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Lisburn Golf Course

Lisburn Club Crest

Founded in 1905 and moved to its present location in 1973 the course was designed by Frank Hawtree, Lisburn Golf Club is undoubtedly one of the finest and toughest inland courses to be found in Ulster.

After the move the members planted in excess of 1,000 trees, undertook major improvements of greens and bunkers, leading David Jones to comment "Lisburn have shown what is possible, by turning a virtual swamp into a superb inland course by ambitious and far reaching programs of construction and maintenance". Lisburn were rewarded for their extraordinary efforts when they hosted the 2003 Irish Cups & Shields All-Ireland Finals at which glowing reports where written about the course and the hospitality of the members.

The finishing hole at 217 metres will test the nerves of the best of golfers, it is a spectacular downhill hole and if you walk off with a par it will feel like a birdie. After your round of golf relax in the magnificent clubhouse, but do remember if you intend to have an evening meal be sure to bring a jacket & tie.

Green Fees Midweek April to Nov.: £70
Green Fees Weekends & B.H. April to Oct.: £80
Green Fees Midweek Oct. to March: £35
Green Fees Weekends & B.H. Oct. to March. £40
Green Fees with a Member: £25/30
Green Fees for Opens: £25
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: £1,050
Full Country Membership Fee: £560
Full 5-Day Membership Fee: £665
Full Junior Membership Fee: £160
Entrance Fee: £1,000
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 920
Designer Fred Hawtree
Founded 1905

68 Eglantine Road,
Co. Down
BT27 5RQ

Telephone 028-92-677216
Website Lisburn golf club website
General Manager: G. Walsh
Captain:  Chris Scott
Lady Captain:  Sharon Stewart
Presidents': J. Boyd & B. Maxwell
Juvenile Captain: Elliot Reid
Vice-Captains': N. Roulston & C. McCullough
Hon. Secretary: I. MacDonnell & C. McCullough
Club Pro: Stephen Hamill 048-92-677217
Hon. Treasurer: I. McCandless & E. Porter
Comp. Secretary: Samuel Moore & Janice Wallace
Lisburn Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
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General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours:9.00am to 11.00pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, Jacket and Tie required evenings
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Tuesdays & Saturdays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Lisburn Golf Club Fixtures 2023 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2023 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Lady Captain's Prize Tuesday 6 June   Closed 1
President's Prize Friday 21 July
Saturday 22 July Closed 2
President's Prize Saturday 22 July
  Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Tuesday 1 August   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Friday 11 August Saturday 12 August Closed 2
Captain's Prize Saturday 12 August   Closed 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 10 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 1 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 29 May   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Thuesday 1 June
Friday 2 June
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 2 June   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup (5 to 11) Sunday 23 July   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup (12 to 18) Sunday 23 July   Open 1
Start of Open Week Sunday 30 July
Friday 4 August Open 5
Mixed 4-Person Team Event
Sunday 30 July
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 31 July
  Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Tuesday 1 August   Open 1
Irish U-14 & U-16 Boys' Amateur Open Championships  Wednesday 2 August Friday 4 August G.I. 3
Irish U-14 & U-16 Boys' Amateur Open Championships Thursday 3 August   G.I.
Irish U-14 & U-16 Boys' Amateur Open Championships Friday 4 August   G.I
US Masters Texas Scramble
Sunday 6 August   Open 1

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Card of the Course

White Par 72 SSS 72 6,622 yd's
Yellow Par 72 SSS 70 6,249 yd's
Red Par 72 SSS 72 5,518 yd's
Green Par 72 SSS 69 5,980 yd's


Hole Name Hole No. White Yellow Green Par Index Red Par Index


1 474 458 448 5 10 417 5 8
The Lake 2 357 340 330 4 16 282 4 16
Eglantine 3 376 351 342 4 6 320 4 6
Lisnagarvey 4 152 134 130 3 18 120 3 18
Blaris Lodge 5 352 343 333 4 4
325 4 2
Larch Grove 6 154 144 135 3 14 122 3 12
The Oaks 7 465 441 408 4 2
425 5 14
Carnbane 8 501 484 451 5 8 345 4 4
Leg of Mutton 9 366 340 332 4 12 322 4 10
  Out 3,201 3,035 2,909 36   2,678 36  
Aurora 10 457 447 377 4 5 363 4 9
Three Bells 11 394 381 372 4 1 320 4 3
Pine Alley 12 505 482 472 5 13 404 5 13
Governor's 13 163 151 140 3 17 140 3 15
Panorama 14 501 477 469 5 9 465 5 1
The Rowans 15 363 349 340 4 15 330 4 11
Hawtree's 16 372 348 340 4 7 324 4 7
Divis 17 446 376 364 4 3 325 4 5
The Garden 18 220 203 197 3 11 169 3 17
  In 3,421 3,214 3,071 36   2,840 36  
  Total 6,622 6,249 5,980 72   5,518 72  
  SSS 72 70 69     73    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record Am: 67 P. Grant (2) 1990 Pro: 64 David Feherty

