St. Anne's golf club Dublin

St. Anne's golf course Dublin

St. Anne's Golf Course

St. Anne's Club Crest

St. Anne's Golf Club is an impressive and testing 18-holes links golf course (par 71) situated on Dublin's most famous ecological attraction - Bull Island Nature Reserve in Dublin Bay. The island, a bird sanctuary under the protection of Unesco, is natural links terrain of sand and dunes. The island's beach is over three miles long.

In 2003 St. Anne's completed a major development of the course and clubhouse, which affords spectacular panoramic views of the bay and Wicklow Mountains beyond. Visitors are welcome all year round and are greeted with traditional friendliness. Restaurant facilities are available all day.

Links Course playable all year round. Close to Dublin Airport, seaports and city centre. Full bar and dining facilities for up to 200. Buggies and golf carts available.

The club has always been renowned for its friendliness to the visiting golfer and I am delighted to be able to report that this has not changed over the years. The Links has some spectacular views of Dublin Bay, Howth Head and the Dublin - Wicklow Mountains in the distance, together with some challenging and memorable golf holes.

The legendry Paddy Skerritt was the resident professional at St. Anne's for decades. Paddy was one of golf's true gentlemen and has left an indelible mark on Irish golf and his hand is to be found as architect on several golf courses Achill Island is one that comes to mind.

After your round of golf relax in the clubhouse bar and reflect on what a wonderful job the members of St. Anne's have achieved over the past two decades.

St. Anne’s was voted the No. 92-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Down-5);

St. Anne’s was voted the No. 87-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Up-3);

St. Anne’s was voted the No. 90-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Down-3);

St. Anne’s was voted the No. 87-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Down-3);

St. Anne’s was voted the No. 84-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Down-2);

St. Anne’s was voted the No. 82-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

St. Anne’s was voted the No. 71-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;

Green Fees Midweek High Season: €80
Green Fees Saturdays & B.H. High Season: €100
Green Fees Low Season: €60
Green Fees with a Member: €20
Green Fees for Opens: €20/35
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: €30
Yes
Buggy Hire: €30 Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €1,439
Full 5-Day Membership Fee: €939
Entrance Fee: €5,000
Course Type Links
No Holes 18
Members 726
Designer Eddie Hackett Redesigned: Eddie Connaughton
Founded 1921
Address

Bull Island Nature Reserve,
North Bull Island,
Dollymount, Dublin 5

Telephone 01-8336471
Email info@stanneslinksgolf.com
Website St. Anne's golf club website
Club Manager: Niall Carroll
Captain: Ben Headon
Lady Captain: Veronica Miller
President: David Hanily
Vice-Captains’:  &
Hon. Secretary: Elizabeth Kelly, Ken Keleghan & Mairead Hughes
Club Pro: Cormac Hennessy
Hon. Treasurer: Noel Minogue, Andrew O'Connell & Marion Toole
Comp. Secretary: Kieran Miller
St. Anne's Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.372730
Long:-6.143460
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours:8.30am to 11.00pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities  Days to Avoid: Please contact office
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek & Weekends Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

