Rathsallagh Golf Club

Course Facts:
Address Dunlavin Secretary/Manager: Joe O'Flynn
Co. Wicklow Captain: Francis Donnelly
  Lady Captain: Elamor Brazill
Telephone: 045-403316 President: John Mullan
Public No: 045-403316 Vice-Captain: Anne Kane & Frank Walsh
Fax: 045-403295    
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Club Pro: Michael O'Shea
Website: www.rathsallagh.com    
Founded: 1994 Designed by: Peter McEvoy & Christy O'Connor Jnr.
Open for membership. Societies are welcome and group rates are available. (24 to 51+)
Membership: 394 Course opening hours: Daylight hours
Green Fees Midweek: €45 Clubhouse opening hours: 8.00am to 11.30pm
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €55 Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse
Green Fees With a Member: €25 Dress Code: Neat casual, no denim
Green Fees For Opens: €25 Catering: Full catering facilities
Practice Area: Yes Days to Avoid: None
Club Hire: Yes Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek & weekends
Buggy Hire: Yes Pre-booking for open tournaments: 14 Days in advance
Soft spikes: Yes    



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Course Description
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Course Description:

Ryder Cup Hero Christy O’Connor Jnr. and Peter McEvoy were commissioned to design a championship golf course at Rathsallagh. The course was opened for play by Peter Thomson CBE in 1995 and even since then has been highly acclaimed by the golfing press:

" Augusta without the Azalea. As good a layout and challenge as you will find anywhere in Irish Golf" (John Redmond).
"A true championship course" ( Christy O’Connor Jnr).

Having been a farmer all his life Joe O’Flynn Snr prides himself on extremely high grassland management standards, which enables play throughout the year.  With the addition of the well know teaching PGA professional Brendan McDaid in 1999, Rathsallagh now boasts a top class golf academy.  With facilities such as pitching and putting greens, covered driving range and the latest A star computer aided coaching and  teaching system.  Rathsallagh is now one of the premier clubs in Ireland, it is one its members can be proud of, and it has become a new way of life for Joe and his family.

Voted the No. 49-ranked golf course in Ireland, by “Golf Digest Ireland” in 2008.Rathsallagh was voted Joint No. 21 Parkland/Inland 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.

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Open & Major Fixtures 2011
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See Event Calendar here.

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Club History
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Club History

Founded 1994, affiliated 1994. Joe O’Flynn Snr, having sold his dairy farm on the out skirts of Cork City purchased Rathsallagh as a 570-acre beef and tillage farm in 1978. In the late 80’s he decided, that he needed to diversify, and set about building a par 3 practice course on the parklands either side of the main avenue to Rathsallagh House. In the early 90’s after a night at the bar with the famous Peter Thomson CBE, he had a dream and decided to extend the original concept and contracted Christy O’Connor Jnr and Peter McEvoy to design a championship golf course at Rathsallagh. The course was opened for play by Peter Thomson in 1995 and ever since has been highly acclaimed by the golfing press.

Members Achievements

The Ladies of Rathsallagh Golf Club won the ILGU Midland Plate in 2002, when the team was, Geraldine Ryan, Denise McCarthy, Eleanor Brazill, Patricia Brady, Mary Campbell, Siobhain McDermot and Joan McMahon, they were managed by Mary Birmingham. They won the Wicklow section of the Holmpatrick Cup in 2004.

Tom O'Neill was selected on the Leinster Boys' team for the Interprovincial Championships at Headfort Golf Club from August 28/30/2002.

Gavin Lunney, now turned Professional, was a member of the Leinster team in 1999.

Noel Owens became the first Irishman to win the Johnny Walker Amateur Euro Classic in Portugal's Algarve, with rounds of 70,72, 70 and 75.

Liz Matthews had a wonderful year's golf loosing 10 shots off her handicap winning her Captain's, President's, and Captain's Prize to the Ladies, she also won the Capital Oil Regional Final at Naas with a score of 38 pts. in July, 1999, and booked her place in the National Finals of the Shell Ladies Golf Challenge at Mount Juliet in August.

