Ardee golf club Louth

Ardee golf course Louth

Ardee Golf Course

Ardee Club Crest

Ardee Golf Course is a very mature Parkland course founded in 1911. The original 9-hole, course was designed by Lionel Hewson, the course was extended to 18-holes in 1984 under the watchful eye of the late great Eddie Hackett and five new holes were designed by Declan Brannigan in the mid nineties.
Since then Ardee Golf Club has established itself as one of Irelands finest inland courses, measuring 6,510 yd‘s off the white tees with a Par of 71 and a Standard Scratch to match. The modern clubhouse is extremely well maintained and visitors can enjoy fine food in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Ardee is renowned for its greens and is always well manicured.

Green Fees Monday to Friday: €35
Green Fees Saturday & B.H.: €50
Visitor 4-Ball +2 Buggies Special: €120
Green Fees with a Member: €25/35
Green Fees for Opens: €16
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: No
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €800
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 809
Designer Eddie Hackett & Declan Branagan
Founded 1911
Address

Townparks,
Ardee,
Co. Louth

Telephone +353 (0)41-6853227
Email office@ardeegolfclub.com
Website Ardee golf club website
Secretary: Seamus Kelly
Captain: Ronan Phipps 
Lady Captain: Sheila Roche
Presidents': Paudie Kelly & Imelda Hurst
Junior Captains:   
Vice-Captains': Timmy O'Callaghan & Susan Shekelton
Hon. Secretary: Philip Price, David Robinson &  Lorraine McMahon
Club Pro: Brian Kerley 041-6857472
Hon. Treasurer: Patrick Butterly, Sean McCann & Breda Jones
Comp. Secretary: Timmy O'Callaghan & Mary Reilly
Ardee Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.861008
Long:-6.555877
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 10.00 am to 11.30pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim, tracksuits or football jerseys
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Weekends & Wednesdays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments: 14 Days in advance

Ardee Golf Club Fixtures 2022 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2022 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday
  Closed 1
Lady Presidents Prize Wednesday 15 June   Closed 1
President's Prize to the Ladies Wednesday 5 July   Closed 1
President's Prize Sunday 17 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men
Sunday 24 August   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Day 1 Wednesday 3 August
  Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Day 2 Saturday 6 August
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize (Q) Saturday 6 August
Sunday 7 August
Closed 2
Captain's Prize (Q) Sunday 7 August
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 13 August
Sunday 14 August
Closed 2
Captain's Prize Sunday 14 August
  Closed 1
Start of Open Week Wednesday 25 May
Tuesday 31 May
Open 7
Ladies 3-Person Team Event

Wednesday 25 May


Open 1
Singles
Thursday 26 May
  Open 1
Fourball V-Par
Friday 27 May
  Open 1
4-Person Team Event Saturday 28 May
  Open 1
Fourball
Sunday 29 May
  Open 1
2-Person Scramble
Monday 30 May
  Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 50+ Singles Stableford Tuesday 31 May
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 2 June   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Wednesday 8 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 9 June   Open 1
Ladies 4-Person Team Event Friday 10 June   Open 1
L. & G. 4-Person Team Event Sunday 12 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 16 June   Open 1
Leinster Women's Australian Spoons Area Finals Monday 20 June   G. I. 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Wednesday 22 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 23 June   Open 1
Singles Sunday 26 June
  Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 50+ Singles Stableford Tuesday 28 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 30 June   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Wednesday 6 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 7 July   Open 1
Mixed Foursomes
Sunday 10 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 14 July   Open 1
Fourball Sunday 17 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 21 July
  Open 1
L. & G. 4-Person Team Event Monday 25 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 50+Singles Stableford Tuesday 26 July
  Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Wednesday 27 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 28 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Tuesday 2 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 4 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 11 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 18 August   Open 1
L. & G. 4-Person Team Event
Friday 19 August   Open 1
Fourball Sunday 21 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 25 August
  Open 1
L. & G. Seniors 50+ Singles Stableford Tuesday 30 August
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 1 September   Open 1
Mixed Foursomes Sunday 4 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 8 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 15 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 22 September
  Open 1
L. & G. Senior Singles Stableford Tuesday 27 September
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 29 September
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 6 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 13 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 20 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 27 October
  Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford 50+ Tuesday 1 November   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 3 November   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 10 November   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 17 November   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 24 November
  Open 1
L. & G. Senior 50+ Singles Stableford Tuesday 29 November
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 1 December   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 8 December   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 71 SSS 70 6,449 yd's
Red Par 73 SSS 72 5,476 yd's
Green Par 71 SSS 70 5,973 yd's
Blue Par 71 SSS 72 6,449 yd's

