Douglas golf club Cork
Douglas Golf Course
Douglas was re-designed in 1998 by Peter McEvoy. Douglas Golf Club is a beautifully maintained, very flat, parkland course, which is situated just outside of Douglas Village.
the Course was re-designed in 1998 with the intention of utilising additional land and of making the course more challenging for all and to allow it to be set up to challenge top players at all times. Consideration was also given to testing all handicap ranges and these objectives have been well and truly achieved.
All green have been built to USGA Specification and the construction method has produced excellent putting surfaces with 12-month playing conditions.
The views from the Clubhouse are some of the most panoramic in the country. Douglas Golf Club has a reputation for being a very friendly club and visitors are assured of a "Cead Mile Failte" - however booking should be made in advance. It should be noted that Douglas is a non-metal spike course.
Societies are welcome and group rates available.
|Green Fees Early Bird Monday to Thursday Winter:
|Green Fees Monday to Thursday Winter:||€50|
|Green Fees Friday & Saturday Winter:||€55|
|Green Fees Early Bird Monday to Thursday Summer:||€35|
|Green Fees Monday to Thursday Summer:||€55|
|Green Fees Friday & Saturday Summer:||€65|
|Green Fees with a Member:||€35/45|
|Green Fees for Opens:||€35|
|Indoor Practice Facility / Fitting Room (2)
|Club Hire: €25
|Buggy Hire: €25
|Full Membership Available:||Yes|
|Website||Douglas golf club website|
|General Manager:||John McHenry|
|Lady Captain:||Anne Gallagher|
|Hon. Secretary:||Stephen Barry & Mary Leahy|
|Club Pro.:||David Barry 021-4367208
|Hon. Treasurer:||Barry Humphries & Catherine Pearce
|Comp. Secretary:||Shane Scanlan & Eileen Lane|
General Facts & Information
|Course opening hours: Daylight hours||Clubhouse opening hours: 11.00am to 11.30pm|
|Mobile phones: Not on course
||Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim|
|Catering: Full catering, facilities||Days to Avoid: Tuesdays & Wednesdays before 2.00 p.m. & Weekends|
|Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days||Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance|
Douglas Golf Club Fixtures 2023 provisional*
|Open & Major Fixtures 2023 (to be Confirmed)|
|Captains' & President Drive-In||Wednesday
|Lady Captain's Prize to the Men||Saturday 6 May
|Lady Captain's Prize||Saturday 13 May||Closed||1|
|Captain´s Prize to the Ladies||Friday 2 June||Closed||1|
||Saturday 5 August
|President's Prize to the Ladies||Sunday 9 July
|President's Prize||Friday 21 July
Saturday 22 July
|President's Prize||Saturday 22 July
|Captains Prize to the to the Juveniles
||Thursday 17 August||Closed||1|
|President's Prize to the Juveniles||'Sunday 27 August
|L. & G. Singles Stableford
||Thursday 6 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 13 March
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thurday 20 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 27 April||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Monday 8 May||Open||1|
|Inter. Scratch Cup||Sunday 14 May||Open||1|
|Minor Scratch Cup||Sunday 14 May||Open||1|
|Senior Scratch Cup (up to 5)||Sunday 21 May||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Monday 22 May||Open||1|
|Junior Scratch Cup (5 to 11)||Saturday 27 May
|Father & Son
||Sunday 11 June||Open||1|
|European Senior Men's & Women's Amateur Championships||Thursday 15 June||Saturday 17 June||G.I.||3|
|European Senior Men's & Women's Amateur Championships||Friday 16 June||G.I.||1|
|European Senior Men's & Women's Amateur Championships||Saturday 17 June||G.I.||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 13 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 20 July||Open||1|
|Seniors Open 60+||Monday 24 July||Open||1|
|Seabrook Boys' Open||Thursday 27 July
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 3 August||Open||1|
|Senior Scratch Cup||Saturday 19 August||Open||1|
|Ladies 4-Person Team Event||Tuesday 19 September||Open||1|
Card of the Course
|White||Par 72 SSS 69 5,821 m|
|Red||Par 73 SSS 72 5,031 m|
|Blue||Par 72 SSS 71 6,037 m|
Men's Old Course Record: 67 Kieran Carty 2000
Men's Course Record: 63 Peter O'Keeffe (+1) 20/08/2002
Ladies Course Record:
Peter O’Keeffe was selected on the 19-man squad to represent GB & Ireland against the US in the 49th Walker Cup Matches at the Old Course St. Andrew’s on Saturday 2ND September and 3rd September 2023.
The other Irish on the squad are Robert Moran (Castle Golf Club), Hugh Foley (The Royal Dublin Golf Club), Matthew McClean (Malone Golf Club), Liam Nolan (Galway Golf Club) and Mark Power (Kilkenny Golf Club) they were Captained by Stuart Wilson.
The Ladies of Douglas Golf Club were Runners-Up in the All-Ireland Semi-Final of the Women’s Senior Foursomes at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club on Saturday 9th September 2023 when they went down to Roscommon Golf Club by 2-matches to 1-match.
In the top match Gemma Barry with Anne Gallagher lost their match against Ruth Lennon with Joan O'Gara by 2-up, in the middle match Jessica Kavanagh with Kate Harvey had to go up the 19th before securing the point against Maeve Kelly with Leah Lennon and in the bottom match Clodagh Coughlan with Hailey Martinez had a very comfortable 6 and 5 win against Sinead Benedetti with Anne Quirke.
They met the Ladies from Greystones Golf Club in the All-Ireland Quarter-Finals in the morning and recorded a 2½-matches to 1½-matches result against the Wicklow Club.
First on the tee was Jemma Barry with Anne Gallagher who had a runaway 8 and 7 win against Niamh Keilthy with Aisling Marmion, the next match of Jessica Kavanagh with Kate Harvey was halved against Trish Shiel with Sophie Lumley when called-in and in the bottom match Clodagh Coughlan with Hailey Martinez won their match against Mary Lockhart with Shauna Seifried by 4 and 3.
