Enniscrone golf club Sligo
Enniscrone Golf Course
Founded in 1918 and remained a nine-hole course until 1974, when the late great Eddie Hackett extended Enniscrone to an 18-hole Championship Course for a modest fee. Along with local volunteers they managed to transform the course for the ridiculously small sum of £5,000. The new layout was considered suitable to stage the Irish Close Championship in 1993, the Irish Women's Close Championship in 1997.
The West of Ireland Amateur Open Championship was staged here in 1997, 1998 and 1999. Enniscrone was the venue of the Irish Youths' Championship in 2001, won by Mark Ryan of Grange.
Donald Steel, the renowned British course architect has added another 9-hole to this magnificent links at a cost of £1 million. He introduced some fine new holes to the original layout to create an excellent challenge of golf.
Enniscrone is a highly progressive club, set on the shores of Killala Bay. Not only have the members undertaken the extensive revamping and additions to the course but, they have carried out a fine extension to the clubhouse which opened in May 1998.
The visitor is assured of a warm West of Ireland welcome here and group rates are available.
Enniscrone was voted the No. 13-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Same);
Enniscrone was voted the No. 13-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Up-1);
Enniscrone was voted the No. 14-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;
Enniscrone was voted theNo. 15 Links/Shoreline 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;
Enniscrone was voted the No. 17-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;
Enniscrone was voted the No. 15 Links/Shoreline 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;
Enniscrone was voted the No. 20-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;
Enniscrone was voted the No. 15 Links/Shoreline Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2009, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;
Enniscrone was voted the No. 34-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;
Enniscrone was voted the No. 12 Links/Shoreline Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2008, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;
|Green Fees Midweek:||€55|
|Green Fees Weekends & B.H.:||€70|
|Green Fees with a Member:||€20|
|Green Fees for Opens:||€25/30|
|Designer||Eddie Hackett Donald Steel Scurmore|
|Website||Enniscrone golf club website|
|Lady Captain:||Marguerite Murphy|
|Presidents':||John Fleming & Lena Bourke
|Vice-Captains':||James O'Toole & Ann Culkin|
|Hon. Secretary:||Albie O'Connor & Louise Loftus|
|Club Pro:||Keith O'Neill 096-36666|
|Hon. Treasurer:||John Mulhern, Billy Varley & Marie Murphy
|Comp. Secretary:||Vincent McDonnell & Rita McGoldrick|
General Facts & Information
|Course opening hours: Daylight hours||Clubhouse opening hours: 10.00am to 11.30pm|
|Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse||Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim|
|Catering: Full catering, facilities||Days to Avoid: None (phone)|
|Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek & Weekends||Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance|
Enniscrone Golf Club Fixtures 2013 provisional*
|Captain's Prize||Sunday 22 June||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize to the Ladiess||Sunday 6 July||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize||Sunday 20 July||Closed||1|
|Lady President's Prize||Sunday 17 August||Closed||1|
|President's Prize||Sunday 24 August||Closed||1|
|President's Prize to the Ladies||Sunday 7 September||Closed||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 13 January||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 20 January||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 27 January||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 3 February||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 10 February||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 17 February||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 24 February||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 2 March||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 10 March||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 17 March||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 24 March||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 31 March
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 7 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 14 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 21 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 28 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 5 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 12 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 19 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 26 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 2 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 9 June||Open||1|
|Start of Open Week||Monday 16 June||Friday 20 June||Open||5|
|L. & G. Stableford||Monday 16 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Stableford||Tuesday 17 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Stableford||Wednesday 18 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Stableford||Thursday 19 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Stableford||Friday 20 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 23 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 30 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 7 July||Open||1|
|Atlantic Golf Challenge||Monday 7 July||Wednesday 9 July||Open||3|
|Atlantic Golf Challenge||Tuesday 8 July||Open||1|
|Atlantic Golf Challenge||Wednesday 9 July||Open||1|
|Irish Junior Cup North (Q)||Saturday 12 July||Sunday 13 July||GUI||2|
|Irish Junior Cup North (Q)||Sunday 13 July||GUI||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 14 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 21 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 28 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 4 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 11 August||Open||1|
|Ladies Open Day||Tuesday 12 August||Wednesday 13 August||Open||2|
|Ladies Open Day||Wednesday 13 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 15 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 18 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 25 August||Open||1|
|West Coast Challange||Monday 1 September||Wednesday 3 September||Open||3|
|West Coast Challange||Tuesday 2 September||Open||1|
|West Coast Challange||Wednesday 3 September||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 8 September||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 15 September||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 22 September||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 29 September||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 6 October||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 13 October||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 20 October||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 27 October||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 3 November||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 10 November||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 17 November||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 24 November||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 1 December||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 8 December||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 15 December||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 22 December||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 29 December||Open||1|
Card of the Course
|White||Par 73 SSS 73 6,814 yd's|
|Yellow||Par 72 SSS 71 6,530 yd's|
|Red||Par 73 SSS 72 5,634 yd's|
|Green||Par 73 SSS 71 6,372 yd's|
|Blue||Par 73 SSS 73 7,033 yd's|
|Cnoc na gCorp||12||345||345||335||345||4||3||253||4||16|
|Valley of Diamonds||14||542||542||487||487||5||7||442||5||3|
|The Long Bank||16||545||514||469||497||5||11||447||5||6|
Men's Course Record: 65 Sean McTernan (Co. Sligo) Pro. (66) L Robinson
Ladies Course Record:
The Ladies of Enniscrone Golf Club won the Connaught Final of the AA Insurance Senior Foursomes and played in National deciders at Royal Tara Golf Club in 2009. They met East-Leinster Champions in the All-Ireland quarter-final, first on the tee was Sarah Helly (4) with Joan Ruane (14) who beat Gertie McMullen (5) with Eileen Lowe (5) by 4 and 3, they were followed by Frances Bourke (9) with Dolores Tuohy (12) who had a comfortable 4 and 3 win over Geraldine Ryan (7) & Miriam Garland (7).
