Westmanstown golf club Dublin
Westmanstown Golf Course
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|
|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|
|Website||Westmanstown golf club website|
|Director of Golf:||Edward Doyle|
|Lady Captain:||Rita Butterly|
|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|
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)|
|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
|Lady President's Prize||Saturday 17 August||Closed||1|
|President's Prize||Saturday 4 September
|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
|Inter. Scratch Cup||Sunday 20 June||Open||1|
|Start of Open Week
||Monday 21 June||Sunday 27 June
||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
|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
|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|
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|
Men's Course Record AM: 69 Damian Doyle Pro: 67 Jimmy Hegarty
Ladies Course Record: 75 Hilda McGauley (13) Sept. 1999
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
|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|
|K. Dalton||1995||Ladies Captain|
|P. A. Hughes||1995||Mens Captain|
|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|
|Merlyn Coade||2002||Ladies Captain|
|Ronan Monaghan||2002||Mens Captain|
|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|
|D. Daly||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Jack Morrissey||2005||Mens Captain|
|Denna McKenna||2006||Ladies Captain|
|Frank O'Neill||2006||Mens Captain|
|Mary Carroll||2007||Ladies Captain|
|Mick O'Shea||2007||Mens Captain|
|Linda Scannell||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Angela Doyle||2008||Ladies President|
|Stephen Crosbie||2008||Mens Captain|
|Carmol Synnott||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Pat McQuaid||2009||Ladies President|
|Eddie McBride||2009||Mens Captain|
|Mary Kelly||2010||Ladies Captain|
|Theresa Muldoon||2010||Ladies President|
|Gus Keating||2010||Mens Captain|
|Catherine Berry||2011||Ladies Captain|
|Deirde Daly||2011||Ladies President|
|John Doyle||2011||Mens Captain|
|Stella Hickey||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Linda Scannell||2012||Ladies President|
|Willie Cooper||2012||Mens Captain|
|Darina Curtis||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Feargal Keane||2013||Mens Captain|
|Bridget Woods||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Una Wall||2014||Ladies President|
|Walter Hackett||2014||Mens Captain|
|Finola McGarrity||2015||Ladies Captain|
|Michael J. Mulhern||2015||Mens Captain|
|Yvonne McBride||2016||Ladies Captain|
|Eamonn Henry||2016||Mens Captain|
|Una Wall||2017||Ladies Captain|
|Darina Curtis||2017||Ladies President|
|Martin Hogan||2017||Mens Captain|
|Geraldine Deignan||2018||Ladies Captain|
|Tony Martin||2018||Mens Captain|
|Theresa Dowling||2019||Ladies Captain|
|Brigid Woods||2019||Ladies President|
|Cathal O'Reilly||2019||Mens Captain|
|Sean Mitten||2019||Junior Captain|
|Marie Nicholls||2020||Ladies Captain|
|Paddy Bowler||2020||Mens Captain|
|Adam Fahy||2020||Junior Captain|
|Rita Butterly||2021||Ladies Captain|
|Hugh Kennedy||2021||Mens 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|