The Ladies of Douglas Golf Club won the Final of East Munster Women’s Senior Foursomes on Sunday 16th July 2023 at Mallow Golf Club when they beat Fota Island Golf Club by 2½-matches to ½-match.
The Boys from Douglas Golf Club reached the Quarter-Finals of the Fred Daly Trophy on Tuesday 29th August 2023 at Castletroy Golf Club when they went down to Greystones Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches.
Jack Murphy led them out and lost his match by the minimum against Dylan Holmes, he was followed by James Walsh who had a very comfortable 7 and 6 win against Jamie Anderson, next on the tee was Wayne O’Callaghan who won his match by 1-up against Steven Gormley, in the penultimate match Sean Reddy lost his match against William O’Riordan by 4 and 3 and in the bottom match Sean Deasy went all the way up the 21st against Toby Murphy before relinquishing the point and the match to the Wicklow Club.
The Boys’ of Douglas Golf Club won the Final of East Munster Fred Daly Trophy on Saturday 22th July 2023 at Faithlegg Golf Club when they beat Faithlegg Golf Club by 3½-matches to 1½-matchs.
Douglas Golf Club were Runners-Up in the Final of East Munster Irish Senior Cup on Sunday 9th July 2023 at Lee Valley Golf Club when they went down to Lee Valley Golf Club by 3½-matches to 1½-matchs.
The Ladies of Douglas Golf Club were Runners-Up in the Final of East Munster Women’s Senior Cup on Sunday 9th July 2023 at Thurles Golf Club when they lost out to Cork Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matchs.
The Ladies of Douglas Golf Club were Runners-Up in the Final of East Munster Women’s Junior Cup on Sunday 6th August 2023 when they lost out to Cork Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matchs.
Clodagh Coughlan & Karen O’Neill were selected on the Munster Women’s Interprovincial Championship team at Moyvalley Golf Club from Tuesday 29th August to Thursday 31st August 2023.
Other members of the team were Valerie Clancy (Killarney Golf Club), Lauren Kelly & Caitlin Shippam (Ballykisteen Golf Club), Mairead Martin (Kanturk Golf Club) and Paula Walsh (Doneraile Golf Club).
They were Captained by Mary Dowling (Mallow Golf Club) and Managed by Sinead Enright (Macroom Golf Club).
Young Sean Deasy, Jack Murphy & James Walsh were selected on the Munster Under-18 Interprovincial Team played at Ballykisteen Golf Club on 21st and 22nd August 2023.
The other members of the team were Donnacha Cleary (Tipperary Golf Club), John Doyle (Fota Island Golf Club), Mark Gazi (Tralee Golf Club) and Lucas Lyons (Limerick Golf Club).
They were Captained by Liam Troy (Thurles Golf Club) and John Fennessy (Clonmel Golf Club).
Young Sean Reddy & Barry O’Connor were selected on the Munster Under-16 Interprovincial Team played at Ballykisteen Golf Club on 21st and 22nd August 2023.
The other members of the team were Danny Lyne (Lahinch Golf Club), Luke Carey & Jack Whelan (Limerick Golf Club) and Gordon Sillett (Ballykisteen Golf Club).
They were Captained by John Carroll Snr. (Bandon Golf Club) and Managed by (Cork Golf Club).
The Ladies of Douglas Golf Club qualified for the Women’s Senior Cup All-Ireland Series at Tramore Golf Club on Friday 2nd September 2022.
They played the Ladies of Royal Portrush Golf Club in the All-Ireland Quarter-Finals and had a 4-matches to 1-match against the Co. Antrim Club.
Clodagh Coughlin led them out and won her match on the 19th against Judith Allen, she was followed by Karen O’Neill who recorded a very convincing 5 and 3 win against Lucy Simpson, next on the tee was Aoife Ni Thuama who halved her match against Hannah Lee-McNamara, in the penultimate match Jemma Barry win her match by 5 and 3 against Naoimh Quigg and the bottom match of Jessica Kavanagh against Kavleigh Mulholland was declared as a halve when called-in.
They met the Ladies from Roscommon Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final the following day and recorded a 3-matches to 2-matches against the Ladies from West-of-the-Shannon.
Clodagh Coughlin led them out but lost her match against Olivia Costello by 3 and 2, she was followed by Karen O’Neill who put the first point on the board with a 2 and 1 win against Sinead Benedetti, next on the tee was Aoife Ni Thuama who lost her match by 5 and 4 against Ruth Lennon, in the penultimate match Jemma Barry won her match on the 19th against Blaithin O’Brien and in the bottom match Jessica Kavanagh clinched their place in the All-Ireland Final when she recorded a 3 and 2 win against Paula Quinn.
They met the Ladies from Lahinch Golf Club the Sunday 4th September in the All-Ireland Decider and went down by 4-matches to 1-match against the Co. Clare Club.
Clodagh Coughlin led them out but lost her match against Aideen Walsh by 3 and 1, she was followed by Karen O’Neill who lost her match by 2 and 1 against Sarah Cunningham, she was followed by Aoife Ni Thuama who lost her match by the minimum against Niamh O’Dwyer, the penultimate match of Jemma Barry against Olivia Lucas together with the bottom match of Jessica Kavanagh against Jenny Hennessy were both declared as a halve when called-in
The Girls of Douglas Golf Club qualified for the All-Ireland deciders of Girls Inter-Club All-Ireland Series at Ballina Golf Club on 23rd August 2022.
They met the Girls of Moyola Park Golf Club in the All-Ireland Quarter-Final and recorded a 2½-matches to ½-match win over the Girls from the Co. Derry Club.
