Massereene golf club Antrim

Massereene golf course Antrim

Massereene Golf Course

Massereene Club Crest

Founded as a 9-hole course in 1885, Massereene Golf Club remained as such until 1961 when the services of the legendry Fred Hawtree were retained to layout the new 18-hole course after additional lands were acquired. The new course was officially opened in 1964.

The course is mainly Parkland, however when one crosses the road it becomes more like Links with the testing inward nine having a sandy subsoil mainly along the shore line of Lough Neagh.

The feature hole of the front-nine is the Par-5 551, yard Index 7 seventh, which tumbles downhill to the shoreline in the direction of Shane’s Castle. The Par-5 491, yd's 16th is a challenging dog leg played along the shores of the lake, this is followed by the Par-4 427, yd's 17th played through a tunnel of trees and the finishing hole will test the best of golfers nerve.

Visitors are always extended the warmest of welcomes at Massereene Golf Club, the clubhouse offers the golfer every comfort and Jim Smyth runs an excellent Pro shop and is available for lessons when booked in advance.

Societies are welcome and group rates are available.

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    Stay and Play with the Massereene Golf Clu
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Green Fees Midweek: £35
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: £40
Green Fees with a Member: £20
Green Fees for Opens: £15/25
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: £20
Yes
Buggy Hire: £20
Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Open for Membership: Yes
Full 7-Day Membership: £805.00
5-Day Membership: £604.00
Ladies Associate Membership: £604.00
Overseas Membership: £225.00
House Membership: £70.00
Youth Membership: £125.00
Junior Membership: £100.00
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 890
Designer Fred Hawtree
Founded 1895
Address

51 Lough Road,
Co. Antrim
BT41 4DQ

Telephone 028-94-428096
Email info@massereenegc.co.uk
Website Massereene golf club website
Office Manager: Barbara Whittaker
Captain: Peter Boyle
Lady Captain: Carolyn Graham
Presidents': John McNeill & Vera Saunders 
Vice-Captains':  Alan Mckee & Heather Myles
Hon. Secretary: William Hurst & Martha Magowan 
Club Pro: David Hughes 028-94-464074
Hon. Treasurer: Robert Elliott & Winnie Balmer 
Comp. Secretary:
Sean McComb & Ann Harrison
Massereene Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:54.709995
Long:-6.228819
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 11.30am to 11.00pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Fridays & Saturdays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Massereene Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captain's Prize Saturday 17 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Friday 30 June   Closed 1
Professionals Prize to the Ladies Friday 28 July   Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Friday 11 August   Closed 1
 Professionals Prize to the Men
Saturday 12 August   Closed
1
President's Prize Saturday 2 September   Closed 1
Ladies Singles Stableford
Friday 7 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 3 May   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Stableford 50+ Thursday 4 May   Open 1
Classic 4-Person Team Event Sunday 7 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 10 May   Open 1
9-hole Single Stableford
Thursday 11 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 14 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 17 May   Open 1
Ladies Team Event
Friday 19 May   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup Sunday 21 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 24 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 31 May   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Stableford 50+ Thursday 1 June   Open 1
Irish Junior Cup Sunday 4 June   GUI 1
Start of Open Week Sunday 4 June
Sunday 11 June Open 8
Mixed Greensomes from 1.30pm
Sunday 4 June
 
Open
1
Singles Stableford Monday 5 June
Tuesday 6 June
Open 2
Singles Stableford Tuesday 6 June
  Open 1
Singles Strokes Wednesday 7 June   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Stableford 50+ Thursday 8 June   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Friday 9 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 10 June   Open 1
Singles Strokes
Sunday 11 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 14 June   Open 1
9-hole Singles Stableford Thursday 15 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 21 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 28 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 5 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Stableford 50+ Thursday 6 July   Open 1
Ladies Scramble Stableford Friday 7 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 12 July   Open 1
9-hole Singles Stableford from 4.00pm
Thursday 13 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 26 July
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 2 August   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Stableford 50+ Thursday 3 August   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford
Friday 4 August
  Open 1
Mixed Foursomes Stableford
Sunday 6 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 9 August   Open 1
9-hole Singles Stableford Thursday 10 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 13 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 16 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 23 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 28 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 30 August
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 3 September
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 6 September   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Stableford 50+ Thursday 7 September   Open 1
Ladies Greensomes Friday 8 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 13 September   Open 1
9-hole Singles Stableford Thursday 14 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 27 September   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 72 6,603 yd's
Red Par 72 SSS 73 5,652 yd's
Green Par 72 SSS 70 6,391 yd's

