Courtown* golf club Wexford
Courtown* Golf Course
Although its boundaries come within 100 metres of the sea, Courtown is actually a parkland course.
It is surrounded on three sides by forestry and the course boasts hundreds of mature trees. In fact every fairway is lined to reward the accurate golfer and punish the wayward. The course is a matured par 71 almost 6000 metres in length and provides great variety.
The four par 3s are a feature, particularly the 18th where a water hazard and the threatening out of bounds on the left have to be negotiated. For the big hitters there are three par 5s, including the new dog-leg 9th hole, an imposing end to the front nine.
The remaining par 4s include the 4th, the signature hole, revered nationally and internationally. With its panoramic views of the south Irish Sea and the beautiful North Wexford coast it provides a delightful distraction to many a bad round.
There are excellent bar and catering facilities. Snacks are available all year round and full catering facilities are available except during the winter months when they are only available to groups on request. Over 100 people can be seated for dinner. The specious bar overlooks the course. A warm welcome is extended to visitors at this fine parkland course.
Courtown was voted the No. 100-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Down-10);
Courtown was voted the No. 90-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Down-1);
Courtown was voted the No. 89-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;
Courtown was voted the No. 75-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;
|Green Fees Midweek:||€25|
|Green Fees Weekends & B.H.:||€30|
|Green Fees with a Member:||€15/20|
|Green Fees for Opens:||€20|
|Designer||Harris & Associates|
|Website||Courtown* golf club website|
|Lady Captain:||Bronagh Stafford|
|Presidents':||Paddy O'Dowd & Laura Funge|
|Vice-Captains':||Pat Walsh & Eileen Cullen|
|Hon. Secretary:||Niall Murphy & Catherine Quiinn|
|Club Pro:||John Coone 055-94-25860|
|Hon. Treasurer:||Jim French & Mary Kilbride|
|Comp. Secretary:||Kieran Murphy & Mary Halford|
General Facts & Information
|Course opening hours: Daylight hours||Clubhouse opening hours: 9.00am to 12.00pm|
|Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse||Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim|
|Catering: Full catering, facilities||Days to Avoid: Sunday Mornings|
|Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other times||Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance|
Courtown* Golf Club Fixtures 2015 provisional*
|Open & Major Fixtures 2015 (to be Confirmed)|
|Captains' Drive-In||Saturday 7 March
|Captain's Prize Day 1||Saturday 20 June||Sunday 21 June||Closed||2|
|Captain's Prize Day 2
||Sunday 21 June||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize Final
||Saturday 27 June||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize Round 1||Tuesday 14 July||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize||Saturday 18 July||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize to the Ladiess||Tuesday 28 July||Closed||1|
|President's Prize||Friday 7 August||Saturday 8 August||Closed||2|
|President's Prize||Saturday 8 August||Closed||1|
|Lady President's Prize||Tuesday 25 August||Closed||1|
|Seniors Singles||Thursday 5 February||Open||1|
|Seniors Singles||Thursday 5 March||Open||1|
|Junior Scratch Cup
||Tuesday 17 March||Open||1|
|Inter. Scratch Cup
||Tuesday 17 March||Open||1|
|Seniors Singles||Thursday 2 April||Open||1|
|Fred Daly Trophy (Q)||Friday 10 April||GUI||1|
|Ladies Singles Stableford||Tuesday 14 April||Open||1|
|Ladies Seniors Singles||Thursday 16 April||Open||1|
|Seniors Singles||Thursday 30 April
|Ladies 2-Person Team Event
||Tuesday 5 May||Open||1|
|St. Aidan's Services Classic
||Friday 22 May||Open||1|
|9-Hole Mixed||Friday 29 May||Open||1|
|Seniors Singles||Thursday 4 June||Open||1|
|9-Hole Mixed||Friday 5 June||Open||1|
