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Ardglass Golf Course

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18-hole seaside course, Par 70 with championship standard, greens. The first five holes, with the Irish Sea and cliffs tight to the left should be treated with respect, and anything resembling a hook will meet with disaster.

The second hole is a daunting Par 3. Your tee-shot must carry a cliff and canyon and that’s the easy part of the hole. While standing on the tee-box a superb view of the Mountains of Mourne should not be missed. Plenty of distractions if the golf is not up to scratch.

In the heart of the local fishing village lies, this spectacular course, situated 30-miles, south of Belfast. This is an ideal venue for your golf outing, be it a sociable Fourball, Society or Corporate Outing.

When arriving at the Course, be prepared to be, overwhelmed by the panoramic views of the Irish Sea and on a clear day the Isle of Man can be seen in the distance.

The visitor can relax in the comfort of the luxurious Lounge and sample the mouth watering fresh local fish. Bar snacks are available but if your preference is a la carte the best of Irish home cooking is there at your request.

Ardglass Golf Club offers a special welcome to Societies and Corporate Outings and special discounts for groups.

Paul Vaughan’s pro shop is fully stocked with everything the golfer needs for his/her round of golf.

Ardglass was voted the No. 84-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Up-5);

Ardglass was voted the No. 89-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Same);

Ardglass was voted the No. 89-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Same);

Ardglass was voted the No. 89-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Down-14);

Ardglass was voted the No. 75-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Down-4);

Ardglass was voted the No. 71-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

Ardglass was voted the No. 68-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;

Green Fees Midweek High Season: £60
Green Fees Weekends & B.H. High Season: £85
Green Fees Midweek Low Season: €30
Green Fees Weekends & B.H. Low Season: €30
Green Fees with a Member: £20
Green Fees for Opens: £15/20
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: £25 Yes
Buggy Hire: £25 Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: £674
Full External Membership Fee: £330
Full External Ladies Membership Fee: £351
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Links
No Holes 18
Members 910
Designer Nature
Founded 1896
Address

4 Castle Place,
Ardglass,
Co. Down

Telephone 028-44-841219
Email info@ardglassgolfclub.com
Website Ardglass golf club website
Director of Golf: Paul Vaughan
Office Admin: Elaine & Jane
Captain: George Maxwell
Lady Captain:
President: Edmund Gilchrist
Vice-Captain:  
Hon. Secretary:

Brian Magee & Deirdre Hanna

Club Pro: Paul Vaughan 028-44-841022
Hon. Treasurer: Brian McMullan & Mo James
Comp. Secretary: Gareth McMullan
Ardglass Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:54.259708
Long:-5.610409
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: am to pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Snacks and evening meals Days to Avoid: Wednesdays & Weekends
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days Pre-booking for open Tournaments: 21 Days in advance

Ardglass Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event. Start Finish Type Duration
Captain's Prize Saturday 8 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 29 July   Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 19 August   Closed 1
Professional's Prize Saturday 9 September
  Closed 1
Seniors Singles Thursday 23 March   Open 1
Singles Sweep Thursday 6 Apri
  Open 1
Mixed Greensomes Monday 17 April   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 20 April   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Wednesday 25 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 29 April
  Open 1
May Day Mixed Monday 1 May   Open 1
Singles Sweep Thursday 4 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 13 May   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Wednesday 17 May   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 25 May   Open 1
Singles Sweep Singles Stableford Thursday 8 June   Open 1
Famous Grouse Singles Stableford Saturday 10 June   Open 1
Sister or Sister-in-Law Fourball Betterball
Monday 19 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 24 June   Open 1
Mixed Foursomes Stableford
Wednesday 12 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Thursday 13 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 15 July   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+
Wednesday 19 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 27 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 4 August   Open 1
Ladies 3-Ball Team Event
Wednesday 16 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 17 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 31 August   Open 1
Ladies 3-Ball Scramble
Wednesday 6 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Thursday 14 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 28 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 12 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 26 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 9 November   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 30 November
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 14 December   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 21 December   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 70 SSS 70 6,268 yd's
Red Par 70 SSS 72 5,344 yd's
Green Par 70 SSS 68 5,814 yd's

