Howth golf club Dublin
Howth Golf Course
This 18-hole, Par 71 5,742 m, course with a standard scratch of 69 off both tees, was designed by James Baird, the famous Scottish golfer and course architect. He won five British Open Championships and was the architect of the prestigious King’s Course at Gleneagles. Howth Golf Club is a heathland course, offering any golfer - novice or expert - a most enjoyable and challenging game.
The clubhouse at Howth is a fine building of great character, situated in a commanding position overlooking the Howth-Dublin coastline. The facilities are spacious and comfortable, making it a perfect place to relax after a game or just meet friends in pleasant surroundings. The Carrickbrack Lounge and restaurant accommodates parties of up to 180, and in the Shielmartin Room, the club’s bar and lounge, snacks are also served by efficient and pleasant staff.
Howth Golf Club always extends a warm welcome to visitors who wish to play the course. Corporate outings are fully catered for, as are societies and groups, with generous tee times available Monday through Friday and green fees for groups of 12 or more.
|Green Fees Sunday to Thursday:||€50|
|Green Fees Friday/Saturday & B.H.:||€50|
|Green Fees with a Member:||€20|
|Green Fees for Opens:||€15|
|Full Membership Available:||Yes|
|Full Membership Fee:||€1,350|
|Full 5-Day Membership Fee:||€905|
|Website||Howth golf club website|
|Lady Captain:||Carmel Walshe|
|Junior Captain:||Matthew Duignan|
|Vice-Captains':||George Kearns & Derval Magann|
|Hon. Secretary:||Michael Dunphy, Ronan Carberry & Bridie Byrne|
|Club Pro:||John McGuirk 01-8392617|
|Hon. Treasurer:||Colin Maynard, Charles Stewart & Mary Geraghty|
|Comp. Secretary:||Kevin O Riordan & Deirdre Ward|
General Facts & Information
|Course opening hours: Daylight hours||Clubhouse opening hours:8.00am to 10.00pm|
|Mobile phones: Not on course
||Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim|
|Catering:Full catering facilities||Days to Avoid: Weekends & Wednesdays|
|Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days||Pre-booking for open Tournaments: 21 Days in advance|
Howth Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*
|Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)|
|Captains' Drive-In||Saturday 7 January||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize (Q)||Saturday 10 June||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize||Saturday 17 June||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize (Q)||Saturday 1 July||Closed||1
|Captain's Prize||Saturday 8 July||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize to the Juniors
||Tuesday 25 July||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize to the Men
||Saturday 12 August||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize to the Ladies
||Saturday 12 August||Closed||1|
|L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford 50+||Tuesday 4 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford 50+||Tuesday 9 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford 50+||Tuesday 13 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford 50+||Tuesday 4 July||Open||1|
|Start of Open Week||Sunday 9 July||Saturday 15 July||Open||7
|4-Person Team Event
||Sunday 9 July||Open||1|
|Ladies 4-Person Team Event||Monday 10 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Tuesday 11 July||Open||1|
|Ladies 2-Person Team Event||Wednesday 12 July||Open||1|
|12-Hole Fourball V-Par from 3pm
||Thursday 13 July||Open||1|
|4-Man Team Event Stableford 11am to 4pm
||Friday 14 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford 6.30 to 12 noon
||Saturday 15 July||Open||1|
|Mixed Greensomes Stableford 12 noon to 3.00pm
||Saturday 15 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford 50+||Tuesday 1 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford 50+||Tuesday 5 September||Open||1|
|Final L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford 50+||Tuesday 3 October||Open||1|
Card of the Course
|White||Par 71 SSS 71 5,700 m|
|Yellow||Par 71 SSS 70 5,437 m|
|Red||Par 72 SSS 74 4,943 m|
Men's Course Record Am: 65 I. Irving, Pro: 71
Ladies Course Record: 68 Fiona Newport (4)
Howth Golf Club won the Fingal Seniors' Trophy in 2004, when the team was, Dick Conway, Cyril Lynch, Peter Mulhall, Peadar MacCanna, Brian Staines, Jim Clune, Pat McGrath, Peter Faherty, Tom Lowe, Eamon Whelan, Fred Newell, Neil Paul and Muiris Heron, they were managed by John Robinson and Michael Kelly.
They won the Uden Cup in 2003, when the team was, George Elliott, Noel Coates, Brian Lynch, Maurice Connolly, Myles Cronin, Pearse Scarlet, and Paul Bourke, they were selected by Michael Askey and managed by David Coleman and Noel Kennedy.
