History of Kilcock Golf Club

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First established in 1984 by local landowner Gerry Canning, Kilcock started life as a 9-hole golf course. While initial members were mainly drawn from near neighbours, a warm and friendly atmosphere was quickly established and as a result the membership began to grow.

In 1990 land adjacent to the course was purchased and with the expertise of Eddie Hackett, one of the best known course designers at the time a testing but fair 18 hole course was born. A decade later the opportunity for the members to purchase the course from Gerry arose, and was grabbed with both hands. Over the next few years a new machinery shed was built, course improvements put in place and in 2003 new Ladies and Gents Locker Rooms were added. The Club was quickly gaining a reputation for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere and was now ready for the next and most important phase of its history.

In June 2007 the members unanimously approved a major course redevelopment plan, know as ‘Play 52’, which involved the installation of sand based greens and tee boxes, major drainage and an automatic irrigation system. The remodelling of some of the key feature holes of the course resulted in an even greater playing challenge. In addition, the car park was resurfaced, a new stone entrance, including electronic gates, and a new boundary wall were constructed giving the Club a totally new image which this ambitious plan fittingly deserved.

Phase 1 of ‘Play 52’ comprising the first nine holes was completed and opened for play in May 2008. Phase 2, the second nine, commenced in August of that year and was completed in early 2009. The completed course was officially opened with great pride and satisfaction on 31st July 2009 by one of Ireland’s great golfing Ambassadors, Des Smyth, and was indeed a fitting event to mark the Silver Jubilee of Kilcock Golf Club.

In 2011 all the hard work received the recognition it deserved when the course received the ALCI Award for Best Landscaped Sports Ground.

The Club has come a long way in a relatively short period of time. We would welcome you to come and play the course and experience what we have to offer at first hand.

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