Greencastle golf club Donegal

Greencastle golf course Donegal

Greencastle Golf Course

Greencastle Club Crest

This Links/Parklands, course was redesigned by the late Eddie Hackett, measuring 5,293 metres par-70 with a standard scratch of 68. Greencastle is situated on banks River Foyle, overlooking Estuary and Magilligan Strand this tight has number challenging holes, not least long 386 par 4 second doglegged 311 twelfth where beach awaits dreaded slice.

Just outside the fishing village where excellent seafood is served locally, Greencastle located only thirty minutes drive from Derry City. Visitors are assured of a warm and friendly welcome memorable game golf at Club.

Green Fees Midweek: €25
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €30
Green Fees with a Member: €20/25
Green Fees for Opens: €25
Practice Area: No
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire:  €20 Yes
Soft Spikes: Optional
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €590
Full Junior Membership Fee: €75
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Links
No Holes 18
Members 685
Designer Eddie Hackett
Founded 1892
Address

Greencastle,
Co. Donegal

Telephone 074-9381013
Email info@greencastlegolfclub.com
Website Greencastle golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Joe McCafferty
Captain: Brian McRory
Lady Captain: Eileen B. Farren
Presidents': John Lynch & Margaret O'Kane
Vice-Captains': Hilary Donnelly
Hon. Secretary: Joe McCafferty & Margaret Canavan
Club Pro: None
Hon. Treasurer: Gerry McQuillan & Kathleen Faulkner
Comp. Secretary: Eamonn Coyle & Anne Canning
Greencastle Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:55.209389
Long:-6.963658
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 8.00am to 11.00pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Sundays & Thursdays Tuesday mornings
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Greencastle Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Saturday 11 March   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Thursday 13 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 22 July   Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 5 August
  Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Thursday 10 August   Closed 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 17 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 18 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 19 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 25 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 26 March   Open
1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 1 April    Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 2 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 8 April    Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 15 April   Open 1
Fourball Betterball Sunday 16 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 17 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 22 April   Open 1
Victory Cup Singles V-Par
Sunday 23 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 29 April
  Open 1
Singles Stableford
Sunday 30 April
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 1 May   Open 1
Fishermen's Classic
Friday 5 May Saturday 6 May
Open 2
Fishermen's Classic Saturday 6 May    Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 7 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 13 May    Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 14 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 20 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 21 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 27 May   Open 1
Singles Strokes Sunday 28 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 29 May
  Open 1
Ladies Charity Singles Stableford Thursday 1 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 3 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Sunday 4 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 5 June   Open 1
Start of Open Week Saturday 10 June
Sunday 18 June Open 9
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 10 June
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 11 June
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles V-Par
Monday 12 June
Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 13 June   Open 1
Fourball Betterball Wednesday 14 June   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Thursday 15 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 16 June   Open 1
Fourball Betterball
Saturday 17 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 18 June   Open 1
Moville GAA Classic
Saturday 24 June   Open 1
Singles Strokes
Sunday 25 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 1 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 2 July   Open 1
Fourball Betterball
Saturday 8 July   Open 1
McCauley Cup Singles Stableford Sunday 9 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 15 July    Open 1
Singles Strokes Sunday 16 July   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Thursday 20 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 29 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 30 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 31 July
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 2 August   Open 1
Lady Captain's Charity
Thursday 3 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 6 August   Open 1
L. & G. ingles Stableford Saturday 12 August   Open 1
Smithwicks Cup Singles Stableford Sunday 13 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 19 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 20 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 26 August   Open 1
Singles Strokes Sunday 27 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 28 August
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 2 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 3 September   Open 1
Ladies Charity Thursday 7 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 10 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 16 September   Open 1
Singles Strokes Sunday 17 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 23 September   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 769 SSS 68 5,293 m
Red Par 69 SSS 69 4,653 m
Green Par 69 SSS 67 5,079 m

