Portadown golf club Armagh

Portadown golf course Armagh

Portadown Golf Course

Portadown Club Crest

Portadown Golf Club was founded in 1900, and has all the attributes attributed to a mature course of its vintage, although the present 18-holes date from 1974. It is festooned with tree-lined fairways bunkers and water coming into play on several holes. The River Bann comes into play especially on the on the 452 metres 9th where the tee shot is played over the River. The Bann again becomes a magnet on the 14th and 17th when its inviting water comes into play all the way up the right-hand-side.

By no means an easy course measuring 6,118 yards off the white stakes with a Par of 70 and a standard scratch of 69, whereas the ladies is 5,136 metres with a Par of 73 and a standard scratch to match. The course record was set by A. Polle as far back as 29th August 1996 even with the strident advances of golf equipment in the meantime it still stands.

After what has to be an enjoyable and memorable days golf, take some time to relax and saver the clubhouse facilities and meet the members who always extend a warm Ulster hand of friendship to visitors.

Green Fees Midweek: £18 
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: £22
Green Fees with a Member: £15/£18
Green Fees for Opens:  Phone
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 650
Designer Wilson & Jameson
Founded 1900
Address

192 Gilford Road,
Portadown,
Co. Armagh
BT63 5LF

Telephone 028-38-355356
Email info@portadowngolfclub.co.uk
Website Portadown golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Tracey Read
Captain: Bryan Friar 
Lady Captain: Serena Dale
Presidents': Dave Allen & Norma Bell 
Vice-Captains': Andrew Poole & Wendy Beale
Hon. Secretary: Billy Nixon & Mavis McCallum
Club Pro: Paul Stevenson 028-38-334655
Hon. Treasurer: Bryan Friar
Comp. Secretary: Michael Connolly & Anne Brisbane
Portadown Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:54.408211
Long:-6.420506
*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: Tuesdays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Portadown Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Lady Vice-Captain's Prize Tuesday 23 May   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men Saturday 10 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Friday 16 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies
Tuesday 20 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 24 June
  Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladies
Tuesday 8 August   Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 12 August   Closed 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 17 March
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 17 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 28 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 1 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford for Cystic Fibrosis Trophy Saturday 6 May   Open 1
Ladies Challenge Cup Singles Stableford Friday 12 May   Open 1
Mixed Greensomes Sunday 14 May   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Stableford
Friday 19 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 20 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 25 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 29 May   Open 1
Singles Strokes Saturday 3 June   Open 1
Fourball Betterball Sunday 4 June   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Friday 9 June   Open 1
Mixed Greensomes Sunday 11 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 18 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 22 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 1 July   Open 1
Fourball Betterball Sunday 9 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 12 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 13 July   Open 1
Mixed Greensomes Sunday 16 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 20 July   Open 1
Parent & Child Stableford Friday 28 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 29 July
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Saturday 5 August Sunday 6 August Open 2
Singles Stableford Sunday 6 August   Open 1
Mixed Greensomes Sunday 13 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 17 August   Open 1
Senior Scratch Cup Saturday 26 August   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup Saturday 26 August   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Saturday 26 August   Open 1
Kevock Scratch Cup Saturday 26 August   Open 1
Mixed Greensomes Sunday 27 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 28 August   Open 1
Final of Matchplay Stableford
Saturday 9 September   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 70 SSS 69 6,118 yd's
Red Par 72 SSS 72 5,618 yd's
Green Par 70 SSS 67 5,786 yd's

Card

Name Hole No. White Green Par Index Red Par Index
The Mournes 1 283 262 4 15 259 4 15
The Colonel 2 326 320 4 13 322 4 9
Moyallen 3 425 396 4 3 411 4 1
The Blacker 4 156 143 3 11 155 3 13
Long Borrow 5 430 425 4 1 427 5 11
The Pond 6 120 112 3 17 104 3 17
The Loanin' 7 380 363 4 7 330 4 5
Moneypenny's 8 400 385 4 5 382 4 3
BannLeap 9 494 472 5 9 430 5 7
  Out 3,014 2,878 35   2,820 36  
Viewpoint 10 362 341 4 12 347 4 6
Devil's Elbow 11 375 360 4 6 371 4 4
Three Meadows 12 406 386 4 2 347 4 2
Shrubbery 13 188 164 3 10 168 3 12
Sydney Jones 14 281 255 4 18 261 4 18
The Beech 15 139 132 3 16 127 3 16
Fairy Holow 16 357 339 4 14 305 4 14
The Ford 17 564 502 5 8 441 5 8
Hill Home 18 432 429 4 4 431 5 10
  In 3,104 2,978 35   2,798 36  
  Total 6,118 5,786 70   5,618 72  
  SSS 69 67     72    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 63  Stephen Poole (2) 3/06/2010

