The Island Golf Club, Donabate, Co. Dublin
The Island Golf Club is one of Ireland’s Premier Links Courses. A mere 15
minutes from Dublin Airport, this Championship Links Course is located
across the estuary from Malahide, just North of Portmarnock.
The Island Golf Club was established in 1890. Surrounded by the sea
on three sides, it enjoys a unique setting. Until as recently as 1973, the
club was approached by boat from Malahide across the estuary.
Fred Hawtree, Eddie Hackett and more recently Martin Hawtree have
made course design improvements, ensuring that the true nature and
character of the links are enhanced.
The Island Golf Club was among the first twelve Golf Clubs to be founded in Ireland.
The early course was laid out generously in terms of land as the founder members, precluded from any serious earthmoving, followed the valleys and laid out eighteen individual holes. The course has altered many times since that time to become the championship course of today. The existing clubhouse is the fifth pavilion in an evolution, which began with members taking lunch in a bell tent beside the first tee one hundred and eleven years ago this year.
The modern era of the Island Golf Club was shaped in 1952 when the Syndicate of the day handed over their entire interest in the Club to the existing annual ticket holders who were the new members.
Since then g olfing at The Island Golf Club has progressed, through entering inter club competitions, building up the membership, redesign of the course and the continuous improvement of facilities on the course and in the clubhouse. The Golf Club has hosted the Irish Ladies Close Championship(1990), the Irish Close Championship(1997) and the Irish P.G.A. tournament for top professionals(1999).
Other national competitions, provincial and inter provincial competitions for both men and ladies have been played here. All who have taken part have been generous in their praise for the quality of the links, the organisation and the generosity and cooperation of the membership.
The Island Golf Club
Contact : Louise McAuley
Tel: 00353 1 8436 205
Fax: 00353 1 8436 860