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Kilkeel Golf Course

Kilkeel Club Crest

Originally an, 9-hole Parkland set in what was the ancestral estate of the Earl of Kilmorey, where Lord Justice Babington designed the original nine holes. He was followed by the late Eddie Hackett who did what he was so gifted at marrying the old with the new.

The 18-hole championship course opened for play in 1993 and has jointly hosted the British Amateur Championship and the PGA Senior Tour together with its more illustrious neighbour Royal Co. Down just up the coast. Nestling between the shores of Carlingford Lough and the Mountains of Mourne, Kilkeel is on 120 acres of the original estate, surrounded by woodlands and at the foot of Knockcree Mountain.

The excellent clubhouse has all the facilities the golfer can require together with a well-equipped golf shop.

Green Fees Midweek: £25 
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: £30
Green Fees with a Member: £17/20
Green Fees for Opens: £12
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: £595
Full Beginners Membership Fee: £450
Full Ladies Beginners Membership Fee: £375
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 843
Designer Eddie Hackett & Lord Justice Babington
Founded 1924
Address

Mourne Park,
Ballyardle,
Kilkeel,
Co. Down
BT34 4LB

Telephone 028-417-65095
Email info@kilkeelgolfclub.com
Website Kilkeel golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Carson McBride
Captain: Declan Fitzpatrick
Lady Captain: Ann Teggarty
Presidents': Liam McCarton & Adelaide Orr
Vice-Captains':  & Grainne Killen 
Hon. Secretary: Austin Crawford & Monica Flynn
Club Pro: Jerry Scullion
Hon. Treasurer: Maire McKibbin & Catherine Quinn
Comp. Secretary: Victor Quinn
Kilkeel Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:54.065636
Long:-6.107368
*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: Tuesday & Saturday
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Kilkeel Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Thursday 20 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 24 June   Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Friday 21 July   Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladies Tuesday 1 August
  Closed 1
President's Prize Thursday 3 August
  Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 5 August
  Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Friday 11 August
  Closed 1
Seniors 50+ Wednesday 8 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 17 March   Open 1
Seniors 50+ Wednesday 5 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 6 April Saturday 8 April Open 3
Singles Stableford Friday 7 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 8 April   Open 1
Mixed Foursomes Sunday 16 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 20 April Saturday 22 April  Open 3
Singles Stableford Friday 21 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 22 April   Open 1
L. & G. 3-Ball Scramble
Monday 1 May   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Wednesday 3 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 7 May   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Wednesday 10 May   Open 1
Singles Strokes
Thursday 11 May   Open 1
Singles Strokes Saturday 13 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 14 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 20 May   Open 1
Senior Scratch Cup Sunday 21 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 29 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 1 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 3 June   Open 1
Irish Junior Cup (Q) Sunday 4 June   GUI
1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Wednesday 7 June   Open 1
Pro-Am Thursday 8 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 11 June   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Wednesday 14 June   Open 1
Ballymartin GAC Classic Friday 16 June   Open 1
Barton Shield (Q) Saturday 17 June Sunday 18 June
GUI
2
Barton Shield (Q) Sunday 18 June   GUI 1
G. & B. Juniors 11.00am to 3.30am
Monday 26 June   Open 1
Valley Rangers FC Classic Friday 30 June
  Open 1
Start of Open Week Wednesday 5 July Saturday 15 July Open 11
Juniors 10.00am to 11.00am Wednesday 5 July   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford 50+
Wednesday 5 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 6 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 7 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 8 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 9 July   Open 1
Singles Strokes
Monday 10 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 11 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 12 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 13 July  
Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 14 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 15 July   Open 1
Barton Shield (Q) Sunday 16 July   GUI 1
G. & B. Juniors 11.00am to 2.30am Wednesday 19 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 20 July   Open 1
Kilkeel Golf Classic Friday 21 July Sunday 23 July Open 3
Kilkeel Golf Classic Saturday 22 July   Open 1
Kilkeel Golf Classic Sunday 23 July   Open 1
G. & B. Juniors 11.00am to 3.30am Monday 24 July   Open 1
Down Syndrome Golf Classic Sunday 30 July
  Open 1
Mourne Stimulas Classic
Friday 4 August   Open 1
Atticall Golf Classic Sunday 6 August   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+
Wednesday 9 August   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup 27-Hole (4 to 10) Sunday 13 August   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup 27-Hole(11 to 18) Sunday 13 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 17 August   Open 1
Ballyvea Football Club Golf Classic Friday 18 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 19 August   Open 1
Past & Present Captains' Friday 25 August   Open 1
Mixed Greensomes
Sunday 27 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 28 ugust   Open 1
Start of Open Week Friday 7 September Saturday 16 September Open 9
Singles Stableford Friday 7 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 9 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 10 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 11 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 12 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 13 September
Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 14 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 15 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 16 September   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Wednesday 20 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 21 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 23 September   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Wednesday 11 October   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 72 6,579 yd's
Red Par 74 SSS 74 5,830 yd's
Green Par 72 SSS 70 6,254 yd's

