Tuam Golf Club
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|Designed by||Eddie Hackett|
The origins of golf in Tuam go back to the early 1900s when two local businessmen holidayed in the town of Harrogate in England. There they became acquainted with the game, purchased clubs and balls and brought them back to Tuam. Initially located in the townland of Cloonascragh (on land owned by one of the two businessmen), Tuam Golf Club opened in 1904 with 60 members. In 1937 it relocated to the lands of the Kilgarriff family at Mayfield.
In 1991 a new clubhouse was constructed, with bar, restaurant, changing rooms and a pro-shop. Improvement works continued over the years with Christy O'Connor Jnr advising the club. Other development work undertaken between 2007 and 2009 was under the guidance of golf architect Ken Kearney.
The course is Par 72, measuring 6138 meters, with most fairways being tree lined, with water features on three holes. The feature hole is the Par 3 15th hole, which is played from an elevated tee, over water to a sloping green. The resident PGA Professional is Tom Niland.
- Junior Cup - Connacht Winners : 1998
- Jimmy Bruen Shield - Connacht Winners : 1985, 1988, 1991, 1994, 2007, 2018
- Pierce Purcell Shield - Connacht Winners : 1979, 1995, 1996
- Connacht Shield - Connacht Winners : 1956, 1986, 1996
- Cecil Ewing Shield - Connacht Winners : 1983, 1995, 2015
- Jimmy Carroll Cup - All-Ireland Winners : 2006
- JB Carr Tournament - All-Ireland Winners : 2007
- Miele Ladies Interclub Fourball - All-Ireland Finalist : 2014
- Mary McKenna Diamond Trophy - Connacht Winners : 2016, 2017
- Kenny Cup - Connacht Winners : 2015, 2017, 2018
- Under 16 Interclub Competition - Connacht Winners : 2018
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- Tuam Golf Club Official Club Website
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