Glasson golf club Westmeath

Glasson golf course Westmeath

Glasson Golf Course

Glasson Club Crest

Designed by Ryder Cup Hero Christy O’Connor Jnr., Glasson Golf Club opened to the playing public in 1993, at 7,120 yds of the blue stakes this championship course will test the best of golfers and will be enjoyed by all.

Surrounded by Lough Ree on three sides it is set in the most spectacular of landscapes. Somebody described it as "One of the most scenic pieces of land I’ve ever seen in my life, with the first nine overlooking Lough Ree and the second nine Killinure Bay. There is nothing I’ve seen that comes close to that."

The course is a Mecca of feature holes, but the 15th is a fantastic little hole measuring 185 yd’s, with both the tee and the green situated in Lough Ree, will test the nerve of any golfer, a watery grave awaits the wayward shot, this is followed by three fine finishing holes and its back to the clubhouse.

The Reid Family have created what is now known as "The Glasson Experience" with their new 4 Star, 65-bedroom hotel adjacent to the clubhouse, with magnificent views of the golf course and Lough Ree. 

Glasson is a must for any golfer visiting the Midlands or for your Societies Weekend away.

Societies are welcome and group rates are available.

Glasson Golf Hotel & Country Club was voted No. 71-ranked golf coursein Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Down-3);

Glasson Golf Hotel & Country Club was voted No. 74-ranked golf coursein Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Down-1);

Glasson Golf Hotel & Country Club was voted No. 73-ranked golf coursein Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Down-9);

Glasson Golf Hotel & Country Club was voted No. 64-ranked golf coursein Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Down-8);

Glasson Golf Hotel & Country Club was voted No. 56-ranked golf coursein Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Up-6);

Glasson Golf Hotel & Country Club was voted No. 62-ranked golf coursein Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

Glasson Golf Hotel & Country Club was voted No. 60-ranked golf coursein Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;

Glasson Golf Hotel & Country Club was voted  No. 46-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;

Glasson Golf Hotel & Country Club was voted  No. 32-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;

Glasson Golf Hotel & Country Club was voted No. 15-Parkland/Inland 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;

  • Golf Deals » Glasson

  • Stay & Play @ Glasson Country House Hotel €125.00

    Offer valid from 16 Feb 2017 to 30 Nov 2017 Detail:

    Treat yourself to a true Golfers Escape for 1 B&B, 1 Golf & 1 Dinner with panoramic Lake Views, Championship Golf and sumptuous Dinner in our spectacular New Killinure Restaurant for two people where they will enjoy the renowned Warm Welcome from all our staff.  Please state your preferred Tee Time on your Booking Comments. Min Stay: 1 From: €125 pps

Green Fees Mon. to Thurs.: €40
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €50
Green Fees with a Member: 50%
Green Fees for Opens: €20/35
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: Preferred
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 183
Designer Christy O'Connor Jnr.
Founded 1993
Address

Glasson,
Athlone,
Co. Westmeath

Telephone 090-6485120
Email info@glassongolf.ie
Website Glasson golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Gareth Jones
Captain:
Lady Captain:   
President: Tom Reid
Vice-Captains':  & 
Hon. Secretary: Willie McCormack & Marian Diffley 
Club Pro: Colm Moriarty & Philip Murphy
Hon. Treasurer: John Shea & Joan Groarke
Handicap Secretary: Bob McGonagle & Mary McCullagh
Glasson Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.477238
Long:-7.895662
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 8.00am 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

Glasson Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Saturday 12 February   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Sunday 2 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Sunday 2 July   Closed 1
President's Prize Sunday 27 August   Closed 1
Singles Stableford Monday 5 June   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 73 SSS 74 6,836 yd's
Yellow Par 73 SSS 71 6,313 yd's
Red Par 73 SSS 74 5,606 yd's
Blue Par 73 SSS 76 7,215 yd's

Card

Hole No. Blue White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 396 373 350 4 8 317 4 15
2 552 536 491 5 13 447 5 11
3 219 190 175 3 7 154 3 7
4 406 384 368 4 5 325 4 3
5 199 177 158 3 11 138 3 17
6 559 535 498 5 12 438 5 9
7 410 386 357 4 2 316 4 1
8 432 404 387 4 14 353 4 5
9 412 377 338 4 10 294 4 13
Out 3,585 3,362 3,122 36   2,782 36  
10 513 508 476 5 18 415 5 18
11 183 170 156 3 17 133 3 16
12 406 384 374 4 9 358 4 8
13 397 369 323 4 3 294 4 2
14 566 563 523 5 15 462 5 10
15 185 177 127 3 4 115 3 12
16 452 417 376 4 1 334 4 4
17 545 525 495 5 16 396 5 14
18 383 361 341 4 8 317 4 6
In 3,630 3,474 3,191 36   2,824 37  
Total 7,215 6,836 6,313 72   5,606 73  
SSS 76 74 71     74    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: Pro. 63 Michael Lorenzo-Vera 02/08/2007

