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Helen's Bay Golf Course

Helen's Bay Club Crest

Helen's Bay Golf Club is one of the oldest 9-hole golf courses in Ireland, still located on its original site. Hence the mature tree lined fairways, strategically placed bunkers and superbly maintained greens and course. Helen's Bay has a high membership for a 9-hole course, so be sure to phone in advance when looking for a green fee.

When you get the opportunity to play this little gem you will appreciate what only time and care can achieve to create magic on a golf course. Helen's Bay's 4th is a hole you will remember long after you have left the golf course behind, at just 124 metres played over mature trees to a well protected green. There are several relocated tee boxes on the second nine and the course has spectacular views of the Antrim Hills across Belfast Lough.

Helen's Bay offers the visitors and members all of the facilities associated with a modern club, should you intend to have dinner in the evening be sure to bring a jacket & tie.

Green Fees Monday to Thursday: £20
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: £25
Green Fees with a Member: £16
Green Fees for Opens: £8
Practice Area: No
Club Hire: No
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: £740
Full Youths Membership Fee: £195
Full Junior Membership Fee: £50
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 9
Members 391
Designer Nature
Founded 1896
Address

Golf Road,
Helen's Bay,
Bangor,
Co. Down
BT19 1TL

Telephone 028-91-852815
Email mail@helensbaygc.com
Website Helen's Bay golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Patricia Craig 
Captain: Niall James
Lady Captain: Ann McCarty
Presidents': Michael Rea & Jane Allen
Vice-Captains': Alan Shannon & Linda Wilson
Hon. Secretary: Robert Coey & Margaret Crawford
Club Pro: None
Hon. Treasurer: Ian Savage & Linda Campbell
Comp. Secretary: David Marshall
Helen's Bay Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:54.669685
Long:-5.736194
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 9.00am to 11.00pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, jacket and tie required evenings
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Tuesdays, Thursdays pm & Saturdays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Helen's Bay Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captain's Prize Saturday 17 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Tuesday 20 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Tuesday 18 July   Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Tuesday 1 August   Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 19 August   Closed 1
Irish Mixed Foursomes (Q) Sunday 21 May   GUI 1
Helen's Bay Pro Am Wednesday 7 June   IPGA 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 68 SSS 67 5,643 yd?s
Red Par 71 SSS 71 5,300 yd?s
Green Par 68 SSS 66 5,383 yd?s

Card

Hole No. White Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 296 293 4 12 288 4 9
2 376 368 4 4 336 4 3
3 384 379 4 2 396 5 13
4 136 113 3 18 120 3 17
5 355 341 4 14 352 4 7
6 359 343 4 6 343 4 5
7 312 290 4 16 290 4 11
8 217 200 3 10 195 3 15
9 355 344 4 8 342 4 1
Out 2,790 2,671 34   2,662 35  
10 316 302 4 9 297 4 14
11 391 381 4 3 342 4 2
12 408 390 4 1 405 5 8
13 140 120 3 13 129 3 16
14 329 324 4 15 325 4 6
15 386 386 4 5 341 4 6
16 312 290 4 17 281 4 12
17 171 161 3 11 171 3 18
18 355 344 4 7 347 5 10
In 2,808 2,698 34   2,638 36  
Total 5,598 5,369 68   5,300 70  
SSS 67 66     71    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 67 Aaron Taylor 23/08/1997

Ladies Course Record: 70 Mrs. J. Allen

Members Achievements

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

D. J. Cameron* represented Ireland as a Senior International in1900;

History of Helen's Bay

Instituted 1896 affiliated 1897

The records of Helen’s Bay are not available until 1906. However, an article in The Irish Field on the 12th June 1909, gives an account of the origins of the club.

It tells us the club was formed in 1895 and it was expected to attract 30 to 40 members, to the surprise of the promoters, 150 members joined. The Marquis of Dufferin and Ava was a generous supporter and gave the club the use of 60 acres of his land. It is, bounded on the north by the sea.

