Dundalk Golf Club

Course Facts:
Address Blackrock Secretary/Manager: Rita Woods
Dundalk Captain: Noel McGuinness
Co. Louth Lady Captain: Brid Rocks
Telephone: 042-9321731 President: Vera Danaher & Vincent Kelly
Public No: 042-9322270    
Fax: 042-9322022    
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: Leslie Walker 042-9322102
Website: www.dundalkgolfclub.ie    
Founded: 1904 Designed by: Peter Allis & David Thomas
Open for membership. Societies are welcome and group rates are available.
Membership: 1178 Course opening hours: Daylight hours
Green Fees Midweek: €60 Clubhouse opening hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €60 Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse
Green Fees With a Member: €25/40 Dress Code: Neat casual, no denim
Green Fees For Opens: €17/20 Catering: Full catering facilities
Practice Area: Yes Days to Avoid: Sundays & Tuesdays
Club Hire: Yes Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days
Buggy Hire: Yes Pre-booking for open tournaments: 14 Days in advance
Soft spikes: Yes    


Course Description
Course Description:

Dundalk Golf Club was founded in 1904, and was redesigned by David Thomas and Peter Allis. The opening of the course was celebrated with a match between Christy O'Connor and Des Smyth against Ronan Rafferty and Philip Walton the latter were both amateurs at the time. Remarkably all four have played Ryder Cup. Dundalk is a long testing course at 6,160 metres Par 72 with a standard scratch to match, which will and has tested the best of golfers. It is the venue of the Dundalk Senior Scratch Cup, which attracts the best amateur golfers in the country. It has been selected by the GUI & ILGU on numberless occasions for their major championships and was the host club for the Bulmers All-Ireland Cups & Shields in 1997.

Dundalk Golf Club was the headquarters of the Irish PGA and the resident Professional Leslie Walker is one of Irelands leading Pros'. It has a magnificent new clubhouse where the visitor is extended a very warm welcome and can relax with a few drinks and enjoy the catering facilities available. Voted the No. 38-ranked golf course in Ireland, by “Golf Digest Ireland” in 2008. Dundalk was voted No. 34 Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2008, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland.

Open & Major Fixtures 2011
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Club History
Club History

Instituted 1904, affiliated 1905. Golf was first played at Dundalk as far back as 1895, when the 13th Hussars were stationed there. The semi-club died a natural death from want of support, as the Hussars were based at the Curragh before being transferred to Dundalk and later to Dublin. The game was revived in December 1904, the first Captain was Mr. V. S. Carroll, and Mr. P. L. MacArdle was the Hon. Secretary. The course was nine-hole and located at Deer Park. It was, laid out by G. Coburn, professional at Portmarnock Golf Club. The "Irish Field" on 21st October, 1922, reports that Tom Shannon and James Martin had laid out a fine new course for the new Dundalk Golf Club; "It is very pleasantly situated and commands grand views of Dundalk Bay and the Mourne Mountains. The course is just 6000 yds long and is laid out in two loops". The National Senior Mixed Foursomes were staged at Dundalk in 2000. This fine course has been chosen to host the Irish Ladies Open Strokeplay in 2002 and the Ladies Home Internationals and Leinster Youths in 2005 its Centenary Year.

Members Achievements

Dundalk Golf Club won the Leinster Championship of the Jimmy Bruen Shield and met Munster Champions Charleville in the All-Ireland Semi Final at Shannon Golf Club on 17th September 2004. They defeated Charleville by 3 matches to 2 matches in the morning when the team was Ken Norton and Michael Coburn who beat James Browne and Declan Mooney 4 & 3, Sean Reidy and Kevin Barry who beat Sean McSweeney and Bill Hanley 2 & 1, Alan McCabe and Michael Gill who beat Danny Deady and Michael Galligan on the 18th, Ruairi Gogarty and Damien English lost to Tom Allen and John Kavanagh and Jim Dwyer and Maurice Murphy lost to Anthony Fitzgerald and Eddie Barry.They met and beat Ulster Champions Kilkeel in the All-Ireland Final on Saturday 18th September 2004, when the team was Ken Norton with Michael Coburn against Rory Slone with Kieran Poland, Sean Reidy with Kevin Barry against Johnny Aiken with Pascal Morgan, Alan McCabe with Michael Gill against Anthony Ward with Ciaran Hartigan, Damien English with Ruairi Gogarty against Trevor Weir with Graeme Morrow and Gareth Duffy and Michael Hamilton against Alan McCabe with Michael Gill.

