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  • Bearna Golf Club Hole-in-1

    Well done to Johnny Collins who hit a hole-in-one on the 18th during the NBCRI Pink Event at Bearna Golf Club, seen below taking the ball from the hole and with fellow Bearna members Stiofan O’Conaire and Derek Bryan.


    Well done Sir!!

    In the pink!!



























    Johnny Collins Team

  • Bearna Golf Club Open Day Results

    The Open Day results played on Wednesday 23/04/2014 at Bearna, Galway Golf Club, are as follows:


    Aodan Comerford (11) 40pts

    SSC – 72
    Stableford off the white markers
  • Bearna Golf Club Weekend Results

    Here are the results of the weekend competition (19/20 April, 2014), sponsored by Les Jumelles, at Bearna, Galway Golf Club. Format was stableford and men played off the white markers. Congratulations Bearna members and to the winners!


  • ILGU Inter-Club at Bearna Golf Club

    Preparations by our Ladies Teams has started in earnest as the first of the Homecare Instead ILGU Interclub competitions get underway this month.

    On Monday 28th April, In the Challenge Cup, Bearna Golf Club play Portumna Golf Club with three matches away and two at home.  The matches will start at 3.00pm.

    On Thursday 1st May, the Minor Cup team will meet Gort Golf Club in the first round of the tournament. There will be two matches in Gort Golf Club and three at home.  Matches  will start at 3.00pm.

    Bearna Golf Club will meet Loughrea Golf Club in the first round of the Intermediate Cup at 2.30pm on Saturday 3rd May with three matches at home and two away.

    The first round of the Miele fourball  will be played on Wednesday 7th May 2014 .Bearna meet Galway Bay Golf Resort in this competition.  Four players in Bearna and Four in Galway Bay Golf Club at the same time.

    The Junior Foursomes team face Loughrea Golf Club in Galway Bay Golf Club at 2.00pm on Saturday 17th May.

    Best of luck to everyone involved in the teams in their quest to secure a pennant for the club in 2014

  • NBCRI Open Day

    Bearna members have organised a fundraiser for the NBCRI on Thursday 24th April. The time sheet is available all day and visitors booking may be made through Cathal in the pro shop on (091) 592677. The cost for members is €10 and € 15 for visitors. Please support this worthy cause and bring your friends. Bearna Golf Club Bar/Restaurant  will be open for food and refreshments all day. All are welcome to attend  the presentation of prizes by Professor Michael Kerin, Research Director NBCRI, which will take place in the clubhouse that night @ 8.30pm.

    NBCRI Open Golf at Bearna

  • Open Day Results

    Here is the result of the Open Days competition April 14/16 for Bearna, Galway Golf Club


    1. Leo Kinneen (16) 40
    SSC 14/4/2014 – 72
    SSC  16/4/2014 – 74
  • Connemara Golf Courses

    Connemara is the name given to the western portion of County Galway, which lies between Lough Corrib and the Atlantic and is one of the most popular destinations for tourists to come to. Situated in the west of Ireland, it is one of the most scenic areas on the island. It’s craggy mountain peaks, expansive sandy beaches and laced network of lakes exemplify the peaceful solitude and rugged beauty of the west.  It has its own unique culture and much of the area, stretching from Bearna to Carna,  is Irish speaking.

    Golfing in Connemara is as diverse as the landscape it occupies. There are only four courses but each brings their own individual challenges.

    Bearna Golf Club

    Situated only 5 miles from Galway city this is located at the gateway to Connemara. This Galway golf club is cut right out of the surrounding landscape and is, in fact, the only moorland golf course in Ireland. It was carved out of a typical Connemara landscape of granite rock, bog, gorse and heather. The result is a challenging course of outstanding quality and unique character. With stunning views of Galway Bay, the Aran Islands and the Burren, and the smell of the bog and the gorse which lingers in the air, this is a course which will ignite your senses. The design has resulted in generously proportioned fairways, many elevated tee boxes and some splendid carries. Great care has been taken to construct extra large greens with subtle burrows that will test even the best golfer. The final four holes especially provide an amazing finish to a satisfying and memorable experience. Relax in the bar afterwards and soak up the spectacular scenery.