First on the tee was Hailey Martinez who halved her match against Kavleigh Mulholland, she was followed by Amy O’Sullivan who had a comfortable 6 and 5 win against Abby McGurk, in the Bottom match Claudia O’Donoghue had a very comfortable 7 and 6 win against Caoimhe Gunning.
They met the Girls from Westport Golf Club the following morning in the All-Ireland Semi-Final and lost out by 2-matches to 1-match against the Mayo Club.
First on the tee was Hailey Martinez who lost her match by 4 and 2 against Mary Kate Lonergan, she was followed by Amy O’Sullivan who lost to Sarah Corrigan by 2 and 1, in the bottom match Claudia O’Donoghue had a 2 and 1 win against Emily Griffin.
Peter O’Keeffe was, selected on the 2023 Golf Ireland Men’s High Performance Squad.
Sara Byrne was, selected on the 2023 Golf Ireland Women’s High Performance Squad.
The Ladies of Douglas Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Irish Intermediate Cup when they beat Dooks Golf Club by 4-matches to 1-match at Tipperary Golf Club on Sunday 2nd September 2018.
They were led out by Jessica Kavanagh (16) who beat Caroline Breen (16) by 3 and 2, she was followed by Orla Coughlan (16) who had a 3 and 2 win over Jenny Pigott (17), next on the tee was Jill Morris (16) who had a 2 and 1 win over Angela Lyons (17), in the penultimate match of Mary O'Leary Cooney against Bridie Fitzgerald and bottom match of Helen Barry (20) against Delia Foley(18) were both halved when called-in.
They made the long journey to Knightsbrook Hotel & Golf Resort to participate in the All-Ireland Deciders where they met Connacht Champions Bearna Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Thursday 27th September and recorded another 4-matches to 1-match over the ladies from Galway. They were led out this time by Jill Morris who had a comfortable 5 and 4 win over Imelda McGovern, she was followed by Jessica Kavanagh who beat Siobhan Smyth by 3 and 2, next on the tee was Orla Coughlan who beat Michelle Keenan by 3 and 2, in both the penultimate match of Mary O’Leary-Cooney against Nuala Timoney and bottom match of Helen Barry against Breda Davies were declared as halves when called-in.
They met Ulster Champions Malone Golf Club in the All-Ireland Final the following day and they were led out again by Jill Morris who had a 1-hole win over Kay Gilbert, next up was Jessica Kavanagh who beat Claire Canning by 2 and 1, she was followed by Orla Coughlan who recorded a comfortable 4 and 3 win over Caroline Jones and with it the green pennant the two bottom matches of Mary O’Leary-Cooney against Anita Goan and Helen Barry against Sharon Cox were both declared as halves when called-in.
Douglas Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Irish Junior Cup on 16th August 2015 at Dungarvan Golf Club when the beat Mitchelstown Golf Club in the Semi-Final by 3½-matches to 1½-matches in the Semi-Final and accounted for Ballybunion Golf Club by by 3½-matches to 1½-matches in the Final.
They made their way to Carton House to compete in the All-Ireland Finals on 16th September, where they were drawn against Ulster Champions Greenisland Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final.
First on the tee was Darren Hourihan who lost out to Andrew Ervine on the 19th, he was followed by Adam McSweeney who lost his match against Jamie Campbell by 4 and 3, next up was Philip Quinn who had a 4 and 3 win over John Armstrong, in the penultimate match John Boylan had a very comfortable 6 and 5 win over David Winning, in the bottom match Barry O’Sullivan- Geaney went to the 18th before relinquishing the point to Michael Hayes and a place in the All-Ireland Final.
The Subs on the team were John O'Mahony, Brian Barry and Pierce Dorney, they were Captained by Derek Byrne and managed by Derek Byrne, Eavan Higgins and Stephen Hayes.
Greenisland went on to beat Westport by 3-matches to 2-matches in the decider the following day, this was a very historic win for the Ulster Champions as it was their first green pennant in their 102 year history.
Douglas Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Fred Daly Trophy and played Connacht Champions Galway Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final at Warrenpoint Golf Club on Thursday 28th August 2014.
They were led by Daniel O’Sullivan who lost his match against Colm Hughes by 3 and 2, he was followed by Adam McSweeney who went down to Cathal Nolan by 4 and 3, next up was Pierce Dorney who had a 2 and 1 win over Peter Fleming, Barry O’Sullivan Geaney beat Paddy Culhane by 1-hole, John Boylan had one of those days when he lost his match against Michael O’Farrell by 7 and 6, the penultimate match of Darragh Lonergan against Mikey Burke went 3 and 2 to the boy’s from Salthill, the bottom match of Brian Barry against Sean Burke was halved.
The Ladies of Douglas Golf Club were Runners-Up to Killarney Golf & Fishing Club in the Munster Finals of the Irish Senior Cup played at the Killeen course Killarney on Sunday 11th May 2014, when Killarney won by 3matches to 2-matches, but did qualify for the All-Ireland deciders at Mount Wolseley Hotel & Golf Resort on 15th and 16th August.
They met East Leinster Champions Laytown & Bettystown Golf Club in the All-Ireland Quarter-Finals on the Friday morning and were led out by Kate MacCann who lost her match against Carol Wickham by 2 and 1, she was followed by Karen O'Neill who halved her match against Alison Taylor, next on the tee was Tara Gribben who lost out to Rachel Taylor by 4 and 3, in the penultimate match Eavan Higgins had a convincing 6 and 4 win over Phil O'Gorman, in the bottom match Edel Coyne lost out to Barbara Cooney by 6 and 5. Laytown & Bettystown did go on to win the pennant for their second time when the beat Killarney by 4-matches to 1-match on the Saturday.
The ladies of Douglas Golf Club won their 13th All-Ireland Final of the Irish Senior Cup at Malone Golf Club on Saturday 13th August 2011.
