Ballinascorney golf club Dublin

Ballinascorney golf course Dublin

Ballinascorney Golf Course

Ballinascorney Club Crest

Nestled in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains, Ballinascorney Golf Club offers a pleasant golfing experience and the warmest of welcomes to members and visitors alike.
One of the most enjoyable 9-hole courses in the country, Ballinascorney offers a challenge to all standards of golfer whilst also being a perfect course for beginners and those returning to the game after a break.
Founded in 1971, the club’s first home was Bohernabreena in County Dublin. The club moved to its current location in Kilmashogue Lane in Rathfarnham in 2002. Since then we have strived to continually improve the playing experience and in 2011 we completed an ambitious redevelopment and extension to the course which saw the construction of new greens and tee-boxes as well as the addition of two new par 5 holes, along with a new practice area. 
Ballinascorney also boasts a very lively social scene with Thursday Night Mixed fun golf running from April to September each year; an annual club trip to sunnier climes each spring; bridge nights every Wednesday when the evenings draw in; and regular friendly golf competitions such as the BUFS (Brighten Up Your Fridays) during the summer - which are sure to have you coming back for more golfing fun week after week.
Our fully licenced bar is open during golfing hours and serves food for the weary golfer after a trip round the course. Visitors, societies and group outings are most welcome - contact the club on 01-4937755 for more details. 

Green Fees 9-hole Midweek: €20
Green Fees Weekends & B.H. €20
Green Fees with a Member: €15
Green Fees For Opens: €15
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: No
Buggy Hire: €15
Soft Spikes: No
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €860
Full U-29 Membership Fee: €600
Full Student Membership Fee: €200
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 9
Members 148
Designer Nature
Founded 1971

Kilmashogue Lane,
Dublin 16

Telephone +353 (0)1-4937475
Website Ballinascorney golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Therese McDonnell
Captain: Tom Hogan
Lady Captain: Roisin Long
Chairperson: Jim Davidson
Vice-Captains': Garvan Clarke & Carmel McCartney 
Hon. Secretary: Ita Redmond, Paul Savage & Louise McKennedy
Club Pro: None
Hon. Treasurer: Dermot Murray & Eileen Ryan
Comp. Secretary: Martin McGlynn & Evelyn Sheehan
Ballinascorney Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
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General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 9.00am to 10.00pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Snacks Days to Avoid Sundays & Bank Holidays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Ballinascorney Golf Club Fixtures 2022 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2022 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Tuesday 
  Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men
Saturday 21 May Sunday 22 May Closed 2
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men Sunday 22 May   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies
Saturday 21 May Sunday 22 May Closed 2
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Sunday 22 May   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Day 1 Tuesday 30 May
  Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Day 2
Saturday 4 June   Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Saturday 9 July Sunday 10 July Closed 2
Lady President's Prize Sunday 10 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturay 11 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 18 June   Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 9 July Sunday 10 July Closed 2
President's Prize Sunday 10 July   Closed 1
Vice-President's Prize Saturday 20 August
Sunday 21 August
Closed 2
Vice-President's Prize Sunday 21 August
  Closed 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

Red Par 73 SSS 71 5,208 yd's
Blue Par 71 SSS 69 5,819 yd's


Hole No. Blue
Par Index Red Par Index
385 5 3
2 405
4 9
245 4 13
3 274
17 321 4
4 440
248 4 9
5 279
234 4 17
6 253
357 4 5
7 371
168 3 15
8 390
412 5 1
9 332
4 5
284 4 7
Out 2,900 35   2,654 37  
10 168
380 5 4
11 457
10 245 4 14
12 274
18 292 4 12
13 440
4 12
278 4 10
14 279
172 3 18
15 220
337 4 6
16 371
3 4
154 3 16
17 378
412 5 2
18 332
4 6
284 4 8
In 2,819 36   2,554 36  
Total 5,819 71   5,208 73  
SSS 69     71    

Members Achievements

Ballinascorney won the Bloom Cup against Dun Laoghaire Golf Club in September 2022.

