Portstewart Golf Club

Course Facts:
Address 117 Strand Road Secretary/Manager: Michael Moss
Portstewart Captain: Malcolm Glover
Co. Londonderry BT55 7PG Lady Captain: Mo Griffin
Telephone: 028-70-832015 President: May Johnson & J.A. McHugh
Public No: 028-70-833209 Vice-Captain: Rosie Miller & Mark Winderbank
Fax: 028-70-834097    
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: Alan Hunter 048-70-832601
Website: www.portstewartgc.co.uk    
Founded: 1894 Designed by:  
Open for membership. Societies are welcome and group rates are available.
Membership: 1295 Course opening hours: Daylight hours
Green Fees Midweek: £90 Clubhouse opening hours: 12.00am - 9.00pm April - September
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: £110 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: £20 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    



Location
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Course Description
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Course Description:

The boast at Portstewart Golf Club is that it has "the finest opening hole in the game", where the tee shot is hit down into an amphitheatre between the sand dunes. At 427 yards off the blue tees the index 11 lets the golfer know he/she is on a golf course of note. Indeed Portstewart was used for the qualifying rounds of The Open in 1951 when it was played at Royal Portrush. It hosted the Irish Amateur Close Championship in 1960 when Shandon Park’s Michael Edwards lifted the title. The Close returned to Portstewart in 1992 when Kilkenny player Gary Murphy beat J. P. Fitzgerald by 2 and 1 in the final.Portstewart Golf Club has 45-holes as a consequence of an decision by the members to acquire additional land, known as Thistly Hollow, from the National Trust. This acquisition allowed for seven magnificent holes being woven into the Town Course.A classic links course, with elevated tees, rolling valleys, hogs-back contours and doglegs all combine to give a fascinating challenge of traditional golf.

The second is 366 yards played from an elevated tee offering panoramic views of Portstewart strand, the holiday town and the River Bann.Portstewart Golf Club has a long an illustrious history dating back to 1894. The magnificent clubhouse caters for the golfers every need and the visitor is assured of a warm welcome and a memorable days golf on this true test of golf. Portstewart's Strand Course was voted No. 14 Links/Shoreline 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.

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Open & Major Fixtures 2011
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See Event Calendar here.

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Club History
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Club History

1894 affiliated, 1895. The Coleraine Chronicle on 4th May, 1895, records "On the motion of Mr. Lyle, seconded by Mr. O’Neill, the chair was taken by Mr. Montagu, J. P., who briefly explained the steps which had been taken for the organisation of the club since its origination in September last and the terms upon which the grounds for the links had been leased. The club has, he said, been formed principally for the benefit of Portstewart and the success, which had already been attained, was most gratifying, the membership being about 130. The business of that meeting was the election of officers and the adoption of rules and bye-laws. 

The Annual General Meeting would be held each September. The first Captain was Mr. R. A. C. Montagu, with Mr. Marcus Greg J. P. as Hon. Secretary and Mr. George Wilson as the Hon. Treasurer. The original course was a nine-hole and in 1907 a separate eighteen-hole course was laid out near the town. The club has 45 holes now.

Members Achievements

Portstewart Golf Club where Runners-Up in the All-Ireland Junior Cup at Shannon Golf Club on Friday 17th September 2004, having beaten Connacht Champions Galway the previous day. They lost out to Lucan Golf Club by 4 matches to 1 match.

Maura Diamond was selected on the Ulster Girls' team for the Smurfit Interprovincial Championship at Enniscrone Golf Club from the 18th to the 20th of April 2001.

Portstewart Golf Club won the All-Ireland Irish Junior Cup at Lahinch G. C. in 1973.

D. Ballentine represented Ulster in 1991.

Aron Lundy played Ulster Boys' in 1996.

M. Diamond was selected on the ILGU Junior squad in November 2000.

Patricia Madill played for the Irish Girls' in 1971 and 1972.

Maureen Madill played for the Irish Girls' in 1972 and 1973. She won the Stroke Play Foursomes together with Miss Mary Gorry of Blessington in 1980.


