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Wicklow Golf Course
Wicklow Golf Club was extended to 18-holes in 1994, under the watchful eyes of Tom Craddock and Pat Ruddy. It is situated on the outskirts of Wicklow Town and overlooking Wicklow Bay. Full use is made of the natural contours and features of the terrain to provide a challenging and scenically spectacular test of golf.
The course provides picturesque views of the Wicklow Mountains to the West and the Irish Sea along the full length of the course to the East.
Visitors are assured of a warm welcome and a memorable game of golf at Wicklow Golf Club, which has opened its magnificent new clubhouse in September 2002.
|Green Fees Monday to Thursday:||€20/30|
|Green Fees Weekends & B.H.:||€25/35|
|Green Fees with a Member:||€15/20|
|Green Fees for Opens:||€15|
|Full Membership Available:||Yes|
|Full Membership Fee:||€708|
|Full 5-Day Membership Fee:||€629|
|Full Intermediate Membership Fee:||€512|
|Designer||Tom Craddock & Pat Ruddy|
|Website||Wicklow golf club website|
|Lady Captain:||Una Doyle|
|Presidents':||Billy Alexander & Phyl Long|
|Vice-Captains':||Gerry Doyle & Doreen McGettigan
|Hon. Secretary:||Peter Kavanagh, Frank Scanlan & Theresa Porter
|Club Pro:||Enda McLoughlin 0404-66122|
|Hon. Treasurer:||Ray Wheatley & Stella Doyle|
|Comp. Secretary:||Tony Michaels & Mary Stapleton|
General Facts & Information
|Course opening hours: Daylight hours||Clubhouse opening hours: 9.00am to 11.30pm|
|Mobile phones: Not on course
||Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim|
|Catering: Full catering, facilities||Days to Avoid: Sundays & Wednesdays|
|Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days||Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance|
Wicklow Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*
|Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)|
|President's Prize to the Ladies||Saturday 27 May||Closed||1|
|President's Prize||Friday 2 June
||Sunday 4 June||Closed||3|
|President's Prize||Saturday 3 June
|President's Prize||Sunday 4 June
|Lady Captain's Prize Day 1||Wednesday 21 June||Closed||1
|Lady Captain's Prize to the Men
||Thursday 22 June||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize||Saturday 24 June||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize (Q)||Friday 28 July
||Saturday 29 July||Closed||2|
|Captain's Prize (Q)||Saturday 29 July
|Captain's Prize to the Ladies||Saturday 29 July||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize Final Round
||Sunday 6 August
|Lady President's Prize to the Men||Thursday 17 August||Closed||1|
|Lady President's Prize||Saturday 19 August||Closed||1|
|14-Hole Competition||Thursday 5 January||Open||1|
|14-Hole Competition||Thursday 12 January||Open||1|
|14-Hole Competition||Thursday 19 January||Open||1|
|L. & G. Seniors Singles 50+||Tuesday 24 January||Open||1|
|14-Hole Competition||Thursday 26 January||Open|
|14-Hole Competition||Thursday 3 February||Open||1|
|14-Hole Competition||Thursday 9 February||Open||1|
|14-Hole Competition||Thursday 16 February||Open||1|
|14-Hole Competition||Thursday 23 February||Open||1|
|L. & G. Seniors Singles 50+||Tuesday 28 February||Open||1|
|14-Hole Competition||Thursday 2 March||Open||1|
|14-Hole Competition||Thursday 9 March||Open||1|
|4-Person Team Event
||Friday 17 March||Open||1|
|14-Hole Competition||Thursday 23 March
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Sunday 26 March||Open||1|
|L. & G. Seniors Singles 50+||Tuesday 28 March||Open||1|
|14-Hole Competition||Thursday 30 March||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 6 April||Open||1|
|Fourball Stableford||Thursday 13 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 14 April
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 17 April
||Thursday 20 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. Seniors Singles 50+||Tuesday 25 April||Open||1|
|Fourball V-Par||Thursday 27 April
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Sunday 30 April
