Castlebar Golf Club

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Course Facts:
Address Rocklands Secretary/Manager: Bernie Murray
Castlebar Captain: Eamon Mongan
Co. Mayo Lady Captain: Mary Caulfield
Telephone: 094-9021649 President: Patricia Walsh & Dr Jimmy Broderick
Public No: 094-9021649 Vice-Captain: Dolores Towey & Paul Kilcourse
Fax: 094-9026088 Hon. Secretary: Padraic Corrigan & Francis O'Dowd
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Website: Hon. Treasurer: Val Jennings & Carmel Moran
Founded: 1910 Designed by: Peter McEvoy
Open for membership. Societies are welcome and group rates are available. (20+)
Membership: 469 Course opening hours: Daylight hours
Green Fees Midweek: €20 Clubhouse opening hours: 10.00am to 11.30pm
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €25 Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse
Green Fees With a Member: €20 Dress Code: Neat casual, no denim
Green Fees For Opens: €20 Catering: Snacks
Practice Area: Yes Days to Avoid: Weekend mornings
Club Hire: No Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other times
Buggy Hire: Yes Pre-booking for open tournaments: 14 Days in advance
Soft spikes: Yes    


Course Description
Castlebar Golf Club has recently completed a £900,000 course development plan under the watchful eye of Peter McEvoy. The course measures 5,902 metres Par 71 with a standard scratch of 69 off the back tees.Set in mature parkland the greens and course are always in the best of condition. Its feature hole is 145 metres Par 3, 16th.Castlebar has a fine stat-of-the-art clubhouse offering the golfer everything he/she could require. The members are renowned for the friendly welcome they extend to visitors to this very fine course.

Castlebar Golf Club operate a Three-Club Pass together with Westport & Ballinrobe for €90 in 2008.

Open & Major Fixtures 2011
See Event Calendar here.

Club History

Instituted 1910 affiliated 1912Details of the origins of the club are given in the 75th anniversary brochure produced by Mr. John Egan, a member of the club for 55 years.

It reads "The initial meeting to form the club was held in November, 1910, in the Imperial Hotel, Castlebar. Chairman of the inaugural meeting was Rev. A. Lendrum and 32 other local gentlemen. Lord Bingham was elected first President. The initial course was at Flannelly’s of  Moreen until it moved to the present course at Rocklands, shortly afterwards. Credit is given to members of the Connaught Rangers, who were stationed in the town at the time, for helping to start the club. There was a rifle-range on the course at the time, which was used by the local military personnel.

In 1958, extra land was purchased, known as Rockland House. In 1982, further land was acquired which allowed for an 18-hole course to be opened in 1984. It is clear there was an early interest in golf in Castlebar, as early as 1898, The Irish Times reported a match with a number of golfers from the town and members of Ballinrobe Golf Club.

Members Achievements

Castlebar Golf Club won the Connacht Final of the Irish Junior Cup in 2007, and they made the long journey to Shandon Park Golf Club in Belfast to compete in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Wednesday 12th September.They were drawn against Ulster Champions Belvoir Park, first on the tee was Eoin Lisibach who won his match by 1-hole against Ian Browne, he was followed by Stephen Munnelly who lost out to Martin Kelly by 2 and 1. Next up was David Haugh against Declan O'Hara who lost by 3 and 2. The penultimate match saw Brendan Frost lose to Alan McMillen by 3 and 2. Padraic Hurst played anchor against Mick Malone but it was not to be Padraic’s day as he lost by 6 and 5. A 4 matches to 1 match victory was recorded to put Belvoir Park through to the All-Ireland Final against Munster Champions Muskerry Golf Club, the eventual winners on the Thursday.

Castlebar Golf Club won the Connacht Final of the Irish Junior Foursomes and were drawn against Ulster Champions Roe Park in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals at Lucan Golf Club on 18th August 2003. The team on the day was, Robin Daly with John McHugh and Ian McDonagh with Brian Cormack.

The Ladies of Castlebar Golf Club won the County Cup in 2003, when the team was, Marie Rowley, Anne Horkan, Lorna McCurdy, Sheila Baynes, Regina Kerr, Karen Moylett and Connie White.

Castlebar won the Mayo County Cup after a lapse of nine years with a score of 207. The team was Pat Griffin, Jimmy Broderick, Chris Casey, Padraic Connolly, Jim McGovern, Joseph Stephen Munnelly and Pat Staunton.

Pat Griffin (4) won the Mayo Scratch Cup with a 2-over 73.

Castlebar Golf Club won the All-Ireland Irish Junior Foursomes in 1993, the team was Paul O'Hara, Michael Kilcourse, Barry McGovern, David Barney, Shane Quigley.

Castlebar won the Connacht Barton Shield in 1993 and were bronze medallists at Woodbrook Golf Club, when the team was, Stephen Munnelly, Paul Benson, John Langan, Joe Langan and A. C. Hiney, they were managed by Frank Walsh.

They won the Connacht Shield in 1998, 1994, 1993, 1972 and 1968.

They won Connacht Inter Club in 1996 and 1994.

The Connacht Pierce Purcell in 1989

The Connacht Jimmy Bruen Shield in 1990

The Connacht Junior Cup in 1993 and 1992

The Connacht Cecil Ewing Shield in 1993 and 1992.

The Connacht Irish Schools in 1993.

