Greenisland golf club Antrim

Greenisland golf course Antrim

Greenisland Golf Course

Greenisland Club Crest

Greenisland is a very mature 9-hole Parkland Course designed by Middleton 6,090 yards off the white stakes with a Par of 71 and a standard scratch of 69 and a course record of 68. A stream transverse the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th fairways with mature trees festooning the course. The 5th at 389 metres dogleg right with strategically placed bunkers will feel like a birdie if you manage to walk off with a five.

Greenisland is steeped in history and as is the norm with Irish Golf Clubs the visitor is always extended the warmest of welcomes.

Green Fees Midweek: £15
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: £20
Green Fees with a Member: £8/15
Green Fees for Opens: £20
Practice Area: No
Club Hire: No
Buggy Hire: £20
Soft Spikes: No
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee +Levies: £818
Full Lady Associate Membership Fee: £541
Full Junior Membership Fee: £157
Full Juvenile Membership Fee: £119
Full Social Membership Fee: £136
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 9
Members 437
Designer H. Middleton
Founded 1894

156 Upper Road,
Co. Antrim
BT38 8RW

Telephone +44 (0)28-90- 862236
Website Greenisland golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Fred Trotter
Captain: Gary Allen
Lady Captain Rosie Bacon
Presidents': Grahame Richardson & Maggie Cole
Junior Boys Captain: Alex Montgomery
Junior Girls Captain: Clodagh Scott
Vice-Captains': None
Hon. Secretary: Geoff Pearson & Deborah Yea
Club Pro: None
Hon. Treasurer: Cyril Beattie & Laura Watson
Comp. Secretary: Geoff Pearson & Anne Clarke
Greenisland Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 12.00am to 11.00pm Summer
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering facilities Days to Avoid: Sundays & Bank Holidays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Greenisland Golf Club Fixtures 2023 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2023 (Confirmed)        
Event* Start Finish Type Duration
President's Prize Sunday 4 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 24 June
  Closed 1
Junior Captain's Prize Sunday 6 August   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize
Saturday 12 August
  Closed 1
Start of Open Week Tuesday 6 June Sunday 11 June Open 7
Seniors Singles Stableford Monday 26 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 27 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 28 June   Open 1
Junior Singles Stableford Wednesday 28 June   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Thursday 29 June   Open 1
L. & G. Texas Scramble Stableford
Friday 30 June   Open 1
Single Strokes
Saturday 1 July
  Open 1
Mixed Greensomes
Sunday 2 July
  Open 1
Senior Scratch Cup Sunday 10 September   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

White Par 71 SSS 69 6,090 yd's
Red Par 72 SSS 72 5,315 yd's
Green Par 71 SSS 68 5,723 yd's


Hole No. White Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 341 285 4 2
273 4 4
2 406 387 4 7 360 4 7
3 491 478 5 13 413 5 11
4 354 325 4 9
332 4 5
5 529 480 5 4
371 4 1
6 209 186 3 11
142 3 18
7 357 353 4 6 367 4 9
8 101 90 3 17 86 3 15
9 325 313 4 15 299 4 13
Out 3,123 2,897 36   2,643 36  
10 353 285 4 3
314 4 2
11 381 387 4 8
347 4 8
12 484 478 5 10
466 5 10
13 334 325 4 1 311 4 12
14 425 409 4 12 402 5 3
15 189 186 3 10 168 3 16
16 367 353 4 5 292 4 6
17 93 90 3 18 83 3 17
18 339 313 5 16 309 4 14
In 2,967 2,826 35   2,672 36  
Total 6,090 5,723 71   5,315 72  
SSS 69 68     72

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 68 S. Kyle

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

The Ladies of Greenisland Golf Club were Runners-Up in the Quarter-Final of the Irish Women’s Fourball at Greenore Golf Club on Saturday 26th August 2023 when they lost out to Dundalk by 4-matches to 1-match.
In the top match, Myraid Craig with Lee Ann Clarke lost their match by the minimum against Elaine Ward with Grainne Mullins, they were followed by Margaret Brown with Laura Watson lost their match by 3 and 2 against Gillian Mc Donnell with Judy McDonough, the next match of Rebecca Noble with Mary Andrews against Katie Rowland with Sally McDonnell was halved, in the penultimate match Louise Noble with Nuala Parkes lost their match by 5 and 4 against Jacinta Foran with Ide McDermott and in the bottom match Clare Winning with Louise McDowell drew their match against Anna Rowland with Mary Lou Grennan.   

The Ladies of Greenisland Golf Club won the Final of the North Ulster Women’s Fourball at Donegal Golf Club on Saturday 5th August 2023 when they beat Dunfanaghy Golf Club by 4-matches to 1-match.

