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Delgany golf club Wicklow

Delgany golf course Wicklow

Delgany Golf Course

Delgany Club Crest

Delgany Golf Club was founded in 1908 and designed by the legendry Harry Vardon it is set in one of the most spectacular parts of "The Garden of Ireland". It is such a magnificent location that other course have sprung up in the immediate location in recent years, Glen-of-the-Downs in 1998 and Charlesland in prior to that in 1992. Delgany is a very mature Parkland course with tree-lined fairways well bunkered, if somewhat a little hilly. The Sugar Loaf mountain's both little and large play a major part in the backdrops to this renowned golf course.

Delgany Golf Club has a calm-to-fame that no other golf club in Europe can boast, of the 18-Irish players who have played Ryder Cup no less than 4-of them played their golf out of Delgany Golf Club. It was also the first course that a young Padraig Harrington first came to the attention of the GUI when he won the Leinster Youths in 19991 with a fine score of 266 a champion in waiting. Watch that space!

One of golf's gentlemen Robbie Kelly was Secretary/Manager at Delgany for many years and I wish him many years enjoyment in his retirement and trust his golf can only improve.

Delgany has a magnificent old-world clubhouse where the visitor and members every need is catered for, the warmest of welcomes is extended to everybody. On my last visit to this famous club major redevelopment was underway and I am assured the improvements will be spectacular.

Green Fees Monday to Thursday Winter: €25
Green Fees Weekends & B.H. Winter: €35
Green Fees Monday to Thursday: €45
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €60
Green Fees with a Member: €15/25
Green Fees for Opens: €25
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: €25
Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €1,920
Full 5-Day Membership Fee: €1,261
Full Intermediate 31 to 33 Membership Fee: €1,200
Full Intermediate 27 to 30 Membership Fee: €900
Full Intermediate 24 to 26 Membership Fee: €700
Full Junior 13-16 Membership Fee: €160
Full Junior 9-12 Membership Fee: €110
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 885
Designer Harry Vardon
Founded 1908
Address

Delgany.
Co. Wicklow

Telephone +353 (0)1-2874536
Email admin@delganygolfclub.com
Website Delgany golf club website
General Manager: Patrick Bradshaw
Club Administrator: Briege Burton
Captain: Ian Barrett
Lady Captain: Alison Craham
President: Willie Kennedy
Junior Captain: Charlie Fox
Vice-Captains': Sean O'Rourke & Siobhan Mooney 
Hon. Secretary: Tony Doyle, David Lyons & Mairead Coghlan
Club Pro: Gavin Kavanagh 01-2874697
Hon. Treasurer: Jayson Bradshaw, Don Berkery & Catherine Bennett
Comp. Secretary: Donal Meehan & Cheryl Ball
Delgany Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.130951
Long:-6.101983
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General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 8.00am to 11.30pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Weekends, Tuesdays & Wednesdays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Delgany Golf Club Fixtures 2024 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2024 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Saturday 6 April
  Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladies Tuesday
  Closed 1
Professional's Prize to the Men Saturday 1 June   Closed 1
Professional's Prize to the Ladies
Tuesday 18 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Day 1
Sunday 30 June
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Day 2
Tuesday 2 July   Closed 1
Professional's Prize to the Juniors
Thursday 4 July   Closed 1
Presidents Prize Saturday 6 July   Closed 1
Presidents Prize to the Juniors
Thursday 11 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Day 1
Sunday 4 August   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Day 2
Tuesday 6 August   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Juniors
Thursday 8 August   Closed 1
Captain's Prize (Q)
Friday 9 August Sunday 11 August Closed 3
Captain's Prize (Q) Saturday 10 August   Closed 1
Captain's Prize (Q) Sunday 11 August   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to 5-Days
Friday 16 August   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 17 August   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men
Saturday 7 September   Closed 1
Singles Stableford Monday 29 January   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Monday 22 April   Open 1
Delgany Schools Cup Monday 13 May
  Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup Saturday 1 June   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Saturday 1 June   Open 1
Minor Scratch Cup Saturday 1 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 3 June   Open 1
Start of Open Week Wednesday 19 June Monday 24 June Open 6
Fourball Betterball Wednesday 19 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 June   Open 1
Juniors Singles Stableford Thursday 20 June   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Thursday 20 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 21 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 22 June   Open 1
4-Person Team Event
Sunday 23 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 24 June   Open 1
Ladies 2-Person Team Event Tuesday 25 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Monday 1 July   Open 1
Leinster Boys' Inter-Club Area Qualifier (C) Thursday 4 July   G.I. 1
Senior Scratch Cup (36-Holes) Sunday 21 July   Open 1
Ladies' Fourball
Tuesday 23 July
  Open 1
Boys & Girls Jack Regan Open Trophy (Juniors)
Thursday 25 July
  Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford Monday 29 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford
Monday 5 August   Open 1
Start of Open Week Tuesday 20 August
Sunday 25 August Open 5
Ladies 4-Person Rumble
Tuesday 20 August
  Open 1
Fourball Wednesday 21 August
  Open 1
L. & G. Fourball Stableford
Friday 23 August
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 24 August
  Open 1
4-Person Champagne Scramble
Sunday 25 August
  Open 1
Singles Stableford
Monday 2 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Monday 9 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Monday 4 November   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Monday 2 December   Open
 1

