Kenmare Golf Club

Address Kenmare
Co. Kerry
Telephone: 064-41291
Public No: 064-41291
Fax: 064-42061
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Founded: 1903
Membership: 380
Green Fees Midweek: €50
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €55
Green Fees With a Member: 50%
Green Fees For Opens: €10/30
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: No
Soft spikes: No
Secretary/Manager: Donna Harrington
Captain: Eugene O'Sullivan
Lady Captain: Patsy Miles
President: Bertie McSwiney
Vice-Captain: Coley Keating
Hon. Secretary: Coley Keating, Tom McDonnell & Mary Hodnett
Club Pro: Shop
Hon. Treasurer: John Sullivan, Steve O'Sullivan & Eleanor Connor-Scarteen
Designed by: Eddie Hackett
Course opening hours: Daylight hours
Clubhouse opening hours: 8.00am to 8.00am Summer
Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse
Dress Code: Neat casual, no denim
Catering: Bar, soup and sandwiches
Days to Avoid: 12th/13th September
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days
Pre-booking for open tournaments: 14 Days in advance

Course Description
Kenmare Golf Club was opened as a 9-hole golf course in 1903 and was extended to a championship 18-hole in 1993. The course is a real test of golf in a unique golfing environment and while it can be a very exacting for a good golfer it is never unfair to the weak. The early holes stretch along the picturesque Roughty river estuary while the undulating ground of the remaining nine holes provide panoramic views of Kenmare bay and the Roughty Valley. The course is conveniently located 200 m from the town centre and is excellent value.Kenmare Golf Club has carried out major renovations, which opened in the Summer 2002.

Kenmare Golf Club operate a Three-Club Pass together with Bantry Bay & Beauford for €109 in 2008.
Cork Kerry International Golf Challenge with Ring-of-Kerry and Lee Valley for €125 in 2008.

Open & Major Fixtures 2011
See Event Calendar here.

Club History

PInstituted 1903 affiliated 1922. Percy Joy was the main driving force behind golf in Kenmare and was Hon. Secretary in 1903. A member of the R.I.C., he had to relinquish his position due to being transferred in 1905.He and others got the necessary ground from the Lansdowne Estate and a nine-hole course was built close to the Southern Hotel in 1903.

Members Achievements

Kenmare Golf Club won the Kerry Shield for the first time in 1956, when the team was, Tom Condon, Tom Tiernan, Aeneas Murphy, T. J. Brosnan, Jim O'Shea and John B. O'Shea.

They won it again in 1962, With Jim O'Shea, T. J. Brosnan, John O'Shea, Tom Condon, P. C. Hanley, Jim Brosnan, Gerald O'Shea and J. Hegarty.

They won it in 1967, when the team was Tommy Daly, Jim O'Shea Noel O'Sullivan, John Hanley, Donal Doyle, John Brosnan and Tom O'Donoghue.

They won it again in 1982, when the team was John Hanley, Tom Hanley, John Palmer, Tony O'Shea, Rev. P. Murphy, Tom Maher and Derek O'Neill.

They won it again in 1988, with M. McGearaiil, J. Sullivan, T. O'Leary, J. Tuohy, E. O'Sullivan, C. Fitzgerald, T. O'Shea and J. Hanley.

Their last win was in 1993, when the team was Edward O'Sullivan, Tony O'Shea, Michael O'Brien, Ray Bambury, David O'Dwyer, Rory O'Sullivan and Pat O'Dwyer.

They won Junior West Cork Shield in 1995, with Dave O'Dwyer, James McCarthy, Tony O'Shea, James Crushell, Jackie Tuohy, Denis Crowley, John Duggan, Joey Arthur, Paul O'Connor, Pat O'Dwyer, Kevin Lynch, Tom Fitzpatrick, John O'Sullivan, Flor Cronin and Raymond Bambury. They were managed by S. Daly and selected by T. O'Leary.

They followed this with another win in 1997, when the team was T. Murphy, J. Sullivan, J. Counihan, J. Buckley, M. Crowley, P. O'Shea, G. Mahony, H. Harrington, D. Crowley, J. O'Sullivan, D. Kerins, P. O'Dwyer, P. O'Shea, D. O'Dwyer S. O'Sullivan, they were managed by S. Daly.

They last won it in 1999, when the team was J. Maye, L. Hartnett, L. Kelly, T. O'Connell, J. Sweeney, A. Thornhill, J. B. McCarthy, J. Sullivan, D. Crowley, Flor O'Donoghue, J. Arthur, G. Mahony, M. Crowley, J. Buckley, D. Kerins, T. A. O'Shea and P. O'Dwyer. They were managed by T. McDonnell and selected by S. Daly.

They won the McEvoy Shield in 1993, when the team was Pat Sheehy, Henry Harrington, John Joe Mahony, Flor O'Donoghue, Timothy O'Sullivan, Rory O'Driscoll, Paddy Brennan and Flor Cronin, they were captained by Sean Daly and managed by Mike Murphy.

