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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 September to April:

€35

Green Fees May to September: €45

Green Fees with a Member:

€20

Green Fees for Opens:

€15

Practice Area:

Yes

Club Hire:

Yes

Buggy Hire:

No

Soft Spikes:

Yes

Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee + G. I.: €410
Full New Membership Fee Year 1+ G. I.: €360
Full Family Membership Fee + G. I.: €615
Overseas Life Membership: €1,000
Full Student Membership Fee + G. I.: €170
Full Juvenile Membership Fee from: €70
Course Type Links
No Holes 9
Members 426
Designer Nature
Founded 1896
Address

Spanish Point,
Milltown Malbay,
Co. Clare

Telephone +353 (0)65-7084219
Email spanishpointgolf@gmail.com
Website Spanish Point golf club website

Secretary/Manager:

Michael Hehir

Captain:

Paul Condron

Lady Captain:

Elaine Joyce

President:

Honor Kyne

Vice-Captains':

James MahonElaine Rouine 

Hon. Secretary:

Noel Connellan, Seamus McMahon & Kathleen Haugh

Club Pro:

Martin Ward
Hon. Treasurer: Ivan White, Pat Cooke & Eileen Murrihy
Comp. Secretary: Fergal Hehir & Carol Ackroyd
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 2024 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2024 (to be Confirmed)        

Event 

Start 

Finish 

Type 

Duration 

Captains' Drive-In Sunday
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Saturday 15 Sunday 16 June Closed 2
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Sunday 16 June
  Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men Saturday 22 June Sunday 23 June Closed 2
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men Sunday 23 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 13 July   Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 27 July Sunday 28 July Closed 2
President's Prize Sunday 28 July
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 17 August Sunday 18 August Closed 2
Captain's Prize Sunday 18 August   Closed 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 5 March   Open 1
Martin Talty Memorial
Saturday 30 March
Sunday 31 March

Open

2

Martin Talty Memorial

Sunday 31 March

 

Open

1

Inter. Scratch Cup Saturday 25 May Sunday 26 May Open 2
Inter. Scratch Cup
Sunday 26 May
  Open
1
Lady Captains Charity Day Saturday 1 June Sunday 2 June Open 2
Lady Captains Charity Day Sunday 2 June   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 18 June   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 25 June   Open 1
Munster Women's Challenge Trophy Area Qualifying (North) Wednesday 27 June   G.I. 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 2 July   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 9 July   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 16 July   Open 1
Ladies Cogan’s Open Day Monday 22 July   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 23 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 30 July
  Open 1
Ladies Londis Open Day Monday 5 August   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 6 August   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 13 August   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Monday 19 August   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 20 August   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 27 August
  Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 3 September   Open 1
L. & G. Fr. Tuohy Memorial Tuesday 10 September   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+
Tuesday 17 September   Open 1
Club Classic Friday 20 September Saturday 21 September Open 2
Club Classic Saturday 21 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 22 September   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 24 September
  Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 1 October   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 8 October   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 15 October   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 22 October   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 19 October
  Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 5 November   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 12 November   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 19 November   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 26 November
  Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 3 December   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 55+ Tuesday 10 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 5,060 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

2,530

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

2,530

34

 

2,338

35

 

Total

5,330

5,060

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

Spanish Point Golf Club won the All-Ireland Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield at Knightsbrook Golf Club on Friday 15th September 2023 when they beat Cahir Park Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches.
In the top match Jonathan Kyle with Fergus O’Boyle went up the 19th before securing the point against John Molloy with John Cashman, they were followed by Michael O’Brien with Mike Daffy lost their match by 2-holes against Donal Mullane with John Ryan, next on the tee was Niall Heeney with Liam Sheehan who recorded a 3 and 2 win against Willie Morrissey with John McGrath, in the penultimate match Mervin Hehir with tom Prenderville lost their match against Seamus Moran with Conal O’Reilly by 2 and 1 and the bottom match Damien Connellan with Michael Hayes had a confortable 5 and 3 win against Barry Moloney wit Declan Lonergan.
They met Strabane Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final the previous day and recorded a 3½-match to 1½-matches against the Co. Tyrone Club.
They were led out by Michael O’Brien with Michael Daffy who had a very comfortable 8 and 7 win against John McCallion with Michael McElwee, next on the tee was Mervin Hehir with Patrick Hogan who lost their match against Gary Henderson with Eamonn Dudgeon, they were followed by Niall Heeney with Liam Sheehan who recorded a 4 and 3 win against Senan Roarty with James O’Reilly, in the penultimate match Michael Hayes with Damien Connellan had a 1-hole win against Kevin Patterson with Ryan O’Kane and the bottom match of Jonathan Kyle with Tom Prenderville recorded a halve against Kevin Neeson with Mark Gillespie when called-in.   
Spanish Point Golf Club won the Quarter Finals of the Pierce Purcell Shield on Saturday 26th August 2023 at Abbeyleix Golf Club when they beat Abbeyleix Golf Club by 3½-matches to 1½-matches. In the top match Mervin Hehir with Patrick Hogan lost their match against Mark Ring with Declan Devoy by 3 and 2, they were followed by Gerard Talty with Michael O'Brien who recorded a very confortable 6 and 5 win against Pat O'Rourke with Brian Burnell, next on the tee was Niall Heeney with Liam Sheehan who recorded a similar result against Aidan Dunphy with Conor Delaney, in the penultimate match Michael Hayes with Damien Connellan won their match against Declan Moore with Michael Byrne by 4 and 3 and the bottom match of Jonathan Kyle with Fergus O'Brien against Donal O'Callaghan with John O'Donnell was recorded as a halve when called-in.

Spanish Point Golf Club won the All-Ireland Pierce Purcell Shield at Donegal Golf Club in 2020 whem the team was Sean McMahon, Patrick Hogan, Les Seal, Fergal Hehir, Michael Hehir,  Mervyn Hehir, Cillian Duggan Kevin Hynes, Niall Heaney, Michael Donnelly and Michael O’Brien.

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 led 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 West 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 led 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 led 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

M. Hennessy
2011 Ladies Captain
B. Murphy
2011 Men's Captain
P. Cleary 2011 President
N. McMahon 
2012 Ladies Captain
N. Kilroy
2012 Men's Captain
P. Cleary 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
Ann White 2018 Ladies Captain
Noel Connellan 2018 Men's Captain
Len Wilson
2018 President
Karen White 2019 Ladies Captain
Mervin Hehir 2019 Men's Captain
Geraldine Reddan 2019 President
Yvonne O'Keeffee 2020 Ladies Captain
John Lewis 2020 Men's Captain
Martin Davis 2020 President
Yvonne O'Keeffee 2021 Ladies Captain
John Lewis 2021 Men's Captain
Martin Davis 2021 President
Sally O'Dwyer 2022 Ladies Captain
Micheal Healy 2022 Men's Captain
Karen White 2022 President
Honor Kyne 2023 Ladies Captain
Greg Davidson 2023 Men's Captain
Martin Glenny 2023 President
Elaine Joyce 2024 Ladies Captain
Paul Condron 2024 Men's Captain
Honor Kyne 2024 President

Karen Twomey (9)

2024

Lowest Ladies Handicap

Pat Crowley (2)

2024

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