Killymoon golf club Tyrone

Killymoon golf course Tyrone

Killymoon Golf Course

Killymoon Club Crest

Killymoon Golf Club is one of the oldest clubs in Ireland having been one of the nine founding clubs of the GUI. Killymoon has been in its present location since its inception and is located in the grounds of Killymoon Castle. Rumour has it Killymoon Castle was once owned by King George IV who won it on the throw of the dice.

Killymoon has many fine and challenging holes that ensure the player of a memorable and challenging game of golf. The 1st is the signature hole at 472 metres off the white stakes it winds its way round the woods and castle as a dogleg right. This hole lets the golfer know he or she is on a golf course to be respected.

Killymoon is playable all year round as it is built on extraordinary sand consistency soil base. Once described by a nameless scribe "the dreary sand associated with a conventional Scottish Links is absent from Killymoon, but only to be replaced with a firm old sword and a timeless, sameness of the dunes exchanged for the most diversified views of hills and valleys".

Killymoon has a magnificent clubhouse catering for the needs of every golfer before and after his or her round of golf. The warmest Ulster hand of welcome is extended to visitors at this club steeped in history.

Green Fees Midweek: £30
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: £35
Green Fees with a Member: £20/25
Green Fees for Opens: £15
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire:
Buggy Hire: £30
Soft Spikes: No
Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: £788
Full Female Membership Fee: £585
Full 6-Day Membership Fee: £733
Full U-30 Membership Fee: £605
Full U-25 Membership Fee: £394
Full Country Membership Fee: £613
Full Student Membership Fee: £226
Full Junior Membership Fee: £112
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 687
Designer John Nash
Founded 1889

200 Killymoon Road,
Co. Tyrone
BT80 8TW

Telephone 028-867-63762
Website Killymoon golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Sean Canavan
Captain: Stephen McGuckin
Lady Captain: Carmel Hagan
President: Gerald Thornton
Junior Captain: Karl McGuigan
Vice-Captain: Gareth Armstrong & 
Hon. Secretary: Eamon Corey & Linda Lennon
Club Pro: Gary Chambers 028-867-63460
Hon. Treasurer: Eugene Donaghy & Anne McCrea
Comp. Secretary: Norman Weir & Anne Neeson
Killymoon Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
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General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 10.00am to 11.00pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Tuesdays & Saturdays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Killymoon Golf Club Fixtures 2023 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2022 (Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Tuesday
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize Friday 24 June Saturday 25 June Closed 2
Captain's Prize Saturday 25 June
  Closed 1
President's Prize Friday 29 July Saturday 30 July Closed 2
President's Prize Saturday 30 July
  Closed 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 26 May   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+
Wadnesday 1 June
  Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Wednesday 6 July
  Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Wednesday 20 July   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Wednesday 17 August   Open 1
Killymoon Scratch Cups Friday 19 August Saturday 20 August Open 2
Killymoon Scratch Cups Saturday 20 August   Open 1
Mid-Ulster Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Tuesday 6 September Wednesday 7 September Open 2
Mid-Ulster Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Wednesday 7 September   Open 1
Wednesday 7 September Wednesday 21 September   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

White Par 70 SSS 70 6,071 yd's
Yellow Par 70 SSS 69 5,729 yd's
Red Par 71 SSS 72 5,427 yd's


Hole Name Hole No. White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
Castle Wood 1 497
495 5
10 492
Coach Road 2 150 142 3 18 132
Sperrin View 3 499 475 5
Adair's Landing 4 358 348 4 6 347 4 9
The Cherries 5 379 363 4 2
341 4 7
Great Nortern 6 309 302 4 16
290 4 15
Bluebell Dell 7 184 174 3 12
132 3 17
The Quarry 8 167 152 3 14 136 3 11
Five Counties 9 382 368 4 2
364 4 3
  Out 2,925
2,819 35   2,706 35  
Giants' Grave 10 364 347 4 5
343 4 2
The Low Killy 11 179 169 3 13
141 3 12
The Maples 12 425 416 4 1 411 5 14
The Garden's End 13 180 156 3 17
146 3 16
The Arch 14 508 422 5 7
410 5 10
Summit 15 525 516 5 9
459 5 4
Chestnuts 16 185 178 3 15 169 3 18
Slieve Gallion 17 426 374 4 3
314 4 6
Homewards 18 354 332 4 11
328 4 8
  In 3,146 2.910 35   2,721 36  
  Total 6,071 5,729 70   5,427 71  
  SSS 70 69     72    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: Am. 64 A. O'Neill, Pro: 65 Des Smyth

