Waterford Castle golf club Waterford

Waterford Castle golf course Waterford

Waterford Castle Golf Course

Waterford Castle Club Crest

The unique Waterford Castle Golf Club and Hotel is Ireland’s only true island golf
course resort. Completely detached from the mainland and the only golf course in
Ireland, Europe and possibly the World to be accessed by private ferry.
On this privately owned 320 acre island, home of the world-renowned Waterford
Castle Hotel, sits a wonderful parkland golf course. Designed by Des Smyth, and
opened in 1992, this 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course leads you through
mature woodland and parkland. The course itself runs to 6,814 yards, off the medal
tees, and covers an area of over 200 acres.

Societies are welcome and group rates are available.

Green Fees Monday to Thursday: €35
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €50
Green Fees with a Member: €20/30
Green Fees for Opens: €20/30
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: €30
Yes
Buggy Hire: €30
Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 500
Designer Des Smyth
Founded 1992
Address

The Island,
Ballinakill,
Co. Waterford

Telephone 051-871633
Email golfdirector@waterfordcastleresort.com
Website Waterford Castle golf club website
Director of Golf: Ryan Madigan
Captain: David Power
Lady Captain: Rosina Lauri
Presidents': Declan Murphy & Miriuam Chestnutt
Vice-Captain: Liam Murray & Eame Astel
Hon. Secretary: John Hurley & Bruidget Tierney
Club Pro: Ryan Madigan  Phone: 051-871633
Hon. Treasurer: Brian Hegarty & Fiona Fitzgerald
Comp. Secretary: Kevin Kennedy & Sall Brennan
Waterford Castle Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:52.253357
Long:-7.059085
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 8.00am to Dusk
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: 9.00am to 11.00am Weekdays
Green Fees and Welcome: Other times Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Waterford Castle Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event* Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday 15 January   Closed 1
Ladies Prize to the Men
Sunday 14 May   Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Sunday 4 June   Closed 1
President's Prize Sunday 28 May
  Closed 1
Professional's Prize Sunday 16 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Sunday 23 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Sunday 6 August   Closed 1
Singles Stableford
Friday 17 March   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford
Wednesday 29 March
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 3 April   Open 1
Start of Open Week
Thursday 6 April
Sunday 9 April Open 4
Open Week Friday 7 April
  Open 1
Open Week Saturday 8 April   Open 1
Open Week Sunday 9 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Monday 1 May   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford
Wednesday 3 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 4 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 11 May   Open 1
L. & G. Sinoirs Singles Stableford Monday 15 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 18 May   Open 1
Club Fundraiser 4-Person Team Event
Friday 19 May Saturday 20 May Open 2
Club Fundraiser 4-Person Team Event Saturday 20 May   Open 1
L. & G. Sinoirs Singles Stableford Monday 22 May   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Texas Scramble Wednesday 24 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 25 May   Open 1
L. & G. Sinoirs Singles Stableford Monday 29 May   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Wednesday 30 May
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 1 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 8 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 15 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 29 June   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Wednesday 5 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 6 July   Open 1
Start of Open Week Friday 7 July Saturday 15 July Open 9
Fourball Betterball
Friday 7 July   Open 1
3-Person Team Event
Saturday 8 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles
Sunday 9 July   Open 1
3-Person Rumble
Monday 10 July   Open 1
3-Person Team Event
Tuesday 11 July   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event
Wednesday 12 July   Open 1
10-Hole 2-Person Team Event Wednesday 12 July   Open 1
Singles
Thursday 13 July   Open 1
3-Person Scramble
Friday 14 July   Open 1
3-Person Team Event Saturday 15 July   Open 1
10-Hole 2-Person Team Event Saturday 15 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 27 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 3 August   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford
Thursday 10 August
Open 1
Dunhill Golf Classic Friday 11 August   Open 1
Juniors Open Day Tuesday 15 August   Open
1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 24 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 31 August
  Open 1
Ladies Charity Day Wednesday 6 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 7 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 14 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 21 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 28 September   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 71 5,827 m
Red Par 70 SSS 72 5,103 m
Blue Par 72 SSS 73 6,231 m

Card

Hole No. Blue White Par Index Red Par Index
1 385 361 4 6
342 4 3
2 176 154 3 16 136 3 16
3 372 346 4 2
295 4 11
4 356 338 4 8
305 4 5
5 476 432 5 18 414 5 13
6 337 320 4 12 300 4 7
7 193 176 3 10
115 3 17
8 452 443 5 14 414 5 9
9 381 360 4 4
326 4 1
Out 3,128 2,930 36   2,647 36  
10 160 152 3 13 109 3 18
11 346 318 4 11 262 4 16
12 415 397 4 1
336 4 2
13 463 427 5 17 387 5 10
14 343 306 4 7
282 4 6
15 468 454 5 15 362 5 14
16 187 173 3 5
155 3 8
17 368 344 4 3
262 4 4
18 353 326 4 9
301 4 12
In 3,103 2,897 36   2,456 36  
Total 6,231 5,827 72   5,103 72  
SSS 72 72     70    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: Am. 66 Pat Madigan

