Stackstown Golf Club

Course Facts:
Address Kellystown Road Secretary/Manager: Raymond Murphy
Rathfarnham Captain: Eamon Flaherty
Dublin 16 Lady Captain: Nora Farrell
Telephone: 01-4941993 President: Iris Taylor & Brendan Tuckey
Public No: 01-4942338    
Fax: 01-4933934    
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: Michael Kavanagh 01-4944561
Founded: 1975 Designed by: Eddie Hackett
Open for membership. Societies are welcome and group rates are available.
Membership: 1192 Course opening hours: Daylight hours
Green Fees Midweek: €20 Clubhouse opening hours: 8.30am to 11.30pm
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €30 Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse
Green Fees With a Member: 50% Dress Code: Neat casual, no denim
Green Fees For Opens: €20 Catering: Full catering facilities
Practice Area: Yes Days to Avoid: Saturdays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays
Club Hire: Yes Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days
Buggy Hire: Yes Pre-booking for open tournaments: 14 Days in advance
Soft spikes: Yes    


Course Description
Course Description:

The home club of Padraig Harrington (Open Champion at Carnoustie 2007 when he beat Sergio Garcia in a pulsating play-off over 4-holes, having picked up 6-shots on the Spaniard in the final round. Padraig became only the second Irish man to win a Major in the history of the wonderful game and we look forward to him winning several more in the years to come. Well done Padraig.)  Stackstown was opened in 1975 and indeed Padraig's late father Paddy was one of the founder members. Indeed I can remember the original members picking stones of the fairways on the side of the Dublin Mountains. At the tome all of the members were members of the Garda and somehow they managed to develop one of the most challenging and testing golf courses in the country. The original layout was very hilly, however in recent years improvements have made the course a more pleasurable course to play. Before the improvements I remember meeting my brother Paul in the bar, who is a member after my game of golf and saying to him "I don't know about you "Brud" but I'm too old for this place" he's about seven years my senior and of course I was after having one of those games when everything was a struggle.Stackstown opens up with one of the most challenging holes in golf with out of bounds all the way up the right-hand-side and everything breaking left into trouble. Most holes at Stackstown are a challenge and require careful club selection and course management the 10th is a tough uphill Par 3 and the finishing hole with water coming into play although a Par 5 is always dangerous.

Stackstown has a proud tradition of developing young golfers and are producing some of the finest to be found in the country, the likes of Mark Campbell, the McDermott brothers Michael & John have all won major honours. Indeed Padraig's achievements on the world stage must surely be a great inspiration to these young men.

Stackstown has an imposing clubhouse with stunning views of the surrounding countryside with the Dublin Mountains above and Dublin City below. The view of the city at night is breathtaking. The visitor to Stackstown will find a very warm welcome and a memorable days golf and will have no doubt in their minds how Padraig Harrington developed into one of the top golfers in the world.

Open & Major Fixtures 2011
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Club History
Club History

Founded 1975, affiliated 1976.

Members Achievements

Stackstown Golf Club won the 10th All-Ireland J. B. Carr Diamond Trophy at the picturesque Woodenbridge Golf Club on Sunday 18th September 2005 when they beat Galway Golf Club in the final by 4-matches to 1, making it a disastrous week for the Galway club and county.Galway having lost the All-Ireland Hurling final to Cork the previous Sunday, they sent three teams to the Bulmers Cups & Shields to Rosslare Golf Club having won the Connacht Finals in the Barton Shield, Senior Cup and Junior cup, who sadly failed to collect yet another green pennant to their very large collection of national championships.

The Stackstown team beat Munster Champions Nenagh Golf Club by 3½ matches to 1½ in the Semi-Final and met Galway in the All-Ireland Final in this very prestigious championship, with over 180 clubs participating, restricted to players over 60.

