Forrest Little Golf Club
18 Hole Parkland   

Course Facts:
Forrest Little
Co. Dublin
Secretary/Manager: Kevin McIntyre
Captain: Eddie Conroy
Lady Captain: Martine Denihan
Telephone: 01-8401763 President: Sean Hannon & Margaret McCormack
Public No: 01-8401183 Vice-Captain: Paddy Kelly & Adrienne Timmons
Fax: 01-8401000 Hon. Secretary: Tom Keogh & Maeve Duffy
E-mail: Club Pro: Tony Judd 01-840 7670 
Website: Hon. Treasurer: Sean Dooley & Maria Robinson
Founded: 1940 Designed by: Fred Hawtree
Open for membership. Societies are welcome and group rates are available. (30+)
Membership: 862 Course opening hours: Daylight hours
Green Fees Midweek: €50 Clubhouse opening hours: 8.00am to 12.00pm
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €N/A Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse
Green Fees With a Member: €20 Dress Code: Neat casual, no denim
Green Fees For Opens: €20 Catering: Full catering facilities
Practice Area: Yes Days to Avoid: Weekends & Wednesday & Friday am
Club Hire: Yes Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days
Buggy Hire: Yes Pre-booking for open tournaments: 14 Days in advance
Soft spikes: Yes    

Course Description:

Forrest Little is adjacent to Dublin Airport. Founded in 1940 and designed by Fred Hawtree it is a challenging 18-hole Parkland course with many challenging and memorable holes. The fairways are lined with mature trees and the course has been used on several occasions as a venue for pre-qualifying for the Irish Open. The signature holes are the 6th a 460 metres Par 5 with out of bounds down the left-hand side and almost impossible to get home in two, even if you do the odds are against being on the green because the green is well protected by several bunkers. The finishing hole is one of the best to be found anywhere at 411 metres will test the best of golfers.

Forrest Little has embarked on developing a youths' policy and has been very successful in developing good golfers at Boy's and Girls levels under the watchful eye of Tony Judd. It has a magnificent clubhouse where the golfers needs are catered for and a warm welcome awaits the visitor.

Open & Major fixtures 2008:






No fixtures until 2009.

Club History

Founded 1940, affiliated 1940.


Take a sharp left on the Dublin-Belfast Road, past the Coachman's Inn, and you'll see a signpost on your right, about a half-mile up the road.

Members Achievements

Forrest Little Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Barton Shield for the first time in 2007. It was off to Shandon Park Golf Club on Wednesday 12th September to compete in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals were they were drawn against a very strong Galway Golf Club, three of whom were on the All-Ireland Irish Senior Cup team that won at Enniscrone the previous year. Joe Lyons had just been selected for the Home Internationals, having won the West of Ireland and was runner-up in the South of Ireland, whereas Eddie McCormack was runner-up in the Irish Amateur Close Championship at Westport Golf Club in 2005 against none other than boy wonder Rory McIlroy. Add to this the experience of Tom Nolan, not only was he on the team that won the first Irish Senior Cup for his club in 2006, was on the team that lost out narrowly to Warrenpoint Golf Club at Rosslare in 2005 in the Barton Shield, but also experienced the ultimate heat-of-battle when winning the McCarty Cup with Galway in 1988.

So Forrest Little must have felt they were really up against it when first on the tee was Eoin Arthurs with Adrian Brogan against Eddie McCormack with Damien Glynn who won by 2-holes, they were followed by Conor O'Toole with Joe McCarthy who went down by 4-holes giving Galway Golf Club a place in the All-Ireland Final against Ulster Champions Belvoir Park, whom they beat by 5-holes.

This was a very credible performance by Forrest Little, in their first appearance in this the ultimate Championship in Amateur Golf, I’m sure we haven’t seen the last of this team.

Forrest Little won the Leinster Final of the Irish Junior Cup in 1973, when the team was T. Nugent, G. Bray, C. Lee, P. Kennedy, F. Daniels, S. Cahill, C. Darcy and M. Fitzgerald, they were managed by M. Mooney.