Card

Hole No. Blue White Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 353 343 331 4 4 299 4 8
2 179 170 154 3 14 124 3 18
3 403 395 380 4 8 389 5 14
4 485 473 436 5 18 408 5 10
5 391 382 375 4 2 322 4 4
6 312 378 299 4 16 298 4 6
7 363 351 336 4 10 277 4 12
8 350 346 317 4 6 341 4 2
9 191 176 170 3 12 140 3 16
Out 3,027 2,944 2,795 35   2,598 36  
10 390 387 381 4 11 319 4 13
11 338 335 325 4 17 317 4 3
12 370 358 342 4 7 322 4 9
13 157 190 170 3 15 136 3 7
14 541 516 503 5 1 456 5 1
15 418 409 394 4 13 307 4 15
16 363 364 335 4 5 319 4 5
17 410 376 365 4 9 388 5 17
18 435 369 363 4 3 314 4 11
In 3,422 3,034 3,178 36   2,878 36  
Total 6,449 6,248 5,973 71   5,473 73  
SSS 72 70 70     72    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: Am. 67 J. Carroll, Pro: 70 C. O'Connor

Ladies Course Record: 71 J. Campbell 2004

Members Achievements

Having accounted for Larne Golf Club by 4-matches to 1-match on the Friday Ardee Golf Club met the Ladies from Newlands Golf Club on Saturday 18th September 2021 and lost out by 3½-matches to 1½-matches.
First on the tee was Karen Forrester who lost her match against Margaret O’Connell by 2 and 1, next on the tee was Liz Halpenny who had a 2-hole win against Ann Hughes, she was followed by Aoife Caffrey who lost her match by 2 and 1 against Fiona Ryan, in the penultimate match Sharon McQuaid went down by 4 and 3 against Louise Murphy and the bottom match of Sara Byrne against Pauline Curtis was halved when called-in.

The Ladies of Ardee Golf Club qualified for the All-Ireland deciders of the Junior Cup at Limerick Golf Club on Friday 17th September 2021 by winning their Leinster Regional Finals and were drawn against Larne Golf Club in the All-Ireland Quarter Finals, they won their match by 4-matche to 1-match.
First on the tee was Karen Forrester who won her match against Gail McNabb by 4 and 3, she was followed by Liz Halpenny against Audrey Faulkner who also won her match by 4 and 3, next on the tee was Aoife Caffrey who halved he match against Sheelagh Brown, Sharon McQuaid also halved her match against Barbara-Ann Hay and the bottom match Sara Byrne had a conclusive 4 and 3 win against Margaret Gray.   

Ardee Golf Club won the All-Ireland Fourball Inter Club Championship in 2019 when they beat Limerick Golf Club in the final on 25th September.

Ardee Golf Club won the North Leinster Mixed Matchplay Competition in 2005.

The Ladies of Ardee Golf Club won the North Leinster Past and Present Lady Captain's Society in 2002.

Ardee Golf Club won the County Championship J. B. Carr Diamond Trophy in 2001.

Prior to 2001

Ardee Golf Club won the All-Ireland Jimmy Bruen Shield at Westport G. C. in 1990, when the team was. Gerry O'Loughlin, Turlough McDonald, Michael Rice, Paudie Kelly, Kevin Commins, Gerry Cromwell, Brendan Healy, Derry Maguire and Tom Muldoon, they were captained by Tony O'Rourke.

Ardee Golf Club won the Provincial Towns Cup in 1998, when the team was,

Ardee Golf Club won the Hibernian Trophy in 1998.

Ardee Golf Club won the, Bloomfield Cup in 1991, when the team was, T. Muldoon, P. Rundle, K. Commins, T. McDonald, R. Dowdall, D. Maguire, M. Commins, H. Thorne, G. Cromwell and P. Kelly, they were selected by B. Healey.

Ardee Golf Club won the, won the Gallagher Trophy at Laytown/Bettystown Golf Club in 1962, when the team was, W. Roe, O. O'Neill, P. Beahan, H. O'Neill, M. McGlynn, M. Carolan, M. O'Neill, E. Kerley, B. Hackett and H. Thorne.

The Boys' of Ardee Golf Club won the, Squire Ennis Cup in 1984, when the team was, K. Carrie, K. Commins Jnr., M. Malone, M. Commins and B. Healy, they were captained by A. Burns.

The Girls' of Ardee Golf Club won the All-Ireland Smurfit Junior Girls' Championship in 1994.

The Girls' of Ardee Golf Club won the Leinster Smurfit Junior Girls' Championship in 1997.

Ardee Golf Club won the Newsam Cup in 1998 and 1985. 

