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Spa Golf Course

Spa Club Crest

Spa Golf Club is in existence since 1907 and at its present location since 1967, this is a mature Parkland course with tree lined fairways and panoramic views of the Mountains of Mourne on the back nine. The course is famous for the abundance of wildlife that inhabits the course.

The signature holes are the 5th and 11th where this course will test the best of golfers yet it is a fair test of golf and having played it you will want to return again and again.

The visitor is always welcome at Spa Golf Club where full catering facilities are provided a warm Ulster hand of welcome is extended to one and all.

  • Golf Deals » Spa

  • Stay & Play @ Millbrook Lodge Hotel €129.00

    Offer valid from 01 Dec 2016 to 31 Dec 2017 Detail:

    STAY AND PLAY MINI BREAK 2 nights’ bed and breakfast with evening meal voucher to the value of £20 on one night and a round of golf at Spa Golf Club.
    Mon – Thurs - £97pps
    Fri or Sat - £107pps

Green Fees Midweek: £24
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: £29
Green Fees with a Member: £12
Green Fees for Opens: £12
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: No
Soft Spikes: No
Membership Available:  
Full Membership: £852.50
Lady Associate Membership:
£607.50
6 Day Membership: £743.00
5 Day Membership: £577.00
4 Day Membership: £477.50
Junior Membership: £103.75
House Membership: £70.00
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 676
Designer Nature
Founded 1907
Address

Grove Road,
Ballynahinch,
Co. Down
BT24 8PN

Telephone 028-97-562365
Email spagolfclub@btconnect.com
Website Spa golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Terry G. Magee
Captain: Harry Walsh
Lady Captain: Vivienne Abernethy
Presidents':  William Kirk & Beth Coburn 
Vice-Captains': John Brannigan &  Heather Edgar
Hon. Secretary: Gary Wright & Heather Edger
Club Pro: Terry Magee
Hon. Treasurer: James Sinton & Carol Shields
Comp. Secretary: David McCullough & Mandy Murphy
Spa Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:54.417973
Long:-6.010757
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 8.30am to 11.30pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: None
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek & Weekends  Pre-booking for open Tournaments: 14 Days in advance

Spa Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Friday 9 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Friday 16 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 24 June   Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Friday 18 August
  Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 26 August   Closed 1
Singles Stableford Friday 17 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 5 April
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 12 April   Open 1
Mixed Saturday 15 April
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 April   Open 1
Mixed Sunday 23 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 26 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 1 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 3 May
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 10 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 17 May   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup
Sunday 20 May   Open 1
Minor Scratch Cup Sunday 20 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Wednesday 24 May   Open 1
Ladies Lions Singles Stableford Friday 26 May   Open 1
Lions Singles Stableford Saturday 27 May
  Open 1
Mixed 1.00pm to 4.00pm Monday 28 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 31 May
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 7 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 14 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 21 June   Open 1
Mixed 1.00pm to 4.00pm Sunday 25 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 28 June   Open 1
Ladies Team Event Friday 30 June
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 5 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 12 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 26 July   Open 1
Mixed 1.00pm to 4.00pm Sunday 30 July   Open 1
Start of Open Week Saturday 5 August 

Saturday 12 August

Open 8
Singles Stableford Saturday 5 August    Open 1
Mixed Greensomes Stableford Sunday 6 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 7 August   Open 1
Juvenile Stableford Tuesday 8 August   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Tuesday 8 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 9 August   Open 1
Seniors 50+ Thursday 10 August   Open 1
Spa Cup Singles Strokes
Friday 11 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 12 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 16 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 23 August   Open 1
Mixed 1.00pm to 4.00pm Sunday 27 August   Open 1
Lions Singles Stableford Saturday 16 September   Open 1
Mixed 1.00pm to 4.00pm Sunday 24 September   Open 1
Mixed 1.00pm to 4.00pm Sunday 22 October   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 72 6,469 yd's
Yellow Par 72 SSS 71 6,130 yd's
Red Par 72 SSS 72 5,526 yd's

Card

Name Hole No. White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
Grove Hill 1 486 467 5 13 420 5 9
McAdam's Wood 2 167 140 3 7 140 3 15
Millbrook 3 454 433 4 1 375 4 7
Clanwilliam 4 279 266 4 15 266 4 13
The Ridge 5 363 350 4 3 328 4 3
Mutton Hill 6 382 371 4 9 347 4 11
The Gap 7 485 465 5 11 406 5 5
Dogwood 8 128 128 3 17 114 3 17
Bobby's Bridge 9 392 372 4 5 353 4 1
  Out 3,136 2,992 36   2,749 36  
Stoke's 10 296 273 4 18 281 4 10
Edenavaddy 11 398 394 4 2 345 4 6
Pheasantry 12 172 160 3 14 136 3 14
Spa Wells 13 540 499 5 12 437 5 2
The Road 14 420 411 4 10 319 4 12
Montalto's Edge 15 527 506 5 16 413 5 16
The Battle 16 397 374 4 4 336 4 8
Slieve Croob 17 186 165 3 6 150 3 18
Bell's Chance 18 396 378 4 8 348 4 4
  In 3,332 3,160 36   2,765 36  
  Total 6,468 6,152 72   5,514 72  
  SSS 72 71     73    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record Am: 67 R. Wallace

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

The Spa Golf Club won the Carlingford Cup in 2004, when the team was, J. Walker, L. Doherty, J. Mann, G. Wilson, D. Bittle, T. Wilson, K. \Murphy and B. Wilton, they were captained by T. Coburn

Prior to 2001:

The Spa Golf Club won the Rossmore Cup in 2001, when the team was, K. Murray, J. Nugent, G. Stephens, M. Heathwood, D. Magill, R. Catherwood, R. Scott, J. Kelly, B. Murphy, C. Mountford and M. Pollock, they were captained by K. Walsh.