They beat Castletroy Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches at Castletroy on Sunday 8th May and made the long journey to Malone Golf Club to compete in the All-Ireland deciders, they were drawn against Connacht runners-up Roscommon in the All-Ireland Quarter-Finals on Friday 12th August.
First on the tee was Karen O'Neill who beat Anne McCormack by 4 and 3, she was followed by Eavan Higgins who went up the 19th before securing the point against Ruth Lennon, next up was Kate MacCann who beat Mary Seymour by 3 and 2, in the penultimate match Ailish Thompson lost out to Paula Quinn by 4 and 3, the bottom match of Aoife Lane halved with Julie O'Gara when called in.
They met Mid Leinster Champions Enniscorthy Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final the following day, they were lead again by Karen O'Neill lost he match against Aisling O'Leary by 4 and 2, she was followed by Eavan Higgins who beat Ciara Sharkey by 4 and 3, next up was Kate MacCann who had a comfortable 6 and 4 win over Jennifer King, in the penultimate match Julie Coyne had a 5 and 3 win over Margaret Mooney, the bottom match of Aoife Lane halved with Connie Doyle when called in.
On the Saturday the All-Ireland Final was to be decided between Connacht Champions Claremorris Golf Club who beat Kilkenny Golf Club in the All-Ireland Quarter-Final by 3-matches to 2-matches and Ulster Champions Royal Portrush Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final by 4-matches to 1-match. They were lead once more by Karen O'Neill who lost her match against Sarah Helly by 2 and 1, next up was Eavan Higgins who had a 3 and 2 win over Kung Fanning, she was followed by Kate MacCann who returned a 2-hole win over Kate Gallagher, in the penultimate match Julie Coyne beat Sarah Gallagher by 3 and 1, the bottom match was again halved between Aoife Lane against Emily McHugh when called in.
The Ladies of Douglas Golf Club were runners-up in the Irish Senior Cup at Cork Golf Club when they when they lost by 4½-matches to a ½-match against Royal Portrush Golf Club in 2010. They Mid-Leinster Champions Carlow Golf Club in the All-Ireland quarter-finals and recorded a 4½-matches to ½-math victory over them. They were led by Karen O'Neill who won her match on the 19th-green against Aedin Murphy, she was followed by Eavan Higgins who won her match by 1-hole against Karen Delaney, the next match was halved with Kate McCann against Anne McCormack, the penultimate match of Aoife Lane was a 2 and 1 win over Bernie Cox, in the bottom match Ailish Thompson had a resounding 9 and 8 win over Madeline Brennan.
They met Laytown & Bettystown Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final whom they beat by 4-matches to 1-match, they were led again by Karen O'Neill who had a 2-hole win over Alison Taylor, she was followed by Eavan Higgins who beat Carol Wickham by 1-hole, next up was Kate McCann who also had a 1-hole win over Phil O'Gorman, the bottom two matches of Aoife Lane against Barbara Cooney and Ailish Thompson against Noeline Quirke were halved when called-in. In the afternoon they met a very strong team from the Royal Portrush Ladies Club and once more they were led by Karen O'Neill who lost her match to Gemma McClenaghan by 4 and 2, she was followed by Eavan Higgins who lost her match by 1-hole against Charlene Reid, the match of Kate MacCann was halved Maura Diamond when called-in, the penultimate match of Aoife Lane went 8 and 6 to Lucy Simpson, in the bottom match Ailish Thompson lost to Helen Jones by 4 and 3, they were captained by Deirdre Buckley.
Douglas Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield in 2009 and was drawn against Leinster Champions Corrstown Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final at Tullamore Golf Club in September.
They were lead by Richard Lonergan with Kevin O'Sullivan who lost out to John Dowling with Tony Merrigan by 5 and 3. They were followed by Michael Lucey with John Scannell who had a convincing 5 and 4 win over Nicky Hubbard with Jim Lowe. Next up was Eddie Cogan with Frank Walsh who recorded a 1-hole victory over Jarlath Beagan with Gary Began. Things were looking good for the Cork men but Tony Barry with Paul Herlihy lost out to Gerry Finnerty with Fran Lawlor by 3 and 1 in the penultimate match. So the passage to the All-Ireland Final went down to the bottom match of Frank Mackey with Philip O'Driscoll against Ciaran Conneely with Paul O'Kane when to the Dublin pair who won by 4 and 2 to book their place in the final against Letterkenny, the eventual winners.
he Ladies of Douglas Golf Club won the AA Insurance All-Ireland Senior Foursomes at Royal Tara Golf Club in 2009, when they beat Carlow Golf Club in the Semi-Final and Ulster Champions Ballycastle Golf Club in the decider. They played Carlow Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final and won by 2 matches to 1 match, first up was Eavan Higgins (2) with Liz O'Donnell (10) who lost their match against Karen Delaney (1) with Madeleine Brennan (8) by 2-holes, they were followed by Karen O'Neill (3) with Deirdre O'Hanlon (10) who beat Anne McCormack (4) with Leigh Bolger (13) by the same margin, the bottom match of Kate MacCann (3) with Sabina Nagle (13) was a resounding 6 and 5 win against Bernie Cox (9) & Margaret McHugh.
They played Ballycastle in the All-Ireland Final the following day, this time they were led by Karen O'Neill (3) with Deirdre M O'Hanlon (10) who won their match against Fiona Glass (12) & Paula Rooney (12) by 6 and 5, they were followed by Eavan Higgins (2) with Wendy Daly (14) who won their match by 4 and 3 against Brenda McNeill (12) & Rita McCormick (13), the bottom match of Kate MacCann (3) with Sabina Nagle (13) was halved against Mary Teresa McKiernan (12) & Susan Crawford (14).
