Greystones Golf Club

Course Facts:
Address Whitshed Road Secretary/Manager: Angus Murray
Greystones Captain: Jimmy Hackman
Co. Wicklow Lady Captain: Mary Lockhart
Telephone: 01-2874136 President: Noel Earls
Public No: 01-2876624 Vice-Captain: Margaret McGirr & Jim Wood
Fax: 01-2873749    
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Founded: 1895 Designed by: Harry J. Colt
Not open for membership. Societies are welcome and group rates are available.
Membership: 921 Course opening hours: Daylight hours
Green Fees Midweek: €30 Clubhouse opening hours: 10.00am to 11.30pm
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €40 Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse
Green Fees With a Member: €20 Dress Code: Neat casual, no denim
Green Fees For Opens: €20 Catering: Full catering facilities
Practice Area: Yes Days to Avoid: Weekends, Wednesdays & Thursdays
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
Measuring 5322m, par 69 with a standard scratch of 69 off the back tees, Greystones is a 18 hole parkland course that requires accuracy and shot making rather than big hitting to match the par of 69. Greystones will test the best of golfers, with a variety of challenges, while providing them with panoramic views of the Sugar Loaf and Wicklow Mountains and the dramatic coastline sweep from Lambay Island to Wicklow Head. The outward 9 was completely redesigned in 1997. 

The fairways take full advantage of the gorse covered slopes of Jones’s Hill while the new sand based greens are built to USGA specifications. The character of the inward 9, features the original tree lined fairways and more traditional style of greens have been maintained. This blend of old and modern provides a special character that enhances the challenge of a game of golf at Greystones. The clubhouse is a magnificently restored Georgian building providing the golfer with his/her every need. A warm welcome is extended to visitors and a memorable game of golf is assured at Greystones golf club.

Open & Major Fixtures 2011
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Club History
Instituted 1895, affiliated 1897. At a meeting held in the Grand Hotel on the 26th January 1895, the club in Greystones was formed. Among the founder members were Dr. Norman Thompson, Delgany, and Mr. David J. Stewart, Bray, Robert Gore, Bray, and Arthur Hughes from Greystones. Land was leased from the Grand Hotel on the Burnaby Estate on the 5th June 1894 and the club had about 100 members in the early years.

The original course was a nine-hole, and was extended to eighteen holes in 1914. A fire destroyed the old clubhouse in the early 1980s, which resulted in the layout of the course being changed. An old, almost derelict Georgian mansion was restored, and is now the clubhouse. Greystones have carried out many improvements in recent years. The first President was the Rt. Hon. Victor Powerscourt the first Captain was Mr. D. J. Stewart. The course was officially opened on 8th June 1895.

Members Achievements

Greystones Golf Club won the Metropolitan Trophy on 20th August 2006, they lost to Sutton Golf Club by 5 matches to 4 matches away, but in the second leg at home they had a very convincing 7 matches to 2 matches to have an 11 matches to 7 matches victory,Niall Kearney won the Leinster Boys’ Amateur Open Championship at Lucan Golf Club, recording scores of 68, 70, 73 and 67, between 4th to 6th July 2006. He was followed by A. Hogan from Newlands with a total of 280 and B. Keenan of The Heath Golf Club was 3rd with a total of 283.

Eddie Condren won the Leinster Veterans’ Amateur Open Championship at Birr Golf Club, on 28th June 2006. Eddie Shot rounds of 73 and 70 to win by 8-strokes ahead of R. Wallace from The Spa Golf Club on 151 with P. Harrington of Muskerry Golf Club a shot behind.

Greystones lost out to Newlands Golf Club in a gripping Final of the FBD Barton Cup on Saturday 3 rd September 2005 in the second leg at the away club, having won three matches to two at home.

The pennant was decided on a 3-hole play-off between Colm Dunne & Shane O'Connor pitched against the Newlands star performers of Mark and Jack Dunne who eventually lost out on the final hole.

The team on the day was lead by Alan Condren & Michael Joyce against Tony Brannock & Proinnsias O'Hailian who won their match on the 20 th after Michael had an irregular heartbeat during the match. They were followed by P. Byrne & L. Moulton against Mark and Jack Dunne who had a convincing 4 and 3 win over the Greystones pair. Next on the tee were N. Coen & I. Power against Lex Flavin & Derek Usher who went all the way to the first sudden death hole, the anchor team was D. MacGabhan & H. McKeon against Eddie Higgins & Tony Walsh who lost out with a 2 and 1 defeat leading to a classic play-off.

Lady Captain Marguerite Hamill (11) and her Captains Prize Winner Aideen O'Leary (31) were leading qualifiers in the Volkswagen-Irish Independent Lady Captains' Golf Classic, when they returned 44 points at The Royal Dublin Golf Club in September 2002. They had an amazing 28 points on the back nine, to clinch first place and go forward to Druid's Glen for the National Finals in October. 

