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Course History

The club came of age in 1948 when the first inter-club challenge took place between Glenville and Glenanne. This later became an annual event played on 15th August. It was set up by Jimmy Maher and Jim Vaughan (who later became Sec. of P.P.U.I.) and shortly afterwards Glenville, Glenanne, Alpha (now Shandon) and C.Y.M.S. Fairview came together to form the first Dublin County Board and the birth of the Dublin Leagues. Annual outings took place each year to Seapoint and involved Gents, Ladies, and Juveniles. The visitors stayed in members houses and the arrangement was reciprocated for the return visit to Glenville. The first Boy’s Match took place in Morans' Hotel in 1954. The first Open held was for the Urney Cup in 1955.

The club began to expand and many people from the surrounding district began to play. The A.G.M. was held in the Social but in later years moved to the Fox's Covert. Kevin Molloy, the owner, was a great friend of the Club, and the Martin Molloy cup (in memory of his father) was awarded to the Club Match Play Champion. Times were changing and it was felt that the Club should change with them. In 1969 the first move was made to relocate the Social with a "temporary" structure - still standing today! – which was funded by a "Bonds" issue. A planning application was lodged and thanks to the invaluable help of Des Flanagan, permission was granted. Our new Social, outdoor toilets, pathways and machinery storage were built for approx. £2500. Bobby Molloy, then Minister for Local Government, did the honours by officially opening it and Fr. Hynes (Dominican Prior) did the blessing.

Ever anxious to press ahead, new members were invited to join. It was then decided to look for club Registration to operate a bar. At an enthusiastic E.G.M. it was decided to press ahead and on a virtual shoestring our first bar was opened in 1980, in what is now our Games Room. Jim Byrne, our landlord and one of the best friends a club could ever have bought the first pint for Liam Coffey and it cost 67p. The bar provided a steady source of income and enabled the club to buy much needed equipment to care for the course. But as time passed it became too small and it was decided to build a new lounge to cater for our needs. Thanks to the financial wizardry of Eddie Irwin funds became available and so it was decided to press ahead, and so our present lounge came into being.

Opening Times

Monday Club: 8.30am - Dusk
Bar and Social: 8:00pm - 11.30pm
Tuesday Club: 8.30am - Dusk
Bar and Social: 8:00pm - 11.30pm
Wednesday Club: 8.30am - Dusk
Bar and Social: 8:00pm - 11.30pm
Thursday Club: 8.30am - Dusk
Bar and Social: 8:00pm - 11.30pm
Friday Club: 8.30am - Dusk
Bar and Social: 8:00pm - 11.30pm
Saturday Club: 8.30am - Dusk
Bar and Social: 4:00pm - 11.30pm
Sunday Club: 8.30am - Dusk
Bar and Social: 4:00pm - 11.30pm

Secure CCTV Parking

Our car-parks offer 24/7 CCTV recording so you can always feel safe if you choose to drive to the club.