Newbridge golf club Kildare

Newbridge golf course Kildare

Newbridge Golf Course

Newbridge Club Crest

An 18-hole course set on Kildare parkland, Newbridge Golf Club opened in 1995. Fully affiliated to the GUI in 1997, there are now 300 members. The course and its facilities improve year on year, with 13 USGA sand greens now in place, and the remaining five due to be upgraded by 2008. The holes around the turn are particularly challenging, with water features giving the golfer extra to watch out for.
Over 40,000 trees of many varieties have been planted, contributing to the peaceful and relaxed atmosphere. The clubhouse provides all the usual facilities, from food and drink and a warm fire to showers and a terrace overlooking the course.

The first 9 holes are dominated by the brooding presence of the Hill of Allen, home of the legendary Fionn MacCumhaill. The third, sixth skirt the edge of the Bog of Allen, where you can smell the blooming heather and hear cuckoo and curlews cry. The course is noted for its wildlife, with herons, moorhens, kingfisher and wild ducks, hence the club's logo. There is an active grey partridge and pheasant breeding programme underway. The course has also benefited from a prodigious planting of trees with Japanese larch, cedars of Lebanon and Norwegian Maple featuring along with the more common place oak and copper beech to name a few.

The visitor is assured of a warm welcome and can relax in the fine clubhouse set in the beautiful country side of North Kildare only 30-minutes drive from Dublin.

Green Fees Mon to Thurs Low Season: €25
Green Fees Mon to Thurs High Season: €30
Green Fees Weekends & B.H. Low Season: €30
Green Fees Weekends & B.H. High Season: €35
Green Fees with a Member: €15/20
Green Fees for Opens: €15
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Male Membership: €964
Full Male Seniors Membership: €854
5-Day Membership Male: €744
Full Intermediate 22-26 Membership: €584
Full Junior 18-21 Membership: €275
Full Junior 16-17 Membership: €165
Full Juvenile U-16 Membership: €115
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 276
Designer Pat Suttle
Founded 1997
Address

Tankardsgarden,
Newbridge,
Co. Kildare

Telephone 045-486110
Email info@newbridgegolfclub.com
Website Newbridge golf club website
Manager: Jamie Stafford
Captain: Cathal Kelly
Lady Captain: Mary Kelly
Presidents': Adrian King & Hilary King
Vice-Captains': Peter Minnock & Nicola Stone
Hon. Secretary: Terry Hughes & Sinead Stafford
Club Pro: Brendan McDaid
Hon. Treasurer: Martin Kinsella & Maura O'Doherty
Comp. Secretary: Jimmy Williams & Sinead Stafford
Newbridge Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.204258
Long:-6.784787
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 8.00am to 11.00pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities, by arrangement Days to Avoid: Sundays am
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments: 14-Days in advance

Newbridge Golf Club Fixtures 2023 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2023 (to be Confirmed)     
   
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday
  Closed 1
Secretary's Prize Friday
Sunday
Closed 3
Secretary's Prize Saturday
  Closed 1
Secretary's Prize Sunday
  Closed 1
President's Prize (Q) Saturday 3 June Sunday 4 June Closed 2
President's Prize (Q) Sunday 4 June   Closed 1
President's Prize Sunday 11 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize (Q) Saturday 5 August Sunday 6 August Closed 2
Captain's Prize (Q) Sunday 6 August   Closed 1
Captain's Prize
Sunday 13 August   Closed 1
Vice-Captain's Prize Friday 29 September
Sunday 1 October Closed 3
Vice-Captain's Prize Saturday 30 October
  Closed 1
Vice-Captain's Prize Sunday 1 October
  Closed 1
3-Person Scramble Team Event Monday 6 February   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 5 April   Open 1
3-Person Scramble Team Event Monday 10 April   Open 1
3-Person Champagne Scramble Wednesday 12 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 April   Open 1
3-Person Rumble
Wednesday 26 April   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 60+ Thursday 27 April   Open 1
3-Person Scramble Team Event Monday 1 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 3 May
  Open 1
3-Person Champagne Scramble Wednesday 10 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 17 May   Open 1
3-Person Rumble Wedenesday 24 May   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 60+ Thursday 25 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 31 May   Open 1
3-Person Scramble Team Event Monday 5 June
Open 1
3-Person Champagne Scramble Wednesday 7 June   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford Wednesday 14 June   Open 1
3-Person Rumble Wednesday 21 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 28 June   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 60+ Thursday 29 June   Open 1
3-Person Champagne Scramble Wednesday 5 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 14 July   Open 1
3-Person Rumble Wednesday 19 July   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup Sunday 23 July   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Sunday 23 July   Open 1
Minor Scratch Cup Sunday 23 July   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 60+ Thursday 27 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 28 July
  Open 1
3-Person Champagne Scramble Wednesday 2 August   Open 1
3-Person Scramble Team Event Monday 7 August
Open 1
3-Person Rumble Wednesday 16 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 23 August
  Open 1
3-Person Champagne Scramble Wednesday 30 August   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 60+ Thursday 31 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 6 September   Open 1
3-Person Rumble Wednesday 13 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 20 September   Open 1
3-Person Champagne Scramble Wednesday 27 September   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 60+ Thursday 28 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 4 October   Open 1
3-Person Rumble Wednesday 11 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Tuesday 19 October   Open 1
Seniors Singles Stableford 60+ Thursday 26 October   Open 1
3-Person Scramble Team Event Monday 30 October   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 72 6,266 yd's
Red Par 73 SSS 72 5,308 yd's
Blue Par 72 SSS 72 6,615 yd's

