County Cavan golf club Cavan
County Cavan Golf Course
Co. Cavan is a long established Parkland Course, founded in 1894 and it's present location since 1920. The maturity of the course is evident as soon you drive gates.
As well as the trees, some of them centuries old, club is famous for its numerous rhododendron bushes scattered throughout Course. While pleasing to eye, foliage provides tricky hazards hopeful golfer.
The 179 metres 10th index 11 is a favourite for many of the club players. This testing Par 3 offers challenging tee shot from front clubhouse to an undulating green under shadow ancient Chestnut Tree.
On a fine sunlit afternoon, the view from clubhouse is spectacular with fairways framed by mature trees and rolling hills of Cavan. Co. Cavan Golf Club has well stocked professional shop managed William Noble. You will enjoy your in this Course where visitor always made welcome.
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Stay & Play @ Hotel Kilmore €160.00Offer valid from 01 Jul 2022 to 30 Nov 2023 Detail:
Enjoy two rounds of Golf at the County Cavan Golf Club then relax with a delicious meal in the Hotel’s Annalee Restaurant on a evening of your choice with Full Irish Breakfast each morning to get everyone ready for the day ahead. To book this special offer priced at €160 per person sharing please call our reservation team on (049) 433 2288, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Green Fees Midweek:||€25|
|Green Fees Weekends & B.H.:||€30|
|Green Fees Fourball Special:
|Green Fees with a Member:||€15|
|Green Fees for Opens:||€15|
|Buggy Hire: €25
|Full Membership Available:||Yes|
|Full Membership Fee:||€695|
|Full Couples Membership Fee:||€1,200|
|Full Beginners Fee first year:||€295|
|Full Beginners Fee second year:||€465|
|Full Country Membership Fee:||€370|
|Full Returning Membership Fee:||€395|
|Full U-35 Membership Fee:||€200|
|Full Juvenile Membership Fee:||€50|
|Full Student Membership Fee:||€150|
|Full Pavilion Membership Fee:||€20|
|Website||County Cavan golf club website|
|Lady Captain:||Imelda Shiels|
|Vice-Captains':||Paddy Malone & Cathy O Hanlon|
|Hon. Secretary:||David Shiels, Owen Smith & Cathy O'Hanlon|
|Club Pro.:||William Noble 049-4331388|
|Hon. Treasurer:||Cathy O'Hanlon, Gerry Cooney & Dympna Heraty|
|Comp. Secretary:||Fergal Dunne & Majella Brady|
General Facts & Information
|Course opening hours: Daylight hours||Clubhouse opening hours: 10.00am to 11.00pm (During Summer)|
|Mobile phones: Not on course
||Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim|
|Catering: Full catering, facilities by arrangement||Days to Avoid: Sundays and Wednesday mornings|
|Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Any Day||Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance|
County Cavan Golf Club Fixtures 2023 provisional*
|Open & Major Fixtures 2023 (Confirmed)
|Captains' Drive-In||Sunday 19 March||Closed||1|
|President's Prize to the Ladies & Gents
||Friday 23 June
||Saturday 24 June
|President's Prize to the Ladies & Gents||Saturday 24 June||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize to the Men||Saturday 15 July||Sunday 16 July||Closed||2|
|Lady Captain's Prize to the Men||Sunday 16 July||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize||Saturday 22 July||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize to the Ladies
||Monday 7 August||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize||Friday 11 August||Saturday 12 August||Closed||2|
|Captain's Prize||Saturday 12 August||Closed||1|
|L. & G. 12-Hole Singles Stableford||Thursday 2 February||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 9 February||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 16 February||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 23 February
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 2 March||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 6 March||Tuesday 7 March||Open||2|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Tuesday 7 March||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 9 March||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 16 March||Open||1|
|L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford||Wednesday 22 March
|Fourball any combination||Saturday 26 March
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 30 March
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 6 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 13 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 20 April
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 27 April
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 1 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 4 May||Open||1|
|Club Classic 4-Person Team Event||Friday 5 May||Saturday 6 May||Open||2|
|Club Classic 4-Person Team Event||Saturday 6 May||Open||1|
|3-Ladies Team Event