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Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 68 SSS 69 5,474 m
Yellow Par 68 SSS 68 4,936 m
Red Par 70 SSS 70 4,927 m
Green Par 68 SSS 69 5,341 m

Card

Hole No. White Green Black Par Index Red Par Index
1 365 353 243 4 8 346 4 4
2 274 264 251 4 12 251 4 14
3 351 345 336 4 2 336 5 16
4 343 338 331 4 14 331 4 8
5 169 163 152 3 6 152 3 12
6 358 355 344 4 10 344 4 6
7 302 297
295 4 4 295 4 2
8 134 127 118 3 18 118 3 18
9 360 354 348 4 16 348 4 10
Out 2,656 2,596 2,521 34   2,521 35  
10 448 435
315 4 5 315 4 1
11 145 137 125 3 9 125 3 15
12 390 376 366 4 1 366 5 3
13 301
292 288 4 11 288 4 7
14 168 164 160 3 13 160 3 11
15 340 337 276 4 15 276 4 17
16 163 154 146 3 17 146 3 13
17 375 365 320 4 3 320 4 9
18 488 485 419 5 7 419 5 5
In 2,818 2,745 2,415 34   2,415 35  
Total 5,473 5,31 4,936 68   4,936 70  
SSS 69 69 68     70    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 61 Kevin Morris 1997 Fota Island

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

The Ladies of Delgany Golf Club were Runners-Up in the Final of Leinster South Women’s Challenge Cup on Sunday 6th August 2023 when they went down to Ballinascorney Golf Club by 3½-matches to 1½-matchs.

Young William Walshe was selected on the winning Leinster Under-16 Interprovincial Team played at Ballykisteen Golf Club on 21st and 22nd August 2023.
The other members of the team were Adam Fahey (Portmarnock Golf Club), Sean Cooper (Enniscorthy Golf Club), Mark Cadden (Roganstown Golf Club), Evan Monaghan (Naas Golf Club) and Evan Monaghan (Tullamore Golf Club)
They were Captained by Ger Ennis (Athy Golf Club) and Managed by Kevin Raftery (Forrest Little Golf Club).

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

J. Keane-Nash represented Ireland at Irish Boys level in 1992 playing  3-times won 1-match and lost 2-matches accumulating 2-points. He represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level from 1994 to 1996 playing 10-times won 5-matches and lost 5-matches accumulating 10-points. He represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial from 1994 to 1995 playing 12-times won 6-matches halved one and lost 5-matches accumulating 13-points;

P. Errity represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial in 1982 playing 3-times won 2-matches and lost 1-match accumulating 4-points;

K. Greene represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial from 1978 to 1982 playing 11-times won 4-matches and lost 7-matches accumulating 8-points;

P. Mulford represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial from 1974 to 1975 playing 6-times won 4-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 8-points;

D. Synnott represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial in 1997 playing 4-times won 2-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 4-points;

Teresa Bradshaw played for the Irish Girls' in 1983;

History of Delgany

Instituted 1908 affiliated 1908

The first meeting of Delgany Golf Club was held at the Grand Hotel Greystones on 22nd February, 1908, with Dr. A. M. Archer in the chair. Mr. A. L. Figgiss proposed "it was desirable to form a golf club to be called Delgany Golf Club, with a course in Bellevue Demesne" A story goes that the foundation of Delgany arose out of the reluctance of Greystones Golf Club to allow Sunday golf. On 22nd of July, 1908, it was decided that the course should be opened for play the following Saturday. The first President was Dr. A. M. Archer, and the first Captain, was Mr. F. W. Robertson

At a committee meeting on the 26th August 1909, it was decided to invite the famous golfer, Harry Vardon, over to inspect the course and make improvements to it. He arrived in September 1909, and played a 36-hole challenge match against Michael "Dyke" Moran, in front of a large crowd. The Open Champion won 3 and 2.

The original course was designed by, Tom Hood, the professional at the Royal Dublin Golf Club.

