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Rockmount Golf Course
Rockmount Golf Course has been cleverly designed to ensure that the land’s natural features are incorporated throughout the 18-holes and the undulating course offers a verity at every turn. There are four par trees, four par fives and the remainder pat four holes, the total distance being 6,410 yd‘s. Water comes into play in the form of streams with a lake at the 11th and 14th to present the golfer with the ultimate challenge. The entire complex covers 120 acres with panoramic views and excellent greens giving satisfaction to all players.
Rockmount Clubhouse is tastefully decorated in old brick and solid oak creating a warm homely atmosphere. From the dining room window there is a panoramic view of the golf course with the backdrop of the famous Mourne Mountains.
The proprietors, Robert Patterson and his wife Diane are totally involved in the day to day running of the complex, which creates a very personal atmosphere and helps maintain a high standard both on the golf course or in the restaurant. Organizing company corporate golf outings complete with all meals and after dinner speeches are a specialty arranged by Diane.
Hospitality is second to none and a friendly welcome awaits all who visit Rockmount Golf Club.
|Green Fees Monday to Friday:||£29|
|Green Fees Sunday & B.H.:||£36|
|Green Fees with a Member:||£20/22|
|Green Fees for Opens:||£20|
|Buggy Hire: £25||Yes|
|Full Membership Available:||Yes|
|Full Membership Fee:||£1,638|
|Full Senior Membership Fee:||£1,016|
|Full Young Adult 18-29 Membership Fee:||£1,144|
|Full 5-Day Membership Fee:||£1,128|
|Full Country Membership Fee:||£1,029|
|Full Student 18-25 Membership Fee:||£602|
|Full Junior Membership Fee:||£322|
28 Drumalig Road,
|Website||Rockmount golf club website|
|General Manager:||Shirley Graham|
|Lady Captain:||Elana Patterson|
|Junior Captain:||Jack Collins
|Vice-Captains':||Gordon Goodfellow & Carol Blyth|
|Hon. Secretary:||Martin McConville & Bernie Traill
|Hon. Treasurer:||Robert Burns & Moya Sloan
|Comp. Secretary:||Colin Childs & Pauline McWilliams
General Facts & Information
|Course opening hours: Daylight hours||Clubhouse opening hours: 8.00am to 11.30pm|
|Mobile phones: Not on course
||Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim|
|Catering: Full catering, facilities||Days to Avoid: Sundays, Bank Holidays & Wednesdays pm|
|Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days||Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance|
Rockmount Golf Club Fixtures 2023 provisional*
|Open & Major Fixtures 2022 (to be Confirmed)|
|Captain's Prize||Saturday 6 August||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize||Friday 12 August||Closed||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 7 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Tuesday 14 April
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 15 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 18 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Tuesday 19 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 21 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 28 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 5 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 12 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 19 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 26 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 2 June||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 3 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 9 June||Open||1|
|Start of Open Week||Sunday 12 June||Saturday 18 June||Open||7|
|Mixed Greensomes||Sunday 12 June||Open||1|
|Seniors Singles Stableford||Monday 13 June||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Tuesday 14 June||Open||1
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 15 June||Open||1|
|4-Person Team Event||Thursday 16 June||Open||1|
|Ladies Fourball Betterball
||Friday 17 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Strokes||Saturday 18 June||Open||1|
|Ulster R&A 9-Hole Regional (Q)||Tuesday 21 June||G. I.||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 23 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 30 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 7 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 11 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Tuesday 12 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 14 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 21 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 28 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 4 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 11 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 18 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 25 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 1 September
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 8 September||Open||1|
|Mixed Greensomes Stableford
||Sunday 11 September||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 15 September||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 22 September||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 29 September||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 6 October||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 13 October||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 20 October||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 27 October||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 3 November
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 1 December||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 26 December||Tuesday 27 December||Open||2
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Tuesday 27 December||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford
||Thursday 29 December||Friday 30 December
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 30 December||Open||1|
Card of the Course
|White||Par 72 SSS 72 6,410 yd's|
|Yellow||Par 72 SSS 70 6,079 yd's|
|Red||Par 73 SSS 73 5,524 yd's|
Men's Course Record: 68 Stuart Paul (0) 20/06/1997
Ladies Course Record: 74 Allison Coffee (1) 05/05/1998
The Ladies of Rockmount Golf Club won the All-Ireland Final of the Minor Cup on the 9th September 2022 when they beat the Ladies from Greenacres by 4-matches to 1-match.
