Coollattin golf club Wicklow

Coollattin golf course Wicklow

Coollattin Golf Course

Coollattin Club Crest

Rumour has it that the Earl of Fitzwilliam spent a lot of time playing golf at Coollattin together with a golfing professional of his acquaintance, in the early part of the 20th century.

The club was founded in 1960 and registered with the GUI in 1962 it opened as a scenic 9-hole Parkland set in this tranquil part of the "Garden of Ireland". It became apparent that because of the demand to play golf in such pleasant surroundings the club decided to extend to 18-holes. They retained the service of Peter McEvoy & Sporting Concepts who transformed what was a little gem into a national jewel.

Coollattin Golf Club has a charming clubhouse, where the visitor is extended the warmest of Wicklow welcomes.

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Green Fees Midweek: €25
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €30
Green Fees with a Member: 50%
Green Fees Winter Rates:
€15
Green Fees for Opens: €15
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €700
Full Family Membership Fee: €1,400
Full Overseas Membership Fee: €350
Full Student Membership Fee: €150
Full Juvenile Membership Fee: €75
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 912
Designer Peter McEvoy
Founded 1960
Address

Shillelagh,
Arklow,
Co. Wicklow

Telephone 055-94-29125
Email coollattingolfclub@eircom.net
Website Coollattin golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Eileen Byrne
Captain: Kevin Stapleton
Lady Captain: Caroline Browne
Presidents´: J. C. Doyle & Anne Ryan
Vice-Captains':  &
Hon. Secretary: Jack Lynch & Pauline Walker
Club Pro: Peter Jones 087-6800193
Hon. Treasurer: Richard Walshe & Liz McGoohan
Comp. Secretary: Neville Collier & Anne Ryan
Coollattin Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:52.754581
Long:-6.501245
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 8.30am to 11.30pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Wednesday
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Wicklow Golf Tours: 2-nights B&B @ Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge, golf Arklow, Coollattin & Woodenbridge: €155 PPS Midweek €185 PPS Weekends.

Coollattin Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday85 March   Closed 1
President's Prize (Q)
Saturday 8 July Sunday 9 July Closed 2
President's Prize (Q) Sunday 9 July   Closed 1
Lady President's Prize (Q) Saturday 9 July Sunday 9 July Closed 2
Lady President's Prize (Q) Sunday 9 July   Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 15 July   Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Saturday 15 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Round 1
Saturday 12 August
Sunday 13 August
Closed 2
Lady Captain's Prize Round 1
Sunday 13 August
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize Round 1 Saturday 12 August Sunday 13 August Closed 2
Captain's Prize Round 1 Sunday 13 August   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Final
Saturday 19 August   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Final
Saturday 19 August   Closed 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Tuesday 7 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Wednesday 8 March
Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 15 March   Open 1
4-Person Team Event any combination Friday 17 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 22 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 29 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 5 April   Open 1
Senior Singles Stableford 50+ Tuesday 11 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 12 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 14 April
Saturday 15 April Open 2
Singles Stableford Saturday 15 April
  Open 1
3-Person Team Event Sunday 16 April

Open 1
4-Person Team Event
Monday 17 April
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 26 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 29 April

Open 1
2-Person Team Event
Sunday 30 April

Open 1
L. & G. 4-Person Team Event
Monday 1 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 3 May   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Tuesday 9 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 10 May   Open 1
Ladies 2-Person Team Event Wednesday 10 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 17 May   Open 1
Barton Shield (Q) Saturday 20 May Sunday 21 May GUI 2
Barton Shield (Q) Sunday 21 May   GUI 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 24 May   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup (5 to 9) Sunday 28 May   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup (10 to 18) Sunday 28 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 31 May
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 3 June   Open 1
2-Person Team Event
Sunday 4 June
Monday 5 June Open 2
L. & G. 4-Person Team Event
Monday 5 June
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 7 June   Open 1
Start of Open Week Saturday 10 June Sunday 18 June Open 9
L. & G. Fourball Saturday 10 June Sunday 11 June Open 2
L. & G. Fourball
Sunday 11 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford
Monday 12 June   Open 1
L. & G. 4-Person Team Event
Tuesday 13 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 14 June   Open 1
L. & G. 3-Person Team Event
Thursday 15 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 16 June   Open 1
Fourball
Saturday 17 June Sunday 18 June
Open 2
Fourball Sunday 18 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 21 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 28 June
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 26 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 29 July
  Open 1
Fourball
Sunday 30 July

Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 2 August   Open 1
L. & G. 4-Person Team Event Monday 7 August   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Tuesday 8 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Wednesday 9 August
  Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Tuesday 15 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 16 August   Open 1
Senior Scratch Cup Sunday 20 August   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup Sunday 20 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 23 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 30 August
  Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Tuesday 5 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 6 September   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Tuesday 12 September   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford
Wednesday 13 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 20 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 27 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 4 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 11 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 18 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 25 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Saturday 28 October
Open 1
Fourball
Sunday 29 October   Open 1
L. & G. 4-Person Team Event
Monday 30 October   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 69 6,337 yd's
Red Par 74 SSS 71 5,611 yd's
Blue Par 72 SSS 70 6,686 yd's

Card

Hole No. Blue White Par Index Red Par Index
1 441 400 4 3 325 4 7
2 390 375 4 5 355 4 1
3 490 456 5
13 370 5
17
4 414 397 4 1 321 4 4
5 122 115 3 17 104 3 11
6 516 497 5 14 469 5 5
7 201 184 3
10 160 3 13
8 383 373 4 9 347 4 3
9 427 421 4 7 313 4 9
Out 3,384 3,218 36   2,764 36  
10 589 570 5 4 496 5 4
11 475 465 5 18 401 5 18
12 351 321 4 12 281 4 6
13 391 383 4 8 366 5 16
14 340 308 4 15 279 4 8
15 367
352 4
6 337 4
2
16 165 150 3 11
127 3 10
17 463 419 4 2 419 5 12
18 161 151 3 16 141 3 14
In 3,302 3,119 36   2,847 38  
Total 6,686 6,337 72   5,611 74  
SSS 71 70     72    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 67 Paul Masterson (3) 14/08/2005

Ladies Course Record: 74 Leanne Brennan (11) 21/07/2004

Members Achievements

 Unless I’m mistaken Coollattin Golf Club won their first ever Leinster pennant when they captured the Leinster Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield at Lisheen Springs Golf Club on Sunday 27th June 2014.
They beat Hollystown Golf Club by 4-matches to 1-match in the Semi-Final and had a 3½-matches to 1½-matches win over Tullamore Golf Club in the Final.
They made their way to Carton House to compete in the All-Ireland deciders on the O’Meara Course on Wednesday 17th September where they were drawn against Ulster Champions Rossmore Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals.
They were lead out by John Byrne with James Harte who lost out to Gerry McMahon with Rory McDonnell by 2 and 1, they were followed by Michael O'Neill with Owen Coleman who went down to Padraig Trappe with Brendan Casey by 5 and 3, next up was Declan Traynor with Paul Tyrrell who also lost their match by 4 and 3 to Adrian Trappe with Alan Finnegan, the last two matches of Michael Shortall with Jim Cullen against Bernard Gilbane with Dermot McMahon and Joe Murphy with John Thompson John McKenna with Malachy Deery were halved.

Coollattin were in the Semi-Final of the Leinster Section of the Pierce Purcell and lost in the Final of the Brennan Cup in 2000.
A. M. Dalton was selected on the ILGU Junior squad in November 2000.

History of Coollattin

Instituted 1949 affiliated 1950

It would appear golf has been played at Coollattin as far back as 1922. The Irish Times, 5th August, 1922, reports "A new golf club with a representative committee from Shillalagh and Tinahely districts, with the Rev. M. Fitzsimons and Mr. McKenna as Secretaries, has recently been organised and has acquired beautiful grounds at Coollattin Park" The club must have gone into decline, as there is no mention of it again until 1949.

In a letter to King Charles in March 1637 Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford (Known to history as Black Tom) wrote that he had found in Coollattin "that which he did not believe had been in Ireland, a place which affords sports to pass over a grass-time" ... (i.e. the time of year when animals are at grass) ... "in as great measure, and with as much delight, as most that are in England ... here I may have for a month or two a year a place to take my recreation ... keeping myself so please God, a little longer in health".

This was to set the tone for the best part of three and a half centuries. In a way Coollattin Park was to become a recreational playground for the parent house at Wentworth, Wodehouse. To augment shooting, horse riding and similar outdoor pursuits, the pleasure grounds at Coollattin was developed around the turn of the century. Set in an idyllic sylvan setting it was what would be called today an outdoor leisure complex. It included a nine hole golf course, a cricket ground, tennis courts, hockey pitch and a football pitch. It was here that the tenants and estate workers at Coollattin would pit their skills against visiting teams from the parent house in Yorkshire. The neatly manicured oval cricket ground was located where the present day practice ground is situated. Through the first half of the last century there were memorable matches between visiting teams and teams representing Coollattin.

Coollattin teams included Neil Robertson (fast bowler), George Rothwell (batsman & wicket keeper), Don Furlong (batsman) and Joe Dowse (left handed batsman). The cricket club also produced its share of memorable characters, not least the late Dick "Swallow" Behan. He carried his pet name from the gliding movement on his run up to bowl. The hockey pitch was located on what is now the third fairway, and the hockey pavilion was the old tool shed to the right of that fairway, a building which existed until the big storm of Christmas eve 1997.

