Whitehead golf club Antrim

Whitehead golf course Antrim

Whitehead Golf Course

Whitehead Club Crest

Whitehead Golf Club celebrated its centenary year in 2004 along with Roscommon Golf Club and Fintona Golf Club designed by A. B. Armb it is an 18-hole Parkland today. Originally an 9-hole course the club moved to its present location in 1973 and opened its 18-holes two years after the move.

Measuring 5,846 yards off the blue stakes with a Par of 69 and a standard scratch of 68 Whitehead is by no means a easy course. The ladies course is somewhat shorter at 5,113 yards with a Par 69 and a SSS of 68. Its signature hole is "The Lighthouse" at 395 yd's Index 1 which will test the very best of golfers where if you achieve a Par it will feel like a birdie.

The course offers some stunning views of the surrounding countryside and a warm Ulster hand of welcome is extended to one and all in this club that has reached its 100-year in existence.

Green Fees Midweek: £24
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: £28
Green Fees with a Member: £15/16
Green Fees for Opens: £10
Practice Area:  Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire:
Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 775
Designer A. B. Armb
Founded 1904
Address

McCrea's Brae,
Whitehead,
Carrickfergus,
Co Antrim
BT38 9NZ

Telephone 028-93-370820
Email info@whiteheadgolfclub.com
Website Whitehead golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Robin Patrick
Captain: Alfie Patton
Lady Captain: Elizabeth Simpson
Presidents':  Maurice Watson & Elaine Fitzsimmons
Vice-Captains':  & 
Hon. Secretary: Robin Patrick & 
Club Pro: Colin Farr 028-93-370821
Hon. Treasurer: Tim Patton & Janice Dennson
Comp. Secretary: Terry McIlroy
Whitehead Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:54.768711
Long:-5.702848
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 12.00am to 11.30pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim.
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Saturdays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Whitehead Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captain's Prize to the Ladies
Thursday 15 June      
Captain's Prize Saturday 17 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 5 August   Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladies
Thursday 10 Augusr
  Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 12 August
  Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Monday 28 August   Closed 1
PGA National Pro-Am
Saturday 25 March   IPGA 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 26 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 3 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 10 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 17 May   Open 1
Ladies Team Waltz Friday 19 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 24 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 7 June   Open 1
Ladies Team Event Friday 9 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 14 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 21 June   Open 1
Start of Open Week Saturday 24 June Saturday 1 July Open 7
Singles Stableford Saturday 24 June   Open 1
Mixed Greensomes
Sunday 25 June   Open 1
Seniors Stableford 50+ Monday 26 June   Open 1
Ladies Team Event Tuesday 27 June
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 28 June   Open 1
Fourball Thursday 29 June   Open 1
Fourball Betterball
Friday 30 June
  Open 1
Singles Strokes Saturday 1 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 5 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 12 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 26 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 2 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 9 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 16 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 23 August   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Thursday 24 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 30 August
  Open 1
East Antrim Seniors Friday 1 September   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 69 SSS 68 6,018 m
Red Par 69 SSS 68 5,472 m
Green Par 69 SSS 68 5,631 m

Card

Hole Name Hole No. White Green Par Index Red Par Index
Muldersleigh 1 340 340 4 4 340 4 3
Rath Cimbaeith 2 160 152 3 16 118 3 17
Gobbins 3 523 513 5 6 406 5 7
Windy Gap 4 318 308 4 14 308 4 11
The Steeple 5 189 181 3 12 180 3 9
Galloway 6 507 487 5 8 461 5 5
Forthill 7 398 383 4 2 365 4 1
Auld's View 8 363 355 4 10 330 4 13
Bla Hole 9 164 152 3 18 142 3 15
  Out 2,962 2,871 35   2,648 35  
The Loanin 10 496 484 5 11 447 5 10
Port Davey 11 147 136 3 17 125 3 18
Lighthouse 12 387 376 4 1 365 4 2
The Beeches 13 421 411 4 3 415 5 8
Clonmore 14 321 311 4 9 305 4 4
Strathmore 15 399 389 4 11 379 5 12
The Hollow   16 345 337 4 15 343 4 6
McCrae's 17 352 342 4 5 261 4 14
Loughview 18 188 174 3 13 184 3 16
  In 3,056 2,760 35   2,824 36  
  Total 6,018 5,631 70   5,472 71  
  SSS 68 68     68    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 68 A. Hope

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

Whitehead Golf Club were County Champions in the J. B. Carr Diamond Trophy in 2002.

