Dun Laoghaire Golf Club

Course Facts:
Address Balyman Road Secretary/Manager:  
Enniskerry Captain: Pat Nevin
Co. Wicklow Lady Captain: Marie Igoe
Telephone: 01-2721866 President: Stan Fox
Public No: 01-2721866 Vice-Captain: Olive Broderick
Fax: 01-2823533 Hon. Secretary:  
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: Kevin Kelliher
Website: www.dunlaoghairegolfclub.ie Hon. Treasurer:  
Founded: 1910 Designed by: Harry Colt
Not open for membership. Societies are welcome and group rates are available.
Membership: 1318 Course opening hours: Daylight hours
Green Fees Midweek: €70 Clubhouse opening hours: 10.00am to 11.00pm
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €30 Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse
Green Fees With a Member: €30 Dress Code: Neat and casual, jacket and tie required evenings
Green Fees For Opens: N/A Catering: Full catering facilities
Practice Area: Yes Days to Avoid: Saturdays & Thursdays
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
Designed by the legendry Harry Colt Dun Laoghaire Golf Club is relatively short by today’s standards, however don’t be fooled as careful club selection is required if you wish to play anywhere near your handicap on this magnificent mature Parkland course. Transverse by a very busy road, which has to be crossed after playing the short 3rd and again to play the 14th it has a great variety of good holes, not least the 5th, 8th, 14th and 17th. The 18th is a fine finishing hole at 465 m played back to the clubhouse.

This hole featured in the Guinness Book of Records, as it was here that Tommy Campbell recorded the longest recorded drive by an Amateur. The course has been further enhanced in recent years with extensive tree and shrub planting and a water feature has been added to the 11th all of which adds to the beauty and character of this very mature course. Dun Laoghaire has fine Tudor style clubhouse where the visitor is extended a warm welcome and can relax after a enjoyable days golf. Voted the No. 56-ranked golf course in Ireland, by “Golf Digest Ireland” in 2008. Societies are welcome and group rates are available.

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Club History
Instituted 1909, affiliated 1910. The inaugural meeting of the club took place on 9th December 1909, at the Royal Marine Hotel. Fifty-one people attended the meeting, chaired by Major Bryan Cooper M. P. The Earl of Longford K. P. was elected the first President and the well-known golf journalist, Lionel Hewson, was elected its first Captain. Initially, it was a nine-hole course, but very quickly became an eighteen-holes, when additional forty acres were leased on the other side of Glenageary Road. In 1922, Harry Colt, who had just finished his masterpiece at Pine Valley in New Jersey, which had taken seven years to build, was invited to redesign Kingstown Golf Course. His design has not changed to this present day. The club changed its name to Dun Laoghaire in 1951.

Members Achievements

The Ladies of Dun Laoghaire Golf Club won the All-Ireland Junior Cup at Athlone Golf Club on the 30th September 2007; they beat The Heath Golf Club by 3 matches to 2 matches in the Semi-Final and met Rockmount Golf Club in the All-Ireland decider.First up was Phyl Glavin who beat Marie Donnelly by 3 and 1, she was followed by Sheila Clancy-Nolan who had a very convincing 6 and 5 win over Grace Downey. Next up was Martina Lee who halved her match with Andrea Patterson. The penultimate match of Mary Dempsey against Carol McGrath saw the Carryduff ladies record a 6 and 5 win. The bottom match of Jo Ebbs against Noeleen Houston clinched the title with a 5 and 4 win and an 3 ½ matches to 1 ½ matches overall victory.   

Dun Laoghaire Golf Club won the Barton Cup in 1919, again in 1920, when some of the team was, A. R. Mallet, J. Pyke, A. J. Brown, G. B. Moore, F. J. Richie and L. W. Stiven, and again in 1944, when the team was J. J. O'Keefe, J. P. Carroll, A. R. Mallet, S. B. Jones, L. M. Fitzgerald, V. Connolly, D. M. Hogan, E. F. Duke, F. Browning, M. J. Walsh, E. Browett and J. Lynch.

They won the Fitzgibbon Cup in 2000, when the team was, Richard Glavin, Martin Gallagher, Jerome Counihan, Kevin Connolly, David Round, Donal Byrne, Brian Nolan, Peter Van Dessel, Mark Nolan, Seamus MacCrossin, Declan Meagher, Noel Mannion, John McGrath, Pat Cleary and Brian McGrath, they were managed by Paddy Gleeson and Norman Burns.

They won it Prior to that in 1986, when the team was, D. Gillen, D. Stephens, B. McNestry, G. Steen, P. Coyne, H. Dearey, Fr. D. Leycock, S. McSherry, D. Dolan, N. Powderly, J. Murphy, J. McGrath, J. Connolly, J. McGreal, M. Sweeney and W. Harrington.

