Ballycastle golf club Antrim

Ballycastle golf course Antrim

Ballycastle Golf Course

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Ballycastle belongs to one of the most glorious stretches of links-land inall of Ireland. The Club, founded in 1890, lies at the foot of one of the nineglens of Antrim, Glenshesk, beside the seaside town of Ballycastle on theCauseway Coast. It is one of the four courses played annually every June in theworld famous Black Bush Causeway Coast Tournament.

The excellently maintained 18-hole course offers a variety of terraincombining parkland and links holes. The opening five holes are parkland withnatural hazards provided by the Margy and Carey rivers. The demanding 2nd par-4hole requires an accurate drive over the Carey River while the 3rd par-3 holeis adjacent to the 13th century Friary. From the 5th hole there follows astretch of links alongside the beach as far as the 9th hole, a challengingpar-4 with a narrow approach to an elevated green. The 10th is a memorablepar-3 pitch across a chasm with unsurpassed spectacular views across the sea toRathlin Island. Holes 11 to 16 are played over an adjacent upland with clearviews of Fairhead, the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland and Ballycastle Bay. Cominghome the elevated 17th tee offers panoramic views of Glenshesk and Ballycastle,while the hole is a testing par-3 to a well-bunkered green. It leads to thepar-5 eighteenth hole and the Clubhouse where warmth hospitality, good "craic"and friendship awaits.

Although not a long course Ballycastle offers a challenging enjoyable game.Accurate iron play is essential for good scoring while the undulating greenswill test your putting skills.

Voted the No. 92-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf DigestIreland" in 2008.

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Green Fees Visitor Midweek: £70
Green Fees Visitor Weekends & B.H. £70
Green Fees GUI/ILGU Midweek: €25
Green Fees GUI/ILGU Weekends & B.H. €30
Green Fees with a Member: £15/20
Green Fees for Opens: £10/15
GUI/ILGU Members Discount: £25/35
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: £10
Yes
Buggy Hire: £25
Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Fees: £385
Entrance Fee:
None
Waiting List:
None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 646
Designer Nature
Golf Digest Top 100 Yes
Founded 1890
Address

Cushendall Road,
Ballycastle,
Co. Antrim
BT54 6QP

Telephone 028-207-62536
Email info@ballycastlegolfclub.com
Website Ballycastle golf club website
Course Manager: Nicholas Webber
Captain: Lawrence McQuillan
Lady Captain: Maura Chapman 
President: None
Vice-Captains': Fergus Busby & Mary McErlean 
Hon. Secretary: Gerard McCloskey &  Celia Gormley 
Club Pro: Damien McEvoy 028-207-62506
Hon. Treasurer: Gerard Dowds
Comp. Secretary: Gerry Norwood & Bernie Heggarty
Ballycastle Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:55.202560
Long:-6.243473
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 7.00am to 11.30pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Sundays & Bank Holidays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments: 14 Days in advance

Ballycastle Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 24 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Friday 11 August   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 12 August   Closed 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 4 January   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 11 January   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 18 January   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 25 January   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 1 February   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 8 February   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 15 February   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 22 February   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 1 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 8 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 18 March Sunday 19 March Open 2
Singles Stableford Sunday 19 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 22 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 29 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 2 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 5 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 12 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 14 April   Open 1
Easter Mixed Foursomes
Saturday 15 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 16 April   Open 1
Glandore Cup Strokes Monday 17 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 23 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 26 April   Open 1
McGildowney Cup Singles Strokes Sunday 30 April
Monday 1 May Open 2
Singles Stableford Monday 1 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 3 May   Open 1
Jimmy Bruen Shield (Q) Sunday 7 May   GUI
1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 10 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 17 May   Open 1
Glenshesk Cup Seniors Stableford Saturday 20 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 23 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 29 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 4 June   Open 1
Marine Hotel Cup Strokes Saturday 10 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 14 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 21 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 28 June   Open 1
Ladies Wetherall Cup Stableford Friday 30 June
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 2 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 5 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 8 July Sunday 9 July Open 2
Singles Stableford Sunday 9 July   Open 1
Start of Open Week Wednesday 12 July Saturday 15 July Open 5
Singles Stableford Wednesday 12 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 13 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 14 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 15 July   Open 1
L. & G. Texas Scramble
Sunday 16 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 12 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
Ladies RNLI 3-Ball Stableford Sunday 20 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 23 August   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford
Friday 25 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 30 August
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 3 September   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
Singles Stableford Wednesday 1 November   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 8 November   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 15 November   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 22 November   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 29 November
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 6 December   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 13 December   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 20 December   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 27 December   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 71 SSS 70 5,899 yd's
Yellow -
Red Par 71 SSS 71 5,325 yd's
Green Par 71 SSS 69 5,736 yd's