The actual layout of the original golf course is not clear. Neil Robertson recalls playing on it in 1947, but the passage of years has eroded all but snippets of what the course layout looked like. One course design in the early 1960s by Eddie Hackett was not fully implemented.

During the early part of the 20th century the Earl, being a keen golfer, spent many vacations at Coollattin. The visiting party included a private professional from Wentworth. The late Ned Mulhall as a youth and prior to serving in World War II was head caddy. The youthful Ned was lucky in so far as he had his golf swing taught to him by the visiting professional. Many subsequent members were as young lads to have their technique taught to them by Ned. Indeed when one watches players such as Pat Byrne and Peter Doyle swinging, one can see a clear link dating back three quarters of a century.

Following the tragic death of Earl Peter in 1948, much of the dynamism which kept the sporting facilities at Coollattin in such pristine condition was to be removed. During the 1950s both the cricket ground and the golf course became neglected. Due to lack of competition and a decline in interest, cricket was the first casualty and it petered out prior to 1960. The golf club was kept ticking over through members such as Fr. Kehoe, Ronald Correll, Fr. Browne, Willie Robertson and his son Neil, Kevin Ryan, Peter Doyle, George Rothwell, Paddy Behan and Ned Mulhall.

Through the energy and drive of these people the future of the golf club was secured. Its members took over the task of looking after the course, took over its running from the Estate and registered it with the Golfing Union of Ireland in 1962. We owe a great debt to these pioneers.

It was not until the 1970s that the developments which were ultimately to lead to the great course that we have today began. During this decade a machine shed was provided, an extension (meeting room and kitchenette) was added to the old corrugated iron pavilion. An irrigation system for the greens was also added during this time. In 1977 alarm bells rang when Coollattin Estate was advertised for sale. Included in the bill of contents was Coollattin Golf Club. It was with great relief to the club when senior counsel revealed that as a sporting facility the future of the club was secure in law.

The final big undertaking of the 1970s was the building of the new club house. It was planned during the captaincy of Eamon Dalton in 1978, built during the captaincy of the late Cyril Griffin in 1979 and officially opened by the President of the Leinster Branch of the Golfing Union of Ireland, Mr. Michael Fitzpatrick, during the captaincy of Kevin Lee in 1980.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Martina Byrne 1989 Ladies Captain
Cyril Griffen 1989 Men's Captain
Mona Moynihan 1990 Ladies Captain
Brendan Dunne 1990 Men's Captain
Ann Troy 1991 Ladies Captain
Eugene Ryan 1991 Men's Captain
Mary Byrne 1992 Ladies Captain
Paul Behan 1992 Men's Captain
Una Stamp 1993 Ladies Captain
Nick Kelly 1993 Men's Captain
Ann Lynch 1994 Ladies Captain
Eddie O'Brien 1994 Men's Captain
Martha Dunne 1995 Ladies Captain
Arthur Quinn 1995 Men's Captain
Rita O'Neill 1996 Ladies Captain
Martina Byrne 1996 Ladies President
Denis Fox 1996 Men's Captain
Neil Robertson 1996 President
Bernie Lennon 1997 Ladies Captain
Bridie Larrissey 1997 Ladies President
Godwin Furlong 1997 Men's Captain
Neil Robertson 1997 President
Breda Brennan 1998 Ladies Captain
Sheila Byrne 1998 Ladies President
Michael Byrne 1998 Men's Captain
Eddie O'Brien 1998 President
Noeleen Williams 1999 Ladies Captain
Carmel Kinsella 1999 Ladies President
Denis Byrne 1999 Men's Captain
Edward O'Brien 1999 President
Margaret Behan 2000 Ladies Captain
Carmel Kinsella 2000 Ladies President
Eamon O'Neill 2000 Men's Captain
Denis Byrne 2000 President
Margaret Dalton 2001 Ladies Captain
R. O'Neill 2001 Ladies President
Kevin Lee 2001 Men's Captain
Richard Walshe 2001 President
Anne Ryan 2002 Ladies Captain
Rita O'Neill 2002 Ladies President
Trevor Wardell 2002 Men's Captain
Richard Walshe 2002 President
Marita Byrne 2003 Ladies Captain
Mary Byrne 2003 Ladies President
Paddy Kelly 2003 Men's Captain
Joe Lennon 2003 President
Rita O'Neill 2004 Ladies Captain
Mary Byrne 2004 Ladies President
Colin Hadden 2004 Men's Captain
Joseph Lennon 2004 President
Bridie Larrissey 2005 Ladies Captain
Ann Lynch 2005 Ladies President
Sean O'Brien 2005 Men's Captain
Christy Doyle 2005 President
Pauline Walker 2006 Ladies Captain
Ann Lynch 2006 Ladies President
Richard Walsh 2006 Men's Captain
  2006 President
Helen Kinsella 2007 Ladies Captain
  2007 Ladies President
Tony Ryan 2007 Men's Captain
Stanley Dixon 2007 President
Kathleen Murphy 2008 Ladies Captain
Margaret Behan 2008 Ladies President
Jack Lynch 2008 Men's Captain
Stanley Dixon 2008 President
Liz McGoohan 2009 Ladies Captain
Margaret Dalton 2009 Ladies President
Stephen McGuinness 2009 Men's Captain
Joe Doran 2009 President
Anna Rochford 2010 Ladies Captain
Margaret Dalton 2010 Ladies President
Seamus Walker  2010 Men's Captain
Joe Doran 2010 President
Rena James 2011 Ladies Captain
Margaret Dalton 2011 Ladies President
Christy Doyle 2011 Men's Captain
Sean O'Brien 2011 President
Hazel Butler 2012 Ladies Captain
Pauline Walker 2012 Ladies President
Joe Lennon 2012 Men's Captain
Sean O'Brien 2012 President
Mary Timmins 2013 Ladies Captain
Pauline Walker 2013 Ladies President
John Thompson 2013 Men's Captain
Perry Kelly
2013 President
Caroline MacNiece 2014 Ladies Captain
Noeleen Williams 2014 Ladies President
Ian McEntaggart 2014 Men's Captain
Perry Kelly 2014 President
Caroline MacNeice 2015 Ladies Captain
Anne Ryan 
2015 Ladies President
Paudie Doyle 2015 Men's Captain
J. C. Doyle
2015 President
Anne Edwards 2016 Ladies Captain
Anne Ryan 2016 Ladies President
Jimmy Quinn 2016 Men's Captain
J. C. Doyle 2016 President
Caroline Browne 2017 Ladies Captain
  2017 Ladies President
Kevin Stapleton 2017 Men's Captain
  2017 President
Ann-Marie Dalton (5) 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Ronan Doyle (4) 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Coollattin

