Newtownstewart golf club Tyrone

Newtownstewart golf course Tyrone

Newtownstewart Golf Course

Newtownstewart Club Crest

Newtownstewart Golf Club was founded in 1914 is 5,901 yards long a Par 70 with a standard scratch of 68 off the white tees. Nestling on the foot of Bessy Bell Mountain, in the rolling parkland of Baronscout, the ancestral estate of the Duke of Abercorn.

The course is festooned with beech trees and wild life. The golfers will frequently encounter wild pheasants, red squirrels and buzzards during their round. The course offers magnificent views of the Sperrin Mountains all contributing to an enjoyable and memorable days golf.

Newtownstewart Golf Club is frequently used for GUI events and has staged many a successful Pro-Am Tournament. Frequently described as a demanding test of golf off the back tees, Newtownstewart hosts a good number of open competitions during the year where the visitor is extended a warm welcome and the emphasis being on friendliness rather than formality.

Green Fees Midweek: £14/18
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: £18/25
Green Fees with a Member: £14/21
Green Fees for Opens: £10
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 417
Designer Nature
Founded 1914
Address

38 Golf Course Road,
Newtownstewart,
Co. Tyrone
BT78 4HU

Telephone 028-816-61466
Email info@newtownstewartgolfclub.com
Website Newtownstewart golf club website
Office Manager: Lorraine Donnell
Captain:
Lady Captain: Karen Ballantin
Presidents':   &
Vice-Captains':   &   
Hon. Secretary: Robert Glackin & Carmel Loughlin
Club Pro: Noel Callan Tel:07789157654
Hon. Treasurer: Danny Ball & Joan McCaffrey
Comp. Secretary: Jerome Harkin & Patricia Devine
Newtownstewart Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:54.716690
Long:-7.379379
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 8.30am to 8.30pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities, by prior arrangement Days to Avoid: Sundays & Bank Holidays (phone)
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Newtownstewart Golf Club Fixtures 2018 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2018 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Saturday 3 March   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 22 July
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 4 August
  Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 25 August   Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Saturday 15 September
  Closed 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 7 March   Open 1
Fourball Betterball Saturday 10 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 14 March   Open 1
4-Ball Scramble any combination Sunday 18 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 21 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 28 March
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 31 March
Sunday 1 April Open 2
Singles Stableford Sunday 1 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 4 April   Open 1
Singles Strokes Saturday 7 April   Open 1
Fourball Betterball any combination Sunday 8 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 14 April Sunday 15 April Open 2
Singles Stableford Sunday 15 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 April   Open 1
Singles Strokes Saturday 22 April   Open 1
4-Ball Scramble any combination Sunday 23 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 26 April   Open 1
Ladies Open Day
Saturday 29 April
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 30 April
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 3 May   Open 1
Ladies Singles Strokes Saturday 6 May   Open 1
L. & G. G.U.I. Mixed (Q) Strokes Sunday 7 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 10 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Strokes
Saturday 13 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford

Wednesday 17 May

  Open 1
Christchurch Charity Day Friday 19 May   Open 1
Fourball Betterball
Sunday 21 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 24 May   Open 1
St Caireall’s Primary School Team Event
Friday 26 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 27 May
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 28 May
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 31 May
  Open 1
Singles Saturday 3 June Sunday 4 June Open 2
Singles Sunday 4 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 7 June   Open 1
Singles Strokes Saturday 10 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 11 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 14 June   Open 1
Course Development Classic Saturday 17 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 18 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 21 June   Open 1
L. & G. Team Event Saturday 24 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 25 June   Open 1
Mixed Singles Stableford Tuesday 27 June   Open 1
3-Bll Scramble any Combination
Wednesday 28 June   Open 1
Ladies Open Day Thursday 29 June   Open 1
L. & G. Team Event Saturday 1 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 2 July   Open 1
3-Person Scramble Wednesday 5 July   Open 1
Juvenile Open Friday 7 July   Open 1
Fourball Betterball Saturday 8 July   Open 1
Singles Strokes Sunday 9 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 12 July   Open 1
Ladies 3-Ball Scramble
Sunday 16 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 July   Open 1
Charity Team Event any combination Friday 21 July   Open 1
Singles Strokes Saturday 22 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 26 July   Open 1
Ladies Charity Singles Stableford Thursday 27 July
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 29 July
Sunday 30 July
Open 2
Singles Stableford Sunday 30 July
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 2 August   Open 1
Team Event any combination Saturday 5 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 6 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 9 August   Open 1
Singles Strokes Sunday 13 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 16 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 20 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 23 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 26 August   Open 1
Singles Strokes Sunday 27 August
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 30 August
  Open 1
Golf Societies Open Sunday 3 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 6 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 9 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 13 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 20 September   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 70 SSS 68 5,901 yd's
Red Par 72 SSS 69 5,065 yd's