Card

Hole Name Hole No. White Green Par Index Red Par Index
The Margy 1 456 446 5 9 438 5 7
Glenshesk 2 374 351 4 3 348 4 5
The Abbey 3 166 155 3 13 137 3 15
Carey 4 408 402 4 1 400 4 1
Dunrainie 5 259 256 4 17 256 4 17
Hog's Back 6 319 301 4 15 290 4 13
The Beach 7 404 400 4 7 325 4 11
Knocklayde 8 327 303 4 11 296 4 9
The Dooans 9 353 341 4 5 307 4 3
  Out 3,066 2,955 36   2,797 36  
The Chasm 10 115 109 3 12 106 3 16
Rathlin 11 347 330 4 4 333 4 2
Fairhead 12 489 486 5 14 405 5 18
Vincey's Pitch 13 146 138 3 16 138 3 10
Tim's Corner 14 355 352 4 2 302 4 4
Kinbane 15 402 399 4 8 343 4 6
Culfeightrim 16 294 290 4 18 290 4 13
The Pitch 17 183 179 3 6 160 3 12
Dalriada 18 502 498 5 10 451 5 8
  In 2,833 2,781 35   2,528 35  
  Total 5,899 5,736 71   5,325 71  
  SSS 70 69     71    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: Pro. 64 Fred Daly

Men's Am. Coursw Record: 64 Mark McCommick (4) 12/07/2007

Ladies Course Record: 69 Paula Rooney (4) Ballycastle G. C. 22/07/1994

Members Achievements

The Ladies of Ballycastle Golf Club won the Ulster Final of the AA Insurance Senior Foursomes and were runners-up to Munster Champions Douglas Golf Club in the All-Ireland Final at Royal Tara Golf Club in 2009.

They met Connaught Champions Enniscrone Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final, first on the tee was Fiona Glass (12) with Paula Rooney (12) who lost their match by 5 and 4 against Sarah Helly (4) with Joan Ruane (14), they were followed by Brenda McNeill (12) with Rita McCormick (13) who won their match by 1-hole against Frances Bourke (9) with Dolores Tuohy (12), the bottom match was also a very close encounter when Mary Teresa McKiernan (12) with Susan Crawford (14) beat Rita McGoldrick (9) with Alice Higgins (13) by 1-hole.

They met Munster Champions Douglas Golf Club in the All-Ireland Final the following day they were led again by Fiona Glass (12) with Paula Rooney (12) who lost their match against Karen O'Neill (3) with Deirdre M O'Hanlon (10) by 6 and 5, they were followed by Brenda McNeill (12) with Rita McCormick (13) who lost their match to Eavan Higgins (2) & Wendy Daly (14) by 4 and 3, the bottom match of Mary Teresa McKiernan (12) with Susan Crawford (14) was halved against Kate MacCann (3) with Sabina Nagle (13). 

The Ladies of Ballycastle Golf Club won the Ulster Final of the AA Insurance Junior Cup and were beaten by East-Leinster Champions Dublin City Golf Club in the All-Ireland Final at Royal Tara Golf Club in 2009. They were led byFiona McComb (8) who lost her match to Esme Murphy (6) by 5 and 3, she was followed by Brenda McNeill (12) who narrowly lost her match by 1-hole to Carol Loftus (13), next up was Fiona Glass (12) who again lost by 1-hole to Sheila Stone (11), the penultimate match of Mary T McKiernan (12) went all the way to the 21st-hole before losing out to Grace O'Neill (15), the bottom  match of Rita McCormick (13) was won on the 19th against Joan Shields (15).

Ballycastle Golf Club won the Ulster Final of the Irish Junior Cup atDunmurry Golf Club on Friday 15th August 2008. It was on toMonkstown Golf Club outside of Cork City where the met Leinster Champions NaasGolf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Wednesday 17th September2008.

Tony McConville lead against Ray Lynch, but he lost his match by 2 and 1. Hewas followed by Liam Quinn, who beat Dermot Keane by 3 and 2, next up was DonalMcCormick who lost out to Gus Fitzpatrick by 3 and 2, Colum Egan had a similarresult against David Prendergast, the bottom match of Hugh Sayers against ConorO'Rourke was halved. The 3 ½ matches to 1 ½ matches put the Leinster Championsthrough to the All-Ireland Final against Connacht Champions Ballina thefollowing morning.