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

Killymoon Golf Club qualified for the Quarter-Finals of the All-Ireland Jimmy Bruen Shield at Slieve Russell Golf Club on Thursday 8th September 2022.
They were drawn against Ballykisteen Golf Club and won their match by 4½-matches to ½-match.
First on the tee was Ronan Fowler with Conor McElhone who won their match by 2 and 1 against Brian Downey with P. J. Carey, they were followed by Matthew Kempton with Adrian McKenna who recorded a very comfortable 7 and 5 against John Hoare with Colin Riordan, they were followed by Mark Meenan with Ian Hughes who had a similar result against Gavan Downey with Darragh Hanley, in the penultimate match Ian Hutchinson with Rory Duffin recorded a 6 and 4 match against Declan O’Leary with Michael Fitzgerald and the bottom match of Ryan Murphy with Paul McElhone against Darren Dunlea with Dara Heffernan was halved when called-in.
They met Coollattin Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final the following day but lost out by 3½-matches to 1½-matches.
Ronan Fowler with Conor McElhone led them out again and put the first point on the board with a 3 and 2 win against Michael Lennon with Padraig Doyle, next up was Matthew Kempton with Adrian McKenna who halved their match against Tony Egan with Dermot Nolan, they were followed by Mark Meenan with Ian Hughes who lost their match against Cormack Redmond with Paddy Myers by 3 and 2, in the penultimate match Ian Hutchinson with Rory Duffin lost their match against Timmy Collins with Emmet Wardell by 4 and 3 and in the bottom match Ryan Murphy with Paul McElhone lost out by 5 and 3 win against Edward Kennedy with Padraig Doran.      

The Ladies from Killymoon Golf Club qualified for the Women’s Junior Foursomes All-Ireland Series at Tramore Golf Club on Thursday 1st September 2022.
They were drawn against Tralee Golf Club in the All-Ireland Quarter-Finals and lost out by 2-matches to 1-match.
First on the tee was Diane McIvor with Oonagh McCoy who lost their match by 3 and 1 against Maria O’Connor with Lucy Grattan, next on the tee was Kathryn Kerr with Avril Marshall who won their match against Ella Moynihan with Laura Rafferty by 4 and 2 and in the bottom match Anne McMahon with Orla Lenny lost their match by 5 and 3 against Gorretti O’Connor with Brid Halloran.  

Killymoon Golf Club won the Ulster Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield when they beat Shandon Park Golf Club by 3½-matches to 1½-matches on 10th August 2012.

They made the long journey to Kinsale Golf Club to compete in the All-Ireland deciders on Friday 21st September when they were drawn against Munster Champions Gold Coast Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals.

They were led by B. Bleeks with D. McCabe who had a 1-hole win over John Hallinan with Ian Pericho, next up was K. Wilson with R. Montgomery who halved their match against Derek Power with Michael Kavanagh, they were followed by J. Bleeks with T. Doonan who had a 2 and 1 win over Declan Kiely with Garry Manning. In the penultimate match B. Gogarty with S. Devlin who lost their match against Ger Bagge with D. J. Kiely by 3 and 2, in the bottom match G. Toal with M. Lenny had a very comfortable 6 and 5 win over Jimmy O’Dwyer with Jody Hallinan.

They met Connaught Champions Roscommon Golf Club who beat Leinster Champions Waterford Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches in their Semi-Final.

They were led by B. Bleeks with D. McCabe who had a 3 and 2 win over David Hill with John Walker, they were followed by K. Wilson with R. Montgomery who lost their match against Alan Craven with Shane McConn by 3 and 2, next up was J. Bleeks with T. Doonan who had a very comfortable 5 and 4 over Liam Casey with Paul McNally. In the penultimate match of B. Gogarty with S. Devlin who recorded a 2-hole win over Brian Daly with Peter Geraghty and with it the All-Ireland green pennant, in the bottom match G. Toal with M. Lenny lost their match by 2 and 1 against Paul Hoare with Francis Ferguson.      

