Carton House O'Meara golf club Kildare

Carton House O'Meara golf course Kildare

Carton House O'Meara Golf Course

Carton House O'Meara Club Crest

O'Meara Parkland Golf Course was a proud host venue of the 2018 World Amateur Team Championships
Designed by 1998 Open Champion and US Masters Champion Mark O'Meara, beware as this beauty of a classic parkland golf course is still full of challenges.
Meander through ancient woodlands and skirt the banks of the river Rye before sending the golf ball soaring over golden waters. Played by over 30,000 golfers every season the 18th hole offers a breath-taking backdrop of the historic Palladian Manor House, reflective lake and picturesque Boat House-said to have been custom built for Queen Victoria. Designed to challenge golfers of all abilities whilst bringing the beauty and history of the Carton House estate to the fore. 

Accolades
Voted one of the 5 hottest new golf courses to be built in Great Britain & Ireland since its Top 100 Ranking in 2000 - Golf World 2002
Top 10 parkland golf courses in Ireland - top100golfcourses.co.uk
Home to the 2005 AIB Irish Amateur Open Championship
The 16th hole on the O'Meara parkland golf course has been voted one of the best in UK and Ireland by Golf World magazine
Home to the 2018 World Amateur Team Championships

Carton House's O’Meara Course was voted the No. 44-ranked golf parkland course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2020 (Same);

Carton House's O’Meara Course was voted the No. 44-ranked golf parkland course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2019 (Up-1);

Carton House's O’Meara Course was voted the No. 45-ranked golf parkland course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2018 (Down-1);

Carton House's O’Meara Course was voted the No. 44-ranked golf parkland course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Same);

Carton House's O’Meara Course was voted the No. 44-ranked golf parkland course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Up-1);

Carton House's O’Meara Course was voted the No. 45-ranked golf parkland course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Up-1);

Carton House's O’Meara Course was voted the No. 46-ranked golf parkland course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Same);

Carton House's O’Meara Course was voted the No. 46-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Up-3);

Carton House's O’Meara Course was voted the No. 49-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

Carton House's O’Meara Course was voted the No. 21-ranked golf parkland course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

Carton House's O’Meara Course was voted the No. 20-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;

Carton House's O’Meara Course was voted the No. 52-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;

Carton House's O’Meara Course was voted the  No. 18-Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2010, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

Carton House's O’Meara Course was voted the No. 47-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;

Carton House's O'Meara Course was voted Joint No. 18-Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2009, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

Carton House's O'Meara Course was voted the No. 42-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;

Carton House's O'Meara Course was voted Joint No. 26-Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2008, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

Green Fees Monday to Thursday Nov. to April: From €50
Green Fees Friday & Sunday Nov. to April: From€60
Green Fees Saturday Nov. to April: From€70
Green Fees for Hotel Guests: €35/60
Green Fees Juniors & Students: €30/35
Green Fees Monday to Wednesday April & Oct.: €50/60
Green Fees Thursday & Sunday April & Oct:
€50/70
Green Fees Sunday April & Oct: €60/80
Green Fees for Hotel Guests: €45/65
Green Fees Monday & Tuesday May to Oct.: €55
Green Fees Wednesday & Thursday May to Oct.: €60
Green Fees Friday to Sunday May to Oct.: €80
Green Fees for Hotel Guests: €60/65
Green Fees with a Member: €35
Green Fees for Opens: €40/55
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: €40
Yes
Buggy Hire: €50
Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €2,600
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 540
Designer Mark O'Meara
Founded 2002
Address

Carton House,
Maynooth,
Co. Kildare

Telephone +353 (0)1-6517727
Email golfreservations@cartonhouse.com
Website Carton House O'Meara golf club website
Director of Golf: Jason Totos
Captain: Pat Doyle
Lady Captain: Roisin Lyons 
President: John Mullen
Vice-Captains': Seamus Considine Niamh Wallace 
Hon. Secretary: David Gantly & Louis Allen 
Club Pro: Jason Totos
Hon. Treasurer: Seamus Thompson & Geraldine O’Leary
Comp. Secretary:
Seamus Lynch & Ros McCarthey 
Carton House O'Meara Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.405132
Long:-6.836758
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

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

Carton House O'Meara Golf Club Fixtures 2021 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2020 (Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Saturday 1 March   Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 6 June
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 18 July
  Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 5 September   Closed
1
Singles Stableford Monday 6 January   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 13 January   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 20 January   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 27 January
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 3 February   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 10 February   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 17 February   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 24 February
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 2 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 9 March   Open 1
Start of Open Week Tuesday 21 April Friday 24 April Open 4
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 21 April
Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 22 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 23 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 24 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 5 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 12 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 19 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 26 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 2 June
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 9 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 16 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 23 June   Open 1
PGA Challenge Pro-AM Monday 29 June   IPGA 1
J. M. & O'B PGA Challenge Tuesday 7 July Wednesday 8 July
IPGA 2
J. M. & O'B PGA Challenge Wednesday 8 July   IPGA 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 14 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 21 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 28 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 4 August
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 11 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 18 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 25 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 1 September
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 8 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 15 September   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 71 SSS 73 6,828 yd's
Red Par 74 SSS 73 5,667 yd's
Green Par 73 SSS 71 6,419 yd's
Blue Par 73 SSS 74 7,165 yd's

