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County Louth Golf Course
Undoubtedly one of the greatest links golf courses in Ireland and not more than 30-miles north of Dublin City, just beyond Drogheda in the small fishing village of Baltray. Here you will find County Louth Golf Club and you can take my word for it, it is a truly magnificent and totally natural golf links. As a result Co. Louth was awarded the Nissan Irish Open in 2004 and the 3 Irish Open in 2009 when Shane Lowry won it as an Amateur in a play-off.
Baltray as it is commonly known, is probably the least widely known of Ireland’s great Championship links give this club a major professional Tournament and all that would probably change, but for the moment Baltray retains a low profile, which doubtless suits many of the members!
This is the venue of the East of Ireland Open Championship of who’s past winners reads like who is who of Irish Golf.
Co. Louth Golf Club has a fine clubhouse providing the golfer with his/her every need. Baltray must be one of the most friendly and informal clubs around. A genuinely relaxed "Saturday afternoon" atmosphere prevails throughout the week. Once you have played this links you will want to play it again and again.
County Louth was voted the No. 10-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Up-2);
County Louth was voted the No. 12-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Down-2);
County Louth was voted the No. 10-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Down-2);
County Louth was voted the No. 8-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Up-1);
County Louth was voted the No. 9-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Same);
County Louth was voted the No. 9-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;
County Louth was voted the No. 8 Links/Shoreline Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2012, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;
County Louth was voted the No. 9-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;
County Louth was voted the No. 5 Links/Shoreline Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2010, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;
County Louth was voted the No. 9-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;
County Louth was voted the No. 5 Links/Shoreline Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2009, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;
County Louth was voted the No. 7-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;
County Louth was voted the No. 5 Links/Shoreline Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2008, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;
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|Green Fees Midweek Low Season:||€80|
|Green Fees Midweek High Season:||€160|
|Green Fees Weekends & B.H. Low Season:||€80|
|Green Fees Weekends & B.H. High Season:||€160|
|Green Fees with a Member:||€30|
|Green Fees for Opens:||€50|
|Club Hire: €50
|Buggy Hire: €40
|Full Membership Available:||Yes|
|Full Membership Fee:||€915|
|Full 5-Day Membership Fee:||€595|
|Website||County Louth golf club website|
|General Manager:||Liam Murphy|
|Lady Captain:||Jackie Quinn|
|Presidents':||Michael McGuigan & Felicity Matthews|
|Vice-Captains':||Carlos McDowell & Pat McCabe|
|Hon. Secretary:||David Hepburn & Fleur McCloskey|
|Club Pro:||Paddy McGuirk 041-9881536|
|Hon. Treasurer:||Neil McMahon & Carlos McDowell|
|Comp. Secretary:||Oliver Garvey & Vivienne O'Sullivan|
General Facts & Information
|Course opening hours: Daylight hours||Clubhouse opening hours: 8.00am to 12.00pm|
|Mobile phones: Not on course
||Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim|
|Catering: Full catering, facilities||Days to Avoid: Weekends & Tuesdays|
|Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days||Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance|
Co. Louth Golf Club operates a 3-Club Pass together with Headfort & Knightsbrook from €165 in 2016
County Louth Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*
|Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to be Confirmed)|
|Captains' Drive-In||Sunday 18 February
|President's Prize||Sunday 9 July||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize||Tuesday 4 July||Closed||1|
|Lady President's Prize||Tuesday 25 July
|Captain's Prize (Q)||Saturday 5 August||Sunday 6 August||Closed||2|
|Captain's Prize (Q)||Sunday 6 August||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize||Saturday 12 August||Closed||1|
