Trump International Golf Links golf club Clare

Trump International Golf Links golf course Clare

Trump International Golf Links Golf Course

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Designed by the legendary Greg Norman at a cost of 28 million, Doonbeg was a long time a coming. Plagued by planning appeals involving the protection of the Vertigo Angustior a 2 mm snail a solution was found and eight years later the course opens on the 1st July 2002. One week later it plays host to the Palmer Cup, an annual International, match-play competition involving college golfers from the US against a team picked from the cream of Britain and Ireland.

Greg expects his creation to stage the Ryder Cup or the UBS Warburg Cup when the golf links becomes established and the right infrastructure is in place in 2004. Landmark National and Kiawah Development Partners are planning a new clubhouse, a five star, 90-room hotel and 46 cottages.

Doonbeg has already been voted number two in the top 10 new golf courses in the world, by the "Sports Illustrated". We now look forward to another fine links on the West Coast of Ireland, in keeping with the other gems such as Waterville, Tralee, Ballybunion, Lahinch, Connemara, Carne, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo, Donegal, Ballyliffin and others.

Doonbeg Golf Club was honoured by Golf Digest magazine as the "Best New International Course of 2002 and Golf World named it number 95 on its list of "the people, places and things that had the world of golf talking" in 2002.

Doonbeg was voted the No. 24-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Up-2);

Doonbeg was voted the No. 26-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Down-3);

Doonbeg was voted the No. 23-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

Doonbeg was voted the No. 36-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;

Doonbeg was voted the No. 12 Links/Shoreline Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2010, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

Doonbeg was voted the No. 34-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;

Doonbeg was voted the  No. 12 Links/Shoreline Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2009, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

Doonbeg was voted the No. 29-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;

Doonbeg was voted the  No. 15 Links/Shoreline Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2008, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

Green Fees Monday to Friday:

€175
Twilight Green Fees:
€90
Green Fees with a Member: €60/70
Green Fees for Opens: €65
Practice Area: Range
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Course Type Links
No Holes 18
Members 130
Designer Greg Norman
Founded 2002
Address

Doonbeg,
Co. Clare

Telephone 065-9055601
Email reservations@doonbeggolfclub.com
Website Trump International Golf Links golf club website
General Manager: Joe Russell
Captain: Sean Moloney
Lady Captain: Geraldine Burke
Presidents': Timmy Killeen & Ita Mangan
Vice-Captain: Gerard Ryan
Hon. Secretary: James Griffin & Elizabeth Willams
Head Club Pro.: Brian Shaw
Hon. Treasurer: Padraig Kinnerk & Helen Williams
Comp. Secretary: Nigel Dillon & Anne Carrick
Trump International Golf Links Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:52.760166
Long:-9.488282
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 7.30am to 10.00pm
Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: None (phone for booking)
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek & Weekends Pre-booking for open Tournaments: 14 days in advance

Trump International Golf Links Golf Club Fixtures 2014 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2014 (to be confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In     Closed  
President's Prize     Closed  
Lady President's Prize     Closed  
Lady Captain's Prize     Closed  
Captain's Prize     Closed  
4-Person Team Event (Q) Monday 3 March Thursday 6 March Open 4
4-Person Team Event (Q) Tuesday 4 March   Open 1
4-Person Team Event (Q) Wednesday 5 March   Open 1
4-Person Team Event (Q) Thursday 6 March   Open 1
4-Person Team Event (Q) Monday 10 March Thursday 13 March Open 4
4-Person Team Event (Q) Tuesday 11 March   Open 1
4-Person Team Event (Q) Wednesday 12 March   Open 1
4-Person Team Event (Q) Thursday 13 March   Open 1
4-Person Team Event (Q) Monday 17 March Thursday 20 Maech Open 4
4-Person Team Event (Q) Tuesday 18 M arch   Open 1
4-Person Team Event (Q) Wednesday 19 March   Open 1
4-Person Team Event (Q) Thursday 20 Maech   Open 1
4-Person Team Event (Q) Monday 24 March Thursday 27 March Open 4
4-Person Team Event (Q) Tuesday 25 March   Open 1
4-Person Team Event (Q) Wednesday 26 March   Open 1
4-Person Team Event (Q) Thursday 27 March   Open 1
4-Person Team Event (Q) Monday 31 March
Thursday 3 April Open 4
4-Person Team Event (Q) Tuesday 1 April   Open 1
4-Person Team Event (Q) Wednesday 2 April   Open 1
4-Person Team Event (Q) Thursday 3 April   Open 1
4-Person Team Event (Q) Monday 7 April Thursday 10 April Open 4
4-Person Team Event (Q) Tuesday 8 April   Open 1
4-Person Team Event (Q) Wednesday 9 April   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Final Thursday 10 April   Open 1
Great Ireish Links Challenge Practice Round Sunday 11 May Wednesday 14 May Open 4
Great Ireish Links Challenge Monday 12 May   Open 1
Great Ireish Links Challenge Tuesday 13 May   Open 1
Great Ireish Links Challenge Wednesday 14 May   Open 1
World Invitational Father & Daughter Sunday 20 July Wednesday 23 July Open 4
World Invitational Father & Daughter Monday 21 July   Open 1
World Invitational Father & Daughter Tuesday 22 July   Open 1
World Invitational Father & Daughter Wednesday 23 July   Open 1
Start of Open Week
Tuesday 5 August Friday 8 August
Open 4
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 5 August   Open  
L. & G. Fourball Betterball Wednesday 6 August   Open 1
Inter Scratch Cup (11 to 18)
Thursday 7 August   Open 1
Senior Scratch Cup (4 and lower) Friday 8 August   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup (5 to 10) Friday 8 August   Open  

