Downpatrick Golf Club

Course Facts:
Address 43 Saul Road Secretary/Manager: Elane Carson
Downpatrick Captain: George Green
Co. Down BT30 6PA Lady Captain: Joanne Carson
Telephone: 028-44-615947 President: Hubert Bailie
Public No: 028-44-612152    
Fax: 028-44-617502    
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: Robbie Hutton 048-44-615167
Founded: 1930 Designed by: Martin Hawtree
Open for membership. Societies are welcome and group rates are available.
Membership: 700 Course opening hours: Daylight hours
Green Fees Midweek: £23 Clubhouse opening hours: 11.00am to 11.00pm
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: £28 Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse
Green Fees With a Member: £16/£23 Dress Code: Neat and casual, jacket and tie required evenings
Green Fees For Opens: £12 Catering: Full catering facilities
Practice Area: No Days to Avoid: None
Club Hire: Yes Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek & Weekends
Buggy Hire: Yes Pre-booking for open tournaments: 14 Days in advance
Soft spikes: No    


Course Description
Course Description:

Originally a 9 hole Parkland course, Downpatrick upgraded to an 18 hole Championship Golf Course in the 1990's. Martin Hawtree undertook the design of this course that has been in existences since 1930. Course now measures 6,120 yards with a Par of 70 and standard scratch of 69 off the white stakes. The ladies course is slightly shorter at 5,438 with a Par 72 and an SSS to match. Downpatrick's signature hole is the 5th playing all of 457 yards requiring a long to medium iron for your second shot, over club here and you are in the water to the back of the green. Water comes into play again ton the 155 yard 8th and 337 yards 9th. 

With undulating fairways, strategically located bunkers and quick but true greens all combine to make Downpatrick a challenging but fair course for golfers of all abilities. The course has spectacular views of Strangford Lough, the Isle-of-Man on a clear day and the surrounding lands of majestic Co. Down. The visitor is always extended a warm Ulster hand of welcome and the facilities are next to none.

Open & Major Fixtures 2011
See Event Calendar here.

Club History
Club History

Founded 1930, affiliated 1933.

Members Achievements

Downpatrick Golf Club were Ulster Champions and were All-Ireland Finalists in the BMW Irish Mixed Foursomes in 2004, when the team was, P. Fitzsimons, C. McCann, C. Minnis, B. Mullan, D. Gibson, E. Walsh, A. Rodgers, O. O'Neill, A. McCann, T. Gibson, C. Toner, K. Finn and B. Fitzsimons, they were captained by D. Taggart.Anthony Carson, David Gibson and Alex Macrae won the Smirnoff Shoot-Out at Penina, Portugal in October, 2002.

Downpatrick won the All-Ireland Irish Junior Cup at Clandeboye G. C. in 1987, when the team was Colm Coyle, J. F. Moore, Raymond Madine, E. Lynch, L. Craig, Gerry Carson, Vincent Mageean and Liam Higgins, they were captained by J. Fitzsimons.

David Gibson and Paul Fitzsimons qualified for the finals of the Smirnoff shoot-out held over the San Reoque course in Spain in October 2000.

Downpatrick Golf Club were Ulster Champions in the Junior Foursomes in 1999, when the team was, Sean McMahon, Ryan Doyle, Barry Fitzsimons and Cormack Tumelty, they were captained by Pat Morgan and selected by Barry Kelly

Downpatrick Golf Club won the Senior Cowdy Cup in 1989, when the team was, David Gibson, Michael Bohill, Paul Synott, Diamen Carson, Shane Fitzsimons, Colm Coyle, Ronnie McQuoid, Kevin McConvey, Anthony Carson, Ian Milligan, Raymond Madine, Patrick Coyle, Laurence Craig, Christopher Feenan, Ivan Campbell and Rory Quinn, they captained by Gerry Carson.

Downpatrick Golf Club won the Senior Cowdy Cup at Warrenpoint Golf Club in 1987, when the team was, E. Lynch, L. Higgins, P. Mullan, L. Craig, R. Madine, M. Tweedie, J. Ferguson, C. Coyle, D. Baker, J. Moore, M. McConvey and D. Gibson, they were managed by A. Carson.

Downpatrick Golf Club were Ulster Champions in the Junior Foursomes in 1986, when the team was, Dermot Mullan, Colm Coyle, Conor Deegan and Christopher Feenan, they were captained by Pat Morgan and selected by Joe McStay.

Downpatrick Golf Club were Coca Cola Cup winners in 1986, when the team was, Colm Coyle, Shane Fitzsimons, Conor Deegan and Robert Hutton, they were captained by Pat Morgan and selected by Joe McStay.

Downpatrick Golf Club won the Senior Cowdy Cup in 1984, when the team was, Gerry Carson, Raymond Madine, David Gibson, Eugene Lynch, Ciaran McConvey, Vincent Mageean, Martin Vance, Jimmy Ferguson, Dale Baker and John Moore, they were captained by Joe McCoubrey.

In 1992, Downpatrick Golf Club won the following, Senior Cowdy Cup, Ulster Youths Trophy, Norman Drew Trophy, Coca Cola Cup and Sargaison Shield.