Card

Hole Name Hole No. White Par Index Red Par Index
The Hollows 1 302 4 14 291 4 8
Switchback 2 302 4 17 272 4 13
The Garden 3 149 3 15 133 3 16
The Sheuqh 4 370 4 8 302 4 9
Wee Bessy 5 299 4 10 292 4 2
Big Bessy 6 385 4 1 366 5 14
The Avenue 7 209 3 6 165 3 7
The Ravine 8 377 4 3 247 4 17
The Beeches 9 459 5 11 412 5 4
  Out 2,852 35   2,480 36  
The Hollies 10 147 3 18 130 3 15
The Elbow 11 365 4 4 324 4 3
Pheasant Walk 12 396 4 7 353 4 1
The Wines 13 192 3 13 101 3 18
The Pulpit 14 502 5 2 402 5 6
The Turn 15 154 3 16 138 3 12
The Sperrins 16 513 5 9 412 5 5
Koram 17 389 4 12 335 4 10
Baronscount 18 391 4 5 388 5 11
  In 3,049 35   2,585 36  
  Total 5,901 70   5,065 72  
  SSS 69     69    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: Am. 65 G. Forbes & I. Moore, Pro: 66 J. Fisher

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

G. Forbes represented Ulster in the Senior Interprovincial’s in 1989 playing 3-times won 1-match and lost 2-matches accumulating 2-points;

History of Newtownstewart

Newtownstewart Instituted 1914 affiliated 1918

The inaugural meeting of the club was held in the Abercorn Hotel, on 9th October 1914. The Duke of Abercorn was thanked for his generosity towards the club and he was elected President. Two other men are credited with the foundation of the club. They were Mr. H. Kiernan, of the Northern Bank, and Mr. W. Ross who was elected Captain in 1922.

Newtownstewart was initially a nine-hole course, ten minutes' cycling distance from the town. The club extended to eighteen holes in 1970.

Newtownstewart Golf Club was first opened as a 9 hole course on the 23th of October 1914 and continued with a small membership (mainly car owners) until the war years (1939-45) when it practically closed down. Some play did continue however, particularly by members of the US army who were stationed nearby in Newtownstewart. They actually put in the first drainage system. It consisted of empty petrol drums joined together along a narrow trench.

In the sixties membership began to increase significantly (In 1957 it was 88 today it is 476.) so an approach was made to the Baronscourt Estate about the possibility of acquiring extra land. Their first offer was of approximately 15 acres on the other side of the entrance road. When it was pointed out that this was somewhat small for what the club had in mind the estate agreed to allow the club to have about 40 acres across the ravine to the South. A bridge was built across this ravine by voluntary labour in 1967, a well-known course architect, J.J.F. Pennink from the firm of Cotton, Harris and Pennink, was commissioned and the course extended to 18 holes. In concluding his recommendation for the extension Pennink added, "I very much enjoyed my visit and was enchanted by the beautiful terrain." Not a bad commendation from someone who had seen it all. Finally the first offer of 15 acres was also acquired and opened as a practice area in 1974.

Because of the nature of the underlying soil, many parts of the course had always suffered from poor drainage. Over recent years however an extensive drainage scheme has been undertaken, mainly under the guidance of the then Greens Convener, Jimmy Kelly and a new Head Greenkeeper, David Irvine. The necessary equipment to maintain the system was also purchased and the whole scheme has really revitalised the course. A new Greens Convener, James McCrory, has continued with these improvements and the course is now looking better than ever.