Card

Hole No. Blue White Par Index Red Par Index
1 481 470 5 16 389 5 13
2 330 300 4 10 292 4 4
3 173 170 3 12
131 3 17
4 558 529 5 6
398 5 7
5 365 361 4 8
348 4 3
6 147 139 3 18 129 3 18
7 439 408
4 2 331 4 9
8 397 374 4 4
366 4 1
9 499 475 5 14 427 5 11
Out 3,389 3,226 37   2,811 37  
10 467 455 4 1 340
4 5
11 185 173 3 11 159 3 15
12 338 317 4 17 291 4 12
13 396 373 4 3
242 4 16
14 190 171 3 9
127 4 10
15 315 303
4 13 289 4 2
16 410 392 4 7
385 5 14
17 405 366 4 5
289 4 6
18 510 490 5 15 375 5 8
In 3,216 3,040 35   2,497 36  
Total 6,615 6,266 72   5,308 73  
SSS 72 72     72    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 72 Pat O'Doherty

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

Newbridge Golf Club were Runners-Up in the All-Ireland Final of the Men’s Fourball Series when they lost out to Connemara Isle Golf Club at Athlone Golf Club on Sunday 2th October 2022 by 3-matches to 2-matches.
They were led out by Kieran and Billy O’Neill who had a 2-hole win against Peader O’Suilleabhain with Padraig Tim O’Conghaile, they were followed by Ken Halpin with Michael Seery who beat Gearoid William O’Fatharty with StiofAin MacDonncha by 2 and 1, next on the tee was Ciaran McManus with Steven Sheridan who lost their match by 2 and 1 against Joe Walsh with Seosamh O’Cualain, in the penultimate match Thomas Behan with Eoin Caffery lost by a similar margin against Sean O’Cualain with Donal O’Curraoin and in the bottom match Robbie Brennan with Greg Kehoe lost by the minimum against Nollaig O’Tighearnaigh with Peter Mannion, so near and yet so far.
They met Killarney Golf Club the previous day in the All-Ireland Semi-Final and recorded a 3½-matches to 1½-matches against the Kerry Club.
Ken Halpin with Michael Seery led them out and lost out to Derek Kelly with Ger Linehan by 5 and 4, next on the tee was Kieran and Billy O’Neill who had a 4 and 3 win against Dermot Roche with Enda Curtayne, they were followed by Ciaran McManus with Steven Sheridan who had a 1-hole win against James B. Foley with Frank Reen, in the penultimate match Thomas Behan with Eoin Caffery had a similar result against Donie MacSweeney with Padraig Griffin and the bottom match of Robbie Brennan with Greg Kehoe against Denis A. Cronin with John Buckley was halved when Called-in.       
Newbridge Golf Club qualified for the Men’s Fourball All-Ireland Finals at Strandhill Golf Club, Sligo played on 1st and 2nd October 2021.

They met Enniscrone Golf Club in the Semi-Final and lost their match by 3½-matches to 1½-matches win against the Sligo team.
They were led out by Kieran and Billy O’Neill who had a very comfortable 6 and 5 win against Frankie Gordon with Michael Concannon, they were followed by Thomas Behan with Dave Fox who lost their match by 2-holes against Paddy Dunleavy with Thomas Burke, next on the tee was Ken Halpin with Paddy Kelly who recorded a halve against William Lalor with John Meakin, in the penultimate match Jim Russell with Jim Fitzpatrick lost their match by 3 and 2 against John Rush with Jim Bowe and the bottom match of Robbie Brennan with Ciaran McManus went 7 and 6 to the Sligo team of Eugene O’Doherty with Ray Basquill.

Newbridge Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield when they beat Wexford Golf Club by 3½-matches to 1½ matches at Carlow Golf Club on Sunday 29th July 2018.

