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Dundalk Golf Course
Dundalk Golf Club was founded in 1904, and was redesigned by David Thomas and Peter Allis. The opening of the course was celebrated with a match between Christy O'Connor and Des Smyth against Ronan Rafferty and Philip Walton the latter were both amateurs at the time. Remarkably all four have played Ryder Cup.
Dundalk is a long testing course at 6,160 metres Par 72 with a standard scratch to match, which will and has tested the best of golfers. It is the venue of the Dundalk Senior Scratch Cup, which attracts the best amateur golfers in the country. It has been selected by the GUI & ILGU on numberless occasions for their major championships and was the host club for the All-Ireland Cups & Shields in 1997.
Dundalk Golf Club was the headquarters of the Irish PGA and the resident Professional Leslie Walker is one of Irelands leading Pros'. It has a magnificent new clubhouse where the visitor is extended a very warm welcome and can relax with a few drinks and enjoy the catering facilities available.
Dundalk was voted the No. 78-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2020 (Up-6);
Dundalk was voted the No. 84-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2018 (Down-6);
Dundalk was voted the No. 78-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2019 (Same);
Dundalk was voted the No. 78-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Up-6);
Dundalk was voted the No. 84-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Up-1);
Dundalk was voted the No. 85-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Up-5);
Dundalk was voted the No. 80-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Down-9);
Dundalk was voted the No. 71-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Down-11);
Dundalk was voted the No. 60-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;
Dundalk was voted the No. 50-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;
Dundalk was voted the No. 48-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;
Dundalk was voted the No. 38-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;
Dundalk was voted the No. 34 Parkland/Inland 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 Midweek:||€35|
|Green Fees Weekends & B.H.:||€50|
|Green Fees with a Member:||€20|
|Green Fees for Opens:||€17/20|
|Full Membership Available:||Yes|
|Full Membership Fee:||€920|
|Designer||Peter Allis & David Thomas|
|Website||Dundalk golf club website|
|Lady Captain:||Pauline Campbell
|Presidents':||Vincent Conlon & Joyce Burbage|
|Girls Captain:||Eve Rowland
|Vice-Captains':||Eoin Doohan & Alison Quigley|
|Hon. Secretary:||Sean Hession & Theresa Smyt|
|Club Pro:||Leslie Walker 042-9322102|
|Hon. Treasurer:||Hugh Reilly & Mags Coburn|
|Comp. Secretary:||Pat Davis & Pat Cleary|
General Facts & Information
|Course opening hours: Daylight hours||Clubhouse opening hours: Sunrise to Sunset|
|Mobile phones: Not on course
||Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim|
|Catering: Full catering, facilities||Days to Avoid: Sundays & Tuesdays|
|Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days||Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance|
Dundalk Golf Club Fixtures 2021 provisional*
|Open & Major Fixtures 2021 (to be Confirmed)|
|Lady Captain's Prize to the Men||Sunday 6 June||Closed||1|
|President's Prize to the Ladies||Tuesday 1 June||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize Round 1||Tuesday 8 June||Closed||1|
|President's Prize||Sunday 13 June||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize||Tuesday 15 June||Closed||1|
|Professionals Prize to the Men||Sunday 20 June||Closed||1|
|Professionals Prize to the Ladies||Tuesday 6 July||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize Round 1||Saturday 11 July
||Sunday 12 July
|Captain's Prize Round 1||Sunday 12 July
|Captain's Prize Round 2||Sunday 18 July
|Captain's Prize to the Ladies||Tuesday 3 August||Closed||1|
|PGA Playing Ability Test (2)||Monday 7 June||IPGA||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 9 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 16 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 23 June||Open||1|
|Start of Open Week||Sunday 4 July||Sunday 12 July||Open||8|
|Fourball Stableford||Sunday 4 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Monday 5 July||Open||2|
|Singles Stableford||Tuesday 6 July||Open||1|
|Oriel Cup Singles Strokes||Wednesday 7 July||Open||1|
|Team Event||Thursday 8 July||Open||1|
|Ladies 2-Person Team Event||Friday 9 July||Open||1|
|Fourball Stableford||Saturday 10 July||Open||1|
