Dunmurry golf club Antrim

Dunmurry golf course Antrim

Dunmurry Golf Course

Dunmurry Club Crest

Dunmurry is in its present location since its inception in 1905 but it was not until 1977 when, the present 18-holes was designed by Tom Mcauley and has developed into one of the most pleasant rolling Parkland courses in this part of the country.

A Lake comes into play on the 10th a challenging 354 yards Par 4. Playing as a Par 70 with a standard scratch of 69 off the white stakes the course record is 68, which is a fair indication of how fair the course is as the club has produced some of the finest golfers in recent times. Its most famous son was Max McCready who won the British Amateur Championship in 1949 at Portmarnock and played Walker Cup the same year and again at Royal Birkdale in 1951. Max has been followed by the likes of Darren Crowe who has represented Ireland on several occasions and Jill McAuley who, has represented Ulster in the ladies Interprovincial's.

Dunmurry extends a warm Ulster welcome to visitors and it should be noted that a jacket & tie is required in the clubhouse in the evenings.

Green Fees Midweek Winter: £20
Green Fees Weekends & B.H. Winter: £25
Green Fees Midweek: £35
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: £45
Green Fees with a Member: £18/25
Green Fees for Opens:  £15
Practice Area:  Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Trolley
Soft Spikes: No
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 863
Designer Tom McCauley
Founded 1905
Address

91 Dunmurry Lane,
Dunmurry, Belfast,
Co. Antrim
BT17 9JS

Telephone 028-90-610834
Email info@dunmurrygolfclub.com
Website Dunmurry golf club website
Golf Manager: Michael Stanford
Office Admin: Pauline
Captain: Colin Riddel
Lady Captain: Fionnuala McGrady
President:  T. Millar M.B.E.
Vice-Captains': T. Lamont & Jane Fleming
Hon. Secretary: Andrew Sproule & Margaret Mark
Club Pro: John Dolan 028-90-621314
Hon. Treasurer: A. Johnston & Lynne Reid
Comp. Secretary: Pat McKnight & Trish Rockett
Dunmurry Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:54.545509
Long:-5.986562
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 8.00am to 10.00pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, jacket and tie required evenings
Catering: Full catering facilities Days to Avoid: Sundays & Bank Holidays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Dunmurry Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captain's Prize to the Ladies
Friday 16 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 17 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Friday 30 June   Closed 1
Professionals Prize Saturday 1 July   Closed 1
Professionals Prize to the Ladies Friday 11 August   Closed 1
Presidents Prize to the Ladies Friday 1 September    Closed 1
Presidents Prize Saturday 9 September   Closed 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 17 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 17 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 1 May   Open 1
Irish Golf Professional Tournament Tuesday 2 May Wednesday 3 May IPGA 2
Irish Golf Professional Tournament Wednesday 3 May   IPGA 1
Irish Senior Cup (Q)
Sunday 28 May   GUI 1
Ladies Charity Day Friday 2 June   Open 1
Start of Open Week Sunday 30 July Sunday 6 August Open 8
Singles Stableford Sunday 30 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 31 July   Open 1
Seniors & Veterans Singles Stableford 50+ Tuesday 1 August
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 2 August
  Open 1
Texas Scramble Thursday 3 August
  Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford
Friday 4 August
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 5 August
  Open 1
Mixed Pairs until 12.30pm
Sunday 6 August
  Open 1
Ladies 3-Ball Scramble Monday 21 August      

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 70 SSS 70 6,156 yd's
Red Par 71 SSS 71 5,471 yd's
Blue Par 70 SSS 68 5,835 yd's

