Founded in 1896 Tipperary Golf Club is one of the oldest clubs in Ireland. Orginally located just outside the town in the Tipperary Hills the Club next moved to Crogue, then to Garnacanty before settling in its present location in Rathanny in 1939.
From very small beginnings Tipperary Golf Club has grown in stature and numbers and in 1994 the course was extended to 18 holes. Facilities have been continually upgraded and a beautifully refurbished clubhouse was opened in May, 2001.
Over the years Tipperary Golf Club has produced some very fine golfers. Thoms F.Ryan set the ball rolling when he won the South of Ireland Championship in 1936. The Club’s most famous amateur, Arthur Pierse, has won 4 major championships, represented Ireland on over 100 occasions, played on Walker Cup and Eisenhower Trohy Teams, and was 5 times best amateur at the Irish Open.
Of more recent vintage Pat Murray,Marion Riordan and Sarah Crowe have won International Caps whilst John O’Donoghue renowned as a great hurling goalkeeper, won Senior International Caps in 2003 and 2004.
What a great achievement for a small country club!