Mount Wolseley golf club Carlow

Mount Wolseley golf course Carlow

Mount Wolseley Golf Course

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Designed by Ryder Cup player Christy O’Connor Jnr. The Championship Course is a par-72 7,157 yd's, with a standard scratch of 75 from the back tees. There are no easy holes, with wide landing areas the only concession to demanding approach shots to almost every green. I remember, discussing this course with the Dalton Brothers of Waterford who had recently played Mount Wolseley for the first time of the back tees, they described it thus: "We had a pain in our drivers" this from two Internationl amateur golfers gives one the degree of difficulty. There is water in play on eleven holes, with the eleventh, an all water carry, off the championship tee of 207 yd's. A round of golf at Mount Wolseley is always a treat to remember for golfers who enjoy a challenging and exiting game, in what is a memorable and historic location.

The visual delights of this magnificent setting are many - just a few hundred yd's from the banks of the meandering river Slaney, its rich population of mature, its lakes - all set against the backdrop of the haunting splendour of the mountains of East Carlow and Wicklow. The hotel and other facilities at Mount Wolseley are as good as you will find anywhere in Ireland.

Societies are welcome and group rates are available.

Mount Wolseley Country Resort was voted theNo. 64-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Same);

Mount Wolseley Country Resort was voted theNo. 65-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Up-5);

Mount Wolseley Country Resort was voted theNo. 70-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Down-8);

Mount Wolseley Country Resort was voted theNo. 62-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Up-2);

Mount Wolseley Country Resort was voted theNo. 64-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

Mount Wolseley Country Resort was voted  theNo. 76-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;

Mount Wolseley Country Resort was voted  the   No. 28-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;

Mount Wolseley Country Resort was voted the  No. 42-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;

Mount Wolseley Country Resort was voted the  No. 28 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;

Mount Wolseley Country Resort was voted the  No. 46-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;

Mount Wolseley Country Resort was voted the  No. 27 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;


  • Golf Deals » Mount Wolseley

  • Stay & Play @ Mount Wolseley Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort €109.00

    Offer valid from 01 May 2017 to 30 Sep 2017 Detail:

    1B&B+1D+1G
    Enjoy one nights accommodation in a deluxe room with dinner on one evening in Frederick's Fine Dining Restaurant (Table d'hote Menu) and a Round of Golf on the magnificent 18 hole Championship Golf Course designed by Christy O’Connor Jnr. ·        
    *Voted ‘Leinster’s Best Golf Resort’ at the Golfer’s Guide to Ireland  2013  Awards

Green Fees Sunday to Friday: €45
Green Fees Saturday & B.H.: €55
Green Fees with a Member: €20/25
Green Fees for Opens: €20/25/35
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: €25
Yes
Buggy Hire: €30
Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 240
Designer Christy O'Connor Jnr.
Founded 1996
Address

Tullow,
Co. Carlow

Telephone 059-9180161
Email golf@mountwolseley.ie
Website Mount Wolseley golf club website
Director of Golf: Eamonn O’Donnell
Captain: John Dargan
Lady Captain: Yvonne Moore
Presidents': Jimmy Byrne & Ann Duffy
Vice-Captains': Gerry Cosgrove & Deirdre Hughes
Hon. Secretary: Tom Condon & Bernie Cunnane
Club Pro: Mark Murphy PGA 059 9180161  
Hon. Treasurer: Laz Murphy & Frances Fitzgerald
Comp. Secretary: Niall Rennick & Anne Nash
Mount Wolseley Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:52.790203
Long:-6.731272
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 8.00am to 7.00pm April-October 9.00am to 5.30pm Nov-March 
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