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

Members who played representative golf for their Province;

J. Turley* represented Ulster as a Youth in the Interprovincial Championships in 1971 playing 2-times won 1-matches and lost 1-matches accumulating 2-points;

History of Portadown

Instituted 1894 affiliated 1902

There is some confusion as to when Portadown Golf Club was first founded. The "Belfast Newsletter", 2nd March, 1895 records "The members of this club held their annual meeting in the Young Men’s Institution. There was a large attendance, thus testifying to the healthy interest, which is taken in the club by the young men of the town. The chair was occupied by Mr. John Lutton, Captain" It gives the President as Charles Johnston J. P, the Hon. Secretary as Mr. Waugh and the Treasurer, as Mr. T. Alexander.

The original course was at Drumcree, when it moved to Mahon in 1919 and to its present location at Carrickbracke in 1934, where an eighteen-hole course was officially opened in 1936. During the Second World War, nine holes were given over to grow flax and potatoes and it wasn’t until 1974 that it reverted to eighteen holes again. Portadown celebrated its centenary year in the Millennium.

What the Club tells us:

Portadown Golf Club was first established on 1900, becoming affiliated to the Golfing Union of Ireland in 1905. The first records of the Ladies Branch date to 1910, when they played their competitions on a Wednesday and Saturday.

The Club was originally located on land now occupied by Craigavon Area Hospital and via Drumcree in 1907, Seagoe in 1914, The Mahon (where the Olde Golf Links housing development in on the Tandragee Road) in 1921 and finally settled on land in Carrickblacker in 1934.

Portadown was originally designed as an 18 Hole Course, but during the War, the Club survived by cutting back to 9 holes 'the old 9', giving the rest of the land up to grow flax and potatoes and to graze sheep.

During the War period, prisoners of war assisted on the course. The back 3rd tee being a result of their labors.

In 1970 land for a second 9 holes was acquired, and the 'new 9' was opened in 1974 by the then Captain, Mr. Billy McCann.

The present Clubhouse was officially opened by Fred Daly (1947 British Open Champion and MBE) in February 1988 and although the internal layout has been slightly changed since then, it still remains a welcoming and friendly Club for all its Members and visitors, providing a well-deserved sanctuary with views over the course, to relax and enjoy the fine wines and good food from the 19th Restaurant.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Dr. M. Patton 1989 Ladies Captain
E. O. Orr 1989 Men's Captain
A. T. Hunter 1989 President
Mrs. D. McCaughey 1990 Ladies Captain
D. G. Wilson 1990 Men's Captain
A. T. Hunter 1990 President
Mrs. C. Burrows 1991 Ladies Captain
D. G. Armb 1991 Men's Captain
A. T. Hunter 1991 President
Mrs. J. Harbinson 1992 Ladies Captain
F. G. T. Benson 1992 Men's Captain
J. Shanik 1992 President
Mrs. T. Dunseith 1993 Ladies Captain
H. G. McCartney 1993 Men's Captain
J. Shanik 1993 President
Mrs. S. Stevenson 1994 Ladies Captain
W. Cooper 1994 Men's Captain
J. Shanik 1994 President
Mrs. A. Dynes 1995 Ladies Captain
J. R. E. Clements 1995 Men's Captain
R. W. Millsopp 1995 President
Mrs. D. Armb 1996 Ladies Captain
J. A. Turley 1996 Men's Captain
R. W. Millsopp 1996 President
Mrs. D. Johnston 1997 Ladies Captain
J. A. Ball 1997 Men's Captain
R. W. Millsopp 1997 President
Mrs. M. Weir 1998 Ladies Captain
G. E. J. Brown 1998 Men's Captain
Dr. W. Dobson 1998 President
Mrs. A. Wray 1999 Ladies Captain
J. W. Sandford 1999 Men's Captain
Dr. W. Dobson 1999 President
Ann Brisbane 2000 Ladies Captain
Dr. Margaret Patton 2000 Ladies President
Tom Madill 2000 Men's Captain
Dr. William Dobson 2000 President
Liz Wilson 2001 Ladies Captain
B. R. Hunniford 2001 Men's Captain
Mr. W. Kilpatrick 2001 President
Jean Garvin 2002 Ladies Captain
May Jones 2002 Ladies President
E. R. Reilly 2002 Men's Captain
Mr. W. Kilpatrick 2002 President
Rosemary Wilson 2003 Ladies Captain
W. Nixon 2003 Men's Captain
Mr. W. Kilpatrick 2003 President
Sue McDonagh 2004 Ladies Captain
Dave Allen 2004 Men's Captain
Eric Lathe 2004 President
Sandra Sandford 2005 Ladies Captain
Colum McEeever 2005 Men's Captain
Eric Lathe 2005 President
Pat Kelly 2006 Ladies Captain
David McDowell 2006 Men's Captain
Erick Lathe 2006 President
Valerie Stewart 2007 Ladies Captain
David Henderson 2007 Men's Captain
Hal McCready 2007 President
Mavis McCallun 2008 Ladies Captain
Ann Walker 2008 Ladies President
Ken Lindsay 2008 Men's Captain
Hal McCready 2008 President
Jean Barr 2009 Ladies Captain
Ann Walker 2009 Ladies President
Michael Connolly 2009 Men's Captain
Alan J. Whitten 2009 President
Edna Gribben 2010 Ladies Captain
Thelma Simpson 2010 Ladies President
John S. Rankin 2010 Men's Captain
Alan J. Whitten 2010 President
Valerie Courtney 2011 Ladies Captain
Thelma Simpson 2011 Ladies President
Ashley Woods 2011 Men's Captain
David Henderson 2011 President
Mary Crealey 2012 Ladies Captain
Anne Orr 2012 Ladies President
Billy Gillis 2012 Men's Captain
David Henderson 2012 President
Eithne Little 2013 Ladies Captain
Anne Orr
2013 Ladies President
Hugo Marley 2013 Men's Captain
Ken Lindsey
2013 President
Sadie White 2014 Ladies Captain
Dorothy Davey 2014 Ladies President
Tom McFarland 2014 Men's Captain
Ken Lindsey 2014 President
Anne Fox 2015 Ladies Captain
Dorothy Davey 2015 Ladies President
John McCallum 2015 Men's Captain
Michael Connolly
2015 President
Laura McAdam 2016 Ladies Captain
Dorothy Davey
2016 Ladies President
Stanley Jelly 2016 Men's Captain
Michael Connolly 2016 President
Serena Dale 2017 Ladies Captain
Norma Bell
2017 Ladies President
Bryan Friar 2017 Men's Captain
Dave Allen
2017 President
Karen Shaw (6)  2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Stephen Poole (-2)  2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Portadown

