Woodenbridge golf club Wicklow

Woodenbridge golf course Wicklow

Woodenbridge Golf Course

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Designed by Paddy Merrigan, Woodenbridge Golf Club have undoubtedly one of the most scenic golf courses you will have the pleasure of playing in Ireland. Measuring 6,341 yd’s of the back tees, with a par-71 and a standard scratch of 70.

Woodenbridge is a parkland golf course with level terrain and traversed by meandering rivers which create wonderful golf holes sitting in the Vale of Avoca - overlooked by Sylvan Hills it is truly a magnificent setting. The clubhouse overlooks the course and has a full bar and excellent restaurant, facilities. The visitor is extended the warmest of welcomes and you will keep going back to Woodenbridge, for the golf and if your game is not at its best the magnificent scenery will more than compensate.

Woodenbridge has recently built a magnificent new clubhouse catering for the golfers every need.

Woodenbridge Golf Club was voted the No. 94-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Up-2);

Woodenbridge Golf Club was voted the No. 96-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Down-5);

Woodenbridge Golf Club was voted the No. 91-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Up-9);

Woodenbridge Golf Club was voted the No. 100-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Same);

Woodenbridge Golf Club was voted the No. 100-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

The Woodenbridge course was voted joint No. 27-Parkland/Inland course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2012, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

It was voted the No. 98-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008, and No. 30-Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin"  in 2008, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland.

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Green Fees Midweek Winter: €25
Green Fees Weekends & B. H. Winter: €30
Green Fees Monday to Thursday: €40
Green Fees Weekends & B. H.: €45
Green Fees Early Bird & Twilight: €25/30
Green Fees with a Member: €20
Green Fees for Opens: €20/25
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 736
Designer Pat Merrigan
Founded 1884
Address

Arklow,
Co. Wicklow

Telephone 0402-35202
Email reception@woodenbridge.ie
Website Woodenbridge golf club website
Administrator: Craig Lewis
Captain: Trevor Prestage
Lady Captain: Sandra Warde
President:

Tony Macken

Junior Boys Captain: Mathew Johnson
Junior Girls Captain: Caitlin Farrelly
Vice-Captains': Paul Phelan & Naomi Stapleton
Hon. Secretary: Declan Tanham, James Fitzmaurice  & Deirdre Healy Byrne
Club Pro: Craig Lewis 
Hon. Treasurer: Gavin Moran, Roger Tyrell & Anne Mernagh
Comp. Secretary: Gerry Fennell & Christine Galbraith
Woodenbridge Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:52.854019
Long:-6.261623
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 9.00am to 11.00pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Sundays & Thursdays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Woodenbridge Golf Club operate a 3-Club Pass together with Tulfarris & Druids Hath for €159 in 2016

Woodenbridge Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to Confirmed)        
Event. Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Friday 17 March    Closed 1
Lady Vice-Captain's Prize Thursday 20 April   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men Saturday 20 May   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Thursday 15 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Friday 7 July Saturday 8 July
Closed 2
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 8 July   Closed 1
Profesionals' Prize Thursday 13 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 15 July    Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Thursday 10 August   Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 29 July
  Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladies
Sunday 30 July   Closed 1
Singles Stableford Monday 2 January   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 6 January   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 9 January   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 16 January   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 20 January   Open 1
Team Event Rumble Friday 27 January
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 30 January
  Open 1
12-Hole Singles Stableford Wednesday 1 February   Open 1
Team Event Stableford Friday 3 February   Open 1
12-Hole Singles Stableford Wednesday 8 February   Open 1
Team Event Rumble Friday 10 February   Open 1
Ladies Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 14 February   Open 1
12-Hole Singles Stableford Wednesday 15 February   Open 1
12-Hole Singles Stableford Wednesday 22 February   Open 1
12-Hole Singles Stableford Wednesday 1 March   Open 1
12-Hole Singles Stableford Wednesday 8 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 29 April
  Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Thursday 30 March   Open 1
Mixed 4-Person Team Event
Friday 31 March
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 3 April   Open 1
Ladies Single Stableford
Tuesday 11 April    Open 1
Ladies Fourball
Tuesday 25 April   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Tuesday 9 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 17 May   Open 1
Ladies Senior Single Stableford Tuesday 23 May   Open 1
Fourball Betterball Wednesday 24 May   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 30 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 31 May
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 5 June   Open 1
Ladies Single Stableford Tuesday 6 June   Open 1
Ladies Fourball Betterball Tuesday 27 June   Open 1
Fourball Betterball
Wednesday 28 June   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Thursday 29 June   Open 1
Mixed 4-Person Team Event Friday 30 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 1 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 2 July   Open 1
Ladies Foursomes Stableford
Tuesday 11 July   Open 1
Ladies Senior Single Stableford Tuesday 25 July   Open 1
Fourball Betterball Wednesday 26 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 2 August
  Open 1
Ladies Fourball Betterball
Tuesday 8 August   Open 1
Fourball Betterball Wednesday 9 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 16 August   Open 1
Ladies Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 22 August   Open 1
Fourball Betterball Wednesday 23 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 30 August   Open 1
J. B. Carr Trophy Saturday 2 September Sunday 3 September GUI 2
J. B. Carr Trophy Sunday 3 September   GUI 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Tuesday 5 September   Open 1
Fourball Betterball Wednesday 6 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 13 September   Open 1
Ladies Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 19 September   Open 1
Fourball Betterball Wednesday 20 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 27 September   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Tuesday 3 October   Open 1
Ladies 2-Person Team Event Tuesday 17 October   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
Red Par 72 SSS 72 5,516 yd's
Green Par 71 SSS 69 6,060 yd's
Blue Par 71 SSS 71 6,341 yd's

