Dunfanaghy golf club Donegal

Dunfanaghy golf course Donegal

Dunfanaghy Golf Course

Dunfanaghy Club Crest

Designed by the master himself, the great Harry Vardon, Dunfanaghy is only 5,267 metres par-68 with a standard scratch of 66. Yet it fine test golf and unique experience. Situated along beautiful lagoon Sheep Haven Bay in North Donegal Atlantic seaboard, dominated Horn Head Mountain. Two burns come into play down right hand side 3rd protecting 4th 13th greens. will challenge experienced golfer prove enjoyable to novice.

Dunfanaghy extended and refurbished their clubhouse, which was officially opened on 20thApril 2002 in time for the golfing season. In the clubhouse you will see pictures of Ryder Cup hero Paul McGinley, who was a member of the club and now an honouree member and has b connections with this beautiful part of Donegal. The visitor is always extended a warm Donegal welcome on this traditional links course.

Dunfanaghy Golf Club was voted the No. 99-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015;

Green Fees Midweek: €25
Green Fees Weekends & B.H. €30
Green Fees Midweek Early Bird: €20
Green Fees Weekends & B.H Early Bird. €25
Green Fees with a Member: €15/20
Green Fees for Opens: €20
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: €15
Yes
Buggy Hire: €20
Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €570
Family Membership: €650
Full Men's Beginners Membership Fee: €170
Full Ladies Beginners Membership Fee: €178.00
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Links
No Holes 18
Members 395
Designer Harry Vardon
Founded 1906
Address

Dunfanaghy,
Letterkenny,
Co. Donegal

Telephone 074-9136335
Email dunfanaghygolf@eircom.net
Website Dunfanaghy golf club website
Office Manager: Mary Lafferty
Captain: Sean Ferritter
Lady Captain: Nora Crumlish
Presidents': Keith Lapsley & Margaret Witherow  
Vice-Captains': John Preston & Janice Doherty
Hon. Secretary: Cairns Witherow & Janice Doherty
Club Pro: Seamus McMonagle
Hon. Treasurer: Cathal Daly & Jill McCokell
Comp. Secretary: Paul Smyth & Rose Gavaghan
Dunfanaghy Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:55.183819
Long:-7.974744
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 9.00am to 11.00pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Bar & Snacks Days to Avoid: Sat 10.00am to 12.00am Sun 9.30am to 2.00pm
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other times Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Society deals 2 rounds for €30.00 for more on this telephone Mary at the club on 074-9136335

Dunfanaghy Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event. Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Saturday 1 January   Closed 1
Lady President's Day Saturday 10 June   Closed 1
Lady President's Prize to the Men
Saturday 10 June   Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 1 July
  Closed 1
Captains' Prize to the Juniors
Thursday 3 August   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 5 August   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men
Saturday 5 August   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies
Tuesday 8 August   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 12 August   Closed 1
Singles Stableford
Wednesday 1 February   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 4 February   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 8 February   Open 1
Fourball Betterball
Saturday 11 February   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 15 Februart   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 18 February   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 22 February   Open 1
Fourball Betterball Strokes
Saturday 25 February   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Tuesday 28 February
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 1 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 8 March   Open 1
Fourball Betterball Saturday 11 March   Open 1
L. & G. 3-Ball Stableford Monday 13 March   Open
1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 15 March   Open 1
3-Ball any combination Friday 17 March   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors
Monday 20 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 22 March   Open 1
Fourball Betterball Strokes Saturday 25 March

Open 1
Singles Stableford
Sunday 26 March
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 29 March   Open 1
Senior Scratch Cup Saturday 1 April   Open
1
Inter. Scratch Cup Saturday 1 April   Open
1
Singles Stableford

