Moate Golf Club

Course Facts:
Address Aghanargit Secretary/Manager: Anna O'Brien
Moate Captain: Domnic Fitzpatrick
Co. Westmeath Lady Captain: Mary Horan
Telephone: 090-6481271 President: Margaret Galvin & Joe Digan
Public No: 090-6481271    
Fax: 090-6481267    
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Founded: 1900 Designed by: Bobby Brown
Not open for membership. Societies are welcome and group rates are available.
Membership: 548 Course opening hours: Daylight hours
Green Fees Midweek: €20 Clubhouse opening hours: 9.00am to 11.30pm
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €25 Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse
Green Fees With a Member: €10/15 Dress Code: Neat casual, no denim
Green Fees For Opens: €10 Catering: Full catering facilities
Practice Area: Yes Days to Avoid: Sundays
Club Hire: No 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:

Originally founded in 1900, Moate Golf Club moved to its present location in 1940 as a 9 hole course. To accommodate the growing membership it was extended to 18 holes in 1993. This Bobby Browne designed course is set in gently rolling parkland and presents a wide variety of challenges to both the beginner and the experienced golfer. Every shot presents a new challenge and precise placing of the tee shot will greatly aid your score. Moate golf club is noted far and wide for its hospitality and friendliness of its members. The new clubhouse built in 1997 provides all the facilities that the golfer of today requires and is well worth a visit.

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Club History
Club History

Instituted 1900, affiliated 1940. Golf can be traced back to 1900 at Moate. The "Irish Golfer" 23rd January, 1901, records "During the past months the Royal and Ancient game has established a firm footing in the sporting little town of Moate, Co. Westmeath. Links have been secured along a line of gravel hills adjacent to the town and no exertion has been spared by the Hon. Secretary to make them as perfect as possible. They afford quite a diversity of hazards." The first president was Mr. C. O’Donoghue, the first captain was H.A.S. Upton, and it had a membership of over fifty with the men paying an annual subscription of £1 and the ladies ten shillings. It would appear the club went into decline between 1937 and 1940 when it was revived. There is a fine new clubhouse and there are now eighteen holes.

Members Achievements

Moate Golf Club won the BMW All-Ireland, Irish Mixed Foursomes at Monkstown Golf Club on 1 st September 2005. They beat Munster Champions Newcastle West in the All-Ireland Final by 3 ½ matches to 1 ½ matches. and Connacht Champions Enniscrone in the All-Ireland Semi-Final by 4 matches to 1 match.First on the tee for the Final was M. Power & V. Coughlan against N. O'Grady & T. O'Shaughnessy and they recorded a 1-hole win for the Leinster Champions. They were followed by L. Galvin & C. Connolly against F. Geary & K. Cussen who had another 1-hole win over the Munster pair. Next up was O. Grogan & E. White who had a very convincing 5 and 4 win over T. O'Connor & Margaret McAuliffe. The penultimate pair was B. Burke & M. Galvan against F. Moore & Martina McAuliffe this match ended all-square. The final match saw E. Coughlan & G. Coughlan against M. Stack & J. Scanlan who lost by 5 and 3.

In the All-Ireland Semi-Final against Enniscrone L. Galvin & C. Connolly lead the way with a very convincing 7 and 6 win over B. Casey & L. Loftus. They were followed by O. Grogan & E. White against S. Wade & M. Byrne who won by 3 and 1. Next on the tee was M. Power & V. Coughlan who halved their match with D. Basquill & M. Forde. The next pair was B. Burke & M. Galvin who recorded a 2 and 1 win over R. Cloonan & M. Carroll. The anchor team was husband and wife E. & G. Coughlan who halved their match with T. Donovan & M. McDaid, which gave them a comfortable passage to the All-Ireland Final.

2004 Lady Captain Mary Egan (20) and her Captain's Prize Winner Eileen White (19) were leading qualifiers with 38 pts. in the Volkswagen-Irish Independent Lady Captain's Classic at Co. Sligo Golf Club in August 2004 they qualified for the National Finals at Hermitage on 4th October.

The Ladies of Moate Golf Club won the National Final of the Nutri-Grain Ladies Golf Challenge at Druid's Glen when they returned a score of 40 points to win by five clear shots from their nearest rivals from Milltown. Congratulations to Veronica McCormack and Geraldine Coughlan on their wonderful win.

