History

Instituted 1896; Affiliated 1915

The "Golfers Guide" 1897, records the club as being "West Clare Golf Club", with this description, "This is a nine-hole course, finely situated on the shores of Malbay.  Hazards are hills, sandpits and bents. It is free to visitors staying at the Atlantic Hotel".  An entrance fee of two shillings and six pence with a similar annual subscription is listed. 

Further reference to golf in this area is recorded in The Sportsman’s Holiday Guide 1897 listing Miltown Malbay Golf Course and stating, “The Course which is a nine-hole one, was laid out at considerable expense by a professional, who had varied it as much as possible.    The distance around is about 2000 yards or a little over a mile… There is no clubhouse, the hotel acts as such…. Visitors other than those resident in the Hotel must make their own terms with the Manager, as there is no fixed Tariff for outsiders”.

Like so many other clubs, the early records are missing and while the club credits its foundation to Robert B. Barclay and Capt. Ernest Ellis, in 1912, it would appear golf was played here prior to 1912. With this information the Club celebrated it’s Centenary in 1996 with a series of events and has published a Centenary Year Book.

Roll of Honour 

Years Past Presidents Year Lady Captains                Year Men's Captains
2017 M. O'Halloran 2017 2017  F. O'Boyle 2017 S. McMahon
2016 N. McMahon 2016 2016  H. McGrath 2016 M. Davis
2015 V. Shannon 2015 2015  M. McNamara 2015 M. Glenny
2013-14 T. Mernagh 2014 2014  K. Twomey  2014 F. Hehir
2011-12  P. Cleary 2013 2013  H. Sullivan  2013 E. O’Loughlin
2009-10 L. Wilson 2012 2012  N. Kilroy  2012 N. McMahon 
2007-08  Dr. Billy O Connell 2011 2011  B. Murphy  2011 M. Hennessy
2005-06 B. McKenna 2010 2010  M. Saunders  2010 G. Carroll
2003-04  B. Reddan 2009 2009  V. Ross 2009 T. Mernagh
2001-02 D.M. Gallery 2008 2008  M. O’Boyle 2008 P. Cleary
1999-00 P.J. Killeen 2007 2007  D. Bolton   2007 D. Browne
1997-98 J. Cleary 2006 2006  K. Haugh   2006 P.J. Kyne
1995-96 D. Gallery 2005 2005  M. Cleary    2005 J. Cleary
1993-94 F. Giles 2004 2004  A. Burke   2004 T. Finnucane
1991-92 M. Hilery 2003 2003  F.O’Boyle 2003 G. Talty
1989-90 S. Treacy 2002 2002  G. Reddan  2002 J. O’Brien
1987-88 J. Cogan 2001 2001  M. Mitchell   2001 G. O’Loughlin
1984-86 P.J.Kyne 2000 2000  K. Collins 2000 P. Enright
1978-83 Vacant 1999 1999  G. Hennessy 1999 B. McKenna
1977 N. O’Driscoll 1998 1998  K. Twomey   1998 P. Keane
1976 P. Hurley 1997 1997  K. Twomey  1997 B. Reddan
1975 K.Walsh 1996 1996  C. Cleary  1996 J.N. Cogan
1974 M. Hilery 1995 1995  C. Meade  1995 S. Tracey
1973 M.Talty 1994 1994  M. Molohan    1994 C. Twomey
1972 Rev. P.Walsh 1993 1993  T. Twomey  1993 D. Gallery
1969-71 Dr. M.J. O’Connor 1992 1992  M.Tracey    1992 Fr. T. Tuohy
1948-68 Rev. T. O’Reilly 1991 1991  N. Fitzgerald    1991 N.J. O’ Donnell
    1990 1990  J.M. Conlon     1990 D.K. Fitzgerald 
    1989 1989  D. Shannon    1989 L. Wilson
    1988 1988  M. O’Halloran   1988 M. O’ Brien
    1987 1987  M. Ewan 1987 P. Cleary
    1986 1986  H. McGrath  1986 R.J. Bolster
    1985 1985  V. Shannon    1985 M. Hillery
    1984 1984  C. Quinn 1984 D. Gallery
    1983 1983  M. O’Connor  1983 J. Flynn
    1982 1982  M. O’Neill   1982 J. Vaughan 
    1981 1981  M. Cleary  1981 M. Fitzpatrick
           

 

 

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