The Ladies of Castlebar Golf Club won the County Cup in 1993, when the team was, Anne McGovern, Eileen O'Boyle, Maureen Tobin, Teresa Reddington, Sheila Baynes and Carmel Heneghan.

The Ladies of Castlebar Golf Club won the Western District Intermediate Team Event in 1990, when the team was, Maureen Tobin, Debbie Jennings, Mary McDonald, Eileen O'Boyle and Patsy Connor.

Castlebar Boys' won the Connacht Junior Inter-Club Matchplay in 1988, when the team was, Michael Langan, J. Langan, B. Munnelly, D. Kelly, D. Connolly and R. Campbell.  

Paul Benson represented Connaught in 1996.

John Langan in 1994 and played Connaught Youths from 1993 to 1994, playing 11 matches.

David Kelly played Connaught Youths from 1992 to 1994, playing 17 matches.

Paul O'Hara played Connaught Boys in 1995.

Person Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Goretti Quigley   8th   160 yd's
Tom Moylett 9 April 2006 12th 5-iron 158 m

Card of the Course
Card of the Course (yards)
Hole No Blue White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 298 283 274 4 13 265 4 7
2 199 176 150 3 7 123 3 13
3 436 410 398 5 15 332 4 3
4 291 286 281 4 17 234 4 17
5 359 350 344 4 3 329 4 1
6 171 141 131 3 9 112 3 11
7 325 315 291 4 11 252 4 15
8 498 459 443 5 5 397 5 9
9 419 405 399 4 1 389 5 5
Out 2,996 2,825 2,711 36   2,433 36  
10 141 127 110 3 16 92 3 18
11 437 432 414 5 18 408 5 4
12 158 137 129 3 12 116 3 16
13 358 342 317 4 10 264 4 14
14 383 370 360 4 4 313 4 6
15 364 350 344 4 6 334 4 2
16 145 131 126 3 14 119 3 12
17 422 418 383 4 2 387 5 10
18 467 423 406 5 8 374 5 8
In 2,875 2,730 2,589 35   2,407 36  
Total 5,871 5,555 5,300 71   4,840 72  
SSS 71 70 68     72    

Roll of Honour
Mrs. Thelma O'Malley 1990 Ladies Captain
Mrs. P. Connor 1991 Ladies Captain
Mrs. E. O'Boyle 1992 Ladies Captain
Mrs. K. Grimes 1993 Ladies Captain
Mary MacDonald 1994 Ladies Captain
Margaret Tighe 1995 Ladies Captain
Carmel Hanagan 1996 Ladies Captain
Anne Bourke 1997 Ladies Captain
Maureen Tobin 1998 Ladies Captain
Flavia Cafolla 1999 Ladies Captain
Una Ainsworth 2000 Ladies Captain
Patricia Walsh 2001 Ladies Captain
Elane Healy 2002 Ladies Captain
Pauline Casey 2003 Ladies Captain
Regina Kerr 2004 Ladies Captain
Ann McGovern 2005 Ladies Captain
Rowena Kilkelly 2006 Ladies Captain
Teresa Reddington 2007 Ladies Captain
Miss M. Waldron 1990 Ladies President
Mrs. Phil Jones 1991 Ladies President
Mrs. J. O'Loughlin 1992 Ladies President
Mrs. L. Flannelly 1993 Ladies President
Mrs. Toni Garavan 1994 Ladies President
Mrs. Eileen Irwin 1995 Ladies President
Mrs. G. McDonnell 1996 Ladies President
Mrs. T. Waldron 1997 Ladies President
Mrs. Kathleen Jennings 1998 Ladies President
Mrs. Teresa Kelly 1999 Ladies President
Geraldine Egan 2000 Ladies President
Kathleen Brady 2001 Ladies President
Joan Langan 2002 Ladies President
Patsy Connor 2003 Ladies President
Eileen O'Boyle 2004 Ladies President
Kitty Grimes 2005 Ladies President
Pat Doyle 2006 Ladies President
Margaret Tighe 2007 Ladies President
Frank Walsh 1990 Men's Captain
John Garavan 1991 Men's Captain
John Farragher 1992 Men's Captain
J. J. Tiernan 1993 Men's Captain
M. J. McDermott 1994 Men's Captain
C. J. Garavan 1995 Men's Captain
Tom Jennings 1996 Men's Captain
Richard Lyons 1997 Men's Captain
Dr. Jim Broderick 1998 Men's Captain
Pat Staunton 1999 Men's Captain
Seamus Cuffe 2000 Men's Captain
Joe Mulroy 2001 Men's Captain
Michael O'Malley 2002 Men's Captain
Gerry Needham 2003 Men's Captain
Denis Gallagher 2004 Men's Captain
Jimmy Walsh 2005 Men's Captain
Mary MacDonald 2006 Men's Captain
Val Jennings 2007 Men's Captain
Dr. R. Tobin 1990 President
Dr. R. Tobin 1991 President
Joe Langan 1992 President
Joe Langan 1993 President
J. Gilmartin 1994 President
J. Gilmartin 1995 President
J. J. Walsh 1996 President
J. J. Walsh 1997 President
Joseph McGowan 1998 President
Joseph McGowan 1999 President
W. J. Flynn 2000 President
W. J. Flynn 2001 President
Tommy Moylett 2002 President
John McHugh 2003 President
Tommy Carney 2004 President
Donagh Barry 2005 President
John O'Sullivan 2006 President
John Galvin 2007 President
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