Mount Wolseley Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event* Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday 12 February   Closed 1
Professional's Prize Saturday 17 June Sunday 18 June Closed 2
Professional's Prize Sunday 18 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize   (Q) Saturday 22 July Sunday 23 July  Closed 2
Captain's Prize (Q) Sunday 23 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Sunday 23 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Final Sunday 6 August   Closed 1
Presidents' Prize Saturday 2 September Sunday 3 September Closed 2
Presidents' Prize Sunday 3 September   Closed 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 14 February   Open 1
L. & G. St. Patrick's Blitz Monday 6 March Sunday 19 March
Open 14
L. & G. St. Patrick's Blitz Tuesday 7 March   Open 1
L. & G. St. Patrick's Blitz Wednesday 8 March   Open 1
L. & G. St. Patrick's Blitz Thursday 9 March   Open 1
L. & G. St. Patrick's Blitz Friday 10 March   Open 1
L. & G. St. Patrick's Blitz Saturday 11 March   Open 1
L. & G. St. Patrick's Blitz Sunday 12 March   Open 1
L. & G. St. Patrick's Blitz Monday 13 March   Open 1
L. & G. St. Patrick's Blitz
Tuesday 14 March   Open 1
L. & G. St. Patrick's Blitz Wednesday 15 March   Open 1
L. & G. St. Patrick's Blitz Thursday 16 March   Open 1
L. & G. St. Patrick's Blitz Friday 17 March   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Monday 20 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 17 April   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 18 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 1 May   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 16 May   Open 1
3-Person Team Event Thursday 1 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 5 June   Open 1
3-Person Team Event Thursday 15 June   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 20 June   Open 1
3-Person Team Event Thursday 25 June   Open 1
Ladies 2-Ball Team Event Wednesday 28 June   Open 1
L. & G Singles Stableford Wednesday 5 July   Open 1
3-Person Team Event Thursday 6 July   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Sunday 9 July   Open 1
3-Person Team Event Thursday 13 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 18 July   Open 1
3-Person Team Event Thursday 20 July   Open 1
L. & G Singles Stableford Wednesday 26 July   Open 1
3-Person Team Event Thursday 27 July   Open 1
3-Person Team Event Thursday 3 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 7 August   Open 1
3-Person Team Event Thursday 10 August   Open 1
3-Person Team Event Thursday 17 August   Open 1
Our Lady's Children's Hospital Pro-Am Sunday 20 August   IPGA 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 23 August   Open 1
Final 3-Person Team Event Thursday 24 August   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Wednesday 30 August
  Open 1
Co. Carlow Golf Classic Monday 4 September Wednesday 6 September Open 3
Co. Carlow Golf Classic Tuesday 5 September   Open 1
Co. Carlow Golf Classic Wednesday 6 September   Open 1
European Golf Challenge Thursday 14 September Sunday 17 September IPGA 4
European Golf Challenge Friday 15 September   IPGA 1
European Golf Challenge Saturday 16 September   IPGA 1
European Golf Challenge Sunday 17 September   IPGA 1
European Challenge Open L. & G. Singles Monday 11 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 18 September   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 19 September   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 17 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 30 October   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Wednesday 15 November   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Tuesday 19 December   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 74 6,740 yd's
Yellow Par 72 SSS 71 6,372 yd's
Red Par 74 SSS 73 5,597 yd's
Blue Par 72 SSS 75 7,134 yd's

Card

Hole No. Blue White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 411 383 363 4 7 318 4 7
2 447 417 398 4 3 353 4 1
3 447 435 420 4 1 403 5 9
4 345 338 321 4 9 301 4 3
5 520 499 483 5 15 401 5 11
6 210 187 174 3 13 139 3 15
7 542 521 505 5 11 423 5 17
8 420 398 363 4 5 301 4 5
9 203 184 161 3 17 137 3 13
Out 3,545 3,362 3,188 36   2,776 37  
10 557 529 505 5 14 470 5 6
11 207 191 174 3 6 158 3 10
12 519 504 484 5 16 404 5 12
13 427 409 384 4 8 337 4 4
14 339 318 306 4 18 266 4 16
15 466 438 420 4 2 401 5 18
16 204 198 173 3 12 130 3 14
17 457 397 380 4 10 344 4 8
18 413 394 358 4 4 311 4 2
In 3,589 3,378 3,184 36   2,821 37  
Total 7,134 6,740 6,372 72   5,597 74  
SSS 75 74 71     73    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 68 Liam McCaul & Neil Manchip (Old)

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

Mount Wolseley Golf Club won the Cullen Cup in 1997.

The Ladies of Mount Wolseley won the ILGU Midland Plate in 2003.

They were Leinster Finalists in the Bulmers Pierce Purcell Shield at St. Anne's Golf Club in 1999.

They were Leinster Finalists in the BMW Irish Mixed Foursomes in 1999.

History of Mount Wolseley

Once part of the thirty thousand Co. Carlow acres owned by the Butler dynasty, Mount Aaron, came into the possession of the Wolseley family of Staffordshire in 1725. It was the only, gentry home in the county, to have been, torched by insurgents during the 1798 Rebellion, but not before lead from the roof had been enterprisingly removed to make ammunition. Mount Wolseley House was rebuilt in 1864.

Mount Wolseley connections would touch historic events far from Irish shores. It was the ancestral home of the famous brothers Field-Marshal Viscount Garnet Wolseley, one of Britain’s most important military leaders, and Frederick York Wolseley, who pioneered mechanical sheep sheering in Australia, and in whose Birmingham factory the first British-designed car was built in 1895.