Card

Hole Name Hole No. White Green Par Index Red Par Index
Rhododendron's 1 365 353 4 9 322 4 7
Firfields 2 401 389 4 3 361 4 3
Wee Dunt 3 131 121 3 17 103 3 17
Fairy Hill 4 365 354 4 5 298 4 13
Bourtrees 5 378 366 4 13 314 4 11
Devil's Elbow 6 444 431 4 1 373 4 1
Shane's Castle 7 552 540 5 7 476 5 5
Poplars 8 197 190 3 15 177 3 15
The Gap 9 326 313 4 11 290 4 9
  Out 3,159 3,057 35   2,713 35  
Sixmilewater 10 515 494 5 10 439 5 10
Bluebells 11 198 183 3 16 176 3 14
Mound 12 344 337 4 8 329 4 8
Joe's & Pat's 13 407 407 4 2 366 4 2
Slieve Gallion 14 154 148 3 18 122 3 18
Plateau 15 387 377 4 6 366 4 6
Lough 16 512 481 5 14 408 5 12
Deer's Leap 17 426 414 4 4 331 4 4
Tom Kelly's 18 501 493 5 12 402 5 16
  In 3,444 3,334 37   2,939 37  
  Total 6,603 6,391 72   5,652 72  
  SSS 72 70     73    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 66 T. Coulter

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

Tiernan McLarnon won of Irish Youths Amateur Close Championship at Claremorris Golf Club in 2013 when he recorded a score of 287 to beat Alan Lowry from Esker Hills by 2-shots.

Paul O'Kane was selected to represent Ireland at the Boys' Home Internationals played at Woodhall Spa, Lioncolnshire from 2nd to 4th August 2005.

Trevor Coulter won the North of Ireland Open Championship at Royal Portrush on the 9th July 2004 and received his first cap for the province when selected as No. 1 for the Interprovincial Matches played at Portmarnock Golf Club from 11th to 13th August.

Caroline Smyth was selected on the Ulster Ladies team for the AIB Interprovincial Championships at Mount Wolseley Golf Club from August 7-9-2002.

David McKee was selected on the Ulster Boys' team for the Inter-provincials at Headfort Golf Club from August 28-30, 2002.

Massereene won the Ulster Bank All-Ireland Ladies Fourball Championship at St. Margaret's Golf Club in September 2001. They beat Claremorris in the final by 2.5 matches to .5 matches. Marie Agnew and Teresa Cushnahan won their match 5 and 4. Followed by Jenny Parkhill and Martha McGowan with a 3 and 2 victory and Marie McCollum and Eva Hamilton halved their match.

C. Smyth was selected on the Ulster Ladies' team for the AIB Interprovincial’s at the Island Golf Club from the 8th to the 10th August 2001.

Prior to 2001:

Massereene won the first All-Ireland Pierce Purcell Shield at Royal Portrush G. C. in 1970.

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

J. Hegarty represented Ireland as a Senior International in 1976 playing 6-times won 3-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 6-points. He represented Ulster as a Youth in the Interprovincial Championships from 1973 to 1974 playing 4-times won 2-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 4-points;

P. O’Kane represented Ireland at Irish Boys' level from 2005 to 2006 playing 18-times won 7-matches halved three and lost 5-matches accumulating 17-points;

T. Coulter represented Ulster in the Senior Interprovincial’s in 2004 playing 2-times won 1-match and lost 1-match accumulating 2-points;

R. J. Hegarty represented Ulster in the Senior Interprovincial’s in 1974 playing 3-times won 0-matches halved one and lost 2-matches accumulating 1-point;

W. I. Ritchie represented Ulster in the Senior Interprovincial’s in 1969 playing 4-times won 2-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 4-points;

Stephen Hamill represented Ulster as a Youth in the Interprovincial Championships from 1989 to 1990 playing 7-times won 2-matches and lost 5-matches accumulating 4-points;

S. McClure* represented Ulster as a Youth in the Interprovincial Championships in 1969 playing 2-times;

Jonathon Connolly represented Ulster at the Boys Interprovincial Championships in 2009 playing 5-times won 2-matches halved one and lost 2-matches accumulating 5-points;

Patrick Joyce represented Ulster at the Boys' Interprovincial Championships in 2003 playing 4-times won 2-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 4-points;

David McKee represented Ulster at the Boys' Interprovincial Championships in 2002 playing 6-times won 4-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 8-points; 

Elizabeth McGregor played for the Irish Girls' in 1968, 1969 and 1970. She won the Irish Girls' Close Championship in 1969 and 1970.

Catherine Bill played for the Irish Girls' in 1989.

Caroline Smyth was a reserve for The Irish Girls' Home International in 1995 and played in Girls Home Internationals at Formby Ladies Golf Club in 1996.

History of Massereene

Instituted 1895 affiliated 1896

The "Irish Times" on the 28th August 1895, records "A new golf club to be called the Massereene Golf Club has been formed at Antrim. The course is an eighteen-hole one on the borders of Lough Neagh and ought to prove superior to most inland courses as many of the holes close to the lake resemble seaside holes. The hazards are sand bunkers and plantations. The club has been, most generously treated by Lord Massereene who has given the ground forming part of his demesne for a nominal rent. The Northern Counties Railway have arranged to stop the golfers express at Antrim".

The first President was Lord Massereene, the Captain was H. M. D. Barton, and the Hon. Secretary was L. J. Holmes.

