Foyle Golf golf club Derry

Foyle Golf golf course Derry

Foyle Golf Golf Course

Foyle Golf Club Crest

Foyle International Golf Centre, situated on the outskirts of Derry City, enjoys a unique position in its accessibility to the City of Derry airport together with good trunk roads linking it with Co Donegal and Belfast.
With panoramic views and gentle ambience, "Foyle" qualifies as a must to any visitor to Northern Ireland.
The parkland course takes full advantage of its natural setting and has been carefully designed by specialists in golf course construction.
Visitors will be delighted with the 18-hole championship standard par 71 course, which measures 6,636 yards off the white tees.
There are numerous holes worthy of mention but none so than the 15th "The Elms". A par at "Foyles" most difficult hole is a score to be cherished.
With two lakes and water coming into play on three of the holes and numerous strategically placed bunkers, the course offers an interesting challenge to golfers of all handicaps.
Greens and tees have been laid to USGA specification, which enables all year round playing conditions.
Golf Club,and trolley hire is available. The course is open from early morning to dusk and a fully computerized booking system is in operation.
Further facilities include 9 hole par 3 course, 2 putting greens, 25 bay indoor floodlight Driving Range with video analysis teaching, Resident P G A Golf Professional, Golf Shop, Locker/shower rooms, Pitching green.

Green Fees Midweek: £18
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: £21
Green Fees with a Member: £15/19
Green Dees for Opens: £13
Practice Area: Range
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 27
Members 329
Designer Frank Ainsworth
Founded 1994
Address

12 Alder Road,
Derry,
Co. Londonderry
BT48 8DB

Telephone 028-71-352222
Email info@foylegolfcentre.co.uk
Website Foyle Golf golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Rob Gallagher Jnr.
Captain: Martin Campbell
Lady Captain: Florence Rankin
Presidents': Rob Gallagher & Avril Gallagher
Vice-Captains': Eamon O’Kane & Josephine Kelly
Hon. Secretary: John Joe Logue & Myra Gough
Club Pro: Derek Morrison & Sean Young 028-71-352222
Hon. Treasurer: Jackie Thomas & Christine McCafferty
Comp. Secretary: John Louden & Anne Hamilton
Foyle Golf Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:55.037663
Long:-7.292776
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 8.00am to late
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: None
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek & Weekends  Pre-booking for open Tournaments: Phone

Foyle Golf Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Friday 21 April   Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 24 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies
Thursday 20 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 22 July
  Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Friday 11 August   Closed 1
Singles Stableford Friday 17 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 31 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 1 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 5 May   Open 1
Charity Sinles Stableford Sunday 7 May   Open 1
Lady Captain's Charity Friday 12 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 17 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 19 May Saturday 20 May
Open 2
Singles Stableford Saturday 20 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 26 May   Open 1
Derry City FC Classic Sunday 28 May   Open 1
Maiden City Classic Friday 2 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 10 June Sunday 11 June Open 2
Singles Stableford Sunday 11 June   Open 1
Barton Shield (Q) Sunday 18 June   GUI 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 21 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 23 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 30 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 1 July   Open 1
Start of Open Week Saturday 8 July Saturday 15 July Open 8
Singles Stableford Saturday 8 July   Open 1
Singles Strokes Sunday 9 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 10 July Wednesday 12 July  Open 3
Singles Stableford Tuesday 11 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 12 July   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Thursday 13 July   Open 1
Singles Strokes Friday 14 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 15 July   Open 1
Barton Shield (Q) Sunday 16 July   GUI 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 26 July   Open 1
Charity Stableford Saturday 29 July
  Open 1
Senior Scratch Cup Sunday 30 July   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup Sunday 30 July   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Sunday 30 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 4 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 12 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 18 August Saturday 19 August Open 2
Singles Stableford Saturday 19 August   Open 1
Saturday 19 August Friday 25 August   Open 1
Walled-City Pro-Am Saturday 26 August Sunday 27 August Open 2
Walled-City Pro-Am Sunday 27 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 1 September Saturday 2 September Open 2
Singles Stableford Saturday 2 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 8 September Saturday 9 September Open 2
Singles Stableford Saturday 9 September
  Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Thursday 5 October   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 71 SSS 71 6,639 yd's
Yellow Par 71 SSS 69 6,344 yd's
Red Par 72 SSS 71 5,401 yd's

Card

Name Hole No. White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
Springfield 1 390 382 4 6 314 4 5
The Range 2 539 529 5 10 443 5 7
The Pond 3 188 167 3 12 157 3 11
Thornhill 4 425 421 4 2 404 5 9
Scalp 5 174 168 3 14 127 3 15
Amelias Landing 6 404 393 4 4 339 4 1
Gallaghers Folly 7 379 362 4 16 282 4 13
The Farm 8 150 140 3 18 115 3 17
Cow Lane 9 412 407 4 8 343 4 3
  Out 3,061 2,969 34   2,514 35  
Lakeside 10 383 361 4 5 319 4 12
Fir Alley 11 378 357 4 11 368 4 14
Grianan 12 358 334 4 15 312 4 8
The Grave 13 178 173 3 13 135 3 18
Quarry Hole 14 504 475 5 7 400 5 4
Elms 15 440 421 4 1 378 4 2
Woodlands 16 354 342 4 17 302 4 16
Bert's 17 544 405 5 9 432 5 10
Pitchers 18 439 407 4 3 341 4 6
  In 3,578 3,375 37   2,887 37  
  Total 6,639 6,344 71   5,401 72  
  SSS 71 69     72    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record Am: 66 Paul McGuigan