Card

Card of the Montgomerie Course in yards

Hole No. Blue White Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 530
517
503
5
14
447
5
6
2 195
191
165
3
6
144
3
8
3 380
366
342
4
8
296
4
12
4 534
516
495
5 12 442
5 4
5 373
366
345
4 4
304
4 2
6 560
536
510
5
10 447
5
10
7 154
149
131
3 18
94
3 18
8 462
431
410
4
2
357
4
14
9 378
354
330
4 16 306
4 16
Out 3,566 3,426 3,230 37   2,837 37  
10 427
420
395
4 11
361
4 5
11 431
409
388
4 1
334
4 1
12 396
370
351
4
13 297
4
13
13 390
359
339
4 15 288
4 15
14 185
176
154
3
7
150
3
7
15 557
528
465
5 5
435
5 9
16 180
157
142
3
9
111
3
3
17 561
543
526
5
17 463
5
17
18 472
440
429
4
3
391
5 11
In 3,599 3,402 3,189 36   2,830 37  
Total 7,165 6,828 6,419 73   5,667 74  
SSS 74 73 71     73    

Members Achievements

Carton House Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Irish Senior Cup when they beat Enniscorthy Golf Club by 4-matches to 1-match at Blainroe Golf Club on Sunday 25 August 2019.
They were led out by Eoin Sullivan who beat A. Jordan by 4 and 3, he was followed by Keith Egan who had a 3 and 2 win over Paul Conroy, next on the tee was Paul O’Hanlon who beat Jason Rackard by 2 and 1, in the penultimate match Darragh Flynn had a 5 and 4 win over D Donohue and the bottom match of D. Morgan went 7 and 5 to Graham Donohue for the Wexford team.
They now make their way to Westport Golf Club to participate in the All-Ireland deciders.
They met Ulster Champions Massereene Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Saturday 21st September and recorded an 3-matches to 2-matches win against the Antrim team.
In the top match Des Morgan lost his match against Tiarnan McLarnon by 2-holes, in the next match Darragh Flynn won his match by 3 and 2 against Dale Jackson, he was followed by Keith Egan who beat Derek Turkington by 4 and 3, in the penultimate match Eoin Sullivan lost out to Ewan McArthur by 3 and 2 and in the bottom match Paul O’Hanlon had a 2-hole win against Ryan McCullagh.
They met Connacht Champions Galway Golf Club in the National Decider and lost by 3-matches to 2-matches the following day.
They were led out this time by Keith Egan who had a 4 and 3 win against Eddie McCormack, he was followed by Darragh Flynn who lost his match against Luke O’Neill by 3 and 2, he was followed by Gary McDermott who lost his match by 1-hole against Ronan Mullarney, in the penultimate match Des Morgan lost out by the minimum against Joe Lyons and the bottom match Paul O’Hanlon went down to Liam Nolan by 5 and 4.   

The Ladies of Carton House Golf Club were Runners-Up in Intermediate Cup All-Ireland Final at Malone Golf Club when they lost out to Cahir Park Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches in 2017.
They were led out by Emma Fox who went up the 19th before securing the point against Susan Carey, she was followed by Maura Bruton who lost out by 7 and 5 to Michelle Keating, next on the tee was Siobhan Plunkett recorded a 2 and 1 win over Breda Keating, in the penultimate match Ros McCarthy lost her match against Joanne Quaid-Noonan by 2 and 1 and in the bottom match Ann McQuillan brought Patricia Browne up the 23rd before relinquishing the point and the Green Pennant to the Munster Champions.
They won the East Leinster Final at Charlesland Golf Club on Sunday 3rd September when the beat Castle Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches.
Anne Webb led them out and had a bad day against Catriona Horgan when going down by 7 and 5, next on the tee was Maura Bruton who had a 2 and 1 win over Carmel Gleeson, she was followed by Sarah Taaffe who lost out to Anne Thornton by 7 and 5, in the penultimate match Siobhan Plunkett went up the 19th before recording the point and in the bottom match Ann McQuillan had a very comfortable 7 and 5 win over Fiona Shackleton.

Carton House Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Barton Shield when they beat Laytown & Bettystown Golf Club by 4-holes in the Semi-Final and UCD Golf Club by 3-holes in the decider at Howth Golf Club on Sunday 30th July 2016.

