Letterkenny golf club Donegal

Letterkenny golf course Donegal

Letterkenny Golf Course

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Designed by the late great Eddie Hackett, Letterkenny is 6,606 yards par-72 with a standard scratch of 73 off green tees. very, mature 18-hole, parkland, course on shores Lough Swilly an undulating layout. first eleven holes are relatively flat, closing played plateau affording golfer and visitor panoramic view side picturesque wooded countryside. fairways tree lined playable all year. meandering stream comes into play many holes.

Letterkenny opened its new state-of-the-art 10,000 square feet clubhouse in 1998, providing an excellent Restaurant, Bar and Conference facilities. Although the retains much of charm character old style gentleman's residence. It has open fireplace, ornately decorated ceiling a friendly atmosphere. Many good singsong been heard here as evening rolls on. visitor is assured warm Donegal welcome at Letterkenny Golf Social Club.

Letterkenny was voted the No. 96-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;

  • Golf Deals » Letterkenny

  • Stay & Play @ Mulroy Woods Hotel €145.00

    Offer valid from 01 Jan 2016 to 31 Dec 2017 Detail:

    Play 1 round of golf at the delightful Course in Letterkenny 15mins drive from the Hotel and 1 round at Portsalon Championship Links Golf Course with breath taking Atlantic views located 10mins drive from the Hotel. This offer includes 2 Nights Bed & Super Buffet Breakfast in a double/twin bedded room, 2 Rounds of Golf at the above named courses, Tea/Coffee making facilities in your room, Satelite TV. We can arrange tee off times from the Hotel From: €145 per person sharing valid all year round.
    Golfing Group discount packages available with Portsalon Golf Club, contact Siobhán at the Hotel on 074 9153313 to arrange

Green Fees Midweek: €25
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €35
Green Fees with a Member: €15
Green Fees for Opens: €10/15
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €590
Full Beginners Membership Fee: €200/400
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 611
Designer Eddie Hackett
Founded 1913
Address

Barn Hill,
Letterkenny,
Co. Donegal

Telephone 074-9121150
Email admin@letterkennygolfclub.com
Website Letterkenny golf club website
Secretary/Manager Ed Margey
Captain: Colin Morrow
Lady Captain: Mary Fowley
President: Danny McLaughlin
Vice-Captains': Hugh McClafferty & Maura Cavanagh 
Hon. Secretary: Ed. Margey, John Doran & Mena Delap
Club Pro: Seamus McMonagle
Hon. Treasurer: Chris Nee & Anne Flannery
Comp. Secretary: P. J. Nee & Mary Ellen McNulty
Letterkenny Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:54.964314
Long:-7.679701
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 12.00am to 11.30pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Thursday & Wednesday mornings
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other times Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Letterkenny Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday 5 February   Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladies Thursday 22 June   Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 24 June   Closed 1
Captains Prize to the Ladies
Thursday 13 July   Closed 1
Captains Prize Saturday 15 July   Closed 1
Lady Captains Prize to the Men Sunday 30 July
  Closed 1
Lady Captains Prize Saturday 5 August   Closed 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 4 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 11 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 18 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 25 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 31 March Saturday 1 April Open 2
Singles Stableford Saturday 1 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 5 April   Open 1
Singles Strokes Friday 7 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 8 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 12 April   Open 1
Singles Strokes Friday 14 April
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 15 April
Monday 17 April
Open 3
Singles Stableford Sunday 16 April
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 17 April
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 April   Open 1
Ladies Fundraiser Classic Friday 21 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 22 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 28 April
  Open 1
Singles Strokes Friday 29 April
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 1 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 3 May   Open 1
Singles Strokes Friday 5 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 6 May   Open 1
Jimmy Bruen Shield (Q) Sunday 7 May   GUI 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 10 May   Open 1
Singles Strokes Friday 12 May   Open 1
Club Classic
Saturday 13 May   Open 1
Pierce Purcell Shield (Q) Sunday 14 May   GUI 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 17 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 18 May   Open 1
St. Eunans GAA Classic
Saturday 20 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 21 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 24 May    Open 1
Singles Strokes Fridat 26 May   Open 1
M.I.R.T. Classic
Saturday 27 May
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 31 May
  Open 1
Raphoe Community Playgroup Classic Friday 2 June   Open 1
St. Eunan's College Classic Saturday 3 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 4 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 5 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 6 June   Open 1
Start of Open Week Friday 9 June Sunday 18 June Open 10
Singles Stableford Friday 9 June   Open 1
Fourball Betterball Stableford Saturday 10 June   Open 1
Singles Strokes Sunday 11 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 12 June   Open 1
Ladies Day Tuesday 13 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 14 June   Open 1
Ladies Day
Thursday 15 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 16 June   Open 1
Fourball Betterball Strokes  Saturday 17 June   Open 1
Singles Strokes Sunday 18 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 21 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 25 June    Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 28 June   Open 1
Singles Strokes Friday 30 June   Open 1
Crumlin Children's Hospital Classic Saturday 1 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 2 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 5 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 7 July Saturday 8 July Open 2
Singles Stableford Saturday 8 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 12 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 21 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 22 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 26 July   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Thursday 27 July   Open 1
Singles Strokes Friday 28 July
  Open
1
Singles Stableford Saturday 29 July
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 2 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 6 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 7 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 9 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 12 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 16 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 18 August Sunday 20 August
Open 3
Singles Stableford Saturday 19 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 20 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 23 August   Open 1
Singles Strokes Friday 25 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 26 August
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 30 August
  Open 1
Singles Strokes Friday 1 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 2 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 6 September   Open 1
Singles Strokes Friday 8 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 9 September Sunday 10 September
Open 2
Singles Stableford Sunday 10 September   Open
1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 13 September   Open 1
Singles Strokes Friday 15 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 20 September   Open 1
Singles Strokes Friday 22 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 23 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 27 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 29 September   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 71 6,259 yd's
Yellow Par 72 SSS 70 5,968 yd's
Red Par 73 SSS 72 5,549 yd's
Green Par 72 SSS 73 6,606 yd's
Blue Par 72 SSS 72 6,430 yd's

