Flannigan
Founded 2004
Address

Rathcore,
Co. Meath

Telephone 046-954 1855
Email info@rathcoregolfandcountryclub.com
Website Rathcore golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Mick Lyons/Aileen McDonnell
Captain: Patrick Dunne
Lady Captain: Kathleen Broad  
Presidents':

Charlie Ennis & Mary Brennan

Vice-Captains': Michael Dowling & Majella O'Donoghue
Hon. Secretary: Joe O'Donoghue & Marion Pratt
Club Pro: None Shop
Hon. Treasure: Len Scully & Susan O'Donoghue
Comp. Secretary: Michael Dowling & Jackie Kelly/Lucy McLeron
 
Rathcore Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.450058
Long:-6.833539
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: am to pm
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: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Rathcore Golf Club Fixtures 2020 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2020 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Tuesday 17 March   Closed 1
President's Prize Sunday 17 May   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladiess Sunday 5 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men Sunday 5 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Day 1 Sunday 3 September   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Sunday 6 September   Closed 1
Vice-Captains Prize Sunday 13 September   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Sunday 20 September   Closed 1
14-Hole Singles Stableford Monday 6 January   Open 1
14-Hole Singles Stableford Monday 13 January   Open 1
14-Hole Singles Stableford Monday 20 January   Open 1
14-Hole Singles Stableford Monday 27 January

Open 1
14-Hole Singles Stableford Monday 3 February
Open 1
14-Hole Singles Stableford Monday 10 February
Open 1
14-Hole Singles Stableford Monday 17 February
Open 1
14-Hole Singles Stableford Monday 24 February
Open 1
14-Hole Singles Stableford Monday 6 March
Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 8 March
Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 11 March Thursday 12 March
Open 2
Singles Stableford Thursday 12 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 18 March   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Friday 20 March

Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 21 March
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 22 March

Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 23 March
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 25 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 1 April   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Saturday 4 April Sunday 5 April Open 2
4-Person Team Event Sunday 5 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 8 April   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup Saturday 11 April   Open  
Singles Stableford Wednesday 15 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 24 April
  Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Thursday 23 April   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Saturday 25 April
Sunday 26 April Open 2
Inter. Scratch Cup Sunday 26 May   Open 1
Minor Scratch Cup Saturday 25 April Sunday 26 April
Open 2
Minor Scratch Cup Sunday 26 April
  Open 1
2-Person Team Event Tueday 28 April
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 29 April May   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Tuesday 5 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 6 May   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Tuesday 12 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 13 May   Open 1
3-Ladies Team Event Monday 18 May   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Tuesday 19 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 20 May   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Tuesday 26 May
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 37 May
  Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Thursday 28 May
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 30 May
Sunday 31
Open 2
Singles Stableford Sunday 31 May
  Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 1 June   Open 1
Singles Strokes Wednesday 3 June   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Thursday 4 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 10 June   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Thursday 11 June   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Tuesday 16 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 17 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 24 June   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Thursday 25 June   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Tuesday 30 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 1 July   Open 1
2-Person Team Event
Tuesday 7 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 8 July   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Tuesday 14 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 15 July   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Tuesday 21 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 22 July   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Saturday 25 July

Open 1
2-Person Team Event Tuesday 28 July
  Open 1
Singles Strokes Wednesday 29 July
  Open 1
2-Person Team Event
Tuesday 4 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 5 August   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Tuesday 11 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 12 August   Open 1
3-Ladies Rumble Monday 17 August   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Tuesday 18 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 August    Open 1
Boyne Valley Golf Classic Tuesday 25 August
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 26 August
  Open 1
2-Person Team Event Tuesday 1 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 2 September   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Tuesday 8 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 9 September   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Tuesday 15 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 16 September   Open 1
14-Hole Singles Stableford Monday 21 September Wednesday 23 September
Open 3
14-Hole Singles Stableford Tuesday 22 September   Open 1
14-hole Singles Stableford Wednesday 23 September
  Open 1
14-hole Singles Stableford Thursday 24 September
Friday 25 September
Open 2
14-hole Singles Stableford Friday 25 September
  Open 1
14-hole Singles Stableford Monday 28 September
Friday 2 October Open 5
14-hole Singles Stableford Tuesday 29 September
  Open 1
14-hole Singles Stableford Wednesday 30 September
  Open 1
14-hole Singles Stableford Thursday 1 October   Open 1
14-hole Singles Stableford Friday 2 October   Open 1
14-hole Singles Stableford Monday 5 October Friday 9 October Open 5
14-hole Singles Stableford Tuesday 6 October   Open 1
14-hole Singles Stableford Wednesday 7 October   Open 1
14-hole Singles Stableford Thursday 8 October   Open 1
14-hole Singles Stableford Friday 9 October   Open 1
14-hole Singles Stableford Monday 12 October Friday 16 October Open 5
14-hole Singles Stableford Tuesday 13 October   Open 1
14-hole Fourball Betterball Wednesday 14 October   Open 1
14-hole Singles Stableford Thursday 15 October   Open 1
14-hole Singles Stableford Friday 16 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 24 October Sunday 25 October Open 2
Singles Stableford Sunday 25 October   Open 1
4-Person Scramble Monday 26 October   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 74 6,555 yd?s
Yellow Par 72 SSS 72 6,008 yd?s
Red Par 72 SSS 72 5,321 yd?s
Green Par 72 SSS 73 5,318 yd's

