Ballinascorney golf club Dublin
Ballinascorney Golf Course
Nestled in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains, Ballinascorney Golf Club offers a pleasant golfing experience and the warmest of welcomes to members and visitors alike.
One of the most enjoyable 9-hole courses in the country, Ballinascorney offers a challenge to all standards of golfer whilst also being a perfect course for beginners and those returning to the game after a break.
Founded in 1971, the club’s first home was Bohernabreena in County Dublin. The club moved to its current location in Kilmashogue Lane in Rathfarnham in 2002. Since then we have strived to continually improve the playing experience and in 2011 we completed an ambitious redevelopment and extension to the course which saw the construction of new greens and tee-boxes as well as the addition of two new par 5 holes, along with a new practice area.
Ballinascorney also boasts a very lively social scene with Thursday Night Mixed fun golf running from April to September each year; an annual club trip to sunnier climes each spring; bridge nights every Wednesday when the evenings draw in; and regular friendly golf competitions such as the BUFS (Brighten Up Your Fridays) during the summer - which are sure to have you coming back for more golfing fun week after week.
Our fully licenced bar is open during golfing hours and serves food for the weary golfer after a trip round the course. Visitors, societies and group outings are most welcome - contact the club on 01-4937755 for more details.
|Green Fees Midweek:||€20|
|Green Fees Weekends & B.H.||€20|
|Green Fees with a Member:||€20|
|Green Fees For Opens:||€15|
|Full Membership Available:||Yes|
|Full Membership Fee:||€860|
|Website||Ballinascorney golf club website|
|Lady Captain:||Rita Flynn|
|Vice-Captains':||Martin McGlynn & Hilary Coffey|
|Hon. Secretary:||Ger Redmond, Tom Mooney & Therese McDonnell
|Hon. Treasurer:||Miriam Duffy, Declan O'Learry & Katie Garvey|
|Comp. Secretary:||Tom Hogan & Catherine Plunkett
General Facts & Information
|Course opening hours: Daylight hours||Clubhouse opening hours: 9.00am to 10.00pm|
|Mobile phones: Not on course
||Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim|
|Catering: Snacks||Days to Avoid Sundays & Bank Holidays|
|Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days||Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance|
Ballinascorney Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*
|Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to be Confirmed)|
|Captains' Drive-In||Saturday 18 March||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize to the Men
||Saturday 27 May||Sunday 28 May||Closed||2|
|Lady Captain's Prize to the Men||Sunday 28 May||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize to the Ladies
||Saturday 27 May||Sunday 28 May||Closed||2|
|Captain's Prize to the Ladies||Sunday 28 May||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize Day 1||Tuesday 6 June
|Lady Captain's Prize Day 2
||Saturday 10 June||Closed||1|
|Lady President's Prize||Saturday 15 July||Sunday 16 July||Closed||2|
|Lady President's Prize||Sunday 16 July||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize||Saturay 17 June||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize||Saturday 24 June||Closed||1|
|President's Prize||Saturday 15 July||Sunday 16 July||Closed||2|
|President's Prize||Sunday 16 July||Closed||1|
|Vice-President's Prize||Saturday 26 August
||Sunday 27 August
|Vice-President's Prize||Sunday 27 August
Card of the Course
|Red||Par 73 SSS 71 5,208 yd's|
|Green||Par 72 SSS 69 5,863 yd's|
Ballinascorney won the Dublin Team Trophy for the 3rd time at Edmondstown Golf Club on 5th September 2004. The team was Jim Kennedy, Gerard Redmond, Liam Redmond and my old pal Frank Spain.
Mary Lucherini won the green Division of the I.L.G.U. Eastern Division at Co. Meath Golf Club when she shot a 70 net. Mary McNamara came third in the Bronze division and other club member Patricia Lynch clamed fourth place.
Congratulations, to Ballinascorney now playing their golf out of Oldfield on winning the TSB-sponsored inter-club foursomes at Bray Golf Club in June 2001.
They lost to Kilcock in the quarter final of the Best Cup.
I was delighted to see Captain Tom Mealy and President Vinnie Byrne lift the trophy in the South Dublin Captains' Association in August 2001.
The Club was sucessful in the following Inte-Club Competitions:
1982 4th Autumn Team Trophy
1984 Bloom Cup
1985 Best Cup
1996 3rd Autumn Team Trophy
1987 Best Cup & Bloom Cup
1988 Metropolitan Cup & Dublin Team Trophy
1989 Bloom Cup
1992 5th Autumn Team Trophy
1993 Dublin Team Trophy
1999 North Leinster Boys Trophy & Millenium Cup
2000 Best Cup & Millenium Cup
2001 TSB Mixed Invitation & South Dublin Captains
2002 Three Rock Trophy
2003 Three Rock Trophy
2004 Dublin Team Trophy & Millenium Cup
2005 Volvo Classic Sweden
2006 Three Rock Trophy
2007 Three Rock Trophy & Millennium Cup
2008 Three Rock Trophy & South Dublin Captains
History of Ballinascorney
Ballinascorney Golf Club was founded in the Orwell Lodge Hotel in Rathgar in 1971. A small but intrepid group gathered there one spring evening and took the decision to form a golf club. A fairly unremarkable event in itself save that none of those present were golfers.