|Ladies Singles Stableford||Wednesday 3 May||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 4 May||Open||1
|Fourball Stableford||Thursday 11 May||Open||1|
||Thursday 18 May||Open||1
|L. & G. Seniors Singles 50+||Tuesday 23 May||Open||1|
||Thursday 25 May||Open||1|
|Fourball Stableford||Thursday 1 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 5 June||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 8 June||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 15 June||Open||1|
|L.& G. Seniors Singles 50+||Tuesday 27 June||Open||1|
|Ladies Singles Stableford
||Wednesday 28 June||Open||1|
||Thursday 29 June||Open||1|
||Thursday 6 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 13 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Sunday 16 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 20 July||Open||1|
|L.& G. Seniors Singles 50+||Tuesday 25 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 27 July
|Fourball Stableford||Thursday 3 August||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 10 August||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Sunday 20 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Seniors Singles 50+||Tuesday 22 August||Open||1|
||Thursday 24 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles V-Par||Sunday 27 August||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 31 August
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 7 September||Open||1|
|Inter. Scratch Cup||Saturday 9 September||Open||1|
|Fourball Stableford||Thursday 14 September||Open||1|
||Thursday 21 September||Open||1|
|L. & G. Seniors Singles 50+||Tuesday 26 September||Open||1|
|Singles Srableford||Thursday 28 September
|14-Hole Competition||Thursday 5 October||Open||1|
|14-Hole Competition||Thursday 12 October||Open||1|
|14-Hole Competition||Thursday 19 October||Open||1|
|L. & G. Seniors Singles 50+||Tuesday 24 October||Open||1|
|14-Hole Competition||Thursday 26 October||Open||1|
|14-Hole Competition||Thursday 2 November||Open||1|
|14-Hole Competition||Thursday 9 November||Open||1|
|14-Hole Competition||Thursday 16 November||Open||1|
|L. & G. Seniors Singles 50+||Tuesday 21 November||Open||1|
|14-Hole Competition||Thursday 23 November||Open||1|
|14-Hole Competition||Thursday 30 November
|14-Hole Competition||Thursday 7 December||Open||1|
|14-Hole Competition||Thursday 14 December||Open||1|
|L. & G. Seniors Singles 50+||Tuesday 19 December||Open||1|
|14-Hole Competition||Thursday 21 December||Open||1|
|14-Hole Competition||Thursday 28 December||Open||1|
Card of the Course
|White||Par 71 SSS 68 5,769 yd's|
|Red||Par 71 SSS 71 4,946 yd's|
|Blue||Par 71 SSS 69 6.035 yd's|
|Hens & Chickens||3||264||252||246||4||18||218||4||18|
Men's Course Record: Am: 68 A Phillips (7) 16/07/1989 & R Vickers (5) 26/05/1991
Pro: 65 Liam Higgins (Waterville) 7 July 1991 & David Jones (Prudential Life) 7 July 1991
Ladies Course Record:
Wicklow Golf Club celebrated success on the national stage for the first time in 2014. The Ladies Minor Cup team won the ILGU all-Ireland final in Monkstown Golf Club when they defeated East Cork.
The Ladies of Wicklow Golf Club won the Mid-Leinster Final of the AA-Insurance Senior Foursomes in 2007, they made their way to Athlone Golf Club to compete in the National deciders, where the met East-Leinster Champions Donabate Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final which they lost by 2½-matches to ½ match.
First on the tee was Jackie Kavanagh (6) with Mary Copeland (12) who lost their match by 4 and 2 to Pat Doran (5) with Aileen Hanratty (11), they were followed by Mairead Dowling (11) with Rosemary Kavanagh (13) who lost out to Mary McKenna (4) with Fionnuala Forde (12) by 2 and 1. The bottom match of Ann Reilly (12) with Lesley Hopkins (12) was halved against Deirdre Bradshaw (8) with Patricia Morris (12).
Wicklow Golf Club won the Barton Cup in 1986, when the team was P. Roche, B. Finlay, J. Mitchell, S. Hopkins, B. Murphy, S. Dowling, B. Hickey, T. Vickers, E. Harrington, K. Clarke, W. Redmond and R. Vickers. They were captained by S. McGauley.
