Bray golf club Wicklow

Bray golf course Wicklow

Bray Golf Course

Bray Club Crest

Bray Golf Club have recently moved to its new location on the other side of town where Des Smyth & Declan Branigan have constructed a magnificent new 18-hole Championship course that is maturing rapidly and has all the signs of developing into yet another superb golf course to be found in Wicklow. The members must find a huge difference with the relocation to the other side of town.

The old 9-holes which are still in play until the planning problems are sorted (in my opinion as an architect in my former life, this may take a long time if ever? There is a water table to be considered for starters.)

The club has constructed a state-of-the-art clubhouse providing the golfer with all the facilities the golfer could ever wish for.

Bray Golf Club is a magnificent USGA-standard parkland course, set in nearly 200 acres, between Bray Head and the Sugar Loaf Mountain with magnificent views of Killiney Bay and the Wicklow Mountains. Described as "spectacular in every aspect", Bray combines stunning scenery with a classic layout.

Our course, which has been in play since June, 2003, was designed by Des Smyth (2006 Ryder Cup Vice-Captain) and Declan Brannigan and is a striking example of modern design with old style golfing values. It provides the perfect environment for all golfers. The design strategy involved a tiered effect for the fairways, thereby negating to a large degree the effect of the sloping site on which the course was constructed. As a result a large number of the holes are relatively flat.

The course was constructed using modern construction methods and the sand based USGA specification greens provide wonderful putting surfaces all year round.

The choice of three tees on each hole provides the player with three different tests of golf. The Blue tees total 5,990 metres in length, with the white measuring 5,645 metres and the yellow tees 5,188 metres.

Course management is essential as you plot your way around, avoiding the many bunkers and enjoying the variety of doglegs. We believe that players will particularly enjoy the five Par 3's as well as the strong finish to the course on holes 17 and 18.

Green Fees Monday, Thursday & Friday: €30/35
Green Fees Monday, Thursday & Friday 4-Ball.: €100
Green Fees with a Member: €15
Green Fees for Opens: €20/25
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: €25 Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €1,395
Full 5-Day Membership Fee: €839
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 626
Designer Des Smyth & Declan Branagan
Founded 1897
Address

Bray,
Co. Wicklow

Telephone 01-2763200
Email info@braygolfclub.com
Website Bray golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Michael McCormack
Captain: Jim Dowling 
Lady Captain: Pamela Quinlan
President: Eamon Geraghty
Junior Captain: Eoin Reade
Vice-Captains': Niall Larrigan & Maura O'Neill 
Hon. Secretary: Paul Byrne, Eamon Purcell & Gerardine  Dunne
Club Pro: Dara Lernihan
Hon. Treasurer: Martin Quaid
Comp. Secretary: Derek Gallagher & Cathryn Hargan
Bray Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.183273
Long:-6.095990
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 7.30am to 11.30pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Sundays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments: 14 Days in advance

Bray Golf Club operate a 5-Club Pass together with Greystones, Charlesland, Glen-of-the-Downs & Delgany for €165 in 2016