Forrest Little Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the  Jimmy Bruen Shield and were runners-up in the All-Ireland Final in 1975, when the team was A. Bourke, P. Collier, P. Tobin, T. Walsh, J. English, T. Arnold, E. Brady, J. Rice, B. Usher, J. Conneely, J. Jordan, N. MacNeice, S. Duffy and M. Sheridan, they were managed by G. deRenze.

Forrest Little won the Guinness Metropolitan Cup twice, first in 1997, when the team was P. Kennedy, N. McGrath, H. Shepperd, J. Marron, R. Stynes, P. Fortune, P. Smith, T. Arnold, C. Darcy, C. McNamee and G. Rice, they were managed by J. English.

They won it again in 1980, when the team was P. Kennedy, J. Marron, J. Byrne, K. O'Hara, P. Fortune, J. Kirwan, M. O'Hara, C. Darcy and C. McNamee, they were managed by P. Gill.

The Boys' of Forrest Little won the Squire Ennis Trophy in 1983, when the team was B. Atkins, J. Osbourne, B. Murray, M. Smith, B. McGrath and J. Penrose, they were managed by J. J. Maher. They won it again in 1993 and 2001.

They won the McDonnell Cup in 1973, 1975, 1984, 1986 and 1991.

They won the Uden Cup in 1975, 1976, 1981 and 1984.

They won the Newsam Cup in 1969.

They won the Sony-Evening Herald Medal Golf Championship in 1995.

The Ladies of Forrest Little won the I.L.G.U. Autumn Cup in 1996, when the team was Rita Reilly, Barbara Lonergan, Yvonne Keating, Angela Murphy, Marie Pike, Ann Creag, Lorraine Dennis, Jeanette Lawlor, Margaret Murphy and Maureen Hampson, they were captained by Clodagh Kirwan.

Lady Captain Audrey Bradley and her Captain’s Prize winner May Collins qualified in the Volkswagen/Irish Independent Lady Captain’s Classic in this scotch foursomes format. It was off to the National Finals at The Heritage Golf Club on Monday 3rd October where they were paired with the Boystown pair of Mary Ranagher and Angela Seery.

R. McCarthy was selected on the Irish team for the World Junior Championship at Hoygo, Japan from June 15th to the 18th in 2001.

2005 Lady Captain Audrey Bradley and her Captain’s Prize winner May Collins qualified in the Volkswagen/Irish Independent Lady Captain’s Classic in this scotch foursomes format. It was off to the National Finals at The Heritage Golf Club on Monday 3rd October where they were paired with the Boystown pair of Mary Ranagher and Angela Seery.

R. McCarthy was selected on the Irish team for the World Junior Championship at Hoygo, Japan from June 15th to the 18th in 2001.

J. J. Maher was elected to the council of the Leinster Branch of the GUI for 2001.

Forrest Little are beginning to produce some fine young golfers, with E. Arthurs, being selected on the Boys' Home International team, at Portmarnock G. C., from 9th to 11th August, 2000, and club-mate and friend R. McCarthy, selected as the reserve. These two young men went head-to-head down the straight, in the Leinster Boys Championship, at Enniscorthy.

Finnoula Donnelly was selected to play for Ireland in the Girls' Home Internationals, at Mullingar G. C.,  in 1998.

Linda Hughes played for Ireland in the Girls Home Internationals in 1981, and 1982.

Card of the Course (metres)
Hole No Blue Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 302 295 4 7 287 4 7
2 409 385 4 5 298 4 5
3 362 350 4 3 329 4 1
4 440 417 5 15 356 5 17
5 171 156 3 9 150 3 11
6 460 446 5 11 439 5 3
7 140 126 3 17 91 3 15
8 400 386 4 1 380 5 13
9 333 317 4 13 289 4 9
Out 3,017 2,878 36   2,619 37  
10 350 336 4 6 330 4 2
11 157 140 3 16 131 3 16
12 315 305 4 8 244 4 12
13 351 335 4 12 232 4 18
14 178 165 3 14 158 3 10
15 450 437 5 18 424 5 8
16 346 332 4 4 328 4 4
17 325 309 4 10 290 4 6
18 411 395 4 2 389 5 14
In 2,883 2,754 35   2,526 36  
Total 5,900 5,632 71   5,145 73  
SSS 72 71     72    

