Rathsallagh golf club Wicklow

Rathsallagh golf course Wicklow

Rathsallagh Golf Course

Rathsallagh Club Crest

Ryder Cup Player Christy O’Connor Jnr. and Peter McEvoy were commissioned to design a Championship Golf Course for the Rathsallagh Golf Club.  The course was opened for play by Peter Thomson CBE in 1995 and even since then has been highly acclaimed by the golfing press:  " Augusta without the Azalea. As good a layout and challenge as you will find anywhere in Irish Golf" (John Redmond). "a true championship course" ( Christy O’Connor Jnr ) . 

Having been a farmer all his life Joe O’Flynn Snr. prides himself on extremely high grassland management standards, which enables play throughout the year.  With the addition of the well know teaching PGA professional Brendan McDaid in 1999 Rathsallagh now boasts a top class Golf Academy.  With facilities such as pitching and putting greens, covered driving range and the latest A Star computer aided coaching and teaching system.  Rathsallagh is now one of the premier Clubs in Ireland, it is one its Members can be proud of, and it has become a new way of life for Joe and his family.

Designed by Christy O'Connor Jnr. and Peter McEvoy the golf course at Rathsallagh has rapidly taken its place as one of the top golf courses in Ireland: Officially listed in the top 30 (out of 415) of Irelands Finest Golf Courses(J Redmond Gill &H MacMillan 2006).  Located in West Wicklow and often referred to as one of "Irelands Best Hidden Gems " Rathsallagh is close to Kildare and only 1 hour from the centre of Dublin and Dublin Airport . The K Club,  PGA National, are less than 30 minutes drive while Mount Juliet, Druids Glen, The Heritage and Carton are all less than 1 hour away. 

Home to important domestic Tournaments, many regard Rathsallagh as the best parkland course in Ireland.  Measuring 7200 yards from the Medal Tees Rathsallagh is one of the best laid out courses you could play, several lakes and small streams meander their way across the fairways creating a USPGA feel about the design and the greens are immaculate to putt on. Or as one of our visitors commented recently - like putting on velvet. The undulating countryside creates the perfect golf terrain which proves a great test for golfers but is fair to all.

The Club house overlooks the 9th, 10th and 18th holes and is the perfect location to watch your partners finish their round from. Excellent food and beverages await you in this fine facility upon your return. Our Golf Shop stocks an excellent selection of clothing, balls and accessories, and Club, Shoe and Buggy and Electric Golf Cart Hire are all available on request.

Rathsallagh was voted the No. 76-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Down-5);

Rathsallagh was voted the No. 71-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Down-2);

Rathsallagh was voted the No. 69-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Down-2);

Rathsallagh was voted the No. 67-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;

Rathsallagh was voted the No. 29 Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2010, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

Rathsallagh was voted the No. 50-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;

Rathsallagh was voted Joint No. 29 Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2009, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

Rathsallagh was voted the No. 49-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;

Rathsallagh was voted Joint No. 21 Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2008, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

Green Fees Midweek: €35
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €40
Green Fees with a Member: €25
Green Fees for Opens: €20
Practice Area:

Yes

Club Hire: €30 Yes
Buggy Hire: €25 Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership: €950
Full Membership Husbend & Wife:
€1,800
Full Membership Family:
€2,000
Full Membership Legends:
€750
Full Membership Intermediat:
€650
Full Membership Student:
€250
Full Membership Junior U-18:
€150
Full Membership Junior U-16:
€100
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 394
Designer Peter McEvoy & Christy O'Connor Jnr.
Founded 1994
Address

Dunlavin,
Co. Wicklow

Telephone 045-403316
Email golf@rathsallagh.com
Website Rathsallagh golf club website
Pro/Manager: Michael O'Shea
Captain: Paul Mullen
Lady Captain: Liz Matthews
President: None
Vice-Captains': None
Hon. Secretary: Bobby Fisher
Club Pro: Michael O'Shea 087-6240599
Hon. Treasurer: Ed Butterfield
Comp. Secretary: Vincent Cronin
Rathsallagh Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.031303
Long:-6.735907
*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: None
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek & Weekends Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Rathsallagh Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday 8 March   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 2 September
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 2 September
  Closed 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 2 January   Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 9 January Saturday 10 January Open 2
Mixed Singles Tuesday 16 January   Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 23 January Saturday 17 January Open 2
Mixed Singles Tuesday 30 January   Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 6 February
Saturday 24 January Open 2
Mixed Singles Tuesday 13 February   Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 20 February   Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 27 February Saturday 7 February Open 2
Mixed Singles Tuesday 6 March
  Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 13 March Saturday 14 February Open 2
Mixed Singles Tuesday 20 March   Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 27 March Saturday 23 February Open 2
Mixed Singles Tuesday 4 April
  Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 11 April   Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 18 April   Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 25 April   Open 1
Mixed Singles Monday 1 May   Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 2 May
  Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 9 May   Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 16 May   Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 23 May   Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 30 May   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 5 June   Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 6 June
  Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 13 June   Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 20 June   Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 27 June   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 3 July
  Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 4 July
  Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 11 July   Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 18 July   Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 25 July   Open 1
Start of Open Week
Saturday 29 July Sunday 6 August
Open 9
Open Week Saturday 29 July   Open 1
Open Week Sunday 30 July   Open 1
Open Week Monday 31 July   Open 1
Open Week Tuesday 1 August   Open 1
Open Week Wednesday 2 August   Open 1
Open Week Thursday 3 August   Open 1
Open Week Friday 4 August   Open 1
Open Week Saturday 5 August   Open 1
Open Week Sunday 6 August   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Tuesday 8 Augusr
  Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 15 Augusr   Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 22 Augusr   Open 1
Senior Scratch Cup (up to 4) Sunday 27 August   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup (5 to 11) Sunday 27 August   Open 1
Inter Scratch Cup 12 to 18) Sunday 27 August   Open 1
Minor Scratch Cup 19 to 28) Sunday 27 August   Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 29 Augusr   Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 5 September
  Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 12 September   Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 19 September   Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 26 September   Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 3 October
  Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 10 October   Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 17 October   Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 24 October   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 30 October   Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 31 October   Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 7 November
  Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 14 November   Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 21 November   Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 28 November   Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 5 December
  Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 12 December   Open 1
Mixed Singles Tuesday 19 December   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 71 6,483 yd's
Yellow Par 73 SSS 70 5,483 yd's
Red Par 73 SSS 74 5,483 yd's
Blue Par 72 SSS 73 6,885 yd's