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Seamus Magill 15 February 1995 15th   116 m
Andrew Bell 19 June 1997 6th   111 m
Victor Gallick 21 June 1997 4th   150 m
Norma Bell 12 June 1999 6th   95 m
David Redpath 15 July 2000 13th   172 m
Denis McBride 24 August 2000 6th   111 m
Mervyn Adamson 23 September 2000 6th   111 m
Michael Connolly 10 February 2001 4th   150 m
Douglas Matthews 31 May 2001 4th   164 m
Michelle Hazard 13 June 2001 15th   130 m
Valerie Courtney 24 June 2001 6th   95 m
GrahamPatterson 14 July 2001 6th   118 m
Chris Jelly 15 July 2001 6th   118 m
Liz Lowe 16 June 2002 15th   116 m
Sue McDonagh 8 August 2002 6th   104 m
LexGirvan 10 August 2002 13th   182 m
Kevin Flynn 24 August 2002 15th   141 m
Glgnn Burns 28 December 2002 15th   141 m
Sylvester Heaney 9 January 2003 15th   127 m
Angela Wray 8 July 2003 6th   104m
Samuel Semple 6 September 2003 4th   150 m
Philip Stephenson 8 November 2003 4th   160 m
Philip Stephenson 31 July 2004 6th   127 m
Brian Dynes 1 November 2004 15th   132 m
Georgina Hogan 9 May 2005 15th   127 m
Philip Stephenson 21 January 2006 5th   230 m
Ken Lindsay 4 March 2006 15th   139 m
Brian Dynes 8 July 2006 15th   139 m
Brian Gill 24 August 2006 15th   139 m
Alan Whitten 11 April 2009 15th   139 m
Billy Wilson 11 June 2009 6th   120 m
Geoff Ludlow 11 July 2009 15th   139 m
David Brisbane 12 September 2009 13th   188 m
Paul Hanna 26 September 2009 15th   139 m
Melvin Hull 12 December 2009 4th   156 m
Peter Dutton 29 May 2010 15th   139 m
Janet Poole 29 June 2010 15th   127 m
Robert Gates 1 July 2010 6th   125 m
Herbbie McCartney 18 September 2010 15th   139 m
Stephen Wray 31 August 2013 4th   156 yd's