Beaverstown golf club Dublin

Beaverstown golf course Dublin

Beaverstown Golf Course

Beaverstown Club Crest

Founded in 1985 on the lands that were formerly Lamb Brothers fruit farm. Beaverstown Golf Club, have made dramatic improvements over its short history.  What was a fine test of golf with many memorable holes, the club was regularly producing many fine young golfers both in boys and girls.

Its most famous son and daughter to date would be Gary Cullen who won the Irish Open Championship at The Royal Dublin in 1999 and Martina Gillen who has represented her country at every level. However the members not content with having a good golf course were determined to have one of the best courses in Ireland. With this in mind they the monumental decision in January 2000, to have Peter McEvoy redesign the existing 18-holes and complete the clubhouse proposals already approved at a meeting in May 1999.

McEvoy assisted by Craig Cooke proceeded to re-shape the course almost beyond recognition to the approval of the members and visitors alike. In October 2001 the "new" course was officially opened with a four-ball between the Captain, President, Lady Captain and John Clinton representing the course sub-committee. The unanimous opinion was that the "new" course presented an exiting challenge to golfers of all handicap categories.

Beaverstown winds its way through acres of mature apple trees, which are particularly beautiful during apple blossom time in the month of May. The orchards border the tees, fairways and greens of eight of the holes, while water comes into play on twelve holes.

Besides being a very fine golf course Bodenstown is undoubtedly one of the friendliest clubs in Ireland.

Green Fees Monday to Friday: €30
Green Fees Saturday & B.H.: €40
Green Fees with a Member: €15
Green Fees for Opens: €20
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: €25 Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €1,300
Full 5-Days Membership Fee: €830
Full Youth 28-30 Membership Fee: €900
Full Youth 24-27 Membership Fee: €700
Full Youth 21-23 Membership Fee: €500
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 754
Designer Eddie Hackett & Peter McEvoy
Founded 1985
Address

Beaverstown,
Donabate,
Co. Dublin

Telephone 01-8436439
Email office@beaverstown.com
Website Beaverstown golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Gillian Harris
Captain: Liam Donnelly
Lady Captain: Catherine Goulding
President: Dermot Molphy
Vice-Captains': Alan Costello & Catherine Vaughan
Hon. Secretary:  Jim Flanagan, Paul Kennedy & Alice O’Connor
Club Pro: Edward Martin 01-8434655
Hon. Treasurer: Paul Martin & Joan Melvin
Comp. Secretary: Aidan O’Regan & Joan Kelly
Beaverstown Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.495655
Long:-6.156077
*Please check information before travelling

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 to Avoid: Wednesdays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Beaverstown Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event *Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday 1 January   Closed 1
Vice-Captain's Prize Sunday 28 May   Closed 1
Lady Vice-Captain's Prize Saturday 17 June   Closed 1
President's Prize Sunday 25 June
  Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladies
Sunday 25 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize (Q) Sunday 9 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 15 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize (Q) Sunday 16 July
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 22 July
  Closed 1
4-Person Team Event Thursday 5 January   Open 1
Senior Singles Stableford Thursday 9 March
Open 1
L. & G. Senior Singles Stableford 50+
Thursday 16 March
Open 1
L. & G. Senior Singles Stableford 50+
Thursday 23 March   Open 1
L. & G. Senior Singles Stableford 50+
Thursday 30 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 3 April   Open 1
L. & G. Senior Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 6 April   Open 1
L. & G. Senior Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 13 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 17 April   Open 1
4-Man Team Event
Monday 24 April   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Saturdayday 29 April   Open 1
L. & G. Fourball Betterball Sunday 30 April
  Open 1
Labour Day Classic Monday 1 May   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Wednesday 3 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 8 May   Open 1
L. & G. Senior Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 11 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 15 May   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Wednesday 17 May   Open 1
L. & G. Senior Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 18 May   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Saturday 20 May   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 22 May   Open 1
3-Ladies Team Event Thursday 25 May   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 29 May
  Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup Saturday 3 June   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Monday 5 June   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 5 June   Open 1
Irish Junior Cup (Q) Saturday 10 June Sunday 11 June GUI 2
Irish Junior Cup (Q) Sunday 11 June   GUI 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 12 June   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 19 June   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 26 June   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 3 July
  Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 10 July   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 17 July   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 24 July   Open 1
Beaverstown Pro-Am Saturday 29 July   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 31 July
  Open 1
4-Person Team Event Sunday 6 August   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 7 August   Open 1
Leinster U-16 Championship
Thursday 10 August Friday 11 August
GUI
2
Leinster U-16 Championship Friday 11 August   GUI 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 14 August   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 21 August   Open 1
Junior Singles Stableford Monday 21 August   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 28 August   Open 1
Ladies Apple Harvest
Thursday 31 August
  Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 4 September   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Wednesday 6 September
  Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 11 September   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Saturday 16 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 17 September   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 18 September   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 25 September   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 2 October   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 9 October   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 16 October   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 23 October   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 30 October   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 6 November   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 13 November   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 20 November   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 27 November   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 4 December   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 11 December   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 18 December   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 72 5,972 m
Yellow Par 72 SSS 70 5,654 m
Red Par 73 SSS 72 5,095 m

