Rossmore golf club Monaghan

Rossmore golf course Monaghan

Rossmore Golf Course

Rossmore Club Crest

Rossmore was formed in 1916 by Lord Rossmore who generously offered the course free of rent in his domain, together with the Gate Lodge as the pavilion.  This family link remains to this day, where Lord Rossmore, the 7th Baron, acts as Club Patron.  However, Rossmore extended to 18 holes in 1992 and it is now a challenging 18-hole course. 

Jack Charlton, the Republic of Ireland Manager at the time, was among the first to tackle the new Rossmore. The event was lavishly reported in the "Northern Standard" under the banner headline "Big Jack gives Rossmore's new course a lash". 

I6 Nations Grand Slam winning team player Tommy Bowe is a member of Rossmore Golf Club. Indeed the Bowe's have been long time members of this club.

Rossmore also offer competitive packages for societies and packages can include food, contact proshop for more details.

Ladies have full membership here and Veri and Michelle McGreevey have both scaled the" heights of Lady Amateur golf in Ireland by representing Ireland at full international level.

Green Fees Midweek: €25
Green Fees Weekends & B.H:. €30
Green Fees with a Member: €20/25
Green Fees for Opens: €10/15
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 679
Designer Des Smyth
Founded 1916
Address

Cootehill Road,
Monaghan,
Co. Monaghan

Telephone 047-81316
Email info@rossmoregolfclub.ie
Website Rossmore golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Patrick McMorrow
Captain: John Heffernan
Lady Captain:
President: Sean Kilroy
Vice-Captains': James Murphy & 
Hon. Secretary: Patrick McMorrow & Donna Adams
Club Pro: Ciaran Smyth 047-71222
Hon. Treasurer: Niall Malone & Mary Coyle
Comp. Secretary: Tadgh Foley & Collette Connolly
Rossmore Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:54.215969
Long:-6.994557
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 10.30am to 11.30pm
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: Midweek & Weekends Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Rossmore Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Saturday 1 January

Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men
Thursday 15 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Thursday 22 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men Thursday 22 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 24 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize (Q) Friday 28 July
Sunday 30 July Closed 3
Captain's Prize (Q) Saturday 29 July
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize Sunday 30 July
  Closed 1
President's Prize Friday 18 August Saturday 19 August Closed 2
President's Prize Saturday 19 August   Closed 1
President's Medal Friday 18 August Saturday 19 August Closed 2
President's Medal Saturday 19 August   Closed 1
Mixed Foursomes Sunday 12 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Thursday 16 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 25 March Sunday 26 March Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 26 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford
Thursday 30 March
Friday 31 March
Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 31 March

Open 1
Open Weekend Saturday 1 April   Open 1
Open Weekend Sunday 2 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 6 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 20 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 27 April
  Open 1
Lions Club Classic Monday 1 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 4 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 11 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 18 May   Open 1
Ladies Open Rose Bowl Saturday 20 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 25 May    Open 1

Saturday 27 May
  Open 1
Irish Senior Cup (Q) Sunday 28 May   GUI 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 1 June   Open 1
Monaghan GAA Classic Friday 2 June Saturday 3 June Open 2
Monaghan GAA Classic Saturday 3 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 8 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 15 June   Open 1
Juniors Singles Stableford Fridday 16 June
Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 22 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 29 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 6 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 8 July   Open 1
3-Person Scramble
Thursday 13 July   Open 1
Singles Strokes Friday 14 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 15 July   Open 1
3-Person Scramble Sunday 16 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 20 July   Open 1
3-Person Scramble Thursday 27 July   Open 1
3-Person Scramble Saturday 29 July Sunday 30 July Open 2
3-Person Scramble Sunday 30 July   Open 1
Rotary Club Classic Monday 7 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 10 August   Open 1
Ladies Magill Cup Saturday 12 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 17 August   Open 1
2-Person Team Event
Thursday 24 August    Open 1
Singles Stableford
Friday 25 August   Open 1
Family Scotch Foursomes
Saturday 26 August
IPGA
1
Singles Stableford Thursday 31 August
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 7 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 14 September   Open 1
Credit Union Shield Scratch Cup Friday 15 September Sunday 17 September Open 3
Credit Union Shield Scratch Cup Saturday 16 September   Open 1
Credit Union Shield Scratch Cup Sunday 17 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 21 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 28 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 5 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 19 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 26 October   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 70 SSS 71 5,962 m
Red Par 71 SSS 72 4,845 m
Blue Par 70 SSS 70 5,670 m