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Card of the Course
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Card of the Strand Course (yards)
 
Name Hole No Blue White Par Index Red Par Index
Tuber Patrick 1 427 417 4 11 399 4 7
Devil's Hill 2 366 360 4 7 346 4 1
The Settlement 3 218 205 3 13 162 3 17
Thirsty Hollow 4 538 522 5 5 466 5 9
Rifle Range 5 461 449 4 1 353 4 3
Five Penny Piece 6 143 135 3 17 104 3 13
Strawberry Hill 7 516 475 5 15 431 5 11
Portnahapple 8 427 411 4 3 345 4 5
Larkhill 9 361 350 4 9 281 4 15
  Out 3,457 3,324 36   2,887 36  
Fisherman's Walk 10 407 396 4 10 372 4 2
Fernside 11 390 376 4 4 310 4 14
Barmouth 12 167 154 3 18 143 3 18
Cashlandoo 13 498 487 5 16 466 5 6
The Hill 14 493 469 5 12 439 5 16
Articlave 15 168 159 3 14 121 3 16
The Plateau 16 418 389 4 6 361 4 4
Agherton 17 436 428 4 2 410 5 12
Strand Head 18 461 424 4 8 352 4 10
  In 3,438 3,282 36   2,974 37  
  Total 6,895 6,606 72   5,861 73  
  SSS 73 71     73    



Card of the Riverside Course (yards)
 
Hole No Blue White Par Index Red Par Index
1 422 412 4 4 389 5 4
2 180 170 3 14 143 3 14
3 372 361 4 8 330 4 8
4 178 166 3 16 147 3 16
5 374 364 4 12 349 4 12
6 509 478 5 6 448 5 6
7 447 412 4 2 386 5 2
8 347 336 4 10 308 4 10
9 277 268 4 18 245 4 18
Out 3,106 2,967 35   2,745 37  
10 412 399 4 1 314 4 1
11 348 339 4 7 326 4 7
12 330 326 4 11 302 4 11
13 171 159 3 13 136 3 13
14 366 357 4 5 330 4 5
15 142 133 3 15 125 3 15
16 332 322 4 9 283 4 9
17 165 153 3 17 151 3 17
18 353 342 4 3 336 4 3
In 2,619 2,530 33   2,303 33  
Total 5,725 5,497 68   5,048 70  
SSS 68 67     70    



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Roll of Honour
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M. McAllister 1990 Ladies Captain
D. E. Shackleton 1991 Ladies Captain
J. A. McHugh 1992 Ladies Captain
B. McKenna 1993 Ladies Captain
D. McCorduck 1994 Ladies Captain
W. Balmer 1995 Ladies Captain
K. McCarron 1996 Ladies Captain
I. Hall 1997 Ladies Captain
M. Travers 1998 Ladies Captain
M. Moffett 1999 Ladies Captain
H. Johnston 2000 Ladies Captain
L. McFillis 2001 Ladies Captain
Anne Paul 2002 Ladies Captain
T. J. Duffy 2003 Ladies Captain
Clara Crozier 2004 Ladies Captain
Noleen Donnolly 2005 Ladies Captain
Marie Lynch 2006 Ladies Captain
Sadie De Largy 2007 Ladies Captain
Ann Bingham 2005 Ladies President
Isabel Hall 2006 Ladies President
Ann Bingham 2007 Ladies President
D. Wreath 1990 Men's Captain
Dr. B. Garrett 1991 Men's Captain
A. McAuley 1992 Men's Captain
Dr. J. A. McHugh 1993 Men's Captain
J. McGrotty 1994 Men's Captain
E. O'Kane 1995 Men's Captain
N. Baldmer 1996 Men's Captain
J. P. Donaghy 1997 Men's Captain
C. J. Miller 1998 Men's Captain
Des Smith 1999 Men's Captain
Alistair Glenn 2000 Men's Captain
Shaun McCafferty 2001 Men's Captain
David Avery 2002 Men's Captain
Adrian Wreath 2003 Men's Captain
Richard Small 2004 Men's Captain
Paddy McLoughlin 2005 Men's Captain
Brian Fillis 2006 Men's Captain
Mark Scott 2007 Men's Captain
H. E. Doherty 1990 President
H. E. Doherty 1991 President
H. E. Doherty 1992 President
R. J. Smyth 1993 President
R. J. Smyth 1994 President
R. J. Smyth 1995 President
T. A. D. Martin 1996 President
T. A. D. Martin 1997 President
E. Devenney 1998 President
E. Devenney 1999 President
G. S. Meldrum 2000 President
G. S. Meldrum 2001 President
P. J. Donnelly 2002 President
P. J. Donnelly 2003 President
Des Griffin 2004 President
Des Griffin 2005 President
Colm Diamond 2006 President
Des Giffin 2007 President
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