Muskerry Golf Club (established 1907) is considered one of the finest examples of parkland golf in Munster.
Muskerry Golf Club Fred Daly Team 2019 – All Ireland Runners up and Munster Champions
The Club founded following a meeting at South Mall, Cork. Muskerry’s first president was Sir George Colthurst.
The Muskerry Golf Course certainly caught the imagination, and The World of Golf magazine (Irish Section) of April 25, 1907 had this to say:
“A single golf course for a sporting town like Cork was not keeping up with the times and, we are not surprised that a friendly rival to the Little Island course has arisen”.
On March 20th, 1908, the Cork Examiner reported that Mr W Dorgan, solicitor, had applied for a certificate of registration for Muskerry Golf Club at a sitting of Blarney Petty Sessions. He stated that he applied under the section of the 1884 act.
The club had a membership of close on 300 and gave a good deal of employment in the district.
The first Annual General Meeting was held on May 2nd 1908 and Muskerry Golf Club was affiliated to the Golfing Union of Ireland in 1910.
World renowned Golf Course architect Alister MacKenzie’s first major engagement in the South of Ireland, in 1924, was at the Muskerry club in County Cork when he presented plans for a course extension from nine holes to 18.
A 1930 Muskerry booklet recorded the MacKenzie visit thus: “Dr McKenzie’s services were sought and secured for the first time in Southern Ireland and strikingly well has he performed his work as Muskerry’s 18 holes now form a bold and beautiful course capable of absorbing the interest and attention of any player no matter his handicap.
Muskerry Golf Club Centenary Year.
Muskerry Golf Club won both the Irish Junior Cup and Jimmy Bruen Shield in September 2007 at Shandon Park, Belfast. The victories brought the club’s All-Ireland total to 10.
The Bruen victory was, extra special as the competition commemorated the great Jimmy Bruen who received his first Handicap of 6 from Muskerry in 1935.
Bruen’s son Chris, attended at Shandon Park , and back in the Muskerry Clubhouse, Bruen’s widow Nell delivered a speech at the homecoming celebrations.
The Clubhouse is situated in an elevated setting with excellent views of the Course. The atmosphere is friendly, informal and welcoming.
Visitors are invited to come and browse a wide range of Golf clothing, and equipment available at the Pro Shop. Green fees and lessons may be booked here.