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Lisburn Golf Course

Lisburn Club Crest

Founded in 1905 and moved to its present location in 1973 the course was designed by Frank Hawtree, Lisburn Golf Club is undoubtedly one of the finest and toughest inland courses to be found in Ulster.

After the move the members planted in excess of 1,000 trees, undertook major improvements of greens and bunkers, leading David Jones to comment "Lisburn have shown what is possible, by turning a virtual swamp into a superb inland course by ambitious and far reaching programs of construction and maintenance". Lisburn were rewarded for their extraordinary efforts when they hosted the 2003 Irish Cups & Shields All-Ireland Finals at which glowing reports where written about the course and the hospitality of the members.

The finishing hole at 217 metres will test the nerves of the best of golfers, it is a spectacular downhill hole and if you walk off with a par it will feel like a birdie. After your round of golf relax in the magnificent clubhouse, but do remember if you intend to have an evening meal be sure to bring a jacket & tie.

Green Fees Midweek April to Nov.: £70
Green Fees Weekends & B.H. April to Oct.: £80
Green Fees Midweek Oct. to March: £35
Green Fees Weekends & B.H. Oct. to March. £40
Green Fees with a Member: £25/30
Green Fees for Opens: £20
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 920
Designer Fred Hawtree
Founded 1905
Address

68 Eglantine Road,
Lisburn,
Co. Down
BT27 5RQ

Telephone 028-92-677216
Email info@lisburngolfclub.com
Website Lisburn golf club website
General Manager: John McKeown
Captain: Ivor Walker 
Lady Captain: Daphne Bailie
Presidents': W. D. Tinsley & J. Gough
Vice-Captains': D. McDowell & D. Houston
Hon. Secretary: Noel Robinson & L. Brown
Club Pro: Stephen Hamill 048-92-677217
Hon. Treasurer: J. Davey & N. Cairns
Comp. Secretary: Ken Haslem
Lisburn Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:54.489868
Long:-6.077985
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General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours:9.00am to 11.00pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, Jacket and Tie required evenings
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Tuesdays & Saturdays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Lisburn Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Lady Captain's Prize Tuesday 6 June   Closed 1
President's Prize Friday 28 July
Saturday 29 July Closed 2
President's Prize Saturday 29 July
  Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Tuesday 8 August   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Friday 18 August Saturday 19 August Closed 2
Captain's Prize Saturday 19 August   Closed 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 55+
Thursday 23 February   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Thursday 23 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 17 April
  Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 55+ Thursday 27 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 1 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 29 May      
Ladies Singles Stableford Thursday 1 June   Open 1
L. & G. Charity Singles Stableford Sunday 4 June   Open 1
L. & G. Charity Singles Stableford Sunday 2 July   Open 1
Boys & Girls Stableford Friday 21 July   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup (5 to 11) Sunday 23 July   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup (12 to 18) Sunday 23 July   Open 1
Start of Open Week Monday 7 August
Friday 11 August Open 7
Mixed Monday 7 August
  Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Tuesday 8 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 9 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 10 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 11 August   Open 1
Barbour Cup Strokes Friday 4 August Saturday 5 August Open 2
Barbour Cup Strokes Saturday 5 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 22 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 17 September   Open 1
Seniors 55+ Thursday 21 September   Open 1
Seniors 55+ Thursday 19 October   Open 1

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Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 72 6,604 yd's
Yellow Par 72 SSS 70 6,231 yd's
Red Par 72 SSS 72 5,518 yd's