Card

Hole Name Hole No. White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
Bridge 1 321 312 4 10 312 4 5
Estuary 2 278 258 4 16 235 4 15
Sheep Dip 3 155 148 3 8 124 3 13
Little Black Ditch 4 359 336 4 2 298 4 3
Big Black Ditch 5 435 428 5 14 399 5 7
Nethercross 6 378 350 4 6 359 4 1
Quarry West 7 144 134 3 18 104 3 17
Smith's 8 363 341 4 4 279 4 11
Orchard 9 454 435 5 12 394 5 9
  Out 2,887 2,762 36   2,504 36  
Ballisk 10 386 380 4 5 320 4 2
Upper Asylum 11 163 155 3 15 144 3 10
Lower Asylum 12 321 298 4 11 280 4 8
Rough Park 13 444 415 5 17 376 5 16
Wall 14 374 354 4 1 292 4 4
Bog South 15 458 441 5 13 394 5 12
Bog North 16 376 340 4 3 311 4 6
Gillerainnes 17 157 140 3 9 106 3 14
Quarry East 18 404 389 4 7 368 5 18
  In 3,085 2,892 36   2,591 37  
  Total 5,972 5,654 72   5,095 73  
  SSS 72 70     72    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record Am: 64 Gary Cullen, Pro: 67 Tony Judd 

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

They Won the Fingal Junior Team Trophy in 2002 when the team was Conor Lennon, Paul Kelly, Ian McCormack, Paul Dignam, Aidan Rowsome, Shane Jenkinson, Stephen Cunningham, Jamie Cole, Stephen Flanagan, Adam Simmonson, and David Mooney. They were managed by Harry Rowsome and Pat MacCallion.


They won it for the first time in 1998 when the team was C. Cullen, K. Rowsome, C. Perry, K. Gregory, C. Neville, E. Martin, P. MacCallion Jnr. S. Weinmann and D. Warde. They were managed by Harry Rowsome and Pat MacCal


Martina Gillen was selected on the Irish Ladies team for the Home Internationals, where they retained the trophy and recorded their 7th victory, played at Royal Porthcawl from 8th to 10th September 2004. Martina was selected on the Leinster ILGU Team for the Interprovincial's, Played at Ballybunion Golf Club from 18th to 20th August 2004.


Martina Gillen was selected on the Leinster Ladies team for the AIB Interprovincial Championships at Mount Wolseley Golf Club from August 7-9 2002, having played on the Irish Junior Girls team competing in the European Lady Junior Team Championship in Moscow in July. She played on the Irish team for the European Team Championship at Campo de Meis, Spain from the 10th to the 14th of July 2001. She was also on the Leinster Ladies team for the AIB Interprovincial's at the Island Golf Club from the 8th to the 10th August 2001. She had a wonderful start to her year on returning to the US where she recorded three wins in succession.

Martina Gillen was selected on the Irish Ladies team for the Home Internationals, where they retained the trophy and recorded their 7th victory, played at Royal Porthcawl from 8th to 10th September 2004. Martina was selected on the Leinster ILGU Team for the Interprovincial's, Played at Ballybunion Golf Club from 18th to 20th August 2004.

Martina Gillen was selected on the Leinster Ladies team for the AIB Interprovincial Championships at Mount Wolseley Golf Club from August 7-9 2002, having played on the Irish Junior Girls team competing in the European Lady Junior Team Championship in Moscow in July. She played on the Irish team for the European Team Championship at Campo de Meis, Spain from the 10th to the 14th of July 2001. She was also on the Leinster Ladies team for the AIB Interprovincial's at the Island Golf Club from the 8th to the 10th August 2001. She had a wonderful start to her year on returning to the US where she recorded three wins in succession.


