Newlands golf club Dublin

Newlands golf course Dublin

Newlands Golf Course

Newlands Club Crest

Newlands Golf Club is a magnificent 18-hole Parkland golf course with mature tree lined fairways and a great verity of golf holes that are testing and memorable. For example, the 11th is drivable if you decide, to try and take on the corner, fail and you are re-loading. The 17th at 437 metres requires two good blows to get home.

Newlands is the home club of Peter Lawrie, the first Irishman to become rookie of the year on the European Tour. I remember Peter as an amateur and was delighted to see him make the breakthrough to the European Tour having spent so much time on the satellite tour. Mark my words there is a lot more to come from this young golfer.

Newlands golf club used to have an old mansion of a clubhouse that was demolished around 1988 and a new clubhouse was constructed in a new location. The clubhouse blends into the landscape perfectly and provides for the golfers every need.

Green Fees Midweek: €40
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: N/A
Green Fees with a Member: €20
Green Fees for Opens: €20/30
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 964
Designer Nature
Founded 1926
Address

Clondalkin,
Dublin 22

Telephone 01-4593157
Email info@newlandsgolfclub.com
Website Newlands golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Gay Nolan
Captain: Paddy Butler
Lady Captain: Siobhan Byrne
President: Gerry Errity
Vice-Captains': Jack Dunne & Pam Power
Hon. Secretary: Dermot Peakin, Brendan O'Sullivan & Susan Dunphy
Club Pro: Karl O'Donnell 01-4593538
Hon. Treasurer: Peter Nalty, Paul Hackett & Rita Duffy
Comp. Secretary: Geoff Bryan & Sandra Rothwell
Newlands Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.309185
Long:-6.392283
*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: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Weekends (phone)
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days Pre-booking for open Tournaments: 14-days in advance

Newlands Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event. Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Friday 17 March   Closed 1
Vice-Captain's Prize Saturday 3 June
Sunday 4 June
Closed 2
Vice-Captain's Prize Sunday 4 June
  Closed 1
Professional's Prize to the Ladies Tuesday 6 June   Closed
1
President's Prize Saturday 10 June
Sunday 11 June Closed 2
President's Prize Sunday 11 June
  Closed 1  
Lady Captain's Prize (Q) Tuesday 20 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 24 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize (Q) Saturday 1 July
Sunday 2 July
Closed 2
Captain's Prize (Q) Sunday 2 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 8 July   Closed 1
Lady Vice-Captain's Prize Saturday 19 August   Closed 1
Jimmy Hackett Trophy Thursday 13 April   Inter-Club 1
Ladies Team Event
Thursday 27 April
  Open 1
Ladies Team Event Thursday 25 May   Open 1
Seniors 50+ 8am to 3.30pm Monday 19 June   Open 1
Ladies Team Event Thursday 29 June
  Open 1
Husband & Wife Mixed Foursomes Saturday 22 July   Open 1
Seniors 50+ 8am to 3.30pm Monday 14 August   Open 1
Ladies Team Event
Thursday 24 August   Open 1
Seniors 50+ 8am to 3.30pm Monday 18 September   Open 1
Seniors 50+ 8am to 3.30pm Monday 16 October   Open 1
Seniors 50+ 10am Shotgun
Monday 20 November   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 71 SSS 71 5,752 m
Red Par 73 SSS 73 5,155 m
Blue Par 71 SSS 72 5,960

Card

Hole No. Blue White Par Index Red Par Index
1 337 327 4 6
303 4 10
2 460 450 5 16 396 5 4
3 306 296 4 10 257 4 8
4 159 149 3 14 106 3 18
5 433 411 4 1 391 5 14
6 344 334 4 12
391 4 10
7 358 348 4 4
344
4 2
8 356 346 4 8
282 4 6
9 152 142 3 18
144 3 16
Out 2,905 2,803 35   2,514 36  
10 324 314 4 13 279 4 5
11 317 307
4 5
298 4 9
12 141 131 3 17 125 3 17
13 511 491 5 9
432 5 1
14 342 332 4 7
308 4 3
15 342 332 4 3
272 4 11
16 172 160 3 15 134 3 15
17 443 429 4 2 397 5 13
18 465 453 5 11 396 5 7
In 3,055 2,803 36   2,641 37  
Total 5,960 5,752 71   5,155 73  
SSS 72 51
    73    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record Am: 66 R. Burdon, P. Hanley Jnr. Pro: 68 Christy O' Connor

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

The Girls from Newlands Golf Club won the East Leinster Inter-Club Matchplay at Elm Park Golf Club on Wednesday 30th March 2014 when they beat Milltown “A” Team by 2-matches to 1-match.
The team on the day was Amy Condon (17) who won her match against Aileen Harnett (10) by 4 and 2, she was followed by Orlaith Leahy (22) who had a 2 and 1 win over Ellan O’Gorman (11), in the bottom match Eva Coughlan (23) lost out to Georgina Carr (13) by 4 and 2, the other member of the team was Laura Leahy and they were managed by Anna Usher.
They proceed to the All-Ireland Decider at Donaghadee Golf Club on 18th August 2014.

Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Irish Mixed Foursomes when they beat Castle Golf Club at Courtown Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches on Saturday 6th August 2011.

They made the journey to Athlone Golf Club to compete in the All-Ireland Finals on Saturday September 1st 2011; they were drawn against Connacht Champions Curra West Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final. They were lead by Tony Brannock with Clare Delahunty who beat Leo Kelly with Ann Fahy by 3 and 2, they were followed by Aidan Murphy with Denise Tobin who had a convincing 5 and 4 win over Kevin Cooney with Mary McDonagh, next up was Patrick Butler & Sandra Rothwell who went all the way up the 20th before conceding to point to Pakie Ryan with Martina McDonagh, the penultimate match of Barry Connell with Danny Colgan was lost to Frank Donohue with Carmel Cunningham by 2-holes, in the bottom match Ned Kelly with Anne Marie Hughes lost by 2-holes to Colin Donohue with Mary Kelly.

Newlands Golf Club bridged a 50-year gap when they won their 2nd FBD Barton Cup against Greystones Golf Club on Saturday 3rd September 2005. Remarkably Newlands had reach the final in 1955, 1965, 1975, 1985 and 1995, having won it in 1955 they subsequently lost out to Skerries in 1965, Lucan in 1975, Greystones in 1985 and St. Anne’s in 1995. Having lost 3 matches to 2 matches away they ended up winning 3 matches to 2 matches at home, so it was down to the two Dunne’s (no relations) Mark and Jack against Colm Dunne & Shane O’Connor  to go into a 3-hole play-off to decide where the pennant would go, they subsequently clinched the decider on the 3rd hole.

The team on the day was lead by Tony Brannock & Proinnsias O’Hailian against Alan Condren & Michael Joyce who lost their match on the 20th after Michael had an irregular heartbeat during the match. They were followed by Mark and Jack Dunne against P. Byrne & L. Moulton who won by 4 and 3, Paddy Butler & Ned Kelly lost to Colm Dunne & Shane O’Connor by 3 and 2, next on he tee were Lex Flavin & Derek Usher who won their match against N. Coen & I. Power on the 19th, the anchor team was Eddie Higgins & Tony Walsh against D. MacGabhan & H. McKeon who duly delivered the all important point with a 2 and 1 win, to bring the decider to a play-off.

The squad was Denis O’Brien, Gay Murphy, Declan Lacey, Eddie Higgins, Proinnsias O’Hailian, Tony Brannock, Declan Hughes, Tony Walsh, Derek Usher, Lex Flavin, Ned Kelly, Paddy Butler, Jack Dunne and Mark Dunne. They were jointly managed by Greg Walsh and Vincent Buggy.

Newlands team of Ian Lawrie (6), Dave Wilson (11), Liam Roche (15) and Keith Quinlan (20) were runners-up in the Mitsubishi-Irish Independent National Golf Challenge, when they returned 98 points at Luttrellstown Golf Club on September 18th 2002.

Ned Kelly teamed up with Anne McDonald of Knockanally at City West in the qualifiers of the Spar-Irish Independent National Mixed Pairs challenge in June 2001. They finished tied for second but were placed 3rd on a count-back. Anne playing off 26 and Ned playing off 12 returned 56 points and booked their place in the National Final at Adare Manor Golf & Country Club in August.

Cian Curley was selected to represent Ireland in the European Amateur Team Championship at Osterakers Golf Club in Stockholm, Sweden on Tuesday 6th to Saturday 10th July 2010. The others on the team were Paul Cutler Portstewart G. C., Alan Dunbar Rathmore G. C., Paul Dunne Greystones G. C., Dara Lernihan Castle G. C. and Pat Murray Limerick G. C., they were captained by Kevin Flanagan.

Prior to 2001:

Newlands Golf Club won the All-Ireland Irish Junior Cup at Royal Portrush G. C. in 1970, when the team was L. Kelly, L. O'Brien, P. Hanley, J, Buggy, and P.McGovern.