Card

Name Hole No. White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index

Lissue

1 474 458 5 10 417 5 8
The Lake 2 357 340 4 16 282 4 16
Eglantine 3 376 351 4 6 320 4 6
Lisnagarvey 4 152 134 3 18 120 3 18
Blaris Lodge 5 352 338 4 2 325 4 2
Larch Grove 6 158 149 3 14 122 3 12
The Oaks 7 462 436 4 4 425 5 14
Carnbane 8 501 484 5 8 345 4 4
Leg of Mutton 9 362 340 4 12 322 4 10
  Out 3,194 3,030 36   2,678 36  
Aurora 10 457 444 4 5 363 4 9
Three Bells 11 394 378 4 1 320 4 3
Pine Alley 12 503 482 5 13 404 5 13
Governor's 13 163 151 3 17 140 3 15
Panorama 14 501 474 5 9 465 5 1
The Rowans 15 359 344 4 15 330 4 11
Hawtree's 16 370 348 4 7 324 4 7
Divis 17 446 380 4 3 325 4 5
The Garden 18 217 200 3 11 169 3 17
  In 3,410 3,201 36   2,840 36  
  Total 6,604 6,231 72   5,518 72  
  SSS 72 70     72    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record Am: 67 P. Grant (2) 1990 Pro: 64 David Feherty

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

Lisburn Golf Club won the Ulster Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield in 2010 when they beat Letterkenny Golf Club in the decider on the 1st tie-hole,

They made the long journey to Castlebar Golf Club to compete in the National deciders on Thursday 16th September and were drawn against Munster Champions Nenagh Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final, when they lost out by 3 matches to 2 matches.

First on the tee was C. Cork with C. Hill who lost out to Matt O’Gara with Tony Finan by 4 and 3, they were followed by B. Houston with P. Smyth who won their match by 3 and 2 against Patsy Farrell with Sean O’Donnell, next up was M. Stewart with B. McQuillan who had a convincing 4 and 3 win over David and John Hickey. The penultimate match of  A. Walker with J. Kelso against P. J. Hogan with Bernard Hackett went 4 and 3 to the Tipp pair. It was all down to the bottom match of R. Campbell with C. Jeffers  against William Harty with Sean McLoughlin to decide which team would progress to the decider the following day when the Nenagh pair delivered a 2-hole victory and went on to meet Leinster Champions Curragh in the All-Ireland Final, when Curragh were the eventual winners by 3½ matches to 1½ matches. 

David Leathem was selected on the Ulster team for the Boys' Interprovincial Championships at Warrenpoint from 25th 27th August 2004.

Lisburn Golf Club won the Ulster Final of The BMW Irish Mixed Foursomes and where drawn against Munster Champions Bandon in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals at Belvoir Park Golf Club on September 17th 2002.

The Ladies of Lisburn won the Irish Seniors and the Cowdy Cup in 2001.

Prior to 2001:

The boys' from Lisburn FGolf Club won the Ulster section of the Irish Junior Foursomes, sponsored by Jefferson Smurfit plc. They went down to Westport in the National Semi-Finals at Strandhill on the 21st August 2000.

Lisburn Golf Club won the Sam Rutherford Memorial Cup in 1999.

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

R. Heasley represented Ulster in 1989 and played Ulster Youths' in 1988;

P. Norris represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level from 1991 to 1994 playing 12-times won 3-matches halved one and lost 8-matches accumulating 7-points;

