Tullamore Court Hotel 

Tullamore Golf Club


Address Brookfield
Co. Offaly
Telephone: 057-93-21439
Public No: 057-93-51095
Fax: 057-93-41806
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Website: www.tullamoregolfclub.ie
Founded: 1896
Membership: 726
Green Fees Midweek: €37
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €48
Green Fees With a Member: €25
Green Fees For Opens: €20
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft spikes: Yes
Secretary/Manager: Ann-Marie Cunniffe
Captain: Tim Guiney
Lady Captain: Martini Taaffe
President: Tom Harney
Vice-Captain: P. J. Horan & Jacinta Joyce
Hon. Secretary: Helen Egan, Liam Scally & Olive Carragher
Club Pro: Donagh McArdle 057-93-51757
Hon. Treasurer: Jim Hughes, Liam Scally & Olive Carragher
Designed by: James Braid & Paddy Merrigan
Course opening hours: Daylight hours
Clubhouse opening hours: 9.00am to 11.00pm
Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse
Dress Code: Neat casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering facilities
Days to Avoid: Weekends & Tuesdays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days
Pre-booking for open tournaments: 14 Days in advance

Course Description
Tullamore Golf Club is situated just three miles from Tullamore town on the Kinnity road. The course originally designed by James Braid is set on outstanding parkland and has been re-designed to the highest standards. It has many species of trees both in clusters and dense avenues, which lend greatly to the setting. holes 5,6,7,14 and 16 in particular are a delight to play. Golfing at Tullamore can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities, with lessons available by prior arrangement.

With the backdrop of the Slieve Bloom Mountains and a lazy stream meandering its way through the course you will enjoy your round of golf at Tullamore. Relax and enjoy the high quality bar and catering service available at this friendly club. Voted the No. 47-ranked golf course in Ireland, by “Golf Digest Ireland” in 2008. Tullamore was voted No. 38 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.

Open & Major Fixtures 2011
See Event Calendar here.

Club History

Instituted 1896, affiliated 1899. The Tullamore Golf Club published a brochure on the history of the club in 1935 which records "Golf was introduced into Tullamore in the year 1886 by Colonel R. A. Craig, when on a visit to the Rectory. A few holes in a field on the Geashill Road represented the first links in the neighbourhood, and there Colonel Craig and a few friends drove their gutta balls with the old-fashioned clubs of the period. After a short time they changed the scene of operations to the fields near the ruin behind the distillery, where they were, joined by a few military officers. The next move was to Timmycross. A small club was formed and a regular course was made, a very rough and hilly affair, but productive of good fun for a couple of years. At the end of that time move No. 3 was effected to the racecourse at Ballykilmurry, where a pleasant little nine-hole course was laid out and a small pavilion erected."

The "Irish Field" on the 29th of August, 1925, reports "I hear that at Brookfield only a couple of miles from the town, the club can get sufficient land at reasonable rent to lay out eighteen-holes." The club brochure tells us "a site near Tullamore was needed, too, and it was found at Brookfield, which largely through the efforts of Mr. Henry F. Brennan, was secured from Lady Bury. A new eighteen-hole course was laid out with the assistance of Captain Lionel Hewson who was ably assisted by Mr. J. S. McCall of the club, who spared no effort."


Members Achievements

Tullamore Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield, when they beat Stackstown G. C. at Co. Longford G. C. on 24th June 2007, when the team was, Dave Hughes with Kevin McEntee, Eoin Flanagan with John Hopkins, Morgan Byrne with Joe Morris, Denis Guinan with Eoin Slevin, Pat Keegan with Eamon Buggy, and Stewart Grehan and Larry Larkin they were managed by Willie O'Grady.

They made the journey to Shandon Park Golf Club to compete in the All-Ireland deciders on Friday 14th September.