Card

Hole No. Blue White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 571 506 488 5 17 432 5 15
2 454 436 415 4 2 393 4 1
3 400 367 353 4 15 304 4 13
4 173 158 147 3 11 127 3 11
5 396 373 362 4 9 342 4 9
6 502 490 460 5 6 424 5 5
7 176 177 154 3 13 134 3 17
8 382 351 341 4 4 310 4 7
9 416 370 359 4 7 302 4 3
Out 3,470 3,228 3,079 36   2,768 36  
10 465 438 424 4 1 399 5 10
11 519 510 478 5 10 402 5 4
12 390 355 336 4 12 308 4 14
13 153 134 124 3 18 115 3 12
14 351 332 317 4 14 260 4 18
15 382 374 329 4 8 309 4 8
16 536 516 495 5 5 423 5 6
17 169 170 160 3 16 126 3 16
18 450 426 418 4 3 373 4 2
In 3,415 3,255 3,081 36   2,715 37  
Total 6,885 6,483 6,160 72   5,483 73  
SSS 73 71 70     74    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 64 Brian Doran

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

Jack Hume now an Honorary Life Member of Rathsallagh Golf Club, won the West of Ireland Amateur Open Championship at Co. Sligo Golf Club when he won it on the 18th against Robbie Cannon of Balbriggan Golf Club in a trilling final.

Young Jack Hume had a wonderful year in 2010, when he captured all four of the Provincial Boys’ Championships and needless to say he won the Tom Montgomery Award with a total of 200-points he was 95-points ahead of C. Glynn from Carton House Golf Club, Jack is only the second player in the history of Irish golf to achieve this, the other being Ramie Burns when playing out of Banbridge Golf Club in 1994. Well done to the young man.

The Ladies of Rathsallagh Golf Club won the ILGU Midland Plate in 2002, when the team was, Geraldine Ryan, Denise McCarthy, Eleanor Brazill, Patricia Brady, Mary Campbell, Siobhain McDermot and Joan McMahon, they were managed by Mary Birmingham. 

They won the Wicklow section of the Holmpatrick Cup in 2004.

Prior to 2001:

Noel Owens became the first Irishman to win the Johnny Walker Amateur Euro Classic in Portugal's Algarve, with rounds of 70,72, 70 and 75.

Liz Matthews had a wonderful year's golf loosing 10 shots off her handicap winning her Captain's, President's, and Captain's Prize to the Ladies, she also won the Capital Oil Regional Final at Naas with a score of 38 pts. in July, 1999, and booked her place in the National Finals of the Shell Ladies Golf Challenge at Mount Juliet in August.

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

Jack Hume represented Ireland at Irish Boys level in 2010 playing 6-times won 4-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 8-points. He represented Leinster at Boys  Interprovincial level in 2010 playing 6-times won 4-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 8-points;

Tom O'Neill was selected on the Leinster Boys' team for the Interprovincial Championships at Headfort Golf Club from August 28/30/2002.

Gavin Lunney, now turned Professional, was a member of the Leinster team in 1999;

History of Rathsallagh

Founded 1994, affiliated 1994.