Card

Hole No. White Blue Par Index Red Par Index
1 470 460 5 13 407 5 13
2 347 317 4 7 274 4 5
3 201 171 3 9 133 3 11
4 395 378 4 1 330 4 3
5 514 472 5 11 361 5 1
6 171 157 3 15 139 3 9
7 393 381 4 5 260 4 17
8 277 267 4 17 257 4 15
9 389 362 4 3 382 5 7
Out 3,157 2,960 36   2,543 37  
10 336 326 4 10 264 4 16
11 361 352 4 4 290 4 2
12 165 155 3 12 145 3 12
13 440 421 5 18 374 5 6
14 343 335 4 6 252 4 8
15 348 338 4 2 307 4 4
16 160 153 3 14 134 3 18
17 372 357 4 8 291 4 14
18 280 273 4 16 245 4 10
In 2,805 2,710 34   2,302 34  
Total 5,960
5,670 70   4,845 71  
SSS 71
70
    72    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 64 Ronnie Berry (1) 01/10/2006

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

Rossmore Golf Club retained the Ulster Championship in the Pierce Purcell Shield in 2014 when they beat Kilrea Golf Club in the Ulster Final by 4-matches to 1-match at Rockmount Golf Club on Sunday 17th July.
They were lead by Bernard Gilbane with Rory McDonnell beat Terry Rogers with Billy Miller by 3 and 2, they were followed by Adrian Trappe with Dermot McMahon who had a comfortable 5 and 3 win over Kevin Kidd with Gerard Donaghy, next up was Padraig Trappe with Brendan Casey who beat Gabriel Bradley with Dominic Kealey by 6 and 5, the bottom two matches of Alan Finnigan with Declan Murphy against James Henry with Uel Watt and John McKenna with Malachy Deery against Seamus Quinn with Gabriel McTaggert were halve when called-in, so it was a comfortable win to retain the pennant.
They made their way to Carton House for the First staging of the Cups & Shields at what is now the GUI Headquarters and were drawn against Leinster Champions Coollattin Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Wednesday 17th September.
This time they were lead out by Gerry McMahon with Rory McDonnell who beat John Byrne with James Harte by 2 and 1, they were followed by Padraig Trappe with Brendan Casey who recorded a 5 and 3 win over Michael O'Neill with Owen Coleman, next up was Adrian Trappe with Alan Finnegan they to had a comfortable 4 and 3 win over Declan Traynor with Paul Tyrrell again the bottom two matches of Bernard Gilbane with Dermot McMahon against Michael Shortall with Jim Cullen and John McKenna with Malachy Deery against Joe Murphy with John Thompson were halved when called-in.
They met Munster Champions Spanish Point Golf Club in the All-Ireland Final on the Friday, Spanish Point had won the Pierce Purcell Shield at Royal Tara Golf Club the previous year and had accounted for Rossmore in the Semi-Final so there was no shortage of motivation in the Monaghan team.
They were lead out by Bernard Gilbane with Dermot McMahon who halved their match against Kevin Hynes with Damian Sexton, next up was Gerry McMahon with Rory McDonnell who lost their match against Evan Talty with Mervin Hehir by 2-holes, they were followed by Padraig Trappe with Brendan Casey who went down to Fergal Hehir with Martin Glenny by 5 and 4, in the penultimate match of Adrian Trappe with Alan Finnegan against Aiden Sexton with Stephen Guilfoyle went 6 and 4 to the Clare men and with it the green pennant, the bottom match of John McKenna with Malachy Deery was halved against Eric Murrihy with Niall Heeney.

Rossmore Golf Club won the Ulster Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield when they beat Co. Armagh Golf Club by 3½ matches to 1½ matches in the final.
They made their way to Royal Tara Golf Club to compete in the National Deciders where they were drawn against Munster Champions Spanish Point in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals. They were lead by Michael McQuaid with Darren Connolly who lost out to Evan Talty with Mervyn Hehir by 4 and 3 they were followed by John Heffernan with Alan Finnegan against two of the Hehir brothers Michael and Fergus who lost out by 2 and 1 next up was Padraig Trappe with Brendan Casey who halved their match against Anthony Garrihy and Aiden Sexton the penultimate match of A. Trappe with Dermot McMahon against Michael Talty and Stephen Guilfoyle was also halved in the bottom match John McKenna with Malachy Deery went 2 and 1 to Conor O’Loughlin with Kevin Hynes. They were captained by Eugene McGinnity.
So it was not to be for Rossmore to return with their first Cups & Shields green pennant.