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

Lisburn Golf Club won the All-Ireland Final of the Barton Shield at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club on Friday 8th September 2023 when the beat Carton House Golf Club by 1-hole.
In the top match, Chris Moulds with James Mulholland lost their match by 1-hole against Keith Egan with David Shiel and in the bottom match, Aaron Marshall with Ryan Symington had a 2-hole win against Marc Boucher with Paul O'Hanlon and with that the green pennant.
They met Limerick Golf Club in the Al-Ireland Semi-Final the previous afternoon and had a very close match that went to a play-off. First on the tee was Chris Moulds with James Mulholland who had a 1-hole win against Lucas Lyons with Morgan O'Sullivan they were followed by Aaron Marshall with Ryan Symington who had a 1-hole loss against Ciaran Vaughan with Owen O'Brien.
They met Castleknock Golf Club in the All-Ireland Quarter-Finals in the morning and recorded a 4-hole win against the Dublin Club Chris Moulds with James Mulholland led them out and finished all-square against Paul Coughlan with James Mitten in the bottom match Aaron Marshall with Ryan Symington finished 4-up against Quentin Carew with Ian O'Connell.         

Lisburn Golf Club won the Final of the North Ulster Barton Shield at Dunmurry Golf Club on Sunday 16th July 2023 when they beat Royal Portrush Golf Club by 5-Holes.

Lisburn Golf Club were Runners-Up in the Final of the North Ulster Irish Mixed Foursomes at Donegal Golf Club on Saturday 5th August 2023 when they lost out to Narin & Portnoo Golf Club by 4-matches to 1-match.

Young Bruce McDonald was selected on the Ulster Under-16 Interprovincial Team played at Ballykisteen Golf Club on 21st and 22nd August 2023.
The other members of the team were Stuart Nesbitt & Luka Rodgers (Royal Portrush Golf Club), Evan Hogg (Belvoir Park Golf Club), Rafael Poli (Helen’s Bay Golf Club) and Charlie Smyth (Slieve Russell Golf Club)
They were Captained by Trevor Lewers (Portstewart Golf Club) and Managed by Tiarnan McLarnon (Massereen Golf Club)

Lisburn Golf Club qualified for Quarter-Finals of the Pierce Purcell Shield at Knightsbrook Golf Club on Thursday 15th September 2022 when they were drawn against Lismore Golf Club and lost their match by 3-matches to 2-matches.
They were led out by B. Houston with James Burns who lost their match against William Curley with Martin O’Driscoll by 2 and 1, next on the tee was Kenneth Haslem with Michael Wilkins who had a 1-hole win against Shane and  Luke O’Rourke, they were followed by George Stephens with Ivor Walker who lost out by 3 and 2 against Pat Morrissey with Patrick Curley, in the penultimate match Kevin Smyth with Gareth McKeown had a 3 and 1 win against Martin Power with Ger Mulcahy in the bottom and deciding match Christopher Collins with Paul Coulter went down by 2 and 1 to the Waterford pair of Paddy and Donal O’Leary.   

Lisburn Golf Club won the Ulster Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield when they beat Castle Hume Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches in 2018.

They made their way to Thurles Golf Club to participate in the All-Ireland Deciders and were drawn against Munster Champions Kinsale Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Friday 5th October and lost out by 3½-matches to 1½ -matches to the men from the Cork.

They were led out by Chris Budd with Stephen Stewart who lost out by 5 and 3 against Robert Walsh Jnr. with Keith Webb they were followed by Mark Jamison with Ben Kirkwood who had a 3 and 2 win over Kevin Crowley with James Walsh, next un the tee was Trevor Murphy with Rodney Scott who lost their match against Brian O’Neill with Barry Dwyer by 1-hole, in the penultimate match Stuart McDonald with Richard Leatham went down by 3 and 2 to Paul Shanahan with Rhys Reynolds and in the bottom match Mark Stewart with Brian Houston recorded a halve against Aidan Cremin with Ruairi Dwyer.

