Westmanstown golf club Dublin

Westmanstown golf course Dublin

Westmanstown Golf Course

Westmanstown Club Crest

Westmanstown Golf Club is one of the last golf courses Eddie Hackett designed in the Dublin area. It is a relative flat course with many interesting and challenging golf holes, not least 15th and 18th with a lake guarding the final green.

Westmanstown Golf Club is a relatively flat course unlike its Sister Course at Stackstown.

The Club has one of the finest clubhouses in the country where everything the golfer could ever want can be catered for, it is incorporated in the main buildings that houses all of the Garda sporting clubs.

Green Fees Midweek Winter: €25
Green Fees Midweek Summer: €35
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: N/A
Green Fees with a Member: €20
Green Fees for Opens: €15
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: No
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €1,000
Full Lady Associate Membership Fee: €601
Full Intermediate U-35 Membership Fee: €763
Full Intermediate U-30 Membership Fee: €663
Full Intermediate U-26 Membership Fee: €563
Full Student Membership Fee: €256
Full Junior Membership Fee: €217
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 802
Designer Eddie Hackett
Founded 1988

Dublin 15

Telephone 01-8205817
Email info@westmanstowngolfclub.ie
Website Westmanstown golf club website
Director of Golf: Edward Doyle
Captain: Hugh Kennedy
Lady Captain: Rita Butterly
President: Willie Dardis 
Junior Captain: Adam Fahy
Vice-Captains': Michael Doyle & Betty McDonnell
Hon. Secretary: Darina Curtis John Murphy & Celine Parkers
Club Pro: Bernard Fitzgerald
Hon. Treasurer: Frank Soughley, Paddy Bowler & Miriam Brennan
Comp. Secretary: Pat Fitzgerald & Angela Harford
Westmanstown Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
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General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours:8.30am to 12.30pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering:Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Weekends
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days  Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Westmanstown Golf Club Fixtures 2021 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2021 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Saturday
  Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Day 1
Tuesday 8 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 12 June   Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladies Tuesday 29 JuNE   Closed 1
Captain's Prize (Q)
Saturday 3 July Sunday 4 July Closed 2
Captain's Prize (Q) Sunday 4 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 11 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Tuesday 3 August
  Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Saturday 17 August   Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 4 September
  Closed 1
Senior Scratch Cuo Sunday 2 May   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup
Sunday 2 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 3 May   Open
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 31 May
  Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Sunday 20 June   Open 1
Start of Open Week
Monday 21 June Sunday 27 June
Open 7
Singles Stableford
Monday 21 June   Open 1
Ladies 9-Hole Singles Monday 21 June   Open 1
Ladies 4-Person Team Event
Tuesday 22 June   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Wednesday 23 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 24 June   Open 1
Mixed 4-Person Texas Scramble
Friday 25 June
  Open 1
Champions Cup Strokes
Saturday 26 June   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford 9-hole Saturday 26 June   Open 1
L. & G. Fourball Betterball
Sunday 27 June   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Monday 19 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 2 August
  Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Monday 23 August   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Monday 20 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 25 October   Open 1

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Card of the Course

White Par 71 SSS 70 6,140 yd's
Red Par 72 SSS 73 5,401 yd's
Blue Par 71 SSS 72 6,443 yd's


Hole No. Blue White Par Index Red Par Index
1 317
4 12 283 4 8
2 266
358 4 8 299
4 12
3 168 159 3 18 128 3 18
4 431 418 4 2 377 4 2
5 402 397
4 4
347 4 4
6 153 130 3 16 111 3 14
7 536 527 5 10 443 5 6
8 423 414 4 6
319 4 10
9 186 165 3 14 157 3 16
Out 2,982
2,867 34   2,464 34  
10 537 504 5 7
441 5 5
11 290 280 4 17 276 4 11
12 152 137 3 15 130 3 15
13 584 530 5 3 443 5 1
14 399
390 4 11
358 4 9
15 462 431 4 1 412 5 13
16 196
173 3 9
136 3 17
17 470 466 5 13 443 5 3
18 371 362 4 5 298
4 7
In 3,461 3,273 37   2,937 38  
Total 6,443 6,140 71   5,401 72  
SSS 72 71     73    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record AM: 69 Damian Doyle Pro: 67 Jimmy Hegarty

