Moate golf club Westmeath

Moate golf course Westmeath

Moate Golf Course

Moate Club Crest

Originally founded in 1900 Moate Golf Club moved to its present location in 1940 as a 9-hole course. To accommodate the growing membership it was extended to 18-holes in 1993. This Bobby Browne designed course is set in gently rolling parkland and presents a wide variety of challenges to both the beginner and the experienced golfer. Every shot presents a new challenge and precise placing of the tee shot will greatly aid your score.

Moate Golf Club is noted far and wide for its hospitality and friendliness of its members. The new clubhouse built in 1997 provides all the facilities that the golfer of today requires and is well worth a visit.

Green Fees Midweek: €20
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €25
Green Fees with a Member: €10/15
Green Fees for Opens: €10
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: No
Buggy Hire: €25 Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 548
Designer Bobby Brown
Founded 1900
Address

Aghanargit,
Moate,
Co. Westmeath

Telephone 090-6481271
Email moategolfclub@eircom.net
Website Moate golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Anna O'Brien
Captain: Andy Dunne
Lady Captain: Beth Dunne
Presidents': Kieran Heavin & Vera Burgoyne
Vice-Captains': George Garvey & Loreto Boland
Hon. Secretary: Marion Mullen, Padraig Keenan & Mary Horan
Club Pro: None Shop
Hon. Treasurer: Sean Dunne, Mike Hiney & Kathleen Conlon
Comp. Secretary: Jimmy Kassaris & Betty Behan
Moate Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.400757
Long:-7.729011
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General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 9.00am to 11.30pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Sundays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Moate Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday 5 March   Closed 1
Vice-Captain's Prize Saturday 6 May Sunday 7 May Closed 2
Vice-Captain's Prize Sunday 7 May   Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 24 June Sunday 25 June Closed 2
President's Prize Sunday 25 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Sunday 9 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize (Q) Saturday 22 July
Sunday 13 August Closed 2
Captain's Prize (Q) Sunday 23 July
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 29 July
  Closed 1
Lady President's Prize
Monday 17 September
Closed 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 17 March Saturday 18 March Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 18 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 6 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 14 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 17 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 29 April
Monday 1 May
Open 3
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 30 April

Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 1 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 11 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 18 May   Open 1
Senior Scratch Cup Saturday 20 May Sunday 21 May Open 2
Senior Scratch Cup Sunday 21 May   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup Saturday 20 May Sunday 21 May Open 2
Junior Scratch Cup Sunday 21 May   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Saturday 20 May Sunday 21 May Open 2
Inter. Scratch Cup Sunday 21 May   Open 1
Minor Scratch Cup Saturday 20 May Sunday 21 May Open 2
Minor Scratch Cup Sunday 21 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 25 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 27 May Sunday 28 May Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 28 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 1 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 5 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 22 June
Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 29 June   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Saturday 1 July Sunday 2 July Open
2
Ladies Singles Stableford Sunday 2 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 6 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 13 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 20 July
Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 27 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 3 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 7 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 10 August
Open 1
Moate GAA Classic Saturday 12 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 17 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 24 August   Open 1
Club Classic Friday 25 August Sunday 27 August Open 3
Club Classic Saturday 26 August  
Open 1
Club Classic Sunday 27 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 31 August
  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 30 September
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 5 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 12 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 19 October   Open 1
Last L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 26 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 30 October   Open 1

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Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 70 5,752 m
Yellow Par 72 SSS 69 5,615 m
Red Par 73 SSS 72 4,973 m
Blue Par 72 SSS 71 5,936 m

Card

Hole No. Blue White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 314 292 282 4 11 277 4 6
2 166 166 150 3 9 111 3 16
3 329 309 295 4 7 279 4 2
4 99 99 99 3 13 101 3 12
5 406 406 394 4 1 380 5 8
6 362 350 335 4 3 234 4 14
7 349 349 345 4 5 281 4 4
8 332 332 327 4 15 288 4 10
9 254 254 250 4 18 255 4 18
Out 2,611 2,557 2,477 34   2,206 35  
10 320 320 315 4 17 303 4 15
11 384 344 338 4 4 305 4 11
12 326 326 318 4 8 251 4 17
13 308 292 287 4 16 285 4 3
14 460 460 452 5 10 381 5 9
15 171 155 150 3 6 133 3 13
16 476 476 468 5 12 414 5 1
17 389 345 340 4 2 309 4 5
18 491 477 470 5 14 386 5 7
In 3,325 3,195 3,138 38   2,767 38  
Total 5,936 5,752 5,615 72   4,973 73  
SSS 71 70 69     72    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 67 Denis White (3) 16/09/2003

