Rathfarnham golf club Dublin

Rathfarnham golf course Dublin

Rathfarnham Golf Course

Rathfarnham Club Crest

Rathfarnham Golf Club moved to its present location in the late 1960's having been in Rathfarnham Village until then. Strange as it seems I used live in the house that was built on the site that the old timber clubhouse was on. The only thing that reminds one that this fine golf club ever existed here is that part of the development is called "The Fairways" Rathfarnham Golf Club started with 9-holes and has now developed an additional 5-holes in this most picturesque part of the foothills of the Dublin Mountains.

The clubhouse provides the golfer with all the facilities he or she could require.

Green Fees Midweek: €35
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €45
Green Fees with a Member: €16
Green Fees for Opens: N/A
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: No
Trolley Hire: €25 Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Limited
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 15
Members 517
Designer John Jacob
Founded 1899
Address

Newtown,
Rathfarnham,
Dublin 16

Telephone 01-4931201
Email info@rathfarnhamgolfclub.ie
Website Rathfarnham golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Michael Healy
Captain: Declan Sweeney
Lady Captain: Beulagh Sargeant
President: Alan Campbell
Vice-Captains': Stanley Lew & Carol Cahill
Hon. Secretary: Jane Jones
Club Pro: None
Hon. Treasurer: Mark Redmond
Comp. Secretary: Brian Heggie & Carol Loftus 
Rathfarnham Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.278622
Long:-6.319679
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General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 11.30am to 11.00pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities, by arrangement Days to Avoid: Weekends & Tuesdays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days Pre-booking for open Tournaments: 14-Days in advance

Rathfarnham Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Lady Captain's Prize to Men Saturday 22 April   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Day 1 Tuesday 13 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Day 2   Friday 16 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to Ladies Day 1 Sunday 9 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to Ladies Day 2 Tuesday 11 July   Closed 1
President's Prize   Saturday 12 August   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 15 August Sunday 16 August  Closed 2
Captain's Prize Sunday 16 August   Closed 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford
Friday 17 February   Open 1
Irish Junior Cup (Q) Saturday 10 June Sunday 11 June
GUI 2
Irish Junior Cup (Q) Sunday 11 June   GUI 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 7 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 4 August   Open 1
L. & G. 15-Hole Singles Friday 6 October   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 71 SSS 70 5,601 m
Yellow Par 71 SSS 69 5,428 m
Red Par 73 SSS 72 4,990 m
Green Par 71 SSS 69 5,049 m

Card

Hole No. White Yellow Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 317 311 302 4 12 298 4 8
2 150 144 133 3 14 120 3 16
3 350 345 281 4 8 305 4 10
4 473 457 450 5 2 446 5 2
5 180 170 120 3 10 150 3 14
6 345 340 292 4 6 284 4 12
7 286 279 257 4 16 276 4 6
8 338 331 297 4 4 284 4 4
9 89 83 71 3 18 76 3 18
Out 2,528 2,460 2,203 34   2,239 34  
10 227 225 216 4 15 213 4 13
11 371 363 355 4 3 368 5 9
12 336 330 320 4 7 300 4 1
13 154 139 135 3 13 131 3 15
14 460 455 450 5 17 375 5 17
15 375 343 337 4 1 368 5 7
16 327 311 302 4 11 298 4 5
17 350 345 281 4 9 270 4 11
18 473 457 450 5 5 428 5 3
In 3,073 2,968 2,846 37   2,751 39  
Total 5,601 5,428 5,049 71   4,990 73  
SSS 70 69 68     72    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 69 S. Murphy (8) 1998

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

Rathfarnham Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Irish Mixed Foursomes when they beat Rathcore Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matche in the Provincial Decider in 2012.

They made the short journey across the Liffey to Clontarf Golf Club to compete in the National Deciders, where they were drawn against Ulster Champions Rosapenna Golf Club on Thursday 6th September.