K. McIntyre was elected to the council of the Leinster Branch of the GUI for 2001.

History of Ardee

Instituted 1911 affiliated 1911

First known as the South Louth Golf Club and lists its first Captain, a Captain G. Taafe, and President, as Sir Henry Bellingham. It was located at the other end of the town.

In the Irish Field, on 8th February, 1913, Lionel Hewson wrote "I was this week assisting the Committee of the Ardee club to lay out a new course in the Ruxton Demesne beautifully situated a few minuets' walk from the centre of the town. For some three years past, the club has had a small course at the opposite end of the town.

What the Club tells us:

Ardee Golf Club was founded in 1911. It was a 9-hole course until 1985 when a second 9 holes were added. With the addition of the new holes, the current layout came to fruition providing what is now one of the most enjoyable parkland golfing experiences in the area. The course was further developed during the early 1990s when additional land was purchased and a further 5 holes, designed by course architect Declan Branigan, were constructed.

​Established in 1911 and with over a century of golfing history behind it, the Club has become one of the premier golfing destinations in Ireland’s North East.

​Situated in the centre of Co. Louth and only 5 miles west of the M1 Dublin-Belfast motorway (junction 14), it is only 45 minutes from Dublin city, making it very accessible from both north and south. Ardee town is sited at the junction of the N52 west and the old Dublin-Derry road (N2) and as such also provides excellent accessibility from the west and north-west.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Mrs. N. McGee 1990 Ladies Captain
Mrs. P Taaffe 1990 Ladies President
Louis Taaffe 1990 Men's Captain
Louis Taaffe 1990 President
Ms. S. Boyle 1991 Ladies Captain
Mrs. M. Quinn 1991 Ladies President
Dr. F. Fenton 1991 Men's Captain
Mr. J. Callaghan 1991 President
Mrs. A. McDonnell 1992 Ladies Captain
Mrs. M. Quinn 1992 Ladies President
Dr. N. McCarthy 1992 Men's Captain
P. J. Beahan 1992 President
Mrs. A. Griffin 1993 Ladies Captain
Mrs. M. Muldoon 1993 Ladies President
D. McGoey 1993 Men's Captain
P. J. Beahan 1993 President
Mrs. K. Whatley 1994 Ladies Captain
V. Coyne 1994 Men's Captain
M. Kerley 1994 President
Ms. P. Dowdall-Kerr 1995 Ladies Captain
Mrs. M. Kerr 1995 Ladies President
Dr. D. O'Neill 1995 Men's Captain
E. M. Kerley 1995 President
Mrs. P. Leahy 1996 Ladies Captain
Mrs. A. Kerr 1996 Ladies President
Donal Clarke 1996 Men's Captain
H. Thorne 1996 President
Mrs. V. Commins 1997 Ladies Captain
Mrs. S. Gaffney 1997 Ladies President
D. Kerr 1997 Men's Captain
H. Thorne 1997 President
Mrs. Karen Hughes 1998 Ladies Captain
Mrs. Sheila Gaffney 1998 Ladies President
B. Kieran 1998 Men's Captain
T. O'Rourke 1998 President
Mrs. Patricia McIntyre 1999 Ladies Captain
S. Malone 1999 Ladies President
M. Whately 1999 Men's Captain
Tony O'Rourke 1999 President
Dr. N. McCarthy 1999 Men's President
Mrs. Anne Kieran 2000 Ladies Captain
Mrs. Sheila Malone 2000 Ladies President
Fintan Kerr 2000 Men's Captain
Dr. Noel McCarthy 2000 President
Mrs. Claire Gillespie 2001 Ladies Captain
E. O'Neill 2001 Ladies President
Raymond Dowdell 2001 Men's Captain
Dr. Noel McCarthy 2001 President
Margaret Malone 2002 Ladies Captain
Lily O'Neill 2002 Ladies President
Harry Barrett 2002 Men's Captain
Kevin Commins Snr. 2002 President
Mary Brennan 2003 Ladies Captain
Kathleen Malone 2003 Ladies President
Noel Malone 2003 Men's Captain
Kevin Commins Snr. 2003 President
Imelda Toole 2004 Ladies Captain
K. Malone 2004 Ladies President
Padraic McKenna 2004 Men's Captain
Jack Duffy 2004 President
Imelda Hurst 2005 Ladies Captain
A. Healy 2005 Ladies President
Brendan Healy 2005 Men's Captain
Jack Duffy 2005 President
Anne-Marie Kerr 2006 Ladies Captain
Ann Healy 2006 Ladies President
Tony Carrie 2006 Men's Captain
Jack Duffy 2006 President
Celia Tully  2007 Ladies Captain
T. Morgan 2007 Ladies President
Paudie Kelly 2007 Men's Captain
Alphonsus McGahan 2007 President
Beid Fenton 2008 Ladies Captain
T. Morgan 2008 Ladies President
Michael Watters Snr. 2008 Men's Captain
Derek McDonnell 2008 President
Breda Dromgoole 2009 Ladies Captain
Geraldine Woods 2009 Ladies President
Sean McCann 2009 Men's Captain
Kevin Carrie 2009 President
Eithne Fahy 2010 Ladies Captain
Geraldine Woods 2010 Ladies President
Eddie Burke 2010 Men's Captain
Louis Taaffe 2010 President
Kathtryn Whately 2011 Ladies Captain
Edie Halpenny 2011 Ladies President
Brendan Healy 2011 Men's Captain
Frank Fenton 2011 President
Nula Thorne 2012 Ladies Captain
Kathleen Kelly 2012 Ladies President
Martin Commins 2012 Men's Captain
Donal McGoey 2012 President
Bernie Breen  2013 Ladies Captain
Susan Boyle
2013 Ladies President
John Travers 2013 Men's Captain
David O'Neill
2013 President
Vivienne Meade 2014 Ladies Captain
Anne McDonnell 2014 Ladies President
Tony Gillespie 2014 Men's Captain
Donal Clarke 2014 President
Miriam Carroll 2015 Ladies Captain
Anne Griffin
2015 Ladies President
Eugene Roe 2015 Men's Captain
Brian Kieran
2015 President
Nancy Magennis 2016 Ladies Captain
Kathyrn Whately 
2016 Ladies President
Eamonn Gaffney 2016 Men's Captain
Fintan Kerr 2016 President
Linda Shannon 2017 Ladies Captain
Vera Commins 2017 Ladies President
Andrew Callaghan 2017 Men's Captain
Ray Dowdall 2017 President
Maureen Duffy 2018 Ladies Captain
Claire Gillespie 2018 Ladies President
Ken McKeever 2018 Men's Captain
Noel Malone 2018 President
Janette Commins 2019 Ladies Captain
Margaret Malone 2019 Ladies President
Paul Flanagan 2019 Men's Captain
Paudie McKenny 2019 President
Lorna Shannon 2020 Ladies Captain
Mary Brennan 2020 Ladies President
 Paul Flanagan  2020 Men's Captain
Brendan Healy  2020 President
Monica Watters 2021 Ladies Captain
Imelda Toole 2021 Ladies President
Eric McKeever 2021 Men's Captain
Tony Carrie 2021 President
Sheila Roche 2022 Ladies Captain
Imelda Hurst 2022 Ladies President
Ronan Phipps  2022 Men's Captain
Paudie Kelly 2022 President
Joanna Campbell (6) 2022
Lowest Ladies H'cap
Eugene Smith (-3)
2022 Lowest Men's H'cap
Evan Farrell (-0.7)
2022
Lowest Men's H'cap

