Black Bush golf club Meath

Black Bush golf course Meath

Black Bush Golf Course

Black Bush Club Crest

Black Bush Golf Club was founded in 1987 and designed by the Late Bobby Browne the resident Professional at Laytown & Bettystown who has served as Secretary of the Irish PGA for many years.

Black Bush Golf Club is a magnificent 27-hole complex, giving the golfer a choice of playing three different 18-holes or 9-holes whichever he or she desires. Each course has its own charm and character all within this pleasant Parkland setting. The course matured rapidly and now features tree lined fairways with undulating sand based greens, combine with lengthy holes and the occasional water hazard, add up to a challenging round of golf for the keen players but is also a fair test of golf for the novice. The complex has excellent catering and bar facilities, suitable for conferences and large groups.

Shane O'Grady maintains a fully equipped Professional shop and welcomes green fees and societies, insatiately Shane has had 10-holes-in-one in competition. Anyone beat that?

Green Fees Midweek Winter: €25
Green Fees Weekends & B.H. Winter: €30
Green Fees Midweek Summer:
€30
Green Fees Weekends & B.H. Summer:
€40
Green Fees with a Member: €20
Green Fees for Opens: €20
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee 1st Year: €950
Full Under-30 Membership Fee: €825
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 27
Members 799
Designer Bobby Brown
Founded 1987
Address

Thomastown,
Dunshaughlin,
Co. Meath

Telephone 01-8250021
Email info@blackbushgolfclub.ie
Website Black Bush golf club website
General Manager: Jim Quinn
Captain: James Maguire
Lady Captain: Anne O’Neill
President: Siobhán Cartúir
Vice-Captains': John Creagh & Peggy Duffy
Hon. Secretary: Tim Fogarty & Ger O’Hanlon
Club Pro.: Shane O’Grady 01-8250793
Hon. Treasurer: Albert Prendiville & Maria Finnegan
Comp. Secretary: Michael Scott & Edel McDermott
Black Bush Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.535065
Long:-6.545156
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 10.00am to 11.30pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Weekends & Tuesdays (phone)
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Black Bush Golf Club Fixtures 2020 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2020 (Confirmed)        
Event. Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Saturday 16 March   Closed 1
Professional's Cup
Sunday 21 April
  Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladies Tuesday 4 June
  Closed 1
Professional's Prize to the Ladies Tuesday 19 May   Closed 1
Presidents Prize Saturday 13 June Sunday 14 June Closed 1
President's Prize Sunday 14 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men Sunday 28 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Day 1 Tuesday 30 June
  Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 4 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize (Q) Saturday 18 July Sunday 14 July Closed 2
Captain's Prize (Q) Sunday 19 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Tuesday 21 July   Closed
1
Captain's Prize Saturday 25 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Juveniles Friday 31 July   Closed 1
Juvenile Captains' Prize Friday 7 August   Closed 1
President's Prize to the Juveniles Friday 14 Augusr   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Juveniles Friday 21 August   Closed 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 7 February   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 13 February   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 14 February   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 20 February   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 21 February   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 27 February
  Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 28 February
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 6 March   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 7 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 13 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 16 March   Open 1
Mixed 2-Person Team Event
Sunday 17 March   Open 1
L. & G. 4-Person Team Event Monday 18 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 19 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 20 March   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 21 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 26 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 27 March   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 28 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 1 April   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 2 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 8 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 11 April   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Sunday 12 April   Open 1
4-Ball Champagne Scramble Monday 13 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 15 April   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 16 April   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Sunday 19 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 22 April
  Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 23 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 29 April   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 30 April   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Saturday 2 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 3 May   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Monday 4 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford

Wednesday 6 May

  Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 7 May   Open 1
3-Ladies Team Event Tuesday 12 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 13 May   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 14 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 20 May    Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 21 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 27 May
  Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+
Thursday 28 May
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 30 May   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup (5 to 9)
Sunday 31 May
  Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup (11 to 17) Sunday 31 May   Open 1
Minor Scratch Cup (18 to 28) Sunday 31 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 3 June   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 4 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 10 June   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 11 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 17 June   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 18 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 2 J4une   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 25 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 1 July   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 2 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 8 July   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 9 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 15 July   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 16 July   Open 1
Ladies Scratch Cuo Friday 17 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 22 July   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 23 July
  Open 1
2-Person Team Event (any combination) Sunday 26 July
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 29 July
  Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 30 July   Open 1
4-Person Scramble (any combination)
Saturday 1 August   Open 1
4-Person Team Event (any Combination) Monday 3 August   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 6 August   Open 1
Thomastown Cup Singles Stableford
Saturday 8 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 12 August   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 13 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 15 August   Open 1
4-Person Champagne Scramble Sunday 16 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 August   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 20 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 26August
  Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 27 August
  Open 1
3-Person Team Event Saturday 29 August   OPEN 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Tuesday 1 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 2 September   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 3 September   Open 1
3-Person Team Event Sunday 6 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 9 September   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 10 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 16 September   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 17 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Wednesday 23 September
  Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 24 September
  Open 1
Singles Stableford 
Wednesday 30 September   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 1 October   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 8 October   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 15 October   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles 50+  Thursday 22 October   Open
1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 24 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 25 October   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 26 October
  Open 1
Seniors Singles 50+ 12-Holes Thursday 29 October
  Open 1
Singles Stableford 12-Holes Wednesday 4 November   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+  Thursday 5 November   Open 1
Singles Stableford 12-Holes Wednesday 11 November   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+  Thursday 12 November   Open 1
Singles Stableford 12-Holes Wednesday 18 November   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+  Thursday 19 November   Open 1
Singles Stableford 12-Holes Wednesday 25 November
  Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+  Thursday 26 November
  Open 1
Singles Stableford 12-Holes Wednesday 2 December   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ 1 Thursday 3 December   Open 1
Singles Stableford 12-Holes Wednesday 9 December   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+  Thursday 10December   Open 1
Singles Stableford 12-Holes Wednesday 16 December   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+  Thursday 17 bDecember   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles 50+ 12-Holes Thursday 24 December   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 73 SSS 71 6,658 yd's
Yellow Par 73 SSS 70 6,410 yd's
Red Par 73 SSS 72 5,600 yd's
Blue Par 73 SSS 72 6,859 yd's

Card

Card of the Black Bush Course A & B in yards

Hole No. Blue White Orange Par Index Red Par Index
1 548 539 470 5 9 451 5 8
2 162 156 154 3 15 147 3 14
3 577 536 533 5 3 427 5 10
4 201 193 154 3 13 131 3 18
5 413 379 370 4 1 334 4 4
6 380 367 362 4 11 350 4 2
7 427 419 408 4 5 339 4 6
8 338 322 313 4 7 268 4 12
9 462 462 451 5 17 370 5 16
Out 3,508 3,370 3,215 37   2,817 37  
10 490 481 481 5 16 481 5 1
11 378 370 367 4 12 316 4 7
12 386 384 379 4 4 316 4 15
13 154 150 144 3 18 138 3 13
14 421 410 386 4 2 318 4 11
15 395 385 375 4 6 315 4 9
16 184 166 162 3 14 154 3 17
17 380 370 368 4 8 312 4 5
18 562 559 533 5 10 443 5 3
In 3,350 3,275 3,195 36   2,793 36  
Total 6,858 6,645 6,410 73   5,600 73  
SSS 72 71 70     72    

Members Achievements

Black Bush Golf Club won the their first Leinster Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield, under their manager Barry McDonnell. They were drawn against Ulster Champions Castleblayney in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals on Thursday 14th September 2005 at Rosslare Golf Club.

In a thrilling Semi-Final Liam McKay and Tony Cotter were drawn against Eamon Tavey and Paddy King when they clinched the first point for Black Bush on the 18th by 1-hole. In the 2nd match Daire Foran and Pat Kelly were drawn against Michael Fee and Martin Rafter their match went all the way to the 20th hole before they relinquished the point to Castleblayney. Pat Connolly and Seamus Morrison were 3rd out against Noel Flanagan and Martin Moore and they delivered the 2nd point with a 2 and 1 victory. Tom Finn and Terry Moore were out against Joe Quinn and Brian Coleman who were on top of their game and delivered a 4 and 3 win to the Ulster Champions. So it was all down to the anchor match of John Donnelly and Kieran Dunne against Eamon Toal and Francis Murphy, this match went down to the wire and was only lost on the 18th by 1-hole.

How near but yet so far considering that Castleblayney went on the win the All-Ireland Pierce Purcell Shield the following day against Munster Champions Castletroy Golf Club. I have no doubt that we haven’t seen the last of this brave team and we will follow their progress in the 2006 campaign.

