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Rockmount Golf Course

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Rockmount Golf Course has been cleverly designed to ensure that the land’s natural features are incorporated throughout the 18-holes and the undulating course offers a verity at every turn. There are four par trees, four par fives and the remainder pat four holes, the total distance being 6,410 yd‘s. Water comes into play in the form of streams with a lake at the 11th and 14th to present the golfer with the ultimate challenge. The entire complex covers 120 acres with panoramic views and excellent greens giving satisfaction to all players.

Rockmount Clubhouse is tastefully decorated in old brick and solid oak creating a warm homely atmosphere. From the dining room window there is a panoramic view of the golf course with the backdrop of the famous Mourne Mountains.

The proprietors, Robert Patterson and his wife Diane are totally involved in the day to day running of the complex, which creates a very personal atmosphere and helps maintain a high standard both on the golf course or in the restaurant. Organizing company corporate golf outings complete with all meals and after dinner speeches are a specialty arranged by Diane.

Hospitality is second to none and a friendly welcome awaits all who visit Rockmount Golf Club.

Green Fees Monday: £20
Green Fees Tuesday to Friday: £27
Green Fees Sunday & B.H.: £30
Green Fees with a Member: £15
Green Fees for Opens: £20
Practice Area:  Yes
Club Hire: No
Buggy Hire: £22 Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: £1,000
Full 5-Day Membership Fee: £700
Full Student 18-25 Membership Fee: £420
Full Junior Membership Fee: £230
Entrance Fee: £300
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 615
Designer Robert Patterson
Founded 1995

28 Drumalig Road,
Co Down

Telephone 028-90-812279
Website Rockmount golf club website
General Manager: Shirley Graham
Captain: Martin Lawther
Lady Captain: Jenny Bain
President:  None
Junior Captain:
Vice-Captains':  &
Hon. Secretary: Martin McConville & Bernie Traill
Club Pro: None
Hon. Treasurer: Robert Burns & Carol Blyth
Comp. Secretary: Frank Wallace & Pauline McWilliams
Rockmount Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
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General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 8.00am to 11.30pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Sundays, Bank Holidays & Wednesdays pm
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Rockmount Golf Club Fixtures 2021 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2020 (Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captain's Prize Saturday 1 August   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Friday 7 August   Closed 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 6 February   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 5 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 2 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 10 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 13 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 14 April
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 7 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 4 June   Open 1
Start of Open Week Sunday 14 June Saturday 20 June Open 7
Mixed Greensomes Sunday 14 June   Open 1
Ladies 3-Ball Team Event Monday 15 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 16 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 17 June   Open 1
L. & G. 4-Person Team Event Thursday 18 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 19 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Strokes Saturday 20 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 2 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 10 July   Open 1
L. & G. Mixed Greemsones Sunday 12 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 13 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 14 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 6 August   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Friday 14 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 28 August   Open 1
Mixed Greensomes Sunday 13 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 1 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 5 November
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 3 December   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 28 December Tuesday 29 December Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 29 December   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford
Thursday 31 December   Open 1

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Card of the Course

White Par 72 SSS 72 6,410 yd's
Yellow Par 72 SSS 70 6,079 yd's
Red Par 73 SSS 73 5,524 yd's


Hole No. White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 301 289 4 14 278 4 12
2 496 485 5 8 403 5 8
3 213 199 3 6 169 3 14
4 324 305 4 10 270 4 16
5 541 513 5 4 446 5 4
6 489 473 5 16 459 5 6
7 410 384 4 2 367 4 2
8 349 338 4 12 310 4 10
9 129 121 3 18 110 3 18
Out 3,252 3,107 37   2,812 37  
10 358 345 4 9 334 4 5
11 397 381 4 5 354 4 1
12 157 147 3 15 134 3 15
13 353 340 4 13 331 4 9
14 361 343 4 7 319 4 3
15 554 511 5 1 386 5 11
16 193 157 3 17 143 3 17
17 360 336 4 11 313 4 7
18 425 412 4 3 398 5 13
In 3,158 2,972 35   2,712 36  
Total 6,410 6,079 72   5,524 73  
SSS 72 70     73    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 68 Stuart Paul (0) 20/06/1997

Ladies Course Record: 74 Allison Coffee (1) 05/05/1998

Members Achievements

The Ladies of Rockmount Golf Club won the Northern Regional Final of the Ladies Miele Irish Interclub Foursomes at Slieve Russell Golf Club in 2010; when they beat Larne Golf Club by 3-matches to 1-match. They were led by Andrea Patterson with Leanie Power who beat Roma English with Audrey Faukner by 6 and 4, they were followed by Ciara Agnew with Jan Lindsay who won their match by 2-holes against beat Sarah O'Neill with Barbara O'Neill, in the penultimate match Diane Patterson with Carol McGrath lost by 1-hole against Jessica and Janice Boal, the bottom match of Noreen Mikhael with Marie Donnelly was a 4 and 2 win over Gail McNabb with Debbie McNabb.

They made their way to Glasson Golf Club to compete in the National deciders on Sunday 19th September, where they met the Southern Regional Champions and eventual green pennant winners Thurles Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final and lost out on a count-back. They were led this time by Jo Donaldson (11) with Leonie Power (16) who lost their match to Rose Maloney (12) with Margaret Lonergan (14) by 4 and 3, they were followed by Ciara Agnew (16) with Jan Lindsay (18) who won their match by 3 and 1 against Orla McKevitt (10) with Fionnuala Corcoran (17), next up was Diane Patterson (15) with Carol McGrath (22) who beat Mary Coman O'Neill (14) with Lorraine O'Keeffe (14) by 2 and 1, in the bottom match Noreen Mikhael (15) with Maire Donnelly (22) lost out to Marian Finn (8) with Susan Troy (25) by 2 and 1.

The Ladies of Rockmount Golf Club were runners-up in the All-Ireland Junior Cup at Athlone Golf Club on the 30th September 2007 they beat Galway Golf Club by 3 matches to 2 matches in the Semi-Final and met Dun Laoghaire Golf Club in the All-Ireland decider.

First up was Marie Donnelly against Phyl Glavin who lost out by 3 and 1, she was followed by Grace Downey who lost to Sheila Clancy-Nolan by 6 and 5. Next up was Andrea Patterson who halved her match against Martina Lee. The penultimate match of Carol McGrath gave some hope to the Ladies from Carryduff when Carol had a very convincing 6 and 5 win over Mary Dempsey. However it was not to be as Noeleen Houston lost out to Jo Ebbs by 5 and 4.

Rockmount Golf Club won the County Championship in the J. B. Carr Diamond Trophy in 2004.

Prior to 2001

Rockmount Golf Club won the, Sam Rutherford Memorial Cup in 2000, when the team was, J. Robinson, G. Goodfellow, M. Wilkinson, J. Miller, C. Childs, P. Greenwood, P. Mearns, R. Patterson and T. McCreery, they were captained by M. Lawlor assisted by G. Willis.

Rockmount Golf Club won the, Junior Cowdy Cup in 2001, when the team was, J. Campbell, M. Foreman, A. Patterson, J. Hinds, W. Hogg, R. Jamison, C. Paul, P. Banford, D. Stronge, T. J. Johnston, D. Reynolds, T. Branagh, I. Scott and N. Willis, they were captained by J. Bloomer assisted by H. Moore.

Rockmount Golf Club won the, Jack Craig Memorial Mixed Foursomes in 1998, when the team was, Alan Shrieber, Jerry McWilliams, Noreen Mikhael, Leonie Power, Diane Patterson, Pauleen, McWilliams, Barbara Fleet, Paul Mearns and Peter Coffey, they were captained by Harold Robinson.

History of Rockmount

The course officially opened on the May Day - Monday 8th May 1996, when European Ryder Cup player Darren Clarke performed the opening ceremony and then played in a Fourball when he partnered Robert Patterson to a 2 and 1 victory over European Tour player Raymond Burns and sports presenter Mark Robson. A large following of spectators enjoyed the occasion and the course officially opened to the Rockmount Golf Club Members the next day.

In his mind's eye he could see wasteland around his home transformed. Rolling greens, trees and shrubs, lakes and ponds. His dream was an ambitious one - a Golf Club for Mayobridge.
     "i first had the idea about ten or fifteen years ago" said Mr Fegan. "I was a member of Warrenpoint golf Club and thought that Mayobridge would be ideally suited for one."
    Mr Fegan should be taking it easy and enjoying a restful retirement. He is after all, in his seventies. He enjoys a puff of his pipe, but is by no means ready to settle into his slippers. He's much too busy running Mayobridge Golf Club. A club he constructed  in his own time, by his own hand and with his own money. A cattle and poultry farmer, his only real knowledge of golf was as a player. He and his son Shane, who has been a keen golfer since childhood did all their own research. They studied the layouts of existing golf courses. They read up on green keeping and seed mixtures. Eventually they came up with a design - and then the real work started.
   Over two miles of ditches were removed. Thousands of tonnes of waste was cleared. All the fields were dug up and filled with stones for drainage. They were then re-clayed and top-dressed with special seeding. About 1,000 different types of shrubs and trees were planted. a series of eight new lakes and ponds were then created for drainage set. As Mr Fegan puts it, "It was back breaking - the sort of thing you'd only do once in a life time."
    The result is a unique and quite stunning course. "No other course has a layout like this. And because the land was inhabited until about thirty years ago, cottages are still dotted about. It's really very scenic. In summer we get families coming to picnic around the course," he said.
    The course is thriving. When it opened in 1999 it has nine holes. It now has eighteen. It has helped to boost the Mayobridge area, with keen golfers from throughout Ireland visiting for a game. Professional golfer Paddy Gribben, who has competed against Nick Faldo, is a regular. All Ireland winner Louise Coffey plays at the club too. Its about to be affiliated to the Golfing Union of Ireland. So Mr Fegan's Club will now be able to compete in Inter club competitions throughout Ireland and beyond.
    But Mr Fegan will not rest on his laurels. He has just received planning permission for the next part of his project - a proper clubhouse. Mr Fegan had a dream. With Dedication, determination and patience he has made it a reality. And his thoughts on his achievement? "I never have time for a good game of golf anymore."

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
C. Agnew 1995 Ladies Captain
R. Cole 1995 Mens Captain
C. Agnew 1996 Ladies Captain
R. Cole 1996 Mens Captain
N. Devenny 1997 Ladies Captain
J. Montverde 1997 Mens Captain
M. Donnelly 1998 Ladies Captain
E. Chambers 1998 Mens Captain
D. McCarty 1999 Ladies Captain
Tom Devenny 1999 Mens Captain
Fidelma Regan 2000 Ladies Captain
Robert Patterson 2000 Mens Captain
Kathleen Morrow 2001 Ladies Captain
D. Fairweather 2001 Mens Captain
Grace Downey 2002 Ladies Captain
James Murphy 2002 Mens Captain
Diane Patterson 2003 Ladies Captain
Jackie Bloomer 2003 Mens Captain
Barbara Fleet 2004 Ladies Captain
Robin McCully 2004 Mens Captain
Heather Mills 2005 Ladies Captain
Herbie Donnelly 2005 Mens Captain
Diane Patterson 2006 Ladies Captain
Frank Wallace 2006 Mens Captain
Audrey Chambers 2007 Ladies Captain
Ronnie White 2007 Mens Captain
Joyce Millar 2008 Ladies Captain
Victor Robinson 2008 Mens Captain
Helen Hall 2009 Ladies Captain
Mark McConeky 2009 Mens Captain
Leonie Power 2010 Ladies Captain
Alan McClune  2010 Mens Captain
Moyra Evans 2011 Ladies Captain
Stephen Clarke 2011 Mens Captain
Lorraine Toolan 2012 Ladies Captain
Peter O'Hara 2012 Mens Captain
Noeleen Houston 2013 Ladies Captain
Glen Willis 2013 Mens Captain
Janet Douds 2014 Ladies Captain
Paul Banford 2014 Mens Captain
Margaret Harrison 2015 Ladies Captain
Edward Donaldson 2015 Mens Captain
Helen Setterfield 2016 Ladies Captain
Colin McNeill 2016 Mens Captain
Sue McDonagh 2017 Ladies Captain
John Hinds 2017 Mens Captain
Patricia McDonnell 2018 Ladies Captain
Frank McWilliams 2018 Mens Captain
Anne McShane 2019 Ladies Captain
Tom Sloan 2019 Mens Captain
Jenny Bain 2020 Ladies Captain
Martin Lawther 2020 Mens Captain
Pauline McWilliams (4) 2020 Lowest Ladie's H'cap
Eddie Donaldson (4) 2020 Lowest Men's H'cap

Holes in One at Rockmount

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
T. Ogle 6 April 1996 9th   129 yd‘s
B. McClean 20 April 1996 9th   129 yd‘s
N. Jamison 18 May 1996 16th   193 yd‘s
J. Millen 8 June 1996 12th   157 ys's
J. Monteverde 2 March 1997 12th   157 yd‘s
C. Conlon 27 May 1997 16th   193 yd‘s
T. Devenny 2 May 1998 16th   193 yd‘s
J. McGrath 1 August 1998 9th   129 yd‘s
M. Kyle 22 August 1998 12th   157 yd‘s
D. Rea 26 September 1998 16th   193 yd‘s
R. Moore 24 April 1999 16th   193 yd‘s
Colin Morrison 7 April 2000 16th   193 yd‘s
Kevin Stevens 3 August 2000 16th   193 yd‘s
Sam Gilmore 26 August 2000 16th   193 yd‘s
Lesley Morrow 12 November 2000 16th   193 yd‘s
Sam Milligan 3 February 2001 16th   193 yd‘s
John Tinneny 13 May 2001 12th   157 yd‘s
Martin Lawther 7 June 2001 9th   129 yd‘s
Stephen Orr 21 July /2001 3rd   213 yd‘s
Philip Jordan 16 August 2001 12th   157 yd‘s
David Thomson 18 August 2001 12th   157 yd‘s
Joe Forde 13 October 2001 16th   193 yd‘s
Harry Coates 27 October 2001 3rd   213 yd‘s
F. Wallace 9 March 2002 12th   157 yd‘s
N. Houston 1 May 2002 9th   110 yd‘s
S. Walker 25 May 2002 3rd   213 yd‘s
T. Rossi 8 June 2002 9th   129 yd‘s
P. Mearns 1 July /2002 9th   129 yd‘s
M. Parker 6 July /2002 12th   157 yd‘s
R. Cole 17 May 2003 12th   157 yd‘s
J. D'arcy 31 May 2003 16th   193 yd‘s
K. Morrow 9 August 2003 9th   110 yd‘s
G. Adair 24 April 2004 12th   157 yd‘s
T. Millar 25 April 2004 3rd   213 yd‘s
C. Loane 19 July /2004 9th   129 yd‘s
B. McCluggage 21 August 2004 16th   193 yd‘s
M. Evans 27 September 2005 3rd   169 yd‘s