History of Lisburn

Debate surrounds the foundation of Lisburn Golf Club. A Club was inaugurated in the town in 1880 and affiliated to the Golfing Union of Ireland. However, it had a short life going out of existence in 1885/86. The Club under its present constitution was, in fact, founded in 1905. For the next 68 years it occupied a compact nine hole course at Longstone Street in the heart of Lisburn. The present Governor’s Road bisects what was the first fairway on that course. Indeed a few of the majestic lime trees which were such a feature of the course, and which hampered many a shot on the first and ninth holes, are in evidence to this day.
bigpicDuring the 1950’s and 1960’s this old course became encircled completely by housing and other developments. Trespass from neighbouring housing estates became a serious problem and the search began for an alternative site on which a new course could be developed. Astute Club Councils in the 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’s placed the Club in the position to sell the land at Longstone Street and purchase the 124 acres at Blaris Lodge which is now home to the Club. Commendable foresight was exercised by engaging, as architect for the course at Blaris Lodge. F W Hawtree and Son, one of the foremost golf course designers of the day. It is a testament to Fred Hawtree’s architectural skills that his original plan for the course remains virtually unaltered since he first walked round the farm at Blaris and sketched it on the back of an envelope! The course at Blaris Lodge was opened for play on the 6th June 1973 when the then Captain, W N McNally, had the privilege of the inaugural drive from the first tee (pictured right). The official opening ceremony was performed on 1st September 1973 by Mr P J McPolin, President of the Golfing Union of Ireland. Hawtree achieved what most golfers would regard as an ideal layout with two loops of nine holes, each starting and finishing at the Clubhouse and each composed of two par fives, two par threes and five par fours. The total length of the competition tees is 6604 yards with a par of 72.Off the yellow markers the course measures a more modest 6231 yards and relative to the competition tees is probably easier than the shot difference which the card indicates. The measurement from the ladies’ tees is 5538 yards with once again a par of 72.
bigpicEarly development of the course focused on the installation of a drainage system which has continued to be progressed up to the present day. This was followed by an extensive tree planting programme, while more recently particular attention has been paid to teeing areas, many of which have been defined by retaining walls faced in stone. Extensive areas have been planted out with decorative shrubs which have further complimented Hawtree’s excellent design. The attractions of the course are further enhanced by its strategic position close to the M1 and A1 roads giving easy access from all parts of the country.
The course record of 64 is held by David Feherty. In the Ulster Professional Championship played at Lisburn in 1989 David recorded a four round aggregate of 262 (65, 64, 68 and 65). Needless to say he won the Championship by 18 shots! The amateur course record is 66, set in June 2013 by Ryan Symington. The previous record of 67 had stood for 23 years, being first set by Paul Grant in 1990. Ryan's great achievement was equalled recently by Hurley Long, playing in the Irish Boys Open Championship.
A very unique event in recent Club history was the appointment of member Mr. Ivor McCandless as President of the Golfing Union of Ireland in February 2013. Ivor is a Past Captain, Past President and Trustee of the Club and had served on Ulster Branch for many years.
Other significant events in the Club’s History include the GUI Cups and Shields Finals 2003, the Ulster Boys Championships in 2005, the GUI Jimmy Bruen Finals in 2007, the Ulster Girls Championships, the Irish Youths Championships and the Irish Senior Ladies Championships in 2008, the National Fire Services Tournament in 2009, the ILGU Ulster Inter-club Championship in 2012 and most recently, the GUI Irish Boys Championship in 2013. The Club also reached another milestone in 2013, celebrating 40 Years at Blaris.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Miss L. Spence 1989 Ladies Captain