Kinsale Golf Club went on to win the green pennant against Leinster Champions Hermitage by 3-matches to 2-matches on Saturday 6th October.

Lisburn Golf Club won the Ulster Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield in 2010 when they beat Letterkenny Golf Club in the decider on the 1st tie-hole,

They made the long journey to Castlebar Golf Club to compete in the National deciders on Thursday 16th September and were drawn against Munster Champions Nenagh Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final, when they lost out by 3 matches to 2 matches.

First on the tee was C. Cork with C. Hill who lost out to Matt O’Gara with Tony Finan by 4 and 3, they were followed by B. Houston with P. Smyth who won their match by 3 and 2 against Patsy Farrell with Sean O’Donnell, next up was M. Stewart with B. McQuillan who had a convincing 4 and 3 win over David and John Hickey. The penultimate match of  A. Walker with J. Kelso against P. J. Hogan with Bernard Hackett went 4 and 3 to the Tipp pair. It was all down to the bottom match of R. Campbell with C. Jeffers  against William Harty with Sean McLoughlin to decide which team would progress to the decider the following day when the Nenagh pair delivered a 2-hole victory and went on to meet Leinster Champions Curragh in the All-Ireland Final, when Curragh were the eventual winners by 3½ matches to 1½ matches. 

David Leathem was selected on the Ulster team for the Boys' Interprovincial Championships at Warrenpoint from 25th 27th August 2004.

Lisburn Golf Club won the Ulster Final of The BMW Irish Mixed Foursomes and where drawn against Munster Champions Bandon in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals at Belvoir Park Golf Club on September 17th 2002.

The Ladies of Lisburn won the Irish Seniors and the Cowdy Cup in 2001.

Prior to 2001:

The boys' from Lisburn FGolf Club won the Ulster section of the Irish Junior Foursomes, sponsored by Jefferson Smurfit plc. They went down to Westport in the National Semi-Finals at Strandhill on the 21st August 2000.

Lisburn Golf Club won the Sam Rutherford Memorial Cup in 1999.

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

R. Heasley represented Ulster in 1989 and played Ulster Youths' in 1988;

P. Norris represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level from 1991 to 1994 playing 12-times won 3-matches halved one and lost 8-matches accumulating 7-points;