Ballinascorney won the Dublin Team Trophy for the 3rd time at Edmondstown Golf Club on 5th September 2004. The team was Jim Kennedy, Gerard Redmond, Liam Redmond and my old pal Frank Spain.

Mary Lucherini won the green Division of the I.L.G.U. Eastern Division at Co. Meath Golf Club when she shot a 70 net. Mary McNamara came third in the Bronze division and other club member Patricia Lynch clamed fourth place.

Congratulations, to Ballinascorney now playing their golf out of Oldfield on winning the TSB-sponsored inter-club foursomes at Bray Golf Club in June 2001.

They lost to Kilcock in the quarter final of the Best Cup.

I was delighted to see Captain Tom Mealy and President Vinnie Byrne lift the trophy in the South Dublin Captains' Association in August 2001.

The Club was sucessful in the following Inte-Club Competitions:
1982 4th Autumn Team Trophy    
1984 Bloom Cup    
1985 Best Cup    
1996 3rd Autumn Team Trophy    
1987 Best Cup & Bloom Cup
1988 Metropolitan Cup & Dublin Team Trophy
1989 Bloom Cup    
1992 5th Autumn Team Trophy
1993 Dublin Team Trophy    
1999 North Leinster Boys Trophy & Millenium Cup
2000 Best Cup & Millenium Cup
2001 TSB Mixed Invitation & South Dublin Captains
2002 Three Rock Trophy
2003 Three Rock Trophy    
2004 Dublin Team Trophy & Millenium Cup
2005 Volvo Classic Sweden    
2006 Three Rock Trophy    
2007 Three Rock Trophy & Millennium Cup
2008 Three Rock Trophy & South Dublin Captains   

History of Ballinascorney

Ballinascorney Golf Club was founded in the Orwell Lodge Hotel in Rathgar in 1971. A small but intrepid group gathered there one spring evening and took the decision to form a golf club. A fairly unremarkable event in itself save that none of those present were golfers.

Indeed, such was their playing prowess that all the original male members had to be given temporary handicaps of 30 for their first year in the game so that they wouldn’t get too discouraged! This lenient regime didn’t last too long and they all found their handicaps cut quite savagely to 18 after that first honeymoon year.

The Club’s first home in Bohernabreena was originally a 9-hole layout which was subsequently extended to 18 holes in the 1980s. The hilly terrain helped hone the skills of many of the club’s finest players over the years and the club hit a purple patch in the mid to late 1980s when we started to pick up trophies with almost monotonous regularity.

The big breakthrough came in 1984 when the gents brought home the Bloom Cup for the first time, this was followed by victory in the Best Cup the following year and a memorable double in 1987 when both the Best Cup and Bloom Cup were won. 1986 might have been a disappointingly fallow year were it not for the ladies who won the Third Team championship that year.

But even greater achievements were to come. 1988 saw Ballinascorney join that small and highly select group of clubs to have won the Metropolitan Cup and two years later the club, which had yet to celebrate its 20th birthday, shocked the golfing community by reaching the final of the Barton Cup. The 1990s saw more success with the ladies scoring a hard fought win in the Fifth Team Championship in 1992, the gents won the Dublin Team Championship for the second time in 1993, and we celebrated the turn of the millennium by winning the Best Cup for a third time in 2000.

But change was afoot and circumstances meant that Ballinascorney Golf Club had to seek new accommodation. The move to our new home in Rathfarnham was completed without a hitch in 2002 with a 10 year license which expired in 2012 but has recently been renewed. Work began almost immediately on the construction of the new clubhouse – designed by club member Tony O’Herlihy – with the official opening taking place in 2003.