The 200-acre property was sold in 1925 to the Patrician Brothers, an Order founded in Tullow by Bishop Daniel Delaney in 1808. In 1994 Mount Wolseley was, purchased by Donal Morrissey and family, whose decision to develop a championship golf course, heralds another era of change in the approach to the twenty-first century.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Christy O'Connor Jnr. 1996 President
Ann Duffy 1997 Ladies Captain
Ann Duffy 1997 Men's Captain
Christy O'Connor Jnr. 1997 President
Lar Murphy 1998 Men's Captain
Christy O'Connor Jnr. 1998 President
Brendan Byrne 1999 Men's Captain
Christy O'Connor Jnr. 1999 President
Martina Fogarty 2000 Ladies Captain
Ger Kilcoyne 2000 Men's Captain
Christy O'Connor Jnr. 2000 President
Bernie Cunnane 2001 Ladies Captain
Kenny Dunne 2001 Men's Captain
Christy O'Connor Jnr. 2001 President
Bernie Cunnaine 2002 Ladies Captain
Ger Curtis 2002 Men's Captain
Dermot Gilleece 2002 President
Ann Nash 2003 Ladies Captain
Declan Fogarty 2003 Men's Captain
Ronan Collins 2003 President
Miriam Murray 2004 Ladies Captain
Jimmy Byrne 2004 Men's Captain
Ronan Collins 2004 President
Martina McGowan 2005 Ladies Captain
Mary Morrissey 2005 Ladies President
John O'Shea  2005 Men's Captain
Don Morrissey 2005 President
Ann McDonnald 2006 Ladies Captain
Mary Morrissey 2006 Ladies President
Jim McCormack 2006 Men's Captain
Don Morrissey 2006 President
Susan Carey  2007 Ladies Captain
Mary Morrissey 2007 Ladies President
Terry Martin Bentrick  2007 Men's Captain
Don Morrissey 2007 President
Frances Fitzgerald 2008 Ladies Captain
Mary Morrissey 2008 Ladies President
Pradaic Bailey 2008 Men's Captain
Don Morrissey 2008 President
Breda Brophy 2009 Ladies Captain
Mary Morrissey 2009 Ladies President
Neale Hanley 2009 Men's Captain
Don Morrissey 2009 President
Catherine Murphy 2010 Ladies Captain
Mary Morrissey 2010 Ladies President
Gregory Brophy  2010 Men's Captain
Don Morrissey 2010 President
Eileen Stapleton 2011 Ladies Captain
Mary Morrissey 2011 Ladies President
Martin Savage 2011 Men's Captain
Don Morrissey 2011 President
Maeve Bayley 2012 Ladies Captain
Elsie Morrissey 2012 Ladies President
Bernard O'Toole 2012 Men's Captain
Don Morrissey 2012 President
Ann Duffy 2013 Ladies Captain
Elsie Morrissey 2013 Ladies President
Gerry Connelly 2013 Men's Captain
Don Morrissey 2013 President
Eilis Hanley 2014 Ladies Captain
Elsie Morrissey 2014 Ladies President
Conor Ronan 2014 Men's Captain
Don Morrissey 2014 President
Brede Brophy 2015 Ladies Captain
Ann Duffy 2015 Ladies President
Michael Carthy 2015 Men's Captain
Jimmy Byrne 2015 President
Geraldine O'Reilly 2016 Ladies Captain
Ann Duffy
2016 Ladies President
Seamus Lawlor 2016 Men's Captain
Jimmy Byrne
2016 President
Yvonne Moore 2017 Ladies Captain
  2017 Ladies President
John Dargan 2017 Men's Captain
  2017 President
  2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Mark Morrissey  (+1) 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Mount Wolseley

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Eddie Quigley 2 February 1997 9th    161 yd’s
Michael Curran 1 July 1998 11th    191 yd’s
Laz Murphy 26 December 1999 6th   174 yd’s
Padraig Murphy 7 May 2000 9th   177 yd’s
John S. Nolan 3 December 2000 6th   174 yd’s
Seamus Dowling 10 June 2001 16th   204 yd's
Susan Carey 15 June 2003 6th   139 yd’s
Gary Bayley 12 August 2005 9th   184 yd’s
Martin McGauran 11 June 2006 6th   139 yd’s
Shay O'Toole 1 June 2011 11th   191 yd's
Paul Maher 1 May 2012 6th   184 yd's