Courtown Golf Club

Course Facts:
Address Kiltennel Secretary/Manager: Sharon O'Hara
Courtown, Gorey Captain: Karl Caufield
Co. Wexford Lady Captain: Ann Bernie
Telephone: 055-94-25166 President: Brendan Sheehan
Public No: 055-94-25722    
Fax: 055-94-25553    
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: John Coone 055-94-25860
Founded: 1936 Designed by: Harris & Associates
Not open for membership. Societies are welcome and group rates are available. (on request)
Membership: 1217 Course opening hours: Daylight hours
Green Fees Midweek: €25 Clubhouse opening hours: 9.00am to 12.00pm
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €25 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: Sunday mornings
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:

Courtown Golf Club founded in 1936, has a par 71, standard scratch 71, 5898 m off the back tees 18 hole course with a highly regarded and testing layout. Every hole has unique features and a particular feature is the four par-3’s. In particular the 181 m 14th and the 148 m 18th which have destroyed many a promising card. It is a course to be enjoyed by scratch and handicap golfers alike. The changing facilities are well appointed and there is a separate visitors locker room with lockers to secure personal belongings. There is a well equipped professionals shop and John Coone the resident professional will be glad to take booking lessons. There are excellent bar and catering facilities. Snacks are available all year round and full catering facilities are available except during the winter months when they are only available to groups on request. Over 100 people can be seated for dinner. The specious bar overlooks the course. A warm welcome is extended to visitors at this fine parkland course.

Open & Major Fixtures 2011
See Event Calendar here.

Club History
Club History

Founded 1936, affiliated 1936.

Members Achievements

Courtown Golf Club won the Inaugural All-Ireland J. B. Carr Diamond Trophy at Woodenbridge Golf Club in 1996. The team was Eamonn Cullen, Jimmy McGill, John Bolger, Jim Millar, Jim Sheehan, Tom Reynolds, Jack Whelan, Stephen Redmond, Michael Sheehan, Reg Checkett and Paschal Storan, they were managed by Pat Doyle.They were County Champions in the J. B. Carr Diamond Trophy in 2002.

They won the Cullen Cup in 2000, when the team was, M. Symes, R. McGrath, J. Lyne, P. O'Dowd, O. Quigley, P. Sheehan, I. Poole, P. Kinsella, S. Tomkins, A. O'Reilly, M. O'Reilly, M. Coone and V. Kavanagh.

They won the Cullen Trophy in 2000, when the team was, Marie Coone, Denise Kavanagh, Sheila Tomkins, Ann O'Reilly, Irene Poole, Mary O'Reilly, Pat Kinsella, Colm Barn, Peter Sheehan, Joe Lyne, Paddy O'Dowd, Ray McGrath, Ollie Quigley, Evan Stack, they were managed by Vinnie Kavanagh. 

They won the the Leinster Final of the Irish Mixed Foursomes in 1990, when the team was, Jim Miller, Pat Byrne, Pat D'Eathe, Ray McGrath, Pat Kenny, Peter Sheehan, Harry Poole, Ann O'Reilly, Irene Poole, Mary Sheehan, Helena Sheehan, An Fleming, Paddy O'Dowd, Angela McEvoy, Jenny Doyle and Eileen Allen.

They won the Provincial Towns Trophy in 1994.

They won the Hibernian Insurance Trophy in 1994.

They were runners-up in the Barton Cup in 1988, when the team was, P. Sheehan, P. Doyle, P. Kenny, K. Caulfield, J. McGill, E. E. Cullen, P. D'Eathe, P. Cullen, J. Bolger, J. Keegan, P. Dore, B. Sheehan and J. Keely.

They won the Brennan Cup in 1974, 1985 and 1988, when the team was, P. Cullen, P. Byrne, P. Sheehan, E. Stack, G. Wynne, R. Farrell, J. Miller, C. O'Donovan, P. Dore, P. Noonan, D. Black and P. O'Dowd.

The Ladies of Courtown Golf Club won the Finn Trophy in 2000, when the team was, June Storan, Pat Kinsella, Eileen Cullen, Anne Bernie, Lily Daly, Angela McEvoy, Mary Cleere, Celine Smyth, Denise Kavanagh, Nell Asple, Maria Coone, Sheila Tomkins and Maureen Kinsella.

They won the ILGU Midland Shield in 2000, when the team was, Lily Doyle, Bridie Boyle, Angela McEvoy and Ann O'Reilly.

They won the ILGU Midland League in 1989, when the team was, A. McEvoy, J. Doyle, B. Boyle, P. O'Donnell, A. O'Reilly, A. Fleming and L. Doyle. 