The Ladies of Howth Golf Club won the Autumn Teams Cup in 2003, when the team was, Fiona Staunton, Karen O'Brien, Olive Coyle, Mary Judge, Marie Harte, Ann Lowth, Ann Coleman, Gillian Guinness and Claire Walsh, they were captained by Aveen Magnet and Paddy Cagney,
Prior to 2001
Howth Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield in 1970, when the team was, R. A. Fitzpatrick, R. Hayes, C. Gardner, B. Doyle, G. McKeown, J. McDermott, J. Moore, C. McMahon, J. Todd, P. Dolan, J. Whitty, J. Carberry and R. Fitzharris. They were also Leinster Champions in 1974.
Howth Golf Club won the FBD Barton Cup in 1992, when the team was, E. Hyland, C. Gallagher, E. Brady, K. Herbert, F. Grimes, T. Nolan, E. Daly, J. Clancy. M. Lambe, P. Lambe, L. Brady, H. Flood, S. McLoughlin and T. O'Connor, they were managed by T. McDonnell and P. Ruttle.
They won the FBD Barton Cup in 1957, when the team was, S. O'Brien, D. Duff, M. Reid, W. Walsh, M. Cronin, A. Facey, T. Connolly, P. Donovan, P. Lordan, M. Corcoran and C. Archer.
They first won the FBD Barton Cup in 1927, when the team was, T. R. Murray, J. W. Bourke, E. M. Stuart, P. J. Hanlon, T. L. Quane, D. A. McAdey, H. S. Healy, J. Middleton, F. W. Kelly, M. McMahon, T. J. Phelan and J. R. Redmond.
Howth won the McDonnell Cup in 1990, when the team was, M. Gray, C. Holmes, M. Clarke, D. O'Neill, P. J. Lordan, P. O'Callaghan, M. McGlain, J. McKnight, S. Hanrahan, M. Furlong, P. Scarlett, J. Dolan, G. Guinan, T. Lambe, P. McGrath, C. Pierce, P. King, P. Curran, M. Hannigan and P. Mulhall, they were managed by A. Brophy and G. Kiely.
They won it in 1987, when the team was, Maurice Connolly, Larry O'Neill, Paddy Farnon, Dermot Flanagan, Seamus Hanrahan, Dermot McNeice, Gerry Ciely, Pat Lambe, Noel Kennedy, Peter Whelan and Jim Dolan, they were managed by Jim McDermott.
Howth Golf Club won the Hibernian Insurance Metropolitan Trophy and the Hibernian Leinster Trophy in 1987, when the team was, N. Harkin, T. O'Reilly, C. McMahon, J. Richardson, J. Cookes, E. Golding, P. O'Brien, H. Flood, K. P. Walsh, D. McKenna, T. McDermott, T. Durran and P. Keenan, they were managed by P. Patton and P. Mulhall.
They won it in 1985, when the team was, E. Daly, P. Redmond, E. Golding, M. Reid, G. Rooney, J. Richardson, L. O'Reilly, J. O'Connell, J. Blake, P. Fitzgerald, H. Flood, N. Harkin, D. Finn and J. Foran, they were managed by P. S. Patton and P. Mulhall.
They won it in 1974, when the team was, J. Byrne, K. J. Hutson, S. Cannon, J. O'Connell, C. McMahon, P. Redmond, N. Kelly, J. Carberry, T. Walsh, N. Harkin and P. Fitzgerald, they were managed by D. C. Melia.
Howth Golf Club won the Best Cup in 1986, when the team was, M. Gray, S. O'Briain, J. Granger, N. O'Brien, W. Keegan, S. Hanrahan, M. McGloin, D. Toomey, D. Will, P. Whelan, D. Appleby, J. Gribben and R. McLoughlin, they were managed by P. Williams.
Howth won the Best Cup in 1984, when the team was, P. O'Sullivan, G. O'Brien, S. Haughey, S. McCarthy, C. Moore, N. O'Brien, P. O'Reilly, C. O'Donnell, S. Hanrahan, W. Moen, J. Cribben, T. Maher, D. Appleby, M. Donovan and H. Reynolds, they were managed by D. Byrne and D. O'Neill.
They won it in 1981, when the team was, P. Curran, J. Grainger, C. Lynch, H. Reynolds, N. Gray, R. Wickham, L. Murray, M. Gahan, P. McGrath, M. Donovan, S. Adamson, P. Noonan, V. Quinn, D. O'Neill and C. Morris they were managed by D. C. Melia.
Howth Golf Club won the Uden Cup in 1974, when the team was, G. Kiely, T. Feehan, T. McHugh, B. Grant, E. Golding, D. Rea, P. Cauldwell, R. Fitzharris, A. Finlay, B. Falvey and P. O'Brien, they were managed by T. Murray.
Howth won the Leinster Golfers Alliance, Irish Times Shield, at Edmondstown Golf Club in 1984, when the team was, N. O'Brien, S. McLoughlin and N. Murphy, they were managed by M. Reid.
Howth Golf Club were Leinster runners-up in the Irish Junior Cup at Newlands Golf Club in 1961, when the team was, Reggie Bradshaw, Jack Farrell, Aubrey Weir, Paddy Lordan, Paddy Kane, C. B. Archer and D. M. Duff.
The Ladies of Howth Golf Club won the Daily Mail Matchplay Foursomes at Limerick Golf Club in 1993, with Denise Quinn and Marie Stanley.
The Girls' were Leinster Club Champions and All-Ireland Finalists in the Smurfit in 1998, when the team was, Mary Goode, Brona McGinley and Adrienne Walsh, they were captained by Colette Cassidy.
The Legendary Sheila Steele has won 7 Lady Captain's Prizes at Howth Golf Club and just for good measure she also won a Captain's prize at Greenore G. C.
Cathal McDermott came 3rd in the Leinster section of the McGuirk Golf Junior Open at Rathsallagh G. C., in April, 1999, with a score of 41 pts.
On the 15th Oct., 1997, Monica Cagney had an albatross on the-208 metre 9th at Howth Golf Club.
Simon Behan, a member of the Famous Dublin All Ireland team, in 1963 and a member of Howth, brother of John Irelands most famous sculptor, hasn't lost his winning ways, when he won the June medal in 1999 with a magnificent score of 61. Simon is P. R. Manager at Texaco who sponsored the competition.
Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;
Eamonn Brady represented Ireland at Irish Boys level in 1992 playing 9-times won 2-matches and lost 7-matches accumulating 4-points;
History of Howth
Instituted 1916 affiliated 1919
The original proposed name for Howth Golf Club, was Kilrock Golf Club. The provisional committee in 1916 was headed by Mr. Gaisford St. Laurence and Rt. Hon. Justice Boyd. Mr. Barcroft, the Secretary of the Royal Dublin Golf Club, laid out a nine-hole course on the Hill of Howth.
Mr. Butson, a former employee of the Jameson family and a keen golfer, opened the course as a proprietary venture. Members were invited to join with the annual fee at two guineas. It would appear to have had a slow start and the first Captain was Eddie Stuart, elected in 1916.
It was not until Mr. Butson’s interest was bought out in 1918, that the club established itself on a firm footing. James Braid, who won the British Open five times, laid out an additional nine holes in 1926, for a fee of 28 guineas. W. T. Cosgrave, as President of the executive council, opened the new holes in June, 1929.
Roll of Honour
|Susan Curran||1990||Ladies Captain|
|Patrick S. Patton||1990||Men's Captain|
|C. Gaisford St. Lawrence||1990||President|
|Adele Keegan||1991||Ladies Captain|
|Bertie O'Brien||1991||Men's Captain|
|C. Gaisford St. Lawrence||1991||President|
|Marie Nolan||1992||Ladies Captain|
|Gerry Murphy||1992||Men's Captain|
|C. Gaisford St. Lawrence||1992||President|
|Colette Cassidy||1993||Ladies Captain|
|Seamus Hanrahan||1993||Men's Captain|
|C. Gaisford St. Lawrence||1993||President|
|Carmel MacCanna||1994||Ladies Captain|
|Errol Golding||1994||Men's Captain|
|C. Gaisford St. Lawrence||1994||President|
|Mary Murphy||1995||Ladies Captain|
|Louis Crowe||1995||Men's Captain|
|C. Gaisford St. Lawrence||1995||President|
|Betty Byrne||1996||Ladies Captain|
|Michael Hannigan||1996||Men's Captain|
|C. Gaisford St. Lawrence||1996||President|
|Eileen McGrath||1997||Ladies Captain|
|Liam D. Moen||1997||Men's Captain|
|C. Gaisford St. Lawrence||1997||President|
|Joyce Hanrahan||1998||Ladies Captain|
|Joe Carberry||1998||Men's Captain|
|C. Gaisford St. Lawrence||1998||President|
|Florrie Clarke||1999||Ladies Captain|
|Pierce Redmond||1999||Men's Captain|
|C. Gaisford St. Lawrence||1999||President|
|Marie Stanley||2000||Ladies Captain|
|Bernie Dillon||2000||Men's Captain|
|C. Gaisford St. Lawrence||2000||President|
|Lauri Linehan||2001||Ladies Captain|
|Sean O'Brien||2001||Men's Captain|
|C. Gaisford St. Lawrence||2001||President|
|Fiona Newport||2002||Ladies Captain|
|Dermot Toomey||2002||Men's Captain|
|C. Gaisford St. Lawrence||2002||President|
|Joan Burgess||2003||Ladies Captain|
|Don Mahony||2003||Men's Captain|
|C. Gaisford St. Lawrence||2003||President|
|Bernadette Grant||2004||Ladies Captain|
|David Coleman||2004||Men's Captain|
|C. Gaisford St. Lawrence||2004||President|
|Aideen Jeffares||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Dominic Coleman||2005||Men's Captain|
|C. Gaisford St. Lawrence||2005||President|
|Mary Beddy||2006||Ladies Captain|
|Ciaran Mulhall||2006||Men's Captain|
|C. Gaisford St. Lawrence||2006||President|
|Louise Mahon||2007||Ladies Captain|
|Paddy Crosbie||2007||Men's Captain|
|C. Gaisford St. Lawrence||2007||President|
|Niamh O'Keeffe||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Paddy Archer||2008||Men's Captain|
|C. Gaisford St. Lawrence||2008||President|
|Maura Dorgan||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Michael O'Hanlon||2009||Men's Captain|
|C. Gaisford St. Lawrence||2009||President|
|Gillian Blake||2010||Ladies Captain|
|Liam Cahill||2010||Men's Captain|
|C. Gaisford St. Lawrence||2010||President|
|Breda Mullally||2011||Ladies Captain|
|Bernard Byrne||2011||Men's Captain|
|C. Gaisford St. Lawrence||2011||President|
|Aveen Magner-Lyons||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Eamonn Brennan||2012||Men's Captain|
|C. Gaisford St. Lawrence||2012||President|
|Theresa Gray||2013||Ladies Captain|
|C. Gaisford St. Lawrence||2013||President|
|Breda Swan||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Muiris Heron||2014||Men's Captain|
|C. Gaisford St. Lawrence||2014||President|
|Mary Judge||2015||Ladies Captain|
|Joseph Richardson||2015||Men's Captain|
|Brenda Flynn||2016||Ladies Captain|
|Patrick Cooney||2016||Men's Captain|
|Carmel Walshe||2017||Ladies Captain|
|Michael O’Connor||2017||Men's Captain|
|Laura Doherty (6)||2017||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
|Sam Irving (0)||2017||Lowest Men's Handicap|
Holes in One at Howth
|Member||Date||Hole No.||Club Used||Distance|
|Sheila Steele||8th||116 m|
|Cyril Lynch||4th||150 m|
|Noel Murphy||8th||116 m|
|Patrick King||16 July 1989||8th||134 m|
|Ray Quilligan||8 June 1994||9th||Albatross||250 m|
|Phil Redmond||1 August 1995||15th||125 m|
|John McGeehan||18 June 1997||9th||Albatross||287 m|
|Art O’Connor||21 July 1997||9th||Albatross||245 m|
|Monica Cagney||15 October 1997||9th||Albatross||208 m|
|Frances Lappin||10 June 1998||8th||116 m|
|Philip Hyland||1 July 1999||4th||150 m|
|Peter Mulhall||15 July 1999||4th||150 m|
|Padraic Trimble||24 July 1999||8th||116 m|
|Niall Harkin||5 September 1999||9th||253 m|
|William Rutherford||17 November 1999||6th||165 m|
|Barry Swan||1 August 2000||8th||116 m|
|Pierce Redmond||1 October 2000||4th||145 m|
|Noel Coates||18 April 2002||4th||143 m|
|Kay Deasy||7 September 2002||15th||134 m|
|Pearse Scarlett||3 April 2003||4th||150 m|
|Daragh Fogarty||10 April 2003||4th||143 m|
|Michael J. Connolly||7 August 2003||4th||143 m|
|Sean O'Sullivan||11 December 2004||15th||133 m|
|Peter P. Gillett||21 July 2005||15th||133 m|
|Pat McGrath||14 September 2006||9th||Albatross||245 m|
|Daragh Clune||28 May 2005||8th||131 m|
|Lorcan Mallon||30 July 2009||4th||154 m|
|Eddie Hyland||10 August 2009||15th||141 m|