|Mixed Scotch Foursomes||Sunday 11 July||Open||1|
|Lady Captain's Charity Day
||Tuesday 13 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 14 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 21 July||Open||1|
|Captain's Charity Day||Monday 26 July
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 28 July
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 4 August||Open||1|
|Inter. Scratch Cup||Sunday 8 August||Open||1|
|Minor Scratch Cup||Sunday 8 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 11 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 18 August||Open||1|
|Dundalk Chamber of Commerce Classic
||Friday 20 August||Open||1|
|PGA Playing Ability Test (1)||Monday 23 August||IPGA||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 25 August
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 8 September||Open||1|
|PGA Playing Ability Test (2)
||Monday 13 September||IPGA||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 15 September||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 22 September
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 29 September
|PGA Playing Ability Test (3)
||Monday 4 October||IPGA||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 6 October||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 13 October||Open||1|
|4-Person Team Event||Monday 25 October||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 27 October
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 3 November||Open||1|
Card of the Course
|White||Par 72 SSS 71 6,024 m|
|Red||Par 73 SSS 74 5,319 m|
|Green||Par 72 SSS 70 5,713 m|
|Blue||72 SSS 72 6,206 m|
Men's Course Record: 66 Michael Hoey (Shandon Park) June 2001 Peter Rodgers June 1988
Ladies Course Record:
Dundalk Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Barton Shield when they beat Woodbrook Golf Club by 2-holes in the Semi-Final and The Island Golf Club by 5-holes in the Provincial Decider at Royal Tara Golf Club on 27th July 2019.
They made their way to Westport Golf Club to participate in the All-Ireland deciders. They met Connacht Champions Co. Sligo Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Friday 20th September and lost their match by 7-holes against the team from Rosses Point.
In the top match Josh Mackin with Aaron Grant were 7-down after 16 against Ruairi O’Connor with Thomas Finnegan and in the bottom match Walker Cup player Caolan Rafferty with Eoin Murphy were all square after 15 against the Ford brothers T. J. and Daniel.
Dundalk Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Barton Shield when they beat Enniscorty by t-holes at Mount Juliet Golf Club on 21st July 2018.
This qualified them to participate in the All-Ireland Deciders at Thurles Golf Club where they met Munster Champions Kinsale Golf Club on Thursday 4th October and had a very comfortable 10-win over the Cork team.
They were led out by Aaron Grant with Conor Curran who recorded a 5-hole win over Gary Ward with Keith Fitzpatrick the second match of Caolan Rafferty with Eoin Murphy recorded a similar result against Cathal Butler with Eric Rumley.
They met a very young Connaught Champions in the shape of Athenry Golf Club some of whom were on the Fred Daly team the previous year. They were lead out again by Aaron Grant with Conor Curran who lost their match by 4-holes against Louis O’Hara with Joe Bernie Jnr. in the second match Caolan Rafferty with Eoin Murphy had a 1-hole win over Darren Leufer with Allan Hill.
Caolan Rafferty was awarded the Senior Leinster GUI Golfer’s Order of Merit in 2018.
Dundalk Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Irish Junior Cup on 28th July 2015 at Portarlington Golf Club when they beat Hermitage Golf Club in the Quarter Final by 3½-matches to 1½-matches, Woodbrook Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches in the Semi-Final and accounted for Clontarf Golf Club by the same margin in the decider.
They made their way to Carton House to compete in the All-Ireland Finals on 16th September, where they were drawn against Connacht Champions Westport Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final.
First on the tee was Ciaran Sheridan who lost out to Tony Bree by 2 and 1, he was followed by Eoin Murphy who clinched his match against Anto Brown on the 19th, next up was Ricky Newell who had a 3 and 2 win over David Scott, in the penultimate match Josh Mackin lost to Sam Gillivan and the bottom match of Aaron King went all the way to the 18th before Fergus Rothwell clinched Westport’s place in the All-Ireland Final the following day against Greenisland who won their first green pennant in their 102 year history.
