Slade Valley Golf Club

Course Facts:
Address Lynch Park Secretary/Manager: Dermot Clancy
Brittas Captain: Michael Treacy
Co. Dublin Lady Captain: Bernie Chubb
Telephone: 01-4582183 President: Bernadette Chubb & Paddy Cunningham
Public No: 01-4582207    
Fax: 01-4582784    
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 Dignam 01-4582739
Founded: 1970 Designed by: Watty Sullivan & D. O'Brien
Not open for membership. Societies are welcome and group rates are available. (on request)
Membership: 803 Course opening hours: Daylight hours
Green Fees Midweek: €20 Clubhouse opening hours: 8.30am to 12.00pm
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €20 Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse
Green Fees With a Member: €15/20 Dress Code: Neat casual, no denim
Green Fees For Opens: €10 Catering: Full catering facilities
Practice Area: Yes Days to Avoid: Weekends
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:

Slade Valley is a magnificent 18-hole Parkland course set in the Dublin Mountains above Saggart Village, with panoramic views of the City, the Dublin Wicklow Mountains and Blessington Lakes. Slade has a great variety of testing and memorable holes from the 3rd where the big hitters often try to take on the green by cutting the corner to their left, fail and you are re-loading try it again and you are re-loading again take it from me. The 11th at Slade 373 metres all up hill will take two of the best shots you have in your bag to get home. The finishing hole is a superb test of golf as even when you get home in two you are far from guaranteed your par as this green leaves some of the greens at Augusta looking easy. Slade has a magnificent clubhouse and the members are as friendly as you will find anywhere.

Open & Major Fixtures 2011
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Club History
Club History

Founded 1970.

Members Achievements

Slade Valley were County Champions in the J. B. Carr Diamond Trophy in 2002, when the team was Pat Howard, Eddie Loughlin, Dave English, Noel Mulvey, Vincent Donnelly, Declan Miley, Kevin Blonnt, Ambrose Whelan, Johnny Walker, Paul Redmond, Owen Curran and Tony Jennings, they were managed by Larry Fitzpatrick and captained by Paddy McDonnell.Slade Valley won the Bloom Cup in 2003, when the team was Paddy Maycock, Jim Cleere, Alan Quinn, Pat Doyle, Tom Costello, Derek Nicholson, Dermot Clancy, Pat Halley, Paul Byrne, Owen Cassidy, Brian O'Draighneain, Paddy McDonnell, Tom Kilcooley and Tom Munroe Snr., they were managed by John Ryan.

Slade Valley Golf Club won the Dublin Team Trophy at Edmondstown Golf Club on September 1st 2002 with a score of 291. The team was B. Foy, P. Dwyer, P. McDonnell and D. English. C. Leonard won the Gross with a 79.

Lady Captain Dolores Murray, Captain Paddy McDonnell and Vice President J. Neville, qualified for the National Finals of the Mercedes-Benz Irish Independent Executive Golf Classic at the K Club on August 12th 2002.

They won the Bloom two years before that in 2001, when the team was David Lynch, Tom Munroe, Kevin Minogue, Pat Doyle, Paddy Plunkett, Dermot Clancy, Paddy Maycock, John Hannigan, Willie Wall, Robert Goodall, Malachy Coleman, John Ryan, Joe Winters, Sean Walsh and Paddy Maguire, they were managed by Sean Farrell.

Slade Valley Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Bulmers Junior Cup, at Mullingar Golf Club when the Morgan Finn, Frank Duffy, Tom Kane, Joe Mulvey and Ambrose Whelan, they were managed by Joe Murray. `

Slade Valley won the Barton Cup in 1987, when the team was T. Goode, J. O'Brien, B. Keenan, T. Browne, W. Fitzsimons, J. O'Grady, D. McLean, P. McGuire, D. Quinn C. Carroll, V. Donnelly, E. Loughlin, A. Whelan, C. Leonard, Paddy Fitzpatrick and D. Miley, they were managed by P. Joyce.

They first won it in 1983, when the team was J. Cleere, E. Loughlin, B. Brophy, A. Whelan, C. Carroll, N. Mulvey, P. Connolly, V. Mahon, T. Browne, J. O'Grady, P. Joyce, M. Davy, N. Minogue, D, Quinn and M. Power, they were managed by T. Kilcooley.

They won the Bloom Cup in 1995, when the team was T. Connors, J. Ryan, P. Plunkett, P. O'Connell, W. Harris, J. Walsh, G. Lennon, P. Heary, P. Maycock, J. Byrne, D. Cahill, D. Clancy and C. O'Brien, they were managed by B. Jacob assisted by P. Pembrooke.

They won the Bloom for the 2nd time in 1992, when the team was P. Plunkett, T. Hurley, F. Toner, A. Fottrell, D. English, E. Moran, M. Coleman, H. Lee, J. Keane, B. Jacob, J. Ryan, J. White, J. Byrne, J. Kennedy, L. Russell, F. Walker, C. Power and L. Brierton, they were managed by M. O'Dwyer.

They first won the Bloom in 1974, when the team was J. Cleere, J. Doran, Paddy Fitzpatrick, P. Rodgers, R. Priestley, Lar Fitzpatrick, M. Ryder, T. McCabe and T. O'Neill, they were managed by J. Murray.

Paddy and Larry Fitzpatrick won the Holmpatrick Cup in 1974.

Slade won the Metropolitan Cup in 1990, when the team was P. Joyce, B. Donnelly, T. O'Toole, J. Cleere, M. Morrissey, R. O'Sullivan, K. Maguire, F. Casey, Paddy Maguire, N. Kane, J. Mulvey, B. Keenan and P. Lynch, they were managed by T. Goode.