They met Ulster Champions Ballycastle Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi- Final, first on the tee was Sarah Helly (4) with Joan Ruane (14) who beat Fiona Glass (12) with Paula Rooney (12) by 5 and 4, they were followed by Frances Bourke (9) with Dolores Tuohy (12) lost their match to Brenda McNeill (12) with Rita McCormick (13) by 1-hole, the bottom match of Rita McGoldrick (9) with Alice Higgins (13) was also a close thing when they lost by 1-hole to Mary Teresa McKiernan (12) & Susan Crawford (14).
Enniscrone Golf Club won the Connacht Final of the BMW Irish Mixed Foursomes and were drawn against Leinster Champions Moate at Monkstown Golf Club on 1 st September 2005.
B. Casey & L. Loftus were first out against L. Galvin & C. Connolly, but it wasn't to be their day as the Moate duo recorded a 7 and 6 victory. They were followed by S. Wade & M. Byrne against O. Grogan & E. White who had a 3 and 1 defeat. Next on the tee were D. Basquill & M. Forde who halved their match with M. Power & V. Coughlan. The penultimate pair was R. Cloonan & M. Carroll who lost by 2 and 1 to B. Burke & M. Galvin. The anchor team was T. Donovan & M. McDaid who halved their match with E. & G. Coughlan.
It was not to be Enniscrone's year but it should be noted that Moate went on to win the All-Ireland green pennant with a very convincing 3 ½ matches to 1 ½ matches over Munster Champions Newcastle West in the final.
Enniscrone Golf Club won the All-Ireland BMW Irish Mixed Foursomes in 2004, when the team was, Mary McGoldrick, Jimmy Culkin, Louise Loftus, Brendan Browne, Derek Basquill, Brian Casey, Richie Cloonan Snr., Marian Forde, Declan Kyne, Cindy Hughes, Arthur McMahon Jnr. Marie Carroll and Pamela Healy they were captained by Joe Cawley.
The Girls' of Enniscrone Golf Club won the All-Ireland Smurfit Junior Girls' Championship in 1998, when the team was, Michelle Tighe, Marina Gilhawley, Michelle Holms and Pamela Healy.
Enniscrone Golf Club won the Connacht Section of the BMW Irish Mixed Foursomes at Claremorris Golf Club in July 2002. They beat Portumna in the Semi-Final by 4 matches to 1 match and met Tuam in the final, whom they beat by three and a half matches to one and a half matches. The team was R. Cloonan and L. Holmes, P. Ruane and J. Ruane, J. Bowe and P. Healy, R. Cloonan Jnr. and N. Bowe and J. Rickard and C. Gerety.
Enniscrone were Runners-Up in the Pierce Purcell Shield Connaught Championship when they went down to Loughrea by 3 matches to 2 at Galway Golf Club. The team was Michael Kelly, Emmet Loftus, Peader Flynn, Billy Varley, Noel O'Dowd, Paul Maye, Brendan Foley, Pat Sweeney, Paul McStay, Ray Basquill and Aidan Gallagher. They were captained by Pat Ruane and managed by Arthur McMahon.
Michelle Holmes and Rita McGolderick were selected on the Connacht Ladies team for the AIB Interprovincial Championships at Mount Wolseley Golf Club from August 7-9 2002.
Ian Hall was selected on the Connacht Boys' team for the Interprovincial Championships at Headfort Golf Club from August 28-30 2002.
Prior to 2001:
Enniscrone Golf Club won the All-Ireland Irish Junior Foursomes in 1990, when the team was, David McMahon, Aidan Grimes, Eamon Flynn and Conor McGrath.
