Forrest Little golf club Dublin

Forrest Little golf course Dublin

Forrest Little Golf Course

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Forrest Little is adjacent to Dublin Airport founded in 1940 and designed by Fred Hawtree it is a challenging 18-hole Parkland course with many challenging and memorable holes. The fairways are lined with mature trees and the course has been used on several occasions as a venue for pre-qualifying for the Irish Open.

The signature holes are the 6th a 460 metres Par 5 with out of bounds down the left-hand side and almost impossible to get home in two, even if you do the odds are against being on the green because the green is well protected by several bunkers. The finishing hole is one of the best to be found anywhere at 411 metres will test the best of golfers.

Forrest Little has embarked on developing a youths' policy and has been very successful in developing good golfers at Boy's and Girls levels under the watchful eye of Tony Judd. It has a magnificent clubhouse where the golfers needs are catered for and a warm welcome awaits the visitor.

Green Fees Midweek: €25
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €35
Green Fees with a Member: €10
Green Fees for Opens: €15/20
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: €25
Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €1,440
Full 5-DAY Membership Fee: €950
Full Junior Membership Fee: €183
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 862
Designer Fred Hawtree
Founded 1940
Address

Forrest Little,
Cloghran,
Co. Dublin

Telephone 01-8401763
Email margaret@forrestlittle.ie
Website Forrest Little golf club website
Secretary/Manager Sean Dunne
Captain: Michael Denihan
Lady Captain: Joyce Moran
Presidents': Harry Reilly & Rita Reilly
Boy's Juvenile Captain: Aaron Donnelly
Girls Juvenile Captain: Shannon Mohan
Vice-Captains': Ray Gregan & Laura Dooley
Hon. Secretary: Peter Reilly, Simon Fitzpatrick & Niamh McMahon
Club Pro: Tony Judd 01-840 7670
Hon. Treasurer: Gerry Healy & Lorraine Dennis
Comp. Secretary: Paddy McMahon & Ruth McQuillan
Forrest Little Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.438393
Long:-6.242402
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General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 8.00am to 12.00pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Weekends & Wednesday and Friday am
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other times Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Forrest Little Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Saturday 7 January   Closed 1
Vice-President's Prize Sunday 8 April   Closed 1
Lady Vice-Captain's Prize Tuesday 23 May   Closed 1
Vice-Captain's Prize
Sunday 27 May
  Closed 1
Professionals Prize Sunday 18 June   Closed 1
Vice-Captain's Prize to the Ladies
Thursday 29 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize (Q) Saturday 1 July
Sunday 2 July Closed 2
Captain's Prize (Q) Sunday 2 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Finals
Saturday 8 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men
Sunday 9 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize (Q) Saturday 15 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 22 July   Closed 1
Lady President's Prize from 12.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. Sunday 13 August   Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 19 August   Closed 1
L. & G. Singles & Seniors 60+ Monday 3 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles & Seniors 60+ Monday 10 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 14 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 16 April   Open 1
Fourball
Monday 17 April   Open 1
Mixed Foursomes from12 noon Monday 17 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles & Seniors Singles 60+ Monday 24 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 29 April
  Open 1
Fourball
Monday 1 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles & Seniors Singles 60+ Monday 8 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles & Seniors Singles 60+ Monday 15 May   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup (10 to 17) Saturday 20 May   Open 1
Minor Scratch Cup (18 to 28) Saturday 20 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles & Seniors Singles 60+ Monday 22 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles & Seniors Singles 60+ Sunday 29 May
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 3 June   Open 1
Fourball Betterball Monday 5 June   Open 1
Mixed Foursomes from 12 noon Monday 5 June   Open 1
Forrest Little Golf Classic Saturday 10 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles & Seniors Singles 60+ Monday 12 June   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Tuesday 13 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles & Seniors Singles 60+ Monday 19 June   Open 1
Brothers International Fourball Sunday 25 June   Open 1
L. & G. Team Event Monday 3 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles & Seniors Singles 60+ Monday 10 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles & Seniors Singles 60+ Monday 17 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles & Seniors Singles 60+ Monday 24 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles & Seniors Singles 60+ Monday 31 July
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 5 August   Open 1
Mixed Foursomes from 12 noon
Monday 7 August   Open 1
L. & G. Fourball Monday 7 August   Open 1


