Beech Park golf club Dublin

Beech Park golf course Dublin

Beech Park Golf Course

Beech Park Club Crest

Undoubtedly one of the best kept secretes in Irish Golf, Beech Park is one of the finest Parkland courses to be found anywhere in the country. Designed by the late Eddie Hackett it measures 5,774 Par-72 with a standard scratch of 70 off the white tees. Although only opened in 1983 Beech Park has matured rapidly much to the credit of the committees and members.

It opens up with a relatively straight forward, Par-4, followed by a testing 2nd.

By the time you reach the 346 metre 5th you begin to realize you are on a demanding golf course. Amen Corner starts at the long Par-5 9th where the tee shot is played through a funnel of trees with trouble all the way down the right. This is followed by a very difficult 338 metre 10th that frightens even the regular members.

The 11th is a lay up hole with a very difficult tee shot. The 171 metre 12th is played over water to a well-protected green. If you manage to negotiate these holes the 469 metre 13th will keep you focused again you are faced with a tight tee shot with water all the way up the right-hand side which you may have to take on with your approach to the green.

The 18th is one of the best finishing holes to be found anywhere in Ireland at 371 m and index 2 you will have used every club in the bag if you have recorded a satisfactory score.
Beech Park Golf Club has recently completed an extension and refurbishment of its fine clubhouse where the golfers will find their every need catered for. Visitors are always extended the warmest of welcome and you will leave Beech Park with a burning desire to return. 
Societies are welcome and group rates are available.

Green Fees Midweek: €20/25
Green Fees Midweek Fourball: €80
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: N/A
Green Fees with a Member: €15
Green Fees for Opens: €15/18/20
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire:
Yes
Buggy Hire:
Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €1,195
Full 6-Day Membership Fee: €955
Full 5-Days Membership Fee: €780
Full Young Adult Membership Fee: €695
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 892
Designer Eddie Hackett
Founded 1983
Address

Johnstown,
Rathcoole,
Co. Dublin

Telephone 01-4580522
Email generalmanager@beechpark.ie
Website Beech Park golf club website
General Manager: Karl Young
Captain: Christopher Broe
Lady Captain: Angela O'Donoghue
President: David Burbridge
Vice-Captains':  & 
Hon. Secretary: Eamonn Burke & Bridget Dunne
Club Pro: Zak Rouiller 01-4580522 option 1
Hon. Treasurer: Cieran Fee
Comp. Secretary: Andy McDermott & Tracey Smith
Beech Park Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.259438
Long:-6.502318
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 9.00am to 11.30pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Smart and casual
Catering: Full catering, facilities to Avoid: Weekends, Wednesdays & Thursdays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Beech Park Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to be Confirmed)        
Event. Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday 19 March
  Closed 1
Lady Vice-Captain's Prize Tuesday 2 May   Closed 1
Vice-Captain's Prize Saturday 20 May   Closed 1
Captain's Prize (Q) Saturday 1 July Sunday 2 July Closed 2
Captain's Prize (Q) Sunday 2 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Day 1 Tuesday 4 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 8 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Sunday 9 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Tuesday 11 July   Closed 1
Zac Rouiller's Prize to the Ladies Tuesday 25 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men Saturday 6 August
  Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 6 August   Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladies Tuesday 8 August   Closed 1
Zac Rouiller's Prize to the Men Saturday 19 August   Closed 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 5 January   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 12 January   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 19 January   Open 1
Ladies Seniors 50+ Monday 23 January   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 26 January   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford
Thursday 1 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 9 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 17 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 23 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 30 March
  Open 1
Seniors 50+ Tuesday 4 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 6 April
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 17 April   Open 1
Seniors 50+ Monday 24 April   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Thursday 27 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 4 May   Open 1
Course Development Saturday 6 May   Open 1
Seniors 50+ Tuesday 9 May   Open 1
Lady Captain’s Charity 2-Lady Team Event Thursday 11 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 25 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 28 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 1 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 6 June   Open 1
Start of Open Week Wednesday 14 June Sunday 18 June Open 9
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 14 June   Open 1
4-Man Team Event Wednesday 14 June   Open 1
Mixed Greensomes Strokes Thursday 15 June   Open 1
9-Hole Mixed 2-Person Team Event Thursday 15 June   Open 1
9-Hole 4-Person Texas Scramble
Friday 16 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Friday 16 June   Open 1
L. & G. Fourball Betterball
Saturday 17 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford
Sunday 18 June   Open 1
9-Hole 4-Person Texas Scramble Sunday 18 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 22 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 29 June   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Stableford 50+ Monday 3 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford
Sunday 6 August   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Stableford 50+ Monday 7 August   Open 1
Senior Scratch Cup (0 to 4) Sunday 13 August   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup (4 to 9) Sunday 13 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 19 August   Open 1
Australian Spoons Finals
Monday 21 August   ILGU 1
Inter. Scratch Cup (11 to 18) Sunday 3 September   Open 1
Minor Scratch Cup (19 to 28) Sunday 3 September   Open 1
Seniors Stableford 50+ Tuesday 5 September
  Open 1
Ladies 2-Ball Team Event Thursday 6 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 3 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 5 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 12 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 19 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 26 October   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 71 5,774 m
Yellow Par 72 SSS 69 5,538 m
Red Par 73 SSS 71 4,876 m