Greystones continue to develop their Boys section. In August 2001 they won the Under 15 Leinster Championship when they beat the defending champions The Island Golf Club 3 matches to 2 matches in a trilling final. The team was Mark Hamilton, Stephen Massey, Craig Lewis, Oisin Guilfoyle, Alister Haughton and Jamie O'Toole.

Greystones Golf Club won the All-Ireland Irish Junior Cup at Killarney G. C. in 1992, when the team was Alan Condren, Pat McNulty, Charlie Sothern, Liam Redmond, David Kirby, John Moran, Barry O'Leary, Stephen Cahill, Pat McGrath, they were captained by Larry Behan.

Greystones Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Barton Shield in 1990 when the team was Charlie Sothern, Alan Condren, Julian Keown, Eddie Condren, Jim Hackman and Patrick Geraghty, they were captained by Brian Keogh.

They won the Leinster Final of the Barton Shield in 1996, when the team was Eddie Condren, Jimmy Hackman, Barry O'Leary, Julian Keown, Kevin Condren, Alan Murray, John Moran, they were managed by Kieran Condell.

Greystones won the Leinster Final of the Irish Club Youths in 1991 when the team was Stephen Reilly, John Moran, David Bradley, Julian Keown, Declan Finnerty, they were managed by William Reilly.

Greystones won the Barton Cup in 1985, when the team was Larry Behan, Leon O'Connor, Paul O'Connor, Jimmy Hackman, Eddie Condren, Tom Reid, Pat Mahon, Paul O'Brien, Oliver Frowley, Pat McGrath, David Judge, Louis O'Connor, William Crean, Stephen Cahill, they were managed by Michael Forde.

They won the Metropolitan Cup in 1976, when the team was Mick Forde, Jim Wood, Pat McGrath, Leon O'Connor, Willie Doyle, Johnny Burke, Liam Redmond, Alan O'Sullivan, Frank Talbot, Ossie Spurling, Leslie Gaw, Eamon Byrne, they were managed by Jim Daly.

They won the Metropolitan Cup again in 1989, when the team was Pat Mahon, Malachi Collins, Johnny Burke, Stephen Kinsella, Louis O'Connor, Paul O'Connor, Philip Pratt, Larry Darcy, Barry Massy, Gerry Kenny, Seamus Finnerty, Dermot Ashe, they were managed by Dick Cusack and William Reilly. 

Greystones won the Fitzgibbon Cup in 1992, when the team was Alan Condren, P. McGrath, P. McIlwaine, C. Sothern, P. Pratt, P. Mahon, J. Behan, D. Hatton, L. Behan, P. O'Regan, Eddie Condren, L. O'Connor, they were managed by J. C. Hackman.

They won the Wicklow Team Trophy in 1996 and 1998.

They won the Wicklow Cup in 2000 and 2001.

They won the Dublin team Trophy in 1977.

The Ladies of Greystones Golf Club won the Finn Cup in 1981, when the team was P. Clarke, U. Donnelly, A. Larmour, P. Boate. M. Clarke, N. Mahon, S. Murphy, E. Drum, L. Flood, L. Malone, R. Caffrey, S. Brennan and U. Wynne.

They won it again in 1985, when the team was R. Caffrey, E. Keane, J. Brannigan, L. Malone, M. Clarke, P. Caffrey, L. Langrell, U. Donnelly, C. Doeney, B. Harmon, T. Tate, K. O'Regan, T. Fox, I. Allen, they were captained by E. MacRedmond.

They were finalists in the Junior Cup in 1994, when the team was M. Hamill, P. Walters, V. Maume, T. Tate, U. Donnelly, A. McGrath, N. Mahon, and M. Clarke.

The 2nd Team were Autumn Team winners, when the tem was, Carmel Wood, Margaret Hamill, Nuala Mahon, Pat Walters, Jenifer Cullen, Lily Malone, Sheila Murphy, they were captained by Mary O'Gorman and Kitty Ellis.       

R. Cusack was elected to the council of the Leinster Branch of the GUI and as a Central Council Delegate for 2001.

Eddie Condren, together with David Jackson (Clandeboye G.C.) and Denis White (Moate G.C.) was selected on the Irish team that played in the inaugural European Seniors Nations Cup, played at La Manga in Spain on 15th to the 17th June 2000.

Carmel Downey (27) Lady Captain 2000 and her Captain's Prize-winner Bernie Gammell qualified for the National Finals of the Volkswagen-Irish Independent Lady Captain's Classic at Druid's Glen when they shot 36pts. at a windy Headfort Golf Club in August, 2000. 

Kevin Condren participated in the Boys Home International matches in 1994 (he played Leinster Youths in 1997 and Leinster Boys in 1994), a

S. Hogan in participated in the Boys' Home International matches 1987 and 1988; 

Alan Murray participated in the Boys' Home International matches in 1995 and 1996.  Alan won the Joe Carr Perpetual Award in 1998, with 110 points and represented Leinster in 1998, winning 4 of his 6 matches. He played Leinster Youths' from1997 to 1998, playing 11 matches and Leinster Boys in 1995. 

