Arklow Golf Club

Course Facts:
Address Abbeyland Secretary/Manager: Isabella Fleming
Arklow Captain: David Canavan
Co. Wicklow Lady Captain: Catherine Dunne
Telephone: 0402-32492 President: William Nolan & Iris Martin
Public No: 0402-32525 Vice-Captain: Darren Ryan
Fax: 0402-91604 Hon. Secretary:  
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Website: Hon. Treasurer:  
Founded: 1927 Designed by: Eddie Hackett
& Eddie Connaughton
Open for membership. Societies are welcome and group rates are available (25 - 49+)
Membership: 843 Course opening hours: Daylight to dark
Green Fees Midweek: €25 Clubhouse opening hours: Most days summer W/E winter
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €35 Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse
Green Fees With a Member: €20 Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Green Fees For Opens: €20 Catering: Full catering facilities
Practice Area: Yes Days to Avoid: Saturdays pm & Sundays
Club Hire: Yes Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek & weekends
Buggy Hire: No Pre-booking for open tournaments: 14 Days in advance


Course Description

Designed by Eddie Hackett and Eddie Connaughton Arklow Golf Course is a relatively short track, measuring 6,387 yd's with a Par of 69 and a Standard Scratch of 69. It is a tightly routed links with fine views of the Irish See and the Wicklow Mountains in the distance. Water crosses seven holes and comes into play on three holes.

Arklow comprises five Par threes and the finishing hole is the only Par 5 measuring 486 meters. The feature hole is the 17th at 408 m a dogleg left requiring a well placed tee shot and a long second to get home in regulation.

Arklow Golf Club has a fine clubhouse with excellent catering facilities where the visitor is assured of a warm welcome.Voted the No. 99-ranked golf course in Ireland, by “Golf Digest Ireland” in 2008.Arklow was voted No. 29 Links/Shoreline Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2008, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland.

Open & Major Fixtures 2011
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Club History
Founded 1927, affiliated 1927.

Members Achievements

Lady Captain, Anne Hosey (12), Captain Tommy Dunne (13) and Honorary Secretary, Brendan Timmons (5), were second in the Regional Qualifiers of the Mercedes-Benz-Irish Independent Executive Trophy with 72 points at Mount Julies in July 2002. They went on to play in the National Finals at The K Club on August 12th.

Congratulations to William Hunt-Tyrell, who won the Druid's Glen-Irish Independent Club Golfer of the Month for April 2001. He received a beautiful limited edition painting by Robert Ballagh of one of the holes on Druid's Glen course for his achievement. Willie a 5 handicapper qualified for the finals of the Irish Remax Long-Drive Championship at Kilkenny Golf Club when he drove the ball 356 yd's into a gentle breeze. Then in the Final at Slieve Russell in September 2001 he hit the ball 360 yd's to book his place in the World Championship in Las Vegas in October.

Ann Hosey emerged triumphant at Adare Manor Golf & Country Club, in the Irish final of the Peugeot Challenge Cup in August 2001. She returned a fine score of 71 nett to book her place in the Grand Final in Paris in September. At the Disneyland Paris course Ann became World Champion. She returned a 69 net to become the first Irish Woman to win the world final of the Peugeot Challenge Cup. Well done Ann.

Lady Captain Teresa O'Toole, Captain Kevin Carroll and Brendan Timmons came 9th in the National Final of the Mercedes Benz-Irish Independent Executive Trophy at the K Club on the 13th of August 2001. They returned a score of 72 points which was three off the winners.

Arklow Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Irish Junior Cup at Laytown & Bettystown in 1990, when the team was Chris Doyle, Trevor O'Sullivan, Ray Murphy, Derek Kavanagh, Jimmy Gilbert, Tommy Kealy and Walter Gilbert, they were selected by John Grooms, Billy Woodhouse and Mick Daly.

Arklow won the Brennan Cup in 1998, when the team was Liam Murphy, Kevin Hosey, John O'Halloran, Jim Doyle, Martin Lipsett, Eddie Howlin, Tom Graham, Brendan Timmons, Tom Carty, Liam Byrne, they were managed by Billy Woodhouse.

They were County Champions in the J. B. Carr Diamond Trophy in 1997, when the team was Tom Walsh, Jimmy Kenny, Paddy Dennehy, Paddy Kelly, Tommy Wixted, Timmy Weadick, Turlo Nicholson, Eddie Howlin, Declan McDonough, Paddy Lipsett and Willie Humphries, they were managed by John O'Halloran.

They were runners-up in the Provincial Towns in 1984 and 1993. The Ladies of Arklow Golf Club won the All-Ireland Ulster Bank Ladies Fourball in 1998. They won the Midland Plate in 1990, when the team was T. O'Toole, M. T. Pierce, G. Evans, M. Tancred, C. Ledwidge, J. McElheron, B. Roberts and T. Kelly. They won it again in 1991, with E. Woodhouse, K. Hurley, J. McElheron, P. Dillon, M. Tancred, M. Keating and M. Tancred.

