Greystones golf club Wicklow
Greystones Golf Course
Measuring 5,278 m Par 69 with a standard scratch of 69 off the back tees. Greystones is a 18-hole parkland course that requires accuracy and shot making rather than big hitting to match the par of 69. Greystones will test the best of golfers, with a variety of challenges, while providing them with panoramic views of the Sugar Loaf and Wicklow Mountains and the dramatic coastline sweep from Lambay Island to Wicklow Head.
The outward 9 was completely redesigned in 1997. The fairways take full advantage of the gorse-covered slopes of Jones’s Hill while the new sand based greens are built to USGA specifications.
The character of the inward 9, features the original tree-lined fairways and more traditional style of greens have been maintained. This blend of old and modern provides a special character that enhances the challenge of a game of golf at Greystones.
Greystones is the venue of the Wicklow Boys’ Championship in August every year, won by my son Shane in 1995. The Clubhouse is a magnificently restored Georgian building providing the golfer with his/her every need. A warm welcome is extended to visitors and a memorable game of golf is assured at Greystones Golf Club.
|Green Fees Midweek:||€30|
|Green Fees Weekends & B.H.:||€40|
|Green Fees with a Member:||€20|
|Green Fees for Opens:||€20/30|
|Designer||Harry J. Colt|
|Website||Greystones golf club website|
|Office Administrator:||Yvonne Reilly|
|Lady Captain:||Margaret McGirr|
|Vice-Captains':||Michael Joyce & Jeanne Thorpe|
|Hon. Secretary:||Gerry Kenny & Hazel Thompson|
|Club Pro:||Karl Holmes 01-2875308|
|Hon. Treasurer:||Paul Cahill & Heather Maybury|
|Comp. Secretary:||John Burke & Niamh Keilthy|
General Facts & Information
|Course opening hours: Daylight hours||Clubhouse opening hours: 10.00am to 11.30pm|
|Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse||Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim|
|Catering: Full catering, facilities||Days to Avoid: Weekends Wednesdays & Thursdays|
|Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days||Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance|
Greystones Golf Club operate a 5-Club Pass together with Bray, Charlesland, Glen-of-the-Downs & Delgany for €165 in 2013
Greystones Golf Club Fixtures 2014 provisional*
|President's Prize Round 1||Saturday 12 April||Sunday 13 April||Closed||2|
|President's Prize Round 2||Sunday 13 April||Closed||1|
|President's Prize Round 3||Sunday 4 May||Closed||1|
|Professional's Prize||Thursday 29 May||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize to the Ladiess||Thursday 12 June||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize||Saturday 8 June||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize Day 1||Sunday 29 June||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize Day 2||Thursday 3 July||Closed||1|
|Vice-Captain's Prize||Saturday 12 July||Closed||1|
|Lady President's Prize||Saturday 23 August||Closed||1|
|President's Prize to the Ladies||Sunday 24 August||Closed||1|
|Junior Scratch Cup||Sunday 22 June||Open||1|
|Inter. Scratch Cup||Sunday 22 June||Open||1|
|Minor Scratch Cup||Sunday 22 June||Open||1|
|Start of Open Week||Sunday 20 July||Saturday 26 July||Open||5|
|2-Person Team Event||Sunday 20 July||Open||1|
|Open Week||Monday 21 July||Open||1|
|Fourball||Tuesday 22 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles||Wednesday 23 July||Open||1|
|Ladies Fourball||Thursday 24 July||Open||1|
|3-Person Rumble||Friday 25 July||Open||1|
|Open Day||Saturday 26 July||Open||1|
|May Fitzgibbon Final||Monday 28 July||ILGU||1|
|Scotch Foursomes||Tuesday 5 August||Open||1|
|Wicklow Boys'||Monday 11 August||Tuesday 12 August||GUI||2|
|Wicklow Boys'||Tuesday 12 August||GUI||1|
Card of the Course
|Red||Par 72 SSS 68 4,844 m|
|Green||Par 69 SSS 68 5,144 m|
|Blue||Par 69 SSS 69 5,278 m|
Men's Course Record: Alan Condren
Ladies Course Record:
Greystones Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Fred Daly Trophy and maid the long journey to Claremorris Golf Club on the 27th August 2013 when they beat Mallow Golf Club by 5½ matches to 1½ matches in the All-Ireland Semi-Final. They were lead by David Byrne who beat Eoin Goggin by 6 and 5 he was followed by Conor Keown who had a 6 and 5 win over Kevin O’Keefe next up was Marcus Looby who beat Kieran O’Sullivan by 4 and 3 in the next match Sam Lewis halved with Conor Roche as did Sean McParland against Edward Walsh the penultimate match of Chris Boylan was also halved Greg Barrett the bottom match of Daniel O’Byrne was a very comfortable 6 and 5 win over Liam Dowling.