Card

Name Hole No. White Green Par Index Red Par Index
The Brook 1 480 459 5 10 435 5 9
Gaint's Grave 2 450 435 4 4 412 5 17
Ashgrove 3 382 366 4 16 322 4 11
Black Thorns 4 394 382 4 14 352 4 7
The Penny Wall 5 288 268 4 18 260 4 15
Veetchill 6 487 471 5 6 424 5 5
Standing Stone 7 356 343 4 2 330 4 1
Badger's Sett 8 165 148 3 12 135 3 13
The Orchard 9 388 378 4 8 368 4 3
  Out 3,388 3,260 37   3,038 38  
Rhododendrons 10 395 378 4 13 347 4 10
The Dell 11 172 158 3 17 151 3 18
Hackett's 12 342 327 4 9 295 4 12
Casualty Corneer 13 378 354 4 5 348 4 2
Magnacarpa 14 411 391 4 1 373 5 14
Copper Beech 15 130 114 3 15 105 3 8
Binnian 16 422 393 4 7 325 4 16
Pine Ridge 17 414 407 4 3 387 4 4
Knockchree 18 527 472 5 11 461 5 6
  In 3,191 2,994 35   2,792 36  
  Total 6,579 6,254 72   5,830 74  
  SSS 72 70     74    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record Am: 67 S. P. McVeigh 1996

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

Kilkeel Golf Club won the Ulster Championship of the Jimmy Bruen Shield and where drawn against Connacht Champions Portumna Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final at Shannon Golf Club on Friday 17th September 2004.

They had a convincing 4 matches to 1 match victory over the Connacht Champions. The team on the day was Rory Sloane and Kieran Poland, who beat Pat Quinlan and James Porter by 6 & 5, Anthony Ward and Ciaran Hartigan beat Joe Slattery and Dick Quinlivan by 5 & 4, Trevor Weir and Graeme Morrow won their match on the 19th against Matt Donohoe and Peadar Ryan, Mark Trainor and Paul Higgins beat Michael McGivem and Sean Robinson on the 18th and Johnny Aiken with Pascal Morgan lost their match on the 17th to Leslie O'Meara and Francis McCleam.

They met Leinster Champions Dundalk Golf Club in the All-Ireland Final on Saturday 18th September, when the team was Rory Slone with Kieran Poland against Ken Norton with Michael Coburn, Johnny Aiken with Pascal Morgan against Sean Reidy with Kevin Barry, Anthony Ward with Ciaran Hartigan against Alan McCabe with Michael Gill, Trevor Weir with Graeme Morrow against Damien English with Ruairi Gogarty and Paul Higgins with Mark Trainor against Gareth Duffy and Michael Duffy.

Shauna McVeigh was selected for the Ulster Girls' team in the Smurfit Interprovincial Championship at Enniscrone Golf Club from the 18 th to the 20th of April 2001.