    Connemara Isles Golf Club

    Connemara Isles Golf Club is located in the heart of the Conamara Gaeltacht. This distinctive island
    9 hole course offers a unique opportunity to play golf on the edge of the Atlantic ocean while enjoying
    the breathtaking views of Cill Chiaráin Bay, Cnoc Leitir Móir and Cnoc Mordáin. Established in 1993, this charming and challenging course is set in tranquil links at Eanach Mheáin. The flora and fauna of the course provide a colourful backdrop to a magnificent golf course. A causeway from the mainland brings an island into play where ocean inlets and rocky outcrops provide natural hazards demanding steady nerves. One of the highlights of Connemara Isles is the clubhouse…the only thatched clubhouse in Ireland!

    Oughterard Golf Club

    Only 25km from Galway city Oughterard Golf Course comprises 18 championship holes that are lined with mature native Irish trees, including oak, hazel and birch. It is an excellent test of golf, with numerous water features and sand bunkers, which are strategically placed to protect the par of the course. A lush parklands course featuring traditional limestone walls throughout the property it is situated between Lough Corrib to the east and the Connemara Mountains to the north and north west, providing a truly spectacular setting. The clubhouse, converted from majestic farmhouse buildings, offers visiting golfers every modern facility, including a well-stocked pro shop, a first-class restaurant and a homely and welcoming bar.

    Connemara Golf Club

    Although it is a long drive out from Galway city Connemara Golf Links mixes the stunning natural and unique beauty of the western Irish landscape and the the skills of a great architect to create a memorable golfing experience. Nestled between the scenic splendour of the 12 Bens mountain range and the rugged Atlantic ocean, this is a test from start to finish. The back nine, in particular, have been acknowledged as the equal to any in the world. A testament to the skill of its designer, Eddie Hackett deftly enhanced the rugged environment to create this dramatic championship course. Situated between the Twelve Bens mountain range and the Atlantic Ocean, the 18 holes are every bit as challenging as they are beautiful, a point driven home by the twisting dog leg on the breathtaking 1st hole. There’s also a newer course, which offers a game along the Atlantic for an exhilarating nine holes.

  • NBCRI Open Day

    Bearna Golf Club are hosting a fundraising competition in aid of the NBCRI on Thursday 24th April. The format is a Charity 3 Ball Team Event with 2 scores to count on each hole. It is open to both Ladies and Men. Entry is €10 euro for Bearna members and €15 for visitors. Book on-line. Please bring your friends and support a very worthy cause.

    NBCRI Bearna, Galway Golf Club

  • Results Bearna, Galway Golf Club

    Below are the results for the GSS Galway Stationery sponsored competition April 12-13, 2014. Well done to all Bearna members who competed. Format was stroke and men were off the white markers.



  • Bearna Ladies beat Galway Golf Club

    Congratulations to our dynamic duo Bearna Golf Members Siobhan Hunt and Nuala Timoney who won their second round match against Galway Golf Club in the Irish Daily Mail Foursomes. Thay are motoring along nicely after beating Connemara Golf Club in the first round. Well done!!

  • Open Competition Results – 7/9 April, 2014

    Below are the results for the Open Competition in Bearna, Galway Golf Club.




  • Bearna Golf Club: a Natural Connemara Golf Landscape

    Located at the gateway to Connemara, Bearna Golf Club is set in a unique and natural Connemara landscape of of granite rock, bog, gorse and heather. Surrounding the course you will authentic peat bog where local people have cut turf for many generations. During the summer you will see the stacks of turf cut, dotted all around the bog.

    Gorse in Flower, Bearna Golf, Galway Golf Club


    There is an abundance of interesting flora and fauna in the area. Bearna has used the natural lie of the land and the used the features of the landscape to give golfers a special Galway golf experience.

    Flora and Fauna, Bearna, Connemara golf club landscape


  • Bearna Members Weekend Results, Dubarry Competition

    Below are the results for the weekend competition at Bearna Golf Club, 4/5/6 April. The format was stableford with men teeing off from the white markers. We are very grateful to Dubarry for sponsoring our competition here at Bearna, Galway golf club.

