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Abbeyleix Golf Club

Brief History

1895 - 2017

Affiliation was made to the golfing Union of Ireland GUI in 1905 under the Captaincy of Mr R Hampton,B.A Head Master of Preston House.

The first site of the Club was probably on "The Island" between the Portlaoise and Ballyroan Roads.It is not known when the club moved to Ballymullen, but what is certain is,that the Club and its Links were based in Ballymullen in the years just prior to 1920. (Abbeyleix Golf Club was one of the only two Golf Clubs in existance in Laois, the other being Portarlington.Geen fees were charged at 2/- (10p) per day.)

  • In 1921 the Club moved out to Heywood, Ballinakill. Co. Laois.
  • In 1927 the Club moved to Rathmoyle, Abbeyleix. Co. Laois.
  • On 23rd Sep 1930 the Ladies were affiliated to the ILGU.
  • In 1932 the Club returned to Ballymullen.
  • In October 1934 it was decided to use Rathmoyle as a winter Links ( From the 1st November 1934 to 1st May 1935)
  • In 1937 the Golf Club was closed.
  • The Club was re-established on 28th May 1948 at Rathmoyle Abbeyleix.
  • In June 1949 the Club was registered as a licenced premises for the sale of intoxicating liquor.
  • Abbeyleix Golf Club was established as an 18 Hole Golf Course 17th September 2000 ( Patrick Murphy GUI officialy opened the Golf Course)


A Message from this Years Captains 2017

Re Our Open Weeks in July and September and of course our Weekly Open Friday Singles Stableford Competition and our Open Seniors Competition which is held on the first Wednesday of every month.

Aidan Dunphy and Lady Captain Bernie Carroll look forward to welcoming visitors and members to this wonderful parklands course in the midlands. The course staff have been working tirelessly over the past few years to ensure that everything is in pristine condition for these events. Members greatly appreciate the tremendous work of greenkeeper David Greene and our Course Committee and Volunteers in this regard.
The course itself offers a great challenge to all range of golfers. The course is laid out on rolling landscape with plenty of mature trees and some great water features all of which add to it’s attraction. Many visitors have commented on the great condition of the greens and the surrounding bunkers, some of which have been redesigned during the past few years.
When drawing up our Open Week Programmes the committee will make sure that there will be a variety of competitions including classics, singles, fourballs, scrambles and the very popular champagne classic. Our Open Friday Singles Competition is a Singles Stableford event.

Abbeyleix is a club where younger players are appreciated and encouraged. There are many competitions organised for juniors and there is a special juvenile day in July.
The committee are extremely grateful to all the sponsors, some of whom have been supporting the club for many years. Without their support the running of open week would be almost impossible. In these recessionary times sponsors deserve not just gratitude but tangible support as well.
Abbeyleix prides itself on it’s hospitality and visitors are assured of a great welcome from PJ Peacock. and his bar staff either before or after a round of golf. Full catering is available all week from Martin and the catering staff. The clubhouse always looks blooming for open week, thanks to the continued supply of fresh flowers from Lalors Florists, Durrow.
Buggies and carry carts are available for hire, prior booking is advisable.
For those who wish to join the club there are many attractive new initiatives. Potential members will be accommodated in every way by contacting treasurer Michael Moran or Shirley in the office at 05787/31450
President Pascal Whelan and Lady President Mary Gee along with captains Aidan Dunphy and Bernie Carroll will be on hand to welcome everyone to the club and wish them the best of luck for the weeks ahead. Remember, if you cannot win you can at least enjoy the experience.



2nd Hole Par 5 (dog leg)


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