Indeed, such was their playing prowess that all the original male members had to be given temporary handicaps of 30 for their first year in the game so that they wouldn’t get too discouraged! This lenient regime didn’t last too long and they all found their handicaps cut quite savagely to 18 after that first honeymoon year.
The Club’s first home in Bohernabreena was originally a 9-hole layout which was subsequently extended to 18 holes in the 1980s. The hilly terrain helped hone the skills of many of the club’s finest players over the years and the club hit a purple patch in the mid to late 1980s when we started to pick up trophies with almost monotonous regularity.
The big breakthrough came in 1984 when the gents brought home the Bloom Cup for the first time, this was followed by victory in the Best Cup the following year and a memorable double in 1987 when both the Best Cup and Bloom Cup were won. 1986 might have been a disappointingly fallow year were it not for the ladies who won the Third Team championship that year.
But even greater achievements were to come. 1988 saw Ballinascorney join that small and highly select group of clubs to have won the Metropolitan Cup and two years later the club, which had yet to celebrate its 20th birthday, shocked the golfing community by reaching the final of the Barton Cup. The 1990s saw more success with the ladies scoring a hard fought win in the Fifth Team Championship in 1992, the gents won the Dublin Team Championship for the second time in 1993, and we celebrated the turn of the millennium by winning the Best Cup for a third time in 2000.
But change was afoot and circumstances meant that Ballinascorney Golf Club had to seek new accommodation. The move to our new home in Rathfarnham was completed without a hitch in 2002 with a 10 year license which expired in 2012 but has recently been renewed. Work began almost immediately on the construction of the new clubhouse – designed by club member Tony O’Herlihy – with the official opening taking place in 2003.
Ownership of the course changed in 2007 but this did not affect the running of the club in any way. Indeed, it brought with it an unforeseen benefit as the club was able to secure the use of additional land from the new owner. This was used to extend the course and upgrade it significantly through the creation of two new par 5 holes whilst preserving all the best aspects of the existing 9-hole layout. Through all of these changes one thing has remained constant at Ballinascorney Golf Club – our well-earned reputation as the friendliest golf club you’ll find anywhere in the country. Visiting golfers and opposing teams from other clubs invariably comment on the warm welcome they receive from our staff and members. We are particularly proud of the way in which we welcome new members and involve them in the life of the club. Our hugely successful “Thursday Mixed” fun golf events, which run from spring to autumn each year, regularly attract more than 70 players to compete and to socialise in the clubhouse afterwards and offer an ideal opportunity for new members to make new friends in Ballinascorney Golf Club.
Roll of Honour
|Diana Jamieson||1998||Ladies Captain|
|Gary Byrne||1998||Men's Captain|
|Anne Elmore||1999||Ladies Captain|
|Vincent Savage||1999||Men's Captain|
|Patricia Lynch||2000||Ladies Captain|
|Vincent V. Byrne||2000||Men's Captain|
|A. Casey||2001||Ladies Captain|
|Tom Meally||2001||Men's Captain|
|A. Nolan||2002||Ladies Captain|
|Ger Redmond||2002||Men's Captain|
|Mary Doyle||2003||Ladies Captain|
|Gerard Redmond||2003||Men's Captain|
|Helen Shortall||2004||Ladies Captain|
|Tom Ryan||2004||Men's Captain|
|Edwina Kenny||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Michael Casey||2005||Men's Captain|
|Vincent P. Byrne||2005||President|
|Eadaoin Maher||2006||Ladies Captain|
|Tony O'Herlihy||2006||Men's Captain|
|Fabiola Casey||2007||Ladies Captain|
|Cormac Duffy||2007||Men's Captain|
|Ita Balfe||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Liam Sharkey||2008||Men's Captain|
|Imelda Malin||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Dermot Murray||2009||Men's Captain|
|Maureen Flanagan||2010||Ladies Captain|
|James Kennedy||2010||Men's Captain|
|Mary Coffey||2011||Ladies Captain|
|Agnes Nolan||2011||Ladies President|
|Peter Murphy||2011||Men's Captain|
|Alice McGlynn||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Tim O'Neill||2012||Men's Captain|
|Doreen Martin||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Peter Boate||2013||Men's Captain|
|Brenda Byrne||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Oliver Martin||2014||Men's Captain|
|Mary Fetherston||2015||Ladies Captain|
|Barry McCaul||2015||Men's Captain|
|Bernie McGovern||2016||Ladies Captain|
|Jim Davidson||2016||Men's Captain|
|Rita Flynn||2017||Ladies Captain|
|Mick O'Boyle||2017||Men's Captain|
|2017||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
|2017||Lowest Men's Handicap|
Holes in One at Ballinascorney
|Member||Date||Hole No.||Club Used||Distance|
|Vincent Savage||13 August 1996||15th||135 m|
|Imelda Malin||6 July 2003||11th||106 m|