This is the first All-Ireland pennant that Greenisland Golf Club has won in it's 121 years history, they reached the Ulster Final in 2015 but fell short, for an 9-hole course to come back and win the following year is an unbelievable achievement. Well done.

Greenisland Golf Club won the Ulster Final of the Irish Junior Cup in 2015 when they beat City-of-Derry Golf Club by 4-matches to 1-match in the Quarter-Final, followed by a 3-matches to 2-matches win over Fortwilliam Golf Club in the Semi-Final and accounted for Lurgan Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches in the decider.

They made the long journey to Carton House to compete in the All-Ireland Finals and were drawn against Munster Champions Douglas Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Wednesday 16th September.

They were led out by Andrew Ervine who went all the way to the 19th before putting the first point on the board against Darren Hourihan, he was followed by Jamie Campbell who beat Adam McSweeney by 4 and 3, next up was John Armstrong who lost his match against Philip Quinn by 4 and 3, in the penultimate match David Winning lost out to John Boylan by 6 and 5, in the bottom match Michael Hayes had a wonderful 1-up win over Barry O'Sullivan-Geaney.

They met Connaught Champions Westport Golf Club in the All-Ireland decider on the Thursday morning. Once again Andrew Ervine was first to tee off against Tony Bree and recorded an early win when he recorded a 4 and 3 win, he was followed by Jamie Campbell who went down to Anto Browne by 2 and 1, the next match John Armstrong against David Scott was where the green pennant was clinched being the last match out went all the way to the 18th before he recorded a 1-up win and Greenisland’s first All-Ireland success, the penultimate match of David Winning against Sam Gillivan went 3 and 2 to the Mayo men, in the bottom match Michael Hayes had a very comfortable 5 and 4 win over Fergus Rothwell.      

They were captained by Johnny Greer, club captain George Boyd the other member of the team was Jamie Dwyer.

GoGolfing wish to congratulate Greenisland Golf Club’s Junior Cup team on lifting their first National Pennant, well done lads.

Greenisland won the Holt Shield when defeating Ardglass in the final on the 7th of October 2001.

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

B. O’Brien* represented Ireland as a Senior International from 1902 to 1906;

L. Campbell represented Ulster in the Senior Interprovincial’s in 1897 playing 1-time won 0-matches and lost 1-match accumulating 0-points;

W. B. Fennell represented Ulster in the Senior Interprovincial’s from 1897 to 1903 playing 7-times won 3-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 3-points;

Stewart Kyle represented Ulster at the Boys Interprovincial Championships from 1995 to 1996 playing 12-times won 6-matches halved three and lost 3-matches accumulating 15-points;

History of Greenisland

Instituted 1894 affiliated 1896

The Belfast Newsletter on 11th June 1984 reports the following. "On Sunday last a number of local gentleman met at the "Knockage" in connection with formation of this new club and inspected the proposed links. It was resolved, at a meeting held subsequently Mr. Berkeley D. Wise, C. E., in the chair, to form the above club provided satisfactory arrangements can be made with the holders of the land"

The Sportsman's Holiday Guide 1896 reads "The Greenisland club has its links close to Greenisland station. The putting greens mostly artificial, have been laid with seaside turf. There is an excellent clubhouse. The course, which consists of nine holes, commands fine views."

Mr. Alex Day, the professional at the Royal Belfast Golf Club, laid out the nine-hole course and he brought the material for the construction of the greens all the way from Magilligan Strand, by rail, free of charge to the club.

The first President was Colonel McCalmont C. B. It had a membership of 168, in 1896, and the club had 120 lady members by 1897.

What the Club tells us:

“It is important to remember that Greenisland Golf Club does not belong to the Trustees, The Captain or the Council. It is the property of every member of the club, any improvement which takes place is to their benefit and enhances the quality of their Golf and Social Activities.”

Brian M Tweedie 
Centenary President 1994.

The Beginning of Golf in Ireland.

The foundation of the Royal Belfast Golf Club in 1881 marks the beginning of golf in Ireland. Golf grew in popularity very rapidly during the late 1880’s and golf courses were laid out throughout Ireland.

The Railway Connection.

Greenisland Golf Club owes its foundation to a group of gentlemen golf enthusiasts and the generosity and assistance of the Belfast & Northern Counties Railway Board of Directors in 1894.

The connection between the railways and the game of golf, had coincided with the remarkable expansion and growth of interest in the game generated in the elate 1880’s. The railway company realised that this interest could mean paying passengers for the railways.