Card

Hole No. Green Blue White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 402 352 342 340 4 9 292 4 13
2 504 490 480 450 5 5 460 5 3
3 391 372 362 355 4 11 310 4 17
4 382 377 367 331 4 7 342 4 5
5 168 160 151 141 3 17 137 3 15
6 423 418 417 383 4 1 319 4 9
7 489 482 482 472 5 13 411 5 1
8 180 180 164 158 3 15 136 3 11
9 449 429 414 373 4 3 323 4 7
Out 3,388 3,260 3,179 3,003 36   2,730 36  
10 400 400 390 345 4 6 333 4 6
11 483 453 448 440 5 12 409 5 2
12 341 341 331 312 4 10 296 4 4
13 195 195 185 176 3 8 174 3 12
14 338 338 328 328 4 14 291 4 10
15 422 422 412 412 4 2 341 4 8
16 135 135 127 121 3 18 127 3 18
17 396 396 386 365 4 4 396 5 16
18 508 490 473 466 5 16 452 5 14
In 3,218 3,170 3,0780 2,965 36   2,819 37  
Total 6,606 6,430 6,259 5,968 72   5,549 73  
SSS 73 72 71 70     72    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 65 T. Purdy (3) 1997

Members Achievements

Letterkenny Golf Club won the Ulster Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield when they beat Ballyclare Golf Club in the regional decider by 4-matches to 1-match at Edenmore Golf Club on Sunday 14th August 2011.

They made the short journey to the Castlerock Golf Club to compete in the All-Ireland deciders the following September. They were drawn against Leinster Champions Corrstown Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final, whom they lost out to by 3-matches to 2-matches. First on the tee was Patrick McMonagle with Brian O’Donnell who had to go up the 19th before conceding the point to Garry Beagan with Andrew Holohan, they were followed by Tony McMonagle with Connor McGettigan who won their match by 3 and 1 against Jarlath Beagan with Paul O’Kane, they were followed by John Russell with Roy McCrory who lost out to Martin Mooney with Brendan Doyle by 3 and 1, the penultimate match of Keith Spence with Patsy O’Donnell recorded a 2 and 1 win over Gerry Burns with Tom Brady, in the bottom match Kieran Walsh with Nicolas Miller lost out to Aidan Shields with Martin McIvor by 2-holes.

Letterkenny Golf Club won the All-Ireland Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield at Tullamore Golf Club in September 2009. This was a remarkable achievement as to my knowledge it is only the 4th Green-Pennant ever won in the county, the others being North West Irish Senior Cup at Rosslare in 2005, Irish Junior Cup 1903 and Ballybofey & Stranorlar Irish Mixed Foursomes at Massereene in1994.

They met Connacht Champions Loughrea in the All-Ireland Semi-Final. They were lead by Brian O'Donnell with Tony McMonagle who beat Brendan Dunne with Paul Hynes by 3 and 2.

They were followed by Pat McMonagle with Kieran Sweeney who lost out to John Greally with Gerry Fahy by 1-hole. Next on the tee was John Russell with Kieran Walsh who beat Noel Maher & Lee McGahon by 3 and 2. The penultimate match of Ed Margey with Brendan Roache lost out to Uinsinn Finn with Cathal Murray and 6 and 5. So it was all down to the bottom match of Kenny King with Shane Sweeney to book their passage into All-Ireland Final, they beat Tony Slevin with John Creavan by 3 and 2.

