Aberdelghy golf club Antrim

Aberdelghy golf course Antrim

Aberdelghy Golf Course

Aberdelghy Club Crest

One of the first municipal golf clubs to be built in Northern Ireland Lambeg & Aberdelghy was founded in 1986 and designed by Alec Blair and Greg Ferris. We at The Fairway Tales of Ireland are very supportive of the municipal courses as we are convinced of the contribution they have made to development of golf on this Island. We believe these courses have given thousands of golfers their first opportunity to experience the wonderful game of golf for their first time, resulting in the vast majority of them falling in love with the game and forming a love that will last for the rest of his or hers life.

Sandwiched between the River Lagan and the railway line, only 2-miles from the centre of Lisburn, Lambeg is an excellent challenge for both the novice and experienced golfer. Although a relatively short course measuring 4,143 metres for the men and 3,655 metres for the ladies with a Par of 66 and 65 respectively, the emphasis being on accuracy rather than distance. Water comes into play on no less than five of the holes. The signature hole is undoubtedly the 12th at 340 metres played as a dogleg through tall trees to a well-protected green where the water comes into play together with the strategically placed bunkers.

Ian Murdock maintains a well-stocked Pro. Shop, that is always worth a visit.

Green Fees Midweek: £18
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: £20
Green Fees with a Member: £13/15
Green Fees for Opens: N/A
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Membership Available: Yes
New Member: £400
Full 5-day Membership: £270
Juvenile 4-17 Membership: £65
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 108
Designer Alec Blair & Greg Ferris
Founded 1986
Address

Ball's Lane,
Lambeg,
Lisburn,
Co. Antrim BT27 4QH

Telephone 028-92- 662738
Email aberdelghy@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk
Website Aberdelghy golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Pauline McLaughlin
Captain: Robert Meehan
Lady Captain: Geraldine Hughes
President: Gerard McDonald
Vice-Captains':  & 
Hon. Secretary: Graham Steele & Joan Hamilton
Club Pro: None Shop
Hon. Treasurer: Stephen Boyd & Vickie Curran
Comp. Secretary: Gerarld McDonald & Pauline McLaughlin
Aberdelghy Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:54.530846
Long:-6.025829
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: am to pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Snacks Days to Avoid: Tuesdays Weekends & Bank Holidays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments: N/A

Aberdelghy Golf Club Fixtures 2022 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2022 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captain's Prize Saturday
  Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize        
President's Prize Saturday
  Closed 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 66 SSS 62 4,865 yd's
Yellow Par 66 SSS 62 4,746 yd's
Red Par 66 SSS 63 4,566 yd's

Card

Hole Name
Hole No. White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
The Dip 1 321 311 4 4 303
4 4
Conifers 2 194
184 3
10 181
3
10
The Elbow 3 361
355 4
16 330
4
16
Shunters 4 241
237 4 6 221  4 8
Conway 5 129
124 3 14 119 3 12
Ark Royal 6 282
277 4 2 272 4 2
Mary's View 7 261
254 4
18 229
3 18
Nip & Tuck 8 99
97 3
12 92
3
6
The Plantatio 9 347
341 4 8 327
4 14
  Out 2,226 2,180 33   2,074
33  
Canal Turn 10 285 369 4 15 376
4 15
Mill House 11 375
354 4
9 351
3 9
Bobbin 12 105
102 4 1 94
3
1
Weavers 13 302
301 4 11 300
3 5
The Bleachers 14 268
264 4
13 260
4
11
The Pylon 15 397
366 4 7 323
4 13
Lambeg 16 354
351 4 3 345
4 3
Flaxen 17 166
154 3 17 141
3 17
The Club View 18 305 305 4 9 302
4 7
  In 2,639 2,566 33   2,492
33  
  Total 4,865
4,746 66   4,566
66  
  SSS 62 62     63    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 65

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

History of Aberdelghy

While many golf clubs throughout Ireland have already celebrated their centenaries, and others are about to, Lambeg Golf Club is a comparatively new club.  It was established in 1986 by two friends from Lisburn, Alex Hamilton, a Chartered Accountant and Tom Smyth who was Secretary of the Construction Industry Federation.  They arranged a public meeting in Lisburn Leisure Centre by placing an advert in the Ulster Star calling for support from anyone interested in forming a golf club in Lambeg.  About fifteen people attended the meeting.  From these humble beginnings the club was established at the Aberdelghy Golf Course on the outskirts of Lisburn.  This parkland course was owned and managed by Lisburn Borough Council (now Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council).