Ladies Course Record: 74 Kathleen Kelly (12) 01/08/2001

Members Achievements

The Ladies of Moate Golf Club won the Mid-Leinster Final of the Intermediate Cup at Tramore Golf Club on Saturday 4th September 2010, when they beat Wexford Golf Club in the decider. They made their way to Donabate Golf Club to compete in the National deciders and were drawn against Connacht Champions Galway Bay Golf Club in the All-Ireland quarter-final.

First on the tee was Pearse Corbett (16) who lost her match to Helen O'Flaherty (17) by 5 and 4, next up was Sinead Healy (19) against Orla Shields (18) who lost her match by 6 and 4 to the Galway player, next up was Veronica McCormack (20) who had a similar result against Aoife Killeen (19). Mary Egan (21) was 2-up against Deirdre Toohey (19) when called in and Eileen White (22) was all-square Sheila Reilly (19) when her match finished.

The Ladies of Moate Golf Club won the Mid-Leinster Final of the Junior Foursomes at Tramore Golf Club on Saturday 4th September 2010, when they beat Enniscorthy Golf Club in the decider by 2½ matches to a ½ match, first on the tee was Veronica Coughlan with Eleanor Fitzpatrick who beat Julie McCarthy with Lori Whitney by 1-hole, they were followed by Kathleen Conlon with Anita McLoughlin who recorded a 2 and 1 win over the Wexford pair of Marie Dunphy with Marie Duggan, the bottom match of Geraldine Coughlan with Clodagh O'Dowd against Annette Cullen with Joan Miller was called in.
They made their way to Donabate Golf Club to compete in the National deciders and were drawn against Connacht Champions Mountbellew Golf Club in the All-Ireland quarter-final. First on the tee was Kathleen Conlon (17) with Anita McLoughlin (24) against Siobhan Fallon (16) with Mary Hyland (19), they were followed by Veronica Coughlan (20) with Eleanor Fitzpatrick (22) against Connie O'Brien (18) with Kathleen Bergin (20), the bottom match of Geraldine Coughlan (19) with Clodagh O'Dowd (27) against Helen Costello (15) with Caroline Delaney (23).

The Ladies of Moate Golf Club won the Mid-Leinster Final of the AA-Insurance Junior Foursomes ILGU Championship in 2008, they made their way to Limerick Golf Club to compete in the National deciders, where they met Ulster Champions Ardglass Golf Club in the All-Ireland quarter-final. First on the tee was Pearse Corbett (17) with Mary Egan (21) who beat Angela Casey (18) with Kathleen King (20) by1-hole, they were followed by Ann Whelan (18) with Mags Galvin (21) who lost their match to Maura Fitzpatrick (19) with Roisin Byrne (20) by 1-hole, in the bottom match Beth Dunne (18) with Breda Kelly (23) had a 3 and 1 win over Dorothy McMullan (20) with Pat Murphy (23).

They met Munster Champions Rathbane Golf Club the following day in the All-Ireland Final and were led again by Pearse Corbett (17) with Mary Egan (21) who lost their match by 2 and 1 to Anne Marie Kilroy (19) with Anne Byrnes (23), the second match of Ann Whelan (18) with Carmel Carroll (20) was a 2 and 1 win against Jude Byrne (18) with Marie Barker (27), in the bottom match Beth Dunne (18) with Breda Kelly (23) lost their match by a similar margin against Marie Bartlett (21) with Margaret O'Sullivan (27).
The Ladies of Moate Golf Club won the Mid-Leinster Final and were All-Ireland runners-up in the AA-Insurance ILGU inter-club Championship Intermediat Cup in 2006, they made their way to Headfort Golf Club to compete in the National deciders, where they met Connaught Champions Mountbellew Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final and recorded a 4-matches to 1-match win over the Galway Club.

They were led by Eileen White (19) who had a comfortable 5 and 4 win over Aoife Fallon (18), she was followed by Mary Rohan (19) who won her match by 3 and 2 against Laura Burke (18), next up was Beth Dunne (20) who lost out by 4 and 2 against Mary Hyland (19), the penultimate match of Pearse Corbett (20) was a 3 and 1 win against Kathleen Bergin (19), in the bottom match Margaret Galvin (21) recorded a 3 and 2 win over Mary Costello (20) .