The Ladies of Douglas Golf Club won Munster Final of the AA Insurance Intermediate Cup and made their way to Royal Tara Golf Club in 2009 to compete in the National deciders, where they lost out to Ulster Champions Edenmore Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final the eventual green pennant winners. They were led by Liz Cronin (16) who lost her match by 2 and 1 against Colleen Hanna (18), she was followed by Ann Marie Horgan (18) who had a 2-hole win over Stephanie Watson (21), next up was Sally O'Riordan (19) who lost by 1-hole against Louise Gaw (21), the penultimate match of Ber O'Halloran (17) went all the way to the 20th-green before she lost to Zoe Allen (18), in the bottom match Rose Scanlan (17) brought Cherry Logan (19) to the 19th before conceding the point.
The Ladies of Douglas Golf Club were runners-up the AA Insurance All-Ireland Senior Foursomes at Limerick Golf Club in 2008, when they beat Ulster Champions Shandon Park Golf Club in the Semi-Final and lost out to Mid-Leinster Champions Co. Louth Golf Club by 2 matches to 1 match in the decider.
First on the tee was Kate MacCann (4) with Deirdre M O'Hanlon (10) who beat Julie Hall (6) with Diane Nickels (11) by 4 and 3, they were followed by Karen O'Neill (3) with Deirdre M O'Hanlon (11) who beat Jenny Young (6) with Karen Simpson (14) by 3 and 2, in the bottom match Eavan Higgins (2) with Claire Nash (13) halved their match against Diane Conway (10) with Vikki Simpson (11).
They met Co. Louth Golf Club in the All-Ireland Final when they were led again by Kate MacCann (4) wit Deirdre O'Hanlon (10) who won their match by 2 and 1 against Jenny Gannon (1) with Jane McCabe (13), they were followed by Karen O'Neill (3) with Liz O'Donnell (11) who had a devastating 7 and 6 lose to Susan Mullaney (6) with Karen Yates (8), in the bottom match Eavan Higgins (2) with Claire Nash (13) lost by 5 and 3 to Deirdre Smith (+1) with Susan Kenny (15) by 5 and 3.
Aaron O'Callaghan was selected on the Irish Boys Team that played Canada in a Junior Challenge match at Hamilton Golf and Country Club from 7th to 9th September 2004 and made the Irish Senior Team in 2005.
Karl Bornemann was selected on the Munster team for the Interprovincial Matches played at Portmarnock Golf Club from 11th to 13th August 2004.
Peter O'Keeffe was selected on the Munster team for the Interprovincial Matches played at Portmarnock Golf Club from 11th to 13th August 2004.
Douglas Ladies won the Junior League in 2003, when the team was, M. Costello, A. Beechinor-Collins, O. Kavanagh, M. O'Connor, M. O'Neill, W. Daly, R. Carmody, they were captained by R. McGrath.
Douglas won the Munster Championship of the Irish Club Youths and played in the National Finals at Royal Tara Golf Club on August 26th 2002. The team was Peter O'Keeffe, Aaron O'Callaghan, Brian Cahill and Denis Collins.
Douglas Golf Club won the Munster Junior Foursomes in 2002, when the team was, Denis A. Collins, David O'Leary, Brian Cahill, Aaron O'Callaghan, they were captained by Vincent Poland.
Douglas Ladies retained the Munster Championship of the I.L.G.U. Senior Cup and they meet Ulster Champions Royal Co. Down in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals at Balbriggan Golf Club on September 7th 2002. The team was Eavan Higgins, Kate MacCann, Ailish Thompson, Aoife Lane and Mary Mackey. They were, captained by Clare Keating. They beat the reigning champions in a thrilling match. Eavan Higgins was edged out by one hole in the top match. Kate MacCann won her match by 2 and 1, then it was up to Ailish Thompson to clinch her match on the first tie-hole and Aoife Lane brought her match all the way to the 24th before conceding defeat. Mary Mackey had the most convincing win of the morning when she won by 4 and 3. They met Co. Louth in the Final where they received the silver medals in yet another exciting match.
Douglas where Runners-Up to Limerick Golf Club in the Munster, Senior Cup Championship at Lahinch in 2002, when they lost o n the 19th. The team was Karl Bornemann, Derek Byrne, Kieran Canty, Peter O'Keeffe, Michael Crowley, Tom Collins, J. P. Hughes, Cormac Finn, Aaron O'Callaghan, John Treacy and Kevin O'Sullivan.
Aaron O'Callaghan was selected for the Munster Boys' team in the Interprovincial Championships at Headfort Golf Club from August 28-30 2002.
Douglas Ladies won the Munster section of the Ladies' Irish Senior Cup. They played in the All-Ireland Finals at their home Course from 7th to the 8th of September 2001. They were drawn against, Grange Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final whom they beat by 4 matches to 1 match. They meet Royal Co. Down in the final when they lost 3.5 matches to 1.5 matches. The team was Eavan Higgins, Kate McCann, Ailish Thompson, Aoife Lane and Clare Keating.
Prior to 2001:
Douglas won the All-Ireland Barton Shield at Malone G. C. in 1991, when the team was, Derek Maguie, Peter Morris, Don Coughlan, Denis Dudley, Don McFarlane, Sean Curtis, Kieran Canty, they were managed by Donal O'Herlihy.
Douglas Golf Club won the All- Ireland Irish Junior Cup at Royal Co. Down G. C. in 1999, when the team was K. O'Sullivan, J. Treacy, M. Crowley, D. Murray, D. Byrne, T. Collins, G. O'Herlihy and D. Collins, they were captained by M. O'Donovan.
Douglas won the All-Ireland Irish Junior Cup at Lahinch G. C. in 1955, when the team was, P. J. Connolly, E. McSweeney, J. J. Condon, N. McNamara, M. F. Gleeson, R. Daly and C. S. P. MacEnri.
They first won the All-Ireland Irish Junior Cup at Lahinch G. C. in 1930, when the tam was, H, Whelan, F. Lambkin, W. T. O'Sullivan, M. Henchy, C. Blake, V. Morrogh, H. M. Prentice, J. Murphy, J. G. Musgrave and D. P. McCarthy.
