Ballymena golf club Antrim

Ballymena golf course Antrim

Ballymena Golf Course

Ballymena Club Crest

Ballymena Golf Club was founded in 1903 and reflects the maturity of a Parkland Course of its vintage. With tree lined fairways and strategically located placed to punish the golfer who makes the wrong decision with club selection.

A relatively short course by today's standards, Ballymena is a relativelyflat course where the visitor can enjoy a leisurely round of golf just outside the town and relax at the 19th and enjoy the catering facility that the club offers to visitors and members alike.

Societies and Green Fees are welcome most days (see above) and group ratesare available.

Green Fees Midweek: £18
Green Fees Weekends& B.H.: £23
Green Fees with a Member: £15/20
Green Fees for Opens: £15/20
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Trolley
Soft Spikes: No
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Men's Fee: £295
Full Ladies Fee: £195
Full Under-24: £145
Full Under-18: £75
Full Under-14: £35
Full Under-10: £20
Waiting List: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 722
Designer Nature
Founded 1903
Address

128 Raceview Road,
Ballymena,
Co. Antrim
BT42 4HY

Telephone 028-25-861487
Email admin@ballymenagolfclub.com
Website Ballymena golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Margaret Connon
Captain: William McKean
Lady Captain: Jennifer Eagleson 
President: Andrew Gardner
Vice-Captains':  &  
Hon. Secretary: Des McCartney & Claire Stewart
Club Pro: Ken Revie 048-25-861652
Hon. Treasurer: Jim Drennan & Margaret Logan
Comp. Secretary: Leslie Frew & Mary Kearney
Ballymena Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:54.885345
Long:-6.220751
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours:12.00am to 11.00pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Sundays & Bank Holidays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Ballymena Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captain's Prize Saturday 17 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Friday 23 June   Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 12 August   Closed 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 17 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 26 March
  Open
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 29 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 2 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 5 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 9 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford  Wednesday 12 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford  Sunday 16 April   Open
Easter Open Monday 17 April      
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 23 April   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Tuesday 25 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford  Wednesday 26 April
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 30 April
  Open 1
May Day Open Monday 1 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 3 May   Open 1
Jimmy Bruen Shield (Q) Sunday 7 May   GUI 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 10 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 17 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford  Sunday 21 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 24 May    Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 28 May
  Open 1
Whitsun Open Monday 29 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford  Wednesday 31 May
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 4 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 7 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 11 June   Open 1
O'Kane Cup Mixed Foursomes Sunday 18 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 21 June   Open 1
Start of Open Week Sunday 25 June
Sunday 1 July Open 7
Mixed Foursomes
Sunday 25 June
  Open 1
Singles Stableford  Monday 26 June
  Open 1
Ladies Day Tuesday 27 June
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 28 June   Open 1
Juniors' & Seniors' Day Thursday 29 June   Open 1
Fourball Betterball Friday 30 June
  Open 1
Open Day Saturday 1 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 5 July   Open
1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 9 July   Open 1
Bank Holiday Open Tuesday 11 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 12 July   Open 1
Mixed Foursomes
Sunday 16 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 23 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 26 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 30 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 2 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 6 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford

Wednesday 9 August

  Open 1
Ladies Day Tuesday 15 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 16 August   Open 1
Captain's Charity Day
Sunday 20 August   Open
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 23 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 27 August
  Open 1
August Bank Holiday Open Monday 28 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 30 August
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 3 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 6 September   Open 1
Mixed Foursomes Sunday 10 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 13 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 17 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 20 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 24 September   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 68 SSS 67 5,299 m
Yellow Par 69 SSS 66 5,054 m
Red Par 71 SSS 70 4,848 m

Card

Hole Name Hole No. White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
Gables 1 323 315 4 10 309 4 9
Park 2 163 154 3 8 148 3 13
Sliemish 3 448 440 5 14 431 5 1
Corner 4 138 126 3 16 118 3 15
Kew Gardens 5 350 338 4 6 244 4 11
Race View 6 354 323 4 2 302 4 7
Recess 7 103 92 3 18 101 3 17
Crebilly 8 345 337 4 4 332 4 5
Larches 9 449 437 5 12 437 5 3
  Out 2,673 2,562 35   2,422 35  
Devenagh 10 187 177 3 9 167 3 16
Boundary 11 406 395 4 1 384 5 10
The Drain 12 381 354 4 5 376 5 2
Hatchery 13 270 261 4 17 234 4 12
The Doubles 14 200 191 3 13 173 3 14
Braid Valley 15 360 321 4 3 312 4 4
The Firs 16 186 180 3 7 188 4 18
Stacks 17 333 323 4 11 310 4 6
The Road 18 300 290 4 15 282 4 8
  In 2,626 2,492 33   2,426 36  
  Total 5,299 5,054 68   4,848 71  
  SSS 67 66     70    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record 62 Steven Bell & Alex McCloy

Ladies Course Record

Members Achievements

Ballymena Golf Club won the County Championship of the J. B. Carr Diamond Trophy in 2005, when the team was, V. Greenwood, W. J. McCloy, D.Mulholland, G. Cauldwell, H. McQuillan, W. Russell, A. Gardner, S. Murray, C.Law, G. B. McCrea, C. McAuley and J. T. M. Bartley, they were captained by S.Crummey.

