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Donaghadee Golf Course

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Boasting magnificent views of the Irish Sea, Copeland Island and the Scottish coast, Donaghadee’s fantastic par 71, 18 holes throws up a number of surprises more than capable of catching out the unsuspecting golfer!

The bunker strategy of the part links, part parkland course is currently under special development.  As a result, the updated course is proving exceptionally popular with members and visitors alike!  Similarly popular is the Club’s latest addition – the Donaghadee Golf Club Practice Academy.

Completely unique to local golf, the award nominated Donaghadee Golf Club Practice Academy boasts up to 9 holes constructed and bunkered to the most stringent USGA specifications.  The cleverly designed six holes on the outfield of the course also double as a short range, making this fantastic addition to Donaghadee Golf Club’s par 71 main course ideal for perfecting the short-game of even the most experienced players, as well as newcomers to the sport.

Societies, visitors and new members are welcome throughout the year.  Please visit website or telephone for further information and special offers

Green Fees Midweek: £22
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: £26
Green Fees with a Member: £15
Green Fees for Opens: £10/16
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: £718
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Designer Nature
Founded 1899

84 Warren Road,
Co. Down

Telephone 028-91-883624
Website Donaghadee golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Rosemary Coulter
Captain: Jim Gunning
Lady Captain: Valerie McIlveen
Presidents':  &
Vice-Captains':  &
Hon. Secretary: Richard Caldwell & Hazel Caldwell
Club Pro: Gordon Drew 028-91-882392
Hon. Treasurer: Trevor Simpson & Margaret McKnight 
Comp. Secretary: Philip Robinson & Loraine Ward
Donaghadee Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
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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: Full catering, facilities, closed Mon in winter Days to Avoid: Sundays & Bank Holidays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Donaghadee Golf Club Fixtures 2019 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2019 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
President's Prize Saturday 8 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Friday 28 June   Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Tuesday 6 August   Closed 1
Ladies Charity  Singles Stableford Friday 24 May   Open 1
Irish Junior Cup (Q) Sunday 2 June   GUI 1
Sam Gibney Trophy Strokes Sunday 9 June
  Open 1
Start of Open Week Sunday 16 June Saturday 22 June Open 9
Blackstock Cup Stableford Sunday 16 June   Open 1
Mixed Foursomes Strokes Sunday 16 June   Open 1
Ladies 3-Ball Rumble Monday 17 June   Open 1
Tuesday 18 June   Open 1
Ladies Greensomes Wednesday 19 June   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+
Thursday 20 June   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford
Friday 21 June   Open 1
Clokey Cup Strokes Saturday 22 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 5 July   Open 1
Ladies Singles Strokes
Wednesday 10 July   Open 1
Ladies Clokey Cup Strokes Tuesday 30 July
  Open 1
Scratch Cups Sunday 4 August   Open 1
L. & G. Stableford Monday 19 August   Open 1
Adult & Child Sunday 25 August
  Open 1
Lady Captain's Charity Team Event Tuesday 17 September   Open 1
L. & G. Stableford Sunday 22 September   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

White Par 71 SSS 69 6,160 yd's
Yellow Par 71 SSS 68 5,904 yd's
Red Par 72 SSS 72 5,653 yd's


Hole Name Hole No. White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
Feel Free 1 295 288 4 16 278 4 12
Wee Burn 2 478 470 5 10 368 5 14
Fair View 3 405 382 4 4 400 5 16
Spectacles 4 393 377 4 6 357 4 4
Hedgerows 5 378 344 4 2 335 4 2
Copelands Cove 6 362 355 4 12 353 4 6
Barn Hill 7 328 322 4 8 316 4 8
Cairn Point 8 326 321 4 14 323 4 10
The Warren 9 126 118 3 18 107 3 18
  Out 2,821 2,637 36   2,592 37  
The Moat 10 410 401 4 1 392 4 3
Burmah Road 11 355 337 4 13 315 4 9
Table top 12 469 455 5 17 430 5 13
Crab Pot 13 154 143 3 15 113 3 17
Lost Horizon 14 399 369 4 3 389 4 1
Giants Chair 15 367 347 4 7 337 4 5
The Hawthorne 16 340 325 4 11 310 4 11
Chuckies 17 207 186 3 5 168 3 17
Portpatrick 18 368 364 4 9 362 4 7
  In 3,069 2,927 35   2,816 35  
  Total 6,160 5,904 71   5,653 72  
  SSS 69 68     72    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 62 Mark Rea (2) 09/09/2015

