Clonakilty golf club Cork

Clonakilty golf course Cork

Clonakilty Golf Course

Clonakilty Club Crest

In 2004 Lisselan Golf Club was with the now extended 9-Hole course open to green fees and members, seven days a week. The new par 72 layout (9-Holes played from different tee boxes) consists of 4 par 5's 4 par 3's and 10 par 4 holes. The course is one of the most challenging and picturesque courses to be played anywhere in the country. Well worth a visit.

Lisselan has gained a wonderful reputation as one of the most challenging and picturesque courses in the country since it opened in 1994. The course meanders around and through the world renowned Lisselan Gardens giving the golfer "another world" experience and challenges their ability to concentrate on the task in hand rather than "smell the roses".

If Hans Christian Anderson ever wrote a story about a golf course, this is where he would have set it. If you want golf in another dimension, you’ll find it here. ...
Fore Magazine

No words can do justice to a place of such charm .... "
Golf World Magazine.

Green Fees Midweek: €25
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: Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 9
Members 199
Designer George Baillie
Founded 1994

Co. Cork

Telephone +353 (0)23 883 3552
Website Clonakilty golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Mark Coombes
Captain: Paul Foley
Lady Captain: Teresa O'Mahony
President: Gerry Deegan
Vice-Captains': Vincent Collins, & Patricia O'Donovan.
Hon. Secretary: Dominic McSweeney & Paula Goggins
Club PRO: Sarah Lane
Hon. Treasurer: Shimi Goyal & Margaret McSweeney
Comp. Secretary: Michael Larkin & Helen Hughes

Location Map

GPS Coord*
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General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 8.00/9.00am to dusk
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual
Catering: Tea/Coffee, snacks, and minerals Days to Avoid: None
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek & Weekends Pre-booking for open Tournaments: 14-0ays in advance

Clonakilty Golf Club Fixtures 2021 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2021 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Saturday
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Sunday 9 May   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Sunday 13 June   Closed 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

White Par 74 SSS 70 6,255 yd's
Red Par 72 SSS 72 5,070 yd's
Blue Par 74 SSS 71 6,411 yd's


Hole No. Blue White Par Index Red Par Index
1 128 118 3 14 89 3 16
2 424 410 4 1 315 4 5
3 364 355 4 10 271 4 11
4 562 550 5 5 476 5 4
5 161 153 3 17 119 3 18
6 350 340 4 7 284 4 9
7 453 448 5 12 290 4 8
8 483 475 5 3 420 5 2
9 282 272 4 15 265 4 13
Out 3,206 3,121 37   2,529 36  
10 155 150 3 11 94 3 15
11 400 390 4 8 298 4 6
12 331 322 4 16 264 4 12
13 593 582 5 2 510 5 3
14 179 170 3 13 136 3 17
15 334 326 4 8 263 4 10
16 489 483 5 9 301 4 7
17 472 466 5 6 440 5 1
18 252 245 4 18 235 4 14
In 3,206 3,134 37   2,541 36  
Total 6,411 6,255 74   5,070 72  
SSS 71 70     72    

Members Achievements

Lisselan Golf Club won the Munster Final of The Jimmy Bruen Shield when they beat Tralee Golf Club at Faithlegg Golf Club on Sunday 20th July 2014.
They made their way to Carton House to compete in the All-Ireland deciders on the O’Meara Course where they were drawn against Connacht Champions Strandhill Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final.
They were lead out by Leo Hassett with Andrew Whelton who beat Robbie Henneberry with Ronnie Conlon by 6 and 5, they were followed by Paul Corcoran with Richard Fitton who lost their match by 2 and 1 against Peter McDonnell with Ciaran Henry, next up were Raymond Hayes with Paschal Hayes who had a 3 and 2 win over David Lindsay with Tristan Probst, the penultimate match of Donnacha Crowley with Richard Fleming was halved against Noel Tivnan with Brian Henry, in the bottom match Eoin Ryan with Cathal Kirby had a comfortable 5 and 4 win over John Stewart with Dave Hannigan.
They met Leinster Champions Waterford Golf Club in the All-Ireland Final on Saturday 20th September and were once again lead out by Leo Hassett with Andrew Whelton who lost their game by 2 and 1 against Gary Dunphy with Pat Murphy they were followed by Paul Corcoran with Richard Fitton who halved their match against Paul Mackey with John Hale, next up was Eoin Ryan with Cathal Kirby who had a 5 and 3 win over John Phelan with Michael Wall, in the penultimate match Raymond Hayes with Paschal Hayes went down 2 and 1 against Richard Gaule with Val Carey and in the bottom match Donnchadh Crowley with Richard Fleming lost their match by 4 and 2 to Barry Griffin with Chris Hoban.

