Concra Wood Golf & Country Club golf club Monaghan

Concra Wood Golf & Country Club golf course Monaghan

Concra Wood Golf & Country Club Golf Course

Concra Wood Golf & Country Club Club Crest

"The beauty of Lough Muckno is one of Ireland’s best kept secrets." Christy O'Connor Jnr.

Lough Muckno may be a well kept secret, but not for much longer.  As it drapes itself lazily around tree-bound islands and along the shore, the lough promises one of Ireland’s most beautiful and evocative settings for golf.

Overlooking it all is Concra Wood Golf & Country Club in Castleblayney Co. Monaghan. What other golf course can boast such a location with views over the Monaghan drumlins to distant mountains? What other golf course can boast two of Ireland’s greatest golfing legends as the designers?

Concra Wood Golf & Country Club was designed by Christy O’Connor Junior and Christy O’Connor Senior. It opened in 2008, and will become one of Ireland’s and Europe’s finest golf courses.

Lough Muckno and the golf course are gloriously entwined. Eleven holes lure you to the water’s edge, promising danger and excitement time and again. It makes Concra Wood a stern and beautiful test of golf, whatever your ability.

Concra Wood Golf & Country Club was voted the  No. 34-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Up-1);

Concra Wood Golf & Country Club was voted the  No. 35-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Up-2);

Concra Wood Golf & Country Club was voted the  No. 37-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Up-4);

Concra Wood Golf & Country Club was voted the  No. 41-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Down-1);

Concra Wood Golf & Country Club was voted the  No. 40-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Down-2);

Concra Wood Golf & Country Club was voted the No. 13-ranked parkland golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

Concra Wood Golf & Country Club was voted the No. 17-Parkland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2012, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland.

Concra Wood Golf & Country Club was voted the  No. 39-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;

Concra Wood Golf & Country Club was voted the  No. 23-Parkland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2010, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland.

Green Fees Mon. to Thurs.: €45
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €55
Green Fees with a Member: €25/30
Green Fees for Opens: €30/45
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €800
Full Family Membership Fee: €1,450
Entrance Fee:
€4,000
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 235
Designer Christy O'Connor Jnr. & Senior
Founded 1982
Address

Dundalk Road,
Castleblayney,
Co. Monaghan  

Telephone 042-9749485
Email info@concrawood.ie
Website Concra Wood Golf & Country Club golf club website
Office Admin.: Annette Mohan
Captain: John Redmond
Lady Captain: Faela Heavin
President: Sean Mulligan
Vice-Captains': Brian McGovern & Andrea Mulligan
Hon. Secretary: Mark Conlon & Geraldine Carragher
Club Pro: Conor McKenna
Hon. Treasurer: Paul Carey & Carmel McAleavey
Comp. Secretary: Dessie Duffy & Josephine McCahey

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:54.117935
Long:-6.730413
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: Varies
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, from April 2011 Days to Avoid: None
Green fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek & Weekends Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Concra Wood Golf & Country Club Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event* Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday 12 March   Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 3 June Sunday 4 June Closed 2
President's Prize Sunday 4 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men Saturday 15 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 15 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 29 July
Sunday 30 July Closed 2
Captain's Prize Sunday 30 July
  Closed 1
Race to Concra Monday 3 April   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Sunday 16 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 2 May   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors' Stableford 50+ Tuesday 9 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 16 May   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors' Stableford 50+ Tuesday 16 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 23 May   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors' Stableford 50+ Tuesday 23 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 30 May
  Open 1
Senior Scratch Cup
Sunday 4 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 5 June   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors' Stableford 50+ Tuesday 6 June   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event
Sunday 11 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 13 June   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors' Stableford 50+ Tuesday 13 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 20 June   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors' Stableford 50+ Tuesday 20 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 27 June   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors' Stableford 50+ Tuesday 27 June   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup (6 to 11)
Sunday 2 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 4 July   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors' Stableford 50+ Tuesday 4 July   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Sunday 9 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 11 July   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors' Stableford 50+ Tuesday 11 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 18 July   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors' Stableford 50+ Tuesday 18 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 25 July   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors' Stableford 50+ Tuesday 25 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 1 August   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors' Stableford 50+ Tuesday 1 August   Open 1
Senior Scratch Cup (0 to 5)
Sunday 6 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 8 August   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors' Stableford 50+ Tuesday 8 August   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Monday 14 August   Open  
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 15 August   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors' Stableford 50+ Tuesday 15 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 22 August   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors' Stableford 50+ Tuesday 22 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 29 August
  Open 1
L. & G. Seniors' Stableford 50+ Tuesday 29 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 5 September   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors' Stableford 50+ Tuesday 5 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 12 September   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors' Stableford 50+ Tuesday 12 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 19 September   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors' Stableford 50+ Tuesday 19 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 26 September
  Open 1
L. & G. Seniors' Stableford 50+ Tuesday 26 September   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 70 5,765 m
Yellow Par 72 SSS 73 6,299 m
Red Par 74 SSS 75 5,354 m
Green Par 72 SSS 71 6,048 m
Blue Par 72 SSS 74 6,635 m