Bray Golf Club Fixtures 2019 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2019 (Confirmed)        
Events
Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Saturday 2 March
  Closed 1
Vice-Captain's Prize Sunday 5 May   Closed 1
Professional's Prize to the Ladies Tuesday 7 May   Closed 1
President's Prize Sunday 26 May   Closed 1
Vice-President's Prize Sunday 23 June   Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladies
Tuesday 2 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies
Tuesday 16 July
  Closed 1
President's Prize to the Juniors
Thursday 18 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Juniors Thursday 25 July   Closed 1
Professionals Prize Sunday 28 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize (Q) Tuesday 6 August    Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Juniors Thursday 8 August   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 10 August   Closed 1
Junior Captains Day
Thursday 15 August
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize (Q) Saturday 17 August Sunday 18 August
Closed 2
Captain's Prize (Q) Sunday 18 August
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 24 August
  Closed 1
Lady Vice-Captain's Prize Tuesday 27 August   Closed 1
15-Hole Singles Stableford Monday 4 February   Open 1
15-Hole Singles Stableford Monday 11 February   Open 1
15-Hole Singles Stableford Monday 18 February   Open 1
15-Hole Singles Stableford Monday 25 February   Open 1
15-Hole Singles Stableford Monday 4 March
  Open 1
15-Hole Singles Stableford Monday 11 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 25 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 1 April   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Scramble Tuesday 2 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 8 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 15 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 29 April   OLpen 1
Singles Stableford Monday 13 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 20 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 27 May   Open 1
Parent & Child Scotch Foursomes Saturday 8 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 10 June   Open 1
Ladies 2-Person Rumble Tuesday 11 June   Open 1
4-Person Rumble Saturday 15 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 17 June   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup ( 6 to 10)
Saturday 22 June   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup (11 to 18)
Saturday 22 June   Open 1
Ladies Junior Scratch Cup ( 5 to 12) Saturday 22 June   Open 1
Ladies Inter. Scratch Cup (13 to 18) Saturday 22 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 24 June   Open 1
Ladies 2-Person Team Event Tuesday 25 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 1 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 8 July   Open 1
President's Charity Day 4-Person Team
Saturday 13 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 15 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 22 July   Open 1
Girls' U-19 Singles Stableford
Monday 22 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 29 July
  Open 1
Ladies Fourball Stableford
Tuesday 30 July
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 12 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 19 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 26 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 2 September
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 9 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 16 September   Open 1
Ladies 2-Person Team Event Tuesday 17 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 23 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 30 September
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 7 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 14 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 21 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 28 October   Open 1
15-Hole Singles Stableford Monday 4 November
  Open 1
15-Hole Singles Stableford Monday 11 November   Open 1
15-Hole Singles Stableford Monday 18 November   Open 1
15-Hole Singles Stableford Monday 25 November   Open 1
15-Hole Singles Stableford Monday 2 December
  Open 1
15-Hole Singles Stableford Monday 9 December   Open 1
15-Hole Singles Stableford Monday 16 December   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 71 SSS 71 5,583 m
Red Par 72 SSS 73 5,014 m
Blue Par 71 SSS 73 5,900 m

Card

Hole No. Blue White Par Index Red Par Index
1 388
383 5
15 367 5 8
2 163 149 3 7
120 3 14
3 407 380 4 8
338 4 6
4 181 161 3 16 146 3 16
5 397
386
4
1 350 5 12
6 478 468 5 4 412 5 2
7 366 340 4 11
311 4 10
8 338 317 4 9
275 4 11
9 166 155 3 17 145 3 17
Out 2,884 2,739 35   2,464 36  
10 295
284 4 18 274 4 5
11 320 289 4 14 254 4 4
12 353 336 4 6
306 4 9
13 177 158 3 13 109 3 18
14 378 361 4 10
328 4 13
15 437 415 5 5
380 5 7
16 162 149 3 12 143 3 15
17 395 382 4 2 323 4 3
18 499 470 5 3 433 5 1
In 3,016 2,844 36   2,550 36  
Total 5,900 5,583 71   5,014 72  
SSS 73 71     72    

Members Achievements

The Ladies of Bray Golf Club won the East-Leinster Final of the AA Insurance Junior Foursomes and made their way to Royal Tara Golf Club to participate in the National deciders in 2009. They met Connaught Champions Curra West in the All-Ireland Semi-Final, first on the tee was Emma O'Brien (16) with Mary Kennedy-O'Brien (23) who won their match by 2 and 1 against Carmel Cunningham (15) with Martina McDonagh (20), they were followed by Katie Nicholson (16) with Noreen Grant (29) who lost their match by 2 and 1 against Ann Fahy (20) with Brid Kelly (26), the bottom match of  Nikki Gordon (22) with Mary Vance (25)against Mary Madden (24) with Mary McDonagh (24) was lost by a similar score.

Bray Golf Club won the All-Ireland Irish Junior Cup in 1928, when the squad was W. B. Howe, R. C. Williamson, Wentworth Allen, G. M. Power, R. Hamilton-Hunter, P. K. Conway, J. L. Morgan, C. W. Huet, F. A. Kennedy, A. B. Kidd, W. H. Dowse, George Price..

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

 Keith Nolan played Walker Cup at Quaker Ridge in 1997. He represented Ireland as a Senior International from 1992 to1997 playing 38-times won 21-matches halved six and lost 11-matches accumulating 48-points. He represented Ireland at international Youths level from 1992 to 1994 playing  14-matches, won 6-matches halved two and lost 6-matches accumulating 14-points. He represented Ireland at Irish Boys level from 1990 to 1991 playing 8-times won 4-matches halved one and lost 3-matches accumulating 9-points. He represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level in 1993 playing 6-times won 3-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 6-points. He represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial in 1992 playing 6-times won 3-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 6-points;

History of Bray

Instituted 1897 affiliated 1898

There is evidence to suggest that golf was played at Bray in the eighteenth century along where the present promenade is its first known member was Elias De Butts. It would appear he lived at Ravenswell.

