Carrick-on-Shannon golf club Roscommon
Carrick-on-Shannon Golf Course
The Golf Club is situated on the outskirts of the town of Carrick-on-Shannon – the cruising capital of Ireland. The golf course, a parkland course constructed to the highest USGA specifications, is located by the banks of the Shannon, patrolled by the Argina Mountains and is simply spectacular. It is an ideal location for your golf outing, be it a sociable fourball, society or corporate outing.
It is an excellent 18-hole course with delightful diversity of scenery. The new nine holes were built on land that sweeps down to Drumharlow Lake and the Boyle River creating some spectacular views of the lake and river. The location of the new nine holes is magnificent. Some 12 acres of marshland were preserved and integrated into the design, creating some wonderful holes and generating some anxiety when one has to play over it. The old nine holes are set in mature parkland and under the revised layout will constitute the first five holes and last four holes of the 18 holes.
There are some spectacular holes, not least the eight where the tee-box is surrounded by water, which require a carry-over of the Boyle River. The 13th hole is a frightening par 3-just 200 metres "short" and has all the hallmarks of becoming rather special in Irish golfing folklore.
Word of mouth and pictures only tell so much of the story. Come and see this course to get the full picture.
|Green Fees Mon. to Thurs:||€30|
|Green Fees Weekends & B.H.:||€40|
|Green Fees with a Member:||€20|
|Green Fees for Opens:||€15/25|
|Full Membership Available:||Yes|
|Full Membership Fee:||€590|
|Full Family Membership Fee:||€1,025|
|Full Beginners Membership Fee:||€175|
|Designer||Eddie Hackett (Old) Marc Westenborg of Martin Hawtree|
|Website||Carrick-on-Shannon golf club website|
|Lady Captain:||Sheila Carney|
|Junior Boy's Captain:||Aaron Gibney|
|Junior Girls Captain:||Jane Hanrahan|
|Vice-Captains':||Paul Reid & Ann Cox|
|Hon. Secretary:||Owen Gibney & Geraldine Prendiville|
|Club Pro:||None Shop|
|Hon. Treasurer:||Fiachra Neary & Attracta O’Connor|
|Comp. Secretary:||John Coffey & Siobhan Talbot|
General Facts & Information
|Course opening hours: Daylight hours||Clubhouse opening hours: 9.30am to 11.00pm|
|Mobile phones: Not on course
||Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim|
|Catering: Full catering, facilities||Days to Avoid: None|
|Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek & Weekends||Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance|
Carrick-on-Shannon Golf Club Fixtures 2023 provisional*
|Open & Major Fixtures 2023 (to be Confirmed)|
|Captains' Drive-In||Saturday 18 March
|Lady Captain's Prize to the Men||Sunday 25 June||Closed||1|
|President's Prize||Friday 14 July||Saturday 15 July||Closed||2|
|President's Prize||Saturday 15 July||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize||Sunday 23 July||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize to the Ladies||Sunday 16 July
|Captain's Prize||Saturday 26 August||Closed||1|
|L. & G. The Murphy Cup||Friday 28 April||Open||4|
|L. & G. The Murphy Cup||Saturday 29 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. The Murphy Cup||Sunday 30 April
|L. & G. The Murphy Cup||Monday 1 May||Open||1|
|Ladies Singles Stableford||Friday 19 May||Open||1|
||Friday 2 June||Monday 5 June
|4-Person Scramble||Saturday 3 June||Open||1|
|4-Person Scramble||Sunday 4 June||Open||1|
|4-Person Scramble||Monday 5 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday9 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 16 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 23 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 30 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 7 July||Open||1|
|Ladies Singles Stableford||Wednesday 12 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 14 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 21 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 28 July||Open||1|
|Club Golf Classic||Friday 4 August
||Monday 7 August||Open||4|
|Club Golf Classic||Saturday 5 August
|Club Golf Classic||Sunday 6 August
|Club Golf Classic||Monday 7 August||Open||1|
|Start of Open Week||Monday 7 August||Friday 11 August||Open||5|
|Open Week||Monday 7 August||Open||1|
|Open Week||Tuesday 8 August||Open||1|
|Open Week||Wednesday 9 August||Open||1|
|Open Week||Thursday 10 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 11 August||Open||1|
|Seniors Singles Stableford 55+||Friday 18 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 25 August
|All Ireland Inter-Club Quarter-finals (Connacht v Ulster S)||Saturday 26 August||Sunday 27 August||G.I.||2|
|All Ireland Inter-Club Quarter-finals (Connacht v Ulster S)||Sunday 27 August||G.I.||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 1 September||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 8 September||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 15 September||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 22 September||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 27 October||Monday 30 October||Open||4|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Saturday 28 October||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Sunday 29 October||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 30 October||Open||1|
Card of the Course
|White||Par 70 SSS 68 5,499 m|
|Red||Par 71 SSS 72 4,916 m|
|Green||Par 70 SSS 67 5,072 m|
|Blue||Par 70 SSS 70 5,767 m|
Mens Course Record 67 Danny Egan 15/07/2021
Ladies Course Record
Carrick-on-Shannon Golf Club were Runners-Up in the Quarter-Final of the Irish Junior Cup at Mannan Castle Golf Club on Friday 25th August 2023 when they beat Clandeboye by 4-matches to 1-match.
