Strabane golf club Tyrone

Strabane golf course Tyrone

Strabane Golf Course

Strabane Club Crest

Set in the foothills of the Sperrin Mountains, Strabane Golf Club is a rolling parkland course intersected by the River Mourne. Designed by Desmond Hackett it is a par 69 measuring 5,628 metres with a standard scratch of 69 off the blue tees.

The water first comes into play at the index 3 328 metres 9th known as "The River" with a demanding tee shot the golfer is then faced with a medium iron to a narrow sloping green. The river runs all the way up the left-hand side awaiting any wayward shots.

There are many fine testing holes to be found at Strabane Golf Club it is regarded by professionals and low handicap golfers as an excellent test of golf.

Green Fees Midweek: £20
Green Fees Weekends & B.H. £25
Green Fees with a Member: £15/20
Green Fees for Opens: £13/15
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: No
Buggy Hire: £20 Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 709
Designer Des Hackett
Founded 1908
Address

33 Ballycolman Road,
Strabane,
Co. Tyrone
BT82 9PH

Telephone 028-71-382007
Email strabanegc@btconnect.com
Website Strabane golf club website
Club Secretaries': Claire Keys/Carole McFeeters
Captain: Frankie Houston
Lady Captain: Mary O'Reilly 
Presidents':  Paul O'Hare & Maeve Crowe
Vice-Captains': Declan Doherty & Geraldine Masterson
Hon. Secretary: Terry Doherty & Maeve Corry
Club Pro: Shop Freddie 07594 098764
Hon. Treasurer: Brian Brolly & Caroline Connolly
Comp. Secretary: Patrick McCrossan & Maeve Crowe
Strabane Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:54.796925
Long:-7.526150
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 12.00am to 11.00pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering facilities, by arrangement Days to Avoid: Saturdays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Strabane Golf Club Fixtures 2018 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2018 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday 25 March   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Tuesday 12 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 16 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 7 July   Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Tuesday 7 August
  Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 25 August
  Closed 1
Singles Stableford Monday 9 April
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 14 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 21 April   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Tuesday 24 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 28 April
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 31 April
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 3 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 5 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 7 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 10 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 12 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 14 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 17 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 21 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 24 May  Saturday 26 May
Open 3
Singles Stableford Friday 25 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 26 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 28 May
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 31 May
  Open 1
St. Mary's PP
Sunday 3 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 7 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 9 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 11 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 18 June   Open 1
Hugh Hanley Memorial Cup
Thursday 21 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 23 June   Open 1
Strabane AFC Classic Sunday 24 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 25 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 28 June   Open 1
Start of Open Week Sunday 1 July Saturday 7 July Open 7
4-Person Team Event Sunday 1 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 2 July   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Tuesday 3 July   Open 1
Mixed Foursomes Wednesday 4 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 5 July   Open 1
Greensomes Friday 6 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 7 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 9 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 12 July   Open 1
St. Patrick's GFC Classic Sunday 15 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 16 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 19 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 21 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 23 July    Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 26 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 30 July
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 2 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 4 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 6 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 9 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 11 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 13 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 16 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 18 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 20 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 23 August    Open 1
4-Person Team Event Sunday 26 August
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 27 August
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 2 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 8 September   Open 1
Owen Roes GFC Classic Sunday 9 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 15 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 22 September   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 69 SSS 69 5,542 m
Yellow Par 69 SSS 68 5,333 m
Red Par 72 SSS 71 4,912 m
Blue Par 69 SSS 69 5,628 m