The boys' of Downpatrick won the Ulster section of the Irish Junior Foursomes and were piped by Beech Park, who went on to win it, by 1 hole. The team was Barry Fitzsimons and Sean McMahon, Cormac Tumelty and Ryan Doyle, in 1999.

The boys' of Downpatrick won the Fred Daly Trophy in 1989, when the team was, Gregory Deegan, Gerard Deegan, Edward Cassidy, Aiden Conlon, Niall Carson, David Burns and Mark Kelly, they were captained by Christopher Feenan.

The boys' of Downpatrick won the Ronan Rafferty Cup in 1989, when the team was, Christopher Feenan, Mark Kelly, Gerard Deegan, Edward Cassidy, Aiden Conlon, Anthony Carson, Niall Carson and Charles Burns, they were managed by Pat Morgan.

Gerard Deegan (brother of Conor Deegan the Down Footballer and All-Star) participated in the Boys Home International matches in 1989.  

David Gibson represented Ulster in 1998.

Dale Baker played Ulster Youths in 1980.

Christopher Feenan played Ulster Youths from 1991 to 1993, playing 10 matches. 

David Beswick played Ulster Boys in 1998.

Major Prize Winners
Name Year Prize Winner
D. Gibson 2000 Club Champion
D. Baker 2001 Club Champion
D. Gibson 2002 Club Champion
D. Gibson 2003 Club Champion
D. Gibson 2004 Club Champion
D. Baker 2005 Club Champion

Card of the Course
Card of the Course (yards)
Name Hole No White Green Par Index Red Par Index
Spinney 1 374 368 4 5 301 4 7
Springvale 2 298 293 4 17 291 4 11
Hawthorn 3 506 500 5 11 448 5 3
Chair 4 176 166 3 13 161 3 17
Lough View 5 457 457 4 3 457 5 13
The Mast 6 330 324 4 9 271 4 9
Down Hill 7 437 427 4 1 379 4 5
Drumlins 8 155 129 3 15 127 3 15
Sycamore 9 337 325 4 7 320 4 1
  Out 3,070 2,989 35   2,755 36  
Marshes 10 362 326 4 12 274 4 16
Camp 11 181 170 3 14 157 3 18
Donard 12 544 538 5 4 449 5 8
Monument 13 390 379 4 6 330 4 2
Binnian 14 424 390 4 2 404 5 12
Stamp 15 171 168 3 18 161 3 14
Bull's Eye 16 364 338 4 16 330 4 10
Holly Bush 17 278 270 4 8 264 4 4
Saul Gap 18 171 165 3 10 160 3 6
  In 2,885 2,744 34   2,515 35  
  Total 5,955 5,733 69   5,270 71  
  SSS 69 68     71    

Roll of Honour
Mrs. E. McSweeney 1990 Ladies Captain
Mrs. Maura T. Query 1991 Ladies Captain
Mrs. Ann McCormick 1992 Ladies Captain
Miss A. Prior. 1993 Ladies Captain
Mrs. C. Fitzsimons 1994 Ladies Captain
Mrs. D. Cranston 1995 Ladies Captain
Mrs. M. Bailie 1996 Ladies Captain
Mrs. A. Acton 1997 Ladies Captain
Mrs. K. P. Doherty 1998 Ladies Captain
Mrs. Renee Wallace 1999 Ladies Captain
Mrs. Mary Magee 2000 Ladies Captain
Mrs. P. Gilchrist 2001 Ladies Captain
Mrs. A. Hanna 2002 Ladies Captain
Mrs. A. Walsh 2003 Ladies Captain
Anne Savage 2004 Ladies Captain
Connie Macrae 2005 Ladies Captain
Gemma McQuoid 2006 Ladies Captain
Cate Finn 2007 Ladies Captain
M. B. Bohill 1990 Men's Captain
Patrick G. Reel 1991 Men's Captain
Ian C. Mackenzie 1992 Men's Captain
Vincent Savage 1993 Men's Captain
Noel McKermitt 1994 Men's Captain
P. F. Farrelly 1995 Men's Captain
K. Cranston 1996 Men's Captain
Joe McCoubrey 1997 Men's Captain
Noel P. Traynor 1998 Men's Captain
Alistair Killen 1999 Men's Captain
Hubert Bailie 2000 Men's Captain
Patrick Totton 2001 Men's Captain
Alex Macrae 2002 Men's Captain
J. J. Kelly 2003 Men's Captain
J. J. Kelly 2004 Men's Captain
Willie Barron 2005 Men's Captain
Noel McCartan 2006 Men's Captain
Gerard McGrattan 2007 Men's Captain
Brendan Rodgers 1990 President
Brendan Rodgers 1991 President
George McCready 1992 President
George McCready 1993 President
Joe Cassidy 1994 President
Joe Cassidy 1995 President
Ronnie McQuoid 1996 President
Ronnie McQuoid 1997 President
Brian McConvey 1998 President
Brian McConvey 1999 President
William McCormick 2000 President
William McCormick 2001 President
J. P. Smith 2002 President
J. P. Smith 2003 President
Noel McKermitt 2004 President
Noel McKermitt 2005 President
Adrian Carson 2006 President
Adrian Carson 2007 President
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