Ladies Course Record: 68 Jessica Ross 22/07/2013

Members Achievements

The Ladies of Donaghadee Golf Club won the Ulster Final of the Minor Cup when they beat Dunmurry Golf Club by 3½-matches to 1½-matches at Bangor Golf Club on Sunday 3rd September.
They were led out by Fiona McGhee who beat Janet Shorten by 5 and 4, she was followed by Vivienne Hillen who lost out to Trish Rockett by 6 and 5, next on the tee was Brooke Stranaghan who recorded a 2 and 1 win over Paddy White, in the penultimate match Jill Heron won her match by 2-holes against Ruth Allum and in the bottom match Helen Dunbar recorded a halve against Denise Houston when called-in and with that the Ulster pennant.
They made their way to Malone Golf Club for the All-Ireland Deciders when they were drawn against Munster Champions Lee Valley Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final.
Fiona McGhee led them out again against Rosemary Driscoll and had a very comfortable 5 and 3 win over the Cork team, next on the tee was Brooke Stranaghan who had a 2 and 1 win over Deirdre Lee, she was followed by Jill Heron who lost out to Jane O’Neill by 8 and 7, in the penultimate match Helen Dunbar lost her match by 4 and 3 against Breda O'Callaghan and in the bottom match Janet Adams lost out by a single hole against Helen Gough.  

Donaghadee Golf Club won the Ulster Final of the Irish Junior Cup when they beat Malone Golf Club by 4-matches to 1-match to book their place in the All-Ireland Finals in 2012.

They made the long journey to Kinsale Golf Club to compete in the All-Ireland deciders on Wednesday 19th September when they were drawn against Munster Champions Castletroy Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals.

They were led by Andrew Clegg who beat D. Charlton by the minimum, he was followed by Stewart Boal who lost his match against J. McDermott by 4 and 3, next up was Mark Rea who beat K. Birmingham by 2-holes. The penultimate match was another close one when William McCutcheon lost by the single hole to C. Geary, in the bottom match Alan Neill clinched it with a 2 and 1 win over R. Murphy.

They met Connaught Champions Athenry Golf Club in the All-Ireland Final the following day and were once again led by Andrew Clegg who beat Ian Dunican by 3 and 2, next up was Steven Miller who halved his match with Thomas Reaney, he was followed by Mark Rea who beat S. Glynn by 3 and 2. In the penultimate match William McCutcheon who had a 2 and 1 win over Matthew Fahy, the bottom match of Alan Neill was halved with Brian Mooney.

The Ladies of Donaghadee Golf Club won the Ulster Final of the AA-Insurance Challenge Cup in 2008 they made the long journey to Limerick Golf Club to compete in the National deciders; where they lost out in the All-Ireland Quarter-Final against Mid-Leinster Champions Tara Glen Golf Club by 3½ matches to 1½ matches.

First on the tee was Nessa Morton (31) who lost her match by 4 and 3 against Aileen O'Hanrahan (30), she was followed by Angeline Gordon (32) who gave Margaret Mooney (30) a walk-over, next up was Marion Thompson (33) who lost he match against Eilish McCarthy (32) by 2-holes, in  the penultimate match Loraine Ward (36) had a very convincing 9 and 8 victory over Triona MacDonald (32), the bottom match of June Simpson (36) was halved against Deirdre Turley (35).

Donaghadee Golf Club won the Ulster and All-Ireland Finals of the Irish Club Youths' in 2007, and made the journey to Malahide Golf Club on Tuesday 21st August to participate in the All-Ireland decider.

They met Leinster Champions, The Island Golf Club, Munster Champions, Castletroy Golf Club and Connacht Champions Claremorris in the All-Ireland Final.

They had a clear-cut win over their opposition returning a score of 296 as against The Islands 302, Castletroy’s 311 and Claremorris 313. The team on the day was W. McCulley, Garth Boyd and L. Summerville.

Donaghadee Golf Club won the Ulster Final of the BMW Irish Mixed Foursomes and were drawn against Munster Champions Newcastle West at Monkstown Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on 1st September 2005.

They were lead by G. Boyd & L. Lister in the first match against N. O’Grady & T. O’Shaughnessy, the match went all the way to the 19th before the point went to the Newcastle West duo. They were followed by J. McNaught & N. McCully who had an off day when going down to F. Geary & K. Cussen by 6 and 4. Next up were W. Cully & S. Stockton who halved their match against T. O’Connor & Margaret McAuliffe. The penultimate pair was N. Boyd & D. Boyd who had a convincing 3 and 1 win over F. Moore & Martina McAuliffe. The anchor team was T. Moore & E. Alcock against M. Stack & J. Scanlan who lost by 3 and 2.