Card

Hole No. Blue White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 338 338 323 4 5
269 4 11
2 144 144 132 3 13 119 3 15
3 424 424 415 4 1 412 5 9
4 385 385 376 4 5 330 4 3
5 466 466 456 5 9 414 5 1
6 296 296 286 4 17 282 4 7
7 155 155 145 3 15 139 3 17
8 171 171 156 3 11 135 3 13
9 328 328 295 4 3 278 4 5
Out 2,733 2,707 2,589 34   2,378 35  
10 456 456 457 5 14 372 5 8
11 360 360 347 4 2 313 4 2
12 148 135 125 3 18 120 3 16
13 356 356 346 4 8 341 4 6
14 373 336 328 4 6 321 4 4
15 283 283 276 4 16 229 4 14
16 180 170 160 3 12 150 3 18
17 394 394 385 4 4 384 5 12
18 345 345 335 4 10 304 4 10
In 2,895 2,835 2,749 35   2,534 37  
Total 5,628 5,542 5,333 69   4,912 72  
SSS 69 69 68     71    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: Am. 63 E. Kennedy, Pro. 69

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

Strabane Golf Club won the Ulster Final of the Irish Mixed Foursomes when they beat Mahee Island Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches on Friday 19th August 2016.

They were drawn against Connaught Champions Gort Golf Club at Shandon Park Golf Club on Friday 2nd September in the All-Ireland Semi-Final and lost out by 3½-matches to 1½-matches to the East Galway side.

They were led out by C. Patton with H. Mitchell who lost their match against K. Mulkerrins with E. McSweeney by 1-hole they were followed by C. Sharkey with B O'Kane who had a 2and 1 win over  G. Broderick with S. Broderick next on the tee was P. McCrossan with L, Patton who lost their match by 2-holes against J. Leahy with J. Collins in the penultimate match D. Devine with L Patton had another close result when they lost by the minimum 1-hole against P. Curtis with T. Gill the bottom match of P. Doherty with L. Duffy against N. O'Shaughnessy with J. Joyce was recorded as a halve.

Strabane Golf Club won the Ulster Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield in 2014, when they beat Faughan Valley Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches in the Ulster Semi-Final and Galgorm Castle Golf Club by a similar margin in the decider.
They made their way to Carton House to compete in the All-Ireland deciders on the O’Meara Course where they were drawn against Leinster Champions Waterford Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final.

They were led out by Conor McCool with Liam Curry who lost their match against Gary Dunphy with Pat Murphy by 1-hole, they were followed by Frankie Gallagher with Andrew Connolly who lost their match by 2-holes against Paul Mackey with John Hale, next up were Kevin Connolly with Declan Devine who went down to John Phelan with Michael Wall by 3 and 1, in the penultimate match Damian McGranaghan with Shay Callaghan had a 3 and 2 win over Barry Griffin with Chris Hoban and in the bottom match Gary Duffy with Ciaran Duffy recorded a 4 and 3 win over Matt Holohan with Eamonn Rice, alas to little to late.

Helen Jones added the 2012 Irish Close Championship to her victory in the Irish Seniors Open Championship she won in 2010. She had a 4 and 2 win over Violet McBride of Belvoir Park at Bunclody Golf & Fishing Club on Thursday 5th July.

Irish Senior International Helen Jones was crowned Irish Senior Women’s Open Strokeplay Champion following a 6 stroke victory over Lynda Palahniuk from Canada at Laytown and Bettystown Golf Club, on the 10th September 2010, she shot rounds of 74, 78 and 76 for a total of 228.

Strabane Golf Club won the Ulster Final of the Irish Mixed Foursomes in 2009 and made the long journey to Bandon Golf Club, where they met Leinster Champions Mullingar Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final.

First on the tee was Aidan Boyle with Ann Duffy who had a convincing 5 and 4 win over Paddy Dunne with Ann Hannon. They were followed by Enda Kennedy with Angela Houston who also recorded a 3 and 2 win over the team from the Midlands represented by Aiden Tomkins with Bernie Kelly. Next up was Darren Crawford with Caroline Connolly who lost out to Gerry Purcell & Ann-Marie Conlon by 2 and 1. The penultimate match of Martin Roarty with Mary McCrory against Frank McGinty with Brege McCarrick also went to the team from Mullingar by 2 and 1, the place in the All-Ireland Final now hung on the bottom match of Conal Cooke with Bernie O’Kane against Bernard McDonnell with Jeannette McDonnell went 4 and 2 to the Mullingar pair who went on to play Portumna in the All-Ireland Final of which the Galway team recorded a convincing 4 matches to 1 match victory and their first green-pennant.

