Killiney Golf Club

Course Facts:
Address Ballinclea Road Secretary/Manager: Michael F. Walsh
Killiney Captain: Larry Sherin
Co. Dublin Lady Captain: Teresa Connaughton
Telephone: 01-2852823 President: Karl Strecker
Public No: 01-2851983    
Fax: 01-2852861    
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Club Pro: Leo Hynes
Founded: 1903 Designed by: Eddie Connaughton
Not open for membership. Societies are welcome and group rates are available.
Membership: 700 Course opening hours: Daylight hours
Green Fees Midweek: €50 Clubhouse opening hours: 10.00am to 11.00pm
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €50 Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse
Green Fees With a Member: €25 Dress Code: Neat casual, no denim
Green Fees For Opens: N/A Catering: Full catering facilities
Practice Area: Yes Days to Avoid: Weekends, Thursdays & Tuesdays am
Club Hire: Yes Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days
Buggy Hire: Yes Pre-booking for open tournaments: N/A
Soft spikes: Yes    


Course Description
Course Description:

Killiney Golf Club was founded in 1903 making it one of the oldest clubs in Dublin. It is, a very mature 9-hole Parkland with different tee boxes an all but the 1st and 10th holes. The fairways are tree lined and bunkers play a big part in defending this relatively short course from the advances of technology, with a Par of 70 the course record still stands at 68. The course has magnificent views of Dublin Bay and Killiney Bay in particular. If you are not on your game then these views not to be found anywhere else will more than compensate. Combine a good round of golf with the magnificent views and relax and enjoy the 19th and reflect on the day's golf.

Open & Major Fixtures 2011
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Club History
Club History

Instituted 1902, affiliated 1904. The founding members and first trustees of Killiney Golf Club were Capt. E. P. Stewart. Mr. George Cashin, and Mr. George E. Steward, who in 1902 had James McKenna, the professional at Carrickmines Golf Club, inspect the proposed course. McKenna pronounced the land suitable and a lease was taken out on the ground. They called a meeting, which was attended by 49 founder members who guaranteed funding for three years. The course was open for play on Easter Monday, 1903, designed by James McKenna. By 1904, the club had 188 members and 169 lady associates, together with juvenile and temporary members.

The war years took its toll on the club and the members were circulated, to the effect, the club would have to close, become a proprietarily concern or increase the subscription to four guineas for ten years. About fifty members responded and the club was saved. In 1924, the club bought the course, which allowed golf to be played on Sundays. The first Secretary of Killiney Golf Club was Mr. S. Martin who built a house beside the course, so as to give his full attention to the club.

Members Achievements

Killiney Golf Club won the Old Conna Senior Invitation Trophy in 2005, when the team was, H. Wann, S. O'Connor, V. Dillon, P. McMeel. R. Copsey, J. Riseley, T. McCourt, D. McManus, J. MacAvin, D. Cronin, J. Whiston, J. Nagle, E. Blackstock, P. Carter and K. Madden, T. McGovern they were managed by D. O'Shaughnessy Killiney Golf Club won the All-Ireland Barton Shield in 1929.

They won the Leinster Final of the Irish Junior Cup in 1930.

They won the Barton Cup in 1914.

They won the Bloom Cup in 1970, when the team was P. E. Doris, G. Chadwick, M. Collins, G. H. Crawford, E. N. Webb, T. A. Martin, G. W. Kennedy, R. G. Large, A. C. Preston, H. R. Robinson, H. R. Roe and A. O'Rourke.

They won it again in 1977, when the team was, A. H. Murphy, S. O'Connor, M. Glynn, M. Green, N. S. Blake, P. D. Bardon, J. Bailie, J. O'Connell, J. Green, W. Bolger, B. Doyle, J. G. Lyons, R. Wilson, A. O'Rourke, E. A. Conway, M. G. Bell, B. Molloy and R. G. Walsh, they were managed by G. H. Crawford.

They won the Fitzgibbon Cup in 1988, when the team was, P. Bardon, M. Risley, S. O'Connor, E. Lennon, J. Fitzgerald, J. Bailie, K. Bardon, J. Byrne, B. Molloy, N. Duke, J. Connaughton, they were managed by R. Kane. They also won it in 1973 and 1990.

