Bright Castle golf club Down

Bright Castle golf course Down

Bright Castle Golf Course

Bright Castle Club Crest

Bright Castle Golf Club was founded in 1979 and designed by its owner Arnold Ennis Snr. It is an 18-hole Parkland measuring 7,143 yards with a Par 74 and a standard scratch of 73 off the blue stakes. Its length makes it one of the longest Parkland courses in the country. Up to recently Bright Castle used to have its 16th hole playing as a Par 6 measuring 735 yards making it the longest golf hole in Europe.

Its length and degree of difficulty off the back stakes has attracted some if not all of Irelands finest golfers to visit Bright Castle from time to time. However the course is designed to facilitate your average golfer and particular attention is given to the society player to ensure he or she enjoys their day's golf.

The clubhouse has everything the modern golfer could wish for. A warm welcoming hand of Ulster is extended to all who visit this most picturesque part of Co. Down.

The course can be difficult to find so allow a bit of time to locate it if you are not familiar with the area.

Green Fees Midweek: £12
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: £15
Green Fees with a Member: £12/15
Green Fees for Opens: £10
Practice Area: No
Club Hire: No
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 82
Designer Arnold Ennis Snr.
Founded 1979
Address

14 Coniamstown Road,
Bright,
Downpatrick,
Co. Down
BT30 8LU

Telephone 028-44-841319
Email gordonennis7@aol.com
Website Bright Castle golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Gordon Ennis
Captain:
Lady Captain: None
President: Gordon Ennis
Vice-Captain:  
Hon. Secretary: Harry Scott
Club Pro: None
Hon. Treasurer: Gordon Ennis
Comp. Secretary: Harry Scott
Bright Castle Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:54.325134
Long:-5.746880
*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 light meals Days to Avoid: None
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek & Weekends Pre-booking for open Tournaments: N/A

Bright Castle Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to be Confirmed)
     
Captain's Prize Saturday 10 June Closed 1
2-Man Scramble Tuesday 4 July Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 19 August Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 74 SSS 72 6,785 yd's
Green Par 74 SSS 71 6,435 yd's
Blue Par 74 SSS 73 7,143 yd's

Card

Hole No. Blue White Green Par Index
1 550 520 520 5 8
2 560 530 510 5 2
3 475 460 400 4 4
4 440 420 410 4 6
5 285 265 265 4 18
6 340 320 310 4 14
7 330 320 315 4 11
8 355 340 330 4 10
9 140 125 110 3 16
Out 3,475 3,300 3,170 37  
10 565 520 500 5 13
11 345 330 330 4 12
12 455 430 400 4 3
13 455 425 410 4 1
14 320 310 290 4 7
15 210 200 190 3 15
16 735 720 625 6 5
17 395 375 360 4 9
18 188 175 160 3 17
In 3,668 3,485 3,265 37  
Total 7,143 6,785 6,435 74  
SSS 73 72 71    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 69 D. Baker, 1997

Ladies Course Record

Members Achievements

History of Bright Castle

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
G. Winway 1990 Mens Captain
A. Ennis Snr. 1990 President
F. Young 1991 Mens Captain
A. Ennis Snr. 1991 President
D. McCartan 1992 Mens Captain
A. Ennis Snr. 1992 President
R. Fexton 1993 Mens Captain
A. Ennis Snr. 1993 President
W. Shence 1994 Mens Captain
A. Ennis Snr. 1994 President
R. Reid 1995 Mens Captain
A. Ennis Snr. 1995 President
K. Adams 1996 Mens Captain
A. Ennis Snr. 1996 President
C. Flanagan 1997 Mens Captain
A. Ennis Snr. 1997 President
N. McCartan 1998 Mens Captain
A. Ennis Snr. 1998 President
N. McCartan 1999 Mens Captain
A. Ennis Snr. 1999 President
Stephen Gibson 2000 Mens Captain
A. Ennis Snr. 2000 President
S. Cummins 2001 Mens Captain
A. Ennis Snr. 2001 President
C. Scoular 2002 Mens Captain
A. Ennis Snr. 2002 President
S. Gibbons 2003 Mens Captain
A. Ennis Snr. 2003 President
Edd Baggley 2004 Mens Captain
Martin McQuillan 2005 Mens Captain
  2006 Mens Captain
  2007 Mens Captain
Bobby Knott 2008 Mens Captain
Phillip Brown 2009 Mens Captain
Danny Murphy 2010 Mens Captain
Gordon Ennis 2010 President
Martin McQuillan 2011 Mens Captain
Gordon Ennis 2011 President
Pat Stranney 2012 Mens Captain
Gordon Ennis 2012 President
Stephen Stanney 2013 Mens Captain
Gordon Ennis 2013 President
Stephen Browne 2014 Mens Captain
Gordon Ennis 2014 President
David Hanna 2015 Mens Captain
Gordon Ennis
2015 President
  2016 Mens Captain
Gordon Ennis 2016 President
  2017 Mens Captain
Gordon Ennis 2017 President
Arnold Ennis (1.8) 2017 Lowest Men's H'cap

Holes in One at Bright Castle

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance


6th   221 yd's

If you have had a Hole-in-One on your course and would like it recorded here please contact me on go.golfing@yahoo.ie

Giving your name, the date,the hole, the club used and the distance