Blainroe golf club Wicklow

Blainroe golf course Wicklow

Blainroe Golf Course

Blainroe Club Crest

With sea views from all 18 holes, this enjoyable and challenging parkland course carries the prestigious Hawtree & Son design signature and is recognised as one of the finest courses on the East Coast since it’s inception in 1978.

With a Par 72 length of 6,140 meters (6800 yards) the course is always well maintained and offers an interesting variety of holes with the 14th played over the sea from a cliff promontory, probably being the feature followed by a testing par 3, the 15th which was part of a re-design of all greens and tees to USGA championship standard re-opening in 2005.

The modern Clubhouse, overlooking a private beach, assures visitors a warm welcome and has full bar and catering facilities. A fully stocked Professional shop run by PGA pro John McDonald also offers club, trolley and motorised buggy hire.

Attractive Wicklow Town with its harbour, pubs and restaurants, hotels and guesthouses, is just 3.5km along the coast, and is the ideal base from which to play Blainroe and other nearby courses.

Blainroe was voted the No. 93-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Down-3);

Blainroe was voted the No. 90-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Up-1);

Blainroe was voted the No. 91-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Same);

Blainroe was voted the No. 91-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Up-7);

Blainroe was voted the No. 98-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Down-1);

Blainroe was voted the No. 99-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Up-10);

Blainroe was voted the No. 90-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

Blainroe was voted the No. 94-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;

Blainroe was voted the No. 95-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;

Blainroe was voted the No. 96-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;

Green Fees Midweek: €40
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €50
Green Fees with a Member: €22/27
Green Fees for Opens: €20
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: €10
Yes
Buggy Hire: €30 Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €1,935
Entrance Fee: €2,500
Course Type Links
No Holes 18
Members 718
Designer Fred Hawtree
Founded 1978
Address

Blainroe,
Co. Wicklow

Telephone 0404-68168
Email info@blainroe.com
Website Blainroe golf club website
General Manager: Patrick Bradshaw
Club Administrator: Helen Donnelly
Captain: Kevin O'Gorman
Lady Captain: Grace Delahunt
Presidents':

 Terence Ryan & Bernie Nelson

Vice-Captains':  &
Hon. Secretary: Denis O'Mahony & Miriam McGrath
Club Pro: John McDonald 0404-66470
Hon. Treasurer: Ray Kilty & Ida Duffy
Comp. Secretary: Mark Diggin & Ann Murphy
Blainroe Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:52.942871
Long:-6.019521
*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: Sundays & Mondays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Blainroe Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event. Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday 1 January   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men Sunday 23 April   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Monday 24 April   Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Saturday 3 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Round 1 Monday 3 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 8 July   Closed 1
Professional's Prize to the Ladies Monday 10 July   Closed 1
Lady President's Prize to the Men Sunday 16 July   Closed 1
Captain's & Lady Captain's to Juniors' Tuesday 18 July   Closed 1
Professional's Prize to the Men Sunday 23 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize (Q) Friday 5 August Sunday 7 August Closed 3
Captain's Prize (Q) Saturday 6 August   Closed 1
Captain's Prize (Q) Sunday 7 August   Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladies Monday 14 August   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Rabbits Saturday 2 September   Closed 1
Ladies Seniors Friday 6 January   Open 1
Seniors 50+ Tuesday 10 January   Open 1
Ladies Seniors Friday 13 February   Open 1
Seniors 50+ Tuesday 17 February   Open 1
Ladies Seniors Friday 17 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 21 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 11 April   Open 1
Ladies Seniors Friday 14 April   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Sunday 16 April   Open 1
Blue Dolphin Classic Friday 28 April
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 1 May   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Sunday 14 May   Open 1
Seniors Singles Strokes Tuesday 16 May   Open 1
Lions Classic Friday 26 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 5 June   Open 1
Start of Open Week Wednesday 14 June Sunday 18 June Open 5
Fourball Betterball
Wednesday 14 June   Open 1
Ladies 2-Ball Rumble
Thursday 15 June   Open 1
2-Man Rumble
Friday 16 June
Open 1
4-Person Team Event
Saturday 17 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 18 June   Open 1