The Spa Golf Club won the County Championship of the J. B. Carr Diamond Trophy in 2000, when the team was, C. Dorman, J. Hamilton, D. Kane, H. Murray, M. Gallagher, K. Wallace, A. Baillie, P. B. Collins, G. Kirkpatrick, S. Poole and K. McCluskey, they were captained by D. Rutherford.

The Spa Golf Club won the Mid-Ulster Seniors Alliance Inter-Club Perpetual Trophy in 1999-2000, when the team was, D. Kane, H. Murray, M. Gallagher, R. Wallace, A. Baillie, P. B. Collins, G. Kirkpatrick, S. Poole and K. McCluskey, they were captained by D. Rutherford.

The Spa Golf Club won the Senior Cowdy Cup in 1997, when the team was, N. McNellis, R. Wallace, B. Stokes, S. Proctor, K. Reid, G. Stevenson, C. McClenaghan, B. Dobbin, A. Cairns and K. Kidd, they were captained by K. Murray.

The Spa Golf Club won the Ulster Fourball in 1995, when the team was, E. Manderson, G. Higham, G. Martin, G. Simpson, J. Robinson, P. Stewart, R. Anderson, H. Bonner, C. Fowler, P. Rice, A. Johnston, A. Maguire and D. Kane, they were captained by G. Kilpatrick.

The Spa Golf Club won the Sam Rutherford Cup in 1995, when the team was, D. Toman, E. Mountford, T. Murray, A. Baillie, J. Somerville, R. Stevenson, N. Magill, B. Patterson, C. Harland, D. Heathwood, C. Cull and N. Parker, they were captained by P. Cowan. 

The Spa Golf Club won the Junior Cowdy Cup in 1985, when the team was, P. Cowan, D. Donny, E. Jrinne, P. Savage, R. Graham, M. Riddell, D. Rooney, S. Poole, R. Spence, G. Murnin, G. Corbett and P. Giff, they were captained by G. McRelvey.

J. Cleland and H. G. Hegan won the Belfast Telegraph Foursomes in 1972.

The Ladies of Spa Golf Club won the Peggy Nelson Trophy in 1980, when the team was, Phyllis Howitt, Sandra Stevenson and Phyllis Brown.

The Boys' of Spa Golf Club won the Ronan Rafferty Trophy in 1983, when the team was, B. Wilson, S. Procter, S. Brewster, K. Kidd and G. English.

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

R. Wallace represented Ireland at Senior (55+) from 2001 to 2003 playing 9-times won 3-matches halved two and lost 4-matches accumulating 8-points;

G. Reid represented Ulster as a Youth in the Interprovincial Championships from 2006 to 2007 playing 11-times won 6-matches and lost 5-matches accumulating 12-points;

Miss Anne Ferguson played for the Irish Girls' in 1975, 1976 and 1977 and she won the Stroke Play Foursomes together with Miss Dympna Keenan of Belvoir Park in 1989 she won the Irish Girls Close Championship in 1977;

Katherine Stevenson was a reserve for The Irish Girls International Team in 1996;

History of Spa

Instituted 1907 affiliated 1907

The "Belfast Newsletter" on the 11th of May, 1907, records the opening of this course "The new course of nine-holes opened at Ballynahinch should prove an important attraction. It is on the short side, the longest being only 230 yards and the bogey as low as 35, but it is a very sporting links. The Ulster Spa should soon find the benefit of having the all-powerful attraction of golf as well as drinking-water."

Miss Moore, the local hotelier, was deeply involved in the formation of the original club. The first Captain was D. S. Kerr, and the Hon. Secretary was the Rev. D. S. Taylor.