St. Anne's Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to be Confirmed)        
Event. Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-in Saturday 7 January   Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladies Sunday 14 May   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men Saturday 21 May   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 Day Saturday 8 July
  Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 15 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Sunday 13 August   Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 16 September   Closed 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford
Friday 3 February
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 17 February   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 24 February   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 3 March
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 10 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 20 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 24 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 12 May
  Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Monday 29 May   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Tuesday 13 June   Open
1
L. & G. Seniors Singles 50+
Monday 26 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 30 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 14 July   Open 1
Start of Open Week Sunday 16 July Saturday 22 July Open 5
Open Week Sunday 16 July      
Open Week Monday 17 July      
Open Week Tuesday 18 July      
Fourball Wednesday 19 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford 9-hole 16.10 to 19.00pm
Wednesday 19 July   Open 1
4-Person Team Event 7.30am to 1.00pm Thursday 20 July   Open 1
Mixed Foursomes Stableford 13.06 to 17.30
Thursday 20 July
  Open 1
Juvenile Singles 7.30am to 9.00am Friday 21 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford 9.00am to 5.00pm
Friday 21 July   Open 1
Mixed 4-Person Team Event Saturday 22 July   Open 1
Mixed 4-Person Texas Scramble Sunday 23 July   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles 50+ Monday 24 July   Open
1
Senior Scratch Cup Friday 28 July   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup Friday 28 July   Open 1
Father & Son (Q) Saturday 29 July
Saturday 5 August
Open 6
Father & Son Sunday 30 July
  Open 1
Father & Son Monday 31 July
  Open 1
Father & Son Tuesday 1 August   Open 1
Father & Son Wednesday 2 August   Open 1
Father & Son Thursday 3 August   Open 1
Father & Son Semi-Final
Friday 4 August   Open 1
Father & Son Final
Saturday 5 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 25 August   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles 50+ Monday 28 August   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles 50+ Monday 27 September   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles 50+ Monday 16 October
  Open 1
Paddy Skerritt Juvenile Friday 27 October   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles 50+ Monday 27 November   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles 50+ Friday 22 December   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 71 SSS 72 6,534 yd's
Yellow Par 71 SSS 70 6,264 yd's
Red Par 72 SSS 74 5,755 yd's
Blue Par 71 SSS 73 6,717 yd's

Card

Hole Name Hole No. Blue White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
Aldermarsh 1 541 519 507 5 11 464 5 11
St. Fintan’s 2 368 360 352 4 17 269 4 17
Cois Ba 3 187 177 177 3 9 173 3 13
Black Banks 4 412 401 365 4 3 385 4 1
Blue Lagoon 5 396 384 372 4 5 367 4 3
Dolly 6 169 159 149 3 15 141 3 15
Brent 7 476 475 467 4 1 464 5 5
Dublin Bay 8 383 381 358 4 7
346 4 7
Furze 9 386 370 370 4 13 313 4 9
  Out 3,318 3,226 3,117 35   2,922 36  
Burren 10 164 158 133 3 12 103 3 16
Causeway 11 534 523 497 5 6 453 5 12
Ireland’s Eye 12 437 432 402 4 2 385 4 2
Chimney 13 489 480 448 5 18 445 5 6
Leveret 14 399 388 375 4 14 365 4 16
Old Clubhouse 15 390 378 371 4 4 311 4 10
Kish 16 370 363 358 4 10 352 4 4
Kitchen 17 186 178 178 3 16 168 3 14
Clubhouse 18 430 400 385 4 8 351 4 8
  In 3,399 3,300 3,147 36   2,833 36  
  Total 6,717 6,526 6,264 71   5,755 72  
  SSS 73 72 70     74    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record Am: 68 Ian Hall (Enniscrone G. C.)

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

2004 Lady Captain Margaret McGuirk (27) and her Captain's Prize Winner Julie Merry (20) were qualifiers in the Volkswagen-Irish Independent Lady Captain's Classic at Headfort Golf Club in August 2004 they qualified for the National Finals at Hermitage on 4th October.

Prior to 2001:

St. Anne's won the All-Ireland Pierce Purcell Shield at Portstewart G. C. in 1995, when the team was, Damien Walshe, Willie Kennedy, Tony O'Beirne, Tom McNamara, Colin McCarthy, John Clarke, Martin McQuaide, Derry Healey, Damien Donnelly, Tony Gilroy, Jim Nolan, Tom Conroy, Colm Maguire, Andy Allen, Colm Cullen and Maurice Healy, they were managed by Tommy Maguire and Leo Buckley.

They won the All-Ireland Pierce Purcell Shield at Co. Sligo G. C. in 1994, when the team was J. Sheeran, J. Clarke, P. Grogan, W. Kennedy, J. Nolan, T. MacNamara, E. Walshe, F. Mulcahy, D. Dunne, E. Lawless, A. Allen, T. O'Beirne, C. McCarthy, B. Smith, D. O'Riordan, A. Bastible, J. Lynch, T. Gilroy and B. Phelan.

They won the Leinster Final of the Bulmers Pierce Purcell Shield in 1973.

St. Anne's Golf Club got to the Semi-Final of the Leinster Bulmers Senior Cup in 1989 when the team was G. Sheeran, D. Coughlan, M. McEneff, T. A. Doyle and C. Walshe, they were managed by L. Skelton and assisted by E. Lawless.