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

Foyle Golf Centre won the Ulster Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield when they beat Rossmore Golf Club by 3 1/2-matches to 1 1/2-matches at Dunmurry Golf Club on Sunday 12th August 2012.

The team on the day was Tommy Bradley with Kris McMorris, Ruari O'Connor with Ciaran McGuinness, Kevin Crumley with Cormac Cassidy, Kieran Bradley with Brian O'Neill and Jim McGrotty with John Coyle. They were captained by Jackie Thomas and Kevin Dunn. 

They made the long journey to Kinsale Golf Club to compete in the All-Ireland deciders on Wednesday 19th September when they were drawn against Connaught Champions Gort Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals.

They were lead by Tommy Bradley with Kris Morris who lost their match against Ray Quinn with Andreas Edler by 2 and 1, next up was John Coyle with Anthony Jackson who lost their match against John Tierney with Michael by 5 and 4 they were followed by Ruari O’Connor with Ciaran McGuinness who had a 2-hole win over Pat Curtis with Kevin Mulkerrins. In the penultimate match Kieran Bradley with Brian O’Neill went all the way to the 20th before securing the point against David O’Dell
with David Daly, in the bottom match of Kevin Crumley with Cormac Cassidy lost out by the minimum to Gerry Broderick with John Moylan so it was not to be so-close yet so-far that’s golf.

Foyle Golf Club won the Ulster Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield in 2009 and was drawn against Munster Champions Nenagh Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final at Tullamore Golf Club.

First on the tee was Stuart Gauld with Cormac McGeady who went all-the-way to the 21st before losing out to Paul Moloney with Paddy Kennedy. They were followed by Chris Lynch with Kevin Dunn who lost out by the minimum to Cian Heffernan with Matthew O'Gara. Next up were Brendan Barr with Martin Loughrey against Michael Corrigan with Jimmy Griffin, this match went comfortably to the Tipperary pair by 5 and 4 and with it the dream of a place in the All-Ireland Final. The penultimate match of Damien Martin with Tony McGinley against Michael Scroope with Sean Forde was a convincing 5 and 3 win for the Derry pair. The Bottom match of Michael Gallagher with David Knox also went Foyle´s way with a 4 and 3 win over Tom Lawlor with T. J. Burns. Alas it was not to be so-close-so-far and to add to their disappointment Nenagh went on to have a 4 and 1 win in the All-Ireland Final.

Foyle Golf Club was runners-up to Nuremore Golf Club in the Ulster Fourball in 2007.

History of Foyle Golf

For  a relatively young course, we are steeped in history, spanning from War time through Amelia Earhart’s landing and the eventual opening of the course in 1994.
Foyle Golf Timeline
1916    Gallagher Family moved from Ramelton, Co. Donegal and set up farm at Springfield
1932    Amelia Earhart landed her plane in a pasture, having flown from Newfoundland, USA
1962    Dairy Farm Fresian herd sold, and land let
1973    Rob Gallagher established beef fattening and arable farming enterprise
1991    Beef herd sold, the idea for a golf course was born, and extensive drainage commenced on the land
1992    Golf course construction began in earnest, spanning almost three years
1994    Foyle Golf Centre opened its doors to the public
- March: 9 Hole opened
- July: 18 Hole and Pitchers Restaurant opened
- November: Driving Range opened
2001    £1m extension completed on clubhouse extension and Pitchers Wine Bar & Restaurant
2002    Driving range extended with extra 6 bays, video analysis teaching facility and reception area
2004    4th and 5th holes altered to include what is now arguable the most challenging hole on the course
2012    3,000sqft extension to driving range with Golf Store Europe and major facelift to bays and entrance
2013    Golf Reception renovated

