Gracehill golf club Antrim

Gracehill golf course Antrim

Gracehill Golf Course

Gracehill Club Crest

Gracehill Golf Club has the distinction of being the only 18-Hole Parkland Course to be found in North Antrim. Designed by Frank Ainsworth and opened in 1995, it measures 6,525 yards off the back stakes, playing as a Par 72 with a standard scratch of 73. The 14th at 211 yards Par 3 is aptly named "A Wing 'n a Prayer" is one of the toughest Par 3 to be found anywhere in the country.

As with all modern courses the facilities to be found at Gracehill are state-of-the-art and provide the golfer with all the requirements he or she could require to provide for, an enjoyable and memorable days golf.

Green Fees Midweek: £20
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: £25
Green Fees with Member: £14/£16
Green Fees for Opens: £10/16
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire:
No
Buggy Hire: £25
Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 395
Designer Frank Ainsworth
Founded 1995
Address

141 Ballinlea Road,
Stranocum,
Ballymoney,
Co. Antrim
BT53 8PX

Telephone 028-207-51209
Email golf@gracehillhouse.com
Website Gracehill golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Marie O'Kane
Captain: William Stewart
Lady Captain:
President: William Watton
Vice-Captain:  
Hon. Secretary: Nick MacRae & Christine Duddy
Club Pro: None
Hon. Treasurer: Chris Downing & Anne McCarroll
Comp. Secretary: William Stewart
Gracehill Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:55.117264
Long:-6.547165
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: am to pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities, Summer Days to Avoid: Sundays am & Bank Holidays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other times Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance
Gracehills   is part of the Cawsway Coast & Glen Golf Pass together with Royal Portrush, Ballycastle, Galgorm Castle & Roe Park, play any 4-courses for £199

Gracehill Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event. Start Finish Type Duration
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 17 June   Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 22 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 12 August   Closed 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 5 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 12 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 April   Open 1
Cystic Fibrosic Charity Sunday 23 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 26 April   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Scramble Sunday 28 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 3 May
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 10 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 17 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 24 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 31 May   Open 1
Irish Junior Cup (Q) Sunday 4 June   GUI 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 7 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 14 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 21 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 28 June   Open 1
American Mixed Foursomes Sunday 2 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 5 July
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 12 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 13 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 26 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 2 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 9 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 16 August   Open 1
  Wednesday 23 August   Open 1
Kilbroney Cup Mixed Greensomes Sunday 27 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 30 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 6 September
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 13 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 20 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 27 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 4 October
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 11 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 18 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 25 October   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
Yellow Par 72 SSS 70 6,186 yd's
Red Par 73 SSS 75 5,641 yd's
Blue Par 72 SSS 73 6,531 yd's

Card

Hole Name Hole No. Blue Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
Crow's Nest 1 344 329 4 6 312 4 3
Calhame 2 348 331 4 14 340 4 11
The Knowe 3 378 346 4 10 340 4 15
Frank's 4 492 480 5 18 462 5 5
Iderown 5 448 438 4 2 350 4 13
Serenity 6 374 360 4 12 330 4 9
McCool's Quarry 7 183 173 3 8 155 3 7
Keyhole 8 386 372 4 4 316 4 17
Willows 9 486 461 5 16 433 5 1
  Out 3,439 3,290 37   3,019 37  
Doughery Burn 10 478 402 4 3 443 5 4
Fuschia Island 11 163 150 3 15 127 3 14
Sycamore 12 487 450 5 9 426 5 2
Knockmore 13 415 400 4 1 340 4 8
Wing'n a Prayer 14 211 200 3 7 140 3 12
Amen 15 471 460 5 11 425 5 10
Oasis  16 146 120 3 17 100 3 18
Silver Birch 17 359 329 4 13 263 4 16
Yew Turn 18 405 385 4 5 321 4 6
  In 3,092 2,896 35   2,622 36  
  Total 6,531 6,186 72   5,641 73  
  SSS 73 70     75    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 69

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

The Ladies of Gracehill Golf Club won the Ulster Final of the AA-Insurance Challenge Cup in 2007 they made the journey to Athlone Golf Club to compete in the National deciders; where they met Connaught Champions Galway Bay Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final and lost out by 4 matches to 1 match.