Delgany Golf Club was established in 1908 and is situated in the heart of County Wicklow, the Garden of Ireland. The ethos of Delgany Golf Club goes back to its foundation by members of Greystones G.C. who were then not allowed to play golf on Sundays on their own golf course. Interestingly, the first competition was played over nine holes on Good Friday that year and on St. Stephen´s Day of the same year the first 18 holes competition was played. This was also the first Captain´s Prize won by Clem Robertson who was subsequently killed in the First World War.

The fine golfing tradition of Delgany Golf Club can be traced back to Saturday, 18th September 1909 when Harry Vardon, one of the great names in the history of golf, played an exhibition match against the Irish champion, Michael Moran. Vardon, who won over 36 holes by 3 and 2 , playing with only 7 or 8 clubs in his bag, said after the match that "he drove like a lion but putted like a lamb". Apparently during the match several defects in the original layout of the course became evident and Vardon was subsequently engaged by the Club to make recommendations about the future layout of the course. He advised how the greens and bunkers could be improved and he made many other suggestions which were accepted by the Club.

The Ryder Cup came to Ireland for the first time in 2006 and it is interesting to note the strong connections that Delgany Golf Club has with this famous event. It is the only golf club in the world to have produced four Ryder Cup players in Harry Bradshaw, Jimmy Martin, John O´Leary and Eamonn Darcy. The strong Bradshaw family connection continues to the present day. Furthermore, Eamonn Darcy is a grand-nephew of Patrick J. Doyle, the first golf professional in Delgany Golf Club who subsequently became a well-known Tournament and teaching professional in America. These strong links with the Ryder Cup were maintained when in the 2006 event, Darren Reynolds, a member of Delgany Golf Club caddied for Paul McGinley.

Following an investment of almost €1.5 million by the members, Delgany Golf Club reopened its remodelled golf course with sand based greens and tees to USGA specifications on the 26th June 2004. As part of this investment a state-of-the-art Course Maintenance facility was also completed earlier in the year.

The bulk of this work was carried out over a three-month period in the summer of 2003 during which the Delgany members were kindly accommodated in neighbouring Clubs. The remodelled course was designed by the well-known Irish golf course architect, Patrick Merrigan, and was constructed by SOL one of Ireland´s leading golf course contractors. In his design, Patrick Merrigan was anxious to blend the newly constructed areas into the existing and natural contours of the course in order to make the new and old features indistinguishable while improving its year round playability and the overall enjoyment of the Delgany golfing experience.

