Spanish Point golf club Clare

Spanish Point golf course Clare

Spanish Point Golf Course

Spanish Point Club Crest

Nine hole links course beside Spanish Point Beach.   Course is situated 2 miles south of Milltown Malbay on the Ferry Road.   It is half way between Lahinch Course and the new Greg Norman Course at Doonbeg.

The Course consists of five par fours and four par threes.   Because of its location there is always wind to consider, particularly on the 8th/17th and 9th/18th which are Par-threes members have been known to fail to reach the 18th with a ‘driver’.

Six of the greens are elevated and the finishing holes command a perfect view of the sea and strand.

The Club celebrated its centenary in 1996 and in the last four years has gone from strength to strength with its membership doubled and the number of visitors, particularly foreigners, increased also.

Green Fees Midweek:

€20

Green Fees Weekends & B.H.:

€25

Green Fees with a Member:

€15

Green Fees for Opens:

€15

Practice Area:

Yes

Club Hire:

Yes

Buggy Hire:

No

Soft Spikes:

Yes

Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee + GUI/ILGU: €380
Full Juvenile Membership Fee from: €40
Course Type Links
No Holes 9
Members 426
Designer Nature
Founded 1896
Address

Spanish Point,
Milltown Malbay,
Co. Clare

Telephone 065-7084219
Email spanishpointgolfandsocialclub@hotmail.com
Website Spanish Point golf club website

Secretary/Manager:

Noel Connellan

Captain:

Seamus McMahon

Lady Captain:

Fiona O'Boyle

President:

Mary O'Halloran

Vice-Captains':

Noel Connellan & Ann White

Hon. Secretary:

Noel Connellan & Valerie Shannon

Club Pro:

None

Hon. Treasurer: Les Seal
Comp. Secretary: Fergal Hehir & Mary Cleary
Spanish Point Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:52.840935
Long:-9.428866
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: ;Daylight hours

Clubhouse opening hours: 11.00am to Midnight

Mobile phones: Not on course

Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim

Catering: Snacks

Days to Avoid: Sundays

Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days

Pre-booking for open tournaments: 14 Days in advance

Spanish Point Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        

Event 

Start 

Finish 

Type 

Duration 

Captains' Drive-In Sunday 22 January   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men Saturday 1 July Sunday 2 July Closed 2
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men
Sunday 2 July   Closed 1

Lady Captain's Prize

Saturday 22 July

 

Closed

1

President's Prize Saturday 11 June Sunday 12 June Closed 2
President's Prize Sunday 12 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 18 August Sunday 19 August Closed 2

Captain's Prize

Sunday 19 August

 

Closed

1

L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 3 January   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 10 January   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 17 January   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 24 January   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 31 January   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 7 February
  Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 14 February   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 21 February   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 28 February   Open 1
Mens Club Fundraser Mixed Team Event Saturday 4 March Sunday 5 March Open 1
Mens Club Fundraser Mixed Team Event Sunday 5 March   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 7 March   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 14 March   Open 1
Martin Talty Memorial
Saturday 18 March

Sunday 19 March

Open

2

Martin Talty Memorial

Sunday 19 March

 

Open

1

L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 21 March   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 28 March   Open
1
Singles Stableford
Tuesday 4 April   Open
1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 9 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 11 April  

Open

1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 16 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 18 April   Open
1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 23 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 25 April   Open
1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 1 May
  Open
1
Singles Stableford Thursday 3 May   Open
1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 8 May   Open
1
Singles Stableford Thursday 10 May
  Open
1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 15 May   Open
1
Singles Stableford Thursday 17 May   Open
1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 22 May   Open
1
Singles Stableford
Thursday 24 May
  Open
1
L. & G. Seniors 55+
Tuesday 29 May   Open
1
Singles Stableford
Thursday 1 June
  Open
1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 6 June

 

Open

1

Singles Stableford Thursday 1 June   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 6 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 8 June   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 13 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 15 June   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 20 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 22 June   Open 1
Ladies Nozomi Open Day Monday 26 June   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 27 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 29 June   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 4 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 6 July   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 11 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 13 July   Open 1
Ladies Cogan’s Open Day
Monday 17 July   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 18 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 20 July   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 25 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 27 July   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 1 August
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 3 August
 

Open

1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 8 August
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 10 August   Open 1
Ladies Londis Open Day Monday 14 August   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 15 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday  17 August   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 22 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 24 August   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 29 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 31 August
 

Open

1
Inter. Scratch Cup Saturday 2 September Sunday 3 September

Open

2

Inter. Scratch Cup

Sunday 3 September

 