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Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 71 6,361 yd's
Yellow Par 72 SSS 69 5,675 yd's
Red Par 72 SSS 67 4,801 yd's
Blue Par 72 SSS 74 6,911 yd's

Card

Hole No. Blue White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 567 540 515 5 3 497 5 3
2 426 409 386 4 11 255 4 11
3 361 327 291 4 17 247 4 17
4 592 536 456 5 5 381 5 5
5 373 331 284 4 7 245 4 7
6 370 285 270 4 9 210 4 9
7 227 195 165 3 13 121 3 13
8 582 542 512 5 1 351 5 1
9 175 157 124 3 15 114 3 15
Out 3,673 3,322 3,003 37   2,421 37  
10 580 550 482 5 2 454 5 2
11 148 136 114 3 16 100 3 16
12 401 375 335 4 12 325 4 12
13 500 451 380 5 10 299 5 10
14 111 106 95 3 18 83 3 18
15 405 397 344 4 6 289 4 6
16 205 186 162 3 14 152 3 14
17 424 401 367 4 8 323 4 8
18 464 437 393 4 4 355 4 4
In 3,238 3,039 2,672 35   2,380 35  
Total 6,911 6,361 5,675 72   4,801 72  
SSS 74 71 69     67    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 67 Padraig Harrington & Paul McGinley

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

History of Trump International Golf Links

Founded 2004

Doonbeg was considered as an ideal setting for links golf as early as 1892 by officers of the Scottish Black Watch Regiment.Instead they selected Lahinch, which was more accessible.
The Doonbeg Community Development Company began to promote the concept of a golf course at Doonbeg in the early 1990s.  Urged by that group, Shannon Development obtained purchase options for 377 acres of linksland from four farming families at Doonbeg.
Doonbeg Golf Club Ltd., an Irish entity created by the partners of Kiawah Development Partners, acquired the options from Shannon Development and closed the sale in December 1999.
Construction of the golf course commenced December 7, 1999.
Private investment in the golf course totalled around $25 million. This included course facilities, infrastructure (roads, water, sewer), and land costs (including legal and permitting), but does not take into account the accommodation or related amenities.  The project is supported in part by a 2.4 million in European Structural Funds.
When complete with Lodge, Clubhouse, Spa, and Cottages the project will represent an overall investment of over 150 million.

Environmental Preservation
Environmentally, the Doonbeg site contains two significant elements that have been meticulously protected: the grey dunes (the term applied to the oldest intact dunes) and an endangered snail, Vertigo angustior.
The grey dunes at Doonbeg are designated as a candidate Special Area of Conservation by the Irish Heritage Service.  Under a management agreement between Doonbeg Golf Club and, those 51 acres of grey dunes are fenced off permanently for preservation and are not in play.
The remainder of the site, including the course, is designated as a proposed Natural Heritage Area.

Vertigo angustior, a microscopic snail just 2 millimeters high and 1 millimeter wide, was discovered on the site during the developer's environmental impact assessment.  Like the grey dunes, it is listed for protection under the European Union's Habitats Directive.  After analysi by the leading Irish expert on Vertigo angustior, it was concluded that the snail can coexist both in the dunes and on the course.  A management plan carried out by the developer continuously monitors and protects the snail habitat.
Kiawah Development Partners has won several significant awards for its environmental sensitivity at Kiawah Island.  These awards note the company's record for careful, conservative dune preservation and for integrating its golf courses with nature, both of which are of utmost priority at Doonbeg Golf Club.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Ita Mangan 2004 Ladies Captain
Charlie Darbey 2004 Men's Captain
Pat Cotter 2004 President
Ita Mangan 2005 Ladies Captain
Charlie Darbey 2005 Men's Captain
Pat Cotter 2005 President
Ita Mangan 2006 Ladies Captain
Charlie Darbey 2006 Men's Captain
Pat Cotter 2006 President
Imelda Shanahan 2007 Ladies Captain
Francis McInerney 2007 Men's Captain
Pat Hanrahan 2007 President
Imelda Shanahan 2008 Ladies Captain
Mary O'Sullivan 2008 Ladies President
Noel McMahon 2008 Men's Captain
Pat Hanrahan 2008 President
Mary O'Sullivan 2009 Ladies Captain
Mary O'Sullivan 2009 Ladies President
James Griffin 2009 Men's Captain
Diarmaid O'Donnell 2009 President
Mary O'Sullivan 2010 Ladies Captain
Mary O'Sullivan 2010 Ladies President
Declan Conway 2010 Men's Captain
Diarmaid O'Donnell 2010 President
Mary O'Sullivan 2011 Ladies Captain
Mary O'Sullivan 2011 Ladies President
Kevin Hayes 2011 Men's Captain
Michael Bermingham 2011 President
Mary Arthur 2012 Ladies Captain
Ita Mangan 2012 Ladies President
Seamus Griffin 2012 Men's Captain
Michael Bermingham 2012 President
Liz Blake 2013 Ladies Captain
Ita Mangan 2013 Ladies President
Nigel Dillon 2013 Men's Captain
Timmy Killeen 2013 President
Liz Blake 2014 Ladies Captain
Ita Mangan 2014 Ladies President
Sean Moloney 2014 Men's Captain
Timmy Killeen 2014 President
  2014 Lowest Ladies H'cap
  2014 Lowest Men's H'cap

Holes in One at Trump International Golf Links

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance


6th   221 yd's

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