Delgany Golf Club now presents golfers with an almost completely refurbished course offering a new challenge in a unique landscape and traditional environment. In addition, the newly redeveloped Clubhouse (a further investment of over €3.5m by the members)became operational in mid February of 2007 and offers members and guests alike excellent Clubhouse facilities and services. Delgany Golf Club as we approach our Centenary wishes all its members and visitors many happy hours playing the remodelled course and may everyone continue to enjoy the friendly Delgany hospitality on and off the golf course.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Pauline Devaney 1989 Ladies Captain
E. P. Heffernan 1989 Men's Captain
P. P. Freyer 1989 President
Gay Barry 1990 Ladies Captain
M. A. Morgan 1990 Men's Captain
P. P. Freyer 1990 President
Olive Jones 1991 Ladies Captain
M. J. O'Sullivan 1991 Men's Captain
D. T. Grace 1991 President
Mary O'Reilly 1992 Ladies Captain
L. F. Wall 1992 Men's Captain
D. T. Grace 1992 President
Daphne Walshe 1993 Ladies Captain
M. C. Rooney 1993 Men's Captain
J. R. Armb 1993 President
Carmel T. Wyse 1994 Ladies Captain
P. J. Byrne 1994 Men's Captain
J. R. Armb 1994 President
Anne Moylan 1995 Ladies Captain
J. D. Farrell 1995 Men's Captain
E. Farrelly 1995 President
Peggy Smith 1996 Ladies Captain
J. S. Burns 1996 Men's Captain
E. Farrelly 1996 President
Pam Wall 1997 Ladies Captain
E. P. Brennan 1997 Men's Captain
F. Harding 1997 President
Eileen Dunne 1998 Ladies Captain
F. P. Donnelly 1998 Men's Captain
F. Harding 1998 President
Carmel Craig 1999 Ladies Captain
C. A. Dolly 1999 Men's Captain
S. Keenan 1999 President
Lola Harrington 2000 Ladies Captain
John Rochford 2000 Men's Captain
John Berkery 2000 President
Ellen O'Mahony 2001 Ladies Captain
Luke McKeever 2001 Men's Captain
Harry Perry 2001 President
Stephanie Brennan 2002 Ladies Captain
Eamon Donnelly 2002 Men's Captain
H. Perry 2002 President
  2003 Ladies Captain
Dermot Harrington 2003 Men's Captain
Paul Farran 2003 President
Patricia Kenny 2004 Ladies Captain
  2004 Ladies President
Eamon Market 2004 Men's Captain
Dan Healy 2004 President
Dorothy Gaynor 2005 Ladies Captain
Gerry Moynihan 2005 Men's Captain
Chris Ball 2005 President
Avril Keogh 2006 Ladies Captain
Michael Scannell 2006 Men's Captain
Enda Boland 2006 President
Suzan O'Loughlin 2007 Ladies Captain
Tom Mason 2007 Men's Captain
Colm Molloy 2007 President
Miriam McKeever 2008 Ladies Captain
Paddy Brock 2008 Men's Captain
Cyril O'Loughlin 2008 President
Annetta Dunne 2009 Ladies Captain
Pat O'Mahony 2009 Men's Captain
Tony Quinn 2009 President
Pat Widger 2010 Ladies Captain
Sean Donnelly  2010 Men's Captain
Frank McGee 2010 President
Bernadette Harmon 2011 Ladies Captain
Oliver Carty 2011 Men's Captain
Peter Monahan 2011 President
Judy Brennan 2012 Ladies Captain
Brendan Cooney 2012 Men's Captain
Denis Fogarty 2012 President
Joan Browne
2013 Ladies Captain
Jim Blake 2013 Men's Captain
John Connolly 
2013 President
Susan Lennon 2014 Ladies Captain
Eddie Bohane 2014 Men's Captain
Hanne O'Rourke 2014 President
Helen Kane 2015 Ladies Captain
John Littlefield 2015 Men's Captain
Seamus Fitzpatrick 2015 President
Bernadette Jones 2016 Ladies Captain
Dermot O’Brien 2016 Men's Captain
Joe Codyre
2016 President
Barbara Roy 2017 Ladies Captain
Denzil Jones 2017 Men's Captain
Richard Cotter 2017 President
Mags McDarby 2018 Ladies Captain
Jason Bradshaw 2018 Men's Captain
Donal Lennon 2018 President
Ann Nulty 2019 Ladies Captain
Dermot McCarthy 2019 Men's Captain
Derek Mulroonney 2019 President
Paddy Burke 2019 Junior Captain
Diane Reid 2020 Ladies Captain
Martin Reid 2020 Men's Captain
Mary Markey 2020 President
Liam Barry 2020 Junior Captain
Avril Dowley 2021 Ladies Captain
Donal Duffy 2021 Men's Captain
Richard Sherriff 2021 President
Ewan Mulligan 2021 Junior Captain
Ann Boyle 2022 Ladies Captain
Pat Kitterick 2022 Men's Captain
Greg O’Neill 2022 President
 
2022 Junior Captain
Betty Sherry 2023 Ladies Captain
Tom Bergin 2023 Men's Captain
Ruth Jenkinson 2023 President
  2023 Junior Captain
Alison Craham
2024 Ladies Captain
Ian Barrett 2024 Men's Captain
Willie Kennedy 2024 President
Charlie Fox 2024 Junior Captain
Theresa Thompson (5) 2024 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Bernie Clarke (7)
2024 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Simon Byrne (-2)
2024 Lowest Men's Handicap
Marc Nolan (0)
2024 Lowest Men's Handicap
Gary Flynn (2.6) 2024 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Delgany

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Peter Talbot        
Declan Egan 13 August 1997 8th   126 m
Pat Glennane 24 April 1998 5th   154 m
Sean Mulvaney 06 May 1998 8th   114 m
Paul Magee 8 July 1998 11th   140 m
Sheena McGrade 11 July 1998 8th   114 m
Brendan Penston 29 July 1998 5th   154 m
Tony Quinn 30 August 1998 8th   114 m
John Stone 8 September 1999 11th   148 m
C. A. Dolly 21 May 2000 8th   114 m
David Bates 22 July 2000 8th   114 m
D. Bates 1 August 2000 8th   126 m
Richard Laird 21 August 2000 16th   142 m
Matt Farrell 2 September 2000 16th   142 m
Thomas Synnott 7 September 2000 8th   114 m
Pat Connell 22 November 2000 5th   154 m
Andy Byrne 25 March 2001 14th   150 m
M. Byrne 6 July 2001 8th   114 m
Frank Holohan 9 September 2001 8th   114 m
P. Talbot 9 September 2001 16th   142 m
M. Kola 9 October 2001 16th   142 m
Donal Urell 8 August 2004 8th   126 m
Tiernan Lane 3 April 2022 16th   142 m
Ann O'Dwyer 5 July 2022      
Alex Coffey 30 July 2022 14th   150 m