Clonmel Golf Club

Address Lyreanearla
Co. Tipperary
Telephone: 052-24050
Public No: 052-21138
Fax: 052-83349
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Founded: 1911
Membership: 658
Green Fees Midweek: €30
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €35
Green Fees With a Member: €20
Green Fees For Opens: €15/20
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft spikes: No
Secretary/Manager: Aine Myles-Keating
Captain: Ted Johnson
Lady Captain: Margaret Renehan
President: Tom Byrne
Vice-Captain: Sean Callaghan & Ann Prendergast
Hon. Secretary: Donagh Dougan, Michael Wall & Mary Burke
Club Pro: Robert Hayes 052-24050
Hon. Treasurer: Conal Murphy, Michael McCormack & Antoinette Dougan
Designed by: Eddie Hackett
Course opening hours: Daylight hours
Clubhouse opening hours: 10.00am to 11.30pm
Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse
Dress Code: Neat casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering facilities
Days to Avoid: Sundays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days
Pre-booking for open tournaments: 14 Days in advance

Course Description
Course Description:

"Aim your sights high-play one of Ireland’s most scenic 18-hole courses". Set in the scenic slopes of the Comeragh Mountains just a short distance from town. Clonmel Golf Course measuring 6,347 yards with lots of open space is a testing course with features abounding. The clubhouse, built in 1984 with an alpine like design, has appropriately, a backdrop of fir and pine covered mountains.

Clonmel Golf Club operate the Suir Valley Experience together with Carrick-on-Suir & Cahir Park for €60 in 2008.

Open & Major Fixtures 2011
See Event Calendar here.

Club History
Club History

Instituted 1911 affiliated 1912. Clonmel Golf Club owes its existence to Mr. Hackett the County Surveyor in 1912. There were 200 members, which was huge for a new club in its first year. The Irish Golfers Guide 1914 gives the Earl of Donoughmore as the first President and goes on to state "The scenery is very fine, the course, situated on high mountain land excellent and the air most exhilarating" There is a record in the Irish Field 7th January 1922 which states "For the 3rd time in twelve months some person or persons has cut up the greens" The same paper on 4th March carried an article on the effects of the recently signed treaty on the club, it reads, "The departure of British troops brings in its trail hardship to many, Murphy, the Clonmel professional, will be out of a job soon as the club cannot afford to keep a professional owing to the loss of military members. Murphy used to be at Stillorgan Park and it is hoped some club may be able to give him employment". The club went eighteen-hole in 1973.
Members Achievements

Clonmel Golf Club won the Heineken Midlands Mixed Foursomes in 2006, when the team was, Shauna O'Brien, Billy Hewitt, Sean Moylan, Con Sheehan, Jimmy Ryan, Denis Conway Jnr. Pat Johnson, Brendan Keating, Ann Fahey, Helen O'Donoghue, Mary Wall, Margaret Renehan, Gemma Murphy and Mary Bolger, they were managed by John Bolger.

Clonmel Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Irish Junior Cup and were drawn against Connacht Champions Galway Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final at Rosslare Golf Club on 14th September 2005.

First on the tee was Barry McMenamin against Jonathan Hehir who lost his match by 4 and 3. He was followed by Pat Johnson who lost his match by 3 and 1 to Gerry Scott. Next up was Billy Hewitt against Joe Costello, this match went all the way to the 19th and proved to be the deciding point that stood between Clonmel getting through to the All-Ireland Final as Billy McEvoy beat Michael Hennelly by 3 and 1. The bottom match say Brian McLean record a convincing 4 and 3 win over Eddie Mulholland.

Clonmel Golf Club were Munster Champions and All-Ireland Finalists in the Irish Junior Cup in 2003, when the team was Billy McEvoy, Brian McClean, Niall O'Reilly, Gavin Smyth, Martin Keane, Tom Dunphy, Pat Johnson, Bill Hewitt, Bill Anderson and Jamie O'Flaherty.

Clonmel Golf Club were Runners-Up in the Munster Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield when they lost out to Harbour Point at Douglas Golf Club in 2002. The team was Don Keating, Adrian Johnson, John Morrison, Richie Whelan, Billy Anderson, Jim Ryan, Garret Condon, Martin Kane, Donal Dennehy, Ted Johnson, Liam Whyte, Billy McEvoy, Michael Connellan, Emmet Leahy, Pat Johnson, John Molloy and Maurice Fehilly.

Clonmel Golf Club won the All-Ireland Jimmy Bruen Shield at Cork G. C. in 1988. The squad was Maurice Patterson, Donagh Dougan, Michael Fahy, Sean Moriarty, Brendan Keating, Sean Murphy, Frank Smyth, Adrian Fox, Paddy Wall and Sean Moylan and they were managed by Michael Doyle.

They previously All-Ireland Jimmy Bruen Shield at Kilkenny G. C. in 1985. The squad was Maurice Patterson, Peter Dougan, Pat O'Dwyer, Michael Fahy, Paddy McCarthy, Eoin Morrissey, Sean Moriarty, Patsy O'Connor and John McMenamin and they were managed by Michael Doyle.

They won the All-Ireland Irish Junior Cup in 1978, at Galway Golf Club, when the team was Maurice Patterson, Sean Moylan, Paddy Wall, Brian McMahon and Maurice Slater.

Clonmel won the Munster Final of the Irish Junior Cup in 1976;

The Ladies of Clonmel Golf Club won the All-Ireland Ulster Bank Fourball in 1997 and were winners of the Munster Cup the same year when the squad was Geraldine O'Gorman, Peggy O'Neill and Mary O'Callaghan.