With the All-Ireland deciders on their home course they drew Connacht Champions Galway Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Wednesday 14th September.

They were led out by Gary McDermott with Alan Egan who lost out to Ronan Mullarney with Liam Power by 4-holes they were followed by J. Doherty with Paul O’Hanlon who had a 3-hole win over Joe Lyons with Cathal Nolan. So near yet so far, Galway went on and went down to a very strong Ulster Champions Warrenpoint Golf Club by 4-holes.

Carton House Golf Club won the Irish Junior Foursomes Leinster Final at Greystones Golf Club in 2015.
The team was, Dean Cafferty, Ryan Eccles, Bill Hannan and Eoin Sullivan. They were managed by John Ferriter.

Carton House Golf Club won the All Ireland Fred Daly Trophy at Warrenpoint Golf Club on Thursday 28th August 2014, when they beat Galway Golf Club by 4-matches to 3-matches.
They were led by David Carey who beat Colm Hughes by 3 and 1, next up was Marc Boucher who had a comfortable 6 and 4 win over Cathal Nolan, he was followed by Sean Walsh who lost his match against Michael O’Farrell by 2-holes, Oisin Devereux had a narrow 1-hole defeat against Paddy Culhane, next on the tee was Dean Cafferty who went all the way to the 20th before securing his match against Mikey Burke, in the penultimate match Darragh Walsh secured the green pennant with a 2 and 1 win over Sean Burke, the bottom match went to the boy’s from Salthill when Cian Hutchinson lost to Eoin Griffin by 4 and 3.
They played Ulster Champions Lurgan Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final when they recorded a comfortable 6-matches to 1-match win, David Carey was first on the tee and won his match against Caolan McCann by 1-hole, he was followed by Marc Boucher who also had a 1-hole win over Peter Cummins, next up was Sean Walsh who recorded a 2 an 1 win over Jason McCann, Oisin Devereux had a comfortable 5 and 4 win over Ronan McGivern, he was followed by Dean Cafferty who beat Conal Patterson by 6 and 5, the bottom two matches between Darragh Walsh against Nathan McCann and Cian Hutchinson against Conor McDonald were both halved when called in.

Carton House Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Irish Senior Cup when they beat Dun Laoghaire Golf Club by 3½ matches to 1½ matches at Bray Golf Club on Sunday 25th August.  They made their way to Royal Tara Golf Club to compete in the All-Ireland deciders, they were drawn against Ulster Champions Rosapenna in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals they were led out by S. McGlynn who won his match against Michael McDermott by 4 and 3 he was followed by D. Carey who went all the way to the 21st before relinquishing the point to Enda Kennedy next up was Niall McGlynn who lost his match against Donal Boyle by 3 and 1 the penultimate match of Sean O’Connor against Frank Casey Jnr. was a decisive 6 and 4 win for the North Donegal team and with it their place in the All-Ireland Final the bottom match of Colin Cunningham against Patrick Kennedy was halved when called in.

Carton House Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Fred Daly Trophy when they beat Bray Golf Club by 4 ½-matches to 2 ½-matches at Killeen Golf Club on Monday 25th July 2011.

They went on to win the All-Ireland Final at Ardee Golf Club on Tuesday 16th August when they beat Co. Sligo Golf Club by 5½-matches to 1½-matches. They met Ulster Champions Balmoral Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final. First on the tee was Conor Glynn who lost to Matthew McLean by 1-hole, next up was Keith Egan who beat Stuart Bleakley by 5 and 4, next up was Harry Coyne who beat Daniel Carlin by 1-hole, Sean O'Connor was next and he had a 5 and 4 win over Aidan Cochrane, next up was Marc Boucher who beat Patrick Brennan by 6 and 4, the penultimate match of Sean Walsh against Ryan Straney was halved, the bottom match of Adam Talbot against Ted Harmon was also recorded as being halved.

They met Connacht Champions Co. Sligo Golf Club in the All-Ireland Final, they were led again by Conor Glynn who had a 1-hole victory against Sean Flanagan, he was followed by Keith Egan who beat Declan Reidy by 5 and 4, next on the tee was Harry Coyne who beat Alan Gaynor by 1-hole, Sean O'Connor was next and he recorded a 2 and 1 win over David Brady, Marc Boucher halved his match with Thomas Finnegan, the penultimate and bottom matches of Sean Walsh against Conor Harte and Conor Gorovan against T. J. Ford were also halved. The result gave Carton House Golf Club their first green pennant in the short history of this young club and remarkably they went on to win the European Championship what an achievement for such a young club.

