Howth golf club Dublin

Howth golf course Dublin

Howth Golf Course

Howth Club Crest

This 18-hole, Par 71 5,742 m, course with a standard scratch of 69 off both tees, was designed by James Baird, the famous Scottish golfer and course architect. He won five British Open Championships and was the architect of the prestigious King’s Course at Gleneagles. Howth Golf Club is a heathland course, offering any golfer - novice or expert - a most enjoyable and challenging game.

The clubhouse at Howth is a fine building of great character, situated in a commanding position overlooking the Howth-Dublin coastline. The facilities are spacious and comfortable, making it a perfect place to relax after a game or just meet friends in pleasant surroundings. The Carrickbrack Lounge and restaurant accommodates parties of up to 180, and in the Shielmartin Room, the club’s bar and lounge, snacks are also served by efficient and pleasant staff.

Howth Golf Club always extends a warm welcome to visitors who wish to play the course. Corporate outings are fully catered for, as are societies and groups, with generous tee times available Monday through Friday and green fees for groups of 12 or more.

Green Fees Sunday to Thursday: €50
Green Fees Friday/Saturday & B.H.: €50
Green Fees with a Member: €20
Green Fees for Opens: €15
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €1,350
Full 5-Day Membership Fee: €905
Entrance Fee:
€1,000
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 906
Designer James Braid
Founded 1916
Address

Carrickbrack Road,
Sutton,
Dublin 13

Telephone 01-8323055
Email secretary@howthgolfclub.ie
Website Howth golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Darragh Tighe
Captain: Michael O’Connor
Lady Captain: Carmel Walshe
President: Ann Coleman
Junior Captain: Matthew Duignan
Vice-Captains': George Kearns & Derval Magann
Hon. Secretary: Michael Dunphy, Ronan Carberry & Bridie Byrne
Club Pro: John McGuirk 01-8392617
Hon. Treasurer: Colin Maynard, Charles Stewart & Mary Geraghty
Comp. Secretary: Kevin O Riordan & Deirdre Ward
Howth Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.370426
Long:-6.076770
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General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours:8.00am to 10.00pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering:Full catering facilities  Days to Avoid: Weekends & Wednesdays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days Pre-booking for open Tournaments: 21 Days in advance

Howth Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Saturday 7 January   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize (Q) Saturday 10 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 17 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize (Q) Saturday 1 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 8 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Juniors
Tuesday 25 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men
Saturday 12 August   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies
Saturday 12 August   Closed 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Tuesday 4 April   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Tuesday 9 May   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Tuesday 13 June   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Tuesday 4 July   Open 1
Start of Open Week Sunday 9 July Saturday 15 July Open 7
4-Person Team Event
Sunday 9 July   Open 1
Ladies 4-Person Team Event Monday 10 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 11 July   Open 1
Ladies 2-Person Team Event Wednesday 12 July   Open 1
12-Hole Fourball V-Par from 3pm
Thursday 13 July   Open 1
4-Man Team Event Stableford 11am to 4pm
Friday 14 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford 6.30 to 12 noon
Saturday 15 July   Open 1
Mixed Greensomes Stableford 12 noon to 3.00pm
Saturday 15 July   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Tuesday 1 August   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Tuesday 5 September   Open 1
Final L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Tuesday 3 October   Open 1

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Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 71 SSS 71 5,700 m
Yellow Par 71 SSS 70 5,437 m
Red Par 72 SSS 74 4,943 m

Card

Name Hole No. White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
Ireland's Eye 1 309 300 4 12 288 4 10
Aideens 2 311 298 4 8 279 4 3
Bloody Stream 3 403 384 4 4 375 5 6
Knocknabohill 4 155 143 3 10 136 3 13
Summit 5 405 338 4 2 317 4 1
Black Linn 6 283 265 4 16 225 4 14
Baily 7 479 473 5 6 403 5 9
St. Fintan's 8 155 134 3 14 116 3 18
Rockabill 9 254 247 4 18 208 4 16
  Out 2,753 2,582 35   2,347 36  
Ui Maine 10 308 298 4 7 279 4 5
Ben Edar 11 318 310 4 3 303 4 2
The Tank 12 455 451 5 15 405 5 11
Carrickbrack 13 387 380 4 1 331 4 4
Dublin Bay 14 333 325 4 13 317 4 7
Farnan's 15 145 134 3 17 126 3 17
Shielmartin 16 295 289 4 9 227 4 15
Cottage 17 360 336 4 5 300 4 12
Hog's Back 18 346 332 4 11 318 4 8
  In 2,947 2,855 36   2,596 36  
  Total 5,700 5,437 71   4,943 72  
  SSS 71 70     74    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record Am: 65 I. Irving, Pro: 71

Ladies Course Record: 68 Fiona Newport (4)

Members Achievements

Howth Golf Club won the Fingal Seniors' Trophy in 2004, when the team was, Dick Conway, Cyril Lynch, Peter Mulhall, Peadar MacCanna, Brian Staines, Jim Clune, Pat McGrath, Peter Faherty, Tom Lowe, Eamon Whelan, Fred Newell, Neil Paul and Muiris Heron, they were managed by John Robinson and Michael Kelly.