In the top match Charlie Boyle lost his match against Harry O’Hara by 7 and 5, he was followed by Paul Roche who halved his match against Ryan Navan, next on the tee was Sean Mulvey who lost his match against Ian Smyth by 4 and 2, in the penultimate match David McDermott lost by 4 and 3 against Michael McCord and in the bottom match of Patrick Martin was halved against Bailie Quinn.
Carrick-on-Shannon Golf Club won Connacht Final of the Junior Cup on Saturday 29th July 2023 when they beat Galway Bay Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches at Westport Golf Club.
They were led out by Sean Mulvey who had a 1-hole win against Cathal Cunningham, he was followed by David McDermott who had a similar result against Aidan Flynn, next on the tee was Charlie Boyle who lost by 6 and 5 against Ciaran Mulhern, in the penultimate match Patrick Martin lost his match against John Duffy by 3 and 2 and in the bottom match Kyle Flynn clinched the all important point when he beat Declan Glynn by 2-holes.
The Ladies of Carrick-on-Shannon Golf Club were Runners-Up in the Connaught Final of the Women’s Challenge Cup on Sunday 23th July 2023 at Ballinasloe Golf Club when they lost out to Portumna Golf Club by 3½-matches to 1½-match.
First on the tee was Ann Cox who halved her match against Sheila Noone, next on the tee was Sinead Weir who lost her match by 2-holes against Monica Cormican, she was followed by Patricia O'Hara who lost out by 3 and 2 against Lily Sullivan, in the penultimate match Frances Molloy won her match against Carmel Whelan by 4 and 3 and in the bottom match Monica Shannon halved her match against Ena Moran.
Young Patrick Martin was a member of the Connaught Under-14 team that won the Interprovincial Championship at Ballykisteen Golf Club on Tuesday 22nd August 2023, they won all three of their matches against Ulster, Munster and Leinster by 3-matches to 2-matches to win the Championship for the first time in eight years.
The other members of the team were Patrick Tuffy (Strandhill Golf Club) John William Burke (Ballyhaunis Golf Club) Max Humphreys (Ballinrobe Golf Club) Niall Conneely (Ballinasloe) and Dylan Smyth (Galway Bay Golf Club) they were captained by Michael Heaney (Oughterard Golf Club) and Managed by Robert Fitzpatrick (Co. Sligo Golf Club)
The Boy's of Carrick-on-Shannon Golf Club won the Connacht Boy's under 16-Interclub final on 27th July 2022 at Cregmore Park Golf Club.
The team was Charlie Boyle, Zach Brennan & Patrick Martin, they were Captained by Charlie’s dad Brendan.
Carrick-on-Shannon Golf Club won the Connaught Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield on Saturday 7th August 2021 when they beat Ballinrobe Golf Club by 4-matches to 1-match.
They lost out to Tramore Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches on 7th September in Belfast they were captained by Fiachra Neary.
The team on the day was David McDermott with Gordon Kavanagh, Daniel Egan with Niall Loftus, Sean Mulvey with Keith Duignan, Paul Roche with Jason Loftus and Nathan Flynn with Paul O’Brien.
Carrick-on-Shannon Golf Club won the Connacht Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield in 2009 and was drawn against Leinster Champions Waterford Golf Club (yes Waterford play in Leinster!) in the All-Ireland Semi-Final at Tullamore Golf Club.
First on the tee was Albert Hogg was Jack Sharkey who lost out to Anthony Aherne with Colin Lynch by 3 and 2. They were followed by Sean Bohan with Colm Loftus against Anthony Mulhall with John Power again the match went to the men from Waterford by 2-holes. They were followed by Noel Sharkey with Jason Loftus who had a very convincing 5 and 4 win over Mark Daly with Eanna Griffin. The penultimate match of Des Beirne with Gordon Kavanagh saw their hopes of reaching the All-Ireland Final disappear when Anthony Feicks with Francis Power recorded a 3 and 2 win. The bottom match of Noel McDermott with Tommy Mulvey was halved against Andy Ryan with Martin Freeman.
