Elm Park golf club Dublin

Elm Park golf course Dublin

Elm Park Golf Course

Elm Park Club Crest

Elm Park is almost located in the hearth of Dublin City being only three miles from the city centre. This magnificent Parkland course, originally designed by Alistair Mackenzie featuring all of the features attributed to the renowned course architect. This course features the maturity that can only be found on a course that has been in its present location since 1925. Mature trees and meandering streams are to be found everywhere interwoven with some challenging and memorable golf holes.

The first is a tricky little Par 3 that tends to unnerve the visitor on club selection, miss the green and you are looking bogy in the face. The finishing hole at 335 metres requires astute club selection off the tee and has often destroyed many a promising card.

Paddy Merrigan, one of Irelands finest course architects completed redesigning all of the greens at Elm Park Golf Club making club selection a priority of every tee box. Paddy has carried out some spectacular course designs throughout Ireland, Tulfarris is in my view his masterpiece, and his contribution to Elm Park is in the same vain. The clubhouse is a magnificent Georgian building incorporating every facility the golfer can desire.

Seamus Green the long serving professional of 30+ years here maintains a superb shop and is always well worth a visit.

Green Fees Midweek: €45/50
Green Fees Friday: €60
Green Fees Weekends & B. H. Mornings: €35/45
Green Fees with a Member: €25/30
Green Fees for Opens: €10/20
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Designer Patrick Merrigan & Alistair Mackenzie
Founded 1925
Address

Nutley House,
Nutley Lane,
Donnybrook,
Dublin 4

Telephone 01-2693438
Email office@elmparkgolfclub.ie
Website Elm Park golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Adrian McCormack
Captain: Declan Corcoran
Lady Captain: Mary Boden
Chairperson: Jackie Gilroy
Vice-Captains': Gavin Lyng & Mary McDonnell
Hon. Secretary: Malcolm Carrigy & Aisling Moore
Club Pro.: Peter Morgan 01-2692650
Hon. Treasurer:  Rory Butler & Emer O'Malley
Comp. Secretary: Aidan Claffey & Ann O'Driscoll
Elm Park Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.312828
Long:-6.210322
*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 jacket and tie required evenings
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Weekends
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Elm Park Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to be Confirmed)        
Event. Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Saturday 7 January   Closed 1
Professional's Prize to the Ladies Saturday 6 May Sunday 7 May
Closed 2
Professional's Prize to the Ladies Sunday 7 May   Closed 1
Professional's Prize to the Men Saturday 13 May   Closed 1
Lady Vice-Captain's Prize Thursday 25 May   Closed 1
Vice-Captain's Prize Saturday 3 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 10 June   Closed 1
Professional's Prize to the Juniors Sunday 2 July   Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladies Thursday 10 August
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies Sunday 13 August   Closed 1
Captain's Prize (Q) Saturday 26 August Sunday 27 August Closed 2
Captain's Prize (Q) Sunday 27 August   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 2 September
  Closed 1
Seniors 50+ Tuesday 7 March   Open 1
Ladies Seniors Singles 50+ Tuesday 28 March   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 25 April   Open 1
Mixed Foursomes Stableford
Sunday 11 June   Open 1
Mixed 4-Person Team Event Sunday 2 July   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Monday 3 July   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Wednesday 5 July   Open 1
Ladies 4-Person Team Event Thursday 6 July   Open 1
Mixed Foursomes Stableford Friday 7 July   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Tuesday 25 July   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Tuesday 19 September
  Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 69 SSS 68 5,750 yd's
Red Par 72 SSS 73 5,459 yd's
Blue Par 69 SSS 69 5,936 yd's