|Ladies Fourball Betterball||Thursday 11 April||Open||1|
|Ladies Open||Thursday 11 May||Open||1|
|Irish Women's Open Strokeplay Championship||Friday 12 May||Sunday 14 May||ILGU||3|
|Irish Women's Open Strokeplay Championship||Saturday 13 May||ILGU||1|
|Irish Women's Open Strokeplay Championship||Sunday 14 May||ILGU||1|
|East of Ireland Amateur Open Championship||Friday 2 June||Monday 5 June||GUI||4|
|East of Ireland Amateur Open Championship||Saturday 3 June
|East of Ireland Amateur Open Championship||Sunday 4 June
|East of Ireland Amateur Open Championship||Monday 5 June||GUI||1|
|Start of Open Week||Monday 26 June||Friday 30 June
|Singles||Monday 26 June||Open||1|
|Ladies Singles||Tuesday 27 June
|Fourball||Wednesday 28 July||Open||1|
|4-Person Team Event||Thursday 29 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles||Friday 30 July
|Junior Scratch Cup||Saturday 1 July||Open||1|
|Inter. Scratch Cup||Saturday 22 July||Open||1|
|2-Person Team Event||Friday 28 July
|Boys' & Girls' Open||Wednesday 2 August
||Thursday 3 August
|Boys' & Girls' Open||Thursday 3 August
|Minor Scratch Cup||Saturday 12 August||Open||1|
Card of the Course
|White||Par 73SSS 72 6,716 yd's|
|Red||Par 75 SSS 73 5,873 yd's|
|Blue||73 SSS 74 7,031 yd's|
|Manx Mens Gap||13||421||408||4||5||411||5||18|
Men's Course Record: Am. 64 Noel Fox (Portmarnock G. C.), Pro: 61 Greame McDowell 15/05/2009
Ladies Course Record: 66 Maria Dunne 12/05/2017
Simon Ward won the South of Ireland at Lahinch Golf Club for the second time in 2013 when he beat Paul O’Hara from Kilkenny on the 19th-Hole, indeed I was there to witness it. Simon previously clinched the title in 2006 when he beat Darren Crowe from Dunmurry by 2 and 1.
The Ladies of Co. Louth Golf Club qualified for the All-Ireland deciders of the Irish Senior Cup when they were runners-up to the Island Golf Club on their home course on Saturday 11th May 2013.
They made the long journey to Portumna Golf Club to compete in the National Deciders on Friday 16th August 2013, where they were drawn against defending Champions Royal Portrush in the All-Ireland Quarter Finals.
First on the tee was Deirdre Smith who lost her match against Lucy Simpson by 2 and 1, she was followed by Carla Reynolds who went to the 19th before conceding the point to Victoria Bradshaw, next up was Jennifer Gannon who lost her match against Helen Jones on the 18th, the penultimate match of Oonagh Purfield went 5 and 4 to Naoimh Quigg, the bottom match of Roisin Brady was halved against Hannah Henderson when called in.
Deirdre Smith fired a sensational afternoon 72 to win the Vaughan Scratch Trophy on count-back from Leinster team mate Karen Delaney from Carlow Golf Club at a sunny Lahinch on Saturday 19th June 2010. Deirdre adds the Vaughan Scratch Trophy to her marvellous Hermitage victory in May.
The Ladies Co. Louth Golf Club won their Regional Final of the Irish Senior Cup in 2009 and made their way to Mount Wolseley Golf Club in Co. Carlow where they were drawn against Enniscorthy Golf Club in the All-Ireland Quarter Finals on Friday 14th August.
The team was led by Deirdre Smith against Nicky King, this match went all the way to the 18th before Deirdre put the first point on the board for Baltray. She was followed by Jennifer Gannon who had a very comfortable 7 and 6 win over Jennifer King. The middle match of Maria Dunne against Laura Dempsey went 3 and 1 to the Wexford ladies. The penultimate match of Oonagh Purfield against Margaret Mooney was halved when called-in. The bottom match of Carla Reynolds secured the points when she beat Cora Mernagh by 5 and 3.
They met Royal Portrush Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final the following morning and they were led again by Deirdre Smith who lost out to Charlene Reid by 3 and 2. She was followed by Jennifer Gannon who lost out to Naoimh Quigg on the 18th. Next on the tee was Maria Dunne who also lost out on the 18th to Lucy Simpson. The penultimate match of Oonagh Purfield was halved with Helen Jones. The bottom match of Carla Reynolds against Maura Diamond went to Co. Louth by 3 and 2. Royal Portrush went on to play Kilkenny Golf Club in a trilling All-Ireland Final with the green-pennant going to the ladies from the Marble City by 3 matches to 2 matches.
The Ladies of Co. Louth Golf Club won their Regional Final in the Suzuki Senior Cup and participated in the All-Ireland Quarter-Finals at Milltown Golf Club on Friday 31st August 2007 where they were drawn against Roscommon Golf Club.