The Stackstown team was lead by Pat Malone & Tony O’Mahoney who won their match against Joe Corless & Bill Burke on the 18th, next up was John Kavanagh & Sean O’Dwyer against Bosco McDermott (he of he Galway 3-in-a-row 60’ team) & Mick Dunne who won their match on the first play-off hole. They were followed by Tom O’Donohue & John Mahony who halved with Sean Hosty (Sean was Secretary of the Connacht GUI for many years) & Tom Ford, next on the tee were Pat McNiallais & Patsy O’Connor against Michael O’Hagan & Des Feely who finished their match on the 18th. The anchor team was Frank Kavanagh & Tom Kiely against Denis McSweeney & Tom Feeney. Hence Stackstown recorded a 4 and 1 victory to add another green pennant to their growing collection.

Mark Campbell was selected on the Leinster team for the Interprovincial Matches played at Portmarnock Golf Club from 11th to 13th August 2004. Mark was selected to play in the Home Internationals at Prestwick Golf Club from 8th to 10th September 2004.

Mark also won the 2004 East of Ireland at Portmarnock.

Stackstown Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Barton Shield in 2003, and where drawn against Munster Champions Cork Golf Club in the All-Ireland semi-finals at Lisburn Golf Club on 11th September when they had a convincing win by 7-holes. They met Ulster Champions Banbridge in the final and lost out by the narrowest of margins a single hole. The team on the day was brothers Michael and John McDermott and Mark Campbell with Liam Ryan.

Stackstown qualified for the, for the Leinster Semi-Finals of the Barton Shield at Hermitage Golf Club on 21st July 2002. When they beat St. Anne's, Portmarnock, Slade Valley and Howth on their way to their quarter-final meeting with Arklow at Luttrellstown Golf Club on August 2nd and 3rd. 2002.

Michael McDermott played in the 101st all Indian Amateur Championship and Nations Cup match at Royal Calcutta Golf Club on February 10th to the 17th 2002.

Mark Campbell played in the Mexican Amateur stroke play Championship at Club Campestre de la Ciudad, Mexico City on February 14th to the 17th 2002.

Michael McDermott won the West of Ireland Championship at Co. Sligo in 2001. He was selected on the six-man Irish team for the Lytham Trophy from the 6th-7th of May and the European Team Championship at Ljunghusens G.C., Sweden on the 3rd to the 7th 2001. Michael was also on the Irish team that played Wales at Ashburnham on the 27th April 2001. Michael was selected to represent Ireland in the Governor Hugh Carey Cup at Portmarnock Golf Club on 8th-9th of May 2001.

Lady Captain Mary Randles (17) and her Captain's Prize winner Sinead Kearney (27) were 3rd in the regional qualifiers of the Volkswagen-Irish Independent Lady Captains' Classic at The Royal Dublin Golf Club in September 2001. They returned 39pts. It was on to Druid's Glen for the National Finals on the 1st October 2001.

Congratulations to Seamus Doherty (9), who teamed up with Julie Walsh (20) Boystown in the Irish Final of the Spar-Irish Independent Mixed Pairs Challenge at Adare Manor Golf & Country Club. They finished 3rd on a count-back with 54 points on the 25th of August 2001. However, it was good enough to book their tickets for Tenerife in November for the big Shoot out. Where they finished second with a score of 151.

Stackstown Golf Club won the All-Ireland Irish Junior Cup at Tramore G. C. in 1996, when the team was Ronan Flood, Eoin McCormack, Ken Kavanagh, Michael McDermott, Mark Campbell, Tony Power, Joe McWilliams and Tom O'Donoghue, they were managed by John Neylon.

They won the first All-Ireland Jimmy Bruen Shield at Galway G. C. in 1978, when the team was John Neylon, Dermot McCormack, Jim Kavanagh, Pat Waters, Aidan Brown, John Moloughney, Tom O'Connor, Patsy O'Connor, Tom O'Donoghue and Martin Hynes, they were managed by Dan Buggy.

They won the All-Ireland Jimmy Bruen Shield at Co. Sligo G. C. in 1982, when the team was John Hennessy with Aidan Brown, David Rickard with Jim Doyle, Michael Keaty with Tom O'Connor, Patsy O'Connor with Pat Malone and John Horgan with Jim Kavanagh, they were managed by Dan Buggy

They won the Barton Cup in 1998, when the team was Pat Malone, Martin McDonald, Tony Power, Ronan Flood, Pierce McCormack, John McDermott, Andrew Browne, Tom O'Donoghue, Frank Kavanagh, Mick Keaty, they were managed by Paddy Power and Tom O'Connor.