They were drawn against Munster Champions Muskerry Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final. First on the tee for Tullamore was Dave Hughes with Kevin McEntee against Paul Herlihy with Denis Lynch, when they lost their match by a single hole. They were followed by Pat Keegan with John O'Shea who halved their match against Daniel Hallissey with Eoin O'Callaghan. Next up was Eoin Flanagan with John Hopkins who also halved their match against David Lane with Jerry O'Callaghan. With the matches finally balanced Liam Hoctor with Noel Mannion went down to Jimmy Hornibrook with Neil O'Brien by 5 and 4. The anchor match of Morgan Byrne with Joe Morris against Jackie Solan with Gordian Barry also went to the Munster Champions to record a 4 matches to 1 match win and give the their passage to the All-Ireland final against Ulster Champion Scrabo Golf Club in the afternoon, which Muskerry won by 3 matches to 2 matches to record their first win in the Jimmy Bruen Shield in their Centenary Year. 

Tullamore Golf Club won the Leinster Under-15 Inter-Club Matchplay at Knockalley Golf Club on Monday 22nd August 2006. They beat Newlands Golf Club by 3 and halve matches to 1 and halve matches in the Leinster Semi-Final in the morning and met Headfort Golf Club in the afternoon, this match resulted in a 3 matches to 2 matches for the boys’ from the Midlands against the boys’ from Kells. The team was John Foran, Stewart Grehan, Eoin Slevin, Jamie McKeogh, Garry Hughes, Morgan Byrne and Conor Daly, they were managed by Christy Lennon and selected by Kevin Adams and John Hopkins.

Tullamore Golf Club were runners-up in the Provincial Towns Cup in 2006, when the team was, Mark O'Grady, David Flanagan, Terry Shields, Sean Spollan, Morgan Byrne, Ted Nyhan, Jerome O'Rourke, Joe Morris, Denis Guinan, P. J. McIntyre, Martin Dooley, Stephen Kidney, Stephen Barrett and Pat Keegan, they were managed by Pat Corcoran and selected by John McNiff and Gerry McMahon.

Lady Captain Mary McDonnell (31), Captain John Hopkins (11) and President Pat Traynor, qualified for the National Finals of the Mercedes-Benz-Irish Independent Executive Trophy at The K Club on August 12th. When they shot 74 points at Mount Juliet in July 2002.

Husband and wife Eileen and Denis White were leading qualifiers in the spar Irish Independent mixed challenge on there home course in June 2002.

Tullamore gave Kitty McCann the highest accolade on June 15th 2001 when she was guest of honour at a special function to commemorate her win in the British Open Championship on June 7th 1951 at Broadstone in Dorset. She beat Frances Stephens, who played 6-Curtis Cups by 4 and 3 over 36-holes. Kitty was selected on the Curtis Cup team for 1952 but was unable to play because of illness.

Catherine Carty was selected on the Irish Senior Ladies team in 2001.

Helen Egan won L.G.U. green Medal at Athy Golf Club on the 28th May 2001. Helen playing off 14 returned a 70 net to win by two shots. She also captured the Midland Ladies Intermediate Championship on her home course the same year.

Tullamore won the BMW All- Ireland Irish Mixed Foursomes in 2000 at Dundalk G. C. beating Limerick County Golf and Country Club in the final. When the squad was Enda McLoughlin, Rosemary Fox, Eileen Cahir, Anna Kavanagh, Kay Kirley, Marie Daly, John Cullen, Maureen Conway, Willie O'Grady, Larry Larkin, Seamus Egan, John McNally, Anna Wynn and Basil Mulligan, they were, managed by Norman Conway.

Tullamore won the All-Ireland Irish Junior Cup at Royal Co. Down G. C. in 1983, when the squad was Sean Larkin, Paddy Callaghan, Christy Lennon, Harry Cullen, Dermot Coen, Carthage Flanagan, Seamus Egan and Patrick Cleary they were managed by Eamon Buggy.

Una Marsden was selected on the ILGU Senior B squad in November 2000, and she was on the Irish Junior Ladies team in 2000 and played for Ireland in the Girls' Home internationals at Forfar Golf Club in 1997.

They also won the Tudenham Cup, Fourball, in Mullingar G.C.

Most of us spend a lifetime playing golf and the best we can relate to is the nearly Hole-in-One we had. Not so with Niamh and Donal Adams whom on the same day and same competition had a Hole-in-One each. Niamh 14-year-old holed out on the 132-yard 2nd only to be followed by baby brother 12-year-old Donal on the 138-yard 9th. A week earlier Gearoid O'Grady also holed out on the 9th in another junior competition.

