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 Midweek: €30
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €40
Green Fees with a Member: €15/25
Green Fees for Opens: €15/20
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee + Levies: €1,400
Full Beginners Membership Fee: €1,700
Full Beginners 5-Day Membership Fee: €1,065
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 885
Designer Harry Vardon
Founded 1908
Address

Delgany.
Co. Wicklow

Telephone 01-2874536
Email delganygolf@eircom.net
Website Delgany golf club website
Club Administrator: Briege Burton
Captain: Denzil Jones
Lady Captain: Barbara Roy
President: Richard Cotter
Vice-Captains': Jason Bradshaw  & Mags McDarby
Hon. Secretary: Greg O’Neill & Niamh Rigley
Club Pro: Gavin Kavanagh 01-2874697
Hon. Treasurer: Tom Mason & Eileen Bates
Comp. Secretary: Frank Mcgee & Una O'Sullivan
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 operate a 5-Club Pass together with Greystones, Charlesland, Bray & Glen-of-the-Downs for €165 in 2015

Delgany Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event. Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In     Closed 1
President's Prize     Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize     Closed 1
Captain's Prize     Closed 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Monday 9 January   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Monday 6 February   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+
Monday 13 March   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Monday 3 April   Open 1
Ladies Seniors 3-Person Rumble Tuesday 11 April   Open 1
Charity Day
Friday 28 April
  Open 1
Ladies May Fitzgibbon Cup Singles Tuesday 2 May   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Monday 7 May   Open 1
Delgany Primary Schools Cup Monday 15 May   GUI 1
Kilquade Cup Friday 26 May   Open 1
Start of Open Week Tuesday 30 May
Monday 5 June Open 7
Ladies 4-Person Texas Scramble
Tuesday 30 May
  Open 1
Fourball Stableford Wednesday 31 May
  Open 1
Juniors Open
Thursday 1 June   Open 1
Mixed Fourball 2pm Thursday 1 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 2 June   Open 1
9-Hole Mixed Foursomes 5pm to 7pm Friday 2 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 3 June   Open 1
Mixed Scramble
Saturday 3 June   Open 1
L. & G. 4-Person Team Event
Sunday 4 June   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cuo
Monday 5 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 12 June   Open 1
Jimmy Bruen Shield (Q) Saturday 17 June Sunday 18 June GUI 2
Jimmy Bruen Shield (Q) Sunday 18 June   GUI 1
Delgany Pro-Am Friday 23 June   IPGA 1
Father & Son Foursomes Sunday 25 June   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Monday 10 July   Open 1
Ladies 4-Person Team Event
Tuesday 1 August
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford
Monday 7 August   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Monday 14 August   Open 1
Start of Open Week Tuesday 29 August
Sunday 3 September
Open 5
Ladies 4-Person Rumble
Tuesday 29 August
  Open 1
Fourball Wednesday 30 August
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford
Friday 1 September
  Open 1
Mixed Fourball Saturday 2 September
  Open 1
4-Person Rumble any Combination Sunday 3 September
  Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Monday 4 September   Open 1
Ladies 2-Person Team Event Tuesday 5 September   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Monday 11 September   Open 1
Ladies 2-Ball Rumble Tuesday 3 October   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Monday 9 October   Open 1
Benevolent Fund & Past Captain's Pro-Am Saturday 19 October   IPGA 1
Fourball Sunday 20 October   Open 1
Mixed Scotch Foursomes Friday 3 November   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Monday 13 November   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Monday 11 December   Open
 1

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Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 69 SSS 69 5,473 m
Red Par 70 SSS 72 4,927 m
Green Par 68 SSS 68 5,345 m

Card

Hole No. White Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 365 357 4 8 345 4 4
2 274 265 4 16 251 4 14
3 352 347 4 2 336 5 16
4 342 337 4 14 329 4 8
5 170 163 3 6 151 3 12
6 364 360 4 10 349 4 6
7 302 301 4 4 299 4 2
8 135 124 3 18 116 3 18
9 359 353 4 12 346 4 10
Out 2,665 2,607 34   2,522 35  
10 451 440
4 5 315 4 1
11 147 139 3 9 126 3 15
12 386 372 4 1 362 5 3
13 290 285 4 11 276 4 7
14 167 163 3 13 158 3 11
15 342 339 4 15 286 4 17
16 164 156 3 17 148 3 13
17 377 364 4 3 320 4 9
18 484 480 5 7 414 5 5
In 2,808 2,738 34   2,405 35  
Total 5,473 5,345 68   4,927 70  
SSS 69 68     72    

Notable rounds

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

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

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
Theresa Thompson (5) 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Bernie Clarke (7)
2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Simon Byrne (-2)
2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
Marc Nolan (0)
2017 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