Seniors Singles Stableford

Tuesday 20 June   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup Sunday 9 July   Open 1
Juniors Singles Tuesday 1 August   Open 1
Start of Open Week Wednesday 23 August Sunday 27 August Open 5
2-Man Team Event Wednesday 23 August   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Thursday 24 August   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford
Friday 25 Aughst   Open 1
L. & G. 4-Person Team Event Saturday 26 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 27 August   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 19 September
  Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 17 October
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford
Monday 30 October   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford
Tuesday 21 November
  Open 1
Seniors Singles Strokes Tuesday 19 December
  Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 73 6,042 m
Yellow Par 72 SSS 71 5,870 m
Red Par 74 SSS 76 5,419 m
Blue Par 72 SSS 73 6,140 m

Card

Hole No. Blue White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 327 324 318 4 12 312 4 7
2 392 388 381 4 2 293 4 17
3 382 378 343 4 4 323 4 5
4 483 476 472 5 18 455 5 1
5 443 440 435 5 14 380 5 9
6 322 317 313 4 6 304 4 3
7 334 330 324 4 10 318 4 13
8 194 191 184 3 8 180 3 11
9 340 332 322 4 16 273 4 15
Out 3,217 3,176 3,092 37   2,838 37  
10 342 329 324 4 7 258 4 10
11 353 349 341 4 11 331 4 4
12 389 386 370 4 3 359 5 18
13 361 350 337 4 9 318 4 6
14 299 296 292 4 13 252 4 8
15 194 180 164 3 5 147 3 12
16 414 410 402 4 1 384 5 14
17 113 111 104 3 17 94 3 16
18 458 455 444 5 15 438 5 2
In 2,923 2,866 2,778 35   2,581 37  
Total 6,140 6,042 5,870 72   5,419 74  
SSS 73 73 71     76    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: Am. 70 Paul Dean (1) 04/11/2007

Ladies Course Record: 73 Kaye Doyle (8) 22/061992

Members Achievements

Blainroe Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield in 1985, when the team was Paul Deane, Robert MacCarthy, John Hopkins, Sean Casey, Tom Sheridan, Paddy Kavanagh, Myles Wilson, Tom Pitt, John Monahan, Oliver Stauton, Vincent Butler, Stan Mathews, Arthur Daines, they were captained by Peter Moloney.

They were Leinster Runners-up in the Irish Senior Cup in 1999.

Blainroe won the Cullen Cup in 2002, when the team was E. Connolly, G. Geraghty, L. Hynes, B. Redmond, M. Redmond, M. Pippet, C. Pippet, L. Murphy-O'Connor, M. Hutch, J. Bonus, they were managed by D. Feeley and S. Whittaker.

Blainroe won the Seiko Mixed Foursomes in 1989, when the team was D. Fenton, D. McKenna, J. Sinnott, R. McCarthy, L. McKenna and M. Sinnott.

The Ladies of Blainroe Golf Club won the Finn Trophy in 1994, when the team was Rita Deignan, Joan Kinsella, Mary Quirke, Sheila Whittaker, Ann Hannigan, Sheila Condell, Ann Monaghan, Mary Gavin, Grace Delahunt, Carol McKeown, Nora Richards, Linda Cole-McKenna, Lee Murphy-O'Connor, Hilary Kirk, Pauleen Hudson, Susan Cunningham, Rosin McCarthy, they were managed by Cathering King.

They won it the following two years when the team was, G. O'Connor, S. Cunningham, A. Monaghan, R. Deignan, S. Condell, J. Kinsella, S. Whittaker, P. Hudson, B. Daly, A. Hannigan, M. Pippet, R. MacCarthy, L. Cole-McKenna, D. Curley, they were managed by C. King.

Members who played representative golf for their Province;

Colin Woodroofe represented Leinster in the inaugural Boys under-15 Interprovincial Championships in 2010 playing 3-times won 2-matches and lost 1-match accumulating 4-points;

History of Blainroe

Blainroe Golf Club was the brain child of Christy Cooney, a Dublin builder who dreamt of building a small village resort type complex consisting of a group of houses, golf course, shops , tennis courts etc., his vision and ideas were way ahead of his time as Blainroe  was one of the first of its kind in Ireland.