With a lot of help and advice from the late Alfie Collis, MBE, of the Golfing Union of Ireland (GUI), the Club compiled a constitution and applied for, and achieved, affiliation to the GUI in 1988.  Greg Ferris and others from Lisburn Borough Council worked hard to get the course ready and to arrange for it to be surveyed.

Tom Smyth was the club’s first Captain and President.  Alex Hamilton was the first Honorary Secretary.

George Heron, who had an antique shop in Lambeg village, created a crest for the club based on the crest of the Richardson family who, in the nineteenth century, owned a number of linen mills, bleach works and warehouses in the Lambeg area.

The late Ian Murdoch was the first golf professional associated with Lambeg Golf Club.  Ian was renowned as one of the finest golf teachers in the whole of Ireland and had previously been the professional at Royal County Down.

Initially the course had only nine holes but it was later extended to 18 holes.  In 2010 David Jones, a golf professional who has played, and won, on the European Tour, and is now a renowned golf course designer, was contracted to redesign and upgrade the new nine holes.

Today, the recession has resulted in many other clubs losing, or struggling to retain, members.  However Lambeg Golf Club is thriving and increasing its membership, so the future looks assured.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
  1990 Ladies Captain
  1990 Men's Captain
  1990 President
  1991 Men's 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
Ms J McClean 1995 Ladies Captain
  1995 Men's Captain
  1995 President
Ms J Morris 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
  1999 Ladies Captain
  1999 Men's Captain
  1999 President
  2000 Ladies Captain
Martin O'Neill 2000 Men's Captain
  2000 President
Helen Stewart 2001 Ladies Captain
Colin McCutcheon 2001 Men's Captain
  2001 President
Vicki Curran 2002 Ladies Captain
Brian Jackson 2002 Men's Captain
  2002 President
  2003 Ladies Captain
Stanley Graham 2003 Men's Captain
  2003 President
Siliva Cairns 2004 Ladies Captain
Douglas Parker 2004 Men's Captain
Paul Murray 2004 President
Anne Feeney 2005 Ladies Captain
Alan Crockard 2005 Men's Captain
Paul Murray 2005 President
Ruby Sweeney 2006 Ladies Captain
Darren McShane 2006 Men's Captain
Norman McElwee 2006 President
  2007 Ladies Captain
Sam Potts 2007 Men's Captain
Norman McElwee 2007 President
Vicky Curran 2008 Ladies Captain
Stephen Stewart 2008 Men's Captain
Norman McElwee 2008 President
Joan Hamilton 2009 Ladies Captain
Ivor Harron 2009 Men's Captain
Dougie Parker 2009 President
Joan Hamilton 2010 Ladies Captain
Brian Bates 2010 Men's Captain
Dougie Parker 2010 President
Diean Williams 2011 Ladies Captain
Jim Robinson 2011 Men's Captain
Dougie Parker 2011 President
Sandra Gilmore 2012 Ladies Captain
David Hillard 2012 Men's Captain
Brian Bates 2012 President
Sandra Gilmore
2013 Ladies Captain
Ritchie Gorman 2013 Men's Captain
Brian Bates
2013 President
Teresa McCafferty 2014 Ladies Captain
John Greenan 2014 Men's Captain
Brian Bates 2014 President
  2015 Ladies Captain
Stephen Boyd 2015 Men's Captain
Ritchie Gorman
2015 President
  2016 Ladies Captain
Gerard McDonald 2016 Men's Captain
Ritchie Gorman 2016 President
Stephen Johnston 2017 Men's Captain
Gerard McDonald
2017 President
Tom Coulter 2018 Men's Captain
Gerard McDonald 2018 President
  2019 Ladies Captain
Andrew Burrell 2019 Men's Captain
Gerard McDonald 2019 President
  2020 Ladies Captain
  2020 Men's Captain
Gerard McDonald 2020 President
Pauline Curran 2021 Ladies Captain
Andrew Burrell 2021 Men's Captain
Gerard McDonald 2021 President
  2022 Ladies Captain
Robert Meehan 2022 Men's Captain
  2022 President
  2022 Lowest Ladies Handicap
  2022 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Aberdelghy

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance


6th   221 yd's

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