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.

Reviews


Sort by Rating Filter by country

Guaymaral (No.2) 26/12/2018

4th Colombia Ranking
The club at Guaymaral is more like an Olympic village than your typical private golf club. There are two golf courses, however golf is just one of almost a dozen other sp...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

El Rincón 26/12/2018

1st Colombia Ranking
This 1957 Robert Trent Jones Sr. layout played host to the 1980 World Cup won by a pair of talented Canadian golfers. This was my first ever visit to South America, and l...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Mexico 26/12/2018

14th Mexico Ranking
It’s been said that generally across the 1950s to the 1980s, the quality of golf course architecture was somewhat of a Dark Age. This prestigious club was established in...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Floridian National 24/12/2018

27th Florida - Best in Area
Floridian National is another high-end club in Southeast Florida that has an impressive list of professional golfers who hold memberships. When you can essentially sail y...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Old Marsh Golf Club 24/12/2018

28th Florida - Best in Area
A friend in the locality once told me that Old Marsh is sarcastically known as “All Marsh” by many golfers who live in the Palm Beach area. This course is dead flat, unat...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Desert Highlands 24/12/2018

3rd Arizona - Best in Area
Desert Highlands won’t be everybody’s cup of tea. Nicklaus was hired by one of the first high-end clubs in the Scottsdale area and developed an almost unplayable golf cou...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Misquamicut 24/12/2018

9th Rhode Island - Best in Area
The biggest impression Misquamicut left on me was how shocked I was with how different the holes across the street look and feel compared to those on the main paddock. I...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Morris County 23/12/2018

13th New Jersey - Best in Area
Maybe the best Raynor course you’ve never played or heard of, because again, it doesn’t flirt with mainstream media that salivates over the usual Raynor/MacDonald suspect...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Blue Mound 23/12/2018

8th Wisconsin - Best in Area
I’m willing to bet that if you were to ask 10 golfers to name 10 Raynor courses in the US, the clear majority of them would name the same clubs that we typically hear abo...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Lawsonia (Links) 23/12/2018

7th Wisconsin - Best in Area
I was fortunate to play about 70 different courses in 2018, and Lawsonia is comfortably in my top 5 for the year of new courses played, which quickly promoted it securely...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

Sand Valley (Mammoth Dunes) 23/12/2018

4th Wisconsin - Best in Area
Like all of Keiser’s resorts, there’s at least one championship layout and one fun course to give you a breather. Mammoth Dunes is the fun option at the Sand Valley resor...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

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...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

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...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

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...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

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...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

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...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

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...

Read More >>

TaylorMade

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...

Read More >>

TaylorMade