|Start of Open Week||Saturday 6 June||Sunday 14 June||Open||9|
|2-Man Team Event||Saturday 6 June||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Sunday 7 June||Open||1|
|Fourball any combination||Monday 8 June||Open||1|
|Ladies Singles Stableford||Tuesday 9 June||Open||1|
|Fourball||Wednesday 10 June||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 11 June||Open||1|
|Mixed 4-Person Scramble||Friday 12 June||Open||1|
|Fourball||Saturday 13 June||Open||1|
|Mixed Fourball||Sunday 14 June||Open||1|
|9-Hole Mixed||Friday 19 June||Open||1|
|Jimmy Bruen Shield Metropolitan (Q)||Saturday 20 June||Sunday 21 June||GUI||2|
|Jimmy Bruen Shield Metropolitan (Q)||Sunday 21 June||GUI||1|
|Lifeboats Charity Day||Wednesday 24 June||Open||1|
|Seniors Singles||Thursday 2 July||Open||1|
|9-Hole Mixed||Friday 3 July||Open||1|
||Thursday 9 July||Open||1|
|9-Hole Mixed||Friday 10 July||Open||1|
|9-Hole Mixed||Friday 17 July||Open||1|
|Ladies Singles Stableford||Tuesday 21 July||Open||1|
|9-Hole Mixed||Friday 24 July||Open||1|
|Singles Singles||Thursday 30 July
|9-Hole Mixed||Friday 31 July
|Ladies Singles Stableford||Tuesday 4 August||Open||1|
|Seniors Singles||Thursday 6 August||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Sunday 16 August||Open||1|
|Ladies Singles Stableford||Tuesday 25 August||Open||1|
|Seniors Singles||Thursday 3 September||Open||1|
|Ladies Seniors Singles Stableford||Thursday 17 September||Open||1|
|Seniors Singles||Thursday 1 October||Open||1|
|Ladies Seniors Singles Stableford||Thursday 15 October||Open||1|
|Seniors Singles||Thursday 5 November||Open||1|
|Ladies Seniors||Thursday 19 November||Open||1|
|Seniors Singles||Thursday 3 December||Open||1|
Card of the Course
|White||Par 71 SSS 73 5,898 m|
|Red||Par 73 SSS 72 5,026 m|
|Green||Par 71 SSS 73 5,898 m|
|One Club more||3||155||141||3||17||120||3||14|
|Old Club House||5||315||305||4||9||294||4||6|
|Around the Bend||13||315||305||4||8||290||4||7|
Men's Course Record: Am. 67 Joe Lyons (4) Pro: 68 M. Murphy
Ladies Course Record: 71 L. Browne
Courtown Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield in 2009 and was drawn against Munster Champions Douglas Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final at Tullamore Golf Club in September.
They were lead by John Dowling with Tony Merrigan who got off to the perfect start when beating Richard Lonergan with Kevin O'Sullivan by 5 and 3. They were followed by Nicky Hubbard with Jim Lowe who lost out to Michael Lucey with John Scannell by 5and 4. Next up was Jarlath Beagan with Gary Began who lost out to Eddie Cogan with Frank Walsh by the slenderest of margins the 1-hole.
Things were not looking too good for the Wexford men at this stage until Gerry Finnerty with Fran Lawlor delivered a 3 and 1 win over Tony Barry with Paul Herlihy in the penultimate match. So it was down to the bottom match of Ciaran Conneely with Paul O'Kane against Frank Mackey with Philip O'Driscoll to decide who went into the All-Ireland Final, the Courtown pair delivered the necessary point with a 4 and 2 victory.
They Met Ulster Champions Letterkenny in the decider, John Dowling with Tony Merrigan lead again against Pat McMonagle & Kieran Sweeney but this time the result was reversed with a 2 and 1 win for the men from Donegal. Next up was John Rafferty with Joe O'Dwyer who had a 3 and 2 win over Brian O'Donnell with Tony McMonagle. The 3rd match Jarlath Beagan with Gary Beagan became the decider as to where the coveted green pennant would go when it went all the way to the 22nd hole before John Russell with Kieran Walsh delivered the crucial point for Letterkenny. The penultimate match of Gerry Finnerty with Fran Lawlor against Ed Margey with Brendan Roache went to the Donegal pair and with it the pennant. The bottom match of Ciaran Conneely with Paul O'Kane against Kenny King with Shane Sweeney went down to the 20th-hole before the point was clinched by Courtown, alas too late.
Well done Courtown as this was your first Leinster pennant in the Cups & Shields, a bit more coaching by John Coone might see them deliver the green soon!
The Ladies of Courtown Golf Club won the Finn Trophy in 2009, when the team was Denise Kavanagh, Ann Bernie, Marina Coone, Pat Kinsella, Sorcha Howell, Barbara Long, Eileen Allen, Kate Sheehan, Pat Walters, Marion Siggins and Irene Poole.
The Ladies of Courtown Golf Club won the East-Leinster Final of the AA Insurance Junior Foursomes and made their way to Royal Tara Golf Club to participate in the National deciders in 2009. They lost to Ulster Champions and eventual winners Edenmore Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final by 3 matches to nil. First on the tee was Pat Kinsella (18) with Irene Poole (19) who lost their match by 6 and 5 to Zoe Allen (18) with Claire Ussher (23), they were followed by Mary Osborne (16) with Mairead Sunderland (23) who lost by 2 and 1 against Debbie McMaster (15) with Heather Fleming (30), the bottom match of Kate Sheehan (20) with Mary Kilbride (23) against Sally Cushnahan (28) with Cherry Logan (19) also went to the Ulster club by 5 and 3.
The Ladies of Courtown Golf Club won the East-Leinster Final of the AA-Insurance Intermediate Cup in 2008 they made the journey to Limerick Golf Club to compete in the National deciders; where they met Munster Champions East Cork Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final and lost out by 4 matches to 1 match. First on the tee was Pat Kinsella (16) who lost her match by 5 and 3 against Marie O'Brien (16), she was followed by Anne Targett (17) who halved her match against Deirdre Harte (16), next up was Irene Poole (19) who lost her match by 4 and 3 to Theresa Roche (17), the penultimate match of Kate Sheehan (20) against Valerie McCarthy (17) was halved, in the bottom match Siobhan Freeney (20) had a 7 and 5 defeat against Breda O'Farrell (20).
Courtown Golf Club won the Cullen Cup in 2008, when the team was Pat Kinsella, Dorothy Kenny, Paddy O'Dowd, Denise Kavanagh, Cyril Williamson, Eileen Cullen, Tony Kinsella, Siobhan Freeney, Brendan Sheehan, Anne Targett, Ollie Quigley, Mary Osborne, Julie McCartan, Mick Morrissey and Colin Sunderland.
The Ladies' of Courtown Golf Club won the inaugural East-Leinster Championship in the AA-Insurance ILGU inter-club Junior Cup in 2006; they made their way to Headfort Golf Club to compete in the National decider, where they met Connaught Champions Galway Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final and lost out by 3-matches to 2-matchs.
They were led by Denise Kavanagh (9) who won her match by 1-hole against Geraldine Neville (9), she was followed by Eileen Allen (11) who lost her match by 5 and 4 against Sheelagh Kearney (9), next up was Pat Walters (12) who won her match by 2-holes against Bryde Glynn (10), the penultimate match of Mary O'Reilly (13) went all the way to the 22nd-hole before she conceded the point to Rita Grealish (12), in the bottom match Ann Bernie (13) lost by 5 and 4 against Pat Lillis (12).
The Ladies' of Courtown Golf Club won the inaugural East-Leinster Championship in the AA-Insurance ILGU inter-club Minor Cup in 2006; they made their way to Headfort Golf Club to compete in the National decider, where they met Connaught Champions Galway Bay Golf Club and eventual green pennant winners in the All-Ireland Semi-Final and lost out by 4-matches to 1-match.
They were led by Siobhan Freeney (23) who lost her match by 6 and 4 against Aoife Killeen (23), she was followed by Biddy Butler (23) who also lost her match by 5 and 3 against Fiona O'Driscoll (25), the following two matches of Patsy Gaffney (24) against Helena Walters (27) and Denise Burke (24) against Patricia Melville (28) were halved, in the bottom match Patty Flynn (25) lost her match by 4 and 3 against Eilish Molloy (29).