They won the Barton Cup for the first time in 1963, when the team was L. Kavanagh, J. J. Murphy, William Hopkins, J. A. Toner, H. M. Howard, P. Lawless, L. Carroll, R. Fitzpatrick, J. Furlong and S. McGauley, they were captained by P. Kavanagh.
They were Provincial Towns Cup Winners in 1999, when the team was Brendan Jacob, Liam Doyle, Robin Craig, Peter Sinnott, Liam Devlin, Phillip Craig, Stephen Dowling, Joe Phillips, Rob Jacob, Jim Halpenny, Aidan Earls and Jamesie Doyle, they were managed by Keith Clarke and selected by Chris McEntaggart.
They won the Provincial Towns Cup for the first time in 1952, when the team was M. J. McEaschern, G. Kent, L. Carroll, J. Toner, T. A. Delahunt, F. Fennell, J. Gleeson, J. H. McCarroll and C. Walsh, they were captained by P. J. Lawless.
They won the Wicklow section of the J. B. Carr Diamond Trophy in 1996, when the team was John Solon, Dick Fitzpatrick, Bart O’Toole, Liam Kavanagh, Pat Teehan and Joe Furlong.
Wicklow Golf Club first won the Brennan Cup in 1951 when the team was Joe McCarroll, Louis Carroll, Jim Murphy, Charlie Byrne, Pat Lawless, Kevin Lawless, Kevin Branagan, Jim Trayer, Geoff Kent, Jack Toner and Kit Walsh.
They won it again in 1959 with Tom Delahunt, Fr. Neylon, Ger Vickers, Louis Carroll, Pat Lawless, Denis Mooney, Jack Toner, Joe McCarroll and Ned Kavanagh, they were captained by Dick Fitzpatrick.
They won it for the 3rd time in 1963 when the team was J. A. Toner, L. Kavanagh, W. Hopkins, J. T. Murphy, E. Branagan, T. A. Delahunt, J. Fitzpatrick, P. Keelaghan, R. Fitzpatrick, P. Lawless, E. M. Boner, J. Furlong and Joseph Fitzpatrick, they were captained by P. Kavanagh
They won the Brennan Cup in 1975 when the team was R. L. Fitzpatrick, M. Carey, J. Kelly, O. Sinnott, W. Cuffe, D. J. Mooney, P. Kavanagh, R. Vickers, B. Hickey and Liam Kavanagh (Labour T. D.)
Wicklow Golf Club won the Cullen Cup in 1994, when the team was, Des O’Shea, Brian Murphy, Paul Furlong, Stevie Dowling, Colin Shortall, Mary Copeland, Mairead Carroll, Margaret Hopkins, Una Doyle and Patricia Craig,
They won it again in 1995, when the team was Ken Vickers, Bobby Vickers, James Devlin, Keith Clarke, Pat Roach, Lesley Hopkins, Jackie Kavanagh, Pauline Murphy and Cathy Clarke.
They first won the Cullen Cup in 1975, when the team was Paddy Kavanagh, Audrey Hopkins, John Hopkins, Dick Fitzpatrick, Aidan Earls, Bobby Vickers, Pauline Murphy,
The Ladies of Wicklow Golf Club won the Midlands League in 2004, when the team was Mairead Dowling, Lesley Hopkins, Jackie Kavanagh, Ann Reilly, Rose-Mary Kavanagh, Tricia Shannon, Mary Copeland, Una Doyle, Joan Porter and they were captained by Elane Cunningham.
They won the Midland Plate in 2004, when the team was Miriam McGrath, Roisin Moloney, Breda Carroll, Ellen Conalty,-McLoughlin, Llona Madden, Siobhan McEntaggart and they were captained by Dolores Dooley and assisted by Ann Merrigan.
They won the Midland League in 1992 when the team was `Mairead Carroll, Audrey Hopkins, Pauline Murphy and Margaret Hopkins, they were captained by Margaret Kavanagh.
They won the Midland Plate in 1993, when the team was Rosemarie Kavanagh, Mary Flynn, Helen Gorman, Christine Ronning, Ciara McCabe, Mary Finlayson and Teresa Murphy.