Rory McCormick won the Under 15 Ulster Boys' Championship in 1999

Anne Boyd played for the Irish Girls' in 1967

Aine McCoy played for the Irish Girls' in 1968 and 1969

Rita Sheehan played for the Irish Girls' in 1971

Patricia Atkinson won the Irish Girls' Close Championship in 1963

Christine Scarlett won the Irish Girls' Close Championship in 1964.

Members who played representative golf for their Province;

 John Woodside represented Ulster in the Senior Interprovincial's from 1896 to 1898 playing 4-times won 1-match halved one and lost 2-matches accumulating 1½ -points.

J. Boyd* represented Ulster as a Youth in the Interprovincial Championships in 1965 playing 2-times

History of Ballycastle

Instituted 1890affiliated 1891

Founded on the 8th May, 1891, Golf magazine on 8th January, 1897, gives thefollowing account "the making of this pretty little nine-hole course was mainlydue to the energy of Comdr. Causton, R. N., later in charge of the Coastguardin the district, and Lt. Cutfield, the present Coastguard officer and aboutfour years ago a club was formed with Captain Causton as Secretary, which posthe still retains".

Ballycastle was one of the nine founder members of the GUI in November 1891.Ladies have been playing golf at Ballycastle as far back as 1897, with theCauston played for monthly.

Causton fell in love with the game when he was introduced to the game atPortrush. He received permission from Miss Boyd, and set about setting out,with three or four others, what has become one of Ireland's finest Links.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Mrs. G. Duff 1989 Ladies Captain
F. Fleming 1989 Men's Captain
Mrs. P. Rooney 1990 Ladies Captain
H. Sayers 1990 Men's Captain
Mrs. P. Russell 1991 Ladies Captain
J. Andrews 1991 Men's Captain
Mrs. T. Dillon 1992 Ladies Captain
J. B. Black 1992 Men's Captain
Mrs. R. McCormick 1993 Ladies Captain
D. Taggart 1993 Men's Captain
Mrs. M. O'Rourke 1994 Ladies Captain
S. Killough 1994 Men's Captain
Mrs. A. McGill 1995 Ladies Captain
B. J. Dillon 1995 Men's Captain
Mrs. J. Lynn 1996 Ladies Captain
M. Campbell 1996 Men's Captain
Mrs. J. McHenry 1997 Ladies Captain
A. Iliff 1997 Men's Captain
Mrs. K. Bell 1998 Ladies Captain
P. Fleming 1998 Men's Captain
Mrs. H. Guy 1999 Ladies Captain
S. J. McLean 1999 Men's Captain
Mrs. D. Boyd 2000 Ladies Captain
Mr. H. A. Fraser 2000 Men's Captain
Moira McCarry 2001 Ladies Captain
E. A. McIlroy 2001 Men's Captain
Zita O'Doherty 2002 Ladies Captain
W. E. Wallace 2002 Men's Captain
Margaret McWhirter 2003 Ladies Captain
Colin Hendrie 2003 Men's Captain
Margaret McCurdy 2004 Ladies Captain
Jimmy McConaghy 2004 Men's Captain
Fiona Glass 2005 Ladies Captain
G. M. McConville 2005 Men's Captain
Mary Jameson 2006 Ladies Captain
R. D. J. Fothergill 2006 Men's Captain
Margaret Blaney  2007 Ladies Captain
James P. McCaughan 2007 Men's Captain
Valerie Sayers 2008 Ladies Captain
A. J. Boyd 2008 Men's Captain
M. T. McKiernan 2009 Ladies Captain
G. Dowds 2009 Men's Captain
Susan Crawford 2010 Ladies Captain
Leo McIlroy  2010 Men's Captain
Carroll Nicholl 2011 Ladies Captain
Edgar Dornan 2011 Men's Captain
Heather McGuckian 2012 Ladies Captain
Robin McHugh 2012 Men's Captain
Brenda McNeil 2013 Ladies Captain
Cecil Watson 2013 Men's Captain
Kathleen McGowan 2014 Ladies Captain
David Lamont 2014 Men's Captain
Liz Dowds 2015 Ladies Captain
Gerard McCloskey 2015 Men's Captain
Marian Overend  2016 Ladies Captain
Steven McGarry 2016 Men's Captain
Maura Chapman 2017 Ladies Captain
Lawrence McQuillan 2017 Men's Captain
F. McGivn (1) 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
F. McComb (7) 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap

Holes in One at Ballycastle

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
D. McCormick 23 January 2000
 
J. Taggart 23 January 2000      
J. Friers 05 February 2000      
L. Quinn 05 February 2000      
T. McConville 01 May 2000      
M. Staunton 03 June 2000      
D. Harkin 26 August 2000      
M. Campbell 02 September 2000      
P. T. O'Reilly 03 September 2000      
P. McCaughan 21 October 2000      
S. McLean 21 October 2000      
J. P. McCann 06 January 2001      
P. T. O'Reilly 07 January 2001      
J. Allen 07 April 2001      
M. Dunlop 09 June 2001      
R. Fothergill 16 June 2001      
D. Mulholland 10 July 2001      
E. Hardy 05 August 2001      
B. McCollam 30 March 2002      
D. Gillan 11 May 2002      
J. McCaughan 02 June 2002      
E. McCarry 08 July 2002      
A. O'Hagan 13 July 2002      
J. Hunter 24 July 2002      
J. Taggart 15 February 2003      
P. T. O'Reilly 29 March 2003      
T. McConville 10 May 2003      
R. McFadden 10 May 2003      
K. McMahon 28 June 2003      
J. Kennedy 24 August 2003      
N. Dodds 06 December 2003      
W. McDowell 17 December 2003      
D. Nevin 21 February 2004      
B. McCloskey 28 March 2004      
S. Brogan 14 August 2004      
P. Dallat 18 September 2004      
G. McCloskey 13 October 2004      
E. McIlroy 30 October 2004      
J. Taggart 07 November 2004      
L. Quinn 06 March 2005      
J. Guihan 23 April 2005      
J. Kennedy 02 May 2005      
D. P. Taggart 03 July 2005      
D. McMullan 24 July 2005      
V. Miskelly 07 August 2005      
J. P. McCann 20 August 2005      
C. Hendrie 18 February 2006      
T. McGrath 15 April 2006      
P. McCaughan 15 April 2006      
E. McCarry 17 April 2006      
T. McConville 30 April 2006      
P. McIlroy 02 July 2006      
M. Campbell 26 August 2006      
S. McGarry 13 May 2007      
G. Norwood 09 July 2007      
P. Taggart 15 July 2007      
P. Logan 25 August 2007      
J. McNeill 12 January 2008      
P. Dixon 03 May 2008      
S. Casey 01 June 2008      
P. Lambe 14 July 2008      
R. Murphy 14 July 2008      
J. Kennedy 17 July 2008      
G. Daly 17 July 2008      
E. McCloskey 28 September 2008      
F. McMullan 30 November 2008      
G. Dowds 25 January 2009      
D. Allen 13 April 2009      
P. Surgenor 10 May 2009      
M. Arbuthnot 24 June 2009      
E. McMullan 13 July 2009      
E. McIlroy 19 July 2009      
E. McCarry 30 August 2009      
T. McNeill 23 January 2010      
M. McPoland 21 March 2010      
G. McCloskey 24 April 2010      
M. Carleton 25 July 2010      
N. Hill 16 October 2010      
M. Arbuthnot 06 November 2010      
J. Callan 20 March 2011      
M. McCormick 03 April 2011      
J. Morgan 03 April 2011      
D. Bell 09 April 2011      
M. Dallat Snr. 12 July 2011      
J. McKay 12 July 2011      
M. Dallat Snr. 14 August 2011      
S. McCormick 04 September 2011      
T. Connolly 05 October 2011      
E. Wallace 21 December 2011      
J. McClelland 07 January 2012      
D. P. Taggart 11 March 2012      
H. Sheehan 09 June 2012      
L. McLaughlin 18 August 2012      
E. Donnelly 18 November 2012      
J. Callan 03 April 2013      
H. Sayers 06 April 2013      
L. McQuillan 21 April 2013      
C. McFarline 28 April 2013      
J. Morgan 09 June 2013      
C. Millar 16 June 2013      
S. McCullough 02 October 2013      
P. O'Brien 19 October 2013      
E. McCarry 28 October 2013      
P. Dowds 10 November 2013      
S. McCullough 24 November 2013      
F. McGinn
08 December 2013      
P. McCloskey 19 January 2014      
D.McCormick