  Open 1
L. & G. Singles & Seniors Singles 60+ Monday 14 August   Open 1
Senior Scratch Cup(to 4) Sunday 20 August   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup (5 to 9) Sunday 20 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles & Seniors Singles 60+ Monday 21 August   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Saturday 26 August   Open 1
Parent & Son/Daughter Fourball Sunday 27 August   Invite 1
L. & G. Singles & Seniors Singles 50+ Monday 28 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles & Seniors Singles 60+ Monday 18 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles & Seniors Singles 60+ Monday 18 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles & Seniors Singles 60+ Monday 25 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles & Seniors Singles 60+ Monday 2 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles & Seniors Singles 60+ Monday 9 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles & Seniors Singles 60+ Monday 16 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles & Seniors Singles 60+ Monday 23 October   Open 1

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Card of the Course

KeyData
Red Par 73 SSS 74 5,145 m
Green Par 71 SSS 71 5,623 m
Blue Par 71 SSS 72 5,894 m

Card

Hole No. Blue Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 310 300 4 7 292 4 7
2 409 387 4 5 302 4 5
3 366 353 4 3 333 4 1
4 448 425 5 15 360 5 17
5 173 158 3 9 152 3 11
6 456 442 5 11 437 5 3
7 136 121 3 17 97 3 15
8 398 384 4 1 379 5 13
9 333 315 4 13 291 4 9
Out 3,028 2,885 36   2,643 37  
10 347 333 4 6 327 4 2
11 162 141 3 16 121 3 16
12 312 303 4 8 244 4 12
13 347 331 4 12 231 4 18
14 176 162 3 14 155 3 10
15 445 433 5 18 421 5 8
16 345 333 4 4 327 4 4
17 323 307 4 10 288 4 6
18 409 395 4 2 388 5 14
In 2,866 2,738 35   2,502 36  
Total 5,894 5,623 71   5,145 73  
SSS 72 71     74    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record Am: 66 Eoin Arthurs 17/08/2003, Pro: 65 C O'Connor Jr.

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

GoGolfing.ie wishes to congratulate Julie McCarthy on winning her second Irish Girls’ Close Championship at Kilkenny Golf Club on 16th July 2016 when she beat Irish International Niamh McSherry of Lurgan Golf Club by 1-up. She joins an illustrious young golfers who have won it twice, such as Annabel Wilson, Karen Delaney, Pamela Murphy, Michelle McGreevy, Aideen Rogers, Elizebeth A. Gregor and Maeve O'Connell. We wish her the very best in the future.       

Forrest Little Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield when they beat Newbridge Golf Club in the regional decider by 3-matches to 2-matches in 2011.

They made the long journey to the Castlerock Golf Club to compete in the All-Ireland deciders the following September. They were drawn against Ulster Champions Warrenpoint Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final, whom they beat by 3-matches to 2-matches. First on the tee was Caolan Kennedy with Brian Duggan who lost out to David McGreevy with Raymond Jackson by 2 and 1, they were followed by Greg O'Riordan with Karl Kiernan lost by 5 and 5 against Gerry Durkin with Tim Cunningham, they were followed by Andrew Timmons with Mark Lacey who beat John Hughes with Jack Gilsenan by 3 and 2, the penultimate match of Tom Bent with Mick Timmons went up the 19th before the Forrest Little pair secured the valuable point against Hudson McGuffin with Jason Pepper, the bottom match of Noel Lyons with Jack Blake against Brendan McKernan with Ros Carvill went 3 and 2 and with it a place in the All-Ireland decider.

They met Connacht Champions Claremorris Golf Club in the All-Ireland Final and they were lead again by Caolan Kennedy with Brian Duggan who beat Tom Fanning with Eddie Killeen by 4 and 3, they were followed by Tom Bent with Mick Timmons who lost out to Damien Burke with Des Griffith by 3 and 2, next up was Andrew Timmons & Mark Lacey who had a bad day against David Burke with Shane McGagh when losing out by 7 and 5, in the penultimate match Greg O'Riordan & Karl Kiernan lost by 2 and 1 to Ger Noone with Martin Higgins, the bottom match of Noel Lyons with Jack Blake had a 4 and 3 win over Anthony Hennelly with Richard Horan. So it was not to be for the north Dublin club who last appeared in the national deciders in this compotation in 1975.

Forrest Little Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Fred Daly Trophy at their home club on Thursday 8th July 2010, when they beat Howth Golf Club in the semi-final by 4½ matches to 2½ matches and met regaining All-Ireland Champions Rosslare Golf Club in the decider in the afternoon who they beat by 4 matches to 3 matches.