Helen Jones was selected on the Irish Ladies team for the Home Internationals played at Royal Porthcawl from 8th to 10th September 2004. Helen was selected on the Ulster ILGU Team for the Interprovincial's. Played at Ballybunion Golf Club from 18th to 20th August 2004.

Helen Jones was selected on the Ulster Ladies' team for the AIB Interprovincial Championships at Mount Wolseley Golf Club from August 7-9 2002. She had played at The Island Golf Club from the 8th to the 10th August 2001.

Prior to 2001:

Strabane won the Irish Club Youths' Team Championship at Thurles G. C. in 1991, when the team was Seamus McGranaghan, Darren Crawford, John Callan and Sean Devenney.

Strabane Golf Club won the Ulster Junior Cup in 1988, when the team was Tom Mulholland, Pat Curry, Darren Crawford, Enda Kennedy, Liam Curry and Charlie Patton, they were captained by Oliver McNeill.

They won the Bulmers Ulster Junior Cup again in 1991, when the team was F. Patterson, C. Patton, N. Callan, L. Curry, Sean Devenney, J. Callan, N. Wolfe, P. Corry and R. Harte.

They won Ulster Irish Junior Foursomes in 1990, when the team was R. White, Sean Devenney, S. McGranaghan, K. McCool and J. Callan.

They won the Ulster Jimmy Bruen Shield in 1984, when the Team was Sam Stirling, John O’Donnell, Frank Friel, Maurice Crotty, Danny McGinley, Garvan Godfrey, Declan McDonnell, Jim Roarty, Francis Devine, Francis McKee, Joe Curry, Danny Duffy, Jim Patton, Pat Patton and Oliver McNeill.

They won the Donegal Inter-Club League in 1990, when the team was Willie Christy, Bernard McCafferty, Charlie Patton, Brian Patton, Liam Curry, James McGranaghan, Jim O’Donnell, Pat Steenson, Eamon McPhilemy, George Hunter, Angus Callaghan, Jimmy Roarty.

The Ladies won the Tyrone and Fermanagh Trophy in 1999 and the North West League in 1997.

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

John Callan represented Ireland at international Youths level in 1992 playing 2-matches, won 1-match and lost 1-match accumulating 2-points. He represented Ulster as a Youth in the Interprovincial Championships from 1992 to1994 playing 18-times won 7-matches halved four and lost 7-matches accumulating 18-points;

Sean Devenney represented Ireland at international Youths level in 1993 playing 4-matches, won 2-match and lost 2-matches accumulating 4-points. He represented Ireland at Irish Boys level in 1992 playing 4-times won 1-match and lost 3-matches accumulating 2-points. He represented Ulster as a Youth in the Interprovincial Championships from 1993 to1993 playing 12-times won 8-matches halved two and lost 2-matches accumulating 18-points;

Enda Kennedy represented Ulster in the Senior Interprovincial’s in 1996 playing 4-times won 1-match halved one and lost 2-matches accumulating 3-points;

B. Patton represented Ulster in the Senior Interprovincial’s from 1986 to 1989 playing 18-times won 12-matches and lost 6-matches accumulating 24-points;

Lynn McCool, now the professional at Lough Erne Golf Resort, was selected to represent Ireland in the European Ladies' Junior Championship at Shannon Golf Club in 1990 and at Saint Nom La Breteche, France in 1992. She played for Ireland in the Girls' Home Inter nationals in 1987, 1988 and 1989 and at Penrith Golf Club in 1990. She won the Irish Girls' Close Championship in 1988;

History of Strabane

Instituted 1908 affiliated 1909

"Irish Life" on the 6th of December 1912 carries the following record on this club "This club (founded in 1909 by Mr. L. J. Passmore), originally had its course close to the town of Strabane, and was a winter course only. In November last year (i.e. 1911), it had the good fortune to secure 35 acres of very suitable land at Carricklee one mile from Strabane, the property of Mr. E. C. Herdman, D. L., whose friendly interest has in no small degree been responsible for the clubs present successful position. Play is now possible throughout the year. Mr. L. J. Passmore, the founder, is Hon. Secretary and well fits the position being the leading player in the club" The first Captain was W. B. Smyth, and it had 150 members including ladies, and the holes varied in length from 305 yards to 120 yards and measured 2,400 yards in total.