Joe O’Flynn Snr, having sold his Dairy Farm on the out skirts of Cork City purchased Rathsallagh as a 570-acre Beef and Tillage farm in 1978. In the late 80’s he decided, that he needed to diversify, and set about building a par-3 practice course on the parklands either side of the main avenue to Rathsallagh House. In the early 90’s after a night at the bar with the famous Peter Thomson CBE, he had a dream and decided to extend the original concept and contracted Christy O’Connor Jnr and Peter McEvoy to design a Championship Golf Course at Rathsallagh. The course was opened for play by Peter Thomson in 1995 and ever since has been highly acclaimed by the golfing press: "Augusta without Azalea…as good a layout and challenge as you will find anywhere in Irish Golf". John Redmond " a true championship course" Christy O’Connor Jnr.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Diane Nagle 1995 Ladies Captain
Peter McEvoy 1995 Men's Captain
Frank O' Flynn 1995 President
Diane Nagle 1996 Ladies Captain
Patrick Governey 1996 Men's Captain
Frank O'Flynn 1996 President
Ann Nolan 1997 Ladies Captain
Charlie Bergin 1997 Men's Captain
Frank O'Flynn 1997 President
Nessa Dunlea 1998 Ladies Captain
Seamus Leydon 1998 Men's Captain
Frank O'Flynn 1998 President
Doreen Mullen 1999 Ladies Captain
Conor O'Riordan 1999 Men's Captain
Frank O'Flynn 1999 President
Eileen Mullan 2000 Ladies Captain
Cathal Higgins 2000 Men's Captain
Frank O'Flynn 2000 President
Maura Flood 2001 Ladies Captain
John Egan 2001 Men's Captain
Frank O'Flynn 2001 President
Mary Bermingham 2002 Ladies Captain
Michael Bermingham 2002 Men's Captain
Frank O'Flynn 2002 President
Liz Mathews 2003 Ladies Captain
Paul Mullen 2003 Men's Captain
Frank O'Flynn 2003 President
Geraldine Ryan 2004 Ladies Captain
Pat Hanlon 2004 Men's Captain
Frank O'Flynn 2004 President
Freda Mullen 2005 Ladies Captain
Ronan Owens 2005 Men's Captain
Frank O'Flynn 2005 President
Jane Russell 2006 Ladies Captain
Matt Brazill 2006 Men's Captain
Frank O'Flynn 2006 President
Val King 2007 Ladies Captain
Bill Scanlan 2007 Men's Captain
Frank O'Flynn 2007 President
Mary Higgins 2008 Ladies Captain
Kieran Kelly 2008 Men's Captain
Frank O'Flynn 2008 President
Patricia Brady 2009 Ladies Captain
John Mullan 2009 Men's Captain
Frank O'Flynn 2009 President
Miriam Solan 2010 Ladies Captain
Rory MacMahon  2010 Men's Captain
Frank O'Flynn 2010 President
Mary Byrne 2011 Ladies Captain
John Walsh 2011 Men's Captain
John Mullan 2011 President
Catherine Field 2012 Ladies Captain
Matt Owens 2012 Men's Captain
John Mullan 2012 President
Eleanor Brazill 2013 Ladies Captain
Francis Donnelly 2013 Men's Captain
John Mullan
2013 President
Anne Kane 2014 Ladies Captain
Sean Dunne 2014 Men's Captain
Nessa Dunlea 2014 President
Freda Mullen 2015 Ladies Captain
John Field 2015 Men's Captain
Nessa Dunlea 2015 President
Closed
2016 Ladies Captain
Closed
2016 Men's Captain
Closed
2016 President
 Liz Matthews 2017 Ladies Captain
Paul Mullen
2017 Men's Captain
Kay Bermingham (9) 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Gerard Lawlor (+1.6)
2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
Roy Connolly 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
Paddy O'Toole (0) 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Rathsallagh

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
G. D. Crampton 18 August 1996 13th   134 yd’s
Seamus Leydon 13 June 1999 13th   134 yd’s
Noel Owens 13 February 2000 7th   177 yd’s
Richard Birchill 27 May 2000 13th   134 yd’s
Denise McCarthy 13 July 2000 4th   127 yd’s
Karl Hughes 10 July 2000 13th   134 yd’s
Adrian Williams 1 September 2001 13th 8-Iron 134 yd’s
Mary Sullivan 6 October 2001 13th   115 yd’s
Seamus Leydon 22 July 2001 13th   134 yd’s
Una Murphy 10 October 2001 13th   115 yd’s
Geraldine Ryan 13 July 2002 13th   115 yd’s
Conor O’Riordan 16 March 2003 7th   177 yd’s
Padraig McMahon 23 May 2004 13th   134 yd’s
Kay Egan 10 July 2004 17th   126 yd’s
Catherine Murphy 27 September 2004 4th   127 yd’s
Padraig McMahon 10 November 2004 4th   158 yd’s
Michael Kelly 16 October 2004 13th   134 yd’s
Padraic McMahon 10 November 2004 4th   158 yd’s
Philip Linton 4 February 2006 17th   170 yd’s
John Mullan 7 May 2006 13th   134 yd’s
Pat Seager 26 June 2006 13th   115 yd’s
E. Fwebb 27 June 2006 13th   124 yd’s
Angela Leydon 12 August 2006 13th   115 yd’s
Brioni Barnes 31 May 2007 4th   127 yd’s
Paul Cathcart 8 September 2007 13th   124 yd’s
Joan Murphy 16 June 2008 4th   127 yd’s
James C. Doyle 30 August 2008 13th   124 yd’s
Vincent J. Nolan 14 October 2008 13th   124 yd’s
John Shortt 9 July 2009 7th   177 yd’s