Dundalk golf club Louth

Dundalk golf course Louth

Dundalk Golf Course

Dundalk Club Crest

Dundalk Golf Club was founded in 1904, and was redesigned by David Thomas and Peter Allis. The opening of the course was celebrated with a match between Christy O'Connor and Des Smyth against Ronan Rafferty and Philip Walton the latter were both amateurs at the time. Remarkably all four have played Ryder Cup.

Dundalk is a long testing course at 6,160 metres Par 72 with a standard scratch to match, which will and has tested the best of golfers. It is the venue of the Dundalk Senior Scratch Cup, which attracts the best amateur golfers in the country. It has been selected by the GUI & ILGU on numberless occasions for their major championships and was the host club for the All-Ireland Cups & Shields in 1997.

Dundalk Golf Club was the headquarters of the Irish PGA and the resident Professional Leslie Walker is one of Irelands leading Pros'. It has a magnificent new clubhouse where the visitor is extended a very warm welcome and can relax with a few drinks and enjoy the catering facilities available.

Dundalk was voted the No. 78-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Up-6);

Dundalk was voted the No. 84-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Up-1);

Dundalk was voted the No. 85-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Up-5);

Dundalk was voted the No. 80-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Down-9);

Dundalk was voted the No. 71-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Down-11);

Dundalk was voted the No. 60-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

Dundalk was voted the No. 50-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010; 

Dundalk was voted the No. 48-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;

Dundalk was voted the No. 38-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;

Dundalk was voted the  No. 34 Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2008, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

Green Fees Midweek: €35
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €50
Green Fees with a Member: €20
Green Fees for Opens: €17/20
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: No
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €920
Entrance Fee: €2,500
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Designer Peter Allis & David Thomas
Founded 1904
Address

Blackrock,
Dundalk,
Co. Louth

Telephone 042-9321731
Email manager@dundalkgolfclub.ie
Website Dundalk golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Hugh Reilly
Captain: Mickey Coburn
Lady Captain: Maeve Ahern
Presidents': Tom Geary & Breege Stewart
Vice-Captains':  &
Hon. Secretary: Pat Davis & Pat Cleary
Club Pro: Leslie Walker 042-9322102
Hon. Treasurer: Hugh Reilly & Mags Coburn
Comp. Secretary: Pat Davis & Pat Cleary
Dundalk Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.972118
Long:-6.376662
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