St. Anne's Golf Club won the Barton Cup in 1995, when the squad was Colm Walsh, Gerry Sheeran, Paul Coughlan, Brian Dunne, Paul Grogan, Michael McEneff, John Kelly, T. A. Doyle, Jim Nolan, David McKeon, Colin McCarthy, Donal Coughlan, Tom MacNamara, Peter Dunne, Tony O'Beirne, Robert Lawless, Pascal Murphy, Tom Toal, Peter Dolan and Declan Hogan, they were managed by Harry Burns.

St. Anne's Golf Club won the Best Cup in 1995 when the team was Bert Horan, Roy Watts, Arthur Bastible, Gordon Mahon, Pat Coughlan, Michael O'Connor, Bill Phelan, Paul Reede, Jack McHugh, Joe Lowe, Greg McGrane, Tom Finn, Jack Lynch, Tony Murphy, Brendan Ginn, Tony Fitzpatrick, Frank Andrews, Dave Egan, Bob Graham and Jimmy McGuirk, they were managed by Tom Doogue and Danny Tolan.

They won the Barton Cup in 1954 when the team was R. Rowlette, D. Collins, J. Morgan, H. Allen, T. Mulhall, L. Buckley, T. Kenny, C. Byrne, J. C. Sheeran, J. S. Plaisted and D. Darby.

St. Anne's won the Uden Cup in 1971 when the team was, C. Coleman, R. Tucker, H. Dennis, W. J. Phelan, E. Lawless, F. McLaughlin, C. Brittan, W. McCarthy, G. Hayes, J. Kane, J. Lee and M. Clark-Barry, J. McDonnell was club captain at the time. They won it prior to that in 1954 and 1960 and again in 1973, 1987, 1993 and 1994.

They won the O'Grady Cup in 1998.

They won the Jimmy Carroll Cup in 2001 and Cork Dry Gin Pro-Captain Foursomes in 1976.

The Ladies of St. Anne's won the National Irish Bank Team Trophy in 1997.

They won the Best Cup in 1989, 1995

Andrew Allen and Brian Dunne won the All-Ireland Daly Male Foursomes in 1978.

Peter Dunne and Clem Walsh won the All-Ireland Daly Male Foursomes at Cliftonville G. C. in 1993.

Members who played representative golf for their Province;

C. A. Byrne represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level in 1958 playing 6-times won 1-match halved one and lost 4-matches accumulating 3-points;

History of St. Anne's

Instituted 1921 affiliated 1923

The club records the foundation date as 1921 and the first Hon. Secretary was T. Murray. The "Irish Field" on the 27th January 1923, records "At the far end of the Royal Dublin course is another course run by a few enthusiasts and I’m told the golf is quite good" At first, it was played over three-holes and in the following five years it increased to a nine-hole course.

The" Irish Golfers Blue Book", 1939, gives the following account "At the close of the Great War when the Military Authorities restored the Royal Dublin links to the club, a number of young men resident in, Clontarf  and Dollymount were playing already daily on the links.

The club could have asserted their rights but they adopted a sympathetic and sporting attitude towards the "newcomers", offered them a lease on the ground beyond the nine-holes on very reasonable terms and assistance in laying out the course for themselves.

No sooner was the lease granted than the members of St. Anne’s set about their task, they "took off their coats", evening after evening they tramped or cycled to St. Anne’s (not by any means a short walk), to perform their allotted task and before many months they had a lovely course (in the rough) and a comfortable if modest clubhouse.