||Wednesday 10 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 11 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 18 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 25 May
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 1 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 8 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 15 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 22 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 29 June||Open||1|
|Start of Open Week||Saturday 1 July||Sunday 9 July||Open||8|
|L. & G. Fourball Betterball||Saturday 1 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Sunday 2 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 3 July||Open||1|
|Scotch Foursomes any combination||Thursday 4 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Strokes||Wednesday 5 July
|Ladies Singles Stableford||Thursday 6 July
|L. & G. Singles Strokes||Friday 7 July
|Scramble any combination
||Saturday 8 July
||Sunday 9 July
|Ladies Singles Stableford||Wednesday 12 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 13 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 20 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 24 July
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 27 July
|Ladies Singles Stableford||Wednesday 2 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 3 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 10 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 17 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 24 August
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 31 August
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 7 September||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 14 September||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 21 September
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 28 September
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 5 October||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 12 October||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 19 October||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 26 October||Open||1|
Card of the Course
|Red||Par 723 SSS 72 4,897 m|
|Green||Par 70 SSS 69 5,346 m|
|Blue||Par 70 SSS 70 5,627 m|
Men's Course Record Am: 66 A. Caffery, (5) Pro. J. Purcell 1987
Ladies Course Record:
Co. Cavan Golf Club were Runners-Up in the Quarter Finals of the Pierce Purcell Shield on Sunday 27th August 2023 at Castle Dargan Golf Club when they went down to Ballinrobe Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches.
In the top match J. Creane with F. Mooney won their match by 1-hole against P. McDonald with K. Tolmie, they were, followed by M. Reilly with B. Gardiner who went up the 20th before relinquishing the point against J. Staunton with P. Finnegan, next on the tee was N. Mooney with J. McDermott who lost their match by 3 and 2 against P. McTigue with N. Sheridan, in the penultimate match S. Smith with R. Lyons had a confortable 5 and 4 win against K. Staunton with R. Bane and in the bottom match D. Johnstone with B. McClarry lost out by 2 and 1 against R. Darcy with S. McHugh. Co. Cavan Golf Club won the Ulster South Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield at Rossmore Golf Club on Sunday 20th August 2023 when they beat to Clandeboye Golf Club by 4½-matches to ½--matches.
First on the tee was Jim Greene with Francis Mooney who had a comfortable 7 and 5 win against Martin King with Colin Heron, they were followed by Mattie Reilly with Barry Gardiner who had a 5 and 3 win against Geoff Clarke with Harry Kitson, next up was Noel Mooney with James McDermott who beat Colin Koch with Fred Daly by 4 and 3, the penultimate match of Shaun Smith with Niall Johnston against Rodney Orr with Arnie Andrews was halved and the bottom match of Eamon Rice & Brendan McClarey was a very confortable 7 and 5 win against Johnny Davidson with Jim Barrett.
The Ladies of Co. Cavan Golf Club were Runners-Up in the Ulster South Final of the Women’s Intermediate Cup at Rossmore Golf Club on Sunday 20th August 2023 when they went down to Shandon Park Golf Club by 3-matches to 2--matches.
First on the tee was Megan Griffith-Keane who had a 2 and 1 win against Nikki Wilson, she was followed by Caroline Griffith who had a 3 and 2 win against Karen Simpson, next up was Terry Crowe who lost her match against Debra Thompson by 2 and 1, in the penultimate match Margaret Sheridan lost out to Maeve Hamilton by 4 and 3 and in the bottom match Catherine O'Hanlon went down by 7 and 6 against Deborah Sweeney.
Co. Cavan Golf Club won the All-Ireland Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield at Shandon Park Golf Club when they beat Gowran Park Golf Club by 3½-matches to 1½-matches on 9th September 2021.
They beat Gowran Park Golf in the All-Ireland Final by 3½-matches to 1½-matches.