 Ownership of the course changed in 2007 but this did not affect the running of the club in any way. Indeed, it brought with it an unforeseen benefit as the club was able to secure the use of additional land from the new owner. This was used to extend the course and upgrade it significantly through the creation of two new par 5 holes whilst preserving all the best aspects of the existing 9-hole layout. Through all of these changes one thing has remained constant at Ballinascorney Golf Club – our well-earned reputation as the friendliest golf club you’ll find anywhere in the country. Visiting golfers and opposing teams from other clubs invariably comment on the warm welcome they receive from our staff and members. We are particularly proud of the way in which we welcome new members and involve them in the life of the club. Our hugely successful “Thursday Mixed” fun golf events, which run from spring to autumn each year, regularly attract more than 70 players to compete and to socialise in the clubhouse afterwards and offer an ideal opportunity for new members to make new friends in Ballinascorney Golf Club.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Diana Jamieson  1998 Ladies Captain
Gary Byrne 1998 Men's Captain
Tom Moran 1998 President
Anne Elmore  1999 Ladies Captain
Vincent Savage 1999 Men's Captain
Seamus Elmore 199 President
Patricia Lynch  2000 Ladies Captain
Vincent V. Byrne 2000 Men's Captain
Seamus Elmore 2000 President
A. Casey 2001 Ladies Captain
Tom Meally 2001 Men's Captain
A. Nolan 2002 Ladies Captain
Ger Redmond 2002 Men's Captain
Mary Doyle  2003 Ladies Captain
Gerard Redmond 2003 Men's Captain
Tom Meally 2003 President
Helen Shortall 2004 Ladies Captain
Tom Ryan 2004 Men's Captain
Ina Doyle 2004 President
Edwina Kenny 2005 Ladies Captain
Michael Casey 2005 Men's Captain
Vincent P. Byrne 2005 President
Eadaoin Maher 2006 Ladies Captain
Tony O'Herlihy 2006 Men's Captain
Kay O'Brien 2006 President
Fabiola Casey 2007 Ladies Captain
Cormac Duffy 2007 Men's Captain
Gerry Redmond 2007 President
Ita Balfe 2008 Ladies Captain
Liam Sharkey 2008 Men's Captain
Helen Shortall 2008 President
Imelda Malin 2009 Ladies Captain
Dermot Murray 2009 Men's Captain
Liam Redmond 2009 President
Maureen Flanagan 2010 Ladies Captain
James Kennedy  2010 Men's Captain
Agnes Nolan 2010 President
Mary Coffey 2011 Ladies Captain
Agnes Nolan 2011 Ladies President
Peter Murphy 2011 Men's Captain
Liam Sharkey 2011 President
Alice McGlynn 2012 Ladies Captain
Tim O'Neill 2012 Men's Captain
Kay O'Brien 2012 President
Doreen Martin 2013 Ladies Captain
Peter Boate 2013 Men's Captain
Dermot Murry 2013 President
Brenda Byrne 2014 Ladies Captain
Oliver Martin 2014 Men's Captain
Ita Redmond 2014 President
Mary Fetherston 2015 Ladies Captain
Barry McCaul 2015 Men's Captain
Jim Kennedy
2015 President
Bernie McGovern 2016 Ladies Captain
Jim Davidson 2016 Men's Captain
Mary Coffey
2016 President
Rita Flynn 2017 Ladies Captain
Mick O'Boyle 2017 Men's Captain
Tim O’Neill 2017 President
Hilary Coffey 2018 Ladies Captain
Martin McGlynn 2018 Men's Captain
Theresa McDonnell 2018 President
Joan Keegan 2019 Ladies Captain
Gerry Lawlor 2019 Men's Captain
Peter Boate 2019 President
Catherine Plunkett
2020 Ladies Captain
Declan O'Leary 2020 Men's Captain
Alice McGlynn 2020 President
Linda Sweeney 2021 Ladies Captain
Jimmy Fitzachary 2021 Men's Captain
Tony O'Herlihy 2021 President
Roisin Long 2022 Ladies Captain
Tom Hogan 2022 Men's Captain
Jim Davidson
2022 Chairperson
  2022 Lowest Ladies Handicap
  2022 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Ballinascorney

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Vincent Savage 13 August 1996  15th   135 m
Imelda Malin 6 July 2003 11th   106 m