Callan Golf Club

Course Facts:
Address Geraldine Secretary/Manager: Margaret Maher
Callan Captain: Paul Cashin
Co. Kilkenny Lady Captain: Rose Brophy
Telephone: 056-77-25136 President: Kathleen Power & John Kinchella
Public No: 056-77-25949 Vice-Captain: Sheila Foster & Martin Maher
Fax: 056-77-55155    
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Founded: 1929 Designed by: O. C. M. Associates
Not open for membership. Societies are welcome and group rates are available.
Membership: 1150 Course opening hours: Daylight hours
Green Fees Midweek: €20 Clubhouse opening hours: 9.00am to 11.00pm
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €25 Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse
Green Fees With a Member: €15 Dress Code: Neat casual, no denim
Green Fees For Opens: €15 Catering: Full catering facilities
Practice Area: Yes Days to Avoid: Saturday am & Sundays
Club Hire: Yes Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days
Buggy Hire: Yes Pre-booking for open tournaments: 14 Days in advance
Soft spikes: Yes    


Course Description
Course Description:

Callan is a parkland course with, well placed spinney's, water features on 8-holes, and maintained to a very high standard. The Ladies Course is 5451 yd's with a par of 73 and SSS of 72. The Men's Course is 6,422 yd's from the blue tees with a SSS of 72.The Professional course record is 67 gross held by Club Pro. John O’Dwyer. The Amateur record is 66 gross held by Brian Duggan (Snr.). The 1st 6 holes especially, require accuracy off the tee, this part of the course has been in play since 1929 .The 2nd hole - par 3, 210 yd's varies from a 3 or 4 iron to a driver depending on conditions, a great hole! The 5th hole par 4 - 330 yd's, narrow fairway, spinney on right, out of bounds on left demands a well placed drive and a careful 2nd shot to a nice green well guarded by bunkers.On the newer part of the course the 7th par4 - 450 yd's with water on the left is a good test for all golfers. The 8th hole, par 4 at 348 yd's, water left and right and a green with nice contours is an interesting hole. The 10th, par 3-140 yd's over water is a lovely hole. On the 11th, the stream catches many a tee shot, the carry over the water is approx. 220 yd's. Play short of the stream, is best advice for most golfers. The 13th, 407 yd's par 4 index 2 is rated the best hole by many of our members and visitors alike. Certainly it demands accuracy and good length off the tee. Having played the 14th par-3 you cross the main road to play the 15th par 5 at 511 yd's a wonderful golf hole!. Next the par 3, 16th from an elevated tee, to a green where pin placement can make a huge difference. The 17th is a par 5 reachable in two strokes by many, but will become a lot more difficult when spinney's grow and tend to calm the big hitters off the tee. The 18th is a good finishing hole with a fine view of the green from the Clubhouse and the added pressure of knowing you may have an audience, albeit a friendly one.

Having completed your round you are assured of a very friendly welcome in our bar and we hope you will return again.

Open & Major Fixtures 2011
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Club History
Club History

Callan was founded in 1929 and extended to 18-holes in 1999. The present clubhouse was built in 1994.

Members Achievements

2005 Lady Captain Breda Ryan (10) and her Captain’s Prize winner Betty McGrath (23) qualified in the Volkswagen/Irish Independent Lady Captain’s Classic at Waterford Golf Club on Thursday 22nd September, when they returned a fine score of 36 points in this scotch foursomes format to be only 4 point off the Castlecomer pairing of Kathleen Hogan and Ann Kennelly. It was off to the National Finals at The Heritage Golf Club on Monday 3rd October where they were paired with the Mountain View pair of Nuala Cummins and Kathleen Lanigan.Angela Downey (18) and Noelle O'Driscoll (24) won the Lancome Rose Trophy in the National Scotch Foursomes on the O'Mahoney's Point course at Killarney Golf & Fishing Club in October 6th 2002.

Captain 2001, Martin Cuddihy and his Captain's Prize winner John Norris won the National Final of the Skoda-Irish Independent County Masters at the Royal Dublin Golf Club in October 2001. They returned 44 points to clinch an All-Ireland title. 

Brian Duggan won his Presidents Prize on 20th August 2000. Brian a scratch player had 42pts. Which was 6 under and a new course record.