Carrick-on-Shannon won their first Connacht Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield and were drawn against Ballybunion in the All-Ireland Semi-Final at Rosslare Golf Club on 16th September 2005. In only their second year as an 18-hole Championship course "Carrick" lifted their first men’s pennant.
They were drawn against Munster Champions Ballybunion in the All-Ireland Semi-Final. With Noel Sharkey & Alan Ffrench leading the way against Brendan McKeon & Eoin O’Shaughnessy in the first match they lost out by 5 and 4. They were followed by Sean Mulvey & Albert Hogg, who halved their match against Didgie O’Connor & David Mulvihill. The 3rd match say Felim Gately & Johnny Martin against Edward Stack & Dominic Moriarty who lost by 4 and 3 Next on the tee was Noel McDermott & Joey Casey against Jonathan Murphy & Kieran Kennelly who lost by 4 and 3. The bottom match say Sean Bohan & Darragh Burke pitched against Mark Dilger & Des O’Donnell who halved their match.
Carrick-on-Shannon won the Cecil Ewing Shield in 1991. They won the Connaught Shield in 1966, when the team was Paddy Doherty, Noce Garvey, Kevin Hogg, Jim Cummins, Bro Hugh, Laddie O'Sullivan, Bro French, Mick Gaffeny, Gerry Rafferty, Damien Walsh, Joe Lavin, Sean Mullarkey, Steve Sullivan, Billy Craig and Des Monaqhan.
They were finalists in 1963 when the team was Dr. Kevin Hogge, Mick Gaffney, Nace Garvey, Jim Cummins, Jack Hennessey, David O'Shaughnessy, Joe Lavin, Damion Walsh, Paraic Flanagan, Tony Murray, Des Lonaghan and Sylvester McDermott. They were back in the final of the Connaught Shield in 1996, when the team was D. McMahoon, J. Martin, M. Devane, N. McDermott, K. Moran, P. O'Donnell, A. Hogg, T. Aherne, D. Neary, L. Mulvey, N. Sharkey and J. Carney. They were captained by J. McCarthy.
Andrew Lynch has the unique distinction of representing his Province in Boys, Youths and Seniors, he was the first player to achieve this distinction in Irish Golf.
Sean Flanagan was on the first Connaught team to win the Inter-Provincial Tityle at Rosses Point in August 1967.
The Ladies of Carrick-on-Shannon won the Huzzar vodka Ladies Foursomes in 1984, when the team was Anne Campbell and Patricia Harman.
They won the Connaught Final of the Huzzar vodka Ladies Foursomes in 1984.
They won the I.L.G.U. Western District of the Linda Black Trophy in 2001 and were finalists in 2000, when the team was C. Kenny, M. O'Rourke, H. Martin, N. Campbell and B. Patterson. They were captained by P. Nolan and B. Kenny.
They won the Connaught Smurfit Girls Juvenile Trophy in 1977, with Ann Dillon, Mary O'Carroll and Oonagh Talbot.
They won the Ladies Lonleitros 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1994 and 1990.
Ann Campbell won the I.L.G.U. All-Ireland Gold Medal in 1988. Patricia Harman won the Ladies Golfing Union Challenge Bowl, Silver Division, at Athlone Golf Club on July 22nd 1982.
1996 Captain, Leo Mulvey, played a round of golf with my hero Seve at Woodbrook G. C.
Carrick-on-Shannon's Ladies won the Lina Black Trophy, Western District, Captained by Peggy Nolan at Co. Sligo in 2001.
Lina Black, Western District was won by 1997 Lady Captain Peggy Nolan.
Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;
A. Hogan represented Ireland at international Youths level in 1981 playing 6-matches, won 2-matches halved one and lost 3-match accumulating 5-points. He represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 1979 to 1985 playing 15-times won 3-matches and lost 12-matches accumulating 6-points;
A. Wynne represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 1983 to 1984 playing 9-times won 2-matches and lost 7-matches accumulating 4-points. He represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial from 1976 to 1981 playing 22-times won 9-matches and lost 13-matches accumulating 18-points;
M. Hogan represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial from 1981 to 1983 playing 10-times won 4-matches and lost 6-matches accumulating 8-points;
C. Monaghan represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial in 1975 playing 3-times won 0-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 0-points;
History of Carrick-on-Shannon
Instituted 1910affiliated 1910
The Irish Golfers Guide, 1911, lists Carrick-on-Shannon as affiliating to the GUI in 1910. It describes it as a short course, only playable during the winter months. The Captain was D. A. Steadman, D.I., R.I.C., and it had 40 members. The same publication in 1916, says "it is situated close to the Shannon, there are a considerable number of natural hazards in the way of ditches, hedges and streams"
What the Club tells us:
Golf was first played in Carrick- On- Shannon in 1910: Ballinamoney a townland outside Carrick was the first site for a golf course.
