East Clare golf club Clare

East Clare golf course Clare

East Clare Golf Course

East Clare Club Crest

The East Clare Golf Course is set in 150 acres of unspoilt, rolling, quiet countryside with majestic views of East Clare.

The championship course, designed by noted golf architect Dr. Arthur Spring, was opened in 1997 and is located just 5 minutes from beautiful Lough Derg and about 35 minutes from Shannon Airport. This par 71 Standard Scratch of 72, and 6,031 metres long of fairways includes several strategically placed and potentially hazardous lakes, streams, bunkers and trees.

East Clare Golf Club has hosted the PGA West of Ireland – Seniors Championship in 1998, and the PGA Pro-Am since 2003.

The course consciously supports a wide range of wildlife. Foxes can often be seen near the 4th and 8th tees, and swans can be found cruising on the numerous lakes. Islands are been developed in the centre of the 2nd and 9th lakes to provide a safe haven for nesting birds. These programmes were recognised when East Clare Golf Club won the AIB Environmental Award for the Munster Region in 2003.

The club operates on the basis of continuous improvement. During 2003, we completed an extensive programme of irrigation for the greens and development scheme for improving the lakes.

The course is set on 150 acres of unspoiled, rolling, quiet countryside with majestic views of East Clare. The 18-hole course opened in 1997 and is very popular with visitors both from overseas and within Ireland. East Clare opened as a "pay as you play" course and it is the policy to ensure visitors are accommodated at all times.

The Championship course has been designed by, noted golf architect Dr. Arthur Spring. The par of the course is 71 with more than 6,500 yards of fairways. Hazards include several lakes, bunkers, streams and trees.

East Clare was the venue of the European PGA Seniors Tour Event in August 1998, won by John Morgan and is located just five minutes drive from beautiful Lough Derg and about half an hour from Shannon Airport.

East Clare has an Open Singles every Thursday from April to October in 2013.

Green Fees Midweek:

€25

Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €35
Green Fees with a Member: €15
Green Fees for Opens: €15
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: €20
Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee + GGUI/ILGU Levy: €671
5-Day Membership Fee: €500
Membership Fee Under 40: €371
Membership Fee Over 40: €471
Associate Membership: €300
Entrance Fee:
None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 825
Designer Arthur Spring
Founded 1991
Address

Bodyke,
Co. Clare

Telephone 061-921322
Email eastclaregolfcluboffice@gmail.com
Website East Clare golf club website
Manager: Brendan McGill
Captain: Mike Carey
Lady Captain: Evelyn Skeehan
President:  John Farell
Vice-Captains':  Brendan Magill & Noreen Skehan
Hon. Secretary:  Catherine Minogue, Liam Husband &  Helen Ahern 
Club Pro: Shop:
Hon. Treasurer:  Ben Rittweger, Enda Donnellan & Deirdre Cooney
Comp. Secretary: Mick Carey &  Marie Kelly
East Clare Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:52.897720
Long:-8.606715
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 7.30am to 10.00pm
Mobile phones: Not on course Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Bar Lunch and dinner facilities Days to Avoid: None
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek & Weekends Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

East Clare Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captain's Prize Sunday 18 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Sunday 16 July   Closed 1
Lady Vice-Captain’s Prize Sunday 6 August   Closed 1
President's Prize Sunday 20 August   Closed 1
Captains’ Drive-In Saturday 10 December   Closed 1
Mixed 4-Person Team Event
Sunday 12 March
  Open 1
Mixed 4-Person Team Event Friday 17 March Saturday 18 March
Open 2
Mixed 4-Person Team Event Saturday 18 March   Open 1
Mixed 4-Person Team Event Monday 20 March
  Open 1
Mixed 4-Person Team Event Thursday 23 March Friday 24 March Open 2
Mixed 4-Person Team Event Friday 24 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 30 March
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 6 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 13 April   Open 1
Mixed 4-Person Team Event Monday 17 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 20 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 27 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Thursday 4 May
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 11 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 18 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 25 May   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Wednesday 31 May
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 1 June   Open 1
Club Fundraiser Team Event Sunday 4 June   Open 1
Singles Monday 5 June   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Wednesday 7 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 8 June   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Wednesday 14 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 15 June   Open 1
Start of Open Week
Monday 20 June Friday 24 June Open 5
Generation Cup Monday 20 June   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Wednesday 21 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 22 June   Open 1
Fourball Friday 23 June   Open 1
9-Hole Mixed Scramble Friday 23 June   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Wednesday 28 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 29 June   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Wednesday 5 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 6 July   Open 1
9-Hole Mixed Scramble Friday 7 July   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Wednesday 12 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 13 July   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Wednesday 19 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 20 July   Open 1
9-Hole Mixed Scramble Friday 21 July   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Wednesday 26 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 27 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 28 July
Saturday 29 July
Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 29 July
  Open 1
3-Person  Team Event
Sunday 30 July
  Open 1
Ladies 3-Person  Team Event Wednesday 2 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 3 August   Open 1
9-Hole Mixed Scramble Friday 4 August   Open 1
Senior Scratch Cup Sunday 6 August   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Sunday 6 August   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Wednesday 9 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 10 August   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Wednesday 16 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 17 August   Open 1
9-Hole Mixed Scramble Friday 18 August   Open 1
Seniors 55+ Tuesday 22 August   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Wednesday 23 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 24 August    Open 1
9-Hole Mixed Scramble Friday 25 August   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Wednesday 30 August
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 31 August
  Open 1
Seniors Tuesday 5 September   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Wednesday 6 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 7 September   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Wednesday 13 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 14 September   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Wednesday 20 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 21 September   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Wednesday 27 September
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 28 September
  Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Wednesday 4 October   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Wednesday 11 October   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Wednesday 18 October   Open 1
3-Person Team Event   Monday 23 October   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Wednesday 25 October   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 71 SSS 71 5,813 m
Yellow Par 71 SSS 69 5,386 m
Red Par 72 SSS 71 4,886 m
Blue Par 71 SSS 72 6,031 m