Card

Hole No. Blue White Par Index Red Par Index
1 124 112 3 14 112 3 12
2 412 405 4 4 360 4 2
3 397 386 4 6 395 5 18
4 425 423 4 2 421 5 10
5 357 350 4 10 330 4 4
6 141 132 3 18 128 3 16
7 466 463 5 16 459 5 8
8 185 173 3 12 154 3 14
9 518 503 5 8 445 5 6
Out 3,025 2,947 35   2,804 37  
10 445 440 4 1 429 5 13
11 359 353 4 15 349 4 5
12 178 144 3 13 139 3 15
13 339 332 4 5 326 4 3
14 363 350 4 11 318 4 17
15 305 299 4 17 296 4 11
16 350 344 4 3 323 4 1
17 207 190 3 7 184 3 7
18 365 351 4 9 291 4 9
In 2,905 2,803 34   2,655 35  
Total 5,936 5,750 69   5,459 72  
SSS 69 68     72    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record Am: 63 Padraig Hogan 29/07/2000, Pro: 66 Peter Townsend

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

The Ladies of Elm Park Golf Club were Runners-Up in the East Leinster Final of the Irish Senior Cup at Milltown Golf Club when they went down to Laytown & Bettystown Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches on Sunday 11th May 2014.

The qualified for the All-Ireland deciders at Mount Wolseley Hotel & Golf Resort on the 15th and 16th August. They came up against a very strong Royal Portrush team that had won the Senior Cup the past two years and recorded a famous 3-matches to 2-matches victory over the Co. Antrim Club with 26-All-Ireland pennants to their credit on the Friday morning.
They were lead out by Ariana Coyle-Diez who had a very comfortable 7 and 5 win over Lucy Simpson, she was followed by Louise Mernagh who lost out to Gemma McClenaghan by 4 and 3, next up was Rachel McDonnell who won her match on the 18th against Helen Jones, the penultimate match of Nano Brennan went 2 and 1 to Hannah Henderson, so it was all down to the bottom match of Madeleine Canty against Naoimh Quigg to decide who would proceed to the Semi-Final, Madeleine won 3 and 2.

They met a very young Killarney Golf & Fishing Club team, with 3-of their players underage. They were lead again by Ariana Coyle-Diez who lost he match against Caitriona Griffin by 2 and 1, she was followed by Louise Mernagh who also lost he match against Mairead Martin by 5 and 4, next up was Rachel McDonnell who lost out to Valerie Clancy by 1-hole, the penultimate match of Madeleine Canty was halved with Claire Keating when called-in, the bottom match of Jane Conan against Nicola Rainsford also went to the Kerry ladies by 4 and 2. So it was not to be for Elm Park but they did get there.

Elm Park won the Leinster Golfers Alliance Irish Times Shield in 2005. 

2005 Lady Captain Maura Mansfield and her Captain's Prize winner Lisa Murray qualified in the Volkswagen/Irish Independent Lady Captain's Classic in this scotch foursomes format. It was off to the National Finals at The Heritage Golf Club on Monday 3 rd October where they were paired with the Rathfarnham pair of Maura McGrath and Ann Reed.

The Youths' of Elm Park Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Leinster Club Youths' Championship in 2003,

The Boys' of Elm Park Golf Club won the All-Ireland Schools Final when playing for St. Michael's College in 2003.

Elm Park won the Fitzgibbon Cup in 2002.

Elm Park trio of Lady Captain Helen Rafter, Captain Pat Glennon and committee member Padraig O'Gaora booked their place in the National Finals of the Mercedes Benz-Irish Independent Executive Golf Trophy. In April 2001 they played Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links in a swirling wind that came at them from all sides. Helen playing off 17, Pat playing off 10 and Padraig off 9 returned 75 points, which set them on their way to represent their club at The K Club on the 13th of August.

Lady Captain Helen Rafter and her Captain's Prize winner Anne Gibney won the regional qualifier of the Volkswagen-Irish Independent Lady Captains' Classic at The Royal Dublin Golf Club in September 2001. They returned a score of 40pts. which say them win on the back nine. They booked their place in the National Final at Druid's Glen on the 1st October 2001.

Prior to 2001:

Elm Park won the Leinster Golfers Alliance Irish Times Shield in 2005, when the team was, Morgan Crowe, Aidan Claffey, Peter McGibney and Niall O'Connor.