They won ILGU Southern District Junior Cup in 1993 when the squad was Evelyn Quigley, Mary Smyth and Margaret Flanagan having won it the previous year with Sally Quirke, Eilish Smith and Marion Kent-Hatton.

They won the ILGU Minor League in 1992 when the squad was Geraldine O'Connor, Joan Gough, Mary Kirwan, Mary Power, Sally Quirke, Helen O'Donoghue and Lena O'Gorman.

In 1993 they won the Tipperary B League Winners when the squad was Pauline Dee, Liz Binchy, Sally Somers, Joan Dougan, Fionnula Hatton, Peggy O'Neill, Mary O'Callaghan and Margaret Flanagan.

Brid Ryan won the Munster Girls' Trophy in 1994.

Clonmel Ladies Senior Team defeated the Douglas Golf Club, who were reigning Champions in the Semi-Final of the Munster Senior Cup on their home course in 1988, when the team was Mary O'Callaghan, Liz Carroll, Helen O'Donoghue, Joan Binchy, Biddy Magnier, Anne Moloney, they were captained by Nuala Wall. 

Lady Captain in the Millennium Joan Gough and her Captain's prize-winner Aine Wall, booked their place in the National Finals of the Volkswagen-Irish Independent Lady Captains' Classic, when they shot 38pts. in the Regional Qualifying round at Limerick Golf Club on August 2000. They went on to compete in the National Finals at Druid's Glen on the 2nd October.


Card of the Course
Card of the Course (yards)
Hole No White Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 374 363 4 10 317 4 11
2 395 384 4 2 399 5 13
3 140 131 3 18 118 3 15
4 511 460 5 14 399 5 9
5 370 352 4 8 339 4 3
6 365 353 4 4 299 4 5
7 335 323 4 16 295 4 17
8 452 439 5 12 414 5 1
9 177 162 3 6 150 3 7
Out 3,119 2,967 36   2,730 37  
10 383 371 4 5 364 4 2
11 490 465 5 13 416 5 12
12 299 287 4 17 279 4 8
13 421 405 4 1 400 5 10
14 185 178 3 9 149 3 6
15 377 347 4 7 260 4 18
16 418 406 4 3 383 4 4
17 184 174 3 11 151 3 14
18 489 468 5 15 384 5 16
In 3,246 3.101 36   2,786 37  
Total 6,365 6,068 72   5,516 74  
SSS 71 70     73    

Roll of Honour
Miss B. Burke 1990 Ladies Captain
Mrs. M. Lynch 1991 Ladies Captain
Mrs. E. Moran 1992 Ladies Captain
Miss E. Smith 1993 Ladies Captain
Mrs. M. Morrison 1994 Ladies Captain
Mrs. E. J. Quigley 1995 Ladies Captain
Mrs. M. Kent-Hatton 1996 Ladies Captain
Mrs. Sally Quirke 1997 Ladies Captain
Mrs. Mary Power 1998 Ladies Captain
Mrs. Peggy O'Neill 1999 Ladies Captain
Joan Gough 2000 Ladies Captain
Ann Leavy 2001 Ladies Captain
Margaret Flanagan 2002 Ladies Captain
N. Sullivan 2003 Ladies Captain
Marie Shee 2004 Ladies Captain
Sally Gleason 2005 Ladies Captain
Mary Costello 2006 Ladies Captain
Maura Cooney 2007 Ladies Captain
Mrs. M. Kelly 1990 Ladies President
Miss C. White 1991 Ladies President
Mrs. E. Moroney 1992 Ladies President
Mrs. J. Dunne 1993 Ladies President
Mrs. S. Boland 1994 Ladies President
Mrs. M. Lynch 1995 Ladies President
Miss E. Smith 1996 Ladies President
Mrs. H. O'Donoghue 1997 Ladies President
Mrs. Maura Morrison 1998 Ladies President
Mrs. Brid Burke 1999 Ladies President
L. Dunne 1990 Men's Captain
P. Hegarty 1991 Men's Captain
P. Dougan 1992 Men's Captain
J. F. Condon 1993 Men's Captain
T. O'Dwyer 1994 Men's Captain
M. O'Neill 1995 Men's Captain
B. Nugent 1996 Men's Captain
B. Binchy 1997 Men's Captain
S. Murphy 1998 Men's Captain
F. J. Binchy 1999 Men's Captain
John Joy 2000 Men's Captain
Liam Maunsell 2001 Men's Captain
Ray Crawford 2002 Men's Captain
L. White 2003 Men's Captain
Michael Mullane 2004 Men's Captain
Tom Renehan 2005 Men's Captain
Donagh Dougan 2006 Men's Captain
Garrett Condon 2007 Men's Captain
D. G. Binchy 1990 President
Dr. J. Morrison 1991 President
R. F. Phelan 1992 President
T. Bourke 1993 President
J. Moloney 1994 President
T. S. Quigley 1995 President
M. O'Byrne 1996 President
P. Brannigan 1997 President
P. Hegarty 1998 President
J. F. Condon 1999 President
T. J. O'Sullivan 2000 President
J. O'Dwyer 2001 President
Brendan Binchy 2002 President
Mrs. A. Moloney 2003 President
Denis Buckley 2004 President
Billy Acheson 2005 President
Maura Morrison 2006 President
Patsy O'Keeffe 2007 President
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