Card

Hole No. White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 318 309 4 12 267 4 11
2 354 344 4 8 305 4 9
3 353 341 4 6 300 4 7
4 133 119 3 18 96 3 17
5 344 323 4 2 240 4 15
6 346 337 4 10 299 4 3
7 472 460 5 4 402 5 1
8 147 132 3 14 121 3 13
9 448 436 5 16 404 5 5
Out 2,915 2,801 36   2,434 36  
10 338 326 4 3 294 4 10
11 282 269 4 7 230 4 8
12 171 151 3 11 116 3 16
13 469 458 5 1 433 5 2
14 293 282 4 13 266 4 4
15 141 119 3 17 93 3 18
16 345 332 4 9 304 4 6
17 449 438 5 15 376 5 12
18 371 362 4 5 330 5 14
In 2,859 2,737 36   2,442 37  
Total 5,774 5,538 72   4,876 73  
SSS 71 69     71    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 65 Craig Martin Kilkenny G. C. (1) 03/08/2006

Ladies Course Record: 74 Tara Delaney Carlow G. C. (4) & Maura Diamond Portstewart G. C. (8) 08/07/2002

Members Achievements

Lady Captain Margaret McCann and Captain Kieran Gregory won the Irish Distillers Captain's Invitation at Rathfarnham Golf Club in August 2002.

Prior to 2001:

Beech Park Golf Clob won the All-Ireland Jimmy Bruen Shield at Co. Sligo G.C. in 1994, when the team was J. Kennedy, E. Doyle, E. Lynch, J. Doyle, M. Moran, J. Teeling, E. Donegan, O. Conlan, S. Power, C. Browne, E. Donoghue, A. Holbrook, O. Casley, J. Delaney, L. Connolly, H. Donnelly, D. Murphy and N. Shannon they were managed by L. O'Brien.

They won the All-Ireland Jimmy Bruen Shield at Killarney G. C. in 1992, when the team was N. Shannon, E. Doyle, P. Barry, J. Teeling, S. Power, S. Stynes, J. Delaney, M. Moran, J. Kennedy, C. Crowne, A. Holbrook, P. McCormack, W. Cashin, D. Murphy, G. O'Keeffe, E. O'Donoghue, S. Dunbar and they were managed by L. O'Brien.

They won the All-Ireland Pierce Purcell Shield at Tramore G. C. in 1996, when the team was T. Davis, W. Buckley, J. Delaney, A. Ronan, R. Lacken,, H. Daly, J. Cauldwell, J. Brady, T. P. Kelly, R. Ryan, P. J. O'Callaghan, T. O'Neill, J. Hall, J. Noonan, E. Donoghue, T. Holbrook, N. Frazer and S. Power.