Gary Cullen was selected to represent Ireland in the Governor Hugh Carey Cup at Portmarnock Golf Club on 8th-9th May 2001.

Prior to 2001: 

Beaverstown won the Leinster Under-15 Matchplay Championship in 1999 when the team was Pat MacCallion, Karl Gregory, Chris Cullen, Robert Barbar, Harry Rowsome, Liam Murphy, Aidan Relihan, Robert Martin, Stephen Flanagan, Richard Gregory, Jamie Rowsome, Stephen Conroy and Paul Kelly.

They won the Fingal Junior Team Trophy in 1999 when the team was Edward Martin, Keith Rowsome, Chris Cullen, James Fleming, Jamie Rowsome, Karl Gregory, Patrick MacCallion, Jonathan Kane, Glen Perry and Aaron Dunne.

They won it for the first time in 1998 when the team was C. Cullen, K. Rowsome, C. Perry, K. Gregory, C. Neville, E. Martin, P. MacCallion Jnr. S. Weinmann and D. Warde. They were managed by Harry Rowsome and Pat MacCal

Beaverstown won the Best Cup in 1998 when the team was F. Carey, E. Kelly, R. Bannon, T. O'Rourke, S. Farrell, J. Bohan, K. McDonagh, E. McKenna, B. Ryan, L. O'Brien, M. O'Connor, B. Coyle, B. Maher, P. J. Lonergan, D. Hickey, F. O'Connor and J. O'Donoghue. They were managed by Peter McAllister and N. Reynolds.

Beaverstown Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Iris Mixed Foursomes in 1995 when the team was John McKenna, Sean Fagan, Paul Nimmo, Joan Melvin, Maura Fagan, Myles Perry, John Quinn, Carina O'Brien, Mary Murray, Niamh Duggan and Esther Harman, they were captained by Pat Beausang and Irene Molloy.

They won the McDonnell Cup in 1992 when the team was J. Mulligan, C. Clarke, K. McDonagh, P. O'Connor, P. Murphy, P. J. Carthy, D. Bracken, D. Jackson, R. Oonan, R. O'Siochain, P. Durack, N. Judge, P. Chambers, J. Richardson, Peter McAllister, J. Graham, P. Graham, D. Kelly, S. Ruddy, K. Gleeson and S. Lillis. They were managed by N. Reynolds assisted by F. Heron.

Beaverstown won the Uden Cup in 1992 when the team was N. Cooke, B. Holt, G. Dooley, D. Hatch, T. Cosgrove, L. Ward, D. Keenan, J. Bradshaw, J. Grealy, T. Doyle, P. Beausang, B. Compelli, C. Cooke, D. O'Neill, C. Penrose, M. Gillett, B. Kerrigan, J. Breheny, D, Kavanagh, J. Courtney and G. Barber. They were managed by J. O'Neill and H. O'Brien and captained by L. Kelly.

Martina Gillen was selected to lead the Irish Girls' team for the Home Internationals at Downfield G.C., Dundee, from the 15th to the 17th August, 2000. She played in the Home Internationals at Royal Dornoch in August, 1999, and the Irish Girls' team in the Home Internationals at Mullingar G. C. the same year, having played in the Girls Home Internationals at Forfar in 1997 and at Mullingar Golf Club in 1998. She also played in the European Ladies Junior Championship at Oslo, Norway in 1998. She won the Munster Girls' and was beaten finalist in the Leinster Girls' at The Island G. C.


Gary Cullen won the Irish Amateur Open Championship with scores of 72, 71, 72 and 67 a total of 282 at The Royal Dublin on May 16th, 1999, and won the Dundalk & Carlow Scratch Cups the same year. He finished the year joint 3rd in the Willie Gill Perpetual Award. Gary was selected to play for Ireland in the men's Home Internationals at Royal Co. Down on 22nd-24th September, 1999, and he participated in the Home Internationals in 1998 and the Boys in 1993. 


Congratulations to James Richardson on winning "golfer of the year" 1999, with unbelievably consistent scoring in all the major competitions. James whom I am reliably informed, is a most prolific prize winner on the golfing circuit and I'm sure his fellow-golfers are pleased to see him win yet again. 


Colm McGuinness won the Sir John Lumsden Cup at Castle G. C., on the first weekend in September, 1999 when he chipped in on the 54th hole to pip Tony Sheridan of Hermitage by a shot.