They were lead by Stuart Walker with Deirdre McDermott who lost out to Enda Kennedy with Dympna Kelly by 3 and 2, they were followed by Rory Crerar with Nikki Campbell who went down to Pat and Kit Boyce by 2 and 1. Next up was Stanley Lew with Vicky Jones who halved their match against Frank Casey with Terri McBride, the penultimate match of Declan Sweeney with Jane Jones went 6 and 4 to Con Boyce with Suzanne Gallagher, in the bottom match Mick Doyle with Grainne Moyles was halved with Marty McDermott with Orla Lenny. Rosapenna went on to beat Dromoland Castle in the All-Ireland Final the following day.       

Penny Walker won the Suzuki Silver Medal at Portarlington Golf Club on Monday 10th May 2010, when she shot a round of 70 to win by one shot over 71 Patricia Flood from Kilkea Castle Golf Club, Gillian Murphy of Edenmore Golf Club and Yvonne Manahan Castle Golf Club, standard scratch on the day was 74, a magnificent round of golf.

The Ladies of Rathfarnham Golf Club won the East-Leinster Final of the AA-Junior Foursomes ILGU Championship in 2008, they made their way to Limerick Golf Club to compete in the National deciders, where they met Connaught Champions Mountbellew Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final, first on the tee was Carol Cahill (19) with Grainne Moyles (24) who lost their match against Michelle Burke (18) with Noreen Treacy (21) by 5 and 3, the second match of  Christine Richardson (18) with Maebh Walsh (28) was a win over Siobhan Fallon (17) with Caroline Delaney (25), in the bottom match Roz Burgess (22) & Peggy Glasheen (25) lost their match by 2 and 1 against Kathleen Bergin (20) & Nora Madden (24).

2005 Lady Captain Maura McGrath and her Captain’s Prize winner Ann Reed 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 Elm Park pair of Maura Mansfield and Lisa Murray.

They won Old Conna Seniors Invitation Trophy in 2003.

Rathfarnham won the Winsor Cup at Elm Park in April 2001. The winning team was Gretta Bailey, Anne Dalton and Jill Cole.

Prior to 2001:

Rathfarnham won the Leinster Junior Cup in 1954.

Rathfarnham won the Barton Cup in 1962, when the team was J. H. Brown, A. T. Begley, D. M. Beggs, P. Smith-Keary, R. Stevens, N. S. Montgomery, J. S. Miller, W. R. Tractor, W. I. Bailey, J. J. Fanagan, J. C. Malone, W. G. Smith, I. W. Taylor and R. G. Steele.

They won the Dublin Team Trophy in 1997, when the team was Joe Blain, Stanley Law, Ronan Kinahan (Team Captain) Joe Sheehan and Alan Hood, they were managed by Jack Gallagher.

They won the Metropolitan Dublin Captains Team Trophy in 1997, when the team was Billy Free, Joe Blain, Bobby Harris, Malcolm Taylor and Roger Ballagh, Roger was also the Individual winner.

They won the Irish Times Shield in 1962, when the team was D. M. Beggs, W. I.Bailey, I. W. Taylor, W. O'Sullivan J. J. Fanagan, J. C Malone, R. G. Steele and W. R. Tector.

They won it again in 1979, with J. Breslin, R. Ballagh, C. O'Carroll and C. Maltby.

They won the Jubilee Invitation Inter-club Trophy in 1999, when the team was David Cinnamond, Gerard Ryan, Donal Murphy and Barry Feenan (Team Captain) they were managed by Des Cole.

They won the Mercedes Benz Team Matchplay at Hermitage in June 1993, when the team was A. Burns, R. Ballagh, K. Reid and C. Maltby.

They won the Irish Region of the British Airways Team Championship in 1983, when the team was S. S. Murphy, G. P. McGrath, P. F. McGrath, A. E. Doherty, J. G. Fitzgerald, J. D. Gallagher, J. J. Beirne and C. O'Carroll.

They won the Holmpatrick Cup in 1986, with Ronan Kinahan and Jack Gallagher.

They won the White Horse Captains' Mixed Foursomes in 1973, with J. J. Fanagan and Mrs. E. K. Carter.

The Juniors won Tile Styal Trophy at Stackstown in 2002, when the team was Trevor Swanton, Niall Merriman and Nigel Stevens, they were selected by Des Cole.