Card

Hole Name Hole No. White Blue
Par Index Red Par Index
The Copse 1 379 346 4 13
295 4 13
Old Forge 2 354 344 4 9
324 4 7
Viewfort 3 168 150 3 15 120 3 16
Trossachs  4 529 519 5 7
504 5 3
Colinmore 5 366 356 4 11 273 4 14
Rathmore  6 426 410
4 1 378 4 1
Badger's Hill 7 161 146 3 17 135 3 18
The Lake  8 400 390 4 3 385 4 9
Fortfield  9 418 368 4 5 360 4 5
  Out 3,201 3,029 35   2,774 35  
Elms Gap  10 354 344 4 12 339 5 8
Course View  11 389 370 4 8
340 4 11
The Lane 12 168 153 3 14 137 3 15
Fairy Thorn  13 522 502 5 6
492 5 2
Road Hole 14 281 271 4 18 264 4 12
Coach House 15 365 340 4 2 335 4 4
Oak View 16 180 170 3 16 162 3 17
The Hill  17 326 311 4 10 291 4 10
The Limes 18 370 345 4 4
337 4 6
  In 2,955 2,806 35   2,697 36  
  Total 6,156 5,835 70   5,471 71  
  SSS 70
68     72    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 68

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

They won the Ulster Final of the Barton Shield in 2010, at Malone Park Golf Club on Sunday 8th August when they beat the home club on the second tie-hole. They made their way to Castlebar to compete in the National Decider where they met Munster Champions Bandon in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Wednesday 15th September. First on the tee was Darren Crowe with Patrick McGlone against John Carroll with Dwayne Twomey and the match was halved. They were followed by Stephen Crowe with Glenn McAuley against Donal O’Donovan with Kieran Hurley, this was a cliff-hanger and the Dunmurry pair booked their place in the All-Ireland decider with a 1-hole win over the west Cork pair.

Darren Crowe with Patrick McGlone again lead against Joe Dillon with Greg Mungovan and recorded a resounding 5-hole win over the men from Meath. Stephen Crowe with Glenn McAuley were matched against Rory McNamara with Brian Casey, this time it was the bottom matches turn to halve their match, but the green pennant was in the bag giving Dunmurry its second All-Ireland title. They met Leinster Champions Headfort in the final, which beat a very strong Galway Golf Club team by 7-holes in their semi-final on the Thursday. First on the tee was Darren Crowe with Patrick McGlone who beatt Joe Dillon with Greg Mungovan 5-holes, in the second match Stephen Crowe with Glenn McAuley halved their match against Rory McNamara with Brian Casey.

The Ladies of Dunmurry Golf Club won the Ulster Final of the AA-Insurance Junior Cup in 2008 and made the journey to Limerick Golf Club to compete in the National deciders; but lost out in the All-Ireland Quarter-Final to Enniscorthy Golf Club the eventual green pennant.

First on the tee was Donna Gillespie (10) lost her match on the 19th-hole to Margaret Mooney (9), she was followed by Claire Cathcart (11) who suffered a 5 and 4 defeat against Jennifer King (9), next up was Barbara Black (13) against and Catriona Hogan (10) had a 2-hole win for the Wexford team, in the penultimate match Fionnuala McGrady (13) had a comfortable 4 and 2 win over Laura Dempsey (12), in the bottom match Lesley Allen (15) lost by 3 and 2 to Cora Mernagh (12).   

Darren Crowe, was selected on the Irish Team for the Home Internationals at Royal St. David's Golf Club in Harlech, Wales, from September 11th-13th 2002. He was previously selected on the Irish team that played Wales at Ashburnham on April 27th 2001. Darren, was crowned World University Champion 2004 in Thailand and was selected on the Ulster team for the Interprovincial Matches played at Portmarnock Golf Club from 11th to 13th August. Darren was selected to play in the Home Internationals at Prestwick Golf Club from 8th to 10th September 2004.

Jill McAuley was selected on the Ulster Ladies team for the AIB Interprovincial’s at Mount Wolseley Golf Club from August 7-9 2002. She played at The Island Golf Club on the 8th to the 10th August 2001.

Prior to 2001:

Dunmurry won the Ulster Club Youths' on 27th July 1999 at Shandon Park, when they edged out the home team and All-Ireland Champions. They went on to win the All-Ireland Irish Club Youths' Team Championship at Castlecomer G. C., on 16th August, 1999. The team was Darren Crowe, Stephen Crowe and Neil Brennan, with a score of 295, beating Carlow G. C. by 5 shots.

