Blessington Lakes golf club Wicklow

Blessington Lakes golf course Wicklow

Blessington Lakes Golf Course

Blessington Lakes Club Crest

Blessington Lakes Golf Club is set in the panoramic setting of Boystown in the heart of the Wicklow countryside. Come and enjoy a pleasant game of golf in a location where you can relax and enjoy the picturesque views of the Blessington Lakes and stunning Wicklow Mountains on the outskirts of Dublin. Blessington Lakes Golf Club, formerly known as Boystown Golf Club, was established by the McEvoy Family in 1997. In 2018 the club agreed a leasehold arrangement with the McEvoy family and took over the maintenance and management of the facility. The new sign now proudly prominent when you arrive at Blessington Lakes GC says it all “Run by the members for the members”

Built on naturally rolling farmland the design takes advantage of the existing waterways and mature trees. Playing the course you can be pleasurably distracted by the immense  beauty of the surrounding landscapes, Sky Mountains and lake drench your senses as you walk between shots.  Blessington Lakes Golf Club was affiliated membership to the GUI in 1998 and currently has 600 members who range from all around Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare. The course is situated just south of Blessington in Wicklow approximately 11km from Co. Dublin 

Visitors are welcome Monday to Saturday although booking may be required. Sundays are reserved for members competitions Blessington Lakes Golf Club is suitable for all levels of golfers but offers an interesting challenge to the more seasoned golfer as it measures just shy of 7000 yards of the medal tees The course is open for play all year round and enjoys excellent natural drainage meaning it is rarely closed through the winter and is in fact often open when other courses in the greater Metropolitan area are closed.

The visitor is assured of a very warm welcome and a memorable days golf at Blessington Lakes in the hearth of the "Garden of Ireland".

Green Fees Monday & Friday: €15
Green Fees Weekenda & B.H.: €25
Green Fees with a Member: €10/15
Green Fees for Opens: €15
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: €10 Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €550
Full Pay & Play Membership Fee: €150
Full Couples Membership Fee: €1,000
Full Minor Membership Fee: €150
Full Student Membership Fee: €250
Full Junior Membership Fee:
€125
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 9
Members 214
Designer Donal McEvoy
Founded 1997
Address

Ballyboys,
Blessington,
Co. Wicklow

Telephone +353 (0)45-867146
Email blessingtonlakesgc2018@gmail.com
Website Blessington Lakes golf club website
Club Manager: Julie Walse
Club House Assistants:: Vivi Levie & & Grainne Crowe
Captain: Gerry Murray
Lady Captain: Ashling O'Connor
Presidents': Helen Farrell
Vice-Captains':  None
Hon. Secretary: Cormac Noone
Club Pro: None
Hon. Treasurer: Irene Downey 
Comp. Secretary: Tony McGinley

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.137093
Long:-6.563344
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General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 9.00am to 11.30pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Sundays & Bank Holidays am
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other times Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Blessington Lakes Golf Club Fixtures 2022 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2022 (Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday
  Closed 1
Captains Prize to the Ladies Saturday 25 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize (Q) Sunday 14 August Sunday 15 July Closed 2
Lady Captain's Prize
Sunday 15 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize (Q) Sunday 14 August
Sunday 15 July
Closed 2
Captain's Prize Sunday 15 July
  Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Saturday 20 August   Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 20 August Sunday 21 August Closed 2
President's Prize Sunday 21 August   Closed 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 4 June Sunday 5 June Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 5 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 7 June Wednesday 8 June Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 8 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 14 June Wednesday 15 June Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 15 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 19 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 21 June Wednesday 22 June Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 22 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 25 June Sunday 26 June Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 26 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 28 June
Wednesday 29 June Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 29 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 5 July Wednesday 6 July Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 6 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 12 July Wednesday 13 July Open 2
SL. & G. ingles Stableford Wednesday 13 July   Open 1
L. & G.Singles Stableford Tuesday 19 July Wednesday 20 July Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 20 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 23 July Sunday 24 July Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 24 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 26 July
Wednesday 27 July
Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 27 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 30 July
Sunday 31 July
Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 31 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 6 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 9 August Wednesday 10 August Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 10 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 13 August Sunday 14 August Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 14 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 16 August Wednesday 17 August Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 17 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 23 August Wednesday 24 August
Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 24 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 27 August Sunday 28 August Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 28 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 30 August
Wednesday 31 August
Open 2
Singles Stableford Wednesday 31 August
  Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup Saturday 3 September Sunday 4 September Open 2
Junior Scratch Cup Sunday 4 September   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Saturday 3 September Sunday 4 September Open 2
Inter. Scratch Cup Sunday 4 September   Open 1
Minor Scratch Cup Saturday 3 September Sunday 4 September Open 2
Minor Scratch Cup Sunday 4 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 6 September Wednesday 7 September Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 7 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 10 September Sunday 11 September Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 11 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 13 September Wednesday 14 September Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 14 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 17 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 20 September Wednesday 21 September Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 21 September   Open 1
2-Ball Scramble Saturday 24 September Sunday 27 September Open 2
2-Ball Scramble Sunday 25 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 27 September Wednesday 28 September Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 28 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 1 October Sunbday 2 October Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 2 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 5 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 8 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 11 October Wednesday 12 October Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 12 October   Open 1
Team Scramble Saturday 15 October Sunday 16 October Open 2
Team Scramble Sunday 16 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 18 October Wednesday 19 October Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 25 October Sunday 26 October Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 26 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 5 November   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 12 November   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 19 November   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 26 November   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 28 December   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 71 6,685 yd's
Red Par 73 SSS 73 5,622 yd's
Blue Par 72 SSS 73 6,877 yd's