Slade Valley won the Best Cup in 1988, when the team was J. McKenna, M. McLoughlin, B. Mullan, S. Farrell, W. Stewart, D. Kearns, P. Callery, J. McLaughlin, J. Aylward, S. Quinn, P. Nolan, B. O'Sullivan, G. Willis and S. O'Melia, they were managed by E. Reilly.

The boys' of Slade Valley were Junior winners when the squad was A. Fitzpatrick, T. Munroe, D. Leigh, E. Moran, W. Kennan, M. Kavanagh, M. Goode, S. Gunning, B. Lilly and D. Smith, they were managed by B. Keenan.

Congratulations to the Ladies of Slade Valley, when they captured the second-team trophy, in the Clarins-sponsored Autumn Team finals of the ILGU Eastern District at Lucan Golf Club in November 2000, when they had a convincing win over Headfort. The team was Gillian Harris, Louise Harris, Jean Carroll, Jo Clarke and Noreen O'Grady.

Terry Lilly achieved the impossible on 21st of December 1997 by having two holes-in-one, on the same day, on the same hole, with the same ball, the same club and the same flight of the ball in competition. It was a 12-hole re-enter. Can anybody beat that?

This is the home club of my good friend Kevin Blounnt, who played in goal into his 50s for Shelburne, Bohs and any other club who would have him!. Known as the "Black Cat". Kevin holds the course record in Slade. He played on a team for me in a charity at Blainroe G.C., I put him out with three "young tigers". They won, and Kevin said to me after "I've played with good players in my time, but where did you get this three."

Person Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Betty Aylward   13th 6 iron 88 m
Terry Lilly 21 December 1997 5th 7 Iron 119 m
Terry Lilly 21 December 1997 5th 7 Iron 119 m
D. Byrne 24 April 1999 13th   101 m
S. Kennan 01 June 2000 5th   119 m
L. Lennon 6 May 2001 13th   88 m
V. Jordan 21 October 2001 5th   119 m
B. O'Sullivan 30 June 2002 2nd   168 m
Bill Gorman 1 August 2004 5th 8-Iron 119 m

Card of the Course
Card of the Course (yards)
Hole No Blue White Par Index Red Par Index
1 421 390 4 4 383 4 4
2 176 164 3 8 151 3 14
3 330 324 4 10 259 4 10
4 252 248 4 16 193 4 18
5 123 114 3 14 106 3 16
6 276 251 4 6 251 4 2
7 440 423 5 18 411 5 12
8 280 275 4 12 271 4 6
9 395 390 4 2 381 5 8
Out 2,693 2,579 35   2,406 36  
10 395 383 4 5 340 4 3
11 373 371 4 1 368 5 11
12 334 320 4 15 298 4 13
13 123 112 3 17 110 3 17
14 288 282 4 9 280 4 1
15 335 320 4 9 256 4 9
16 375 363 4 7 310 4 5
17 170 164 3 11 164 3 15
18 382 372 4 3 362 5 7
In 2,775 2,687 34   2,488 36  
Total 5,468 5,266 69   4,894 72  
SSS 68 67     70    

Roll of Honour
Nola Ryan 1989 Ladies Captain
Pat Betts 1990 Ladies Captain
Freddie Whelan 1991 Ladies Captain
Mai Quaid 1992 Ladies Captain
Phyllis Doyle 1993 Ladies Captain
Tess Loughlin 1994 Ladies Captain
Maeve Duff 1995 Ladies Captain
Phil McMahon 1996 Ladies Captain
Betty Finn 1997 Ladies Captain
Brigit Malone 1998 Ladies Captain
Breda Jennings 1999 Ladies Captain
Eileen Scanlan 2000 Ladies Captain
Geraldine Mullaney 2001 Ladies Captain
Dolores Murray 2002 Ladies Captain
Kay Keyes 2003 Ladies Captain
Rosaleen Phelan 2004 Ladies Captain
Jo Clarke 2005 Ladies Captain
Helen Goodall 2006 Ladies Captain
Cait Skelly 2007 Ladies Captain
Jack Fagan 1989 Men's Captain
Jim McLaughlin 1990 Men's Captain
Donal O'Brien 1991 Men's Captain
W. Harris 1992 Men's Captain
Frank Casey 1993 Men's Captain
Jim Cunning 1994 Men's Captain
Stan Parkinson 1995 Men's Captain
Henry Lee 1996 Men's Captain
Noel Kane 1997 Men's Captain
Jim Nolan 1998 Men's Captain
John Ryan 1999 Men's Captain
Tom Costello 2000 Men's Captain
Jimmy McNevin 2001 Men's Captain
Paddy McDonnell 2002 Men's Captain
Sean Farrell  2003 Men's Captain
Christy Leonard 2004 Men's Captain
John Finn 2005 Men's Captain
Con Carroll 2006 Men's Captain
Joe Mulvey 2007 Men's Captain
J. Burke 1989 President
Joe Kavanagh 1990 President
Joe Kavanagh 1991 President
Joe Kavanagh 1992 President
Jim McLaughlin 1993 President
Jim McLaughlin 1994 President
Jim McLaughlin 1995 President
Bill Fitzsimons 1996 President
Bill Fitzsimons 1997 President
Bill Fitzsimons 1998 President
Tony Jennings 1999 President
Tony Jennings 2000 President
Tony Jennings 2001 President
Paddy McDonnell 2002 President
Shay Feehan 2003 President
Shay Feehan 2004 President
Malachy Coleman 2005 President
Malachy Coleman 2006 President
Malachy Coleman 2007 President
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