Open

1

L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 5 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 7 September   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 12 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 14 September   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 19 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 21 September   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+
Tuesday 26 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 28 September   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 3 October
  Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 10 October   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 17 October   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 24 October   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 31 October   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 7 November
  Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 14 November   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 21 November   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 28 November   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 5 December
  Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 12 December   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 19 December   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
Red Par 70 SSS 69 4,659 yd's
Green Par 68 SSS 66 5,080 yd's
Blue Par 68 SSS 67 5,330 yd's

Card

Hole

Blue

Green

Par

Index

Red

Par

Index

1

354

348

4

5

331

4

1

2

318

312

4

9

309

4

7

3

460 455

5

13

378

5

3

4

149

142

3

15

136

3

11

5

445

440

4

1

379

5

15

6

356

290

4

7

288

4

9

7

309

300

4

3

254

4

5

8

115

112

3

17

105

3

17

9

159

141

3

11

141

3

13

Out

2,665

2,540

34

 

2,321

35

 

10

354

348

4

6

331

4

2

11

318

312

4

10

309

4

8

12

460

455

5

14

378

5

4

13

149

142

3

16

145

3

12

14

445

440

4

2

379

5

16

15

356

290

4

8

288

4

10

16

309

300

4

4

254

4

6

17

115

112

3

18

105

3

18

18

159

141

3

12

149

3

14

In

2,665

2,540

34

 

2,338

35

 

Total

5,330

5,080

68

 

4,659

70

 

SSS

67

66

 

 

69

 

 

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record 63 Eoghan O'Loughlin (2) 07/07/2013

Ladies Course Record 66 Sinead Sexton 23/07/2011

Members Achievements

Clare Hurlers may not have lived up to many people’s expectations of doing the two-in-a-row, but the little club from West Clare achieved the remarkable two-in-a-row when capturing the Pierce Purcell Shield at Carton House in 2014 last recorded by St. Anne’s Golf Club in 1995.
They had a close-call against Woodstock Golf Club in the Munster Final when down by 2-holes with 3 to play in the last match they clinched it on the 18th.
The met Connacht Champions Enniscrone in the All-Ireland Semi-Final at Carton House on Wednesday 17th September 2014 winning by 4-matches to 1-match.
First on the tee was Kevin Hayes with Damian Sexton who beat John Rush with Jim Rickard by 7 and 6, next up was Evan Talty with Mervin Hehir who had a 6 and 5 win over Kenny McGrath with Eugene O'Doherty, they were followed by Aiden Sexton with Stephen Guilfoyle who recorded a halve against John Griffin with Jim Bowe when called in, the penultimate match of Fergal Hehir with Martin Glenny clinched their place in the All-Ireland Final when they beat Richie Cloonan with Jack Ruane by 5 and 3, the bottom match of Eric Murphy & Niall Heeney was also halved against Pat Ruane with Padraig Tighe when called in.
They met Ulster Champions Rossmore Golf Club in the All-Ireland Final on Friday 19th September who had accounted for Coollattin Golf Club by 4-matches to 1-match in their Semi-Final. They had beaten Rossmore in the All-Ireland Semi-Final at Royal Tara Golf Club the previous year so there could be no love-lost between the two clubs making it an interesting decider.
They were lead out again by Kevin Hynes with Damian Sexton who halved their match against Bernard Gilbane with Dermot McMahon, they were followed by Evan Talty with Mervin Hehir who had a 2-hole win over Gerry McMahon with Rory McDonnell 2, next up was Fergal Hehir with Martin Glenny who had a comfortable 5 and 4 win over Padraig Trappe with Brendan Casey, the penultimate match of Aiden Sexton with Stephen Guilfoyle saw history in the making when the recorded a 6 and 4 win over Adrian Trappe with Alan Finnegan, the bottom match of Eric Murrihy with Niall Heeney was halved against John McKenna with Malachy Deery when called-in.
They were captained by 27-year old Micheál Talty, who was part of the 2013 Champions and was assisted by Micheál Hehir.
Well done to the East Clare Club from this beautiful part of the country, if and when you visit the club you will find the members among the most friendly you will ever meet.