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
William O'Neill 7 July 1995 18th   150 yd´s
David Masterson 2 August 1995 2nd   172 yd´s
Nick Kelly 15 October 1995 9th   167 yd´s
Michael Lennon 9 June 1996 9th   162 yd´s
James Doyle 3 August 1996 2nd   172 yd´s
Tony Neill 7 April 1998 5th 5-wood 177 yd´s
Christy Doyle 7 June 1998 12th   124 yd´s
Margaret Behan 3 May 1999 18th   140 yd´s
Perry Kelly 30 June 2000 2nd   172 yd´s
Tom Wilkinson 16 April 2001 2nd   172 yd´s
Michael Cowman 15 June 2001 5th   177 yd´s
Brendan Dunne 24 August 2001 5th   207 yd´s
Maurice Gill 25 August 2001 12th   117 yd´s
Phillip Wadding 22 September 2001 18th   150 yd´s
Liam Butler 7 July 2002 10th   147 yd´s
Gerard Clooney 7 July 2002 18th   150 yd´s
Robert Tighe 20 July 2002 12th   126 yd´s
Michael Cowman 20 April 2003 12th   117 yd´s
Maurice Gill 13 July 2003 10th   150 yd´s
Alice Druhan 28 June 2004 18th   136 yd´s
Bill Murphy 3 April 2005 12th   115 yd´s
Marita Byrne 13 July 2005 12th   104 yd´s
Gerard Bolger 25 March 2006 18th   156 yd´s
Derek Robinson 4 April 2006 12th   122 yd´s
Paddy McDonald 11 July 2006 12th   117 yd´s
Patricia Magee 5 August 2006 12th   104 yd´s
Gerard Byrne 14 October 2006 12th   122 yd´s
Derek O´Neill 17 March 2007 10th   165 yd´s
Keith Barnett 14 April 2007 12th   117 yd´s
Paul Murphy 23 June 2007 18th   150 yd´s
Alice Druhan 16 July 2007 18th   136 yd´s
Michael Lennon 28 October 2007 5th   174 yd´s
Andy Nolan 10 June 2008 5th   160 yd´s
Mai Quaid 23 June 2008 18th   136 yd´s
Maurice Walsh 31 August 2008 18th   153 yd´s
Matthew Paterson 21 September 2008 5th   174 yd´s
Sean Rafferty 1 November 2008 11th   150 yd´s
Amonn O´Rourke 20 December 2008 14th   115 yd´s
Margaret Byrne 1 March 2009 4th   145 yd´s
Donal Keenan 15 March 2009 14th   122 yd´s
Derek Robinson 23 March 2009 14th   115 yd´s
Stephen Gormley 16 August 2009 5th   122 yd´s