Card

Name Hole No. Blue White Par Index Red Par Index
Nick's Garden 1 364 346 4 11 302 4 12
Devil's Canyon 2 457 454 4 1 364 4
2
Mullaghcleevaun 3 179 169 3 15
120 3 18
Ash Tree 4 452 445 4 3 424
5
10
Ballyknockan 5 177 167 3 17 151 3 16
Graveyard 6 338 334 4 7
300 4 4
Boystown Country 7 410
402
4 9
315 4 14
Over the Hill 8 517
495 5 13 420 5 8
Eye of the Needle 9 589 574 5 5
326
4
6
  Out 3,483 3,386 36   2,722 36  
The Turn 10 349 337 4 16 337 4 9
Ballymun 11 457 440 4 2 431
5 1
Member's Bounce 12 172 163 3 14 145 3 17
Don't Blame the Tree 13 426
426
4 10
351 4 5
Miley's Field 14 177 155 3 18 151 3 15
Watery Grave 15 331 324 4 6
324 4 3
Hog's Back 16 410
382
4 8
329 4 7
The Warren 17 487
488 5 12 420 5 11
3 Furlong Post 18 603 584 5 4
412 5 13
  In 3,394 3,299 36   2,900 37  
  Total 6,877 6,685 72   5,622 73  
  SSS 73 72     73    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record:

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

The two Ladies from Blessington Lakes Golf Club              won the Granard Cup at Athlone Golf Club on Friday 23rd September 2022, when they returned 43 points being 2-shots ahead of their nearest rivals. They now proceed to the home-of-golf St. Andrew’s on the 4th October to compete in the decider.
The team was Lady Captain Aishling O’Connor and Julie Walsh, well done girls.   

The Ladies of Blessington Lakes Golf Club won All-Final of the AA Insurance Minor Cup at Royal Tara Golf Club in 2009, when they beat Ulster Champions Rockmount Golf Club by 4½-matches to ½-match in the decider.

The Ladies of Blessington Lakes Golf Club won Mid-Leinster Final of the AA Insurance Minor Cup and made their way to Royal Tara Golf Club in 2009 to compete in the National deciders, they beat Munster Champions Castletroy Golf Club by 3½ matches to 1½ matches in the quarter-final, they met Connaught Champions Athenry in the All-Ireland Semi-Final by 3 matches to 2 matches and beat Ulster Champions Rockmount by 4½ matches to a ½ match in the final.

In the quarter-final they were led by Marie Clarke (24) who had a comfortable 4 and 3 win over Angela O'Dwyer (23), she was followed by Nolene Mullen (24) who won her match by 1-hole against Ber Murphy (23), next up was Rita Malone (24) who had a 7 and 6 lose to Catherine Byrne (25), the penultimate match of Mary Fitzpatrick (25) was halved against Marie Silke (26), the bottom match of Suzanne Hegarty (27) was a 2 and 1 win over Maura Devenney (29)

They met Athenry in the All-Ireland Semi-Final the following day, first up was Marie Clarke (24) who lost her match against Nicola Nally (23) by 5 and 3, she was followed again by Nolene Mullen (24) who had a very convincing 9 and 7 win against Julie Carr (25), next up was Rita Malone (24) who lost to Sara McDermott (25) by 5 and 3, the penultimate match of Mary Fitzpatrick (25) was another comfortable 7 and 5 win over Veronica Cronin (26), in the bottom match Suzanne Hegarty (27) beat Martha Breen (28) by 4 and 3.