Prior to 2001:

Kilkeel won the All-Ireland Irish Mixed Foursomes at Kilkenny G. C. in 1996, when the team was S. P. McVeigh, W. Sloan, T. McVeigh, H. J. Flynn, P. Morgan, E. McAteer, M. McDowell, H. Matthews, D. McDowell, N. Murphy and A. Orr, they were captained by E. McDowell.

Kilkeel won the Ulster Final of the All-Ireland Jimmy Bruen Shield when they beat Dunmurry. They went on to meet East Cork in the All-Ireland semi-final at Lahinch on 22 nd September 2000. The squad was Willie Sloan, Jim McKay, Michael Concannon, Pascal Morgan, Sean Leneghan, Stanley Weir, Robert Gordon, Brian Morgan, Eric Nicholson, Joey Annett and Thomas McVeigh.

They beat East Cork 3 to 2 in the Semi-Final and went on to beat The Heath 3.5 to 1.5 in the All-Ireland National Final. The team was J. McKay with Michael Concannon, P. Morgan with Sean Leneghan, S. Weir with R. Gordon, B. Morgan with E. Nicholson and T. McVeigh with J. Annett.

They won the Ulster Fourball Trophy in 1996 and 1997.

They won the Rossmore Cup in 1998 and 1996.

Members who played representative golf for their Province;

S. McVeigh represented Ulster as a Youth in the Interprovincial Championships in 1992 playing 5-times won 3-matches halved one and lost 1-match accumulating 7-points;

