Woodstock Golf Club


Address Shanaway Road
Co. Clare
Telephone: 065-6829463
Public No: 065-6842408
Fax: 065-6820304
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Website: www.woodstockgolfclub.com
Founded: 1993
Membership: 388
Green Fees Midweek: €20
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €25
Green Fees With a Member: €20
Green Fees For Opens: €20
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft spikes: Yes
Secretary/Manager: Avril Guerin
Captain: Eugene Phillips
Lady Captain: Margaret-Ann Killeen
President: James Meade
Vice-Captain: None
Hon. Secretary:  
Club Pro: None
Hon. Treasurer:  
Designed by: Arthur Spring
Course opening hours: Daylight hours
Clubhouse opening hours: 9.00am to 11.30pm
Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse
Dress Code: Neat casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering facilities
Days to Avoid: None
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek & Weekends
Pre-booking for open tournaments: 14 Days in advance

Course Description
Course measures 5,864 meters from the white tees and is playable all year round. Many of the holes are tree lined with four holes having water as the main feature. Some of the more memorable holes are. The signature, hole is the par 4, 7th, which measures 366 meters. Tee shot is played from an elevated tee box across a lake to an island fairway; second shot is again across water to an expansive undulating green that slopes from back to front. The Par-3 8th measuring 170 meters from the white stakes is another hole to test the most discerning of golfers. Tee shot is played across water to a two-tiered island green. The Par-3 11th measuring 162 meters appears relatively easy however a ball over shooting the green will be most likely in the Kilmaley river which flows gently along by the back of the green. The three closing holes have been remarked on by members and visitors alike, "these are three of the best finishing holes as you are ever likely to encounter"

In finishing Woodstock in eight years has a maturity that belies its relatively short existence. Set two miles outside the charming town of Ennis is Woodstock Golf and Country Club It revels in 155 acres of rolling green countryside and is a championship standard golf course generously supplied with handsome vistas. Situated on the site is the 4 star, 67 bedroom Woodstock hotel. The hotel boasts of charming bedrooms, delicious contemporary Irish cuisine, a well equipped leisure club featuring swimming pool, sauna, and gym.


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Club History


Club History

The land which Woodstock Golf Club now stands was once the farm of Christy and Sheelagh Guerin. Woodstock House was the original name of their imposing Georgian property. Hence the name Woodstock Golf Club. The property consisted of 180 acres of free draining good quality farmland on which dry stock was raised.

In 1993 Sheelagh and Christy put the wheels in motion to launch Woodstock Golf and Country club. Christy almost single handily, and with immense drive set about the Golf Club business. He immediately engaged Golf course designer Arthur Spring to lay out a course that would be up to the highest championship standards. It was a creation beyond the expectations of many.



Members Achievements

Woodstock Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield for the second time in their short history in 2007.

They made the long journey to Shandon Park Golf Club in Belfast to compete in the All-Ireland deciders. They were drawn against Ulster Champions Warrenpoint Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Thursday 13th September.

First on the tee were Steve Spencer and Mike Kelly against Seamus Sands and Damien Flanagan, when they lost their match by 6 and 4. They were followed by James Kelly and Jason Dormer who halved their match with Seamus Colgan and Paul Devine. Next up was Noel Dinan and Liam O'Connor who lost out to Noel Devine and Anthony Campbell by 2-holes. Martin Nolan and Mike O'Brien played the penultimate match and recorded a halve against Kieran Campbell and Andrew Ferguson. The bottom match of Tony Lawlor and James McMahon against Michael Redmond and Michael McGivern saw the match go to the Co. Down club with a 3 and 1 win, to book their place in the All-Ireland Final against Leinster Champions Donabate the following day, when they won their 2nd Pierce Purcell Shield with a 3 match to 2 match win over Donabate.

Declan Coote (11) and Paul Coote (8) qualified with 41 pts. at Druid's Heath in the National Final of the O2 All-Ireland Masters. They qualified for the Grand Final played at the Kempinski Resort Hotel, Estepona, Spain in October 2004. They set out for the 5* Hotel on 9th October where having played a practice round they then went on to compete in the Grand Final over four days.

