St. Anne's Golf Club

Course Facts:
Address Bull Island Nature Reserve Secretary/Manager: Ted Power
North Bull Island Captain: Eamonn Weir
Dollymount, Dublin 5 Lady Captain: Betty Farrelly
Telephone: 01-8336471 President: Cormac Cronin
Public No: 01-8332797    
Fax: 01-8334618    
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: Roger Yates
Founded: 1921 Designed by: Eddie Hackett. Redesigned by Eddie Connaughton
Open for membership. Societies are welcome and group rates are available.
Membership: 726 Course opening hours: Daylight hours
Green Fees Midweek: €20 Clubhouse opening hours: 8.30am to 11.00pm
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €40 Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse
Green Fees With a Member: €25 Dress Code: Neat casual, no denim
Green Fees For Opens: €25 Catering: Full catering facilities
Practice Area: Yes Days to Avoid: Please contact office
Club Hire: Yes Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek & Weekends
Buggy Hire: Yes Pre-booking for open tournaments: 14 Days in advance
Soft spikes: No    


Course Description
Course Description:

St. Anne's Golf Club is an impressive and testing 18-holes links golf course (par 71) situated on Dublin's most famous ecological attraction - Bull Island Nature Reserve in Dublin Bay. The island, a bird sanctuary under the protection of Unesco, is natural links terrain of sand and dunes. The island's beach is over three miles long. In 2003 St. Anne's completed a major development of the course and clubhouse, which affords spectacular panoramic views of the bay and Wicklow Mountains beyond. Visitors are welcome all year round and are greeted with traditional friendliness. Restaurant facilities are available all day. Links Course playable all year round.

Close to Dublin Airport, seaports and city centre. Full bar and dining facilities for up to 200. Buggies and golf carts available. The club has always been renowned for its friendliness to the visiting golfer and I am delighted to be able to report that this has not changed over the years. The Links has some spectacular views of Dublin Bay, Howth Head and the Dublin - Wicklow Mountains in the distance, together with some challenging and memorable golf holes.

The legendry Paddy Skerritt was the resident professional at St. Anne's for decades. Paddy was one of golf's true gentlemen and has left an indelible mark on Irish golf and his hand is to be found as architect on several golf courses Achill Island is one that comes to mind. After your round of golf relax in the clubhouse bar and reflect on what a wonderful job the members of St. Anne's have achieved over the past two decades.

Open & Major Fixtures 2011
See Event Calendar here.

Club History
Club History

Instituted 1921, affiliated 1923. The club records the foundation date as 1921 and the first Hon. Secretary was T. Murray. The "Irish Field" on the 27th January 1923, records "At the far end of the Royal Dublin course is another course run by a few enthusiasts and I’m told the golf is quite good" At first, it was played over three-holes and in the following five years it increased to a nine-hole course. The" Irish Golfers Blue Book", 1939, gives the following account "At the close of the Great War when the Military Authorities restored the Royal Dublin links to the club, a number of young men resident in, Clontarf  and Dollymount were playing already daily on the links.

The club could have asserted their rights but they adopted a sympathetic and sporting attitude towards the "newcomers", offered them a lease on the ground beyond the nine-holes on very reasonable terms and assistance in laying out the course for themselves. No sooner was the lease granted than the members of St. Anne’s set about their task, they "took off their coats", evening after evening they tramped or cycled to St. Anne’s (not by any means a short walk), to perform their allotted task and before many months they had a lovely course (in the rough) and a comfortable if modest clubhouse. In the 1980s St. Anne’s extended to eighteen-holes and built a new clubhouse after a fire had destroyed the old one.

Members Achievements

2004 Lady Captain Margaret McGuirk (27) and her Captain's Prize Winner Julie Merry (20) were qualifiers in the Volkswagen-Irish Independent Lady Captain's Classic at Headfort Golf Club in August 2004 they qualified for the National Finals at Hermitage on 4th October.St. Anne's won the All-Ireland Pierce Purcell Shield at Portstewart G. C. in 1995, when the team was, Damien Walshe, Willie Kennedy, Tony O'Beirne, Tom McNamara, Colin McCarthy, John Clarke, Martin McQuaide, Derry Healey, Damien Donnelly, Tony Gilroy, Jim Nolan, Tom Conroy, Colm Maguire, Andy Allen, Colm Cullen and Maurice Healy, they were managed by Tommy Maguire and Leo Buckley.