They won the Metropolitan Cup in 1992, when the team was D. McCormack, S. McCormack, E. Morris, T. Ryan, P. Mulvey, T. Power, G. Stewart, K. Ruane, R. Clancy, Dermot Gregan, B. Collins, S.O'Dwyer, T. Hickey, J. Doyle and S. Flannagan.

They won it again in1999, with B. Flanagan M. Whelan, D. McNamara, D. Gregan, G. Browne, A. Browne, J. McDermott, K. Ruane, C. Clancy, Fr. P. O'Connor, T. O'Connor, P. Power and D. Mulvey.

The Boys' from Stackstown won the Leinster Section of the Fred Daly Trophy, they went down to a very strong Westport team 3-1 in the semi-final of the National Finals at Strandhill, on 22nd August 2000. The team was John McDermott, Colin Clancy, Patrick Loughrey, Peter O'Flanagan and Denis McCann.

Michael McDermott had a wonderful year's golf. He was on the Irish Youths Team that hammered Wales 9-0 at Malone G.C., on June 28th and the Youths Interprovincial at Thurles G. C. from May 5-7, which Leinster won. He was runner-up to Noel Fox in the Ulster Bank Irish Amateur Open Championship at The Royal Dublin on 14th May. He finished joint 4th in the Cannon Irish Youths Amateur Open Championship, together with his fellow clubman and friend Mark Campbell.

Tom Kiely and John Lowry represented Stackstown in the Toyota-Sponsored "Golf as Gaeilgea" All-Ireland finals at Ceann Sibeal G.C. in September, 2000, having booked their place in the Regional finals at St. Margaret's G.C.

Mark Campbell became the youngest player ever to win the Irish Shell South of Ireland Amateur Open Championship at Lahinch on 28th July 1999 Indeed I had full confidence of Mark doing the business. I had a sizeable bet on him, thanks Mark! He beat P. Martin of Balmoral G. C. at 21st. He was subsequently selected to play for Ireland in the Home Internationals at Royal Co. Down in September 1999, and at the Maidstone Club, in New York, on 13-14 October 1999.  He was 2nd in the Irish Youths Amateur Championship at Cork G. C. on 25th June 1999.

Michael McDermott and Mark played together on the Leinster Youths Team that won the Interprovincial Championship at Waterford G. C. in April 1999.

Padraig Harrington played the Walker Cup at Portmarnock in 1991, and at Interlachan in 1993 and again at Royal Portcawl in 1995.  He participated in the Home International matches from 1990 to 1995, winning 26 of his 36 matches.  He won the Willie Gill Perpetual Award in 1994, with 165 points and again in 1995, with a record 200 points.  He played in the Boys Home International matches from 1987 to 1989 and also played Leinster Youths from 1989 to 1992, winning 10 of his 18 matches.

The Ladies won the Mark Bloom Cup in 2002 and Girls won the Leinster Smurfit Junior Girls in 1995.

Person Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Dermot Greegan 28 March 1997 2nd   170 yd's
Michael Fitzpatrick 27 September 1997 2nd   168 yd's
John O'Brien 8 October 1997 6th   160 yd's

Card of the Course
Card of the Course (yards)
Hole No White Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 360 350 4 5 341 4 10
2 182 166 3 17 158 3 18
3 363 352 4 7 344 4 4
4 334 324 4 15 300 4 12
5 527 520 5 1 413 5 6
6 200 180 3 9 168 3 16
7 497 489 5 11 480 5 8
8 318 312 4 13 283 4 14
9 404 382 4 3 367 4 2
Out 3,185 3,075 36   2,854 36  
10 174 165 3 8 122 3 15
11 293 286 4 10 277 4 7
12 143 141 3 16 129 3 11
13 398 373 4 4 311 4 13
14 288 282 4 12 282 4 1
15 339 332 4 18 325 4 9
16 520 508 5 2 426 5 3
17 185 175 3 6 117 3 17
18 486 475 5 14 375 5 5
In 2,826 2,736 35   2,364 35  
Total 5,991 5,811 71   5,218 71  
SSS 71 69     72    

