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St. Patrick's Golf Course

St. Patrick's Club Crest

On Saturday 1st March 2014 club officials, members and invited guests celebrated the official name change of Downpatrick Golf Club to St. Patrick’s Golf Club, Downpatrick. This marked a new era in our history.

Originally a 9-hole Parkland course Downpatrick upgraded to an 18-hole Championship Golf Course in the 1990's. Martin Hawtree undertook the design of this course that has been in existences since 1930. Course now measures 5,955 yards with a Par of 70 and standard scratch of 69 off the white stakes. The ladies course is slightly shorter at 5,438 with a Par 72 and an SSS to match.

St. Patrick's signature hole is the 5th playing all of 457 yards requiring a long to medium iron for your second shot, over club here and you are in the water to the back of the green. Water comes into play again ton the 155 yard 8th and 337 yards 9th. With undulating fairways, strategically located bunkers and quick but true greens all combine to make St. Patrick's a challenging but fair course for golfers of all abilities. The course has spectacular views of Strangford Lough, the Isle-of-Man on a clear day and the surrounding lands of majestic Co. Down.

The visitor is always extended a warm Ulster hand of welcome and the facilities are next to none.

Green Fees Midweek: £30
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: £35
Green Fees with a Member: £20/25
Green Fees for Opens: £10/20
Practice Area: No
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 700
Designer Martin Hawtree
Founded 1930
Address

43 Saul Road,
Downpatrick,
Co. Down
BT30 6PA

Telephone 028-44-615947
Email office@downpatrickgolfclub.org.uk
Website St. Patrick's golf club website
Office Manager: Elaine Carson
Captain: Denis Tumely
Lady Captain: Anne Roden
President: Geraldine Gray
Vice-Captains': Michael Donovan &
Hon. Secretary: Rory Scullion & Carmel Hanvey 
Club Pro: Robbie Hutton 028-44-615167
Hon. Treasurer: Brian Feeney & Assunta Morgan
Comp. Secretary: Lawrence Craig
St. Patrick's Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:54.333141
Long:-5.697098
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 11.00am to 11.00pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, jacket and tie req evenings
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: None
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek & Weekends Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

St. Patrick's Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday 2 April   Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladies
Thursday 1 June   Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 3 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies
Thursday 29 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 8 July
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize Sunday 12 August   Closed 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 17 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 17 Apri
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 1 May   Open 1
Jimmy Bruen Shield (Q) Sunday 7 May   GUI
1
Singles Stableford Saturday 20 May   Open 1
Ladies 3-Ball Team Event Saturday 27 May   Open 1
Mixed Greensomes Sunday 28 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 31 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 2 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 17 June   Open 1
Lady Captain's Charity
Thursday 22 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 24 June Sunday 25 June
Open 2
Singles Stableford Sunday 25 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 1 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 7 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 9 July   Open 1
Start of Mini Open Week Tuesday 11 July Sunday 16 July Open 5
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 11 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 12 July   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Thursday 13 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 15 July
  Open 1
Singles Stableford am
Sunday 16 July   Open
1
Mixed Greensomes pm Sunday 16 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 23 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 29 Jult   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 19 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 27 August   Open 1
Mixed Greensomes Sunday 27 August
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 28 August   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Thursday 31 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 1 September   Open 1
Mixed Greensomes from 12.30
Sunday 10 September   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 69 SSS 69 5,969 yd's
Red Par 71 SSS 72 5,270 yd's
Green Par 69 SSS 68 5,898 yd's