Courtown Golf Club won the Inaugural All-IrelandJ. B. Carr Diamond Trophy at Woodenbridge Golf Club in 1996. The team was Eamonn Cullen, Jimmy McGill, John Bolger, Jim Millar, Jim Sheehan, Tom Reynolds, Jack Whelan, Stephen Redmond, Michael Sheehan, Reg Checkett and Paschal Storan, they were managed by Pat Doyle.
They were County Champions in the J. B. Carr Diamond Trophy in 2002.
They won the Cullen Cup in 2000, when the team was, M. Symes, R. McGrath, J. Lyne, P. O'Dowd, O. Quigley, P. Sheehan, I. Poole, P. Kinsella, S. Tomkins, A. O'Reilly, M. O'Reilly, M. Coone and V. Kavanagh.
They won the Cullen Trophy in 2000, when the team was, Marie Coone, Denise Kavanagh, Sheila Tomkins, Ann O'Reilly, Irene Poole, Mary O'Reilly, Pat Kinsella, Colm Barn, Peter Sheehan, Joe Lyne, Paddy O'Dowd, Ray McGrath, Ollie Quigley, Evan Stack, they were managed by Vinnie Kavanagh.
They won the the Leinster Final of the Irish Mixed Foursomes in 1990, when the team was, Jim Miller, Pat Byrne, Pat D'Eathe, Ray McGrath, Pat Kenny, Peter Sheehan, Harry Poole, Ann O'Reilly, Irene Poole, Mary Sheehan, Helena Sheehan, An Fleming, Paddy O'Dowd, Angela McEvoy, Jenny Doyle and Eileen Allen.
They won the Provincial Towns Trophy in 1994.
They won the Hibernian Insurance Trophy in 1994.
They were runners-up in the Barton Cup in 1988, when the team was, P. Sheehan, P. Doyle, P. Kenny, K. Caulfield, J. McGill, E. E. Cullen, P. D'Eathe, P. Cullen, J. Bolger, J. Keegan, P. Dore, B. Sheehan and J. Keely.
They won the Brennan Cup in 1974, 1985 and 1988, when the team was, P. Cullen, P. Byrne, P. Sheehan, E. Stack, G. Wynne, R. Farrell, J. Miller, C. O'Donovan, P. Dore, P. Noonan, D. Black and P. O'Dowd.
The Ladies of Courtown Golf Club won the Finn Trophy in 2000, when the team was, June Storan, Pat Kinsella, Eileen Cullen, Anne Bernie, Lily Daly, Angela McEvoy, Mary Cleere, Celine Smyth, Denise Kavanagh, Nell Asple, Maria Coone, Sheila Tomkins and Maureen Kinsella.
They won the ILGU Midland Shield in 2000, when the team was, Lily Doyle, Bridie Boyle, Angela McEvoy and Ann O'Reilly.
They won the ILGU Midland League in 1989, when the team was, A. McEvoy, J. Doyle, B. Boyle, P. O'Donnell, A. O'Reilly, A. Fleming and L. Doyle.
They won the Finn Trophy in 1979, with Gretta O'Sullivan, Dol. Lynch, Eileen O'Byrne, Lily Daly, Connie Jones, Jennie Doyle, Bridie Boyle, Peggie Finn and Eileen O'Loughlin.
My late friend, Des Doyle, represented Ireland at the International Blind Golfers Championship, at Dalnamoy, in Scotland in September, 2000, his friend Ronny, also a member of Courtown, was his caddy. There were some great stories to be heard from this pair of gentlemen.
