Skerries Golf Club

Course Facts:
Address Hacketstown Secretary/Manager: Ian Fraher
Skerries Captain: Willie Prendergast
Co. Dublin Lady Captain: Zita Devine
Telephone: 01-8491567 President: Ailish Guinan & Cecil Keaveney
Public No: 01-8491148    
Fax: 01-8491591    
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: Bobby Kinsella
Founded: 1905 Designed by:  
Not open for membership. Societies are welcome and group rates are available.
Membership: 1012 Course opening hours: Daylight hours
Green Fees Midweek: €25 Clubhouse opening hours: 9.00am to 11.30pm
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €35 Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse
Green Fees With a Member: €20/25 Dress Code: Neat casual, no denim
Green Fees For Opens: €10/12.50 Catering: Full catering facilities
Practice Area: Yes Days to Avoid: Weekends, Tuesdays & Wednesdays
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    


Course Description
Course Description:

Skerries golf course is an eighteen-hole parkland course with undulating fairways and mature trees. It provides a magnificent panorama of see and land extending from the Mourne Mountains to Howth and the Wicklow Mountains. The course measures 6,107 m from the medal tees, comprises a Par of 73 and a standard scratch of 72 and offers a fair test of golf for every category of golfer. Skerries, has a magnificent new Clubhouse which provides the golfer with his/her every need. The visitor is assured of a warm welcome and a memorable game of golf at Skerries.

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Club History
Club History

Instituted 1905, affiliated 1908. In The "Irish Field" on the 13th March, 1897, there is a record of a Capt. O’Dwyer having plans to introduce golf to the fishing village of Skerries, this would appear to have come to nothing. J. P. Rooney wrote in the "Irish Field" on the 10th of April, 1926 "The golf club was formed in 1905, the idea originating from Messrs. R. E. Maunsell, T. S. F. Battersby, K. C., and the late Henry Evans. The lease for the ground was obtained from Lord Holmpatrick and the, course was formally opened by him on the 14th April 1906. The first meeting was held in the home of Mr. Battersby in Upper Mount Street on the 26th of October 1905.

The first President was Lord Holmpatrick, the Captain was Mr. A. S. Hussey and the Hon. Secretary and Treasurer was E. H. Bailey. The committee had the foresight to engage the services of Mr. W. C. Pickman of Portmarnock and later Mr. Bancroft of the Royal Dublin, both well-known course architects, and later Mr. H. S. Colt, in 1922, an internationally renowned architect. The club purchased the land from the Holmpatrick Estate in the 1940s and then in 1971 they bought additional land from the same estate. It extended to eighteen holes the same year. In the mid 1990s, further revisions were made to the course and later a magnificent new clubhouse was constructed.

Members Achievements

Skerries Golf Club won the McDonnell Cup in 2004, when the team was, J. Larkin, D. Hamill, B. Murphy, M. McGuinness, G. Hill, D. Smith, L. McLoughlin, M. Metcalf, J. Thompson, P. McCarthy, P. Murray, P. Riordan, G. Jordan, B. Caffrey, P. Grimes, P. Counihan, F. Gallagher, D. Lannigan and T. Lacey.     Maria Dunne was selected on the Leinster ILGU Team for the Interprovincial's. Played at Ballybunion Golf Club from 18th to 20th August 2004.

Skerries won the Best Cup when they beat Kilternan in the Final on 13th September 2004, they won the Uden Cup when they beat Malahide in the Final on 22ndAugust 2004 and they won the McDonnell Cup when they beat Howth in the Final on the 9th August 2004.

Skerries Golf Club won the All-Ireland Final of the Irish Junior Cup at Lisburn Golf Club on 11th September 2003, they beat Loughrea Golf Club in the Semi-Finals and Munster Champions Clonmel Golf Club in the All-Ireland final. The team on the day was Kingsley Lewis, David Murray, David Garrigan, Alec Dignam and Mark Justice. They were captained by Michael Neary.

The Ladies of Skerries Golf Club won the ILGU Eastern District in 2003, when the team was, Mervyn Frazer, Joanne Grimes, Vivienne Donnelly, Elizabeth Williams, Kay Boland, Ailish Humphreys, Margaret Swan, Nuala O'Mara, they were managed by Ann Thompson, Rosina Berwick and Zita Devine.

Maria Dunne was selected on the Leinster Ladies team for the AIB Interprovincial Championships at Mount Wolseley Golf Club on August 7 September 2002, having been selected on the Irish Junior Girls team competing in the European Lady Junior Team Championship in Moscow in July. She played on the Irish Girls' team for the Smurfit Interprovincial Championship at Enniscrone Golf Club from April 18th to 20th 2001.