First on the tee was Deirdre Smith who had a convincing 7 and 6 win over Mary Seymour, she was followed by Maria Dunne who went down to Sinead Benedetti on the 21st hole. Jenny Gannon won her match on the 19th against Ann McCormack. The penultimate match saw Patricia Nannery lose out to Ruth Lennon by 4 and 2. The bottom match of Carla Reynolds against Paula Quinn went all the way to the 23rd before the match was decided and gave the ladies of Co. Louth a 3 matches to 2 matches win and a place in the All-Ireland Semi-Final against Ennis the eventual winners.
First on the tee on the Saturday morning was Deirdre Smith who lost her match by 4 and 3 to Tricia McDonnell, she was followed by Jenny Gannon who halved her match with Pamela Murphy. Next on the tee was Maria Dunne who lost to Sarah Cunningham by 4 and 3. The penultimate match saw Carla Reynolds lose out to Valerie Hassett by 4 and 3, the bottom match of Karen Yates was halved with young Ciara Pender, and so Ennis progressed to the All-Ireland decider on a 4 matches to 1 match score line.
GoGolfing would like to congratulate Simon Ward on being part of the victorious Irish Team that won the European Amateur Championship at Western Gailes on the Ayrshire Cost, on Saturday 7th July 2007, when they overcame a strong French team by 4 ½ matches to 2 ½ matches. Ireland had not won this Championship since 1987, the other members of the team were Rory McIlroy (Hollywood Golf Club), Jonathan Caldwell (Clandeboye Golf Club), Richard Kilpatrick (Banbridge Golf Club), Shane Lowry (Esker Hills Golf Club) well done lads and we will continue to follow your progress in the years to come.
2005 Lady Captain Sheila Nelson and her Captain’s Prize winner Vicki Smyth qualified in the Volkswagen/Irish Independent Lady Captain’s Classic in this scotch foursomes format. It was off to the National Finals at The Heritage Golf Club on Monday 3rd October where they were paired with the Co. Tipperary pair of Kay Cross and Ann Maher.
Simon Ward was selected to represent Ireland at the Boys' Home Internationals played at Woodhall Spa, Lioncolnshire from 2nd to 4th August 2005.
Deirdre Smith was selected on the Irish Ladies team for the Home Internationals, where they retained the trophy and recorded their 7th victory, played at Royal Porthcawl from 8th to 10th September 2004. Deirdre was selected on the Leinster ILGU Team for the Interprovincial's. Played at Ballybunion Golf Club from 18th to 20th August 2004.
Simon Ward was selected on the Irish Boys Team that played Canada in a Junior Challenge match at Hamilton Golf and Country Club from 7th to 9th September 2004.
Co. Louth Ladies won the Eastern District Championship of the Suzuki All-Ireland Senior Cup in 2004 but were beaten in the All-Ireland Semi-Final by Royal Portrush at Athlone Golf Club on 4th September. The team was Deirdre Smith, Maria Dunne, Paula Delaney, Jennifer Gannon, Susan Mullaney, Jackie Quinn and Karen Yates.
Co. Louth won the Leinster Final of the Irish Junior Cup at Forrest Little Golf Club, when they beat Malahide by 3 matches to 2 matches in 2002. They were drawn against Ulster Champions Malone in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals at Galway Golf Club on September 5th. The team was Michael Kierans, Andrew Garvey, David Doggett, Niall Cremmins, Shane Gannon, Ronan Branigan, Patrick McCaffrey, Conor Breen, Frank King, Mark Varley, Thomas Collier, Fergal Sharkey and Owen Branigan. They were, managed by Jim Tully. They beat Malone and collected the green medals against Killarney on the Friday. The team on the day was Ronan Branigan, Shane Gannon, David Doggett, Michael Kierans and Patrick McCafffrey.
The Ladies of Co. Louth Golf Club won the Leinster Championship of the I. L. G. U. Senior Cup and competed in the All-Ireland Finals at Balbriggan Golf Club on 7th September 2002. The team was Deirde Smith, Oonagh Purfield, Jennifer Gannon, Patricia Nannery and Susan Mullarney. They were, captained by Gemma McGuirk. They were drawn against Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Semi-Final and won their match by 4 matches to 1match. They met Munster Champions Douglas in the final and had another 4 matches to 1 match. Deirde Smith won the top match against Eavan Higgins by 1-hole, followed by Oonagh Purfield who beat Kate MacCann by the same margin. Jennifer Gannon had a 2 and 1 victory over Ailish Thompson and both Susan Mullarney and Pat Nannery halved their matches with Aiofa Lane and G Harvey.