The Ladies of Dun Laoghaire Golf Club won the ILGU Autumn Team Matches in 1965 and 1966, when the team was, M. Hutchinson, E. Shubotham, S. Muldoon, M. Donegan, E. Moody, M. Bastible, M. Brown, K. Curtin and S. Walsh.

They won it prior to that in 1963, when the team was, B. Shubotham, M. Minch, D. Muldoon, E. Moody, D. Neligan, M. Bastible, B. Warren and K. Curtin.

They won it for the first time in 1940, when the team was, G. Walker, E. L. Warren, M. McAuley and D. Tyson.

Lady Captain Muriel Ahern and her Captain's Prize Winner Catherine O'Sellinan were leading qualifiers in the North Leinster section of the Volkswagen-Irish Independent Lady Captains Golf Classic at Headfort Golf Club in August 2002. Muriel playing of a handicap of 28 and Catherine playing off 17 returned 42 points to book their place in the National Finals at Druid's Glen Golf Club..

T. Sexton was selected on the Irish Senior Ladies team that played England at Woodbrook Golf Club on 21st and 22nd October 2001.

Major Prize Winners
F. O'Rourke 2000 Captain's Prize
M. Halpenny 2000 Lady Captain's Prize
K. Heffernan 2000 President's Prize
D. Deary 2000 Golfer of the Year
B. Dillon 2000 Lady Golfer of the Year
T. Parr 2001 Captain's Prize
M. Corbett 2001 Lady Captain's Prize
J. Harrison 2001 President's Prize
D. Round 2001 Golfer of the Year
O. Broderick 2001 Lady Golfer of the Year
O. McMahon 2002 Captain's Prize
C. O'Sullivan 2002 Lady Captain's Prize
F. B. Ryan 2002 President's Prize
F. Stephens 2002 Golfer of the Year
M. Heffernan 2002 Lady Golfer of the Year
J. McGrath 2003 Captain's Prize
S. Higgins 2003 Lady Captain's Prize
R. Giblin 2003 President's Prize
D. Round 2003 Golfer of the Year
N. Robinson 2003 Lady Golfer of the Year
C. A. McCarthy 2004 Captain's Prize
R. Saunders 2004 Lady Captain's Prize
D. Leycock 2004 President's Prize
D. Leycock 2004 Golfer of the Year
C. O'Sullivan 2004 Lady Golfer of the Year
K. Dooley 2005 Captain's Prize
R. Saunders 2005 Lady Captain's Prize
D. Montgomery 2005 President's Prize
D. Round 2005 Golfer of the Year
S. Caslin 2005 Lady Golfer of the Year
Terry Reynolds 2007 President

Card of the Course

Roll of Honour
Terry Sexton 1990 Ladies Captain
Margaret O'Neill 1991 Ladies Captain
Moira McGettrick 1992 Ladies Captain
Sue Round 1993 Ladies Captain
Norah Ferriss 1994 Ladies Captain
Frances Connolly 1995 Ladies Captain
Alice Hayes 1996 Ladies Captain
Hilda T. Little 1997 Ladies Captain
Nora Darby 1998 Ladies Captain
Nora Conway 1999 Ladies Captain
Hazel Higgins 2000 Ladies Captain
Theresa Morrissey 2001 Ladies Captain
Muriel Ahern 2002 Ladies Captain
Margaret Leonard 2003 Ladies Captain
Eilis Kelleher 2004 Ladies Captain
Brenda Sullivan 2005 Ladies Captain
Phyl Glavin 2006 Ladies Captain
Ida Murphy 2007 Ladies Captain
Michael Bourke 1990 Men's Captain
Philip Curran 1991 Men's Captain
John Clancy 1992 Men's Captain
Terry Reynolds 1993 Men's Captain
Paddy Gleeson 1994 Men's Captain
Maurice Counihan 1995 Men's Captain
Aidan McCarthy 1996 Men's Captain
Martin Conway 1997 Men's Captain
Eddie Ahern 1998 Men's Captain
Dan Delaney 1999 Men's Captain
John Walsh 2000 Men's Captain
Frank Sexton 2001 Men's Captain
Pearse Rayel 2002 Men's Captain
Edward J. Dempsey 2003 Men's Captain
Brendan Ryan 2004 Men's Captain
Hugh Cummins 2005 Men's Captain
Stanford R. Fox 2006 Men's Captain
Patrick J. O'Reilly 2007 Men's Captain
V. P. McAllister 1990 President
V. P. McAllister 1991 President
H. F. MacNeill 1992 President
H. F. MacNeill 1993 President
H. F. MacNeill 1994 President
F. B. O'Rourke 1995 President
F. B. O'Rourke 1996 President
F. B. O'Rourke 1997 President
D. J. Byrne 1998 President
D. J. Byrne 1999 President
D. J. Byrne 2000 President
Peter McKimm 2001 President
Peter McKimm 2002 President
Peter McKimm 2003 President
Terry Reynolds 2004 President
Terry Reynolds 2005 President
Terry Reynolds 2006 President
Terry Reynolds 2007 President
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