Golf Club 2023:
Ballybunion have offered to host the 9th Carr Mara Golf Tournament
from Thursday October 5th to Saturday 7th 2023. We are
humbled by their generous offer. Their superb links which is renowned
world wide will provide
a magnificent test for our contestants.
Ballybunion has hosted all the major tournaments over the years and it's great
scenery provides a stunning backdrop to all the holes. Ballybunion have many
famous members and can boast a previous captain in Tom Watson.
Bel-Air Country Club 2025:
Bel-Air Country Club, site of the 1976 U.S. Amateur
Championship and 2004 U.S. Senior Amateur Championship will
host the Carr Mara tournament in 2025.
Bel-Air C.C. is a charming throwback design that winds
through mansion-dotted canyons of Los Angeles, the topography
so steep that golfers are guided from hole to hole via a tunnel,
elevator and the city’s most famous suspension bridge. Bel-Air's original architecture was done by George C. Thomas, Jack Neville and Billy Bell Sr., with most recent changes by Robert Trent Jones.
Lahinch Golf Club 2027:
Lahinch has accepted the invitation to host the tournament
in 2027. The Black Watch Regiment arrived in 1892 and the course was laid that
year. Old Tom Morris
was asked to design the new course in 1894. Alaister McKenzie redesigned the
course in 1927.
The South of Ireland amateur championship, the
oldest of the provincial championship, has been in existence since 1895. Lahinch
boasts one of it's past captains when Tom Watson accepted the honour.
Oakhill Country Club 2029:
At the Gala dinner in Oakmont Country Club, Oakhill Country Club Team Captain
made the announcement of their wish to host the Carr Mara Tournament in 2029.
This is great news for future events to have such a famous US famous club hosting
We are delighted to accept this offer.
The tournament includes the top Links Clubs in Ireland where Joe
Carr won his championships. The U.S.A. Golf Clubs would include Winged
Foot Golf Club, Wellington Mara´s Home Golf Club and
four of the top clubs in the U.S.A. The Clubs invited to participate
were Portmarnock Golf
Portrush Golf Club, Co.
Sligo Golf Club, Lahinch
Golf Club and Sutton
Golf Club in Ireland. In
the U.S.A. invitations were offered and duly accepted by Winged
Foot Golf Club, Pine Valley, Olympic, Oakmont and
The format of the tournament would be played bi annually over 3
days. One practice day and two days of tournament play. The clubs
would be represented
each by eight players. The aggregate scores of each club’s best
six scores accumulated over the two days would decide the winner
of the tournament. There would be an individual prize for the lowest
scratch core over the days also.
The centre piece of the Carr
Mara Trophy, The British Amateur Replica won by Joe Carr in Royal
Portrush in 1960 was generously donated by Mary Carr, his widow.
The rest of the trophy was designed by Waterford Glass. This trophy
has been widely acclaimed and represents a fitting showcase for
this great event.