Dun Laoghaire golf club Wicklow

Dun Laoghaire golf course Wicklow

Dun Laoghaire Golf Course

Dun Laoghaire Club Crest

Dun Laoghaire Golf Club sits dramatically between mountains and the sea in Ballyman Glen, a uniquely beautiful valley on the borders of Counties Dublin and Wicklow. One of the best courses in Ireland, the 27-hole championship course has been designed to allow different combinations of the three nine hole courses to be played. For the professional and club golfer alike, a thrilling experience awaits with the wonderfully inspiring backdrop of the Wicklow mountains.

The course is complemented by our "State of the Art" Golf Academy, an extensive practice facility allowing golfers to hone their skills before putting them to the test on the course.

Wide panoramic views can be enjoyed from the clubhouse which offers an exceptional level of comfort.  The dedicated service and friendly club atmosphere, ensure a memorable visit.

Societies are welcome and group rates are available;

Dun Laoghaire was voted the No. 45-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Up-5);

Dun Laoghaire was voted the No. 49-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Up-4);

Dun Laoghaire was voted the No. 53-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Up-3);

Dun Laoghaire was voted the No. 56-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Down-7);

Dun Laoghaire was voted the No. 49-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Up-6);

Dun Laoghaire was voted the No. 55-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

Dun Laoghaire was voted the No. 46-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;

Dun Laoghaire was voted the No. 39-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009; 

Dun Laoghaire was voted the No. 56-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;

Green Fees Early Bird & Twilight April-Oct.: €50
Green Fees Fourball April-Oct.: €45
Green Fees April-Oct:
€70
Green Fees Fourball April-Oct. P. P.:
€60
Green Fees Early Bird & Twilight Nov-March: €45
Green Fees Fourball Nov-March:
€40
Green Fees with a Member: €25
Green Fees for Opens: €25/40
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: €30
Yes
Buggy Hire: €35 Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Limited
Full Membership Fee: €2.910
Full 6-Day Membership Fee: €2,425
Full 5-Day Membership Fee: €1,786
Full Senior Membership Fee: €1,537
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 27
Designer Harry Colt?
Founded 1910
Address

Ballyman Road,
Enniskerry,
Co. Wicklow

Telephone 01-2721866
Email contactus@dlgc.ie
Website Dun Laoghaire golf club website
General Manager: Justin Lowry
Captain: Noel Mannion
Lady Captain: Colette Cummins
President: Patrick T. Gleeson
Vice-Captains': Sue Caslin
Hon. Secretary: Anthony Glansford & Bernie Crosbie
Club Pro: Kevin Kelliher
Hon. Treasurer: Tom Barry
Comp. Secretary: David McDermott & Sandra Quinn

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.207447
Long:-6.158824
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 10.00am to 11.00pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, jacket and tie required evenings
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Saturdays & Thursdays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Dun Laoghaire Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to be Confirmed)        
Event. Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Friday 17 March   Closed 1
Professional's Prize to the Ladies
Thursday 25 May   Closed 1
Professional's Prize Saturday 28 May Sunday 29 May Closed 2
Professional's Prize Sunday 29 May   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Day 1 Tuesday 22 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Day 1 Sunday 25 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Friday 7 July Saturday 8 July Closed 2
Captain's Prize Saturday 8 July
  Closed 1
Junior Captain's Prize Monday 9 July   Closed 1
Professional's Prize to the Juniors
Friday 18 August
  Closed 1
President's Prize Friday 1 September Saturday 2 September Closed 2
President's Prize Saturday 2 September
  Closed 1
Seniors 55+ Monday 16 January   Open 1
Seniors 55+ Monday 13 February   Open 1
Seniors 55+ Monday 13 March   Open 1
Seniors 55+ Monday 24 April   Open 1
Webb Trophy Singles Stableford
Monday 8 May   Open 1
Ladies 4-Ball Team Event Tuesday 25 July    Open 1
Seniors 55+ Monday 11 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 18 September   Open 1
Seniors 55+ Wednesday 20 September   Open 1
Seniors 55+ Monday 16 October   Open 1
Seniors 55+ Monday 13 November   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 74 6,229 m
Yellow Par 72 SSS 74 6,229 m
Red Par 72 SSS 74 5,251 m
Green Par 72 SSS 71 5,633 m
Blue Par 72 SSS 75 6,543 m