Enniscrone Golf Club were Connaught Senior Cup Champions in 1980, when the team was Joe Corcoran, Edmund Quiery, John Healy, Michael Lynott, John Fleming and Vincent Freyne.
Enniscrone Golf Club won the Connaught section of the Irish Mixed Foursomes in 2002, 2000 and 1996.
They won the Connaught Section of the Senior Inter Club Championship in 1999.
They won the Jack O'Sullivan in 1995.
The Cecil Ewing in 1987.
Michelle Holms was selected on the Connacht Ladies team for the AIB Interprovincial's at the Island on the 8th to the 10th of August 2001. Michelle and Laura Homes won the May Fitzgibbon Trophy when beating Munster's Aileen O'Callaghan and Joanne Cronin on the 19th at Greystones Golf Club on the 31st July 2001.
Michelle Tighe was selected for the Connacht Girls' team in the Smurfit Interprovincial Championship on her home course from 18th to the 20th of April 2001.
Enniscrone Ladies' team got to the Senior Cup quarter-finals at Douglas Golf Club on the 7th of September 2001. Where they played the Curragh and beaten by 3 matches to 2 matches. The team was Christine Armanasco, Rita McGoldrick, Marina Gilhawley, Miriam McCormack and Alice Higgins.
Enniscrone Lady Captain Rita McGolderick and her Captain's prize winner Anne-Marie Hughes were runners-up in the Volkswagen-Irish Independent Lady Captains Golf Classic at Co. Sligo Golf Club in August 2001. They were beaten in a count back by Cruit Island but they still did well enough to qualify for the National Finals. Rita off 16 and Anne-Marie off 6 shot 38 points and booked their place in the finals at Druid's Glen.
The Enniscrone Mixed Foursomes won the Connacht finals when they beat Ballyhaunis in Carne Links in August 2000.
Michelle Holmes was selector to play for Ireland in the Girls' Home Internationals team which played in Downfield G. C., Dundee from the 15th to the 17th August, 2000.
Marina Gilawley was Leinster Girls and Midland Girls Champion in 1998 and was selected on the Irish Team the same year.
The Millennium Captain Niall Kilroy (7) together with the PRO Gerry Ring, made a piece of history when they won the first competition over the new course, in a two-man scramble, with a score of 64.25 in 2000.
Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;
D. Basquill represented Ireland at international Youths level in 1981 playing 2-matches, won 1-match and lost 1-match accumulating 2-points. He represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 1991 to 1993 playing 9-times won 2-matches halved one and lost 6-matches accumulating 5-points. He represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial from 1989 to 1992 playing 22-times won 4-matches halved one and lost 17-matches accumulating 9-points;
Derek Basquill represented Ireland at international Youths level in 2003 playing 4-matches, won 4-matches accumulating 8-points;
D. O’Flynn represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 1990 to 1997 playing 21-times won 6-matches halved one and lost 14-matches accumulating 13-points;
E. Flynn represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial in 1995 playing 6-times won 2-matches halved two and lost 2-matches accumulating 6-points;
S. Ward represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial in 2007 playing 4-times won 0-matches and lost 4-matches accumulating 0-points;
Padraig Fleming represented Connacht at the Boys Interprovincial from 1995 to 1996 playing 12-times won 5-matches halved one and lost 6-matches accumulating 11-points;
Ian Hall represented Connacht at the Boys Interprovincial in 2002 playing 6-times won 3-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 5-points;
Roddy O’Connor represented Connacht at the Boys Interprovincial in 2001 playing 3-times won 0-matches halved two and lost 1-match accumulating 2-points;
Marina Gilawley was selected to play for Ireland in the Girls' Home Internationals, at Mullingar G. C. in 1998, and was a reserve for The Irish Girls International Team, in 1997.
Michelle Holmes was capped for the Irish Girls in 1999.
Ann Fitzgerald and her Captain's prize winner Ellie Madden were 3rd in the Volkswagen-Irish Independent Lady Captain's Golf Classic at The K Club with a score of 37 pts. in 1999.
History of Enniscrone
Instituted 1922 affiliated 1931
It is unclear when golf was first played at Enniscrone, local tradition records 1918 as the year in which the game was first played here.
The Western People, of the 19th August, 1922, carries the following "Enniscrone Golf Club-Medal competitions. Competitions will be held over the above links on Thursday, 24th August, and Sunday 27th, inst. All wishing to compete will please notify the Secretary, and send club Handicaps before 20th . Further particulars on application to the Secretary.
In 1930, the club found a permanent home at Bartra, and affiliated to the GUI in 1931. An additional, fine, new six-holes, incorporated into the Championship Links course in 2000 and a further three new holes were added to give 27 holes in total.
