Dundalk - Louth - Ireland

Dundalk Golf Club,
Blackrock,
Dundalk,
Co Louth,
Ireland


  • +353 (0)429 21731

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  • James Braid and Dave Thomas

  • Leslie Walker

Dundalk Golf Club is located in the southern corner of Dundalk Bay with scenic views across the water to the Cooley Mountains and the mountains of Mourne beyond. It was here that the club was formed in 1905 so they have recently celebrated their centenary with a full program of events.

Because their clubhouse was burned down in 1964 with the loss of many records, the club made a special attempt to get members to supply mementos and other items to help bring 100 years of club history to life in a book to mark the occasion.

This 6,826-yard par 72 mature parkland course has undergone several design changes over the years. James Braid carried out modifications in 1934 and Dave Thomas upgraded the holes in 1980. More recently, there have been new greens laid at the 2nd, 4th, 7th and 10th under the guidance of Eddie Connaughton.

There is a fine run of holes starting from the 567-yard par five 7th named “The Haggard” which now plays to a new green tucked behind water. The next hole plays uphill at the 367-yard par four 8th – “the Old Clubhouse” – to a green hidden behind two sand hills. The 176 yard, par three 9th, called “Stile”, requires a tee shot to be arrowed to an elevated green sitting between two trees.

Dundalk Golf Club holds an annual Senior Scratch Cup which attracts many top amateurs from around the country. The club also hosted the All Ireland Club Finals in 1997.

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Description: Dundalk Golf Club has undergone several design changes over the years. James Braid modified the course and then Dave Thomas upgraded it. Rating: 4 out of 6 Reviews: 2

Dundalk is one of the friendliest golf clubs in Ireland. I played here as part of a society event earlier this year and everybody was impressed with the course and the condition. I’ve played numerous Irish parkland courses and this is certainly one of the best but it’s often overlooked in favour of the country’s links courses. I’d play here again for sure as it’s a challenging track and a genuine club.
4 / 6
Dundalk
November 07, 2011


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I played Dundalk on the weekend past and it was the usual pleasant experience. As golfing experiences go, it's perhaps not the most exciting; there is a consistency in fairway widths, elevation changes and shapes that is comforting rather than pulse raising. Yet this is part of course's appeal. Its challenge gets you moving along at a friendly pace and the positioning of greens, fairways and trees keeps you thinking about how best to score rather than how not to muck up. Some very nice holes. The 2nd is a medium length par 4 that teases poor shots out of you. The par 5 7th provides a great approach over water. 15-18 is a strong finish. Then there are some oddities too - the 8th is one of those bizarre holes with a blind approach shot, and the 9th is a par 3 with a tree in front of the green. Not my cup of tea. But all in all, a pleasant and friendly course, one that won't disappoint you - if maybe not worth its summer green fee.
4 / 6
Dundalk
November 07, 2011


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