Old Conna golf club Wicklow

Old Conna golf course Wicklow

Old Conna Golf Course

Old Conna Club Crest

Old Conna Golf Club was designed by, Ireland’s renowned golf course architect the late Eddie Hackett, this beautiful parkland course measuring 6,519 yd‘s Par 72 with a standard scratch of 73 off the back tees.

Offering panoramic views of the Irish Sea and the Sugar Loaf Mountain, with many fine holes set in exceptional woodland terrain. The finishing hole is a 511 yd‘s Par 5 with out of bounds along the right hand side into the orchard and behind the green.

Quite apart from the customary warm welcome, a tempting restaurant menu and bar facilities await you in the bright and comfortable clubhouse.

Green Fees Midweek: €30
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €40
Green Fees with a Member: €20/33
Green Fees for Opens: €25
Practice area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 788
Designer Eddie Hackett
Founded 1987
Address

Ferndale Road,
Bray,
Co. Dublin

Telephone 01-2826055
Email info@oldconna.com
Website Old Conna golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Ronan Smyth
Captain: Pat Keogh
Lady Captain: Mary Jones
President: Peter Deane
Vice-Captain:  &
Hon. Secretary: John French, Ray Kane & Jane Mathews
Club Pro: Donal Gleeson
Hon. Treasurer:

Donal Walsh, Pat McHenry & Susan Drea 

Comp. Secretary: Brendan Kane, Michael J. Neary & Annette McGlynn
Old Conna Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.213074
Long:-6.137452
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 10.30am to 11.30pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Weekends, Tuesdays & Wednesdays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Old Conna Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Saturday 18 March   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Tuesday 6 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize 1st Round Tuesday 13 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize 2nd Round Sunday 18 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize (Q) Saturday 24 June Sunday 25 June  Closed 2
Captain's Prize (Q) Sunday 25 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 1 July   Closed 1
Vice-Captain's Prize to the Ladies Tuesday 4 July   Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladies Tuesday 1 August   Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 5 August   Closed 1
Vice-Captain's Prize Saturday 19 August   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men Saturday 2 September   Closed 1
Ladies Seniors 10.00 p.m. to 1.00 a.m. Friday 6 January   Open 1
Seniors 50+ Monday 16 January   Open 1
Ladies Seniors 10.00 p.m. to 1.00 a.m. Friday 1 February   Open 1
Seniors 50+ Monday 13 February   Open
Seniors 50+ Monday 6 March   Open
Ladies Singles Stableford Tuesday18 April   Open 1
Barton  Shield (Q) Saturday 20 May Sunday 21 May GUI 2
Barton  Shield (Q) Sunday 21 May   GUI 1
Inter. Scratch Cup (10 to 17) Saturday 3 June   Open
Minor Scratch Cup (18 to 28) Sunday 4 June   Open 1
Seniors 50+ Monday 12 June   Open
Seniors 50+ Monday 10 July   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup (4 to 9) Sunday 16 July   Open
AXA Juniors 13 to 18-years 8.00am to 12.00am Thursday 20 July   Open 1
Seniors 50+ Monday 14 August   Open
Old Conna Grannies 10.00am to 1.00pm Thursday 31 August
  Open 1
Seniors 50+ Monday 11 September   Open
Ladies Seniors 10.00 p.m. to 1.00 a.m. Friday 6 October   Open
Seniors 50+ Monday 9 October   Open
Ladies Seniors 10.00 p.m. to 1.00 a.m. Friday 3 November   Open
Seniors 50+ Monday 6 November   Open
Seniors 50+ Monday 27 November
  Open

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 73 6,549 yd's
Yellow Par 72 SSS 72 6,309 yd's
Red Par 72 SSS 73 5,460 yd's

Card

Hole No. White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 373 360 4 6 351 4 6
2 235 223 3 9 162 3 16
3 326 308 4 13 247 4 14
4 538 526 5 11 460 5 8
5 580 561 5 2 440 5 10
6 376 358 4 4 314 4 4
7 384 363 4 8 351 4 2
8 118 110 3 18 96
3 18
9 328 315 4 15 301
4 12
Out 3,258 3,124 36   2,722 36  
10 346 332 4 17 318 4 11
11 339 331 4 7 267 4 7
12 171 156 3 16 141 3 17
13 562 553 5 5 475 5 3
14 311
300
4 10 293 4 1
15 470 460 4 1 306 4 15
16 430 419 4 3 314 4 5
17 155 148 3 12 141 3 13
18 507 486 5 14 483 5 9
In 3,291 3,185 36   2,738 36  
Total 6,549 6,289 72   5,460 72  
SSS 73 72     73    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 69 Pat O'Hara (4) 31/07/1998

Ladies Course Record: 70 Sally Fildes (5) 29/08/2000

Members Achievements

Old Conna won the All-Ireland Irish Junior Cup at Athlone G. C. IN 1998, when the team was, Joe Drea, Ger O'Gorman, Pat Hayde, Marc Kynes, Diarmuid Leonard, Paul McDonald, Ron Mason and Declan Kerrigan, they were managed by Paddy Devlin and Des Horgan-Colgan,

 They won the All-Ireland Jimmy Bruen Shield at Woodbrook G. C. in 1993, when the team was, Tom Dolton, Frank Thomas, Paddy Delvin, Karl Purcell, Joe Drea, Ger Byrne, Mark Sheridan, Fred O'Toole, Richard McKeever, Des Crowley, Ray Wolfe and Joe McDonald, they were managed by Tom Sheridan and assisted by Ron Mason.