Simon Ward won the South of Ireland Irish Open Championship at Lahinch in 2013 having won it prior to that in 2006.
Jenny Gannon and Deirdre Smith were selected on the Leinster Ladies team for the AIB Interprovincial Championships at Mount Wolseley on August 7-9 2002. The team wa,s captained by Jackie Quinn.
Shane Gannon was selected on the Irish Boy's for the Home Internationals at Blairgowrie, Scotland in early August 2002.
Deirdre Smith was selected on the Irish team for the European Team Championship at Campo de Meis, Spain from the 10th to the 14th of July 2001.
Jenifer Gannon was selected on the Leinster Ladies team for the AIB Interprovincial’s at the Island Golf Club on the 8th to the 10th August 2001. She was, joined by club-mate D. Smith and the team was, captained by J. Quinn.
Prior to 2001:
Co. Louth Golf Club won the All-Ireland Irish Senior Cup at Royal Co. Down in 1999, when the team was, Bryan Ronan, Nigel Beirth, Val Smyth, Garth Bohill, Ronan Branigan, Niall Crimmins, David Gannon, Fred Hoey and Barry Reddan, they were captained by Thomas Collier.
Co. Louth Golf Club won the All-Ireland Irish Senior Cup at Hermitage G. C. in 1977, when the team was, Mick Gannon, Barry Reddan, D. McCann, M. McGuirk, Frank Gannon, D. Levins and F. Ronan.
Co. Louth Golf Club won the All-Ireland Irish Senior Cup at The Royal Dublin G. C. in1974, when the team was, Barry Reddan, D. Levins, K. Garvey, M. McGuirk, A. Gormley, J. Leach and Mick Gannon.
Co. Louth won the Leinster Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield in 1998, when the team was, P. Morris, T. Blake, D. Connell, A. Morris, S. Walsh, M. O'Reilly, D. Shortt, F. Kierans, Ken Byrne, J. Keappock, O. Tully, C. Byrne, P. Walsh, K. Beirth, Syl Shelly, R. Whyte and K. Doggett, they were captained by Joe Leech.
Co. Louth won the Leinster Final of the Barton Shield when they beat a very strong U.C.D. team. They went on to play Killarney in the All-Ireland semi-final at Lahinch, on 21st September 2000. The squad was Michael McGuirk, Val Smyth, David Gannon, Brian Ronan, Nigel Beirth Barry Reddan, and Garth Bohill. They beat Killarney by five holes in the Semi-Final, but went down to a very strong Shandon Park in the National Final. The team was Garth Bohill with David Gannon, and Nigel Beirth with Brian Ronan.
Co. Louth Golf Club won the Provincial Towns Trophy in 1988, when the team was, P. McKenna, M. Murphy, J. Leonard, C. Walsh, K. Byrne, M. Kavanagh, C. Cassidy, O. Garvey, T. Garry, S. Martin and B. Breen, they were captained by T. Collier and selected by J. Leech.
Co. Louth Golf Club were Leinster Champions of the Irish Mixed Foursomes in 1996, when the team was, Jackie Quinn, Mark Varley, Conor Breen, Joan Kearney, Richie McDonnell, Deirdre Smith, Leo Morgan, Michael O'Brien, Colm Walsh, Susan Kenny, Anne O'Brien, Iggy Barr, Gloria Robinson, Rosemary Howell, Dorothy Collins and Brian Ronan, they were captained by Anne Owens and Joe Leech.
David Gannon was selected on the Boys' Home International team at Portmarnock G. C. on 9th to 11th August 2000.