In the 1980s St. Anne’s extended to eighteen-holes and built a new clubhouse after a fire had destroyed the old one.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Maureen Ryan 1990 Ladies Captain
H. O. Skelton 1990 Men's Captain
J. J. Byrne 1990 President
Carmel Lynch 1991 Ladies Captain
B. J. Flynn 1991 Men's Captain
W. J. Phelan 1991 President
Lillian Rothwell 1992 Ladies Captain
G. Hayes 1992 Men's Captain
W. J. Phelan 1992 President
Isobel Freaney 1993 Ladies Captain
R. A. Lawless 1993 Men's Captain
B. P. Walsh 1993 President
Ann Sheeran 1994 Ladies Captain
D. Hanly 1994 Men's Captain
B. P. Walsh 1994 President
Margaret Tucker 1995 Ladies Captain
A. Bastible 1995 Men's Captain
B. Smyth 1995 President
Antoinette O'Connor 1996 Ladies Captain
C. F. Cronin 1996 Men's Captain
B. Smyth 1996 President
Bernice Alexander 1997 Ladies Captain
F. G. Cassidy 1997 Men's Captain
M. English 1997 President
Jaqeline Furey 1998 Ladies Captain
Tadg O'Sullivan 1998 Men's Captain
M. English 1998 President
Maeve O'Donovan 1999 Ladies Captain
John F. Dillon 1999 Men's Captain
R. T. Maher 1999 President
Eithne Hayes 2000 Ladies Captain
Frank Andrews 2000 Men's Captain
R. T. Maher 2000 President
Maisie Purcell 2001 Ladies Captain
Tony Gilroy 2001 Men's Captain
K. Hughes 2001 President
Rose Hogan 2002 Ladies Captain
Alf Girvan 2002 Men's Captain
Kevin Hughes 2002 President
Maura Oppermann 2003 Ladies Captain
P. Roche 2003 Men's Captain
B. McKeon 2003 President
Margaret McGuirk 2004 Ladies Captain
John O'Connor 2004 Men's Captain
Brendan McKeon 2004 President
Lola Boyne 2005 Ladies Captain
David McNiece 2005 Men's Captain
Gerry Sheerin 2005 President
Maria McGrath 2006 Ladies Captain
Clem Walsh 2006 Men's Captain
Gerry Sheerin 2006 President
Mary Courtney 2007 Ladies Captain
Pearse Farrell 2007 Men's Captain
Joe Lynch 2007 President
Betty Farrelly 2008 Ladies Captain
Shay McGrath 2008 Men's Captain
Joe Lynch 2008 President
Betty Kelly 2009 Ladies Captain
Pat Furness 2009 Men's Captain
John Dillon 2009 President
Pat Mills 2010 Ladies Captain
Seamus Laffan 2010 Men's Captain
John Dillon 2010 President
Bernie O'Dea 2011 Ladies Captain
Larry Curran 2011 Men's Captain
Tony Gilroy 2011 President
Colette Hughes 2012 Ladies Captain
Damien Murran 2012 Men's Captain
Tony Gilroy 2012 President
Theresa McCormack 2013 Ladies Captain
Eamon Weir 2013 Men's Captain
Cormac Cronin 2013 President
Orlaith Keogh 2014 Ladies Captain
Martin Furey 2014 Men's Captain
Cormac Cronin 2014 President
Mary McGreevy 2015 Ladies Captain
John Smyth 2015 Men's Captain
Tadg O'Sullivan
2015 President
Jean Kelly 2016 Ladies Captain
Diarmuid O'Mordha 2016 Men's Captain
Tadg O'Sullivan 2016 President
Veronica Miller 2017 Ladies Captain
Ben Headon 2017 Men's Captain
David Hanily
2017 President
A. Hutchinson(2) 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Paul Behan (0) 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at St. Anne's

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Mick Fogarty 19 May 1999 10th   140 m
C. Cronin 7 June 1999 10th   140 m
R. Maher Jnr. 27 June 1999 17th   172 m
A. Girvan 27 June 1999 3rd   139 m
P. Bracken 19 July 1999 6th   153 m
J. Lowe 1 September 1999 3rd   139 m
J. Cheevers 1 August 2000 10th   88 m
M. Purcell 1 August 2000 10th   88 m
G. Lennon 18 August 2002 10th   139 m
Mick Daly 5 April 2003 17th   178 yd's
Catherine Andrews 19 October 2003 6th   141 yd's
Mary Rose Woulfe 16 May 2004 10th   103 yd's
Terry Crawford 13 April 2006 6th   187 yd's
Kevin Grogan 11 February 2007 6th   159 yd's
Roy Watts 4 June 2007 17th   178 yd's
Noel McDermott 18 July 2007 17th   178 yd's
Derek Nolan 2 June 2008 6th   168 yd's
Kevin Hughes 27 August 2008 17th   178 yd's