Newlands Golf Club

Course Facts:
Address Clondalkin Secretary/Manager: Gay Nolan
Dublin 22 Captain: Greg Ryan
  Lady Captain: Deirdre Balfe
Telephone: 01-4593157 President: Margaret Carroll
Public No: 01-4593157    
Fax: 01-4593498    
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: Karl O'Donnell 01-4593538
Founded: 1926 Designed by:  
Not open for membership. Societies are welcome and group rates are available. (12+)
Membership: 694 Course opening hours: Daylight hours
Green Fees Midweek: €40 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: €20 Dress Code: Neat casual, no denim
Green Fees For Opens: N/A Catering: Full catering facilities
Practice Area: Yes Days to Avoid: Weekends (phone)
Club Hire: Yes Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days
Buggy Hire: Yes Pre-booking for open tournaments: N/A
Soft spikes: No    


Course Description
Course Description:

Newlands Golf Club is a magnificent18-hole Parkland with mature tree lined fairways and a great verity of golf holes that are testing and memorable. For example, the 11th is drivable if you decide, to try and take on the corner, fail and you are re-loading. The 17th at 437 metres requires two good blows to get home. Newlands is the home club of Peter Lawrie, the first Irishman to become rookery of the year on the European Tour, I remember Peter as an amateur and was delighted to se him make the break through to the European Tour having spent so much time on the satellite tour. Mark my word there is a lot more to come from this young man. Newlands used have an old mansion of a clubhouse that was demolished around 1988 and a new clubhouse was constructed in a new location. The clubhouse blends into the landscape perfectly and provides for the golfers every need.

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Club History
Club History

Founded in 1926, originally located on lands near Ballymount and known as the Robin Hood Club. The club relocated to its present location at Newlands Cross on the Naas Road. They changed the name to Newlands Golf Club. With the introduction of the sporting lease legislation, the club purchased the land from McIneney the builders for the sum of £156,000. The original clubhouse was an old Georgian building located opposite the 3rd Fairway. In the 1980s the committee decided to build a new clubhouse, once approved by the members, they retained the services of Don Henihan architect. The new clubhouse is a very tasty design and fits into the background without disturbing the environment. They also set about upgrading the course, each club member bought a tree and about 750 new trees were planted. More recently another 50 mature oak trees were transplanted and the back nine were improved. The Bulmers Cups and Shields were played here in September 2001.

Members Achievements

Newlands Golf Club bridged a 50-year gap when they won their 2nd FBD Barton Cup against Greystones Golf Club on Saturday 3rd September 2005. Remarkably Newlands had reach the final in 1955, 1965, 1975, 1985 and 1995, having won it in 1955 they subsequently lost out to Skerries in 1965, Lucan in 1975, Greystones in 1985 and St. Anne’s in 1995. Having lost 3 matches to 2 matches away they ended up winning 3 matches to 2 matches at home, so it was down to the two Dunne’s (no relations) Mark and Jack against Colm Dunne & Shane O’Connor  to go into a 3-hole play-off to decide where the pennant would go, they subsequently clinched the decider on the 3rd hole.The team on the day was lead by Tony Brannock & Proinnsias O’Hailian against Alan Condren & Michael Joyce who lost their match on the 20thafter Michael had an irregular heartbeat during the match. They were followed by Mark and Jack Dunne against P. Byrne & L. Moulton who won by 4 and 3, Paddy Butler & Ned Kelly lost to Colm Dunne & Shane O’Connor by 3 and 2, next on he tee were Lex Flavin & Derek Usher who won their match against N. Coen & I. Power on the 19th, the anchor team was Eddie Higgins & Tony Walsh against D. MacGabhan & H. McKeon who duly delivered the all important point with a 2 and 1 win, to bring the decider to a play-off.

The squad was Denis O’Brien, Gay Murphy, Declan Lacey, Eddie Higgins, Proinnsias O’Hailian, Tony Brannock, Declan Hughes, Tony Walsh, Derek Usher, Lex Flavin, Ned Kelly, Paddy Butler, Jack Dunne and Mark Dunne. They were jointly managed by Greg Walsh and Vincent Buggy.