Card

Card of the Upper & Middle Course in metres

Name Hole No Blue White Yellow Green Par Index Red Par Index
The Sisters 1 371 365 353 323 4 2 310 4 4
Woods 2 328 311 301 295 4 10 265 4 10
Thorns 3 414 388 369 347 4 4 325 4 12
Farm 4 206 196 184 172 3 8 158 3 6
Fifth Avenue 5 469 453 441 421 5 18 401 5 14
Browetts 6 357 331 309 299 4 12 263 4 8
Beechers 7 516 503 483 475 5 6 467 5 2
The Brothers 8 183 166 152 139 3 14 130 3 18
Cedars 9 365 355 344 335 4 16 302 4 16
  Out 3,209 3,068 2,936 2,806 36   2,621 36  
Noggin 10 369 340 332 327 4 5 295 4 5
Thatch 11 202 187 156 133 3 13 115 3 17
Piggery 12 505 489 462 425 5 17 395 5 13
Gowrie 13 334 312 289 275 4 15 259 4 15
Gas Works 14 415 390 376 363 4 3 321 4 7
Garden 15 331 315 303 291 4 9 280 4 1
Cherries 16 229 205 195 172 3 7 159 3 11
St. Patrick 17 540 525 496 467 5 11 432 5 9
Eglinton 18 409 398 379 374 4 1 374 4 3
  In 3,334 3,161 2,988 2,827 36   2,630 36  
  Total 6,543 6,229 5,924 5,633 72   5,251 72  
  SSS 75 74 72 71     74    

Members Achievements

The Ladies of Dun Laoghaire Golf Club won East-Leinster Final of the Junior Cup in the ILGU Inter-club Championships on Sunday 5th September 2010, when they beat Stackstown Golf Club by 4 matches to 1 match. The team on the day wasMarie Igoe who beat A. Constantine 6 and 5, she was followed by Suzanne Coyne who beat M, Horn at 21st, next up was Mai Tan who lost to M. Cronin by 4 and 3. The penultimate match of Alison Pigot against A. Maritin went all the way to the 19th before the crucial point was secured, the bottom match of B Dillon against K. O’Connor was also a tight match with a 1-hole victory for Dun Laoghaire.

The All-Ireland Finals began at Donabate Golf Club on Thursday 23rd September. They were drawn against Munster Champions East Cork in the National deciders, first up was Marie Igoe playing off (8) who lost her match by 1-hole against Jessie Anthony playing off (11), she was followed by Suzanne Coyne (9) who was beaten by 2 and 1 against Mairead NiMhurchu (12), next up was Mai Tan (10) against Deirdre Harte (13) who had a similar result. The bottom two match of Alison Pigot (12) against Anne O'Connell (13), and Barbara Dillon (12) against Tara McCarthy (14) were halved when called in.

The Ladies of Dun Laoghaire Golf Club won East-Leinster Final of the Challenge Cup in the ILGU Inter-club Championships on Sunday 5th September 2010, when they beat Castleknock Golf Club by 3 matches to 2 matches, first on the tee was Y Hill who beat M. Rogers at the 20th hole, she was followed by H Waters who lost her match to M. Butler by 4 and 2, next up was K Verso who had a very comfortable 6 and 4 win over B. Faughnan. The penultimate match of M Smith was lost by 4 and 2 to L. O’Loughlin, the bottom match of M Duggan clinched their place in the National deciders with a 1-hole win over P. McCormack.
They made their way to Donabate Golf Club to compete in the National Deciders and met Connaught Champions Ballina Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Saturday 25th September, they were led by Emer O'Sullivan (30) against Josephine O'Hora (30), she was followed by Helen Waters (31) who lost her match against Eithne Daly (31) by 2 and 1, next up was Katherine Verso (32) who went to the 19th before losing her match against Shauna Smith (31), she was followed by Katherine Verso (32) who won her against Shauna Smith (31) 3 by 2,the penultimate match of Maureen Duggan (32) was won with a similar score against Maire McLoughlin (33), the bottom match of Bernie Keogh (33) against Ann McLoughlin (34) was won by the slimmest of margins when Bernie won by 1-hole. They met Munster Champions Bandon Golf Club in the All-Ireland Final the following day when they were led again by Alison O'Neill (30) who lost her match against Georgina Appelbe (30) by 5 and 4, she was followed by Bernie Mulroy (34) who went down by 3 and 2 against Eveline Fogarty (30), she was followed by Carmel Monaghan (34) who had a convincing 5 and 4 win over Aileen Burke (30), the penultimate match of Julie Magan (36) against Theresa Burke (33) went 4 and 3 to the West Cork club and with it any hope of winning the green pennant, the bottom match of Ann Tyrrell (36) was halved with Michelle Anders (35).

The Ladies of Dun Laoghaire Golf Club won the East-Leinster Final of the AA-Insurance Junior Cup in 2008 and made the journey to Limerick Golf Club to compete in the National deciders; they met Connaught Champions Mountbellew Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final and lost out by 3 matches to 2 matches.