Card

Name Hole No. White Green Par Index Red Par Index
Lambs Lough 1 335 292 4 10 242 4 10
Howd's Hole 2 167 160 3 14 143 3 16
Compass Hill 3 334 269 4 16 293 4 14
The Warren 4 375 351 4 6 326 4 6
Black Rock 5 151 135 3 18 138 3 12
Donard 6 404 394 4 4 325 4 8
The Cottage 7 219 205 3 12 180 3 18
Red Braes 8 439 430 4 2 395 4 4
Isabella Tower 9 527 503 5 8 435 5 2
  Out 2,961 2,739 34   2,477 34  
The Island 10 205 181 3 13 157 3 17
St. John's 11 488 465 5 3 424 5 5
Cathlin 12 198 187 3 7 128 3 15
Ringfad 13 397 333 4 1 333 4 9
Coney 14 400 385 4 11 372 4 1
The Pillar 15 491 480 5 15 467 5 7
The Orchard 16 422 384 4 5 309 4 11
Loughans 17 361 356 4 9 356 4 3
Cowd's Castle 18 345 304 4 17 321 4 13
  In 3,307 3,075 36   2,867 36  
  Total 6,268 5,814 70   5,344 70
 
  SSS 70 68     70    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record Am: 65 D. McEvoy Pro: 64 K. Morris

Ladies Course Record: 66 Heather Duff

Members Achievements

The Ladies of Ardglass Golf Club won the Ulster Final of the AA-Junior Foursomes ILGU Championship in 2008, they made their way to Limerick Golf Club to compete in the National deciders, where they met East Leinster Champions Moate Golf Club in the All-Ireland quarter-final, first on the tee was Angela Casey (18) with Kathleen King (20) who lost their match by 1-hole against Pearse Corbett (17) & Mary Egan (21), in the second match Maura Fitzpatrick (19) with Roisin Byrne (20) won their match by 1-hole against Ann Whelan (18) & Mags Galvin (21), in the bottom match Dorothy McMullan (20) with Pat Murphy (23) suffered a 3 and 1 lose to Beth Dunne (18) with Breda Kelly (23). 

Ardglass won Ulster Final of the Barton Shield in 1995, when the team was Ciaran Fitzsimons, M. Rourke, Michael Curran, E. Rodgers, J. F. Moore and G. Hamill.

Ciaran Fitzsimons Gary Hamill and Michael Curran, when playing for St. Patrick's won the Irish Schools Championship in 1984, and went on the win the International Youths Championship the same year.

Ardglass Girls won the All-Ireland Smurfit Juvenile Girls Championship in 1980,when Laura Hamill, Paula Hamill, Sharon Fitzsimons and Una McClure.

They won the Ulster Fred Daly in 1981, when the team was Ciaran Fitzsimons, Garry Hamill, Michael Curran, Edward Curran, Shane Fitzsimons, Martin McEvoy and Gerard McGrath.

They were All-Ireland runners-up in the Irish Mixed Foursomes in 1997, when the team was P. A. Boyle, J. F. Moore, A. Diff, F. Rodgers, C. Fitzsimons, M. Rourke, K. Sharvin, C. G. McCann, B. Hutton, K. King, M. Fitzpatrick, C. Rourke and M. Cargo they were captained by J. McGreeve.

They were Ulster Champions in the Irish Mixed Foursomes in 1990, when the team was C. Fitzsimons, G. Hamill, J. F. Moore. J. Rice, C. J. McCann, R. Hutton, C. McStay, J. McGreevy, N. Napior, M. Deeny, T. McEvoy, C. Hayes, P. A. Brown, E. Taggart, N. Denvir and M. Denvir.

They won the Fred Daly Plate in1999, when the team was Paul Vaughan, Louis Keating, Paul Millar, Ronan Strain, Paul Curran, Christopher Bell, Martin Curran, Stephen Smyth and they were managed by Paul McEvoy.