Card

Hole No. Blue White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 325 320 313 4 13 306 4 9
2 163 158 143 3 7 92 3 15
3 343 329 297 4 11 292 4 5
4 173 168 149 3 5 104 3 11
5 488 473 466 5 17 381 5 17
6 469 459 434 5 15 361 5 7
7 419 386 363 4 3 324 4 3
8 145 130 115 3 12 96 3 13
9 416 410 386 4 1 385 5 1
Out 2,941 2,836 2,666 35   2,341 36  
10 346 335 284 4 6 251 4 6
11 351 338 315 4 14 297 4 8
12 475 465 442 5 18 425 5 14
13 207 197 159 3 2 145 3 12
14 335 325 285 4 10 275 4 2
15 376 366 347 4 4 320 4 10
16 438 415 392 5 16 348 5 18
17 178 165 139 3 9 120 3 16
18 384 371 357 4 8 334 4 4
In 3,090 2,977 2,720 36   2,545 36  
Total 6,031 5,813 5,386 71   4,886 72  
SSS 72 71 69     71    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 63 Donal McSweeney

Ladies Course Record: 72 Tara Whelan (6) 26/7/2013

Members Achievements

East Clare Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Irish Mixed Foursomes when they beat Tramore Golf Club at Charleville Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches on Saturday 6th August 2011.

They made the journey to Athlone Golf Club to compete in the All-Ireland Finals on Saturday September 1st 2011; they were drawn against Ulster Champions City-of-Derry Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final. They were lead by Mike Whelan with Margaret McNamara who lost out to Kevin Quigg with Gerda Laird by 3 and 2, they were followed by Barry Hurley with Brid Hayes who halved their match against Sean Quigg with Liz Allen, next up was Michael O'Hanlon with Leslie O'Flynn who had a comfortable 4 and 3 win over Peter Villa with Catherine McCanney, in the penultimate match of Enda Donellan with Mary Mannion had a bad day against Ernie Heywood with Rosie Shortt when they lost by 7 and 6, the bottom match of Stephen Moloney with Heather Cullen went 6 and 4 to Cormac McKeone with Ciara Quigg.

City-of-Derry went on to win the green pennant the following day when they beat Connacht Champions Curra West by 3-matches to 2-matches.

The Ladies of East Clare Golf Club won the Southern District ILGU Junior Cup in 2006, when the team was Heather Cullen, Helen Ahern and Siobhan Shanahan.

2001 Captain Ger Teefy started the year playing off 14 and finishes the year playing off 10. His major cut was when playing in his President's Michael Fahy Prize Ger shot a 62 when playing in borrowed golf shoes.