Card

Name Hole No Black Gold Green White Par Index Red Par Index
Castleblayney 1 500 485 471 465 5 13 417 5 14
Connolly’s Yard
2 400 380 352 345 4 3 300 4 6
Hope Castle 3 352 339 325 305 4 17 302 4 16
Otter Island
4 543 525 508 500 5 7 449 5 4
Mullandoy 5 410 400 384 475 4 1 339 4 2
Crane Island
6 177 163 153 137 3 15 132 3 18
McMahon’s Castle
7 380 340 332 300 4 5 310 4 10
The Temple 8 370 349 310 300 4 9 290 4 8
Top of the Hill 9 178 174 168 130 3 11 128 3 12
  Out 3,310 3,155 3,003 2,887 36   2,667 36  
Crossmaglen 10 433 407 403 395 4 6 372 5 13
Christy Snr. 11 367 350 345 330 4 4 327 4 1
South Lodge 12 187 170 164 155 3 16 149 3 11
Lough Muckno 13 497 483 474 440 5 12 429 5 3
Toome Point
14 161 158 150 135 3 18 110 3 17
The Belfast Steps 15 470 440 420 410 5 14 343 5 15
The Narrows 16 427 402 384 380 4 2 336 4 5
Pot Bunker 17 410 367 363 345 4 8 339 5 7
Christy Jnr 18 373 367 342 290 4 10 282 4 9
  In 3,325 3,144 3,045 2,880 36   2,687 38  
  Total 6,635 6,299 6,048 5,767 72   5,354 74  
  SSS 74 73 71 70     75    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: Am. 66 Adrian Kelly (Old 9 Hole)

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

Castleblayney Golf Club won the Ulster Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield in 2006, when they beat Dungannon Golf Club by 3 and a half matches to 1 and a half matches at Ardglass Golf Club on 18th August.

It was on to Enniscrone Golf Club for the National Finals, where they where drawn against Munster Champions Mitchelstown Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Friday 15th September.

First on the tee Eamon Tavey and Kevin Quinn against Clem Leonard and David O’Connor whom recorded a comfortable 3 and 2 win over the men from Cork. Next up were Eugene McGuigan with Frank McDonnell against Dave Cahill and Noel Finn who recorded a 2-hole victory. They where followed by Joe Quinn and Alan Bolger who had a comfortable 3 and 2 win over Jerry O’Riordan and Vinny Ryan, to ensure their passage to the All-Ireland Final. Eugene Hughes and Raymond McHugh halved their match with John Finn and Michael Hennessy. The final match was also halved with Declan McAteer and Mick Fee against Kieran Casey and Stephen Slattery.

The way was now open for the Monaghan Club to win back-to-back Green Pennants having clinched the All-Ireland Pierce Purcell Shield at Rosslare Golf Club the previous year.