Card

Name Hole No. White Green Par Index Red Par Index
Rock 1 312 312 4 9 289 4 5
Cluain 2 388 378 4 1 306 4 3
Tardrum 3 138 128 3 17 118 3 17
Lynch's 4 448 418 5 15 381 5 13
Silver Strand 5 281 271 4 13 261 4 11
Dog Hill 6 178 168 3 3 141 3 9
Tunns 7 343 333 4 7 308 4 7
Campbell's Rock 8 328 316 4 5 304 4 1
Port a Vela 9 157 147 3 11 110 3 15
  Out 2,573 2,471 34   2,218 34  
Metal Man 10 490 480 5 10 427 5 8
Heather Bank 11 165 155 3 8 132 3 14
Light House 12 340 298 4 6 298 4 12
Cnoc na Smug 13 436 426 5 16 416 5 6
Plateau 14 363 361 4 4 329 4 2
Bovaird's 15 105 97 3 18 99 3 18
Sweet Nellie's 16 374 364 4 2 339 4 4
Road 17 277 267 4 14 257 4 10
Garden 18 170 160 3 12 160 3 16
  In 2,720 2,608 35   2,457 35  
  Total 5,293 5,079 69   4,975 69  
  SSS 68 67     70    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 66 John McCartney (3)

Ladies Course Record: 65 Gemma Hegarty (4)

Members Achievements

Gemma Hegarty was selected on the Ulster ILGU Team for the Interprovincial's. Played at Ballybunion Golf Club from 18th to 20th August 2004.

Gemma Hegarty was selected on the Ulster Ladies team for the AIB Interprovincial Championship at Mount Wolseley Golf Club from 7th to 9th August 2002.


Caoimhe Quigley was selected on the Ulster Girls' team for the Smurfit Interprovincial Championship at Enniscrone Golf Club from the 18th to the 20th of April 2001.


Greencastle's Lady Captain Sandra McConnell and her Captain's prize winner Veronica Black tied in the Regional Finals of the Volkswagen-Irish Independent Lady Captain's Golf Classic at Co. Sligo in August 2001. They were beaten into 3rd place on the count-back. However, their 38 points booked them a trip to the National Finals. Cassandra playing off 20 and Winifred playing off 16 went to Druid's Glen for the final on the 1st October. They finished 4th on a count back for 2nd-3rd-4th in a gale described by Eamonn Darcy as "the worst I've experienced here"

Prior to 2001:

The Ladies of Greencastle Golf Club won the Marie O'Donnell Trophy in 1998, when the team was Teresa Ross, Celine Houston, Hilary McCloy, Helen Cosgrove, Paula McGilloway, Rosie Browne, Veronica Harkin, Mary Bovaird, Veronica McLaughlin, Betty Gallagher, Frances Harkin, Antoinette Hegarty, Marie Higgins, Rose McHugh, Ita Cleary and Maire O'Donnell. They won the North West League in 1995.

Caoimhe Quigley was selected on the ILGU Junior squad in November 2000.

Gemma Hegarty was selected to represent Ireland in the European Ladies Junior Championship at Nairn Golf Club, Scotland in 1996, and at Oslo Golf Club, Norway in 1998.she played for Ireland in the Girls' Home Internationals at Gog Mogog Golf Club in 1994, at Northop Golf Club, in 1995 and at Formby Ladies Golf Club in 1996.


John McCartney has joined the professional ranks and is serving his apprenticeship at City of Derry Golf Club.