Skerries Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield in 1997, when the team was, A. Burns, C. Toye, N. McConnell, B. Sherwin, K. O'Brien, L. Mooney, E. Roche, C. Delaney, B. Shanahan, M. Ivory, R. Mulvaney, L. O'Neill, F. Kavanagh, J. McConnell, G. Hogan, R. Downey, S. Pyke, M. Coleman and F. Gallagher.

Skerries won the Barton Cup in 1965, when the team was, D. Kinsella, T. P. McDonald, G. Andrews, M. Carron, B. Hoey, L. Cauldwell, C. Byrne, P. J. Griffin, N. Weldon, M. O'Hara, J. Ryan, L. Flanagan, L. Counihan, W. Mulcahy, M. Ryan and J. Bracken.

They won the McDonnell Cup in 1979, 1982, 1983 and 1988.

They won the Uden Cup in 1977 and 1978.

They were County Champions in the J. B. Carr Diamond Trophy in 1998.

Skerries won the North Leinster Mixed Foursomes in 1991, when the team was, R. Berwick, J. Murray, B. Farrelly, K. Lewis, M. Coleman, E. Breslin, J. Reid, A. Dixon, M. Coward, N. Moran, K. O'Brien and U. Sheeran they were managed by E. Lewis and P. Reid.

The Ladies of Skerries Golf Club won the ILGU Eastern District in 1983, when the team was, M. Counihan, T. Ryan, B. Ryan, M. O'Leary, K. Dunne, B. Geraghty, V. Dignam, they were captained by S. Douglas.

Mary Kinsella and Mary Leonard won the Daily Mail Foursomes in 1995.

Joe Carroll and Milly Tighe won the Countess of Granard Cup in 1968.

The Youths of Skerries Golf Club won the Leinster Club Youths Championship and were All-Ireland Finalists in 1998, when the team was, R. O'Keefe, G. Dunphy, L. O'Neill, A. Dignam and Robert Lee, they were managed by L. O'Neill.

They won the Squire Ennis Trophy in 1994.

The Girls' of Skerries Golf Club won the Smurfit Junior Girls Leinster Championship in 1999.

Maria Dunne was selected on the ILGU Senior B squad in November 2000 and she was on the Irish Girls' team which played in the Home Internationals at Downfield G. C., Dundee, from the 15thto the 17thAugust, 2000.

B. Kinsella participated in the Boys Home International matches in 1987 and 1989 and represented Leinster from 1991 to 1994, having played 18 matches and Leinster Youths from 1988 to 1992, playing 29 matches.  Frank Gannon represented Leinster from 1980 to 1995, playing 33 times.  B. Sweeney represented Leinster from 1988 to 1989.

Barbara Ryan played for the Irish Girls in 1987.

81-years young John Lally who still plays golf at least three times a week, had a hole-in-one in August 2001 at the 15thin Skerries.

Person Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
F. Gallagher        
P. Kenny        
S. Brown        
L. Kavanagh        
J. McConnell        
Jackie Carr 24 April 2000 12th   133 m
Liam Roche 12 July 2000 12th   133 m
Richard Brooker 22 May 2000 2nd   157 m
John Lally 01 August 2001 15th 7 Wood 145 m
John Murray 10 September 2000 15th   145 m
Liam Roche 12 August 2000 12th   133 m
Jim Wolfe 20 September 2000 12th   133 m
Philip Dwyer 27 June 1999 2nd   154 m
Ray Moran 22 April 2001 15th   135 m
Liam Delaney 20 June 2001 7th   145 m
Danny Hughes 01 July 2001 12th   133 m
Kingsley Lewis 29 July 2001 2nd   157 m
Barry Keogh 4 August 2001 2nd   157 m
Kevin O'Brien 22 August 2001 2nd   157 m
Henry Kearns 29 August 2001 7th   145 m
Colm Sherlock 5 May 2002 2nd   157 m
Geraldine Neary 25 May 2002 2nd   111 m
Brendan Barden 7 July 2002 12th   133 m
Edward Jameson 3 November 2002 2nd   144 m
Henry Kearns 17 March 2003 15th   144 m
Don Kelly 6 July 2003 2nd   157 m
Jim Duffy 7 July 2003 2nd   156 m
John Connolly 26 July 2003 7th   159 m
Arthur Cahill 6 August 2003 2nd   157 m
Paschal Scanlan 27 August 2003 15th   147 m
Charlie Gordon 24 September 2003 16th   371 m
Tom Devine 5 November 2003 12th   133 m
Declan McCourt 19 November 2003 2nd   144 m
Jimmy McDonnell 22 February 2004 12th   123 m
Liam Delaney 12 April 2004 2nd   157 m
Derek Joyce 5 July 2004 7th   97 m
Killian Walshe 9 December 2004 7th   145 m
Michael Hanrahan 01 July 2005 15th   145 m
Alan Courell 3 September 2005 7th   159 m