Between 1963 and 1967, the present Spa Golf Club moved nearer the town of Ballinahinch and was opened by the Earl of Clanwilliam on 30th September 1967.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Miss M. Finnegan 1989 Ladies Captain
S. B. Aiken 1989 Lady President
R. Patterson 1989 Mens Captain
Dr. Stafford Dobbin 1989 President
Mrs. K. Bailie 1990 Ladies Captain
J. Ferguson 1990 Lady President
P. W. Wilkin 1990 Mens Captain
Dr. Stafford Dobbin 1990 President
Mrs. E. J. Wilkin 1991 Ladies Captain
J. Ferguson 1991 Lady President
R. Dickson 1991 Mens Captain
S. W. Ferguson 1991 President
Mrs. E. C. Cunningham 1992 Ladies Captain
Mona Rice 1992 Lady President
M. J. M. Kidd 1992 Mens Captain
S. W. Ferguson 1992 President
Miss C. A. McEvoy 1993 Ladies Captain
Mona Rice 1993 Lady President
P. Savage 1993 Mens Captain
M. J. McKay 1993 President
Mrs. A. L. Rooney 1994 Ladies Captain
E. Glass 1994 Lady President
N. Morrow B. A. 1994 Mens Captain
M. J. McKay 1994 President
Mrs. N. L. A. Hill 1995 Ladies Captain
E. Glass 1995 Lady President
C. V. Corry 1995 Mens Captain
J. K. Carlisle 1995 President
Mrs. B. Savage 1996 Ladies Captain
P. Howitt 1996 Lady President
R. Wallace 1996 Mens Captain
J. K. Carlisle 1996 President
Mrs. M. J. McKelvey 1997 Ladies Captain
P. Howitt 1997 Lady President
P. B. Collins 1997 Mens Captain
H. G. Murray 1997 President
Mrs. K. E. Russell 1998 Ladies Captain
D. H. Pickering 1998 Lady President
A. A. Bailie 1998 Mens Captain
H. G. Murray 1998 President
J. Rutledge 1999 Ladies Captain
D. H. Pickering 1999 Lady President
E. E. McCloy 1999 Mens Captain
D. McNamara 1999 President
L. M. Stevenson 2000 Ladies Captain
J. Hunter 2000 Lady President
S. J. Thompson 2000 Mens Captain
D. McNamara 2000 President
E. Kirkpatrick 2001 Ladies Captain
J. Hunter 2001 Lady President
J. T. Graham 2001 Mens Captain
W. R. Henry 2001 President
H. Percival-Price 2002 Ladies Captain
K. Bailie 2002 Lady President
N. Patterson 2002 Mens Captain
W. R. Henry 2002 President
D. Cunningham 2003 Ladies Captain
J. Bailie 2003 Lady President
G. M. Kirkpatrick 2003 Mens Captain
Jim Graham 2003 President
Beth Coburn 2004 Ladies Captain
G. Cunningham 2004 Lady President
Wilmur Kirk 2004 Mens Captain
Jim Graham 2004 President
Mandy Murphy 2005 Ladies Captain
J. Cunningham 2005 Lady President
Hugh Hegan 2005 Mens Captain
Brian Collins 2005 President
Dawn Crosby  2006 Ladies Captain
Maura Finnegan  2006 Lady President
John Munn 2006 Mens Captain
Brian Collins 2006 President
Sharon Beattie 2007 Ladies Captain
Maura Finnegan  2007 Lady President
Tom Coburn 2007 Mens Captain
Bobby Wallace 2007 President
Ursula Kelly 2008 Ladies Captain
Eleanor Wilkin 2008 Lady President
Brian Murphy 2008 Mens Captain
Bobby Wallace 2008 President
Sally Shields 2009 Ladies Captain
Eleanor Wilkin 2009 Lady President
Mark Heathwood 2009 Mens Captain
Roy Patterson 2009 President
Maureen Hanna 2010 Ladies Captain
Catherine McEvoy 2010 Lady President
Raymond Holmes  2010 Mens Captain
Pat Savage 2010 President
Kathryn McKenna 2011 Ladies Captain
Barbara Savage 2011 Lady President
Jimmy Kelly 2011 Mens Captain
Norman Morrow 2011 President
Lynne Robinson 2012 Ladies Captain
Kathleen Russell 2012 Lady President
John Abernethy 2012 Mens Captain
Charles Corr 2012 President
Ann Douglass 2013 Ladies Captain
Lorna Stevenson
2013 Lady President
Jack Hood 2013 Mens Captain
Alf Bailiy
2013 President
Emer Canavan 2014 Ladies Captain
Louise Adams 2014 Lady President
Robert Gartley 2014 Mens Captain
Terry Graham 2014 President
Pam Trohear 2015 Ladies Captain
Denise Cunningham 2015 Lady President
Mike Porter 2015 Mens Captain
Gordon Kirkpatrick
2015 President
Vivienne Abernethy 2016 Ladies Captain
Beth Coburn
2016 Lady President
Harry Walsh 2016 Mens Captain
William Kirk
2016 President
Pam Trohear (9)  2016 Lowest Ladie's H'cap
Barry Stokes (0)  2016 Lowest Men's H'cap

Holes in One at Spa

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Francis Ward
12 September 2000
8th   139 m
Bernie McConville
21 April 2006 8th 7-Wood 126 yd's
Kathleen Russell 22 May 2007
12th 7-Wood
136 yd's
Kathleen Russell 3 July 2008 8th 9-iron 126 yd's
Beth Coburn 9 April 2010 17th   136 yd's
Amy Geddes 8 April 2011 8th 9-iron 126 yd's
Gwyneth Cordner
11 May 2011 8th 9-Wood 126 yd's
Kathleen Russell 16 August 2012 11th Downpatrick 157 yd's
Veronica Mccormick 5 March 2013 8th P-Wedge 126 yd's
Vivienne Abernethy 2 August 2013 8th 7-iron 126 yd's