2005 Lady Captain Maura Mansfield and her Captain's Prize winner Lisa Murray qualified in the Volkswagen/Irish Independent Lady Captain's Classic in this scotch foursomes format. It was off to the National Finals at The Heritage Golf Club on Monday 3 rd October where they were paired with the Rathfarnham pair of Maura McGrath and Ann Reed.

The Youths' of Elm Park Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Leinster Club Youths Championship in 2003, Niall O'Connor, Morgan Crowe, Aiden Claffey and Peter McGibney.

The Boys' of Elm Park Golf Club won the All-Ireland Schools Final when playing for St. Michael's College in 2003, when the team was, Stephen Lennon, Terry Pierce, Peter McGibney, Ronan O'Connor, Rob Shanley and Gerry Casey. 

Elm Park won the Fitzgibbon Cup in 2002, when the team was, Gavin Lyng, Pat Glennon, Conor Lennon, John Shorten, Tony Morrissey, Padraig O'Gaora, Dara O'Gaora, Brendan Lynch, Michael MacNicholas, Michael Tighe and Peter Whitty, they were captained by Domhnall Murphy.

Elm Park trio of Lady Captain Helen Rafter, Captain Pat Glennon and committee member Padraig O'Gaora booked their place in the National Finals of the Mercedes Benz-Irish Independent Executive Golf Trophy. In April 2001 they played Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links in a swirling wind that came at them from all sides. Helen playing off 17, Pat playing off 10 and Padraig off 9 returned 75 points, which set them on their way to represent their club at The K Club on the 13th of August.

Lady Captain Helen Rafter and her Captain's Prize winner Anne Gibney won the regional qualifier of the Volkswagen-Irish Independent Lady Captains' Classic at The Royal Dublin Golf Club in September 2001. They returned a score of 40pts. which say them win on the back nine. They booked their place in the National Final at Druid's Glen on the 1st October 2001.

Elm Park Golf Club won the All-Ireland Irish Junior Cup at Killarney G. C. in 1985, when the team was, Denis Bergin, Brian Whitaker, Maurice Fives, Cillian O'Brolchain, John Sheehan, Sean O'Toole, Michael Considine, Brendan Gilmore, Brendan Lynch and Seamus Ryan. 

Elm Park won the Leinster Final of the Irish Senior Cup at Rathsallagh G. C. on 27 August 00. The team was Michael Turley, Padraig Hogan, John Curran and Des Quilligan also on the squad was David Dunne, Tony O'Shea, Eddie McCormack and Mark Dunne. They beat a b Portmarnock G. C. team 4-1. They went on to play Co. Sligo in the All-Ireland semi-final at Lahinch on 22nd September 2000. They beat Co. Sligo in the Semi- Final 3.5 to 1.5, but went down to a very b Shandon Park in the National Final. The team was. David Dunne, Michael Turley, Des Quilligan, John Curran and Padraig Hogan.

Elm Park won the Leinster Final of the Barton Shield in 1999, when the team was, David Dunne, Mark Dunne, John Curran, Declan Quilligan, Eddie McCormack, Tony O'Shea, Michael Turley and Padraig Hogan, they were managed by Michael Carew.

Elm Park won the Leinster Final of the Barton Shield in 1981, when the team was, E. Dunne, P. Hogan, B. Malone and J. O'Connor.

They won the Leinster Final of the Irish Junior Cup in 1989, when the team was, A. Morrissey, D. K. O'Riordan, J. M. O'Connor, P. Fitzgerald, M. Tighe, M . Cronin, S. Ryan, D. Hogan, M. A. Considine and R. Butler, they were selected by D. Magahy, and managed by P. O'Gaora.

They won it prior to that in 1975, when the team was, P. Boden, G. Cullinan, B. Curtis, M. Considine and P. Hogan.

They won the Leinster Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield at Rathfarnham Golf Club in 1982, when the team was, Jack McGreen, Liam Corbett, Niall Duignan, Liam M. Fogarty, John O'Connor, John Higgins, Bobby Pryce, Brian Andrews, Tom Kirby, Conor Sexton, Donal Murphy, Brian Cummiskey, Dan Feeney, Oliver Plunkett, Paul O'Sullivan, Charlie McGrath, Seamus D. O'Sullivan and Jim A. Nunan.