They won the Dublin Team Trophy in 1981, when the team was H. Keegan, P. D. Bardon, B. Molloy, L. H. Malone and D. G. Carroll.

The Boys' of Killiney Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Irish Club Youths in 1989.

M. Riseley participated in the Boys Home International matches in 1988.

P. O'Brien played for the Leinster Youths from 1988 to 1990.

Person Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
T. Kirwan 7 September 2002 16th   118 m
E. Fahy 24 July 1999 14th   104 m

Card of the Course
Card of the Course (metres)
Hole No Blue Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 390 375 4 7 343 4 9
2 397 397 4 13 431 5 15
3 384 376 4 1 265 4 13
4 385 377 4 5 359 4 1
5 174 165 3 11 105 3 17
6 500 484 5 17 467 5 5
7 183 176 3 15 169 3 17
8 455 450 4 3 343 4 3
9 346 336 4 9 320 4 11
Out 3,214 3,136 35   2,802 36  
10 390 375 4 8 370 4 2
11 449 432 4 2 397 4 8
12 338 327 4 12 312 4 10
13 433 377 4 4 368 4 6
14 158 115 3 16 148 3 14
15 477 472 5 18 462 5 4
16 183 173 3 14 118 3 18
17 413 413 4 10 431 5 16
18 372 366 4 6 275 4 12
In 3,217 3,050 35   2,881 36  
Total 6,431 6,186 70   5,683 72  
SSS 70 69     72    

Roll of Honour
Mrs. E. Crighton-Kirwan 1989 Ladies Captain
Mrs. A. V. Hunter 1991 Ladies Captain
Mrs. N. Jordan 1992 Ladies Captain
Mrs. M. Clarke 1993 Ladies Captain
Mrs. H. Jordan 1994 Ladies Captain
Mrs. M. Cummins 1995 Ladies Captain
Hilary Kavanagh 1996 Ladies Captain
Pauline Martin 1997 Ladies Captain
Mrs. V. Hand 1998 Ladies Captain
Mrs Margaret Black-Stock 1999 Ladies Captain
Terry Kirwan 2000 Ladies Captain
U. Grogan 2001 Ladies Captain
E. Varian 2002 Ladies Captain
I. Bardon 2003 Ladies Captain
Terry Purcell-Green 2004 Ladies Captain
Clodagh Kinsella 2005 Ladies Captain
Louise Mahon 2006 Ladies Captain
Vonnie McLoughlin 2007 Ladies Captain
K. J. Blake 1989 Men's Captain
R. G. Walsh 1990 Men's Captain
R. J. Clinton 1991 Men's Captain
W. E. Fahy 1992 Men's Captain
P. L. Lowry 1993 Men's Captain
C. M. O'Herlihy 1994 Men's Captain
O. J. Kavanagh 1995 Men's Captain
R. B. Airey 1996 Men's Captain
P. J. Kavanagh 1997 Men's Captain
A. S. Jordan 1998 Men's Captain
Edward J. Black-Stock 1999 Men's Captain
John Green 2000 Men's Captain
Maurice Fenton 2001 Men's Captain
Donal O'Meara 2002 Men's Captain
Ronnie Kane 2003 Men's Captain
Jim Byrne 2004 Men's Captain
Tom McGovern 2005 Men's Captain
David Allman 2006 Men's Captain
Jerry McSweeney 2007 Men's Captain
L. G. Andrews 1989 President
L. G. Andrews 1990 President
R. Colquhoun 1991 President
R. Colquhoun 1992 President
R. Colquhoun 1993 President
D. J. Mangan 1994 President
D. J. Mangan 1995 President
D. J. Mangan 1996 President
G. A. O'Mahony 1997 President
G. A. O'Mahony 1998 President
G. A. O'Mahony 1999 President
R. J. Clinton 2000 President
R. J. Clinton 2001 President
S. H. Pigot 2002 President
S. H. Pigot 2003 President
Ronnie Kane 2004 President
Ronnie Kane 2005 President
Ronnie Kane 2006 President
John Morgan 2007 President
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