Clonmel golf club Tipperary
Clonmel Golf Course
Aim your sights high-play one of Ireland’s most scenic 18-hole courses
Clonmel Golf Club, founded in 1911, is one of the oldest golf clubs in the province of Munster . A rolling parkland layout designed by the renowned course architect, Eddie Hackett, it is a mature 18-hole par 72 course measuring 6,365 yards. The ladies course measures 5,516 yards, par 74.
Set in the foothills of the Comeragh Mountains with magnificent views across the valley of the River Suir and the rolling Waterford and Tipperary countryside towards Slievenamon, the scenery and the surrounding landscape will take your breath away!
Golfers will enjoy the many natural features of the course - the wooded nature of its surroundings, the fresh air of the elevated landscape, the views, the flora and the fauna that includes foxes, hares and fallow deer.
Unique features of the course include its undulating fairways, meandering streams, mature trees and testing greens all of which add to both the beauty and the challenge of the course.
The Signature Hole is the 14th (stroke index 3), a wonderful 185-yards par 3 played from an elevated tee down to a generous but challenging green. With out-of-bounds to the right, with a stream and a bunker to the front and sometimes with a swirling wind to contend with, the hole calls for an accurate tee shot and putting skill if a par or better is to be achieved.
Clonmel Golf Club is conveniently located 2hrs 30mins driving time from Dublin , 1hr 30mins from Cork and Limerick and 45mins from Waterford and Kilkenny. International access points are at Rosslare Ferryport (2hrs), Shannon Airport (2hrs), Cork Airport (2hrs) and Waterford Regional Airport (1hr).
The old and historic town of Clonmel is an ideal base from which to explore the unrivalled sights, scenery and amenities of South Tipperary and West Waterford, including the Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle , the Swiss Cottage, Mount Mellary Abbey and the Nire Valley.
|Green Fees Monday & Friday Winter:||€10|
|Green Fees Tuesday to Thursday Winter:||€15|
|Green Fees Midweek:||€20|
|Green Fees Weekends & B.H.:||€25|
|Green Fees with a Member:||€15/20|
|Green Fees for Opens:||€15/20|
|Full Membership Fee:||€730|
|Full New Membership Fee Year 1:||€450|
|Full Husband & Wife Membership Fee:||€1,360|
|Full Retired Membership Fee:||€680|
|Full Student Membership Fee:||€180|
|Full Junior Membership Fee:||€100|
|Website||Clonmel golf club website|
|Lady Captain:||Liz Binchey|
Sean Callaghan Martin Hanton & Alison Sullivan
|Club Pro:||Robert Hayes 052-24050|
|Hon. Treasurer:||Con Hogan, Conal Murphy & Ann Morrissey|
|Comp. Secretary:||Toddy O'Brien & Anne Fahey|
General Facts & Information
|Course opening hours: Daylight hours||Clubhouse opening hours: 11.00am to 8.00pm (Summer)|
|Mobile phones: Not on course||Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim|
|Catering: Bar Food facilities||Days to Avoid: None|
|Green Fees are Welcome: Other days||Pre-booking for open Tournaments: See Website
Clonmel Golf Club operate the Suir Valley Experience together with Carrick-on-Suir & Cahir Park for €60 in 2016.
