Castlebar Golf Club – “The Augusta of Connaught”
Originally founded in 1910, Castlebar Golf Club underwent several transformations, the last being the total redesign to its current layout measuring 6,420 yards with 18 sand based green and tees. The course offers a variety of holes, each with its own unique challenge. Castlebar Golf Club is a friendly and welcoming club, with members and visitors alike made feel welcome.
The course is open all year round with only the severest of weather impacting on the course. Catering and hospitality in the bar is provided by Tom McGinty who has many years experience in the hospitality trade and he offers home cooked meals and friendly personal service at very keen rates.
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Signing of Contract for Reconfiguration of Course on January 17, 2018.
Today John Mc Hale Captain of Castlebar Golf Club signed a contract with Dar Golf for the development of a reconfigured course east of the existing course at Rocklands , Castlebar.
The new development became necessary when part of the existing course was included in the Compulsory Purchase order for the new Turlough / Westport road. As part of an agreement reached between the Club and Mayo County Council additional lands were acquired for the Club by the Council.
The Club have appointed Ryan Hanley as Project Managers for the project and they also appointed internationally known Golf Architect Jeff Howes as course designer. Jeff said that “ The slightly rolling land at Castlebar Golf Club has allowed us to design some strategic risk and reward signature holes which will enhance the nine holes which we will not be touching .”
Dar Golf are one of the leading Golf construction contractors in the Country having previously worked on The Castle GC, Douglas GC , the Hermitage GC and numerous others . James D’Arcy said that they were looking forward to delivering an improved course at Castlebar that all its members would be very proud of .
Captain John Mc Hale said that it was a great day for the Club and he looked forward to the development of the new course and it was timely that the contract was signed on the same day as the Club was accepting the Golfer’s Guide to Ireland award for the best Parkland Golf Course in Connaught . He also stated that the course would remain open for business as usual throughout the construction period.
Back from left: Ger Gibney, Managing Dir. Ryan Hanley; Jeff Howes, Golf Designer Jeff Howes Golf Design; Tom Martyn, Hon Sec Castlebar Golf Club; James D’Arcy Dar Golf Construction; Gerry Needham, President Castlebar GC; Joe Beirne Castlebar GC; and Daragh O’Shaughnessy, Ryan Hanley; front from left Rowena Kilkelly Lady President Castlebar GC; Graham D’Arcy, Dar Golf Construction; John McHale, Captain Castlebar GC and Cora Mulroy Lady Captain Castlebar Golf Club. Photo: © Michael Donnelly.
Best Parkland Golf Course in Connaught
Lady Captain Cora Mulroy and Captain John McHale with Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor on the occasion of Castlebar Golf Club being awarded Best Parkland Golf Course in Connaught by Golfer’s Guide to Ireland. #golfersguidetoireland #castlebargolfclub#connacht