    April 4/5/6 results for men and women

    Results April 4/5/6, Bearna, Galway golf club

  • An Interesting Read…

    Here is a good write up about Bearna, Galway Golf Club in this blog by Kevin Markham. He includes Bearna in his list of Ireland’s Best Hidden Golfing Gems. Some very kind words indeed! I like to think that there are several great golf courses around the area, such as Galway Bay Golf Club, Connemara Golf Club and Galway Golf Club to name a few, and it was also particularly satisfying to see a fine course like Portumna Golf Club feature so highly too. With so many fine west of Ireland golf clubs we can be very proud of ourselves.

  • At the Gateway to Connemara Golf in Galway

    There are plenty of options to pick from for anyone going golfing in Galway. We here at Bearna, Galway golf club, offer a unique experience as we stand on the gateway to Connemara. The landscape of Connemara has lent itself to some interesting and different designs in the area with Galway Bay Golf Club, Oughterard Golf Club, Galway Golf Club, Connemara Golf Club and Connemara Isles Golf Club all offering special challenges to any enthusiastic golfer. So many options!

    At Bearna, we have used the landscape to carve out our own individual Connemara golf club. Using the lie of the land and keeping the features of the landscape it is truly one of the best Galway golf club experiences. At 400 ft above sea level you really do get some spectacular views of Galway Bay and the Aran Islands. Come see for yourself!


    View from Bearna Golf Club

  • Junior Golfing in Galway at Bearna, Galway Golf Club

    Attention all junior members of Bearna, Galway golf club. Registration for junior membership at Bearna, Galway Golf Course has commenced. Please pay Pat or Cathal in the office when you arrive on Sunday.

    For any new junior Bearna members wishing to join we have a fantastic programme set up for younger members, both boys and girls, who want to go golfing in Galway. Every Sunday juniors meet up at 3pm here at Bearna. There, under the watchful eyes of our junior convenors, Colm Timlin and Ailish McDermott, along with our PGA Tour Professional Geoff Kelly we will help your game develop. During the summer Geoff will take our junior members out for extra lessons on Wednesdays as well as running golf clinics for juniors during the week. Many of our juniors have adult handicaps and some have won some of the major prizes at the club in the last few years, such has been the pace of their development here at Bearna, Galway golf club. This year we hope that they will compete in more Galway golf competitions. You can be assured that any juniors joining Bearna are receiving the best Galway golf club coaching.

    For more detail on joining Bearna, Galway golf courses you can contact us here or if you or looking for a junior Bearna members form then you will find it here.

    Juniors golfing in Galway at Bearna, Galway Golf Club

  • Play Golf in Galway!!

    If you are looking to play golf in Galway soon then come to Bearna Golf Course. There are lots of Galway open competitons and now, every Monday and Wednesday we are running a new one. Bearna golf club has been rated as one of the best Galway golf clubs by Kevin Markham in his book ‘Hooked’. You can now play this top Galway golf course for only €10 on our open days. so if you are planning to go golfing in Galway or looking for good value society golf in Galway then this is one of the best Galway golf deals going. For more details on how to make a booking at Bearna Golf Club then see the poster below for more detail.


    Bearna, Galway Golf Course Open Competition


  • Weekend Competition 28-30 March 2014

    Below are the details of this weekends competitions at Bearna, Galway golf course


    Sat 29th, Sun 30th March

    Voucher – 18 Hole Single Stableford 


    Friday 28th, Sat 29th and Sun 30th

    GOY – 18 Hole Single Stableford


    For any Bearna members wishing to play please contact us at Bearna Golf Club or put your name on the timesheet

  • Matchplay News Bearna, Galway Golf CLub

    For any Bearna members interested in playing matchplay here at Bearna, Galway golf course, please read the information below:

    From Bearna golf Club Mens Captain – The GDSI Single and Fourball Matchplay competitions 2014

    The entry form for the above competions are now posted on the noticeboard in the mens locker room in Bearna golf club.

