Bushfoot golf club Antrim

Bushfoot golf course Antrim

Bushfoot Golf Course

Bushfoot Club Crest

This 9-hole links/parkland situated in the far North of Co. Antrim only about a mile from the world famous Giants Causeway, is a must to visit when in this area. The course has been in existence since 1890 at least. It is a traditional Links/parkland where the golfer can savour the magnificent views of Causeway Coast and on a clear day the West Coast of Scotland is in view.

The course is built on the banks of the River Bush giving rise to something that is seldom found on Links courses with water coming into play on four of the 9 holes, on the 1st 3rd 4th and 5th. Although only a 9-hole Links/parkland Bushfoot has 15 different tee boxes making the back nine a totally different challenge of golf. The 10th at 458 yards is as good a par 4 you will find anywhere.

Visitors to Bushfoot Golf Club are always extended the warmest of Ulster welcomes, the clubhouse is warm and the catering is excellent.

Green Fees Midweek: £12/18
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: £14/25
Green Fees with a Member: £14/20
Green Fees for Opens:  £10
Practice Area:  Yes
Club Hire: No
Buggy Hire: No
Soft Spikes: No
Course Type Links
No Holes 9
Members 553
Designer David Jones
Founded 1890
Address

50 Bushfoot Road,
Portballintrae,
Co. Antrim
BT57 8RR X

Telephone 028-207-31317
Email bushfootgolfclub@btconnect.com
Website Bushfoot golf club website
Director of Golf: Ian Blair
Captain: Ronnie Macauley
Lady Captain: Marie Hamilton
Presidents':  Lenny McIlroy & Marbeth Hedley 
Vice-Captains': Richard Elliott & Gail Morrow
Hon. Secretary: Ronnie Laverty & Paula Grant
Club Pro: Ian Blair
Hon. Treasurer: David Kirkwood & Paddy Glass
Comp. Secretary: Kenny McKillop & Elaine McConnell 
Bushfoot Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:55.215954
Long:-6.530943
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 12.00am to 11.30pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering facilities Days to Avoid: Tuesdays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Bushfoot Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Events Start Finish Type Duration
Lady Captain´s Prize Saturday 17 June
  Closed 1
Professional's Prize Saturday 24 June      
Captain's Prize Saturday 29 July
  Closed 1
Singles Stableford Friday 17 March   Open 1
Pierce Purcell Shield (Q) Sunday 14 May   GUI 1
Start of Open Week Sunday 16 July Saturday 22 July Open 7
Mixed Greensomes Sunday 16 July   Open 1
Fourball Stableford Monday 17 July   Open 1
Ladies Stableford Tuesday 18 July   Open 1
2-Ball Scramble Stableford Wednesday 19 July   Open 1
Juveniles Day Stableford Thursday 20 July   Open 1
Singles Strokes Friday 21 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 22 July   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Tuesday 15 August   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 70 SSS 68 6,075 yd's
Yellow Par 70 SSS 67 5,870 yd's
Red Par 70 SSS 69 5,373 yd's

Card

Hole No. White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 418 408 4 3 326 4 8
2 169 157 3 12 137 3 17
3 313 299 4 15 290 4 16
4 355 346 4 2 317 4 2
5 399 391 4 6 337 4 14
6 494 483 5 10 478 5 5
7 174 163 3 8 154 3 10
8 335 327 4 17 325 4 12
9 340 327 4 13 320 4 6
Out 2,997 2,901 35   2,684 35  
10 452 431 4 1 346 4 4
11 139 128 3 18 123 3 18
12 348 338 4 9 326 4 3
13 355 346 4 4 317 4 1
14 399 391 4 5 337 4 15
15 508 499 5 11 432 5 13
16 190 182 3 7 154 3 11
17 347 327 4 16 334 4 9
18 340 327 4 14 320 4 7
In 3,078 2,969 35   2,689 35  
Total 6,075 5,870 70   5,373 70  
SSS 68 67     69    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 65 Steven Morrison

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

Bushfoot Golf Club won the North Antrim Shield in 1994, when the team was, Brian Sweeney, Trevor Thompson, Ian Hemphill, Trevor Steele, Ian Thompson, Paddy Quigg, Ian Thompson, Roy Carmac, Greg Taylor, Clifford Bailey and John Torrens, they were captained by Richard Conkey.

Members who played representative golf for their Province;

J. Fitzsimmons* represented Ulster in the Senior Interprovincial’s in 1938;

History of Bushfoot

Instituted 1893 affiliated 1906

There is some confusion as to when golf was first played at Bushfoot. It is first listed in The Golfing Annual, 1894-95. The Golfing Union of Ireland gives mention of it in the minutes, 26th July 1895. The Hon. Secretary was H. Steen, Bushmills. The Golfing Annual, 1898-99, gives its foundation date as 1893 and states, "The course of nine-holes is about a mile from The Giants Causeway".