Lady Captain Joyce Burbage (29) and her Captain's Prize winner qualified for the National Finals of the Volkswagen-Irish Independent Lady Captains Golf Classic at Druid's Glen Golf Club,. When they shot 30 points at Slieve Russell Golf Club in August 2002.

Lady Captain Joyce Burbage, Captain Peter Rogers and Vice Captain Gerry O'Keeffe, qualified for the Mercedes-Benz Irish Independent Executive Golf Classic at The K Club on August 12th 2002.

Yvonne Cassidy Represented Ireland in the Home Internationals at Carlow Golf Club in 2001 before joining the professional ranks for the 2002 season.

14-year-old Aaron Grant started the year off a handicap of 11 and had reduced it to 5 by September 2001. When playing off 7 he shot a level par 72 on one of the toughest days of the year. In howling winds and pawl-forked greens. According to Leslie Walker, Hugh hits the ball further than him. If this is true he must hit some ball, as Leslie is one of the biggest hitters I've seen. It will be interesting to follow this young lads progress in the future.

J. Carroll was elected to the council of the Leinster Branch of the GUI for 2001.

Dundalk Golf Club won the FBD Barton Cup in a play-off against Carlow Golf Club in 1999, when the team was, Dermot Murphy, Pat Hoey, Bernard White, Peter Rogers, Patsy Cole, Alan Cole, Neil McGuinness, Charlie Monaghan, Peter Tuite, Gerry Murray, Toddy Rodgers, Leslie Toal, Stephen Hoey, John Conlon, Terry Conlon and Aidan Molloy, they were managed by Gerry Duggan and selected by Ben Daly.

Dundalk Golf Club were Leinster Champions in the Irish Junior in 1994, when the team was, D. O'Callaghan, A. Coyle, V. Conlon, K. Norton, D. Toal, H. Smith, O. English and S. Watters.

The Ladies of Dundalk Golf Club won the ILGU Leinster Junior Cup in 1989, when the team was, J. Moynihan, S. Grimes, A. McKenna, S. Coyle, G. Vallely-Maatthews, S. Black, M. Crummie and M. Sheridan, they were captained by P. Bastible.

The Girls' of Dundalk Golf Club won the All-Ireland Girls' Team Championship in 1982, when the team was, M. O'Reilly, Suzy Sheehan and Yvonne Cassidy.

D. Coyle participated in the Boys' Home International matches in 1991 and 1992, and represented Leinster in 1997 and 1998, he played Leinster Youths' from 1994 to 1995, playing 11 matches. 

P. Rogers represented Leinster in 1982.

Suzanne Sheehan played for Ireland in the Girls' Home Internationals in 1984 and 1985, she won the Irish Girls Close Championship in the same years.

Miss Yvonne Cassidy was selected on the ILGU Senior A squad in November 2000 and she represented Ireland in the European Ladies Team Championship at Golf Club Milano, Monza in 1995 and she played in the Ladies Home Internationals at Wrexham Golf Club in 1995, se was the reserve at Longriddy in 1996, and played at Lahinch Golf Club in 1997. She also played on the Leinster Ladies team in 1997 and 1998.