Mr. G. Herbert Brown was the Captain for the first three years. The club remains unchanged to the present day.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Miss G. P. Gribben 1989 Ladies Captain
R. D. N. Blair 1989 Ladies President
W. M. K. Clark 1989 Mens Captain
T. H. McKinstry 1989 President
Mrs. A. C. L. Miller 1990 Ladies Captain
R. D. N. Blair 1990 Ladies President
I. S. Jamison 1990 Mens Captain
T. J. Weir 1990 President
Mrs. D. Graham 1991 Ladies Captain
G. H. Smiley 1991 Ladies President
A. S. Foster 1991 Mens Captain
T. J. Weir 1991 President
Miss. J. V. Hull 1992 Ladies Captain
G. H. Smiley 1992 Ladies President
S. E. James 1992 Mens Captain
T. J. Weir 1992 President
Mrs. J. D. Prifti 1993 Ladies Captain
G. H. Smiley 1993 Ladies President
R. G. Brennan 1993 Mens Captain
T. Oscar Rollins 1993 President
Miss. M. R. Gilliland 1994 Ladies Captain
W. E. Evens 1994 Ladies President
R. D. Cooke 1994 Mens Captain
T. Oscar Rollins 1994 President
Mrs. V. McNabney 1995 Ladies Captain
W. E. Evens 1995 Ladies President
M. D. M. Rea 1995 Mens Captain
T. Oscar Rollins 1995 President
Mrs. J. S. Graham 1996 Ladies Captain
W. E. Evens 1996 Ladies President
P. B. Clarke 1996 Mens Captain
R. E. Dorman 1996 President
Mrs. G. Clark 1997 Ladies Captain
R. Rollins 1997 Ladies President
Dr. W. H. K. Haslett 1997 Mens Captain
R. E. Dorman 1997 President
Mrs. O. E. Shields 1998 Ladies Captain
R. Rollins 1998 Ladies President
J. R. Craig 1998 Mens Captain
R. E. Dorman 1998 President
Mrs. Geraldine Kelly 1999 Ladies Captain
Mrs. Ruby Rollins 1999 Ladies President
Willie Alexander 1999 Mens Captain
David D. W. Lindop 1999 President
Miss Adelaide E. Nelson 2000 Ladies Captain
Miss Joan Hull 2000 Ladies President
R. A. Taylor 2000 Mens Captain
David D. W. Lindop 2000 President
Mrs. Louise Davison 2001 Ladies Captain
Miss Jane Hull 2001 Ladies President
W. E. Evans 2001 Mens Captain
David D. W. Lindop 2001 President
Valerie Ferguson 2002 Ladies Captain
Joan Hill 2002 Ladies President
Michael E. Field 2002 Mens Captain
F. A. Edgar 2002 President
Jane Allen  2003 Ladies Captain
M. R. Gilliland 2003 Ladies President
John Coote 2003 Mens Captain
F. A. Edgar 2003 President
Jane Allen 2004 Ladies Captain
M. R. Gilliland 2004 Ladies President
Mary Corry 2005 Ladies Captain
M. R. Gilliland 2005 Ladies President
Frank Graham 2005 Mens Captain
Frank Edgar 2005 President
Jack McIlduff 2005 Mens Captain
Leslie Mann 2005 President
Ruth Cochrane  2006 Ladies Captain
D. Graham  2006 Ladies President
Peter Johnston 2006 Mens Captain
Leslie Mann 2006 President
Myra Logan 2007 Ladies Captain
Dorothy Graham 2007 Ladies President
Terry Cromey 2007 Mens Captain
Leslie Mann 2007 President
Pam McBride 2008 Ladies Captain
Dorothy Graham 2008 Ladies President
Dermot Rollins 2008 Mens Captain
Leslie Mann 2008 President
Pauline Clarke 2009 Ladies Captain
Georgina Clark 2009 Ladies President
Robert Sinclair 2009 Mens Captain
Bill Eakin 2009 President
Leonora James 2010 Ladies Captain
Georgina Clark 2010 Ladies President
Peter Smith 2010 Mens Captain
Peter Clark 2010 President
Eileen Patterson 2011 Ladies Captain
Adelaide Nelson 2011 Ladies President
Richard Mann 2011 Mens Captain
Peter Clark 2011 President
Cecil Linehan 2012 Ladies Captain
Adelaide Nelson 2012 Ladies President
Robert Coey 2012 Mens Captain
Peter Clark 2012 President
Mary Cregg 2013 Ladies Captain
Adelaide Nelson
2013 Ladies President
Peter Martin 2013 Mens Captain
Robin Longmore
2013 President
Ruth Croft 2014 Ladies Captain
Gerladine Kelly 2014 Ladies President
William Pollock 2014 Mens Captain
Edwin James 2014 President
Jo Farrell 2015 Ladies Captain
Gerladine Kelly 2015 Ladies President
Dennis Farrell 2015 Mens Captain
Edwin James
2015 President
Liz Jackson 2016 Ladies Captain
Geraldine Kelly
2016 Ladies President
Denis Logan 2016 Mens Captain
Michael Rea
2016 President
Ann McCarty 2017 Ladies Captain
Jane Allen
2017 Ladies President
Niall James 2017 Mens Captain
Michael Rea
2017 President
Jane Allen (6) 2017 Lowest Ladie's H'cap
(4) 2017 Lowest Men's H'cap

Holes in One at Helen's Bay

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Tom Craig 26 August 2000 17th 3-Wood 201 m
M. Davison 2 September 2000 13th 8-Iron 127 m
T. Graham 14 September 2000 4th 8-Iron 124 m
Judith Caruth
7 April 2012 13th 7-Wood 127 m