They won the Midland League in 1998, when the team was, Margaret Hopkins, Margaret Kavanagh, Mary Copeland, Una Doyle, Theresa Porter, Mairead Dowling and Jackie Kavanagh, they were captained by Nuala Furlong.
They won the Midland Plate in 2000, when the team was Sofia McGorris, Ann-Marie McGorris, Anna O’Reilly, Carol O’Brien, Dolores Dooley, Bernie O’Donoghue and they were captained by Phyllis Kavanagh.
They won the Midland Trophy in 2000, when the team was Helen Keatings, Ann Merrigan, Phyllis Kavanagh, Patricia Shannon, Sheila Murphy and they were captained by Patricia Craig.
They won the Valerie Doyle Trophy in 1999 with Stella Doyle and Lesley Hopkins.
They won the Midland Trophy in 2002, when the team was Phyllis Kavanagh, Tricia Shannon, Ciara Doyle, Anna Merrigan, Carol O’Brien, Lynne Rea, Sheila Murphy, Mary Kavanagh and they were captained by Una Doyle.
They won the Midland League in 1996, when the team was, Mary Copeland, Jackie Kavanagh, Mairead Dowling, Lesley Hopkins, Margaret Kavanagh and they were captained by Una Doyle.
Wicklow Ladies won one of the premier National ILGU Tournaments the Australian Spoons, the team consisted Mary Copeland and Patricia Craig. They won the regional finals at Carlow Golf Club and the Final at Ashbourne Golf Club. This was the first National title won by Wicklow Golf Club.
Mary Copeland went on to represent Ireland at the Peugeot Challenge Wold Tour in 1998, she finished seventh out of one hundred and nineteen competitors.
History of Wicklow
Instituted 1904 affiliated 1906
The "Golfing Annual" 1905-6 gives an institution date of 1904 for Wicklow Golf Club. The Captain was Captain Harrington and the Hon. Secretary was Mr. T. A. Tombe, it was a nine-hole course, 2,400 yd’s in length on a high-lying coast towards Wicklow Head, about a mile from Wicklow Station.
Lionel Hewson gives the following account in The Irish Field on the 30th May, 1908 "Walking out on the first tee, one is faced by a magnificent view, stretching right away to the Hill of Howth. The first thing that strikes one is the bravery of those who were responsible for making the course.
The difficulties must have been well nigh inconceivable, and Mr. W. O’Shaughnessy told me this was the case, as dense furze covered the whole course. He remarked that Mr. H. Toppin, the former D. I. for Wicklow, and the present Secretary, Mr. T. A. Tombe were primarily responsible for the commencement of the club, but I fancy Mr. O’Shaughnessy had a finger in the pie also. Last year, a meeting was called and subscriptions taken.
Lord Fitzwilliam and two other gentlemen took debenture shares to all account large enough to buy the land and building which is now the clubhouse. As remarked before, the gorse-covered ground required Herculean labour to clear it and in 1907 it was always necessary to have a forecaddie to watch the balls.
The fact that I enjoyed many rounds without losing a ball testifies to the clearance that has been effected, Mr. Toppin the D. I. with an unfailing supply of matches was largely responsible for a good deal of the clearance. The course of nine-holes was laid out by Tom Hood of Dublin, It had 120 members and Sunday play with caddy was allowed".
Wicklow extended to eighteen-holes in the late 1980s.
