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.

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.: €30 E.B.€20
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €40
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: €850
Full 5-Day Membership Fee: €400
Full 3-Day Membership Fee: €200
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: Brendan McGrath
Lady Captain:  Jacinta O'Keeffe
Presidents':

Paddy Lyons & Elaine Young

Vice-Captains': Patrick Dunne & Kathleen Broad
Hon. Secretary: Patrick Dunne & Marion Pratt
Club Pro:
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 operate a 3-Club Pass with Knightsbrook & Co. Meath for €115 in 2016

Rathcore Golf Club Fixtures 2020 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Friday 17 March   Closed 1
President's Prize Sunday 21 May   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladiess Sunday 9 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men Sunday 9 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Day 1 Sunday 3 September   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Sunday 3 September   Closed 1
Vice-Captains Prize Sunday 8 September   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Sunday 10 September   Closed 1
14-Hole Singles Stableford Monday 2 January   Open 1
14-Hole Singles Stableford Monday 9 January   Open 1
14-Hole Singles Stableford Monday 16 January   Open 1
14-Hole Singles Stableford Monday 23 January   Open 1
14-Hole Singles Stableford Monday 30 January
Friday 5 February Open 5
14-Hole Singles Stableford Monday 6 February Friday 12 February Open 5
14-Hole Singles Stableford Monday 13 February Friday 19 February Open 5
14-Hole Singles Stableford Monday 20 February Friday 26 February Open 5
14-Hole Singles Stableford Monday 27 February Friday 4 March
Open 5
14-Hole Singles Stableford Monday 6 March
Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 11 March
Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 15 March Thursday 16 March
Open 2
Singles Stableford Thursday 16 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 22 March   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Friday 24 March

Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 25 March
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 26 March

Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 27 March
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 29 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 5 April   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Saturday 8 April Sunday 9 April Open 2
4-Person Team Event Sunday 9 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 12 April   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup Saturday 15 April   Open  
Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 26 April
  Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Thursday 27 April   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Saturday 30 April
Sunday 1 May Open 2
Inter. Scratch Cup Sunday 1 May   Open 1
Minor Scratch Cup Saturday 30 April Sunday 1 May Open 2
Minor Scratch Cup Sunday 1 May   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Tueday 2 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 3 May   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Tuesday 9 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 10 May   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Tuesday 16 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 17 May   Open 1
3-Ladies Team Event Monday 22 May   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Tuesday 23 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 24 May   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Tuesday 30 May
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 31 May
  Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Thursday 1 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 3 June Sunday 4 June Open 2
Singles Stableford Sunday 4 June   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 5 June   Open 1
Singles Strokes Wednesday 7 June   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Thursday 8 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 14 June   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Thursday 15 June   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Tuesday 20 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 21 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 28 June   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Thursday 29 June   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Tuesday 4 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 5 July   Open 1
2-Person Team Event
Tuesday 11 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 12 July   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Tuesday 18 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 July   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Tuesday 25 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 26 July   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Saturday 29 July

Open 1
2-Person Team Event Tuesday 1 August   Open 1
Singles Strokes Wednesday 2 August   Open 1
2-Person Team Event
Tuesday 8 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 9 August   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Tuesday 15 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 16 August   Open 1
3-Ladies Rumble Monday 21 August   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Tuesday 22 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 23 August    Open 1
Boyne Valley Golf Classic Tuesday 29 August
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 30 August
  Open 1
2-Person Team Event Tuesday 5 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 6 September   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Tuesday 12 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 13 September   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Tuesday 19 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 20 September   Open 1
14-Hole Singles Stableford Monday 25 September Wednesday 27 September
Open 3
14-Hole Singles Stableford Tuesday 26 September   Open 1
14-hole Singles Stableford Wednesday 27 September
  Open 1
14-hole Singles Stableford Thursday 28 September
Friday 29 September
Open 2
14-hole Singles Stableford Friday 29 September
  Open 1
14-hole Singles Stableford Monday 2 October Friday 6 October Open 5
14-hole Singles Stableford Tuesday 3 October   Open 1
14-hole Singles Stableford Wednesday 4 October   Open 1
14-hole Singles Stableford Thursday 5 October   Open 1
14-hole Singles Stableford Friday 6 October   Open 1
14-hole Singles Stableford Monday 9 October Friday 13 October Open 5
14-hole Singles Stableford Tuesday 10 October   Open 1
14-hole Singles Stableford Wednesday 11 October   Open 1
14-hole Singles Stableford Thursday 12 October   Open 1
14-hole Singles Stableford Friday 13 October   Open 1
14-hole Singles Stableford Monday 16 October Friday 20 October Open 5
14-hole Singles Stableford Tuesday 17 October   Open 1
14-hole Fourball Betterball Wednesday 18 October   Open 1
14-hole Singles Stableford Thursday 19 October   Open 1
14-hole Singles Stableford Friday 20 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 28 October Sunday 29 October Open 2
Singles Stableford Sunday 29 October   Open 1
4-Person Scramble Monday 30 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

Card

Hole No. White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 543 510 5 7 434 5 9
2 390 367 4 11 285 4 13
3 311 270 4 5 264 4 7
4 188 168 3 9 120 3 15
5 425 390 4 3 367 4 3
6 317 301 4 17 271 4 11
7 311 292 4 13 277 4 5
8 465 435 4 1 390 4 1
9 138 121 3 10 84 3 17
Out 3,088 2,854 35   2,492 35  
10 515 481 5 18 457 5 10
11 165 154 3 15 106 3 18
12 442 403 4 2 366 4 2
13 557 513 5 14 471 5 12
14 367 328 4 12 311 4 8
15 406 369 4 6 322 4 4
16 197 139 3 4 110 3 16
17 337 308 4 16 294 4 14
18 481 459 5 8 392 5 6
In 3,467 3,154 37   2,829 37  
Total 6,555 6,008 72   5,321 72  
SSS 74 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
Terry Lyons 2019 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