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.
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Visitors and Societies are particularly welcome and Membership is open for Gents and Ladies with no joining fee and great introductory offers.
Lady Captain: Mrs Sharon Heggen
Online tee booking system by BRS Golf
Message from Club Captain
It is a great honour to be elected as Captain of Larne Golf Club for 2015 and I am looking forward to the challenging year ahead. I was born in 1946 and christened Robert William Ferris (my Grandmother was a Ferris from Ferris’s Bay). I am married to Maureen (next January will see our Golden Wedding Anniversary) and we have three sons, David, Michael & Alan. I am a true “beaneater” and along with the Past President Allan English, another true “beaneater”, attended Ballypriormore P.S. and Larne Grammar School, making daily trips to/from Larne by ferry. On leaving grammar school I attended the Belfast College of Art, however on leaving Art College I decided to pursue a career in computers working the next 20 odd years for the Dept of Health IT
Branch. In 1996 I took an early retirement package and left the Civil Service. However soon afterwards I was offered an IT consultancy job with the new Tallaght Hospital in Dublin. There I spent 15 enjoyable years before finally retiring and settling down in my home on Quarterlands Road.
I only joined Larne Golf Club around 1991 and my first fourball consisted of Norman Brown, Sherwood Hobson, Bertie McCrea and myself. Prior to joining and up until I left the Civil Service, all of my spare time was taken up with rugby in the winter and lobster fishing in the summer. Nowadays I just fish a few lobster pots for my own use in the summer.
As a result of Michael touring Australia with the Irish Schools Rugby Team, we developed a great friendship with a family in Sydney and subsequently made a number of trips to Australia to visit them. This started our love for travel and over the past number of years Maureen & I have visited South Africa, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Fiji and a few other places along the way. With our three boys now living in England, Scotland and Washington DC, most of our traveling nowadays consists of visits to England, Scotland and USA to see our 8 grandchildren.
I would like to thank our outgoing President Allan for two great years and wish our new President Billy Patterson similar success. A big thank you to Lisa Fairley our 2014 Lady Captain all her great work and I wish my neighbour and our new Lady Captain, Sharon Heggen, an enjoyable year ahead and I look forward to working alongside her.
Finally can I encourage all members to support the Club, Council, Conveners and our new catering franchise? Try and promote LarneGolf Club to all of your friends. We all know what a great a club we have, but let's get the word out there and tell the world that Larne Golf Club is the friendliest and most welcoming club to new members. To all members, playing or non-playing, have an enjoyable and great 2015.
Message from Lady Captain
I feel extremely proud to be Larne Golf Club's Lady Captain 2015. I am married to Stephen (aka Barney), a Mum to two teenagers, Stewart and Ellen, and I also work full-time. You’d think life was challenging enough already!
I was born in Northern Ireland, lived in Scotland for a considerable time and have been living in Islandmagee now for 25 years. Although I have only joined Larne Golf club as a golfing member fairly recently, my connections to The Club go back many years as my Dad's uncle, Bob Stewart, was the Club Professional in the 1920s. Bob's clubs are displayed above the fireplace in the Clubhouse today. My uncle on my Mum's side, Joe Stewart, was the Club Captain in 1999.
I feel very honoured to be representing the Ladies Section of Larne Golf Club this year and will endeavour to do this to the best of my ability. As Junior Convenor and, as already mentioned, a recent newcomer to golf, I understand the need for support and to feel welcomed and I would ask this year that every member in the Ladies Section, our more experienced members, the Golf Taster Ladies and the Junior Girls, all play a part in encouraging and supporting each other, but most importantly I hope that everyone enjoys their golf in 2015.
Finally, I would like to wish the new Club Captain, Bobby Niblock, a successful and enjoyable year and assure him of my full support in promoting Larne Golf Club.
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President: Mr Billy Patterson
Message from the President
I am very honoured and proud to be chosen as President of Larne Golf Club.
I have been married to Margaret for thirty-five years and we have two grown-up children Stuart, who most of you know, and a daughter Emma.
I discovered Larne Golf Club over thirty years ago when a colleague and myself were looking for an out of the way place to have a quiet game of golf when we should have been working. The best days for us were Tuesdays or Fridays and in our ignorance we did not realise that, at that time, those were the days allocated for Ladies Competitions. However they gave us a fool’s pardon and even made us feel very welcome. Very soon we were asked to consider joining the Club and I can honestly say that it was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
Not long after joining I had the opportunity to secure a caravan site and Margaret, along with our daughter Emma, and myself were spending practically every weekend there.
We quickly made many friends, sadly a number no longer with us. Soon Margaret got the “golf bug” and joined the Ladies Section. During those early years certain elements were doing their best to obliterate Belfast and Larne Golf Club became the centre of our social life with many memorable weekends of genteel soirees in the caravan site.
I have had the privilege to serve on Council for many years and have in my time been Match & Handicap, House and Greens convenor each of which has rewarded me with great satisfaction. I had the honour of being Captain in 1998 and Margaret served as Lady Captain in 2007.
Soon after retirement in 2001, after thirty years as a Sales Manager with KP-McVities, we managed to get a house close beside the Club. Margaret sometimes thinks that perhaps it is a bit too close. I would like to wish everyone at Larne Golf Club an enjoyable year especially Bobby Niblock and Sharon Heggen, have a very successful year in office.
I pledge to give everyone all the support I can as President.
Brown’s Bay Bistro
@ Larne Golf Club
Opening Hours: Thursday 5 - 9PM ; Friday& Saturday 12 - 9pm ;
Sunday 12.30 - 7.30pm.
To reserve a table or have an enquiry please telephone
Maxine on 0770 2861 690
Functions etc are as and when requested.
The Catering franchise at Larne Golf Club is run by the business partnership of Michael Roberts and Maxine McMurtry.
They would like welcome you to their “Browns Bay Bistro” where you will be sure of a great dining experience.
To see the current Menus and Specials and for more information click here or the Restaurant tab in the site menu