Ballymena Golf Club won the County Championship of the J. B. Carr Diamond Trophy in 2001, when the team was, E. Smyth, W. Russell, G. B. McCrea,V. Greenwood, W. J. McCloy, H. McQuillan, C. Law, W. Mercer, D. Adair, T.McCann, S. Murray, R. McDowell, C. Caldwell and R. McComb, they were captainedby S. Crummey.

Dermot McElroy wasselected to represent Ireland in the European Boys' Amateur Team Championshipto be held at Klassis Golf & Country Club, Turkey on Tuesday 6thto Saturday 10th July 2010. The others on the team were Liam Harnett Milltown G. C., Stephen Barry Laytown & Bettystown G. C., Kieran Lynch Skibbereen G. C. Jeff Hopkins Skerries G.C. and Chris Selfridge Moyola Park G.C., they were captained by Liam Martin.

 

Prior to 2001

Ballymena Golf Club won the All-Ireland Final of the Irish JuniorCup at Co. Sligo in 1994, when the team was, Michael Smyth, GaryBlack, Michael McGarry, Sean McGarry, Chris Devlin, David Small, John Jamiesonand Fred Dawson they were managed by Paul Stevenson. 

Ballymena Golf Club won the Ulster Finals of the Irish Junior Cup in 1992,when the team was, M. Getty, D. Small, M. McGarry, M. Smith and F. Dawson, theywere captained by S. Bell.

Ballymena Golf Club won the Ulster Finals of the Irish Junior Cup in 1985,when the team was, P. O'Hara, E. Campbell, C. McQuillan, D. Cameron and D.Marcus, they were captained by F. Dawson and selected by R. McKane.

Ballymena Golf Club won the Ulster Finals of the Jimmy Bruen Shield in 1993,when the team was, David Mulholland, Frank O'Boyle, Adrian Gribben, JohnArmstrong, Paddy Kearney, Geoff Stewart, Paul Stevens, David Graham, SeanMcGarry, Fredrick Dawson, Michael Casson and Allen Stewart, they were captainedby Bryan Smith.

Ballymena Golf Club won the Ulster Cup in 1993, when the team was, A.Stewart, D. Graham, F. O'Boyle, M. Casson, S. Surgenor, J. Rock, F. Gribben, D.Mulholland and P. Stevenson, they were captained by C. McAuley.

Ballymena Golf Club won the, East Antrim Trophy in 1984, when the team was,F. Dawson, J. Leetch, J. McLoy, S. Armstrong, J. Donnelly, they were captainedby R. McKane and selected by T. Logan.

Ballymena Golf Club won the Belfast and District Cup in 1982, when the teamwas, V. Greenwood, D. Marcus, J. R. O'Hara, D. Cunning, C. A. McQuillan, J.Arthur, P. Grant, F. Dawson, M. D. S. Rainey and John McAleese.

Ballymena Golf Club won the Carlsberg Northern Ireland Inter-Club Tournamentin 1982, when the team was, Frank O'Boyle, John McAleese, Bobby McLaughlin,Vincent Greenwood, Alan Stewart and John Donnelly, they were captained by CahilMcQuillan.

Ballymena Golf Club won the the East Antrim Cup in 1974, when the team was,D. Cunning, C. McGuckian, M. D. S. Rainey, H. B. Smith, J. Arthur, G. B. McRaeand J. Vaughan.

They won the Belfast and District Cup in 1974, when the team was, M. Neeson,C. McGuckian, C. McQuillan, M. D. S. Rainey, H. B. Smith, D. Cunnings, W. Bell,S. O'Hara, J. McAleese, G. B. McCrea, D. Marcus and V. Greenwood. 

Ballymena Golf Club won the Ulster Cup in 1960, when the team was, S.Greenwood, W. G. Hamilton, W. A. Rainey, D. Marcus, J. K. Fullerton, V.Greenwood, J. A. S. Fullerton and S. S. Agnew.

Ballymena Golf Club won the All-Ireland Final of the Irish JuniorCup at Lahinch in 1947, when the team was, J. E. Lynn, W. N. Gaw, R.O. Whyte, J. F. McAllister and G. McManus.

The Ladies of Ballymena Golf Club won the ILGU "C" Team in 1980,when the team was, I. Adams, M. Fullerton, W. Simpson, A. McGuckian, M. McKane,T. Curry and N. Richardson, they were captained by M. O'Hara.

