Larne Golf Club has a magnificent setting on the Peninsula of Islandmagee with glorious
panoramic views of the Antrim Coast and, across the Irish Sea to the West Coast of
Scotland and is arguably one of the best nine hole golf courses in Ireland.
Our 9 hole / 18 tee layout offers a fine challenge for golfers of all standards and
a warm welcome awaits in the clubhouse when the round is finished.
Please feel free to browse our web site - new content will be added regularly.
Visitors and Societies are particularly welcome and Membership is open for Gents
and Ladies with no joining fee.
Best wishes for their terms of Office to our incoming President, Alan English, Captain, Stephen Lyness and Lady Captain, Lynne Armstrong .
One of the most useful features on the web site is the online events calendar - this is a calendar which is regularly updated with club events such as fixtures, matches, tee bookings including societies, social events and dates for meetings. The calendar is populated with dates as soon as they become known so this is the best place to find the most up-to-date information. Click here to go to calendar.
Once more congratulations are due to Roma English who has been appointed to the R&A
Rules Committee.This is a great honour for Roma and Larne Golf Club. We are very
proud of Roma’s success and wish her well for her time in this position.
Mrs Maggie Skelton runs the catering franchise for the Club. Non members and groups are welcome - for bookings, opening hours and menus call 02893382613. For sample menu by Maggie clickhere.
I feel a tremendous sense of pride being the Captain of Larne Golf Club for 2013. I would like to take this opportunity to encourage everyone associated with our friendly club to enjoy the year ahead by getting involved. Our match and handicap committee along with our social committee will work hard to arrange a varied programme throughout the year for your enjoyment. It is a joy to see new associate and playing members join our ranks. Please go out of your way to welcome and encourage them when you can, particularly our young members and juveniles. This will be my twenty first year as a member and hopefully the best. During my time at Larne I have enjoyed all the aspects of club life such as representing the club in competition, attending social events or simply enjoying the friendly atmosphere both on or off the course. I have been married to Julie for 23 years and have two fantastic girls in Jessica and Molly. I am delighted to say that all three are extremely supportive as I take up the office of Captain and will surely keep me right as the year progresses. Last season I enjoyed Julie's company on the golf course as she has finally taken up the game allowing us to compete in mixed foursomes. After three sessions of counselling we will give it another go. I congratulate our new Lady captain Lynne Armstrong and wish her every success throughout the coming year. I know that Lynne and I will be ably supported by our council and ladies committee, who willingly give up their time and effort to ensure this club continues to progress. Since serving on council I have had the privilege to witness the good stewardship responsible for moving our club in the right direction during extremely difficult times. Larne Golf Club has a lot to be proud of in particular our course as James continues to work miracles with limited resources and a band of heroic volunteers. I wish all our teams and team captains success. Enjoy your golf, play it in the right spirit and compete to the best of your ability. Come on Larne !! Finally as a footnote I would also like to wish my brother Jack best wishes as he begins his year as Captain of Greenisland Golf Club.
I feel a tremendous sense of pride being elected as Lady Captain of Larne Golf Club for 2013. I have been a member of Larne Golf Club all my life and started playing golf when I was six years old, playing as a junior in the Tuesday four hole competitions, with great encouragement from both my mum and dad. I loved to be part of a group of kids that spent all summer holidays out playing on the course, looking for golf balls with my sister Lesley or simply getting enjoyment out of pulling trolleys up the hill on the Lady Captainʼs Day. My mum, Pearl was Lady Captain in 1983 so it means so much to me to be following in her footsteps this year. Amongst my fondest memories are playing with either my mum or dad in many adult and child competitions. I am sure most of you remember my dad, Arnie. Apart from being a low handicapper he was a great golf coach and taught us about the important etiquette of golf. Along with mum he was always our greatest supporter on and off the course and was always so proud of all of our achievements. One thing I fondly remember is the brilliant purple golf bags that my mum and sister, Judith made us. They were certainly really cool in those days. I have been married to my husband David for 21 years and we have our lovely daughter Ellie who is now 11 years old. We both have to thank Larne Golf Club for bringing us together, as our first date was playing in a mixed foursomes all those years ago. I would like to wish our new Captain Stephen Lyness, Vice-captain Stephen Hunter and our Lady Vice-captain Lisa Fairley every success for the year ahead. Finally I have to say how proud I am to be part of such a great golf club and it is my hope and intention to support and promote Larne Golf Club to the best of my ability.
The main events below are to mark the Centenary of the Ladies Branch. The Ladies
Branch are extremely grateful to Council for supporting our plans and we hope as
many members as possible will be able to join the celebrations.
Wednesday 18th September - Book Launch in Club @ 7.30pm
Heather Baird has undertaken a project to put together a Ladies Centenary book, to
be called, “One Hundred Years and Still Swinging”. The book will contain many interesting
photographs etc and will provide a comprehensive history of the Ladies section of
Larne Golf Club. The book has been funded by the Heritage Dept of Larne Borough Council
and a number of Councillors will be in attendance. All Club members are invited to
attend. Light refreshments will be provided.
Friday 20th - Centenary AM AM
Competition for ladies only which will take the form of a team competition when three
lady members, where possible, will play with a guest. The guests are international
senior ladies from overseas and Ireland who are here to compete in the Irish Seniors
Seniors Championships. Lady Captains from the East Antrim League Clubs are also invited.
There will be a shotgun start at 1.30pm and Council has agreed that the course should
be vacated by other golfers by 1.00pm. After the competition the ladies will have
a buffet meal followed by prize giving. Entry sheets in Ladies locker room.
Competition will be for both ladies and gents and will be operated by a time sheet
until 3.30pm. Entry fee: £4 with prizes, for both Gents & Ladies.
The following are sponsoring the competition:- P&O Irish Sea Ferries (Overall Winner);
SD Kells Menswear (Gents Winner); Menarys (Ladies Winner); Danske Bank (Ladies &
Gents Runner-up); McMaster Home Farm Meats (Ladies & Gents 3rd); Curran Court Hotel
(Ladies & Gents 4th & Ladies & Gents Gross)
The Centenary Dinner (Dress FORMAL) is for both ladies and gents and is to be attended
by the President of the ILGU and other dignitaries. Dinner is planned for 8.00pm
and will be preceded at 7.00pm by a drinks reception for everyone, hosted by the
Captain. Prize giving, speeches and music will follow.