St Helen's Bay golf club Wexford

St Helen's Bay golf course Wexford

St Helen's Bay Golf Course

St Helen's Bay Club Crest

Ryder Cup hero Philip Walton took the challenge of forging a stern golfing test from the mixture of parkland and links, which is St. Helen’s Bay Golf Club - "Ireland’s sunniest golf course". The 17th and 18th holes enjoy a dazzling crescent of beach and sparkling sea which accompany the fairways all the way home.

Early holes play uphill where the gentle rising landscape, afford lovely panoramic views of the Wexford coast and countryside.

Other features of the course include water hazards on the 11th and 12th and restored "famine" walls at the 1st, 9th and 10th.

The 18-hole parkland course is a sizeable 5,991 m Par 72 with a standard scratch of 72 off the back tees, boasts nine water features, bunkers and 5,000 trees, requiring full concentration to avoid succumbing to the obstacles.

St. Helen’s Bay has a state-of-the-art clubhouse and the largest on-site accommodation in Ireland. The visitor is assured of a very friendly welcome and a memorable game of golf on st Helens Bay course, which is improving every year.

Green Fees May to October: €25
Green Fees May to October Weekends:
€30
Green Fees May to October 4-Ball: €80
Green Fees October to April: €15/20
Green Fees Juniors: €15
Green Fees with a Member: €10
Green Fees for Opens: €15/20
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 491
Designer Phillip Walton & Larry Byrne
Founded 1993
Address

Kilrane,
Rosslare Harbour,
Co. Wexford

Telephone 053-91-33234
Email info@sthelensbay.ie
Website St Helen's Bay golf club website
Manager: Yvonne Sidney
Captain: Mick Conlan
Lady Captain: Ann Byrne
President:
Aidan Colgan
 
Vice-Captains': Tommy Duggan & Verona McConalogue 
Hon. Secretary: Padraig Tiernan & Cathy Dalton
Club Pro: Glen Robinson
Hon. Treasurer: Nick Hayes & Verona McConalogue
Comp. Secretary: Gerry Byrne & Emer Farrell
St Helen's Bay Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:52.234108
Long:-6.336966
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: Licensing Hours
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

St. Helen's Bay Golf Club operate a 3-Club Pass together with Seafield & Rosslare for €125 in 2014

St Helen's Bay Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Saturday 18 March   Closed 1
Captain's Day Saturday 15 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Day Saturday 22 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladiess Sunday 30 July   Closed 1
Presidents' Prize L. & G. Saturday 26 August   Closed 1
4-Person Scramble
Friday 17 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford
Sunday 19 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 25 March Sunday 26 March Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 26 March
  Open 1
L. & G. 3-Club & Putter Singles Saturday 1 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 2 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 8 April Sunday 9 April Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 9 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 16 April Monday 17 April
Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 17 April   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 22 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 26 April
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 29 April
Sunday 30 April Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 30 April
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 1 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 5 May Sunday 7 May
Open 3
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 6 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 7 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 10 May   Open 1
L. & G. 9-Hole Singles Stableford Friday 12 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 13 May Sunday 14 May
Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 14 May   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford 50+
Wednesday 17 May   Open 1
L. & G. 9-Hole Singles Stableford Friday 19 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 20 May Sunday 21 May Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 21 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 24 May   Open 1
L. & G. 9-Hole Singles Stableford Friday 26 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. 9-Hole Singles Stableford Friday 2 June   Open 1
Fourball any Combination
Saturday 3 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 4 June Monday 5 June
Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 5 June   Open 1
Start of Festival of Food Tuesday 6 June Thursday 8 June Open 3
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 6 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 7 June   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 50+ Thursday 8 June   Open 1
L. & G. 9-Hole Singles Stableford Friday 9 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 10 June Sunday 11 June Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 11 June   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford 50+
Wednesday 14 June   Open 1
L. & G. 9-Hole Singles Stableford Friday 16 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 17 June Sunday 18 June
Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 18 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 21 June   Open 1
L. & G. 9-Hole Singles Stableford Friday 23 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 24 June   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup
Sunday 25 June   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Sunday 25 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 28 June   Open 1
L. & G. 9-Hole Singles Stableford Friday 30 June   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Saturday 1 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 2 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 5 July   Open 1
L. & G. 9-Hole Singles Stableford Friday 7 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 8 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 12 July   Open 1
L. & G. 9-Hole Singles Stableford Friday 14 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 16 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 July   Open 1
L. & G. 9-Hole Singles Stableford Friday 21 July   Open 1
Fourball any Combination
Sunday 23 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 26 July   Open 1
L. & G. 9-Hole Singles Stableford Friday 28 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 29 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wedneday 2 August   Open 1
L. & G. 9-Hole Singles Stableford Friday 4 August   Open 1
High Handicape 18+ Saturday 5 August   Open 1
Mixed 4-Person Team Event Sunday 6 August   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 7 August   Open 1
Start of Ladies Open Week
Wednesday 9 August Saturday 12 August Open 4
Ladies Fourball Wedneday 9 August   Open 1
3-Person Team Event
Thursday 10 August   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Friday 11 August   Open 1
Mixed Fourball Saturday 12 August   Open 1
Start of Gents Open Week Sunday 13 August Sunday 13 August Open 8
Singles Stableford Sunday 13 August   Open 1
Ladies 9-Hole Strokes from 5.30pm Sunday 13 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 14 August Tuesday 8 August Open 2
Ladies 9-Hole Strokes from 5.30pm Monday 14 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 15 August   Open 1
Ladies 9-Hole Strokes from 5.30pm Tuesday 15 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 16 August   Open 1
Ladies 9-Hole Strokes from 5.30pm Wednesday 16 August   Open 1
Fourball any Combination Thursday 17 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 18 August   Open 1
Ladies 9-Hole Strokes from 5.30pm Friday 18 August   Open 1
Fourball Stableford Saturday 19 August Sunday 13 August Open 2
Ladies 9-Hole Strokes from 5.30pm Saturday 19 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 20 August   Open 1
Ladies 9-Hole Strokes from 5.30pm Sunday 20 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 23 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 30 August
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 2 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 6 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 9 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 13 September   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 50+
Thursday 14 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 20 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 27 September
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 4 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 11 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 14 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 18 October   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 50+
Thursday 28 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 29 October   Open 1
4-Person Scramble any Combination Monday 30 October   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 71 6,446 yd's
Yellow Par 72 SSS 69 5,994 yd's
Red Par 72 SSS 72 5,483 yd's
Blue Par 72 SSS 72 6,690 yd's