Rossmore Golf Club won the Ulster Fourball in 2001, when the team was P. McGuinness, S. McQuaid, M. McCague, J. Kelly, D. Doody, W. Connolly, P. Meehan, P. Murphy, D. Smyth and S. Treanor they were captained by C. McCrossan.

Rossmore member Gerard Brady (10) teamed up with his aunt Mai McCabe, who plays her golf out of Cold Winters Golf Club, in the final regional qualifiers of the Spar-Irish Independent Mixed Pairs Challenge at Westmanstown Golf Club in early August 2001. They posted a score of 54 points which say them through to the National Finals at Adare Manor Golf & Country Club on the 25th of August.

Prior to 2001:

Rossmore won the Inaugural J. B. Carr All-Ireland Diamond Trophy at Woodbrook Golf Club in 1996. The team was Mervyn Jackson, Monsignor G. McSorley, Mickey Grealy, Packie McGuinness, Seamus Timoney, Raymond McCreevy, Patrick Doherty, Stanley Loughran Jimmy McKenna and Gerry Kerr they were captained by Aidan Goldan.

Rossmore Golf Club won the Ulster Mixed Foursomes in 1989, when the team was, J. Shannon, P. J. Harte, S. Kilroy, J. O'Gorman, P. Hesnan, B. Jenkins, M. Quinn, K. Bond and M. Hesnan they were captained by B. Geary and B. Blemings.

Lady Captain, Patricia O'Connor (17), Captain, Matt Waters (16) and Hon. Treasurer Eugene McGinnitty (13), booked their place in the National Final of the Mercedes Benz/Irish Independent Executive Golf Trophy at the K Club, on August 17th, 2000, when they shot 81 points in the regional qualifier at Glasson G. C.

Vari McGreevy was selected to represent Ireland in the European Ladies Junior Championships at Shannon Golf Club in 1990, having played for Ireland in the Girls' Home Internationals in 1987, and won the Irish Girls Close Championship the same year.

Michelle McGreevy was selected to play for Ireland in the European Ladies Team Championship at Nordcentre Golf and Country Club, Finland in 1997. She played in the Ladies' Home Internationals at Burnham and Berrow in 1998, at Lahinch in 1997 and at Longriddry in 1996.

She played in the European Ladies' Junior Championship at Colony Golf Club, Vienna in 1994 and at Nairn Golf Club, Scotland in 1996, having played for Ireland in the  Girls' Home Internationals at Whitechurch Golf Club in 1991, at Moseley Golf Club in 1992, at Helensburgh Golf Club in 1993. She won the Irish Girls' Close Championship in 1992 and 1993.

History of Rossmore

Ros or Ross means a point of land or wood. MÓ r is the Irish word for big. Hence the word ´Rossmore´ fits the description of a large wood which was often a feature of a walled estate so typical of 19th century Ireland. Encompassing much natural beauty of lakes, streams and forest, the Rossmore estate was home to the Westenra family, Barons of Rossmore. The golf club owes its existence to the generosity of this family

In 1916 a number of of citizens of Monaghan town decided to start a golf club. They approached the right Honourable Derrick Warner William, fifth Lord Baron Rossmore with a request that he should lease them part of his demesne. Lord Rossmore agreed to let 65 acres to the trustees of the club at the nominal rent of one shilling (2.5 pence) per year. Also included in the letting was a gate lodge that was used as the club house. A meeting, over which Lord Rossmore presided, was held in the western Arms Hotel on the 16th of August 1916 and the Golf Club was formed.

A mysterious fire destroyed the gate lodge in 1925 and many members lost golf clubs and equipment. Damages amounting to 1,262 pounds were awarded to the club and the members and with this money a new club house was built. It was opened in 1927. This clubhouse survived until 1984 when the present clubhouse was opened.

The original course was nine holes but it was extended to 18 holes in 1992. Since then several holes have been re-designed to make more use of the many lakes and streams and rivers throughout the course. Now with so many challenging holes it has championship potential and will test the best of golfers.