Lady Captain Kay Kenny (26) and her Captain's Prize winner Olive Costello (20) were leading qualifiers in the Volkswagen-Irish Independent Lady Captains Golf Classic at Slieve Russell Golf Club, with 36pts. in August 2002. They went on to the National Finals at Druid's Glen in September.

Lady Captain Dolores Moodley and her Captain's Prize winner Veronica McCormack topped the qualifiers in the Volkswagen-Irish Independent Lady Captain's Classic in August 2001. Playing the Slieve Russell shortly after the North West of Ireland, everybody found the course very difficult. Dolores playing off 32 and Veronica playing off 18 returned 29 points. This was ample to book their place in the National Finals at Druid's Glen on October the 1st. Dolores had to cancel another booking in order to keep her chances alive to win a National title. When she phoned her husband to tell him the good news, he reminded her they had booked a holiday in Spain the same week.

Husband & Wife Eileen and Denis White, who won the Grand Final of the Spar-Irish Independent Mixed Pairs challenge in Tenerife in 2000. They made a fine start to the defence of their title when they were leading regional qualifiers at City West in June 2001. They returned a fine 61 points score to book their place in the National Finals at Adare Manor Golf & Country Club in August. Eileen playing off 23 and Dennis playing off 4 were five shots better than anybody else on the day.

Moate Golf Club won the All-Ireland Jimmy Bruen Shield at Athlone G. C. in 1998 when they beat Portumna in the final. The squad was Padraig Geaghty, Michael Glennon, Dominic Fitzpatrick, Tommy Rosney, Kieran Heavin, Thomas Higgins, Adrian Lynch, George Digan, Louis Cunningham, Tom Flattery, Eamon Connolly, Brendan Keogh, Demion Farrell, Kieran Rosney, Paddy O'Brien, Paddy Egan, Liam Conally and Rob Dolan. They were captained by, Martin Forde and Managed by Joe Digan.

Moate won the All-Ireland Irish Junior Cup at Lahinch G. C. in 2000, when they beat Milltown in the Leinster Final. They went on to meet Athenry in the All-Ireland semi-final at Lahinch on 21st September 2000.  They beat Athenry 4 to 1 in the Semi-Final and went on to beat Monkstown 3.5 to 1.5 in the National Final. The squad was Karl Fitzsimons, Thomas Fox, Eamon Coughlan, Thomas Higgins and Dominick Fitzpatrick, Tom Flattery, Liam Galvin, George Digan, Mick Glennon, Louis Cunningham and Kieran Heavin. They were co-managed by Billy Coughlin and Seamus Buckley.

Moate won the Heineken Mixed Foursomes in 1998. The squad was Ollie Grogan, Kieran Heavin, Eamon Coughlan, Marie Rooney, Michael Power, Patricia Burke, Bert Burke, Maura Doyle, Dinny White, Anita McLoughlin, Liam Galvin, Kieran Rosney, Kathleen Grogan, Geraldine Coughlin and Eileen White. They were co-managed by Margaret Galvin and Joe Creggy.

The Ladies of Moate won the Midlands Trophy in 1999. The squad was Eileen White, Cathy Fahy, Margaret Galvin, Vera Burgoyne, Betty Fox, Margaret Byrne and Kathleen George. They were managed by, Emer Quinn. They also won it in 1987 when the squad was Eileen White, Maura Doyle, Anna O'Brien, Patricia Burke, Anita McLoughlin and Kathleen Conlon. They won the Midland Plate in 1994 when the team was Sarah Flanagan, Frances Longwood, Angela Valden, Cathy Fahy and Anna O'Brien.

Denis White, together with Eddie Condron (Greystones G.C.) and David Jackson was selected on the Irish team, which played in the inaugural European Seniors Nations Cup, played at La Manga G.C. in Spain, from the 15th to the 17th, June 2000.

Congratulations to Eileen (22) and Denis (3) White on winning the Grand Final of the Spar-Irish Independent Mixed Pairs Final at Golf del Sur, Tenerife, in November 2000, with rounds of 53 in the Scramble, 36 in the Foursomes and 69 in the singles. They booked their place in the National Final at St. Margaret's G.C. having shot 57 points in the regional qualifying round at Glasson G.C. in this unique format where the first six holes are played as a scramble, the next six as foursomes and the last six as singles. The Grand Final is the same format over three rounds.  Denis won the East of Ireland at Baltray in 1976.