They won the All-Ireland Pierce Purcell Shield at Co. Sligo G. C. in 1994, when the team was J. Sheeran, J. Clarke, P. Grogan, W. Kennedy, J. Nolan, T. MacNamara, E. Walshe, F. Mulcahy, D. Dunne, E. Lawless, A. Allen, T. O'Beirne, C. McCarthy, B. Smith, D. O'Riordan, A. Bastible, J. Lynch, T. Gilroy and B. Phelan.

They won the Leinster Final of the Bulmers Pierce Purcell Shield in 1973.

St. Anne's Golf Club got to the Semi-Final of the Leinster Bulmers Senior Cup in 1989 when the team was G. Sheeran, D. Coughlan, M. McEneff, T. A. Doyle and C. Walshe, they were managed by L. Skelton and assisted by E. Lawless.

St. Anne's Golf Club won the Barton Cup in 1995, when the squad was Colm Walsh, Gerry Sheeran, Paul Coughlan, Brian Dunne, Paul Grogan, Michael McEneff, John Kelly, T. A. Doyle, Jim Nolan, David McKeon, Colin McCarthy, Donal Coughlan, Tom MacNamara, Peter Dunne, Tony O'Beirne, Robert Lawless, Pascal Murphy, Tom Toal, Peter Dolan and Declan Hogan, they were managed by Harry Burns.

St. Anne's Golf Club won the Best Cup in 1995 when the team was Bert Horan, Roy Watts, Arthur Bastible, Gordon Mahon, Pat Coughlan, Michael O'Connor, Bill Phelan, Paul Reede, Jack McHugh, Joe Lowe, Greg McGrane, Tom Finn, Jack Lynch, Tony Murphy, Brendan Ginn, Tony Fitzpatrick, Frank Andrews, Dave Egan, Bob Graham and Jimmy McGuirk, they were managed by Tom Doogue and Danny Tolan.

They won the Barton Cup in 1954 when the team was R. Rowlette, D. Collins, J. Morgan, H. Allen, T. Mulhall, L. Buckley, T. Kenny, C. Byrne, J. C. Sheeran, J. S. Plaisted and D. Darby.

St. Anne's won the Uden Cup in 1971 when the team was, C. Coleman, R. Tucker, H. Dennis, W. J. Phelan, E. Lawless, F. McLaughlin, C. Brittan, W. McCarthy, G. Hayes, J. Kane, J. Lee and M. Clark-Barry, J. McDonnell was club captain at the time. They won it prior to that in 1954 and 1960 and again in 1973, 1987, 1993 and 1994.

They won the O'Grady Cup in 1998.

They won the Jimmy Carroll Cup in 2001 and Cork Dry Gin Pro-Captain Foursomes in 1976.

The Ladies of St. Anne's won the National Irish Bank Team Trophy in 1997.

They won the Best Cup in 1989, 1995

Andrew Allen and Brian Dunne won the All-Ireland Daly Male Foursomes in 1978.

Peter Dunne and Clem Walsh won the All-Ireland Daly Male Foursomes at Cliftonville G. C. in 1993.

Person Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Mick Fogarty 19 May 1999 10th   140 m
C. Cronin 7 June 1999 10th   140 m
R. Maher Jnr. 27 June 1999 17th   172 m
A. Girvan 27 June 1999 3rd   139 m
P. Bracken 19 July 1999 6th   153 m
J. Lowe 01 September 1999 3rd   139 m
J. Cheevers 01 August 2000 10th   88 m
M. Purcell 01 August 2000 10th   88 m
G. Lennon 18 August 2002 10th   139 m
Mick Daly 5 April 2003 17th   178 yds
Catherine Andrews 19 October 2003 6th   141 yds
Mary Rose Woulfe 16 May 2004 10th   103 yds