The golf course was designed by the internationally known Surrey golf course architect, Fred Hawtree. Construction commenced in 1974 and the course was opened officially on the 21st July 1978. The first competition was played there by thirty founder members. They played for a large copper plate and the signatures of all the players was inscribed on the trophy. The winner was our second President, Tom Nagle.

The Cooney family owned the golf club in the early days, but in 1984/85 they offered to sell the club to the members and although the purchase price was attractive there were a number of clauses included in the deal which made it unacceptable to the members. In 1986 the Cooney family sold the golf course and club house to the consortium of Swissair and International Golfing Residence. The members of Blainroe golf club immediately opened discussions with the new owners, and by February 1987 they appeared to have reached agreement. A seven year lease was agreed upon at the meeting but never materialised.

The club continued to pay an annual lease until the end of 1988, when they were informed that 91% of the course and clubhouse had been sold by the consortium to Euroactividade — The Lichtenstein Registered Timeshare Company. In April 1989 Euroactividade sought to disband the club and offered £400.000 as a goodwill gesture, to enable the club to buy and develop a course of its own. The club refused the offer and threatened to take the matter to the High Court. Euroactividade eventually accepted that the club had three years of a four year lease still to run and they handed over the £400.000 contribution, to be put towards the acquisition of a new course and clubhouse. The members, however, were still anxious to maintain their standing and wished to be allowed continue playing on the Blainroe course. Eventually on the 15th March 1991 under the Captaincy of John Quirke, and after many months of difficult negotiations, Blainroe members finally bought the Course and clubhouse for £1.5 Million plus £100.000 for the additional forty two acres which now serves as a practice area.