The Bray Golf Club as we know it today was founded at a meeting in the Grand International Hotel. Sir R. Fanning proposed, and the Rev. Mr. Glenn seconded "That this meeting approves the formation of a golf club in Bray."

The Irish Golfer carried the following report on 13th December, 1900. "Bray G. C. owes its existence mainly to the enterprise of Mr. J. S. Robson and Mr. D. J. Stewart, who having induced the Rt. Hon. Lord Plunkett to act as President, spared no pains in arousing the inhabitants of Bray and surrounding district. The club has just completed its second year and can boast of a membership roll of 325 having procured the grounds laying around Ravenswell"

Bray has relocated to a site near Bray Head, and become an eighteen-hole course.

Location

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Polly Power 1998 Ladies Captain
Ken Lambe 1998 Men's Captain
V. Farrell 1998 President
Ronnie Corrigan 1999 Ladies Captain
J. Butler 1999 Men's Captain
Vincent Farrell 1999 President
Maureen Treanor 2000 Ladies Captain
Paddy McLoughlin 2000 Men's Captain
Vincent Farrell 2000 President
R. Vance 2001 Ladies Captain
S. Reynolds 2001 Men's Captain
Cyril Dunne 2001 President
Aoinette Morton 2002 Ladies Captain
Barry Kealy 2002 Men's Captain
Cyril Dunne 2002 President
Mary Conway 2003 Ladies Captain
Denis Walsh 2003 Men's Captain
Cyril Dunne 2003 President
Ann Breen 2004 Ladies Captain
Paddy O'Sullivan 2004 Men's Captain
Paddy Murphy 2004 President
Catherine Lawlor 2005 Ladies Captain
Ian Ring 2005 Men's Captain
Paddy Murphy 2005 President
Vicky O'Connor 2006 Ladies Captain
Jerry Grant 2006 Men's Captain
Gerry Baker 2006 President
Sheila Gilmore 2007 Ladies Captain
Richie Roche 2007 Men's Captain
Gerry Baker 2007 President
Cathy Reid 2008 Ladies Captain
John Tough 2008 Men's Captain
Pat O'Donnell 2008 President
Olive Murphy 2009 Ladies Captain
Gerry Baker 2009 Men's Captain
Pat O'Donnell 2009 President
Moya McClafferty 2010 Ladies Captain
Willie Vance  2010 Men's Captain
Jerry Grant 2010 President
Denise Deane 2011 Ladies Captain
Derek Gallagher 2011 Men's Captain
Jerry Grant 2011 President
Sylvia Ring 2012 Ladies Captain
Gibby White 2012 Men's Captain
Jerry Grant 2012 President
Nikki Gordon 2013 Ladies Captain
Giuseppe Galvin 2013 Men's Captain
Denis Walshe
2013 President
Rita McAlinden 2014 Ladies Captain
John Reade 2014 Men's Captain
John Roche 2014 President
Ellen Kavanagh 2015 Ladies Captain
Harry Mcalinden 2015 Men's Captain
John Roche
2015 President
Bernie O'Sullivan 2016 Ladies Captain
John Curran 2016 Men's Captain
Willie Vance
2016 President
Carolyn Dempsey 2017 Ladies Captain
David Dunne 2017 Men's Captain
Willie Vance 
2017 President
Colette Stewart-Lord  2018 Ladies Captain
Seamus Mitchell 2018 Men's Captain
Eamon Geraghty  2018 President
Pamela Quinlan 2019 Ladies Captain
Jim Dowling 2019 Men's Captain
Eamon Geraghty
2019 President
 Katie Nicholson 2019 Lowest Ladies Handicap
John Conroy (0)
2019 Lowest Men's Handicap
Peter Kirby 2019 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Bray

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Malachy Prunty 2 July 2000 4th   148 yd’s
Thomas Treanor 21 August 2000 4th   148 yd’s
Maeve Crean 23 October 2000 6th   137 yd’s
John McKenna Jnr. 13 May 2000 6th   155 yd’s
Noel Ahern 6 May 2001 13th   138 yd’s
W. Walsh 15 June 2001 6th   170 yd’s
Ger Downer 25 July 2001 13th   152 yd’s
D. Hinchin 19 August 2001 15th   165 yd’s
Aidan McGill 17 November 2001 15th   165 yd’s
Maureen Treanor 15 May 2003 13th   132 yd’s
Barry Gaskin 8 July 2006 2nd   152 yd’s
Paul McCormack 5 September 2007 4th   179 yd’s
Justin Kennedy 4 July 2008 9th   142 yd’s
Simon Brady 16 July 2008 16th   149 yd’s