They met East-Leinster Champions Craddockstown Golf Club the following day in the All-Ireland Final, they were led again by Eileen White (19) who lost her match by 2 and 1 against Eileen Jones (18), she was followed by Mary Rohan (19) who had a 3 and 2 win over Brigid Kennedy (18), next up was Beth Dunne (20) who had a 2-hole win over Eileen O'Donnell (19), the penultimate match was as close as it gets when Pearse Corbett (20) lost her match by 1-hole against Frances Corrigan (20), in the bottom match Margaret Galvin (21) had a similar close thing when losing by 1-hole to Rosemary O'Connor (20).

Moate Golf Club won the BMW All-Ireland, Irish Mixed Foursomes at Monkstown Golf Club on 1 st September 2005. They beat Munster Champions Newcastle West in the All-Ireland Final by 3 ½ matches to 1 ½ matches. and Connacht Champions Enniscrone in the All-Ireland Semi-Final by 4 matches to 1 match.

First on the tee for the Final was M. Power & V. Coughlan against N. O'Grady & T. O'Shaughnessy and they recorded a 1-hole win for the Leinster Champions. They were followed by L. Galvin & C. Connolly against F. Geary & K. Cussen who had another 1-hole win over the Munster pair. Next up was O. Grogan & E. White who had a very convincing 5 and 4 win over T. O'Connor & Margaret McAuliffe. The penultimate pair was B. Burke & M. Galvan against F. Moore & Martina McAuliffe this match ended all-square. The final match saw E. Coughlan & G. Coughlan against M. Stack & J. Scanlan who lost by 5 and 3.

In the All-Ireland Semi-Final against Enniscrone L. Galvin & C. Connolly lead the way with a very convincing 7 and 6 win over B. Casey & L. Loftus. They were followed by O. Grogan & E. White against S. Wade & M. Byrne who won by 3 and 1. Next on the tee was M. Power & V. Coughlan who halved their match with D. Basquill & M. Forde. The next pair was B. Burke & M. Galvin who recorded a 2 and 1 win over R. Cloonan & M. Carroll. The anchor team was husband and wife E. & G. Coughlan who halved their match with T. Donovan & M. McDaid, which gave them a comfortable passage to the All-Ireland Final.

2004 Lady Captain Mary Egan (20) and her Captain's Prize Winner Eileen White (19) were leading qualifiers with 38 pts. in the Volkswagen-Irish Independent Lady Captain's Classic at Co. Sligo Golf Club in August 2004 they qualified for the National Finals at Hermitage on 4th October.

The Ladies of Moate Golf Club won the National Final of the Nutri-Grain Ladies Golf Challenge at Druid's Glen when they returned a score of 40 points to win by five clear shots from their nearest rivals from Milltown. Congratulations to Veronica McCormack and Geraldine Coughlan on their wonderful win.

Lady Captain Kay Kenny (26) and her Captain's Prize winner Olive Costello (20) were leading qualifiers in the Volkswagen-Irish Independent Lady Captains Golf Classic at Slieve Russell Golf Club, with 36pts. in August 2002. They went on to the National Finals at Druid's Glen in September.

Lady Captain Dolores Moodley and her Captain's Prize winner Veronica McCormack topped the qualifiers in the Volkswagen-Irish Independent Lady Captain's Classic in August 2001. Playing the Slieve Russell shortly after the North West of Ireland, everybody found the course very difficult. Dolores playing off 32 and Veronica playing off 18 returned 29 points. This was ample to book their place in the National Finals at Druid's Glen on October the 1st. Dolores had to cancel another booking in order to keep her chances alive to win a National title. When she phoned her husband to tell him the good news, he reminded her they had booked a holiday in Spain the same week.

Husband & Wife Eileen and Denis White, who won the Grand Final of the Spar-Irish Independent Mixed Pairs challenge in Tenerife in 2000. They made a fine start to the defence of their title when they were leading regional qualifiers at City West in June 2001. They returned a fine 61 points score to book their place in the National Finals at Adare Manor Golf & Country Club in August. Eileen playing off 23 and Dennis playing off 4 were five shots better than anybody else on the day.

