A letter read out to club committees at a meeting last night stated:
“We have made a family decision to put Slievenamon on the market as a going concern. As it will be sold as a golf club, this will not affect the course or membership. The family will be present for as long as needed to ensure a smooth handover.” – The Lalor family.
The picturesque golf club, which is approximately half-way between Clonmel and Fethard, officially opened in June of 1999 and was affiliated to the GUI in November of the same year. Since then it has been run principally by Margaret and Kevin Lalor and family, with Brendan Kenny long-time secretary at the club.
The 18-hole par 67 course which plays 4,846 yards long (over 90 acres), has been a very popular venue for golfers over the past 20 years or so, since the sport was first played there in 1998. It has a membership close on 1,000 and is a very popular club with a huge distance membership base. It has a tremendously strong ladies section of 170 members and is well liked by senior golfers for its flat terrain and shorter length.
There is also a one-acre Ring Fort which has remained untouched and there is a preservation order on the 4th hole as it is a natural habitat for various wildlife. Add to that, the beauty of the Slievenamon Mountains overlooking the course, and you have a great facility indeed.