Beech Park won the All-Ireland Irish Junior Foursomes at Castlecomer G. C. on 18th August, 1999, beating Downpatrick G. C. in the Semi-Final by 1 hole and went on to beat Cahir Park G. C. in the Final by 2 holes. The team was Trevor Bradley & Philip Smyth and Kevin Donohoe & Des Hickey, they were managed by F. Mooney. Well done lads.

Beech Park were Leinster Champions and were All-Ireland runners-up in the Irish Junior Cup in 1986, when the team was P. Culligan, P. McCormack, P. Doyle, H. Donnelly, J. Teeling, C. Browne, E. Kelly, R. Coghlan, E. Doyle, S. Dunbar and A. Kelly, they were managed by H. B. O'Neill.

Beech Park Golf Club won the Dublin Team Trophy in 2006, when the team was, G. Tucker, E. Donoghue, A. Carlan, P. McCormack and they were managed by T. Kenna.

Beech Park won the Metropolitan Cup in 2004, when the team was Tony Murphy, Harold Daly, T. P. Kelly, Damian Keogh, Peter Barry, Leigh Power, Noel Shannon, John Feeling, Anthony Carolan, Gerry Tucker, Eamonn Donoghue and Tommy Davis, they were managed by Jim Brady.

Beech Park won the Duggan Cup in 1991, when the team was J. Corbit, M. O'Toole, P. Heeney, C. Crean, T. Denning, C. Mullally, P. O'Dwyer, F. Kennedy, N. Shannon, E. Doyle, T. Collins, M. Healy, V. Hollowed and B. Shanly, they were managed by J. Noonan.

They first won it in 2000, when the team was E. Lynch, A. Ronan, J. Morgan, J. Dowling, J. Kennedy, T. Holbrook, B. Lawless, T. Murphy, N. Shannon, T. P. Kelly, E. Donoghue, G. Carolan and A. Holbrook, they were managed by N. Frazer.

Beech Park Golf Club won the Dublin Team Trophy at Edmondstown Golf Club in 1987, when the team was M. Joyce, J. Brannigan, J. Doyle, S. Stynes, N. Frazer, J. Duggan and G. Carolan, they were managed by T. Whyte.

They won it again in 2000, when the team was Tony Murphy, T. P. Kelly, Joe Kennedy and Eamonn Burke, they were managed by Billy Cashin.

They won the Leinster Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield in 1991, when the team was R. Brady, J. Delaney, M. Moran, N. Shannon, J. Noonan, P. Mooney, A. Carolan, J. Brannigan, S. Power, A. Holbrook, P. Brady, E. Doyle, W. Cashin, J. Kennedy, M. Keane and D. Murphy, they were managed by L. O'Brien.

Beech Park won the Leinster Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield when they beat Woodlands. They went on to play Templemore in the All-Ireland semi-finals at Lahinch on 21st September 2000. The squad was Jimmy Brady, Harold Daly, Ray Ryan, Vincent Carney, Dermot Moran, Liam Devine, Noel Donohue (Vice-Captain), Jim Delaney, Tony Murphy, Jack Hall, Gerry O'Toole, Paul Gavin, Willie Duggan, Gerry Tucker, Tony Kenna, John Kennedy, Jim Brady, Brian Delaney (Captain), Pat O'Dwyer (President), Jim Noonan and Denis Hayes. The team-Captain was Jim Brady. They beat Templemore in the Semi-Final 3.5 to 1.5, but went down to Roe Park in the National Final. The team was J. Delaney with V. Carney, P. Gavin with J. Hall, G. Tucker with G. O'Toole, J. Noonan with W. Buckley and H. Daly with R. Ryan.

T. Murphy (11) 70, J. Kennedy (10) 71, T. Kelly (11) 65, and E. Burke (11) 71, 277, were the runaway winners of the Dublin Team Trophy at Edmondstown G. C., on 3rd September, 2000.

Beech Park won the Tile Style Trophy at Stackstown Golf Club in 1992, when the team was G. Hulsman, T. Tansey, C. Byrne, J. Kennedy and A. Walsh, they were managed by M. Palmer.