Patricia McDonnell put the first point on the board with a comfortable 6 and 4 win against Amanda Pollack, next on the tee was Hilda Beamish who also had a resounding 6 and 5 wind against Julie Thompson, in the 3rd match Karen Gowdy halved her match against Astrid Graham when called-in, the penultimate match of Sue McDonagh beat Rosie Waters by 3 and 2 and the bottom match of Bernadette Traill against Vicky Kell was halved when called-in.
They qualified for the Quarter-Finals of the All-Ireland series of the Minor Cup at Slieve Russell Golf Club on Wednesday 7th September 2022.
They were drawn against the Ladies from Ballyneety Golf Club and won their match by 4-matches to 1-match.
First on the tee was Patricia McDonnell who lost her match by the minimum against Louise Wilkinson, she was followed by Moyra Evans who won her match against Maiella Comerford by 2 and 1, next on the tee was Karen Gowdy who had a very comfortable 6 and 5 win against Dolores Curtin, in the penultimate match Alwyn Higham recorded a 2 and 1 win against Jinakie Fogarty and in the bottom match Sue McDonagh won her match by 3 and 2 against Fiona Hennessy.
They met the Ladies from Cill Dara Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final the following day and won their match by 3-matches to 2-matches.
Patricia McDonnell led them out again and secured a 3 and 2 win against Lori Solan, next on the tee was Moyra Evans who lost her match by 5 and 3 against Maiella Howard, she was followed by Karen Gowdy who won her match against Esther Loakman by 4 and 3, in the penultimate match Alwyn Higham lost out by the minimum against Maria Scully in the bottom and deciding match Sue McDonagh clinched the match with a 1-hole win against Tracey Gallagher.
The Girls of Rockmount Golf Club qualified for the All-Ireland deciders of Girls Inter-Club All-Ireland Series at Ballina Golf Club on 23rd August 2022.
They met the Girls of Doneraile Golf Club in the All-Ireland Quarter-Final and lost out by 2½-matches to ½-match.
First on the tee was Abbie Poole who went up the 19th before relinquishing the match to Niamh O’Sullivan, she was followed by Alexandria Poole who lost her match by 3 and 2 against Muireann O’Sullivan and the bottom match of Bethany McIlhatton against Anna O’Brien was halved when called-in.
Rockmount Golf Club won their regional Final in the Irish Mixed Foursomes and qualify for the All-Ireland Series at Strandhill Golf Club, Co. Sligo from Thursday 30th September to Saturday 2ND October 2021.
They met Castle Golf Club in the All-Ireland Quarter-Finals on Thursday 30th September and won their match by 3-matches to 2-matches.
They were led out by Ryan Wilson with Patricia McDonnell who lost their match by 3 and 2 against Ronan Burke with Joanne O’Connor, they were followed by Colin McClenaghan with Rosemary McCrea who had a 2 and 1 win against Harry Scott with Lisa McDonnell, next on the tee was Martin and Frances Lawther who had a 2-hole win against Jack Walsh with Fiona McDonagh, in the penultimate match Adam Douds with Leonie Power beat Ross Kinsella with Marese Kelly by 3 and 2 and the bottom match of Jonathan Patterson with Barbara Fleet went 5 and 3 down to the Rathfarnham pair of Jim Mulready with Loraine Cunningham.
Having accounted for Castle by 3-matches to 2-matches on the Thursday they met Royal Tara Golf Club the following and lost their match by 4-matches to 1-match.
First on the tee was Ryan Wilson with Patricia McDonnell who had a 4 and 3 win against Barry Reilly with Dolores O’Sullivan, they were followed by Colin McClenaghan with Rosemary McCrea who had a comfortable 5 and 3 win against Mark Reilly with Alice Staunton, next up were Martin and Frances Lawther who halved their match against Brian Newman with Jane Hughes as did James Robinson with Sue McDonagh against Tony Maher with Deirdre Byrne and in the bottom match Adam Douds with Leonie Power had a 5 and 3 win against Sean Duffy with Catherine Colgan.