Clonmel Golf Club Fixtures 2018 provisional*
|Open & Major Fixtures 2018 (to be Confirmed)|
|Captains' Drive-In||Sunday 7 January||Closed||1|
|Vice-Captain's Prize||Saturday 9 June
|Lady Captain's Prize||Sunday 16 June
|Captain's Prize (Q)||Saturday 4 August
|President's Prize to the Ladies||Saturday 11 August||Closed||1|
|President's Prize to the Ladies||Wednesday 15 August||Closed||1|
|President's Prize||Saturday 25 August||Closed||1|
|Lady Vice-Captain's Prize||Saturday 1 September
|Professional's Prize||Saturday 13 October
||Sunday 14 October||Closed||2
|Professional's Prize||Sunday 14 October
||Saturday 17 March||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Tuesday 3 April||Open||1|
|4-Person Team Event||Saturday 7 April||Sunday 8 April||Open||2|
|4-Person Team Event||Sunday 8 April||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Tuesday 10 April||Open||1|
||Friday 13 April||Saturday 14 April
|Camida Fourball||Saturday 14 April||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Tuesday 18 April||Open||1|
|Ladies 3-Ball Scramble||Saturday 21 April||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Tuesday 24 April||Open||1|
|Ladies 3-Ball Scramble||Friday 27 April||Open||1|
|Barlo Fourball||Saturday 28 April||Sunday 29 April||Open||2|
|Barlo Fourball||Sunday 29 April
|Singles Stableford||Tuesday 1 May||Open||1|
|Rotary Classic||Friday 4 May||Open||1|
|3-Person Scramble||Monday 7 May||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Tuesday 8 May||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Tuesday 15 May||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Tuesday 22 May||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Tuesday 29 May
|Singles Stableford||Tuesday 5 June||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Tuesday 12 June||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Tuesday 19 June||Open||1|
|Ladies 3-Ball Scramble
||Wednesday 20 June||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 23 June||Sunday 24 June||Open||2|
|Singles Stableford||Sunday 24 June||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Tuesday 26 June
|Old Bridge Classic
||Friday 29 June
|Singles Stableford||Tuesday 3 July||Open||1|
|Ardfinnan Golf Classic||Friday 6 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 7 July||Sunday 8 July||Open||2|
|Singles Stableford||Sunday 8 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Tuesday 10 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Tuesday 17 July||Open||1|
|Clonmel Glof Club Classic||Saturday 20 July||Sunday 22 July||Open||3
|Clonmel Glof Club Classic||Sunday 21 July||Open||1|
|Clonmel Glof Club Classic||Sunday 22 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Tuesday 24 July||Open||1|
|Senior Scratch Cup||Saturday 28 July||Sunday 29 July||Open||2|
|Senior Scratch Cup||Sunday 29 July||Open||1|
|Junior Scratch Cup||Saturday 28 July||Sunday 29 July||Open||2|
|Junior Scratch Cup||Sunday 29 July||Open||1|
|Inter. Scratch Cup||Saturday 28 July||Sunday 29 July||Open||2|
|Inter. Scratch Cup||Sunday 29 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Tuesday 31 July
|3-Person Rumble||Monday 6 August||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Tuesday 7 August||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Tuesday 14 August||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Tuesday 21 August||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Tuesday 28 August
|Hospic Classic||Friday 31 August
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 1 September||Sunday 2 September||Open||2|
|Singles Stableford||Sunday 2 September||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Tuesday 4 September||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Tuesday 11 September||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Tuesday 18 September||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Tuesday 25 September
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 2 October||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 9 October||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 16 October||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford Finals
||Saturday 20 October||Open||1|
Card of the Course
|White||Par 71 SSS 71 6,366 yd's|
|Red||Par 74 SSS 73 5,513 yd's|
|Green||Par 71 SSS 70 6,054 yd's|
Men's Course Record: Am. 63 M. O'Neill
Ladies Course Record: 71 Helen O'Donoghue
Clonmel Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Irish Junior Cup when they beat Ballybunion Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches at Thurles Golf Club on Saturday 18th August 2018.
They were led out by Billy Hewitt who lost his match against Edmund Healy by 2 and 1, he was followed by Brian McLean beat Ronan Cross by 1-hole, next on the tee was Darragh Lynch who went up the 19th before recording the point against James O'Callaghan, in the penultimate match Jack Alton beat Brian Slattery 1-hole and in the bottom match Denis Conway lost out to Frank Geary Jnr. by 3 and 2.
They returned to Thurles to participate in the All-Ireland Deciders where they were drawn against Ulster Champions Fortwilliam Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final.
They were led out again by Billy Hewitt who had a comfortable 5 and 4 win over Martin Colohan, he was followed by Brian McLean who lost his match by 2 and 1 against Conor Bradley, next on the tee was Darragh Lynch who beat Declan Hughes by 3 and 2, in the penultimate match Jack Alton lost his match against Gary Currie by 2 and 1, the bottom match of Dennis Conway against Eamonn O’Kane went down to the wire before the Antrim Club clinched the point by 1-hole and their place in the Final the following day where they met Connaught Champions Portumna Golf Club who won the green pennant.
Clonmel Golf Club won the Heineken Midlands Mixed Foursomes in 2006, when the team was, Shauna O'Brien, Billy Hewitt, Sean Moylan, Con Sheehan, Jimmy Ryan, Denis Conway Jnr. Pat Johnson, Brendan Keating, Ann Fahey, Helen O'Donoghue, Mary Wall, Margaret Renehan, Gemma Murphy and Mary Bolger, they were managed by John Bolger.
Clonmel Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Irish Junior Cup and were drawn against Connacht Champions Galway Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final at Rosslare Golf Club on 14th September 2005.