Holes in One at Ardee

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Seamus Gafney 15 June 2001 5th   171 yd’s
W. Beilly 10 June 2001      
M. Watters 30 August 2004      
Gerry Caffrey 30 March 2002 5th   191 yd’s
Paddy Farrell 21 July 2002 5th   191 yd’s
John Hoey 29 September 2002 13th   200 yd’s
John Hoey 3 March 2003 13th   200 yd’s
Kevin Commins 5 May 2003 5th   191 yd’s
Vera Commins 25 August 2003 5th   140 yd’s
Liam Farrell 21 September 2003 5th   191 yd’s
Elizabeth Tuite 13 October 2003 14th   133 yd’s
Dermot Carolan 7 August 2004 13th   200 yd’s
Andy Devine 9 October 2005 2nd   182 yd’s
Teresa Fitzpatrick 19 September 2005 13th   136 yd’s
Vera Commins 29 May 2006 2nd   125 yd’s
Edmund Mathews 28 June 2006 5th   175 yd’s
Joe McGuirk 7 August 2006 5th   191 yd’s
Paul Rundle 20 August 2006 5th   191 yd’s
Anne Hickey 13 May 2007 2nd   125 yd’s
Anne Hickey 15 May 2007 2nd   125 yd’s
Ena O’Hare 10 June 2008 13th   136 yd’s
Leo Flanagan 19 November 2008 5th   191 yd’s
Noeleen Cunningham 28 November 2008 13th   137 yd’s
Liam Doran 1 June 2009 5th   191 yd’s
Ann Enrght 2009 13th   136 yd's
Terry Leddy 2011 9th   170 yd's
Denise Cunningham 3 July 2014 9th 6-iron 140 yd's
Paul Rundle 11 July 2021      
Bryan Lynch 19 November 2021 13th   200 yd's