Castlerock Golf Club

Course Facts:
Address 65 Circular Road Secretary/Manager: Vicky Jaglarz
Castlerock Captain: Barney Mullan
Co. Londonderry BT51 4TJ Lady Captain: Diane Stewart
Telephone: 028-70-848314 President: Heather Torrens & Jackie Graham
Public No: 028-70-848215 Vice-Captain: Pamela Telford & Andy Lamont
Fax: 028-70-849440    
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: Thomas Johnston
Founded: 1901 Designed by: Ben Sayers
Open for membership. Societies are welcome and group rates are available.
Membership: 908 Course opening hours: Daylight hours
Green Fees Midweek: 75 Clubhouse opening hours: 8.00am to 12.00pm
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: 90 Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse
Green Fees With a Member: £20 Dress Code: Neat casual, jacket and tie required evenings
Green Fees For Opens: £20 Catering: Full catering facilities
Practice Area: Yes Days to Avoid: Saturdays up to 3.00pm
Club Hire: Yes Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other times
Buggy Hire: Yes Pre-booking for open tournaments: 14 Days in advance
Soft spikes: No    


Course Description
Course Description:

Castlerock Golf Club was founded over one hundred years ago in 1901. Ben Sayers expanded the original layout to 18-holes in 1908. Castlerock is renowned locally for its good greens - all year round. The best-known hole is the fourth, called the Leg o’ Mutton, a 200-yard par-3 with a railway line to the right, a burn on the left and a raised Green. The course varies from the norm in that it has five par-5’s four par-3’s and nine par-4’s adding up to a par of 73. Changes to Sayers’ layout were, made by Harry Colt in 1925 and in later years slight improvements were, made by Frank Pennick.Voted the No. 31-ranked golf course in Ireland, by “Golf Digest Ireland” in 2008.

Castlerock was voted No. 27 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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Club History
Club History

Instituted 1900 affiliated 1902.The first meeting of the inaugural members of Castlerock Golf Club was held on the 4th May 1900, in the Pavilion Castlerock. At the meeting, it was agreed to ask the Belfast and Northern Counties Railway Co. to send Mr. Baillie, a golfing expert, to survey the land and report on the probable expenditure required to layout the golf course. The Rev. Mr. Beckett was elected Hon. Secretary.

There were two ladies on the first committee, which had an expert from St. Andrews lay out a nine-hole course, which was opened in 1900. The Belfast Newsletter on 17th January records a professional match over the new links and that the official opening would take place at Easter that year. It was not too long before it was extended to eighteen-holes this was achieved in 1908, under energetic Mr. J. G McVicker the Hon. Secretary.

In the summer of 1913, a catastrophe struck when the clubhouse burned down. The members were not long about overcoming the setback and a new clubhouse was built before July 1914.

Members Achievements

Castlerock Golf Club won the Ulster Final of the Junior Cup in 2003.They won the Ulster Final of the Irish Senior Cup in 2002.

They won the Ulster Final of the Irish Junior Cup in 1997.

They won the Ulster Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield in 1977.

They were Ulster Champions in the J. B. Carr Diamond Trophy in 2002 and county champions in 1998.

They won the county Shield in 1996 and again in 1999.

The Ladies won the Black Bush Causeway Coast Amateur Golf Tournament in 1991 and 1994.

They won the ILGU Smurfit Ulster Juvenile Girls in 1991.

D. Mulholland participated in the Home International matches in 1988 and represented Ulster from 1988 to 1993, playing 21 matches. P. Parkhill participated in the Boys Home International matches in 1989 G. Parkhill represented Ulster from 1983 to 1992. Lillian Malone played for the Irish Girls in 1972 and 1973.