Killymoon Golf Club won the Ulster final of the Junior Foursomes they were drawn against the Leinster Champions The Island in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals at Roscrea Golf Club on August 19th 2002. They lost out on the 19-hole.

Members who played representative golf for their Province;

A. D. Gaussen represented Ulster in the Senior Interprovincial’s from 1996 to 1997 playing 3-times won 1-match and lost 2-matches accumulating 2-points;

History of Killymoon

Instituted 1890 affiliated 1891

This club is famous for several reasons. It was one of the nine original founding clubs of the GUI. The club representatives were Hugh Adair and A. W. Gaussan. It was the first club to have a ladies course and to have an All-Ireland open Ladies competition.

The Adair family had a lifetime association with the Club. Hugh Adair was a prime figure in the formation of the club, his daughter Rhona, won the British Amateur Championship in 1990. John Adair, a grandson of Hugh, laid out revisions to the course in 1920-21.

The club has never changed location since its foundation, which is very unusual for a club so old.
What the Club tells us:

Established in 1889 Killymoon Golf Club is steeped in history and indeed was one of the founding members of the Golfing Union of Ireland and Irish Ladies Golfing Union.
Set in the historic grounds of Killymoon castle, our 18 hole championship course offers an experience for both seasoned & novice golfers.
To compliment our superb golf course we have a well stocked professional shop to provide for all your golfing needs and practice facilities where instruction is provided by our PGA Professional, Gary Chambers.

Our new clubhouse was opening in 1989 by British Open champion Fred Daly

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Mrs. M. Sheils 1989 Ladies Captain
Mr. J. F. S. Heron 1989 Men's Captain
Mr. R. Garvin 1989 President
Mrs. A. Greaves 1990 Ladies Captain
Mr. B. McKinney 1990 Men's Captain
Mr. C. MacFlynn 1990 President
Mrs. M. Mulholland 1991 Ladies Captain
Mr. S. MacMahon 1991 Men's Captain
Mr. C. MacFlynn 1991 President
Mrs. C. Finnegan 1992 Ladies Captain
Mr. J. B. Dunlop 1992 Men's Captain
Mr. C. MacFlynn 1992 President
Mrs. E. Hall 1993 Ladies Captain
Mr. P. R. Sheehy 1993 Men's Captain
Mr. C. MacFlynn 1993 President
Mrs. G. McBride 1994 Ladies Captain
Mr. A. P. Calvert 1994 Men's Captain
Mr. P. G. McErlean 1994 President
Mrs. P. McConnell 1995 Ladies Captain
Mr. B. Rouse 1995 Men's Captain
Mr. P. G. McErlean 1995 President
Mrs. C. Moore 1996 Ladies Captain
Mr. S. Hall 1996 Men's Captain
Mr. P. G. McErlean 1996 President
Mrs. E. A. Bell 1997 Ladies Captain
Dr. J. B. McBride 1997 Men's Captain
Mr. T. E. Hutchinson 1997 President
Mrs. E. Cummings 1998 Ladies Captain
Mr. W. Hutton 1998 Men's Captain
Mr. T. E. Hutchinson 1998 President
Mrs. M. Dargan 1999 Ladies Captain
Mr. H O'Neill 1999 Men's Captain
  1999 President
Mrs. P. Conway 2000 Ladies Captain
Mr. U. Henry 2000 Men's Captain
Dr. T. Dowdell 2000 President
Miss L. Scott 2001 Ladies Captain
G. Thornton 2001 Men's Captain
  2001 President
D. Barnes 2002 Ladies Captain
Ailster Laird 2002 Men's Captain
  2002 President
Kate O'Neill 2003 Ladies Captain
Brendan Conway 2003 Men's Captain
Archie Calvert 2003 President
Gemma Heron 2004 Ladies Captain
Jack Moore 2004 Men's Captain
Archie Calvert 2004 President
Dorothy Little 2005 Ladies Captain
Paddy McDaid 2005 Men's Captain
Archie Calvert 2005 President
Carol Laird 2006 Ladies Captain
David Little 2006 Men's Captain
Archie Calvert 2006 President
Pat McNeill 2007 Ladies Captain
Sean Canavagh 2007 Men's Captain
Thomas Mulholland 2007 President
Daphne Ruddock 2008 Ladies Captain
Rene Boomer 2008 Men's Captain
Bryan Dunlop 2008 President
Mairead Heron 2009 Ladies Captain
Gerry Breslin 2009 Men's Captain
Bryan Dunlop 2009 President
Lesley McGlaughlin 2010 Ladies Captain
David Shepherd  2010 Men's Captain
Bryan Dunlop 2010 President
Kay Simpson 2011 Ladies Captain
James Bleeks 2011 Men's Captain
Tom Doonan 2011 President
Frances McKenna 2012 Ladies Captain
Malcolm Kee 2012 Men's Captain
Tom Doonan 2012 President
Oonagh McCoy 2013 Ladies Captain
Eugene Conway 2013 Men's Captain
John McBride
2013 President
Diane McIvor 2014 Ladies Captain
Martin Whittle 2014 Men's Captain
John McBride 2014 President
Catherine Irwin 2015 Ladies Captain
Kevin McCabe 2015 Men's Captain
Alastair Laird
2015 President
Yvonne Armstrong
2016 Ladies Captain
Niall Johnston 2016 Men's Captain
Alastair Laird 2016 President
Maura O'Kane
2017 Ladies Captain
Cyril Rafferty 2017 Men's Captain
Hugh O'Neill
2017 President
Kathryn Kerr 2018 Ladies Captain
Harry Dunlop 2018 Men's Captain
Hugh O'Neill 2018 President
Avril Marshill
2019 Ladies Captain
Hugh Doyle 2019 Men's Captain
Jack Moore 2019 President
John Monaghan 2019 Junior Captain
Sharon Gallagher 2020 Ladies Captain
Josef Kuriacose 2020 Men's Captain
Gerald Thornton 2020 President
Jamie Farley 2020 Junior Captain
Sharon Gallagher 2021 Ladies Captain
Josef Kuriacose 2021 Men's Captain
Gerald Thornton 2021 President
Jamie Farley 2021 Junior Captain
Carmel Hagan 2022 Ladies Captain
Stephen McGuckin 2022 Men's Captain
Gerald Thornton
2022 President
Karl McGuigan 2022 Junior Captain
  2022 Lowest Ladies Handicap
  2022 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Killymoon