Card of the Course
Card of the Course (metres)
Hole No White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 370 357 4 3 331 4 7
2 157 144 3 15 110 3 17
3 393 377 4 1 292 4 9
4 420 398 5 17 398 5 1
5 397 383 4 5 331 4 5
6 470 460 5 7 409 5 13
7 159 145 3 13 139 3 15
8 479 464 5 9 428 5 3
9 320 281 4 11 275 4 11
Out 3,165 3,009 37   2,713 37  
10 354 346 4 6 304 4 4
11 267 256 4 18 256 4 14
12 133 123 3 16 123 3 16
13 366 353 4 4 351 4 2
14 450 428 5 14 366 5 8
15 145 135 3 12 136 3 10
16 371 352 4 8 283 4 12
17 485 475 5 10 403 5 6
18 371 362 4 2 366 5 18
In 2,842 2,830 36   2,588 37  
Total 6,107 5,839 73   5,301 74  
SSS 72 70     73    

Roll of Honour
Mrs. P. McBrien 1989 Ladies Captain
E. Sheeran 1990 Ladies Captain
Mrs. F. Harford 1991 Ladies Captain
Mrs.. J. McDonough 1992 Ladies Captain
Mrs. K. McDonough 1993 Ladies Captain
Mrs. T. Hand 1994 Ladies Captain
Mrs. T. Dixon 1995 Ladies Captain
Patricia Boylan 1996 Ladies Captain
Milly Coleman 1997 Ladies Captain
Finola Gilson 1998 Ladies Captain
Mary Dowling 1999 Ladies Captain
Terry Ryan 2000 Ladies Captain
Geraldine Neary 2001 Ladies Captain
Brid McInerney 2002 Ladies Captain
Hilda Cussen 2003 Ladies Captain
Ann Thompson 2004 Ladies Captain
Joan Lewis 2005 Ladies Captain
Mary Kenny 2006 Ladies Captain
Mary Counihan 2007 Ladies Captain
Mrs. D. Landy 1990 Ladies President
Mrs. D. Landy 1991 Ladies President
Mrs. S. Douglas 1992 Ladies President
Mrs. S. Douglas 1993 Ladies President
Mrs. P. Cregg 1994 Ladies President
Mrs. P. Gregg 1995 Ladies President
Mrs. A. Lennox 1996 Ladies President
Mrs. E. Murphy 1997 Ladies President
Mrs. C. Mulcahy 1998 Ladies President
Mrs. M. O'Flynn 1999 Ladies President
S. Carolan 2000 Ladies President
F. McDonough 2001 Ladies President
Jo Carroll 2002 Ladies President
Patricia Boylan 2003 Ladies President
Milly Coleman 2004 Ladies President
T. P. McDonald 2005 Ladies President
Helen Hughes 2006 Ladies President
P. J. O'Brien 1989 Men's Captain
D. O'Loughlin 1990 Men's Captain
T. P. McDonald 1991 Men's Captain
J. Woodcock 1992 Men's Captain
D .P. Dunne 1993 Men's Captain
M. Neary 1994 Men's Captain
E. Maher 1995 Men's Captain
E. W. Lewis 1996 Men's Captain
J. J. Chapman 1997 Men's Captain
B. T. Keogh 1998 Men's Captain
B. F. Cregan 1999 Men's Captain
Stafford Stack 2000 Men's Captain
Brian Lee 2001 Men's Captain
Cecil Keaveney 2002 Men's Captain
Peter Gilligan 2003 Men's Captain
Tom Lane 2004 Men's Captain
Michael Branagan 2005 Men's Captain
Charles O'Reilly 2006 Men's Captain
Celly Toye 2007 Men's Captain
P. McDonnell 1989 President
M. Doggett 1990 President
M. Doggett 1991 President
N. Duffy 1992 President
N. Duffy 1993 President
P. Hynes 1994 President
E. Sheeran 1995 President
B. Grey 1996 President
T. Williams 1997 President
J. Bracken 1998 President
L. Hughes 1999 President
G. Griffin 2000 President
John J. Murray 2001 President
Mr. B. Bird 2002 President
T. P. McDonald 2003 President
Michael Neary 2004 President
Dermot O'Loughlin 2005 President
Eddie Maher 2006 President
Eric Lewis 2007 President
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