First on the tee Alan Kiernan who went all the way to the 21st before losing out to Gary Collins, he was followed by Luke Dwyer who went to the 22nd before conceding the point to Gerard McNamara, next up was Jamie Doyle who beat Ross Young by 1-hole. Andy Dennis was next and had a 1-hole win over Eamonn Kelly, next up was Ben Conroy who had a convincing 6 and 5 win over Mark Holohan. The penultimate match of Craig Wilson went to Ian Cuddihy by 3 and 2, this left the result on a knife-edge when Caolan Kennedy held his nerve to edge out Ted Collins on the 19th. 

Forrest Little Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Barton Shield for the first time in 2007. It was off to Shandon Park Golf Club on Wednesday 12th September to compete in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals were they were drawn against a very strong Galway Golf Club, three of whom were on the All-Ireland Irish Senior Cup team that won at Enniscrone the previous year. Joe Lyons had just been selected for the Home Internationals, having won the West of Ireland and was runner-up in the South of Ireland, whereas Eddie McCormack was runner-up in the Irish Amateur Close Championship at Westport Golf Club in 2005 against none other than boy wonder Rory McIlroy. Add to this the experience of Tom Nolan, not only was he on the team that won the first Irish Senior Cup for his club in 2006, was on the team that lost out narrowly to Warrenpoint Golf Club at Rosslare in 2005 in the Barton Shield, but also experienced the ultimate heat-of-battle when winning the McCarty Cup with Galway in 1988.

So Forrest Little must have felt they were really up against it when first on the tee was Eoin Arthurs with Adrian Brogan against Eddie McCormack with Damien Glynn who won by 2-holes, they were followed by Conor O'Toole with Joe McCarthy who went down by 4-holes giving Galway Golf Club a place in the All-Ireland Final against Ulster Champions Belvoir Park, whom they beat by 5-holes.

This was a very credible performance by Forrest Little, in their first appearance in this the ultimate Championship in Amateur Golf, I’m sure we haven’t seen the last of this team.

Forrest Little won the Leinster Final of the Irish Junior Cup in 1973, when the team was T. Nugent, G. Bray, C. Lee, P. Kennedy, F. Daniels, S. Cahill, C. Darcy and M. Fitzgerald, they were managed by M. Mooney.

Forrest Little Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the  Jimmy Bruen Shield and were runners-up in the All-Ireland Final in 1975, when the team was A. Bourke, P. Collier, P. Tobin, T. Walsh, J. English, T. Arnold, E. Brady, J. Rice, B. Usher, J. Conneely, J. Jordan, N. MacNeice, S. Duffy and M. Sheridan, they were managed by G. deRenze.

Forrest Little won the Guinness Metropolitan Cup twice, first in 1997, when the team was P. Kennedy, N. McGrath, H. Shepperd, J. Marron, R. Stynes, P. Fortune, P. Smith, T. Arnold, C. Darcy, C. McNamee and G. Rice, they were managed by J. English.

They won it again in 1980, when the team was P. Kennedy, J. Marron, J. Byrne, K. O'Hara, P. Fortune, J. Kirwan, M. O'Hara, C. Darcy and C. McNamee, they were managed by P. Gill.

The Boys' of Forrest Little won the Squire Ennis Trophy in 1983, when the team was B. Atkins, J. Osbourne, B. Murray, M. Smith, B. McGrath and J. Penrose, they were managed by J. J. Maher. They won it again in 1993 and 2001.

They won the McDonnell Cup in 1973, 1975, 1984, 1986 and 1991.

They won the Uden Cup in 1975, 1976, 1981 and 1984.

They won the Newsam Cup in 1969.

They won the Sony-Evening Herald Medal Golf Championship in 1995.

The Ladies of Forrest Little won the I.L.G.U. Autumn Cup in 1996, when the team was Rita Reilly, Barbara Lonergan, Yvonne Keating, Angela Murphy, Marie Pike, Ann Creag, Lorraine Dennis, Jeanette Lawlor, Margaret Murphy and Maureen Hampson, they were captained by Clodagh Kirwan.

Lady Captain Audrey Bradley and her Captain’s Prize winner May Collins qualified in the Volkswagen/Irish Independent Lady Captain’s Classic in this scotch foursomes format. It was off to the National Finals at The Heritage Golf Club on Monday 3rd October where they were paired with the Boystown pair of Mary Ranagher and Angela Seery.

R. McCarthy was selected on the Irish team for the World Junior Championship at Hoygo, Japan from June 15th to the 18th in 2001.

