Greenisland golf club Antrim
Greenisland Golf Course
Greenisland is a very mature 9-hole Parkland Course designed by Middleton 6,090 yards off the white stakes with a Par of 71 and a standard scratch of 69 and a course record of 68. A stream transverse the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th fairways with mature trees festooning the course. The 5th at 389 metres dogleg right with strategically placed bunkers will feel like a birdie if you manage to walk off with a five.
Greenisland is steeped in history and as is the norm with Irish Golf Clubs the visitor is always extended the warmest of welcomes.
|Green Fees Midweek:||£12|
|Green Fees Weekends & B.H.:||£16|
|Green Fees with a Member:||£6/8|
|Green Fees for Opens:||£6|
|Full Membership Available:||Yes|
|Full Membership Fee:||£590|
|Full Lady Associate Membership Fee:||£360|
|Full Junior Membership Fee:||£125|
|Full Juvenile Membership Fee:||£100|
|Full Social Membership Fee:||£95|
156 Upper Road,
|Website||Greenisland golf club website|
|Lady Captain||Irene Pritchard|
|Presidents':||David Brown & Vicky Graham|
|Junior Boys Captain:|
|Junior Girls Captain:|
|Hon. Secretary:||Fred Trotter & Margaret Logan|
|Hon. Treasurer:||Cyril Beattie & Susan Alderdice|
|Comp. Secretary:||Geoff Pearson & Esme Walker|
General Facts & Information
|Course opening hours: Daylight hours||Clubhouse opening hours: 12.00am to 11.00pm Summer|
|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|
Greenisland Golf Club Fixtures 2021 provisional*
|Open & Major Fixtures 2020 (to be Confirmed)|
|President's Prize||Sunday 7 June||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize||Saturday 27 June
|Junior Captain's Prize||Sunday 9 August||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize
||Saturday 15 August
|Start of Open Week||Tuesday 2 June||Sunday 7 June||Open||6|
|Seniors Singles Stableford||Tuesday 2 June||Open||1|
|Singles Strokes||Wednesday 3 June||Open||1|
|Ladies Singles Stableford||Thursday 4 June||Open||1|
|Juniors Singles Stableford||Friday 5 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Saturday 6 June||Open||1|
|Mixed Fourball||Sunday 7 June||Open||1|
Card of the Course
|White||Par 71 SSS 69 6,090 yd's|
|Red||Par 72 SSS 72 5,315 yd's|
|Green||Par 71 SSS 68 5,723 yd's|
Men's Course Record: 68 S. Kyle
Ladies Course Record:
This is the first All-Ireland pennant that Greenisland Golf Club has won in it's 121 years history, they reached the Ulster Final in 2014 but fell short, for an 9-hole course to come back and win the following year is an unbelievable achievement. Well done.
Greenisland Golf Club won the Ulster Final of the Irish Junior Cup in 2015 when they beat City-of-Derry Golf Club by 4-matches to 1-match in the Quarter-Final, followed by a 3-matches to 2-matches win over Fortwilliam Golf Club in the Semi-Final and accounted for Lurgan Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches in the decider.
They made the long journey to Carton House to compete in the All-Ireland Finals and were drawn against Munster Champions Douglas Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Wednesday 16th September.
They were led out by Andrew Ervine who went all the way to the 19th before putting the first point on the board against Darren Hourihan, he was followed by Jamie Campbell who beat Adam McSweeney by 4 and 3, next up was John Armstrong who lost his match against Philip Quinn by 4 and 3, in the penultimate match David Winning lost out to John Boylan by 6 and 5, in the bottom match Michael Hayes had a wonderful 1-up win over Barry O'Sullivan-Geaney.
They met Connaught Champions Westport Golf Club in the All-Ireland decider on the Thursday morning. Once again Andrew Ervine was first to tee off against Tony Bree and recorded an early win when he recorded a 4 and 3 win, he was followed by Jamie Campbell who went down to Anto Browne by 2 and 1, the next match John Armstrong against David Scott was where the green pennant was clinched being the last match out went all the way to the 18th before he recorded a 1-up win and Greenisland’s first All-Ireland success, the penultimate match of David Winning against Sam Gillivan went 3 and 2 to the Mayo men, in the bottom match Michael Hayes had a very comfortable 5 and 4 win over Fergus Rothwell.
They were captained by Johnny Greer, club captain George Boyd the other member of the team was Jamie Dwyer.
GoGolfing wish to congratulate Greenisland Golf Club’s Junior Cup team on lifting their first National Pennant, well done lads.
Greenisland won the Holt Shield when defeating Ardglass in the final on the 7th of October 2001.
Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;
B. O’Brien* represented Ireland as a Senior International from 1902 to 1906;
L. Campbell represented Ulster in the Senior Interprovincial’s in 1897 playing 1-time won 0-matches and lost 1-match accumulating 0-points;
W. B. Fennell represented Ulster in the Senior Interprovincial’s from 1897 to 1903 playing 7-times won 3-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 3-points;
Stewart Kyle represented Ulster at the Boys Interprovincial Championships from 1995 to 1996 playing 12-times won 6-matches halved three and lost 3-matches accumulating 15-points;
History of Greenisland
Instituted 1894 affiliated 1896
The Belfast Newsletter on 11th June 1984 reports the following. "On Sunday last a number of local gentleman met at the "Knockage" in connection with formation of this new club and inspected the proposed links. It was resolved, at a meeting held subsequently Mr. Berkeley D. Wise, C. E., in the chair, to form the above club provided satisfactory arrangements can be made with the holders of the land"
The Sportsman's Holiday Guide 1896 reads "The Greenisland club has its links close to Greenisland station. The putting greens mostly artificial, have been laid with seaside turf. There is an excellent clubhouse. The course, which consists of nine holes, commands fine views."
Mr. Alex Day, the professional at the Royal Belfast Golf Club, laid out the nine-hole course and he brought the material for the construction of the greens all the way from Magilligan Strand, by rail, free of charge to the club.
The first President was Colonel McCalmont C. B. It had a membership of 168, in 1896, and the club had 120 lady members by 1897.
What the Club tells us:
“It is important to remember that Greenisland Golf Club does not belong to the Trustees, The Captain or the Council. It is the property of every member of the club, any improvement which takes place is to their benefit and enhances the quality of their Golf and Social Activities.”
The Railway Connection.
Greenisland Golf Club owes its foundation to a group of gentlemen golf enthusiasts and the generosity and assistance of the Belfast & Northern Counties Railway Board of Directors in 1894.
The connection between the railways and the game of golf, had coincided with the remarkable expansion and growth of interest in the game generated in the elate 1880’s. The railway company realised that this interest could mean paying passengers for the railways.
Greenisland was able to use this argument to help in its own establishment.
Roll of Honour
|Mrs. M. Torrens||1999||Ladies Captain|
|F. F. Trotter||1999||Men's Captain|
|J. T. Browne||1999||President|
|Vicky Graham||2000||Ladies Captain|
|Robert Ardis||2000||Men's Captain|
|J. T. Browne||2000||President|
|Mrs. H. Rankin||2001||Ladies Captain|
|Jim McLoughlin||2001||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. M. Cole||2002||Ladies Captain|
|Derek Ervine||2002||Men's Captain|
|Musgrove Davidson||2004||Ladies Captain|
|Brian O'Neill||2004||Men's Captain|
|Eileen O'Neill||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Ken Smart||2005||Men's Captain|
|Jean Smart||2006||Ladies Captain|
|Ken Knox||2006||Men's Captain|
|Doreen Scott||2007||Ladies Captain|
|Johnny Glover||2007||Men's Captain|
|Lesley Anne Cromie||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Joan Robinson||2008||Lady President|
|M. H. Sayliss||2008||Men's Captain|
|Valerie Love||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Sarah McCartney||2009||Lady President|
|Rosie Wilson||2010||Ladies Captain|
|Sarah McCartney||2010||Lady President|
|A. M. Cole||2010||Men's Captain|
|Joan Thompson||2011||Ladies Captain|
|Agnes Davis||2011||Lady President|
|J. Lecky||2011||Men's Captain|
|Jill Houston||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Agnes Davis||2012||Lady President|
|Norman Walker||2012||Men's Captain|
|Claire Scoffield||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Claire Scoffield||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Agnes Davis||2014||Lady President|
|Terry O'Neill||2014||Men's Captain|
|Anne Clarke||2015||Ladies Captain|
|George Boyd||2015||Men's Captain|
|Joyce Haggan||2016||Lady President|
|Paul Scoffield||2016||Men's Captain|
|Joyce Haggan||2017||Lady President|
|Michael Jackson||2017||Men's Captain|
|Robina Wilson||2018||Ladies Captain|
|Vicky Graham||2018||Lady President|
|Graham Love||2018||Men's Captain|
|Heather Green||2019||Ladies Captain|
|Vicky Graham||2019||Lady President|
|John Greer||2019||Men's Captain|
|Irene Pritchard||2020||Ladies Captain|
|J. Allen||2020||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
|Jonathan Green (0.5)
||2020||Lowest Men's Handicap|
Holes in One at Greenisland
|Member||Date||Hole No.||Club Used||Distance|
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