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

Glasson Golf Hotel & Country Club trio, of Lady Captain Pauline Smith, Captain Tony McCarthy and Vice-Captain John Parker, were 3rd in the regional qualifiers of the Mercedes Benz-Irish Independent Executive Golf Trophy Tournament at Galway Bay Golf & Country Club in May 2001. Pauline playing off 26, Tony off 14 and John off 9 returned 77 points. They went on to compete in the National Finals at the K Club on the 13th of August. 

Local knowledge played its part when husband and wife Claire and Joe Kenny had 58 points in the Regional Qualifiers of the Spar-Irish Independent National Mixed Pairs, and booked their place in the final at St. Margaret's. This is a unique competition where the first six holes are played as a scramble, the next six as foursomes, and finishes with singles.

Moira Grogan is the only Lady Member to have had a hole-in-one and she did it on the 15th, the year she was Captain in 1996.

History of Glasson

The Reid family had Ryder Cup player Christy O'Connor Jnr. design this 18-hole course just outside Glasson Village, which opened for play in 1993. They are continuing the development of this magnificent course, with a new hotel with 30 high-quality rooms overlooking Lough Ree and the finishing six-holes.

Location

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Frances McVeigh 1994 Ladies Captain
Jim Casey 1994 Men's Captain
Tom Reid 1994 President
Sally Ronaghan 1995 Ladies Captain
Ted Carty 1995 Men's Captain
Tom Reid 1995 President
Moira Grogan 1996 Ladies Captain
Ray Groarke 1996 Men's Captain
Tom Reid 1996 President
Mary Moran 1997 Ladies Captain
Eamonn Barrett 1997 Men's Captain
Tom Reid 1997 President
Brid Keane 1998 Ladies Captain
Terry O'Neill 1998 Men's Captain
Tom Reid 1998 President
Bridie Meagher 1999 Ladies Captain
Alan Mitchell 1999 Men's Captain
Tom Reid 1999 President
Lorraine Killalea 2000 Ladies Captain
Michael Fuery 2000 Men's Captain
Tom Reid 2000 President
Pauline Smith 2001 Ladies Captain
Tony McCarthy 2001 Men's Captain
Tom Reid 2001 President
Patrica McGiverry 2002 Ladies Captain
John Parker 2002 Men's Captain
Tom Reid 2002 President
  2003 Ladies Captain
Joseph Kenny 2003 Men's Captain
Tom Reid 2003 President
Claire Kenny 2004 Ladies Captain
Oliver Fahy 2004 Men's Captain
Tom Reid 2004 President
Dympna Gillen 2005 Ladies Captain
Martin Egan 2005 Men's Captain
Tom Reid 2005 President
Felicy Rattigan 2006 Ladies Captain
Joe Spollen 2006 Men's Captain
Tom Reid 2006 President
Carole Nally 2007 Ladies Captain
Dermot Fox 2007 Men's Captain
Tom Reid 2007 President
Marie Sudway 2008 Ladies Captain
Liam Rattigan 2008 Men's Captain
Tom Reid 2008 President
Breda Reid 2009 Ladies Captain
Sean Kelly 2009 Men's Captain
Tom Reid 2009 President
Loypla Lowry 2010 Ladies Captain
James Shivnan 2010 Men's Captain
Tom Reid 2010 President
Kathleen McGann 2011 Ladies Captain
Tommy McArdle 2011 Men's Captain
Tom Reid 2011 President
Marian Diffey 2012 Ladies Captain
Enda Duffy 2012 Men's Captain
Tom Reid 2012 President
Anne Kelly 2013 Ladies Captain
Liam Higgins 2013 Men's Captain
Tom Reid 2013 President
Julie Furey 2014 Ladies Captain
Pat Gillen 2014 Men's Captain
Tom Reid 2014 President
Tina Donohue 2015 Ladies Captain
Philip Fagan 2015 Men's Captain
Tom Reid 2015 President
  2016 Ladies Captain
  2016 Men's Captain
Tom Reid 2016 President
  2017 Ladies Captain
  2017 Men's Captain
Tom Reid 2017 President
Anne Kelly 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Peter Wallace 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Glasson

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Moira Grogan 1996 15th   115 yd's
Ger Carroll 22 April 1999  5th   177 yd’s
Sally Cushnahan 16 September 2006 3rd   154 yd’s
Seamus Shinners 15 May 2008 3rd   175 yd’s