Card

Name Hole No. White Green Par Index Red Par Index
Spinney 1 374 368 4 5 301 4 3
Springvale 2 298 293 4 17 291 4 11
Hawthorn 3 506 500 5 11 448 5 5
Chair 4 180 166 3 13 161 3 15
Lough View 5 457 457 4 3 457 5 13
The Mast 6 330 324 4 9 271 4 9
Down Hill 7 437 427 4 1 379 4 7
Drumlins 8 155 129 3 15 127 3 17
Sycamore 9 337 325 4 7 320 4 1
  Out 3,074 2,989 35   2,755 36  
Marshes 10 362 326 4 16 274 4 10
Camp 11 181 170 3 10 157 3 14
Donard 12 544 538 5 4 449 5 2
Monument 13 390 379 4 6 330 4 6
Binnian 14 424 390 4 2 390 5 12
Stamp 15 181 168 3 8 161 3 16
Bull's Eye 16 364 338 4 14 330 4 8
Holly Bush 17 278 270 4 18 264 4 4
Saul Gap 18 171 165 3 12 160 3 18
  In 2,895 2,744 34   2,515 35  
  Total 5,969 5,733 69   5,270 71  
  SSS 69 68     71    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record Am: 64 Cormac Sharvin (Ardglass G. C.) 30/7/2010

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

Downpatrick Golf Club were Ulster Champions and were All-Ireland Finalists in the BMW Irish Mixed Foursomes in 2004, when the team was, P. Fitzsimons, C. McCann, C. Minnis, B. Mullan, D. Gibson, E. Walsh, A. Rodgers, O. O'Neill, A. McCann, T. Gibson, C. Toner, K. Finn and B. Fitzsimons, they were captained by D. Taggart.

Anthony Carson, David Gibson and Alex Macrae won the Smirnoff Shoot-Out at Penina, Portugal in October, 2002.

Prior to 2001

Downpatrick won the All-Ireland Irish Junior Cup at Clandeboye G. C. in 1987, when the team was Colm Coyle, J. F. Moore, Raymond Madine, E. Lynch, L. Craig, Gerry Carson, Vincent Mageean and Liam Higgins, they were captained by J. Fitzsimons.

David Gibson and Paul Fitzsimons qualified for the finals of the Smirnoff shoot-out held over the San Reoque course in Spain in October 2000.

Downpatrick Golf Club were Ulster Champions in the Junior Foursomes in 1999, when the team was, Sean McMahon, Ryan Doyle, Barry Fitzsimons and Cormack Tumelty, they were captained by Pat Morgan and selected by Barry Kelly

Downpatrick Golf Club won the Senior Cowdy Cup in 1989, when the team was, David Gibson, Michael Bohill, Paul Synott, Diamen Carson, Shane Fitzsimons, Colm Coyle, Ronnie McQuoid, Kevin McConvey, Anthony Carson, Ian Milligan, Raymond Madine, Patrick Coyle, Laurence Craig, Christopher Feenan, Ivan Campbell and Rory Quinn, they captained by Gerry Carson.

Downpatrick Golf Club won the Senior Cowdy Cup at Warrenpoint Golf Club in 1987, when the team was, E. Lynch, L. Higgins, P. Mullan, L. Craig, R. Madine, M. Tweedie, J. Ferguson, C. Coyle, D. Baker, J. Moore, M. McConvey and D. Gibson, they were managed by A. Carson.

Downpatrick Golf Club were Ulster Champions in the Junior Foursomes in 1986, when the team was, Dermot Mullan, Colm Coyle, Conor Deegan and Christopher Feenan, they were captained by Pat Morgan and selected by Joe McStay.

Downpatrick Golf Club were Coca Cola Cup winners in 1986, when the team was, Colm Coyle, Shane Fitzsimons, Conor Deegan and Robert Hutton, they were captained by Pat Morgan and selected by Joe McStay.

Downpatrick Golf Club won the Senior Cowdy Cup in 1984, when the team was, Gerry Carson, Raymond Madine, David Gibson, Eugene Lynch, Ciaran McConvey, Vincent Mageean, Martin Vance, Jimmy Ferguson, Dale Baker and John Moore, they were captained by Joe McCoubrey.

In 1992, Downpatrick Golf Club won the following, Senior Cowdy Cup, Ulster Youths Trophy, Norman Drew Trophy, Coca Cola Cup and Sargaison Shield.

The boys' of Downpatrick won the Ulster section of the Irish Junior Foursomes and were piped by Beech Park, who went on to win it, by 1 hole. The team was Barry Fitzsimons and Sean McMahon, Cormac Tumelty and Ryan Doyle, in 1999.

