Mountbellew Golf Club

Address Mountbellew
Co. Galway
Telephone: 090-96 79259
Public No: 090-96 79259
Fax: 090-9679274
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Founded: 1929
Membership: 317
Green Fees Midweek: €20
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €20
Green Fees With a Member: €20
Green Fees For Opens: €10
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: No
Buggy Hire: No
Soft spikes: No
Secretary/Manager: John Gilmore
Captain: Joe Keane
Lady Captain: Siobhan Fallon
President: Michael Cunningham
Vice-Captain: Jarlath Donnellan & Caroline Delaney
Hon. Secretary: Noel Flesk & Deirdre Donnellan
Club Pro: None
Hon. Treasurer: Oliver Kelly & Treesa Nonne
Designed by:  
Course opening hours: Daylight hours
Clubhouse opening hours: 2.00pm to 11.30pm
Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse
Dress Code: Neat casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering facilities
Days to Avoid: Saturday mornings & Sundays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days
Pre-booking for open tournaments: 14 Days in advance

Course Description
Founded in 1929, Mountbellew is a mature tree lined parkland course, with generous fairways and greens that are always in good condition.Measuring 5,214 metres with a par of 69 and a standard scratch of 66, Mountbellew may appear easy but when one plays it is a different story as can be seen from the course record of 68. The quarry comes into play on the 7th and 9th holes, requiring precision off the tee to well protected greens. The clubhouse has a buzzing atmosphere and visitors are always made feel very welcome. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Open & Major Fixtures 2011
See Event Calendar here.

Club History

Instituted 1906 affiliated 1930. The first record of golf at Mountbellew appears in the "Irish Field" on 10th November, 1906, which reported: "A meeting of the above club was held in Mannion's Hotel during the week. President Sir Henry Grattan Bellew, Vice President, Lord De Rythyn, Captain, Mr. Nernon. A vote of thanks was passed to Sir Henry Grattan Bellew for giving use of the Deer Park grounds for the golf course". It would seem this club didn’t last after 1910.The present club at Mountbellew was founded in 1929, the land was rented from Col. Bellew at £18 per annum. The founder members were Dr. Matt Crowe, Ned Donoghue, Micky Gilmore, James Haverty, Maurice Hegarty, Fr. Matt Loftus, the Naughton family, Nellie Mannion, and the staff of the Bank of Ireland.


Members Achievements

The Ladies of Mountbellew Golf Club won the Miele Ireland Interclub Fourball Finals at Mount Juliet Golf Club on Sunday 16th September 2007. They were drawn against and beat the Ladies from The K Club by 3 matches to 1 match in the Semi-Finals on the Saturday and met Mallow Golf Club in the National Final.

First on the tee was Margaret Harkin with Mary Hyland who lost their match by 1-hole to Carmel Kearney with Angela Goggin, they were followed by Laura Burke with Mary Costello against Susan Curtin with Mary McEvoy who won their match by 2 and 1. Next up were Aoife Fallon with Mary Farrell who lost out to Marie O'Sullivan with Ann Kennelly by 5 and 4, the bottom match of Bernadette Barrett with Laura Farrell against Nora O'Connor with Ann O'Sullivan went Mountbellew’s way by 5 and 4. The result was decided on a count-back and the pennant went West-of-the-Shannon.

The Girls’ of  Mountbellew Golf Club won the Allgrip Girls Under-19  Interclub Finals on Tuesday 28th August 2007 at Westport Golf Club, when they beat Ennis Golf Club by 2 ½ matches to ½ match in the morning Semi-Finals and met the girls from Clandeboye Golf Club in the afternoon decider.

First up was Laura Burke against Caroline Adams who won her match by 6 and 5, Michelle Burke beat Brook Hopley by 5 and 3. The other match of Aoife Fallon against Kelsey Coey was called in, giving Mountbellew a 2 ½ to ½ victory they were captained by Siobhan Fallon.

The Ladies' of Mountbellew Golf Club won the Connacht Championship of the ILGU All-Ireland Intermediate Cup in 2006; when the team was Laura Burke, Aoife Fallon, Mary Costello, Mary Farrell, Loretto McDermott, Mary Hyland, Sheila Stone, Kathleen Bergan, Siobhan Fallon, they were captained by Helen Cunningham.

The Girls' of Mountbellew Golf Club, won the Connaught Schools Championship in 2006; with Emma Gilmore and Aoife Fallon.

The Ladies' of Mountbellew Golf Club won the Western District Lina Black Trophy in 2005, when the team was, Margaret Smyth, Caroline Delaney, Helen Gardiner, Laura Farrell, Connie O'Brien, Aoife Fallon and Laura Burke, they were captained by Noreen Treacy. 

The Girls' of Mountbellew Golf Club won the Connaught Final of the Junior Girls Inter Club Championship in 2005; when the team was, Aoife Fallon, Emma Gilmore, Laura Burke and they were captained by Siobhan Fallon.