The following day they met Rockmount in the All-Ireland Final and were led again by Marie Clarke (24) who had a comfortable 5 and 4 win over Carol McGrath (23), she was followed by Nolene Mullen (24) who beat Jan Lindsay (23) by 3 and 2, next up was Rita Malone (24) who halved her match with Maire Donnelly (23), the penultimate match of Mary Fitzpatrick (25) was another decisive 5 and 4 win over Kathleen Morrow (24), the bottom match Suzanne Hegarty (27) against Noeleen Houston (29) was a similar 5 and 4 win and this young club collected their first green pennant.

The Ladies of Boystown Golf Club won the East-Leinster Final of the AA-Insurance Challenge Cup in 2007 they made the journey to Athlone Golf Club to compete in the National deciders; they met Mid-Leinster Champions The K Club and eventual green pennant winners in the All-Ireland Semi-Final when they lost out by 3-matches to 2-matches.

They were led by Irene Downey (30) who lost her match against Sarah Newman (30) by 8 and 6, she was followed by Marie Clarke (30) who had a comfortable 5 and 3 win over Marianne Fitzgerald (33), next up was Jean Mackey (31) who had a narrow 1-hole win over Terry Somers (33), the penultimate match of Noleen Mullen (32) was a 3 and 2 win for Phyllis Kelly (34), in the bottom match Suzanne Hegarty (36) lost her match by 4 and 3 against Margaret Canavan (36).

The Ladies of Boystown Golf Club won the All-Ireland Challenge Cup at Headfort Golf Club in October 2006. They beat Western Champions Oughterard Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final by 3 and half matches to 1 and halve matches. They met Eastern Champions Lucan Golf Club in the final.

First on the tee was Jane Mackey who beat Breda McGarry on the 19th, she was followed by Mary Fitzpatrick who beat Marianne Short by 3 and 1. Next up was Irene Downey who had a comfortable 5 and 4 win over Helen Downes to clinch the title. Marie Clarke halved her match with Cliona Sheridan. Noelene Mullen put the icing-on-the-cake when she beat Dolores Colgan by 4 and 3.

2005 Lady Captain Mary Ranagher and her Captain’s Prize winner Angela Seery qualified in the Volkswagen/Irish Independent Lady Captain’s Classic in this scotch foursomes format. It was off to the National Finals at The Heritage Golf Club on Monday 3rd October where they were paired with the Forrest Little pair of Audrey Bradley and May Collins.

Boystown Golf Club won the Best Cup when they beat Balbriggan in the final, when securing the necessary two points at the away venue, delivered by Mark Doyle and Tony Campbell. The remainder, of the squad were Pat Brady, Steve Cooling, Billy Tutty, Marty Maguie, Darren Nugent, Tony Hannon, Dermot Buckley, Brian Cagney and Seamus O'Sullivan, they were managed by my old friend Pat Byrne.

Boystown won the Provincial Towns Cup when they beat Headfort by 5-4 at Headfort Golf Club on August 25th 2002. The team was T. Kavanagh, V. Balfe, B. Cullen, P. Barrett, P. Wardick, C. Broe, T. McGinley, C. Curley and N. Lawlor

Congratulations to Julie Walsh (28) who teamed up with Seamus Doherty (9) of Stackstown in the Irish Final of the Spar-Irish Independent Mixed Pairs Challenge on the 25th of August 2001. The finals were played at Adare Manor Golf & Country Club and they were beaten into 3rd place on a count back with a score of 54 points. However, it was good enough to book their tickets for the big shoot out in Tenerife in November. Where they finished second with a score of 151.

Ita Black (27) and Philip Wardick (9) also made it through to the National Finals of the Spar-Irish Independent Mixed Pairs Challenge. They blitzed the field in the final regional qualifiers at Westmanstown Golf Club in early August. Their 65 points returned were 9-shots better than the runners-up.

