Strandhill Golf Club

Course Facts:
Address Strandhill Secretary/Manager: Sandra Corcoran
Co. Sligo Captain: Michael Phelan
  Lady Captain: Carmel Clarke
Telephone: 071-9168188 President: Attracta McGettrick & Brian Harte
Public No: 071-9168325 Vice-Captain: Carmel Clarke & Jim Branley
Fax: 071-9168811    
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: Anthony Gray 071- 9168725
Founded: 1931542 Designed by: Eddie Hackett
Open for membership. Societies are welcome and group rates are available.
Membership:   Course opening hours: Daylight hours
Green Fees Midweek: €30 Clubhouse opening hours: 8.30am to sunset
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €40 Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse
Green Fees With a Member: €25 Dress Code: Neat casual, no denim
Green Fees For Opens: €25 Catering: Full catering facilities
Practice Area: Yes Days to Avoid: Thursdays
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
Course Description:

A visit to Strandhill Golf Course is a must for any golfing visitor to Sligo.  Situated 5 miles west of the cCity of Sligo and nestled under the famous Knocknarea mountain, you can enjoy playing a truly natural 18 hole links course any time of the year. Its 6032 yards of undulating fairways and unforgiving short cuts makes it a course to remember.  The player can also enjoy an uninterrupted view of spectacular scenery made famous in song and story. Strandhill golf club has a fully equipped golf shop with club hire, buggy hire etc. and golfing lessons available all year round from professional Anthony Gray. Full bar and catering facilities. lounge menu available all day. Group rates available.

Open & Major Fixtures 2011
See Event Calendar here.

Club History
Club History

Founded 1931, affiliated 1936.

Members Achievements

Strandhill Golf Club won the Jack O'Sullivan Trophy in 2007, when they beat Castlebar Golf Club in the final, by 8 matches to 2 matches.The first leg was played at home on Saturday 1st September, when Declan Rooney (7) with Patrick O'Hara (15) beat Kevin Connolly (6) with Dom Molly (14) by 2 and 1, they were followed by Gerard Fox (5) with David Lindsey (12) who beat Brendan Frost (5) with Peter Horkan (10) on the 19th. Next up was Michael Keane (7) with Patrick Hickey (9) who beat Rory Courell (5) with Jim McGovern (9) by 1-hole. The penultimate match was Mark Whirly (5) with Brendan Kerrigan (12) who beat Padraic Hurst (5) with Val Jennings (11) by 3 and 1. The anchor pair of Rory O'Connor (3) with Desmond Timbs (8) against Stephen Munnelly (5) with Pat Waldron (11) delivered a comfortable 4 and 3 win for the home team.

It was on to Castlebar Golf Club on Saturday 8th September for the decider, with Strandhill only needing only a halve to clinch the trophy. Declan Rooney (7) with Patrick O'Hara (15) lead the way with a win over Brendan Frost (5) with Colin Dawson (13). They were followed by Rory O'Connor (3) with Desmond Timbs (8) who halved their match with Pat Waldron (11) with Stephen Munnelly (5). They were followed by Gerry Fox (5) with David Lindsay (12) against Ken Irwin (2) with Jim McGovern (9) who halved their match. Next up were Mark Weherly (5) with Brendan Kerrigan (12) who halved their match against Kevin Connolly (6) with Dom Molloy (14). The final match saw Michael Keane (7) with Patrick Hickey (9) who returned a halve against Padraic Hurst (5) with Val Jennings (11), to return a convincing win and bridge an 12 year gap.

K. O'Neill was selected on the Connacht team for the Interprovincial Matches played at Portmarnock Golf Club from 11th to 13th August 2004.

James Burke was selected on the Connacht Boys' team for Interprovincial Championships at Headfort Golf Club from August 28-30 2002.