The Ladies' of Mountbellew Golf Club won the Burren Trophy in 2005; when the team was, Margaret Smyth, Dympna O'Brien, Marie Devane, Caroline Delaney, Nolreen Treacy, Phil Kilgannon, Laura Farrell, Anettte Coleman, Loretto McDermott, Patricia Bourke, Aoifa Fallon, Laura Burke and Connie O'Brien, they were captained by Bridie Jones.

Emma Gilmore was selected on the Connacht ILGU Team for the Interprovincial's. Played at Ballybunion Golf Club from 18th to 20th August 2004;

Emma Gilmore and Christina Hyland were selected on the Connaught Girls' team for the Smurfit Interprovincial Championship at Enniscrone Golf Club on the 18th to 20th April 2001.

Mountbellew won the County Galway Trophy in September 2001 with a five shot winning score of 475 on their home course.

M. Highland qualified for the National Finals of the Irish Times-Mitsubishi Motors Women's Masters. She returned 33 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.

Evelyn Higgins and Mina Desmond qualified for the National Finals of the Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Ladies Golf Challenge at Druid's Glen Golf Club on the 21st of August 2001.

Emma Gilmore was selected on the ILGU Junior squad in November 2000;

Mountbellew won the Cecil Ewing Shield Championship in 1999; the team consisted of J. Costello, J. O'Connor, G. O'Connor, S. McCormack, J. Linnane, S. King, L. Brogan, P.  McGrath, B. Flemming, they were Captwined by T. Meehan, and managed by M. Linehan.

Terry Hegarty played for the Irish International team in 1957.

Person Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Nora Madden 15 August 1998 1st   127 yd's
Padraig Costello 02 December 2001 12th   123 yd's
Philomena Kilgannon 01 November2004 3rd   115 yd's
Fr. Pat Donnollan 22 April 2007 1st   154 yd's


Card of the Course
Card of the Course (yards)
Hole No White Par Index Red Par Index
1 154 3 7 126 3 13
2 335 4 3 264 4 4
3 146 3 15 115 3 15
4 300 4 5 483 4 9
5 307 4 13 255 4 17
6 398 4 1 358 5 11
7 314 4 9 279 4 2
8 321 4 11 267 4 5
9 290 4 17 272 4 7
Out 2,565 34   2,219 35  
10 181 3 4 126 3 14
11 321 4 12 292 4 1
12 123 3 18 115 3 16
13 328 4 2 283 4 10
14 325 4 8 255 4 18
15 434 5 14 358 5 12
16 306 4 16 279 4 3
17 330 4 10 267 4 6
18 308 4 6 274 4 8
In 2,656 35   2,151 35  
Total 5,221 69   4,370 70  
SSS 67     68    

Roll of Honour
T. Linehan 1990 Ladies Captain
G. Coyne 1991 Ladies Captain
K. Bergin 1992 Ladies Captain
C. Harverty 1993 Ladies Captain
S. Keane 1995 Ladies Captain
Margaret Smyth 1996 Ladies Captain
Rita O'Connor 1997 Ladies Captain
Mary Farrell 1998 Ladies Captain
Helen Cunningham 1999 Ladies Captain
Berni Ryan 2000 Ladies Captain
Helen Mullins 2001 Ladies Captain
Una Donnellan 2002 Ladies Captain
Helen Gardiner 2003 Ladies Captain
Bridie Jones 2004 Ladies Captain
Angela Noone 2005 Ladies Captain
Mary Hannon 2006 Ladies Captain
Bernadette Jordan  2007 Ladies Captain
J. Hughes 1990 Men's Captain
T. Meehan 1991 Men's Captain
J. P. Linnane 1992 Men's Captain
R. Mannion 1993 Men's Captain
M. Meehan 1994 Men's Captain
I. Barrett 1994 Men's Captain
L. Challoner 1995 Men's Captain
Mattie McDonagh 1996 Men's Captain
Seamus Loftus 1997 Men's Captain
Noel Flesk 1998 Men's Captain
Donal Killeen Jnr. 1999 Men's Captain
Paul Cunningham 2000 Men's Captain
Martin Farrell 2001 Men's Captain
Michael Nolan 2002 Men's Captain
Des Cheevers 2003 Men's Captain
Tom Cunningham 2004 Men's Captain
Shay Cleary 2005 Men's Captain
Mat Farrell 2006 Men's Captain
Billy Hyland 2007 Men's Captain
Dr. M. Linehan 1990 President
P. McGrath 1991 President
J. Gilmore 1992 President
P. Costello * 1993 President
D. L. Killeen Snr 1994 President
J. O'Connor 1995 President
Joe Clarke 1996 President
Iggy O'Brien 1997 President
Brendan Noone 1998 President
Martie Healy 1999 President
Frank Coyne 2000 President
Seamus Walsh 2001 President
Padraic Ryan 2002 President
Mary Dolan 2003 President
Annette Coleman 2004 President
Johnny Costello 2005 President
Liam Jones 2006 President
Carmel Haverty 2007 President

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