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Ronnie Kelly 13 April 2002 2nd   143 yd´s
Frank Fee 5 May 2002 16th   175 yd´s
Roy Montgomery 5 May 2002 11th   171 yd´s
Hugh O´Neill 1 June 2002 7th   175 yd´s
Tom Doonan 20 July 2002 13th   156 yd´s
Shaw Campbell 20 July 2002 13th   170 yd´s
Norman Weir 24 August 2002 7th   181 yd´s
Roddy McIvor 7 September 2002 8th   152 yd´s
David Gibson 15 February 2003 8th   152 yd´s
Thomas Megarry 24 June 2003 16th   175 yd´s
Thomas McGrath 24 April 2004 2nd   143 yd´s
Alastair Laird 18 May 2004 13th   170 yd´s
Archie Calvert 15 June 2004 2nd   143 yd´s
Alastair Laird 24 June 2004 16th   175 yd´s
Martin Conway 27 June 2004 16th   185 yd´s
Paddy Kerley 9 July 2004 2nd   143 yd´s
Seamus McAleer 15 August 2004 8th   153 yd´s
Michael A. Eastwood 21 August 2004 2nd   143 yd´s
Boyd Millar 15 September 2004 7th   134 yd´s
Sheila Doonan 21 April 2005 11th   132 yd´s
Joseph Loughran 26 June 2005 11th   154 yd´s
Gregg Yates 30 July 2005 17th   167 yd´s
Dorothy Lyttle 4 August 2005 16th   164 yd´s
William Brown 1 October 2005 16th   191 yd´s
John R. McVitty 19 November 2005 7th   152 yd´s
Stanley Heron 17 March 2006 8th   184 yd´s
Martin Morris 25 June 2006 8th   184 yd´s
Derek Burton 21 July 2006 7th   153 yd´s
Stanley Heron 29 April 2007 16th   178 yd´s
Niall Doyle 22 May 2007 13th   154 yd´s
Tracy Moore 15 November 2007 7th   167 yd´s
Marty Monaghan 26 June 2021 7th   184 yd's