Enda McLoughlin played for Leinster and capped for Ireland, having played Leinster Boys, winning 4 of his 6 matches.

V. Twohig represented Munster from 1982 to 1983.

Una Marsden played for The Irish Girls International Team in 1999 and 1997; she was a reserve in 1998.

Person Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Patrick Bennett 9 July 1999 12th   194 yd's
Mary O'Grady 30 September 2001 2nd   132 yd's
Donal Adams   9th   138 yd's
Niamh Adams   2nd   132 yd's
D. Guinan        
J. Hopkins        
M. White        
A. Raleigh        
J. Morris        
Fr. J. Walsh        
C. O'Corroon    



Card of the Course
Hole No Blue White Par Index Red Par Index
1 362 349 4 10 326 4 7
2 180 170 3 14 137 3 17
3 437 401 4 4 325 4 9
4 495 485 5 6 461 5 3
5 439 429 4 2 382 4 1
6 189 175 3 8 167 3 11
7 498 488 5 12 419 5 5
8 338 328 4 16 296 4 15
9 148 138 3 18 132 3 13
Out 3,086 2,963 35   2,645 35  
10 396 386 4 13 295 4 6
11 325 315 4 17 300 4 10
12 197 189 3 9 150 3 16
13 402 387 4 11 303 4 18
14 474 464 4 1 444 5 2
15 542 519 5 7 403 5 8
16 419 405 4 3 321 4 4
17 179 172 3 15 165 3 12
18 452 448 4 5 405 5 14
In 3,386 3,285 35   2,786 37  
Total 6,472 6,248 70   5,431 72  
SSS 70 68     73    

Roll of Honour
K. Rolston 1989 Ladies Captain
A. Burns 1990 Ladies Captain
V. Lambe 1991 Ladies Captain
A. O'Donovan 1992 Ladies Captain
I. Mulligan 1993 Ladies Captain
H. Wilson 1994 Ladies Captain
Betty Hickland 1995 Ladies Captain
M. Guiney 1996 Ladies Captain
M. Fogarty 1997 Ladies Captain
Renne Harney 1998 Ladies Captain
Carmel Coleman 1999 Ladies Captain
Mary Egan 2000 Ladies Captain
Lily Roberts 2001 Ladies Captain
Mary McDonnell 2002 Ladies Captain
Florence Campion 2003 Ladies Captain
Joan Keegan 2004 Ladies Captain
Kay Moylan 2005 Ladies Captain
Ann Walshe 2006 Ladies Captain
Jo Barber-Loughnane 2007 Ladies Captain
V. Clarke 1989 Men's Captain
C. Lennon 1990 Men's Captain
N. Clancy 1991 Men's Captain
G. Reidy 1992 Men's Captain
S. Kealey 1993 Men's Captain
P. Carty 1994 Men's Captain
D. Garland 1995 Men's Captain
J. A. Dempsey 1996 Men's Captain
A. Marsden 1997 Men's Captain
W. O'Grady 1998 Men's Captain
W. Wall 1999 Men's Captain
R. Conroy 2000 Men's Captain
Norman Conway 2001 Men's Captain
John Hopkins 2002 Men's Captain
Brendan Walsh 2003 Men's Captain
Seamus Daly 2004 Men's Captain
Liam O'Reilly 2005 Men's Captain
Martin Dunne 2006 Men's Captain
Seamus Egan 2007 Men's Captain
T. M. Lyons 1989 President
T. M. Lyons 1990 President
T. M. Lyons 1991 President
T. M. Lyons 1992 President
W. M. Rossiter 1993 President
W. M. Rossiter 1994 President
W. M. Rossiter 1995 President
D. Kennelly 1996 President
W. G. Jaffray 1997 President
E. A. Colville 1998 President
V. Clarke 1999 President
D. Scanlon 2000 President
C. J. Lennon 2001 President
Pat Trainor 2002 President
W. J. O'Donovan 2003 President
Joe Coleman 2004 President
Sean Kavanagh 2005 President
Barry Keegan 2006 President
J. J. Flanagan 2007 President


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