Grange golf club Dublin
Grange Golf Course
Our congratulations to Paul McGinley on his selection as Captain of the European Team for the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles from 26th to the 28th September 2014.
Set in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains on the slopes of KIlmashogue, Grange Golf Club is one of the finest tests of golf you will find anywhere in Ireland. Don’t be deceived by what at first sight appears to be a short course. This is accounted for by the fact that Grange has 6 Par-3s. Indeed the first two holes are par-3 realistically the 1st is closer to a Par-3½ measuring 203 m from the back tee it is all up hill with trees all the way up the right-hand side to a well protected green.
Mature trees festoon this course that seem to divvy the theory that "trees are 90% air". The 18th is one of the great finishing holes at 362 m it falls downhill requiring a long and straight drive. Even if you are in good shape off the tee it requires a clean strike from a downhill lie, which must carry the widest part of the KIlmashogue River if you are to have any chance of making par on this index 6.
Resulting from the construction of the Southern-Cross motorway, which interfered with the 11th green and 12th tee-box, Grange had contingency plans well in hand and purchased additional land in 1976. Six new holes were added that are integrated into the course.
Grange is the home of Ryder Cup player Paul McGinley and has always had a good youths policy, which is bearing fruit with Mark Ryan winning the Irish Youths at Enniscrone in 2001, the boys won the Fred Daly and Irish Schools in 1999. My son Shane was the assistant professional at Grange having been a member first.
Grange Golf Club has completed the construction of a magnificent new clubhouse, where the visitor is assured of the same warm welcome that existed in the old charming one and a memorable days golf.
Grange was voted the No. 87-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Down-2);
Grange was voted the No. 85-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Up-1);
Grange was voted the No. 86-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Up-3);
Grange was voted the No. 83-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Down-5);
Grange was voted the No. 78-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Down-4);
Grange was voted the No. 74-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;
Grange was voted the No. 25-Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2012, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;
Grange was voted the No. 84-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;
Grange was voted the No. 30-Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2010, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;
Grange was voted the No. 65-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;
Grange was voted the No. 30-Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2009, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;
Grange was voted the No. 69-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;
Grange was voted the No. 25-Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2008, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;
|Green Fees Midweek:||€80|
|Green Fees Sundays & B.H.:||N/A|
|Green Fees with a Member:||€20|
|Green Fees for Opens:||€20/40|
|Designer||Tom Hood & James Braid|
|Website||Grange golf club website|
|Hon. Secretary:||Michael Forde, Conn J. Buckley & Mary Winters|
|Club Pro:||David Kearney 01- 4932299|
|Hon. Treasurer:||Paul Tuite, Patrick Sherry & Jill Morton|
|Comp. Secretary:||Angus Murray & Brenda Sheehan|
General Facts & Information
|Course opening hours: Daylight hours||Clubhouse opening hours:9.00am to 11.30pm|
|Mobile phones: Not on course
||Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim|
|Catering: Full catering, facilities||Days to Avoid: Weekends & Thurs, Weds after 11.00am|
|Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other times||Pre-booking for open Tournaments: 14-days in advance|
Grange Golf Club Fixtures 2018 provisional*
|Open & Major Fixtures 2018 (to be Confirmed)|
|Captains' Drive-In||Saturday 17 March||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize||Sunday 3 June||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize||Saturday 9 June||Closed||1|
|President's Prize||Saturday 1 September||Closed||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 9 January||Open||1|
|Seniors Singles Stableford||Thursday 15 February||Open||1|
|Seniors Singles Stableford||Thursday 22 March||Open||1|
|Dublin Scotch Foursomes
||Sunday 7 April||Open||1|
|Seniors Singles Stableford||Thursday 19 April||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Sunday 20 May||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Sunday 3 June||Open||1|
|Scratch Cups||Friday 6 July||Open||1|
|Dublin Boys' Trophy||Monday 16 July
|Leinster Mid Amateur Trophy||Friday 3 August||Saturday 4 August||GUI||2|
|Leinster Mid Amateur Trophy||Saturday 4 August||GUI||1|
|Ladies 2-Person Team Event||Tuesday 16 August||Open||1|
Card of the Course
|White||Par 68 SSS 68 5,208 m|
|Red||Par 71 SSS 71 5,625 m|
|Blue||Par 68 SSS 69 5,395 m|
Men's Course Record Am: 64 W. B. Buckley Pro. 61 Christy O'Connor Jnr.
Ladies Course Record:
Grange Golf Club were runners-up in the Irish Junior Cup at Carton House Golf Club on Thursday 21st September 2017, when they were beaten by Munster Champions Ballybunion Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches in the decider.
They were lead out by Kevin O’Meara who had a flying start with a 6 and 5 win over Philip Byrne, he was followed by Paul McNiff who lost out to Frank Geary Jnr. next on the tee was Graham McDonnell who had a very comfortable 7 and 5 win over Ronan Cross, in the penultimate match Niall McCormick lost out to Adrian Walsh by 3 and 2 and in the bottom match Jack Ward recorded a 2 and 1 loss to Brian Slattery and with that the Green Pennant.
They met Ulster Champions Malone Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on the Wednesday and recorded a 3½-matches to 1½-matches result.
Kevin O’Mara lead them out on that occasion and had a 2 and 1 win over Ben Brennan, he was followed by Paul McNiff who lost out to Luke O’Sullivan by 3 and 2, he was followed by Graham McDonnell who halved his match with James Millar when called-in, in the penultimate match Niall McCormick recorded a 2 and 1 win over David Fleming and in the bottom match Jack Ward had a very comfortable 7 and 6 win over Jamie Thompson.
They won the Leinster Final of the Irish Junior at Callan Golf Club when they beat Malahide Golf Club by 3½-matches to 1½-matches and Portarlington Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches.
Grange Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield at Portarlington Golf Club on 28th July 2015 when they beat Cill Dara Golf Club by 3½-matches to 1½-matches in the Quarter-Final, followed by a 3-matches to 2-matches win over Hermitage Golf Club in the Semi-Final and accounted for Royal Tara Golf Club by a similar score in the Final.
They made their was to Carton House to compete in the All-Ireland Finals on 17th September, where they were drawn against Munster Champions Thurles Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final.
First on the tee were Mark Dermody with Dean Costello who halved their match against Paddy and John Dwan, they were followed by Darach Connolly with Brian Tuite who lost out to Martin Fahy with Gerard Ryan by 3 and 2, next up William O'Dwyer with Niall Barry lost their match against John McGrath with Tommy Quigley by 2 and 1, the penultimate match of John McGrath with Tommy Quigley was halved against Ciaran Clohessy with Jack Looby, in the bottom match John Nolan with Brendan P. Lehane lost their match against Shane and Stephen Quigley by 5 and 4. Thurles Golf Club went on to win the green pennant against Gort Golf Club.
They were managed by Plunkett Walsh.
David Carroll was selected on the Leinster team for the Interprovincial Matches played at Portmarnock Golf Club from 11th to 13th August 2004.
Mark Ryan won the West of Ireland Championship Co. Sligo in 2003, achieving something that no previous member of Grange had ever done before. Mark was unable to defend the Championship as he decided to spend 2004 in Australia and elsewhere in the world all part of growing up. The last time I met Mark was at The South of Ireland when he and brother David were attending the ropes in the final.
Grange was Runners-Up in the Irish Senior Cup Leinster Championship, to a very strong Portmarnock at Co. Louth Golf Club in 2002. The team was David Hayden, Simon Cranley, David Carroll, Hugh Hanley, David Ryan, Mick McGinley, Mark Ryan, Niall Ruane and Dermot Rooney. They were, managed by Terry Doyle.
Lady Captain Leslie Finnegan (19) and her Captain's Prize Winner Therese O'Reilly (1) were runners-up in a count back with 44 points, in the Volkswagen-Irish Independent Lady Captains' Golf Classic at The Royal Dublin Golf Club in September 2002. It was on to Druid's Glen for the National Finals in October.
Mark Ryan won the Irish Youths Championship at Enniscrone Golf Club in 2001. Well done young Ryan I consider the Youths the hardest championship as all these young men are coming good at the same time. Mark together with the runner-up in the Youths Mark O'Sullivan went on to represent Ireland in the European Under-21 Championship at Turnberry on the 25th-26th October 2001.
Grange Ladies won the Eastern District of the Ladies' Irish Senior Cup when they beat the cup holders Co. Louth in the final. They played in the All-Ireland Final at Douglas on the 7th to the 8th of September 2001. They played Douglas in the All-Ireland Semi-Final. The team was Hazal Kavanagh, Therese O'Reilly, Shenna O'Brien-Kenney, Monica Tracey and Mary Gorry.
Hazel Kavanagh was selected 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 in the AIB Interprovincial's at the Island Golf Club on the 8th to the 10th August 2001. Hazel has since announced that she is to join the ladies professional tour.
Grange trio Lady Captain Theresa O'Reilly, Captain Tom Scully, and Vice-Captain Jim O'Hanlon were runners-up in the regional qualifiers of the Mercedes Benz-Irish Independent Executive Golf Trophy. In April 2001 they played Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Lings in a swirling wind that came at them from all sides. With two scores to count on each hole they booked their place in the National Finals. Therese a former Irish Ladies Close Champion now playing off 3, Tom playing off 14 and Joe playing off 16 returned a score of 78 points which saw them represent the Grange in the National Final at The K Club on the 13th of August where they finished 8th. They returned a score of 72 points, which was three off the winners.
Phil Bollard won the overall prize at the Dunmore East-Waterford Crystal Golf Classic in May 2001.
Prior to 2001:
Grange Golf Club has won the All-Ireland Irish Club Youths Team Championship at Thurles G. C. in 1987 and at Carlow G. C. in 1986, when the team was Paul McGinley, Lesley Walker, Pat Groarke and Brian Shaw.
They won the All-Ireland Irish Junior Cup at The Royal Dublin in 1946, the team was, W. A. Bermingham, G. M. Bowers, Dr. R. A. Davitt, P. E. Keatley and D. H. Meredith.
Jimmy Green was elected to the council of the Leinster Branch of the GUI for 2001.
Miriam Abernethy was selected on the Ladies Senior Munster team, which played in the Interprovincial Championship at Portstewart G. C. in 2000.
David Ryan was selected on the Boys' Home International team at Portmarnock G. C. in 2000 He was on the Leinster Boys' team that played in the Boys Interprovincial Matches at Roscommon G. C. 25th-27th August, 1999. David became the first boy to win the Fred Daly, Irish Schools and Inter Pros in the same year.
They won the Barton Cup in 1989.
Grange have a proud tradition in the Lumsden Cup with Dermot Rooney, winning in 1964, Joe Byrne winning in 1981 and Sean Buckley winning in 1989.
Malcolm Hood won the Leinster Senior Championship in 1989.
The Ladies of Grange Golf Club won the Leinster Senior Cup in 1985, when the team was Mary Gorry, Sheena O'Brian-Kennedy, Triona McAlister, Monica Tracey and Gwen Brandonl.
They won it again the following year with Mary Gorry, Theresa O'Reilly, Monica Tracey, Sheena O'Brien-Kennedy and Mary O'Connor.
They next won it in 1992, with Miriam Abernethy, Hazel Kavanagh, Theresa O'Reily, Sheena O'Brien-Kennedy, Mary Gorry and they were captained by Brenda Fearon.
They repeated their success the following year when the team was Mary Gorry, Theresa O'Reily, Hazel Kavanagh, Sheena O'Brien-Kennedy, Monica Tracey, Miriam Abernetty and Mary Dowling.
They last won it in 2001, with Miriam Abernetty, Sheena O'Brian-Kennedy, Hazel Kavanagh, Monica Tracey, Theresa O'Reilly and Mary Gorry.
The ladies of Grange were beaten in the final of the Townsend Women's Foursomes, by Co. Louth when the decider finally came to a conclusion at Portmarnock Links in November 2000.
Hazel Kavanagh played for Ireland in the European Ladies Team Championship at Golf Club Milano, Monza in 1995 and at Nordcentre Golf and Country Club, Finland in 1997. She played in the Ladies Home Internationals at Wrexham, in 1995 and at Lahinch in 1997, after that at Burnham and Berrow in 1998. She was selected to represent Ireland in the European Ladies Junior Championship at Saint Nom La Breteche Golf Club, in 1992. She played in the Girls' Home Internationals at Penrith Golf Club in 1990 and in 1989. Hazel won the Irish Ladies Stroke-Play Championship at Waterford Castle with rounds of 73,69, and 75 in July 1999.
Four Ladies from Grange are the Ladies Team Champions of the Waterford Crystal, Dunmore East Golf Classic in 1999. They were Ella Cowman, Helen Flynn, Ann McGorgan and Eileen Martin.
Ronan Gormley at 16 years of age won the News of the World-Luttrellstown Castle, Young Irish Golfers Challenge, in July 1999. Playing off a handicap of 8, he shot a sparkling one under par 71.
Hugh Hanley shattered the course record on 06/08/1999 at Youghal G. C. shooting a magnificent 62, beating the previous record by 5 shots.
Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;
David Carroll represented Ireland at Irish Boys level in 1997 playing 6-times won 6-matches and lost 0-matches accumulating 12-points. He represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level in 2004 playing 3-times won 1-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 2 points. He represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial in 1998 playing 5-times won 2-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 4-points;
J. D. MacCormack represented Ireland as a Senior International from 1913 to 1928;
Michael McGinley represented Ireland as a Senior International in 1996 playing 4-times won 2-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 4-points. He represented Ireland at international Youths level from 1987 to 1988 playing 4-matches, won 2-matches halved one and lost 1-matches accumulating 5-points. He represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level from 1997 to 2002 playing 15-times won 5-matches halved two and lost 8-matches accumulating 12-points. He represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial from 1994 to 1995 playing 8-times won 3-matches halved one and lost 4-matches accumulating 7-points;
Paul McGinley played Walker Cup at Portmarnock in 1991, he represented Ireland as a Senior International from 1989 to 1990 playing 24-times won 17-matches halved two and lost 6-matches accumulating 34-points. He represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level from 1988 to 1991 playing 10-times won 5-matches halved one and lost 4-matches accumulating 11-points. He represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial from 1985 to 1988 playing 16-times won 11-matches and lost 5-matches accumulating 22-points;
David Sheehan played Walker Cup at Turnberry in 1963, he represented Ireland as a Senior International from 1961 to 1970 playing 54-times won 25-matches halved four and lost 25-matches accumulating 54-points. He represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level from 1959 to 1976 playing 49-times won 22-matches halved eight and lost 19-matches accumulating 52-points;
David Ryan represented Ireland at international Youths level in 2003 playing 4-matches, won 4-matches accumulating 8-points. He represented Ireland at Irish Boys level in 2002 playing 7-times won 4-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 8-points. He represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level in 2003 playing 3-times won 0-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 0-points. He represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial in 2000 playing 6-times won 3-matches halved one and lost 2-matches accumulating 7-points, He represented Leinster at Boys Interprovincial level in 1999 playing 6-times won 4-matches halved one and lost 1-match accumulating 9-points;
Leslie Walker represented Ireland at international Youths level in 1990 playing 2-matches, halved 2-matches accumulating 8-points. He represented Ireland at Irish Boys level from 1985 to 1987 playing 12-times won 4-matches and lost 8-matches accumulating 8-points. He represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level from 1989 to 1992 playing 8-times won 3-matches and lost 5-matches accumulating 6-points. He represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial from 1988 to 1990 playing 16-times won 7-matches and lost 9-matches accumulating 14-points;
Mark Ryan represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level from 2002 to 2003 playing 10-times won 5-matches and lost 5-matches accumulating 10-points. He represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial in 2000 playing 5-times won 1-match halved one and lost 3-matches accumulating 3-points;
J. Lynch represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial from 1971 to 1973 playing 2-times;
Brian Shaw represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial from 1985 to 1987 playing 9-times won 3-matches and lost 6-matches accumulating 6-points;
David Walker represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial from 1983 to 1984 playing 7-times won 4-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 8-points;
J. D. MacCormack* represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level in 1938;
Theresa O'Reilly was selected to represent Ireland in the European Ladies Team Championship at Tubbercurry in 1987, and Captained the team at Golf Club Milano, Monza in 1995.
Miss Sheena O'Brien-Kenny played for the Irish Girls in 1973 and 1974 and she won the Scratch Match Play Foursomes together with Miss Theresa Moran of Donabate in 1978 and 1979. She also captained The Irish Girls International Team in 1994.
History of Grange
Instituted 1910 affiliated 1911
Grange Golf Club was a direct result of the demise of KIlmashogue Club, which was opened as a proprietary and had attracted, initially, quite a few members. By November 1909, the club was in some difficulty and some of the members started to look for another location. At a meeting in the home of the Rev. Henry Cave, in April 1910, a decision was taken to form another club. Mr. Douglas Rowley, the then owner of Marley Grange, agreed to lease ground for 21 years, from June 1910, and the club was born. Major Guinness was the first President he was President of KIlmashogue in 1909. Tom Hood, the professional at the Royal Dublin Golf Club laid out the first nine-hole course that opened for play in March 1911.
R. K. Love bought Marley Grange in 1925. Love was very supportive of the club indeed the Love Cup is played for each year, at Grange. He allowed the club to build another nine-holes that opened the same year. In 1927, the famous James Braid remodelled the eighteen-holes for a fee of thirty-five guineas and the course has changed very little since then, except some minor alterations, resulting from road-construction, and six new holes have been added.
Roll of Honour
|Mrs. M. Cooke||1990||Ladies Captain|
|Michael Twomey||1990||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. J. Hughes||1991||Ladies Captain|
|J. P. Cogavan||1991||Men's Captain|
|Dr. A. T. McDonough||1991||President|
|Mrs. R. Tracey||1992||Ladies Captain|
|F. J. Horne||1992||Men's Captain|
|Dr. A. T. McDonough||1992||President|
|Mrs. R. O'Donovan||1993||Ladies Captain|
|David Sheahan||1993||Men's Captain|
|Miss H. M. Flynn||1994||Ladies Captain|
|Dave Ennis||1994||Men's Captain|
|P. J. Moriarty||1994||President|
|Mrs. M. Downey||1995||Ladies Captain|
|Ned Fitzpatrick||1995||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. K. McEnroe||1996||Ladies Captain|
|Brian Conroy||1996||Men's Captain|
|J. C. Farrell||1996||President|
|Mrs. P. Horne||1997||Ladies Captain|
|Tom Bradley||1997||Men's Captain|
|Dr. Sean O'Flanagan||1997||President|
|Mrs. R. Ennis||1998||Ladies Captain|
|Johnney Hughes||1998||Men's Captain|
|Dr. Sean O'Flanagan||1998||President|
|Ann Wright||1999||Ladies Captain|
|John Kilmurray||1999||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. P. Kennedy||2000||Ladies Captain|
|Barry O'Donovan||2000||Men's Captain|
|Therese O'Reilly||2001||Ladies Captain|
|Tom Scully||2001||Men's Captain|
|Leslie Finegan||2002||Ladies Captain|
|Jim Hanlon||2002||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. H. Duff||2003||Ladies Captain|
|Tom Shaw||2003||Men's Captain|
|Gladys Ruddock||2004||Ladies Captain|
|Bob Widger||2004||Men's Captain|
|Nives Vaughan||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Peter Mogerley||2005||Men's Captain|
|Phil Bollard||2006||Ladies Captain|
|Pat McEnroe||2006||Men's Captain|
|Pauline Dwan||2007||Ladies Captain|
|Shay Downer||2007||Men's Captain|
|Rita Nealon||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Rory O'Riordan||2008||Men's Captain|
|Dorothy DeLacy-Staunton||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Brian Treston||2009||Men's Captain|
|Sheena McElroy||2010||Ladies Captain|
|Hugh Miller||2010||Men's Captain|
|Maire Muldowney||2011||Ladies Captain|
|John F. Nolan||2011||Men's Captain|
|Anne McGrogan||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Plunkett Walsh||2012||Men's Captain|
|Brenda Murray||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Peter O'Loughlen||2013||Men's Captain|
|Anne Lawford||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Tony Frew||2014||Men's Captain|
|Mary Quinn||2015||Ladies Captain|
|Paul Muldowney||2015||Men's Captain|
|Donal Bollard||2016||Men's Captain|
|John J. Nolan
|Sheena McIlroy (3)||2018||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
|Jenny Maguire (6)||2018||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
|Robbie Pierse (-1)
||2018||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Nils Conway (0)
||2018||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|David Carroll||2018||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Jack Pierse||2018||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Mick McGinley||2018||Lowest Men's Handicap|
Holes in One at Grange
|Member||Date||Hole No.||Club Used||Distance|
|Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh|
|C. P. Buckley|
|Shane Deegan|| 1 June 1996
|D. Ruttle||1 September 2001|
|Shane Deegan||1 August 1995||2nd||Wedge||122 m|
|Betty Mc Carthy||8 August 1995||15th||133 m|
|Tom Bradley||11 April 1999||10th||193 m|
|Christy O'Connor Jnr||1 June 1999||6th||165 m|
|F. O'Loughlin||1 August 2000||6th||165 m|
|Phil Boland||1 September 2000||2nd||122 m|
|G. McHugh||15 September 2002||6th||170 m|
|Frank Brennan||15 June 2005||11th||179 m|
|John Searle||28 June 2006||6th||171 m|
|Bernard Cahill||17 June 2008||2nd||106 m|
|Michael McGinley||12 February 2016||4th||Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club.|
|Michael McGinley||13 February 2016||5th||Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club.|
|Michael McGinley||18 February 2016||6th||Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club.|