J. Groome represented Leinster in 1996. Kenny Lewis played Leinster Youths in 1996.

Ann O'Riordan played for the Irish Girls in 1984 Denise McCarthy played for the Irish Girls in 1985.
Person Date Hole No.   Distance
G. Cosgrave 2 July 2002 7th   129 m
M. Doyle 1 September 2002 3rd   150 m
T. Woodhouse 7 July 2002 3rd   150 m
Billy O'Neill 1 August 2000 13th   169 m
Eileen Bates 1 August 2000 11th   150 m
K. Fitzpatrick 1 June 2000 7th   129 m
C. Doyle   11th   145 m
P. J. Weadick 2 August 1999 13th   169 m
P. Ree 12 January 2003      
Dave Wolohan 1 April 2008 13th   169 m

Card of the Course
Card of the Course (yards)
Name Hole No Blue White Par Index Red Par Index
The Potteries 1 407 400 4 9 361 4 4
The Graveyard 2 417 409 4 6 409 5 14
Punch Bowl 3 198 179 3 8 158 3 8
Road Hole 4 368 345 4 11 314 4 10
Humps and Hollows 5 439 426 4 2 409 5 17
Out of Sight 6 426 385 4 4 314 4 2
The Burren 7 142 120 3 16 111 3 16
The Valley 8 311 285 4 18 284 4 6
Warren Loch 9 183 175 3 14 167 3 12
  Out 2,891 2,724 33   2,527 35  
Don's Pride 10 405 358 4 7 323 4 11
Nice 'n' Easy 11 161 152 3 17 140 3 15
The Hanging Stone 12 385 359 4 5 299 4 13
Chapel Hogan 13 208 185 3 10 119 3 18
The Spinney 14 373 356 4 15 354 4 3
Sly's Gallows 15 453 402 4 3 404 5 5
The Brow 16 514 499 5 13 471 5 1
Janie's 17 446 432 4 1 326 4 9
The Sconce 18 551 502 5 12 412 5 7
  In 3,496 3,245 36   2,848 37  
  Total 6,387 5,969 69   5,375 72  
  SSS 69 68     71    

Roll of Honour
M. Keating 1990 Ladies Captain
Beatrice Duffy 1991 Ladies Captain
Margaret Hagan 1992 Ladies Captain
Trudy Kelly 1993 Ladies Captain
Martina Tancred 1994 Ladies Captain
Glenys Evans 1995 Ladies Captain
Kay Hurley 1996 Ladies Captain
E. Woodhouse 1997 Ladies Captain
Patricia Daly 1998 Ladies Captain
Susan Byrne 1999 Ladies Captain
Monica Sandilands 2000 Ladies Captain
Teresa O'Toole 2001 Ladies Captain
Ann Hosey 2002 Ladies Captain
Mary Collins 2003 Ladies Captain
Denise Byrne 2004 Ladies Captain
Monica Leydon 2005 Ladies Captain
Siobhan Murphy 2006 Ladies Captain
M. McGuinness 2007 Ladies Captain
P. Hurley 1990 Ladies President
D. Scott 1991 Ladies President
L. Timmons 1992 Ladies President
N. Quinn 1993 Ladies President
M. O'Connor 1994 Ladies President
J. Mullett 1995 Ladies President
E. Woodhouse 1996 Ladies President
Kay Hurley 1997 Ladies President
Catherine Ledwidge 1998 Ladies President
Trudy Kelly 1999 Ladies President
Margaret Hagan 2000 Ladies President
P. Hurley 2001 Ladies President
N. Quinn 2002 Ladies President
Marion O'Connor 2003 Ladies President
Maura Ivanoff 2004 Ladies President
May Hurley 2005 Ladies President
Mairead O'Sullivan 2006 Ladies President
Iris Martin 2007 Ladies President
P. Lipsett 1990 Men's Captain
P. Dennehy 1991 Men's Captain
M. Holt 1992 Men's Captain
J. T. O'Halloran 1993 Men's Captain
Kevin Hosey 1994 Men's Captain
Liam Murphy 1995 Men's Captain
E. J. Howlin 1996 Men's Captain
B. Woodhouse 1997 Men's Captain
Tim Hurley 1998 Men's Captain
Tom Graham 1999 Men's Captain
Barry Hickson 2000 Men's Captain
Kevin Carroll 2001 Men's Captain
Tommy Dunne 2002 Men's Captain
Tony Hewitt 2003 Men's Captain
Dave Williams 2004 Men's Captain
Joe Holt 2005 Men's Captain
Eddie Gleeson 2006 Men's Captain
Jimmy Tancred 2007 Men's Captain
F. Kaye 1990 President
D. Killeen 1991 President
P. J. Kavanagh 1992 President
B. D. Hart 1993 President
Kevin Harte 1994 President
Eddie Gleeson 1995 President
Eamon O'Brien 1996 President
Barry Hickson 1997 President
Barry Hickson 1998 President
Declan Walker 1999 President
P. Dennehy 2002 President
John O'Halloran 2003 President
John Holt 2004 President
Tommy Dunne 2005 President
John Horan 2006 President
William Nolan 2007 President
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