Strandhill won the Connacht Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield when they beat Athlone. They went on to meet The Heath in the All-Ireland semi-final at Lahinch on 22nd September 2000. The squad was Jimmy Mungovan, Noel Tivnan, Paul Murphy, Aron Brennan, David Lyndsay, Paddy Cox, Joe Curley, Mark Whearly, Padraig Duggan, David Kelly, Paddy Waters, John Stewart, Declan Rooney, Conal McGettigan, James Burke, Brian Kiernan and Gerry Kilbride. They went down to The Heath in the Semi-Final. The team was Mark Whearly with James Burke, Declan Rooney with Noel Tivnan, Paul Murphy with David Lyndsay, Paddy Cox with Joe Curley and John Stewart with Gerry Kilbride.

They won the Connacht Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield and were National Finalists in 1994, when team was Paddy Cox, Martin Donoghue, Noel Mullaney, Dermot Flynn, Padraig Hanley, Brian Harte, Fr. Michael McDonnell, John McGowan, Kiernan, Tom Bradley, Waters Ray Tracey.

Strandhill Golf Club won the Connacht Shield in 1990, when team was Jim Bradley, Declan Rooney, Frank Conlon, Tom Branley, Reddington, Michael Keane, Eddie Gerry Kilbride, Kevin Fleming, Toddy Burns, Martin Niland, Dolan, Fr. Kelly, Don O'Neill, Val Harte, Joe Hunt and Donnie' Connor.

They won it again in 1993 when the team was, M. Healy, Martin Niland, Brian O'Neill, Gerry Kilbride, Gus Byrne. Jim Branley, Paddy Waters, D. Mahon, Colm Mulqueeney, Frank Carr, Declan Rooney, Dessie Eddie Keane, Tom Crowley, Conlon, Howley, B. Glynn, Ray Tracey, Fr. Kelly, Hennelly, Liam Kileawley and Val Heart.

Strandhill won the Connacht Shield following year (1994) when team was, Gerry Kilbride, Brian O'Neill, Dessie Carr, Colm Mulqueeney, Martin Niland, Jim Branley, Gus Byrne, Paddy Watters, Eddie Keane, Declan Rooney, Frank Conlon, Tom Crowley, Malone, Val Harte, Liam Kileawley, Bill Curley and Ray Tracey.

Strandhill Golf Club won the Junior Interclub in 1987, when team was Kevin Flemming, Stewart Short, Sean Barnicle, Stephen Burns and Graham Monaghan.

They won the Jack O'Sullivan in 1996, when team was Noel Tivnan, Padraig Duggan, David Lindsay, Enda Lonergan, Fintan Brett, Declan Rooney, Marty O'Hara, John O'Donoghue, Mick McCabe, Tony Mannion, Gerry Kilbride, Frank Conlon, Tommy Basquille, Jim Branley, Val Harte, Brian Kiernan, Harte and Ray Tracey.

They won the Cecil Ewing in 1995.

Poppy Hunt (22), Lady Captain 2000 and her Captain's prize winner Maxie Slowey (34), qualified for the National Finals of the Volkswagen-Irish Independent Lady Captain's Classic, at Druid's Glen, when they shot 39 points at a windy Headfort Golf Club in August, 2000.

Eoin Moriarty played Connaught Boys' in 1996.

Card of the Course
Card of the Course (metres)
Name Hole No Blue White Green Par Index Red Ladies Index
Carrowdough 1 414 397 387 4 2 377 5 13
The Fort 2 154 149 145 3 10 122 3 15
Culleenamore 3 364 328 315 4 16 302 4 9
Bonc Bawn 4 318 302 280 4 5 266 4 1
The Dunes 5 480 468 455 5 14 425 5 7
Into the West 6 372 360 347 4 8 325 4 3
The Cannon 7 344 340 335 4 7 321 4 5
The High Brae 8 305 303 290 4 12 281 4 11
Leathros 9 131 118 114 3 18 110 3 17
  Out 2,882 2,765 2,668 35   2,529 36  
The Road 10 303 297 285 4 15 277 4 8
Killaspugbrone 11 324 322 307 4 17 292 4 12
Carrowbunnaun 12 345 342 333 4 6 325 4 6
The Valley 13 338 333 323 4 9 306 4 2
The Short Puck 14 153 150 135 3 13 125 3 14
Misgaun Maeve 15 308 306 300 4 3 278 4 4
Portcurry Point 16 394 379 365 4 4 341 5 16
Knocknarea 17 182 177 162 3 11 147 3 18
Bustard's Lodge 18 401 396 386 4 1 375 5 10
  In  2,748 2,702 2,596 34   2,466 36  
  Total 5,630 5,467 5,264 69   4,995 72  
  SSS  69 68 67     71    