Ian Cochrane and Craig Addley won the Belfast Telegraph Foursomes in 1997.

Whitehead Golf Club were Ulster Finalists in the Belfast and District Cup in 1981, when the team was, B. Armstrong, K. Wilson, R. Young, H. Henry, J. Taylor, M. Boyd, P. Finney, A. Hope, J. Jones and P. O'Donnell.

G. Parkhill and P. O'Donnell won the Christie Flag in 1982.

P. O'Donnell with C. Niblock won the British Isles Daily Mail Foursomes in 1994.

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

J. Jones represented Ireland at international Youths' level in 1981 playing 6-matches, won 3-match halved one and lost 2-matches accumulating 7-points. He represented Ulster as a Youth in the Interprovincial Championships in 1981 playing 4-times won 2-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 4-points;

R. Hunter represented Ireland at Irish Boys' level in 1997 playing 3-times won 0-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 0-points;

S. K. Neill* represented Ulster in the Senior Interprovincial’s in 1938;

Matthew Kane represented Ulster at the inaugural Boys Under-15 Interprovincial Championships in 2010 playing 3-times won 3-matches and lost 0-matches accumulating 6-points;

Lesley Callen played for the Irish Girls' in 1985;

Kim Hunter played for the Irish Girls' in 1986;

History of Whitehead

Instituted 1904 affiliated 1905

Whitehead is one of the few older clubs to possess its original minutes. On Friday, the 27th July, 1904, a letter was circulated to the residents of Whitehead, notifying them of a meeting on 29th July, with the purpose of setting up a golf club. The first President was Col. James McCalmont M. P., and the Captain was James Waterson.

The" Irish Golfer" in 1905, gives us the following report "The links are situated at no great distance from Blackhead, the lighthouse on the promontory stands out conspicuously, considering the limited time during which Messrs. Morrow and Son have been engaged in bringing the ground to order, very good progress has been made. The nine-hole course is partly uphill for the first three or four holes and there are sufficient difficulties in the form of hedges and ravines. Mr. R. B. Urquhart, Belfast, erected the handsome pavilion which adorns the grounds and which provides ample accommodation for both ladies and gentlemen."

There is ample evidence that ladies were involved from the start of the club. The first Lady President was the Marchioness of Donegall, and the Lady Captain was Mrs. Smiley, of Belair. The annual subscription was a guinea for men and ten shillings and six pence for ladies.

In 1909, the club moved to the Marquis of Donegall’s Estate and this became its home until it moved to a new home at Bentra, where James Braid laid out a nine-hole course.