H. B. Smith won the Irish Seniors Championship in 1988.

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

Paul Grant represented Ireland at international Youths level in 1983 playing 2-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 0-points. He represented Ulster as a Youth in the Interprovincial Championships in 1983 playing 4-times won 2-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 4-points;

M. McElroy represented Ireland at Irish Boys level from 2009 to 2010 playing 17-times won 11-matches halved three and lost 3-matches accumulating 25-points;

 Chris Devlin represented Ulster in the Senior Interprovincial’s in 1998 playing 6-times won 3-matches halved two and lost 1-match accumulating 8-points;

J. A. McAleese represented Ulster in the Senior Interprovincial’s from 19675to 1976 playing 32-times won 19-matches halved three and lost 10-matches accumulating 41-points;

J. McAleese* represented Ulster as a Youth in the Interprovincial Championships from 1965 to 1966;

Dermot McElroy represented Ulster at the Boys Interprovincial Championships in 2010 playing 5-times won 4-matches and lost 1-match accumulating 8-points;  

History of Ballymena

Instituted 1903affiliated 1908

There is a little confusion about the exact date Ballymena Golf Club wasfounded. The "Irish Golfers Guide" gives it as 1902, whereas the"Golf Annual" gives it as 1904. Nevertheless it started as anine-hole course laid out on the old racecourse at Broughshane. The land wassecured from the Rt. Hon. R. T. ONeill, M. P. the first Captain was Mr. JohnK. Currie.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Mrs. Paddy Fox 1989 Ladies Captain
M. J. MacCrory 1989 Men's Captain
S. L. Clark 1989 President
Mrs. Norma Richardson 1990 Ladies Captain
A. Green 1990 Men's Captain
S. L. Clark 1990 President
Mrs. PhilomenaMulholland 1991 Ladies Captain
C. McAuley 1991 Men's Captain
Samuel A. McLean 1991 President
Mrs. Margaret Stockman 1992 Ladies Captain
T. Logan 1992 Men's Captain
Samuel A. McLean 1992 President
Mrs. BridgeenMcLaughlin 1993 Ladies Captain
R. Millar 1993 Men's Captain
Samuel A. McLean 1993 President
Mrs. Heather McGuckian 1994 Ladies Captain
D. McCartney 1994 Men's Captain
Samuel A. McLean 1994 President
Mrs. Ann McGuckian 1995 Ladies Captain
J. B. McNichols 1995 Men's Captain
Samuel A. McLean 1995 President
Mrs. Nadine Bain 1996 Ladies Captain
R. A. McComb 1996 Men's Captain
A. Pollock 1996 President
Mrs. Patricia O'Neill 1997 Ladies Captain
J. F. Hickinson 1997 Men's Captain
A. Pollock 1997 President
Ms. Anna Mulvenna 1998 Ladies Captain
D. Wilson 1998 Men's Captain
A. Pollock 1998 President
Miss Sandra Lennox 1999 Ladies Captain
B. Turtle 1999 Men's Captain
A. Pollock 1999 President
Mrs. Denise Harper 2000 Ladies Captain
William McNabb 2000 Men's Captain
A. Pollock 2000 President
Ms. Colleen Kerr 2001 Ladies Captain
Fred Dawson 2001 Men's Captain
Bryan Smith 2001 President
Mrs. Joan Kielty 2002 Ladies Captain
Stephen Ritchie 2002 Men's Captain
Bryan Smith 2002 President
Paddy Fox 2003 Ladies Captain
James McCloy 2003 Men's Captain
Bryan Smith 2003 President
Arlene McCartney 2004 Ladies Captain
Andrew Gardener 2004 Men's Captain
Bryan Smith 2004 President
Margaret Black 2005 Ladies Captain
Henry McQuillan 2005 Men's Captain
Bryan Smith 2005 President
Margaret Logan 2006 Ladies Captain
Ian Lecky 2006 Men's Captain
Desmond McCartney 2006 President
Anne Jamieson 2007 Ladies Captain
Eugene Kelly 2007 Men's Captain
Desmond McCartney 2007 President
Patrica Gatt 2008 Ladies Captain
Ken Herbison 2008 Men's Captain
Desmond McCartney 2008 President
Hilda Lecky  2009 Ladies Captain
John Graham 2009 Men's Captain
Desmond McCartney  2009 President
Sandra Lennox 2010 Ladies Captain
John Brown 2010 Men's Captain
Desmond McCartney  2010 President
Janet Gaston 2011 Ladies Captain
Brian Dempster 2011 Men's Captain
Desmond McCartney 2011 President
Claire Stewart 2012 Ladies Captain
Leslie Frew 2012 Men's Captain
Carl McAulely 2012 President
Mary Kearney 2013 Ladies Captain
James Drennan 2013 Men's Captain
Carl McAulely
2013 President
Marion Bolan 2014 Ladies Captain
David Small 2014 Men's Captain
Carl McAulely
2014 President
Elizabeth Anderson 2015 Ladies Captain
Henry Eagleson 2015 Men's Captain
Carl McAuley 2015 President
Elaine Mark 2016 Ladies Captain
Noel Gourley 2016 Men's Captain
Andrew Gardner 2016 President
Jennifer Eagleson 2017 Ladies Captain
  2017 Men's Captain
  2017 President
  2017 Lowest Lady Handicap
Dermot McElroy (+4)
2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
Alex McCloy 2016 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Ballymena

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance


6th   221 yd's

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