First on the tee was Barry McMenamin against Jonathan Hehir who lost his match by 4 and 3. He was followed by Pat Johnson who lost his match by 3 and 1 to Gerry Scott. Next up was Billy Hewitt against Joe Costello, this match went all the way to the 19th and proved to be the deciding point that stood between Clonmel getting through to the All-Ireland Final as Billy McEvoy beat Michael Hennelly by 3 and 1. The bottom match say Brian McLean record a convincing 4 and 3 win over Eddie Mulholland.
Clonmel Golf Club were Munster Champions and All-Ireland Finalists in the Irish Junior Cup in 2003, when the team was Billy McEvoy, Brian McClean, Niall O'Reilly, Gavin Smyth, Martin Keane, Tom Dunphy, Pat Johnson, Bill Hewitt, Bill Anderson and Jamie O'Flaherty.
Clonmel Golf Club were Runners-Up in the Munster Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield when they lost out to Harbour Point at Douglas Golf Club in 2002. The team was Don Keating, Adrian Johnson, John Morrison, Richie Whelan, Billy Anderson, Jim Ryan, Garret Condon, Martin Kane, Donal Dennehy, Ted Johnson, Liam Whyte, Billy McEvoy, Michael Connellan, Emmet Leahy, Pat Johnson, John Molloy and Maurice Fehilly.
Prior to 2001:
Clonmel Golf Club won the All-Ireland Jimmy Bruen Shield at Cork G. C. in 1988. The squad was Maurice Patterson, Donagh Dougan, Michael Fahy, Sean Moriarty, Brendan Keating, Sean Murphy, Frank Smyth, Adrian Fox, Paddy Wall and Sean Moylan and they were managed by Michael Doyle.
They previously All-Ireland Jimmy Bruen Shield at Kilkenny G. C. in 1985. The squad was Maurice Patterson, Peter Dougan, Pat O'Dwyer, Michael Fahy, Paddy McCarthy, Eoin Morrissey, Sean Moriarty, Patsy O'Connor and John McMenamin and they were managed by Michael Doyle.
They won the All-Ireland Irish Junior Cup in 1978, at Galway Golf Club, when the team was Maurice Patterson, Sean Moylan, Paddy Wall, Brian McMahon and Maurice Slater.
Clonmel won the Munster Final of the Irish Junior Cup in 1976
The Ladies of Clonmel Golf Club won the All-Ireland Ulster Bank Fourball in 1997 and were winners of the Munster Cup the same year when the squad was Geraldine O'Gorman, Peggy O'Neill and Mary O'Callaghan.
They won ILGU Southern District Junior Cup in 1993 when the squad was Evelyn Quigley, Mary Smyth and Margaret Flanagan having won it the previous year with Sally Quirke, Eilish Smith and Marion Kent-Hatton.
They won the ILGU Minor League in 1992 when the squad was Geraldine O'Connor, Joan Gough, Mary Kirwan, Mary Power, Sally Quirke, Helen O'Donoghue and Lena O'Gorman.
In 1993 they won the Tipperary B League Winners when the squad was Pauline Dee, Liz Binchy, Sally Somers, Joan Dougan, Fionnula Hatton, Peggy O'Neill, Mary O'Callaghan and Margaret Flanagan.
Brid Ryan won the Munster Girls' Trophy in 1994.
Clonmel Ladies Senior Team defeated the Douglas Golf Club, who were reigning Champions in the Semi-Final of the Munster Senior Cup on their home course in 1988, when the team was Mary O'Callaghan, Liz Carroll, Helen O'Donoghue, Joan Binchy, Biddy Magnier, Anne Moloney, they were captained by Nuala Wall.
Lady Captain in the Millennium Joan Gough and her Captain's prize-winner Aine Wall, booked their place in the National Finals of the Volkswagen-Irish Independent Lady Captains' Classic, when they shot 38pts. in the Regional Qualifying round at Limerick Golf Club on August 2000. They went on to compete in the National Finals at Druid's Glen on the 2nd October.
