Bangor Golf Club

Course Facts:
Address Broadway Secretary/Manager: Ann Vaughan
Bangor Captain: Matt Gillan
Co.Down BT20 4RH Lady Captain: Sheila McCourt
Telephone: 028-91-270922 President: Sheila Kissock
Public No: 028-91-465133    
Fax: 028-91-453394    
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Club Pro: Stephen Gordon
Founded: 1903 Designed by: James Braid
Open for membership. Societies are welcome and group rates are available.
Membership: 781 Course opening hours: Daylight hours
Green Fees Midweek: £25 Clubhouse opening hours: am to pm
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: £33 Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse
Green Fees With a Member: £15/20 Dress Code: Neat casual, no denim
Green Fees For Opens: £12 Catering: Full catering facilities
Practice Area: Yes Days to Avoid: Sundays & Bank Holidays
Club Hire: Yes Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days
Buggy Hire: Yes Pre-booking for open tournaments: 14 Days in advance
Soft spikes: No    


Course Description
Course Description:

Bangor Golf Club will always be associated with Norman Drew the first Irish golfer to have represented GB & I at both Walker Cup and Ryder Cup level. In more recent years Garth McGimpsey has brought fame and distinction to this illustrious club. Garth won the British Amateur Open Championship in 1985 and played Walker Cup in 1985 and 1987, he has won numberless Irish titles and has represented Ireland with distinction throughout his long and illustrious carrier. 
Garth McGimpsey finest hour came at Ganton on 7th September 2003 when he Captained the British & Irish team to a historical 3rd successive win over the USA and has been appointed Captain for the return match in Chicago in 2005.Bangor Golf Club moved to its present location in 1932 and extended to 18-holes. It is considered, a true test of golf by everybody who plays it with, three Par-5 confronting the golfer over the first five holes. A good start over the long holes can set you up for a good round. Bangor is somewhat unusual as the front 9-holes is a Par-37 with the back 9-holes at Par-34 all adding up to memorable and enjoyable days golf. It has a fine clubhouse where the visitor can enjoy the fine food and a drink after his or her round where a warm Ulster hand of welcome is extended to one and all.


Open & Major Fixtures 2011
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Club History
Club History

Founded 1903 affiliated 1903Instituted 1903 affiliated 1903 Mr F. C. Doran was the main mover behind the foundation of Bangor Golf Club. After a discussion with some friends, he took it upon himself to call the inaugural meeting. He was elected the first Hon. Secretary, as such he got through an astonishing amount of work.
300 members were recorded, a huge membership for a new Club. The first Captain was Mr. T. C. Connel and a Ladies Club was founded in its first year and Miss H. E. McGuire was elected Captain. 
A new clubhouse was opened in 1904 when Mr. F. C. Doran was Captain. As early as 1905, nine new holes were opened. The present Course was designed in 1933, by James Braid after the club had purchased 66 acres adjoining the old Course and having sold 22 acres, including the old clubhouse.

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Members Achievements

Bangor Golf Club won the Fred Daly Plate in 2006 when they beat Dunfanaghy by 5 matches to 2 matches, having beaten Malone by 6 and halve matches to a halve in the Semi-Final.Bangor Golf Club won the All-Ireland Irish Senior Cup at Tramore in 1984, when the team was, B. J. S. Kissock, J. A. McDade, G. McGimpsey, B. Wilson, N. D. Woods, D. B. Blaikie,P. Barry and they were captained by Jack Kissock.

Bangor Golf Club won the All-Ireland Irish Senior Cup at Grange in 1981, when the team was, B. J. S. Kissock, J. A. McDade, G. McGimpse, B. Wilson,N. D. Woods,D. B. Blaikie, E. Sterrett, B. Kearney and they were captained by Des Hillen.

They won the All-Ireland Barton Shield at Cork G. C. in 1951, when the team was, R .Young (team captain), E. C. Mc.Dade, W. K. Brown and Norman V. Drew.

They won the All-Ireland Jimmy Bruen Shield at Woodbrook G. C. in 1989, when the team was, Maurice Boyd, D. Cooke, D. Cull, P. Davidson, P. Feherty, N. Lavelle, N. Porter, K. Duncan, B. Skelton, J. Whittle, G. Yarr, H. Armstrong, T.C. Fergie, W.A. Thompson, J. Paisley and they were captained by R. Mullan.