They won the Uden Cup in 2003, when the team was, George Elliott, Noel Coates, Brian Lynch, Maurice Connolly, Myles Cronin, Pearse Scarlet, and Paul Bourke, they were selected by Michael Askey and managed by David Coleman and Noel Kennedy.

The Ladies of Howth Golf Club won the Autumn Teams Cup in 2003, when the team was, Fiona Staunton, Karen O'Brien, Olive Coyle, Mary Judge, Marie Harte, Ann Lowth, Ann Coleman, Gillian Guinness and Claire Walsh, they were captained  by Aveen Magnet and Paddy Cagney,

Prior to 2001

Howth Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield in 1970, when the team was, R. A. Fitzpatrick, R. Hayes, C. Gardner, B. Doyle, G. McKeown, J. McDermott, J. Moore, C. McMahon, J. Todd, P. Dolan, J. Whitty, J. Carberry and R. Fitzharris. They were also Leinster Champions in 1974.

Howth Golf Club won the FBD Barton Cup in 1992, when the team was, E. Hyland, C. Gallagher, E. Brady, K. Herbert, F. Grimes, T. Nolan, E. Daly, J. Clancy. M. Lambe, P. Lambe, L. Brady, H. Flood, S. McLoughlin and T. O'Connor, they were managed by T. McDonnell and P. Ruttle.

They won the FBD Barton Cup in 1957, when the team was, S. O'Brien, D. Duff, M. Reid, W. Walsh, M. Cronin, A. Facey, T. Connolly, P. Donovan, P. Lordan, M. Corcoran and C. Archer.

They first won the FBD Barton Cup in 1927, when the team was, T. R. Murray, J. W. Bourke, E. M. Stuart, P. J. Hanlon, T. L. Quane, D. A. McAdey, H. S. Healy, J. Middleton, F. W. Kelly, M. McMahon, T. J. Phelan and J. R. Redmond.

Howth won the McDonnell Cup in 1990, when the team was, M. Gray, C. Holmes, M. Clarke, D. O'Neill, P. J. Lordan, P. O'Callaghan, M. McGlain, J. McKnight, S. Hanrahan, M. Furlong, P. Scarlett, J. Dolan, G. Guinan, T. Lambe, P. McGrath, C. Pierce, P. King, P. Curran, M. Hannigan and P. Mulhall, they were managed by A. Brophy and G. Kiely.

They won it in 1987, when the team was, Maurice Connolly, Larry O'Neill, Paddy Farnon, Dermot Flanagan, Seamus Hanrahan, Dermot McNeice, Gerry Ciely, Pat Lambe, Noel Kennedy, Peter Whelan and Jim Dolan, they were managed by Jim McDermott.

Howth Golf Club won the Hibernian Insurance Metropolitan Trophy and the Hibernian Leinster Trophy in 1987, when the team was, N. Harkin, T. O'Reilly, C. McMahon, J. Richardson, J. Cookes, E. Golding, P. O'Brien, H. Flood, K. P. Walsh, D. McKenna, T. McDermott, T. Durran and P. Keenan, they were managed by P. Patton and P. Mulhall.

They won it in 1985, when the team was, E. Daly, P. Redmond, E. Golding, M. Reid, G. Rooney, J. Richardson, L. O'Reilly, J. O'Connell, J. Blake, P. Fitzgerald, H. Flood, N. Harkin, D. Finn and J. Foran, they were managed by P. S. Patton and P. Mulhall.

They won it in 1974, when the team was, J. Byrne, K. J. Hutson, S. Cannon, J. O'Connell, C. McMahon, P. Redmond, N. Kelly, J. Carberry, T. Walsh, N. Harkin and P. Fitzgerald, they were managed by D. C. Melia.

Howth Golf Club won the Best Cup in 1986, when the team was, M. Gray, S. O'Briain, J. Granger, N. O'Brien, W. Keegan, S. Hanrahan, M. McGloin, D. Toomey, D. Will, P. Whelan, D. Appleby, J. Gribben and R. McLoughlin, they were managed by P. Williams.