The club went eighteen-hole in 1974 having moved to its present location at Ballycolman in 1953.

Woodrow Wilson, former President of the United States whose family came from Strabane, once described golf as "a game in which one endeavours to control a ball with implements ill-adapted for the purpose".

This is a view shared by millions of amateur golfers as they struggle to perfect the finer points of the game.  But golfers of the 21st century have it easy in comparison to the primitive conditions and equipment experienced in previous generations.  From mashie, brassy and stymie to the metal mickey and rescue clubs of today.

Golf in Strabane is 100 years old this week (14 December 2008).  In the year 1908 Strabane was a market town of 5,000 people, with a rail service to Derry, Letterkenny, Donegal and Dublin.  The Town Hall had recently been re-styled at a cost of £2,000.  Markets were held monthly, fairs were held four times per year, and twice a year for hiring labour.  That year the Steamboat Company announced profit on trading on the canal.  A new Technical College had opened at Upper Main Street and a new parochial school had been erected by the Duke of Abercorn in Bowling Green.

In fact it was in this building that a group of prominent professional and business people met on the evening of Monday 14 December 1908.  The meeting had been convened by Mr. Thomas Elliott a solicitor with premises in Abercorn Square.  There was a single item on the agenda of the meeting.  This group was to set up a club to promote the amateur game of golf amongst its members by providing a course and clubhouse facilities.

The Duke of Abercorn was invited to be the first President, Mr. W.B. Smyth was elected Captain and Mr. L.J. Passmore took on the role of Club Secretary.

The annual subscription fee was set at £1.1.0 (one guinea)

