Newlands golf club Dublin
Newlands Golf Course
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|
|Website||Newlands golf club website|
|Lady Captain:||Pam Power|
|Vice-Captains':||Lex Flavin & Marie Harpur|
|Hon. Secretary:||Dermot Peakin, Brendan O'Sullivan & Bernie Keppel|
|Club Pro:||Karl O'Donnell 01-4593538|
|Hon. Treasurer:||Peter Nalty, Paul Hackett & Elizabeth Fehily|
|Comp. Secretary:||Paul Errity & Una Holden|
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 2018 provisional*
|Open & Major Fixtures 2018 (to be Confirmed)|
|Captains' Drive-In||Saturday 17 March||Closed||1|
|Vice-Captain's Prize||Saturday 2 June
||Sunday 3 June
|Vice-Captain's Prize||Sunday 3 June
|Professional's Prize to the Ladies||Tuesday 5 June||Closed
|President's Prize||Saturday 8 June
||Sunday 9 June||Closed||2|
|President's Prize||Sunday 9 June
|Lady Captain's Prize (Q)||Tuesday 19 June||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize||Saturday 23 June||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize (Q)||Saturday 7 July
||Sunday 8 July
|Captain's Prize (Q)||Sunday 8 July||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize||Saturday 14 July||Closed||1|
|Lady Vice-Captain's Prize||Saturday 18 August||Closed||1|
|Jimmy Hackett Trophy||Thursday 29 March
|Ladies Team Event
||Thursday 26 April
|Ladies Team Event||Thursday 24 May||Open||1|
|Seniors 50+ 8am to 3.30pm||Monday 18 June||Open||1|
|Ladies Team Event||Thursday 28 June
|Husband & Wife Mixed Foursomes||Saturday 21 July||Open||1|
|Seniors 50+ 8am to 3.30pm||Monday 13 August||Open||1|
|Ladies Team Event
||Thursday 23 August||Open||1|
|Seniors 50+ 8am to 3.30pm||Monday 17 September||Open||1|
|Seniors 50+ 8am to 3.30pm||Monday 15 October||Open||1|
|Seniors 50+ 10am Shotgun
||Monday 19 November||Open||1|
Card of the Course
|White||Par 71 SSS 71 5,752 m|
|Red||Par 73 SSS 73 5,155 m|
|Blue||Par 71 SSS 72 5,960|
Men's Course Record Am: 66 R. Burdon, P. Hanley Jnr. Pro: 68 Christy O' Connor
Ladies Course Record:
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
|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|
|Anne Heslin||1994||Ladies Captain|
|Margaret Jones||1994||Ladies President|
|P. A. Murphy||1994||Men's Captain|
|Terry Slattery||1995||Ladies Captain|
|L. McGuirk||1995||Ladies President|
|T. N. Murphy||1995||Men's Captain|
|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|
|Margaret Carroll||2003||Ladies Captain|
|Emer O'Neill||2003||Ladies President|
|Des Binley||2003||Men's Captain|
|Mary Kelly||2004||Ladies Captain|
|Kyran O'Mahoney||2004||Men's Captain|
|Elizabeth Donovan||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Bill Dunne||2005||Men's Captain|
|Sheila Maher||2006||Ladies Captain|
|Seamus McHugh||2006||Men's Captain|
|Irene McCabe||2007||Ladies Captain|
|Sean Heffernan||2007||Men's Captain|
|Emer O'Neill||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Billy Hughes||2008||Men's Captain|
|Sally Mountaine||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Denis O'Brien||2009||Men's Captain|
|Carmel Ryan||2010||Ladies Captain|
|Tommy Wilson||2010||Men's Captain|
|Patricia Heffernan||2011||Ladies Captain|
|Gerry Errity||2011||Men's Captain|
|Susan Byrne||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Jim Whelan||2012||Men's Captain|
|Deirdre Balfe||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Greg Ryan||2013||Men's Captain|
|Anne Croft||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Liam Branigan||2014||Men's Captain|
|Mary K. O'Mahony||2015||Ladies Captain|
|Dermott Bradshaw||2015||Men's Captain|
|Genevieve Tracy||2016||Ladies Captain|
|Tony Brannock||2016||Men's Captain|
|Siobhan Byrne||2017||Ladies Captain|
|Paddy Butler||2017||Men's Captain|
|Pam Power||2018||Ladies Captain|
|Jack Dunne||2018||Men's Captain|
|E. Murphy (3)||2018||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
|O. Heffernan (5)||2018||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
|M. O'Connell (6)||2018||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
|Cameron Raymond (-1)
||2018||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Alec Myles (-1)
||2018||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Jack Whelan (0)
||2018||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|