Fota Island Golf Club

Youghal Golf Club

Course Facts:
Address Knockaverry Secretary/Manager:  
Youghal Captain: Tom Linehan
Co. Cork Lady Captain: Patricia Kearney
Telephone: 024-92787/024-92861 President: Jim O'Connell
Public No: 024-92981 Vice-Captain: Martina O'Halloran & Thomas Brophy Jnr
Fax: 024-92641 Hon. Secretary:  
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Club Pro: Liam Burns 024-92590
Website: Hon. Treasurer:  
Founded: 1898 Designed by: Cmdr. Harris
Open for membership. Societies are welcome and group rates are available. (10+)
Membership: 895 Course opening hours: Daylight hours
Green Fees Midweek: €15 Clubhouse opening hours: 9.30am to 11.30 pm
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €30 Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse
Green Fees With a Member: 15 Dress Code: Neat casual, no denim
Green Fees For Opens: €15 Catering: Full catering facilities
Practice Area: Yes Days to Avoid: Wednesdays
Club Hire: Yes Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days
Buggy Hire: Yes Pre-booking for open tournaments: 14 Days in advance
Soft spikes: Yes    


Course Description
Youghal Golf Club is a, 6,102 m Par 72 with a standard scratch of 72 off the back tees. The course is always in excellent condition, is a test for golfers of all grades and the sea breezes offer a new challenge every time you play it. Hugh Hanley holds the course record of 62 at Youghal when he shaved 5-shots off the old record. The parkland course overlooks the medieval town of Youghal. Its height over sea level affords panoramic views Youghal bay, River Blackwater and Knockmealdown Mountains. A visit to the 19th will explain why Youghal is known as a friendly club. Visitors from home and abroad are made welcome in new clubhouse which has magnificent lounge bar where you can enjoy drink or snack full meal soon forget any wayward shots.

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Club History
Instituted 1898, affiliated 1912. Golf can be traced back to before 1897 in Youghal when "There is no regular club in Youghal, but a course has been laid out by the residents and is free to all comers. It stretches along the sea shore on a soil eminently suitable for the game", according to the "Sportsman's Holiday Guide", 1897. The "Irish Times" on the 22nd October, 1898, records "A meeting was held in the Town Hall, Youghal, last Thursday evening for the purpose of forming a golf club, suitable links having been found close to the railway station and overlooking Youghal Bay. In the absence of the Earl of Shannon, the chair was taken by Mr. H. F. Allen, J. P., and a committee was appointed to carry out the objects of the club. The Rt. Hon. Earl of Shannon was appointed President. His Excellency, Sir Henry Blake, Vice President, Mr. S. Sealy Allen, Hon. Secretary, and Mr. A. B. Gravey, Hon. Treasurer". A match against Little Island is recorded in "The Irish Times" on the 21st April, 1900. It would appear the club went into decline, and revived again in 1911 and the club re-affiliated to the GUI in 1940.

Members Achievements

Youghal Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Barton Shield in 1999, when the team was Darren O'Sullivan, Colin Donoghue, Willie Jones, John White, Karl O'Flynn, John Hooley, Paul McNamara and Tommy Kenefick, they were captained by Pat Clancy.They were Munster Champions in the Irish Junior Foursomes in 1993, when the team was Eric Hennessy, Trevor Whyte, Brendan Murphy, Dick Barry, Jonathon Pyne and Eamon Clancy.

The Ladies of Youghal Golf Club won the Smurfit Juvenile Girls' in 1989 when the team was, Fiona Coleman, Kay Bermingham, Fiona Howard, they were captained by Mary Bermingham.

They won it again 1992 Fiona Coleman, Gay Berningham, Jean Farrell, Karen Power, they were captained by Mary Bermingham.

They won the the Southern District Junior Cup in 1995, when the team was, Pat O'Leary Beryl Good Ann Coleman

they won the ILGU Munster Cup in 1994, when the team was, Denise Fitzgerald Brigid Hickey, Rose Galvin

They won the ILGU Junior League 1989, when the team was, Ann O'Reilly, Loreto Morrison, Kitty O'Sullivan, Betty Connor, Helen Sheehan, Sally Barry, Denise Fitzgerald, Frankie Forest, Margaret Power, Sheila Morrison, Maura Power, Eileen Farrell, they were captained by Margaret Power.

The Southern District Munster Cup winners 1998 Angela Allen, Paula McNamara and Marian Sweeny.

Smurfit Junior Girls' 1994, Jean Farrell, Karen Power, Cora O'Flynn,, Bridget Galvin, they were captained by Margaret Power.

They won the Huzzar Vodka Ladies Foursomes in 1988, with Denise Fitzgerald and Betty Connor.

G. O'Leary was selected on the ILGU Senior B squad in November 2000.

Jean Farrell was a reserve on the Ladies Senior Munster team, which played in the Interprovincial Championship at Portstewart G.C., from the 9th to the 11th August 2000. She was selected to play for Ireland in the Girls' Home Internationals at Formby Ladies Golf Club in 1996.

