Borris golf club Carlow

Borris golf course Carlow

Borris Golf Course

Borris Club Crest

Borris Golf Club located just outside the picturesque town on the Carlow-Kilkenny border has been in existence since 1907. It is, a very mature 9-hole Parkland measuring 5,680 metres with a Par 70 and a standard scratch of 69 from the men's tees. The ladies course measures 5,103 metres with a Par 72 and a standard scratch of 71. Although an 9-hole course Borris has alternating tee-boxes giving the distinct impression that you have completed 18-holes of very different challenges.

Borris Golf Club has an old-world clubhouse where the golfers every need is catered for, with full catering facilities and bar where the warmest of welcomes is extended to visitors.

Green Fees Midweek: €20
Green Fees Weekends & B.H. €20
Green Fees with a Member: €10
Green Fees for Opens: €14
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: No
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 9
Members 517
Designer Nature
Founded 1907
Address

Deerpark,
Borris,
Co. Carlow

Telephone 059-9773310
Email info@borrisgolfclub.ie
Website Borris golf club website
Secretary/Manager Shenna Walsh
Captain: Pat Leahy
Lady Captain: Stephanie Dargan
President: A. F. Mitchell
Vice-Captains': John Byrne & Linda Donohoe
Hon. Secretary: John Enright, Brendan Kiernan & Brenda McCarthy
Club Pro: None
Hon. Treasurer: M. J. Doherty & Bridie Galavan
Comp. Secretary: Rory O'hEochaidh & Janette O'Neill
Borris Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:52.593300
Long:-6.918511
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 7.30am to 11.30pm
Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering facilities Days to Avoid: Sundays & Thursdays (Phone)
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments: 14 Days in advance

Borris Golf Club Fixtures 2014 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2014 (to be confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday 2 March   Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladies Sunday 11 May   Closed 1
President's Prize p.m. Friday 6 June   Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 7 June Sunday 8 June Closed 2
President's Prize Sunday 8 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 15 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize (Q) p.m. Friday 11 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize (Q) Saturday 12 July Sunday 13 July Closed 2
Captain's Prize (Q) Sunday 13 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Final Day Saturday 20 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Tuesday 26 August   Closed 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 25 January Sunday 26 January Open      2
Singles Stableford Sunday 26 January   Open      1
Seniors Stableford 50+ Tuesday 28 January   Open      1
L. & G. 4-Person Team Event Saturday 15 February Sunday 16 February Open      2
L. & G. 4-Person Team Event Sunday 16 February   Open      1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 25 February   Open      1
Singles Stableford Saturday 8 March Sunday 9 March Open      2
Singles Stableford Sunday 9 March   Open      1
L. & G. 4-Person Team Event Monday 17 March Monday 18 Match Open      2
L. & G. 4-Person Team Event Tuesday 18 March   Open      1
L. & G. Fourball Betterball Sunday 23 March   Open 1
Seniors 50+ Tuesday 25 March   Open      1
Singles Strokes Saturday 20 March Sunday 21 March Open      2
Singles Strokes Sunday 21 March   Open      1
Singles Strokes Saturday 26 April Sunday 27 April Open      2
Singles Strokes Sunday 27 April    Open      1
Junior Scratch Cup (4 to 10) Sunday 4 May Monday 5 May Open 2
Junior Scratch Cup Monday 5 May   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup (11 to 18) Sunday 4 May Monday 5 May Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Monday 5 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 10 May Sunday 11 May Open      2
Singles Stableford Sunday 11 May   Open      1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 14 May   Open      1
L. & G. Charity Team Classic Saturday 17 May Sunday 18 May Open      2
L. & G. Charity Team Classic Sunday 18 May   Open      1
Seniors 50+ Tuesday 27 May   Open      1
Craig Classic Friday 6 June   Open      1
Scotch Foursomes Saturday 7 June Sunday 8 June  Open 2
Scotch Foursomes Sunday 8 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 11 June   Open      1
Scotch Foursomes Saturday 14 June Sunday 15 June Open      2
Scotch Foursomes Sunday 15 June   Open      1
Veterans Singles Stableford 50+ Tuesday 24 June   Open      1
Start of Open Week Saturday 5 July Sunday 13 July Open 9
4-Person Team Event Saturday 5 July   Open       1
Fourball Sunday 6 July   Open  1
Ladies 3-Ball Rumble Monday 7 July   Open  1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 8 July   Open  1
9-Hole Mixed Foursomes Strokes 5-7p.m. Tuesday 8 July   Open       1
Fourball Stableford Wednesday 9 July   Open 1
Ladies Fourball Stableford Thursday 10 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 11 July   Open 1
3-Person Scramble Saturday 12 July   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Sunday 13 July   Open      1
Seniors 50+ Tuesday 22 July   Open      1
L. & G. Fourball Saturday 26 July Sunday 27 July  Open 2
L. & G. Fourball Sunday 27 July   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Saturday 9 August Sunday 10 August Open 2
4-Person Team Event Sunday 10 August   Open 1
Seniors 50+ Tuesday 26 August   Open      1
4-Person Team Event Saturday 13 September Sunday 14 September  Open      2
4-Person Team Event Sunday 14 September   Open      1
Seniors 50+ Tuesday 23 September   Open      1
Scotch Foursomes Saturday 4 October Sunday 5 October Open      2
Scotch Foursomes Sunday 5 October   Open      1
Seniors 50+ Tuesday 21 October   Open      1
Seniors 50+ Tuesday 25 November   Open      1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
Red Par 72 SSS 71 5,103 m
Blue Par 70 SSS 69 5,680 m