Newtownstewart course now consists of 18 holes, made up of 5 par 3's, 3 par 5's with the rest being par 4's. With a par of 70 and Standard Scratch of 69 it measures 5320 yards and has a convenient practice putting green and an extensive practice.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
E. Wilson 1990 Ladies Captain
J. F. Riddall 1990 Men's Captain
J. J. Bride 1990 President
E. Brady 1991 Ladies Captain
Peter Horron 1991 Men's Captain
J. J. McBride 1991 President
V. Grven 1992 Ladies Captain
R. Forrow 1992 Men's Captain
J. J. McBride 1992 President
M. McGlinchey 1993 Ladies Captain
J. Robinson 1993 Men's Captain
J. R. Brady 1993 President
E. Devrne 1994 Ladies Captain
R. Fulton 1994 Men's Captain
J. R. Brady 1994 President
J. Parkins 1995 Ladies Captain
S. Perkins 1995 Men's Captain
Dr. J. Muldoon 1995 President
M. Flecher 1996 Ladies Captain
D. G. Thompson 1996 Men's Captain
Dr. J. Muldoon 1996 President
U. Horron 1997 Ladies Captain
L. Block 1997 Men's Captain
Dr. J. Muldoon 1997 President
M. L. I. Armb 1998 Ladies Captain
Florence McFarland 1998 Ladies President
C. Gollen 1998 Men's Captain
Rob Moore 1998 President
Sandra Armb 1999 Ladies Captain
Rhonda Monterth 1999 Ladies President
Robin McCallan 1999 Men's Captain
Rob Moore 1999 President
Heather Patterson 2000 Ladies Captain
M. Miller 2000 Ladies President
William Irvine 2000 Men's Captain
Jim Gront 2000 President
Patricia Black
2001 Ladies Captain
Evelyn Johnston
2001 Ladies President
Eugene McLoughlin 2001 Men's Captain
George Stewart
2001 President
Margaret Watt 2002 Ladies Captain
Mrs. Jean Huey 2002 Ladies President
Hugh Patterson 2002 Men's Captain
Brendan Ronan 2002 President
Molly Armb 2003 Ladies Captain
Renee Stewart 2003 Ladies President
Thomas Graham 2003 Men's Captain
Harry Friar 2003 President
Patricia McLaughlin 2004 Ladies Captain
Renee Stewart 2004 Ladies President
Walter McGowan 2004 Men's Captain
Alan Wilson 2004 President
Delma Irvine 2005 Ladies Captain
Ruby Trimble 2005 Ladies President
Danny Ball 2005 Men's Captain
Jim Mackin 2005 President
Heather Allen 2006 Ladies Captain
Ruby Trimble 2006 Ladies President
Alan Armstrong 2006 Men's Captain
Jim Mackin 2006 President
Violet Spratt 2007 Ladies Captain
  2007 Ladies President
Stanley Bell 2007 Men's Captain
Jim Kelly 2007 President
Gerarda Fitzpatrick 2008 Ladies Captain
Ivey Humes 2008 Ladies President
David Smyth 2008 Men's Captain
Cannon Harry Trimble 2008 President
Marietta Boardman 2009 Ladies Captain
Vida Given 2009 Ladies President
Robert Glackin 2009 Men's Captain
Peter Harron 2009 President
Hazel Faitful 2010 Ladies Captain
Elizabeth Wilson 2010 Ladies President
Luke Donnelly 2010 Men's Captain
Hugh Patterson 2010 President
Patricia Devine 2011 Ladies Captain
Mollie Armstrong 2011 Ladies President
Trevor McFarland 2011 Men's Captain
Robin McCallan 2011 President
Marie McSorley 2012 Ladies Captain
Lorna Armstrong 2012 Ladies President
Ronnie Jack 2012 Men's Captain
Stanley Bell 2012 President
Doreen Kee 2013 Ladies Captain
Lorna Armstrong
2013 Ladies President
Cyril Muldoon 2013 Men's Captain
John Bimson
2013 President
Jacqueline McDaid 2014 Ladies Captain
Lorna Armstrong 2014 Ladies President
John Colhoun 2014 Men's Captain
Eugene McLaughlin 2014 President
Valerie Vaughan 2015 Ladies Captain
Heather Patterson 2015 Ladies President
Roy Kee 2015 Men's Captain
Emerson Donnell
2015 President
Yvonne Armstrong 2016 Ladies Captain
Pat McLaughlin 2016 Ladies President
Danny Glackin 2016 Men's Captain
Thomas Graham
2016 President
Caroline Ballantine
2017 Ladies Captain
Heather Allen
2017 Ladies President
Brian O’Kane 2017 Men's Captain
  2017 President
Karen Ballantin 2018 Ladies Captain
  2018 Ladies President
  2018 Men's Captain
  2018 President
  2018 Lowest Ladies Handicap
  2018 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Newtownstewart

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Alwyn Boardman 20 October 1999  13th   178 m
Eileen M. Brady 27 August 2000 3rd   112 m
Thomas Graham 8 April 2002 17th   145 m
Lorraine McFarland 12 September 2002 13th   95 m
Terence Brier 14 September 2002 10th   132 m
Voilet Spratt 9 August 2008 7th   165 yd's
Thomas Graham 5 July 2009 10th   168 m