First on the tee was Laura Daly (10) who won her match on the 19th-green against Laura Burke (12), she was followed by Mai Tan (10) who lost her match by 3 and 1 against Catherine Gardiner (13), Rosie Walsh (11) lost by 2-holes to Aoife Fallon (13), the penultimate match of Nicky Murray (12) was halved against Margaret Harkin (14), in the bottom match Roly Burke (13) lost her match against Helen Costello (15) by 3 and 2.

The Ladies of Dun Laoghaire Golf Club won the All-Ireland Junior Cup at Athlone Golf Club on the 30th September 2007 they beat The Heath Golf Club by 3 matches to 2 matches in the Semi-Final and met Rockmount Golf Club in the All-Ireland decider.

First up was Phyl Glavin who beat Marie Donnelly by 3 and 1, she was followed by Sheila Clancy-Nolan who had a very convincing 6 and 5 win over Grace Downey. Next up was Martina Lee who halved her match with Andrea Patterson. The penultimate match of Mary Dempsey against Carol McGrath saw the Carryduff ladies record a 6 and 5 win. The bottom match of Jo Ebbs against Noeleen Houston clinched the title with a 5 and 4 win and an 3 ½ matches to 1 ½ matches overall victory.

Dun Laoghaire Golf Club won the Barton Cup in 1919, again in 1920, when some of the team was, A. R. Mallet, J. Pyke, A. J. Brown, G. B. Moore, F. J. Richie and L. W. Stiven, and again in 1944, when the team was J. J. O'Keefe, J. P. Carroll, A. R. Mallet, S. B. Jones, L. M. Fitzgerald, V. Connolly, D. M. Hogan, E. F. Duke, F. Browning, M. J. Walsh, E. Browett and J. Lynch.

They won the Fitzgibbon Cup in 2000, when the team was, Richard Glavin, Martin Gallagher, Jerome Counihan, Kevin Connolly, David Round, Donal Byrne, Brian Nolan, Peter Van Dessel, Mark Nolan, Seamus MacCrossin, Declan Meagher, Noel Mannion, John McGrath, Pat Cleary and Brian McGrath, they were managed by Paddy Gleeson and Norman Burns.

They won it Prior to that in 1986, when the team was, D. Gillen, D. Stephens, B. McNestry, G. Steen, P. Coyne, H. Dearey, Fr. D. Leycock, S. McSherry, D. Dolan, N. Powderly, J. Murphy, J. McGrath, J. Connolly, J. McGreal, M. Sweeney and W. Harrington.

The Ladies of Dun Laoghaire Golf Club won the ILGU Autumn Team Matches in 1965 and 1966, when the team was, M. Hutchinson, E. Shubotham, S. Muldoon, M. Donegan, E. Moody, M. Bastible, M. Brown, K. Curtin and S. Walsh.

They won it prior to that in 1963, when the team was, B. Shubotham, M. Minch, D. Muldoon, E. Moody, D. Neligan, M. Bastible, B. Warren and K. Curtin.

They won it for the first time in 1940, when the team was, G. Walker, E. L. Warren, M. McAuley and D. Tyson.

Lady Captain Muriel Ahern and her Captain's Prize Winner Catherine O'Sellinan were leading qualifiers in the North Leinster section of the Volkswagen-Irish Independent Lady Captains Golf Classic at Headfort Golf Club in August 2002. Muriel playing of a handicap of 28 and Catherine playing off 17 returned 42 points to book their place in the National Finals at Druid's Glen Golf Club.

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

J. N. Marron* represented Ireland as a Senior International from 1925;

G. McGrane represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial in 1978 playing 3-times won 1-match and lost 2-matches accumulating 2-points;

P. Coyne represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 1970 to 1976 playing 19-times won 2-matches halved three and lost 14-matches accumulating 7-points;

H. McKinney represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 1983 to 1986 playing 17-times won 6-matches halved one and lost 10-matches accumulating 13-points;

T. Sexton was selected on the Irish Senior Ladies team that played England at Woodbrook Golf Club on 21st and 22nd October 2001.

History of Dun Laoghaire

Dun Laoghaire Instituted 1909 affiliated 1910

The inaugural meeting of the club took place on 9th December 1909, at the Royal Marine Hotel. Fifty-one people attended the meeting, chaired by Major Bryan Cooper M. P. The Earl of Longford K. P. was elected the first President and the well-known golf journalist, Lionel Hewson, was elected its first Captain.

Initially, it was a nine-hole course, but very quickly became an eighteen-holes, when additional forty acres were leased on the other side of Glenageary Road.