Ladies Course Record: 71 Katie Aherne

Members Achievements

Waterford Castle won the Munster Final of the Irish Mixed Foursomes at Dromoland Castle Golf Club on Saturday 9th August 2014 when they beat East Cork Golf Club by 4-matches to 1-match in the Final having beaten Killarney Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-Matches in the Semi-Final.
They made the long journey to Warrenpoint Golf Club to take part in the All-Ireland deciders. They met Ulster Champions Rosapenna Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Friday 4th September and booked their place in the All-Ireland Final the following day when they accounted for the Donegal Club by 3-matches to 2-matches.
First on the tee was Ben Murray with Patsy Garry who beat Pat Boyce with Ann Currie by 5 and 4, next up was Sam Power was Bridget Tierney who lost out to Club owner Frank Casey Jnr. with Terri McBride by 2-holes, they were followed by Pat Madigan with Anna Glavin who recorded a 3 and 2 win over Enda Kennedy with Dympna Kelly, the penultimate match of Niall O'Connell with Kay Walsh went 3 and 2 to the Donegal pair of Marty McDermott with Orla Lenny, so their place in the decider hinged on the bottom match of Denny Sinnott with Fiona Fitzgerald who had a comfortable 4 and 2 win over Con Boyce with Susanne Gallagher and with it their place in the All-Ireland Final.
They met Leinster Champions Castlecomer in the decider who had accounted for Connacht Champions Portumna Golf Club by 3½-matches to 1½-matches in their Semi-Final.
First on the tee was Ben Murray with Patsy Garry who beat Tommy O'Neill wit Betty Owens by a comfortable 8 and 7, next up was Liam Coady with Bridget Tierney who lost out to Jason Brennan with Ann Ring by 5 and 4, they were followed by Pat Madigan with Kay Walsh who also lost their match against Michael Daly with Joan Brennan by 3 and 2, the penultimate match of Francis Reynolds with Mary Madigan had a 3 and 1 win over Victor Smyth with Teresa Manning, the bottom match of Denny Sinnott with Fiona Fitzgerald clinched the green pennant when they beat Ken Hovenden with Maria Downey by 3 and 2.

My congratulations to Kevin Phelan on his call-up to the Walker Cup team to represent Great Britain & Ireland against the USA at the National Golf Links of America in Southampton, New York from September 7th and 8th.

Kevin Phelan ( Honorary Member) has won his European Tour Card for the 2014 season.
Qualified to play in the 2 US Open’s as an amateur
Jack Power & David Walsh were part of the Waterpark team that won the

Junior All Ireland Schools Championship 2014 at Nenagh Golf Club
Bill Murray, Niall O’Connell & Thomas Martin were part of the victorious De la Salle team that won the Senior All Ireland Schools Championship.

Waterford Castle Golf Club won the All-Ireland Junior Foursomes in 2009, when the team was Sean O’Sullivan, Kevin O’Leary, Patrick Rohan and Garry Walshe they were managed by Steven Walshe and Tom O’Leary the coach was Pat Madigan.

The Ladies of Waterford Castle Golf Club won the Mid Leinster Minor Cup P. Garvey, B. Tierney, D. McCarty, R. Moynihan, F. Fitzgerald, E. Carroll and L. Brophy they were managed by M. Fogarty and C. Flynn.

Waterford Castle Golf Club got to the Munster Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield at Limerick Golf Club in 1998, when the team was C. Ahearne, J. Hegarty, D. O'Leary, J. Dalton, J. Nolan, J, Morrissey, T. Clancy, K. O'Brien, L. McCarthy, J. Hughey and B. Mulhall, they were managed by L. Coady.

Waterford Castle Golf Club won the Belvedere Cup in 2003.

Kathleen Walsh and Carmel Walsh qualified for the National Finals of the Kellogg's Ladies Golf Challenge at Druid's Glen Golf Club on the 21st of August 2001.

Members who played representative golf for their Country or Province;

Kevin Phelan is an Irish International from 2010 to the present day Kevin Qualified for the US-Open at Pebble Beach in 2010 and again at Merion Golf Club in 2013.