They won the Belfast & District Cup in 1993, when the team was J. F. Moore, R. Martin Jnr. G. Hamill, C. Fitzsimons, J. Miligan, F. Rodgers, A. Meharg, C. J. McCann, S. McMorrow, R. Hutton and A. Duff.

They won the Norman Drew in 1999 and 1980 and 1979.

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

Gary Hamill represented Ireland at Irish Boys level in 1981 playing 4-times won 2-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 4-points. He represented Ulster in the Senior Interprovincial’s from 1989 to 1990 playing 7-times won 6-matches and lost 1-match accumulating 12-points. He represented Ulster as a Youth in the Interprovincial Championships from 1982 to 1985 playing 8-times won 5-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 10-points;

Robert Hutton represented Ireland as a Senior International in 1991 playing 6-times won 3-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 6-points. He represented Ireland at Irish Boys level in 1986 playing 4-times won 2-matches halved one and lost 1-match accumulating 5-points. He represented Ulster in the Senior Interprovincial’s from 1991 to 1993 playing 18-times won 6-matches halved four and lost 8-matches accumulating 16-points. He represented Ulster as a Youth in the Interprovincial Championships from 1987 to 1990 playing 20-times won 10-matches and lost 10-matches accumulating 20-points. He participated in the Home International matches in 1991 and played in the Boys in 1986 (He represented Ulster from 1991 to 1993 and played in the Ulster Youths from 1987 to 1990 playing 20 matches;

Brian Martin represented Ireland at Irish Boys level in 1991 playing  5-times won 2-match and lost 3-matches accumulating 4-points. He represented Ulster as a Youth in the Interprovincial Championships in 1991 playing 6-times won 3-matches halved one and lost 2-matches accumulating 7-points;

Ciaran Fitzsimons represented Ulster in the Senior Interprovincial’s from 1986 to 1992 playing 14-times won 5-matches halved two and lost 7-matches accumulating 12-points. He represented Ulster as a Youth in the Interprovincial Championships from 1982 to1985 playing 11-times won 7-matches halved one and lost 3-matches accumulating 15-points;

M. Curran represented Ulster as a Youth in the Interprovincial Championships from 1984 to1985 playing 6-times won 5-matches and lost 1-match accumulating 10-points;

A. Meharg represented Ulster as a Youth in the Interprovincial Championships in 1994 playing 4-times won 1-match halved one and lost 2-matches accumulating 3-points;

Cormac Sharvin represented Ulster at the Boys Interprovincial Championships in 2010 playing 6-times won 3-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 6-points;

History of Ardglass

Instituted 1896 affiliated 1897

The inaugural meeting of the club was healed in the local courthouse on 28th April 1896, the Rev. Thomas Macafee presided, where a committee was elected, headed by Dr. McComiskey to draw up rules and make the necessary arrangements. On 6th June, another meeting was held and W. P. Martin was elected Captain and B. N. Johnson was elected President.

Ladies were involved in the club from the very beginning. The "Belfast Newsletter" lists the various subscriptions, which has the Ladies’ sub at ten shillings and six pence.

The "Golf and Sportsman Holiday Guide" 1897 reads "a sporting little course of seven holes, distance about three quarters of a mile…a new clubhouse is in the course of erection"