First on the tee was Jackie Maton (31) who lost her match by 4 and 2 against Helen Fitzgerald (30), she was followed by Vee Stockley (31) who lost her match by 5 and 3, next up was  Gloria Stewart (32), Anne McCarroll (33) had a very convincing 7 and 5 win over Hilary Power (34), in the bottom match Susan Taylor (36) lost out to Jacinta Quinn (35) by 5 and 4.

Charleane Reidwon won the Gold Medal in the inaugural Ulster Bank All-Ireland Medal Championship at Athlone Golf Club on October 6th 2002, when she returned 72. Charleane has represented both Ireland and Ulster at Under-16 and 18 level.

History of Gracehill

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Margaret Allison 1995 Ladies Captain
John Pinkerton 1995 Men's Captain
Margaret Allison 1996 Ladies Captain
John Pinkerton 1996 Men's Captain
Margaret Hadden 1997 Ladies Captain
Dom Browne 1997 Men's Captain
Liz McCartney 1998 Ladies Captain
Don Brown 1998 Men's Captain
Ettaline Wasson 1999 Ladies Captain
Malcolm Rawle 1999 Men's Captain
Elanor Brown 2000 Ladies Captain
John Sayers 2000 Men's Captain
Gilbert Rankin 2000 President
Isobel Tombe 2001 Ladies Captain
David Campbell 2001 Men's Captain
Rory McCarroll 2001 President
Mrs. Diane McKay 2002 Ladies Captain
David Campbell 2002 Men's Captain
Rory McCarroll 2002 President
Libby Munnis 2003 Ladies Captain
Dr. Roary McCartney 2003 Men's Captain
Ken Taylor 2003 President
Valerie Reid 2004 Ladies Captain
Desmond Shirley 2004 Men's Captain
Ken Taylor 2004 President
Anne McCarroll 2005 Ladies Captain
Brian Tombe 2005 Men's Captain
Joe Jenkins 2005 President
Carol Campbell 2006 Ladies Captain
Colin Campbell 2006 Men's Captain
Joe Jenkins 2006 President
Alison Irwin 2007 Ladies Captain
James Falconer 2007 Men's Captain
Philip Stevenson 2007 President
Christeen Duddy 2008 Ladies Captain
Paul Gault 2008 Men's Captain
Philip Stevenson 2008 President
Susan Davidson 2009 Ladies Captain
Graham Henry 2009 Men's Captain
Philip Stevenson 2009 President
  2010 Ladies Captain
Susan Davidson 2010 Men's Captain
Victor Armstrong 2010 President
Gloria Stewart 2011 Ladies Captain
Liam Davidson 2011 Men's Captain
David Calvin 2011 President
Edwina Milliken 2012 Ladies Captain
Malcolm McConaghie 2012 Men's Captain
David Calvin 2012 President
Edwina Milliken 2013 Ladies Captain
Alastair Kerr 2013 Men's Captain
Don Brown
2013 President
Eleanor Brown 2014 Ladies Captain
Charles J. Kearns 2014 Men's Captain
Don Brown 2014 President
Graine Kane
2015 Ladies Captain
Ivan Harper 2015 Men's Captain
  2015 President
Edwina Milliken
2016 Ladies Captain
David Radcliffe
2016 Men's Captain
William Watton
2016 President
  2017 Ladies Captain
William Stewart 2017 Men's Captain
William Watton
2017 President
Charlene Reid (4) 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
L. Humphries (3) 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Gracehill

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Rosie King 7 June 2008
7th   115 yd's