Angela Downey and her twin sister Anne, who achieved a remarkable double, when they both won the Lady Captain's prize in the Millennium year. Anne who played her golf at Castlecomer Golf Club won the qualifying round in the Volkswagen-Irish Independent Lady Captains Classic at Tramore in September 2000. The twins are better known for their skills on the comogie field. They are probably the best known players in the country and have 12 All-Ireland medals for Kilkenny.

Card of the Course
Card of the Course (yards)
Hole No Blue Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 407 398 4 5 335 4 3
2 505 491 5 17 444 5 5
3 404 380 4 15 320 4 9
4 210 199 3 7 190 3 10
5 360 347 4 13 294 4 13
6 384 380 4 11 380 4 1
7 330 300 4 9 261 4 7
8 432 415 4 1 348 4 4
9 457 414 4 2 407 5 15
Out 3,489 3,324 36   2,945 37  
10 348 330 4 4 286 4 12
11 408 397 4 3 359 4 6
12 145 138 3 14 125 3 16
13 352 343 4 8 290 4 11
14 135 130 3 16 125 3 18
15 511 501 5 6 451 5 2
16 148 139 3 10 130 3 14
17 477 468 5 18 410 5 17
18 349 329 4 12 315 4 8
In 2,873 2,775 35   2,491 35  
Total 6,362 6,099 71   5,436 72  
SSS 69 68     71    

Roll of Honour
Mrs P. McHardy 1989 Ladies Captain
Miss V. Wall 1990 Ladies Captain
Miss E. Looney 1991 Ladies Captain
Mrs. C. Farrell 1992 Ladies Captain
Mrs. A. Campion 1993 Ladies Captain
Miss Y. Egan 1994 Ladies Captain
Mrs. O. Kinsella 1995 Ladies Captain
Mrs. M. O'Mahoney 1996 Ladies Captain
Mrs. P. Fitzpatrick 1997 Ladies Captain
Miss Joan O'Gorman 1998 Ladies Captain
Barbara Kearney 1999 Ladies Captain
Ann Wemyss 2000 Ladies Captain
Catherine Davis 2001 Ladies Captain
Eilish Ahern 2002 Ladies Captain
Kathleen Power 2003 Ladies Captain
P. O'Brien 2004 Ladies Captain
Breda Ryan 2005 Ladies Captain
Evelyn Bookle 2006 Ladies Captain
Noelle O’Driscoll 2007 Ladies Captain
Mrs. E. Madigan 1993 Ladies President
Mrs. M. Moore 1995 Ladies President
Mrs. J. Grace 1996 Ladies President
Mrs. M. Grace 1997 Ladies President
Mrs. A. Carey 1998 Ladies President
Mrs. B. Holohan 1999 Ladies President
Mary Horgan 2000 Ladies President
Mary Barry 2001 Ladies President
M Duggan 2002 Ladies President
Eileen Cormack 2003 Ladies President
B O'Donovan 2004 Ladies President
Ina Heron 2005 Ladies President
Anne Campion 2006 Ladies President
Ethel Lonney 2007 Ladies President
M. Sullivan 1989 Men's Captain
J. O'Dwyer 1991 Men's Captain
L. O'Shea 1992 Men's Captain
J. Healy 1993 Men's Captain
M. Shortall 1994 Men's Captain
E. Holohan 1995 Men's Captain
L. Duggan 1996 Men's Captain
B. McEvoy 1997 Men's Captain
M. Fitzpatrick 1998 Men's Captain
Pat Cullinane 1999 Men's Captain
Paul Roche 2000 Men's Captain
Martin Cuddihy 2001 Men's Captain
Jim Kirby 2002 Men's Captain
John Grace 2003 Men's Captain
J. Cuddihy 2004 Men's Captain
Tom Ryan 2005 Men's Captain
John Holden 2006 Men's Captain
Ger Freyne 2007 Men's Captain
J. O'Shea 1989 President
P. Cunningham 1990 President
P. Holohan 1990 President
Rev. J. Brennan 1991 President
P. Campion 1992 President
Bro. L. Bourke 1993 President
Bro. L. Bourke 1994 President
E. Meagher 1995 President
J. Doran 1996 President
J. Kirby 1997 President
J. Kirby 1998 President
M. Duggan 1999 President
Larry O'Shea 2000 President
Larry O'Shea 2001 President
Milo Carey 2002 President
Milo Carey 2003 President
Milo Carey 2004 President
Eamonn Campion 2005 President
John O'Neill 2006 President
Ignatius Rice 2007 President
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