Dundalk Golf Club won the Leinster Championship of the Jimmy Bruen Shield and met Munster Champions Charleville in the All-Ireland Semi Final at Shannon Golf Club on 17th September 2004. They defeated Charleville by 3 matches to 2 matches in the morning when the team was Ken Norton and Michael Coburn who beat James Browne and Declan Mooney 4 & 3, Sean Reidy and Kevin Barry who beat Sean McSweeney and Bill Hanley 2 & 1, Alan McCabe and Michael Gill who beat Danny Deady and Michael Galligan on the 18th, Ruairi Gogarty and Damien English lost to Tom Allen and John Kavanagh and Jim Dwyer and Maurice Murphy lost to Anthony Fitzgerald and Eddie Barry.
They met and beat Ulster Champions Kilkeel in the All-Ireland Final on Saturday 18th September 2004, when the team was Ken Norton with Michael Coburn against Rory Slone with Kieran Poland, Sean Reidy with Kevin Barry against Johnny Aiken with Pascal Morgan, Alan McCabe with Michael Gill against Anthony Ward with Ciaran Hartigan, Damien English with Ruairi Gogarty against Trevor Weir with Graeme Morrow and Gareth Duffy and Michael Hamilton against Alan McCabe with Michael Gill.
Lady Captain Joyce Burbage (29) and her Captain's Prize winner qualified for the National Finals of the Volkswagen-Irish Independent Lady Captains Golf Classic at Druid's Glen Golf Club,. When they shot 30 points at Slieve Russell Golf Club in August 2002.
Lady Captain Joyce Burbage, Captain Peter Rogers and Vice Captain Gerry O'Keeffe, qualified for the Mercedes-Benz Irish Independent Executive Golf Classic at The K Club on August 12th 2002.
Yvonne Cassidy Represented Ireland in the Home Internationals at Carlow Golf Club in 2001 before joining the professional ranks for the 2002 season.
14-year-old Aaron Grant started the year off a handicap of 11 and had reduced it to 5 by September 2001. When playing off 7 he shot a level par 72 on one of the toughest days of the year. In howling winds and pawl-forked greens. According to Leslie Walker, Hugh hits the ball further than him. If this is true he must hit some ball, as Leslie is one of the biggest hitters I've seen. It will be interesting to follow this young lads progress in the future.
J. Carroll was elected to the council of the Leinster Branch of the GUI for 2001.
Prior to 2001:
Dundalk Golf Club won the FBD Barton Cup in a play-off against Carlow Golf Club in 1999, when the team was, Dermot Murphy, Pat Hoey, Bernard White, Peter Rogers, Patsy Cole, Alan Cole, Neil McGuinness, Charlie Monaghan, Peter Tuite, Gerry Murray, Toddy Rodgers, Leslie Toal, Stephen Hoey, John Conlon, Terry Conlon and Aidan Molloy, they were managed by Gerry Duggan and selected by Ben Daly.
Dundalk Golf Club were Leinster Champions in the Irish Junior in 1994, when the team was, D. O'Callaghan, A. Coyle, V. Conlon, K. Norton, D. Toal, H. Smith, O. English and S. Watters.
The Ladies of Dundalk Golf Club won the ILGU Leinster Junior Cup in 1989, when the team was, J. Moynihan, S. Grimes, A. McKenna, S. Coyle, G. Vallely-Maatthews, S. Black, M. Crummie and M. Sheridan, they were captained by P. Bastible.
The Girls' of Dundalk Golf Club won the All-Ireland Girls' Team Championship in 1982, when the team was, M. O'Reilly, Suzy Sheehan and Yvonne Cassidy.
Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;
B. Donnellan represented Ireland as a Senior International from in 1952 playing 2-times won 0-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 0-points;
M. Ferguson represented Ireland as a Senior International from in 1952 playing 6-times won 4-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 12-points;
D. Coyle represented Ireland at Irish Boys level from 1991 to1992 playing 13-times won 2-matches halved one and lost 10-matches accumulating 5-points. He represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level from 1995 to 1996 playing 11-times won 7-matches and lost 4-matches accumulating 14-points. He represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial from 1994 to 1995 playing 11-times won 7-matches halved one and lost 3-matches accumulating 15-points;
C. A. Carroll represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level in 1938;
P. Rogers represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level in 1982 playing 5-times won 2-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 4-points;
J. Sheils represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level in 1959 playing 6-times won 3-matches halved one and lost 2-matches accumulating 7-points;
N. Cassidy represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial in 1965 playing 2-times;
Peter Tuite represented Leinster at Boys Interprovincial level in 2000 playing 4-times won 1-match and lost 3-matches accumulating 2-points;
Suzanne Sheehan played for Ireland in the Girls' Home Internationals in 1984 and 1985, she won the Irish Girls Close Championship in the same years.
Miss Yvonne Cassidy was selected on the ILGU Senior A squad in November 2000 and she represented Ireland in the European Ladies Team Championship at Golf Club Milano, Monza in 1995 and she played in the Ladies Home Internationals at Wrexham Golf Club in 1995, se was the reserve at Longriddy in 1996, and played at Lahinch Golf Club in 1997. She also played on the Leinster Ladies team in 1997 and 1998.
History of Dundalk
Instituted 1904 affiliated 1905
Golf was first played at Dundalk as far back as 1895, when the 13th Hussars were stationed there. The semi-club died a natural death from want of support, as the Hussars were based at the Curragh before being transferred to Dundalk and later to Dublin.
The game was revived in December 1904, the first Captain was Mr. V. S. Carroll, and Mr. P. L. MacArdle was the Hon. Secretary. The course was nine-hole and located at Deer Park. It was, laid out by G. Coburn, professional at Portmarnock Golf Club.
The "Irish Field" on 21st October, 1922, reports that Tom Shannon and James Martin had laid out a fine new course for the new Dundalk Golf Club "It is very pleasantly situated and commands grand views of Dundalk Bay and the Mourne Mountains. The course is just 6000 yd’s long and is laid out in two loops". The National Senior Mixed Foursomes were staged at Dundalk in 2000. This fine course has been chosen to host the Irish Ladies Open Strokeplay in 2002 and the Ladies Home Internationals and Leinster Youths in 2005 its Centenary Year.
Roll of Honour
|Evelyn Durnin||1989||Ladies Captain|
|Sean Hession||1989||Men's Captain|
|Dr John Kidney||1989||President|
|Rosemary Gardiner||1990||Ladies Captain|
|Leo Callaghan||1990||Men's Captain|
|C. C. Reilly||1990||President|
|Vera Danahar||1991||Ladies Captain|
|Tom Monahan||1991||Men's Captain|
|C. C. Reilly||1991||President|
|Noelette McClean||1992||Ladies Captain|
|Sean Ward||1992||Men's Captain|
|Marie O'Callaghan||1993||Ladies Captain|
|Benny Toal||1993||Men's Captain|