Roll of Honour
|Bea O'Hara||1989||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. Molly Tuffy||1989||Ladies President|
|William P. Lewis||1989||Men's Captain|
|John J. Gordon||1989||President|
|Patricia McMahon||1990||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. Molly Tuffy||1990||Ladies President|
|Brian Moylett||1990||Men's Captain|
|Anne Freeman||1991||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. Molly Tuffy||1991||Ladies President|
|John Rowe||1991||Men's Captain|
|Maura Harnett||1992||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. Nora Kennedy||1992||Ladies President|
|Jim Bowe||1992||Men's Captain|
|Nuala Bowe||1993||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. Nora Kennedy||1993||Ladies President|
|Joe Cawley||1993||Men's Captain|
|Patrice Rowe||1994||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. N. Kennedy||1994||Ladies President|
|Brian Casey||1994||Men's Captain|
|Alice Higgins||1995||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. Patricia McMahon||1995||Ladies President|
|Michael C. Jacob||1995||Men's Captain|
|Frankie Donoghue||1996||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. P. McMahon||1996||Ladies President|
|Rory Quinn||1996||Men's Captain|
|Bernice Cremin||1997||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. Patricia McMahon||1997||Ladies President|
|Paddy Murphy||1997||Men's Captain|
|Mary McNamara||1998||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. Patricia McMahon||1998||Ladies President|
|Tony Cremin||1998||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. Anna Fitzgerald||1999||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. Patricia McMahon||1999||Ladies President|
|Albie O'Connor||1999||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. Mary Kilroy||2000||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. Patricia McMahon||2000||Ladies President|
|Niall Kilroy||2000||Men's Captain|
|Rita McGoldrick||2001||Ladies Captain|
|Anne Freeman||2001||Ladies President|
|Billy Varley||2001||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. Marie Varley||2002||Ladies Captain|
|Anne Freeman||2002||Ladies President|
|Joe Quinn||2002||Men's Captain|
|Agnes Higgins||2003||Ladies Captain|
|Anne Freeman||2003||Ladies President|
|Brendan Flynn||2003||Men's Captain|
|Ann Healy||2004||Ladies Captain|
|Bea O'Hara||2004||Ladies President|
|Paul Quinn||2004||Men's Captain|
|Lena Bourke||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Bea O'Hara||2005||Ladies President|
|Peter Loftus||2005||Men's Captain|
|Mary Barrins||2006||Ladies Captain|
|Amy Maguie||2006||Ladies President|
|John Leonard||2006||Men's Captain|
|Beatrice Timlin||2007||Ladies Captain|
|Amy Maguie||2007||Ladies President|
|Kevin Farrell||2007||Men's Captain|
|Jacqueline Kilcullen||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Anne Flemning||2008||Ladies President|
|Kevin McLoughlin||2008||Men's Captain|
|Maureen Leonard-Dodd||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Anne Flemning||2009||Ladies President|
|Tom McManus||2009||Men's Captain|
|Katie Kent||2010||Ladies Captain|
|Patricia Rowe||2010||Ladies President|
|Peter Murphy||2010||Men's Captain|
|Nicola Moylett||2011||Ladies Captain|
|Patricia Rowe||2011||Ladies President|
|Paul O'Dea||2011||Men's Captain|
|Christine McGuinness||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Mary McNamara||2012||Ladies President|
|Michael McNamara||2012||Men's Captain|
|Maura McGrath||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Lena Bourke||2013||Ladies President|
|Tommy Gearghty||2013||Men's Captain|
|Sarah Helly||2013||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
|Laura Holmes (5.2)||2013||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
|Derek Basquill (1.5)||2013||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Ian Hall (1.1)||2013||Lowest Men's Handicap|
Holes in One at Enniscrone
|Jack Ruane||24 January 1999||13th||159 yd’s|
|Michelle Tighe||14 February 1999||8th||150 yd’s|
|Roger O'Farrell||28 August 1999||8th||150 yd’s|
|Con O'Neill||25 October 1999||15th||139 yd’s|
|Gerry Jordan||24 June 2001||3rd||165 yd’s|
|Tony Mc Auliffe||16 August 2001||9th||140 yd’s|
|Jay Stead||5 September 2001||8th||170 yd’s|
|Bill Massey||16 March 2003||11th||155 yd’s|
|Kathleen Ivers||19 June 2003||11th||150 yd’s|
|Mary Gallagher||24 August 2003||16th||144 yd’s|
|Mary Kennedy||28 August 2004||3rd||120 yd’s|
|Barbara Donnelly||23 August 2005||3rd||140 yd’s|
|John Flavin||23 September 2005||8th||170 yd’s|
|William Moore||26 August 2007||17th||149 yd’s|
|Frances Walkin||7 October 2007||3rd||120 yd’s|
|James Gubbins||20 April 2008||11th||170 yd’s|