However it was not to be for the Ulster Champions, although they got off to a dream start with Eamon Tavey and Kevin Quinn crushing the Rosslare pair of Liam Brett and Eoin McCarthy by 6 and 5. They were followed by Alan Bolger and Joe Quinn who went down by 1-hole to James Doyle and Michael O’Connor. Next on the tee was Raymond McHugh and Eugene Hughes who lost out to Jonathan Stewart and Ian Lynch by 2 and 1. The next match went up the 19th where Frank McDonnell and Eugene McGuigan got the better of Tiarnan Rossiter. The final match with everything hinging on it was between Mick Fee and Declan McAteer pitched against Ken Maher and Tom Kennedy, went down to the last hole with the Leinster Champions clinching victory with a 3 matches to 2 matches result.

Castleblayney Golf Club made history at Rosslare Golf Club on Friday 16th of September 2005 when they won their first All-Ireland pennant when clinching the Pierce Purcell Shield. Having beaten Leinster Champions Black Bush on the Thursday morning in a nerve racking match by 3 matches to 2 matches when the 2nd match went all the way to the 20-hole.

Eamon Tavey and Paddy King were drawn against Liam McKay and Tony Cotter in the first match when they lost by the slimmest of margins on the 18th. They were followed by Michael Fee and Martin Rafter drawn against Daire Foran and Pat Kelly, this crunch match went all the way to the 20th hole before they put the fist point on the board for 'Blayney. In the 3rd match Noel Flanagan and Martin Moore came up against Pat Connolly and Seamus Morrison when they lost 2 and 1. Things were not looking too good for 'Blayney at this stage being 2 down in the top 3 matches. However Joe Quinn and Brian Coleman were having the better of it in their match against Tom Finn and Terry Moore and their match finished on the 15th with a 4 and 3 victory. It was all down to Eamon Toal and Francis Murphy in the final match against John Donnelly and Kieran Dunne when they finished their match on the 18th for a 1-hole victory.

So Castleblayney Golf Club were through to their first All-Ireland Final since the club was founded in 1982. They were to meet the Munster Champions Castletroy Golf Club the following day when Eamon Tavey and Paddy King were sent out first again against Martin Lucey and Kieran Tracey, followed by Michael Fee and Martin Rafter against Brian Hanrahan and Tony Frawley. The 3rd match was Noel Flanagan and Martin Moore against Kieran Punch and Pat McNamara again Joe Quinn and Brian Coleman were sent out 4th against Tom Guinan and Tony Delaney. Eamon Toal and Francis Murphy played the anchor match against Tom Coffey and Michael Tracey.

They all played superbly under the team captain Brian Coleman but nobody more so than Noel Flanagan who received a special merit award, given to the player who the media deem epitomises the spirit of the Cups & Shields. He received it for the use of the putter from 40 yards off the green to clinch the decisive point on the 18th hole.

Other members of this historic team were, P. J. Heart, Charles Callan, Tom McHugh, Brendan Lambe, Martin McGinn, Martin Carville, Adrian Kelly and Michael Marray.

Castleblayney Golf Club won the Ulster Cup in 1991, when the team was Eamonn Tavey, Tom Hpton, Michael McHugh, Gerry McMahon, Gerry Tracy, Martin Denny Snr., Aidan McNally, Eamonn Towal and Joe Quinn, they were captained by P. J. Harte. They won it prior to that in 1989 .

Eileen Kerr and Maura Moore qualified for the National Finals of Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Ladies Golf Challenge at Druid Glen Club on 21st August 2001.

Prior to 2001 as Castleblayney:

Castleblayney won the Alliance Shield in 2000 and Junior Cowdy Cup, in 1999.

History of Concra Wood Golf & Country Club

Instituted 1982 affiliated 1984 became Concra Wood 2008.