Rockmount Golf Club met the West Cork team Doneraile in the All-Ireland Final of the Irish Mixed Foursomes at Strandhill Golf Club on Saturday 2nd October 2021 and lost the green pennant by 3½-matches to 1½-matches
They were lead out once more by Ryan Wilson with Patricia McDonnell who had one of those days when going down by 6 and 5 to Hugh Nolan with Noreen Roche, next on the tee was Colin McClenaghan with Rosemary McCrea who went up the 19th before relinquishing the point to James O’Mahony with Aoibheann Daly, they were followed by Adam Douds with Leonie Power who lost their match by 4 and 3 against Eddie Roche with Rachel Kelleher, in the penultimate match James Robinson with Sue McDonagh had a very comfortable 6 and 5 win against Darren Roche with Marie Kelleher and the bottom match of Jonathan Patterson with Barbara Fleet against David Finn with
The Ladies of Rockmount Golf Club won the Northern Regional Final of the Ladies Miele Irish Interclub Foursomes at Slieve Russell Golf Club in 2010; when they beat Larne Golf Club by 3-matches to 1-match. They were led by Andrea Patterson with Leanie Power who beat Roma English with Audrey Faukner by 6 and 4, they were followed by Ciara Agnew with Jan Lindsay who won their match by 2-holes against beat Sarah O'Neill with Barbara O'Neill, in the penultimate match Diane Patterson with Carol McGrath lost by 1-hole against Jessica and Janice Boal, the bottom match of Noreen Mikhael with Marie Donnelly was a 4 and 2 win over Gail McNabb with Debbie McNabb.
They made their way to Glasson Golf Club to compete in the National deciders on Sunday 19th September, where they met the Southern Regional Champions and eventual green pennant winners Thurles Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final and lost out on a count-back. They were led this time by Jo Donaldson (11) with Leonie Power (16) who lost their match to Rose Maloney (12) with Margaret Lonergan (14) by 4 and 3, they were followed by Ciara Agnew (16) with Jan Lindsay (18) who won their match by 3 and 1 against Orla McKevitt (10) with Fionnuala Corcoran (17), next up was Diane Patterson (15) with Carol McGrath (22) who beat Mary Coman O'Neill (14) with Lorraine O'Keeffe (14) by 2 and 1, in the bottom match Noreen Mikhael (15) with Maire Donnelly (22) lost out to Marian Finn (8) with Susan Troy (25) by 2 and 1.
The Ladies of Rockmount Golf Club were runners-up in the All-Ireland Junior Cup at Athlone Golf Club on the 30th September 2007 they beat Galway Golf Club by 3 matches to 2 matches in the Semi-Final and met Dun Laoghaire Golf Club in the All-Ireland decider.
First up was Marie Donnelly against Phyl Glavin who lost out by 3 and 1, she was followed by Grace Downey who lost to Sheila Clancy-Nolan by 6 and 5. Next up was Andrea Patterson who halved her match against Martina Lee. The penultimate match of Carol McGrath gave some hope to the Ladies from Carryduff when Carol had a very convincing 6 and 5 win over Mary Dempsey. However it was not to be as Noeleen Houston lost out to Jo Ebbs by 5 and 4.
Rockmount Golf Club won the County Championship in the J. B. Carr Diamond Trophy in 2004.
Prior to 2001
Rockmount Golf Club won the, Sam Rutherford Memorial Cup in 2000, when the team was, J. Robinson, G. Goodfellow, M. Wilkinson, J. Miller, C. Childs, P. Greenwood, P. Mearns, R. Patterson and T. McCreery, they were captained by M. Lawlor assisted by G. Willis.
Rockmount Golf Club won the, Junior Cowdy Cup in 2001, when the team was, J. Campbell, M. Foreman, A. Patterson, J. Hinds, W. Hogg, R. Jamison, C. Paul, P. Banford, D. Stronge, T. J. Johnston, D. Reynolds, T. Branagh, I. Scott and N. Willis, they were captained by J. Bloomer assisted by H. Moore.