Card of the Course
Card of the Course (yards)
Hole No Blue White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 521 506 491 5 11 455 5 13
2 368 360 352 4 17 269 4 17
3 187 177 177 3 9 173 3 9
4 412 394 365 4 3 385 4 3
5 382 372 365 4 7 364 4 5
6 169 159 149 3 15 141 3 11
7 472 465 462 4 1 458 5 1
8 375 369 354 4 5 337 4 7
9 375 365 356 4 13 304 4 15
Out 3,262 3,167 3,071 35   2,886 36  
10 173 158 142 3 16 103 3 18
11 522 510 487 5 4 445 5 12
12 436 430 392 4 2 382 4 2
13 489 480 448 5 14 445 5 8
14 396 384 372 4 10 266 4 16
15 390 379 370 4 6 312 4 14
16 370 363 358 4 12 352 4 6
17 186 178 178 3 18 168 3 10
18 402 394 384 4 8 351 4 4
In 3,364 3,276 3,131 36   2,824 36  
Total 6,626 6,443 6,202 71   5,710 72  
SSS 72 72 70     72    

Roll of Honour
Maureen Ryan 1990 Ladies Captain
Carmel Lynch 1991 Ladies Captain
Lillian Rothwell 1992 Ladies Captain
Isobel Freaney 1993 Ladies Captain
Ann Sheeran 1994 Ladies Captain
Margaret Tucker 1995 Ladies Captain
Antoinette O'Connor 1996 Ladies Captain
Bernice Alexander 1997 Ladies Captain
Jaqeline Furey 1998 Ladies Captain
Maeve O'Donovan 1999 Ladies Captain
Eithne Hayes 2000 Ladies Captain
Maisie Purcell 2001 Ladies Captain
Rose Hogan 2002 Ladies Captain
Maura Oppermann 2003 Ladies Captain
Margaret McGuirk 2004 Ladies Captain
Lola Boyne 2005 Ladies Captain
Maria McGrath 2006 Ladies Captain
Mary Courtney 2007 Ladies Captain
H. O. Skelton 1990 Men's Captain
B. J. Flynn 1991 Men's Captain
G. Hayes 1992 Men's Captain
R. A. Lawless 1993 Men's Captain
D. Hanly 1994 Men's Captain
A. Bastible 1995 Men's Captain
C. F. Cronin 1996 Men's Captain
F. G. Cassidy 1997 Men's Captain
Tadg O'Sullivan 1998 Men's Captain
John F. Dillon 1999 Men's Captain
Frank Andrews 2000 Men's Captain
Tony Gilroy 2001 Men's Captain
Alf Girvan 2002 Men's Captain
P. Roche 2003 Men's Captain
John O'Connor 2004 Men's Captain
David McNiece 2005 Men's Captain
Clem Walsh 2006 Men's Captain
Pearse Farrell 2007 Men's Captain
J. J. Byrne 1990 President
W. J. Phelan 1991 President
W. J. Phelan 1992 President
B. P. Walsh 1993 President
B. P. Walsh 1994 President
B. Smyth 1995 President
B. Smyth 1996 President
M. English 1997 President
M. English 1998 President
R. T. Maher 1999 President
R. T. Maher 2000 President
K. Hughes 2001 President
Kevin Hughes 2002 President
B. McKeon 2003 President
Brendan McKeon 2004 President
Gerry Sheerin 2005 President
Gerry Sheerin 2006 President
Joe Lynch 2007 President
Recommended Adjacent Accommodation, Food & Drink for Golf, Business and Pleasure
Click on the Links below for more information and company web-sites.
Top Quality Hotels

Guest Houses

Bed & Breakfast



19th Hole

Other Sites of Interest

Deerpark Hotel & Golf Courses King Sitric Fish Restaurant & Accommodation Great Keppel B&B   King Sitric Fish Restaurant & Accommodation The Oliver St. John Gogarty East Coast Links
Academy Hotel Charleville Lodge Hazelwood   The Bay Restaurant Dublin's Left-Bank Bar  
Clarion Hotel IFSC Aishling House Southdale   Abbey Tavern Restaurant The Oval  
Jurys Croke Park Hotel Strand House Annagh House   The Big Blue Restaurant The Bank on College Green  
        The Wheel House Bar & Restaurant The Big Tree  
        The Bloody Stream Bar & Restaurant The Goblet  
        The Deep Restaurant The Bloody Stream Bar & Restaurant  
          Clonliffe House  
          The Wheel House Bar & Restaurant  

© Golfing Ireland