Eddie Condren won the Michael Hennelly Trophy, which is awarded annually to the player who tops the Seniors' Order of Merit with 165 points.

Josephine Mark played for the Irish Girls in 1969, 1970 and 1971.

Billy Bradshaw, 71 years young, playing off a handicap of 9, recorded his 14th Hole-in-One on the 127 m 16th using a 5 wood in August 1999.

Person Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
D. Tracey   5th   96 m
George Bishop 30 August 1998 16th   125 m
Jim Clarke 10 October 1998 5th   96 m
Michael Weir 17 October 1998 5th   96 m
Tony Wood 21 November 1998 3rd   353 m
Pat O'Connell 5 December 1998 14th   128 m
Jim Wood 9 December 1998 1st   153 m
Michael Dempsey 16 January 1999 2nd   365 m
Creina Smith 4 March 1999 2nd   336 m
Declan Tracey 13 March 1999 5th   96 m
J. Hackman 01 May 1999 5th   96 m
Billy Bradshaw 01 August 1999 16th 5 wood 127 m
John Molloy 15 August 1999 5th   96 m
Stephen Cahill 15 August 1999 5th   96 m
Michael Forde 13 January 2002 14th   138 m

Card of the Course
Card of the Course (metres)
Name Hole No Blue White Orange Par Index Red Par Index
Pigs Hollow 1 163 153 143 3 11 129 3 15
Crowe Abbey 2 375 365 355 4 5 336 4 9
Sugar Loaf 3 363 353 335 4 1 332 5 13
Garden 4 308 298 306 4 7 293 4 7
La Touche 5 101 96 91 3 17 94 3 17
Campbells 6 338 328 318 4 3 294 4 1
View Rock 7 276 266 256 4 9 267 4 5
Burnaby 8 326 321 316 4 15 311 4 11
The Bell 9 402 397 392 5 13 382 5 3
  Out 2,652 2,577 2,512 35   2,438 36  
Ridge 10 405 398 388 4 2 401 5 14
Oozler 11 150 141 149 3 12 138 3 10
Spinney 12 373 359 358 4 4 288 4 6
Narrows 13 321 315 304 4 8 277 4 2
Dolly 14 148 138 157 3 16 129 3 12
Mill 15 449 437 455 5 14 381 5 8
Rockery 16 127 125 119 3 18 129 3 18
Big Tree 17 364 362 363 4 6 368 5 16
Farm 18 327 315 312 4 10 324 4 4
  In 2,664 2,590 2,605 34   2,435 36  
  Total 5,316 5,167 5,512 69   4,873 72  
  SSS 69 68 68     68    

Roll of Honour
T. Fox 1989 Ladies Captain
T. Tate 1990 Ladies Captain
R. Caffrey 1991 Ladies Captain
A. O'Rourke 1992 Ladies Captain
M. Leonard 1993 Ladies Captain
L. Keogh 1994 Ladies Captain
M. McNulty 1995 Ladies Captain
P. Caffrey 1996 Ladies Captain
I. Allen 1997 Ladies Captain
V. Maume 1998 Ladies Captain
Laura Langrell 1999 Ladies Captain
C. Downey 2000 Ladies Captain
Marguerite Hamill 2002 Ladies Captain
Eithne Doyle 2003 Ladies Captain
Mary O'Sullivan 2004 Ladies Captain
Eileen O'Donovan 2006 Ladies Captain
Mary O'Byrne  2007 Ladies Captain
P. Boate 1999 Ladies President
E. Coleshill 2001 Ladies President
J. Coleshill 2002 Ladies President
Mabel Fry 2003 Ladies President
Mabel Fry 2004 Ladies President
L. Behan 1989 Men's Captain
L. Gaw 1990 Men's Captain
J. Earls 1991 Men's Captain
J. Wood 1992 Men's Captain
R. Cusack 1993 Men's Captain
S. MacRedmond 1994 Men's Captain
P. Ryle 1995 Men's Captain
M. Forde 1996 Men's Captain
K. O'Carroll 1997 Men's Captain
D. Guilfoyle 1998 Men's Captain
Eddie Clarke 1999 Men's Captain
Sean Woodcock 2000 Men's Captain
Seamus Carroll 2001 Men's Captain
Jim Dunne 2002 Men's Captain
Tom Hayden 2003 Men's Captain
Liam O'Shea 2004 Men's Captain
Pat O'Connell 2005 Men's Captain
Pat O'Neill 2006 Men's Captain
Neville Galloway 2007 Men's Captain
G .L. Edwards 1989 President
G. L. Edwards 1990 President
G. P. Colgan 1991 President
G. P. Colgan 1992 President
M. W. Heron 1993 President
M. W. Heron 1994 President
J. Wood 1995 President
J. Wood 1996 President
P. McGrath 1997 President
P. McGrath 1998 President
J. Coleshill 1999 President
P. Wallace 2001 President
M. P. Malone 2002 President
Paddy Malone 2003 President
Pat Mahon 2004 President
Pat Mahon 2005 President
Jack Manning 2006 President
Jack Manning 2007 President
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