Members who played representative golf for their Province;
G. Smyth represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level in 2006 to 2007 playing 10-times won 0-matches and lost 10-matches accumulating 0-points;
History of Clonmel
Instituted 1911 affiliated 1912
Clonmel Golf Club owes its existence to Mr. Hackett the County Surveyor in 1912. There were 200 members, which was huge for a new club in its first year. The Irish Golfers Guide 1914 gives the Earl of Donoughmore as the first President and goes on to state "The scenery is very fine, the course, situated on high mountain land excellent and the air most exhilarating" There is a record in the Irish Field 7th January 1922 which states "For the 3rd time in twelve months some person or persons has cut up the greens" The same paper on 4th March carried an article on the effects of the recently signed treaty on the club, it reads "The departure of British troops brings in its trail hardship to many, Murphy, the Clonmel professional, will be out of a job soon as the club cannot afford to keep a professional owing to the loss of military members. Murphy used to be at Stillorgan Park and it is hoped some club may be able to give him employment"
The club went eighteen-hole in 1973.
Roll of Honour
|Miss B. Burke||1990||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. M. Kelly||1990||Ladies President|
|L. Dunne||1990||Men's Captain|
|D. G. Binchy||1990||President|
|Mrs. M. Lynch||1991||Ladies Captain|
|Miss C. White||1991||Ladies President|
|P. Hegarty||1991||Men's Captain|
|Dr. J. Morrison||1991||President|
|Mrs. E. Moran||1992||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. E. Moroney||1992||Ladies President|
|P. Dougan||1992||Men's Captain|
|R. F. Phelan||1992||President|
|Miss E. Smith||1993||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. J. Dunne||1993||Ladies President|
|J. F. Condon||1993||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. M. Morrison||1994||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. S. Boland||1994||Ladies President|
|T. O'Dwyer||1994||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. E. J. Quigley||1995||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. M. Lynch||1995||Ladies President|
|M. O'Neill||1995||Men's Captain|
|T. S. Quigley||1995||President|
|Mrs. M. Kent-Hatton||1996||Ladies Captain|
|Miss E. Smith||1996||Ladies President|
|B. Nugent||1996||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. Sally Quirke||1997||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. H. O'Donoghue||1997||Ladies President|
|B. Binchy||1997||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. Mary Power||1998||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. Maura Morrison||1998||Ladies President|
|S. Murphy||1998||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. Peggy O'Neill||1999||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. Brid Burke||1999||Ladies President|
|F. J. Binchy||1999||Men's Captain|
|J. F. Condon||1999||President|
|Joan Gough||2000||Ladies Captain|
|John Joy||2000||Men's Captain|
|T. J. O'Sullivan||2000||President|
|Ann Leavy||2001||Ladies Captain|
|Liam Maunsell||2001||Men's Captain|
|Margaret Flanagan||2002||Ladies Captain|
|Ray Crawford||2002||Men's Captain|
|N. Sullivan||2003||Ladies Captain|
|L. White||2003||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. A. Moloney||2003||President|
|Marie Shee||2004||Ladies Captain|
|Michael Mullane||2004||Men's Captain|
|Sally Gleason||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Tom Renehan||2005||Men's Captain|
|Mary Costello||2006||Ladies Captain|
|Donagh Dougan||2006||Men's Captain|
|Maura Cooney||2007||Ladies Captain|
|Garrett Condon||2007||Men's Captain|
|Margaret Renehan||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Ted Johnson||2008||Men's Captain|
|Ann Prendergast||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Sean Callaghan||2009||Men's Captain|
|Anne Fahey||2010||Ladies Captain|
|Donal Ryan||2010||Men's Captain|
|Ollie Connellan||2011||Ladies Captain|
|Joe Flynn||2011||Men's Captain|
|Mary Wall||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Patsy O'Keeffe||2012||Men's Captain|
|Gwen Walshe||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Jimmy Cass||2013||Men's Captain|
|Deirdre Daly||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Shay Bannon||2014||Men's Captain|
|Denis O'Sullivan||2015||Men's Captain|
|Marian Hanrahan||2016||Ladies Captain|
|Peter Hayes||2016||Men's Captain|
|Liz Joy||2017||Ladies Captain|
|Billy Hewitt||2017||Men's Captain|
|Liz Binchey||2018||Ladies Captain|
|Tony Horan||2018||Men's Captain|
|Gemma McCarthy||2018||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
|Shauna O'Brien||2018||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
|Ronan Purcell||2018||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Gavin Smyth (+1)||2018||Lowest Men's Handicap|
Holes in One at Clonmel
|Member||Date||Hole No.||Club Used||Distance|
|John Molloy||3 August 2003||17th||184 yd’s|
|Sally Gleeson||21 September 2005||3rd||118 yd’s|
|Des O’Neill||23 May 2007||9th||177 yd’s|