Greenisland was able to use this argument to help in its own establishment.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
  1990 Ladies Captain
  1990 Men's Captain
  1990 President
  1991 Ladies Captain
  1991 Men's Captain
  1991 President
  1992 Ladies Captain
  1992 Men's Captain
  1992 President
  1993 Ladies Captain
  1993 Men's Captain
  1993 President
  1994 Ladies Captain
  1994 Men's Captain
  1994 President
  1995 Ladies Captain
  1995 Men's Captain
  1995 President
  1996 Ladies Captain
  1996 Men's Captain
  1996 President
  1997 Ladies Captain
  1997 Men's Captain
  1997 President
  1998 Ladies Captain
  1998 Men's Captain
  1998 President
Mrs. M. Torrens 1999 Ladies Captain
F. F. Trotter 1999 Men's Captain
J. T. Browne 1999 President
Vicky Graham 2000 Ladies Captain
Robert Ardis 2000 Men's Captain
J. T. Browne 2000 President
Mrs. H. Rankin 2001 Ladies Captain
Jim McLoughlin 2001 Men's Captain
T. Rankin 2001 President
Mrs. M. Cole 2002 Ladies Captain
Derek Ervine 2002 Men's Captain
  2002 President
  2003 Ladies Captain
  2003 Men's Captain
  2003 President
Musgrove Davidson 2004 Ladies Captain
Brian O'Neill 2004 Men's Captain
  2004 President
Eileen O'Neill 2005 Ladies Captain
Ken Smart 2005 Men's Captain
  2005 President
Jean Smart 2006 Ladies Captain
Ken Knox 2006 Men's Captain
Denis Allen 2006 President
Doreen Scott 2007 Ladies Captain
Johnny Glover 2007 Men's Captain
Denis Allen 2007 President
Lesley Anne Cromie 2008 Ladies Captain
Joan Robinson 2008 Lady President
M. H. Sayliss 2008 Men's Captain
Denis Allen 2008 President
Valerie Love 2009 Ladies Captain
Sarah McCartney 2009 Lady President
  2009 Men's Captain
W. Gamble 2009 President
Rosie Wilson 2010 Ladies Captain
Sarah McCartney 2010 Lady President
A. M. Cole  2010 Men's Captain
W. Gamble 2010 President
Joan Thompson 2011 Ladies Captain
Agnes Davis 2011 Lady President
J. Lecky 2011 Men's Captain
Brian O'Neill 2011 President
Jill Houston 2012 Ladies Captain
Agnes Davis 2012 Lady President
Norman Walker 2012 Men's Captain
Brian O'Neill 2012 President
Claire Scoffield 2013 Ladies Captain
Agnes Davis
2013 Lady President
Jack Lyness
2013 Men's Captain
Jim Davis
2013 President
Claire Scoffield 2014 Ladies Captain
Agnes Davis 2014 Lady President
Terry O'Neill 2014 Men's Captain
Jim Davis 2014 President
Anne Clarke 2015 Ladies Captain
Margaret Brown
2015 Lady President
George Boyd 2015 Men's Captain
Brian Martin
2015 President
Moya Ervine
2016 Ladies Captain
Joyce Haggan 2016 Lady President
Paul Scoffield 2016 Men's Captain
Brian Martin 2016 President
Martha Cromie
2017 Ladies Captain
Joyce Haggan 2017 Lady President
Michael Jackson 2017 Men's Captain
Bob McRoberts
2017 President
Robina Wilson 2018 Ladies Captain
Vicky Graham 2018 Lady President
Graham Love 2018 Men's Captain
Bob McRoberts 2018 President
Heather Green 2019 Ladies Captain
Vicky Graham 2019 Lady President
John Greer 2019 Men's Captain
David Brown 2019 President
Irene Pritchard 2020 Ladies Captain
  2020 Lady President
Geoff Pearson
2020 Men's Captain
David Brown 2020 President
  2020 Junior Girls Captain
  2020 Junior Boys Captain
Irene Pritchard
2021 Ladies Captain
Helen Rankin 2021 Lady President
Geoff Pearson
2021 Men's Captain
David Brown 2021 President
Olivia Snoddy 2021 Junior Girls Captain
Ben Buchanan 2021 Junior Boys Captain
Christine McGaffin 2022 Ladies Captain
Helen Rankin 2022 Lady President
Tommy Dallas 2022 Men's Captain
Grahame Richardson 2022 President
Louise Noble 2022 Junior Girls Captain
Owen Campbell 2022 Junior Boys Captain
Rosie Bacon 2023 Ladies Captain
Maggie Cole 2023 Lady President
Gary Allen 2023 Men's Captain
Grahame Richardson 2023 President
Clodagh Scott 2023 Junior Girls Captain
Alex Montgomery 2023 Junior Boys Captain
J. Allen  2023 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Jonathan Green (0.5)
2023 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Greenisland

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance

6th   221 yd's

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