History of Blessington Lakes

Blessington Lakes first opened as Boystown Golf Course on a ‘pay and play’ basis in mid-1996, to give the area’s golfers an early look at the new course. It was shorter than the one we know now, with four par-3 holes, no lakes and temporary greens.  The final layout of the course was completed in mid-1997, apart from excavation of the lakes.  These were completed in 1998.
Blessington Lakes GC will always be a relatively small club, in terms of number of members, because of the limitations of its 9-hole format. However, its small size is also a great strength because everyone knows everyone else and new members feel at home here very quickly. The men’s and ladies’ sections work well together and we choose our Captains and Presidents, and indeed all our Committee members, as much for their friendliness and organisational abilities as for their prowess as golfers. We see this as the basis of our strength in the past and we intend to continue to run the club in this way, for the benefit of our members and for visiting players, regardless of their golfing abilities.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Maureen Doyle 1998 Ladies Captain
Betty McEvoy 1998 Ladies President
Bill Hendrick 1998 Men's Captain
Maureen Doyle 1999 Ladies Captain
Betty McEvoy 1999 Ladies President
Bill Hendrick 1999 Men's Captain
Moira Hannon 2000 Ladies Captain
Betty McEvoy 2000 Ladies President
Andy Dunne 2000 Men's Captain
Anne Kelly 2001 Ladies Captain
Betty McEvoy 2001 Ladies President
Pat Flynn 2001 Men's Captain
Ita Whelan 2002 Ladies Captain
Betty McEvoy 2002 Ladies President
Alan Cunningham 2002 Men's Captain
Donal McEvoy Snr. 2002 President
Eileen O'Donnell 2003 Ladies Captain
Betty McEvoy 2003 Ladies President
Tommy McGinley 2003 Men's Captain
Donal McEvoy Snr. 2003 President
Brid Hayes 2004 Ladies Captain
Maureen Doyle 2004 Ladies President
Vincent Balfe 2004 Men's Captain
Donal McEvoy Snr. 2004 President
Angela Seery 2005 Ladies Captain
Maureen Doyle 2005 Ladies President
Vincent Balfe 2005 Men's Captain
Donal McEvoy Snr. 2005 President
Audrey Quinn 2006 Ladies Captain
Maureen Doyle 2006 Ladies President
Peter McGillen 2006 Men's Captain
Donal McEvoy Snr. 2006 President
Mary Reneghan 2007 Ladies Captain
Maureen Doyle 2007 Ladies President
Eddie Seery 2007 Men's Captain
P. G. Byrne 2007 President
Brid Shirran 2008 Ladies Captain
Maureen Doyle 2008 Ladies President
Sean Earls 2008 Men's Captain
Paddy G. Byrne 2008 President
Noreen Wheatley 2009 Ladies Captain
Brid Hayes 2009 Ladies President
Sean Feeley 2009 Men's Captain
Paddy G. Byrne 2009 President
Jean Mackey 2010 Ladies Captain
Brid Hayes 2010 Ladies President
Diarmuid McCarthy 2010 Men's Captain
Tony McGinley 2010 President
Anne Kelly 2011 Ladies Captain
Betty McEvoy 2011 Ladies President
Tom Bealin 2011 Men's Captain
Tony McGinley 2011 President
Irene Downey 2012 Ladies Captain
Betty McEvoy 2012 Ladies President
Niall O'Connor 2012 Men's Captain
Tony McGinley 2012 President
Suzanne Hegarty
2013 Ladies Captain
Betty McEvoy 2013 Ladies President
Pat Brady 2013 Men's Captain
Tony McGinley 2013 President
Suzanne Hegarty 2014 Ladies Captain
Betty McEvoy 2014 Ladies President
Steve Cooling 2014 Men's Captain
Tom Bealin 2014 President
Helen Farrell
2015 Ladies Captain
Betty McEvoy 2015 Ladies President
Paul O'Farrell Jnr. 2015 Men's Captain
Tom Bealin 2015 President
Dympna Darby 2016 Ladies Captain
Betty McEvoy 2016 Ladies President
Dave Costigan 2016 Men's Captain
Tom Bealin 2016 President
Martina Searson 2017 Ladies Captain
Betty McEvoy 2017 Ladies President
David Callaghan 2017 Men's Captain
Tom Bealin 2017 President
Mairead Hackett 2018 Ladies Captain
Dympna Darby 2018 Ladies President
Cormac Noone 2018 Men's Captain
Tom Bealin 2018 President
Martina Searson 2019 Ladies Captain
Noel Searson 2019 Men's Captain
Tony McGinley
2019 President
Mairéad Hackett 2020 Ladies Captain
Diarmuid McCarthy 2020 Men's Captain
Tony McGinley 2020 President
Mairéad Hackett 2021 Ladies Captain
Diarmuid McCarthy
2021 Men's Captain
Tony McGinley 2021 President
Aisling O’Connor 2022 Ladies Captain
Gerry Murray 2022 Men's Captain
Helen Farrell 2022 President
Angela Seery (18) 2022 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Lee McMillan 2022 Lowest Men's Handicap
Gramh Smith (2) 2022 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Blessington Lakes

Member Date Hole No Club Used Distance
Tony Campbell 10 August 2006 3rd   161 yd’s
Nolene Mullen 13 June 2009 3rd   134 yd’s