Fergal O'Leary

Fergal hails from Dublin but lives in Boston. He’s a self-confessed golf course addict, who completed playing the Top 100 ranked courses in the United States in just 4 years at 28 years of age.

In August 2015, aged 32, Fergal became the youngest person and the first Irishman to play the World Top 100 ranked courses. Since moving to the US, he's become a panellist with Golf Magazine. He has a +1 handicap and is a proud member of Portmarnock Golf Club.


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Monroe 06/08/2018

20th New York - Best in Area
The Rochester area has an amazing concentration of Ross golf courses in near proximity to each other just east of the city. The Monroe Golf Club has been recognised among...


Oak Hill (East) 06/08/2018

11th New York - Best in Area 45th USA Ranking 49th North America Ranking
Oak Hill’s East course is ideal for major championship golf as it’s a never-ending long slog. The very first hole is an immediate introduction to the skill needed to play...


Dismal River (Red) 05/08/2018

2nd Nebraska - Best in Area
I’d like to personally thank Tom Doak for building the Red course in 2013, as the White course built in 2006 by some guy with 18 Majors made my stomach turn. The Red cou...


Wild Horse 05/08/2018

4th Nebraska - Best in Area
Along with Rustic Canyon, Wild Horse has a strong reputation for great golf at very affordable prices to the public golfer. But was I prepared for the greens at the publi...


Capilano 05/08/2018

1st British Columbia - Best in Area 7th Canada Ranking 69th North America Ranking
Stanley Thompson made the journey out to British Columbia and yet again left us with a commendable golf course where outstanding greensites were discovered throughout thi...


Gamble Sands 05/08/2018

1st Washington - Best in Area 90th USA Ranking
After a 6-hour flight from Boston, I faced a long 4-hour drive to the clubhouse. In total from Cape Cod, it took us just over 13 hours to reach our destination with a 2-m...


Piping Rock 05/08/2018

13th New York - Best in Area 64th USA Ranking 73rd North America Ranking
Even before the renovation work, Piping Rock was one of my favourite Macdonald courses in the country. It had been 10 years since my last visit, but as a testament to the...


Westchester (West) 05/08/2018

18th New York - Best in Area
Westchester is certainly a difficult challenge for a first time player due to a number of blind shots over hugely rolling terrain. Walter Travis opened the West course wi...


Huntercombe 01/06/2018

1st Oxfordshire - Best in Area 94th England Ranking
Having not heard much about this course, I walked away hugely impressed with the Willie Park Jr creation in the Oxfordshire countryside. It was a delight to see how a tal...


Adare Manor 31/05/2018

Gem Ireland - Best in Area
In recent months, the Adare Manor resort in Co. Limerick opened its renovated championship golf course. The layout is a sight to behold and will not resemble anything you...


Hole In The Wall 30/05/2018

61st Florida - Best in Area
This hidden gem in Naples – Hole In The Wall – doesn’t get any attention, by design. For those who are familiar with golf in the Naples area, this club is a private sanct...