Person Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Jim Dwyer 9 December 2001 9th   158 m
Peter Rodgers 23 September 2001 13th   160 m
David Connolly 5 August 2001 5th   156 m
Sean Hession 18 March 2001 13th   160 m
Garrett Duffy 23 May 2001 17th   172 m
Packey McGuinness 01 June 2001 2nd   172 yd's
Maureen Sheridan 19 June 2001 5th   156 m

Card of the Course
Card of the Course (metres)
Name Hole No Blue White Par Index Red Par Index
Cooley View 1 361 355 4 7 336 4 7
Whitworth 2 370 356 4 9 333 4 3
Cook's Lane 3 371 363 4 5 315 4 9
An Sceach 4 402 398 4 1 401 5 15
Deer Park 5 158 152 3 11 115 3 13
Felda 6 457 450 5 17 366 5 17
The Haggard 7 516 498 5 3 413 5 1
Cassidy 8 334 307 4 15 275 4 5
Stile 9 160 155 3 13 115 3 11
  Out 3,129 3,034 36   2,673 37  
Bearna Baoil 10 461 455 5 16 338 4 2
McGeough 11 392 380 4 2 292 4 8
Slieve Gullion 12 505 474 5 8 408 5 18
Braid's Way 13 162 157 3 12 145 3 12
Whinney Knoll 14 294 289 4 18 259 4 6
Chapel Pass 15 377 363 4 6 343 4 4
Jimmy Cassidy 16 393 389 4 4 386 5 16
Hawk's Nest 17 173 168 3 14 163 3 14
Ceann Scribe 18 320 315 4 10 312 4 10
  In 3.077 2,990 36   2,646 36  
  Total 6,206 6,024 72   2,673 73  
  SSS 72 71     72    

Roll of Honour
Evelyn Durnin 1989 Ladies Captain
Rosemary Gardiner 1990 Ladies Captain
Vera Danahar 1991 Ladies Captain
Noelette McClean 1992 Ladies Captain
Marie O'Callaghan 1993 Ladies Captain
Marie O'Connor 1994 Ladies Captain
Clodagh O'Callaghan 1995 Ladies Captain
Una Delaney 1996 Ladies Captain
Maureen Sheridan 1997 Ladies Captain
Marie Griffin 1998 Ladies Captain
Anna McKenna 1999 Ladies Captain
Mary Berkery 2000 Ladies Captain
Rose Curtis 2001 Ladies Captain
Joyce Burbage 2002 Ladies Captain
Anne O'Reilly 2003 Ladies Captain
Marie Strain 2004 Ladies Captain
Anna McKenna 2005 Ladies Captain
Anne Hopper 2006 Ladies Captain
Carol Murphy 2007 Ladies Captain
Sean Hession 1989 Men's Captain
Leo O' Callaghan 1990 Men's Captain
Tom Monahan 1991 Men's Captain
Sean Ward 1992 Men's Captain
Benny Toal 1993 Men's Captain
Aidan O'Mahony 1994 Men's Captain
John McCann 1995 Men's Captain
Paul Malone 1996 Men's Captain
Chris Wallace 1997 Men's Captain
Bert Giff 1998 Men's Captain
Harry Stewart 1999 Men's Captain
Peter J. Dooley 2000 Men's Captain
Peter J. Dooley 2000 Men's Captain
Dessie Dunne 2001 Men's Captain
Peter Rodgers 2002 Men's Captain
Gerry O'Keeffe 2003 Men's Captain
Michael Gallagher 2004 Men's Captain
Dermot O'Callaghan 2005 Men's Captain
Aubrey Halley 2006 Men's Captain
Gerry Murray 2007 Men's Captain
Dr John Kidney 1989 President
C. C. Reilly 1990 President
C. C. Reilly 1991 President
Pat Lavin 1992 President
Pat Lavin 1993 President
Jim Dearey 1994 President
Jim Dearey 1995 President
Dr Hugh Dolan 1996 President
Dr. Hugh Dolan 1997 President
Brendan McCooey 1998 President
Brendan McCooey 1999 President
Charlie Kinney 2000 President
C. Kinney 2001 President
Tony O'Connor 2002 President
Tony O'Connor 2003 President
Jan Van Dijk 2004 President
Brendan McCooey 2005 President
L. J. Conneely 2006 President
Frank Shortt 2007 President
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