The committee was then set the task of finding a suitable location to establish the golf course, in the hope that it might be ready for the playing season to begin in April 1909.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Mrs. L. Farren 1990 Ladies Captain
C. N. Redden 1990 Men's Captain
H. Robinson 1990 President
Mrs. O. F. Turner 1991 Ladies Captain
G. Turner 1991 Men's Captain
H. Robinson 1991 President
Mrs. C. Quigley 1992 Ladies Captain
Mrs. Keery 1992 Ladies President
R. A. Crawford 1992 Men's Captain
H. Robinson 1992 President
Mrs. P. B. O'Connor 1993 Ladies Captain
Mrs. Kerry 1993 Ladies President
C. Patton 1993 Men's Captain
J. Patton 1993 President
Mrs. A. B. Shortt 1994 Ladies Captain
Mrs. Keery 1994 Ladies President
L. Curry 1994 Men's Captain
J. Patton 1994 President
Mrs. M. McKee 1995 Ladies Captain
Mrs. Keery 1995 Ladies President
J. O'Reilly 1995 Men's Captain
J. Patton 1995 President
Mrs. P. McDaid 1996 Ladies Captain
Mrs. L. Coyne 1996 Ladies President
P. J. Rouse 1996 Men's Captain
J. P. O'Donnell 1996 President
Mrs. M. McBride 1997 Ladies Captain
Mrs. L. Coyne 1997 Ladies President
T. J. O'Doherty 1997 Men's Captain
J. P. O'Donnell 1997 President
Mrs. M. Devine 1998 Ladies President
T. Doherty 1998 Men's Captain
Mrs. T. Casey 1998 Men's Captain
E. P. Steenson 1998 President
Mrs. R. A. Doherty 1999 Ladies Captain
Mrs. E. Devine 1999 Ladies President
W. G. Godfrey 1999 Men's Captain
E. P. Steenson 1999 President
Mrs. Margaret Bonner 2000 Ladies Captain
Mrs. E. Devine 2000 Ladies President
Angus Callaghan 2000 Men's Captain
Mr. Pat Stenson 2000 President
Mrs. M. Duffy 2001 Ladies Captain
Mrs. R. Howle 2001 Ladies President
Michael Doyle 2001 Men's Captain
J. P. McPhilemy 2001 President
A. Houston 2002 Ladies Captain
Mrs. R. T. McCarthy 2002 Ladies President
Gerald McGranagan 2002 Men's Captain
J. P. Philemy 2002 President
Mrs. J. McGinley 2003 Ladies Captain
Mrs. Kathleen Farren 2003 Ladies President
Danny Duffy 2003 Men's Captain
J. P. McPhilemy 2003 President
Adeline Sheils 2004 Ladies Captain
Anna O'Doherty 2004 Ladies President
Kieran McBride 2004 Men's Captain
John Joe Christy 2004 President
Philomena Cooke 2005 Ladies Captain
S. D. MacLochlainn 2005 Ladies President
Liam Patton 2005 Men's Captain
Jimmy Coyle 2005 President
Rachel Devenney 2006 Ladies Captain
Aileen Shortt 2006 Ladies President
Joe Doherty 2006 Men's Captain
Oliver McNally 2006 President
Maeve Crowe  2007 Ladies Captain
Aileen Shortt  2007 Ladies President
Chris McDermott 2007 Men's Captain
Joe Mullen 2007 President
Maeve Corry 2008 Ladies Captain
Eleanor McMorran 2008 Ladies President
Gerard Glover 2008 Men's Captain
James Duncan 2008 President
Imelda Doherty 2009 Ladies Captain
Eleanor McMorran 2009 Ladies President
Eamon McCay 2009 Men's Captain
Michael G. Kennedy 2009 President
Dympna Doherty 2010 Ladies Captain
Olive Turner 2010 Ladies President
Seamus Friel 2010 Men's Captain
Ben Corry 2010 President
Norma Brogan 2011 Ladies Captain
Annie O'Hagan 2011 Ladies President
Brian O'Kane 2011 Men's Captain
Pat Patton 2011 President
Noreen McNally 2012 Ladies Captain
Teresa Casey 2012 Ladies President
Sean MacIntyer 2012 Men's Captain
Paddy O'Kane 2012 President
Annette Patton 2013 Ladies Captain
Mary Duffy
2013 Ladies President
Ciaran Kelly 2013 Men's Captain
Francis Devine
2013 President
Bernadette O'Kane 2014 Ladies Captain
Jean McGinley 2014 Ladies President
Senan Roarty 2014 Men's Captain
Pat McAneny 2014 President
Monica McGettigan 2015 Ladies Captain
Adeline Shiels
2015 Ladies President
Pat Corry 2015 Men's Captain
Frankie Houston
2015 President
Ann Sharkey 2016 Ladies Captain
Rosaleen Doherty
2016 Ladies President
Brian Brolly 2016 Men's Captain
Jim Arbuckle
2016 President
Patricia Kelly 2017 Ladies Captain
Maura McBeth 2017 Ladies President
Pat McAneny 2017 Men's Captain
Stewart McFeeters 2017 President
Mary O'Reilly 2018 Ladies Captain
Maeve Crowe 2018 Ladies President
Frankie Houston 2018 Men's Captain
Paul O'Hare 2018 President

Helen Jones (1.9)
before torning Pro.

2018 Lowest Ladies Handicap
John Callan (3.9) 2018 Lowest Men's Handicap
Enda Kennedy (0) 2018 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Strabane

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Christopher Timoney
15 June 2002
12th
  135 m
Declan McColgan
14 September 2002
7th
  155 m
Kevin Keegan 23 February 2004 7th   155 m
Patrick Joseph McAneny 22 September 2007 12th   135 m