They won the Dublin Team Trophy in 1984 at Edmondstown Golf Club when the team was, G. Lyng, J. Sheehan, P. Fitzgerald, A. Lynch, C. Redford and M. Fives, they were managed by L. Corbett.

Elm Park won the Leinster Golfers Alliance Irish Times Shield in 1961, when the team was, Gerry Cullinan, Frank Dunleavy, Dick Tierney and Vincent Tormey.

The Ladies of Elm Park Golf Club won the ILGU Leinster Senior Cup in 1970, when the team was, M. Mansfield, J. Butler, P. Quinlan, V. Brown and L. Mehigan, they were captained by E. McGreen.

They won the ILGU Eastern District in 1992, when the team was, K. Moran, C. Sheehan, L. Cogan, W. Higgins, M. Hannigan, O. McCarville and M. Mansfield, they were captained by H. O'Gorman.

They won the ILGU Eastern District in 1988, when the team was, P. Anderson, M. Burke, K. Busteed, M. Curtin and M. Hampson.

They won the ILGU Eastern District in 1986, with Betty Gallagher, Mary Twohig, Maeve Cribbin, Geraldine Kilmurray and Frances McNicholas.

They won it in 1982, when the team was, K. Moran, P. Cloonan, I. Kirby, N. O'Gorman and L. McAuley.

The Ladies of Elm Park Golf Club won the ILGU Eastern District in 1952, when the team was, A. McAuliffe, S. Nugent, P. Sheehan and L. O'Hanlon.

The Girls' of Elm Park Golf Club won the Smurfit Juvenile Girls Leinster Championship in 1990, when the team was, Margaret Tierney, Lisa Cogan, Mary-Frances McKenna, Eimear Scully, Orla MacCarvill and Una Higgins.

Helen O'Connor and her sister, Margaret Sexton, have been enjoying a healthy rivalry at Elm Park, both playing off a handicap of 24. Helen beat Margaret into second place in the Captain's Prize to the Ladies, in May 2000.

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

Padraig Hogan represented Ireland as a Senior International from 1985 to 1991 playing 36-times won 18-matches halved two and lost 16-matches accumulating 38-points. He represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level from 1982 to 1994 playing 62-times won 36-matches halved two and lost 24-matches accumulating 74-points. He represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial in 1976 playing 4-times won 2-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 4-points;

Mark Dunne represented Leinster at Boys  Interprovincial level in 1993 playing 4-times won 2-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 4-points;

Tony O’Shea represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 1989 to 1993 playing 28-times won 11-matches halved three and lost 14-matches accumulating 25-points;

Mary Irvine played for the Irish Girls in 1972, 1973, 1974, and 1975 and she won the Irish Girls Close Championship in 1975

History of Elm Park

  • 1924 Elm Park House & Land Purchased by Mr. Louis McMullan
  • 1925 9 Hole Golf Course opened - 254 members
  • 1926 Tennis courts opened
  • 1933 Property sold to Sisters of Charity as site for the new St. Vincent's Hospital
  • 1936 Nutley House & land leased from Sisters of Charity. Nine hole golf course and tennis courts opened.
  • 1941 Elm Park land leased on short-term basis, as hospital project was postponed. Golf course extended to 18 holes.
  • 1956 Elm Park land had to be returned, thus the club reverted to its nine hole course.
  • 1960 Adjoining Bloomfield property purchased and present 18 hole golf course constructed and opened in Sept. 1960
  • 1976 Clubhouse extension - Dining Room, Function Room, Locker Rooms, Office and Professional Shop opened
  • 1994 Purchase of land adjoining 11th and 12th holes

