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Bantry Bay Golf Club


Address Donemark
Bantry Bay, West-Cork
Co. Cork
Telephone: 027-50579
Public No: 027-50583
Fax: 027-53790
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Founded: 1975
Membership: 354
Green Fees Midweek:  
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.:  
Green Fees With a Member:  
Green Fees For Opens:  
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Club Hire:  
Buggy Hire:  
Soft spikes:  
Captain:  Gerard Harrington
Lady Captain:  Clare Endersen
President:  Helga Kirchner
Club Pro: None
Designed by: Eddie Hackett & Christy O'Connor Jnr.
Course opening hours: Daylight hours
Clubhouse opening hours: 9.00am to Sunset in Summer
Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse
Dress Code: Neat casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering facilities May to October
Days to Avoid: None (phone weekends)
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek & Weekends
Pre-booking for open tournaments: 14 Days in advance

Course Description
Course Description:

Bantry Bay is an idyllically set Cliff-top Parkland course with panoramic views of Whiddy Island and the Beara Peninsula. The course is a great test of golf for the low handicapper, and equally will give tremendous enjoyment to the casual golfer.

A club where the visitor is always welcome, and the hospitality in the clubhouse, is second to none.

"a tremendous test of golf, in a breathtaking location". ...Dermot Gilleece Irish Times Golf Editor.

So go on, go and play the "Tiger of the South" it will make you want to go back for more. Group rates are available for 12 plus. Voted the No. 74-ranked golf course in Ireland, by “Golf Digest Ireland” in 2008. Bantry Golf Club operate a Three-Club Pass together with Kenmare & Beauford for €109 in 2008.

Open & Major Fixtures 2011
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Club History
Club History

Although the present Bantry Bay Golf Club was founded in 1975, golf was first played in Bantry as far back as the 1890s, on Chapel Island, mainly supported by the officers of the Guard Ship, HMS Dreadnaught.
Members Achievements

Bantry Bay Golf Club won the All-Ireland Aer Lingus Youths' Championship in Mullingar G. C. in 1985, when the team was, Derek Maguire, Pat Buckley, Joe O'Reilly and Tim Deasy. 

Our congratulations, to Bantry Bay Golf Club on winning, the All-Ireland and Munster AIB-GUI-ILGU award in the Communications Category in 2003. They were presented with their award at a function at the AIB Bank centre Ballsbridge in November 2003. The club was, represented by Jim O'Keeffe Captain and John Cummins Hon. Secretary.

Bantry Bay Golf Club were the Inaugural Winners of the Jack Flynn Perpetual Trophy in 1999, when the team was R. O'Callaghan, C. Keohane, A. Ware, J. Tobin, G. Kedie, J. King, T. Hoghes, P. Dooley, J. Harrington, J. Buckley, S. Coughlan, J. Flynn and N. Kearns.

They were Munster Champions of the Jefferson Smurfit Foursomes in 1981, when the team was Cathal McCarthy, John Nugent, Derek Maguire, Pat Buckley, Joe O'Reilly and Tim Deasy, they were captained by W. Aylmer.

They won the Cork Examiner Am-Am on 13th June 1982, with Pat Buckley, Donal McCarthy and Billy Flynn.

They won the Senior West Cork Shield in 1982, when the team was, J. Casey, P. J. Maguire, D. Maguire, D. McCarthy, D. Casey, G. Harrington, T. Deasy, J. Hunt, J. O'Reilly, P. Buckley, J. Nugent and W. Aylmer.

They won the Michael Minihan Shield in 2003, when the team was Eoin O'Neill, Pat Morrissey, Ray O'Callaghan, Seamus Reilly, Michael Minihan, Jim O'Rourke, John Harrington, John Brennan and Curly Keohane.

Bantry Bay Golf Club won the West Cork Senior Shield in 1994, when the team was, R. Deasy, P. Morrisey, J. Cummins, K. O'Donovan, J. Kelly, W. Aylmer, S. Buckley, J. Barry and J. Kelleher, they were managed by T. Kelly.

The Juveniles of Bantry Bay Golf Club won the Munster Club Youths in 1989, when the team was, P. Buckley, R. Deasy, P. Maguire and J. Kingston.

They won the Munster Juvenile Foursomes in 1986, when the team was, M. Holwerda, A. Kelly, R. Deasy, D. Flynn and S. Buckley.

They won it prior to that in 1984, when the team was, J. Kingston, R. Deasy, D. Flynn, P. Maguire and A. Kelly.  

The Ladies of Bantry Bay Golf Club won the Ladies West Cork Shield in 2204 & 2002. They won it for the first time in 1977, when the team was Mary Flynn, Maeve O'Neill, Jo Morris, Martha O'Connor, Helen Crowley, Margaret Linnane and Joan O'Leary.

They won it again in 1992, when the team was J. McCarthy, K. Kearns, E. Morrissey, J. McCarthy, M. McCarthy, P. Kelly, O. O'Neill, M. Flynn, L. Brisley, P. Foley, V. Maguire and N. Barry.

The Girls' of Bantry Bay Golf Club won the All-Ireland Smurfit Juvenile Girls Championship in 1981, when the team was, Katie Brisley, Karen Maguire and Lesley Brisley.