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

Dundalk Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to be Confirmed)        
Event. Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday 20 February   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men Sunday 11 June   Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladies Tuesday 6 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Round 1 Tuesday 13 June   Closed 1
President's Prize Sunday 18 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Tuesday 20 June   Closed 1
Professionals Prize to the Men Sunday 25 June   Closed 1
Professionals Prize to the Ladies Tuesday 11 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Round 1 Saturday 16 July
Sunday 17 July
Closed 2
Captain's Prize Round 1 Sunday 17 July
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize Round 2 Sunday 23 July
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Tuesday 8 August   Closed 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 3 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 5 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 12 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 April   Open 1
Dundalk Senior Scratch Cup Sunday 23 April   Open 1
PGA Playing Ability Test 1
Monday 24 April   IPGA 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 26 April
  Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 1 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 3 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 10 May   Open 1
Start of Open Week Sunday 14 May Sunday 21 May Open 8
Junior Scratch Cup Sunday 14 May   Open 1
Team Event Monday 15 May   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Tuesday 16 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 17 May   Open 1
Fourball Stableford Thursday 18 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 19 May   Open 1
Fourball Stableford Saturday 20 May   Open 1
Mixed Scotch Foursomes Sunday 21 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 21 May   Open 1
Ladies 4-Person Team Event Tuesday 23 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford
Wednesday 24 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 31 May
  Open 1
Ladies 4-Person Team Event Saturday 3 June   Open 1
Ladies 4-Person Team Event Tuesday 6 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 7 June   Open 1
PGA Playing Ability Test (2) Monday 12 June   IPGA 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 14 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 21 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 28 June   Open 1
Start of Open Week Sunday 2 July Sunday 9 July Open 8
Fourball Stableford Sunday 2 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 3 July   Open 2
Singles Stableford Tuesday 4 July   Open 1
Oriel Cup Singles Strokes Wednesday 5 July   Open 1
Team Event Thursday 6 July   Open 1
Ladies 2-Person Team Event Friday 7 July   Open 1
Fourball Stableford Saturday 8 July   Open 1
Mixed Scotch Foursomes Sunday 9 July   Open 1
PGA Playing Ability Test (3) Monday 17 July   IPGA 1
Lady Captain's Charity Day
Tuesday 18 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 26 July   Open 1
Captain's Charity Day Monday 31 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 2 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 9 August   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Sunday 13 August   Open 1
Minor Scratch Cup Sunday 13 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 16 August   Open 1
PGA Playing Ability Test (4) Monday 21 August   IPGA 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 23 August   Open 1
Dundalk Chamber of Commerce Classic
Friday 25 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 30 August
  Open 1
PGA Playing Ability Test (5) Monday 4 September   IPGA 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 13 September   Open 1
PGA Playing Ability Test (6) Monday 18 September   IPGA 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 20 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 27 September
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 4 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 11 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 18 October   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 30 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 1 November   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 8 November   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 71 6,024 m
Red Par 73 SSS 74 5,319 m
Green Par 72 SSS 70 5,713 m
Blue 72 SSS 72 6,206 m

Card

Name Hole No. Blue White Green Par Index Red Par Index
Cooley View 1 361 355 351 4 7 336 4 7
Whitworth 2 370 356 341 4 9 333 4 3
Cook's Lane 3 371 363 339 4 5 315 4 9
An Sceach 4 402 398 390 4 1 401 5 15
Deer Park 5 158 152 137 3 11 115 3 13
Felda 6 457 450 414 5 17 366 5 17
The Haggard 7 516 498 460 5 3 413 5 1
Cassidy 8 334 307 297 4 15 275 4 5
Stile 9 160 155 152 3 13 119 3 11
  Out 3,129 3,034 2,881 36   2,673 37  
Bearna Baoil 10 461 455 417 5 16 338 4 2
McGeough 11 392 380 362 4 2 292 4 8
Slieve Gullion 12 505 474 565 5 8 408 5 12
Braid's Way 13 162 157 150 3 12 145 3 18
Whinney Knoll 14 294 289 268 4 18 259 4 10
Chapel Pass 15 377 363 359 4 6 343 4 4
Jimmy Cassidy 16 393 389 355 4 4 386 5 16
Hawk's Nest 17 173 168 148 3 14 163 3 14
Ceann Scribe 18 320 315 308 4 10 312 4 6
  In 3.077 2,990 2,832 36   2,646 36  
  Total 6,206 6,024 5,713 72   5,319 73  
  SSS 72 71 70     74    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 66 Michael Hoey (Shandon Park) June 2001 Peter Rodgers June 1988

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

Dundalk Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Irish Junior Cup on 28th July 2015 at Portarlington Golf Club when they beat Hermitage Golf Club in the Quarter Final by 3½-matches to 1½-matches, Woodbrook Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches in the Semi-Final and accounted for Clontarf Golf Club by the same margin in the decider.

They made their way to Carton House to compete in the All-Ireland Finals on 16th September, where they were drawn against Connacht Champions Westport Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final.

First on the tee was Ciaran Sheridan who lost out to Tony Bree by 2 and 1, he was followed by Eoin Murphy who clinched his match against Anto Brown on the 19th, next up was Ricky Newell who had a 3 and 2 win over David Scott, in the penultimate match Josh Mackin lost to Sam Gillivan and the bottom match of Aaron King went all the way to the 18th before Fergus Rothwell clinched Westport’s place in the All-Ireland Final the following day against Greenisland who won their first green pennant in their 102 year history.      