First on the tee was Jonathan Cawley with John Sweeney beat James Hurley with Ger Treacy on the 20th The were followed by Fergal Dunne with Edward Kellett who had a 2 and 1 win against Larry O’Neill with Joe Forristal, next on the tee was Conor O’Reilly with Luke Fortune beat Hughie O’Shaughnessy with Patrick O’Keeffe by 4 and 2, in the penultimate match of Sean Johnston with Edward O’Hanlon against Johnny Maher with Matthew Hanrahan was halved when called-in, in the bottom match Pat Hayes with Kevin Brady lost their match against Richie Lowry with Paul Hurley by 4 and 3.
Co. Cavan Golf Club won the Ulster Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield at Portadown Golf Club on Friday 15th August 2008.
They made the long journey to Monkstown Golf Club on the outskirts of Cork City where they were drawn against Leinster Champions Clontarf Golf Club on Friday 19th September.
First on the tee was Conor O’Reilly with Sean O’Donnell who lost out to Mark Brennan with Niall Lyons by 3 and 1. They were followed by John Crotty with Philip McMahon who lost their match by 4 and 3 against Conor Harrington with Tim O’Connell. Next up was Padraig McEntee with Patrick Flynn who went all the way to the 20th-hole against Michael Kellett with Neal O’Flynn before loosing out to the North Dublin pairing. The penultimate match of Ed O’Hanlon with Ruairi Dunne was halved against Dave Collins with Philip Duffy, as was the bottom match of Tim Fitzpatrick with Ed Kellett against Stephen Kealy with Tony Stanley. Clontarf went on to win the All-Ireland green pennant the following afternoon against the home club by 4 matches to 1 match.
Co. Cavan Golf Club won the Ulster Championship of J. B. Carr Diamond Trophy and were drawn against Connacht Champions Galway in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals at the picturesque Woodenbridge Golf Club in Co. Wicklow, they lost out to Galway by 3 matches to 2 matches, in September 2005.
Co. Cavan Golf Club won the Ulster Final of the Bulmers Jimmy Bruen Shield in 1998, when the team was Don Crotty, Oliver Malone, Sean McDermott, Fergal Dunne, John Crotty, Leo Costello, Tim Fitzpatrick, Frank Clancy, Tod Davis, Padraig McEntee, William Harrington, Des Gardiner, Noel O'Gorman and Declan Young, they were captained by Donal Crotty.
Co. Cavan won the Senior Alliance in 1999, when the team was Philip Murphy, Norman Cinnamond, Jackie Sheridan, Peter Keogh, Niall Walsh, John Talbot, Paddy Faulkner, Seamus Smith and Michael O'Brien they were captained by Noel Fay. They won it in 1995 when the team was Gerry Egan, Anselm Lovett, Simon Fay, Jim Lyng, Noel Fay, Johnny Walshe, Tomas McKiernan Jnr. and Oliver Gall.
In 1992 they won the Cavan/Monaghan Alliance Cup on their home course, when the team was Jimmy Veale, Declan O'Reilly, Des Cummins, Paddy Malone, Cian O'Connor, Tommy McKiernan Jnr. and Eddie McCormack, they were captained by Anthony Sheridan.
Co. Cavan have a proud record in the Tracy Cup which they won on six occasions including 4 out of 5 in 2001, when the team was Cormac Dunne, Sean McDermott, Pat O'Connor, Eddie McCormack, Fergal Dunne, Tommy Malone and Terry Smith, they were captained by Brian Tighe.
The won in the Millennium with Terry Smith Tod Davis, Kerrill Gaffney, Fergal Dunne, Cormack Dunne Eddie McCormack, Frank Glancy, Pat O'Connor, Sean McDermott and John Crotty, they were captained by Brian Tighe.
In 1998 the team was Sean McDermott, Leo Costello, Terry Smith, Frank Glancy, Martin Maguire, Pat O'Connor and Eddie McCormack, as per usual the captain was Brian Tighe.
1997 the team was Terry Smith, Pat O'Connor, Kerrill Gaffney, Don Crotty, Martin Maguire, Leo Costello, Declan Young, Eddie McCormack and Pat Comerford, again captain fantastic was the man behind the scene.