Newlands team of Ian Lawrie (6), Dave Wilson (11), Liam Roche (15) and Keith Quinlan (20) were runners-up in the Mitsubishi-Irish Independent National Golf Challenge, when they returned 98 points at Luttrellstown Golf Club on September 18th 2002.

Ned Kelly teamed up with Anne McDonald of Knockanally at City West in the qualifiers of the Spar-Irish Independent National Mixed Pairs challenge in June 2001. They finished tied for second but were placed 3rd on a count-back. Anne playing off 26 and Ned playing off 12 returned 56 points and booked their place in the National Final at Adare Manor Golf & Country Club in August.

Newlands Golf Club won the All-Ireland Irish Junior Cup at Royal Portrush G. C. in 1970, when the team was L. Kelly, L. O'Brien, P. Hanley, J, Buggy, and P.McGovern.

They won the All-Ireland Pierce Purcell Shield at Royal Portrush G. C. in 1979, when the team was J. Wilson F. O'Connor, G. Walsh, R. Ward, D. Langan, I. Whelan, A. Donovan, C. Keenan, E. Nolan, A. Tolan, A. Brannock, R. Caffrey, T. Wilson, C. Aherne, Mal. Deveney, Michael Deveney and C. Brannock was player Manager.

They won the All-Ireland Irish Club Youths' Team Championship at Mullingar in 1995, when the team was Mark Dunne, Alan Coffey, Bryan O'Melia, Peter Lawrie, Stuart Banks and David Coffey, they were managed by Sean Coffey.

Peter Lawrie participated in the Home International matches in 1996. He won the Willie Gill Perpetual Award in 1996, with 145 points and the Joe Carr Perpetual Award in 1995, with 150 points and represented Leinster from 1994 to 1997, playing 24 matches winning 18 and Leinster Youths' from 1993 to 1995, playing 17 matches.

Bryan O'Melia participated in the Home Internationals from 1994 to 1997, playing 20 matches and represented Leinster in 1997, having played Leinster Youths' from 1993 to 1994, playing 12 matches.

P. Buggy played Leinster Youths' from 1977 to 1981, playing 14 matches.
Mark Dunne played Leinster Boys' in 1997, winning 5 of his 6 matches.

Major Prize Winners
Name Year Prize
H. Wilson 2000 Captain's Prize
Emer O'Neill 2000 Lady Captain's Prize
D. Lawley 2000 President's Prize
Mary O'Mahoney 2000 Kellsboro Cup
L. Branigan 2000 W. P. Cant Cup
A. Hade 2000 Seniors Champion
D. Coffey 2001 Captain's Prize
Terry Keogh 2001 Lady Captain's Prize
K. Keegan 2001 President's Prize
Fiona Ryan 2001 Kellsboro Cup
R. Cotter 2001 W. P. Cant Cup
P. Homan 2001 Seniors Champion
R. Campion 2002 Captain's Prize
Claire Keegan 2002 Lady Captain's Prize
A. Brannock 2002 President's Prize
Valerie Maher 2002 Kellsboro Cup
G. Murphy 2002 W. P. Cant Cup
B. Hughes 2002 Seniors Champion
John O'Callaghan 2003 Captain's Prize
Margaret Hughes 2003 Lady Captain's Prize
Damian Goodwin 2003 President's Prize
Leoni Keogh 2003 Kellsboro Cup
P. J. Mahon 2003 W. P. Cant Cup
Jack Nolan 2003 Seniors Champion
Denis Morris 2004 Captain's Prize
Louise Halpin 2004 Lady Captain's Prize
Pat Firth 2004 President's Prize
Patricia O'Leary 2004 Kellsboro Cup
Alex Halpin 2004 W. P. Cant Cup
Brian Jones 2004 Seniors Champion

Person Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Liam Quinn 15 April 1998 12th   131 m
B. Glynn 15 September 2002 9th   175 m
O. Mountaineon 20 September 2002 16th   133 m
Kevin McPartlin 3 July 2005 4th   153 m
Paul Weber 24 July 2005 16th   170 m