The course was reduced to nine-holes around 1906. In 1961 additional land was purchased and F. W. Hawtree was retained as course architect and the new eighteen-holes were opened in 1964.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
M. McHugh 1990 Ladies Captain
J. C. Brewer 1990 Men's Captain
Peter J. O'Hara 1990 President
M. Lorimer 1991 Ladies Captain
C. Lindsay 1991 Men's Captain
Peter J. O'Hara 1991 President
M. Crowe 1992 Ladies Captain
W. S. Watt 1992 Men's Captain
Andrew Gore 1992 President
M. M. A. Brown 1993 Ladies Captain
N. F. House 1993 Men's Captain
Andrew Gore 1993 President
A. I. McWilliams 1994 Ladies Captain
B. J. Craig 1994 Men's Captain
Samuel A. Wallace 1994 President
J. McMaster 1995 Ladies Captain
S. D. Purce 1995 Ladies President
J. I. McConnell 1995 Men's Captain
Samuel A. Wallace 1995 President
G. M. Bryans 1996 Ladies Captain
S. D. Purce 1996 Ladies President
F. A. McCandless 1996 Men's Captain
Michael Campbell 1996 President
E. Kelly 1997 Ladies Captain
T. H. Rankin 1997 Ladies President
D. J. McCarthy 1997 Men's Captain
Michael Campbell 1997 President
V. Saunders 1998 Ladies Captain
T. H. Rankin 1998 Ladies President
J. M. H. McNeill 1998 Men's Captain
Brian E. Barclay 1998 President
B. Woods 1999 Ladies Captain
B. Mawhinney 1999 Ladies President
T. McBride 1999 Men's Captain
Brian E. Barclay 1999 President
Mrs. C. Rainey 2000 Ladies Captain
B. Mawhinney 2000 Ladies President
Mr. S. T. Kelly 2000 Men's Captain
Dr. Charles H. Stewart 2000 President
E. McGovern 2001 Ladies Captain
M. Growe 2001 Ladies President
S. Griffin 2001 Men's Captain
Dr. Charles H. Stewart 2001 President
Mary Hanna 2002 Ladies Captain
M. Growe 2002 Ladies President
John. Creighton 2002 Men's Captain
Samuel McBurney 2002 President
S. Miller 2003 Ladies Captain
M. Gleghorne 2003 Ladies President
R. Houston 2003 Men's Captain
Samuel McBurney 2003 President
Eleanor Gaynor 2004 Ladies Captain
M. Gleghorne 2004 Ladies President
Danny Corrigan 2004 Men's Captain
James Teggart 2004 President
Marie McCollum 2005 Ladies Captain
W. Bryans 2005 Ladies President
Trevor McMahon 2005 Men's Captain
James Teggart 2005 President
Jenny Parkhill 2006 Ladies Captain
W. Bryans 2006 Ladies President
Barry Brown 2006 Men's Captain
Cecil Lindsay 2006 President
Ann Harrison 2007 Ladies Captain
E. McGaffin 2007 Ladies President
William Hurst 2007 Men's Captain
Cecil Lindsay 2007 President
Mary Campbell 2008 Ladies Captain
E. McGaffin 2008 Ladies President
Sean McHugh 2008 Men's Captain
John Logan 2008 President
Marie Agnew 2009 Ladies Captain
Helen Cummings 2009 Ladies President
Alistair Campbell 2009 Men's Captain
John Logan 2009 President
Josie Letters 2010 Ladies Captain
Helen Cummings 2010 Ladies President
Patrick McMahon 2010 Men's Captain
William Watt 2010 President
Carole Cummings 2011 Ladies Captain
Mae McHugh 2011 Ladies President
Jackie Davis 2011 Men's Captain
William Watt 2011 President
Eleanor Orr 2012 Ladies Captain
Mae McHugh 2012 Ladies President
George Stewart 2012 Men's Captain
Brian Craig 2012 President
Marjorie Kelso 2013 Ladies Captain
Mary Hanna 2013 Ladies President
Ian Quigley 2013 Men's Captain
Brian Craig
2013 President
Martha Magowan 2014 Ladies Captain
Mary Hanna 2014 Ladies President
Robert Elliott 2014 Men's Captain
John McConnell 2014 President
Jennifer McBride 2015 Ladies Captain
E. Gaynor 2015 Ladies President
George Arthur 2015 Men's Captain
John McConnell 2015 President
Libby Mailey 2016 Ladies Captain
E. Gaynor 2016 Ladies President
Stephen Montgomery 2016 Men's Captain
John McNeill
2016 President
Carolyn Graham 2017 Ladies Captain
Vera Saunders
2017 Ladies President
Peter Boyle 2017 Men's Captain
John McNeill
2017 President
Lucy Simpson  2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Jonathan Connolly 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
Tiernan McLarnon  2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Massereene

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Jennifer Parkhill
22 February 2008 17th 7-iron 127 yd's
Rosemary Stewart 25 September 2009 3rd 11-Wood 103 yd's
Maggie Patton 4 October 2009 4th City West 122 yd's
Fiona Monahan
4 December 2009
11th   156 yd's
Hugh Mitchell 17 June 2017      
Vincent Greenan 17 June 2017