J. McCleane represented Munster in the Boys Interprovincial Championships in 2007 playing 4-times won 2-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 4-points;

History of Waterford Castle

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
C. O'Connell 1992 Men's Captain
E. J. Kearns 1992 President
C. O'Connell 1993 Men's Captain
E. J. Kearns 1993 President
M. G. Bowe 1994 Men's Captain
E. J. Kearns 1994 President
C. Power 1995 Ladies Captain
P. Delany 1995 Men's Captain
E. J. Kearns 1995 President
B. Edmondson 1996 Ladies Captain
C. Power 1996 Ladies President
T. Sinnott 1996 Men's Captain
E. J. Kearns 1996 President
M. Bond 1997 Ladies Captain
C. Power 1997 Ladies President
C. Bond 1997 Men's Captain
T. Sinnott 1997 President
C. Flynn 1998 Ladies Captain
T. Drohan 1998 Men's Captain
J. Murphy 1998 President
Clare Cotter-Sheane 1999 Ladies Captain
Liam McCarthy 1999 Men's Captain
M. G. Bowe 1999 President
Paula Drohan 2000 Ladies Captain
Clare Cotter-Sheane 2000 Ladies President
Robbie Walsh 2000 Men's Captain
Tony Fitzgerald 2000 President
Jeanette O'Keeffe 2001 Ladies Captain
Ita Shipsey 2001 Ladies President
John Sherwood 2001 Men's Captain
Dave Sheane 2001 President
Heather Sherwood 2002 Ladies Captain
Ita Shipsey 2002 Ladies President
Jackie O'Keeffe 2002 Men's Captain
Jimmy Mulvaney 2002 President
Rosemary Canty 2003 Ladies Captain
Lily Martin 2003 Ladies President
Cormac Aherne 2003 Men's Captain
Tom O'Leary 2003 President
Phyllis Sinnott 2004 Ladies Captain
M. O'Neill 2004 Ladies President
John O'Meara 2004 Men's Captain
Tom O'Leary 2004 President
Kathleen Walsh 2005 Ladies Captain
Carmel Flynn 2005 Ladies President
Jerry Canty 2005 Men's Captain
Pat Crowley 2005 President
Margaret O'Hara 2006 Ladies Captain
Maria Shefflin 2006 Ladies President
Martin Bolger 2006 Men's Captain
Cliff Bond 2006 President
Fionnuala Hatton  2007 Ladies Captain
Heather Sherwood 2007 Ladies President
Noel Dalton 2007 Men's Captain
Denis Shefflin 2007 President
Patrica Walsh 2008 Ladies Captain
Patricia Connolly 2008 Ladies President
Paul Gavin 2008 Men's Captain
Tom Drohan 2008 President
Margaret Fogarty 2009 Ladies Captain
Sheila O'Mara 2009 Ladies President
Chris Kavanagh 2009 Men's Captain
Des Phelan 2009 President
Miriam Chestnutt 2010 Ladies Captain
Margaret O'Hara 2010 Ladies President
Jim Ryan 2010 Men's Captain
John Mullally 2010 President
Andrea Kennedy 2011 Ladies Captain
Phyllis Sinnott 2011 Ladies President
Redmond O'Donoghue 2011 Men's Captain
Jim Brennan 2011 President
Bridget Tierney 2012 Ladies Captain
Kay Walsh 2012 Ladies President
John Fogarty 2012 Men's Captain
Liam McCarthy 2012 President
Patricia Garry
2013 Ladies Captain
Sheelagh Browne 
2013 Ladies President
Brian Hegarty 2013 Men's Captain
Tony Lee
2013 President
Sheelagh Browne 2014 Ladies Captain
Margaret Fogarty 2014 Ladies President
Pat Crowley 2014 Men's Captain
Michael McGarry 2014 President
Deirdre McCarthy 2015 Ladies Captain
  2015 Ladies President
Liam Coady 2015 Men's Captain
John Caulfield 2015 President
Anne McGarry
2016 Ladies Captain
Eileen Walsh
2016 Ladies President
Liam Fitzpatrick 2016 Men's Captain
Michale Lane
2016 President
Rosina Lauri 2017 Ladies Captain
Miriuam Chestnutt
2017 Ladies President
David Power 2017 Men's Captain
Declan Murphy
2017 President
Clare Cotter-Sheane (8.8) 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Kevin Phelan 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
Kevin O'Leary 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
Stephen McCarthy 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
Pat Madigan (0) 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Waterford Castle

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Dick Cullinane 1 January 1994 2nd   176 m
Dick Cullinane 1 January 1998 16th   187 m
Fionnuala Hatton 9 July 1999 2nd   129 m
Margaret Bond 2 January 2000 16th   155 m
Eugene Hennessy 21 June 2000 7th   176 m
Eugene Wall 16 April 2001 10th 7-iron 160 m
Cecily Kennedy 19 March 2001 7th   115 m
Phyllis Sinnott 13 September 2003 2nd   136 m
Phyllis Sinnott 2 November 2003 2nd   136 m
Maura Coady 5 August 2006 10th   109 m
Cecily Kennedy 19 March 2007 7th   115 m
Jack Savage 10 November 2007 7th   177 m
Ian Manto 12 July 2008 16th   184 m
Barbara Brown 12 July 2008 10th   109 m
Mary Madigan 17 November 2010 10th   109 m
Carmel Flynn 15 June 2011 15th   136 m
Maria Shefflin 13 July 2011 10th   109 m
Maria Shefflin 18 September 2011 10th   109 m
Phyllis Sinnott 29 July 2012 10th   109 m
Phyllis Sinnott 5 May 2016 7th 5-wood
115 m