Co. Louth won the Leinster Section of the Irish Senior Cup at Portmarnock G. C. on 22/8/99, when they beat a very strong Portmarnock side 3-2. The team was Brian Ronan, Barry Reddan, Neil Crimmins, David Gannon, Val Smyth and Garth Bohill. They were drawn against Cork in the semi-final at Royal Portrush G. C. on 17th September 1999. They won the semi-final 3.5-1.5 and beat Galway in the final 3-2
Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;
Mark Gannon represented Ireland as a Senior International from 1973 to 1990 playing 91-times won 43-matches halved thirteen and lost 35-matches accumulating 99-points. He represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level from 1972 to 1993 playing 97-times won 59-matches halved one and lost 37-matches accumulating 119-points. He represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial from 1971 to 1972 playing 4-times won 1-match and lost 3-matches accumulating 2-points;
Barry Reddan represented Ireland as a Senior International in 1987 playing 5-times won 2-matches halved one and lost 1-match accumulating 6-points. He represented Ireland at Senior (55+) from 2006 to 2009 playing 11-times won 4-matches halved two and lost 5-matches accumulating 10-points. He represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level from 1987 to 1988 playing 25-times won 11-matches halved one and lost 13-matches accumulating 23-points;
Simon Ward represented Ireland as a Senior International from 2006 to 2009 playing 29-times won 12-matches halved five and lost 12-matches accumulating 29-points. He represented Ireland at international Youths level in 2006 playing 4-matches won 3-matches and halved 1-match accumulating 7-points. He represented Ireland at Irish Boys level in 2005 playing 10-times won 5-matches halved three and lost 2-matches accumulating 13-points. He represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level from 2006 to 2009 playing 23-times won 10-matches halved two and lost 11-matches accumulating 22-points. He represented Leinster at Boys Interprovincial level from 2002 to 2005 playing 12-times won 8-matches halved two and lost 2-matches accumulating 18-points;
David Doggett represented Ireland at Irish Boys level in 1994 playing 6-times won 3-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 6-points. He represented Leinster at Boys Interprovincial level in 1993 playing 6-times won 4-matches halved one and lost 1-match accumulating 9-points;
David Gannon represented Ireland at Irish Boys level in 2000 playing 6-times won 4-matches halved one and lost 1-match accumulating 9-points. He represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial in 2001 playing 6-times won 2-matches halved one and lost 3-matches accumulating 5-points. He represented Leinster at Boys Interprovincial level from 1998 to 1999 playing 12-times won 5-matches halved two and lost 5-matches accumulating 12-points;
J. Gannon represented Ireland at Irish Boys level in 1993 playing 2-times won 1-match and lost 1-match accumulating 2-points. He represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial in 1996 playing 5-times won 4-matches and lost 1-match accumulating 8-points;
Shane Gannon represented Ireland at Irish Boys level in 2002 playing 5-times won 2-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 4-points. He represented Leinster at Boys Interprovincial level in 2001 playing 5-times won 0-matches halved one and lost 4-matches accumulating 1-point;
A. Garvey represented Ireland at Irish Boys level in 1992 playing 3-times won 2-matches and lost 1-match accumulating 4-points;
Declan Branigan represented Ireland at Senior (55+) in 2006 playing 5-times won 1-match and lost 4-matches accumulating 2-points;
T. Fox represented Ireland at Senior (55+) in 2002 playing 3-times won 1-match and lost 2-matches accumulating 2-points;
Val Smyth represented Ireland at Senior (55+) in 2007 playing 8-times won 4-matches halved one and lost 3-matches accumulating 9-points;
A. B. Cairns represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level IN 1899 playing 1-time won 1-match and lost 0-matches accumulating 1-point;
H. J. Daly represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level from 1896 to 1903 playing 6-times won 3-matches halved one and lost 2-matches accumulating 3½ -points;
W. Dove represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level in 1905 playing 1-time won 1-match and lost 0-matches accumulating 1-point;
J. P. Fitzgerald represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level in 1993 playing 5-times won 2-matches halved one and lost 2-matches accumulating 5-points. He represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial in 1988 playing 6-times won 2-matches and lost 4-matches accumulating 4-points;
F. Gallagher represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level from 1959 to 1963 playing 30-times won 15-matches halved six and lost 9-matches accumulating 36-points;
M. McGuirk represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level in 1961 playing 4-times won 0-matches and lost 4-matches accumulating 0-points. He represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial in 163 playing 2-times; ??
G. H. Pentland represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level from 1897 to 1899 playing 2-times won 0-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 0-points;
B. Ronan represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level in 1998 playing 5-times won 3-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 6-points. He represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial in 1996 playing 6-times won 1-match halved one and lost 4-matches accumulating 3-points;
F. Ronan represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level from 1979 to 1988 playing 19-times won 10-matches and lost 9-matches accumulating 20-points. He represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial from 1978 to 1979 playing 8-times won 7-matches and lost 1-match accumulating 14-points;
G. Bohill represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial in 2000 playing 2-times won 0-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 0-points;
Frank Gannon represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial from 1969 to 1970 playing 6-times won 3-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 6-points;
J. O’Sullivan represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial in 1994 playing 3-times won 1-match halved one and lost 1-match accumulating 3-points;
Deirdre Smith, was selected on the ILGU Senior A squad in November 2000 and won the L'Oreal Connacht Senior Championship Cup at Westport G. C. in 1999.