2005 Lady Captain Audrey Bradley and her Captain’s Prize winner May Collins qualified in the Volkswagen/Irish Independent Lady Captain’s Classic in this scotch foursomes format. It was off to the National Finals at The Heritage Golf Club on Monday 3rd October where they were paired with the Boystown pair of Mary Ranagher and Angela Seery.

R. McCarthy was selected on the Irish team for the World Junior Championship at Hoygo, Japan from June 15th to the 18th in 2001.

Prior to 2001:

J. J. Maher was elected to the council of the Leinster Branch of the GUI for 2001.

Forrest Little are beginning to produce some fine young golfers, with E. Arthurs, being selected on the Boys' Home International team, at Portmarnock G. C., from 9th to 11th August, 2000, and club-mate and friend R. McCarthy, selected as the reserve. These two young men went head-to-head down the straight, in the Leinster Boys Championship, at Enniscorthy.

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

Eoin Arthurs represented Ireland as a Senior International in 2008 playing 4-times won 2-matches halved one and lost 1-match accumulating 5-points. He represented Ireland at international Boys level in 2000 playing 6-matches, won 3-matches halved one and lost 2-matches accumulating 7-points. He represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level from 2008 to 2010 playing 9-times won 2-matches and lost 7-matches accumulating 4-points. He represented Leinster at Boys  Interprovincial level from 1999 to 2000 playing 12-times won 7-matches halved three and lost 2-matches accumulating 17-points;

Craig Drugan represented Leinster at Boys  Interprovincial level in 2004 playing 2-times won 1-match and lost 1-match accumulating 2-points;

Robert McCarthy represented Leinster at Boys  Interprovincial level from 1999 to 2000 playing 10-times won 4-matches and lost 6-matches accumulating 8-points;

M. Hogan represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level in  1989 playing 2-times won 0-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 0-points;

Finnoula Donnelly was selected to play for Ireland in the Girls' Home Internationals, at Mullingar G. C.,  in 1998.

Linda Hughes played for Ireland in the Girls Home Internationals in 1981, and 1982.

