AN exciting discovery of a prehistoric settlement in Greencastle will be showcased as part of this year’s National Heritage Week.
The 9,000 year old submerged settlement was discovered at Greencastle Golf Club in Eleven Ballyboes two years ago. As part of a celebration of the club’s 125th anniversary, there will be a free exhibition of some of the flints and tools found at the site.
The exhibition will take place at the clubhouse from Monday, August 21 to Friday, August 25 from 10am to 5pm.
GREENCASTLE GOLF CLUB BAR & CATERING FRANCHISE
Applications are invited for the independent management of the Bar & Catering operation in Greencastle Golf Club. Established in 1892, Greencastle Golf Club is an eighteen-hole private members club located on the shores of Lough Foyle in Co. Donegal.
This is a great opportunity for the successful candidate to build an independent bar and restaurant business based on a regular clientele in the most pleasant surroundings and to bring his or her personal style to this friendly and welcoming golf club.
Applicants will be required to demonstrate their ability to manage a full bar and catering operation, producing consistently high standards of food, beverage and service. Applicants must also be able and willing to work as part of the club’s management and administration team.
The terms and conditions of the contract are negotiable and the franchise will be awarded to the candidate who can best deliver a first class service to the club’s members and visitors.
Please apply in writing with detailed CV to:
Greencastle Golf Club
Deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 18th August 2017
Applications should be marked “FRANCHISE”
Junior Golf – Children’s Tuesday League
The Children’s Tuesday League will run during July and August for Juniors aged 7 – 18 years old from 9am until 12pm.
Registration Day is Tuesday 4th July from 10.00 – 12.00
Fee – €50 per child all-in (€90 for 2; €120 for 3; €150 for 4 in family); No further payments.
Help and Support
Markers, Administrators and Facilitators
All donations of second-hand golf clubs welcome
For further information call 074 93 81093.
Castle fit for a king
By Phil Finnegan – Daily Mirror on 24th December 2016
Tradition, according to Woody Allen, is the illusion of permanence.
Wise words and ones that many people on this island – including us golf bores – would do well to heed. Traditionally, if you are travelling up the Inishowen peninsula in search of a great 18 holes, you’ll be directed towards Ballyliffen.
It was ever thus in golf – the hallowed courses draw in the crowds year after year, while hidden gems remain the preserve of their fortunate membership.
But if you do find yourself up in that part of Donegal, then it is well worth straying a little off the beaten track to Greencastle Golf Club where a great day can be had for a fraction of the green fees elsewhere.
Just 30 euros (25 during the week) buys the savvy traveller a round of gorgeous links golf nestling between the banks of Lough Foyle and the foot of Cnoc ns Smug.
And you’ll be feeling a little smug yourself as you make your way round, if you’re the sort of golfer who prefers their course to be playable rather than penal.
It’s certainly not an easy challenge (links courses never are) but it’s fair. Good shots will be rewarded, average ones will lead to bogey and wild ones will get the treatment they deserve.
There are several fine holes, with the 12th in particular likely to live long in the memory. The Light House is a Turnberry-esque par 4, requiring a good blow from the tee to clear a crescent shaped beach before play a precise approach into a drop-down green chiselled out along the water’s edge.
Greencastle is a treat to play at any time of the year, as the turf remains solid underfoot unless sodden by a truly biblical deluge.
But if the sun is shining, then a lovely little deck perched above a sandy alcove out the back of the clubhouse makes for an ideal 19th hole.
And that’s one tradition that should remain permanent.
* Unlimited playing rights on Greencastle Golf Course
* Eligible for all competitions excluding Captain’s and President’s Prize
* Handicap Certificate
* Membership Certificate