|Marie O'Connor||1994||Ladies Captain|
|Aidan O'Mahony||1994||Men's Captain|
|Clodagh O'Callaghan||1995||Ladies Captain|
|John McCann||1995||Men's Captain|
|Una Delaney||1996||Ladies Captain|
|Paul Malone||1996||Men's Captain|
|Dr Hugh Dolan||1996||President|
|Maureen Sheridan||1997||Ladies Captain|
|Chris Wallace||1997||Men's Captain|
|Dr. Hugh Dolan||1997||President|
|Marie Griffin||1998||Ladies Captain|
|Bert Giff||1998||Men's Captain|
|Anna McKenna||1999||Ladies Captain|
|Harry Stewart||1999||Men's Captain|
|Mary Berkery||2000||Ladies Captain|
|Peter J. Dooley||2000||Men's Captain|
|Peter J. Dooley||2000||Men's Captain|
|Rose Curtis||2001||Ladies Captain|
|Dessie Dunne||2001||Men's Captain|
|Joyce Burbage||2002||Ladies Captain|
|Peter Rodgers||2002||Men's Captain|
|Anne O'Reilly||2003||Ladies Captain|
|Gerry O'Keeffe||2003||Men's Captain|
|Marie Strain||2004||Ladies Captain|
|Michael Gallagher||2004||Men's Captain|
|Jan Van Dijk||2004||President|
|Anna McKenna||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Dermot O'Callaghan||2005||Men's Captain|
|Anne Hopper||2006||Ladies Captain|
|Aubrey Halley||2006||Men's Captain|
|L. J. Conneely||2006||President|
|Carol Murphy||2007||Ladies Captain|
|Gerry Murray||2007||Men's Captain|
|Deirdre Clarke||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Vincent Conlon||2008||Men's Captain|
|Pauline Duffy||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Rosemary Daly||2009||Ladies President|
|Paul Matthews||2009||Men's Captain|
|Marie Mackell||2010||Ladies Captain|
|Mary McGee||2010||Ladies President|
|Eddie Rocks||2010||Men's Captain|
|Kitty Duffy||2011||Ladies Captain|
|Joan Martin||2011||Ladies President|
|Dessie Ward||2011||Men's Captain|
|Niamh Maguire||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Mary Crummie||2012||Ladies President|
|Dermot Duffy||2012||Men's Captain|
|Brid Roccks||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Noel McGuinness||2013||Men's Captain|
|Anne Doohan||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Marie O'Callaghan||2014||Ladies President|
|Brendan Cleary||2014||Men's Captain|
|Mary-Lou Grennan||2015||Ladies Captain|
|Jean Connolly||2016||Ladies Captain|
|Maurice Soraghan||2016||Men's Captain|
|Maeve Ahern||2017||Ladies Captain|
|Mickey Coburn||2017||Men's Captain|
|Pat Cleary||2018||Ladies Captain|
|Marie MacKell||2018||Ladies President|
|Gerry Byrne||2018||Men's Captain|
|Criona O’Reilly||2019||Ladies Captain|
|Pat Davis||2019||Men's Captain|
|Zara Wadding||2019||Girls Captain|
|Ciaran Johnston||2019||Boys Captain|
|Pauline Campbell||2020||Ladies Captain|
|Joyce Burbage||2020||Ladies President|
|Trevor Giff||2020||Men's Captain|
|Eve Rowland||2020||Girls Captain|
||Lowest Ladies H'cap|
|Caolan Rafferty (-3)
||Lowest Men’s H'cap|
|Aaron Grant (-1)||2021
||Lowest Men’s H'cap|
|Eoin Murphy (-0.9)
||Lowest Men’s H'cap|
|Josh Mackin (-0,1)
||Lowest Men’s H'cap|
|Brendan Lawlor (1.1)
||Lowest Men’s H'cap|
Holes in One at Dundalk
|Member||Date||Hole No.||Club Used||Golf Course||Distance|
|Patrick McGuinness||1 April 1979||9th||124 m|
|Sean Hession||18 March 2001||13th||160 m|
|Garrett Duff||23 May 2001||17th||172 m|
|Packey McGuinness||1 June 2001||2nd||Clandeboye||172 yd‘s|
|Maureen Sheridan||19 June 2001||5th||156 m|
|David Connolly||5 August 2001||5th||156 m|
|Peter Rodgers||23 September 2001||13th||160 m|
|Jim Dwyer||9 December 2001||9th||158 m|
|Iris McGuinness||17 February 2004||5th||115 m|
|David Smyth||1 September 2006||9th||155 m|
|Mary Berkery||29 May 2007||5th||115 m|
|Derek Williams||19 April 2009||9th||155 m|
|Ciaran Sheridan||1 May 2016||9th||155 m|