They met Leinster Champions Courtown in the All-Ireland Final. Pat McMonagle with Kieran Sweeney lead out and had the perfect start with a 2 and 1 win over John Dowling with Tony Merrigan. They were followed by Brian O'Donnell with Tony McMonagle lost out to John Rafferty with Joe O'Dwyer by 3 and 2.

Next up was John Russell with Kieran Walsh who went all the way to the 22nd-hole before clinching the win over Jarlath Beagan with Gary Beagan. The penultimate match of Ed Margey with Brendan Roache, delivered the point and the green pennant with a 2-hole win over Gerry Finnerty with Fran Lawlor. The bottom match of Kenny King with Shane Sweeney went down to the 20th-hole before losing out to Ciaran Conneely with Paul O'Kane.

Letterkenny Golf Club won The Ulster Cup in 1987, The Donegal Senior League in 1998, 1996 and 19991. they won the Donegal Inter Club League in 2001, 1994, 1993 and 1991 and the Donegal Minor League in 1990.

Pat McMonagle, John Russell and Barry Ramsay won the won the Carlsberg West Coast Challenge in the millennium.

The Ladies of Letterkenny won the Marie O'Donnell Trophy in 2001 and 2000. 

Lady Captain Salie Bradley, Captain Liam Wiseman and Honorary Secretary P. J. Sweeney, qualified for the National Finals of the Mercedes-Benz Irish Independent Executive Golf Classic at The K Club on August 2002.


Lady Captain Celine Bradley (18) and her Captains Prize winner, 72 years young Anna O'Shea (22) were leading qualifiers in the Volksinwagen-Irish Independent Lady Captains Classic in Co. Sligo Golf Club in August 2002. They returned 40points on this Championship course.

History of Letterkenny

There is evidence in a letter written by Mr. Robert R. Robinson, land steward to Maj. General A. C. H. Stewart on 9th April, 1894, that golf was played at Letterkenny before 1909. The letter reads "I write and beg to say Mr. Chambers, Manager of the Ulster Bank, Dr. Carre and a few others have been playing golf in the Lawn, starting at McDaid's old Lodge and going across into the Fort Field. They say it is splendid golfing ground and are envious to get what they call six pots made in it. This I refused letting them do, until I hear from you"
There is a legend in Letterkenny of an original three-hole course at Windyhill and an even earlier one at Ballyraine. The records of the present club only go back to 1929 and a foundation date of 1913 is generally accepted.
In 1967, the club moved to its present location at Barnhill and went eighteen-holes, from its nine-hole course at Crievesmith. A fine new clubhouse has recently been built and opened in 1998.

The recently redesigned 18 hole Letterkenny Golf Club stands amid 167 acres of mature parkland at Barnhill just on the outskirts of the town. Since redevelopment under the direction of course designer Declan Branigan it has emerged as one of the finest parkland courses in Ireland and attracts a membership of some 750 golfers. According to GUI records Letterkenny is documented as having "started activities" in 1913. By then golf had spread nationwide having been introduced from Scotland and ten other clubs were already in existence in Co. Donegal.
 
There is evidence in extant papers associated with the Stewart estate at Rockhill that golf was played on that estate which encompassed the lands at Crievesmith in 1894. The land was referred to as "splendid golfing ground" and consisted of "six pots" with the possibility to "extend it to ten pots". This was the original location for competitive golf in Letterkenny. When the club was registered with the GUI in 1913 the course at Crievesmith consisted of nine holes on 16 acres. A clubhouse was added later. However because of the fact that golf was becoming more inclusive, plus the difficult topographical features and the limited space at Crievesmith the club committee was actively engaged in sourcing a new course. Many locations were examined including the Boyd estate at Ballymacool.
 
In Jan 1967 the club President Mr J. C. Stewart announced the purchase of the land at Barnhill from the Hunter estate. This included Barnhill house and 146 acres of a mixture of arable and wood land ready for development. The club disposed of their property at Crievesmith for £3200 and purchased Barnhill for £6600. The committee of the time was faced with many problems not least course planning, drainage and tree felling. Given the fact that the bottom half of the course was alongside the River Swilly drainage was to be a major concern. But the resolve of the committee led by Club Captain 1966 Mr Jim Kennedy was never in question. They engaged the renowned course planner Mr.Eddie Hackett to design the course. No time was lost and a temporary nine hole course was laid out at Barnhill to allow the club to vacate Crievesmith. Under the direction of Mr Hugh Duffy Club Captain in 1967 and his coordinating committee competition golf was played for the first time at Barnhill in 1967. The course took 3 years to complete. Letterkenny Golf Club at Barnhill was now up and running.

Twenty years later a new club house was built and opened on 13 June 1998 by Dr James McDaid, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation and the Irish Ladies Open was held over the course the same year.