They met Ulster Champions Belvoir Park in the All-Ireland decider they were lead again by David Byrne who lost his match against Gareth Lappin by 4 and 3 he was followed by Conor Keown who halved his match against Scott Johnston next up was Marcus Looby who went all the way to the 18th before losing out to Patrick Brennan he was followed by Sam Lewis who lost his match against Dominic Pollock by 5 and 4 Sean McParland recorded a 3 and 2 win over Ross Nelson in the penultimate match Chris Boylan lost his match against Dominic Lavery by 3 and 2 the bottom match of Daniel O'Byrne against Ryan Goldsmith was halved.
Greystones Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Irish Junior Foursomes when they beat The Island Golf Club at Hollywood Lakes Golf Club by 6-holes on Monday 8th August 2011.
They made their way to Galway Golf Club to compete in the All-Ireland Deciders where they were drawn against Ulster Champions Moyola Park Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final. They were lead by David Byrne with Chris Boylan who won their match against Adam Moore with Dean Crawford by 3-holes; they were followed by Niall Byrne with Richard McNulty who had a 4-hole defeat against Paddy McGuigan with John Quigg.
Greystones Golf Club won the Metropolitan Trophy on 20th August 2006, they lost to Sutton Golf Club by 5 matches to 4 matches away, but in the second leg at home they had a very convincing 7 matches to 2 matches to have an 11 matches to 7 matches victory,
Niall Kearney won the Leinster Boys’ Amateur Open Championship at Lucan Golf Club, recording scores of 68, 70,
and 67, between 4th to 6th July 2006. He was followed by A. Hogan from Newlands with a total of 280 and B. Keenan of The Heath Golf Club was 3rd with a total of 283.
Eddie Condren won the Leinster Veterans’ Amateur Open Championship at Birr Golf Club, on 28th June 2006. Eddie Shot rounds of 73 and 70 to win by 8-strokes ahead of R. Wallace from The Spa Golf Club on 151 with P. Harrington of Muskerry Golf Club a shot behind.
Greystones lost out to Newlands Golf Club in a gripping Final of the FBD Barton Cup on Saturday 3 rd September 2005 in the second leg at the away club, having won three matches to two at home.
The pennant was decided on a 3-hole play-off between Colm Dunne & Shane O'Connor pitched against the Newlands star performers of Mark and Jack Dunne who eventually lost out on the final hole.
The team on the day was lead by Alan Condren & Michael Joyce against Tony Brannock & Proinnsias O'Hailian who won their match on the 20 th after Michael had an irregular heartbeat during the match. They were followed by P. Byrne & L. Moulton against Mark and Jack Dunne who had a convincing 4 and 3 win over the Greystones pair. Next on the tee were N. Coen & I. Power against Lex Flavin & Derek Usher who went all the way to the first sudden death hole, the anchor team was D. MacGabhan & H. McKeon against Eddie Higgins & Tony Walsh who lost out with a 2 and 1 defeat leading to a classic play-off.
Lady Captain Marguerite Hamill (11) and her Captains Prize Winner Aideen O'Leary (31) were leading qualifiers in the Volkswagen-Irish Independent Lady Captains' Golf Classic, when they returned 44 points at The Royal Dublin Golf Club in September 2002. They had an amazing 28 points on the back nine, to clinch first place and go forward to Druid's Glen for the National Finals in October.
Greystones continue to develop their Boys section. In August 2001 they won the Under 15 Leinster Championship when they beat the defending champions The Island Golf Club 3 matches to 2 matches in a trilling final. The team was Mark Hamilton, Stephen Massey, Craig Lewis, Oisin Guilfoyle, Alister Haughton and Jamie O'Toole.
Paul Dunne was selected to represent Ireland in the European Amateur Team Championship at Osterakers Golf Club in Stockholm, Sweden on Tuesday 6th to Saturday 10th July 2010. The others on the team were Cian Curley Newlands G. C., Paul Cutler Portstewart G. C., Alan Dunbar Rathmore G. C., Dara Lernihan Castle G. C. and Pat Murray Limerick G. C., they were captained by Kevin Flanagan.