Black Bush won the Jimmy Carroll Cup in 2004, when the team was, Eddie Donnelly, David Owen, Seamus A. Nolan, Pat Mullally, Paddy Molloy, Pat Connolly, Danny Byrne, John Gear, Myles O'Connor, Kevin Baxter and Brendan Kenny, they were managed by Charles Hoey.

They won the Michael Moore Cup in 2004, when the team was, Philip Cunningham, Dan O'Sullivan, Nial O'Riordan, Frank Fitzmaurice, Fiachra Foran, Seamus Nolan , Brian Beasley, Brendan Hally, Kevin Barry, Danny McCarthy, Miles O'Connor, Ken Savage, Eamonn Maxwell, Norbert Corrigan, they were managed by Kevin Farrell.

They won the North Leinster Mixed in 2003.

They won the Kestrel Cup in 2002, when the team was, Paddy Madden, John Gear, David Owen, Paul Cahill, Luke Digan, Seamus Nolan, Bernard Kenny, and George Gear, they were managed by Charles Hoey.

They won the Tudenham Cup in 2001, when the team was, Ciaran Dunne, Terry Nelson, Mark Duffy, Joe Quinn, Ger Connolly, Barry McDonnell, Peter Lumsden, John Healy, Steve Gibson, Andrew Whitty, Sean Markham, Pat Connolly and Jim Carroll, they were managed by Declan Farrell.

They won the Michael Moore Cup in 1999, when the team was, Brendan Hally, Pat Kelly, Tom Larkin, Dan O'Sullivan, Packie Reilly, Declan Keegan, Bob Alexander, Barry O'Hagan, Michael Frawley, Kevin Farrell, Myles O'Connor, John Healy, Vincent Linehan, they were managed by Barry McDonnell. 

Andrew Fox was selected on the Leinster Boys' team for the Interprovincial Championships at Headfort Golf Club from August 28-30 2002.

Captain 2001, Seamus Nolan and his Captain's Prize winner Barry McDonnell came 2nd in the National Finals of the Skoda-Irish Independent County Masters at the Royal Dublin Golf Club in October 2001. They returned 43 points to be piped by 1 for the All-Ireland title.

Prior to 2001:

Black Bush won their first trophy in its 12 years-history when they beat Newlands 5-2 in the final of Michael Moore Trophy at Portarlington G. C. in October, 1999.

The Girls of Black Bush Golf Club won the Leinster Final Smurfit Girls' in 1993 and 1995.

Paul McAuley won the Druid's Glen-Irish Independent "Golfer of the Month" for September 2001. He received a handsome limited edition painting of one of the holes at Druid's by Robert Ballagh and a Fourball for his award. 

Margaret Alexander won the Duggan Cup in 1997.

Georgina Forester won the Duggan Cup in 1995.

J. Gear won the Meath Seniors Tournament in Royal Tara with a score of 75.

Roisin Collins played in The Girls Home Internationals at Northop Golf Club in 1995.

My good friend Chris O'Mara won the Club Matchplay (over 18-handicap) I used play a lot of cards with Chris, somehow I don't think I'd like to play golf against him for high-stakes! Well, done Chris.

Members who played representative golf for their Province;

Andrew Fox represented Leinster at Boys' Interprovincial level in 2002 playing 6-times won 3-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 6-points;

John McCarthy represented Leinster at Boys' Interprovincial level in 2000 playing 5-times won 1-match halved two and lost 2-matches accumulating 4-points;