History of Greencastle

Instituted 1892 affiliated 1896
An article in The Belfast Newsletter tells us that access to the course at Greencastle was by ferry. The lands and a small clubhouse were given to the club entirely rent-free.
The first captain was P. Crosbie P. C. It was a nine-hole course on sixty acres. The club has a set of accounts for 1892 and it had 42 members.
The course was extended to eighteen-holes by 1914. In 1923, the course is recorded as a nine-hole course this is probably a result of compulsory tillage during the Great War.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Frances Harkin 1989 Ladies Captain
Miss K. McConnell 1989 Lady President
Paddy McGhee 1989 Men's Captain
P. A. Doherty 1989 President
Antoinette Hegarty 1990 Ladies Captain
Mrs. D. Doherty 1990 Lady President
Thomas Doherty 1990 Men's Captain
P. A. Doherty 1990 President
Mrs. S. Kelly 1991 Ladies Captain
Mrs. L. C. McHugh 1991 Lady President
Rev. S. Farrelly 1991 Men's Captain
Maj. G. S. Glover 1991 President
Rosie Browne 1992 Ladies Captain
Mrs. P. A. Doherty 1992 Lady President
H. M. Morris 1992 Men's Captain
Maj. Glover 1992 President
Mrs. M. G. Black 1993 Ladies Captain
Mrs. J. P. McCourt 1993 Lady President
Tom Gallagher 1993 Men's Captain
Robert Bell 1993 President
R. L. McLaughlin 1994 Ladies Captain
Miss V. Gallagher 1994 Lady President
Gerry McQuillan 1994 Men's Captain
Robert Bell 1994 President
Mary Bovaird 1995 Ladies Captain
Mrs. F. G. Guckian 1995 Lady President
Paul Houston 1995 Men's Captain
Neil Harkin 1995 President
Marie Higgins 1996 Ladies Captain
Mrs. F. G. Guckian 1996 Lady President
Michael Bonner 1996 Men's Captain
Neil Harkin 1996 President
Rosaleen Kinney 1997 Ladies Captain
Mrs. D. J. Gillespie 1997 Lady President
Liam McCafferty 1997 Men's Captain
Frank Guckian 1997 President
Anne McDermott 1998 Ladies Captain
Mrs. H. M. Morris 1998 Lady President
Eugene O'Sullivan 1998 Men's Captain
Danny Gallagher 1998 President
Kathleen Faulkner 1999 Ladies Captain
Mrs. H. M. Morris 1999 Lady President
Frank Higgins 1999 Men's Captain
Mervyn Morris 1999 President
Mrs. Celine Houston 2000 Ladies Captain
Mrs. P. J. Keys 2000 Lady President
Frank Faulkner 2000 Men's Captain
Daniel Doherty 2000 President
Sandra McConnell 2001 Ladies Captain
Mrs. P. J. Keys 2001 Lady President
Seamus Doherty 2001 Men's Captain
W. A. G. Browne 2001 President
Maureen Gillen 2002 Ladies Captain
Mrs. Mary Bonner 2002 Lady President
Seamus Hegarty 2002 Men's Captain
Gerry Lynott 2002 President
Josie Coll 2003 Ladies Captain
Mary Bonner 2003 Lady President
Brian Doherty 2003 Men's Captain
Frank Nolan 2003 President
Trudi Dickson  2004 Ladies Captain
Mary Bonner 2004 Lady President
Billy Hanley 2004 Men's Captain
Eugene O'Sullivan 2004 President
Eileen Farren 2005 Ladies Captain
Carol Gallagher 2005 Lady President
Joe McCafferty 2005 Men's Captain
Eugene O'Sullivan 2005 President
Veronica Harkin  2006 Ladies Captain
Frances Harkin  2006 Lady President
Hilary Donnelly 2006 Men's Captain
Eugene O'Sullivan 2006 President
Mary Harkin  2007 Ladies Captain
Frances Harkin  2007 Lady President
Charlie O'Donnell 2007 Men's Captain
Gerry McQuillan 2007 President
Helena Doherty 2008 Ladies Captain
Marie Kelly 2008 Lady President
John Lynch 2008 Men's Captain
Michael Bonner 2008 President
Mary Newport 2009 Ladies Captain
Rosie Browne 2009 Lady President
John McDermott 2009 Men's Captain
Paul Houston 2009 President
Mary Brennan 2010 Ladies Captain
Rosemary McLaughlin 2010 Lady President
Paul O'Doherty  2010 Men's Captain
Frank Higgins 2010 President
Pauline Casey 2011 Ladies Captain
Rosaleen McKinney 2011 Lady President
Hugh Casey 2011 Men's Captain
Frank Faulkner 2011 President
Betty Gallagher 2012 Ladies Captain
Ann McDermott 2012 Lady President
Neil Guckian 2012 Men's Captain
Seamus Doherty 2012 President
Paula McGilloway 2013 Ladies Captain
Kathleen Faulkner 2013 Lady President
Leo McCauley 2013 Men's Captain
Thomas Doherty 2013 President
Maureen Keys 2014 Ladies Captain
Mary Harkin 2014 Lady President
Philip Devlin 2014 Men's Captain
Brian Doherty 2014 President
Kay Doherty 2015 Ladies Captain
Helena Doherty
2015 Lady President
Jimmy Hegarty 2015 Men's Captain
Joe McCafferty 2015 President
Helen Cosgrove
2016 Ladies Captain
Helena Doherty
2016 Lady President
Cathal Langan 2016 Men's Captain
Joe McCafferty 2016 President
Eileen B. Farren 2017 Ladies Captain
Margaret O'Kane 2017 Lady President
Brian McRory 2017 Men's Captain
John Lynch 2017 President
Gemma McClenaghan (1) 2017 Lowest Ladies H'cap
Willie Havlin  (4) 2017 Lowest Men's H'cap

