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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Mid Ocean Club 01/01/2018

1st Bermuda Ranking 2nd Caribbean Ranking
The voyage begins to an isolated island 650 miles off the coast of North Carolina. The journey brings you to the brilliant blue waters of balmy Bermuda. Fortunately for m...


Bayonne 01/11/2017

9th New Jersey - Best in Area
Bayonne is a marvelous marriage of engineering and architectural imagination. This place feels like the American cousin of Yas Links. The “distraction” of the New York Ci...


Hollywood 01/11/2017

8th New Jersey - Best in Area
Hollywood’s first five holes all run in different directions, but from the back tees, I hit the same iron into each green from 150 yards which was a notable lack of varie...


Charlotte 09/10/2017

6th North Carolina - Best in Area
North Carolina has no shortage of rolling topology, which provides a great canvas to design golf holes. It’s no surprise that Donald Ross continued his legacy across a St...


Roaring Gap 09/10/2017

12th North Carolina - Best in Area
Never before have I felt that 18 green-sites were perfectly located. Donald Ross has a long list of achievements in the state of North Carolina, and it’s experiences like...


Maidstone 09/10/2017

10th New York - Best in Area 38th USA Ranking 42nd North America Ranking 80th World Ranking
When members of elite clubs in the United States, including those of Long Island, openly say that if they had one round of golf to play before they ascend up to heaven “i...


Mid Pines 09/10/2017

17th North Carolina - Best in Area
Thousands of visiting golfers migrate to the Pinehurst region throughout the year. In Southern Pines, NC, you’ll find the nearby sister courses of Pine Needles and Mid Pi...


Kennemer 24/09/2017

3rd Netherlands Ranking 12th Continental Europe Ranking
This 27-hole property is no stranger to hosting major tournaments with a commendable list of Dutch Open winners. The B&C nines with the involvement of Colt & Pennink are...


Utrecht de Pan 24/09/2017

2nd Netherlands Ranking 3rd Continental Europe Ranking 100th World Ranking
Utrecht de Pan is the Dutch first cousin of Swinley Forrest, which can only highlight the brilliance of the strategic routing, the magnificent short par 4s and the mouth-...


Noordwijkse 24/09/2017

4th Netherlands Ranking 17th Continental Europe Ranking
Without doubt Noordwijk has the most natural piece of land of all the courses I played in Holland. It has an uninterrupted relationship with nature, where the only distra...


Western Gailes 24/09/2017

3rd Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 14th Scotland Ranking 34th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Much has been documented about the “unconventional” out and back routing of this course, and let it be known that I am a huge fan of the configuration. The opening four h...


Taconic 12/09/2017

11th Massachusetts - Best in Area
Any student lucky enough to go to Williams College in Massachusetts may well have the best college golf course in America at Taconic Golf Club. Wayne Stiles routed a fabu...


Ekwanok 12/09/2017

1st Vermont - Best in Area
Walter Travis made it up to Vermont to create Ekwanok Country Club which is surrounded by jaw-dropping mountains in a beautiful setting. The routing has a few interestin...


Highlands Links 12/09/2017

3rd Nova Scotia - Best in Area 6th Canada Ranking 62nd North America Ranking
I returned to Cape Breton 4 years after my last visit. I was delighted to see an improvement in playing conditions and the state of the greens at Highlands Links.Putting...