Moate won the Midlands Trophy, in 1999.

Card of the Course
Card of the Course (metres)
Hole No Blue White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 314 292 282 4 11 277 4 6
2 166 166 150 3 9 111 3 16
3 329 309 295 4 7 279 4 2
4 99 99 99 3 13 101 3 12
5 397 387 387 4 1 372 5 8
6 362 350 335 4 3 234 4 14
7 351 348 345 4 5 281 4 4
8 319 313 313 4 15 288 4 10
9 254 254 250 4 18 255 4 18
Out 2,591 2,518 2,456 34   2,207 35  
10 328 328 315 4 17 285 4 15
11 384 344 338 4 4 297 4 11
12 326 326 318 4 8 251 4 17
13 308 288 287 4 16 285 4 3
14 460 460 452 5 10 373 5 9
15 165 160 147 3 6 133 3 13
16 470 470 468 5 12 414 5 1
17 389 345 340 4 2 309 4 5
18 491 477 473 5 14 386 5 7
In 3,321 3,198 3,138 38   2,733 38  
Total 5,912 5,716 5,594 72   4,940 73  
SSS 71 70 69     72    

Roll of Honour
Mrs. Margaret Dolan 1990 Ladies Captain
Sheila Flanagan 1991 Ladies Captain
Patricia Burke 1992 Ladies Captain
Elizabeth Ross 1993 Ladies Captain
Anne Flannery 1994 Ladies Captain
Eamer Quinn 1995 Ladies Captain
Cath Fahy 1996 Ladies Captain
Louise Curley 1997 Ladies Captain
Sheila Stafford 1998 Ladies Captain
Vera Burgoyne 1999 Ladies Captain
Margaret Galvin 2000 Ladies Captain
Delores Moodley 2001 Ladies Captain
Kay Kenny 2002 Ladies Captain
 Betty Behan 2003 Ladies Captain
Mary Egan 2004 Ladies Captain
Kathleen McDonnell 2005 Ladies Captain
Carmel Carroll 2006 Ladies Captain
Pauline Farrell  2007 Ladies Captain
M. Lowe 1990 Ladies President
M. Lowe 1991 Ladies President
M. Maxwell 1992 Ladies President
M. Maxwell 1993 Ladies President
M. Maxwell 1994 Ladies President
K. Grogan 1995 Ladies President
K. Grogan 1996 Ladies President
K. Grogan 1997 Ladies President
B. McKnight 1998 Ladies President
B. McKnight 1999 Ladies President
B. McKnight 2000 Ladies President
A. McLoughlin 2001 Ladies President
Mick Cooney 1990 Men's Captain
Fred Payne 1991 Men's Captain
Bob Traynor 1992 Men's Captain
Tom Sugrue 1993 Men's Captain
Chris Tuohy 1994 Men's Captain
Joe Digan 1995 Men's Captain
Liam Galvin 1996 Men's Captain
Bert Burke 1997 Men's Captain
Tony Power 1998 Men's Captain
Martin Forde 1999 Men's Captain
Liam Allen 2000 Men's Captain
Joe Creggy 2001 Men's Captain
Louis Cunningham 2002 Men's Captain
Seamus Buckley 2003 Men's Captain
Kieran Heavin 2004 Men's Captain
Ollie Seery 2005 Men's Captain
Kevin Lowry 2006 Men's Captain
Joe Mullen 2007 Men's Captain
B. Costello 1990 President
P. J. Grogan 1991 President
P. J. Grogan 1992 President
P. J. Grogan 1993 President
M. Glennon 1994 President
M. Glennon 1995 President
M. Glennon 1996 President
L. Cornally 1997 President
L. Cornally 1998 President
T. Sugrue 1999 President
Hugh Conlon 2000 President
Hugh Conlon 2001 President
 Charley Doyle 2002 President
Anita McLoughlin 2003 President
Charlie Doyle 2004 President
Jim O'Brien 2005 President
Eileen White 2006 President
Eileen White 2007 President
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