Norman Drew played Walker Cup at Kittansett, in 1953.

Gareth McGimpsey played Walker Cup at Pine Valley, N. J., in 1985, at Sunningdale in 1987, at Peachtree Atlanta in 1989, and again at Portmarnock in 1991. He finished joint 3rd in the Willie Gill Perpetual Award in 1999. He was again selected to play for the Irish men's Home Internationals at Royal Co. Down on 22nd- 24th September, 1999, and he has played 119 matches in the Home International matches and represented Ulster from 1979 to 1998, having played 110 matches to date winning 71 of them, ( He won the Willie Gill Perpetual Award in 1984 with 100 points and again in 1988 with 180 points and, in 1993 with 120 points,)

B. J. Kissock participated in the Home International matches from 1961 to 1976 playing 22 matches and represented Ulster from 1961 to 1987 playing 60 matches.

 G. McAllister played Ulster Youths' from 1989 to 1990

Card of the Course
Card of the Course (yards)
Name Hole No White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
Broadway 1 351 341 4 9 319 4 13
Fair Way 2 493 482 5 13 451 5 9
Long Carry 3 359 339 4 15 297 4 17
Bangor Bell 4 471 461 5 7 367 4 1
Gryphon's Tail 5 463 455 4 1 432 5 7
Braid's Original 6 354 344 4 17 343 4 11
Shamrock 7 192 182 3 5 161 3 15
Ailsa Craig 8 409 391 4 11 373 4 5
Wee Crater 9 392 384 4 3 379 4 3
  Out 3,484 3,379 37   3,122 37  
Fairythorn 10 438 417 4 4 390 5 12
Beverley Hills 11 319 309 4 16 299 4 8
Near and Far 12 194 175 3 8 158 3 14
Hidden Hollow 13 384 374 4 6 341 4 2
Road Hole 14 175 163 3 12 131 3 18
Down the Dell 15 408 398 4 2 356 4 4
Loughview 16 510 482 5 18 450 5 6
Mair na Flick 17 159 149 3 10 119 3 16
Spires 18 339 323 4 14 323 4 10
  In 2,926 2,790 34   2,567 35  
  Total 6,410 6,169 71   5,689 72  
  SSS 71 70     72    

Roll of Honour
Mrs. K. M. Kelly 1989 Ladies Captain
Mrs. B. McCrystal 1990 Ladies Captain
Mrs. M. M. Malcolm 1991 Ladies Captain
Mrs. P. Campbell 1992 Ladies Captain
Miss J. Stinson 1993 Ladies Captain
Mrs. C. P. Drury 1994 Ladies Captain
Mrs. S. Kissock 1995 Ladies Captain
Anne O'Hara 1996 Ladies Captain
Mrs. H. Birch 1997 Ladies Captain
Mrs. J. McKeown 1998 Ladies Captain
Mrs Maura Fox 1999 Ladies Captain
Mrs J. McKillen 2000 Ladies Captain
Joyce Dodds 2001 Ladies Captain
Beth Gillan 2002 Ladies Captain
  2003 Ladies Captain
  2004 Ladies Captain
  2005 Ladies Captain
Beth Gillan 2006 Ladies Captain
Mandy McEvoy 2007 Ladies Captain
Mr. J. C. Kissock 1989 Men's Captain
Mr. M. Ledlie 1990 Men's Captain
Mr. W. A. Thompson 1991 Men's Captain
Mr. B. J. Kissock 1992 Men's Captain
Mr. R. E. Kane 1993 Men's Captain
Mr. T. B. McKillen 1994 Men's Captain
Mr. C. I. Burrows 1995 Men's Captain
Mr. D. B. Blaikie 1996 Men's Captain
Mr. T. W. Alexander 1997 Men's Captain
Mr. J. D. Marshall 1998 Men's Captain
K. Duncan 1999 Men's Captain
Mr. L. Morgan 2000 Men's Captain
Peter Davidson 2001 Men's Captain
Gerry Fox 2002 Men's Captain
J. M. Whittle 2003 Men's Captain
W. I. D. Sanderson 2004 Men's Captain
F. Magee 2005 Men's Captain
Jack McCloskey 2006 Men's Captain
Paul Watson 2007 Men's Captain
  2002 President
  2003 President
  2004 President
  2005 President
  2006 President
Margaret Blaikie 2007 President
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