Douglas Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Irish Senior Cup and Barton Shield in 1995, when the team was, D. O'Herlihy, K. Bornemann, P. Morris, D. Coughlan, C. Canty, D. Maguie, J. Morris Jnr. they were captained by B. Kelleher.
Douglas won the Munster Final and were All-Ireland finalists in the Barton Shield in 1986, when the team was, John McHenry, J. Morris Jnr. K. Barry and P. Morris, they were managed by J. McCormack.
Douglas Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Irish Senior Cup in 1981, when the team was, John McHenry, John Morris, Donal O'Herlihy, John Kelleher and Pat Kelliher, they were captained by J. J. Brett.
Douglas Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Irish Senior Cup in 1962, when the team was, Norman T. Butler, Hugh Coveney, Tadg Higgins, Con Collins, Christy Synnott, William A. Kelleher, they were captained by J. J. Kelleher.
They won the Munster Final of the Irish Junior Cup in 1948, when the team was, Michael F. Gleeson, Michael C. Hynes, Dan P. McCarthy, Con Harrington, T. Miles and Kavanagh.
Douglas Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield in 1976, when the team was B. Waters, D. O'Leary, C. Buckley, B. Cunningham, S. O'Donoghue, S. Mackey, G. Mills, M. Mullin, F. O'Brien, R. Elwood, D. Barry, J. J. O'Hea, T. O'Halloran, A. Madden and F. McQuillan.
They won the Cork Seniors League in 1967, when the team was, D. F. Murphy, F. C. McGrath, J. Lyons, P. O'Brien, S. Treacy, D. V. Collins, S. Jordan, E. C. Synnott and J. Kelleher.
They won the Cork Senior League in 1942, with Prof. H. St. J. Atkins, M. Gleeson, De. J. J. Barry. P. V. McInerney, D. P. \McCarthy, Rev. Fr. D. P. Fitzgerald, M. J. Henchy, D. Daly and G. P. C. O'Brien.
Douglas Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Irish Club Youths Championship in 1994, when the team was, David Connolly, John Paul Hughes, Niall Hogan and Michael Ryan, they were managed by Tom McCarthy.
Douglas won the Munster Youths' Scratch Foursomes in 1989, when the team was, J. Brett, D. McFarlane, D. Troy and K. Spillane, they were captained by J. McCormack.
They won the Munster Final of the Fred Daly Trophy in 1996, when the team was David Connolly, Anthony Gaffney, Mark Mythan, Ciaran Nicholson, John O'Mahony, Philip Quinn, they were captained John E. Brett.
They won the Aer Lingus Youths in 1984, when the team was, John McHenry, J. Morris, K. Spillane, D. Coughlin and they were captained by A. O'Brien.
The Ladies of Douglas Golf Club, have a long and proud tradition in the ILGU Senior and Junior Cups, they won the ILGU Irish Senior Cup in 1987, when the team was Mary Mackey, Claire Keating, Ann Hegarty, Ann Heskin, Eavan Higgins, Eileen Rose McDaid.
They won the ILGU Irish Senior Cup at Dundalk G. C. in 1990, when the team was, A. Heskin, A. Hegarty, C. Keating, M. Mackey, A. Lane, E. R. McDaid, they were captained by E. Higgins.
They won the ILGU Irish Senior Cup at Waterville G. C. in 1985, when the team was, C. Keating, E. Higgins, M. Harnett, P. Desmond, H. Elwood, A. Heskin, they were captained by A. Lane.
They won the ILGU Irish Senior Cup in 1980, when the team was, Ann Moran, Clare Keating, Eavan Higgins, Rohna Brennan, Ann Heskin and Pat Desmond.
Douglas Ladies won the ILGU Irish Senior Cup at Castlerock G. C. in 1967, when the team was, K. McDaid, A. O'Brien, J. McKenna, A. Heskin, Z. Fallon and F. Hegarty.
They won the ILGU Irish Senior Cup in 1961, when the team was, J. F. Hegarty, J. McKenna, E. O'Callaghan and A. O'Brien.
John Brett was elected as Chairman of the Munster Branch of the GUI for 2001.
Ailish Thompson was selected on the Ladies Senior Munster team, which played in the Interprovincial Championship at Portstewart G. C. from the 9th to 11th August, 2000.
Douglas Junior Cup team, bridged a 44-year gap when they beat Castletroy, in the Munster Final of The Bulmers Junior Cup at Monkstown G. C., on Sunday, 28-8-99,to take the provincial pennant. The team was John Tracy, Derek Byrne, Gary O'Herlihy, Tom Collins, and Michael Crowley, who were drawn against Galway G. C. in the Semi-Final, at Royal Portrush, on 16th September 1999. They beat Galway in the Semi-Final 3-2 when Denis Collins stood in for John Tracy, and went on to win the Cup on the 17th, by beating Warrenpoint 3.5 to 1.5
Eavan Higgins won the Senior Scratch Cup at Tralee G. C., in June, 1999, with rounds of 71 and 76 to win by a whopping 12 shots.
Bonnie O'Donoghue presented Deirdre O'Sullivan with a beautiful still-life painting, by her daughter Maria, on winning her Captain's Prize, in 1999.
Mossie Murphy 71 years young won the Jotun Seniors Open in his home club in 2005, with an unbelievable score of 48 pts.
Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;
W. A. Kelleher represented Ireland as a Senior International from 1962 to 1964 playing 17-times won 10-matches halved two and lost 5-matches accumulating 22-points. He represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial from 1962 to 1966 playing 30-times won 15-matches halved five and lost 10-matches accumulating 35-points;
John McHenry played Walker Cup at Sunningdale in 1987, he represented Ireland as a Senior International from 1985 to 1987 playing 24-times won 16-matches halved one and lost 7-matches accumulating 33-points. He represented Ireland at international Youths level from 1980 to 1984 playing 23-matches, won 14-matcheshalved two and lost 7-matches accumulating 30-points. He represented Ireland at international Boys level from 1980 to 1981 playing 12-times won 7-matches and lost 5-matches accumulating 14-points. He represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial from 1981 to 1987 playing 21-times won 14-matches and lost 7-matches accumulating 28-points. He represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level from 1980 to 1981 playing 8-times won 6-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 16-points;
J. Morris represented Ireland as a Senior International from 1993 to 1998 playing 38-times won 17-matches halved five and lost 16-matches accumulating 39-points. He Ireland at international Youths level in 1984 playing 2-matches won 1-match and lost 1-match accumulating 2-points. He represented Ireland at Irish Boys level from 1982 to 1983 playing 12-times won 7-matches and lost 5-matches accumulating 14-points. He represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial from 1986 to 2008 playing 94-times won 54-matches halved four and lost 36-matches accumulating 112-points. He represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level from 1983 to 1987 playing 24-times won 13-matches halved two and lost 9-matches accumulating 28-points;
Aaron O’Callaghan represented Ireland as a Senior International from 2004 to 2005 playing 11-times won 2-matches halved two and lost 7-matches accumulating 6-points.He represented Ireland at international Youths level from 2005 to 2006 playing 8-matches, won 4-matches halved one and lost 3-matches accumulating 9-points. He represented Ireland at Irish Boys level from 2003 to 2004 playing 19-times won 11-matches halved three and lost 5-matches accumulating 25-points. He represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level from 2005 to 2007 playing 18-times won 9-matches halved two and lost 7-matches accumulating 20-points. He represented Munster in the Boys Interprovincial Championships from 2001 to 2002 playing 10-times won 5-matches halved one and lost 4-matches accumulating 11-points;
J. C. Morris represented Ireland at international Youths level from 1984 to 1986 playing 4-matches, won 1-match halved one and lost 2-matches accumulating 3-points;
D. Daly represented Ireland at Irish Boys level in 2004 playing 6-times won 2-matches halved one and lost 3-matches accumulating 5-points;
P. J. Hughes represented Ireland at Irish Boys level in 1993 playing 2-times won 1-match and lost 1-match accumulating 2-points.He represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level from 1994 to 1995 playing 9-times won 3-matches halved two and lost 4-matches accumulating 8-points;
K. Spillane represented Ireland at Irish Boys level in 1986 playing 1-time won 0-matches and lost 1-match accumulating 0-points;
K. Bornemann represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial from 1995 to 2009 playing 81-times won 44-matches halved ten and lost 27-matches accumulating 98-points;
J. M. Butler represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial in 1956 playing 2-times won 0-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 0-points;
K. Canty represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial in 2008 playing 6-times won 1-match and lost 5-matches accumulating 2-points;
J. Collins represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial from 1978 to 1979 playing 9-times won 4-matches halved two and lost 3-matches accumulating 10-points;
T. Higgins represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial from 1959 to 1962 playing 10-times won 3-matches halved one and lost 6-matches accumulating 7-points;
S. H. McCarthy* represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial in 1938;
P. O’Keeffe represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial from 2002 to 2007 playing 19-times won 11-matches and lost 8-matches accumulating 22-points. He represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level in 2000 playing 5-times won 1-match halved one and lost 3-matches accumulating 3-points;
D. McFarlane represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level in 1991 playing 6-times won 2-matches halved two and lost 2-matches accumulating 6-points;
P. Morris represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level from 1982 to 1993 playing 6-times won 2-matches and lost 4-matches accumulating 4-points;
R. A. Thurnbull* represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level from 1971 to 1972;
David Connolly represented Munster in the Boys Interprovincial Championships from 1994 to 1995 playing 9-times won 4-matches halved three and lost 2-matches accumulating 11-points;
Alan Harty represented Munster in the Boys Interprovincial Championships from 1996 to 1997 playing 12-times won 3-matches and lost 9-matches accumulating 6-points;
P. Morris represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level in 1986 playing 5-times won 1-match and lost 4-matches accumulating 2-points;
Miss Eavan Higgins represented Ireland in the European Ladies Championship at Tubbercurry in 1987, at Pals, Spain in 1989, at Wentworth in 1991, at Royal Haagsche, Holanf in 1993 and at Golf Club Milano, Monza in 1995. She played in the Ladies Home Internationals at Wrexham in 1995 and at Longriddry in 1996. She won the Stroke Play Foursomes, together with Miss Denise McCarthy of Woodenbridge, in 1992. Eavan represented Ireland from 1981 to 1995,
Eileen Rose McDaid represented Ireland from 1887 to 1995, having played Curtis Cup in 1994 and Vagliano Trophy in 1995.
Zelie Gaynor represented Ireland from 1952 to 1970, and was captain of the Senior team in 1972, she played in the Espirito Santo in 1964.
Ann Heskin represented Ireland from 1969 to 1977, she was captain in 1982 and 1983.
Rhona Brennan represented Ireland from 1974 to 1981.
Ann O'Brien represented Ireland in 1969.
Girlie Hegarty was caped for Ireland 1955 and 1956, she captained the Irish team in 1964.
Oonagh Heskin represented Ireland in 1969.
History of Douglas
Instituted 1909 affiliated 1911
The early records of Douglas Golf Club were lost when the Clubhouse was burnt down during the Civil War. It is understood that it resulted from a blunder in interpreting the order. Anyhow, the members stepped in and contributed £735 to rebuild the clubhouse, which reopened in May 1923.