The won it 1990, when the team was Terry Smith, Robert Tracey, Johnny Costello, Pat O'Connor, Declan Young and Cian O'Connor, they were captained by Niall Walsh. Their first win was in 1988, when the team was Jimmy Fraher, Brendan Donoghue, Enda Corr, Terry Smith and Cian O'Connor.
Co. Cavan were County Champions in the J. B. Car Diamond Trophy in 2000, when the team was Jimmy Sheridan, Joe Reilly, Niall Walsh, P. J. Dolan, Sid Reilly, Ralph Rogers, Norman Cinnamond, Richard Cassidy, Peter Keogh, Jim Beirne, George McClancy, Pat O'Connor and Alan Hughes.
The Ladies of Co. Cavan were District Champions in the Ulster Bank Ladies Fourball in the Millennium, when the team was P. Treacy, F. Smith, M. Brady, M. Hartmann, D. Brady, P. Long, C. Thomas, S. McGarrity and M. Malone.
Marita Leech won the North Leinster Past & Present Lady Captains in 2000.
S. Moore qualified for the National Finals of the Irish Times-Mitsubishi Motors Women's Masters. She returned 30 points in the semi-final at Glasson Golf Hotel & Country Club on the 23rd of August 2001. Then it was on to Galway Bay Golf & Country Club for the Final on 13th September.
Members who played representative golf for their Province;
Sean McSherry represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level in 1985 playing 4-times won 0-matches and lost 4-matches accumulating 0-points;
History of County Cavan
Instituted 1894 affiliated 1899
In the January 1930 edition of the monthly magazine "Irish Golf" Lionel Hewson tells the story of the early days at Cavan Golf Club. "It was in the middle eighties of the last century that Mr. Thomas Lough, afterwards to be M. P. for West Islington, and Under Secretary for Education in the Campbell Bannerman ministry, laid out a nine-hole course at his Cavan residence, Killynebbar, ten minutes walk from the town. At first, it was used only by the Lough family and their political visitors from across the channel, as not for a year or two could any of the local residents be induced to interest themselves in the game. Eventually however, a sufficient number, probably not more than twenty, came together and formed the nucleus of a modest club".
The Golfing Annual 1895-96 tells us, it was founded in October 1894 and A. S. Lough was President in 1896, having 28 members. The course of nine-holes, varying in length from 122 to 226 yards, is situated at Killynebbar, about ten miles and a half from Cavan Station.
Play was restricted between the months of October and April. The club moved to its present location at Drumelis, and the present eighteen-hole course was opened in 1973.
Roll of Honour
|Mrs. N. O'Hanlon||1989||Ladies Captain|
|J. Connolly||1989||Men's Captain|
|W. P. O'Hanlon||1989||President|
|Mrs. G. Walsh||1990||Ladies Captain|
|S. Galligan||1990||Men's Captain|
|S. J. Fox||1990||President|
|Mrs. K. Henry||1991||Ladies Captain|
|P. J. Dolan||1991||Men's Captain|
|S. J. Fox||1991||President|
|Mrs. P. Treacy||1992||Ladies Captain|
|T. O'Reilly||1992||Men's Captain|
|S. J. Fox||1992||President|
|Mrs. K. O'Gorman||1993||Ladies Captain|
|J. Sheridan||1993||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. M. Gallagher||1994||Ladies Captain|
|D. F. Crotty||1994||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. A. Smyth||1995||Ladies Captain|
|W. Harrington||1995||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. M. Leech||1996||Ladies Captain|
|J. F. O'Hanlon||1996||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. O. Millers||1997||Ladies Captain|
|E. J. Hartman||1997||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. J. McEntee||1998||Ladies Captain|