They won it the previous year with, in 1992, when the team was, Timothy E. O'Sullivan, Sean Daly, Michael Murphy, Rory O'Driscoll, James Moriarty, Arthur O'Sullivan, James Duggan, Florence O'Donoghue, Steve O'Sullivan and Paddy Brennan.

They won it last in 1998, when the team was D. Lynch, M. O'Brien, D. McCarthy, N. O'Brien, P. Sheehy, T. O'Sullivan, T. Healy, S. Daly, B. McSwiney and W. McCarthy, they were managed by B. Hourihan and selected by T. McDonnell and J. Morgan.

They won the Dr. Billy O'Sullivan Shield in 2001, when the team was, Sean Daly, Paddy Brennan, Donal McCarthy, Francis Murphy, Bertie McSwiney, Noel O'Brien, John Joe Mahony, Willie McCarthy, Timmie E. O'Sullivan, Paul P. O'Sullivan, Frank McGonigle, Tony O'Shea and John Sheppard, they were managed by Tom Healy.

They won the West Cork Juvenile Shield in 2000, when the team was, S. O'Leary, P. J. O'Dwyer, T. Long, B. O'Shea,  A. Thornhill, T. McGearaile and P. Duggan, they were managed by P. Dwyer.

Card of the Course
Hole No Blue White Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 343 319 283 4 4 276 4 13
2 167 159 159 3 12 153 3 9
3 404 400 336 4 2 333 4 1
4 308 295 283 4 18 285 4 15
5 345 332 302 4 7 295 4 6
6 327 320 315 4 9 283 4 11
7 460 453 453 5 11 367 5 7
8 182 165 150 3 8 139 3 14
9 472 351 351 5 14 328 4 3
Out 3,007 2,801 2,632 36   2,447 35  
10 530 512 496 5 1 398 5 2
11 371 352 337 4 13 323 4 8
12 201 160 147 3 10 133 3 16
13 398 327 315 4 3 303 4 4
14 344 340 340 4 15 301 4 10
15 306 301 291 4 17 236 4 18
16 372 362 345 4 6 345 4 5
17 201 180 177 3 5 140 3 17
18 336 323 314 4 16 298 4 12
In 3,059 2,857 2,762 35   2,477 35  
Total 6,066 5,658 5,394 71   4,924 70  
SSS 69 67 66     69    

Roll of Honour
Miss M. Sheehan 1989 Ladies Captain
Mrs Adrai Knapp 1990 Ladies Captain
Mrs Mary Brosnan 1991 Ladies Captain
Mrs Theresa Long 1992 Ladies Captain
Mrs. Nancy Sullivan 1993 Ladies Captain
Mrs Angela Brosnan 1994 Ladies Captain
Mrs Maura Murphy 1995 Ladies Captain
Mrs. Hilda Fennell 1996 Ladies Captain
Eleanor Connor Scarteen 1997 Ladies Captain
Mary O'Sullivan 1998 Ladies Captain
Ena O'Brien 1999 Ladies Captain
Mrs. Anne O'Connor 2000 Ladies Captain
Mary O'Connor 2001 Ladies Captain
Elizabeth O'Sullivan 2002 Ladies Captain
Mrs. Vera Shaw 2003 Ladies Captain
Rita O'Brian 2004 Ladies Captain
Noeleen O'Sullivan 2005 Ladies Captain
Sheila Burns 2006 Ladies Captain
Ann Murphy 2007 Ladies Captain
Patsy Miles 2008 Ladies Captain
Noel Long 1989 Men's Captain
James McCarthy 1990 Men's Captain
Michael O'Brien 1991 Men's Captain
Pat O'Dwyer 1992 Men's Captain
James G. Brosnan 1993 Men's Captain
James Duggan 1994 Men's Captain
Dr. Vincent Boland 1995 Men's Captain
Colm Murphy 1996 Men's Captain
Denis O'Brien 1997 Men's Captain
Steve O'Sullivan 1998 Men's Captain
David O'Dwyer 1999 Men's Captain
Mr. Bernard Hourihan 2000 Men's Captain
John O'Sullivan 2001 Men's Captain
Steve Farrow 2002 Men's Captain
Jackie Tuohy 2003 Men's Captain
Martin O'Brian 2004 Men's Captain
Tadgh Harrington 2005 Men's Captain
Frank McGonigle 2006 Men's Captain
John Sheppard 2007 Men's Captain
Eugene O'Sullivan 2008 Men's Captain
Steve Rowe 1989 President
Paddy Brennan 1990 President
John C. O'Sullivan 1991 President
Jim Crushell 1992 President
Tim MacDonnell 1993 President
Tim O'Leary 1994 President
Dermot Kerins 1995 President
Tony Murphy 1996 President
Brendan Hourihan 1997 President
Jackie Tuohy 1998 President
John Hanley 1999 President
Mr. Jas. Brosnan 2000 President
Martin O'Brien 2001 President
Danny McCarthy 2002 President
Frank McGonigle 2003 President
David O'Dwyer 2004 President
Pat O'Dwyer 2005 President
Mary O'Sullivan 2006 President
Jimmy Duggan 2007 President
Bertie McSwiney 2008 President
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