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Wicklow golf course Wicklow

Wicklow Golf Course

Wicklow Club Crest

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
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €708
Full 5-Day Membership Fee: €629
Full Intermediate Membership Fee: €512
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Links
No Holes 18
Members 885
Designer Tom Craddock & Pat Ruddy
Founded 1904
Address

Dunbur Road,
Wicklow,
Co. Wicklow

Telephone 0404-67379
Email info@wicklowgolfclub.ie
Website Wicklow golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Anne Merrigan
Captain: Tony Michaels
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
Wicklow Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:52.973919
Long:-6.022825
*Please check information before travelling

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)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
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
  Closed 1
President's Prize Sunday 4 June
  Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Day 1 Wednesday 21 June
Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men
Thursday 22 June   Closed 1

  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
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Saturday 29 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Final Round
Sunday 6 August
  Closed 1
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


  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


  Open 1
14-Hole Competition Thursday 23 March

Open
1
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
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 17 April
  Open 1
Singles Stableford
Thursday 20 April   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles 50+ Tuesday 25 April   Open 1
Fourball V-Par Thursday 27 April
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 30 April
  Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Wednesday 3 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 4 May
Open 1
Fourball Stableford Thursday 11 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Thursday 18 May
Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles 50+ Tuesday 23 May   Open 1
Fourball Stableford
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
Fourball V-Par
Thursday 29 June   Open 1
Singles V-Par
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
  Open 1
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
Fourball Stableford
Thursday 24 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles V-Par Sunday 27 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 31 August
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 7 September   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Saturday 9 September   Open 1
Fourball Stableford Thursday 14 September   Open 1
Singles Srableford
Thursday 21 September   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles 50+ Tuesday 26 September   Open 1
Singles Srableford Thursday 28 September
  Open 1
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
  Open 1
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

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
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

Card

Name Hole No. Blue White Green Par Index Red Par Index
Blackcastle 1 522 515 501 5 8 446 5 6
Marl Hole 2 401 392 378 4 1 314 4 4
Hens & Chickens 3 264 252 246 4 18 218 4 18
The Churn 4 302 297 292 4 12 294 4 2
Codling 5 301 296 292 4 17 271 4 16
Pebble Beach 6 406 355 344 4 4 303 4 10
The Vineyard 7 137 119 109 3 10 101 3 12
The Orchard 8 396 364 359 4 6 284 4 8
Lark's Nest 9 144 143 140 3 16 135 3 14
  Out 2,873 2,733 2,661 35   2,366 35  
Scratching Post 10 363 354 344 4 2 344 4 1
Monkey Pole 11 170 164 145 3 15 136 3 15
Lovers Leap 12 397 383 369 4 7 316 4 9
Wishing Well 13 348 341 334 4 5 313 4 3
Bride's Head 14 545 540 493 5 3 418 5 7
Lacey's Hill 15 356 318 308 4 9 252 4 11
Sugerloaf 16 474 456 430 5 13 411 5 5
The Glen 17 161 143 128 3 11 100 3 17
The Whistlers 18 348 337 309 4 14 290 4 13
  In 3,162 3,036 2,860 36   2,580 36  
  Total 6,035 5,769 5,521 71   4,946 71  
  SSS 70 69 68     71    

Notable rounds

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:

Members Achievements

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

Member Year Hon. Position
Marie Kavanagh 1990 Ladies Captain
Sheila O'Malley 1990 Ladies President
Desmond O'Shea 1990 Men's Captain
Robert Vickers 1990 President
Nuala Furlong 1991 Ladies Captain
Mary Kavanagh 1991 Ladies President
Andrew Phillips 1991 Men's Captain
Des Nichols 1991 President
Mary Copeland 1992 Ladies Captain
Mary Flynn 1992 Ladies President
William Earls 1992 Men's Captain
John Solon 1992 President
Sheila Murphy 1993 Ladies Captain
Una Doyle 1993 Ladies President
Paul Quinn 1993 Men's Captain
Tony Behan 1993 President
Helen Gorman 1994 Ladies Captain
Nora Fitzpatrick 1994 Ladies President
Patrick Smullen 1994 Men's Captain
Michael Gleeson 1994 President
Evelyn Phillips 1995 Ladies Captain
Pauline Murphy 1995 Ladies President
Thomas Shortall 1995 Men's Captain
Noel Furlong 1995 President
Patricia Craig 1996 Ladies Captain
Audrey Hopkins 1996 Ladies President
Robert Vickers 1996 Men's Captain
Seamus Murphy 1996 President
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
William Kavanagh 1998 President
Phyllis Kavanagh 1999 Ladies Captain
Helen Gorman 1999 Ladies President
Leonard Murphy 1999 Men's Captain
Patrick Teahan 1999 President
Una Doyle 2000 Ladies Captain
Anne Merrigan 2000 Ladies President
Liam Doyle 2000 Men's Captain
Thomas Shortall 2000 President
Mary Flynn 2001 Ladies Captain
Anne Merrigan 2001 Ladies President
Nick Crennan 2001 Men's Captain
Sean McGauley 2001 President
Maria Kerr 2002 Ladies Captain
Kay Murphy 2002 Ladies President
Tony Behan 2002 Men's Captain
Joe Kavanagh 2002 President
Anne Merrigan 2003 Ladies Captain
Kay Murphy 2003 Ladies President
Keith Clarke 2003 Men's Captain
Michael Looby 2003 President
Mary Kavanagh 2004 Ladies Captain
Anne Hollingsworth 2004 Ladies President
Liam Devlin 2004 Men's Captain
Leonard Murphy 2004 President
Sheila O'Malley 2005 Ladies Captain
Anne Hollingsworth 2005 Ladies President
Robert Jacob 2005 Men's Captain
Des O'Shea 2005 President
Sheila O'Malley 2006 Ladies Captain
Anne Hollingsworth 2006 Ladies President
Billy Alexander 2006 Men's Captain
Des O'Shea 2006 President
Pauline Murphy 2007 Ladies Captain
Ann Reilly 2007 Ladies President
Tony McKeever 2007 Men's Captain
Michael Thornton 2007 President
Elaine Cunningham 2008 Ladies Captain
Maria Kerr 2008 Ladies President
Michael Quinn 2008 Men's Captain
Aidan Earls 2008 President
Marian Sweeney 2009 Ladies Captain
Maria Kerr 2009 Ladies President
Conal Kavanagh 2009 Men's Captain
Patrick Smullen 2009 President
Anne Hollingsworth 2010 Ladies Captain
Therese Porter 2010 Ladies President
Richard Porter  2010 Men's Captain
Paul Quinn 2010 President
Mairead Dowling 2011 Ladies Captain
Therese Porter 2011 Ladies President
David Delaney 2011 Men's Captain
Keith Clarke 2011 President
Jackie Kavanagh 2012 Ladies Captain
Mary Copeland 2012 Ladies President
Damien Marah 2012 Men's Captain
Stephen Dowling 2012 President
Ann Reilly 2013 Ladies Captain
Fedelma Sheehy 2013 Ladies President
Jimmy Carthy 2013 Men's Captain
Sean O'Brien
2013 President
Breda Carroll 2014 Ladies Captain
Rose Kelleher-Cox 2014 Ladies President
Eamonn O'Malley 2014 Men's Captain
Aidan Doyle 2014 President
Siobhan McEntaggart 2015 Ladies Captain
Trish Shannon
2015 Ladies President
Gabriel O'Donoghue 2015 Men's Captain
Michael Dwyer
2015 President
Ann Nichols 2016 Ladies Captain
Trish Shannon
2016 Ladies President
Declan Long 2016 Men's Captain
Tony McKeever
2016 President
Una Doyle 2017 Ladies Captain
Phyl Long 2017 Ladies President
Tony Michaels 2017 Men's Captain
Billy Alexander 2017 President
  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