They made their way to Thurles Golf Club to participate in the All-Ireland Deciders and were drawn against Munster Champions Nenagh Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Thursday 4th October and were led out by Robbie Brennan with Thomas Behan who lost their match against Denis Corrigan with Martin Fogarty by 4 and 2, they were followed by Joseph Byrne with Lorcan Quinlan who also lost their match by 4 and 2 against Ger Clifford with Tom Quinlisk, they were followed by Jason Thorpr with John Lonergan who halved their match against Pat Ryan with Mark O’Dwyer, in the penultimate match Michael Donnelly with Francis Mackey had a disappointing 6 and 5 result against David Hickey with Martin Reddan and the bottom match of Gavin O’Brien with Ollie McGuinness against James Reddan with Pat Hogan Jnr. recorded a halve.

Nenagh went on to win the green pennant the following day when they beat Athlone Golf Club in the All-Ireland Final by 4-matches to 1-match.

History of Newbridge

Founded 1997

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Paddy Hensey 1997 Men's Captain
Eddie Stafford 1997 President
Paddy Hensey 1998 Men's Captain
Eddie Stafford 1998 President
Fionnuala Neylon 1999 Ladies Captain
Pat Booth 1999 Men's Captain
Eddie Stafford 1999 President
Angela Nugent 2000 Ladies Captain
Billy Connor 2000 Men's Captain
Eddie Stafford 2000 President
Marie Cullen 2001 Ladies Captain
Mick Deely 2001 Men's Captain
Eddie Stafford 2001 President
Catherine Morrin 2002 Ladies Captain
Denis Sexton 2002 Men's Captain
Eddie Stafford 2002 President
Mary O'Halleron 2003 Ladies Captain
Denis Sexton 2003 Men's Captain
Eddie Stafford 2003 President
Theresa Hegarty 2004 Ladies Captain
Frank Tinsley 2004 Men's Captain
Eddie Stafford 2004 President
Una Kelly 2005 Ladies Captain
Tom Mahon 2005 Men's Captain
Eddie Stafford 2005 President
Lois Dowse 2006 Ladies Captain
Pat O'Doherty 2006 Men's Captain
Eddie Stafford 2006 President
Mary Grace 2007 Ladies Captain
Frank Mean 2007 Men's Captain
Eddie Stafford 2007 President
Maura Kavanagh 2008 Ladies Captain
Ollie Flanagan 2008 Men's Captain
Eddie Stafford 2008 President
Carole McCormack 2009 Ladies Captain
Arthur Voigt 2009 Men's Captain
Eddie Stafford 2009 President
Marjorie Farragher 2010 Ladies Captain
Joe Kelly 2010 Men's Captain
Eddie Stafford 2010 President
Bernie Lyons 2011 Ladies Captain
Ed Byrne 2011 Men's Captain
Eddie Stafford 2011 President
Fiona O'Neill 2012 Ladies Captain
Nicky Tobin 2012 Men's Captain
Eddie Stafford 2012 President
Nuala Leonard 2013 Ladies Captain
Paul Leogue 2013 Men's Captain
Eddie Stafford 2013 President
Hillary King 2014 Ladies Captain
Adrian King 2014 Men's Captain
Eddie Stafford 2014 President
Ann Gordon 2015 Ladies Captain
Eamonn Cunningham 2015 Men's Captain
Eddie Stafford 2015 President
Nuala Kavanagh 2016 Ladies Captain
Jimmy Martin 2016 Men's Captain
Eddie Stafford 2016 President
Breege Flood 2017 Ladies Captain
John Kesh-Reilly 2017 Men's Captain
Frank Tinsley 2017 President
Phil McDonagh 2018 Ladies Captain
Ollie McGuinness 2018 Men's Captain
Frank Tinsley 2018 President
  2019 Ladies Captain
  2019 Men's Captain
Frank Tinsley 2019 President
Siobhán Hyland 2020 Ladies Captain
Jimmy Jordan 2020 Men's Captain
Frank Tinsley 2020 President
Una O’Drona 2021 Ladies Captain
Fran Mackey 2021 Men's Captain
Mick Deely 2021 President
Ciana Ennis
2022 Ladies Captain
Fran Wilson 2022 Men's Captain
Mick Deely
2022 President
Mary Kelly 2023 Ladies Captain
Hilary King 2023 Lady President
Cathal Kelly 2023 Men's Captain
Adrian King 2023 President
Kay Stafford (7) 2023
Lowest Ladies Handicap
G. Lawlor 2023
Lowest Men's Handicap
John Mitchell (3) 2023
Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Newbridge

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Ken Branigan 4 May 2002  14th   185 m
Kate Staffort 31 May 2003 11th   141 m
Patrick O’Loughlin 21 February 2008 11th   185 m
Michael J. Cassidy 8 November 2008 11th   173 m