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Men's Course Record: Am: 68 Michael Keaty (5) 1996
Ladies Course Record: 70 Barbara Kelly (7) 31/07/2001

Card of the Alternate Course (yards)
Hole No White Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 360 350 4 5 341 4 10
2 182 166 3 17 158 3 18
3 363 352 4 7 344 4 4
4 334 324 4 15 300 4 12
5 527 520 5 1 413 5 6
6 200 180 3 9 168 3 16
7 497 489 5 11 480 5 8
8 318 312 4 13 283 4 14
9 404 382 4 3 367 4 2
Out 3,185 3,075 36   2,854 36  
10 174 164 3 10 122 3 16
11 398 373 4 8 311 4 14
12 288 282 4 14 282 4 2
13 339 332 4 18 325 4 10
14 520 508 5 4 426 5 6
15 414 404 4 12 340 4 12
16 376 359 4 2 262 4 8
17 185 175 3 6 117 3 18
18 486 475 5 16 375 5 4
In 3,180 3,072 36   2,560 36  
Total 6,365 6,147 72   5,414 72  
SSS 69 68     71    

Roll of Honour
Ann Hoban 1990 Ladies Captain
Mary Sheehan 1991 Ladies Captain
Eileen Hearne 1992 Ladies Captain
Barbara Duncan 1993 Ladies Captain
Nuala Lucas 1994 Ladies Captain
Ita O'Brien 1995 Ladies Captain
Eileen McMahon 1996 Ladies Captain
Ann Kavanagh 1997 Ladies Captain
Claire O'Carroll 1998 Ladies Captain
Helen Flood 1999 Ladies Captain
Margaret Ryan 2000 Ladies Captain
Mary Randles 2001 Ladies Captain
Anne Quaid 2002 Ladies Captain
Kay Deegan 2003 Ladies Captain
Ann Deignan 2004 Ladies Captain
Ann Deignan 2005 Ladies Captain
Mary McGettrick 2006 Ladies Captain
Betty Smith 2007 Ladies Captain
Mai Branigan 2002 Ladies President
Doreen Naghton 2003 Ladies President
Sheila Byrne 2004 Ladies President
Breda Harrington 2005 Ladies President
Marie Lavelle 2006 Ladies President
Helen Collins 2007 Ladies President
Michael Feerick 1990 Men's Captain
Patrick Power 1991 Men's Captain
Martin Hynes 1992 Men's Captain
Sean Flanagan 1993 Men's Captain
Tom Culligan 1994 Men's Captain
Noel McDermott 1995 Men's Captain
Michael Greville 1996 Men's Captain
Tom O'Connor 1997 Men's Captain
Ken Duncan 1998 Men's Captain
Joe Sullivan 1999 Men's Captain
Larry McCormack 2000 Men's Captain
William Hogan 2001 Men's Captain
Michael Flynn 2002 Men's Captain
Gerry Mullins 2003 Men's Captain
Larry O'Connor 2004 Men's Captain
Larry O'Connor 2005 Men's Captain
Phillip Bond 2006 Men's Captain
Tom Collins 2007 Men's Captain
Dan McCallion 1990 President
John O'Malley 1991 President
Pat Millea 1992 President
Michael Feerick 1993 President
Patrick Power 1994 President
Brian Kelly 1995 President
Martin Hynes 1996 President
Sean Flanagan 1997 President
Tom Culligan 1998 President
Michael Walsh 1999 President
Terry MacMahon 2000 President
Tom O'Connor 2001 President
Pat King 2002 President
Jim Maguire 2003 President
Gerry Blake 2004 President
Gerry Blake 2005 President
Michael Fitzpatrick 2006 President
Thomas Daly 2007 President
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