Rockmount Golf Club won the, Jack Craig Memorial Mixed Foursomes in 1998, when the team was, Alan Shrieber, Jerry McWilliams, Noreen Mikhael, Leonie Power, Diane Patterson, Pauleen, McWilliams, Barbara Fleet, Paul Mearns and Peter Coffey, they were captained by Harold Robinson.
History of Rockmount
The course officially opened on the May Day - Monday 8th May 1996, when European Ryder Cup player Darren Clarke performed the opening ceremony and then played in a Fourball when he partnered Robert Patterson to a 2 and 1 victory over European Tour player Raymond Burns and sports presenter Mark Robson. A large following of spectators enjoyed the occasion and the course officially opened to the Rockmount Golf Club Members the next day.
In his mind's eye he could see wasteland around his home transformed. Rolling greens, trees and shrubs, lakes and ponds. His dream was an ambitious one - a Golf Club for Mayobridge.
"i first had the idea about ten or fifteen years ago" said Mr Fegan. "I was a member of Warrenpoint golf Club and thought that Mayobridge would be ideally suited for one."
Mr Fegan should be taking it easy and enjoying a restful retirement. He is after all, in his seventies. He enjoys a puff of his pipe, but is by no means ready to settle into his slippers. He's much too busy running Mayobridge Golf Club. A club he constructed in his own time, by his own hand and with his own money. A cattle and poultry farmer, his only real knowledge of golf was as a player. He and his son Shane, who has been a keen golfer since childhood did all their own research. They studied the layouts of existing golf courses. They read up on green keeping and seed mixtures. Eventually they came up with a design - and then the real work started.
Over two miles of ditches were removed. Thousands of tonnes of waste was cleared. All the fields were dug up and filled with stones for drainage. They were then re-clayed and top-dressed with special seeding. About 1,000 different types of shrubs and trees were planted. a series of eight new lakes and ponds were then created for drainage set. As Mr Fegan puts it, "It was back breaking - the sort of thing you'd only do once in a life time."
The result is a unique and quite stunning course. "No other course has a layout like this. And because the land was inhabited until about thirty years ago, cottages are still dotted about. It's really very scenic. In summer we get families coming to picnic around the course," he said.
The course is thriving. When it opened in 1999 it has nine holes. It now has eighteen. It has helped to boost the Mayobridge area, with keen golfers from throughout Ireland visiting for a game. Professional golfer Paddy Gribben, who has competed against Nick Faldo, is a regular. All Ireland winner Louise Coffey plays at the club too. Its about to be affiliated to the Golfing Union of Ireland. So Mr Fegan's Club will now be able to compete in Inter club competitions throughout Ireland and beyond.
But Mr Fegan will not rest on his laurels. He has just received planning permission for the next part of his project - a proper clubhouse. Mr Fegan had a dream. With Dedication, determination and patience he has made it a reality. And his thoughts on his achievement? "I never have time for a good game of golf anymore."
Roll of Honour
|C. Agnew||1995||Ladies Captain|
|R. Cole||1995||Mens Captain|
|C. Agnew||1996||Ladies Captain|
|R. Cole||1996||Mens Captain|
|N. Devenny||1997||Ladies Captain|
|J. Montverde||1997||Mens Captain|
|M. Donnelly||1998||Ladies Captain|
|E. Chambers||1998||Mens Captain|
|D. McCarty||1999||Ladies Captain|
|Tom Devenny||1999||Mens Captain|