Dundalk Golf Club won the Leinster Championship of the Jimmy Bruen Shield and met Munster Champions Charleville in the All-Ireland Semi Final at Shannon Golf Club on 17th September 2004. They defeated Charleville by 3 matches to 2 matches in the morning when the team was Ken Norton and Michael Coburn who beat James Browne and Declan Mooney 4 & 3, Sean Reidy and Kevin Barry who beat Sean McSweeney and Bill Hanley 2 & 1, Alan McCabe and Michael Gill who beat Danny Deady and Michael Galligan on the 18th, Ruairi Gogarty and Damien English lost to Tom Allen and John Kavanagh and Jim Dwyer and Maurice Murphy lost to Anthony Fitzgerald and Eddie Barry.

They met and beat Ulster Champions Kilkeel in the All-Ireland Final on Saturday 18th September 2004, when the team was Ken Norton with Michael Coburn against Rory Slone with Kieran Poland, Sean Reidy with Kevin Barry against Johnny Aiken with Pascal Morgan, Alan McCabe with Michael Gill against Anthony Ward with Ciaran Hartigan, Damien English with Ruairi Gogarty against Trevor Weir with Graeme Morrow and Gareth Duffy and Michael Hamilton against Alan McCabe with Michael Gill.

Lady Captain Joyce Burbage (29) and her Captain's Prize winner qualified for the National Finals of the Volkswagen-Irish Independent Lady Captains Golf Classic at Druid's Glen Golf Club,. When they shot 30 points at Slieve Russell Golf Club in August 2002.

Lady Captain Joyce Burbage, Captain Peter Rogers and Vice Captain Gerry O'Keeffe, qualified for the Mercedes-Benz Irish Independent Executive Golf Classic at The K Club on August 12th 2002.

Yvonne Cassidy Represented Ireland in the Home Internationals at Carlow Golf Club in 2001 before joining the professional ranks for the 2002 season.

14-year-old Aaron Grant started the year off a handicap of 11 and had reduced it to 5 by September 2001. When playing off 7 he shot a level par 72 on one of the toughest days of the year. In howling winds and pawl-forked greens. According to Leslie Walker, Hugh hits the ball further than him. If this is true he must hit some ball, as Leslie is one of the biggest hitters I've seen. It will be interesting to follow this young lads progress in the future.

J. Carroll was elected to the council of the Leinster Branch of the GUI for 2001.

Prior to 2001:

Dundalk Golf Club won the FBD Barton Cup in a play-off against Carlow Golf Club in 1999, when the team was, Dermot Murphy, Pat Hoey, Bernard White, Peter Rogers, Patsy Cole, Alan Cole, Neil McGuinness, Charlie Monaghan, Peter Tuite, Gerry Murray, Toddy Rodgers, Leslie Toal, Stephen Hoey, John Conlon, Terry Conlon and Aidan Molloy, they were managed by Gerry Duggan and selected by Ben Daly.

Dundalk Golf Club were Leinster Champions in the Irish Junior in 1994, when the team was, D. O'Callaghan, A. Coyle, V. Conlon, K. Norton, D. Toal, H. Smith, O. English and S. Watters.

The Ladies of Dundalk Golf Club won the ILGU Leinster Junior Cup in 1989, when the team was, J. Moynihan, S. Grimes, A. McKenna, S. Coyle, G. Vallely-Maatthews, S. Black, M. Crummie and M. Sheridan, they were captained by P. Bastible.

The Girls' of Dundalk Golf Club won the All-Ireland Girls' Team Championship in 1982, when the team was, M. O'Reilly, Suzy Sheehan and Yvonne Cassidy.