Roll of Honour
|Marie Kavanagh||1990||Ladies Captain|
|Sheila O'Malley||1990||Ladies President|
|Desmond O'Shea||1990||Men's Captain|
|Nuala Furlong||1991||Ladies Captain|
|Mary Kavanagh||1991||Ladies President|
|Andrew Phillips||1991||Men's Captain|
|Mary Copeland||1992||Ladies Captain|
|Mary Flynn||1992||Ladies President|
|William Earls||1992||Men's Captain|
|Sheila Murphy||1993||Ladies Captain|
|Una Doyle||1993||Ladies President|
|Paul Quinn||1993||Men's Captain|
|Helen Gorman||1994||Ladies Captain|
|Nora Fitzpatrick||1994||Ladies President|
|Patrick Smullen||1994||Men's Captain|
|Evelyn Phillips||1995||Ladies Captain|
|Pauline Murphy||1995||Ladies President|
|Thomas Shortall||1995||Men's Captain|
|Patricia Craig||1996||Ladies Captain|
|Audrey Hopkins||1996||Ladies President|
|Robert Vickers||1996||Men's Captain|
|Mairead Dowling||1997||Ladies Captain|
|Audrey Hopkins||1997||Ladies President|
|Desmond Nichols||1997||Men's Captain|
|Denis J. Mooney||1997||President|
|Joyce Hourigan||1998||Ladies Captain|
|Helen Gorman||1998||Ladies President|
|Michael Gleeson||1998||Men's Captain|
|Phyllis Kavanagh||1999||Ladies Captain|
|Helen Gorman||1999||Ladies President|
|Leonard Murphy||1999||Men's Captain|
|Una Doyle||2000||Ladies Captain|
|Anne Merrigan||2000||Ladies President|
|Liam Doyle||2000||Men's Captain|
|Mary Flynn||2001||Ladies Captain|
|Anne Merrigan||2001||Ladies President|
|Nick Crennan||2001||Men's Captain|
|Maria Kerr||2002||Ladies Captain|
|Kay Murphy||2002||Ladies President|
|Tony Behan||2002||Men's Captain|
|Anne Merrigan||2003||Ladies Captain|
|Kay Murphy||2003||Ladies President|
|Keith Clarke||2003||Men's Captain|
|Mary Kavanagh||2004||Ladies Captain|
|Anne Hollingsworth||2004||Ladies President|
|Liam Devlin||2004||Men's Captain|
|Sheila O'Malley||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Anne Hollingsworth||2005||Ladies President|
|Robert Jacob||2005||Men's Captain|
|Sheila O'Malley||2006||Ladies Captain|
|Anne Hollingsworth||2006||Ladies President|
|Billy Alexander||2006||Men's Captain|
|Pauline Murphy||2007||Ladies Captain|
|Ann Reilly||2007||Ladies President|
|Tony McKeever||2007||Men's Captain|
|Elaine Cunningham||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Maria Kerr||2008||Ladies President|
|Michael Quinn||2008||Men's Captain|
|Marian Sweeney||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Maria Kerr||2009||Ladies President|
|Conal Kavanagh||2009||Men's Captain|
|Anne Hollingsworth||2010||Ladies Captain|
|Therese Porter||2010||Ladies President|
|Richard Porter||2010||Men's Captain|
|Mairead Dowling||2011||Ladies Captain|
|Therese Porter||2011||Ladies President|
|David Delaney||2011||Men's Captain|
|Jackie Kavanagh||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Mary Copeland||2012||Ladies President|
|Damien Marah||2012||Men's Captain|
|Ann Reilly||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Fedelma Sheehy||2013||Ladies President|
|Jimmy Carthy||2013||Men's Captain|
|Breda Carroll||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Rose Kelleher-Cox||2014||Ladies President|
|Eamonn O'Malley||2014||Men's Captain|
|Siobhan McEntaggart||2015||Ladies Captain|
|Gabriel O'Donoghue||2015||Men's Captain|
|Ann Nichols||2016||Ladies Captain|
|Declan Long||2016||Men's Captain|
|Una Doyle||2017||Ladies Captain|
|Phyl Long||2017||Ladies President|
|Tony Michaels||2017||Men's Captain|
|2017||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
|2017||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
Holes in One at Wicklow
|Member||Date||Hole No.||Club Used||Distance|
|Anthony Schofield||29 July 1995||7th||119 yd’s|
|Tony McKeever||13 June 1996||7th||119 yd’s|
|Tony McKeever||25 August 2002||7th||125 yd’s|
|M. Cunningham||10 June 2002||9th||130 yd’s|
|Paul Sheehy||4 October 2002||9th||140 yd’s|
|Rosemary Kavanagh||3 August 2004||11th||136 yd’s|
|Kilian Jameson Snr.||21 August 2005||7th||137 yd’s|
|Fedelma Sheehy||10 May 2006||11th||136 yd’s|
|Mai Quaid||7 October 2006||17th||100 yd’s|
|P. O'Hagan||7 May 2017||7th||119 yd's|