Major Prize Winners
Name Year Prize Winner
Gerry Solan 2000 Captain's Prize
Denise McCarthy 2000 Lady Captain's Prize
Noel Hume 2000 President's Prize
Nesa Dunlea 2000 Lady President's Prize
Gerry Pembroke 2000 Golfer of the Year
Margaret Hughes 2000 Ladies Golfer of the Year
Richard Scott 2001 Captain's Prize
Jane Russell 2001 Lady Captain's Prize
Gerry O'Hagan 2001 President's Prize
Geraldine Ryan 2001 Lady President's Prize
Noel Owens 2001 Golfer of the Year
Liz Matthews 2001 Ladies Golfer of the Year
Tom Travers 2002 Captain's Prize
Liz Matthews 2002 Lady Captain's Prize
Bill Scanlan 2002 President's Prize
Kay Egan 2002 Lady President's Prize
Thomas O'Neill Jnr. 2002 Golfer of the Year
Margaret Hughes 2002 Ladies Golfer of the Year
Peter Matthews 2003 Captain's Prize
Angela Leydon 2003 Lady Captain's Prize
Denis Gaffney 2003 President's Prize
Jane Russell 2003 Lady President's Prize
Matt Brazill 2003 Golfer of the Year
Valerie Murray 2003 Ladies Golfer of the Year
Peter Matthews 2004 Captain's Prize
Colette Jordan 2004 Lady Captain's Prize
Billy Connolly 2004 President's Prize
Geraldine Ryan 2004 Lady President's Prize
Tom Travers 2004 Golfer of the Year
Freda Mullen 2004 Ladies Golfer of the Year
David J. Neiland 2005 Captain's Prize
Liz Matthews 2005 Lady Captain's Prize
Billy Connolly 2005 President's Prize
Barbara Hargaden 2005 Lady President's Prize
Derek Murphy 2005 Golfer of the Year
Barbara Hargaden 2005 Ladies Golfer of the Year

Holes-in-One
Person Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
G. D. Crampton 18 August 1996 13th   134 yd's
Seamus Leydon 13 June 1999 13th   134 yd's
Noel Owens 13 February 2000 7th   177 yd's
Richard Birchill 27 May 2000 13th   134 yd's
Denise McCarthy 13 July 2000 4th   127 yd's
Karl Hughes 10 July 2000 13th   134 yd's
Adrian Williams 01/09/2001 13th 8-Iron 134 yd's
Mary O'Sullivan 6 October 2001 13th   115 yd's
Seamus Leydon 22 July 2001 13th   134 yd's
Una Murphy 10 October 2001 13th   115 yd's
Geraldine Ryan 13 July 2002 13th   115 yd's
Conor O'Riordan 16 March 2003 7th   177 yd's
Padraig McMahon 23 May 2004 13th   134 yd's
Kay Egan 10 July 2004 17th   126 yd's
Padraig McMahon 10 November 2004 4th   158 yd's
Michael Kelly 16 October 2004 13th   134 yd's



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Card of the Course
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Card of the Course (yards)
 
Hole No Blue White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 571 506 488 5 13 432 5 15
2 454 436 415 4 2 393 4 1
3 400 367 353 4 15 304 4 13
4 173 158 147 3 11 127 3 11
5 396 373 362 4 9 342 4 9
6 502 490 460 5 6 424 5 5
7 176 177 154 3 17 134 3 17
8 382 351 341 4 4 310 4 7
9 416 370 359 4 7 302 4 3
Out 3,470 3,228 3,079 36   2,768 36  
10 465 438 424 4 1 399 5 10
11 519 510 478 5 10 402 5 4
12 390 355 336 4 12 308 4 14
13 153 134 124 3 18 115 3 12
14 351 332 317 4 14 260 4 18
15 382 374 329 4 8 309 4 8
16 536 516 495 5 5 423 5 6
17 169 170 160 3 16 126 3 16
18 450 426 418 4 3 373 4 2
In 3,415 3,255 3,081 36   2,715 37  
Total 6,885 6,483 6,160 72   5,483 73  
SSS 74 72 71     73    



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Roll of Honour
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Diane Nagle 1995 Ladies Captain
Diane Nagle 1996 Ladies Captain
Ann Nolan 1997 Ladies Captain
Nessa Dunlea 1998 Ladies Captain
Doreen Mullen 1999 Ladies Captain
Eileen Mullan 2000 Ladies Captain
Maura Flood 2001 Ladies Captain
Mary Bermingham 2002 Ladies Captain
Liz Mathews 2003 Ladies Captain
Geraldine Ryan 2004 Ladies Captain
Freda Mullen 2005 Ladies Captain
Jane Russell 2006 Ladies Captain
Val King 2007 Ladies Captain
Peter McEvoy 1995 Men's Captain
Patrick Governey 1996 Men's Captain
Charlie Bergin 1997 Men's Captain
Seamus Leydon 1998 Men's Captain
Conor O'Riordan 1999 Men's Captain
Cathal Higgins 2000 Men's Captain
John Egan 2001 Men's Captain
Michael Bermingham 2002 Men's Captain
Paul Mullen 2003 Men's Captain
Pat Hanlon 2004 Men's Captain
Ronan Owens 2005 Men's Captain
Matt Brazill 2006 Men's Captain
Bill Scanlan 2007 Men's Captain
Frank O' Flynn 1995 President
Frank O'Flynn 1996 President
Frank O'Flynn 1997 President
Frank O'Flynn 1998 President
Frank O'Flynn 1999 President
Frank O'Flynn 2000 President
Frank O'Flynn 2001 President
Frank O'Flynn 2002 President
Frank O'Flynn 2003 President
Frank O'Flynn 2004 President
Frank O'Flynn 2005 President
Frank O'Flynn 2006 President
Frank O'Flynn 2007 President
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