Rathfarnham were Leinster Finalists in the Carroll's Irish Mixed Foursomes in 1978, when the team was C. H. Maltby, J. S. Miller, T. O'Donnell, J. Breslin, N. Gibson, Mrs. M. Lett, Mrs. M. Dunne, Mrs. A. Shannon, Mrs. N. Ross, Mrs. S. Gibson and Mrs. B. Coyne they were captained by K. D. Reid.

Rathfarnham G. C. won the Junior Cup Team Trophy at Edmondstown G. C. in 1999.

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

I. Bailey represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level in 1963 playing 4-times won 0-matches and lost 4-matches accumulating 0-points;

Miss Ena Brooks played for the Irish International Team in 1953, 1954 and 1956, she won the Leinster Scratch Cup in 1954, 1959 and 1962, she was Lady Captain in 1950;

History of Rathfarnham

Instituted 1899 affiliated 1900

The "Irish Times", on 5th April, 1899 records "It has been decided to establish a golf links at Butterfield, Rathfarnham the land of which containing about 50 acres were duly surveyed by T. Hood, professional of Royal Dublin Golf Club, who indicated the best positions for the greens and tees and reported that a very pretty and sporting course with nine-holes, to start with, could be had.

Mr John Lumsden and other competent authorities also inspected the grounds, the greens and tees have been made and the course is now ready for play. The club is a proprietary one, the liability of the members will be limited to their subscriptions, the present proprietor, Mr. P. V. Bogue, undertaking to keep the links in perfect order for a term of years. The following gentlemen consented to act as a committee for 1899: Sir F. Shaw, Bart., Messrs F. Franklin, F. P. Dixson, W, D. Murphy Dr. Albert Croly, Dr. Robert Browne, and Mr. P. V. Bogue, Proprietor as Secretary.

The first club fell into difficulties, and in 1903, Dr. Robert Brown, Dr. L. G. Gunn, G. N. McMurdo and F. P. Dixon signed the lease on the lands. The club had 200 members of which 90 were ladies".

Rathfarnham moved to its present location at Stocking Lane in the late 1960s, when P. V. Doyle bought the lands for housing and a Shopping Centre. Indeed, when my late parents moved to Rathfarnham in the late 1960s, the house they bought on Butterfield Avenue was built on the site of the old clubhouse. The same summer, as an architectural student, the first project I ever worked on was that Shopping Centre, which seemed to change every Monday morning!