Card

Hole No. Blue Par Index Red Par Index
1 333 4 5 313 4 4
2 362 4 7 282 4 12
3 280 4 15 279 4 7
4 117 3 18 112 3 17
5 453 5 9 334 4 2
6 333 4 11 357 5 15
7 152 3 13 123 3 14
8 387 4 3 386 5 10
9 418 4 2 325 4 5
Out 2,835 35   2,511 36  
10 316 4 6 328 4 1
11 340 4 10 331 4 6
12 289 4 14 261 4 8
13 151 3 16 145 3 9
14 338 4 8 327 4 3
15 381 4 4 283 4 16
16 135 3 17 112 3 18
17 418 4 1 391 5 11
18 478 5 12 414 5 13
In 2,845 35   2,592 36  
Total 5,680 70   5,103 72  
SSS 69     71    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: John Joyce (3) 01/07/2003

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

The Boys' of Borris Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Fred Daly Trophy in 2012.

Borris Golf Club won the Leinster Final and were All-Ireland Finalists in the Pierce Purcell Shield in 2004, when the team was Ward Kinsella, Edward Holden, Jimmy Conran, John Thompson, Mick Cody, Pat Cody, John Quinn, Greg Murphy, Art O'Leary, Dan Galavan, A. F. Mitchell, James Lillis, Kevin Cosgrave, Mick Condon, Mick Groghan, Pat McGrath, they were managed by Mick Dillon and Mick Hanrahan.

The Ladies of Borris Golf Club won the All-Ireland Glens Trophy in 2005, when the team was, Kathy Mitchell, Frances Long, Nora Barron and Peggy Canning, they were managed by Miriam Benson.

They won the Provincial Towns Cup in 1996, when the team was, Pat O'Neill, Luke Kelly, Brendan Kiernan, Pat Foley, Justin Manning, Adrian Somers, Patrick Lawlor, Mick Hanaran, Johnny Greene, Des Walsh, Paul Gilchrist and Mick Jordan, they were managed by Patrick O'Toole.

