Courtown golf club Wexford

Courtown golf course Wexford

Courtown Golf Course

Courtown Club Crest

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.: €25
Green Fees with a Member: €15
Green Fees for Opens: €20
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 1217
Designer Harris & Associates
Founded 1936
Address

Kiltennel,
Courtown,
Gorey,
Co. Wexford

Telephone 053-94-25166
Email info@courtowngolfclub.com
Website Courtown golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Sharon O'Hara
Captain: Seamus Kennelly
Lady Captain: Pat Kinsella
Presidents': Paul McDonagh & Ann Duggan
Vice-Captains': Alan Gray & Bronagh Stafford
Hon. Secretary: Niall Murphy & Eileen Cullen
Club Pro: John Coone 055-94-25860
Hon. Treasurer: Pat Walsh & Julie McCartan
Comp. Secretary: Kieran Murphy & Mary Halford
Courtown Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:52.660847
Long:-6.231823
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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 2014 provisional*

Confirmed        
Event* Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Saturday 1 March
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize Day 1 Saturday 21 June Sunday 22 June Closed 2
Captain's Prize Day 2
Sunday 22 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Final
Saturday 28 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Round 1 Tuesday 15 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 19 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladiess Tuesday 29 July   Closed 1
President's Prize Friday 8 August Saturday 9 August Closed 2
President's Prize Saturday 9 August   Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Tuesday 26 August   Closed 1
Seniors Singles Thursday 6 February   Open 1
Seniors Singles Thursday 6 March   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup
Tuesday 18 March   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup
Tuesday 18 March   Open 1
Seniors Singles Thursday 3 April   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Tuesday 15 April   Open 1
Ladies Seniors Singles Thursday 17 April   Open 1
Seniors Singles Thursday 1 May   Open 1
Ladies 2-Person Team Event
Tuesday 6 May   Open 1
St. Aidan's Services Classic
Friday 23 May   Open 1
9-Hole Mixed Friday 30 May   Open 1
Seniors Singles Thursday 5 June   Open 1
9-Hole Mixed Friday 6 June   Open 1
Start of Open Week Saturday 7 June Sunday 15 June Open 9
2-Man Team Event Saturday 7 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 8 June   Open 1
Fourball any combination Monday 9 June   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Tuesday 10 June   Open 1
Fourball Wednesday 11 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 12 June   Open 1
Mixed 4-Person Scramble Friday 13 June   Open 1
Fourball Saturday 14 June   Open 1
Mixed Fourball Sunday 15 June   Open 1
9-Hole Mixed Friday 20 June   Open 1
Lifeboats Charity Day Wednesday 25 June   Open 1
Seniors Singles Thursday 3 July   Open 1
9-Hole Mixed Friday 4 July   Open 1
Ladies Fourball
Thursday 10 July   Open 1
9-Hole Mixed Friday 11 July   Open 1
9-Hole Mixed Friday 18 July   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Tuesday 22 July   Open 1
9-Hole Mixed Friday 25 July   Open 1
Singles Singles Thursday 31 July
  Open 1
9-Hole Mixed Friday 1 August   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Tuesday 5 August   Open 1
Seniors Singles Thursday 7 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 17 August   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Tuesday 26 August   Open 1
Seniors Singles Thursday 4 September   Open 1
Ladies Seniors  Singles Stableford Thursday 18 September   Open 1
Seniors Singles Thursday 2 October   Open 1
Ladies Seniors  Singles Stableford Thursday 16 October   Open 1
Seniors Singles Thursday 6 November   Open 1
Ladies Seniors Thursday 20 November   Open 1
Seniors Singles Thursday 4 December   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 71 SSS 73 5,898 m
Red Par 73 SSS 72 5,026 m
Green Par 71 SSS 73 5,898 m

Card

Name Hole No. White Green Par Index Red Par Index
High Hopes 1 318 308 4 13 262 4 16
Kavanagh's Drive 2 399 389 4 3 335 4 4
One Club more 3 155 141 3 17 120 3 14
Radharc 4 315 300 4 15 288 4 8
Old Club House 5 315 305 4 9 294 4 6
The Quarry 6 303 293 4 11 249 4 12
Graveyard 7 375 364 4 5 343 5 18
Earl's Rest 8 189 179 3 7 155 3 10
Fisherman's Rest 9 491 481 5 1 382 5 2
  Out 2,860 2,760 35   2,428 36  
Marl Hole 10 448 438 5 14 399 5 3
Kennels 11 390 380 4 2 300 4 9
The Hollow 12 521 511 5 10 456 5 1
Around the Bend 13 315 305 4 8 290 4 7
The Bowl 14 179 169 3 16 118 3 17
Big Tree 15 350 340 4 6 283 4 5
Lady's Field 16 321 311 4 12 269 4 11
Carraige Drive 17 373 363 4 4 362 5 15
The Pond 18 141 131 3 18 121 3 13
  In 3,038 2,948 36   2,598 37  
  Total 5,898 5,708 71   5,026 73  
  SSS 73 72     72    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: Am. 67 Joe Lyons (4) Pro: 68 M. Murphy