Roll of Honour
Miss J. Cawley 1990 Ladies Captain
Miss A. McGettrick 1991 Ladies Captain
Mrs. M. Coyle 1992 Ladies Captain
Mrs. M. J. Keane 1993 Ladies Captain
Mrs. S. McGoldrick 1994 Ladies Captain
Mrs. M. Feeney 1995 Ladies Captain
Mrs. M. Byrne 1996 Ladies Captain
Mrs. S. McCabe 1997 Ladies Captain
Mrs. J. Corcoran 1998 Ladies Captain
Mrs. A. Garvey 1999 Ladies Captain
Poppy Hunt 2000 Ladies Captain
Caroline Peacock 2001 Ladies Captain
Noreen Egan 2002 Ladies Captain
Gillian Ballantyne 2003 Ladies Captain
Ena Cahill 2004 Ladies Captain
Nuala Leonard 2005 Ladies Captain
Ann Carroll 2006 Ladies Captain
Pat Mooney 2007 Ladies Captain
Val Cummaford 2008 Ladies Captain
Mrs. C. Scanlon 1993 Ladies President
Mrs. C. Scanlon 1994 Ladies President
Mrs. M. Higgans 1995 Ladies President
Mrs. M. Higgans 1996 Ladies President
Mrs. J. Hamilton 1997 Ladies President
Mrs. J. Hamilton 1998 Ladies President
Mrs. F. Kavanagh 1999 Ladies President
Freda Kavanagh 2000 Ladies President
Doreen O'Connor 2001 Ladies President
Doreen O'Connor  2002 Ladies President
Stella McGoldrick 2003 Ladies President
Stella McGoldrick 2004 Ladies President
Una Murray 2005 Ladies President
Una Murray 2006 Ladies President
Nan Dykes 2007 Ladies President
Nan Dykes 2008 Ladies President
D. O'Neill 1990 Men's Captain
B. J. McCauley 1991 Men's Captain
A. M. Leggett 1992 Men's Captain
T. Basquille 1993 Men's Captain
J. Murphy 1994 Men's Captain
J. A. Mungovan 1995 Men's Captain
B. Kiernan 1996 Men's Captain
D. E. McGowan 1997 Men's Captain
J. F. O'Donoghue 1998 Men's Captain
M. F. O'Hare 1999 Men's Captain
Jim Coyne 2000 Men's Captain
Connell McGettigan 2001 Men's Captain
James Noone 2002 Men's Captain
Leo Logan 2003 Men's Captain
Christy Hennessy 2004 Men's Captain
John McHugh 2005 Men's Captain
Adrian Wynne 2006 Men's Captain
Colm Kavanagh 2007 Men's Captain
Declan Basquille 2008 Men's Captain
J. Hunt 1990 President
D. O'Connor 1991 President
D. O'Connor 1992 President
M. Niland 1993 President
M. Niland 1994 President
R. Tracey 1995 President
R. Tracey 1996 President
P. J. O'Brien 1997 President
P. J. O'Brien 1998 President
J. Coyne 1999 President
Jim Coyne 2000 President
Sean Stewart 2001 President
Sean Stewart 2002 President
Brendan McCauley 2003 President
Brendan McCauley 2004 President
Frank Carroll 2005 President
Frank Carroll 2006 President
Donnie McGowan 2007 President
Donnie McGowan 2008 President
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