|P. Haren||1998||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. B. Loughran||1999||Ladies Captain|
|Paddy Haver||1999||Men's Captain|
|Madge Bouchier||2000||Ladies Captain|
|John Talbot||2000||Men's Captain|
|Geraldine Crotty||2001||Ladies Captain|
|Oliver Malone||2001||Men's Captain|
|I. O'Sullivan||2002||Ladies Captain|
|Terry Smith||2002||Men's Captain|
|Archdeacon George Miller||2002||President|
|Maureen Crowe||2003||Ladies Captain|
|Seamus McConnon||2003||Men's Captain|
|Archdeacon George Miller||2003||President|
|Irene Smith||2004||Ladies Captain|
|Seamus Murphy||2004||Men's Captain|
|Archdeacon George Miller||2004||President|
|Theresa Keogh||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Gerry Collins||2005||Men's Captain|
|Eilish Mulhern||2006||Ladies Captain|
|Oliver Creegan||2006||Men's Captain|
|Helen McMahon||2007||Ladies Captain|
|Jimmy Smith||2007||Men's Captain|
|Majella Brady||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Padraic McEntee||2008||Men's Captain|
|Ita Sorohan||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Declan Young||2009||Men's Captain|
|Madge Curran||2010||Ladies Captain|
|Tom Downes||2010||Men's Captain|
|Mary Ferguson||2011||Ladies Captain|
|Pete O'Reilly||2011||Men's Captain|
|Maura Dunne||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Jim McDermott||2012||Men's Captain|
|Mary Malone||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Mark Lynch||2013||Men's Captain|
|Roisin Donoghue||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Brendan Smith||2014||Men's Captain|
|Joan Reilly||2015||Ladies Captain|
|Liam Henry||2015||Men's Captain|
|P. J. Dolan
|Bernie O'Reilly||2016||Ladies Captain|
|Brendan Young||2016||Men's Captain|
|P. J. Dolan||2016||President|
|Claire Thomas||2017||Ladies Captain|
|Vincent Walsh||2017||Men's Captain|
|John Smyth||2018||Men's Captain|
|Carmel Gavin||2019||Ladies Captain|
|Owen Smith||2019||Men's Captain|
|Sean A. Galligan||2019||President|
|Finola Smith||2020||Ladies Captain|
|David Shiels||2020||Men's Captain|
|Sean A. Galligan||2020||President|
|Dolores Brady||2021||Ladies Captain|
|Liam Bouchier||2021||Men's Captain|
|Sean A. Galligan||2021||President|
|Margaret Sheridan||2022||Ladies Captain|
|Patrick Marron||2022||Men's Captain|
|Imelda Shiels||2023||Ladies Captain|
|Pat McEnroe||2023||Men's Captain|
|Finola Smith||2023||Lowest Ladies H'cap|
|Sean McDermott (-0.7)||2023||Lowest Men's H'cap|
|Brian Lynch (3)||2023||Lowest Men's H'cap|
Holes in One at County Cavan
|Member||Date||Hole No.||Club Used||Distance|
|Tommy McKiernan||13th||133 m|
|Bryn Lynch||4th||161 m|
|Enda O'Connor||4th||161 m|
|Oliver Garvey||4th||161 m|
|Eoghan Elliott||4th||161 m|
|Charles O'Donoghue||24 March 1996||4th||161 m|
|Kevin Lavelle||27 April 1996||13th||133 m|
|John Lynch||14 June 1996||4th||161 m|
|Patrick Johnston||23 June 1996||9th||171 m|
|Brendan Johnston||14 December 1996||13th||133 m|
|Patrick Connor||19 January 1997||10th||189 m|
|George Harrison||30 March 1997||10th||189 m|
|Karol Crotty||9 July 1997||4th||161 m|
|Maura Maloney||10 July 1997||13th||128 m|
|Shane Donoghue||7 September 1997||4th||161 m|
|Robert Tracey||30 November 1997||10th||189 m|
|Gerard Cooney||2 August 1998||10th||189 m|
|Leo Costello||14 February 1999||10th||189 m|
|Brendan Crowe||7 March 1999||13th||133 m|
|Philip Murphy||4 July 1999||9th||171 m|
|Finola Smith||14 August 1999||4th||124 m|
|Seamus Masterson||21 October 1999||10th||189 m|
|John Lyng||14 May 2000||13th||133 m|
|Sean Dunne||29 June 2000||13th||133 m|
|Enda Corr||27 May 2001||4th||161 m|
|Oliver Garvey||4 July 2001||4th||161 m|
|Anne Callaghan||15 August 2022|
|Finola Smith||15 August 2022|