Ken Murray (11) teamed up with David Kelly from Boyle Golf Club (18) to qualify with 43 pts. at Druid's Heath in the National Final of the O2 All-Ireland Masters. They qualified for the Grand Final played at the Kempinski Resort Hotel, Estepona, Spain in October 2004. They set out for the 5* Hotel on 9th October where having played a practice round they then went on to compete in the Grand Final over four days.

Members who played representative golf for their Province;

Conor Glynn represented Leinster at Boys  Interprovincial level in 2010 playing 5-times won 2-matches halved two and lost 1-match accumulating 6-points;

History of Carton House O'Meara

Foundad in 2002

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Patricia Cox 2003 Ladies Captain
William Coonan 2003 Men's Captain
Joan Osborne 2004 Ladies Captain
Declan Cunningham 2004 Men's Captain
Lee Mallaghan 2004 President
Mary Coonan 2005 Ladies Captain
Mark Cooney 2005 Men's Captain
Lee Mallaghan 2005 President
Angela Cirillo 2006 Ladies Captain
Conor Mallaghan 2006 Men's Captain
Lee Mallaghan 2006 President
Ann Merrigan 2007 Ladies Captain
John Hannon 2007 Men's Captain
Lee Mallaghan 2007 President
Maggie Russell 2008 Ladies Captain
Liam Hanlon 2008 Men's Captain
Lee Mallaghan 2008 President
Maura Bruton 2009 Ladies Captain
Sean McNamara 2009 Men's Captain
Lee Mallaghan 2009 President
Terry Wynne 2010 Ladies Captain
Tom McAndrew  2010 Men's Captain
Lee Mallaghan 2010 President
Gay Colbert 2011 Ladies Captain
Patrick Russell 2011 Men's Captain
Lee Mallaghan 2011 President
Margaret Mooney 2012 Ladies Captain
Jim Gillespie 2012 Men's Captain
Lee Mallaghan 2012 President
Marie Sudway 2013 Ladies Captain
John F. Kelly 2013 Men's Captain
Lee Mallaghan 2013 President
Ann Crofton 2014 Ladies Captain
Ger Nowlan 2014 Men's Captain
Lee Mallaghan 2014 President
Alex Mallaghan 2015 Ladies Captain
Brian Cunningham 2015 Men's Captain
Lee Mallaghan 2015 President
Margaret O'Loughlin 2016 Ladies Captain
Tony McDonagh 2016 Men's Captain
Lee Mallaghan 2016 President
Ann Webb 2017 Ladies Captain
Paul Hanly 2017 Men's Captain
Lee Mallaghan 2017 President
Mary McGaver
2018 Ladies Captain
Tom Healy 2018 Men's Captain
John Mullen 2018 President
Ciara Greenwood 2019 Ladies Captain
Paul Malarkey 2019 Men's Captain
John Mullen 2019 President
Roisin Lyons  2020 Ladies Captain
Pat Doyle 2020 Men's Captain
John Mullen 2020 President
Marie Sudway (9) 2020
Lowest Ladies Handicap
Paul O'Hanlon (-1.5)
2020
Lowest Men's Handicap
Gary McDermott (-2.0)
2020
Lowest Men's Handicap
Keith Egan (-3.0)
2020
Lowest Men's Handicap
Marc Boucher (-1.3)
2020
Lowest Men's Handicap
Roy Connolly (-1)
2020
Lowest Men's Handicap
Jack Doherty (-0.9)
2020
Lowest Men's Handicap
Declan O'Neill (-1.0)
2020
Lowest Men's Handicap
Eoin Sullivan (0)
2020
Lowest Men's Handicap
Oisin Devereux (0.1) 2020
Lowest Men's Handicap
Darragh Flynn (-1.1) 2020
Lowest Men's Handicap
Sean Walsh (0.6) 2020
Lowest Men's Handicap
Cathal French (1.8) 2020
Lowest Men's Handicap
Adam Doherty (2.7) 2020
 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Carton House O'Meara

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Kieran Harris 7 May 2003  3rd     167 yd's
Edward Donohue 25 May 2003 4th   146 yd's
Edward Murphy 8 August 2003 16th   165 yd's
Edward Donohue 23 August 2003 16th   146 yd's
Barry O'Reilly 15 February 2004 1st   90 yd's
Johnny Fennell 3 May 2004 16th   164 yd's
James Lamon 16 May 2004 15th   138 yd's
Cian Reynolds 11 June 2004 16th   164 yd's
Andrew Bruce Heron 27 June 2004 18th   129 yd's
Paul Kelly 14 August 2004 6th   156 yd's
Adrian Dunne 17 July 2005 1st   90 yd's
Donal Ennis 11 May 2007 16th   142 yd's
Sean Purcell 6 June 2008 12th   139 yd's
Alan Holmes 27 September 2008 3rd   201 yd's
John Griffin 3 August 2009 6th   156 yd's