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
M. E. Miller 1994 Ladies Captain
Avril Gallagher 1994 Ladies President
C. A. Lynch 1994 Mens Captain
Rob Gallagher 1994 President
M. E. Miller 1995 Ladies Captain
Avril Gallagher 1995 Ladies President
J. D. Swain 1995 Mens Captain
Rob Gallagher 1995 President
M. McCloskey 1996 Ladies Captain
Avril Gallagher 1996 Ladies President
A. E. Kydd 1996 Mens Captain
Rob Gallagher 1996 President
A. McCloskey 1997 Ladies Captain
Avril Gallagher 1997 Ladies President
G. C. Fitzpatrick 1997 Mens Captain
Rob Gallagher 1997 President
Mrs. M. T. Sheerin 1998 Ladies Captain
Avril Gallagher 1998 Ladies President
S. N. Bates 1998 Mens Captain
Rob Gallagher 1998 President
Adrina Kelleher 1999 Ladies Captain
Avril Gallagher 1999 Ladies President
John Louden 1999 Mens Captain
Rob Gallagher 1999 President
Maureen Louden 2000 Ladies Captain
Avril Gallagher 2000 Ladies President
Liam Cregan 2000 Mens Captain
Rob Gallagher 2000 President
Margaret Andrews 2001 Ladies Captain
Avril Gallagher 2001 Ladies President
Philip Smyth 2001 Mens Captain
Rob Gallagher 2001 President
Sheila McLaughlin 2002 Ladies Captain
Avril Gallagher 2002 Ladies President
Carl King 2002 Mens Captain
Rob Gallagher 2002 President
Ann Fulton 2003 Ladies Captain
Avril Gallagher 2003 Ladies President
Alan Harkens 2003 Mens Captain
Rob Gallagher 2003 President
Denise Callan 2004 Ladies Captain
Avril Gallagher 2004 Ladies President
Jim McDaid 2004 Mens Captain
Rob Gallagher 2004 President
Julia Kelly 2005 Ladies Captain
Avril Gallagher 2005 Ladies President
Maurice Temple 2005 Mens Captain
Rob Gallagher 2005 President
Lorna Thompson 2006 Ladies Captain
Avril Gallagher 2006 Ladies President
John Logue 2006 Mens Captain
Rob Gallagher 2006 President
Myra Gough 2007 Ladies Captain
Avril Gallagher 2007 Ladies President
Tony Griffiths 2007 Mens Captain
Rob Gallagher 2007 President
Agnes McLaujghlin 2008 Ladies Captain
Avril Gallagher 2008 Ladies President
Kevin Crumley 2008 Mens Captain
Rob Gallagher 2008 President
Margaret McCarron 2009 Ladies Captain
Avril Gallagher 2009 Ladies President
James McGrotty 2009 Men´s Captain
Rob Gallagher 2009 President
Anne Hamilton 2010 Ladies Captain
Avril Gallagher 2010 Ladies President
Gary Jackson 2010 Men's Captain
Rob Gallagher 2010 President
Christine McCafferty 2011 Ladies Captain
Avril Gallagher 2011 Ladies President
Kevin Dunn 2011 Men's Captain
Rob Gallagher 2011 President
Jennifer Rainey 2012 Ladies Captain
Avril Gallagher 2012 Ladies President
Eddie Ball 2012 Men's Captain
Rob Gallagher 2012 President
Faye McGrotty 2013 Ladies Captain
Avril Gallagher
2013 Ladies President
George Fitzpatrick 2013 Men's Captain
Rob Gallagher
2013 President
Denise Callan 2014 Ladies Captain
Avril Gallagher 2014 Ladies President
Chris Lynch 2014 Men's Captain
Rob Gallagher 2014 President
Ann McWilliams 2015 Ladies Captain
Denise Callan 2015 Ladies President
Peter Fallon 2015 Men's Captain
Rob Gallagher 2015 President
Monica Smith 2016 Ladies Captain
Denise Callan 2016 Ladies President
Emmett McNally 2016 Men's Captain
Rob Gallagher 2016 President
Florence Rankin 2017 Ladies Captain
  2017 Ladies President
Martin Campbell 2017 Men's Captain
  2017 President
Alison Elkin (7)
2017 Lowest Ladies H'cap
Kealan Quigg (-1) 2017 Lowest Men's H'cap

Holes in One at Foyle Golf

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Andrina Kelleher 13 July 2003 8th   111 yd's
Angela Grant 11 July 2005 5th   115 yd's
Liam Kerr 28 June 2006 13th   178 yd's
Colm Campbell 5 August 2006 8th   150 yd's
Paul McIntyre 28 May 2007 13th   178 yd's
Helena Doherty 18 July 2007 13th   135 yd's
Jim McFadden 4 August 2007 5th   163 yd's
Anne Hamilton 23 August 2007 8th   111 yd's
John Hasson 27 October 2007 5th   163 yd's
Damien Kivelehan 16 November 2007 8th   140 yd's
Willie Rankin 17 November 2007 13th   178 yd's
Jim McFadden 14 September 2008 8th   140 yd's
Maureen Carey 18 April 2009 13th   135 yd's
Julia Kelly 30 May 2009 13th   135 yd's
Gary Jackson 7 June 2009 8th   140 yd's
Philip Smyth 27 June 2009 13th   173 yd's
Alison Elkin 30 July 2009 8th Goyle
115 yd's
Cormac McGeady 24 September 2009 15th   163 yd's
Margaret Killen 14 June 2012 8th 7-iron 115 yd's
Martin Campbell 7 September 2013 8th   140 yd's
John Logue 5 February 2014 3rd   167 yd's