Howth won the Best Cup in 1984, when the team was, P. O'Sullivan, G. O'Brien, S. Haughey, S. McCarthy, C. Moore, N. O'Brien, P. O'Reilly, C. O'Donnell, S. Hanrahan, W. Moen, J. Cribben, T. Maher, D. Appleby, M. Donovan and H. Reynolds, they were managed by D. Byrne and D. O'Neill.

They won it in 1981, when the team was, P. Curran, J. Grainger, C. Lynch, H. Reynolds, N. Gray, R. Wickham, L. Murray, M. Gahan, P. McGrath, M. Donovan, S. Adamson, P. Noonan, V. Quinn, D. O'Neill and C. Morris they were managed by D. C. Melia.

Howth Golf Club won the Uden Cup in 1974, when the team was, G. Kiely, T. Feehan, T. McHugh, B. Grant, E. Golding, D. Rea, P. Cauldwell, R. Fitzharris, A. Finlay, B. Falvey and P. O'Brien, they were managed by T. Murray.

Howth won the Leinster Golfers Alliance, Irish Times Shield, at Edmondstown Golf Club in 1984, when the team was, N. O'Brien, S. McLoughlin and N. Murphy, they were managed by M. Reid.

Howth Golf Club were Leinster runners-up in the Irish Junior Cup at Newlands Golf Club in 1961, when the team was, Reggie Bradshaw, Jack Farrell, Aubrey Weir, Paddy Lordan, Paddy Kane, C. B. Archer and D. M. Duff. 

The Ladies of Howth Golf Club won the Daily Mail Matchplay Foursomes at Limerick Golf Club in 1993, with Denise Quinn and Marie Stanley.

The Girls' were Leinster Club Champions and All-Ireland Finalists in the Smurfit in 1998, when the team was, Mary Goode, Brona McGinley and Adrienne Walsh, they were captained by Colette Cassidy. 

The Legendary Sheila Steele has won 7 Lady Captain's Prizes at Howth Golf Club and just for good measure she also won a Captain's prize at Greenore G. C.

Cathal McDermott came 3rd in the Leinster section of the McGuirk Golf Junior Open at Rathsallagh G. C., in April, 1999, with a score of 41 pts.

On the 15th Oct., 1997, Monica Cagney had an albatross on the-208 metre 9th at Howth Golf Club.

Simon Behan, a member of the Famous Dublin All Ireland team, in 1963 and a member of Howth, brother of John Irelands most famous sculptor, hasn't lost his winning ways, when he won the June medal in 1999 with a magnificent score of 61. Simon is P. R. Manager at Texaco who sponsored the competition.

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

Eamonn Brady represented Ireland at Irish Boys level in 1992 playing 9-times won 2-matches and lost 7-matches accumulating 4-points;

History of Howth

Instituted 1916 affiliated 1919

The original proposed name for Howth Golf Club, was Kilrock Golf Club. The provisional committee in 1916 was headed by Mr. Gaisford  St. Laurence and Rt. Hon. Justice Boyd. Mr. Barcroft, the Secretary of the Royal Dublin Golf Club, laid out a nine-hole course on the Hill of Howth.

Mr. Butson, a former employee of the Jameson family and a keen golfer, opened the course as a proprietary venture. Members were invited to join with the annual fee at two guineas. It would appear to have had a slow start and the first Captain was Eddie Stuart, elected in 1916.