Sunday 2 April

  Open
1
Ladies Singles Stableford

Tuesday 4 April

  Open
1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 5 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 12 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 15 April   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Monday 17 April   Open
1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 April   Open 1
Scotch Foursomes
Saturday 22 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 26 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 29 April
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 30 April
  Open
1
L. & G. Fourball Betterball Strokes Monday 1 May   Open
1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 3 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 10 May   Open 1
Fourball Betterball Saturday 13 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 17 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 20 May   Open 1
Irish Mixed Foursomes (Q) Sunday 21 May   GUI 1
Fourball Betterball Monday 22 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 24 May   Open 1
Club Classic Saturday 27 May   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors
Monday 29 May
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 31 May
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 3 June   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Tuesday 6 June   Open
1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 7 June   Open 1
Dunfanaghy Pro-Am Saturday 10 June Sunday 11 June IPGA 2
Dunfanaghy Pro-Am Sunday 11 June   IPGA 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 14 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 17 June   Open 1
Fourball Betterball Final
Sunday 18 June   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Tuesday 20 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 21 June   Open 1
Mental Health Classic
Friday 23 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 28 June
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 1 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 5 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 8 July   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Tuesday 11 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 12 July   Open 1
Mexican Scramble Saturday 15 July   Open 1
Start of Open Week Wednesday 19 July Monday 31 July Open 12
Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 July   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Thursday 20 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 21 July   Open 1
Fourball Betterball Strokes
Saturday 22 July   Open 1
Ladies 14-hole from 4.00 p.m. Saturday 22 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 23 July   Open 1
L. & G. 3-Ball any combination
Monday 24 July   Open 1
Ladies Singles Strokes Tuesday 25 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 26 July   Open 1
Mixed Scotch Foursomes Thursday 27 July   Open 1
Charity Waltz
Friday 28 July   Open 1
Singles Strokes Saturday 29 July
  Open 1
Ladies 14-hole from 4.00 p.m. Saturday 30 July
  Open 1
L. & G. 3-Ball any combination Sunday 30 July
  Open 1
L. & G. 4-Ball Betterball any combination Monday 31 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 2 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 9 August   Open 1
Fourball Betterball any Combination
Sunday 13 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 16 August   Open 1
Caravanner's Classic
Saturday 19 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 23 August   Open 1
Fourball Betterball Saturday 26 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 30 August
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 2 September   Open 1
Ladies Links Stableford Thursday 5 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 9 September
Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 13 September   Open 1
4-Ball Betterball any Combination
Saturday 16 September Sunday 17 September
Open 2
4-Ball Betterball any Combination Sunday 17 September   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 50+ Monday 18 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 20 September   Open 1
Classic Waltz
Saturday 23 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 27 September
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 30 September
  Open 1
Ladies Links Stableford Tuesday 3 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 4 October   Open 1
Fourball Betterball Saturday 7 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 11 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 14 October   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 50+ Monday 16 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 18 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 21 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 25 October   Open 1
Fourball Betterball Stableford
Saturday 28 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 1 November   Open 1
Fourball Betterball
Saturday 4 November   Open 1
Ladies Links Stableford Tuesday 7 November   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Wednesday 8 November   Open 1
Fourball Betterball Saturday 11 November   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Wednesday 15 November   Open 1
Fourball Betterball Strokes
Saturday 18 November   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 50+ Monday 20 November   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Wednesday 22 November   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 25 November   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Wednesday 29 November
  Open 1
Fourball Betterball Stableford
Saturday 2 December   Open 1
Ladies Links Stableford Tuesday 5 December   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 6 December   Open 1
Singles Strokes
Saturday 9 December   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 13 December   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 16 December   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 50+ Monday 18 December   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 20 December   Open 1
L. & G. Fourball Betterball Saturday 23 December   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 27 December   Open 1
L. & G. Fourball Betterball Saturday 30 December   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 68 SSS 66 5,300 m
Yellow Par 68 SSS 66 5,133 m
Red Par 69 SSS 67 4,578 m