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Rosaleen Richmond 1990 Ladies Captain
David G. Hunter 1990 Mens Captain
Ivor Ray 1990 President
Ann Dixon 1991 Ladies Captain
Derek Best 1991 Mens Captain
Ivor Ray 1991 President
Heather Duff 1992 Ladies Captain
Edward C. McGarry 1992 Mens Captain
S. McMorrow 1992 President
Eithne Carville 1993 Ladies Captain
B. G. McMahon 1993 Mens Captain
S. McMorrow 1993 President
Eilish Enright 1994 Ladies Captain
Iain Duff 1994 Mens Captain
Gerry Milligan 1994 President
Rosaleen Keville 1995 Ladies Captain
Gerry Cleary 1995 Mens Captain
Gerry Milligan 1995 President
C. Hayes 1996 Ladies Captain
J. S. Boyd 1996 Mens Captain
Gerry Milligan 1996 President
Jeannette Hunter 1997 Ladies Captain
Desmond Connolly 1997 Mens Captain
George Rice 1997 President
Dorothy Keenan 1998 Ladies Captain
Brian Mullan 1998 Mens Captain
George Rice 1998 President
Patricia Stewart 1999 Ladies Captain
Brian Magee 1999 Mens Captain
Tomas Smyth 1999 President
Mo James 2000 Ladies Captain
Clem Milligan 2000 Mens Captain
Thomas Smyth 2000 President
Doreen Chambers 2001 Ladies Captain
Gerry Kelly 2001 Mens Captain
Alfie Linehan 2001 President
Mrs. Sylvia Lappin 2002 Ladies Captain
Jack Murphy 2002 Mens Captain
Alfie Linehan 2002 President
Noreen Savage 2003 Ladies Captain
J. C. Cleary 2003 Mens Captain
Alfie Linehan 2003 President
Patricia Mullan 2004 Ladies Captain
Paul McEvoy 2004 Mens Captain
Gerry Cleary 2004 President
Oonagh McClure 2005 Ladies Captain
Mark Bohill 2005 Mens Captain
Gerry Sweeney 2005 President
Catherine Kelly 2006 Ladies Captain
Pat Rooney 2006 Mens Captain
Peter McEvoy 2006 President
Hilary Milligan 2007 Ladies Captain
Martin Delvin 2007 Mens Captain
Peter McEvoy 2007 President
Martha Hannity 2008 Ladies Captain
Charles Bell 2008 Mens Captain
Michael Hood 2008 President
Dorothy McMullan 2009 Ladies Captain
Kevin Carville  2009 Mens Captain
Michael Hood 2009 President
Margot Deeny 2010 Ladies Captain
John McGrath 2010 Mens Captain
Margaret Mulhall 2010 President
Colette Wills 2011 Ladies Captain
Cormac McMullan 2011 Mens Captain
William Shaw 2011 President
Carol McMeekin 2012 Ladies Captain
Sean Murphy 2012 Mens Captain
William Shaw 2012 President
Anne McGrath 2013 Ladies Captain
Sean Murnin 2013 Mens Captain
Harry Smyth
2013 President
Kathleen King 2014 Ladies Captain
Tony Maynes 2014 Mens Captain
Harry Smyth 2014 President
Linda Campbell 2015 Ladies Captain
Terry Murphy 2015 Mens Captain
Edmund Gilchrist
2015 President
Stela Denver
2016 Ladies Captain
Bill Brown 2016 Mens Captain
Edmund Gilchrist 2016 President
  2017 Ladies Captain
George Maxwell 2017 Mens Captain
  2017 President
Catherine Kelly (6) 2017 Lowest Ladie's H'cap
Cormac Sharvin Now Pro. (+4)
2017 Lowest Men's H'cap
G. Hamill 2017 Lowest Men's H'cap
Daniel Vaughan 2017 Lowest Men's H'cap
Ciaran Fitzsimons 2017 Lowest Men's H'cap

Holes in One at Ardglass

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
P. Fitzsimons 2 September 2001 2nd 4 iron 161 yd‘s
H. Dougherty 14 July 2001 5th 7 iron 144 yd‘s
B. Donnelly 15 July 2001 11th 7 wood 181 yd‘s
P. Curran 8 July 2001 17th Wedge 119 yd‘s
B. Goldrick 14 March 2004 17th   119 yd‘s
Eilish Enright 17 March 2004 17th   119 yd‘s
Paul Rogan 1 May 2004 2nd   167 yd‘s
Clem Milligan 3 July 2004 7th   219 yd‘s
Daniel Rooney 17 July 2004 7th   219 yd‘s
Patrick Burns 21 August 2005 2nd   167 yd‘s
Rosaleen Richmond 20 February 2005 5th   131 yd‘s
Teresa Mcafeer
9 August 2007 8th Downpatrick 127 yd's
Martin Conlon 9 August 2008 7th   219 yd’s
Dermot Kelly 23 August 2008 10th   225 yd’s