Helen's Bay Golf Club

Course Facts:
Address Golf Road Secretary/Manager: Patricia Craig
Helen's Bay,Bangor Captain: Peter Martin
Co. Down BT19 1TL Lady Captain: Mary Gregg
Telephone: 028-91-852815 President: Adelaide Nelson & Robin Longmore
Public No: 028-91-852601    
Fax: 028-91-852815    
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Website: www.helensbaygc.com    
Founded: 1896 Designed by:  
Not open for membership. Societies are welcome and group rates are available.
Membership: 391 Course opening hours: Daylight hours
Green Fees Midweek:  £15  Clubhouse opening hours: 9.00am to 11.00pm
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: £15 Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse
Green Fees With a Member: £15 Dress Code: Neat and casual, jacket and tie required evenings
Green Fees For Opens: £15 Catering: Full catering facilities
Practice Area: No Days to Avoid: Thursdays pm & Saturdays
Club Hire: No Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days
Buggy Hire: Yes Pre-booking for open tournaments: 14 Days in advance
Soft spikes: No    



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Course Description
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Course Description:

Helen's Bay Golf Club is one of the oldest 9-hole golf courses in Ireland, still located on its original site. Hence the mature tree lined fairways, strategically placed bunkers and superbly maintained greens and course. Helen's Bay has a high membership for a 9-hole course, so be sure to phone in advance when looking for a green fee. When you get the opportunity to play this little gem you will appreciate what only time and care can achieve to create magic on a golf course. Helen's Bay's 4th is a hole you will remember long after you have left the golf course behind, at just 124 metres played over mature trees to a well protected green. There are several relocated tee boxes on the second nine and the course has spectacular views of the Antrim Hills across Belfast Lough. Helen's Bay offers the visitors and members all of the facilities associated with a modern club, should you intend to have dinner in the evening be sure to bring a jacket & tie.

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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

Instituted 1896 affiliated 1897The records of Helen’s Bay are not available until 1906. However, an article in The Irish Field on the 12th June 1909, gives an account of the origins of the club. It tells us the club was formed in 1895 and it was expected to attract 30 to 40 members, to the surprise of the promoters, 150 members joined. The Marquis of Dufferin and Ava was a generous supporter and gave the club the use of 60 acres of his land. It is, bounded on the north by the sea.Mr. G. Herbert Brown was the Captain for the first three years. The club remains unchanged to the present day.
Holes-in-One
Person Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Tom Craig 26 August 2000 17th 3 Wood 201 m
M. Davison 2 September 2000 13th 8 Iron 127 m
T. Graham 14 September 2000 4th 8 Iron 124 m



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Card of the Course
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Card of the Course (yards)
 
Hole No White Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 291 297 4 12 288 4 9
2 361 350 4 6 336 4 3
3 408 390 4 2 396 5 13
4 131 116 3 16 120 3 17
5 363 341 4 14 352 4 7
6 386 343 4 4 343 4 5
7 312 300 4 18 290 4 11
8 203 195 3 10 195 3 15
9 355 339 4 8 342 4 1
Out 2,811 2,672 34   2,662 35  
10 313 297 4 11 297 4 14
11 395 350 4 1 342 4 2
12 408 390 4 1 405 5 8
13 137 116 3 15 129 3 16
14 334 341 4 13 325 4 6
15 359 343 4 5 341 4 6
16 312 300 4 17 281 4 12
17 220 195 3 9 171 3 18
18 355 344 4 7 347 5 10
In 2,811 2,677 34   2,638 36  
Total 5,643 5,349 68   5,300 70  
SSS 67 66     71    



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Roll of Honour
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Miss G. P. Gribben 1989 Ladies Captain
Mrs. A. C. L. Miller 1990 Ladies Captain
Mrs. D. Graham 1991 Ladies Captain
Miss. J. V. Hull 1992 Ladies Captain
Mrs. J. D. Prifti 1993 Ladies Captain
Miss. M. R. Gilliland 1994 Ladies Captain
Mrs. V. McNabney 1995 Ladies Captain
Mrs. J. S. Graham 1996 Ladies Captain
Mrs. G. Clark 1997 Ladies Captain
Mrs. O. E. Shields 1998 Ladies Captain
Mrs. Geraldine Kelly 1999 Ladies Captain
Miss Adelaide E. Nelson 2000 Ladies Captain
Mrs. Louise Davison 2001 Ladies Captain
Valerie Ferguson 2002 Ladies Captain
Jane Allen 2004 Ladies Captain
Mary Corry 2005 Ladies Captain
Myra Logan 2007 Ladies Captain
R. D. N. Blair 1989 Ladies President
R. D. N. Blair 1990 Ladies President
G. H. Smiley 1991 Ladies President
G. H. Smiley 1992 Ladies President
G. H. Smiley 1993 Ladies President
W. E. Evens 1994 Ladies President
W. E. Evens 1995 Ladies President
W. E. Evens 1996 Ladies President
R. Rollins 1997 Ladies President
R. Rollins 1998 Ladies President
Mrs. Ruby Rollins 1999 Ladies President
Miss Joan Hull 2000 Ladies President
Miss Jane Hull 2001 Ladies President
Joan Hill 2002 Ladies President
M. R. Gilliland 2003 Ladies President
M. R. Gilliland 2004 Ladies President
M. R. Gilliland 2005 Ladies President
W. M. K. Clark 1989 Men's Captain
I. S. Jamison 1990 Men's Captain
A. S. Foster 1991 Men's Captain
S. E. James 1992 Men's Captain
R. G. Brennan 1993 Men's Captain
R. D. Cooke 1994 Men's Captain
M. D. M. Rea 1995 Men's Captain
P. B. Clarke 1996 Men's Captain
Dr. W. H. K. Haslett 1997 Men's Captain
J. R. Craig 1998 Men's Captain
Willie Alexander 1999 Men's Captain
R. A. Taylor 2000 Men's Captain
W. E. Evans 2001 Men's Captain
Michael E. Field 2002 Men's Captain
John Coote 2003 Men's Captain
Frank Graham 2005 Men's Captain
Jack McIlduff 2005 Men's Captain
Peter Johnston 2006 Men's Captain
Terry Cromey 2007 Men's Captain
T. H. McKinstry 1989 President
T. J. Weir 1990 President
T. J. Weir 1991 President
T. J. Weir 1992 President
T. Oscar Rollins 1993 President
T. Oscar Rollins 1994 President
T. Oscar Rollins 1995 President
R. E. Dorman 1996 President
R. E. Dorman 1997 President
R. E. Dorman 1998 President
David D. W. Lindop 1999 President
David D. W. Lindop 2000 President
David D. W. Lindop 2001 President
F. A. Edgar 2002 President
F. A. Edgar 2003 President
Frank Edgar 2005 President
Leslie Mann 2005 President
Leslie Mann 2006 President
Leslie Mann 2007 President
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