Ladies Course Record: 75 Hilda McGauley (13) Sept. 1999

Members Achievements

Having accounted for Cruit Island Golf Club by 4-matches to 1-match in the All-Ireland Semi-Final, Westmanstown met their South County opposition Elm Park in the All-Ireland Semi-Final at Limerick Golf Club on Friday 17th September 2021.
First on the tee was Albert Bell with Eamonn Ryan who won their match against Rob Sheedy with Des Roche by 2-holes, next on the tee were Shane Russell with Des Brennan who halved their match against Brian McMahon with Joe Barrett, they were followed by Gerry O’Brien with Kieran O’Sullivan
who lost their match against Geoff Dunne with Jason Redford by 3 and 2, in the penultimate match John O’Leary with Tom Slevin also lost their match by 3 and 2 against Stephen Gilmore with Greg Moore and in the bottom match Fergal Boland with John McGarrell lost out to Paul O’Reilly with John O’Gorman by 4 and 3. 
Westmanstown Golf Club qualifies by winning their Leinster Regional Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield to reach the Quarter Finals at Limerick Golf Club on Thursday 16th September 2021 when they played Cruit Island Golf Club and won by 4-matches to 1-match.
First on the tee was Albert Bell with Eamonn Ryan who won their match by 1-hole against Brendan Ward with Brian McMonagle, they were followed by Shane Russell with Des Brennan who won their match by 3 and 2 against Dermot Devenney with Declan Gillespie, next up were Gerry O’Brien with Kieran O’Sullivan who had a very comfortable 5 and 4 win against Stephen Melly with Gerard Elwee the bottom two matches of John O’Leary with Tom Slevin against Michael Q. Boyle with Darren Gallagher and Fergal Boland with John McGarrell against John Hyland with Alan Gillespie were recorded as halves when called-in. 

Westmanstown duo Margaret Reilly (23) and Brian Reilly (13) qualified for the Finals of the Spar-Irish Independent National Mixed Pairs Challenge at The Royal Dublin Golf Club, when they returned 59 points at Dungarvan Golf Club in July 2002.

Westmanstown trio, Lady Captain Pauline O'Reilly, Captain Peter Synnott and President Jim Tymond booked their place in the National Finals of the Mercedes Benz-Irish Independent Executive Golf Trophy. In the Leinster regional qualifier at Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links, in a swirling breeze that came at them from all sides. With two scores to count on each hole they dovetailed well with 38 points on each nine. Pauline playing off 27, Peter playing off 14 and Jim playing off 17 returned a score of 76 which brought them to represent their club at The K Club on the 13th of August 2001.

Prior to 2001:

Westmanstown Golf Club won the Moor Cup in 1997, when the team was Bosco Muldoon, Richard McDonald, John Joyce, Michael Bridgeman, Anthony Hughes, Dan O'Callaghan, John Merrigan, Des Rodgers, Cyril Doyle and Tom Reynolds.

Westmanstown has a fine record in the Kestrel Cup having first won it in 1884, when the team was Jimmy Hennessy, Tom O'Malley, Gerry Scully, Sean O'Mahoney, Michael Connolly, Don Donohue, Donie O'Sullivan, Gerry Muldoon, Michael Concannon, Dan Kennedy, Michael Rooney and they were captained by Des Rogers.

They won it again in 1996, when the team was Pat Davey, Tom O'Malley, Michael Francis, Denis Naughton, Christy Lonergan, Noel Manton, Aidan Breslin and they were captained by Tony Boyce.

They won it the following year with Michael Sullivan, Denis O'Sullivan, Denis Naughton, Jack Dunne, Billy McQuaid, Noel Manton, They were captained again by Tony Boyce.

They next won it in 1999, when the team was Joe Power, Sean Mahony, Tom Scanlon, Michael Connolly, Brendan Collis, John Stapleton, Dan Murphy and they were captained by Ned Ryan.

They last won it in the millennium, when the team was Brendan Fennelly, Jimmy Hennessy, Jack Dunne, Billy Ashton, Michael Francis, Tom Purcell, Michael Purcell, Michael Rooney and Kevin O'Brien.

The Ladies of Westmanstown Golf Club won the Countess of Granard in 2000 with, Finola McGarrity and Hilda Gauley.

Retired Garda, Harry Lambe who is still a GAA referee in Co. Meath, is making the Clontarf Seniors Open his own. He won it for the 3rd time in its four years of existence, with a score of 41pts off 12. Harry had 23 points on the front nine all as he had to do was come home steady to retain his title, which he did.