History of Lisburn

Debate surrounds the foundation of Lisburn Golf Club. A Club was inaugurated in the town in 1880 and affiliated to the Golfing Union of Ireland. However, it had a short life going out of existence in 1885/86. The Club under its present constitution was, in fact, founded in 1905. For the next 68 years it occupied a compact nine hole course at Longstone Street in the heart of Lisburn. The present Governor’s Road bisects what was the first fairway on that course. Indeed a few of the majestic lime trees which were such a feature of the course, and which hampered many a shot on the first and ninth holes, are in evidence to this day.
bigpicDuring the 1950’s and 1960’s this old course became encircled completely by housing and other developments. Trespass from neighbouring housing estates became a serious problem and the search began for an alternative site on which a new course could be developed. Astute Club Councils in the 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’s placed the Club in the position to sell the land at Longstone Street and purchase the 124 acres at Blaris Lodge which is now home to the Club. Commendable foresight was exercised by engaging, as architect for the course at Blaris Lodge. F W Hawtree and Son, one of the foremost golf course designers of the day. It is a testament to Fred Hawtree’s architectural skills that his original plan for the course remains virtually unaltered since he first walked round the farm at Blaris and sketched it on the back of an envelope! The course at Blaris Lodge was opened for play on the 6th June 1973 when the then Captain, W N McNally, had the privilege of the inaugural drive from the first tee (pictured right). The official opening ceremony was performed on 1st September 1973 by Mr P J McPolin, President of the Golfing Union of Ireland. Hawtree achieved what most golfers would regard as an ideal layout with two loops of nine holes, each starting and finishing at the Clubhouse and each composed of two par fives, two par threes and five par fours. The total length of the competition tees is 6604 yards with a par of 72.Off the yellow markers the course measures a more modest 6231 yards and relative to the competition tees is probably easier than the shot difference which the card indicates. The measurement from the ladies’ tees is 5538 yards with once again a par of 72.
bigpicEarly development of the course focused on the installation of a drainage system which has continued to be progressed up to the present day. This was followed by an extensive tree planting programme, while more recently particular attention has been paid to teeing areas, many of which have been defined by retaining walls faced in stone. Extensive areas have been planted out with decorative shrubs which have further complimented Hawtree’s excellent design. The attractions of the course are further enhanced by its strategic position close to the M1 and A1 roads giving easy access from all parts of the country.
The course record of 64 is held by David Feherty. In the Ulster Professional Championship played at Lisburn in 1989 David recorded a four round aggregate of 262 (65, 64, 68 and 65). Needless to say he won the Championship by 18 shots! The amateur course record is 66, set in June 2013 by Ryan Symington. The previous record of 67 had stood for 23 years, being first set by Paul Grant in 1990. Ryan's great achievement was equalled recently by Hurley Long, playing in the Irish Boys Open Championship.
A very unique event in recent Club history was the appointment of member Mr. Ivor McCandless as President of the Golfing Union of Ireland in February 2013. Ivor is a Past Captain, Past President and Trustee of the Club and had served on Ulster Branch for many years.
Other significant events in the Club’s History include the GUI Cups and Shields Finals 2003, the Ulster Boys Championships in 2005, the GUI Jimmy Bruen Finals in 2007, the Ulster Girls Championships, the Irish Youths Championships and the Irish Senior Ladies Championships in 2008, the National Fire Services Tournament in 2009, the ILGU Ulster Inter-club Championship in 2012 and most recently, the GUI Irish Boys Championship in 2013. The Club also reached another milestone in 2013, celebrating 40 Years at Blaris.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Miss L. Spence 1989 Ladies Captain
A. Crawford 1989 Men's Captain
R. N. Collins 1989 President
Mrs. J. Skelton 1990 Ladies Captain
R. Roulston 1990 Men's Captain
J. S. Stevenson 1990 President
Mrs. M. Bryson 1991 Ladies Captain
D. Myles 1991 Men's Captain
J. S. Stevenson 1991 President
Mrs. I. Orr 1992 Ladies Captain
G. Ferris 1992 Men's Captain
W. N. Smyth 1992 President
Mrs. J. Gough 1993 Ladies Captain
R. Colvin 1993 Men's Captain
W. N. Smyth 1993 President
Mrs. H. Boomer 1994 Ladies Captain
T V. Gough 1994 Men's Captain
W. A. McMurtry 1994 President