Men's Course Record: Am: 66 Eoin Arthurs 17 August 2003, Pro: 65 C O'Connor Jr.
Ladies Course Record:

Roll of Honour
Annie Taylor 1990 Ladies Captain
Gerry Higgins 1990 Men's Captain
Bryan Gleeson 1990 President
Dorrie Hughes 1991 Ladies Captain
Una MacNeice 1991 Ladies President
Gerry Dempsey 1991 Men's Captain
Bryan Gleeson 1991 President
Angela Murphy 1992 Ladies Captain
Una MacNeice 1992 Ladies President
Michael Sheridan 1992 Men's Captain
John MacNeice 1992 President
Margaret McCormack 1993 Ladies Captain
Sheila Desmond 1993 Ladies President
Brian Dooley 1993 Men's Captain
John MacNeice 1993 President
Pauline Cleary 1994 Ladies Captain
Sheila Desmond 1994 Ladies President
John Lonergan 1994 Men's Captain
Sean Byrne 1994 President
Margaret Skeffington 1995 Ladies Captain
Sheila Desmond 1995 Ladies President
Christy O'Toole 1995 Men's Captain
John Byrne 1995 President
Bridget O'Sullivan 1996 Ladies Captain
Alice Leahy 1996 Ladies President
Jim Grehan 1996 Men's Captain
John Joe Maher 1996 President
Elizabeth Babington 1997 Ladies Captain
Alice Leahy 1997 Ladies President
George O'Doherty 1997 Men's Captain
John Joe Maher 1997 President
Margaret Murphy 1998 Ladies Captain
Dorrie Hughes 1998 Ladies President
Joe Cummins 1998 Men's Captain
Jack Kirwan 1998 President
Philomena Brennan 1999 Ladies Captain
Dorrie Hughes 1999 Ladies President
Gerry Casey 1999 Men's Captain
Jack Kirwan 1999 President
Joan Fitzgerald 2000 Ladies Captain
Agatha Pitcher 2000 Ladies President
Donal Hampson 2000 Men's Captain
Michael Sheridan 2000 President
Nancy Higgins 2001 Ladies Captain
Agatha Pitcher 2001 Ladies President
Ciaran Bookey 2001 Men's Captain
Michael Sheridan 2001 President
Jeanette Lawlor 2002 Ladies Captain
Sinead Collins 2002 Ladies President
Richard Reid 2002 Men's Captain
Gary Dempsey 2002 President
Marie Pike 2003 Ladies Captain
Sinead Collins 2003 Ladies President
Harry Reilly 2003 Men's Captain
Paddy Robinson 2003 President
Colette Ring 2004 Ladies Captain
Aillen Browne 2004 Ladies President
Paul Dooley 2004 Men's Captain
Paddy Robinson 2004 President
May Collins 2005 Ladies Captain
Angela Murphy 2005 Ladies President
Paddy Quaid 2005 Men's Captain
John Forsyth 2005 President
Ann Guidew 2005 Ladies Captain
Aillen Browne 2006 Ladies President
Sean Dunne 2006 Men's Captain
John Forsyth 2006 President
Rita Reilly 2007 Ladies Captain
Paddy Donnelly 2007 Men's Captain
Sean Hannon 2007 President
Finnoula Donnelly 2008 Lowest Ladies H'cap
Eoin Arthurs 2008 Lowest Men's H'cap

Person Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
P. Donnelly 8 March 1997 11th   132 m
Michael Ryan 16 July 1997 7th   126 m
Joe Killeen 2 October 1997 5th   156 m
P. B. Corcoran 25 October 1997 5th   156 m
Michael McDermott 14 November 1997 14th   154 m
Jack Scullion 31 January 1998 7th   149 m
J. R. McCabe 8 July 1998 11th   160 m
T. Judd 17 April 1999 7th   149 m
J. Moore 18 July 1999 7th   149 m
J. D. O'Sullivan 2 August 1999 7th   149 m
G. Rice 15 April 2001      
M. Denihan 18 August 2002 11th   157 m
J. Campbell 15 September 2002 7th   149 m
F. Donnelly 11 August 2004 7th   91 m
Noel Gregan 3 July 2005 14th   178 m

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