They won the Finn Trophy in 1979, with Gretta O'Sullivan, Dol. Lynch, Eileen O'Byrne, Lily Daly, Connie Jones, Jennie Doyle, Bridie Boyle, Peggie Finn and Eileen O'Loughlin.

My late friend, Des Doyle, represented Ireland at the International Blind Golfers Championship, at Dalnamoy, in Scotland in September, 2000, his friend Ronny, also a member of Courtown, was his caddy. There were some great stories to be heard from this pair of gentlemen.

Person Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
M. Kinsella 10 May 1999 14th   181 m
A. Clancy 17 August 1999 8th   177 m
N. Morton 14 August 1999 3rd   157 m
P. Nolan 6 August 1999 14th   181 m
Danny Ryan 1 June 2000 8th   177 m
J. McGill 24 July 2005 8th   177 m

Card of the Course
Card of the Course (metres)
Name Hole No White Green Par Index Red Par Index
High Hopes 1 318 308 4 13 262 4 16
Kavanagh's Drive 2 399 389 4 3 335 4 4
One Club more 3 155 141 3 17 120 3 14
Radharc 4 315 288 4 15 288 4 8
Old Club House 5 315 305 4 9 294 4 6
The Quarry 6 303 293 4 11 249 4 12
Graveyard 7 375 364 4 5 343 5 18
Earl's Rest 8 189 179 3 7 155 3 10
Fisherman's Rest 9 491 481 5 1 382 5 2
  Out 2,860 2,748 35   2,428 36  
Marl Hole 10 448 438 5 14 399 5 3
Kennels 11 390 380 4 2 300 4 9
The Hollow 12 521 511 5 10 456 5 1
Around the Bend 13 315 305 4 8 290 4 7
The Bowl 14 179 169 3 16 118 3 17
Big Tree 15 350 340 4 6 283 4 5
Lady's Field 16 321 311 4 12 269 4 11
Carraige Drive 17 373 363 4 4 362 5 15
The Pond 18 141 131 3 18 121 3 13
  In 3,038 2,948 36   2,598 37  
  Total 5,898 5,696 71   5,026 73  
  SSS 73 72     72    

Roll of Honour
J. Reynolds 1989 Ladies Captain
S. O'Loughran 1990 Ladies Captain
A. Lyons 1991 Ladies Captain
A. O'Reilly 1992 Ladies Captain
D. Bolger 1993 Ladies Captain
I. Poole 1994 Ladies Captain
A. Sheeran 1995 Ladies Captain
D. Rapple 1996 Ladies Captain
J. Soran 1997 Ladies Captain
N. Asple 1998 Ladies Captain
Mrs. Martha Byrne 1999 Ladies Captain
Celine O'Riordan 2000 Ladies Captain
Pat Wall 2001 Ladies Captain
Celine Smyth 2002 Ladies Captain
Mona Moynihan 2003 Ladies Captain
Patsy Gaffney 2004 Ladies Captain
Margo McGill 2005 Ladies Captain
Denise Kavanagh 2006 Ladies Captain
Marcella Jones 2007 Ladies Captain
F. Duggan 1989 Men's Captain
B. Sheehan 1990 Men's Captain
P. Kenny 1991 Men's Captain
P. Asple 1992 Men's Captain
M. Cullen 1993 Men's Captain
P. O'Shea 1994 Men's Captain
J. O'Riordan 1995 Men's Captain
P. Noonan 1996 Men's Captain
J. Flynn 1997 Men's Captain
G. Masterson 1998 Men's Captain
Tom Meyler 1999 Men's Captain
John Kinsella 2000 Men's Captain
Stuart White 2001 Men's Captain
Paddy O'Dowd 2002 Men's Captain
Enda Murphy 2003 Men's Captain
Enda Murphy 2004 Men's Captain
Vincent Kavanagh 2005 Men's Captain
Michael Carty 2006 Men's Captain
Tony Kinsella 2007 Men's Captain
P. Brennan 1989 President
S. Redmond 1990 President
P. Walsh 1991 President
D. Moylan 1992 President
R. McCormick 1993 President
S. McCarthy 1994 President
G. O'Neill-Wynne 1995 President
C. O'Donovan 1996 President
R. Kelly 1997 President
K. Walters 1998 President
Stuart White 1999 President
Patsy Asple 2000 President
Jimmy Flynn 2001 President
Gerry O'Riordan 2002 President
Michael Cullen 2003 President
Tom Meyler 2004 President
Pat Noonan 2005 President
Paddy Dore 2006 President
Peter Sheehan 2007 President
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