Spanish Point won their first Munster pennant when they beat East Cork Golf Club by 3½ matches to 1½ matches at Bandon Golf Club to win the Pierce Purcell Shield on Sunday 14th July 2013. What an achievement for a small 9-hole club in West Clare where football is their game and Evan Talty indeed played Senior Football for his county and played in Croker in an All-Ireland Clubs Final, he said after they won the All-Ireland Final that his nerves on the first tee was worse than playing in Croke Park.
They made the long journey to Royal Tara Golf Club to compete in the National Deciders where they met Ulster Champions Rossmore Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Wednesday 17th September. They were lead by Evan Talty with Mervyn Hehir who beat Michael Quaid with Darren Connolly by 4 and 3 they were followed by Michael Hehir with brother Fergal had a 2 and 1 win over John Heffernan with Alan Finnegan next up was Anthony Garrihy with Aidan Sexton who halved their match against Padraig Trappe with Brendan Casey the penultimate match of Michael Talty with Stephen Guilfoyle was also halved against Adrian Trappe with Dermot McMahon the bottom match of Conor O’Loughlin with Kevin Hayes went 2 and 1 against John McKenna with Malachy Deery and with it their place in the All-Ireland Final.
They met Connacht Champions Claremorris Golf Club in the decider on the Friday, this time they were lead out by Anthony Garrihy with Aidan Sexton who had a 4 and 2 win over D. Costello with P. Kenna next up was Evan Talty with Mervyn Hehir who halved their match against Declan Lamb with David Rattigan, they were followed by the brothers Michael and Fergal Hehir who recorded a convincing 4 and 3 win over Kevin McDonagh with Martin O’Brien the penultimate match of Michael Talty with Stephen Guilfoyle was an even more convincing 5 and 3 win over M. Conway with John Haverty in the bottom match Conor O’Loughlin with Kevin Hynes halved their match against Malachy Monaghan with Pat Coyne when called-in. Other members of the team were Brendan Coyne, Seamus McMahon, Martin Glenny, john Meere, Martin Dormer and Eric Murrihy they were managed by Michael O'Connoe and Eoghan O'Loughlin.
And so history was made with the club Captain Eoghan O’Loughlin acting as manager ironically Eoghan had managed the Woodstock team that won the Pierce Purcell Shield at Castlerock Golf Club in 2011.

Spanish Point Golf  Club won the Munster Final of the Holmpatrick Cup in 2005.

Prior to 2001:

Spanish Point won the Munster Country Clubs Championship in 2001. The team was Jim Finnerty, Pat Keane, Ciaran og MacMathuna, David Reidy, Brendan Sexton, Michael Healy, Aiden Moloney, Seamus Cleary, David Fitzgerald and the team manager was Peter Hennessy.

Spanish Point Golf won the Munster Final of the Holmpatrick Cup in 2005, with Michael O'Brien and Ollie McNamara.

The Ladies of Spanish Point won the Munster section of the Huzzar Ladies Foursomes in 1983.

The long standing Secretary/Manager has had a remarkable 7 holes-in-one in his lifetime on his home course, can anybody beat that?

History of Spanish Point

Instituted 1896 affiliated 1915


There is some confusion as to when golf was first played at Milltown Malbay, The "Golfers Guide" 1897, records the club as being " West Clare Golf Club" and "This is a nine-hole course, finely situated on the shores of Malbay. Hazards are hills, sandpits and bents. It is free to visitors staying at the Atlantic Hotel". An entrance fee of two shillings and six pence with a similar annual subscription is listed.
Like so many other clubs, the early records are missing and the club credits its foundation to Robert B. Barclay and Capt. Ernest Ellis, in 1912. However, it would appear golf was played here prior to 1912.

