New Membership Category
80 Year Old Mystery
Some time ago the club was contacted by an antique dealer in Stuggart, Germany who had a small silver cup for sale inscribed “Birr Golf Club Ladies Cup 1934”. Francie Horan arranged for the purchase of the cup and we would now like to source any information relating to it. The first lady captain on record in the club was Mrs. E. Burbage in 1935. Was this a captain’s prize from the previous year? How did it end up in Germany? Please share this post to spread the word – you never know!
The picture shows the incoming officers of the club with the cup – Captain Sean Moylan, President Tom Rigney, Lady Captain Theresa Fealy and Lady President Aileen Watkins
Standing Order Application Forms
Standing order forms for 2017 are now available for download
Welcome to Birr Golf Club
Welcome to the official website of Birr Golf Club. The club was founded in 1893 and is situated in County Offaly, in the heart of Ireland.
The course has been carved out of natural woodland and eskers and provides a strong challenge for even the most accomplished golfers. Undulating fairways, ridges, hills and hollows represent the nearest inland equivalent to the links courses around our coast.
You are sure of a warm welcome from both the staff and members as our Golf club is noted for it's hospitality. We are an ideal choice for societies and visitors alike. Our clubhouse has an excellent restaurant and bar and can cater for any occasion.
As we are located in the heart of Ireland you are never too far away to drop in for a game or a relaxing meal. We are within a short drive of all major air and sea terminals. A well stocked golf shop and a driving range are located adjacent to the entrance.There are a number of fine hotels and guest houses in the locality, details of which can be found on our visitors page
We look forward to your visit and are sure you will enjoy your time with us
Birr Golf Club Awarded National Standard
Birr Golf Club is delighted to be one of 32 golf clubs who are the first to be awarded under the new Failte Ireland National Standards Framework which was developed in conjunction with the Golf Quality Assurance Group. These standards are the first of their kind for golf clubs in Ireland.
By choosing our golf course, you can be assured of high standards in facilities and customer services. Introduced by Fáilte Ireland in 2010, Ireland is the first country to undertake a nationwide quality assurance scheme of this type for golf courses. If you’re searching for a golf club that will have great services and facilities for visitors, you’ll be glad to know that Birr Golf Club is quality assured by Fáilte Ireland. It’s an independent assessment of what you can expect to find when choosing a golf course. The scheme is based on the overall quality, but also takes facilities into account.
28 March 2017
Bridge 1st Henry Haverty/Paddy Deegan. 2nd Mary Kerins/.Theresa Fealy
Lotto Bonus No. 28. Winner Joan Guinan.
For your diary
Seniors on Thursday 30 March at 9.45.
Bennett and Dooley Cups on Sunday 2 April.
Inter Club Mixed on Sat. 8 April.
Junior Golf Easter Scramble Competition On Good Friday 14 April. Draw for partners at 12 noon. Presentation of Prizes at 3 pm.
Bring a friend to play in the competition.
Bridge on Tuesday 4 April at 10.00 am.
In a little over a week the Augusta Masters will dominate the headlines with hopefully our own Shane and Rory to the fore. You have still time to place your bets in the Club. There are still a few slots available for all you confident punters.
As work on the course was hampered by the recent spell of bad weather last week, the first 18 Hole of the season sponsored by Hedgerows has been postponed until a later date . The next 18 Hole competition sponsored by the Thatch Restaurant will take place Sat. April 1st and Wed. April 5th . New 9 Hole competition is ongoing. The Australian Spoons competition starts next Sat. April 1st until Sun. 30th April. Our Match Play competition will be up and running also in April so make sure your name is on the list in the locker room. Our Challenge team took on Roscrea on Monday in Mountrath. Sincere sympathy to Evelyn Lynch on the death of her father James (Jimmy) Doyle, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin .