Stackstown Golf Club
Stackstown Golf Club was established in 1976. Initially founded as a Golf Club for Ireland’s national police force, An Garda Síochána. It has grown into one of the most respected and attractive venues to play golf in Dublin, Ireland. While Padraig Harrington is its most famous son, the Ladies and Gents of Stackstown have won honours in most national competitions including the major provincial competitions in Ireland.
Visitors are always welcome to Stackstown and will be mesmerized by the panoramic views of Dublin Bay and City, on the recently re-developed 18 hole golf course and complex.
Padraig’s Harrington’s design and international experience on this re-development has resulted in a Challenging Course for member and visitor alike.
A fully equipped pro-shop and a plentiful supply of buggies will provide the novice and experienced golfer with all that is needed. Afterwards, the social and hospitable atmosphere in the bar and restaurant will complete a wonderful day.
Since its establishment in 1976, Stackstown Golf club has grown into one of the most well respected and attractive venues to play golf in Dublin, Ireland. Set amidst the Dublin mountains, with its unique wildlife and panoramic views of Dublin Bay and City, Stackstown has a uniqueness of its own.
While Padraig Harrington is its most famous son, the ladies and gents of Stackstown have won honour in most national competitions including the major provincial championships in Ireland. It was founded as a Golf Club for Ireland’s national police force, the Garda Síochána, and is now happy to welcome visitors from all over the world.
Padraig Harrington played his amateur golf out of Stackstown Golf Club, on the foothills of the Dublin Mountains. He had an illustrious amateur career, having played in three Walker Cups; he won the Irish Amateur Close Championship at Lahinch in 1995 and the West in 1994. He first came to notice when he won the Leinster Youths at Delgany Golf club in 1991 with a fine score of 266. Padraig has left a formidable legacy behind him at Stackstown, with the likes of Mark Campbell and Michael McDermott following in his footsteps.
Padraig turned professional after the European victory in the Walker Cup at Royal Portcawl in 1995. By this stage, he had qualified as a chartered accountant. His first win on the European Tour was the Peugeot Open de Espana in 1996, on only the tenth start in his professional career.