Roll of Honour

Member

Year

Hon. Position

Mrs. J. M. Conlon

1990

Ladies Captain

S. Tracy

1990

President

Mrs. N. Fitzgerald

1991

Ladies Captain

N. J. O'Donnell

1991

Men's Captain

M. Hillery

1991

President

Mrs. M. Treacy

1992

Ladies Captain

F. R. T. Tuohy

1992

Men's Captain

M. Hillery

1992

President

Mrs. T. Twomey

1993

Ladies Captain

D. Gallery

1993

Men's Captain

F. Giles

1993

President

Mrs. M. Molohan

1994

Ladies Captain

C. Twomey

1994

Men's Captain

F. Giles

1994

President

Ms. C. Meade

1995

Ladies Captain

S. Tracey

1995

Men's Captain

D. Gallery

1995

President

Mrs. C. Cleary

1996

Ladies Captain

J. N. Cogan

1996

Men's Captain

D. Gallery

1996

President

Miss K. Twomey

1997

Ladies Captain

B. Reddan

1997

Men's Captain

S. Cleary

1997

President

Mrs. K. Twomey

1998

Ladies Captain

P. Keane

1998

Men's Captain

S. Cleary

1998

President

Grainne Hennessy

1999

Ladies Captain

B. McKenna

1999

Men's Captain

P. J. Killeen

1999

President

K. Collins

2000

Ladies Captain

Padraig Enright

2000

Men's Captain

P. J. Killeen

2000

President

Mrs. M. Mitchell

2001

Ladies Captain

Gerry O'Loughlin

2001

Men's Captain

D. M. Gallery

2001

President

Geraldine Reddan

2002

Ladies Captain

John O'Brien

2002

Men's Captain

D. M. Gallery

2002

President

Fiona Boyle

2003

Ladies Captain

Gerard Talty

2003

Men's Captain

Brendan Redden

2003

President

Aine Burke-Buckley

2004

Ladies Captain

Tony Finucane

2004

Men's Captain

Brendan Reddan

2004

President

Mary Cleary

2005

Ladies Captain

Seamus Cleary

2005

Men's Captain

Brendan McKenna

2005

President

Kathleen Haugh

2006

Ladies Captain

P. J. Kyne

2006

Men's Captain

Brendan McKenna

2006

President

Dolores Bolton

2007

Ladies Captain

David Browne

2007

Men's Captain

Dr. Billy O'Connell

2007

President

Maura O'Boyle

2008

Ladies Captain

Paddy Cleary

2008

Men's Captain

Dr. Billy O'Connell

2008

President

Valerie Ross

2009

Ladies Captain

Tom Mernagh

2009

Men's Captain

Len Wilson

2009

President

Mary Saunders 

2010

Ladies Captain

Gary Carroll 

2010

Men's Captain

Len Wilson

2010

President

  2011 Ladies Captain
  2011 Men's Captain
  2011 President
  2012 Ladies Captain
  2012 Men's Captain

2012 President
Helen O'Sullivan
2012 Ladies Captain
Eoghan O'Loughlin 2013 Men's Captain
Tom Mernagh 2013 President
Kathleen Twomey 2014 Ladies Captain
Fergal Hehir 2014 Men's Captain
Tom Mernagh 2014 President
Mary McNamara 2015 Ladies Captain
Martin Glenny
2015 Men's Captain
Val Shannon
2015 President
Helen McGrath 2016 Ladies Captain
Martin Davis 2016 Men's Captain
Noel McMahon 2016 President
Fiona O'Boyle 2017 Ladies Captain
Seamus McMahon 2017 Men's Captain
Mary O'Halloran
2017 President

Karen Twomey (9)

2017

Lowest Ladies Handicap

Pat Crowley (2)

2017

Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Spanish Point

Member

Date

Hole

Club Used

Distance

Geraldine Redden

13 June 1998

9th

 

122 m

David Fitzgerald

9 August 1998

18th

 

110 m

John O'Brien

26 December 2001

8th

 

100 m

Kieran O'Brien

24 August 2002

8th

 

100 m

Len Wilson

6 May 2001

8th

 

100 m

Michael Hehir

14 May 1998

9th

 

136 m

Aidan Moloney

25 July 1999

8th

 

100 m

Mary O'Halloran

21 April 1986

8th

 

100 m

Clive Boyd

12 July 2002

9th

 

163 m

Maura O'Boyle

20 September 2002

9th

 

150 m

Noel McMahon

8 October 2002

2nd

 

198 m

Brendan O'Brien

14 August 2003

8th

 

100 m

Mairead O'Carroll

24 August 2003

8th

 

90 m

Even Talty

22 February 2004

8th

 

100 m

Gerard Talty

17 March 2004

8th

 

100 m

Seamus Cleary

5 April 2004

8th

 

100 m

Tony Wilson

13 November 2004

8th

 

100 m

Paddy O'Grady

1 March 2005

18th

 

150 m

David Fitzpatrick

17 June 2005

2nd

 

170 m

Niamh Reddan

28 June 2005

4th

 

180 m

Noel Skerritt

26 February 2006

8th

 

100 m

Donal Burke

8 June 2006

17th

 

90 m

Martin Dormer

2 July 2006

8th

 

90 m

Shane Considine

22 August 2006

9th

 

165 m

Tom Hehir

22 April 2007

17th

 

100 m

Gerard Connors

15 May 2007

8th

 

100 m

Diarmuid Whelan

13 July 2007

17th

 

80 m

Patrick O'Boyle

5 November 2007

8th

 

100 m

Fred Haptonstal 2 January 2009 8th   117 yd's
Martin Casey
13 December 2009 14th   147 yd's
Noel Connellan
3 March 2010 4th   149 yd's
Martin Dormer
24 April 2011 13th   149 yd's
Patrick O'Boyle 15th January 2013 9th   159 yd's
Brendan Reddan
16th April 2013 8th Wedge 112 yd's