Prior to 2001:
Greystones Golf Club won the All-Ireland Irish Junior Cup at Killarney G. C. in 1992, when the team was Alan Condren, Pat McNulty, Charlie Sothern, Liam Redmond, David Kirby, John Moran, Barry O'Leary, Stephen Cahill, Pat McGrath, they were captained by Larry Behan.
Greystones Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Barton Shield in 1990 when the team was Charlie Sothern, Alan Condren, Julian Keown, Eddie Condren, Jim Hackman and Patrick Geraghty, they were captained by Brian Keogh.
They won the Leinster Final of the Barton Shield in 1996, when the team was Eddie Condren, Jimmy Hackman, Barry O'Leary, Julian Keown, Kevin Condren, Alan Murray, John Moran, they were managed by Kieran Condell.
Greystones won the Leinster Final of the Irish Club Youths in 1991 when the team was Stephen Reilly, John Moran, David Bradley, Julian Keown, Declan Finnerty, they were managed by William Reilly.
Greystones won the Barton Cup in 1985, when the team was Larry Behan, Leon O'Connor, Paul O'Connor, Jimmy Hackman, Eddie Condren, Tom Reid, Pat Mahon, Paul O'Brien, Oliver Frowley, Pat McGrath, David Judge, Louis O'Connor, William Crean, Stephen Cahill, they were managed by Michael Forde.
They won the Metropolitan Cup in 1976, when the team was Mick Forde, Jim Wood, Pat McGrath, Leon O'Connor, Willie Doyle, Johnny Burke, Liam Redmond, Alan O'Sullivan, Frank Talbot, Ossie Spurling, Leslie Gaw, Eamon Byrne, they were managed by Jim Daly.
They won the Metropolitan Cup again in 1989, when the team was Pat Mahon, Malachi Collins, Johnny Burke, Stephen Kinsella, Louis O'Connor, Paul O'Connor, Philip Pratt, Larry Darcy, Barry Massy, Gerry Kenny, Seamus Finnerty, Dermot Ashe, they were managed by Dick Cusack and William Reilly.
Greystones won the Fitzgibbon Cup in 1992, when the team was Alan Condren, P. McGrath, P. McIlwaine, C. Sothern, P. Pratt, P. Mahon, J. Behan, D. Hatton, L. Behan, P. O'Regan, Eddie Condren, L. O'Connor, they were managed by J. C. Hackman.
They won the Wicklow Team Trophy in 1996 and 1998.
They won the Wicklow Cup in 2000 and 2001.
They won the Dublin team Trophy in 1977.
The Ladies of Greystones Golf Club won the Finn Cup in 1981, when the team was P. Clarke, U. Donnelly, A. Larmour, P. Boate. M. Clarke, N. Mahon, S. Murphy, E. Drum, L. Flood, L. Malone, R. Caffrey, S. Brennan and U. Wynne.
They won it again in 1985, when the team was R. Caffrey, E. Keane, J. Brannigan, L. Malone, M. Clarke, P. Caffrey, L. Langrell, U. Donnelly, C. Doeney, B. Harmon, T. Tate, K. O'Regan, T. Fox, I. Allen, they were captained by E. MacRedmond.
They were finalists in the Junior Cup in 1994, when the team was M. Hamill, P. Walters, V. Maume, T. Tate, U. Donnelly, A. McGrath, N. Mahon, and M. Clarke.
The 2nd Team were Autumn Team winners, when the tem was, Carmel Wood, Margaret Hamill, Nuala Mahon, Pat Walters, Jenifer Cullen, Lily Malone, Sheila Murphy, they were captained by Mary O'Gorman and Kitty Ellis.
R. Cusack was elected to the council of the Leinster Branch of the GUI and as a Central Council Delegate for 2001.
Eddie Condren, together with David Jackson (Clandeboye G.C.) and Denis White (Moate G.C.) was selected on the Irish team that played in the inaugural European Seniors Nations Cup, played at La Manga in Spain on 15th to the 17th June 2000.
Carmel Downey (27) Lady Captain 2000 and her Captain's Prize-winner Bernie Gammell qualified for the National Finals of the Volkswagen-Irish Independent Lady Captain's Classic at Druid's Glen when they shot 36pts. at a windy Headfort Golf Club in August, 2000.