They won the All-IrelandPierce Purcell Shield at Royal Portrush G. C. in 1979, when the team was J. Wilson F. O'Connor, G. Walsh, R. Ward, D. Langan, I. Whelan, A. Donovan, C. Keenan, E. Nolan, A. Tolan, A. Brannock, R. Caffrey, T. Wilson, C. Aherne, Mal. Deveney, Michael Deveney and C. Brannock was player Manager.

They won the All-Ireland Irish Club Youths' Team Championship at Mullingar in 1995, when the team was Mark Dunne, Alan Coffey, Bryan O'Melia, Peter Lawrie, Stuart Banks and David Coffey, they were managed by Sean Coffey.

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

Cian Curley represented Ireland as a Senior International from 2007 to 2010 playing 21-times won 9-matches halved two and lost 10-matches accumulating 20-points. He represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level from 2007 to 2010 playing 24-times won 12-matches halved two and lost 10-matches accumulating 26-points. He represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial from 2005 to 2006 playing 8-times won 3-matches halved one and lost 4-matches accumulating 7-points;

Peter Lawrie represented Ireland as a Senior International from 1996 to 1997 playing 12-times won 8-matches and lost 4-matches accumulating 16-points. He represented Ireland at international Youths level from 1994 to 1995 playing 13-matches, won 9-matches halved one and lost 3-matches accumulating 19-points. He represented Ireland at Irish Boys level in 1991 playing 4-times won 1-match and lost 3-matches accumulating 2-points. He represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level from 1994 to 1997 playing 24-times won 18-matches halved two and lost 4-matches accumulating 38-points. He represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial from 1993 to 1995 playing 17-times won 11-matches halved two and lost 4-matches accumulating 24-points;

Brian Omelia represented Ireland as a Senior International from 1994 to 1997 playing 20-times won 10-matches halved four and lost 6-matches accumulating 24-points. He represented Ireland at international Youths level from 1993 to 1995 playing 4-matches, won 2-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 4-points. He represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level in 1997 playing 6-times won 4-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 8-points. He represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial from 1993 to 1994 playing 12-times won 5-matches halved two and lost 5-matches accumulating 12-points;

Andrew Hogan represented Ireland at international Youths level from 2007 to 2009 playing 10-matches won 5-matches and lost 5-matches accumulating 10-points. He represented Ireland at Irish Boys' level in 2006 playing 9-times won 6-matches halved two and lost 1-match accumulating 14-points. He represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level from 2007 to 2009 playing 11-times won 6-matches and lost 5-matches accumulating 12-points. He represented Leinster as a Youth’ Interprovincial in 2007 playing 6-times won 4-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 8-points; He represented Leinster at Boys  Interprovincial level from 2003 to 2006 playing 19-times won 11-matches halved one and lost 7-matches accumulating 23-points;

P. Butler represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level in 1985 playing 3-times won 2-matches and lost 1-match accumulating 4-points;

W. Hewitt represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level in 1939;

V. Buggy represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial from 1977 to 1981 playing 14-times won 8-matches and lost 6-matches accumulating 16-points;

P. Hanley represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial in 1972 playing 1-time;

A. Keogh represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial in 1971;

Mark Dunne represented Leinster at Boys' Interprovincial level in 1997 playing 6-times won 5-matches halved one and lost 0-matches accumulating 11-points;

History of Newlands

 Founded in 1926, originally located on lands near Ballymount and known as the Robin Hood Club. The club relocated to its present location at Newlands Cross on the Naas Road. They changed the name to Newlands Golf Club. With the introduction of the sporting lease legislation, the club purchased the land from McIneney the builders for the sum of £156,000. The original clubhouse was an old Georgian building located opposite the 3rd Fairway. In the 1980s the committee decided to build a new clubhouse, once approved by the members, they retained the services of Don Henihan architect. The new clubhouse is a very tasty design and fits into the background without disturbing the environment. They also set about upgrading the course, each club member bought a tree and about 750 new trees were planted. More recently another 50 mature oak trees were transplanted and the back nine were improved. The Bulmers Cups and Shields were played here in September 2001.

What the Club tells us:

For the first 15 years of its existence the Club was located in an area known as Robinhood, near Inchicore, about 4 miles south west of Dublin centre. During this period the Club was known as the Robinhood Golf Club. The formal club structure was abandoned for some years during the First World War but was restored again after the war was over. At this time ‘’Ben’’ Sayers, the famous Scottish golfer and course designer, was engaged to redesign the course.
By 1925 however the club had outgrown its 9 hole course in Robinhood and with no room to extend the course, the founding fathers of the Club, showing great foresight and wisdom, acquired a lease on the Newlands Demesne just 2 miles away at Newlands Cross on the main road leading south from the city. The Demesne included 120 acres of mature parkland estate together with an historic manor house dating back to the 17th century (see details below) 

James Braid, the famous Scottish course architect, was engaged to design a new 18 hole course on this old mature estate and in doing so he made full use of the many mature oak, beech, lime and other varieties of trees that decorated its rolling parkland.
To coincide with the move to this new course in 1926 the Club changed its name to Newlands Golf Club, reflecting the name of its historic new location.
In December 1975 the Club ensured its long term tenure on the Demesne when it purchased the freehold of the land.
By 1981 the old manor house of the Demesne that had served as the clubhouse had unfortunately reached the stage where it was gone beyond repair and it was replaced with a new modern clubhouse that is better able to serve the many needs of members and visitors today.
While the course has been modified over the intervening years and most recently upgraded under the guidance of Jeff Howes Golf Design it still retains many of the trademark features of its original James Braid design and many of the trees that date back to the original layout of the Demesne in the 17th century.
Today the course is noted for its mature tree lined fairways, USPGA standard sand based greens and bunkers built with the latest Sports Crete technology. It is now rightly considered to be one of the finest parkland courses in the country.
Over the years the Club has hosted many major competitions including The Irish Professional Championship in 1976 and the GUI All Ireland Cups and Shields Finals in 2001.

The earliest record of a house at Newlands was in 1577, when the surrounding lands were in the possession of the James Stanihurst, Recorder of the City of Dublin and Speaker of the Irish Parliaments of Edward VI, Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth I. Newland was subsequently the country seat of Daniel Molyneux, Ulster King of Arms 1597-1632.
Sir John Cole got possession of these lands about 1658 and sometime between then and his death in 1693 the Demesne as we know it today was laid out. The acreage and shape of the golf course still reflects much of the original layout as evidenced from the earliest Ordnance Survey map of 1837 and a manuscript map drawn up for Lord Kilwarden in 1802. Many of the features appearing in these early maps, including some of the original oak trees, are still evident in the landscape of the golf course today.
Cole’s son, Arthur, was ennobled as Baron Ranelagh but died without issue in 1754. The Earls of Enniskillen were descended from Sir John Cole through his daughter, Elizabeth.
The demesne was purchased by Arthur Wolfe, a prominent lawyer and MP, in 1776. Wolfe subsequently became Lord Chief Justice of Ireland and was raised to the peerage as Viscount Kilwarden. He had the misfortune to be assassinated on his way from Newlands to the city by some out-of-control insurgents during Robert Emmett’s rebellion in 1803.
After Kilwarden’s death, Newlands was rented by George Ponsonby for a couple of years when he was Lord Chancellor of Ireland 1806/07. He subsequently became Leader of the Whig party in the British House of Commons.
The White Quakers, under their leader, Joshua Jacob, occupied the Demesne from 1845 to 1851 and cultivated food crops on the land for their own consumption.
The last great jurist to occupy Newlands was Lord O’Brien of Kilfenora, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland, 1889-1913, who was in residence at the turn of the 20th century.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
D. Higgins 1990 Ladies Captain
K. O'Neill 1990 Ladies President
P. L. Murphy 1990 Men's Captain
C. O. Greene 1990 President
S. Keogh 1991 Ladies Captain
K. O'Neill 1991 Ladies President
D. J. Diviney 1991 Men's Captain
B. P. O'Neill 1991 President
Lila Crossan 1992 Ladies Captain
Margaret Jones 1992 Ladies President
D. J. Murray 1992 Men's Captain
B. P. O'Neill 1992 President
Cait Conlon 1993 Ladies Captain
Margaret Jones 1993 Ladies President
E. Bryan 1993 Men's Captain
M. Meehan 1993 President
Anne Heslin 1994 Ladies Captain
Margaret Jones 1994 Ladies President
P. A. Murphy 1994 Men's Captain
M. Meehan 1994 President
Terry Slattery 1995 Ladies Captain
L. McGuirk 1995 Ladies President
T. N. Murphy 1995 Men's Captain
M. Meehan 1995 President
Mary O'Mahoney 1996 Ladies Captain
L. McGuirk 1996 Ladies President
C. O. Greene 1996 Men's Captain
J. J. Curran 1996 President
Margaret McGrane 1997 Ladies Captain
L. McGuirk 1997 Ladies President
T. Dunne 1997 Men's Captain
J. J. Curran 1997 President
Sheila Hughes 1998 Ladies Captain
Dorrie Higgins 1998 Ladies President
P. J. Fogarty 1998 Men's Captain
J. J. Curran 1998 President
Geraldine McGovern 1999 Ladies Captain
Dorrie Higgins 1999 Ladies President
G. Walsh 1999 Men's Captain
J. C. McKernan 1999 President
Noreen Wilson 2000 Ladies Captain
Dorrie Higgins 2000 Ladies President
Shane McFadden 2000 Men's Captain
J. C. McKernan 2000 President
Violet Twomey 2001 Ladies Captain
Emer O'Neill 2001 Ladies President
Aiden Keogh 2001 Men's Captain
Margaret Hughes 2002 Ladies Captain
Violet Twomey 2002 Ladies President
Sean McEvoy 2002 Men's Captain
Michael O'Halloran 2002 President
Margaret Carroll 2003 Ladies Captain
Emer O'Neill 2003 Ladies President
Des Binley 2003 Men's Captain
John O'Callaghan 2003 President
Mary Kelly 2004 Ladies Captain
Kyran O'Mahoney 2004 Men's Captain
John O'Callaghan 2004 President
Elizabeth Donovan 2005 Ladies Captain
Bill Dunne 2005 Men's Captain
John O'Callaghan 2005 President
Sheila Maher 2006 Ladies Captain
Seamus McHugh 2006 Men's Captain
Shane McFadden 2006 President
Irene McCabe 2007 Ladies Captain
Sean Heffernan 2007 Men's Captain
Shane McFadden 2007 President
Emer O'Neill 2008 Ladies Captain
Billy Hughes 2008 Men's Captain
Greg Walsh 2008 President
Sally Mountaine 2009 Ladies Captain
Denis O'Brien 2009 Men's Captain
Greg Walsh 2009 President
Carmel Ryan 2010 Ladies Captain
Tommy Wilson 2010 Men's Captain
John McKernan 2010 President
Patricia Heffernan 2011 Ladies Captain
Gerry Errity 2011 Men's Captain
John McKernan 2011 President
Susan Byrne 2012 Ladies Captain
Jim Whelan 2012 Men's Captain
Margaret Carroll 2012 President
Deirdre Balfe 2013 Ladies Captain
Greg Ryan 2013 Men's Captain
Margaret Carroll 2013 President
Anne Croft 2014 Ladies Captain
Liam Branigan 2014 Men's Captain
Margaret Carroll 2014 President
Mary K. O'Mahony 2015 Ladies Captain
Dermott Bradshaw 2015 Men's Captain
Michael Harbourne 2015 President
Genevieve Tracy 2016 Ladies Captain
Tony Brannock 2016 Men's Captain
Gerry Errity 2016 President
Siobhan Byrne 2017 Ladies Captain
Paddy Butler 2017 Men's Captain
Gerry Errity
2017 President
E. Murphy (3) 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
O. Heffernan (5) 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
M. O'Connell (6) 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Cameron Raymond (-1)
2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
Alec Myles (-1)
2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
Jack Whelan (0)
2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Newlands