The boys' of Downpatrick won the Fred Daly Trophy in 1989, when the team was, Gregory Deegan, Gerard Deegan, Edward Cassidy, Aiden Conlon, Niall Carson, David Burns and Mark Kelly, they were captained by Christopher Feenan.

The boys' of Downpatrick won the Ronan Rafferty Cup in 1989, when the team was, Christopher Feenan, Mark Kelly, Gerard Deegan, Edward Cassidy, Aiden Conlon, Anthony Carson, Niall Carson and Charles Burns, they were managed by Pat Morgan.  

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

Gerard Deegan (brother of Conor Deegan the Down Footballer and All-Star) represented Ireland at Irish Boys level in 1989 playing 1-times won 1-match and lost 1-match accumulating 2-points;

Dale Baker represented Ulster in the Senior Interprovincial’s from 1985 to 1996 playing 61-times won 27-matches halved two and lost 32-matches accumulating 56-points. He represented Ulster as a Youth in the Interprovincial Championships in 1980 playing 3-times won 2-matches and lost 1-match accumulating 4-points;

A. Carson represented Ulster as a Youth in the Interprovincial Championships in 1992 playing 6-times won 1-match halved one and lost 4-matches accumulating 3-points;

R. Eitel* represented Ulster as a Youth in the Interprovincial Championships in 1966 playing 2-times;

Christopher Feenan represented Ulster as a Youth in the Interprovincial Championships from 1991 to1993 playing 10-times won 7-matches halved one and lost 2-matches accumulating 15-points;

R. H. Hutton* represented Ulster as a Youth in the Interprovincial Championships from 1965 to 1969 playing 6-times;

David Beswick represented Ulster at the Boys Interprovincial Championships in 1998 playing 6-times won 2-matches halved one and lost 3-matches accumulating 5-points;

David Gibson represented Ulster in 1998.  

History of St. Patrick's

Founded 1930, affiliated 1933.

On Saturday 1st March 2014 club officials, members and invited guests celebrated the official name change of Downpatrick Golf Club to St. Patrick’s Golf Club, Downpatrick. This marked a new era in our history.

Downpatrick’s Golf Club had its official beginning in an advertisement for a public meeting, which appeared in the DOWN RECORDER on the 12th October 1929. All four signatories to the notice played one way or another, significant roles in the Club’s formation and collectively must stand as the ‘Founding Fathers’.

Not long after the Public Meeting the formation of the Club proceeded at a phenomenal speed. On Friday 29th November 1929, the first General Meeting took place. Without as yet a blade of grass to play upon, the Club could boast a municipal membership of 225. The Steering Committee had disposed of the notion of seeking a municipal course and had decided to go for their own Club.

 

At the General Meeting the first Council in Downpatrick Golf Club’s history was formed:

  • John Acton Esq., Circular Road, Downpatrick
  • John McCauley Esq., Irish Street, Downpatrick
  • M.J. Johnston Esq., Circular Road, Downpatrick
  • R.D. Perceval Esq., Kary Hill, Downpatrick
  • G.A. Crickard Esq., English Street, Downpatrick
  • J. Murray Esq., M.D., Irish Street, Downpatrick
  • E.K. McGrady, Esq., J.P., John Street, Downpatrick
  • W. Smyth Esq., Saul, Downpatrick
  • T. Wright Esq., Northern Bank, Downpatrick – Hon. Treasurer
  • Captain J. McMechan, Belfast Bank, Downpatrick
  • Captain C. Heron, Tullyverry House, Killyleagh
  • J. McMeekan Esq., Circular Road, Downpatrick – Hon Secretary

The first few Council meetings were held in the Northern Bank. At the Council Meeting in January 1930, Mr. J. McMeekan was appointed Hon, Secretary and Mr. Wright was appointed Hon. Treasurer. At the same meeting it was agreed to purchase an army hut for £30 and Mr. T. McLean was invited to prepare plans for the conversion of this hut into a Clubhouse. The siting of the Clubhouse was to be left in the hands of the Hon. Secretary, Mr. T McLean and Mr. R.H. Patterson, Surveyor.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Mrs. E. McSweeney 1990 Ladies Captain
M. B. Bohill 1990 Men's Captain
Brendan Rodgers 1990 President
Mrs. Maura T. Query 1991 Ladies Captain
Patrick G. Reel 1991 Men's Captain
Brendan Rodgers 1991 President
Mrs. Ann McCormick 1992 Ladies Captain
Ian C. Mackenzie 1992 Men's Captain
George McCready 1992 President
Miss A. Prior. 1993 Ladies Captain
Vincent Savage 1993 Men's Captain
George McCready 1993 President
Mrs. C. Fitzsimons 1994 Ladies Captain
Noel McKermitt 1994 Men's Captain
Joe Cassidy 1994 President
Mrs. D. Cranston 1995 Ladies Captain
P. F. Farrelly 1995 Men's Captain
Joe Cassidy 1995 President
Mrs. M. Bailie 1996 Ladies Captain
K. Cranston 1996 Men's Captain
Ronnie McQuoid 1996 President
Mrs. A. Acton 1997 Ladies Captain
Joe McCoubrey 1997 Men's Captain
Ronnie McQuoid 1997 President
Mrs. K. P. Doherty 1998 Ladies Captain
Noel P. Traynor 1998 Men's Captain
Brian McConvey 1998 President
Mrs. Renee Wallace 1999 Ladies Captain
Alistair Killen 1999 Men's Captain
Brian McConvey 1999 President
Mrs. Mary Magee 2000 Ladies Captain
Hubert Bailie 2000 Men's Captain
William McCormick 2000 President
Mrs. P. Gilchrist 2001 Ladies Captain
Patrick Totton 2001 Men's Captain
William McCormick 2001 President
Mrs. A. Hanna 2002 Ladies Captain
Alex Macrae 2002 Men's Captain
J. P. Smith 2002 President
Mrs. A. Walsh 2003 Ladies Captain
J. J. Kelly 2003 Men's Captain
J. P. Smith 2003 President
Anne Savage 2004 Ladies Captain
J. J. Kelly 2004 Men's Captain
Noel McKermitt 2004 President
Connie Macrae 2005 Ladies Captain
Willie Barron 2005 Men's Captain
Noel McKermitt 2005 President
Gemma McQuoid 2006 Ladies Captain
Noel McCartan 2006 Men's Captain
Adrian Carson 2006 President
Cate Finn 2007 Ladies Captain
Gerard McGrattan 2007 Men's Captain
Adrian Carson 2007 President
Moya Jameison 2008 Ladies Captain
Alan Cannon 2008 Men's Captain
Derek Davidson 2008 President
Colette Acton 2009 Ladies Captain
Brian McConvey 2009 Men's Captain
Derek Davidson 2009 President
Ann Taggart 2010 Ladies Captain
Daniel Taggart 2010 Men's Captain
Derek Davidson 2010 President
Carmel Hanvey 2011 Ladies Captain
Raymond McCormick 2011 Men's Captain
Pat Morgan 2011 President
Marie Norton 2012 Ladies Captain
Philip Kinkead 2012 Men's Captain
Hubert Bailie 2012 President
George Greene 2013 Ladies Captain
Joanne Carson 2013 Men's Captain
Hubert Bailie 2013 President
Twyla Gibson 2014 Ladies Captain
Gerald Reilly 2014 Men's Captain
Michael Bohill 2014 President
Elizabeth Mageean
2015 Ladies Captain
Brendan Mullen 2015 Men's Captain
Michael Bohill 2015 President
Assunta Morgan 2016 Ladies Captain
Gerry Killen 2016 Men's Captain
Geraldine Gray
2016 President
Anne Roden
2017 Ladies Captain
Denis Tumely 2017 Men's Captain
Geraldine Gray
2017 President
Roisin McCann (10) 2017 Lowest Ladies H'cap
Dale Baker (+1.4) 2017 Lowest Men's H'cap

Holes in One at St. Patrick's

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
William Hanna 1 September 2003   11th   181 yd's
Michael Burke 6 September 2003 4th   166 yd's
Peter Canavan 25 December 2006 2nd Albatross 293 yd's
Neil Morgan 26 May 2007 8th   155 yd's