The Girls' of Bantry Bay Golf Club won the Munster Smurfit Juvenile Girls' Championship in 1985, when the team was, Lesley Brisley, Mary Lou Maguire and Emer Flynn.

The Girls' of Bantry Bay Golf Club won the Munster Smurfit Juvenile Girls' Championship in 1982, when the team was, Karen Maguire, Ann Deasy and Lesley Brisley.

Mary and Emer Flynn won the Munster Final of the Huzzar Vodka Ladies Foursomes in 1986.

R. Deasy played Munster Youths in 1998.

D. Maguire played Munster Youths from 1984 to 1985.

P. Maguire played Munster Youths in 1988.

Karen Maguire played for the Irish Girls in 1983.

Alan Kelly had the pleasure of caddying for Paul McGinley, at Kiawah Island in 1997, when the two Rathfarnham lads, Paul and Padraig, won the World Cup. The Kelly family had some great wins in July 1999, when Tim won (12) the Thornhill Brothers singles with a 70 and his wife took the Hurley's Garage competition the same day with 39 pts. and son Ian won the best gross.

Person Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Noel O'Hourihan 1 July 2000 13th   125 m
Pat O'Donovan 5 September 2004 17th   188 m

Card of the Course
Hole No Blue White Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 145 138 131 3 15 111 3 12
2 463 457 449 5 16 364 5 18
3 352 345 334 4 11 300 4 4
4 390 383 377 4 7 293 4 10
5 320 301 300 4 13 256 4 16
6 396 382 366 4 2 314 4 2
7 292 283 275 4 10 264 4 6
8 397 362 344 4 4 344 5 8
9 126 115 103 3 18 91 3 14
Out 2,881 2,775 2,679 35   2,337 36  
10 387 371 355 4 5 347 4 3
11 501 486 469 5 8 395 5 7
12 416 402 351 4 1 330 4 1
13 144 128 117 3 17 94 3 15
14 387 364 347 4 6 298 4 9
15 358 354 315 4 12 268 4 13
16 437 431 426 4 3 380 5 17
17 188 176 167 3 9 138 3 11
18 445 423 402 5 14 386 5 5
In 3,263 3,135 2,949 36   2,636 37  
Total 6,144 5,910 5,628 71   4,973 73  
SSS 72 71 70     71    

Roll of Honour
Eileen Morrissey 1989 Lady Captain
Diana Laing 1990 Lady Captain
Miss J. O'Leary 1991 Lady Captain
Mrs. H. Matson 1992 Lady Captain
Catherine Hurley 1993 Lady Captain
Helen Crowley 1994 Lady Captain
Mrs. P. Kelly 1995 Lady Captain
Margaret Freeman 1996 Lady Captain
L. Cotter 1997 Lady Captain
Catherine O'Riordan 1998 Lady Captain
Eileen Twomey 1999 Lady Captain
Una Hurley 2000 Lady Captain
Ann Power 2001 Lady Captain
Phil McCarthy 2002 Lady Captain
Carrie Moore 2003 Lady Captain
Helen White 2004 Lady Captain
Marion Barry 2005 Lady Captain
Eileen McGrath 2006 Lady Captain
Joan O'Rourke 2007 Lady Captain
Diana Laing 1999 Lady President
Esther O'Driscoll 2000 Lady President
C. O'Riordan 2001 Lady President
Mary Kelleher 2002 Lady President
Bridget Wagner-Halswick 2003 Lady President
Eileen McGrath 2004 Lady President
E. Twomey 2005 Lady President
E. Twomey 200 Lady President
  2007 Lady President
D. J. Gilley 1989 Men's Captain
Michael Power 1990 Men's Captain
Pat Morrissey 1991 Men's Captain
A. McCarthy 1992 Men's Captain
K. O'Donovan 1993 Men's Captain
Tom Dennehy 1994 Men's Captain
John Cummins 1995 Men's Captain
S. Ross 1996 Men's Captain
J. Barry 1997 Men's Captain
Terry Sheehan 1998 Men's Captain
Stephen D. Coughlan 1999 Men's Captain
Michael Milner 2000 Men's Captain
Dermot White 2001 Men's Captain
Jim Kingston 2002 Men's Captain
Cathal McCarthy 2003 Men's Captain
Jim O'Keefe 2004 Men's Captain
David O'Brien 2005 Men's Captain
E. G. Kedie 2006 Men's Captain
Ray O'Callaghan 2007 Men's Captain
J. Brennan 1989 President
J. A. O'Rourke 1990 President
R .J. Payne 1991 President
J. Buckley 1992 President
J. Harrington 1993 President
M. Power 1994 President
J. Foley 1995 President
F. Schuch 1996 President
M. D. O'Keeffe 1997 President
William Flynn 1998 President
Pat O'Donovan 1999 President
Connie O'Neill 2000 President
Connie O'Neill 2001 President
Ray O'Callaghan 2002 President
Michael O'Sullivan 2003 President
Stephen Coughlin 2004 President
Jerry Sheehan 2005 President
P. J. Morrissey 2006 President
Kevin McCarthy 2007 President
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