    Closing date is 31st March. First round to be completed by the end of April.


    From Bearna Golf Club Lady Captain– Single and Hi-Lo Fourball Matchplay competitions 2014

    The lists are up in the locker room for the Club Match Play Singles and Hi Lo competitions.Entry is €5 for the singles and €5 per person for the Hi Lo.

    Closing date for entries is Thursday 27th of March, the draw and rules will be posted soon after that date.


    Make sure you get in early so not to miss out on one of the best Galway golf competitons!

  • Results Galway Hospice Fundraiser 21/22/23 March, 2014

    Our golf season kicked off at Bearna Golf Club, Galway golf course, with a fundraiser for Galway Hospice. Lots of money was raised for a very worthy cause. There was agreat turnout from our members, proving that, indeed, we do have one of the best Galway golf clubs around!! Well done, and thank you, to all who participated.





  • Open Competitions in Bearna Golf Club

    From April we are starting our new Galway golf club open competitions in Bearna Golf Club.  Entry is only €10 (€5 for Bearna members) to all GUI/ILGU members. See the poster below for all details.


    Galway Open Competitons at Bearna Golf Course

    Galway Golf Opens at Bearna Golf Club


    Bearna members and committee would like to wish Louis & Ines Fourie our new caterers a very warm welcome to Bearna, Galway golf club, and every success as they take over the bar and catering facility in the clubhouse. They will be open for business from Friday the 21st of March and we would encourage you all to support them whenever possible. The Restaurant/Bar will be open daily with an extensive menu planned once they are up and running. Initially Louis will offer a selection of freshly prepared dishes to suit all tastes and is open to suggestions on your preferences. Louis will also be happy to rovide refreshments for anyone booking society golf in galway. You can be assured that anyone playing will have one of the best Galway golf experiences now with Louis on board!! The Bar/Restaurant will also be available for private functions. Louis can be contacted directly on 089 4317455

  • This Weekends Competition, Bearna Golf Course, Galway Golf Course

    This Week’s Competitions @ Bearna Galway Golf Course

    Fundraiser for Galway Hospice


    Sat 22nd, Sun 23rd March

    18 Hole Single Stableford 


    18 Hole Single Stableford

    Friday 21st, Sat 22nd and Sun 23rd

  • Galway’s Best Golf Courses

    This article appeared recently in the City Tribune – The article was written by Kevin Markham. Some years ago Kevin Markham drove around Ireland in a camper van, playing and reviewing every 18 hole golf course for a book entitled ‘Hooked’. The article  makes interesting reading as Kevin lists what he thinks are the best Galway golf courses.


  • Spring League 2014

    This year’s Spring League will start on Saturday 1st February and will run for 6 weeks until Friday 14th March.
    To enter either:
    1. Email your entry to before 1pm on Thursday 30 January
    2. Enter your name on the Spring League entry sheet which is placed beside the computer terminal in the hallway.
  • Message from our new Lady Captain

    I am both honoured and delighted to be the Lady Captain of Bearna Golf Club for the coming year. I intend to continue the good work of our previous Lady Captains and promise to represent the ladies of this club to the best of my ability. I will certainly make it my business to ‘fly the flag’ at every opportunity.

    I will promote Bearna Golf Club whenever I possibly can and would urge you to do likewise, be it encouraging new members or inviting friends/colleagues to play our course.

    The priority for us all this year is to retain existing members, attract new ones and encourage visitors to play and also to revitalize the social aspect of the club. In this regard I would ask all of you to partake in any social occasions and fun competitions that we intend having during the year. These occasions are a simple way of getting to know our fellow members and integrating new members.

    There is a busy calendar of events scheduled for the year ahead and I would urge you to participate in our own club events and also through interclub representation.

    I look forward to meeting you on and off the golf course and heres to a great golfing season for 2014

    Deirdre Squires

    Lady Captain 2014


    Happy New Year from everyone at Bearna Golf Club. Best wishes, and good golf, for 2014.

  • Happy Chrismas!!

    From everyone at Bearna Golf Club we wish you a very Happy Christmas!