On Friday, 6 August 1999, young Hugh Hanley shot the lights out at Youghal G. C. when he smashed the course record by 5 shots, shooting a 62 gross. Hugh is now playing his golf out of Grange G. C. I had the great pleasure of being his mentor in Ballinascorney G. C. before he made the move, and have always said he was one to watch, now playing off +1. Not only is Hugh a fine golfer, but he is a fine lad. Well done Hugh.

B. O'Donovan participated in the Boys Home International matches in 1985, and played Munster Youths in 1997.

Paul McNamara represented Ireland in the Boys' Home Internationals at Conwy G. C., Wales, in 1999, and played Munster Boys' in 1998.

Jean Farrell was in the reserves for The Irish Girls' International Team in 1995, and played in 1996.

Person Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Tom Aherne   7th   140 m
Larry Dunne 4 April 1995 7th   151 m
Edward Ryan 25 July 1996 16th   174 m
Peter Lehane 24 August 1997 16th   183 m
Martin Prendergast 17 June 1998 16th   183 m
Brendan P. Murphy 17 June 1998 7th   151 m
Tommy Kenefick 29 November 1998 13th   140 m
John Hayes 27 February 1999 13th   140 m
Sean Brown 16 May 1999 3rd   142 m
A. Coleman 1 June 1999 7th   149 m
Alice Brady 8 June 1999 3rd   117 m
Liam Kelly 11 July 1999 7th   140 m
John D. Doyle 18 June 2000 3rd   142 m
Brian McCarthy 7 October 2000 7th   140 m
John Doyle 14 October 2000 16th   183 m
Brian McCarthy 14 October 2000 7th   151 m
J. Doyle 27 May 2001 16th   183 m
Tom O'Donoghue 9 February 2003      
Jerry O'Shea 21 April 2003      
Catherine Hayes 14 May 2003      
Denise Fitzgerald 20 August 2003      

Card of the Course
Card of the Course (yards)
Hole No Blue White Par Index Red Par Index
1 273 252 4 14 221 4 17
2 448 438 5 15 325 4 7
3 368 353 4 7 310 4 9
4 398 390 4 5 389 4 15
5 316 309 4 11 299 4 1
6 378 373 4 1 297 4 5
7 476 460 5 13 385 5 13
8 172 157 3 9 138 3 11
9 381 371 4 3 371 5 3
Out 3,210 3,103 37   2,735 38  
10 277 269 4 18 121 3 18
11 376 359 4 4 360 4 12
12 326 320 4 14 324 4 2
13 299 289 4 16 270 5 6
14 378 369 4 2 358 5 16
15 332 322 4 12 280 4 8
16 180 174 3 10 157 3 14
17 346 340 4 6 292 4 4
18 378 373 4 8 308 4 10
In 2,892 2,815 35   2,470 36  
Total  6,102 5,918 72   5,205 74  
SSS 72 71     73    

Roll of Honour
Berly Good 1990 Ladies Captain
Mary Coleman 1991 Ladies Captain
Margaret Power 1992 Ladies Captain
Sally Barry 1993 Ladies Captain
Loreto Morrison 1994 Ladies Captain
Catherine McCarthy 1995 Ladies Captain
Rose Galvin 1996 Ladies Captain
Eileen Farrell 1997 Ladies Captain
Eileen Farrell 1998 Ladies Captain
Bridget Hickey 1999 Ladies Captain
Mary O'Sullivan 2000 Ladies Captain
Susan Warde 2001 Ladies Captain
Catherine MacSweeney 2002 Ladies Captain
Maeve O'Leary 2003 Ladies Captain
Betty McGee 2004 Ladies Captain
Brid Doyle 2005 Ladies Captain
Batty Cotter 2006 Ladies Captain
Paul Morrison 1990 Men's Captain
Joe Murphy 1991 Men's Captain
Pat Gorry 1992 Men's Captain
Tony O'Leary 1993 Men's Captain
Pat Clancy 1994 Men's Captain
Alex Brophy 1995 Men's Captain
Liam Kelly 1996 Men's Captain
John Cunningham 1997 Men's Captain
Bertie Lupton 1998 Men's Captain
Brendan P. Murphy 1999 Men's Captain
William White 2000 Men's Captain
Paul O'Brien 2001 Men's Captain
Tom Morris 2002 Men's Captain
Peter Murray 2003 Men's Captain
John Hooley 2004 Men's Captain
James M. Morey 2005 Men's Captain
Jim O'Connell 2006 Men's Captain
Seamus Kearney 2007 Men's Captain
Liam Byrne 1990 President
Tom Donnelly 1991 President
Con Buckley 1992 President
Con Buckley 1993 President
John Green 1994 President
John Green 1995 President
Paddy Coleman 1996 President
Jim Condon 1997 President
Jim Condon 1998 President
Danny MacSweeney 1999 President
William Doyle 2000 President
William Doyle 2001 President
Gordon Good 2002 President
Pat Clancy 2003 President
Pat Clancy 2004 President
William Carroll 2005 President
William Carroll 2006 President
John Walsh 2007 President
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