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Brendan O'Brien 25 January 1986 12th   122 m
Brendan O'Brien 17 May 1990 7th   199 m
Brendan O'Brien 28 February 1993 12th   122 m
Liam Quinn 15 April 1998 12th   131 m
Brendan O'Brien 23 July 1999 12th   134 m
Brendan O'Brien 3 March 2001 4th   153 m
Mary O'Callaghan 28 May 2002 12th   109 m
Terry Keogh 2 July 2002 12th   109 m
Lila Crossan 13 April 2002 16th   133 m
B. Glynn 15 September 2002 9th   175 m
Oliver Mountaineon 20 September 2002 16th   133 m
Ronnie Webb 21 September 2002 12th   130 m
Margaret Hughes 10 June 2003 4th   103 m
Eileen Curran 20 September 2003 12th   109 m
Brendan O’Brien 5 November 2003 16th   150 m
Bernadette Quinlan 2 March 2004 12th   80 m
Peg Kelly 30 March 2004 16th   133 m
John McCabe 17 April 2004 4th   145 m
Brendan Dolan 30 May 2004 16th   133 m
Denis G. Keegan 11 July 2004 4th   153 m
Clare Kenny 24 July 2004 4th   103 m
Vincent J. McGrane 15 August 2004 16th   150 m
Aidan Keogh 21 November 2004 16th   178 m
Denise Slattery 15 March 2005 4th   100m
Kevin McPartlin 3 July 2005 4th   153 m
Alma Doyle 21 July 2005 12th   109 m
Paul Weber 24 July 2005 16th   170 m
Barney Champion 7 October 2006 12th   136 m
Violet Twomey 17 April 2007 12th   113 m
Margaret McGrane 28 March 2009 9th   130 m