History of Black Bush

Founded 1987, affiliated 1988.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Pat Burnes 1990 Ladies Captain
Aiden Burns 1990 Men's Captain
Jim Marsden 1990 President
Imelda Collins 1991 Ladies Captain
Sean Markham 1991 Men's Captain
Leonard Morgan 1991 President
Sheila Ryan 1992 Ladies Captain
Michael Cummins 1992 Men's Captain
Leonard Morgan 1992 President
Fionnuala Higgins 1993 Ladies Captain
Kevin Baxter 1993 Men's Captain
Hugh Doyle 1993 President
Geraldine Dwyer 1994 Ladies Captain
Philip Cunningham 1994 Men's Captain
Hugh Doyle 1994 President
Margaret Alexander 1995 Ladies Captain
Jim Clancy 1995 Men's Captain
Robert J. Craigie 1995 President
Kay Macken 1996 Ladies Captain
George Gear 1996 Men's Captain
Robert J. Craigie 1996 President
Mary Devine 1997 Ladies Captain
Terry McSweeney 1997 Men's Captain
Tom Cooke 1997 President
Theresa Fox 1998 Ladies Captain
Bob Alexander 1998 Men's Captain
Joe Cook 1998 President
Rita Healy 1999 Ladies Captain
Robert J. Craigie 1999 Men's Captain
Myles O'Connor 1999 President
Carol Clancy 2000 Ladies Captain
Declan Farrell 2000 Men's Captain
Myles O'Connor 2000 President
M. Kenny 2001 Ladies Captain
Seamus Nolan 2001 Men's Captain
Sean Markham 2001 President
Liz Synnott 2002 Ladies Captain
Frank Conroy 2002 Men's Captain
Sean Markham 2002 President
Mil Murray 2003 Ladies Captain
Tom Foran 2003 Men's Captain
Michael Cummins 2003 President
Angela McMahon 2004 Ladies Captain
Tony Kelly 2004 Men's Captain
Michael Cummins 2004 President
Siobhan Cartuir 2005 Ladies Captain
Myles O'Connor 2005 Men's Captain
Sheila Ryan 2005 President
Marie Felle-Brady 2006 Ladies Captain
Michael Fogarty 2006 Men's Captain
Sheila Ryan 2006 President
Pauline Fenton 2007 Ladies Captain
Tom Griffin 2007 Men's Captain
Aiden Burns 2007 President
Marie Doherty 2008 Ladies Captain
Tony Foran 2008 Men's Captain
Aiden Burns 2008 President
Rita Carbery 2009 Ladies Captain
Des Bellew 2009 Men's Captain
Brendan Scully 2009 President
Mary Lawlor 2010 Ladies Captain
Rory Harman 2010 Men's Captain
Brendan Scully 2010 President
Mary M. Murphy 2011 Ladies Captain
Noel Foran 2011 Men's Captain
Seamus Nolan 2011 President
Linda Ludgate 2012 Ladies Captain
Linda Ludgate 2012 Men's Captain
Seamus Nolan 2012 President
Eileen Collins 2013 Ladies Captain
Kevin Mason 2013 Men's Captain
Michael Connellan
2013 President
Vivian Marsden 2014 Ladies Captain
Jim Fagan 2014 Men's Captain
Michael Connellan 2014 President
Angela Malone 2015 Ladies Captain
Ned Walsh 2015 Men's Captain
Jimmy Mullaney 2015 President
Gay O'Hea 2016 Ladies Captain
Chris O'Mara 2016 Men's Captain
Jimmy Mullaney 2016 President
Brenda Fagan 2017 Ladies Captain
Conor Walsh 2017 Men's Captain
Jimmy Mullaney 2017 President
Anne Liston
2018 Ladies Captain
Terry Murray 2018 Men's Captain
Jimmy Mullaney 2018 President
Miriam Horan 2019 Ladies Captain
Declan Murray 2019 Men's Captain
Siobhán Cartúir
2019 President
Anne O’Neill 2020 Ladies Captain
James Maguire 2020 Men's Captain
Siobhán Cartúir 2020 President
Stephen McCarthy (-1)
2020 Lowest Men's H'cap
Sean Doyle (-0.8)
2020 Lowest Men's H'cap
David O'Malley (2.8) 2020 Lowest Men's H'cap
Andrew Fox (5) 2020 Lowest Men's H'cap

Holes in One at Black Bush

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Peter Kearns 19 July 2001 2nd   154 yd's
Sandra O' Connor 30 November 2002 7th   128 yd's
Joan Lucid 4 March 2003 4th   131 yd's
Jim Duffy 7 July 2003 2nd   156 yd's
J. Beatty 8 August 2004 16th   177 yd‘s
Paddy Molloy 15 August 2004 16th   177 yd‘s
Patricia Burns 28 June 2005 2nd   147 yd's
Ellen Collins 23 September 2005 2nd   147 yd's
Cormac Lynch 6 November 2005 2nd   152 yd's
Noleen O'Neill 15 November 2005 2nd   138 yd's
Carmel Hanley 19 September 2006 2nd   147 yd's
Joan Lucid 16 January 2007 13th   138 yd's
Ann O'Neill 17 July 2007 11th   138 yd's