The "Irish Field" on 1st May, 1923 tells us "Douglas Golf Club was started as a limited liability company by Mr. Arthur W. Winter, Mr. J. J. Brown, Mr. P. Morrogh, Mr. W. Morrogh and Mr. Guest Lane. The first Hon. Secretary was Mr. M. W. Litton. Credit is given to Mr. M. English for being the guiding spirit of the club for many years. When the club was formed there was land enough for only nine holes, which were laid out by Harry Vardon, and as well as can be remembered the nine holes were played until May, 1911, when the 18 were constructed"
Roll of Honour
|Mary Collins||1990||Ladies Captain|
|Dan Thomas||1990||Men's Captain|
|Rena Jordan||1991||Ladies Captain|
|John Scanlan||1991||Men's Captain|
|Claire Keating||1992||Ladies Captain|
|Dick Langford||1992||Men's Captain|
|Phyllis Harrington||1993||Ladies Captain|
|Liam Ahern||1993||Men's Captain|
|Noreen O'Sullivan||1994||Ladies Captain|
|Richard Lonergan||1994||Men's Captain|
|Pat Desmond||1995||Ladies Captain|
|Dixie Whelan||1995||Men's Captain|
|Claire O'Connor||1996||Ladies Captain|
|Kieran Barry||1996||Men's Captain|
|Kay Cawley||1997||Ladies Captain|
|Donal O'Herlihy||1997||Men's Captain|
|Jill Hornibrook||1998||Ladies Captain|
|Pat Dempsey||1998||Men's Captain|
|Bonnie O'Donoghue||1999||Ladies Captain|
|Tim O'Sullivan||1999||Men's Captain|
|Eavan Higgins||2000||Ladies Captain|
|Fintan Sheehan||2000||Men's Captain|
|Maeve Buckley||2001||Ladies Captain|
|Edward Kenny||2001||Men's Captain|
|Mary Sheehan||2002||Ladies Captain|
|Joe Magnier||2002||Men's Captain|
|Hilda Whelehan||2003||Ladies Captain|
|Bob Casey||2003||Men's Captain|
|Grace Harvey||2004||Ladies Captain|
|Vincent Pollard||2004||Men's Captain|
|Valerie Whelan||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Derek Maguie||2005||Men's Captain|
|Rory F. Conway||2005||President|
|Laura Sheehan||2006||Ladies Captain|
|David Lane||2006||Men's Captain|
|Christen O'Herlihy||2007||Ladies Captain|
|James Doolan||2007||Men's Captain|
|Patsy Hurley||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Michael J. O'Donovan||2008||Men's Captain|
|Deirdre Buckley||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Tom Collins||2009||Men's Captain|
|Aoife Lane||2010||Ladies Captain|
|John Treacy||2010||Men's Captain|
|Kieran P. Barry||2010||President|
|Valerie Cullinane||2011||Ladies Captain|
|David McHugh||2011||Men's Captain|
|Deirdre O'Sullivan||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Gordon Adair||2012||Men's Captain|
|Valerie Cullinane||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Kieran Canty||2013||Men's Captain|
|Bernie Watson||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Dermot McHugh||2014||Men's Captain|
|Ann Hanley||2015||Ladies Captain|
|Brian O'Brien||2015||Men's Captain|
|Kay Barry||2016||Ladies Captain|
|Andrew Scanlan||2016||Men's Captain|
|Liz Cronin||2017||Ladies Captain|
|Karl Bourneman||2017||Men's Captain|
|Ann Rose||2018||Ladies Captain|
|Jim Kingston||2018||Men's Captain|
|Joan Slattery||2019||Ladies Captain|
|Billy Clarke||2019||Men's Captain|
|Kaye Ronayne||2020||Ladies Captain|
|David Clehane||2020||Men's Captain|
|Kaye Ronayne||2021||Ladies Captain|
|Greg Forde||2021||Men's Captain|
|Anne Gallagher||2022||Ladies Captain|
|Len Horgan||2022||Men's Captain|
|Sara Byrne (-1)||2023||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
|Karen O'Neill (0)||2023||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
|Clodagh Coughlan (3)||2023||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
|Kate MacCann (3)
||2023||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
|Jack Murphy||2023||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Sean Deasy||2023||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Mel Deasy||2023||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Robert Walsh Jnr.||2023||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|James Walsh||2023||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Simon Keelan (-5.3)||2023||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Peter O'Keeffe (-3.5)||2023||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Shane Kenneally||2023||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|A. O'Callaghan||2023||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Karl Bornemann (-0.3)
||2023||Lowest Men's Handicap|
Holes in One at Douglas
|Member||Date||Hole No.||Club Used||Distance|
|Mossie Murphy||1 July 1993||4th||7-iron||138 m|
|Rory Conway||15 June 1995||7th||7-iron||167 m|
|Deirdre O'Sullivan||21 May 1996||7th||128 m|
|Deirdre O'Sullivan||10 September 1996||7th||128 m|
|Derek Maguie||31 July 1998||7th||7-iron||167 m|
|Angela Barrett||20 June 1999||4th||138 m|
|Craig Conway||15 August 1999||7th||167 m|
|Stephen O'Herlihy||15 August 1999||7th||167 m|
|Maureen O'Neill||21 March 2000||7th||128 m|
|Jean Conway||18 May 2003||15th||108 m|
|Gary Murphy||4 September 2003||4th||175m|
|John Macken||3 September 2005||7th||148 m|
|Rosaleen Ryan||17 June 2006||4th||126 m|
|Pauline Cotter||21 August 2006||15th||94 m|
|Sheila Lane||21 April 2007||15th||94 m|
|Rosaleen Ryan||25 May 2007||15th||94 m|
|19 September 2008||4th||3-Wood||140 m|
|Ann Hegartt||4 March 2008||4th||122 m|
|Kate McCann||8 July 2008||7th||144 m|
|Hilary Herbert||7 September 2008||7th||144 m|
|Brian Boylan||6 May 2022|
|Sean Deasy||28 May 2022|
|Rosemary O'Neill||28 May 2022|
|David Grainger||8 July 2022|
|Frank Dorgan||29 August 2022|