Card of the Course
Card of the Course (yards)
Hole No White Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 367 346 4 9 328 4 6
2 375 366 4 5 328 4 2
3 523 493 5 13 425 5 8
4 200 184 3 11 163 3 12
5 477 472 5 15 452 5 10
6 347 336 4 7 287 4 4
7 418 407 4 1 394 5 14
8 411 400 4 3 320 4 16
9 200 193 3 17 162 3 18
Out 3,318 3,197 36   2,859 37  
10 391 386 4 4 348 4 3
11 509 485 5 16 422 5 9
12 430 420 4 2 412 5 5
13 382 363 4 14 342 4 15
14 192 182 3 8 166 3 11
15 518 510 5 6 482 5 1
16 157 145 3 18 128 3 17
17 493 485 5 12 435 5 7
18 357 333 4 10 270 4 13
In 3,429 3,309 37   3,005 38  
Total 6,747 6,506 73   5,864 75  
SSS 72 71     73    

Roll of Honour
Mrs. R. Darragh 1989 Ladies Captain
Mrs. A. L. Stewart 1990 Ladies Captain
Mrs. G. Kee 1991 Ladies Captain
Mrs. C. F. Spratt 1992 Ladies Captain
Mrs. A. J. Madden 1993 Ladies Captain
Mrs. M. E. Kane 1994 Ladies Captain
Mrs. R.C. Sparks 1995 Ladies Captain
Mrs. D. C. Brockerton 1996 Ladies Captain
Mrs. J. C. O'Connor 1997 Ladies Captain
Mrs. J. Graham 1998 Ladies Captain
Mrs. M. Walker 1999 Ladies Captain
Mrs. T. Pumphrey 2000 Ladies Captain
Mrs. Fiona Moore 2001 Ladies Captain
Hilary Mullan 2002 Ladies Captain
Mrs. W. A. Bloomfield 2003 Ladies Captain
Eileen Moore 2004 Ladies Captain
Julie Mason 2005 Ladies Captain
Doherty McKeown 2006 Ladies Captain
Maureen Black 2007 Ladies Captain
Mrs. K. Boamish 1992 Ladies President
Mrs. K. Boamish 1993 Ladies President
Mrs. K. Beamish 1994 Ladies President
Mrs. K. Beamish 1995 Ladies President
Mrs. K. Beamish 1996 Ladies President
Mrs. K. Beamish 1997 Ladies President
Mrs. J. W. D. Beresford 1998 Ladies President
Mrs. J. W. D. Beresford 1999 Ladies President
Mrs. J. W. D. Beresford 2000 Ladies President
Mrs. J. W. D. Beresford 2001 Ladies President
Dr. S. E. K. Meharg 2002 Ladies President
Dr. S. E. K. Meharg 2003 Ladies President
Dr. S. E. K. Meharg 2004 Ladies President
Dr. S. E. K. Meharg 2005 Ladies President
  2006 Ladies President
  2007 Ladies President
G. F. Morrison 1989 Men's Captain
T. A. Norwell 1990 Men's Captain
J. Graham 1991 Men's Captain
W. Oliver 1992 Men's Captain
Reg McMullan 1993 Men's Captain
W. J. Ferris 1994 Men's Captain
J. S. Knight 1995 Men's Captain
Thomas Boyd 1996 Men's Captain
R. A. McDermott 1997 Men's Captain
S. A. Madden 1998 Men's Captain
W. J. Dickson 1999 Men's Captain
Mr. T. McMullan 2000 Men's Captain
Mr. John Haslam 2001 Men's Captain
Jim Todd 2002 Men's Captain
Billy Dickson 2003 Men's Captain
Perry O'Connor 2004 Men's Captain
Jim Lamb 2005 Men's Captain
Andy McKeown 2006 Men's Captain
John Sherwood 2007 Men's Captain
J. F. Wilton 1989 President
J. F. Wilton 1990 President
R. Mulholland 1991 President
A. J. Lamont 1992 President
A. J. Lamont 1993 President
J. Maguire 1994 President
J. Maguire 1995 President
J. M. Lockhead 1996 President
J. M. Lockhead 1997 President
W.H. Eakin 1998 President
W. H. Eakin 1999 President
W. R. Robinson 2000 President
Mr. R. Robinson 2001 President
W. J. L. Duddy 2002 President
W. J. L. Duddy 2003 President
W. J. L. Duddy 2004 President
Derek Irwin 2005 President
Adam Erwin 2006 President
Derek Irwin 2007 President
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