  • Fixtures list

    The fixture list for Bearna Golf Club for 2014 is now available. Click here

  • Christmas Scramble!

    The annual Christmas Mixed 9 hole Scramble will be held on Saturday 14th December

    Register at 10.30am -  Shotgun start at 11am

    Minced pies and mulled wine to follow.  Entry fee €5

    Christmas Hamper Presentations will take place.

    Mens and Ladies Committees

  • Membership Payment Scheme

    Invoices will be sent out to all members in the next few days. If any member wishes to pay in installments St Anthony’s and Claddagh Credit Union have a sceme whereby you can pay by installments over the course of the year.


    Any Bearna member can take out a loan of €800 at 9.5% (9.9% APR), enough to cover membership to the golf club and the members club. There are 12 monthly payments of €70.16. Interest is €41.76. Total payment is €841.76.


    For more information contact Tony Coyle in St Anthony’s and Claddagh Credit Union at 1800 28 55 26.

  • Well Done Barbara!

    Our very own Connacht Rules Official Barbara O’ Keeffe recently sat the R&A rules exam at St. Andrews, Scotland and not only passed with distinction but secured joint first place overall.


    A number of rules officials from all over the British Isles sat the exam which is recognised throughout the R&As jurisdiction as reflective of the delegates understanding of the rules, and for Barbara to come out on top was a fabulous achievement.


    Congratulations and well done Barbara…. We are all very proud of you here in Bearna Golf Club.

  • Ladies Christmas Lunch

    The Annual Ladies Christmas Lunch will take place in the club house on Saturday 7th December at 1.00pm. Please RSVP Imelda McGovern on 087 262 7461 by Wednesday 4th to reserve your place and let her know of any special dietary requirements. The Cost of the Lunch is €15 and our Lady Captain Deirdre Squires has chosed Cope as Lunch’s Charity.The prizes for the Hampers and Christmas Cracker will be presented at the lunch.

    We look forward to seeing you on the day!


  • Beginner Golf Lessons

    Geoff Kelly, our resident golf professional, is continuing his lessons for beginners and improvers every Monday morning at 9.30am. Geoff has played the PGA Tour and has over 40 years teaching expereience in Australia, Spain and Ireland. He caters for all levels. If you wish to play you can contact us here at:

    Course: 091 592677

    Geoff: 086 818 57 32

    Geoff giving a helping hand to 800m Olympic gold medalist and world record holder, David Rudisa

  • Open Day, Saturday Novemeber 23

    To help launch the re-opening of our Bar & Restaurant under new management, we are holding an Open Competition & Family Fun Day here at the golf club this Saturday. See the poster for details.


  • Bearna Golf Club on Flickr!

    I have just created an account on Flickr for Bearna Golf Club. Have a look at it here:

    and as always, if you have any interesting photos why not send them on to me so i can share them with everyone else.

    Hope you like the photostream :)

  • Captains Dinner

    Club Honours  Night is Friday 22nd November – Tickets are on sale now from Deridre Squires and Derek Bryan. Make sure to reserve your place as it is sure to be a great night!

  • Secret Store Christmas Hamper

    On 25th November we will begin a Christmas Cracker with a twist!  This will be is a 9 hole Singles Stableford. Play any day of the week and as often as you like. Entry fee €3 and re-entry is € 2. The twist is only 3 scores will count on your card but you don’t know which 3! So play your best and hope for the best! This competition will run for 2 weeks and the prizes with be presented at the Christmas Ladies Lunch.

  • ‘Stags and Wags’

    9 Hole Scramble -  Ladies and Seniors

    On Thursday November 14th we will have a Mixed Scramble with the Seniors.  Check in at 9.00am for a 9.30am shotgun start.  Entry is €5 and the prizegiving will take place directly afterwards with a mulled wine and mince pie reception!!

  • Pats Hamper

    From  Monday  11th to the  24th we will have a new competition “ Pat’s Hamper”.  Pat Donnellan has very kindly sponsored a Hamper Competition for the Ladies.   The format is a 14 hole stableford and the cost of entry is €3 and re- entry is €2. Play as often as you like any day of the week.