Donaghadee won the Irish Mixed Foursomes at Royal Portrush G. C. in 1978.

Darren Adams won the National Golden Putter Award at Wentworth in 1996

Pearl Boyd won the Irish Close Championship in 1962.

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

G. Boyd represented Ireland at Irish Boys level from 2007 to 2008 playing 12-times won 9-matches halved two and lost 1-match accumulating 20-points. He represented Ulster as a Youth in the Interprovincial Championships in 2009 playing 6-times won 3-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 6-points;

K. Campbell represented Ulster as a Youth in the Interprovincial Championships from 1976 to1978 playing 11-times won 6-matches and lost 5-matches accumulating 12-points;

C. Glasgow represented Ulster as a Youth in the Interprovincial Championships from 1978 to1980 playing 7-times won 2-matches and lost 5-matches accumulating 4-points;

Wayne McCully represented Ulster as a Youth in the Interprovincial Championships from 2006 to 2007 playing 11-times won 5-matches halved two and lost 4-matches accumulating 12-points. He represented Ulster at the Boys Interprovincial Championships in 2003 playing 5-times won 2-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 4-points;

History of Donaghadee

Instituted 1899 affiliated 1900

In the winter of 1898 a committee of LT. Co. Louis De-Lacherois, Adam Duffin, and William Gabbey, took up the call for a golf links. Twenty-two acres were leased from the local squire Daniel DeLacherois and Mr. William Fernie of Troon, Scotland was retained to plan the links. The lay-out had three-holes bordering the water’s edge, in the Warren and the other six-holes were on the landward side of the main road. Sixteen members attended the inaugural meeting and the course opened on Friday 28th July 1899 at 4.00 pm. The official opening was carried out by, Lord Londonderry of Mount Stewart, assisted by his daughter Lady Helen Stewart and his son Viscount Caslereagh. The club has enjoyed the patronage of Ramsey McDonald and Herr Von Ribbentrop.

On the 5th July, 1902 the new club pavilion was opened and in the summer of 1907 a further 70 acres were leased from the DeLacherois family and the new clubhouse was opened on 27th July that year and the new eighteen-holes were opened. Over the years there have been many alterations and extensions. The last major facelift took place in 1992 and the, official opening was preformed by Mrs G. M. Stone, the niece of Louis DeLacherois.

