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. He has a +1 handicap and is a proud member of Portmarnock Golf Club.

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Ohoopee Match Club 02/11/2019

53rd USA Ranking 61st North America Ranking
The land identified for the golf course just outside Cobbtown, GA was once a thriving onion farm within the Beaver Creek Farm plantation, and even the possible platform f...

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Greenbrier (Greenbrier) 27/10/2019

Gem USA - Best in Area
While on property, I was successful in securing a personal guided tour of the original 18-hole routing that was created by Seth Raynor in 1924, and used in the 1979 Ryder...

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Greenbrier (Old White TPC) 27/10/2019

3rd West Virginia - Best in Area
The restored Old White occupies a relatively flat piece of land, but the talents of CB Macdonald in 1914 (and subsequently by Seth Raynor in 1924) ensure a fine golfing e...

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Plainfield 25/10/2019

3rd New Jersey - Best in Area 57th USA Ranking 66th North America Ranking
This course is among the shortlist of Ross’ best work in the US. It is immensely enjoyable for the membership and provides a significant challenge for the PGA Tour when t...

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Arcadia Bluffs (South) 25/10/2019

Gem USA - Best in Area
This location close to the shores of Lake Michigan has been significantly boosted by the addition of a second golf course at the already well-promoted Arcadia Bluffs Golf...

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Glens Falls 25/10/2019

26th New York - Best in Area
You can always tell when Donald Ross was on a property or not. Did he visit the land, walk the property, visualize the green-sites, experience the routing with his own ey...

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Hooper 25/10/2019

4th New Hampshire - Best in Area
This Wayne Stiles and John Van Kleek designed 9-hole course in Walpole, NH is one of the hidden gems in the northeast. The charming beauty of this property will capture y...

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Cape Arundel 25/10/2019

5th Maine - Best in Area
Golf in the state of Maine has a relatively short, but picturesque season. Cape Arundel’s profile has significantly improved in the past couple of years due to its inclus...

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Arcola 25/10/2019

32nd New Jersey - Best in Area
Perched high up in a glorious setting, the vista from the Arcola clubhouse offers arguably the most spectacular view of the Manhattan skyline. On a clear day, there is no...

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Golden Horseshoe (Gold) 04/10/2019

8th Virginia - Best in Area
It’s fitting to have a historical golf club in such a historical part of the United States. I didn’t realise that so many world-famous golf trophies were designed at this...

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Royal New Kent 04/10/2019

Gem USA - Best in Area
I recently had the pleasure of playing this gem, and what a surprise it was. The course had gone downhill and fallen somewhat from grace, but thanks to the passion of sev...

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Gulph Mills 13/08/2019

17th Pennsylvania - Best in Area
Like so many golden age classics, the timeline of architects is convoluted with many cooks in the kitchen all serving different dishes. Generally understood, the first 7...

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Westhampton 13/08/2019

59th New York - Best in Area
This course gets a lot of well-deserved high praise subsequent to the most recent restoration by Gil Hanse in 2009. It is one of Raynor’s first efforts from 1915 and coul...

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Southampton 13/08/2019

30th New York - Best in Area
Given that the architect is buried in the nearby Southampton Cemetery, this special place in New York heralds some of the most sought-after terrain anywhere in the world....

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East Hampton 13/08/2019

33rd New York - Best in Area
With the two nines on either side of a main road, both looking completely different from each other in topography, surroundings and design, it is understandable to ponder...

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Davenport 04/08/2019

1st Iowa - Best in Area 96th USA Ranking
The skills of Charles Hugh Alison graced a few sites throughout North America, but arguably the best of the lot is at Davenport Country Club which truly took my breath aw...

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Cedar Rapids 04/08/2019

2nd Iowa - Best in Area
There’s a growing dialogue across the country that the state of Iowa is becoming a “must play” golfing destination. It’s been well documented in the past two years that t...

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Harvester 04/08/2019

Gem USA - Best in Area
Just northeast of Des Moines, this Keith Foster layout is now a truly private club following several years after opening as a public golf course. Keith was brought back i...

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