Card

Name Hole No. White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
Trustee Four 1 316 301 4 11 254 4 16
The Burn 2 148 143 3 13 117 3 14
Kill 3 363 355 4 3 300 4 10
Canyon 4 347 340 4 5 312 4 2
Brenagh Lodge 5 330 325 4 9 325 4 4
The Blagh 6 392 338 4 1 380 5 8
Cannon 7 209 205 3 7 154 3 12
Sheephaven 8 283 277 4 15 280 4 6
The Beat 9 124 120 3 17 124 3 18
  Out 2,512 2,413 33   2,244 34  
Killahoey 10 284 275 4 16 244 4 17
Sandhill 11 298 290 4 18 282 4 5
Spire 12 355 340 4 4 283 4 7
Horn Head 13 147 142 3 14 117 3 15
Warren 14 331 325 4 2 280 4 3
Breaghy 15 364 358 4 6 283 4 11
Catherine's Isle 16 500 500 5 8 422 5 1
Carraig Rua 17 171 160 3 10 126 3 13
Vardon's First 18 338 330 4 12 295 4 9
  In 2,788 2,720 35   2,332 35  
  Total 5,300 5,133 68   4,578 69  
  SSS 66 66     67    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record Am: 64 J. Brogan, Pro: 66 Leslie Wallace

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

Dunfanahy trio J. Brogan, J. McGinley and P. Hanlon won the Ulster regional final of the Musgrave's Club Challenge and booked their place in the National Final in the Algarve in October 2001, where they came second. 

Prior to 2001:

Dunfanahy Golf Club won the Donegal Minor League in 1993, when the team was, Michael Ward, Tommy McGinley, John Gallagher, Charles Roarty, Lua Breen, Nigel Doherty, Frank Kelly, Samuel Sterrit, Hugh F. Brogan Christy Ratherford, Denis McFadden, Jim Carey, Hugh Ferry, James, McCorkell, William Ratherford and Tony McGilloway and they won it again in 1994.

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

Ciaran McMonagle represented Ireland as a Senior International from 1999 to 2000 playing 13-times won 7-matches halved three and lost 5-matches accumulating 17-points. He represented Ulster in the Senior Interprovincial’s from 1997 to 2000 playing 24-times won 13-matches halved three and lost 8-matches accumulating 29-points;

S. McMonagle represented Ulster in the Senior Interprovincial’s from in 2001 playing 2-times won 1-match and lost 1-match accumulating 2-points;

D. Gallagher represented Ulster as a Youth in the Interprovincial Championships in 2006 playing 4-times won 3-matches halved one and lost 0-matches accumulating 7-points;

History of Dunfanaghy

Instituted 1906 affiliated 1920


Golf has been played at Dunfanaghy since 1897, when the links were connected with the Sterrett Hotel.
The "Golfing Annual" 1906-7 records the institution date as 1906. with Major Edgeworth-Johnston as Captain, and Mr. J. A. Sterrett, as Hon. Secretary. "The course is of eighteen holes, is bordered by the Atlantic on one side and by Derryveagh Mountains on the other, and has splendid natural bunkers and hazards".

