Tullybeg House golf club Offaly
Tullybeg House Golf Course
Tullybeg House golf club is considered by many to be one of the finest 9-hole golf courses nestled away in the heart of the midlands. This attractive parkland course with it's flat terrain makes for an easy and enjoyable walk with stunning views of Tullybeg Jesuit College, and provides an extremely pleasant and popular place to play golf.
Although a 9-hole course, each hole commands the respect of even the most accomplished golfer. Many of the holes are shaped by the superb mature trees and woodlands, which, when in full leaf provides an additional challenge.
18 holes of golf at Tullybeg House Golf Club measures 5204 yards from white tee markers, and with a par and standard scratch of 66- certainly not your quintessential short 9 holes!
After a game you can enjoy a warm welcome and the comforts of a well equipped modern clubhouse, with a snack, meal or just a drink with friends.
|Green Fees Midweek:||€10|
|Green Fees Weekends & B.H.:||€10|
|Green Fees with a Member:||€10|
|Green Fees for Opens:||€N/A|
|Website||Tullybeg House golf club website|
|Lady Captain:||Dara Kelly|
|Hon. Secretary:||Kevin Maher
|Hon. Treasurer:||Kevin Maher
|Comp. Secretary:||Gerry Buckley|
General Facts & Information
|Course opening hours: Daylight hours||Clubhouse opening hours: 8.00am to Dusk
|Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse||Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim|
|Catering: Full catering facilities||Days to Avoid: None
|Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Every Day
||Pre-booking for open Tournaments: N/A
Tullybeg House Golf Club Fixtures 2023 provisional*
Card of the Course
|White||Par 66 SSS 63 4,748 yd's|
|Red||Par 66 SSS 66 4,536 yd's|
|Green||Par 66 SSS 63 4,640 yd's|
History of Tullybeg House
Just a hundred and fifty years ago, the Jesuits settled at Rahan. It was the second foundation in Ireland of the Society since the opening of Clongowes Wood College in 1814. And throughout the century and a half that have just ended the Rahan foundation was adapted at different times to different purposes: it was a school (and a very famous one) from 1818 to 1930, next, a house of ecclesiastical studies, 1930-'62 and latterly a house for enclosed retreats. Here we offer a brief historical outline for this venerable foundation which, since the beginning, has been known to the Jesuits themselves as Tullabeg, a name however, that seems never to have become generally accepted in the surrounding district.
Fathers Micheal Garahy, Richard Devane, Timothy Halpin and Frank Browne, all of whom were known and respected. Nearer our own times, the Tullabeg missioners included included throughout the length and breath of the country. Father Garahy, a native of Cloughan, was no stranger in the Tullamore district. He entered on his career as a missioner as a young priest and it was commonly thought that he was prepared by his superiors for no other work. In fact he was a distinguished scholar and had been groomed to be a professor of theology. But after one year in his professorial chair at Miltown Park was asked to be relived of his teaching duties in order to have an outlet for his desire to impart theology to the people. As a missioner he never spared himself until failing health forced him to retire from his long journeyings. Father Devane was recalled to Dublin for work at the retreat house of Rathfarnham Castle. He was also a distinguished writer and pioneer in sociological studies.
Missions and retreat work therefore have a long tradition amongst members of the Tullabeg community. Today the Fathers at Tullabeg receive into their house men who wish to avail themselves of the peaceful surroundings of the old College to think of the great truths of the faith and in so doing, find peace of soul. It is a wholesome experience to retire from a short space from the feverishness of modern life. Even in earlier centuries when life was not feverish, it was characteristic of Irishmen to seek out the holy places - Lough Derg for instance - and then to come back to the work - a-day world the better for the experience.
Roll of Honour
|Dara Kelly||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Dermot Heffernan||2014||Men's Captain|
Holes in One at Tullybeg House
|Member||Date||Hole No.||Club Used||Distance|