My very good friend Bill Gorman has just got membership of Beech Park, look out lads on the Pierce Purcell, team. Bill is capable of shooting anything, if he ever gets his game right he will be looking for his place, only yesterday, he shot 40pts. However he has been known to shoot 4 pts. over the front nine at The European Club and 5 pts. over the front nine at City West!

The Ladies of Beech Park Golf Club were Fourth Autumn Team winners in 1997, when the team was S. McEntaggart, S. Hulsman, M. Smyth, I. Keane, M. Nolan, S. McCormack, C. Gray, M. Harte, F. Murray and N. O'Brien, they were managed by M. Shannon and captained by Rita Hayes.

History of Beech Park

In March of 1983, nearly 400 members of Bodenstown Golf Club became golfers without a home. Having been tenants, at the nearby course for the previous ten years. A special GM was called and was attended by 420-members. The overwhelming majority decided to purchase 110-acres of the Kennedy Estate at Johnstown. The site was adequate to allow the late Eddie Hackett to design a magnificent 18-hole par-72 of 5,762 m off the back tees.

By July of 1983 Hackett with the enthusiastic help of many of the members, had a temporary 9-hole course in play and by the following summer the 18-hole course was in play. I remember my first visit to Beech Park Golf Club back then with the 2003 Captain Gerry Diggins, when we togged out in portal cabins and the fairways were so wet that your ball was plugging everywhere. Full credit must be given to the members and committees who worked endlessly to improve the course.

Each year they treated the fairways and replaced all of the original greens, to achieve what is undoubtedly one of the finest Parkland courses to be found in Ireland. They simultaneously undertook the construction of a fine clubhouse designed by Paul Joyce and have recently extended it.
The original members retained their affiliation to the GUI and played their golf in the many open competitions through 1983-1984. However it wasn’t long before they affiliated as Beech Park Golf Club.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Bonnie Duggan 1990 Ladies Captain
Jim Brady 1990 Men's Captain
Michael Murphy 1990 President
Cora O'Toole 1991 Ladies Captain
Denis Hayes 1991 Men's Captain
Michael Murphy 1991 President
Noreen Howe 1992 Ladies Captain
Jimmy Duggan 1992 Men's Captain
Thomas F. Whyte 1992 President
Carmel Howe 1993 Ladies Captain
Philip Knowles 1993 Men's Captain
Jim Noonan 1993 President
Maureen Brennan 1994 Ladies Captain
Paddy Doyle 1994 Men's Captain
Jim Noonan 1994 President
Una Goulding 1995 Ladies Captain
Maurice Keane 1995 Men's Captain
Brian Freely 1995 President
Ann Breen 1996 Ladies Captain
Oliver Casley 1996 Men's Captain
Brian Freely 1996 President
Rita Hayes 1997 Ladies Captain
Anthony Carolan 1997 Men's Captain
Paddy Weldon 1997 President
Maeve Shannon 1998 Ladies Captain
Maurice Palmer 1998 Men's Captain
Paddy Weldon 1998 President
Pamela Gibney 1999 Ladies Captain
David Burbridge 1999 Men's Captain
Con Crean 1999 President
Mary Hehir 2000 Ladies Captain
Bryan Delaney 2000 Men's Captain
Pat O'Dwyer 2000 President
Joan Doyle 2001 Ladies Captain
Noel Donohoe 2001 Men's Captain
Jim Brady 2001 President
M. McCann 2002 Ladies Captain
Kieran Gregory 2002 Men's Captain
Jim Brady 2002 President
Gerry Diggins 2003 Men's Captain
Adrienne Kelly 2003 Ladies Captain
Denis Hayes 2003 President
Margaret Reynolds 2004 Ladies Captain
Joe Lawless 2004 Men's Captain
Denis Hayes 2004 President
Marie Daly 2005 Ladies Captain
Eamonn Mooney 2005 Men's Captain
Jimmy Duggan 2005 President
Laurie Creevey 2006 Ladies Captain
Noel Shannon 2006 Men's Captain
Jimmy Duggan 2006 President
Marion Nolan 2007 Ladies Captain
Tony Murphy 2007 Men's Captain
Philip Knowles 2007 President
Kathleen Allen 2008 Ladies Captain
Tommy Davis 2008 Men's Captain
Philip Knowles 2008 President
Anna Condon 2009 Ladies Captain
Frank Kennedy 2009 Men's Captain
Maurice Keane 2009 President
Marianne Murphy 2010 Ladies Captain
Paul Paterson  2010 Men's Captain
Maurice Keane 2010 President
Noeleen O'Brien 2011 Ladies Captain
Eamonn Burke 2011 Men's Captain
Anthony Carolan 2011 President
Ann Hackett 2012 Ladies Captain
Eamonn Donoghue 2012 Men's Captain
Anthony Carolan 2012 President
Mary-Lou Quinn 2013 Ladies Captain
Noel Frazer 2013 Men's Captain
Anthony Carolan 2013 President
Joan Gregory 2014 Ladies Captain
Tom McGowan 2014 Men's Captain
Maurice Palmer 2014 President
Helen Nugent 2015 Ladies Captain
Gerry Doyle 2015 Men's Captain
David Burbridge
2015 President
Kay Kavanagh 2016 Ladies Captain
Pearse Woods
2016 Men's Captain
David Burbridge
2016 President
Angela O'Donoghue 2017 Ladies Captain
Christopher Broe 2017 Men's Captain
  2017 President
Mags McNamara (12) 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap

2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Beech Park

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Noel Lyons 4 October 1997 15th   129 m
M. McGrath 1 August 1999 12th   116 m
C. Kinsella 27 January 2002 12th   151 m
Liam Fayne 1 June 2002 8th   147 m
Padraig Phibbs 5 July 2002 11th   154 m
Elizabeth Mooney 16 July 2002 16th   96 m
Vincent Carney 8 September 2002 4th   133 m
Philip Knowles 21 September 2002 15th   129 m
Harold Daly 9 April 2003 4th   120 m
Owen Doyle 31 May 2003 8th   137 m
Eric Kenny 29 August 2003 4th   119 m
Jim McNamara 23 August 2003 4th   119 m
Teresa Conway 11 November 2003 8th   123 m
Heuston O'Neill 18 January 2004 8th   132 m
Tom Collins 1 May 2004 8th   155 m
Alan Ronan 2 May 2004 15th   129 m
John Derby 8 May 2004 15th   119 m
Eamonn Cowlard 15 May 2004 15th   129 m
Danny Ryan 8 September 2004 15th 7-Wood 129 m
Liam O'Brien 9 October 2004 4th   133 m
Patrick A. Brady 21 November 2004 15th   119 m
James Prendergast 27 November 2004 4th   133 m
William Donnelly 13 March 2005 15th   129 m
Eamon Donoghue 2 April 2005 15th   129 m
Thomas Stauton 25 May 2005 12th   146 m
Eddie Keegan 13 June 2005 4th   133 m
Betty Aylward   4th 9-Iron 96 m
Bill Gorman        
Darren Keane 14 September 2005 8th   132 m
Thomas Murphy 9 July 2006 15th   129 m
Martin Moore 15 July 2007 8th   147 m
Aaron Hewitt-Murphy 28 July 2006 4th   132 m
Liam Spillane 30 September 2006 12th   165 m
Jim O'Brien 1 April 2007 4th   133 m
Martin Moore 15 July 2007 8th   147 m
Patricia Muldowney 28 August 2007 4th   96 m
William Conway 15 September 2007 4th   133 m
Marie Holt 23 September 2007 12th   116 m
John A. Fitzpatrick 20 October 2007 15th   129 m
Julie Flannery 22 January 2008 4th   96 m
Ruth Thompson 6 May 2008 4th   96 m
Claire Shannon 13 July 2008 8th   121 m
Gerard O'Brien 16 July 2008 15th   120 m
Mary Daly 1 November 2008 4th   96 m
William Conway 1 April 2009 15th   119 m
Mark P. Fitzpatrick 22 June 2009 15th   119 m
Philip Cruise 9 July 2009      4th      133 m
  2 June 2010 4th   133 m