Card

Name Hole No. Blue White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
St. Helen's 1 457 448 429 5 16 385 5 10
Walton's Wish 2 420 407 374 4 4 346 4 6
Tuskar Rock 3 209 202 155 3 6 140 3 18
The Tunnel 4 341 335 290 4 14 267 4 16
The Pilgrimage 5 357 333 321 4 12 316 4 8
Yola 6 342 333 322 4 18 303 4 14
Croningan 7 184 175 110 3 10 146 3 12
Carnsore Point 8 467 452 414 4 2 405 4 4
Famine Walls 9 531 517 504 5 8 436 5 2
  Out 3,308 3,202 2,919 36   2,744 36  
Forth of Bargy 10 550 512 504 5 9 441 5 1
Cromwell's Bay 11 182 178 171 3 15 138 3 17
Ballyhire Castle 12 448 442 395 4 1 332 4 3
The Piers 13 466 453 399 4 3 370 4 9
Four Winds 14 330 324 313 4 13 244 4 15
Rackard's Drive 15 526 499 488 5 11 481 5 5
Wishing Well 16 429 405 378 4 7 389 4 7
Spaugh Rock 17 210 203 170 3 5 153 3 11
Pirate's Cove 18 266 250 243 4 17 191 4 13
  In 3,407 3,266 3,061 36   2,739 36  
  Total 6,690 6,446 5,994 72   5,483 72  
  SSS 72 71 69     72    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: Am. 70, Pro: Philip Walton 69

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

Larry Byrne, the owner of the St. Helen's Bay golf course, and I go back a long time. Larry was a first-class hurler with Wexford. Before that he played with St. Peter's, Wexford. I played for St. Kieran's College Kilkenny, all those years ago, Peter's were our arch enemies as we where theirs. There were no quarters given in those matches and every player gave his all. He had to there was no hiding place after the match, as you had to go back and live with the "hurlers on the ditch." I used tell the kids in Ballinascorney, when they would tell me they felt pressure representing the club "if they wanted to know what pressure in sport was, it was being a Dub playing with Kieran's and 500 fellows on the side-line thinking they should be out there and not you." They all thought Dub's couldn’t play hurling.

History of St Helen's Bay

St. Helen’s Bay golf club captures the essence of a bygone era covering 150 acres of sweeping Wexford terrain and incorporating existing features dating from Norman times, the bay area is characterised by the exotic civilisation transplanted from the European continent by newcomers. The existing tower-house near the 12th hole dates from the 13th century.

At various points around the course are painstakingly restored dry stonewalls, unusual for this part of Ireland. Originally erected during the famine, these walls are steeped in history.

Also known as "Pirates Cove" the mile long beach at St. Helen’s Bay was used by smugglers during the 19th century.