History of Forrest Little

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Annie Taylor 1990 Ladies Captain
Gerry Higgins 1990 Men's Captain
Bryan Gleeson 1990 President
Dorrie Hughes 1991 Ladies Captain
Una MacNeice 1991 Ladies President
Gerry Dempsey 1991 Men's Captain
Bryan Gleeson 1991 President
Angela Murphy 1992 Ladies Captain
Una MacNeice 1992 Ladies President
Michael Sheridan 1992 Men's Captain
John MacNeice 1992 President
Margaret McCormack 1993 Ladies Captain
Sheila Desmond 1993 Ladies President
Brian Dooley 1993 Men's Captain
John MacNeice 1993 President
Pauline Cleary 1994 Ladies Captain
Sheila Desmond 1994 Ladies President
John Lonergan 1994 Men's Captain
Sean Byrne 1994 President
Margaret Skeffington 1995 Ladies Captain
Sheila Desmond 1995 Ladies President
Christy O'Toole 1995 Men's Captain
John Byrne 1995 President
Bridget O'Sullivan 1996 Ladies Captain
Alice Leahy 1996 Ladies President
Jim Grehan 1996 Men's Captain
John Joe Maher 1996 President
Elizabeth Babington 1997 Ladies Captain
Alice Leahy 1997 Ladies President
George O'Doherty 1997 Men's Captain
John Joe Maher 1997 President
Margaret Murphy 1998 Ladies Captain
Dorrie Hughes 1998 Ladies President
Joe Cummins 1998 Men's Captain
Jack Kirwan 1998 President
Philomena Brennan 1999 Ladies Captain
Dorrie Hughes 1999 Ladies President
Gerry Casey 1999 Men's Captain
Jack Kirwan 1999 President
Joan Fitzgerald 2000 Ladies Captain
Agatha Pitcher 2000 Ladies President
Donal Hampson 2000 Men's Captain
Michael Sheridan 2000 President
Nancy Higgins 2001 Ladies Captain
Agatha Pitcher 2001 Ladies President
Ciaran Bookey 2001 Men's Captain
Michael Sheridan 2001 President
Jeanette Lawlor 2002 Ladies Captain
Sinead Collins 2002 Ladies President
Richard Reid 2002 Men's Captain
Gary Dempsey 2002 President
Marie Pike 2003 Ladies Captain
Sinead Collins 2003 Ladies President
Harry Reilly 2003 Men's Captain
Paddy Robinson 2003 President
Colette Ring 2004 Ladies Captain
Aillen Browne 2004 Ladies President
Paul Dooley 2004 Men's Captain
Paddy Robinson 2004 President
May Collins 2005 Ladies Captain
Angela Murphy 2005 Ladies President
Paddy Quaid 2005 Men's Captain
John Forsyth 2005 President
Ann Guidew 2005 Ladies Captain
Aillen Browne 2006 Ladies President
Sean Dunne 2006 Men's Captain
John Forsyth 2006 President
Rita Reilly 2007 Ladies Captain
  2007 Ladies President
Paddy Donnelly 2007 Men's Captain
Sean Hannon 2007 President
Martine Denihan 2008 Ladies Captain
Margaret McCormack 2008 Ladies President
Eddie Conroy 2008 Men's Captain
Sean Hannon 2008 President
Adrienne Timmons 2009 Ladies Captain
Margaret McCormack 2009 Ladies President
Paddy Kelly 2009 Men's Captain
Brian Dooley 2009 President
Maeve Duffy 2010 Ladies Captain
Margaret Skeffington 2010 Ladies President
John Keogh 2010 Men's Captain
John Lonergan 2010 President
Siobhan Garvey 2011 Ladies Captain
Margaret Skeffington 2011 Ladies President
Peter O'Brien 2011 Men's Captain
Jim Grehan 2011 President
Marie Purdue 2012 Ladies Captain
Margaret Skeffington 2012 Ladies President
Tom Keogh 2012 Men's Captain
George O'Doherty 2012 President
Maria Robinson 2013 Ladies Captain
Marie O'Rorke 2013 Ladies President
Ted Corcoran 2013 Men's Captain
Joe Cummins
2013 President
Paula Shearan 2014 Ladies Captain
Marie O'Rorke 2014 Ladies President
Sean Dooley 2014 Men's Captain
Joe Cummins 2014 President
Tina Shevlin 2015 Ladies Captain
Ann Cummins 2015 Ladies President
Gerry Healy 2015 Men's Captain
Eddie Conroy
2015 President
Brid Snow 2016 Ladies Captain
Rita Reilly 2016 Ladies President
Vincent Collier 2016 Men's Captain
Harry Reilly 2016 President
Joyce Moran 2017 Ladies Captain
Rita Reilly 2017 Ladies President
Michael Denihan 2017 Men's Captain
Harry Reilly 2017 President
Julie McCarthy 2017 Lowest Ladie's H'cap
Finnoula Donnelly 2017 Lowest Ladies H'cap
Jack Mc Donnell (-2)
2017 Lowest Men's H'cap
Eoin Arthurs (-2)
2017 Lowest Men's H'cap
Sean Broe (0)
2017 Lowest Men's H'cap

Holes in One at Forrest Little

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
P. Donnelly 8 March 1997 11th   132 m
Michael Ryan 16 July 1997 7th   126 m
Joe Killeen 2 October 1997 5th   156 m
P. B. Corcoran 25 October 1997 5th   156 m
Michael McDermott 14 November 1997 14th   154 m
Jack Scullion 31 January 1998 7th   149 m
J. R. McCabe 8 July 1998 11th   160 m
William Ryan 9 September 1998 14th   183 m
T. Judd 17 April 1999 7th   149 m
J. Moore 18 July 1999 7th   149 m
J. D. O'Sullivan 2 August 1999 7th   149 m
G. Rice 15 April 2001      
M. Denihan 18 August 2002 11th   157 m
J. Campbell 15 September 2002 7th   149 m
Michael O'Connell 25 October 2002 7th   160 m
Derek Joyce 5 July 2004 7th   126 m
F. Donnelly 11 August 2004 7th   91 m
Edward Ryan 5 September 2004 5th   171 m
David Kelly 26 June 2005 7th   140 m
Noel Gregan 3 July 2005 14th   178 m
Ann Redmond 16 July 2005 11th   131 m
Vincent Gray 16 October 2005 11th   157 m
Andrew Crowe 20 April 2008 7th   150 m
Jim Smith 4 July 2008 11th   176 m
Patsy O'Connor 2 September 2008 11th   150 m
John O'Connor 12 March 2014   Lakelands, Perth  
Ted Corcaran 16 March 2014
11th   150 m
Eamon Skelly 17 March 2014 11th   150 m
B. Smyth 10 July 2015 14th   178 m