Prior to 2001:

Moate Golf Club won the All-Ireland Jimmy Bruen Shield at Athlone G. C. in 1998 when they beat Portumna in the final. The squad was Padraig Geaghty, Michael Glennon, Dominic Fitzpatrick, Tommy Rosney, Kieran Heavin, Thomas Higgins, Adrian Lynch, George Digan, Louis Cunningham, Tom Flattery, Eamon Connolly, Brendan Keogh, Demion Farrell, Kieran Rosney, Paddy O'Brien, Paddy Egan, Liam Conally and Rob Dolan. They were captained by, Martin Forde and Managed by Joe Digan.

Moate won the All-Ireland Irish Junior Cup at Lahinch G. C. in 2000, when they beat Milltown in the Leinster Final. They went on to meet Athenry in the All-Ireland semi-final at Lahinch on 21st September 2000.  They beat Athenry 4 to 1 in the Semi-Final and went on to beat Monkstown 3.5 to 1.5 in the National Final. The squad was Karl Fitzsimons, Thomas Fox, Eamon Coughlan, Thomas Higgins and Dominick Fitzpatrick, Tom Flattery, Liam Galvin, George Digan, Mick Glennon, Louis Cunningham and Kieran Heavin. They were co-managed by Billy Coughlin and Seamus Buckley.

Moate won the Heineken Mixed Foursomes in 1998. The squad was Ollie Grogan, Kieran Heavin, Eamon Coughlan, Marie Rooney, Michael Power, Patricia Burke, Bert Burke, Maura Doyle, Dinny White, Anita McLoughlin, Liam Galvin, Kieran Rosney, Kathleen Grogan, Geraldine Coughlin and Eileen White. They were co-managed by Margaret Galvin and Joe Creggy.

The Ladies of Moate won the Midlands Trophy in 1999. The squad was Eileen White, Cathy Fahy, Margaret Galvin, Vera Burgoyne, Betty Fox, Margaret Byrne and Kathleen George. They were managed by, Emer Quinn. They also won it in 1987 when the squad was Eileen White, Maura Doyle, Anna O'Brien, Patricia Burke, Anita McLoughlin and Kathleen Conlon. They won the Midland Plate in 1994 when the team was Sarah Flanagan, Frances Longwood, Angela Valden, Cathy Fahy and Anna O'Brien.

Denis White, together with Eddie Condron (Greystones G.C.) and David Jackson was selected on the Irish team, which played in the inaugural European Seniors Nations Cup, played at La Manga G.C. in Spain, from the 15th to the 17th, June 2000.

Congratulations to Eileen (22) and Denis (3) White on winning the Grand Final of the Spar-Irish Independent Mixed Pairs Final at Golf del Sur, Tenerife, in November 2000, with rounds of 53 in the Scramble, 36 in the Foursomes and 69 in the singles. They booked their place in the National Final at St. Margaret's G.C. having shot 57 points in the regional qualifying round at Glasson G.C. in this unique format where the first six holes are played as a scramble, the next six as foursomes and the last six as singles. The Grand Final is the same format over three rounds.  Denis won the East of Ireland at Baltray in 1976.

Moate won the Midlands Trophy, in 1999.

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

B. Burke represented Ireland at Senior (55+) in 2004 playing 5-times won 1-match halved two and lost 2-matches accumulating 4-points;

History of Moate

Instituted 1900 affiliated 1940

Golf can be traced back to 1900 at Moate. The "Irish Golfer" 23rd January, 1901, records "During the past months the Royal and Ancient game has established a firm footing in the sporting little town of Moate, Co. Westmeath. Links have been secured along a line of gravel hills adjacent to the town and no exertion has been spared by the Hon. Secretary to make them as perfect as possible. They afford quite a diversity of hazards"

The first President was Mr. C. O’Donoghue, the first Captain was H. A. S. Upton, and it had a membership of over fifty with the men paying an annual subscription of £1 and the ladies ten shillings.