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;


Gary Cullen represented Ireland at international Youths level in 1996 playing 4-matches, halved 1-match and lost 3-matches accumulating 1-point. He represented Ireland at Irish Boys level in 1993 playing 4-times won 2-matches halved one and lost -match accumulating 5-points. He Gary Cullen represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level from 1996 to 2001 playing 26-times won 12-matches halved four and lost 10-matches accumulating 28-points. He represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial in 1996 playing 6-times won 3-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 6-points;

History of Beaverstown

Founded 1985

Beaverstown Golf Club was originally the home of Lamb Brothers fruit farm (pictured below), the producers of the famous Fruitfield jams.  When it ceased operations in the early 1980’s, the land was bought by a local businessman with the intentions of making it into a Golf and Country Club. 

However, despite an intensive advertising campaign and the retention of the late Eddie Hackett (Enniscrone, Waterville, Old Head of Kinsale and Ballybunion) to design the course, the project ran into some financial difficulties.   By this stage some 60 members had subscribed to join and faced the loss of their investment.  Following a meeting of these members, a group of 20 invested £5,000 each to satisfy the bank and purchase the land.

At that point, the course had been shaped through the orchards that still abounded the land and play, of sorts, had commenced.  The Club affiliated to the GUI in 1985 and an intensive recruitment drive got underway.It was the potential of the course that attracted new members and by 1990 the membership target was reached.

The Club began to enjoy a year-on-year increase in visitor numbers through the nineties  as its reputation spread.  It’s profile was raised even further on a competitive front when it won a number of pennants and produced two Irish international golfers – Gary Cullen and Martina Gillen, the latter now being a professional golfer on the European Ladies Tour.

In 1999, with the Donabate area experiencing growth, and with tremendous foresight, the then committee saw the threat of housing bounding the Club’s property and engaged Peter McEvoy, the British Amateur Open Champion (77 & 78) and victorious Walker Cup Captain (99 & 01), to remodel the lay-out.Having previously created or remodelled the impressive Powerscourt, Fota Island, Glen of the Downs and Rathsallagh, to name just a few, it is a measure of the quality of the new lay-out that Beaverstown can proudly rank among these prestigious clubs.

To-day, Beaverstown is prominent in the list of top clubs, being regularly called upon to host GUI and ILGU competitions.  If visitor numbers is a barometer, then Beaverstown’s name will continue to be high on the list of "must play" courses.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Mary Murray 1990 Ladies Captain
Frank McGowan 1990 Men's Captain
Brendan Rooney 1990 President
Angela O'Donnell 1991 Ladies Captain
Padraic Melvin 1991 Men's Captain
Brendan Rooney 1991 President
Ann Shanahan 1992 Ladies Captain
Liam Kelly 1992 Men's Captain
Peter Shiel 1992 President
Shirley Sleator 1993 Ladies Captain
Jim Flanagan 1993 Men's Captain
Peter Shiel 1993 President
Helen O'Brien 1994 Ladies Captain
Noel Nalley 1994 Men's Captain
James Conroy 1994 President
Gaye O'Brien 1995 Ladies Captain
Finbar Carey 1995 Men's Captain
James Conroy 1995 President
Alice McCabe 1996 Ladies Captain
John McKenna 1996 Men's Captain
Pat MacCallion 1996 President
Kathryn O'Hare 1997 Ladies Captain
Jim Hender 1997 Men's Captain
Pat McCallion 1997 President
Mary King 1998 Ladies Captain
Peter McAllister 1998 Men's Captain
Tony McNamara 1998 President
Mary Kerrigan 1999 Ladies Captain
John Walsh 1999 Men's Captain
Tony McNamara 1999 President
Vivien Lee 2000 Ladies Captain
Tom Prenderville 2000 Men's Captain
Paul Kennedy 2000 President
Marguerite Cox 2001 Ladies Captain
Brian Morgan 2001 Men's Captain
Venita Fitzgerald 2002 Ladies Captain
Evan Buckley 2002 Men's Captain
Christy Cook 2002 President
Joan Melvin 2003 Ladies Captain
Aidan O'Kennedy 2003 Men's Captain
Christy Cook 2003 President
Rose Daly 2004 Ladies Captain
Tony McNamara 2004 Men's Captain
Frank Foley 2004 President
Marie Doolan 2005 Ladies Captain
Pat Lynders 2005 Men's Captain
Frank Foley 2005 President
Aine Ryder 2006 Ladies Captain
Frank Lupton 2006 Men's Captain
Frank Ward 2006 President
Sunieva Shiel 2007 Ladies Captain
Pat Doolan 2007 Men's Captain
Frank Walsh 2007 President
Anne Keating 2008 Ladies Captain
Michael Daly 2008 Men's Captain
Frank Walsh 2008 President
Margaret McInerney 2009 Ladies Captain
Gerry O'Connor 2009 Men's Captain
Jim Hender 2009 President
Breda Carey 2010 Ladies Captain
Aiden Kelly 2010 Men's Captain
Jim Hender 2010 President
Joan McPartlan 2011 Ladies Captain
Andy Collinge 2011 Men's Captain
Jim Hender 2011 President
Mary Morgan 2012 Ladies Captain
Paul Nimmo 2012 Men's Captain
Paul Martin 2012 President
Cora Kee 2013 Ladies Captain
Aidan Smith 2013 Men's Captain
Paul Martin 2013 President
Evelyn Bannon 2014 Ladies Captain
Brian Lennon 2014 Men's Captain
Paul Martin 2014 President
Eileen Meaney 2015 Ladies Captain
Ronan McDermott 2015 Men's Captain
Dermot Molphy
2015 President
Noeleen Murphy 2016 Ladies Captain
Peter Carroll 2016 Men's Captain
Dermot Molphy 2016 President
Catherine Goulding 2017 Ladies Captain
Liam Donnelly 2017 Men's Captain
Dermot Molphy 2017 President
Nicola Cox (9) 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Niall Cullen (1)  2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Beaverstown