Woodstock Golf Club won the Munster Final and All-Ireland Pierce Purcell Shield at Galway Golf Club in 2002, and were drawn against Connaught Champions Loughrea in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals at Galway Golf Club on September 5th. They beat Loughrea and faced Ulster Champions Moyola Park in the All-Ireland Finals on the Friday where they lifted their first green pennant with a 4 matches to 1 match victory. The team was Brian McNamara, Michael O'Brien, Brian Keogh, John Feehan, Darragh Lynch, Martin Nugent, John O'Connor, Liam McInerney, Robert Dormer, Tony Coote, Mike Kelly, Frank Doherty, Club Captain Jimmy Kelly and John Condon. They were managed by Luke Coote and Brian Dinan. The players in the final were Darragh Lynch with Mike Kelly, who won 3 and 2, Liam McInerney with Michael O'Brien who won 6 and 5, John Condon with M. Meehan halved, Tony Coote with Robert Dormer halved and Jimmy Kelly with Martin Nugent won 6 and 4.

The Coote brothers gave it their best shot, to win the Captain's Prize (Brian Dinan), on16-7-2000. When Luke (12) returned a marvellous 62 net, with Paul (8) and Declan (13). hot on his heels with 65 each.


Card of the Course
Card of the Course (metres)
Hole No White Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 366 356 4 3 314 4 3
2 344 334 4 15 278 4 15
3 379 358 4 5 301 4 11
4 172 163 3 11 152 3 7
5 450 423 5 17 392 5 17
6 170 161 3 9 138 3 13
7 391 373 4 1 376 5 1
8 170 134 3 7 111 3 9
9 469 451 5 13 427 5 5
Out 2,911 2,753 35   2,489 36  
10 427 410 5 18 407 5 16
11 162 148 3 12 138 3 10
12 456 423 5 14 364 5 18
13 372 346 4 4 301 4 4
14 181 161 3 8 123 3 8
15 276 272 4 16 270 4 14
16 377 356 4 2 341 5 12
17 343 330 4 10 316 4 6
18 359 340 4 6 302 4 2
In 2,953 2,786 36   2,562 37  
Total 5,864 5,538 71   5,051 73  
SSS 71 69     73    

Roll of Honour
Una Patton 1994 Ladies Captain
Una Patton 1995 Ladies Captain
Claire Hall 1996 Ladies Captain
Mary Sadlier 1997 Ladies Captain
Ann Gilan 1998 Ladies Captain
Ann Marie Russal 1999 Ladies Captain
Val Hassett 2000 Ladies Captain
Vera Madden 2001 Ladies Captain
Marion Keane 2002 Ladies Captain
Marianne McGough 2003 Ladies Captain
Agatha Merry 2004 Ladies Captain
Nancy Burke 2005 Ladies Captain
Fran Feighery 2006 Ladies Captain
Bernie Power 2007 Ladies Captain
Sean Hurley 1994 Men's Captain
Simon O'Donnell 1995 Men's Captain
Danny Moran 1996 Men's Captain
Liam Cahir 1997 Men's Captain
Dermot Merry 1998 Men's Captain
Liam McInerry 1999 Men's Captain
Brian Dinan 2000 Men's Captain
Seamus Kelly 2001 Men's Captain
Jimmy Kelly 2002 Men's Captain
Gerard Sadiler 2003 Men's Captain
Dermot Lynch 2004 Men's Captain
Sean Colleran 2005 Men's Captain
Rory Kennedy 2006 Men's Captain
Noel Kelleher 2007 Men's Captain
Rev. E. McNamara 1994 President
Rev. E. McNamara 1995 President
Gerry Ryan 1996 President
Gerry Ryan 1997 President
Seamus Kelly 1998 President
Seamus Kelly 1999 President
Christy Guerin 2000 President
C. Guerin 2001 President
Michael Cullinane 2002 President
Michael Cullinane 2003 President
Simon O'Donnell 2004 President
Simon O'Donnell 2005 President
Liam Cahir 2006 President
Liam Cahir 2007 President
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