Lisselan Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Irish Mixed Foursomes in 2010 and made the long journey to Castlerock Golf Club to participate in their first National Finals in their very short history.

They met Leinster Champions Clontarf Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on 2nd September. They were lead by Leo Hassett with Niamh Sheehan who beat Paul McLoughlin with Ann Gardner by 3 and 2. They were followed by Eamonn Hurley with Roni Hawe who halved their match with Turlough Considine with Maura Walsh. Next up was Brian Donovan with Marion O’Leary who also halved their match with Liam O’Donohoe with Carol O’Flynn.
The penultimate match of Killian Hurley with Elaine Burke against Conor Murphy with Michelle Hand went to the team from Skibbereen by 3 and 2. The bottom match of Raymond Hayes with Marie Mackey against Bobby Doyle with Elizabeth Toomey was a resounding 6 and 4 win and gave them a place in the All-Ireland decider. They met Connaught Champions Oughterard Golf Club who had beaten Ulster Champions City of Derry by 3 matches to 2 matches in their Semi-Final. First up was Leo Hassett with Niamh Sheehan who beat John Carr with Laura Gore by 3 and 2. They were followed by Eamonn Hurley with Roni Hawe who lost out to Mairtin O'Cearra with Ursula Hernon by 6 and 4. Next up was Raymond Hayes with Marie Mackey who beat Michael Darcy with Catherine Hosty by 4 and 2. The penultimate match of Killian Hurley with Elaine Burke lost out to Pete Feeney with Rita Jordan by 9 and 7. With everything hanging on the bottom match of Richard Fleming with Marion O'Leary against Jerry Gore with Maire NiMhaille went to the team from West Galway by 2 and 1 and with it the green pennant. Well done.

History of Clonakilty

Lisselan Golf Course was founded in 1994 as a unique 6-Hole course. Lisselan was officially opened both in 1994 and 2004 by "Himself" Christy O'Connor Snr. He who has played in 10 consecutive Ryder Cup matches. Since then the course has received much expert acclaim, such as being included in the "top 10 favourite" played by four magazine writers in Europe in 1996. For the first ten years the course was available exclusively for green fees and gained much international acclaim with golf travel writers, sporting personalities and the general golf playing public.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Mark Coombes 2004 Men's Captain
David Blackburn 2004 President
Jerry Ryan 2005 Men's Captain
Mark Blackburn 2005 President
Diane Linehan 2006 Ladies Captain
Denis O'Leary 2006 Men's Captain
Mark Blackburn 2006 President
Margaret Ryan 2007 Ladies Captain
Phillip Ward 2007 Men's Captain
Mark Blackburn 2007 President
Anna O'Donoghue 2008 Ladies Captain
Leo Hassett 2008 Men's Captain
Mark Blackburn 2008 President
Brenda O'Crowley 2009 Ladies Captain
Tony Cremin 2009 Men's Captain
Mark Blackburn 2009 President
Colette Twoney 2010 Ladies Captain
Eddie Lyons 2010 Men's Captain
Mark Blackburn 2010 President
Mary Murphy-Ryan 2011 Ladies Captain
Paschal Hayes 2011 Men's Captain
Philip Ward 2011 President
Anna Marie Hogan 2012 Ladies Captain
Barry Hayes 2012 Men's Captain
Tim Goulding 2012 President
Marie Mackey 2013 Ladies Captain
Brian Donovan 2013 Men's Captain
Dominic McSweeney
2013 President
Niamh Sheehan 2014 Ladies Captain
Michael Tirney 2014 Men's Captain
Paudie Linehan 2014 President
Louise Cavanagh 2015 Ladies Captain
Denis Dullea 2015 Men's Captain
John O'Mahony 2015 President
Sinéad O'Halloran 2016 Ladies Captain
Tim Goulding 2016 Men's Captain
Mark Blackburn
2016 President
Helen Hughes
2017 Ladies Captain
Mark Naughton
2017 Men's Captain
Tony Calnan
2017 President
  2018 Ladies Captain
  2018 Men's Captain
  2018 President
  2019 Ladies Captain
  2019 Men's Captain
  2019 President
  2019 Lowest Ladies Handicap
  2019 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Clonakilty

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Niamh Sheehan 1 June 2009 5th   119 yd's
Marie Mackey 17 July 2011 5th 8-iron 119 yd's
Niamh Sheehan 4 November 2012 10th 7-iron 94 yd's