Mrs. D. McCrory 1995 Ladies Captain
T. H. Dougherty 1995 Men's Captain
W. A. McMurtry 1995 President
Mrs. I. D. Thompson 1996 Ladies Captain
A. McKelvey 1996 Men's Captain
D. McAlpine 1996 President
Mrs. B. V. Maxwell 1997 Ladies Captain
R. J. Patton 1997 Men's Captain
D. McAlpine 1997 President
Mrs. L. Brooks 1998 Ladies Captain
B. Jamison 1998 Men's Captain
W. G. Smyth 1998 President
Mrs. A. Beatty 1999 Ladies Captain
A. O'Hara 1999 Men's Captain
W. G. Smyth 1999 President
S. Cromie 2000 Ladies Captain
F. McDonnell 2000 Men's Captain
W. R. Howard 2000 President
M. Falloon 2001 Ladies Captain
D. Tinsley 2001 Men's Captain
W. R. Howard 2001 President
M. Markey 2002 Ladies Captain
A. J. Lowry 2002 Men's Captain
  2002 President
  2003 Ladies Captain
T. A. McCarthy 2003 Men's Captain
  2003 President
Mrs. A. L. Boyd 2004 Ladies Captain
W. G. Davis 2004 Men's Captain
T. V. Gough 2004 President
Margaret Boomer 2005 Ladies Captain
Eliz Haward 2005 Ladies President
D. G. Gardiner 2005 Men's Captain
T. V. Gough 2005 President
Dr. Noeni Bryars 2006 Ladies Captain
Joy Hall 2006 Ladies President
Michael Leathem 2006 Men's Captain
Robert Roulston 2006 President
Maureen Charleton 2007 Ladies Captain
Joy Hall 2007 Ladies President
Jim Bell 2007 Men's Captain
Robert Roulston 2007 President
Margaret Jamison 2008 Ladies Captain
Joy Hall 2008 Ladies President
Joe McCullough 2008 Men's Captain
G. Ivor McCandless 2008 President
H. Henderson 2009 Ladies Captain
Dorothy Boyd 2009 Ladies President
I. Sayers 2009 Men's Captain
G. Ivor McCandless 2009 President
Sylvia Carr 2010 Ladies Captain
Dorothy Boyd 2010 Ladies President
Mark Jamieson 2010 Men's Captain
F. McDonnell 2010 President
Anne Shane 2011 Ladies Captain
Dorothy Boyd 2011 Ladies President
N. F. Robinson 2011 Men's Captain
F. McDonnell 2011 President
Janice Wallance 2012 Ladies Captain
Jill Skelton 2012 Ladies President
R. K. Stewart 2012 Men's Captain
Ronnie Brooks 2012 President
S. McKelvey 2013 Ladies Captain
Jill Skelton
2013 Ladies President
Sam Moore 2013 Men's Captain
Ronnie Brooks
2013 President
Gil Colvin 2014 Ladies Captain
Jill Skelton 2014 Ladies President
Peter Cairns 2014 Men's Captain
Andrew Crawford 2014 President
Margaret Boyd
2015 Ladies Captain
M. Bryson
2015 Ladies President
John Boyd 2015 Men's Captain
Andrew Crawford 2015 President
D. Bailie 2016 Ladies Captain
Margaret Boyd 2016 Ladies President
Ken Haslem 2016 Men's Captain
W. D. Tinsley
2016 President
Daphne Bailie 2017 Ladies Captain
J. Gough 2017 Ladies President
Ivor Walker 2017 Men's Captain
W. D. Tinsley 2017 President
Julie Robinson 2018 Ladies Captain
S. Cromie 2018 Ladies President
David McDowell 2018 Men's Captain
A. J. Lowry 2018 President
Bernie McDonald 2019 Ladies Captain
H. Boomer 2019 Ladies President
Chris Davis 2019 Men's Captain
A. J. Lowry 2019 President
Barbara Hawkins 2020 Ladies Captain
D. Thompson 2020 Ladies President
Stephen Shaw 2020 Men's Captain
R. K. C. Stewart 2020 President
Barbara Hawkins
2021 Ladies Captain
D. Thompson
2021 Ladies President
Stephen Shaw
2021 Men's Captain
R. K. C. Stewart
2021 President
Michael Rocks Jnr 2021 Juvenille Captain
Norma Cairns 2022 Ladies Captain
L. Brooks 2022 Ladies President
Norman McNellis 2022 Men's Captain
J. Boyd 2022 President
  2022 Juvenille Captain
Sharon Stewart 2023 Ladies Captain
B. Maxwell 2023 Ladies President
Chris Scott 2023 Men's Captain
J. Boyd 2023 President
Elliot Reid 2023 Juvenille Captain
Paula Grant 2023 Lowest Ladies Handicap
M. Charleton (9) 2023 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Joshua Robinson 2023 Lowest Men's Handicap
Christopher Moulds 2023 Lowest Men's Handicap
Kyle Patton 2023 Lowest Men's Handicap
Aaron Marshall 2023 Lowest Men's Handicap
Ryan Symington (-0.2)
2023 Lowest Men's Handicap
Josh Black (0.1)
2023 Lowest Men's Handicap
Matthew McKnight 2023 Lowest Men's Handicap
D. Leatern 2023 Lowest Men's Handicap
G. Henry 2023 Lowest Men's Handicap
R. Heasley (1) 2023 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Lisburn

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
R. Gordon 9 December 1995 4th 8-Iron 153 yd's
R. Crawford 5 June 1996 13th 5-Iron 160 yd's
Mrs. S. Lindsay 21 May 1998 6th 4-Wood 153 yd's
N.C. Briggs 26 September 1998 13th 6-Iron 160 yd's
M. Pinker 27 September 1998 18th 3-Wood 217 yd's
Mrs. J. Allen 25 June 2000 4th 6-Iron 125 yd's
M. McAlpine 26 August 2000 6th 6-Iron 164 yd's
D. Leatham 26 August 2000 6th 3-Wood 164 yd's
D. B. Wilson 9 September 2000 13th 5-Iron 160 yd's
Iris Orr 11 May 2010 4th 8-Iron 125 yd's
Robert Canning

8 June 2021


  134 yd's
Norman McNellis

4 July 2021


  160 yd's
Alison Campbell

7 July 2021


  120 yd's
David Ogle

10 July 2021


  160 yd's
Gavin Hawkins

29 August


  203 yd's
William Mclernon

30 August 2021


  160 yd's
John Canning

18 October 2021


  164 yd's
 Christopher Hanna May 2023 6th   164 yd's
Dylan Leatherm May 2023 6th   164 yd's