Association of James Braid Courses

Dundalk Golf Club is one of the 411 courses around the world that were designed or improved by five times Open champion James Braid. Braid visited Dundalk in 1935 and made several recommendations which were carried out in the following years. Our par three 13th hole is named Braid’s Way in memory of the legendary Scot and his connection to our club.

The Club is one of 300 clubs from Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man, Jersey and USA who are members of the Association of James Braid Courses. Members of those clubs, including Dundalk, can available of reduced green fees when booking a round at a James Braid course.

A full list of member courses and details of how to book rounds at these clubs is available here

SSS increased by one shot

With the level of changes applied to our course over the last eighteen months we invited the Leinster Golf Course Rating team to review our course and advise if the current Standard Scratch Score reflects its current playing difficulty. The SSS is the measurement by which handicaps are assessed.

Following their assessment the ratings team concluded that Dundalk is now much a tougher course and increased the SSS on each course by one shot so that the new SSS is Blue 73, White 72, and Green 71.

Local Rule – changes

All members are requested to familiarise themselves with changes to the local rules effective Saturday 01 August 2015. The rules will be posted in the locker room, external notice board and the pro shop. The most notable changes relate to · The elimination of the ‘GUR play prohibited’ areas on the 7th hole. · Local rule specific to general areas of the course damaged by tree felling will no longer apply Players should note that GUR is defined by blue stakes and/or white lines which clearly enclose the area deemed GUR. There may still be a number of partial white lines on the course, these cannot be interpreted as areas of GUR. If in doubt you should play the ball as it lies. Captains Senior Mens’s nine hole event is scheduled for Sunday 2nd August 2015. All senior members are encouraged to participate. Booking available through BRS. Tournament.

Update on Course

This is an update to the previous correspondence you would have received yesterday concerning temporary greens during the final phase of our Bunker reconstuction program.

It was communicated that there would be temporary greens in play for Thursday 9th Friday 10th  and Saturday 11th.  Having had further consultation with the Contractor it was agreed that there would be full greens in play for saturday 11th .

For clarification there will be temporary greens in place today (Thursday) and tomorrow (Friday) however we will be playing full greens on Saturday and Sunday.

We would like to thank you again for your patience while these works are progressing.

Course work

Captains and Council very much appreciate members continued patience as the work on the course progresses.

The roped off new bunkers are out of play and newly surfaced ground is to be voided at all times.

The next phase of work involves the laying of new turf. It is essential that these areas are not walked on as an imprint will take up to a year to repair.

Ball retrievers must be used to collect golf balls that lie in the new bunkers. Please, under no circumstance enter these areas on foot. This is in order to protect the newly prepared bunkers and surrounding areas.

Your support during this time is required to assure the long-term success of the project.


Captains and Council

Course Status

The course is open but operating under Giovernment protocols in relation to Living with COVID. All tee-times must be pre-booked through the BRS System or by phoning the Golf Shop on 042-9322218