They won it prior to that in 1983, when the team was, Pat Gilchrist, Cyril Hughes, Mick Hanrahan, Brendan Joyce, Jim Joyce, Luke Kelly, Seamus Kelly, Eddie Lennon, Peter Murray, Kieran Mahon and Ned O'Neill, they were managed by John Kelly.

They won the Hibernian Insurance Trophy in 1996, when the team was, Pat O'Neill, Luke Kelly, Brendan Kiernan, Pat Foley, Justin Manning, Adrian Somers, Patrick Lawlor, Mick Hanaran, Johnny Greene, Des Walsh and Mick Jordan, they were managed by Patrick O'Toole.

They were County Champions in the J. B. Carr Diamond Trophy in 1996, when the team was, Frank Kiernan, Brendan Colgan, John Foley, John Kelly, Liam O'Connor, Richard Barron, Michael Cody, Jim Dooley and Paddy O'Connell.

They won the Brennan Cup in 19,89, when the team was, T. Coburn, B. Walsh, J. Byrne, J. Greene, M. Collins, J. Dooley, D. Walsh, F. Gallagher, P. Donohue, M. Cody, J. Manning, J. Martin, J. Cody, R. Keenan, L. Cosgrave, M. Doyle and A. McDonald.

They won the Sony/Evening Herald Club Medal Championship in 1991, when the team was, Paudie Lennon, Arthur Mitchell and Pat Foley.

They won the Cullen Cup in 1989, when the team was, M. Collins, P. Kelly, J. Martin, L. Cosgrave, M. Cody, M. Kelly, L. Walsh, B. Nolan, H. Jordan, M. Collins, E. Cody, D. Murray and F. Dundon.

Borris Golf Club where Runners-Up to The Island in the Leinster Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield at Tullamore Golf Club in 2002. The team was Martin Kelly, Pat O'Neill, Tony Mitchell, Pierce Brennan, Pat Foley, Mick Dillon, John Foley, Mick Hanrahan and Philip O'Sullivan. They were, captained by Brendan Kiernan.

The Ladies of Borris Golf Club won the ILGU Midland District Plate in 1989, when the team was, N. Connolly, V. Gallagher, B. Martin, M. Smith and B. Whelan.

They were District Champions in the Ulster Bank Ladies Fourball in 1997, when the team was, Nora Barron, Linda Donohoe, Frances Long, Nolliag Lucas, Brid Whelan, Kathy Mitchell, Margaret Collins, Ann Holden, they were managed by Frances Dundon.

They won it prior to that in 1996, when the team was, Nora Barron, Eithne Cody, Frances Long, Margaret Sheil, Valerie Gallagher, Kitty Mitchell, Margaret Collins and Carmel Lennon, they were managed by Deirdre Hughes.

They won the Boyne All-Ireland Trophy in 1996, when the team was, Mary Cosgrave, Frances Long, Frances Dundon, Birdie Prendergast, Kathleen Kelly, Netta Colgan, Bridie Sloyan, Ann Kiernan, Kathleen Somers, Nora Barron, Eithne Cody, Dorothy Murray and Ivelle Attride, they were managed by Jo Canavan.

Congratulations to Pat Foley on retaining his crown in the National putting championship on the 14th September 2000, at Mount Juliet putting course. The putting course at Mount Juliet is par 53, with pars 2, 3, and 4, which include bunkers, water-hazards and massive breaks, is something else. There is nothing like it in Europe.

Pat beat a strong field, with Christy O'Donovan of Skibbereen coming second, Cillian O'Brolchain of Killiney coming in third and Walker Cup star, Jody Fanagan of Milltown, coming home fourth. Frances Long won the Midland Junior Championship in 1976.

