Milltown Golf Club

Course Facts:
Address Lower Churchtown Road Secretary/Manager: James Byrnes
Milltown Captain: Jim Byrne
Dublin 14 Lady Captain: Ann Lund
Telephone: 01-4976090 President: Barry O'Sullivan
Public No: 01-4976090    
Fax: 01-4976008    
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: John Harnett 01-4977072
Founded: 1907 Designed by: Fred Davis
Not open for membership. Societies are welcome and group rates are available.
Membership: 1036 Course opening hours: Daylight hours
Green Fees Midweek: €60 Clubhouse opening hours: 9.00am to 11.30pm
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: N/A Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse
Green Fees With a Member: €21 Dress Code: Neat casual, no denim
Green Fees For Opens: N/A Catering: Full catering facilities
Practice Area: Yes Days to Avoid: Weekends
Club Hire: Yes Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days
Buggy Hire: N/A Pre-booking for open tournaments: N/A
Soft spikes: Yes    


Course Description
Course Description:

Milltown Golf Club is a superb 18-hole Parkland course in this leafy suburb of south Dublin, yet when you are playing the course it is difficult to believe how close to suburbia you really are. Milltown has mature tree lined fairways heavily bunkered with a great variety of holes, for instance the first a Par 4 is almost drivable, try it and fail and you will pay for it. Whereas the finishing hole, at 403 metres will test the very best of golfers to get home in two. Milltown has produced many an International golfer in both men's and ladies, but its most famous son has to be Jody Fanagan Walker Cup player in 1995 and been capped for Ireland several times. Milltown has a magnificent clubhouse but it should be remembered if you intend to have dinner smart casual dress is essential.

Open & Major Fixtures 2011
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Club History
Club History

Instituted 1907, affiliated 1907. The "Irish Field" 16th January, 1926, records; "Milltown dates from the beginning of 1907, to be accurate from January 11th of that year, when the first meeting was held in the Leinster Club, with Mr. T. Baker, who was connected with the "Freemans Journal", in the chair. 
We find that at the first meeting at which it was decided to form the club there were present Messrs. T. Baker, Fred E. Davies, J. Callan, Wm. J. Carberry, Wm. M. Battersby, John Smalley and E. J. Walsh.

They formed a select, but experienced, band of golfers. When they, however, hit on the ground at Mount Temple there was then available for golf only sufficient land for nine holes but the preliminary meeting did not hesitate for they reasoned and wisely that in the not distant future there might be an opportunity of securing enough of the land adjoining, to extend the course to eighteen-holes".
How right they were as the course we know today was opened in 1922.The original course was laid out by Mr. W. C. Pickeman, the professional at Portmarnock, the clubhouse was designed by W. O’Connor and erected by Dr. Barry at a cost in the region of £2,000. It was large enough to meet the requirements of its 350 members. The old clubhouse burned down in 1958 and the early records were lost in the fire.

The first President was Mr. W. Murray, J. P., the first Captain was Mr. F. E. Davies, the Hon. Secretary was Mr. J. H. Callan and the Hon. Treasurer was Mr. J. E. Walsh.

Members Achievements

The ladies of Milltown Golf Club won the Junior Cup and the Townsend Cup in 2004 and they won the Bloom Cup in 2003.Jody Fanagan, John Bouchier-Hayes, Chris Collins and Cian O'Reilly qualified to represent their club in the International Finals of the Mail on Sunday at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in December 2002, when they beat Effingham Golf Club at Manchester in October.

Gillian Dawson won the Mitsubishi Motors-Irish Times Ladies' Masters title at Mount Wolseley Golf Club in August 2002, with a score of 38 points off a handicap of 18.

Rhona Fanagan was selected on the Irish Ladies Senior team for the European Team Championship at Helsinki, where they finished fourth, behind France, Italy and Switzerland in July 2002.

Rhona Fanagan was selected on the Irish Ladies Senior team that played in the European Senior Ladies' Championship at Schonenberg Golf Club, in Switzerland on the 3rd to the 7th September 2001. She was also on the team that played England at Woodbrook Golf Club on 21st and 22nd October 2001.

Milltown Golf Club won the All-Ireland Irish Junior Cup at Cork G. C. in 1951, when the team was, C. J. Furlong, T. B. Hannin, J. A. O’Donoghue, D. R. Roantree, R. H. Ryan, they were captained by H. M. Stanley.

Milltown Golf Club won the All-Ireland Irish Junior Cup at Co. Louth G. C. in 1950, when the team was, J. Furlong, T. B. Hannin, J. G. Hickey, D. R. Roantree, T. A. Tierney, they were captained by H. M. Stanley.

Milltown Golf Club won the All-Ireland Irish Junior Cup in 1912, when the team was, P. J. Barry, E. C. Brady, T. Rae, T.A. Rae, W. G. Ryan, W. T. Sheppard and J. M. Staples.