In 1936 the club moved to a site nearer the town in Lisnagot which is now part of St Patrick's Park, a housing estate in Carrick- On- Shannon, this 6 hole course which had approx 12 members remained at Lisnagot until 1944 when it moved to its present location here in Woodbrook, the club enjoyed free tenure from Major Kirkwood who owned the land and resided in Woodbrook House, A house made famous by the award winning author David Thomson in his book Woodbrook.
Roll of Honour
|Aidan McNally||1990||Men's Captain|
|Miss Ann Dillon||1990||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. Esther Feely||1991||Ladies Captain|
|Ken Moran||1991||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. H. Martin||1992||Ladies Captain|
|Jim Gartlan||1992||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. A. Campbell||1993||Ladies Captain|
|Anthony O'Hara||1993||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. R. O'Reilly||1994||Ladies Captain|
|Sylvester Kivlehan||1994||Men's Captain|
|K. McGovern||1995||Ladies Captain|
|Michael McGovern||1995||Men's Captain|
|Anne Neary||1996||Ladies Captain|
|Leo Mulvey||1996||Men's Captain|
|Peggy Nolan||1997||Ladies Captain|
|Jim Newcombe||1997||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. Maura Doherty||1998||Ladies Captain|
|Gus O'Shea||1998||Men's Captain|
|Mrs Jessie Doherty||1999||Ladies Captain|
|Aidan Sheerin||1999||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. Liz McCarthy||2000||Ladies Captain|
|John Martin||2000||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. Mollie Daly||2001||Ladies Captain|
|Donal Neary||2001||Men's Captain|
|Mary O'Rourke||2002||Ladies Captain|
|Martin Hynes||2002||Men's Captain|
|Phil McWeeney||2003||Ladies Captain|
|Breege Mannion||2003||Lady President|
|Michael Daly||2003||Men's Captain|
|Kitty Harrington||2004||Ladies Captain|
|Breege Mannion||2004||Lady President|
|Chris Lowe||2004||Men's Captain|
|Siobhan Talbot||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Patricia Harman||2005||Lady President|
|Noel McDermott||2005||Men's Captain|
|Geraldine Farry||2006||Ladies Captain|
|Patricia Harman||2006||Lady President|
|Albert Hogg||2006||Men's Captain|
|Renee Dolan||2007||Ladies Captain|
|John McCarthy||2007||Men's Captain|
|Teresa Kenoy||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Tommie Kenoy||2008||Men's Captain|
|Helen Martin||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Owen Cawfield||2009||Men's Captain|
|Mary Menton||2010||Ladies Captain|
|Johnny Moffatt||2010||Men's Captain|
|Brenda Kelly||2011||Ladies Captain|
|Molly Daly||2011||Men's Captain|
|Mary King||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Jim King||2012||Men's Captain|
|Delores Mulvey||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Anthony Noone||2013||Men's Captain|
|Mary Molloy||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Sean Bohan||2014||Men's Captain|
|Patricia O'Hara||2015||Ladies Captain|
|Eamonn McGirl||2015||Men's Captain|
|Noeleen Moffatt||2016||Ladies Captain|
|Damien Duignan||2016||Men's Captain|
|Noeleen Moffatt||2017||Ladies Captain|
|Anthony Noone||2017||Men's Captain|
|Phil Emmett||2018||Ladies Captain|
|Liam Bruen||2018||Men's Captain|
|Anna Cox||2019||Ladies Captain|
|David McDermott||2019||Men's Captain|
|Gabrielle Madsen||2020||Ladies Captain|
|John Coffey||2020||Men's Captain|
|Deirdre McGettrick||2022||Ladies Captain|
|Owen Gibney||2022||Men's Captain|
|Sheila Carney||2023||Ladies Captain|
|Benny Boyle||2023||Men's Captain|
|Aaron Gibney||2023||Junior Boy's Captain|
|Jane Hanrahan||2023||Junior Girl's Captain|
|Hiller Collins (8)||2023||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
|David McDermott (5)||2023||Lowest Men's Handicap|
Holes in One at Carrick-on-Shannon
|Member||Date||Hole No.||Club Used||Distance|
|Helen Martin||8th||157 m|
|Peggy Nolan||23 May 2001||14th||143 m|
|Damien Duignan||12 July 2008||10th||170 m|
|Damien Duignan||19 July 2008||10th||196 m|
|Owen Caulfield||30 August 2009||5th||149 m|