Many famous people and notable golfers have played at Rossmore: Fred Daly (ex British Open and Ryder Cup) was regular visitor, Darren Clarke suffered defeat at the hands of Rossmore Club Members during his amateur inter-club days, while Norman Drew (ex walker and Ryder Cup) was club professional for a number of years.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
N. Kilroy 1989 Ladies Captain
P. Murnane 1989 Men's Captain
N. McKenna 1990 Ladies Captain
J. McKenna 1990 Men's Captain
M. Hesnan 1991 Ladies Captain
L. McCluskey 1991 Men's Captain
M. Cassidy 1992 Ladies Captain
V. Gihawley 1992 Men's Captain
R. G. Patton 1992 President
N. O'Gorman 1993 Ladies Captain
P. McLoughlin 1993 Men's Captain
R. G. Patton 1993 President
B. Fadden 1994 Ladies Captain
R. Sleator 1994 Men's Captain
Mrs M. McEntee 1994 President
P. Golden 1995 Ladies Captain
G. White 1995 Men's Captain
Mrs M. McEntee 1995 President
L. Finlay 1996 Ladies Captain
M. Deery 1996 Men's Captain
J. Kelleher 1996 President
B. McGuinness 1997 Ladies Captain
B. Casey 1997 Men's Captain
J. Kelleher 1997 President
M. Macklin 1998 Ladies Captain
K. Treanor 1998 Men's Captain
Mrs S. Clerkin 1998 President
K. Dawson 1999 Ladies Captain
P. Connolly 1999 Men's Captain
Mrs. S. Clerkin 1999 President
Pat O'Connor 2000 Ladies Captain
Mr. Matt Waters 2000 Men's Captain
Mgr. G. Sorley 2000 President
Madge Coyle 2001 Ladies Captain
David O'Connor 2001 Men's Captain
Mgr. G. Sorley 2001 President
Kathleen Mohan 2002 Ladies Captain
Oliver Clerkin 2002 Men's Captain
Mrs. Betty Blemings 2002 President
Mrs. Bridie Corley 2003 Ladies Captain
Vincent Lee 2003 Men's Captain
Mrs. Betty Blemings 2003 President
Patricia Sullivan 2004 Ladies Captain
Gerry McMahon 2004 Men's Captain
Stanley Loughran 2004 President
Pauline Leonard 2005 Ladies Captain
Michael McQuaid 2005 Men's Captain
Stanley Loughran 2005 President
Bernie Connolly 2006 Ladies Captain
Ben Beggan 2006 Men's Captain
Mary Quinn 2006 President
Brigid Gilhawley 2007 Ladies Captain
Joe Morgan 2007 Men's Captain
Barry O'Gorman 2007 President
Kathleen Rafferty 2008 Ladies Captain
Nigel Graham 2008 Men's Captain
Barry O'Gorman 2008 President
Margaret Hanlon 2009 Ladies Captain
Willie Cullen 2009 Men's Captain
Rose Donaghy 2009 President
Grainne Reilly 2010 Ladies Captain
Michael Nugent 2010 Men's Captain
Rose Donaghy 2010 President
Margaret Treanor 2011 Ladies Captain
Michael Liddle 2011 Men's Captain
Brian O'Hanrahan 2011 President
Agnes McBirney 2012 Ladies Captain
Francis Beggan 2012 Men's Captain
Raymond McGreevey 2012 President
Anne Durnin 2013 Ladies Captain
Seamus Meehan 2013 Men's Captain
Della Hunt
2013 President
Marie McKenna 2014 Ladies Captain
Jim Fanning 2014 Men's Captain
Della Hunt 2014 President
Patricia McDermott 2015 Ladies Captain
Donal Guckian 2015 Men's Captain
Sean Kilroy
2015 President
Eileen Kearns 2016 Ladies Captain
Maurice McBirney 2016 Men's Captain
Sean Kilroy 2016 President
  2017 Ladies Captain
John Heffernan 2017 Men's Captain
  2017 President
  2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Romney Berry (1) 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Rossmore

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Eugene McGuigan 1 June 2001  13th   125 m
Noeleen O'Gorman 6 August 2005 16th   134 m
Tommy Collins 9 September 2006 8th   183 m
William Cullen 17 October 2006 13th   118 m
Patricia Gatt 2 January 2007 7th   101 m
Betty Blemings 31 October 2007 2nd   137 m
Barry O'Gorman 29 June 2009 2nd   168 m
Gary McCaughey 30 August 2009 13th   157 m