The first professional was Alexander Gray in 1909 and he was also the first green keeper in 1899.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
F. A. McQuaid 1989 Ladies Captain
J. B. Orwin 1989 Men's Captain
B. McCully 1989 President
A. W. Templeton 1990 Ladies Captain
P. Patterson 1990 Ladies President
W. N. Walsh 1990 Men's Captain
B. McCully 1990 President
J. Thurgood 1991 Ladies Captain
P. Patterson 1991 Ladies President
G. Steele 1991 Men's Captain
J. Nelson 1991 President
Dr. J. Miller 1992 Ladies Captain
F. Calvert 1992 Ladies President
B. D. Hutchinson 1992 Men's Captain
J. Nelson 1992 President
L. Gordan 1993 Ladies Captain
F. Calvert 1993 Ladies President
T. J. McNulty 1993 Men's Captain
V. G. Stephens 1993 President
M. W. Dickson 1994 Ladies Captain
F. Calvert 1994 Ladies President
D. Hanley 1994 Men's Captain
V. G. Stephens 1994 President
R. K. Jackson 1995 Ladies Captain
P. Dougherty 1995 Ladies President
W. A. Harris 1995 Men's Captain
V. G. Stephens 1995 President
J. Purdy 1996 Ladies Captain
P. Dougherty 1996 Ladies President
J. O. McClure 1996 Men's Captain
H. I. Kerr 1996 President
Miss H. Keys 1997 Ladies Captain
P. Dougherty 1997 Ladies President
T. Johnston 1997 Men's Captain
H. I. Kerr 1997 President
R. Campbell 1998 Ladies Captain
P. Dougherty 1998 Ladies President
A. S. Quoid 1998 Men's Captain
H. I. Kerr 1998 President
L. Dorrity 1999 Ladies Captain
J. McNeill 1999 Ladies President
R. Fergusson 1999 Men's Captain
N. A. Beatty 1999 President
Ann Green 2000 Ladies Captain
J. McNeill 2000 Ladies President
Alan Gardner 2000 Men's Captain
N. A. Beatty 2000 President
Rhona Farrell 2001 Ladies Captain
Sheelagh Bages 2001 Ladies President
R. Dorrity 2001 Men's Captain
N. A. Beatty 2001 President
Ella Milliken 2002 Ladies Captain
  2002 Ladies President
W. McCloskey 2002 Men's Captain
Ted Roberts 2002 President
Anne Harte 2003 Ladies Captain
  2003 Ladies President
F. Green 2003 Men's Captain
  2003 President
  2004 Ladies Captain
  2004 Ladies President
  2004 Men's Captain
  2004 President
Vivian Hillen 2005 Ladies Captain
  2005 Ladies President
Tom Moore 2005 Men's Captain
Tom Johnson 2005 President
Joan Groves 2006 Ladies Captain
  2006 Ladies President
Ivan Hagan 2006 Men's Captain
Tom Johnson 2006 President
  2007 Ladies Captain
  2007 Ladies President
Neale Jenkins 2007 Men's Captain
Tom Johnson 2007 President
Anne McBurney 2008 Ladies Captain
Joan Brookes 2008 Ladies President
Neale Jenkins 2008 Men's Captain
Noel Brooks 2008 President
Joy Hanley 2009 Ladies Captain
Maureen Devlin 2009 Ladies President
John Devine 2009 Men's Captain
Tom McNulty 2009 President
Lynda Lister 2010 Ladies Captain
Maureen Devlin 2010 Ladies President
John Devine 2010 Men's Captain
Tom McNulty 2010 President
Christine Kennedy 2011 Ladies Captain
Freda McQuoid 2011 Ladies President
Robert McIlwain 2011 Men's Captain
William Devlin 2011 President
Alison Strain 2012 Ladies Captain
Freda McQuoid 2012 Ladies President
Jim McCurley 2012 Men's Captain
William Devlin 2012 President
Margaret McKnight 2013 Ladies Captain
Carole Wright
2013 Ladies President
Noel McKeown 2013 Men's Captain
William Devlin
2013 President
Eleanor Alcock 2014 Ladies Captain
Carole Wright 2014 Ladies President
Alex McWilliams 2014 Men's Captain
Brian Hutchinson 2014 President
Jacqui Jellie 2015 Ladies Captain
June Miller
2015 Ladies President
Colm Fox 2015 Men's Captain
Jim McClure
2015 President
Anne Campbell 2016 Ladies Captain
June Miller 2016 Ladies President
Barry Davidson 2016 Men's Captain
Jim McClure QPM
2016 President
Carol Davison 2017 Ladies Captain
Kate Jackson
2017 Ladies President
Robin Crothers 2017 Men's Captain
David Hanley
2017 President
Jill Heron 2018 Ladies Captain
Kate Jackson 2018 Ladies President
Trevor Rodgers 2018 Men's Captain
David Hanley 2018 President
Valerie McIlveen 2019 Ladies Captain
  2019 Ladies President
Jim Gunning 2019 Men's Captain
  2019 President
June McMinn (8) 2019 Lowest Ladie's H'cap
Darren Adams 2019 Lowest Men's H'cap
James McBurney 2019 Lowest Men's H'cap
Neil Boyd 2019 Lowest Men's H'cap
Garth Boyd 2019 Lowest Men's H'cap
Wayne McCully 2019 Lowest Men's H'cap

Holes in One at Donaghadee

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Gary Nelson 29 April 1995 9th   117 m
Jim King 8 July 1995 9th   117 m
David Cleland 23 July 1995 17th   169 m
Rosemary McCampbell 10 August 1995 13th   103 m
Darren Adams 2 April 1996 13th   140 m
David Capper 7 September 1996 17th   169 m
Rhona Farrell 22 July 1997 17th   157 m
Alister Miskimmin 16 August 1997 17th   169 m
David Cleland 8 November 1997 13th   140 m
Harry Kerr 18 April 1998 9th   116 m
Samuel Adams 01 June 1998 9th   116 m
Roy Creighton 20 June 1998 17th   169 m
R. Gillespie 10 October 1998 9th   116 m
William Ross 3 June 1999 9th   116 m
Brian Angus 3 June 1999 17th   169 m
William Devlin C.B.E. 24 June 2000 9th   116 m
Victor Stephens 27 July 2000 13th   140 m
Steward Boal 5 August 2000 17th   169 m
Lesley Dorrity 9 July 2002 9th   97 m
Norma McGilton 16 July 2002 13th   103 m
John McGivern 27 July 2002 17th   169 m
Alastair McQuoid 5 May 2003 13th   115 m
Joan Groves 6 May 2003 13th   103 m
Robert Wharton 10 June 2004 9th   114 m
Richard Murray 11 June 2005 13th   142 m
Rhona McAuley 20 June 2006 13th   103 m