Eddie Condren won the Michael Hennelly Trophy, which is awarded annually to the player who tops the Seniors' Order of Merit with 165 points.
Josephine Mark played for the Irish Girls in 1969, 1970 and 1971.
Billy Bradshaw, 71 years young, playing off a handicap of 9, recorded his 14th Hole-in-One on the 127 m 16th using a 5 wood in August 1999.
Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;
Eddie Condon represented Ireland at Senior (55+) in 2003 playing 3-times won 2-matches and lost 1-match accumulating 4-points. He represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level in 2010 playing 5-times won 1-match and lost 4-matches accumulating 2-points. He represented Leinster at Boys Interprovincial level in 2009 playing 6-times won 5-matches halved one and lost 0-matches accumulating 11-points;
Paul Dunne represented Ireland as an Irish Senior International in 2010 playing 6-matches won 0-matches halved three and lost 3-matches accumulating 3-points. He represented Ireland at international Youths level in 2009 playing 2-matches, won 1-match and lost 1-match accumulating 2-points. He represented Ireland at Irish Boys level from 2008 to 2010 playing 24-times won 16-matches and lost 8-matches accumulating 32-points;. He represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level in 2010 playing 5-times won 1-match and lost 4-matches accumulating 2-points. He represented Leinster at Boys Interprovincial level in 2009 playing 6-times won 5-matches halved one and lost 0-matches accumulating 11-points;
C. H. West* represented Ireland as a Senior International in 1928;
S. Hogan represented Ireland at international Youths' level from 1988 to 1989 playing 5-matches, won 2-matchesand lost 3-matches accumulating 4-points. He represented Ireland at Irish Boys level from 1987 to 1988 playing 11-times won 3-matches halved two and lost 6-matches accumulating 8-points. He represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial from 1987 to 1989 playing 17-times won 10-matches and lost 7-matches accumulating 20-points;
Alan Murray represented Ireland at international Youths' level from 1997 to 1998 playing 10-matches, won 4-matches and lost 6-matches accumulating 8-points. He represented Ireland at Irish Boys level from 1995 to 1996 playing 9-times won 2-matches halved one and lost 6-matches accumulating 5-points. He represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level in 1998 playing 6-times won 4-matches halved one and lost 1-match accumulating 9-points. He represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial from 1997 to 1998 playing 11-times won 4-matches halved three and lost 4-matches accumulating 11-points. He represented Leinster at Boys Interprovincial level in 1995 playing 6-times won 2-matches halved two and lost 2-matches accumulating 6-points;
Kevin Condren represented Ireland at Irish Boys' level in 1994 playing 4-times won 2-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 4-points. He represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial in 1997 playing 5-times won 1-match halved two and lost 2-matches accumulating 4-points. He represented Leinster at Boys Interprovincial level in 1994 playing 6-times won 3-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 6-points;
A. L. Figgis represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level IN 1905 playing 1-tim won 1-match and lost 0-matches accumulating 1-point;
E. K. Figgis represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level from 1901 to 1906 playing 5-times won 1-match and lost 4-matches accumulating 1-point;
J. R. Shaw represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level from 1901 to 1905 playing 2-times won 2-matches and lost 0-matches accumulating 2-points;
David Fitzpatrick represented Leinster at Boys' Interprovincial level in 1997 playing 6-times won 2-matches and lost 4-matches accumulating 4-points;
History of Greystones
Instituted 1895 affiliated 1897
At a meeting held in the Grand Hotel on the 26th January 1895, the club in Greystones was formed. Among the founder members were Dr. Norman Thompson, Delgany, and Mr. David J. Stewart, Bray, Robert Gore, Bray, and Arthur Hughes from Greystones.
Land was leased from the Grand Hotel on the Burnaby Estate on the 5th June 1894 and the club had about 100 members in the early years. The original course was a nine-hole, and was extended to eighteen-holes in 1914.
A fire destroyed the old clubhouse in the early 1980s, which resulted in the layout of the course being changed. An old, almost derelict Georgian mansion was restored, and is now the clubhouse. Greystones have carried out many improvements in recent years.
The first President was the Rt. Hon. Victor Powerscourt the first Captain was Mr. D. J. Stewart. The course was officially opened on 8th June 1895.