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

 Darren Crowe represented Ireland as a Senior International from 2002 to 2006 playing 30-times won 12-matches halved six and lost 12-matches accumulating 30-points. He represented Ireland at international Youths level in 2002 playing 7-matches, won 4-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 8-points. He represented Ireland at Irish Boys level in 1999 playing 5-times won 2-matches halved two and lost 1-matches accumulating 6-points. He represented Ulster in the Senior Interprovincial’s from 2002 to 2009 playing 36-times won 16-matches halved six and lost 14-matches accumulating 38-points. He represented Ulster as a Youth in the Interprovincial Championships from 2000 to2001 playing 12-times won 5-matches halved four and lost 3-matches accumulating 14-points. He represented Ulster at the Boys Interprovincial Championships from 1997 to 1998 playing 12-times won 3-matches halved two and lost 7-matches accumulating 8-points;

Steven Crowe represented Ireland at international Youths level in 2004 playing 4-matches, won 0-matches and lost 4-matches accumulating 0-points. He represented Ulster in the Senior Interprovincial’s from 2005 to 2010 playing 24-times won 15-matches halved two and lost 7-matches accumulating 32-points. He represented Ulster at the Boys Interprovincial Championships from 1999 to 2000 playing 12-times won 1-match halved two and lost 9-matches accumulating 4-points;

Max McCready played Walker Cup at Winged Foot, N.Y. in1949, and again at Royal Birkdale in1951, he represented Ireland as a Senior International from 1947 to 1954 playing 28-times won 14-matches halved three and lost 11-matches accumulating 31-points; 

H. P. Ritchie* represented Ulster in the Senior Interprovincial’s in 1938;

Noel Murray represented Ulster as a Youth in the Interprovincial Championships in 2009 playing 3-times won 1-match halved one and lost 1-match accumulating 3-points;

Andrew Manson represented Ulster at the Boys Interprovincial Championships in 1993 playing 6-times won 1-match halved two and lost 3-matches accumulating 4-points;

History of Dunmurry

Instituted 1905 affiliated 1905

The Dunmurry Golf Club was formed on the 6th February 1905 and would appear to have opened for play on the 20th May the same year. It was a nine-hole course measuring 2,650 yards.

J. Milne Barbour was the first President, and J. Williams was the first Captain. Other founder members were T. R. Bristow, F. W. Ewart, E. J. Travers, J. Stoupr, F. McCance, and Malcolm Gordon, all leading industrialists in Belfast City.