A. Crawford 1989 Men's Captain
R. N. Collins 1989 President
Mrs. J. Skelton 1990 Ladies Captain
R. Roulston 1990 Men's Captain
J. S. Stevenson 1990 President
Mrs. M. Bryson 1991 Ladies Captain
D. Myles 1991 Men's Captain
J. S. Stevenson 1991 President
Mrs. I. Orr 1992 Ladies Captain
G. Ferris 1992 Men's Captain
W. N. Smyth 1992 President
Mrs. J. Gough 1993 Ladies Captain
R. Colvin 1993 Men's Captain
W. N. Smyth 1993 President
Mrs. H. Boomer 1994 Ladies Captain
T V. Gough 1994 Men's Captain
W. A. McMurtry 1994 President
Mrs. D. McCrory 1995 Ladies Captain
T. H. Dougherty 1995 Men's Captain
W. A. McMurtry 1995 President
Mrs. I. D. Thompson 1996 Ladies Captain
A. McKelvey 1996 Men's Captain
D. McAlpine 1996 President
Mrs. B. V. Maxwell 1997 Ladies Captain
R. J. Patton 1997 Men's Captain
D. McAlpine 1997 President
Mrs. L. Brooks 1998 Ladies Captain
B. Jamison 1998 Men's Captain
W. G. Smyth 1998 President
Mrs. A. Beatty 1999 Ladies Captain
A. O'Hara 1999 Men's Captain
W. G. Smyth 1999 President
S. Cromie 2000 Ladies Captain
F. McDonnell 2000 Men's Captain
W. R. Howard 2000 President
M. Falloon 2001 Ladies Captain
D. Tinsley 2001 Men's Captain
W. R. Howard 2001 President
M. Markey 2002 Ladies Captain
A. J. Lowry 2002 Men's Captain
  2002 President
  2003 Ladies Captain
T. A. McCarthy 2003 Men's Captain
  2003 President
Mrs. A. L. Boyd 2004 Ladies Captain
W. G. Davis 2004 Men's Captain
T. V. Gough 2004 President
Margaret Boomer 2005 Ladies Captain
Eliz Haward 2005 Ladies President
D. G. Gardiner 2005 Men's Captain
T. V. Gough 2005 President
Dr. Noeni Bryars 2006 Ladies Captain
Joy Hall 2006 Ladies President
Michael Leathem 2006 Men's Captain
Robert Roulston 2006 President
Maureen Charleton 2007 Ladies Captain
Joy Hall 2007 Ladies President
Jim Bell 2007 Men's Captain
Robert Roulston 2007 President
Margaret Jamison 2008 Ladies Captain
Joy Hall 2008 Ladies President
Joe McCullough 2008 Men's Captain
G. Ivor McCandless 2008 President
H. Henderson 2009 Ladies Captain
Dorothy Boyd 2009 Ladies President
I. Sayers 2009 Men's Captain
G. Ivor McCandless 2009 President
Sylvia Carr 2010 Ladies Captain
Dorothy Boyd 2010 Ladies President
Mark Jamieson 2010 Men's Captain
F. McDonnell 2010 President
Anne Shane 2011 Ladies Captain
Dorothy Boyd 2011 Ladies President
N. F. Robinson 2011 Men's Captain
F. McDonnell 2011 President
Janice Wallance 2012 Ladies Captain
Jill Skelton 2012 Ladies President
R. K. Stewart 2012 Men's Captain
Ronnie Brooks 2012 President
S. McKelvey 2013 Ladies Captain
Jill Skelton
2013 Ladies President
Sam Moore 2013 Men's Captain
Ronnie Brooks
2013 President
Gil Colvin 2014 Ladies Captain
Jill Skelton 2014 Ladies President
Peter Cairns 2014 Men's Captain
Andrew Crawford 2014 President
Margaret Boyd
2015 Ladies Captain
M. Bryson
2015 Ladies President
John Boyd 2015 Men's Captain
Andrew Crawford 2015 President
D. Bailie 2016 Ladies Captain
Margaret Boyd 2016 Ladies President
Ken Haslem 2016 Men's Captain
W. D. Tinsley
2016 President
Daphne Bailie 2017 Ladies Captain
J. Gough 2017 Ladies President
Ivor Walker 2017 Men's Captain
W. D. Tinsley 2017 President
Paula Grant 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
M. Charleton (9) 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Ryan Symington (+1)
2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
Matthew McKnight 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
D. Leatern 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
G. Henry 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
R. Heasley (1) 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Lisburn

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
R. Gordon 9 December 1995 4th 8-Iron 153 yd's
R. Crawford 5 June 1996 13th 5-Iron 160 yd's
Mrs. S. Lindsay 21 May 1998 6th 4-Wood 153 yd's
N.C. Briggs 26 September 1998 13th 6-Iron 160 yd's
M. Pinker 27 September 1998 18th 3-Wood 217 yd's
Mrs. J. Allen 25 June 2000 4th 6-Iron 125 yd's
M. McAlpine 26 August 2000 6th 6-Iron 164 yd's
D. Leatham 26 August 2000 6th 3-Wood 164 yd's
D. B. Wilson 9 September 2000 13th 5-Iron 160 yd's
Iris Orr 11 May 2010 4th 8-Iron 125 yd's