Golf has been played at Castleblayney at least as far back as 1915, when The Irish Field reported on a match between Castleblayney and Carrickmacross. The Golfers Handbook, 1923, records a club with sixty members and the Secretary was Frank A. Orr, Fern Villa Castleblayney. It was then, as it is now, a nine-hole course. The GUI Yearbook listed the club from 1927 to 1950. It would appear the club became defunct between 1950 and 1956. The date given for the present club's foundation is 1982.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Maura Moore 1989 Ladies Captain
P. J. Harte 1989 Men's Captain
James Coleman 1989 President
Helen Cole 1990 Ladies Captain
Raymond Cooey 1990 Men's Captain
James Coleman 1990 President
Mary Heavin 1991 Ladies Captain
Fr. Larry Duffy 1991 Men's Captain
Macartan McCormack 1991 President
Bridget McManus 1992 Ladies Captain
Leo McArdle 1992 Men's Captain
Macartan McCormack 1992 President
Bridget Coogan 1993 Ladies Captain
Tom Upton 1993 Men's Captain
Dermot Coogan 1993 President
Claire Meegan 1994 Ladies Captain
Brian Sherry 1994 Men's Captain
Joe Sheridan 1994 President
Briege Horgan 1995 Ladies Captain
Des McGlynn 1995 Men's Captain
Joe Sheridan 1995 President
Briege O'Reilly 1996 Ladies Captain
Paul Shortt 1996 Men's Captain
Martin Denny 1996 President
Sheila Brennan 1997 Ladies Captain
Declan McAteer 1997 Men's Captain
Martin Denny 1997 President
Phil Sherry 1998 Ladies Captain
Vincent Heavin 1998 Men's Captain
P. J. Harte 1998 President
Cait Quinn 1999 Ladies Captain
Joe Quinn 1999 Men's Captain
P. J. Harte 1999 President
Teresa Murphy 2000 Ladies Captain
Michael Fee 2000 Men's Captain
Michael McHugh 2000 President
Catherine Conway 2001 Ladies Captain
Sean Donnelly 2001 Men's Captain
Michael McHugh 2001 President
Yvonne Duffy 2002 Ladies Captain
Finbar Brohan 2002 Men's Captain
Des McKenna 2002 President
Eileen Cumiskey 2003 Ladies Captain
Raymond McHugh 2003 Men's Captain
Des McKenna 2003 President
Josephine McCahey 2004 Ladies Captain
Adrian Kelly 2004 Men's Captain
Des McKenna 2004 President
Alice Duffy 2005 Ladies Captain
Frank McDonnell 2005 Men's Captain
Vincent Heavin 2005 President
Marie Leonard 2006 Ladies Captain
Adrian Sewell 2006 Men's Captain
Raymond McCooey 2006 President
Janet Keenan 2007 Ladies Captain
Andy Whelan 2007 Men's Captain
Vincent Heavin 2007 President
Cathryna Craig 2008 Ladies Captain
Joe McGrath 2008 Men's Captain
Michael Smyth 2008 President
Rosemary Hughes- Merry 2009 Ladies Captain
Martin Carville 2009 Men's Captain
Michael Smyth 2009 President
Cathriona Bolger 2010 Ladies Captain
Brian Coleman 2010 Men's Captain
Michael Smyth 2010 President
Eileen Keer 2011 Ladies Captain
Robert Heavin 2011 Men's Captain
Raymond Kernan 2011 President
Eithne McAvinney 2012 Ladies Captain
Noel Gorman 2012 Men's Captain
Andy Whelan 2012 President
Moira O'Brien 2013 Ladies Captain
Martin Malone 2013 Men's Captain
Andy Whelan
2013 President
Yvonne Duffy 2014 Ladies Captain
Alan Bolger 2014 Men's Captain
Joe McGrath 2014 President
Jeanette Keenan 2015 Ladies Captain
Darren McQuillan 2015 Men's Captain
Brendan Laverty 2015 President
Michelle Costello 2016 Ladies Captain
Gareth McMahon 2016 Men's Captain
Pat Conlon
2016 President
Faela Heavin 2017 Ladies Captain
John Redmond 2017 Men's Captain
Sean Mulligan 2017 President
Rita O'Loughlin (13) 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Adrian Kelly (4) 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Concra Wood Golf & Country Club

Member Date Hole No. Course Distance
Tom McHugh   2nd Castleblayney 188 yd’s
Peter McCahey   16th Castleblayney 133 yd’s
Eileen Cumiskey   2nd Castleblayney 182 yd’s
Briege Hogan   7th Castleblayney 128 yd’s
Gabriel Moore   7th Castleblayney 133 yd’s
Michael Fee   2nd Castleblayney 188 yd’s
Raymond Kernan   7th Castleblayney 133 yd’s
Tom McHugh   7th Castleblayney 133 yd’s
Michael Smyth 20 December 2008 14th Concra Wood 158 yd’s