Card of the Course
Card of the Course (metres)
Hole No Blue White Par Index Red Par Index
1 338 316 4 9 303 4 9
2 454 432 5 17 388 5 15
3 305 292 4 13 246 4 7
4 160 139 3 11 106 3 17
5 436 410 4 1 389 5 13
6 366 352 4 7 321 4 3
7 379 354 4 3 346 4 1
8 321 313 4 15 288 4 11
9 174 169 3 5 169 3 5
Out 2,933 2,777 35   2,556 36  
10 324 307 4 10 280 4 10
11 317 293 4 6 291 4 2
12 136 125 3 18 113 3 18
13 508 476 5 12 430 5 12
14 360 353 4 8 304 4 6
15 346 340 4 4 272 4 4
16 172 150 3 16 134 3 14
17 441 429 4 2 399 5 16
18 444 433 5 14 382 5 8
In 3,049 2,906 36   2,605 37  
Total 5,982 5,683 71   5,161 73  
SSS 70 69     72    

Roll of Honour
D. Higgins 1990 Ladies Captain
S. Keogh 1991 Ladies Captain
Lila Crossan 1992 Ladies Captain
Cait Conlon 1993 Ladies Captain
Anne Heslin 1994 Ladies Captain
Terry Slattery 1995 Ladies Captain
Mary O'Mahoney 1996 Ladies Captain
Margaret McGrane 1997 Ladies Captain
Sheila Hughes 1998 Ladies Captain
Geraldine McGovern 1999 Ladies Captain
Noreen Wilson 2000 Ladies Captain
Violet Twomey 2001 Ladies Captain
Margaret Hughes 2002 Ladies Captain
Margaret Carroll 2003 Ladies Captain
Mary Kelly 2004 Ladies Captain
Elizabeth Donovan 2005 Ladies Captain
Sheila Maher 2006 Ladies Captain
Irene McCabe 2007 Ladies Captain
K. O'Neill 1990 Ladies President
K. O'Neill 1991 Ladies President
Margaret Jones 1992 Ladies President
Margaret Jones 1993 Ladies President
Margaret Jones 1994 Ladies President
L. McGuirk 1995 Ladies President
L. McGuirk 1996 Ladies President
L. McGuirk 1997 Ladies President
Dorrie Higgins 1998 Ladies President
Dorrie Higgins 1999 Ladies President
Dorrie Higgins 2000 Ladies President
Emer O'Neill 2001 Ladies President
Violet Twomey 2002 Ladies President
Emer O'Neill 2003 Ladies President
P. L. Murphy 1990 Men's Captain
D. J. Diviney 1991 Men's Captain
D. J. Murray 1992 Men's Captain
E. Bryan 1993 Men's Captain
P. A. Murphy 1994 Men's Captain
T. N. Murphy 1995 Men's Captain
C. O. Greene 1996 Men's Captain
T. Dunne 1997 Men's Captain
P. J. Fogarty 1998 Men's Captain
G. Walsh 1999 Men's Captain
Shane McFadden 2000 Men's Captain
Aiden Keogh 2001 Men's Captain
Sean McEvoy 2002 Men's Captain
Des Binley 2003 Men's Captain
Kyran O'Mahoney 2004 Men's Captain
Bill Dunne 2005 Men's Captain
Seamus McHugh 2006 Men's Captain
Sean Heffernan 2007 Men's Captain
C. O. Greene 1990 President
B. P. O'Neill 1991 President
B. P. O'Neill 1992 President
M. Meehan 1993 President
M. Meehan 1994 President
M. Meehan 1995 President
J. J. Curran 1996 President
J. J. Curran 1997 President
J. J. Curran 1998 President
J. C. McKernan 1999 President
J. C. McKernan 2000 President
Michael O'Halloran 2002 President
John O'Callaghan 2003 President
John O'Callaghan 2004 President
John O'Callaghan 2005 President
Shane McFadden 2006 President
Shane McFadden 2007 President
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