Lisburn golf club Down
Lisburn Golf Course
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|
|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|
68 Eglantine Road,
|Website||Lisburn golf club website|
|General Manager:||G. Walsh|
|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
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)|
|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
|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
|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|
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|
|Leg of Mutton||9||366||340||332||4||12||322||4||10|
Men's Course Record Am: 67 P. Grant (2) 1990 Pro: 64 David Feherty
Ladies Course Record:
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
|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|
|Mrs. B. V. Maxwell||1997||Ladies Captain|
|R. J. Patton||1997||Men's Captain|
|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|
|T. A. McCarthy||2003||Men's Captain|
|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|
|Maureen Charleton||2007||Ladies Captain|
|Joy Hall||2007||Ladies President|
|Jim Bell||2007||Men's Captain|
|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|
|Anne Shane||2011||Ladies Captain|
|Dorothy Boyd||2011||Ladies President|
|N. F. Robinson||2011||Men's Captain|
|Janice Wallance||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Jill Skelton||2012||Ladies President|
|R. K. Stewart||2012||Men's Captain|
|S. McKelvey||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Sam Moore||2013||Men's Captain|
|Gil Colvin||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Jill Skelton||2014||Ladies President|
|Peter Cairns||2014||Men's Captain|
|John Boyd||2015||Men's Captain|
|D. Bailie||2016||Ladies Captain|
|Margaret Boyd||2016||Ladies President|
|Ken Haslem||2016||Men's Captain|
|W. D. Tinsley
|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|
|R. K. C. Stewart
|Michael Rocks Jnr||2021||Juvenille Captain
|Norma Cairns||2022||Ladies Captain|
|L. Brooks||2022||Ladies President|
|Norman McNellis||2022||Men's Captain|
|Sharon Stewart||2023||Ladies Captain|
|B. Maxwell||2023||Ladies President|
|Chris Scott||2023||Men's Captain|
|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|
8 June 2021
4 July 2021
7 July 2021
10 July 2021
30 August 2021
18 October 2021
|Christopher Hanna||May 2023||6th||164 yd's|
|Dylan Leatherm||May 2023||6th||164 yd's|