Card

Hole No. Blue
Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 355 335 4 9 314 4 9
2 411 397 4 3 380 4 5
3 372 340 4 13 319 4 7
4 179 179 3 7 163 3 13
5 407 382 4 5 352 4 3
6 436 424 4 1 416 5 17
7 321 311 4 15 285 4 11
8 125 117 3 17 107 3 15
9 501 484 5 11 463 5 1
Out 3,115 2,969 35   2,799 36  
10 452 432 4 2 376 4 4
11 191 191 3 4 156 3 12
12 337 324 4 16 275 4 16
13 382 358 4 10 313 4 8
14 294 285 4 18 256 4 18
15 500 478 5 12 453 5 2
16 350 336 4 14 298 4 14
17 167 150 3 8 135 3 10
18 553 537 5 6 455 5 6
In 3,226 3,091 36   2,717 36  
Total 6,341 6,060 71   5,516 72  
SSS 71 69     72    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: Am. 67 Cian Curley (+1) 01/07/2007

Ladies Course Record: 67 Louise Mernagh 6/9/2007

Members Achievements

Woodenbridge won the the Brennan Cup in 1996, 2000 and 2001.

They were County Champions in the J. B. Carr Diamond Trophy in 1999 and 2005.

The Ladies won the Midland District Senior Cup in 1997.

Lady Captain Phyllis O'Rourke, Captain Ian Bothwell and Honorary Secretary Brian Hurley, qualified for the National Finals of the Mercedes-Benz Irish Independent Executive Golf Classic at The K Club on August 12th 2002.

Lady Captain Phyllis O'Rourke (19) and her Captains Prize Winner Anne Mernagh (14) qualified for the National Finals of the Volkswagen-Irish Independent Lady Captains' Golf Classic at Druid's Glen in October 2002, when they returned 43 points at The Royal Dublin Golf Club in September.

Prior to 2001:

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

R. J. Moran represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level in 1979 playing 4-times won 2-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 4-points;

Denise McCarthy was selected to play in the European Ladies Team Championship at Wentworth Golf Club in 1991 and played in the Ladies Home Internationals at Wrexham in 1995 and she won the Stroke Play Foursomes together with Miss Eavan Higgins of Douglas in 1992;

History of Woodenbridge

Instituted 1897 affiliated 1899

There is some confusion as to the origins of this club. The "Irish Field", on the 25th of July 1908, records "The club was started in 1897 and owes a great deal to the late Colonel Bayly, who did all in his power to further its interests, giving the land free"

There are claims that in 1884, Colonel Bayly invited Sir Stanley Cochrane to field a team of gentlemen to play golf at Woodenbridge.

The best account of the formation of Woodenbridge is given in "The Irish Golfer" on the 3rd October 1900, and it records "This club was formed about three years ago.

The original members numbered only about six or seven. Owing to the kindness of Colonel E. R. Bayly, Ballyarthur, Co. Wicklow, the President of the club, who permitted grounds of his, adjoining the Woodenbridge Railway Station, to be turned into a golf links, the difficulties attached to the formation of the club were speedily got over.