Roll of Honour
|T. Fox||1989||Ladies Captain|
|L. Behan||1989||Men's Captain|
|G .L. Edwards||1989||President|
|P. Boate||1999||Ladies President|
|T. Tate||1990||Ladies Captain|
|L. Gaw||1990||Men's Captain|
|G. L. Edwards||1990||President|
|R. Caffrey||1991||Ladies Captain|
|J. Earls||1991||Men's Captain|
|G. P. Colgan||1991||President|
|A. O'Rourke||1992||Ladies Captain|
|J. Wood||1992||Men's Captain|
|G. P. Colgan||1992||President|
|M. Leonard||1993||Ladies Captain|
|R. Cusack||1993||Men's Captain|
|M. W. Heron||1993||President|
|L. Keogh||1994||Ladies Captain|
|S. MacRedmond||1994||Men's Captain|
|M. W. Heron||1994||President|
|M. McNulty||1995||Ladies Captain|
|P. Ryle||1995||Men's Captain|
|P. Caffrey||1996||Ladies Captain|
|M. Forde||1996||Men's Captain|
|I. Allen||1997||Ladies Captain|
|K. O'Carroll||1997||Men's Captain|
|V. Maume||1998||Ladies Captain|
|D. Guilfoyle||1998||Men's Captain|
|Laura Langrell||1999||Ladies Captain|
|Eddie Clarke||1999||Men's Captain|
|C. Downey||2000||Ladies Captain|
|Sean Woodcock||2000||Men's Captain|
|E. Coleshill||2001||Ladies President|
|Seamus Carroll||2001||Men's Captain|
|Marguerite Hamill||2002||Ladies Captain|
|J. Coleshill||2002||Ladies President|
|Jim Dunne||2002||Men's Captain|
|M. P. Malone||2002||President|
|Eithne Doyle||2003||Ladies Captain|
|Mabel Fry||2003||Ladies President|
|Tom Hayden||2003||Men's Captain|
|Mary O'Sullivan||2004||Ladies Captain|
|Mabel Fry||2004||Ladies President|
|Liam O'Shea||2004||Men's Captain|
|Mary Clynch||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Pat O'Connell||2005||Men's Captain|
|Eileen O'Donovan||2006||Ladies Captain|
|Pat O'Neill||2006||Men's Captain|
|Mary O'Byrne||2007||Ladies Captain|
|Neville Galloway||2007||Men's Captain|
|Betty Murray||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Pat Barry||2008||Men's Captain|
|Dympna Neligan||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Brian Farrell||2009||Men's Captain|
|Nuala Mahon||2010||Ladies Captain|
|Denis Dunleavy||2010||Men's Captain|
|Sheila Murphy||2011||Ladies Captain|
|Stephen Cahill||2011||Men's Captain|
|Pauline Barry||2012||Ladies Captain|
|John Langrell||2012||Men's Captain|
|Mary Lockhart||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Jim Hackman||2013||Men's Captain|
|Mary Lockhart||2013||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
|Alan Condren||2013||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Paul Dunne||2013||Lowest Men's Handicap|
Holes in One at Greystones
|Member||Date||Hole No.||Club Used||Distance|
|D. Tracey||5th||96 m|
|George Bishop||30 August 1998||16th||125 m|
|Jim Clarke||10 October 1998||5th||96 m|
|Michael Weir||17 October 1998||5th||96 m|
|Tony Wood||21 November 1998||3rd||353 m|
|Pat O’Connell||5 December 1998||14th||128 m|
|Jim Wood||9 December 1998||1st||153 m|
|Michael Dempsey||16 January 1999||2nd||365 m|
|Creina Smith||4 March 1999||2nd||336 m|
|Declan Tracey||13 March 1999||5th||96 m|
|J. Hackman||1 May 1999||5th||96 m|
|Billy Bradshaw||1 August 1999||16th||5 wood||127 m|
|John Molloy||15 August 1999||5th||96 m|
|Stephen Cahill||15 August 1999||5th||96 m|
|Olive Herriott||21 May 2001||16th||129 m|
|Michael Forde||13 January 2002||14th||138 m|
|Jennifer Moore||26 August 2007||5th||94 m|
|Mary O’Sullivan||12 February 2008||14th||109 m|
|Suzanne Ruttle||19 March 2009||5th||94 m|
|Jim McGillion||12 April 2009||1st||165 m|
|Anne O’Neill||15 October 2009||5th||94 m|