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
M. Roarty 1990 Ladies Captain
J. McHugh 1990 Men's Captain
M. McGinley 1990 President
B. Ward 1991 Ladies Captain
M. J. McGinley 1991 Men's Captain
M. McGinley 1991 President
M. McFadden 1992 Ladies Captain
P. McGinley 1992 Men's Captain
K. McGlynn 1992 President
M. Gillespie 1993 Ladies Captain
F. Kelly 1993 Men's Captain
K. McGlynn 1993 President
C. Hegarty 1994 Ladies Captain
L. Breen 1994 Men's Captain
D. Arnold 1994 President
U. Diver 1995 Ladies Captain
B. Dolan 1995 Men's Captain
D. Arnold 1995 President
E. McLaughlin 1996 Ladies Captain
N. Boyle 1996 Men's Captain
J. Langan 1996 President
S. Rutherford 1997 Ladies Captain
M. McFadden 1997 Ladies President
S. Sterritt 1997 Men's Captain
J. Langan 1997 President
M. Macintyre 1998 Ladies Captain
M. McFadden 1998 Ladies President
J. A. McGilloway 1998 Men's Captain
J. McHugh 1998 President
Joan Cowan 1999 Ladies Captain
Betty Hennessy 1999 Ladies President
Danny McFadden 1999 Men's Captain
Doug Hennessy 1999 President
Mary Maclntyre 2000 Ladies Captain
Betty Hennessy 2000 Ladies President
Jim Carey 2000 Men's Captain
Doug Hennessy 2000 President
Julia McGinley 2001 Ladies Captain
  2001 Ladies President
David Cowan 2001 Men's Captain
Tim Ryan 2001 President
Margaret Witherow 2002 Ladies Captain
Ann Breen 2002 Ladies President
Nigel Doherty 2002 Men's Captain
Brendan Hanlon 2002 President
Mavis Curtis 2003 Ladies Captain
Mary McIntyre 2003 Ladies President
Patrick Hunter 2003 Men's Captain
Brendan Hanlon 2003 President
Ann Smyth 2004 Ladies Captain
Mary McIntyre 2004 Ladies President
Ian McIlwaine 2004 Men's Captain
Frank Kelly 2004 President
Betty Hennessey 2005 Ladies Captain
Margaret Roarty 2005 Ladies President
James McCorkell 2005 Men's Captain
Frank Kelly 2005 President
Barbra Eakin 2006 Ladies Captain
Margaret Roarty 2006 Ladies President
Keith Lapsley 2006 Men's Captain
James Brogan 2006 President
Alayne Treacher 2007 Ladies Captain
Margaret Roarty 2007 Ladies President
Michael Kenna 2007 Men's Captain
James Brogan 2007 President
Doreen Bolton 2008 Ladies Captain
Brid Ward 2008 Ladies President
Paul Burton 2008 Men's Captain
Jim Carey 2008 President
Mary Rose McFadden 2009 Ladies Captain
Brid Ward 2009 Ladies President
Cairns Witherow 2009 Men's Captain
Jim Carey 2009 President
Clare Purdy 2010 Ladies Captain
Una Diver 2010 Ladies President
Eamonn Hunter  2010 Men's Captain
Roger Green 2010 President
Pauline Hunter 2011 Ladies Captain
Mavis Stewart 2011 Ladies President
Ronan Wray 2011 Men's Captain
Roger Green 2011 President
Geraldine Regan 2012 Ladies Captain
Mavis Stewart 2012 Ladies President
James Doherty 2012 Men's Captain
Derek Curtis 2012 President
Heather Hamilton 2013 Ladies Captain
Julia McGinley
2013 Ladies President
Michael Kelly 2013 Men's Captain
Derek Curtis 2013 President
Cheryl Chambers 2014 Ladies Captain
Julia McGinley 2014 Ladies President
Ger Dalton 2014 Men's Captain
Brian Dolan 2014 President
Mabel Gillespie 2015 Ladies Captain
Mavis Curtis
2015 Ladies President
Eugene Magee 2015 Men's Captain
James Sweeney 2015 President
Mary Lafferty 2016 Ladies Captain
Margaret Witherow
2016 Ladies President
Denis Martin 
2016 Men's Captain
Keith Lapsley 
2016 President
Nora Crumlish 2017 Ladies Captain
Margaret Witherow
2017 Ladies President
Sean Ferritter 2017 Men's Captain
Keith Lapsley
2017 President
Catherine Donohue (7) 2017 Lowest Ladies H'cap
Seamus McMonagle (0) 2017 Lowest Men's H'cap

Holes in One at Dunfanaghy

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Hazel Russell 8 June 2002 9th   102 m
John McGinley 18 December 2004 7th   209 m
John McGinley 12 August 2005 9th   124 m
John McColgan 13 August 2005 2nd   146 m
Maggie Logue 8 August 2006 2nd   117 m