History of East Clare

In the early years of the 20th century there was an active golf course in Killaloe and the "golfhouse" was used during the annual Killaloe races. The club went into decline and it was not until 1988 when the Derg Golf Society was formed and golf was revived in the area. By 1991 they had identified land at Coolreagh, owned by the Boland family. Michael Hogan, John Joyce, T. J. McNamara and Tom Murray were appointed to negotiate the purchase of the lands.
Having formed the Bodyke Castletown Trust Ltd. they set about raising half a million, under the chairmanship of John Joyce. By 1993 the club had received G.U.I. status and eight of the first nine permanent holes had been completed. The Curtin land was purchased in 1996 and the club now had 150 acres to complete the 18-holes. Under the guidance of Charles Stuart, with the assistance of Martin Mason and Michael Fahy the championship 18-hole course was completed and opened in 1997. The clubhouse was commenced in November 2000 and completed in July 2001. A feature of the design is the incorporation of the original stonewalls of the old kitchen garden in the development.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Margaret O'Grady 1993 Ladies Captain
Michael Fahy 1993 Men's Captain
Olive Fahy 1993 President
Margaret O'Grady 1994 Ladies Captain
Michael Fahy 1994 Men's Captain
Olive Fahy 1994 President
Olive Fahy 1995 Ladies Captain
John Doyle 1995 Men's Captain
Marie Kelly 1996 Ladies Captain
Vinnie Henchy 1996 Men's Captain
Jenny Ryan 1997 Ladies Captain
Mary Hogan 1997 Ladies President
C. Tracey 1997 Men's Captain
Mary Hogan 1997 President
Nick Ryan 1997 President
Marie Long 1998 Ladies Captain
Redmond Walsh 1998 Men's Captain
Noel Frawley 1998 President
Therese Treacy 1999 Ladies Captain
John Slattery 1999 Men's Captain
Kieran Sheehy 1999 President
Margaret MacNamara 2000 Ladies Captain
Bridie Hanrahan 2000 Ladies President
Nick Ryan 2000 Men's Captain
Seamus O'Dwyer 2000 President
Elizabeth Fennessy 2001 Ladies Captain
Marie Kelly 2001 Ladies President
Ger Teefy 2001 Men's Captain
Michael Fahy 2001 President
Peg Hanrahan 2002 Ladies Captain
Noreen Ryan 2002 Ladies President
Kieran MacNamara 2002 Men's Captain
Michael Horgan 2002 President
Mary Brennan 2003 Ladies Captain
Frances Gaffney 2003 Ladies President
Paul Nesbitt 2003 Men's Captain
Dominic Stuart 2003 President
Jean Flemming 2004 Ladies Captain
Margaret O'Grady 2004 Ladies President
Jack Brennan 2004 Men's Captain
Jim Greene 2004 President
Heather Cullen 2005 Ladies Captain
Therese Treacy 2005 Ladies President
John S. Kelly 2005 Men's Captain
Michael Ryan 2005 President
Margaret O'Grady 2006 Ladies Captain
Josephine Slattery 2006 Ladies President
Tim McGillicuddy 2006 Men's Captain
Jack Brennan 2006 President
Mary Mannion 2007 Ladies Captain
Jean Fleming 2007 Ladies President
Michael Macnamara 2007 Men's Captain
Pat Corry 2007 President
Mary Hogan 2008 Ladies Captain
Jean Fleming 2008 Ladies President
Ger Hogan 2008 Men's Captain
Brendan Magill 2008 President
Terry Mulvihill 2009 Ladies Captain
Jean Fleming 2009 Ladies President
Bill Cullen 2009 Men's Captain
Kevin Burk 2009 President
Mary Beatty 2010 Ladies Captain
Jean Fleming 2010 Ladies President
Sean Ahern 2010 Men's Captain
Kevin Mannion 2010 President
Siobhan Shanahan 2011 Ladies Captain
Jean Fleming 2011 Ladies President
William O'Brien 2011 Men's Captain
John S. Kelly 2011 President
Catherine Minogue 2012 Ladies Captain
Kevin Mannion 2012 Men's Captain
Peg Hanrahan 2012 President
Mary Collins 2013 Ladies Captain
Derek Kenny 2013 Men's Captain
Redmond Walsh 2013 President
Catherine Murphy 2014 Ladies Captain
Dave Condren 2014 Men's Captain
Ger Hogan 2014 President
Hilda McHugh 2015 Ladies Captain
Brendan Foley 2015 Men's Captain
Jackie McHugh
2015 President
Ina Reddan 2016 Ladies Captain
Pat McNamara 2016 Men's Captain
Siobhan Shanahan
2016 President
Evelyn Skeehan 2017 Ladies Captain
Mike Carey 2017 Men's Captain
 John Farell
2017 President
Tara Whelan (5) 2017 Lowest Lady Handicap
Anthony McSweeney (1)
2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
Conor Meade (4) 2017 Lowest Junior Men's Handicap

Holes in One at East Clare

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
John Reidy 9 August 1999 4th   157 m
Jim Greene 5 August 2000 17th   158 m
Richard O'Sullivan 18 November 2001 4th   157 m
Paddy O'Connor 1 January 2002 17th   158 m
Mary Brennan 17 May 2002 17th   123 m
Mick Whelan 11 August 2002 4th   165 m
John Collins 25 August 2002 4th   157 m
Terry Mulvihill 23 March 2003 4th   104 m
Marie Long 19 January 2003 2nd   96 m
Kieran MacNamara 13 April 2003 13th   210 m
David Condren 14 August 2003 17th   139 m
Kevin Burke 29 April 2004 13th   209 m
Redmond J. Walsh 4 December 2005 17th   152 m
Patrick Comer 1 April 2004 2nd 4-iron 143 m
Oistn Brady 23 June 2006 4th   104 m
Redmond Walsh Jnr. 2 August 2006 4th   165 m
Willie O'Rourke 23 May 2007 17th 4-iron 178 m
Tony Mc Mahon 19 August 2007 17th   167 m
Michael Larkin 19 July 2008 17th   139 m
Siobhan Shanahan 11 June 2009 4th   104 m
Jan Foged 3 July 2009 17th   139 m
Stephen Moloney 10 July 2009 4th   168 m