It has improved every year, so that now there are about sixty members. The links is a grassland course, are beautifully situated, bounded on one side by the woods of Ballyarthur, and the other side by the river Avoca, the greens are carefully kept and the sod on them is considered to be second to none on any inland links in the country"

Woodenbridge has since extended to eighteen-holes and it is the most scenic inland course I have seen in the country.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Ann Fallon 1990 Ladies Captain
Mrs. I. Ryan 1990 Ladies President
N. G. Doyle 1990 Men's Captain
E. Jarrett 1990 President
Vivienne Jarrett 1991 Ladies Captain
Mrs. I. Ryan 1991 Ladies President
M. Duffy 1991 Men's Captain
Rev. J. A. O'Brien 1991 President
Alyse McCarthy 1992 Ladies Captain
Mrs. N. Butler 1992 Ladies President
J. J. Moran 1992 Men's Captain
Rev. J. A. O'Brien 1992 President
J. Birthistle 1993 Ladies Captain
Mrs. C. Kavanagh 1993 Ladies President
N. A. Barry 1993 Men's Captain
M. J. Murray 1993 President
Doris Tyrrell 1994 Ladies Captain
Mrs. J. B. Joyce 1994 Ladies President
D. P. Brennan 1994 Men's Captain
M. J. Murray 1994 President
Muriel Byrne 1995 Ladies Captain
Noelle Doyle 1995 Ladies President
Dr. P. G. Liddy 1995 Men's Captain
M. A. Healy 1995 President
Marita Ryan 1996 Ladies Captain
Moira Boden 1996 Ladies President
P. A. Corcoran 1996 Men's Captain
M. A. Healy 1996 President
Mary McDonald 1997 Ladies Captain
Doris Tyrrell 1997 Ladies President
G. P. Phelan 1997 Men's Captain
J. B. Joyce 1997 President
Margaret A. Byrne 1998 Ladies Captain
Mena Sarjent 1998 Ladies President
R. C. Stapleton 1998 Men's Captain
J. B. Joyce 1998 President
Mrs. Ann Liddy 1999 Ladies Captain
Mrs. Kay Kenny 1999 Ladies President
Jim Kavanagh 1999 Men's Captain
Paddy O'Brien 1999 President
Breda Murphy 2000 Ladies Captain
Mrs. Ethel Kelly 2000 Ladies President
Brian Hurley 2000 Men's Captain
Don Barrett 2000 President
Mrs. Mary Hickson 2001 Ladies Captain
Mrs. Mary Byrne 2001 Ladies President
Thomas J. Mernagh 2001 Men's Captain
W. J. Moran 2001 President
Phyllis Rourke 2002 Ladies Captain
L. Byrne 2002 Ladies President
Ian Bothwell 2002 Men's Captain
T. O'Neill 2002 President
Eleanor Hunt 2003 Ladies Captain
Maura Crummy 2003 Ladies President
Frank Duffy 2003 Men's Captain
Dr. P. G. Liddy 2003 President
A. Hurley 2004 Ladies Captain
Ann Fallon 2004 Ladies President
D. M. Healy 2004 Men's Captain
J. Moran 2004 President
Mary Reynolds 2005 Ladies Captain
Paddy O'Brien 2005 Men's Captain
John Kavanagh 2005 President
Alyse McCarthy 2006 Ladies Captain
Dudley Byrne 2006 Men's Captain
John Kavanagh 2006 President
Alyse McCarthy 2007 Ladies Captain
Marie O'Brien 2007 Ladies President
Sean Darcy 2007 Men's Captain
John Kavanagh 2007 President
Flo Meredith 2008 Ladies Captain
Tony Richardson 2008 Men's Captain
Heather Tyrrell 2008 President
Mary McGrath 2009 Ladies Captain
Gavin Moran 2009 Men's Captain
Barry Tyrrell 2009 President
Sandra Watkins  2010 Ladies Captain
 J. F. Harkin 2010 Men's Captain
Mary McDonald 2010 President
Madeline O’Dwyer 2011 Ladies Captain
Gerry O'Neill 2011 Men's Captain
Seamus Delaney 2011 President
Lesley Williams 2012 Ladies Captain
Stephen Moran 2012 Men's Captain
Josephine Birthistle 2012 President
Siobhan Saunders 2013 Ladies Captain
Mark Byrne 2013 Men's Captain
Philip Ormonde
2013 President
Aileen Sheehan 2014 Ladies Captain
Kevin Saunders 2014 Men's Captain
Breda Murphy 2014 President
Paula Tanham 2015 Ladies Captain
Paul Sheehan 2015 Men's Captain
Donal Duffy 2015 President
Bernie Doran 2016 Ladies Captain
Peter Kenny 2016 Men's Captain
Bernie Doyle
2016 President
Sandra Warde 2017 Ladies Captain
Trevor Prestage 2017 Men's Captain
Tony Macken 2017 President
Denise McCarthy 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
  2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Woodenbridge

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Angela O’Leary 3 April 2003  8th   109 yd’s