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 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.
An exceptionally successful Pro Am sponsored by Grant Engineering Birr, was held in the Club on Thursday. A large number of teams took part and all were high in their praise of the course and conditions. At the presentation that evening Captain Brendan Carroll thanked all the professionals and their teams for taking part. He noted in particular the work done by Kevin McGrath and his committee for their splendid organisation. He said that the course staff had worked tirelessly to have the greens and fairways in perfect condition.
Damien McGrane replying on behalf of the players said that all were delighted with the condition of the Glenns and all wished to return next year. He thanked the sponsors
Grant Engineering,Birr who contributed so much and wished the Company every success throughout the year.. He also noted the hard work done by Kevin McGrath and his committee.
Results will be published in next week’s edition
Tuesday Open. 1st Rob Ryland (7) 37 pts. 2nd Sean Claffey (19) 37 pts. Seniors: Michael Lyons (8) 36 pts.
18h Stableford. 1st John Carroll (16) 41 pts. 2nd Robbie Sheils (1) 40 pts. 4th John Dwyer (3) 39. Gross: Michael Horan (0) 37 pts.
Juniors. McGarry Cup. 1st Mark Cahill 63 nett. 2nd Darragh Flynn 65 nett. Gross: Cathal Kirwan 73. 4th Michael Hand 67 nett. David Nally 67 nett.
Girls: 1st Kathy Dermody. 9h Darragh McNamara. 2nd Niall Lyons.
9h on-going Titleist Pro V1.
Seniors on Thursday 28 July at 9.45.
Inter Club. O’Moore Cup. Birr v Edmondstown on Thursday 28 July at 2 pm.
St. Rynagh’s GAA Classic on Friday 29 July.
Open Weekend 18h Stableford on Sat. & Sun. 30 & 31 July and on Mon. 1 Aug. which is the Bank Holiday.
For Vintage Week competitions, please see Vintage Week Programme,
Best of luck to our O’Moore team under managers Liam Delaney and Brian Guinan in their match versus Edmondstown on Thursday next at 2pm. Playing at home are: Des Mannion, Sean Bergin and Liam Hogan.
Away are: Thady Clancy, Frank Kenny, Christy McGarry and Liam Delaney.
Congratulations to our Lady Captain Margaret who hosted her prize to the ladies with family, friends and club members.
A great two days’ golf was had by all and it was rounded off by a wonderful evening with dinner and presentation of prizes sponsored by Ann Bermingham, Tullamore, Chiropodist. We had a great variety of entertainment starting with soprano Yvonne O’Toole and the appearance of Michael Jackson got everyone in the mood for a great nights dancing. The winner of the much coveted prize was Bernadette Mc Tague. Bernadette held her nerve and returned a 70 nett after having a 74 nett the first day. Well done Bernadette. Congratulations also to all those who won prizes on the day. The nine-hole was won by Roma Gilmartin and second was Mona Collins. It was great to see Mona back playing and dancing the night away.
The nine-hole Men’s Competition was won by Pat Doyle with 23 pts and second was Aiden Farrelly with 21 pts.
Thanks to the bookies Seamie and Eddie who handed Lady Captain the takings from the day. The course was in truly magnificent condition and we had a beautiful meal enjoyed by all.
1st Bernadette Mc Tague (20) 144 pts; 2nd Ena Guilfoyle (20) 144 pts; Gross Amy Spain (12) 162 gross; 3rd Susan Reidy (10) 145pts;
Past Captain Gemma Butler (8) 148; 4th Mary Ryan (16) 148 pts.
1st Sheila Brennan (16) 149 pts.
2nd Trish Rowland (12) 150 pts.
Handicap 19 -27
1st Mary O Gorman (20) 150 pts.
2nd Lady President (25) 152 pts.
1st Eileen Delaney (31) 153 pts.
2nd Tesssa Foreman (34) 156 pts.
First Day. Denise Delaney (20) 72 pts.
Sesond Day. Vera Smyth (10) 71 pts.
Aileen Watkins (21) 157pts.
1st Rita Delaney.,Patricia Guinan, Phil Flynn, and Bernadette McTague. 29.4. 2nd Mary Sullivan, Mary Darcy, Mary O’Gorman and Carmel Kelly. 30.4. Nearest pin: Doreen McKenna.
Glenn Eagles outing to Moate.
A great day was had by all. The winner was Sheila Brennan with a score of 29 pts. Followed by Eileen Delaney with 28 pts. The ladies enjoyed a beautiful meal and a romantic musical interlude towards the end of the meal.