The original land was leased from Sir Robert Anderson, but after two years part of it had to be handed back for building purposes. More land was purchased, and in 1977, the present eighteen-hole course was opened. The legendary Harry Colt laid out the course in the late 20s. One of Dunmurrys most famous sons was Max McCready, who won the British Amateur Championship at Portmarnock Golf Club in 1949.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
M. Tilson 1990 Ladies Captain
D. G. Moore 1990 Men's Captain
H. A. Laughlin 1990 President
J. Barker 1991 Ladies Captain
W. Morrow 1991 Men's Captain
H. A. Loughlin 1991 President
M. McKelvey 1992 Ladies Captain
W. A. Rogan 1992 Men's Captain
B. Glass 1992 President
A. McCleery 1993 Ladies Captain
R. S. Gourley 1993 Men's Captain
B. Glass 1993 President
M. C. M. Simpson 1994 Ladies Captain
K. J. G. Patterson 1994 Men's Captain
B. Glass 1994 President
J. Hughes 1995 Ladies Captain
D. A. Pink 1995 Men's Captain
B. Glass 1995 President
E. Hennery 1996 Ladies Captain
T. Cassidy 1996 Men's Captain
B. Glass 1996 President
R. Spence 1997 Ladies Captain
Dr. C.C. Fleming 1997 Men's Captain
B. Glass 1997 President
K. J. G. Patterson 1998 Ladies Captain
W. J. Blackstock 1998 Men's Captain
J. D. Collins 1998 President
P. E. White 1999 Ladies Captain
W. M. Boyd 1999 Men's Captain
J. D. Collins 1999 President
Mrs. P. Young 2000 Ladies Captain
Mr. M. E. Crowe 2000 Men's Captain
Mr. J. D. Collins 2000 President
Mrs. J. McMullen 2001 Ladies Captain
Mr. S. Halliday 2001 Men's Captain
J. D. Collins 2001 President
Mrs. D. Taggart 2002 Ladies Captain
A. Sproule 2002 Men's Captain
J. D. Collins 2002 President
  2003 Ladies Captain
  2003 Men's Captain
J. D. Collins 2003 President
Mrs. R. Elder 2004 Ladies Captain
J. A. L. Campbell 2004 Men's Captain
J. D. Collins 2004 President
Vivienne McMeekin 2005 Ladies Captain
R. J. Taylor 2005 Men's Captain
Dr. D. S. White O.B.E. 2005 President
Wendy Reide 2006 Ladies Captain
Desmond Houston 2006 Men's Captain
David McClery 2006 President
Ann Walby 2007 Ladies Captain
Roy Donnan 2007 Men's Captain
David McClery 2007 President
Ros Boyce 2008 Ladies Captain
Robin Smythe  2008 Men's Captain
George Rodgers 2008 President
Kathleen Cassidy 2009 Ladies Captain
Tony McVeigh 2009 Men's Captain
George Rodgers 2009 President
Hilary Brady 2010 Ladies Captain
John Bennett  2010 Men's Captain
Ken Patterson 2010 President
Elizabeth Johnston 2011 Ladies Captain
Derek Rankin 2011 Men's Captain
Ken Patterson 2011 President
Norma Irwin 2012 Ladies Captain
Thomas Millar 2012 Men's Captain
Colin Fleming 2012 President
Jane White 2013 Ladies Captain
George Gillespie 2013 Men's Captain
Colin Fleming
2013 President
Helen Stepherd 2014 Ladies Captain
Laurence Patterson 2014 Men's Captain
John Neill 2014 President
Claire Johnston 2015 Ladies Captain
Sam Blackley 2015 Men's Captain
John Neill 2015 President
Fionnuala McGrady 2016 Ladies Captain
Colin Riddel 2016 Men's Captain
T. Millar M.B.E.
2016 President
Helen McCarthy 2016 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Graeme Dickson 2016 Lowest Men's Handicap
Noel Murray 2016 Lowest Men's Handicap
Darren Crowe 2016 Lowest Men's Handicap
Steven Crowe 2016 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Dunmurry

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Margaret Hamilton 11 August 1995  9th     115 yd's
Claire Johnston 5 August 1996 9th   135 yd's
Aileen Dick
15 August 1997 9th   135 yd's
Ruth McCormick 15 May 1998 9th   131 yd's
Annette McCreesh 10 August 1998 3rd   120 yd's
Bridie McWhinney 18 June 1999 12th   137 yd's
Sheila Fitzpatrick 2 August 1999 3rd   120 yd's
Patricia White 16 November 2001 12th   137 yd's
Gwen Roberts 28 June 2002 16th   162 yd's
Lesley Allen 8 August 2003 12th   137 yd's
Christine Simpson 29 April 2005 16th   162 yd's
Helen Shepherd 31 January 2007 7th   135 yd's
Alison McCloy 4 October 2007 3rd   120 yd's
Sheila Fitzpatrick 19 October 2007 3rd   120 yd's
Ernest Knox 13 May 2008 12th   137 yd's
Ruth Allum 15 February 2009 3rd   120 yd's
Jane Gray 26 October 2009 7th   135 yd's
Liz Johnston 19th February 2010 7th   135 yd's
Suzanne Donnelly 28 September 2011 7th Rescue 135 yd's
Veronica McCormick 28 June 2014 7th 8-iron 135 yd's