History of Courtown*
Roll of Honour
|J. Reynolds||1989||Ladies Captain|
|F. Duggan||1989||Men's Captain|
|S. O'Loughran||1990||Ladies Captain|
|B. Sheehan||1990||Men's Captain|
|A. Lyons||1991||Ladies Captain|
|P. Kenny||1991||Men's Captain|
|A. Reilly||1992||Ladies Captain|
|P. Asple||1992||Men's Captain|
|D. Bolger||1993||Ladies Captain|
|M. Cullen||1993||Men's Captain|
|I. Poole||1994||Ladies Captain|
|P. O'Shea||1994||Men's Captain|
|A. Sheeran||1995||Ladies Captain|
|J. O'Riordan||1995||Men's Captain|
|D. Rapple||1996||Ladies Captain|
|P. Noonan||1996||Men's Captain|
|J. Soran||1997||Ladies Captain|
|J. Flynn||1997||Men's Captain|
|N. Asple||1998||Ladies Captain|
|G. Masterson||1998||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. Martha Byrne||1999||Ladies Captain|
|Tom Meyler||1999||Men's Captain|
|Celine O'Riordan||2000||Ladies Captain|
|John Kinsella||2000||Men's Captain|
|Pat Wall||2001||Ladies Captain|
|Stuart White||2001||Men's Captain|
|Celine Smyth||2002||Ladies Captain|
|Paddy O'Dowd||2002||Men's Captain|
|Mona Moynihan||2003||Ladies Captain|
|Enda Murphy||2003||Men's Captain|
|Patsy Gaffney||2004||Ladies Captain|
|Enda Murphy||2004||Men's Captain|
|Margo McGill||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Vincent Kavanagh||2005||Men's Captain|
|Denise Kavanagh||2006||Ladies Captain|
|Michael Carty||2006||Men's Captain|
|Marcella Jones||2007||Ladies Captain|
|Tony Kinsella||2007||Men's Captain|
|Ann Bernie||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Dolores Rapple||2008||Ladies President|
|Eamonn Siggins||2008||Men's Captain|
|Mary Osborne||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Pat Walters||2009||Ladies President|
|Jim French||2009||Men's Captain|
|Marion Siggins||2010||Ladies Captain|
|Beatrices Griffiths||2010||Ladies President|
|Denis Howell||2010||Men's Captain|
|Kate Sheehan||2011||Ladies Captain|
|Irene Poole||2011||Ladies President|
|Noel McCartan||2011||Men's Captain|
|Cecilia O'Riordan||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Denise Kavanagh||2012||Ladies President|
|Paddy Bernie||2012||Men's Captain|
|Barbara Long||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Karl Caufield||2013||Men's Captain|
|Pat Kinsella||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Ann Duggan||2014||Ladies President|
|Seamus Kennelly||2014||Men's Captain|
|Bronagh Stafford||2015||Ladies Captain|
|Laura Funge||2015||Ladies President|
|Alan Gray||2015||Men's Captain|
|Sorcha Howell (5)||2015||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
|Neville Steedman (0)||2015||Lowest Men's Handicap|
Holes in One at Courtown*
|Member||Date||Hole No.||Club Used||Distance|
|Conor D. Ryan||4 August 1996||18th||170 m|
|M. Kinsella||10 May 1999||14th||181 m|
|A. Clancy||17 August 1999||8th||177 m|
|N. Morton||14 August 1999||3rd||157 m|
|P. Nolan||6 August 1999||14th||181 m|
|Danny Ryan||1 June 2000||8th||177 m|
|Celine O´Riordan||18 June 2000||14th||119 m|
|J. Gill||24 July 2005||8th||177 m|
|James McDonald||9 June 2001||14th||181 m|
|Celine O´Riordan||17 June 2001||14th||119 m|
|Wesley Griffiths||30 June 2001||8th||177 m|
|John Bolger||5 May 2002||3rd||156 m|
|Mary McHale||6 May 2002||3rd||120 m|
|Mark Symes||12 June 2003||18th||148 m|
|Olive Mountaine||18 July 2003||18th||126 m|
|Denise Kavanagh||2 March 2004||8th||154 m|
|Paul Leacy||8 May 2005||18th||148 m|
|Martin Griffiths||31 August 2005||8th||177 m|
|Jeremiah O´Riardan||3 May 2007||18th||131 m|
|Christine Waddock||11 September 2007||18th||121 m|
|Tony Targett||19 May 2007||18th||155 m|
|Pat Long||2 August 2008||3rd||155 m|
|Sean Halford||13 August 2008||3rd||141 m|
|Rory Farrell||23 August 2008||8th||189 m|
|Seamus Hughes||24 August 2008||14th||179 m|
|Eamonn Houlihan||7 May 2009||14th||179 m|
|Joe Kenny||20 July 2014||18th||141 m|
||3 August 2014
|John Creagh||3 August 2014||18th||141 m|