History of Kilkeel

Way back in 1922 some townspeople in Kilkeel looked enviously at Warrenpoint and Greenore and their 18-hole golf courses dating back to their foundation in the 1890's. Also some of the locals made the journey to both Clubs and got the golf bug!
An ideal piece of ground for a 9-hole course was on hand at Cranfield on land adjoining the Carlingford Lough seashore. It belonged to the Earl of Kilmorey and Mr Harry Nicholson both of whom favoured the idea of a golf course.
In 1924 a meeting was held of all interested parties and a decision was made to go ahead with the course and the first trustees appointed were Pat Carey Headmaster of Mourne Grange School, Harry Nicholson, a Mr Prentice and a Mr Gibbons. The task of designing the 9 holes was entrusted to Lord Justice Babington who had a Summer residence at Cranfield and was a member of the Golfing Union of Ireland.
The first Clubhouse was the little cottage opposite Harry Nicholson's gate and later a wooden-framed building was erected at the 1st tee. The builder was Major W.J. Hanna and it was later bought by the British Legion for erection in the hospital grounds. The cottage of one of the first groundsmen Pat Rogers overlooked the 7th green and marked the boundary of the course. Other groundsmen were James Morgan, Sydney Graham and Harvey Quinn who worked on the course at different times up to 1940. Other founder members were Dick Nicholson, Edmund Hanna, Bob Linton, J.J. Small, H.H. Stevenson (Kilmorey Hotel), J.F. Morgan, Bobbie Nicholson, Rev. Belton, T.H. Ferguson, Pierson Ferguson, T McGonigle and John Boyd McKeown.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Mrs. B Murion 1989 Ladies Captain
R. Burton 1989 Mens Captain
C. A. Baxter 1989 President
Mrs. C. Sloan 1990 Ladies Captain
E. Ferris 1990 Mens Captain
C. A. Baxter 1990 President
Mrs. M. Flynn 1991 Ladies Captain
J. C. Murion 1991 Mens Captain
A. Robinson 1991 President
Mrs. O. Aiken 1992 Ladies Captain
W. Sloan 1992 Mens Captain
A. Robinson 1992 President
Miss M. McKeown 1993 Ladies Captain
I. McKibbin 1993 Mens Captain
A. Robinson 1993 President
Mrs. Mathews 1994 Ladies Captain
L. Feron 1994 Mens Captain
S. C. Knox 1994 President
Mrs. A. Hanna 1995 Ladies Captain
L. McCartan 1995 Mens Captain
S. C. Knox 1995 President
Mrs. M. Curran 1996 Ladies Captain
D. Hanna 1996 Mens Captain
Dr. J. Craig 1996 President
Mrs. D. Priestly 1997 Ladies Captain
S. Leneghan 1997 Mens Captain
Dr. J. Craig 1997 President
Mrs. B. Knox 1998 Ladies Captain
L. Rowland 1998 Mens Captain
M. P. Small 1998 President
Miss D. McDowell 1999 Ladies Captain
Mrs. C. Conville 1999 Ladies President
G. Coulter M.B.E. 1999 Mens Captain
M. P. Small 1999 President
Mrs. I. McVeigh 2000 Ladies Captain
Mrs. C. Conville 2000 Ladies President
P. Cotter 2000 Mens Captain
C. A. McCullough 2000 President
Mrs. E. Devlin 2001 Ladies Captain
Mrs. J. Cassidy 2001 Ladies President
T. O'Hare 2001 Mens Captain
C. A. McCullough 2001 President
Mrs. D. Morgan 2002 Ladies Captain
Mrs. J. Cassidy 2002 Ladies President
D. McAuley 2002 Mens Captain
Barry Davison 2002 President
Marie McKibbin 2003 Ladies Captain
  2003 Ladies President
S. C. McBride 2003 Mens Captain
Barry Davison 2003 President
Daphne Priestly 2004 Ladies Captain
Maureen McKeown 2004 Ladies President
Paul McKibbin 2004 Mens Captain
Moore Macauley 2004 President
Pauline Cole 2005 Ladies Captain
Maureen McKeown 2005 Ladies President
Michael Fegan 2005 Mens Captain
Harold Nicholson 2005 President
Tracy Hanna 2006 Ladies Captain
Daphne Priestly 2006 Ladies President
Jarlath McKibbin 2006 Mens Captain
Harold Nicholson 2006 President
Cynthia Cranston 2007 Ladies Captain
Daphne Priestly 2007 Ladies President
Desmond Wilson 2007 Mens Captain
George McCullough 2007 President
Anne Macauley 2008 Ladies Captain
Daphne Priestly 2008 Ladies President
Victor Quinn 2008 Mens Captain
George McCullough 2008 President
Catherine Quinn 2009 Ladies Captain
N. Murphy 2009 Ladies President
Stephen Cranston 2009 Mens Captain
Carson McBride 2009 President
C. Quinn 2010 Ladies Captain
Margaret McBride 2010 Ladies President
Christy Quinn 2010 Mens Captain
Carson McBride 2010 President
Florence Sloane 2011 Ladies Captain
Rhona Clark 2011 Ladies President
Gerard Murphy 2011 Mens Captain
Henry Flynn 2011 President
Dympna Sands 2012 Ladies Captain
Rhona Clark 2012 Ladies President
Robert Sloane 2012 Mens Captain
Henry Flynn 2012 President
Bertie Magee 2013 Ladies Captain
Maire McKibbin
2013 Ladies President
Brian Groves 2013 Mens Captain
Jarlath McKibbin 2013 President
Fiona Campbell 2014 Ladies Captain
Maire McKibbin 2014 Ladies President
Leslie Edgar 2014 Mens Captain
Jarlath McKibbin 2014 President
Daphne Preistly 2015 Ladies Captain
Marina McDowell
2015 Ladies President
David Niblock 2015 Mens Captain
William Sloan
2015 President
Ida Johnston 2016 Ladies Captain
Marina McDowell 2016 Ladies President
Jeremy Murray 2016 Mens Captain
William Sloan 2016 President
Ann Teggarty
2017 Ladies Captain
Adelaide Orr
2017 Ladies President
Declan Fitzpatrick 2017 Mens Captain
Liam McCarton
2017 President
Danielle McVeigh (5) 2017 Lowest Ladie's H'cap
William Hanna (0)
2017 Lowest Men's H'cap
Sean P. McVeigh (1) 2017 Lowest Men's H'cap

Holes in One at Kilkeel

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance


6th   221 yd's

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