It would appear the club went into decline between 1937 and 1940 when it was revived. There is a fine new clubhouse and there are now eighteen-holes.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Mrs. Margaret Dolan 1990 Ladies Captain
M. Lowe 1990 Ladies President
Mick Cooney 1990 Men's Captain
B. Costello 1990 President
Sheila Flanagan 1991 Ladies Captain
M. Lowe 1991 Ladies President
Fred Payne 1991 Men's Captain
P. J. Grogan 1991 President
Patricia Burke 1992 Ladies Captain
M. Maxwell 1992 Ladies President
Bob Traynor 1992 Men's Captain
P. J. Grogan 1992 President
Elizabeth Ross 1993 Ladies Captain
M. Maxwell 1993 Ladies President
Tom Sugrue 1993 Men's Captain
P. J. Grogan 1993 President
Anne Flannery 1994 Ladies Captain
M. Maxwell 1994 Ladies President
Chris Tuohy 1994 Men's Captain
M. Glennon 1994 President
Eamer Quinn 1995 Ladies Captain
K. Grogan 1995 Ladies President
Joe Digan 1995 Men's Captain
M. Glennon 1995 President
Cath Fahy 1996 Ladies Captain
K. Grogan 1996 Ladies President
Liam Galvin 1996 Men's Captain
M. Glennon 1996 President
Louise Curley 1997 Ladies Captain
K. Grogan 1997 Ladies President
Bert Burke 1997 Men's Captain
L. Cornally 1997 President
Sheila Stafford 1998 Ladies Captain
B. McKnight 1998 Ladies President
Tony Power 1998 Men's Captain
L. Cornally 1998 President
Vera Burgoyne 1999 Ladies Captain
B. McKnight 1999 Ladies President
Martin Forde 1999 Men's Captain
T. Sugrue 1999 President
Margaret Galvin 2000 Ladies Captain
B. McKnight 2000 Ladies President
Liam Allen 2000 Men's Captain
Hugh Conlon 2000 President
Delores Moodley 2001 Ladies Captain
A. McLoughlin 2001 Ladies President
Joe Creggy 2001 Men's Captain
Hugh Conlon 2001 President
Kay Kenny 2002 Ladies Captain
Louis Cunningham 2002 Men's Captain
Charley Doyle 2002 President
Betty Behan 2003 Ladies Captain
Seamus Buckley 2003 Men's Captain
Anita McLoughlin 2003 President
Mary Egan 2004 Ladies Captain
Kieran Heavin 2004 Men's Captain
Charlie Doyle 2004 President
Kathleen McDonnell 2005 Ladies Captain
Ollie Seery 2005 Men's Captain
Jim O'Brien 2005 President
Carmel Carroll 2006 Ladies Captain
Kevin Lowry 2006 Men's Captain
Eileen White 2006 President
Pauline Farrell  2007 Ladies Captain
Joe Mullen 2007 Men's Captain
Eileen White 2007 President
Mary Kerrigan 2008 Ladies Captain
Padraig Keenan 2008 Men's Captain
Michael O'Brien 2008 President
Carmel Scully 2009 Ladies Captain
Dermot Kenny 2009 Men's Captain
Maura Doyle 2009 President
Marion Mullen 2010 Ladies Captain
Frank Kiernan 2010 Men's Captain
Fred Payne 2010 President
Helen Kelly 2011 Ladies Captain
P. J. Higgins 2011 Men's Captain
Liam Galvin 2011 President
Eleanor Fitzpatrick 2012 Ladies Captain
Louise Curley 2012 Ladies President
Vincent Shelley 2012 Men's Captain
Martin Forde 2012 President
Mary Horan 2013 Ladies Captain
Margaret Galvin 
2013 Ladies President
Dom Fitzpatrick 2013 Men's Captain
Joe Digan
2013 President
Anne Healy 2014 Ladies Captain
Dolores Moodley 2014 Ladies President
Eamonn Couglan 2014 Men's Captain
Joe Creggy 2014 President
Theresa Cleary 2015 Ladies Captain
Betty Behan
2015 Ladies President
Micheal Kelly 2015 Men's Captain
Louis Cunningham
2015 President
Geraldine Coughlan 2016 Ladies Captain
Carmel Carroll
2016 Ladies President
Martin Horan 2016 Men's Captain
Seamus Buckely
2016 President
Beth Dunne 2017 Ladies Captain
Vera Burgoyne 2017 Ladies President
Andy Dunne 2017 Men's Captain
Kieran Heavin 2017 President
Amy Farrell 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Betty Fox (9) 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Paul Coughlan (-2)
2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
David Coughlin (2) 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Moate

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Frank Kiernan 17 April 2000 15th   155 m
Robbie Ross