The confusion arises when The Irish Golfers Guide, 1910, gives 1890 as the year of institution. It goes on to say "in summer, the electric tram stops and lifts passengers every hour at the clubhouse"

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
C. Gilbert 1989 Ladies Captain
W. McIlroy 1989 Men's Captain
R. Boyce 1989 President
A. McKelvey 1990 Ladies Captain
Mrs. E. Hanna 1990 Ladies President
J. C. Torrens 1990 Men's Captain
W. McIlroy 1990 President
N. Hedley 1991 Ladies Captain
Mrs. E. Hanna 1991 Ladies President
B. Hedley 1991 Men's Captain
W. McIlroy 1991 President
T. Maulsaid 1992 Ladies Captain
Mrs. E. Hanna 1992 Ladies President
R. Conkey 1992 Men's Captain
W. McIlroy 1992 President
A. Bryan 1993 Ladies Captain
Mrs. E. Hanna 1993 Ladies President
T. Boyce 1993 Men's Captain
W. McIlroy 1993 President
N. Conkey 1994 Ladies Captain
Mrs. E. Hanna 1994 Ladies President
R. Morrow 1994 Men's Captain
W. McIlroy 1994 President
A. Cullen 1995 Ladies Captain
Mrs. E. Hanna 1995 Ladies President
G. Taylor 1995 Men's Captain
W. McIlroy 1995 President
J. McIlroy 1996 Ladies Captain
Mrs. E. Hanna 1996 Ladies President
S. Morrison 1996 Men's Captain
Dr. P. Ritchie 1996 President
M. Kwon 1997 Ladies Captain
Mrs. E. Hanna 1997 Ladies President
D. Kirkwood 1997 Men's Captain
Dr. P. Ritchie 1997 President
A. Reid 1998 Ladies Captain
Mrs. E. Hanna 1998 Ladies President
S. Carey 1998 Men's Captain
Dr. P. Ritchie 1998 President
B. Hawkins 1999 Ladies Captain
Mrs. E. Hanna 1999 Ladies President
E. McGuinness 1999 Men's Captain
Dr. P. Ritchie 1999 President
Mrs. Leslie Wishart 2000 Ladies Captain
Mrs. E. Hanna 2000 Ladies President
Harry Cullen 2000 Men's Captain
Dr. P. Ritchie 2000 President
Mrs. A. Wilson 2001 Ladies Captain
Mrs. Daphine Bustard 2001 Ladies President
John Batten 2001 Men's Captain
J. H. McConnell 2001 President
Adrienne Wilson 2002 Ladies Captain
Mrs. Daphine Bustard 2002 Ladies President
John Batten 2002 Men's Captain
James McConnell 2002 President
Elaine Adjey 2003 Ladies Captain
W. D. Bustard 2003 Ladies President
Victor Freeman 2003 Men's Captain
James McConnell 2003 President
Alma Morrison 2004 Ladies Captain
Margo Knox 2004 Ladies President
Bertie Rodgers 2004 Men's Captain
James McConnell 2004 President
Ruby Boyce 2005 Ladies Captain
Margo Knox 2005 Ladies President
David Kirkwood 2005 Men's Captain
John Torrens 2005 President
Margaret Holterman 2006 Ladies Captain
Margo Knox 2006 Ladies President
Robert Peacock 2006 Men's Captain
John Torrens 2006 President
Ruby Boyce 2007 Ladies Captain
Rosemary Elliott 2007 Ladies President
Neil Simpson 2007 Men's Captain
Victor Freeman 2007 President
Maureen Pentland 2008 Ladies Captain
Rosemary Elliott 2008 Ladies President
Niel Simpson 2008 Men's Captain
Victor Freeman 2008 President
Sharon Carson 2009 Ladies Captain
Rosemary Elliott 2009 Ladies President
Terence McFaull 2009 Men's Captain
Victor Freeman 2009 President
Helen Creighton 2010 Ladies Captain
Rosemary Elliott 2010 Ladies President
Ronnie Laverty 2010 Men's Captain
David Kirkwood 2010 President
Sheila Orr 2011 Ladies Captain
Alice Trufelli 2011 Ladies President
Kenneth McKillop 2011 Men's Captain
David Kirkwood 2011 President
Joan McKillop 2012 Ladies Captain
Alice Trufelli 2012 Ladies President
Paul Pentland 2012 Men's Captain
David Kirkwood 2012 President
Alana Wallace 2013 Ladies Captain
Alice Trufelli
2013 Ladies President
Kenneth Gault 2013 Men's Captain
Robert Hedley
2013 President
Jenny Wilson 2014 Ladies Captain
Lesley Wishart 2014 Ladies President
Derick Murphy 2014 Men's Captain
Matt Colgan 2014 President
Liz McNeilly 2015 Ladies Captain
Lesley Wishart 2015 Ladies President
Martyn Freeman 2015 Men's Captain
Matt Colgan 2015 President
Alice Trufelli 2016 Ladies Captain
Lesley Wishart 2016 Ladies President
Roger Hamilton 2016 Men's Captain
Matt Colgan 2016 President
Marie Hamilton 2017 Ladies Captain
Marbeth Hedley
2017 Ladies President
Ronnie Macauley 2017 Men's Captain
Lenny McIlroy
2017 President
(9) 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
(5) 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Bushfoot

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance


6th   221 yd's

If you have had a Hole-in-One on your course and would like it recorded here please contact me on go.golfing@yahoo.ie

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