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

B. Donnellan represented Ireland as a Senior International from in 1952 playing 2-times won 0-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 0-points;

M. Ferguson represented Ireland as a Senior International from in 1952 playing 6-times won 4-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 12-points;

D. Coyle represented Ireland at Irish Boys level from 1991 to1992 playing 13-times won 2-matches halved one and lost 10-matches accumulating 5-points. He represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level from 1995 to 1996 playing 11-times won 7-matches and lost 4-matches accumulating 14-points. He represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial from 1994 to 1995 playing 11-times won 7-matches halved one and lost 3-matches accumulating 15-points;

C. A. Carroll represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level in 1938;

P. Rogers represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level in 1982 playing 5-times won 2-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 4-points;

J. Sheils represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level in 1959 playing 6-times won 3-matches halved one and lost 2-matches accumulating 7-points;

N. Cassidy represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial in 1965 playing 2-times;

Peter Tuite represented Leinster at Boys  Interprovincial level in 2000 playing 4-times won 1-match and lost 3-matches accumulating 2-points;

Suzanne Sheehan played for Ireland in the Girls' Home Internationals in 1984 and 1985, she won the Irish Girls Close Championship in the same years.

Miss Yvonne Cassidy was selected on the ILGU Senior A squad in November 2000 and she represented Ireland in the European Ladies Team Championship at Golf Club Milano, Monza in 1995 and she played in the Ladies Home Internationals at Wrexham Golf Club in 1995, se was the reserve at Longriddy in 1996, and played at Lahinch Golf Club in 1997. She also played on the Leinster Ladies team in 1997 and 1998.

History of Dundalk

Instituted 1904 affiliated 1905

Golf was first played at Dundalk as far back as 1895, when the 13th Hussars were stationed there. The semi-club died a natural death from want of support, as the Hussars were based at the Curragh before being transferred to Dundalk and later to Dublin.

The game was revived in December 1904, the first Captain was Mr. V. S. Carroll, and Mr. P. L. MacArdle was the Hon. Secretary. The course was nine-hole and located at Deer Park. It was, laid out by G. Coburn, professional at Portmarnock Golf Club.