P. Delaney was selected on the ILGU Senior A squad in November 2000.
Oonagh Purfield played for Ireland in the European Ladies Junior Championship at Shannon Golf Club in 1990, and was selected to play in the Home Internationals at Royal Dornoch in August 1999, and Deirdre Smith was on the reserves.
Jennifer Gannon played for Ireland in the Girls Home Internationals at Formby Ladies Golf Club in 1996 and at Forfar Golf Club in, 1997.
History of County Louth
he Irish Golfer 21st February 1900 reports "In the Spring of 1892 G. H. Pentland discovered the present links and invoked the aid of Tom Gilroy, who at once realized their capabilities, a meeting was called in Drogheda on 11th October 1892 and Co. Louth Golf Club was established. Mr. Tom Gilroy was elected Captain and G. H. Pentland was elected Hon. Secretary and Treasurer".
The Golfing Annual 1894-95 gives it as an eighteen-hole course and tells us "It is an excellent course, the soil being sandy and the turf short. The circuit is about three miles and the hazards are sand hills, bends and bunkers" Tom Gilroy set the first course record of 79 in May 1895. G. H. Pentland was a prominent landlord and another founder member Mr. H. J. Daly, Captain 1895, was secretary of the GUI from 1899 to 1902.
Cecil Barcroft, secretary of the Royal Dublin Golf Club, was asked to redesign the course in 1914 this layout lasted for 24 years. Then, in 1938, the famous golf architects, Tom Simpson & Molly Gourley, redesigned the course, which was formally opened on 24th July 1938, by the late Jimmy Bruen. In 1941, the East of Ireland was first played at Baltray and the winner was none other than J. B. Carr.
Roll of Honour
|Mrs. N. Matthews||1989||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. M. V. Reddan||1989||Ladies President|
|P. Kelly||1989||Men's Captain|
|N. A. McQuillan||1989||President|
|Jane Monaghan||1990||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. M. Allen||1990||Ladies President|
|J. G. Nallen||1990||Men's Captain|
|N. A. McQuillan||1990||President|
|Mrs. J. Matthews||1991||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. M. Allen||1991||Ladies President|
|J. J. Ryle||1991||Men's Captain|
|N. A. McQuillan||1991||President|
|Mrs. P. J. Halpenny||1992||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. J. M. Collins||1992||Ladies President|
|E. T. Kearney||1992||Men's Captain|
|P. V. Lyons||1992||President|
|Gloria Robinson||1993||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. J. M. Collins||1993||Ladies President|
|A. E. Walsh||1993||Men's Captain|
|P. F. Morgan||1993||President|
|Felicity Matthews||1994||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. M. S. Matthews||1994||Ladies President|
|R. J. Quirke||1994||Men's Captain|
|P. F. Morgan||1994||President|
|Mrs. J. E. Collins||1995||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. M. S. Matthews||1995||Ladies President|
|M. F. Ronan||1995||Men's Captain|
|A. P. Robinson||1995||President|
|Mrs. Mary Robinson||1996||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. J. H. Murdock||1996||Ladies President|
|M. A. McGuirk||1996||Men's Captain|
|A. P. Robinson||1996||President|
|Valerie Breen||1997||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. J. H. Murdock||1997||Ladies President|
|O. F. Allen||1997||Men's Captain|
|P. J. Halpenny||1997||President|
|Mrs. Ina Kierans||1998||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. E. Sheirson||1998||Ladies President|
|O. P. Tully||1998||Men's Captain|
|M. P. Kierans||1998||President|
|Joan O'Reilly||1999||Ladies Captain|
|Terry Allen||1999||Ladies President|
|Joe Leech||1999||Men's Captain|