Club membership flourished and many improvements were made throughout the years. Drainage was a perennial problem but an enlightened strategic review of the way forward for the club was undertaken and implemented by successive committees over the past few years and major expenditure was approved for both club house and course. This strategy which involved considerable expense was carefully monitored with strict financial control by the club committee. Under the direction of Declan Branigan redesign work on the course commenced in 2006/7.

Despite the obvious concerns this has proven to be a major success and the course now benefits from the successful extensive upgrade and drainage and now presents a real challenge and sporting pleasure for the golfer.

The new course was officially opened on 28 July 2007 by Mr Tommie Basquille President GUI.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
M. Murray 1989 Ladies Captain
J. McNulty 1989 Men's Captain
P.V. Conlon 1989 President
A. O'Shea 1990 Ladies Captain
J. McBride 1990 Men's Captain
J. A. Corry 1990 President
R. Dempsey 1991 Ladies Captain
M. McFadden 1991 Men's Captain
J. A. Corry 1991 President
V. McFadden 1992 Ladies Captain
M. Garry 1992 Men's Captain
G. Lawler 1992 President
C. McBride 1993 Ladies Captain
H. O'Kane 1993 Men's Captain
G. Lawler 1993 President
B. Dunleavy 1994 Ladies Captain
T. W. Laughlin 1994 Men's Captain
B. Roughan 1994 President
B. Quinn 1995 Ladies Captain
O. J. Moran 1995 Men's Captain
B. Roughan 1995 President
P. Forde 1996 Ladies Captain
P. J. Sweeny 1996 Men's Captain
P. Carr 1996 President
E. Hickey 1997 Ladies Captain
H. J. Doherty 1997 Men's Captain
P. Carr 1997 President
M. Keating 1998 Ladies Captain
A. J. Kiely 1998 Men's Captain
T. McLaughlin 1998 President
Eileen Keating 1999 Ladies Captain
John Hession 1999 Men's Captain
Ted McLaughlin 1999 President
Una Doherty 2000 Ladies Captain
Liam Ruxton 2000 Men's Captain
Joe McNulty 2000 President
Mrs. M. Sweeney 2001 Ladies Captain
Sean M. Boyle 2001 Men's Captain
Joe McNulty 2001 President
Celie Bradley 2002 Ladies Captain
Liam Wiseman 2002 Men's Captain
Hugh McFadden 2002 President
Mrs. Celine Gallagher 2003 Ladies Captain
P. J. Keating 2003 Men's Captain
Hugh McFadden 2003 President
Mary Murray 2004 Ladies Captain
Joseph Foley 2004 Men's Captain
Michael Garry 2004 President
Cynthia Fuery 2005 Ladies Captain
Danny McLaughlin 2005 Men's Captain
Michael Garry 2005 President
  2006 Ladies Captain
  2006 Men's Captain
  2006 President
Marion O'Sullivan 2007 Ladies Captain
Michael Diffley 2007 Men's Captain
Pat Keating 2007 President
Eithna Diver 2008 Ladies Captain
Dermot Condon 2008 Men's Captain
Hugh Doherty 2008 President
Tracy Spence 2009 Ladies Captain
Brian O'Donnell 2009 Men's Captain
Hugh Doherty 2009 President
Monica McDonagh 2010 Ladies Captain
Brian O'Reilly  2010 Men's Captain
Eamon O'Carroll 2010 President
Anne Condon 2011 Ladies Captain
Keith Spence 2011 Men's Captain
Eamon O'Carroll 2011 President
Angela Kilgallen 2012 Ladies Captain
Niall O'Donnell 2012 Men's Captain
Padraic Munnelly 2012 President
Sandra McMonagle 2013 Ladies Captain
Henry McGahey 2013 Men's Captain
Barry Ramsey
2013 President
Catherine Cooke-Harkin 2014 Ladies Captain
Tom McDonagh 2014 Men's Captain
Barry Ramsey
2014 President
Margo Birmingham 2015 Ladies Captain
Gerard Duffy 2015 Men's Captain
Ann Condon 2015 President
Jacqueline Ireland 2016 Ladies Captain
Ivan Fuery 2016 Men's Captain
Greg Sullivan 2016 President
Mary Fowley 2017 Ladies Captain
Colin Morrow 2017 Men's Captain
Danny McLaughlin
2017 President
  2017 Lowest Ladies H'cap
D. Logan 2017 Lowest Men's H'cap

Holes in One at Letterkenny

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Sean Clancy 1 August 1994 16th 6-iron 142 yd´s
Tom Plunkett 16 August 1996 8th   160 yd´s
Hugo Daly 30 June 2002 5th   125 yd´s
Ethna Diver 25 June 2004 5th P. Wedge
100 yd´s
Angela Kilgallen 14 August 2007 8th   136 yd´s