Members who played representative golf for their Province;

David Reilly represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial in 2009 playing 2-times won 1-match and lost 1-match accumulating 2-points;

History of Westmanstown

Founded 1988 affiliated 1989, this was the final Dublin course of designer Eddie Hackett.

Following the arrival of the Normans in Ireland in 1169, Henry II, gave a vast tract of land to one of his retainers, Hugh De Lacy. This land stretched from Dublin to the Shannon. De Lacy in turn granted the lands of Castleknock (Cnucha) and the surrounding district by charter to his liegeman, Hugh Tyrrel. His grant of land included what is now called the Pheonix Park, in addition to Clonsilla and Mulhuddart. Tyrrel in 1173 began fortification of Cnucha.

In 1299, an inquisition into the Estate of Hugh Tyrrel, the fifth baron who had died, showed that his Estate at Castleknock was something in the region of 7000 acres. Before the end of the 13th century, various families had settled in the district and their names were well know in the district, Abbot, Balnchard, Keppock, Luttrell, Pilate, (Pellet) and Dueswell (Diswel).

The Luttrells were a Norman family who first came to Ireland in 1204. At that time, Geoffrey Luttrell was granted the cattle and manor of Luttrellstown by King John in reward for services.

Richard Tyrrel, the sixth baron of Castleknock took over in 1299. His period of control was full of incident including his involvement in a State Trial. It appears that a falcon owned by the Chief Justice of Ireland escaped and flew to Castleknock. Richard kept the bird even though he knew whose it was, and that a reward was offered for its recovery. He eventually escaped conviction by handing the bird back to its owner.

Robert Tyrrel (the eighth and last baron of Castleknock), his wife and their son and heir died in the plague of 1370. With the demise of the Tyrrel line the estate was divided. 

In former years the area was noted for its wild life. Scald Woods, the great wood of Blanchardstown, which was a favourite place for hunting wolves. In 1652, the wolves became so numerous that the government of the day ordered a public hunt of these animals. The assembled inhabitants of the Barony were ordered to join to destroy 'the wolves lying in the wood of the ward'.

In earlier times the Phoenix Park formed part of the lands of the Earl of Stafford. On of the past times in vogue was the flying of hawks after blackbirds which attracted as many as two hundred thousand spectators to the park.

The name, "Westmanstown" is first mentioned in records in 1821. It is believed to be a corruption of the name "Waspayle", a Norman family who were recorded in the area in the 16th century.