Susan O'Brien had a wonderful year in 2000 she was unbeaten in the Curtis Cup and the Vagliano Trophy in July. She finished sixth in the European Championships and was beaten in the final of the Irish Championship by Allison Coffey.
After proving her good form she was rewarded with selection on the Espirino Santo Trophy, the World Ladies' Team Golf Championship, on the 23rd to the 26th August.
Suzanne was selected to represent Ireland in the European Ladies Team Championships at Nordcentre Golf and Country Club, Finland in 1997 and was the reserve at Golf Club Milano, Monza, in 1995. She played in the Ladies Home Internationals at Burnham and Berrow in 1998, at Lahinch, in 1997, at Longriddry, in 1996 and at Wrexham in 1995.

Jody Fanagan played Walker Cup at Royal Porthcawl in 1995, where G. B. & Ireland won 14 to 10.  He participated in the Home International matches from 1989 to 1997, playing 53 matches and represented Leinster from 1987 to 1997, playing 54 matches.

N. Dillon played Leinster Youths in 1986.

Patricia Smyth played for the Irish Girls in 1970 and 1971.

Frances Smyth played for the Irish Girls in 1971 and 1972 as did Susan Gorman in 1971.

Deirdre Powell played for Ireland in the Girls' Home Internationals in 1988, 1989 at Penrith Golf Club in 1990 and at Whitechurch Golf Club in 1991.

Josephine Mark won the Irish Girls Close Championship in 1971, as did Patricia Smyth in 1972.

Person Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Tom Hingerty 20 March 1999 4th 8 Iron 119 yd's
John DeCourcy 13 February 1999 12th 8 Iron 143 yd's
P. Maughan 13 June 2004 4th   109 yd's

Card of the Course
Card of the Course (metres)
Hole No Blue Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 230 230 4 18 219 4 18
2 307 301 4 10 266 4 14
3 315 315 4 6 305 4 4
4 109 106 3 16 106 3 16
5 450 427 5 12 400 5 8
6 336 332 4 4 315 4 2
7 300 293 4 8 284 4 10
8 370 353 4 2 216 4 6
9 306 299 4 14 252 4 12
Out 2,723 2,656 36   2,463 36  
10 375 364 4 5 345 4 1
11 302 285 4 13 276 4 11
12 130 121 3 15 115 3 15
13 347 343 4 7 332 4 5
14 434 433 5 17 412 5 9
15 330 325 4 9 315 4 3
16 181 171 3 11 154 3 13
17 415 404 4 1 400 5 7
18 401 400 4 3 396 5 17
In 2,915 2,846 35   2,745 37  
Total 5,638 5,506 71   5,208 73  
SSS 69 69     73    

Roll of Honour
Mrs. Marie O'Reilly 1989 Ladies Captain
Mrs. Roisin Cross 1990 Ladies Captain
Mrs. Mary Wren 1991 Ladies Captain
Cora Comerford 1992 Ladies Captain
Mrs. Bernie Cullen 1993 Ladies Captain
Meriel Heather 1994 Ladies Captain
Maureen Woods 1995 Ladies Captain
Kay Murphy 1996 Ladies Captain
Miriam Hillery 1997 Ladies Captain
Catherine McDowell 1998 Ladies Captain
Patricia McCarthy 1999 Ladies Captain
Olive Delaney 2000 Ladies Captain
Ina Nolan 2001 Ladies Captain
Maurethe Jackson 2002 Ladies Captain
Maeve O'Keeffe 2003 Ladies Captain
Jemina Mulcahy 2004 Ladies Captain
Ruth Deeny 2005 Ladies Captain
Laura Butler 2006 Ladies Captain
Bernadette Griffith 2007 Ladies Captain
J. V. Liston 1989 Men's Captain
Jack Ormond 1990 Men's Captain
Brian Whelan 1991 Men's Captain
Andy Butler 1992 Men's Captain
P. F. Maher 1993 Men's Captain
Maurice Tempany 1994 Men's Captain
Tony Tynan 1995 Men's Captain
Raymond J. O'Kelly 1996 Men's Captain
Paul McLaughlin 1997 Men's Captain
Peter Kelly 1998 Men's Captain
Sean Sexton 1999 Men's Captain
Derry McGloughlin 2000 Men's Captain
Donal Mulcahy 2001 Men's Captain
John Bouchier-Hayes 2002 Men's Captain
Gerry Coleman 2003 Men's Captain
Donal Forbes 2004 Men's Captain
Billy Gleeson 2005 Men's Captain
Noel Patterson 2006 Men's Captain
Jody Fanagan 2007 Men's Captain
Denis P. McCarthy 1989 President
Denis P. McCarthy 1990 President
Denis P. McCarthy 1991 President
William M. Corrigan 1992 President
William M. Corrigan 1993 President
William M. Corrigan 1994 President
Tom Ambrose 1995 President
Tom Ambrose 1996 President
Tom Ambrose 1997 President
J. D. Carton 1998 President
J. D. Carton 1999 President
J. D. Carton 2000 President
David Clarkin 2001 President
David Clarkin 2002 President
M. G. Harrington 2003 President
M. G. Harrington 2004 President
M. G. Harrington 2005 President
Denis McDowell 2006 President
Denis McDowell 2007 President
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