Owning the club created its own momentum and over the following years the members rallied round and completely renovated the Clubhouse. The course was re-designed by Martin Hawtree, son of the original architect and fully opened to play in 2005. The greens are now sand-based, more bunkers have been introduced and the golf course is very challenging. It is now recognised as one of the finest golf courses in the south-east of Ireland and in 2007 was rated in the top 100 courses in the country.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
M. Hughes 1989 Ladies Captain
Mrs. C. G. Cooney 1989 Ladies President
D. Patton 1989 Men's Captain
Dr. B. Digby 1989 President
D. Curley 1990 Ladies Captain
Mrs. C. G. Cooney 1990 Ladies President
V. Delahunt 1990 Men's Captain
A. W. Smith 1990 President
A. Heffernan 1991 Ladies Captain
Mrs. C. G. Cooney 1991 Ladies President
J. Quirke 1991 Men's Captain
A. W. Smith 1991 President
A. McNamara 1992 Ladies Captain
Mrs. C. G. Cooney 1992 Ladies President
P. Dean 1992 Men's Captain
Peter Moloney 1992 President
A. Goodbody 1993 Ladies Captain
Mrs. C. G. Cooney 1993 Ladies President
D. O'Sullivan 1993 Men's Captain
Peter Moloney 1993 President
B. Connolly 1994 Ladies Captain
Mrs. T. J. Nagle 1994 Ladies President
J. Rochford 1994 Men's Captain
P. Moloney 1994 President
R. O'Sullivan 1995 Ladies Captain
Mrs T. J. Nagle 1995 Ladies President
D. Lynch 1995 Men's Captain
P. Moloney 1995 President
M. Quirke 1996 Ladies Captain
Mrs. A. T. Fitzpatrick 1996 Ladies President
M. Hickey 1996 Men's Captain
D. O'Sullivan 1996 President
M. Delahunt 1997 Ladies Captain
Mrs. A. T. Fitzpatrick 1997 Ladies President
P. Deignan 1997 Men's Captain
D. O'Sullivan 1997 President
D. Keegan 1998 Ladies Captain
Mrs. A. T. Fitzpatrick 1998 Ladies President
Pat Heffernan 1998 Men's Captain
J. Rochford 1998 President
Mrs. A. Coady 1999 Ladies Captain
Mrs. L Walsh 1999 Ladies President
Mr. D. Feeley 1999 Men's Captain
Mr. J. Rochford 1999 President
Noeleen Meehan 2000 Ladies Captain
Mrs. Eileen Browne 2000 Ladies President
Mr J. King 2000 Men's Captain
John Quirke 2000 President
Ann Sheehy 2001 Ladies Captain
Eileen Browne 2001 Ladies President
Shaun Cunningham 2001 Men's Captain
P. Quirke 2001 President
Virginia Rochford 2002 Ladies Captain
J. Molloy 2002 Ladies President
Alan Hannigan 2002 Men's Captain
J. M. T. Quirke 2002 President
Leonora Walsh 2003 Ladies Captain
Joan Molloy 2003 Ladies President
Harry Whittaker 2003 Men's Captain
J. M. T. Quirke 2003 President
Maria O'Connell 2004 Ladies Captain
Eithne Smith 2004 Ladies President
Sean Casey 2004 Men's Captain
Dr. Vincent J. Delahunt 2004 President
Brenda Gardiner 2005 Ladies Captain
Ethna Smith 2005 Ladies President
Michael Geraghty 2005 Men's Captain
Dr. Vincent J. Delahunt 2005 President
Anne Monaghan 2006 Ladies Captain
Catherine King 2006 Ladies President
Terence Ryan 2006 Men's Captain
Dr. Vincent J. Delahunt 2006 President
Eleanor Kearns 2007 Ladies Captain
Catherine King 2007 Ladies President
Enda Luddy 2007 Men's Captain
Eugene Greene 2007 President
Georgina O'Brien 2008 Ladies Captain
Yvonne Redmond 2008 Ladies President
John Woodroofe 2008 Men's Captain
Eugene Greene 2008 President
Rita Deignan 2009 Ladies Captain
Yvonne Redmond 2009 Ladies President
Colm Nagle 2009 Men's Captain
Eugene Greene 2009 President
Joan Molloy 2010 Ladies Captain
Rosi O'Sullivan 2010 Ladies President
Richard Haskins 2010 Men's Captain
Paul Deignan 2010 President
Mairead Murray 2011 Ladies Captain
Rosi O'Sullivan 2011 Ladies President
Joe Cogan 2011 Men's Captain
Paul Deignan 2011 President
Petrina Delany 2012 Ladies Captain
Grace Delahunt 2012 Ladies President
Declan Collins 2012 Men's Captain
Jack Meehan 2012 President
Nuala McGlinchey 2013 Ladies Captain
Grace Delahunt
2013 Ladies President
John Mulqueen 2013 Men's Captain
Jack Meehan
2013 President
Angela Haffernan 2014 Ladies Captain
Deirdre Curley 2014 Ladies President
William Nelson 2014 Men's Captain
Morgan Sheehy 2014 President
Lulu O'Kane 2015 Ladies Captain
Deirdre Curley 2015 Ladies President
Bert Shaw 2015 Men's Captain
Morgan Sheehy 2015 President
Brnie Griffith
2016 Ladies Captain
Bernie Nelson
2016 Ladies President
Liam Fitzpatrick
2016 Men's Captain
Terence Ryan
2016 President
Grace Delahunt 2017 Ladies Captain
  2017 Ladies President
Kevin O'Gorman 2017 Men's Captain
  2017 President
Deirdre Hoey 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Colin Woodroofe (-1)
2017 Lowest Men’s Handicap
Paul Dean (1) 2017 Lowest Men’s Handicap

Holes in One at Blainroe

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Club Used Distance
Mr. B. Hoffman 13 April 1998 8th     181 m
Ms. B. Gardiner 16 November 1998 15th     147 m
D. Roche 16 June 2002 17th     108 m
M. Forrester 15 September 2002 17th     92 m
Noreen Motherway 13 September 2003 14th     122 m
Martin Wright 23 December 2003 14th     161 m
Gary Murphy 3 March 2004 14th     183 m
Stephen Coleman 15 May 2004 17th     113 m
Janet Case 19 June 2004 17th     94 m
John O’Neill 27 June 2006 17th     104 m
Grace Delahunt 26 April 2008 17th     94 m
Martn Feeley 5 July 2008 17th     94 m
Moira Reilly 28 September 2009 17th     94 m