Within a view of the course is Tuskar Rock-a local landmark and central theme of many a Wexford tale.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
R. Cleary 1993 Ladies Captain
Molly Farrell 1993 Ladies President
L. Byrne 1993 Men's Captain
Tom Noonat 1993 President
R. Cleary 1994 Ladies Captain
Molly Farrell 1994 Ladies President
L. Byrne 1994 Men's Captain
T. Noonan 1994 President
J. Walshe 1995 Ladies Captain
Roisin Prenderville 1995 Ladies President
D. Murphy 1995 Men's Captain
V. Stafford 1995 President
J. Walshe 1996 Ladies Captain
Roisin Prenderville 1996 Ladies President
D. Murphy 1996 Men's Captain
V. Stafford 1996 President
M. Byrne 1997 Ladies Captain
Carmel Curtin 1997 Ladies President
P. Conlin 1997 Men's Captain
E. Cleary 1997 President
M. McCormack 1998 Ladies Captain
Carmel Curtin 1998 Ladies President
J. O'Connor 1998 Men's Captain
E. Cleary 1998 President
Jo Devitt 1999 Ladies Captain
Bernie Martin 1999 Ladies President
Bill Francis 1999 Men's Captain
Pat Curtin 1999 President
Paula O'Leary 2000 Ladies Captain
Bernie Martin 2000 Ladies President
John Codd 2000 Men's Captain
Pat Curtin 2000 President
Margie O'Connor 2001 Ladies Captain
Rose Cleary 2001 Ladies President
Michael Delaney 2001 Men's Captain
Martin McCormack 2001 Men's President
Martin McCormack 2001 President
Carmel Redmond 2002 Ladies Captain
Rose Cleary 2002 Ladies President
Walter Morrisey 2002 Men's Captain
Martin McCormack 2002 President
Susan Stewart 2003 Ladies Captain
Bernie Wright 2003 Ladies President
Eddie Barrett 2003 Men's Captain
Gerry Strahan 2003 President
Brona Cloonan 2004 Ladies Captain
Bernie Wright 2004 Ladies President
Alan Murphy 2004 Men's Captain
Gerry Strahan 2004 President
Eileen Brosnan 2005 Ladies Captain
Joan Walsh  2005 Ladies President
Rhodes Murphy 2005 Men's Captain
Gay Redmond 2005 President
Frances Reid 2006 Ladies Captain
Joan Walsh  2006 Ladies President
Willie Byrne 2006 Men's Captain
Gay Redmond 2006 President
Paula Stafford 2007 Ladies Captain
Mona McCormack  2007 Ladies President
Kieran Doolan 2007 Men's Captain
Donall O'Murchu 2007 President
Angie Sheehan 2008 Ladies Captain
Jo Devitt 2008 Ladies President
Mick Brosnan 2008 Men's Captain
Donall O'Murchu 2008 President
Kathleen Murphy 2009 Ladies Captain
Hazel Cronin 2009 Ladies President
Alan Howard 2009 Men's Captain
John Codd 2009 President
Jean O'Kennedy 2010 Ladies Captain
Mari Byrne 2010 Ladies President
Frank O'Kennedy 2010 Men's Captain
John Codd 2010 President
Georgina Darling 2011 Ladies Captain
Marie Byrne 2011 Ladies President
Tom McConalogue 2011 Men's Captain
Michael Delaney 2011 President
Marie Tevlin 2012 Ladies Captain
Patricia Murphy 2012 Ladies President
John Holt 2012 Men's Captain
Michael Delaney 2012 President
Peigi O'Ruairc 2013 Ladies Captain
Joan Levins 2013 Ladies President
Maurice Cooper 2013 Men's Captain
Seamus McCormack
2013 President
Peigi O'Ruairc 2014 Ladies Captain
Joan Levins 2014 Ladies President
Tomas O'Riordan 2014 Men's Captain
Seamus McCormack 2014 President
Bernie Furlong 2015 Ladies Captain
Mary McCormack 2015 Ladies President
Aidan Colgan 2015 Men's Captain
Pat Murphy 2015 President
Aine O'Connell 2016 Ladies Captain
Mary McCormack 2016 Ladies President
John O'Keeffe 2016 Men's Captain
Pat Murphy 2016 President
Ann Byrne 2017 Ladies Captain
Mick Conlan 2017 Men's Captain
Aidan Colgan
2017 President
(7) 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Ciaran Frost (2) 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at St Helen's Bay

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance Type
Rose Cleary          
Martin McCormack          
Donal O’Keeffe          
Tim Quinlivin          
Diarmuid F. Coonan 22 September 2002 18th  Albatross 243 yd’s
Mary Barrett 6 August 2003 11th   138 yd’s  
Paula O’Leary 2 August 2006 17th 7-iron
135 yd’s  
Kate Bambrick 3 May 2009 3rd   140 yd’s