In 1973, the club moved to its present location at Muldersleigh and developed the eighteen-hole course that opened officially in 1975.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Mrs. P. Archer 1989 Ladies Captain
M. Sandford 1989 Ladies President
R. H. Ruddock 1989 Men's Captain
J. Adrain 1989 President
Mrs. G. Kay 1990 Ladies Captain
G. Logan 1990 Ladies President
George McKinney 1990 Men's Captain
J. Adrain 1990 President
Mrs. R. M. Maxwell 1991 Ladies Captain
G. Logan 1991 Ladies President
W. J. Kelso 1991 Men's Captain
A. G. Smyth 1991 President
Mrs. A. M. Baxter 1992 Ladies Captain
R. Chambers 1992 Ladies President
J. Kerr 1992 Men's Captain
A. B. Armstrong 1992 President
Mrs. L. N. Sheriff 1993 Ladies Captain
R. Chambers 1993 Ladies President
R. J. Sheriff 1993 Men's Captain
E. H. T. Chambers 1993 President
Mrs. V. E. Hill 1994 Ladies Captain
A. Hockings 1994 Ladies President
P. W. J. Finney 1994 Men's Captain
T. F. Stainer 1994 President
Mrs. D. E. Taylor 1995 Ladies Captain
J. H. Jones 1995 Ladies President
J. D. Holmes 1995 Men's Captain
G. McKinney 1995 President
Mrs. J. McDowell 1996 Ladies Captain
I. Stewart 1996 Ladies President
James J. Murray 1996 Men's Captain
H. A. Burns 1996 President
Mrs. H. McLean 1997 Ladies Captain
I. Stewart 1997 Ladies President
Paul D. Archer 1997 Men's Captain
D. A. MacNiven 1997 President
Mrs. J. McDowell 1998 Ladies Captain
K. Fulton 1998 Ladies President
Jim M. Sedgwick 1998 Men's Captain
J. C. Reid 1998 President
Mrs. F. Boyd 1999 Ladies Captain
K. Fulton 1999 Ladies President
Marshall Boyd 1999 Men's Captain
B. Q. Baxter 1999 President
Mrs. J. Hall 2000 Ladies Captain
Mrs. A. Baxter 2000 Ladies President
Allen Hall 2000 Men's Captain
B. Q. Baxter 2000 President
E. Fitzsimmons 2001 Ladies Captain
Mrs. A. Baxter 2001 Ladies President
Maurice Watson 2001 Men's Captain
B. Q. Baxter 2001 President
H. McKernon 2002 Ladies Captain
Dorothy Cavan 2002 Ladies President
Trevor Greenwood 2002 Men's Captain
David Maxwell 2002 President
Eilish Donnelly 2003 Ladies Captain
Dorothy Cavan 2003 Ladies President
J. McKernon 2003 Men's Captain
David Maxwell 2003 President
Irene Patrick 2004 Ladies Captain
Dorothy Cavan 2004 Ladies President
Nick McCrory 2004 Men's Captain
David Maxwell 2004 President
Mary Walker 2005 Ladies Captain
Dr. Annette Gordon 2005 Ladies President
Jim Hamilton 2005 Men's Captain
Jim Kelso 2005 President
Julia Gardner 2006 Ladies Captain
Dr. Annette Gordon 2006 Ladies President
Bert French 2006 Men's Captain
Jim Kelso 2006 President
Margaret Fullerton 2007 Ladies Captain
Dr. Annetta Gordon 2007 Ladies President
John Elliott 2007 Men's Captain
Jim Kelso 2007 President
Heather Smith 2008 Ladies Captain
Joan Burns 2008 Ladies President
Robin McDonald 2008 Men's Captain
Patrick Finney 2008 President
Isobel Day 2009 Ladies Captain
Liz Reid 2009 Ladies President
John Thompson 2009 Men's Captain
Patrick Finney 2009 President
Mary Overton 2010 Ladies Captain
Julia Gardner 2010 Ladies President
Eamon McAllister 2010 Men's Captain
Patrick Finney 2010 President
Linda Hamilton 2011 Ladies Captain
Frances Boyd 2011 Ladies President
David J. Moore 2011 Men's Captain
James J. Macaulay 2011 President
Lorraine Arbuckle 2012 Ladies Captain
Frances Boyd 2012 Ladies President
Richard Lamb 2012 Men's Captain
James J. Macaulay 2012 President
Patricia Swann 2013 Ladies Captain
Irene Patrick
2013 Ladies President
Tim Patton 2013 Men's Captain
James J. MaCaulay
2013 President
Elsie French 2014 Ladies Captain
Irene Patrick 2014 Ladies President
James E. McAllister 2014 Men's Captain
James J. MaCaulay 2014 President
Alice Hartford 2015 Ladies Captain
Roy Armstrong 2015 Men's Captain
P. Archer
2015 President
Sarah Stewart
2016 Ladies Captain
Elaine Fitzsimmons 2016 Ladies President
Jeremy Jones
2016 Men's Captain
Maurice Watson 2016 President
Elizabeth Simpson 2017 Ladies Captain
  2017 Ladies President
Alfie Patton 2017 Men's Captain
  2017 President
Alice Hartford 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Matthew Kane 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
P. Sheldon 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
D. Beattie 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Whitehead

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance


6th   221 yd's

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