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
A. McCraken 1989 Ladies Captain
Mrs. T. H. D. Crumplin 1989 Lady President
N. H. Kerrison 1989 Men's Captain
E. W. Frith 1989 President
J. M. Shiel 1990 Ladies Captain
Mrs. W. A. Leary 1990 Lady President
W. J. D. Free 1990 Men's Captain
E. M. Kelly 1990 President
L. O'Donnell 1991 Ladies Captain
Mrs. W. A. Leary 1991 Lady President
I  T. Greene 1991 Men's Captain
E. M. Kelly 1991 President
A. Britton 1992 Ladies Captain
Mrs. M. Fanagan 1992 Lady President
K. D. Reid 1992 Men's Captain
V. Dudgeon 1992 President
A. Dalton 1993 Ladies Captain
Mrs. M. Fanagan 1993 Lady President
R. A. Harris 1993 Men's Captain
V. Dudgeon 1993 President
M. Lett 1994 Ladies Captain
Mrs. S. O'Neill 1994 Lady President
R. P. Ballagh 1994 Men's Captain
J. S. Miller 1994 President
M. Dunne 1995 Ladies Captain
Mrs. S. O'Neill 1995 Lady President
S. R. Rowe 1995 Men's Captain
J. S. Miller 1995 President
E. McAree 1996 Ladies Captain
Mrs. H. Heather 1996 Lady President
E. H. Ormiston 1996 Men's Captain
J. Blain 1996 President
P. McDonough 1997 Ladies Captain
Mrs. H. Heather 1997 Lady President
M. W. Taylor 1997 Men's Captain
J. Blain 1997 President
J. Cole 1998 Ladies Captain
Mrs. N. O'Hanrahan 1998 Lady President
C. T. Forsyth 1998 Men's Captain
N. Montgomery 1998 President
Diane Carswell 1999 Ladies Captain
Mrs. N. O'Hanrahan 1999 Lady President
Alex Burns 1999 Men's Captain
N. Montgomery 1999 President
Audrey Ardill 2000 Ladies Captain
Mrs. R. Ffrench-O'Carroll 2000 Lady President
Ossie Baily 2000 Men's Captain
Roger Ballagh 2000 President
Ann Burnett 2001 Ladies Captain
Mrs. R. Ffrench-O'Carroll 2001 Lady President
Jack Gallagher 2001 Men's Captain
Roger Ballagh 2001 President
Grace Murray 2002 Ladies Captain
Mrs. S. Gibson 2002 Lady President
Ian Heather 2002 Men's Captain
Brian Walsh 2002 President
Maureen O'Halloran 2003 Ladies Captain
Mrs. S. Gibson 2003 Lady President
Alan Cole 2003 Men's Captain
B. Walsh 2003 President
Dorothy Kilroy 2004 Ladies Captain
Malcolm Connolly 2004 Men's Captain
Maurice McDonough 2004 President
Ann Reed 2005 Ladies Captain
Greta Bailey 2005 Lady President
David Burnett 2005 Men's Captain
Maurice McDonough 2005 President
Kay Browne 2006 Ladies Captain
Pat Frith 2006 Lady President
Alan Campbell 2006 Men's Captain
Malcolm Taylor 2006 President
Breda Connolly 2007 Ladies Captain
Pat Frith 2007 Lady President
Des Cole 2007 Men's Captain
Malcolm Taylor 2007 President
Rionach Donlon 2008 Ladies Captain
Doreen Blain 2008 Lady President
Tony Ryan 2008 Men's Captain
Ken Reid 2008 President
Mauera O'Carroll 2009 Ladies Captain
Doreen Blain 2009 Lady President
Hubie Dennison 2009 Men's Captain
Ken Reid 2009 President
Penny Walker 2009 Ladies Captain
Doreen Blain 2010 Lady President
Garry Coughlan 2010 Men's Captain
Alex Burns 2019 President
Gillian O'Donnell 2011 Ladies Captain
Brian Heggie 2011 Men's Captain
Alex Burns 2011 President
Jane O'Byrne 2012 Ladies Captain
John Guinan 2012 Men's Captain
Maura O'Carroll 2012 President
Deirdre McDermott 2013 Ladies Captain
Brian Holmes 2013 Men's Captain
Maura O'Carroll 2013 President
Jane Jones 2014 Ladies Captain
Ross Sargeant 2014 Men's Captain
Rionach Donlon 2014 President
Sylvia Heggie
2015 Ladies Captain
Michael Keyes 2015 Men's Captain
Rionach Donlon 2015 President
Gillian Coe 2016 Ladies Captain
Alan Hood 2016 Men's Captain
Declan Sweeney
2016 President
Beulagh Sargeant 2017 Ladies Captain
Declan Sweeney 2017 Men's Captain
Alan Campbell 2017 President
Hilary Taylor (12) 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Robert Hayden (3) 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Rathfarnham

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Geraldie Barnes 23 June 2000 7th   128 m
Edna Benn 11 August 2000 4th   100 m
Betty Beirne 22 November 2000 4th   100 m
Betty Beirne 2 September 2001 13th   132 m
Gerry Glasheen 1 August 2005 8th   187 m
Mary Sheehan 16 August 2005 12th   76 m
Heather Dunne 15 June 2007 16th   128 m
James K. Beahan 7 July 2007 13th   132 m
Victor Levinestone 8 August 2007 16th   152 m
Lynda Keartland 23 October 2007 12th   76 m
B. Doherty 26 January 2014      
Arlene Brislane 18 May 2014 13th   131 m
Beulagh Sargeant 1 May 2016 2nd   120 m