|Fidelma Regan||2000||Ladies Captain|
|Robert Patterson||2000||Mens Captain|
|Kathleen Morrow||2001||Ladies Captain|
|D. Fairweather||2001||Mens Captain|
|Grace Downey||2002||Ladies Captain|
|James Murphy||2002||Mens Captain|
|Diane Patterson||2003||Ladies Captain|
|Jackie Bloomer||2003||Mens Captain|
|Barbara Fleet||2004||Ladies Captain|
|Robin McCully||2004||Mens Captain|
|Heather Mills||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Herbie Donnelly||2005||Mens Captain|
|Diane Patterson||2006||Ladies Captain|
|Frank Wallace||2006||Mens Captain|
|Audrey Chambers||2007||Ladies Captain|
|Ronnie White||2007||Mens Captain|
|Joyce Millar||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Victor Robinson||2008||Mens Captain|
|Helen Hall||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Mark McConeky||2009||Mens Captain|
|Leonie Power||2010||Ladies Captain|
|Alan McClune||2010||Mens Captain|
|Moyra Evans||2011||Ladies Captain|
|Stephen Clarke||2011||Mens Captain|
|Lorraine Toolan||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Peter O'Hara||2012||Mens Captain|
|Noeleen Houston||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Glen Willis||2013||Mens Captain|
|Janet Douds||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Paul Banford||2014||Mens Captain|
|Margaret Harrison||2015||Ladies Captain|
|Edward Donaldson||2015||Mens Captain|
|Helen Setterfield||2016||Ladies Captain|
|Colin McNeill||2016||Mens Captain|
|Sue McDonagh||2017||Ladies Captain|
|John Hinds||2017||Mens Captain|
|Patricia McDonnell||2018||Ladies Captain|
|Frank McWilliams||2018||Mens Captain|
|Anne McShane||2019||Ladies Captain|
|Tom Sloan||2019||Mens Captain|
|Jenny Bain||2020||Ladies Captain|
|Martin Lawther||2020||Mens Captain|
|Elana Patterson||2022||Ladies Captain|
|William Blyth||2022||Mens Captain|
|Pauline McWilliams (4)||2022||Lowest Ladie's H'cap|
|Eddie Donaldson (4)||2022||Lowest Men's H'cap|
Holes in One at Rockmount
|Member||Date||Hole No.||Club Used||Distance|
|T. Ogle||6 April 1996||9th||129 yd‘s|
|B. McClean||20 April 1996||9th||129 yd‘s|
|N. Jamison||18 May 1996||16th||193 yd‘s|
|J. Millen||8 June 1996||12th||157 ys's|
|J. Monteverde||2 March 1997||12th||157 yd‘s|
|C. Conlon||27 May 1997||16th||193 yd‘s|
|T. Devenny||2 May 1998||16th||193 yd‘s|
|J. McGrath||1 August 1998||9th||129 yd‘s|
|M. Kyle||22 August 1998||12th||157 yd‘s|
|D. Rea||26 September 1998||16th||193 yd‘s|
|R. Moore||24 April 1999||16th||193 yd‘s|
|Colin Morrison||7 April 2000||16th||193 yd‘s|
|Kevin Stevens||3 August 2000||16th||193 yd‘s|
|Sam Gilmore||26 August 2000||16th||193 yd‘s|
|Lesley Morrow||12 November 2000||16th||193 yd‘s|
|Sam Milligan||3 February 2001||16th||193 yd‘s|
|John Tinneny||13 May 2001||12th||157 yd‘s|
|Martin Lawther||7 June 2001||9th||129 yd‘s|
|Stephen Orr||21 July 2001||3rd||213 yd‘s|
|Philip Jordan||16 August 2001||12th||157 yd‘s|
|David Thomson||18 August 2001||12th||157 yd‘s|
|Joe Forde||13 October 2001||16th||193 yd‘s|
|Harry Coates||27 October 2001||3rd||213 yd‘s|
|F. Wallace||9 March 2002||12th||157 yd‘s|
|N. Houston||1 May 2002||9th||110 yd‘s|
|S. Walker||25 May 2002||3rd||213 yd‘s|
|T. Rossi||8 June 2002||9th||129 yd‘s|
|P. Mearns||1 July /2002||9th||129 yd‘s|
|M. Parker||6 July /2002||12th||157 yd‘s|
|R. Cole||17 May 2003||12th||157 yd‘s|
|J. D'arcy||31 May 2003||16th||193 yd‘s|
|K. Morrow||9 August 2003||9th||110 yd‘s|
|G. Adair||24 April 2004||12th||157 yd‘s|
|T. Millar||25 April 2004||3rd||213 yd‘s|
|C. Loane||19 July /2004||9th||129 yd‘s|
|B. McCluggage||21 August 2004||16th||193 yd‘s|
|M. Evans||27 September 2005||3rd||169 yd‘s|
|Jan Lindsay||18 June 2022|