|Dr. E. T. Kearney||1999||President|
|Mrs. J. McQuillan||2000||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. N. Gannon||2000||Ladies President|
|M. McGuigan||2000||Men's Captain|
|Vera Morgan||2001||Ladies Captain|
|M. R. Halpenny||2001||Ladies President|
|Neil Matthews||2001||Men's Captain|
|Elizabeth Hall||2002||Ladies Captain|
|U. Hoey||2002||Ladies President|
|Martin Ryan||2002||Men's Captain|
|Ann Owens||2003||Ladies Captain|
|Valerie Breen||2003||Ladies President|
|Thomas Collier||2003||Men's Captain|
|Barry V. Reddan||2003||President|
|Vera Rock||2004||Ladies Captain|
|J. Kearney||2004||Ladies President|
|Mark Varley||2004||Men's Captain|
|Vicki Smyth||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Mary Eealy||2005||Ladies President|
|Padraig Duffy||2005||Men's Captain|
|Sheila McCann||2006||Ladies Captain|
|Leontia Kierans||2006||Ladies President|
|Mark Kierans||2006||Men's Captain|
|J. J. Noer||2006||President|
|Gemma McGuirk||2007||Ladies Captain|
|Susan Kenny||2007||Ladies President|
|Vincent Murray||2007||Men's Captain|
|Valerie Reddan||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Lilian O'Kane||2008||Ladies President|
|Kevin Byrne||2008||Men's Captain|
|Anne O’Brien||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Dorothy Mallon||2009||Ladies President|
|Jim McMahon||2009||Men's Captain|
|Anne Walsh||2010||Ladies Captain|
|Pauline McCluskey||2010||Ladies President|
|Niall Crimmins||2010||Men's Captain|
|Sheila Nelson||2011||Ladies Captain|
|Una Kierans||2011||Ladies President|
|Paul Maher||2011||Men's Captain|
|Geraldine Collier||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Pat Doolan||2012||Ladies President|
|Declan O'Brien||2012||Men's Captain|
|Anne Landy||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Eleanor Branigan||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Jane Monaghan||2014||Ladies President|
|Patrick Nelson||2014||Men's Captain|
|Olan F. Allen||2014||President|
|Lucy McConnell||2015||Ladies Captain|
| Eimear Matthews
|Michael Kennedy||2015||Men's Captain|
|Delia Berkery||2016||Ladies Captain|
|Frank Gannon||2016||Men's Captain|
|Jackie Quinn||2017||Ladies Captain|
|Harry Collier||2017||Men's Captain|
|Deirdre Smith (-1)||2017||Lowest Ladies H'cap|
|Roisin Brady (4)
||2017||Lowest Ladies H'cap|
|J. Quinn (8)||2017||Lowest Men’s H'cap|
|Thomas Mulligan (+1)
||2017||Lowest Men’s H'cap|
|Gareth Bohill (0)
||2017||Lowest Men’s H'cap|
|Simon Ward Now Pro.
||2017||Lowest Men’s H'cap|
Holes in One at County Louth
|Member||Date||Hole No.||Club Used||Distance|
|Philip Dillon||12 November 1997||15th||142 yd‘s|
|D. Egan||16 August 1999||5th||148 yd‘s|
|Joe Lennon||23 April 2000||5th||158 yd‘s|
|Willie Reilly||20 May 2001||15th||160 yd‘s|
|Oliver Garvey||12 November 2002||15th||152 yd‘s|
|Dermot Levins||14 December 2002||17th||179 yd‘s|
|Gerard Kelly||15 April 2003||7th||153 yd‘s|
|Oliver Cummins||11 May 2003||17th||179 yd‘s|
|Paul Reilly||4 August 2003||15th||152 yd‘s|
|Lila Young||26 August 2003||5th||173 yd‘s|
|Diana Connolly||2 September 2003||5th||7-Wood||137 yd's|
|Ursela Stoey||1 June 2004||17th||5-Wood
|John Maguire||4 November 2007||15th||152 yd‘s|
|Liam Cooney||15 December 2007||15th||152 yd‘s|
|Matthew Doolan||17 July 2008||5th||158 yd‘s|
|Frank Byrne||24 August 2008||5th||175 yd‘s|
|Pat McCabe||7 September 2008||15th||152 yd‘s|
|Leslie McCauley||17 October 2009||17th||179 yd‘s|
|Simon Ward||28 July 2013||16th||Lahinch G. C.||195 yd's|
|Robbie Keane||26 April 2014||17th||179 y'ds|
|Thomas McDonnell||24 May 2014||7th||153 yd's
|Colm Campbell||2 June 2014||15th||In East of Ireland||167 yd's|