Card

Hole No. White Green Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 543 530 510 5 5
434 5 7
2 390 380 367 4 9
285 4 13
3 311 293 270 4 7
264 4 9
4 188 180 168 3 11
120 3 15
5 425 410 390 4 3 367 4 3
6 317 317 301 4 17 271 4 11
7 311 300 292 4 15 277 4 5
8 465 435 435 4 1 390 4 1
9 138 130 121 3 13 84 3 17
Out 3,088 2,975 2,854 35   2,492 35  
10 515 510 481 5 18 457 5 12
11 165 165 154 3 14 106 3 18
12 442 435 403 4 2 366 4 2
13 557 532 513 5 12 471 5 6
14 367 345 328 4 10 311 4 10
15 406 388 369 4 4
322 4 8
16 197 178 139 3 6
110 3 16
17 337 320 308 4 16 294 4 14
18 481 470 459 5 8 392 5 4
In 3,467 3,343 3,154 37   2,829 37  
Total 6,555 6,318 6,008 72   5,321 72  
SSS 74 73 72     72    

Members Achievements

The Ladies of Rathcore Golf Club won the East Leinster Final of the Challenge Cup at the K Club on Sunday 1st September 2019 when they beat the Ladies of Black Bush Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches.
They were led out by Kay Dermody who beat Eileen Hughes by 4 and 3, she was followed by Carmel Kennedy who had a very comfortable 7 and 6 win over Carmel Grimes, next on the tee was Noreen Sheridan who recorded a 3 and 2 win over Brenda Fagan, in the penultimate match Anne Maher lost her match against Ita Dillon by 6 and 5 and in the bottom match Mary Flood lost her match by a similar margin against Pat Barry.

History of Rathcore

Starting in February 2002, the site consisted of rolling grassland, several natural springs, 3 ponds, several furze covered natural hillocks and 3 recorded archaeological sites. It is these factors which have influenced the design of the course and this natural form has enabled it to be one of the most exciting new golf courses in Ireland.
The royal site of Rathcore - Dún Cúair, which was ruled by the Cenél Coirpri branch of the Uí Néill dynasty, was the chief settlement in the surrounding region during the early medieval period. It's position close to the border with Leinster - Laigin, meant it played an important role in the politics of 9th century Ireland. In 804 AD the high king áed Oirdnide (áed the ordained) attended a meeting here with the synods of the Uí Néill'. It is suggested that it was here that áed became the first king of Tara to be inaugurated ecclesiastically. Dún Cúair was also a regular rendezvous for Uí Néill armies attacking Leinster. It is also said that the road from the west of Ireland to the Hill of Tara went thru the course during this time.
It is this sense of history which becomes very evident when one is navigating the fairways adjoining two ring forts and motte. These features play a large part in providing for a memorable golfing experience.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Michael McGlynn 2005 Men's Captain
Lynn Elliott 2005 Ladies Captain
Patrick V. Lyons 2005 President
Michael McGlynn 2006 Men's Captain
Lynn Elliott 2006 Ladies Captain
Patrick V. Lyons 2006 President
Tommy Kenny  2007 Men's Captain
Lynn Elliott 2007 Ladies Captain
Patrick V. Lyons 2007 President
Denis O'Keeffe 2008 Men's Captain
Dolores Lyons 2008 Ladies Captain
Patrick V. Lyons 2008 President
Jim Reilly 2009 Men's Captain
Aida Satchwell 2009 Ladies Captain
Patrick V. Lyons 2009 President
Muriel Ryle 2010 Men's Captain
Derek Kavanagh 2010 Ladies Captain
Patrick V. Lyons 2010 President
Muriel Ryle 2011 Men's Captain
Eddie Hussey 2011 Ladies Captain
Patrick V. Lyons 2011 President
Donal Clavin 2012 Men's Captain
Rosaleen Collins 2012 Ladies Captain
Patrick V. Lyons 2012 President
Martin McEnroe 2013 Men's Captain
Rosaleen Collins
2013 Ladies Captain
Patrick V. Lyons 2013 President
Frank Long 2014 Men's Captain
Elaine Young 2014 Ladies Captain
Patrick V. Lyons 2014 President
Tom Conaty 2015 Men's Captain
Helen Walsh
2015 Ladies Captain
Eddie Hussey 2015 President
Margaret Noone 2015 Lady President
Colm Dunne 2016 Men's Captain
Christine Kenny 2016 Ladies Captain
Eddie Hussey
2016 President
Margaret Noone
2016 Lady President
Joe Kenna 2017 Men's Captain
Mary Flood  2017 Ladies Captain
Eddie Hussey 2017 President
Margaret Noone 2017 Lady President
  2018 Men's Captain
  2018 Ladies Captain
  2018 President
  2018 Lady President
Brendan McGrath 2019 Men's Captain
Jacinta O'Keeffe 2019 Ladies Captain

Paddy Lyons

2019 President
Elaine Young 2019 Lady President
Patrick Dunne 2020 Men's Captain
Kathleen Broad 2020 Ladies Captain
Mary Brennan 2020 Lady President
Charlie Ennis 2020 President
Terry Lyons 2020 Lowest Handicap

Holes in One at Rathcore

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Seamus McElwain 22 February 2009  11th   165 yd’s
Pat McMahon 5 August 2009 16th   197 yd’s