In 1922, Harry Colt, who had just finished his masterpiece at Pine Valley in New Jersey, which had taken seven years to build, was invited to redesign Kingstown Golf Course. His design had not changed to this present day, when the club changed toits present location. The club changed its name to Dun Laoghaire in 1951.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Terry Sexton 1990 Ladies Captain
Michael Bourke 1990 Men's Captain
V. P. McAllister 1990 President
Margaret O'Neill 1991 Ladies Captain
Philip Curran 1991 Men's Captain
V. P. McAllister 1991 President
Moira McGettrick 1992 Ladies Captain
John Clancy 1992 Men's Captain
H. F. MacNeill 1992 President
Sue Round 1993 Ladies Captain
Terry Reynolds 1993 Men's Captain
H. F. MacNeill 1993 President
Norah Ferriss 1994 Ladies Captain
Paddy Gleeson 1994 Men's Captain
H. F. MacNeill 1994 President
Frances Connolly 1995 Ladies Captain
Maurice Counihan 1995 Men's Captain
F. B. O'Rourke 1995 President
Alice Hayes 1996 Ladies Captain
Aidan McCarthy 1996 Men's Captain
F. B. O'Rourke 1996 President
Hilda T. Little 1997 Ladies Captain
Martin Conway 1997 Men's Captain
F. B. O'Rourke 1997 President
Nora Darby 1998 Ladies Captain
Eddie Ahern 1998 Men's Captain
D. J. Byrne 1998 President
Nora Conway 1999 Ladies Captain
Dan Delaney 1999 Men's Captain
D. J. Byrne 1999 President
Hazel Higgins 2000 Ladies Captain
John Walsh 2000 Men's Captain
D. J. Byrne 2000 President
Theresa Morrissey 2001 Ladies Captain
Frank Sexton 2001 Men's Captain
Peter McKimm 2001 President
Muriel Ahern 2002 Ladies Captain
Pearse Rayel 2002 Men's Captain
Peter McKimm 2002 President
Margaret Leonard 2003 Ladies Captain
Edward J. Dempsey 2003 Men's Captain
Peter McKimm 2003 President
Eilis Kelleher 2004 Ladies Captain
Brendan Ryan 2004 Men's Captain
Terry Reynolds 2004 President
Brenda Sullivan 2005 Ladies Captain
Hugh Cummins 2005 Men's Captain
Terry Reynolds 2005 President
Phyl Glavin 2006 Ladies Captain
Stanford R. Fox 2006 Men's Captain
Terry Reynolds 2006 President
Ida Murphy 2007 Ladies Captain
Patrick J. O'Reilly 2007 Men's Captain
Terry Reynolds 2007 President
Ross Kelly 2008 Ladies Captain
Michael Morrissey 2008 Men's Captain
Ned Dempsey 2008 President
Peg Rayel 2009 Ladies Captain
Alleyn Manley 2009 Men's Captain
Ned Dempsey 2009 President
Maureen Duggan 2010 Ladies Captain
John Corrigan 2010 Men's Captain
Derek Montgomery 2010 President
Nicky Robinson 2011 Ladies Captain
Ray Sullivan 2011 Men's Captain
Derek Montgomery 2011 President
Denise Kevany 2012 Ladies Captain
Michael Quinn 2012 Men's Captain
Derek Montgomery 2012 President
Marie Igoe 2013 Ladies Captain
Pat Nevin
2013 Men's Captain
Stan Fox
2013 President
Olive Broderick 2014 Ladies Captain
Dermot Jordan 2014 Men's Captain
Stan Fox 2014 President
Liz Jordan 2015 Ladies Captain
Charles E. Henihan
2015 Men's Captain
Stan Fox 2015 President
Judy Ribeiro 2016 Ladies Captain
Norman Burns
2016 Men's Captain
Patrick T. Gleeson
2016 President
Colette Cummins 2017 Ladies Captain
Noel Mannion 2017 Men's Captain
Patrick T. Gleeson 2017 President
Cliodhna McCarthy (5)
2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Niamh Giblin (5) 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Peter Kirby (-2)
2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
Ted Collins (-1)
2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
Ryan Berkeley (-1)
2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
Eoin O'Brien 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
Colum Abernethy 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Dun Laoghaire

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
J. Phelan 2 May 1999 3rd   148 m
Terry Sexton 22 May 1999 13th   148 m
Kitty Hartnett 22 May 1999 3rd   148 m
L. Madden 1 September 2000 7th   113 m
C. Bradley 22 May 2001 13th   148 m
Rita Saunders 6 June 2006 3rd   133 m
Thomas Byrne 16 July 2006 4th   176 m
Liam O'Riordan 28 October 2006 7th   114 m
Colin Murphy 23 May 2009 8th   166 m
Alice Collins 29 April 5th Driver 139 m
Ola Caravousanos 22 July 2014 5th Driver 139 m