Ladies Course Record: 71 L. Browne

Members Achievements

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

Member Year Hon. Position
J. Reynolds 1989 Ladies Captain
F. Duggan 1989 Men's Captain
P. Brennan 1989 President
S. O'Loughran 1990 Ladies Captain
B. Sheehan 1990 Men's Captain
S. Redmond 1990 President
A. Lyons 1991 Ladies Captain
P. Kenny 1991 Men's Captain
P. Walsh 1991 President
A. Reilly 1992 Ladies Captain
P. Asple 1992 Men's Captain
D. Moylan 1992 President
D. Bolger 1993 Ladies Captain
M. Cullen 1993 Men's Captain
R. McCormick 1993 President
I. Poole 1994 Ladies Captain
P. O'Shea 1994 Men's Captain
S. McCarthy 1994 President
A. Sheeran 1995 Ladies Captain
J. O'Riordan 1995 Men's Captain
G. O'Neill-Wynne 1995 President
D. Rapple 1996 Ladies Captain
P. Noonan 1996 Men's Captain
C. O'Donovan 1996 President
J. Soran 1997 Ladies Captain
J. Flynn 1997 Men's Captain
R. Kelly 1997 President
N. Asple 1998 Ladies Captain
G. Masterson 1998 Men's Captain
K. Walters 1998 President
Mrs. Martha Byrne 1999 Ladies Captain
Tom Meyler 1999 Men's Captain
Stuart White 1999 President
Celine O'Riordan 2000 Ladies Captain
John Kinsella 2000 Men's Captain
Patsy Asple 2000 President
Pat Wall 2001 Ladies Captain
Stuart White 2001 Men's Captain
Jimmy Flynn 2001 President
Celine Smyth 2002 Ladies Captain
Paddy O'Dowd 2002 Men's Captain
Gerry O'Riordan 2002 President
Mona Moynihan 2003 Ladies Captain
Enda Murphy 2003 Men's Captain
Michael Cullen 2003 President
Patsy Gaffney 2004 Ladies Captain
Enda Murphy 2004 Men's Captain
Tom Meyler 2004 President
Margo McGill 2005 Ladies Captain
Vincent Kavanagh 2005 Men's Captain
Pat Noonan 2005 President
Denise Kavanagh 2006 Ladies Captain
Michael Carty 2006 Men's Captain
Paddy Dore 2006 President
Marcella Jones 2007 Ladies Captain
Tony Kinsella 2007 Men's Captain
Peter Sheehan 2007 President
Ann Bernie 2008 Ladies Captain
Dolores Rapple 2008 Ladies President
Eamonn Siggins 2008 Men's Captain
Finton Duggan 2008 President
Mary Osborne 2009 Ladies Captain
Pat Walters 2009 Ladies President
Jim French 2009 Men's Captain
Pat Kenny 2009 President
Marion Siggins 2010 Ladies Captain
Beatrices Griffiths 2010 Ladies President
Denis Howell  2010 Men's Captain
Malachy Travers 2010 President
Kate Sheehan 2011 Ladies Captain
Irene Poole 2011 Ladies President
Noel McCartan 2011 Men's Captain
John Kinsella 2011 President
Cecilia O'Riordan 2012 Ladies Captain
Denise Kavanagh 2012 Ladies President
Paddy Bernie 2012 Men's Captain
Geoff Masterson 2012 President
Barbara Long 2013 Ladies Captain
Anne Targett
2013 Ladies President
Karl Caufield 2013 Men's Captain
Brendan Sheehan
2013 President
Pat Kinsella 2014 Ladies Captain
Ann Duggan 2014 Ladies President
Seamus Kennelly 2014 Men's Captain
Paul McDonagh 2014 President
Sorcha Howell (5) 2014 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Neville Steedman (0) 2014 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
John Hogan
3 August 2014
14th
  179 m
John Creagh 3 August 2014 18th   141 m