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
F. O'Neill 1990 Ladies Captain
M. J. Carew 1990 Men's Captain
J. O'Sullivan 1990 President
Mrs. M. Williams 1991 Ladies Captain
M. A. Considine 1991 Men's Captain
J. F. Heffernan 1991 President
Mrs. I. Kirby 1992 Ladies Captain
E. Dunne 1992 Men's Captain
R. J. Molloy 1992 President
Mrs. M. Sexton 1993 Ladies Captain
S. P. Sheehan 1993 Men's Captain
T. J. Plunkett 1993 President
Mrs. N. Brady 1994 Ladies Captain
D. N. Hannigan 1994 Men's Captain
J. Lennon 1994 President
Mrs. B. Byrne 1995 Ladies Captain
N. Duignan 1995 Men's Captain
J. R. Gallagher 1995 President
Mrs. E. O'Shea 1996 Ladies Captain
R. Butler 1996 Men's Captain
J. F. Kerins 1996 President
Mrs. G. Connolly 1997 Ladies Captain
B. A. McDonald 1997 Men's Captain
L. G. O'Hara 1997 President
Mrs. G. Kilmurray 1998 Ladies Captain
B. Lynch 1998 Men's Captain
B. P. Scully 1998 President
Dorothy McCarthy 1999 Ladies Captain
Brian Andrews 1999 Men's Captain
D. Hand 1999 President
Betty Curneen 2000 Ladies Captain
Padraig O'Gaora 2000 Men's Captain
G. Walsh 2000 President
Helen Rafter 2001 Ladies Captain
Pat Glennon 2001 Men's Captain
M. J. Kelly 2001 President
Darina O'Hanlon 2002 Ladies Captain
Joe O'Connor 2002 Men's Captain
C. B. Sexton 2002 President
Nano Brennan 2003 Ladies Captain
Denis Bergin 2003 Men's Captain
Maurice Fives 2003 President
Roisin O'Doherty 2004 Ladies Captain
Frank Gleeson 2004 Men's Captain
John Fitzpatrick 2004 President
Lisa Murray 2005 Ladies Captain
Seamus Ryan 2005 Men's Captain
Eimhear MacCarvill 2005 President
Anne Carew 2006 Ladies Captain
George Kinane 2006 Men's Captain
Michael Dunne 2006 President
Clare Doyle 2007 Ladies Captain
Tony Morrissey 2007 Men's Captain
Ita Butler 2007 President
Nicola Hogan 2008 Ladies Captain
John McCloskey 2008 Men's Captain
Harry Murrin 2008 President
Norma Saul 2009 Ladies Captain
David Scannell 2009 Men's Captain
Páid McMenamin 2009 President
Claire O’Byrne 2010 Ladies Captain
Paul Boksberger 2010 Men's Captain
Páid McMenamin 2010 President
Mary Moriarty 2011 Ladies Captain
Rory Spain 2011 Men's Captain
Hilary Hough 2011 President
Ann-Marie Ryan 2012 Ladies Captain
Peter Kelly 2012 Men's Captain
John Kelly 2012 President
Margaret Maher 2013 Ladies Captain
Frank Lyons 2013 Men's Captain
Brendan Carrigy
2013 President
Marie Gilbride 2014 Ladies Captain
Paul Weldon 2014 Men's Captain
Helen O'Connor 2014 President
Clare Bergin 2015 Ladies Captain
Conor Lennon 2015 Men's Captain
Brendan Lynch
2015 President
Mary-Frances Howard 2016 Ladies Captain
Dara O'Gaora 2016 Men's Captain
Jackie Gilroy
2016 President
Mary Boden 2017 Ladies Captain
Declan Corcoran 2017 Men's Captain
Jackie Gilroy
2017 President
R. McDonnell (3) 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Eoin O'Connor (0)
2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
Keagan Cummings (0.5)
2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Elm Park

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Frank Lyons 27 February 1999 17th   193 m
Pat O'Connor 28 February 1999 12th   142 m
Brian Andrews (Captain) 1 July 1999 6th   121 m
O. Shanley 1 September 1999 6th   121 m
Kevin Windle 20 January 2002 8th   168 m
R. Gibney 17 February 2002      
Marie Corley 7 June 2006 1st   112 m
Donal O'Hare 28 July 2006 1st   120 m