Holes in One at Greencastle

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Hilary Donnelly 13 August 1995 7th   119 m
L. Martin 1 February 1999 15th 9 Iron 97 m
Damien Harkin 21 March 1999 7th   119 m
Damien Harkin 17 July 1999 15th   103 m
John McDermott 28 May 2000 6th   285 m
Gerry Guckian 3 June 2000 15th   103 m
Neil Guckian 9 June 2000 15th   103 m
Rosaleen McKinney 29 June 2000 15th   90 m
Sam Parkhill 1 January 2001 18th   165 m
Charlie Lynch 20 May 2001 7th   119 m
Neil Guckian 20 June 2001 8th   269 m
Paul Glenn 1 July 2001 11th   165 m
Paul Gill 15 July 2001 15th   97 m
Anthony McGurk 19 July 2001 15th   103 m
John McCartney 7 April 2002 7th   121 m
Paddy Ghee 14 April 2002 18th   165 m
Rosaleen McKinney 4 July 2002 15th   90 m
Mary Brennan 4 July 2002 15th   90 m
Russell Davidson 23 July 2002 18th   176 m
Joseph McCourt 21 November 2003 6th Albatross 237 m
John wood 9 October 2005 7th   121m
Gerry McLaughlin 15 October 2005 6th Albatross 247 m
Gerry Guckian 15 April 2006 7th   155 m
Mike Price 13 May 2006 3rd   138 m
Rosaleen McKinney 15 May 2006 15th   90 m
Brendan McDermott 4 October 2006 9th   147 m
Tom Agnew 12 November 2006 6th   178 m
Anne Mc Dermott 6 April 2007 6th   158 m
Oliver Drummond 9 May 2007 18th   160 m
Phonsie O Kane 27 May 2007 3rd   133 m
Frankie Mc Guinness 21 July 2007 9th   157 m
Gerry Mullen 5 August 2007 9th   147 m
Joe Doherty 28 August 2007 18th   170 m
George Harley 8 September 2007 18th   170 m
Danny Gallagher 8 September 2007 6th   178 m
John McCartney 25 November 2007 11th   165 m
Shaun McDaid 11 May 2008 15th   105 m
Nicholas Thompson 25 May 2008 6th   178 m
James McCauley 9 June 2008 15th   105 m
John McDermott 11 June 2008 15th   105 m
Lucia Mullen 4 September 2008 6th   141 m
Anne McDermott 15 November 2008 3rd   118 m
Hugh Doherty 22 November 2008 11th   165 m
Brian Harvey 29 November 2008 15th   105 m
Danny McGonigle 7 December 2008 18th   170 m
Adrian Torrens 3 January 2009 15th    105 m
Maeve McClenaghan 12 May 2011 9th 2-iron 110 m
Gerry Guckian 12 June 2012 9th    147 m
Gerry Guckian 12 June 2012 11th    165 m
Fionnuala Walls 4 September 2014 6th Driver 141 m