It was not until Mr. Butson’s interest was bought out in 1918, that the club established itself on a firm footing. James Braid, who won the British Open five times, laid out an additional nine holes in 1926, for a fee of 28 guineas. W. T. Cosgrave, as President of the executive council, opened the new holes in June, 1929.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Susan Curran 1990 Ladies Captain
Patrick S. Patton 1990 Men's Captain
C. Gaisford St. Lawrence 1990 President
Adele Keegan 1991 Ladies Captain
Bertie O'Brien 1991 Men's Captain
C. Gaisford St. Lawrence 1991 President
Marie Nolan 1992 Ladies Captain
Gerry Murphy 1992 Men's Captain
C. Gaisford St. Lawrence 1992 President
Colette Cassidy 1993 Ladies Captain
Seamus Hanrahan 1993 Men's Captain
C. Gaisford St. Lawrence 1993 President
Carmel MacCanna 1994 Ladies Captain
Errol Golding 1994 Men's Captain
C. Gaisford St. Lawrence 1994 President
Mary Murphy 1995 Ladies Captain
Louis Crowe 1995 Men's Captain
C. Gaisford St. Lawrence 1995 President
Betty Byrne 1996 Ladies Captain
Michael Hannigan 1996 Men's Captain
C. Gaisford St. Lawrence 1996 President
Eileen McGrath 1997 Ladies Captain
Liam D. Moen 1997 Men's Captain
C. Gaisford St. Lawrence 1997 President
Joyce Hanrahan 1998 Ladies Captain
Joe Carberry 1998 Men's Captain
C. Gaisford St. Lawrence 1998 President
Florrie Clarke 1999 Ladies Captain
Pierce Redmond 1999 Men's Captain
C. Gaisford St. Lawrence 1999 President
Marie Stanley 2000 Ladies Captain
Bernie Dillon 2000 Men's Captain
C. Gaisford St. Lawrence 2000 President
Lauri Linehan 2001 Ladies Captain
Sean O'Brien 2001 Men's Captain
C. Gaisford St. Lawrence 2001 President
Fiona Newport 2002 Ladies Captain
Dermot Toomey 2002 Men's Captain
C. Gaisford St. Lawrence 2002 President
Joan Burgess 2003 Ladies Captain
Don Mahony 2003 Men's Captain
C. Gaisford St. Lawrence 2003 President
Bernadette Grant 2004 Ladies Captain
David Coleman 2004 Men's Captain
C. Gaisford St. Lawrence 2004 President
Aideen Jeffares 2005 Ladies Captain
Dominic Coleman 2005 Men's Captain
C. Gaisford St. Lawrence 2005 President
Mary Beddy 2006 Ladies Captain
Ciaran Mulhall 2006 Men's Captain
C. Gaisford St. Lawrence 2006 President
Louise Mahon 2007 Ladies Captain
Paddy Crosbie 2007 Men's Captain
C. Gaisford St. Lawrence 2007 President
Niamh O'Keeffe 2008 Ladies Captain
Paddy Archer 2008 Men's Captain
C. Gaisford St. Lawrence 2008 President
Maura Dorgan 2009 Ladies Captain
Michael O'Hanlon 2009 Men's Captain
C. Gaisford St. Lawrence 2009 President
Gillian Blake 2010 Ladies Captain
Liam Cahill 2010 Men's Captain
C. Gaisford St. Lawrence 2010 President
Breda Mullally 2011 Ladies Captain
Bernard Byrne 2011 Men's Captain
C. Gaisford St. Lawrence 2011 President
Aveen Magner-Lyons 2012 Ladies Captain
Eamonn Brennan 2012 Men's Captain
C. Gaisford St. Lawrence 2012 President
Theresa Gray 2013 Ladies Captain
Michael Gray
2013 Men's Captain
C. Gaisford St. Lawrence 2013 President
Breda Swan 2014 Ladies Captain
Muiris Heron 2014 Men's Captain
C. Gaisford St. Lawrence 2014 President
Mary Judge 2015 Ladies Captain
Joseph Richardson 2015 Men's Captain
Liam Cahill 2015 President
Brenda Flynn 2016 Ladies Captain
Patrick Cooney 2016 Men's Captain
Liam Cahill 2016 President
Carmel Walshe 2017 Ladies Captain
Michael O’Connor 2017 Men's Captain
Ann Coleman 2017 President
Laura Doherty (6) 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Sam Irving (0) 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Howth

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Sheila Steele   8th   116 m
Cyril Lynch   4th   150 m
Noel Murphy   8th   116 m
Patrick King 16 July 1989 8th   134 m
Ray Quilligan 8 June 1994 9th Albatross 250 m
Phil Redmond 1 August 1995 15th   125 m
John McGeehan 18 June 1997 9th Albatross 287 m
Art O’Connor 21 July 1997 9th Albatross 245 m
Monica Cagney 15 October 1997 9th  Albatross 208 m
Frances Lappin 10 June 1998 8th   116 m
Philip Hyland 1 July 1999 4th   150 m
Peter Mulhall 15 July 1999 4th   150 m
Padraic Trimble 24 July 1999 8th   116 m
Niall Harkin 5 September 1999 9th   253 m
William Rutherford 17 November 1999 6th   165 m
Barry Swan 1 August 2000 8th   116 m
Pierce Redmond 1 October 2000 4th   145 m
Noel Coates 18 April 2002 4th   143 m
Kay Deasy 7 September 2002 15th   134 m
Pearse Scarlett 3 April 2003 4th   150 m
Daragh Fogarty 10 April 2003 4th   143 m
Michael J. Connolly 7 August 2003 4th   143 m
Sean O'Sullivan 11 December 2004 15th   133 m
Peter P. Gillett 21 July 2005 15th   133 m
Pat McGrath 14 September 2006 9th Albatross 245 m
Daragh Clune 28 May 2005 8th   131 m
Lorcan Mallon 30 July 2009 4th   154 m
Eddie Hyland 10 August 2009 15th   141 m