History of Borris

Instituted 1907 affiliated 1908 The Irish Field, dated 10th August 1907, records the opening of Borris Golf Club. Later in 1909 after a visit by Lionel Hewson which reads "Mr. Kavanagh originally started golf in his park chiefly for the benefit of his sons, but when the idea of a club was mooted, he promptly offered the course and clubhouse to Borris Golf Club. Mr. Charlie Butler, of Mount Leinster, undertook the secretarial duties, which he had carried out most successfully. The club only started in 1907, but already has a membership of 100. The first President was Mr. W. McMorrough Kavanagh M. P. The Captain was Mr. S. P. Cox." It would appear the club went into decline, and was revived in 1925, under the Presidency of Major Arthur Kavanagh.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
A. Kiernan 1990 Ladies Captain
J. Manning 1990 Men's Captain
M. G. Cody 1990 President
F. Long 1991 Ladies Captain
A. F. Mitchell 1991 Men's Captain
S. Kelly 1991 President
H. Jordan 1992 Ladies Captain
K. Lucas 1992 Men's Captain
S. Kelly 1992 President
V. Gallagher 1993 Ladies Captain
E. Lennon 1993 Men's Captain
F. Kiernan 1993 President
K. Mitchell 1994 Ladies Captain
P. Donohoe 1994 Men's Captain
F. Kiernan 1994 President
N. Lucas  1995 Ladies Captain
J. F. Moran 1995 Men's Captain
P. Lennon 1995 President
F. Holden  1996 Ladies Captain
F. Gallagher 1996 Men's Captain
P. Lennon 1996 President
D. Hughes  1997 Ladies Captain
I. Rea 1997 Men's Captain
B. J. Colgan 1997 President
J. Canavan 1998 Ladies Captain
J. C. McCarthy 1998 Men's Captain
B. J. Colgan 1999 President
Mary Mullins 1999 Ladies Captain
Tony O'Donohue 1999 Men's Captain
B. Murray 1999 President
Mrs. Niamh Connolly 2000 Ladies Captain
Art O'Leary 2000 Men's Captain
B. Murray 2000 President
Genevieve Byrne 2001 Ladies Captain
Tom Sloyan 2001 Men's Captain
K. Cosgrave 2001 President
Genevieve Byrne 2002 Ladies Captain
John Mitchell 2002 Men's Captain
K. Cosgrave 2002 President
Joan Murphy 2003 Ladies Captain
Pat O'Neill 2004 Men's Captain
R. L. Long 2003 President
Brenda Carthy 2004 Ladies Captain
Brendan Kiernan 2004 Men's Captain
R. L. Long 2004 President
Peggy Canning 2005 Ladies Captain
Michael Doran 2005 Men's Captain
Louis Cosgrave 2005 President
Brid Whelan 2006 Ladies Captain
Seamus Cunningham 2006 Men's Captain
Ian Rea 2006 President
Jo Byrne 2007 Ladies Captain
Ward Kinsella 2007 Men's Captain
Ian Rae 2007 President
Jo Byrne 2008 Ladies Captain
John Foley 2008 Men's Captain
John Moran 2008 President
Bridie Galavan 2009 Ladies Captain
Michael Dillon 2009 Men's Captain
John Moran 2009 President
Nicola Brown 2010 Ladies Captain
Pierce Brennan 2010 Men's Captain
Tom Coburn 2010 President
Bernie O'Byrne 2011 Ladies Captain
Tommy Quinn 2011 Men's Captain
Tom Coburn 2011 President
Eileen Kelly 2012 Ladies Captain
Pierce Healy 2012 Men's Captain
Justin Manning 2012 President
Shane Foley 2013 Ladies Captain
Mary Quirke 2013 Men's Captain
Justin Manning 2013 President
Stephanie Dargan 2014 Ladies Captain
Pat Leahy 2014 Men's Captain
A. F. Mitchell 2014 President
Joan Burgess 2014 Lowest Ladies Handicap
John Joyce (2) 2014 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Borris

Member Date Hole Club used Distance
Bill Long 1 July 2003 4th   117 m
Seamus Cunningham 15 October 2006 16th   135 m
P. Brennan 26 January 2014 4th   117 m
Pat Keane 2 March 2014 4th   117 m