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Tony Hatch 4 September 1991 11th   165 m
Patrick King 28 March 1993 7th   132 m
Michael Diggin 22 January 1995 17th   166 m
Christopher McGlue 22 April 1995 7th   145 m
Terry O'Connor 3 August 1997 7th   157 m
Richard Neville 18 May 1998 7th   157 m
Frank Foley 15 June 1998 7th   157 m
Frank Fraser 4 December 1999 7th   122 m
Eveleen Higgins 15 May 2001 7th   111 m
David Bracken 13 June 2001 3rd   151 m
James McGuirk 7 October 2001 11th   168 m
Simon Kennedy 10 August 2002 3rd   172 m
Declan Wogan 2 September 2002 7th   132 m
Mairead Beausang 13 April 2003 3rd   124 m
Seamus Keegan (Portmarnock) 28 May 2003 12th   129 yd‘s
Alan Davidson 9 June 2003 7th   134 m
Aidan Rowsome 2 September 2003 17th 3-Iron 166 m
Kevin French 3 September 2003 11th   179 m
Stephen Cunningham 21 September 2003 17th   175 m
Margaret McInerney 5 December 2003 11th   144m
Eoin O'Driscoll 7 June 2004 11th   155 m
Sean Fagan 20 June 2004 11th   155 m
Brendan Rooney 7 July 2004 7th   134 m
Terry Quinn 9 September 2004 7th   144 m
Don McDevitt 8 June 2005 7th   134 m
Nicky Cox 14 June 2005 7th   104 m
Michael Colligan 17 July 2005 3rd   155 m
Dermot Molphy 17 July 2005 3rd   155 m
Rory Bannon 27 July 2005 11th   155m
Michael McIntyre 27 July 2005 7th   134 m
Connar Lennon 3 August 2005 17th   140 m
Joe Meade 28 December 2005 11th   155m
Patricia Dwyer 7 May 2006 7th   104 m
Frances Hickey 26 June 2006 17th   106 m
Hannah Conroy 21 July 2006 7th   104 m
Mary Murray 13 August 2006 17th   106 m
Willie Goslin 10 September 2006 7th   134 m
John Downes 7 April 2007 7th   134 m
Jim Kendellen 9 May 2007 11th   155 m
Kevin Hodson 16 May 2007 11th   155 m
Stan Ruddy 20 June 2007 7th   134 m
John Grealy 15 July 2007 17th 6-Iron 166 m
Tony Harmon 29 May 2008 3rd   148 m
Kevin Byrne 21 July 2008 3rd   148 m
Derek Branigan 2 August 2008 17th   157 m
Michael Diggin 3 August 2008 7th   144 m
Pauline McCabe 13 April 2009 17th   106 m
Colm Sherlock 21 May 2009 17th   150 m
John Grealy 7 August 2009 17th   157 m
Pat Ryan 30 September 2009 17th   140 m
Nancy McKenna 18 October 2009 7th   106 m