They won the All-Ireland Final of the Irish Junior Foursomes in 1996, when the team was, Graham Murphy, Barry McKeever, Gary Power, Mark Kynes and Paul McDonald, they were managed by Philip Brennan assisted by Tony Kynes and Sean Murphy, 

They won the Leinster Final of the Irish Junior Foursomes in 1991, when the team was, Barry Dowling, Michael Horan, Niall Ruane, David Larkin and Mark Sheridan.

They last won the Leinster Final of the Irish Junior Foursomes in 1998. 

They won the Fitzgibbon Cup in 1993, when the team was, Ray Wolfe, David Larkin, Alan Horan, Pat Hayden, Ger Byrne, Joe Drea, Paddy Devlin, P. J. Hall, Derek Rath, Brian Owens, Richard McKeever, Tom Dalton, Niall Ruane, Eamonn O'Sullivan, Frank Thomas and Philip Moran, they were managed by Philip Bredin assisted by Michael Leonard and Brian Horrigan.

They won the Dublin Team Trophy in 1992, when the team was, Pat Thomas, Michael Leonard, Pat Mulcahy and Brian Horrigan, they were managed by Tom Dalton.

They won it the previous year with, Liam Dwyer, Pat Mulcahy, Brian Horrigan, Michael Leonard and Brendan Burke, they were managed by Ron Mason.

Old Conna won the Leinster Alliance Irish Times Shield at Woodbrook on the 30th July 2000. It was their fourth time to win it in five years. The team was Declan Kerrigan (6) 69, J. Drea (5), Pat Hayde (5) 74 and my old friend Ron Mason. It's great to see him still playing off 4.

Mary Hennessy received a beautiful set of Ben Sayers Woods as a birthday present from husband Tony. The first opportunity she got to use them was in the Captain's Prize (Eddie Grove) to the Ladies. She fell in love at first sight with them as she shot a 61 net to win by nine clear shots, losing five shots off her handicap.

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

Mark Kynes represented Ireland at Irish Boys level in 1999 playing 3-times halved 1-match and lost 2-matches accumulating 1-points;

Paul McDonald represented Ireland at Irish Boys level in 1999 playing 10-times won 1-match and lost 9-matches accumulating 2-points. He represented Leinster at Boys  Interprovincial level in 1998 playing 6-times won 5-matches and lost 1-match accumulating 10-points;

Niall Ruane represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial in 1993 playing 3-times won 0-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 0-points;

Mark Kelly represented Leinster at Boys  Interprovincial level in 2000 playing 4-times won 1-match and lost 3-matches accumulating 2-points;

Marc Kynes represented Leinster at Boys  Interprovincial level from 1998 to 1989 playing 10-times won 6-matches halved one and lost 3-matches accumulating 13-points;

History of Old Conna

 As with so many other thriving Golf Clubs in the greater Dublin area Old Conna grew out of what was originally the "Opperman Golf and Country Club" then became "The Pat Quinn Club" at the Hotel in Kilternan known as "The Dublin Sports Hotel".

In 1980 the members became dissatisfied with their tenure at Kilternan and began to look for an alternative location for a club of their own. Between 1980 and 1985 the Development Committee of John L. Byrne, John Mooney, Dermot Hitchcock, Brian O’Kelly and Ewan Byrne walked many estates and parcels of land but for one reason or another ended in disappointment.

They came close to purchasing The Old Conna Estate when it came on the market in 1982 but their offer of £300,000 was not acceptable. Fortunately the Estate was back on the market in 1985, by which time the members were in a bad financial position resulting from endless fundraising. Their offer of £500,000 was accepted and the purchase was concluded on the 3rd July 1986.

Application for membership was so encouraging that they were in a position to purchase the remaining land required to complete the course layout this land was bought at a premium price as there was planning permission for houses in this very sought after area.