The "Irish Field" on 21st October, 1922, reports that Tom Shannon and James Martin had laid out a fine new course for the new Dundalk Golf Club "It is very pleasantly situated and commands grand views of Dundalk Bay and the Mourne Mountains. The course is just 6000 yd’s long and is laid out in two loops". The National Senior Mixed Foursomes were staged at Dundalk in 2000. This fine course has been chosen to host the Irish Ladies Open Strokeplay in 2002 and the Ladies Home Internationals and Leinster Youths in 2005 its Centenary Year.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Evelyn Durnin 1989 Ladies Captain
Sean Hession 1989 Men's Captain
Dr John Kidney 1989 President
Rosemary Gardiner 1990 Ladies Captain
Leo Callaghan 1990 Men's Captain
C. C. Reilly 1990 President
Vera Danahar 1991 Ladies Captain
Tom Monahan 1991 Men's Captain
C. C. Reilly 1991 President
Noelette McClean 1992 Ladies Captain
Sean Ward 1992 Men's Captain
Pat Lavin 1992 President
Marie O'Callaghan 1993 Ladies Captain
Benny Toal 1993 Men's Captain
Pat Lavin 1993 President
Marie O'Connor 1994 Ladies Captain
Aidan O'Mahony 1994 Men's Captain
Jim Dearey 1994 President
Clodagh O'Callaghan 1995 Ladies Captain
John McCann 1995 Men's Captain
Jim Dearey 1995 President
Una Delaney 1996 Ladies Captain
Paul Malone 1996 Men's Captain
Dr Hugh Dolan 1996 President
Maureen Sheridan 1997 Ladies Captain
Chris Wallace 1997 Men's Captain
Dr. Hugh Dolan 1997 President
Marie Griffin 1998 Ladies Captain
Bert Giff 1998 Men's Captain
Brendan McCooey 1998 President
Anna McKenna 1999 Ladies Captain
Harry Stewart 1999 Men's Captain
Brendan McCooey 1999 President
Mary Berkery 2000 Ladies Captain
Peter J. Dooley 2000 Men's Captain
Peter J. Dooley 2000 Men's Captain
Charlie Kinney 2000 President
Rose Curtis 2001 Ladies Captain
Dessie Dunne 2001 Men's Captain
C. Kinney 2001 President
Joyce Burbage 2002 Ladies Captain
Peter Rodgers 2002 Men's Captain
Tony O'Connor 2002 President
Anne O'Reilly 2003 Ladies Captain
Gerry O'Keeffe 2003 Men's Captain
Tony O'Connor 2003 President
Marie Strain 2004 Ladies Captain
Michael Gallagher 2004 Men's Captain
Jan Van Dijk 2004 President
Anna McKenna 2005 Ladies Captain
Dermot O'Callaghan 2005 Men's Captain
Brendan McCooey 2005 President
Anne Hopper 2006 Ladies Captain
Aubrey Halley 2006 Men's Captain
L. J. Conneely 2006 President
Carol Murphy 2007 Ladies Captain
Gerry Murray 2007 Men's Captain
Frank Shortt 2007 President
Deirdre Clarke 2008 Ladies Captain
Vincent Conlon 2008 Men's Captain
Aidan O'Mahony 2008 President
Pauline Duffy 2009 Ladies Captain
Rosemary Daly 2009 Ladies President
Paul Matthews 2009 Men's Captain
Chris Wallace 2009 President
Marie Mackell 2010 Ladies Captain
Mary McGee 2010 Ladies President
Eddie Rocks 2010 Men's Captain
Sean Ward 2010 President
Kitty Duffy 2011 Ladies Captain
Joan Martin 2011 Ladies President
Dessie Ward 2011 Men's Captain
Patrick McGuinness 2011 President
Niamh Maguire 2012 Ladies Captain
Mary Crummie 2012 Ladies President
Dermot Duffy 2012 Men's Captain
Vincent Murphy 2012 President
Brid Roccks 2013 Ladies Captain
Vera Danaher
2013 Ladies President
Noel McGuinness 2013 Men's Captain
Vincent Kelly
2013 President
Anne Doohan 2014 Ladies Captain
Marie O'Callaghan 2014 Ladies President
Brendan Cleary 2014 Men's Captain
Peter Rogers 2014 President
Mary-Lou Grennan 2015 Ladies Captain
Mary Murray
2015 Ladies President
Brendan Keane
2015 Men's Captain
Tom Clarke
2015 President
Jean Connolly 2016 Ladies Captain
Breege Stewart
2016 Ladies President
Maurice Soraghan 2016 Men's Captain
Tom Geary
2016 President
Maeve Ahern 2017 Ladies Captain
  2017 Ladies President
Mickey Coburn 2017 Men's Captain
  2017 President
  2017 Lowest Ladies H'cap
Caolan Rafferty (-3)
2017 Lowest Men’s H'cap
Aaron Grant (-1) 2017 Lowest Men’s H'cap

Holes in One at Dundalk

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Golf Course Distance
Patrick McGuinness 1 April 1979 9th     124 m
Sean Hession 18 March 2001 13th     160 m
Garrett Duff 23 May 2001 17th     172 m
Packey McGuinness 1 June 2001 2nd   Clandeboye 172 yd‘s
Maureen Sheridan 19 June 2001 5th     156 m
David Connolly 5 August 2001 5th     156 m
Peter Rodgers 23 September 2001 13th     160 m
Jim Dwyer 9 December 2001 9th     158 m
Iris McGuinness 17 February 2004 5th     115 m
David Smyth 1 September 2006 9th     155 m
Mary Berkery 29 May 2007 5th     115 m
Derek Williams 19 April 2009 9th     155 m
Ciaran Sheridan 1 May 2016 9th     155 m