The Kestrel, which can be easily identified on the Westmanstown symbol, is a member of the falcon family. It is readily identified hovering as though suspended for an invisible line. The male is beautifully marked with a blue-grey and white tip, and red-brown upper parts, spotted with black. These birds are evident around the grounds of the club.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
H. McGauley 1989 Ladies Captain
C. J. Doyle 1989 Mens Captain
J. M. Murphy 1989 President
L. Nugent 1998 Lady President
B. Sloyan 1990 Ladies Captain
M. G. Ryan 1990 Mens Captain
C. J. Doyle 1990 President
S. O'Sullivan 1991 Ladies Captain
J. B. Muldoon 1991 Mens Captain
M. G. Ryan 1991 President
M. Tymond 1992 Ladies Captain
J. M. Murphy 1992 Mens Captain
J. B. Muldoon 1992 President
N. Fennel 1993 Ladies Captain
T. A. Sloyan 1993 Mens Captain
J. M. Murphy 1993 President
T. Muldoon 1994 Ladies Captain
M. R. Callinan 1994 Mens Captain
B. Fennell 1994 President
K. Dalton 1995 Ladies Captain
P. A. Hughes 1995 Mens Captain
T. Murphy 1995 President
M. Sourke 1996 Ladies Captain
J. E. Muldoon 1996 Mens Captain
T. A. Sloan 1996 President
M. Boyle 1997 Ladies Captain
J. F. Brennan 1997 Mens Captain
M. R. Callinan 1997 President
M. Coogan 1998 Ladies Captain
J. Tymond 1998 Mens Captain
P.  A. Hughes 1998 President
Ann Lawlor 1999 Ladies Captain
Dick McDonnell 1999 Mens Captain
J. F. Muldoon 1999 President
Pearl Monaghan 2000 Ladies Captain
Dan McInerney 2000 Mens Captain
J. F. Brennan 2000 President
Pauline O'Reilly 2001 Ladies Captain
Peter Synnott 2001 Mens Captain
Jim Tymond 2001 President
Merlyn Coade 2002 Ladies Captain
Ronan Monaghan 2002 Mens Captain
D. McDonnell 2002 President
E. M. Foley 2003 Ladies Captain
John Joyce 2003 Mens Captain
M. J. Concannon 2003 President
Rosemary Keating 2004 Ladies Captain
Brian Moran 2004 Mens Captain
Peter Synnott 2004 President
D. Daly 2005 Ladies Captain
Jack Morrissey 2005 Mens Captain
Noel Manton 2005 President
Denna McKenna 2006 Ladies Captain
Frank O'Neill 2006 Mens Captain
Dan McInerney 2006 President
Mary Carroll 2007 Ladies Captain
Mick O'Shea 2007 Mens Captain
Martin Tarmey 2007 President
Linda Scannell 2008 Ladies Captain
Angela Doyle 2008 Ladies President
Stephen Crosbie 2008 Mens Captain
John Kelly 2008 President
Carmol Synnott 2009 Ladies Captain
Pat McQuaid 2009 Ladies President
Eddie McBride 2009 Mens Captain
John Joyce 2009 President
Mary Kelly 2010 Ladies Captain
Theresa Muldoon 2010 Ladies President
Gus Keating 2010 Mens Captain
Willie Cooper 2010 President
Catherine Berry 2011 Ladies Captain
Deirde Daly 2011 Ladies President
John Doyle 2011 Mens Captain
Feargal Keane 2011 President
Stella Hickey 2012 Ladies Captain
Linda Scannell 2012 Ladies President
Willie Cooper 2012 Mens Captain
Michael Mulhern 2012 President
Darina Curtis 2013 Ladies Captain
Theresa Dowling
2013 Ladies President
Feargal Keane 2013 Mens Captain
Michael O'Shea
2013 President
Bridget Woods 2014 Ladies Captain
Una Wall 2014 Ladies President
Walter Hackett 2014 Mens Captain
Gus Keating 2014 President
Finola McGarrity 2015 Ladies Captain
Catherine Berry
2015 Ladies President
Michael J. Mulhern 2015 Mens Captain
Martin Hogan
2015 President
Yvonne McBride 2016 Ladies Captain
Stella Hickey
2016 Ladies President
Eamonn Henry 2016 Mens Captain
Frank O’Neill
2016 President
Una Wall 2017 Ladies Captain
Darina Curtis 2017 Ladies President
Martin Hogan 2017 Mens Captain
John Doyle 2017 President
Geraldine Deignan 2018 Ladies Captain
Rita Butterly
2018 Ladies President
Tony Martin 2018 Mens Captain
John McGarrity
2018 President
Theresa Dowling 2019 Ladies Captain
Brigid Woods 2019 Ladies President
Cathal O'Reilly 2019 Mens Captain
Walter Hackett 2019 President
Sean Mitten 2019 Junior Captain
Marie Nicholls 2020 Ladies Captain
Paddy Bowler 2020 Mens Captain
Theresa Dowling 2020 President
Adam Fahy 2020 Junior Captain
Rita Butterly 2021 Ladies Captain
Hugh Kennedy 2021 Mens Captain
Willie Dardis 2021 President
  2021 Junior Captain
Hilda McAuley 2021 Lowest Ladie's H'cap
Danny Sweeney 2021 Lowest Men's H'cap
David Reilly (1) 2021 Lowest Men's H'cap

Holes in One at Westmanstown

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh 11 August 2001 12th   125 m
Frank O'Neill 1 July 2001 6th   140 m
Pauline Nolan 5 July 2005 6th   101 m
Nina Boyce 20 September 2005 12th   80 m
Deirdre Daly 17 April 2007 16th   126 m
Colm Reilly 1 February 2009 12th   125 m
Seamus Ryan 14 June 2009 1st   154 m
Kate Clarke 11 July 2010 12th 9-iron 125 yd's
Dympna O'Riordan 24 August 2010 6th Rescue 111 yd's
Cepta Hensey 31 August 2010 3rd Driver 127 yd's
Therese Dowling 25 May 2011 12th 5-Wood 125 yd's
Deirdre Daly 11 April 2017 16th   139 yd's
Brian Daly 16 April 2017 16th 5-Wood 177 yd's