The Course and Clubhouse was, officially opened on Friday 10th July 1987, by the President John L. Byrne who had worked tirelessly to bring the Club at Old Conna into existence. The overall cost was £1,200,000. By 1990 the greens suffered severe compaction problems and had to totally lift and relay all the greens at a cost of £250,000. After this the Old Conna Golf Club has grown from strength to strength.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Mary Watts 1989 Ladies Captain
Eddie Moroney 1989 Men's Captain
Ewan Byrne 1989 President
Maura O'Brien 1990 Ladies Captain
Philip Bredin 1990 Men's Captain
Ewan Byrne 1990 President
Olive Dignam 1991 Ladies Captain
Liam Dwyer 1991 Men's Captain
Ewan Byrne 1991 President
Della Meade 1992 Ladies Captain
Tom Sheridan 1992 Men's Captain
Ken Gleeson 1992 President
Brenda Vines 1993 Ladies Captain
Donnacha O'Buachalla 1993 Men's Captain
Ken Gleeson 1993 President
Eilis Moroney 1994 Ladies Captain
Pat Corkery 1994 Men's Captain
Ken Gleeson 1994 President
Marie O'Neill 1995 Ladies Captain
Jim Brooks 1995 Men's Captain
Dermot Hitchcock 1995 President
Anne Coyle 1996 Ladies Captain
Jim O'Mahoney 1996 Men's Captain
Dermot Hitchcock 1996 President
Ann Quinlan 1997 Ladies Captain
Tom Maguire 1997 Men's Captain
Dermot Hitchcock 1997 President
Nessa Ring 1998 Ladies Captain
Jim Colgan 1998 Men's Captain
A. McGinley 1998 President
Rita Purcell 1999 Ladies Captain
Paddy O'Brien 1999 Men's Captain
Adhamhnan MacGinley 1999 President
Breda Naughton 2000 Ladies Captain
Eddie Groves 2000 Men's Captain
Michael Cluskey 2000 President
Myra Glynn 2001 Ladies Captain
Tony Hennessy 2001 Men's Captain
Anne Fagan 2002 Ladies Captain
Dick Gleeson 2002 Men's Captain
Eddie Moroney 2002 President
Betty Allen 2003 Ladies Captain
Michael Kilkenny 2003 Men's Captain
Eddie Moroney 2003 President
Joan O'Leary 2004 Ladies Captain
Jim Scott 2004 Men's Captain
Eddie Moroney 2004 President
Deirdre O'Brien 2005 Ladies Captain
Sean O'Neill 2005 Men's Captain
Michael Kilkenny 2005 President
  2006 Ladies Captain
Marc O'Connor 2006 Men's Captain
  2006 President
Fiona Smith 2007 Ladies Captain
John McHale 2007 Men's Captain
Philip Bredin 2007 President
Anne McHale 2008 Ladies Captain
Bernard Murphy 2008 Men's Captain
Philip Bredin 2008 President
Susan Murphy 2009 Ladies Captain
Albert Allison 2009 Men's Captain
Philip Bredin 2009 President
Phyllis O'Sullivan 2010 Ladies Captain
Michael Purcell 2010 Men's Captain
Philip Bredin 2010 President
Anne C. Rooney 2011 Ladies Captain
John G. Ryan 2011 Men's Captain
Philip Bredin 2011 President
Eileen O'Donovan 2012 Ladies Captain
Eric Hayes 2012 Men's Captain
Philip Bredin 2012 President
Annette Rath 2013 Ladies Captain
William Farrell 2013 Men's Captain
John Hennessy 2013 President
Ann Quinlan 2014 Ladies Captain
Jimmy Rynhart 2014 Men's Captain
John Hennessy 2014 President
Deirdre Downey 2015 Ladies Captain
Ken O'Connor 2015 Men's Captain
Peter Deane 2015 President
Jacquline Berkeley 2016 Ladies Captain
Tony Kelly 2016 Men's Captain
Peter Deane 2016 President
Mary Jones 2017 Ladies Captain
Pat Keogh 2017 Men's Captain
  2017 President
Sally Fildes (3) 2017 Lowest Ladies H'cap
D. Gleeson 2017 Lowest Men's H'cap
Karl Purcell (1) 2017 Lowest Men's H'cap

Holes in One at Old Conna

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Michael Kilkenny 1 June 1990 8th   112 yd‘s
Bill Smith 8 August 1998 8th   112 yd‘s
Brian Reidy 22 August 1998 8th   112 yd‘s
Peg O'Dwyer 25 August 1998 8th   112 yd‘s
Eileen O'Brien 14 February 1999 8th   112 yd‘s
Ann Keaney 6 April 1999 12th   142 yd‘s
Ciaran Kennedy 17 April 1999 8th   112 yd‘s
Pat Hayde 1 May 1999 8th   112 yd‘s
John Caffrey 19 May 1999 12th   163 yd‘s
Eddie Groves 23 May 1999 8th   112 yd‘s
T. O'Neill 20 July 1999 8th   102 yd‘s
Anna O'Keeffe 10 August 1999 8th   102 yd‘s
Norman Atkinson 15 August 1999 17th 5-wood 162 yd‘s
Larry Candy 29 August 1999 8th   112 yd‘s
J. Redmond 3 October 2001 2nd   236 yd‘s
D. Gaul 28 October 2001 12th   164 yd‘s
M. Brennan 25 August 2002 8th   102 yd‘s
Joe Finucane 1 February 2004 17th   140 yd‘s
Betsy Carvill 4 May 2004 8th   102 yd‘s
Joyce Nolan 13 June 2006 17th 6-iron 141 yd's
Freddie Spillane 9 August 2006 12th   161 yd‘s